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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Meet Your Teacher: Jenny!

Have you seen our newest tutorials? If you’re new to knitting or crochet, we’ve got five great new classes to teach you the basics, featuring projects you’ll love to make. One of our favorite projects is our Knit Beginner Blanket. Using our free pattern (available HERE), Jenny takes you through all the steps to making this amazing blanket in her favorite yarn, Preciosa. We thought you might like to learn a bit more about Jenny, so I asked her some pertinent questions, below!


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Twelve Weeks of Gifting: Andean Chullo Hat

andean chullo

We’re officially over halfway through our 12 Weeks of Gifting and for the seventh week, we’re offering you the Andean Chullo Hat pattern – available as a free download, but for one week only! After Tuesday 11/25, this pattern will revert back to it’s normal price ($4.99) once the clock strikes midnight.

My favorite part about this pattern is that it includes charts for 4 different versions – there’s really something for everyone! Since the hat is knit in Palette, the color combinations are truly endless and these 4 versions are just the beginning!

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