Category Archives: behind the scenes

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Greetings and Salutations!

Hi! My name is Holly and I'm the new Multimedia Manager here at Knit Picks. Since Jenny is now in charge of marketing, I'll be bringing you exciting new content in the forms of podcasts, web videos, and online tutorials! I hope you'll stay tuned to see it all.

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Lovely to meet you!

Hi! I'm Emily, and I'm the new graphic designer here at Knit Picks. I'm so excited to be able to combine my passion for knitting and the handmade with my love for design. It's incredibly inspiring to spend my days surrounded by yarn, needles, new patterns, and the creativity of my co-workers. It's so inspiring, in fact, that in the short time since I've joined the team, I've already cast on for two new projects, and my to-knit list has gotten substantially longer!

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Podcast Episode 236: New Spring Yarns and In Bloom!

Spring is the ideal time for new yarns and patterns that inspire! Having kept the exciting news under wraps for months, Jenny and Stacey finally get to gush about Hawthorne, a yarn line inspired by the neighborhoods in Portland! And for a bright twist, there is also Stroll Brights, a neon-inspired special reserve yarn line. Finally, Jenny and Stacey introduce In Bloom, the new Spring collection featuring 15 patterns from independent designers.

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Podcast Episode 232: Inside the Making of Knit Picks Pattern Collections

It has been officially three years since the launch of the first Knit Picks pattern collection, a program that has grown into over 30 collections to date and has expanded to include printed books in addition addition to digital ebook downloads. This week, Kelley chats with Alison to talk about our book program, which includes collections that feature both our in-house design team as well as independent designers. Alison shares a behind-the-scenes look into our pattern collection process including the long planning stages, collection design, photography, styling and the development of larger, curated collections as well as printed books as an option. Be sure to check out our three newest collections, in addition to our past collections! Under 100 Knit Collection Under 100 Crochet Collection Gloss 2014 Collection You can also find more KP collections here: eBook pattern collections printed pattern collection books   3 easy ways to listen...

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Bulky 2013 Pattern Collection

It's a rare day when the weather manages to cooperate and we're able to do a photo shoot outside without some sort of cover here in Portland and I'm always delighted when I can book a model and schedule time with our photographer with a clear forecast on the horizon. I keep a running catalog of "this would be so great to shoot the next time we have some nice weather" places around Portland and this time Mississippi Ave. in NE Portland had it's turn as our location of choice for the Bulky 2013 pattern collection.

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Podcast Episode 226: New November Yarn & Collections

This week, we get to talk about one of our all-time favorite topics: new stuff! First up, Jenny and Stacey divulge the details of the newest yarn addition to the Knit Picks line - Diadem! This ultra-luxe blend of 50% baby alpaca and 50% mulberry silk is a fiber lover's dream come true.     Next, hear all about the three new pattern collections including Glacier Bay, Bulky 2013 and Swish 2013. Finally, Stacey and Jenny gush about the goldmine of new tools, kits and accessories. You can find all three brand new collections here: Glacier Bay eBook Glacier Bay Printed Book Swish 2013 Collection eBook Swish 2013 Collection Printed Book Bulky 2013 Collection eBook Bulky 2013 Collection Printed book 3 easy ways to listen...

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Podcast Episode 221: New Pattern Collections & Yarn for September!

This week, Jenny and Kerin are so happy to finally introduce the new collections and yarns that are out for Fall! With four pattern collections and two new yarn lines, there is certainly a lot to be excited about. First up is Reclaimed, our new Fall pattern collection that features 15 designs along with three other 6-pattern collections - Geometric, Classic Color, and the Wool of the Andes collection.

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Crochet Week: Curio Luminarie Cozy and Hanging Planter Pattern

I'm pretty sure that I just took my crochet skills to a whole new level this past launch when I released my very first pattern (the Luminarie Cozy and Hanging Planter Pattern) as part of Knit Picks, for free! I can't tell you how excited I am to share what I've been tinkering with since we got our first samples of our new Curio crochet thread in the office.

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Podcast Episode 214: Windswept Pattern Collection Interview with Kerin

On this week's episode, Jenny gets a chance to talk with Kerin about her latest pattern collection, Windswept. Inspired by the scenic mid-Atlantic beaches, this collection shows off a versatile set of patterns that are easy-to-wear and take you from warm sunny days to cool evening walks along the boardwalk. Learn more about Kerin's inspiration and design process, in addition to getting a behind-the-scenes look into this stunning 6-pattern collection. The Windswept pattern collection is available as an eBook and as a printed book here: Windswept eBook Windswept printed book And don't forget - you can also purchase single pattern downloads from this stunning pattern collection! 3 easy ways to listen...

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