You might think you know our stupendous, self-striping sock yarn, Felici, with it’s sensously soft 75% Merino Wool, 25% Nylon blend and ever-changing selection of brilliant colors, in classic fingering or new worsted weights. Whether you’re a devoted follower or a burgeoning novitiate, you might be surprised at what you learn with this glimpse behind the scenes for one of our favorite yarns to develop.Read more »
Welcome to Week 28 of our Clean & Crafty Free Pattern series! If you are looking to take your knitting skills to the next level, a great way to do that is to knit a dishcloth. Since they are a small project, they are quick to do and if you mess up – hey, it’s still usable! This weeks cute pattern explores slip stitches, cabling without a needle and i-cord bind off – check out the Desert Arrow Dishcloth.Read more »
You might have noticed that we have lace on the brain a bit here at Knit Picks, what with our customizing, beginner-friendly Shawls for All and the drool-worthy Luxurious Lace. Lace knitting in particular has a certain mystique, with fabled,almost esoteric traditions with origins shrouded in mystic legendry. Flipping or clicking through Luxurious Lace in particular, you might have seen references to various traditions. Though adapted to modern tools and methods, when you work these and other patterns you are participating in a tradition. Let’s take a bit of time to explore a few of these traditions, and look at what exactly makes Estonian lace Estonian lace.Read more »
Softer than a kitten, fluffier than a cloud, Wonderfluff is a technological marvel! Silky baby alpaca and fleecy merino fibers are blown into and caught in a lightweight tube of nylon mesh. The result is a yarn that’s beautifully bulky yet lightweight and warm, with surprising resiliency. Wonderfluff works with a wide range of needle sizes and with 142 yards per 50g, the generous yardage allows for large, luxurious projects that won’t break the bank. Normally $6.99 a ball, it’s now just $5.59 through the end of July!Read more »
We just love book sale time here at Knit Picks! 40% off all books is pretty impressive on it’s own, but considering you can get even the newest titles at 40% off, our book sale goes from “pretty awesome” to “I MUST BUY ALL THE BOOKS” in a heartbeat. Here are just a few of my favorite new books, all of which are available at 40% off through July 24.Read more »
Happy Independence Day to our US friends! We hope your day is filled with friends, family, sunshine and (of course) yarn!
(and a very happy Tuesday to the rest of the world)Read more »