Category Archives: eBooks

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New! Complete Yarn Guide 2016

You may have noticed that our catalog got little makeover a few months ago. As soon as we started planning the new look, we realized that having a complementary book of all of our current yarns would be a great idea, since they're no longer included in the catalog. So as our graphic designer, I was in charge of putting it together. With hundreds of items, it was a lot of information to wrangle into a beautiful, cohesive package. I wanted to be sure that it was easy to use and that all of the photos were color-corrected so they'd be as accurate as possible for those consulting the yarn guide for color reference. I know how important that is for any knitter or crocheter, especially for projects with multiple colors, like Fair Isle. In fact, Knit Picks staff has used the yarn guide ourselves in several collection planning meetings for that very reason.

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Introducing Big Art Knits!

I'm so excited to present my first-ever pattern collection, Big Art Knits! When we were planning collections for 2016, one of my suggestions was a collection that used really big, bulky yarns. I love how quickly they work up, the texture you get from even simple stitches, and just their big, oversized nature. They've got a lot of drama and a little goes a long way. That's why they're so perfect for home goods-they add a cozy feeling without overwhelming a room.

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Heritage: a collection of 8 classic knits for men

Autumn is just around the corner, literally! The first day of Fall is tomorrow, September 23, and which instantly puts me into full "sweater weather" mode. We recently released our first men's collection, Heritage, which is filled with 8 handsome knitting patterns that range from sweaters to cardigans, vests and a few accessories. Whether you're a man that knits or you just want to knit a timeless classic for the man in your life, Heritage is your one-stop inspiration this season. We've styled the each of the 8 knits found in Heritage, go ahead and take a peek!

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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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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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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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6 Ways to Wear the Spring Accessories Collection

The countdown to Spring is on and we've put together 6 layer-worthy looks featuring our new 2015 Spring Accessories collection. We asked Holly, the Multimedia Manager for Knit Picks, and Dawn, the Project Coordinator for our sister company Connecting Threads, to put together outfits featuring three projects from the Spring Accessories collection by showing off their own personal style. I love how different and unique each of these looks turned out - and we hope you get inspired to start your own Spring Accessories style. And in the meantime, let's get things started with the Dahlia Shawl!   DAHLIA SHAWL by Allison Griffith PRINTS CHARMING: Spring is just around the corner, which means color will soon be popping up everywhere! Take this cue from nature and add bright colors into your wardrobe mix - try a fun printed dress and dress it up with coordinating accessories for a "spring has sprung" ensemble.

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2015 Fair Isle Collection Look Book

Bright pops of color and captivating patterns are hard to resist during the grey days of winter. And Fair Isle is the perfect remedy for us knitters, though it can be a bit intimidating at first! We carefully crafted the 2015 Fair Isle Collection to walk knitters through the fair isle technique with pint-sized projects like the Lavender Sachets. Once you've built up the foundations of fair isle, you'll be ready to tackle slightly larger projects like the Earflap Hat & Cowl Set. Finally - the culmination of technique and dedication ends one of several tempting sweaters and cardigans. Want to see more? Take a peek through our 2015 Fair Isle Collection Look Book to discover your next color crush!

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Fall Into Creature Comforts

Well, the autumnal equinox was last week and I could feel its effects right away. It was like the earth just decided to skip any transitional weather and cut to the chase. But that's ok with me, because I love fall! I'm ready for snuggling under layers of blankets, resting on a cloud of lovely pillows, and putting down rugs to warm my feet from the hardwood floors in my apartment. Luckily our newest pattern collection, Creature Comforts, is all about warmth and coziness.

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