Category Archives: Independent Designer Partnership

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Free knitting pattern – Penguin Ornament

Have you started any winter holiday crafting?  We have a cute new free pattern to get you started! Designer Emily Kintigh's adorable Penguin Ornament is perfect for any household at anytime of the year but fantastic when you are decorating your home for the winter months.

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Free Patterns Galore!

You may have noticed, in addition to our 52 Weeks of Dishcloths series, we've been releasing a lot of free patterns from outside designers lately! So many cute patterns too - we themed the recent ones around good gifts for children and babies.  We're constantly searching for great free kids patterns, in both knit and crochet, so we're so excited to have so many lovely patterns on the site now.

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From the desk of…Simone Kereit

Say "Hello!" to Simone Kereit - a designer from our fall pattern collection Burnished and this week's contributor to our "From the desk of..." series. Let's get to know what inspires Simone and learn more about her design process!  

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From the desk of…Hilary Smith Callis

This week's Burnished interview series features the lovely and very talented Hilary Smith Callis! Hilary is part of the IDP program, but her designs have also been a part of past Knit Picks exclusive collections. So naturally, we were thrilled when we first saw her Burnished design - the Poua Pullover knitting pattern. Take a peek at Hilary's workspace and learn more about her inspiration, must-have tools and more!

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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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Introducing Lindy Chain!

So have you seen our purty new yarn Lindy Chain? I love this yarn!  Before we got it, I'd never used chainette yarn so I was little dubious, but we all had a lot of fun playing with it.

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Crafting for the football fan

We're coming to the end of the NFL season, and while I am definitely more of a baseball fan, I do enjoy a lazy Sunday watching some football. And, as of this moment, my two favorite teams are still battling to make it to the SuperBowl (that would be the Seahawks & the Patriots, mainly due to my Seattle & Boston connections). If you're reading this after January 19th, and neither team is in the SuperBowl, just picture me being very sad. Since I have a lot of friends who are also sport fans, I've gotten requests for some knitted/crochet items in team colors so I thought I'd share some of my favorites patterns

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