Category Archives: favorite patterns

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Summer Yarn Sale: Wool of the Andes Edition

Our summer yarn sale has all kinds of amazing deals just waiting to be found - but the most irresistible by far is Wool of the Andes Worsted! Over half of the 100 colors are on sale up - up to 30% off, which means you can nab some colors at only $1.88/50g ball. Very, very tempting indeed! And a good yarn sale just wouldn't be complete without a few patterns to pair with the new additions to your yarn stash. Wool of the Andes is such an amazing, versatile yarn and it's perfect for everything from hats and toys to garments and home decor. Here are a few of my top picks for this wooly wonder! 1. Hats Taking just a couple balls of yarn, Wool of the Andes is my go-to option for hand knit hats. Here are a few of my favorite go-to hat patterns - everything from simply ribbed hats to colorwork and cables, a little something for every kind of knitting mood that you might find yourself in. Ribbed Watch Cap

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Spring and Summer Seasons Shawl – Color Ideas

To accompany our new and expanded selection of Alpaca Cloud lace yarns, we've update of our all-time favorite lace designs - the Spring and Summer Seasons Shawl! This colorful shawl is knit with 2 strands of yarn held double throughout, in different combinations, to produce graduated color changes. Spring and Summer Seasons Shawl Pattern And with over 60 colors of Alpaca Cloud to choose from, you can get as bright and bold or soft and subtle as you want. And to kick start your creativity, we've put together 6 color palettes that would be stunning for this dreamy shawl. Nothing says summer quite like the gradient of a tropical sunset - get transported to island time whenever you please with this glowing color combo.

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Favorite Projects for Swish!

Oh Swish, I could write poems about how wonderful this yarn feels and knits up. Perfect for sweaters where you need extra next-to-skin softness without compromising on durability and (don't forget) it's machine washable which scores this yarn major points in my book. Bonus, both Swish Worsted AND Swish DK have select colors on sale during our big Summer Yarn Sale! Make sure to stop by to see the full range (and peruse the other goodies too!). For a dash of inspiration, here is a round up of some of our very favorite patterns in Swish to get both your hooks and needles busy.

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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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Beyond Socks: Pattern inspiration for your sock yarn stash

With our sock yarn sale coming to an end in a few days (March 25th to be exact, mark your calendars!), we wanted to share a few of our favorite patterns that go beyond the handknit sock. Think small accessories like mitts, shawls, scarves but also garments! Sock yarns are simply wonderful for larger projects like cardigans and pullovers. Ready for a dose of sock yarn inspiration? Vernazza by Cristina Ghirlanda Knit in Gloss Fingering, these simple mitts can be knit in an endless combination of ways by mixing up the stripes with bold colors. Vernazza by Cristina Ghirlanda

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Ends Tonight: 30% off Green Yarns!

This is our last call for the green yarn sale, don't miss this chance to save up to 30% off your favorite green yarns*! And in case you need some pattern inspiration for your newly stashed green yarns, we'll be sharing our a few of our favorite designs. The Circlet Cardigan by Kerin Dimeler-Laurence A true classic, this cardigan is a must have for any knitters that love cables. And the swing-style of this cardigan is extremely flatting on everyone.

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Felici is BACK!

Say "hello" to the lovely new Felici Fingering colors! There are four brand new colors (Sorbet, Rustic Cabin, Mountain Stream + Blackberry Jam) and two old favorites (Time Traveler + Rainbow) in limited quantities so once they're gone, they're gone.

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Little Projects

I always try to keep a small project on my hooks or needles as a sort of crafty "palate cleanser" while I'm working on intense, long-term projects. I've noticed that it helps to keep me motivated and excited about those big pieces if I can take a mini break and finish something else quickly. My newest favorite mini knit is Purl Soho's free Garter Flap Hat (teeny tiny baby sized).

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A Strathcona in Lindy Chain

When our newest yarn, Lindy Chain, arrived at the office, it was love at first sight. The gorgeous colors! The cool crispness of the fiber! The way it seemed to shine and glow!  I was so excited, I had to sit down for a bit. Once I recovered, I realized I had the perfect pattern for this yarn all queued up- the lovely and classic Strathcona, by Jane Richmond.

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Win Our Newest Knit Collections!

During the hottest months of the year, I tend to gravitate to projects that use lightweight yarns or projects that use plant fibers rather my beloved wool. Luckily, our three newest collections covers those type of projects!

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