Luise O’Neill is one of the more prolific and successful designers that we at Knit Picks have the pleasure of working with. She is not only active in the Independent Designer Partnership program, but a regular contributor to our exclusive collections.Read more »
Explore the origin of some of the most commonly used knitting terms, with occasional tangents into knitting history!
A new month means a new monthly yarn sale! For April, Aloft, our lace yarn with a kickin’ halo, is 20% off! Luxuriously soft, light and airy, Aloft is a dreamy blend of 72% mohair and 28% silk that you will want to knit with again and again. The silk adds a radiant core that shimmers and shines through the soft halo of the mohair, while adding a beautiful drape and texture to any shawl, stole or scarf.Read more »
Happy April! Did you enjoy our fun April Fool’s prank yesterday? We had a lot of fun putting it together but rest assured, we will continue to be Knit Picks forever and not Pasta Picks, as fun as that sounds!
We have two free downloadable calendars this month! You can choose the fun pasta version to make you smile each day or you can be inspired by our pretty spring palette of Dishie yarn. Whichever you choose, you can be sure to gaze on on lovely yarn all month long.Read more »
Hello! You may have noticed some changes around here. We’re so excited to introduce Pasta Picks! While fiber arts are our first love, we’ve decided to embark on a new journey into our second love- pasta!Read more »
We love sharing our projects and pretty yarn pictures on Instagram, as well as your projects! Here are a few of our top Instagram posts from the last few months:
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Introducing Sunday Morning
Prepare to fall in love with Sunday Morning, a romantic, flowing collection of garments that will inspire your inner daydreamer. Soft pastels and a loose gauge show off light yarns in eight projects – including tank tops, short-sleeved tops, and lacy cardigans. Let me introduce you to a few of my favorite romantic knits from this fabulous collection!Read more »
Felici lovers, it’s time to celebrate!
Your favorite ultra soft self-striping yarn is back, bigger and better than ever! We brought back some of our best-selling colorways – and your favorites! All the things you love about Felici Sock Yarn is now available in worsted-weight: Superwash Merino at 19.5 microns (layman’s translation: super-duper soft) for amazing next-to-skin-softness, with a bit of nylon for strength and durability. Introducing Felici Worsted, for everything from socks to washable accessories.Read more »
It’s spring, the weather is warming up and it’s time to put away those woolly sweaters and switch them out for lighter weight garments! A question we often get this time of the year is which of our cotton yarns work best for certain projects. I’ve put together some information and a list of what we recommend for some of our warm weather cotton and cotton-blend yarns.
First, a brief overview of cotton yarn. Cotton is strong, durable and machine-washable fiber. It’s a great choice to use for people with wool sensitivities and vegans; plus it’s wonderful for next-to-skin wear during warmer months. Cotton can be harder on the hands for some people since it is an inelastic fiber; cotton blends tend to be easier to knit or crochet with. Because of the inelastic nature, it can be harder for cables or color work projects; however textured stitches will show up beautifully.
And now the yarns!Read more »