As soon as there is a hint of a chill in the air, we’re digging out all of our handknit (and crocheted!) goodies! October is the month for falling leaves, pumpkin everything and of course, woolly tweed yarn to keep you warm all Autumn long. Our newest wallpaper calendar features our gorgeous City Tweed, perfect for those warm hats, cuddly scarves and oversized cardigans when you are outside enjoying the best of the season.
There are so many reasons to love Felici Sock Yarn! First, let’s talk about how super soft the Merino wool is (hint: it’s super – duper soft, 19.5 microns). The touch of nylon adds strength and durability, making it suitable for the rigorous wear socks get. Aaaand, Felici is machine washable, so you can wear them daily and they’ll still be gorgeous. And we can’t forget about the colors! Lots and lots of amazing colors to use in socks, hats, mittens, baby items, and accessories. The biggest reason to love Felici? A Felici sale!
Our new Knits for Everybody collection couldn’t have come at a better time! My sister is about to have a baby in November which means that I immediately threw out my old queue of knitting projects and cast on for every baby project I could think of. Now, it’s been a long time since I’ve been around a baby and it’s hard to remember how absolutely teeny tiny they are when they’re brand new. Instead of winging it and just guesstimating the size of a newborn baby, I turned to Knits for Everybody to help me find just the right size!
It’s that time of year again, where many crafters start making their list of handmade gifts to make for the people we love. (Unless you are much more organized than us and started months ago!) To give you some ideas, we are offering one of our exclusive patterns for free for one week only for the next 12 weeks!
Podcast 256 has something for everybody! We hear from Knit Picks’ own Alison Backus about our new collection, “Knits for Everybody“, with basic patterns you’ll go back to again and again. The sweater pattern from this book is designed by Katy Banks, who talks on this podcast about her design process, and left handed knitting a whole different way. We’ll also talk to Vera Brosgol, author and illustrator of the new children’s picture book, “Leave Me Alone“, (pictured above) about drawing, knitting, and being left alone to do it all.
There is no denying it – fall is in the air! For me, that means my attention is turned from outdoor activities such as boating and gardening, and towards indoor activities such as cooking and crafting. If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration for your own crafting projects, I have great news: it’s book sale time! Every in-stock book on our site is on sale for 40% off during our Fall Knitting Book Sale! (Of course, it’s not just knitting books, all crochet books are included as well) Here are a few titles that have my attention for fall crafting sessions:
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be celebrating the release of our new collection “Knits for Everybody” by seeing how members of the Knit Picks staff have used these basic patterns to create something truly unique. This week, we’re highlighting Knit Picks Graphic Designer Emily, who made adult mittens in a unique striped colorway! Here are the details, from Emily:
I’ll happily admit it: I’m a stripe addict. I own at least nine striped shirts, a pair of striped shoes, tank tops, shorts, dresses, you name it. I’m currently knitting a striped sweater AND cowl with stripes. I can’t get enough! To me, stripes are the perfect design, with their endless possibilities and classic good looks.
We are pretty excited about our new collection, Knits for Everybody. Whether you pick up a copy of the printed book (now 40% off) or buy it as an ebook so you can get started right away, you’ll have the patterns you need to get your Christmas gift list off to a great start. Interested in making a winter sweater for you or someone on your list? No problem! We’ve got a video classl that is sure to help you out.
In our tutorial, Katy Banks, designer of the worsted weight sweater pattern (available in sizes newborn to men’s XXLand women’s 5X) takes you through all the key steps to knitting your very own sweater. From increases and decreases, to putting the sleeve stitches on hold and starting a neckline, this class will guide you every step of the way. So grab your yarn and needles, and cast for your very own worsted weight sweater, today!
Have you wanted to dip your needles in lace knitting but are too intimated to start with a intricate lace project? Or are you looking for a nice soothing project to work on during your next tv binge watching weekend? We have the perfect free pattern for you – Lace 1, 2, 3!