something about these socks that just makes us smile. They’re so much
fun and you know that they were knit with love! We want to thank
everyone who contributed their ideas for names. I can tell you that all
of us here at Knit Picks were in stitches (ha!) reading through them.
While it is sad that we could only have one winner, the good news is
that we think we’ve picked a great one!
Read more for our special announcement!
Kerin and Jenny chat about gauge – what is how, what effects your gauge, what fibers to watch out for and how you can use the basic understanding of gauge to make your own designs take form. Both The Knitter’s …
Thank you to everyone who contributed! To read about who won, click here: We have a name AND an announcement!
Late last week, a package arrived at our office with a beautiful pair
of socks and the most adorable letter I’ve read in a long time.
The letter was from 86 year young Frances FIsher from North Carolina and it read…
Thank you to everyone who participated! This contest is now closed. To see who won, click here: Winners
I haven’t had a chance to do a contest for a while so when I heard that
we had some weaving prizes to give away, you can imagine my excitement!
Weaving is one of those crafts that I find immensely fascinating. I
could watch someone weave all day long without blinking — it’s that
intriguing. Uniformity, structure, and tight lines are so appealing to
me so when I see a woven project, I am immediately drawn to it. I mean,
look at this beautiful scarf!
Besides being a fun pastime, knitting is a pretty effective way to
help the earth by using less energy. I’m sure you’ve all heard the
adage, “If you’re cold, put on a sweater.” But it goes so much farther
The difference of just a few degrees on your thermostat can make a big impact on your energy usage. According to the US Department of Energy,
for every degree lower you set your thermostat in the colder months,
you can save up to 1% on your energy bill. Lowering it from 72 to 68
degrees can save a lot more. Instead of turning the heat back up if you
feel a chill, a wool sweater or blanket can be just the thing to keep
you warm without having to warm the whole house. Not to mention that
some blankets, like the Impressionist Afghan, can warm you while you work on it – because it’s made in one piece!
To begin, I will give you a quick background on how I got started knitting. Then, a review of my book suggestions for beginning knitters. Finally, a review of What’s On My Needles this week. 3 easy ways to …
Reflecting on the idea of being stranded on a deserted island is an interesting exercise in focusing your knitting requirements. It turns out that my care package would be filled to the brim with sock knitting supplies. The easy way …
In this podcast I introduce you to Tina Birch, our vice-president. Over the next few months, I’m looking forward to your meeting all of the Knit Picks staff. Each one has their own history regarding how they got started knitting …
First, I need to give you an apology for the brevity of this podcast. This week was filled with activities that kept me away from my taping equipment and computer. Lots of out-of-town visitors, a quick two-day get away with …
Have you ever had the experience of another knitter telling you that you were knitting “wrong”? Well, a listener asked me to talk about the differences between English vs. Continental knitting and it brought back memories of my own encounters …