The Handmade Holiday Contest by Knit Picks

Have you finished your handmade gifts yet, or are you still working away, hoping to weave in those ends in time for Santa’s visit? We’re holding a contest to see your loved ones receiving your gifts made with Knit Picks yarn.

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Just take a photo of the recipient and their gift, upload it to Instagram, and tag it with #knitpicksholiday. If you aren’t on Instagram, email your photo to podcast@knitpicks.com (yes, we know it’s not part of a podcast). After the holidays have wrapped up, we’ll pick a winner who will receive a fabulous “charm pack” of Knit Picks yarns.

In the meantime, let’s have a look at the handmade gifts of some Staffers here at Knit Picks!

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Happy Holidays from Knit Picks!

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Whether you’re rushing around doing last-minute shopping, or happily sitting by the fire finishing up your last-minute gifts, we hope your week is a joyous one. We’ve had so much fun this year at Knit Picks, topped off by our year-end celebration of Ugly Sweaters. Here’s to hoping your holidays are filled with laughs, and fun, and lots of crafting. Click through to see this year’s holiday card

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Knit Picks’ Holiday Craft Party Recap

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It was, quite literally, a dark and stormy night when crafters, friends, and Knit Picks employees met up at the West Elm in downtown Portland for Knit Picks’ 2014 Holiday Craft Party.  Though a wind storm with gusts up to 74 mph was blowing through the area and quite a few lost power, West Elm glowed bright and warm. It was really an excellent night to stay in and make craft-tastic things with old and new friends.

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Golden Lattice Free Dishcloth Pattern

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We’re nearing the end of our installment of free dishcloths and I’m pleased to present the Golden Lattice Dishcloth, guaranteed to perk up your kitchen in the super bright Canary yellow CotLin! This is a quick project with tidy rows of triangle-shaped eyelets. Written instructions accompany a chart to make this pattern super accessible and the border consists of simple half double crochets for extra sturdiness. See the rest of the dishcloths in our 52 Weeks of Dishcloths here!

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Ugly Sweaters have come to Knit Picks!

The Ugly Sweater seems to be the rage these days and Knit Picks was up for the challenge! Let me introduce you to The Best of the Worst Ugly Sweaters 2014, a free eBook pattern download, now available just in time to be the hit at your next holiday party!  All the sweater patterns use Wool of the Andes Worsted. (some of the optional items use Wool of the Andes Sport and Palette.)

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Efflorescence Throw

When we came up with an idea of doing a crochet afghan book, my thoughts immediately went to my late grandmother, who made so many snuggly blankets over the years. Nearly every year, I received one – each one different but beautifully done. So when I thought about what I wanted to do for my pattern, I remembered how she loved doing all types of granny squares and piecing them together. I grabbed some Wool of the Andes Superwash and played around with my hook – in the end, I came up with my Efflorescence Throw.

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