Turkey Day Chill Zone

Happy Thanksgiving! Whether you’re stuffing yourself, or a small creature you’ve knitted or crocheted, we wish you all the best this Thanksgiving. We’ll be indulging in food, friends, and crafting fun. Here’s some links from around the web of things we think you might like in your Thanksgiving Day Chill Zone!
The adorable turkey, above with the free pattern HERE (Ravelry link)!
A football, to felt and enjoy!
A pretty chair …

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Twelve Weeks of Gifting: Lampwork Hat + Mitts

Welcome to the ninth week in our Twelve Weeks of Gifting series of free patterns! This week we’re featuring the Lampwork Hat and Mittens pattern, the perfect coordinating accessories. The hats are worked with Wool of the Andes Worsted Yarn but they would be equally wonderful (and giftable!) in Swish Worsted! The fingerless mitts are worked in the lighter weight Wool of the Andes Sport Yarn, and are great to wear on their own, or layered over a pair of full-fingered mittens.

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9 Things We’re Loving for November

November signals many things – cooler weather, the return of rainy days here in the Pacific Northwest, upcoming holiday parties, time spent with family and friends. In in the spirit of the pre-holiday season, we bring you our top picks for a fun and festive November!
Knit Picks knitting yarn november guide1. Palette yarn in Shoal>> 2. Pyra Mitts pattern>> 3. Knit Picks Pin Back Buttons>> 4. Knitting Needle Gauge>> 5. Wool of the Andes Worsted yarn in Fairy Tale>> 6. Go Your Own Way Socks free pattern>> 7. Caspian Interchangeable Knitting Needle Set>> 8. Wool of the Andes Bulky yarn in Beach Glass>> 9. Knit Happy Lifestyle Water Bottle>>

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Staff Projects: Cacti, Sweaters, and Afghans – Oh My!

The great thing about featuring staff projects is seeing the diversity of things that the Knit Picks’ employees make with our yarns. I love seeing things in the office that are so unique and different. I also love seeing the different ways we all use KP yarns for garments, and the ways the different blends lend themselves to different kinds of sweaters. Here are some recent staff projects. See what you think!


Alison made this epic cactus from 3 skeins of Tuff Puff in Macaw, with 1 skein of Tuff Puff in Pucker for the pompom. She had no pattern, so she knit a rectangle and gathered it at the top. The pompom was made using the Jumbo Clover Pompom Maker. Made for her daughter Audrey, this cactus is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face! If you’re looking for a good cactus pattern, I would recommend Cute & Easy Cacti (Ravelry link).  It’s free, and you can customize it as you’d like!

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