28
Aug

Podcast 242: The Hidden People of Knit Picks – Listen NOW!

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You may have visited this page on our website and read about the Knit Picks core team. However, Knit Picks is a company of so many people you may have never considered. In this episode, hear from Laura Birek, one of our great designers, Andrea Lum, an amazing test knitter, and Stephanie Starkel, Supervisor of Customer Service for Crafts Americana. Hear about what makes their jobs challenging, rewarding, and surprising, too!

22
Aug

Call for Podcast Submissions: Doctor! Doctor!

Have you used knitting and crochet to get you through a hard time in your life? Were you stuck in the hospital and had a feeling that crafting, in some way, helped to get you through your stay?

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We’re working on an upcoming podcast called “Doctor! Doctor!” about how knitting and crochet can help to get you through hard times. We’d love to hear your story! We would also love to hear from Doctors who knit or crochet. Do you think your skills with math and science make you a particularly good knitter? Do you ever recommend crafting to your patients, for any reason? If any of this applies to you, please call contact us at podcast@knitpicks.com. We’d love to hear from you!

Image from soldiers at the Walter Reed Hospital from the U.S. National Archives

21
Aug

Hudson’s Bay Inspired Dishcloth

Hudson’s Bay stripes are an absolute classic, known as much for being hard-wearing as they are beautiful. This dishcloth celebrates the spirit of modern simplicity with stockinette stitch in four colors of “Dishie” yarn. Make this dishcloth as written, or extend the off-white color “swan” to a longer length, repeat the stripes, and make a lovely hand towel!

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7
Aug

6 Ways to Wear the Burnished Pattern Collection

After a long (and hot) summer – it’s finally time to return back to cozy knits like sweaters, long layering garments and cowls to keep warm. And our new Burnished collection is chock-full of 16 designs to get you inspired for the cool, breezy autumn weather. Need a bit of inspiration on how to dress up these splendid knits? We’ve got 6 ways to wear Burnished here for you – let’s start with a cool-weather staple, the scarf!

CHALET SCARF by Megan Goodacre

Burnished-Chalet-Scarf-2ORANGE CRUSH: Warm, autumnal colors get a classic twist when paired with navy for a touch of contrast while the unexpected pop of bright orange in the form of daring pants makes a bold statement and pulls the look together.

28
Jul

Stitch n’ Pitch 2014

Knitting and baseball – my two favorite things!  Last week I got to attend the annual Seattle Mariner’s Stitch n’ Pitch.

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This event was first started by the Mariners 10 years ago and now many major & minor league teams around the country hold their own SnP nights!  It’s a lot of fun, even if you are not a huge baseball fan – Safeco Field, home of the Mariners, opens up their top deck area for yarn booths and other goodies and it’s so much fun to see (and buy) so much pretty yarn.