Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Back to basics

Knitting is something my mother is very familiar with – she grew up with her mother to look up to who was an incredible seamstress and an accomplished knitter. And even now, my mom will casually knit a scarf during the winter season.

This is why I think a care package of beginner basics would be perfectly suited for my mom and it just might tempt her to keep knitting past winter into the warmer months!

Mother's Day Gift Guide for Knitters knit picks bare yarn

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Book Sale Round-up: Small Projects

We’re finally approaching days of warmer weather filled with beach visits, time in the backyard, and long car or plane rides. What do you like to knit in Summer? I like smaller projects – things in smaller bags that I can tuck into a beach bag or suitcase. I like to stash bust in warmer months too, so that, come September, I am ready to tackle that Fall sweater or other large project. So today, I’m highlighting 3 books with great small projects that you might want to consider. It’s the last day of book sale! At 40% off, one of these books might just have the perfect patterns to see you through the warmer months of kntting and crochet.

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Fans of Jane Richmond will love Island, her collection of 5 unique designs inspired by the spirit of adventure. You’ll find fingerless mitts and hats to see you through days of hiking and cool nights on the beach. You may remember Emily, our Graphic Designer, knitted a mesh scarf from the collection, and loved it! You’ll find great patterns presented in a cool and fashionable way – and it’s a smaller book, easily tucked into your project bag!

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May 2015 Wallpaper Calendar

We’re dreaming of warm-weather adventures and weekend trips to the coast now that May is officially here! To help usher in the gradual transition to summer, we’ve got a fresh new wallpaper calendar for you featuring Shine - our cotton and modal blend yarn.

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

May 2015 wallpaper calendar

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Life of Luxury

My mom and I have very different tastes, but we both really like to knit. When I knit, almost always seamlessly, I can hear her say, “What’s wrong with seaming?”. When I use only circular needles, I can hear her say, “What’s wrong with straights? That’s how we’ve always knitted!” She likes books with bold designs, and fibers with lots of flare, and that’s what makes this craft great: we can all be so different and come together over the beauty of the craft. My mother does not knit for practical purposes. She knits to make herself luxury items, and she wears them in bold combinations. For Mother’s Day, I think my mom would love:

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1. Nicky Epstein’s “Knitting on Top of the World”. I recall her saying at one point, “Even if you don’t make any of the things in these books, they are just so gorgeous to look at”. Like a fashion magazine with patterns, this book is right up her alley.

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide – Dishcloth Edition!

Mother’s Day is coming up and I love to put together packages for my mom.  She’s a knitter and a crocheter, so that makes my life a lot easier! Lately, she’s been into knitting and crocheting dishcloths; I’ve sent a few patterns from our 52 Weeks of Dishcloth series over the past year, but since she prefers books to printouts, our printed collection is the perfect start.

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Perfect Patterns for Lindy Chain!

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It’s official! The weather is gorgeous, flowers are blooming and I’m ready for something a little lighter weight on my needles. Lindy Chain to the rescue! I still can’t get over how delightful finished projects feel in this yarn. In the ball the strands feel a little crisp because of the linen content and chain ply of the yarn, however once each project is blocked the fabric acquires such a lovely drape and surprising softness that’s simply irresistible. In honor of our latest offer for a free ball of Lindy Chain with a $25 order, here’s a pattern round-up of my favorite projects!

Brandilyn Top - KnitPicks.com

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Ending soon: 20% off Palette Yarn

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The Monthly Yarn Sale for April includes our entire 150-color line up of our beloved Palette yarn, but the clock is ticking and the last days of April are slowing dwindling away – which means there are only a few days left to save 20% off our favorite fingering weight wool yarn!

Now, just in case you’ve stashed away some Palette and need a bit of pattern inspiration – we’ve gathered together a few of our favorite patterns ranging from small, weekend projects to stash-busting designs and stunning colorwork masterpieces!

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Get a free ball of Lindy Chain!

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Yep, you read that correctly – for one week only, you can get a free ball of Lindy Chain with your next $25+ order*! It’s the perfect yarn to get ready and ease into your summer knitting, not only is it a linen and cotton blend yarn but it’s also a chain plied yarn which makes it lightweight and breathable.

Wanna know how to get your free ball of Lindy Chain? Here’s how!

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