Category Archives: Books

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6 Ways to Wear the Twist & Tweed Collection

As summer fades and the fall approaches, our needles begin to ache for toasty sweaters, cozy wools and rustic tweeds. And our new Twist & Tweed 2015 Fall Collection indulges our need for all things cozy! Want to get a head start on your autumn apparel? We've put together 6 outfits featuring a cardigan, a pullover and a tunic-length cape from our new fall collection. Let's get started with the Herne Cardigan - a cozy heathered cardigan. Herne Cardigan FALL BACK TO BASICS: There is a simple reason that basic staples in our wardrobe double as classics: they look good, year after year. Case in point - a cabled cardigan paired with a plaid shirt and jeans.

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Socktacular! – Now back in stock!

Like most sock knitters I know, I tend to mix and match my sock patterns - I'll like a stitch pattern on this one, a heel on that one, and a toe from completely different one! So that's why I love Socktacular!, our fun choose your own sock adventure. And we know a lot of you are loving it too since we completely ran out of our first printing! But good news - the book is now back in stock!

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Great Books for Summer Projects

We're well in to the summer months now, but that doesn't mean our stashes need to stay dormant until winter! I've put together a roundup of books with the perfect projects for warm weather (to work on and wear). It's the last few days of book sale so you can get your very own copies of all of these books at 40% off!

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5 Favorite Books: Lace Knitting and Crochet

Do you knit lace? Personally, it terrifies me. I've tried it a few times, but between the intricate charts and constant yarn-overs, I get very confused, make mistakes, and often end of ripping my whole project back to the beginning, where I sit baffled at how anyone actually does this. I like lace in small doses: a panel here and there to complement the rest of a (simple) knitted project. I'm working my way up to Estonian shawls in very small increments, and when I look at books about lace, I dare myself to go forward, "lifelines" in hand. Here are five books from the Knit Picks shelves I love to page through. You might enjoy them, too! At 40% off in our current book sale, why not pick one up and cast-on (or dream, like me, of casting on). Our book sale is on, for only a bit longer! "Lace Yarn Studio" is a fun book with a collection of patterns from varied designers. From smaller projects to larger sweaters, you can work your way up to complicated projects and learn a bit more about lace yarn, in the process!

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Book Sale Pick – Geek Knits!

I proudly admit I am a huge geek - you should see my bookcase - so ever since Joan of Dark (AKA Toni Carr) contacted me about her new book awhile back, I have dying for it to be released. And now my dreams have come true - and even better, it's part of our book sale! Check out Geek Knits!

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A Guide to Mix & Match Socks for Top-Down & Toe-Up

Whether you're new to sock knitting or have knit countless pairs for yourself and loved ones, you'll be delighted at the endless options and combinations that you'll be able to create with our new book, Socktacular! Mix & Match Socks for Fancy Feet. Here's how it works: choose to work the socks top-down or toe-up pick one of three styles each for the toe, heel and cuff add in one of twelve stitch patterns And that's how easy it is to create hundreds of unique and customized hand-knit socks.

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3 Favorite Knit Picks Books

I have a great affinity for the books we publish ourselves here at Knit Picks. I've attended the photo shoots for them, been witness to the proof reading of them in the office, and have received copies of the gorgeous finished books, themselves. It's definitely one of the things that I want to show customers the most - the gorgeous quality of these books, and the great patterns contained within them. So, I was excited when I heard we were having a promo where, if you spend $25, you can pick out a Knit Picks book, for free! Since there's only a couple more days left of the promo, I thought I'd highlight my favorite 3 books. There's so many good ones, it's really hard to choose!

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Book Sale Round-up: Small Projects

We're finally approaching days of warmer weather filled with beach visits, time in the backyard, and long car or plane rides. What do you like to knit in Summer? I like smaller projects - things in smaller bags that I can tuck into a beach bag or suitcase. I like to stash bust in warmer months too, so that, come September, I am ready to tackle that Fall sweater or other large project. So today, I'm highlighting 3 books with great small projects that you might want to consider. It's the last day of book sale! At 40% off, one of these books might just have the perfect patterns to see you through the warmer months of kntting and crochet. Fans of Jane Richmond will love Island, her collection of 5 unique designs inspired by the spirit of adventure. You'll find fingerless mitts and hats to see you through days of hiking and cool nights on the beach. You may remember Emily, our Graphic Designer, knitted a mesh scarf from the collection, and loved it! You'll find great patterns presented in a cool and fashionable way - and it's a smaller book, easily tucked into your project bag!

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“Classic” Craft Books: A Book Sale Round-up

If you're a crafter, you probably have a favorite book - one you've made things from over and over again, or turned to for inspiration time after time. Today, I'm going to highlight three books we here at Knit Picks just can't seem to put down. They're books that produce garments and accessories that illicit the age-old question, "What pattern is that?" Over and over they are patterns that come out of these books. To us, they're modern classics, ones we believe you'll love, too. With 40% off all books currently, perhaps you'll consider putting picking one up. They never seem to disappoint!

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6 Ways to Wear the Golden Morning Collection

Spring is well underway and that means lots of layers are in order! Our Golden Morning 2015 Spring Collection is filled with delightfully colorful garments that will become essentials for in the transition to warmer weather. Want a quick dose of spring style inspiration? We've put together 6 outfits featuring a cardigan, a pullover and a vest from the new spring garment collection. Let's get thinks started with the Daisies Cardigan! Daisies Cardigan THREE IS THE MAGIC NUMBER: When in doubt - pair black and white with a bright, bold color to make a dramatic (and chic!) style statement.

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