Happy 2017! We hope you are enjoying the start of a brand new year. To celebrate, we are bringing back one of our most popular series – 52 Weeks of Dishcloths! Every week we will release a brand new free dishcloth or washcloth pattern, designed by your favorite independent designers. We’re going Clean and Crafty this year and our first pattern was released this week – the Snowflake Dishcloth by Allyson Dykhuizen.Read more »
If you know me, you know I love big yarn! That’s why I was so excited when we decided to take our already sizeable super bulky yarn, Tuff Puff, and make it EVEN BIGGER! The result is Super Tuff Puff, a gigundo (a technical term) yarn that gets an astonishing 1.5 stitches to the inch, and it’s perfect for projects with strong visual punch. Simple stitch patterns really stand out in it, and it knits up so fast it’s a bit dizzying.Read more »
Our newest addition to the Options knitting needle family is here! We’ve been getting tons of customer requests for square-shaped needles, so it seemed like a perfect fit to pair our popular Majestic wood colorway with the new Foursquare shape. The gentle layers of color in the laminated birch wood look fantastic paired with the angled cut and fancy corners, and they are just as smooth to knit with as our other wood knitting needles.Read more »
We have so many exciting things to show you! Our new Knit Picks Winter 2017 Catalog is in the mail (look for it in the next few days), and it is packed with SO MUCH fun stuff! Let’s start with the big news:
NEW Foursquare Needles
We’ll be talking more about our fabulous new needles in detail later this week, but for now here are the highlights: Our NEW Foursquare Needles are a little different – and a lot of fun! We took the same smooth, laminated birch of our popular Majestic needles and squared them. The slightly rounded corners provide a comfortable extra grip for your fingers and yarn, helping to keep your hands limber and your stitches even. Foursquare Needles are available in Straight Needles, Interchangeable Tips, DPNs, and Fixed Circular Needles.Read more »
Ah, a fresh, shiny new year! As Anne of Green Gables said, “Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”
For 2017, we are looking forward to all the mistake-free days ahead, full of new adventures, mountains to conquer and stitches to make! Wanda the Woolly captures our attitude perfectly, as she gazes into the future atop a mountain of 100% wool Super Tuff Puff, perfect for quick accessories and home decor.
Download your calendar today and dream of the masterpieces you will create in 2017!Read more »
With our holiday gift crafting winding down (except for me – I’m always behind so all my gifts are late!), we’re turning our thoughts to 2017 and what our goals are for the new year! So we got together and came up with our personal crafting resolutions!Read more »
Whoa, big sale alert! We have over 500 of our oh-so-fancy luxury yarns on sale for up to 40% off through January 2nd! Alpaca, silk, cashmere, merino, mohair – they’re all included so you can treat yourself to any of these stellar fiber blends without breaking the bank. Enjoy the silky smooth shine of Luminance or the soft bounce of Preciosa while the sale is on! Need some knitting inspiration? Read on for some of our favorite pattern collections that feature these stellar skeins!Read more »
This time of year, many of us crafters are looking for some brand new projects to start for ourselves! So I thought I’d do a round up of our best selling patterns from 2016, both to inspire you and to see what your fellow Knit Picks lovers worked on this year!
#1 – Hue Shift Afghan
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This is, by far, our most popular pattern year after year! And it’s easy to see why – it’s a super fun knit (those squares are just addicting) and looks gorgeous. It’s also easy to switch colors or yarns for your own personal preference. The original is in Brava Sport while I made a version in Mighty Stitch (which I LOVE). I’ve also seen versions in so many creative colorways – check out the projects on Ravelry!
I bring you our first top five list for 2016 – The Top Five Yarn Lines. As the merchandise planner For Knit Picks I especially enjoy analyzing what keeps your needles and hooks active and wanted to share what YOU made our most popular yarn lines. There weren’t too many surprises, basics are key with this crowd, and I’m sure we all have a hank or two of these in our stash.Read more »
It’s getting down to the wire for holiday knitting – and suddenly you remember you promised to knit your great aunt a gift this year! (er, not that it’s happened to me or anything). So what do you do? Well, you go stash diving and download a super quick free pattern that can be done in a matter of hours! Here are some of my favorites I turn to when I need a gift right away.
This cute little pattern by our own Jennifer uses a small amount of yarn and knits up in a flash. Perfect for the coffee lovers in your life! If you don’t have the buttons on hand, you can easily just duplicate stitch a snowman face instead!Read more »