Category Archives: gift knitting

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Baby Knits!

Our new Knits for Everybody collection couldn't have come at a better time! My sister is about to have a baby in November which means that I immediately threw out my old queue of knitting projects and cast on for every baby project I could think of. Now, it's been a long time since I've been around a baby and it's hard to remember how absolutely teeny tiny they are when they're brand new. Instead of winging it and just guesstimating the size of a newborn baby, I turned to Knits for Everybody to help me find just the right size!

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12 Weeks of Gifting starts now!

It's that time of year again, where many crafters start making their list of handmade gifts to make for the people we love. (Unless you are much more organized than us and started months ago!) To give you some ideas, we are offering one of our exclusive patterns for free for one week only for the next 12 weeks!

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Staff Projects – We Heart Mighty Stitch

Do you have certain "yarn categories"? It never used to get that specific for me but recently it's changed. I used to have a few favorite yarns and use them for everything under the sun. Lately, I've noticed that I like to make specific things with certain yarns: wool is for sweaters, superwash wool is for kids, and acrylic (even in blends) is for toys, pillows, and blankets. Apparently, my colleagues have a similar ethos, because when Mighty Stitch Bulky and Super Bulky hit the office, we wasted no time in making things for around the house that really bring a smile to our faces. Check them out, and see if they bring a smile to yours, as well!

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Christmas in July!

Warm weather got you down? Say "Bah-HUMBUG" to popsicles and swimsuits, now's the perfect time to start prepping your knitting queue for holiday gift-giving and winter decorations! Knitting takes time so grab a copy of our new Handmade Holiday pattern collection, get those needles started and you might just have your list of knits finished in time for December. Let's take a peek inside our collection of holiday ornaments, you're sure to find the perfect little knit, no matter the season.

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Presents, Presents, Presents EVERYWHERE!

It's scramble time in the gift department! No matter how far ahead I start making presents I always find myself in a mad-dash of making, right up until my parents arrive for brunch Christmas morning. While this year has been no less frantic, I have a few last-minute gifts to share that will hopefully inspire you in your own crafting endeavors!

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My Handmade Holiday

I've noticed on some of the message boards that a few of you have completed your handmade gifts for this holiday season. Me too! I made 3 things. I mean, I made a lot more, but in 3 different categories. Check it out!

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Twelve Weeks of Gifting: Dish Towel Set

Well folks, we made it! Welcome to our very last installment in our free pattern series: Twelve Weeks of Gifting. The grand finale and proverbial icing on the cake is our very favorite, ever popular Dish Towel Set pattern! So simple and wonderfully giftable, this is a great pattern for any knitter. I love seeing these projects knit up, tied with a pretty ribbon and gifted with a piece of handmade soap for a perfect mother's gift, birthday or baby shower gift. Plus, this pattern calls for Dishie, a super-rugged cotton yarn perfect for cleaning up tough messes or super exfoliation! Make sure to pop over and pick up your copy of the Dish Towel Set through Tuesday and get crafting in the last few days before Christmas.

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The Knit Picks Gift Guide: For the Best Friend

Our annual gift guide has arrived and we've put together our favorite things for everyone on your list! First up, the gift guide for best friends. We chose a classic, understated shawl to take your BFF from brunch to dinner plus hand-dipped candles, an art print of her birthstone and a best friends necklace set. Oh, and a sweet eye mask for some valuable relaxation and a charming set of mugs for afternoon coffee catch-up sessions.

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