Meet Daniel!

We have recently had some staff changes here at the Knit Picks office. It took a few months to find just the right person, but we are happy to introduce. . .me!


I’m Daniel, and I am the new Administrative Assistant for Knit Picks. I’ll be around to do the fiddly, little things that no one else has the time (or inclination) for. In addition, I am the new Coordinator for our Independent Designer Partnership Program, so if you are one of our Independent Designers (or would like to be!) you’ll be working with me.

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The Monthly Yarn Sale – Biggo!


I’m so excited for our Sale of the Month! This month, it’s our super-soft, washable bulky yarn Biggo, on sale for just $6.79 a hank! For me, Biggo is one of my favorite yarns because it’s so soft and big, PLUS it’s machine-washable, so it’s really great for sweaters and home decor. The 2-ply construction and the 50% nylon content mean it’s very durable too. And I have to admit that I love all the heather colors-they just give a project that extra something that really makes it special.

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12 Weeks of Gifting – Free Forest Path Blanket Pattern!

Forest Path Blanket -

Welcome to week six in our 12 Weeks of Gifting series of free patterns! This week’s special (free) treat is the Forest Path Blanket pattern! Easy granny stripes in our popular and sturdy Wool of the Andes Worsted yarn makes this the perfect project to return to time after time. Easy to memorize and cozy to use, download this pattern for free this week and put those crochet hooks to work!

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November 2016 Calendar

As the days get shorter and the air grows chilly, it’s time to warm up with some woolly projects! This month’s free downloadable calendar features the some of our favorites patterns from our recent Under 200 collection. Clockwise from L-R: Kearsarge Shawl by Kathi Snodgrass, knit in the ultra-luxe Diadem DK; Leanan Hat by Stephannie Tallent, knit in our rustic and warm City Tweed HW; ZigZagging Hat and Mitts by Mone Dräger knit in silky soft Gloss DK and Daya Headband by Allison O’Mahony knit in our bright and fun Tuff Puff. All of these projects will keep you warm this winter – and are perfect for last minute holiday gifts too!

 Free Downloadable Calendar - Nov 2016 from

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Knit Picks Halloween Chill Zone

I don’t know about you, but I have big plans for Halloween. (Well… big knitting plans, anyway.) Monday evening my family and I will be trick-or-treating, but this pre-Halloween weekend the fam plans to chill. And of course I’ll be working on my latest project! If you haven’t already planned something crafty for Halloween, we’ve put together a weekend’s worth of knit and crochet projects, must-watch movies, and the perfect snacks and drinks to enjoy. Join us in the Knit Picks Halloween Chill Zone!

If you want a good scare:

Knit Picks Halloween Chill Zone


To knit: Shades of Leaves Shawl with our Island Sunset Alpaca Cloud Sampler
To drink: Caramel Apple Sangria
To eat: Pumpkin Spice Cookie Cups and Halloween Jalapeno Mummies
To watch: The Others

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New yarn alert: Super Tuff Puff!

Jumbo Yarn - Super Tuff Puff from

Oversized knit and crochet projects are showing up everywhere lately – huge arm-knitted blankets, chunky ottomans, garter stitch pillows, you name it. I absolutely love the dramatic impact of these home décor accessories, but I absolutely do not love the usual price tag associated with extra-heavy supersized projects. I have also tried to make some of the jumbo-gauge projects I’ve seen on Ravelry using multiple strands of worsted weight or bulky weight yarn, but the look isn’t quite the same as those gorgeous pictures I see on Pinterest.

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