Free Downloadable August Calendar

Happy August! We’re in the midst of heat wave here in the Pacific Northwest (100 degrees! for 4 days!) so I plan on taking my knitting and hiding in an air conditioned cave for awhile. My current project is in my favorite yarn Hawthorne so what great timing for our new calendar – featuring many of our newest colors in Hawthorne!

Free Downloadable August Calendar from Knit Picks

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Choosing the Right Project For Handpainted Yarn

I adore Hawthorne.

New Hawthorne Multi Colors from Knit Picks

I’ve worked with all of the lines (Multi, Kettle, Speckle, and our new Tonal) and I just love all of the finished projects. Since I’ve been using it  in so many projects, I thought I’d reshare some of tips & tricks for working with what can be a challenging yarn to some people – Hawthorne Multi. While Tonal, Kettle, and Speckle will look great in most patterns, the colorful Multi can be an adventure to find the perfect project.

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Introducing Hawthorne Tonal (plus colors in Multi!)

IT’S HERE!!! The newest addition to our popular Hawthorne yarn family is Hawthorne Tonal, featuring beguiling, shifting depths of rich color. These 12 hand painted lovelies provide a subtle and sophisticated counterpoint to the wild chromo-diversity of Hawthorne Multi.  And least you think it’s a repeat of our Hawthorne Kettle Dye, take a closer look. While Kettle Dye features several shades of the same color, Tonal brings in touches of analogous colors, with undertones and highlights of tones from similar color families.

Can you just imagine the brilliant shawls, sweaters, socks and hats these would make? Drool!

 

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New Hawthorne Yarn: Sneak Peek!

It is hard for me to adequately convey how excited I am about our upcoming Hawthorne yarn updates. Keeping it a secret has been close to not peeking at the Christmas presents when I was a kid. Just because I CANNOT WAIT until this Wednesday when we realize them, here is a sneak peek of the delicious hand painted hues coming soon!

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