New Free Patterns!

Whether you’re gearing up for a holiday of handmade, or want to try one of our newer yarns but don’t have just the right pattern, we’re here with a round-up of colorful patterns that are free, fun, with a gorgeous result!

Welcome to the second week in our Twelve Weeks of Gifting! One of our very favorite patterns, the Hue Shift Afghan is free on our site for one week to celebrate the holidays. Knit in four different colorways in Brava Sport , this the perfect gift for anyone on your list (or yourself!). I made a Hue Shift Afghan when this pattern came out a few years ago and still love snuggling under it, on the couch, with my pup. Check back each Wednesday for the next free pattern in our series!

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The Monthly Yarn Sale: Capra & Capretta


It’s time for a new monthly yarn sale and it’s a good one this month: 25% off all Capra and Capretta yarn for the entire month of October!

We love both of these yarns for one main reason: CASHMERE! This means you can expect a superbly soft feel from these luxe yarns – perfect for special projects, small accessories or if you really want to treat yourself, a sweater or cute cardi (yes, please)!

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Orange + Black Yarn Sale


Do you love Halloween? I sure do. I put the crafting into overdrive for costumes and decorations. If you love Halloween, or if you’re just a fan of all things orange and black (pumpkin patch sweater, anyone?) be sure to take advantage of our Orange and Black Yarn Sale. Over 100 yarns are on sale for up to 30% off, and only through this Wednesday!

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October 2015 Wallpaper Calendar

October is the the month of pumpkin spice lattes, changing leaves, crisp air, pumpkin carving and of course, cozy wool sweaters (and hats and gloves and scarves…we could go on and on). After a long, hot summer – we are definitely excited to be unpacking our woolen handknits and getting new projects started.

To get the free October 2015 wallpaper calendar background of your choosing (for smart phones, tablets and desktop computers), simply click the applicable device icon below. Enjoy!

October calendar wallpaper free download knit picks

Desktop wallpaper calendar for mobile 2015
Desktop wallpaper calendar for tablet 2015
Desktop wallpaper calendar for desktop 2015
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Holiday Crafting Starts…Now!


It’s that time of the year when crafters of all kinds begin to plan out their list of handmade holiday gifts. And to help you out, we are bringing you 12 Weeks of Gifting!

Each week, we will reveal a pattern that is perfect for the holiday gifting season – but hurry, each pattern will be free as a pattern download for one week only! After the one-week mark, it returns back to its normal pattern price

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Staff Projects: Winging It, For Our Kids

So much of parenting is just figuring it out as you go along, right? In keeping with that idea, Alison and I have recently been crafting without patterns – just “winging it”, as we do in some form with our young kids each and every day. I hesitated about posting these projects, only because we get a lot of questions about our staff projects: what patterns we used, if/where we altered the pattern, how much yarn we used, and if that yarn still available. These three projects are an amalgamation of elements that came together without a specific plan, but I wanted to show you them anyway. Sometimes it’s the spontaneous things we create that turn out to be the most unique, don’t you think?


First up, is this watermelon slice that Alison made from our newest yarn, Tuff Puff. She used under 5 skeins of Pucker, 2 skein of Macaw, and 1 skein each of White and Black. Alison would like to report that she has aspirations for writing up this pattern, but would like to change how she did the decreases. In the meantime, she says her 1 year-old daughter will enjoy belly flopping on it, immensely. Job done!

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