Have you used knitting and crochet to get you through a hard time in your life? Were you stuck in the hospital and had a feeling that crafting, in some way, helped to get you through your stay?
We’re working on an upcoming podcast called “Doctor! Doctor!” about how knitting and crochet can help to get you through hard times. We’d love to hear your story! We would also love to hear from Doctors who knit or crochet. Do you think your skills with math and science make you a particularly good knitter? Do you ever recommend crafting to your patients, for any reason? If any of this applies to you, please call contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear from you!
Image from soldiers at the Walter Reed Hospital from the U.S. National Archives
Hudson’s Bay stripes are an absolute classic, known as much for being hard-wearing as they are beautiful. This dishcloth celebrates the spirit of modern simplicity with stockinette stitch in four colors of “Dishie” yarn. Make this dishcloth as written, or extend the off-white color “swan” to a longer length, repeat the stripes, and make a lovely hand towel!
Wool of the Andes Superwash BULKY!
Last year when we first introduced Wool of the Andes Superwash in our classic worsted weight, it was love at first sight: easy-care with my favorite wooly yarn. And now, we have a bulky upgrade to this wooly and washable yarn: Wool of the Andes Superwash Bulky!
This week’s Burnished interview series features the lovely and very talented Hilary Smith Callis! Hilary is part of the IDP program, but her designs have also been a part of past Knit Picks exclusive collections. So naturally, we were thrilled when we first saw her Burnished design – the Poua Pullover knitting pattern. Take a peek at Hilary’s workspace and learn more about her inspiration, must-have tools and more!
Participating in the 52 Weeks of Dishcloths has been an adventure. Trying new stitch patterns on a small scale fits with my crazy, busy life. I decided that a spa cloth, with a lacy pattern, would be fun to try using Dishie.
I am really proud of our newest seasonal collection, Burnished. Not only are there some gorgeous garments in there, it was the biggest collection I’ve worked on since joining Knit Picks. I thought I’d use this blog post as a way to give you a peek behind the scenes into what goes into the designing of a pattern book!
For our new fall knitting pattern collection Burnished, designer Megan Goodacre contributed not just one but two stunning patterns – the lovely Cartier Cowl Neck Sweater and the stunning Chalet Scarf! Let’s see what sparks Megan’s creativity as we get a small glimpse into her world of knitting pattern design and learn more about the process and technique.
So have you seen our new Chroma yarn colors?
We’ve had the samples in the office for several months and we’ve been dying to show them to you! I think these are my favorite batch of colors we’ve put out – both the neutrals and the super cheery brights.
During the book sale, I reviewed the book Amigurumi at Home by Ana Paula Rimoli. I toiled over which pattern I would crochet – the teacup rug, the tooth pillow, the dog or cat footwarmers? In the end, the pattern I chose wasn’t any of the projects I highlighted in that post. I made a cloud pillow, and I named him Junior. Made in all single crochet, he was the fastest and most fun project I’ve made in quite some time.
Inspired by music and the spirit of adventurous knitting, I’m proud to present the Legato Dishcloth! It’s a bright, bold, and lively addition to any dishcloth collection, knit in our lovely CotLin yarn..