Category Archives: Fun

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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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Chill Zone: Totally 80’s to the Max

  Belmont by Gundren Johnson via KnittyBaker on Ravelry Totally tubular news of the day: Stroll Brights are back AND we've added Swish Worsted Brights to the neon party! Kicking off our neon-love inspiration is the KnittyBaker's Belmont cardigan - we think this is a perfect match for Stroll Bright in Pucker...or how about Highlighter Yellow? We've put together a weekend's worth of 80's inspired goodness for you enjoy: free knit and crochet patterns, must-watch movies along with the perfect snacks and drinks as well as a curated Spotify playlist to listen to while you craft.

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Happy Lunar New Year!

Today marks the beginning of the Year of the Sheep and as crafters with a passion for all things fiber, we couldn't be happier to celebrate! From yarns to colors, patterns and more, the world of knitting and crochet is filled with creativity inspired by our favorite fiber animals. And to kick off the year of the sheep, we're sharing our some of our favorite sheep-inspired patterns and products. First up, the Sheep Scrubby Dishcloth!

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Knit Picks E-Valentines

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and it's the perfect excuse to send cheesy messages and punny cards to your loved ones and favorite crafty friends. Luckily, we have 6 adorable eValentines to choose from - all of which show off your fiber flair!

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Knitted Romance

Valentine's Day is coming up and to celebrate, we thought it would be fun to look back through the knitting archives for famous instances of fiber affection. Here are a few of our favorite finds that show off knitting through the decades from our Knitted Romance Pinterest board! Frank Sinatra with Jane Powell

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January 2015 Wallpaper Calendar

Happy 2015!! Here's to another year filled with plenty of yarn, boundless creativity and exciting new projects! This month's calendar shows off the delightful array of new special reserve yarns, all of which can be found here. To get the free calendar background of your choosing (for smart phones, tablets and desktop computers), simply click the applicable device icon below. Enjoy!    

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Knit Picks’ Holiday Craft Party Recap

It was, quite literally, a dark and stormy night when crafters, friends, and Knit Picks employees met up at the West Elm in downtown Portland for Knit Picks' 2014 Holiday Craft Party.  Though a wind storm with gusts up to 74 mph was blowing through the area and quite a few lost power, West Elm glowed bright and warm. It was really an excellent night to stay in and make craft-tastic things with old and new friends.

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Ugly Sweaters have come to Knit Picks!

The Ugly Sweater seems to be the rage these days and Knit Picks was up for the challenge! Let me introduce you to The Best of the Worst Ugly Sweaters 2014, a free eBook pattern download, now available just in time to be the hit at your next holiday party!  All the sweater patterns use Wool of the Andes Worsted. (some of the optional items use Wool of the Andes Sport and Palette.)

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Pom Pom Love, Part 2: Thanksgiving!

In the last installment of our series about creative ways to use pompoms, we made fun objects that kids could enjoy. With Thanksgiving just around the corner (hard to admit, isn't it?) let's look at 3 fun ways pompoms, made with luxurious Diadem yarn for an extra luxe look, can enhance your holiday home. These pompom place cards are a fun way to decorate your table and tell your guests where they should sit.

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