Introducing Knits for Everybody. . .Two!

You’re a new knitter and you decide you want to make a hat. Maybe you’ve heard of Ravelry, so you search for “hat” and find a mere. . .65,033 results. That’s not overwhelming at all. The whole idea behind the Knits for Everybody series is to give people patterns for just that problem. The patterns are meant to be the simplest, most basic version of the simplest, most basic garments, with sizes from newborn to men’s XXL and instructions in both of the most common yarn weights, Worsted and Fingering.


With Knits for Everybody Too, we’ve revisited the original concept to expand the selection.

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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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