Three Patterns for the Weekend from Take It Easy

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Embrace comfort knitting with the six tops in our new collection, Take it Easy! These patterns are perfect for weekend brunches, backyard gatherings, getting tea with a friend, or anytime you want a sophisticated look with minimal fuss. Touches of lace, cables, and delicate mesh keep the knitting interesting while shorter sleeves mean you’ll be able to finish these garments in no time. In the spirit of “springier” weather, I thought I’d share three of my favorite patterns from our fabulous new collection!

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Take Your Child To Work Day

Featuring Guest Blogger Theodore Fish

April 28 was National Take Your Child To Work Day, and we participated here at Knit Picks by inviting my ten year old son Theo to our office for the day. He was very excited to spend the day with us, and we’ve asked him to write about his experience in today’s blog post.

Take your child to work day

Take Your Kid To Work Day

~by Theodore~

This is about my adventure visiting my Mom’s work and office! I got to see all the offices and different jobs that people do there. I got to help out with some of the jobs and did a good job at it. My mom said I was very fast!

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May 2016 Calendar

Spring has arrived and it’s making our world a bit more colorful thanks to all of the flowers that are in full bloom! Taking our cues from nature, this month’s calendar shows off soft shades inspired by the old adage: April showers bring May flowers. We hope you enjoy this spectrum of pastel hues as much as we do!

To get the free May 2016 calendar background of your choosing (for smart phones, tablets and desktop computers), simply click the applicable device icon below. Enjoy!

Knit Picks May 2016 Calendar

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Book Sale Feature: Celebrating Maine!

There seems to be a hotbed of knitting talent in the state of Maine, doesn’t there? Perhaps it’s a crafty place where the weather is conducive to a hot drink and a knitting project by the fire. Here are 3 knitting books by Maine authors. With 40% off all books in our (soon to be ending) book sale, you might just want to pick one (or a few) up, and travel to Maine through the craft of knitting!

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Podcasts to Queue While you Craft

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I’m back with some new podcast recommendations! Last November I did a post with some of my favorite feeds to listen to while I knit/weave/crochet/cook/clean/drive/do all the things. It’s definitely time to dive in to my enormous list of ‘casts for an update. I have two crafty-themed suggestions and two story-based podcasts just for you when you click through to the rest of the post!

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A Beginner’s Knitting Journey

aka: Learning to knit something besides scarves.

As the newest member of the Knit Picks team, I have a lot to learn! I am fairly new to knitting… although I’ve known how to knit for years, until I came to work at Knit Picks I hadn’t made anything more complicated than a garter-stitch scarf. In less than a week of employment I was drooling over yarn and planning out what to create next. It was obvious I was going to need to learn to knit on a more sophisticated level. Fortunately I am surrounded by talented knitters who have been so very patiently helping me! Let me share a bit of my beginning knitter’s journey, aka: learning to knit something besides scarves.

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Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day! Around here, many of us are taking part in various activities around in our area and we hope you will be doing the same. But reducing our impact on the environment happens year round  – and we have a few projects that can help!

First of all – dishcloths! Using dishcloths rather than disposable products creates less waste for our landfills.  We have over 100 free patterns, in both knit and crochet for you to enjoy – including one with a nifty recycle symbol – The Three R’s Dishcloth!

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