Category Archives: Inspiration

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Get a free ball of Chroma!

Give your yarn stash some love with a free ball of Chroma*, our favorite shade-shifting yarn! Available in both fingering and worsted weight yarn, you can create stunning colorful projects with minimal effort - the yarn does the hard part for you! The colors move gently through a single ply, creating subtly blended and shaded sections. Wanna know how to get in on this colorful deal? First -do a bit of shopping ($25+), then add your favorite color of Chroma to the shopping cart and then enter CHROMA at checkout! It's that easy and the one ball of Chroma is yours, for free!

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Toy Extras: Blankets for Baby Animals

This week we're continuing our series called "Toy Extras", where we offer up free patterns on our site to complement the patterns in "Cute, Cuter, Cutest: Toys to Love in 3 Sizes". This week is a quick one: Why not knit or crochet some dishcloths, as the perfect blankets for the smaller sized stuffed friends? Here we've made some of our favorites from 52 Weeks of Dishcloths: A Knit Picks Kitchen Spectacular, but you could just find your favorite dishcloths (both knit and crochet) in our free patterns section, and tuck in your "lovey" for a cozy night's sleep. Liza, the smallest size knitted raccoon, is loving her comfortable bed. For more toy extras, check out A Sweater for Dolly and Snacks for Hungry Sloths

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9 Things We’re Loving for May

In addition to warmer weather and sunshine-filled days, there are lots of things that we're loving for May! First up - bright prints. Second - pops of coral with teal. Third - statement making accessories. Check out our must-have list for May and discover something new that you're sure to love as well! 1. Huckle Wrap Pattern $4.99» 2. Palette Yarn (shown in Rose Hip) $3.49/50g» 3. Italia Shopper $15.00» 4. Caspian Interchangeable Needle Set $50.39 $55.99» 5. Arrowhead Hat Pattern $4.99» 6. Wool of the Andes Sport (shown in Marina) $2.15/50g $2.69/50g» 7. Namaste Double Wide Circular Case $40.00» 8. Soak Wash $12.80 $16.00» 9. Caspian Crochet Hook Set $34.99»

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Gift Cards to the Rescue!

In need of a last-minute Mother’s Day Gift? Out of time? Never fear! The Knit Picks Gift Card is the gift that always fits and is sure to make Mom happy! Plus, that means Mom gets to pick out exactly what she really, really wants – guilt free! All you have to do is choose the amount, Mom chooses the present, and everyone is happy! Click

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Life of Luxury

My mom and I have very different tastes, but we both really like to knit. When I knit, almost always seamlessly, I can hear her say, "What's wrong with seaming?". When I use only circular needles, I can hear her say, "What's wrong with straights? That's how we've always knitted!" She likes books with bold designs, and fibers with lots of flare, and that's what makes this craft great: we can all be so different and come together over the beauty of the craft. My mother does not knit for practical purposes. She knits to make herself luxury items, and she wears them in bold combinations. For Mother's Day, I think my mom would love: 1. Nicky Epstein's "Knitting on Top of the World". I recall her saying at one point, "Even if you don't make any of the things in these books, they are just so gorgeous to look at". Like a fashion magazine with patterns, this book is right up her alley.

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Perfect Patterns for Lindy Chain!

It's official! The weather is gorgeous, flowers are blooming and I'm ready for something a little lighter weight on my needles. Lindy Chain to the rescue! I still can't get over how delightful finished projects feel in this yarn. In the ball the strands feel a little crisp because of the linen content and chain ply of the yarn, however once each project is blocked the fabric acquires such a lovely drape and surprising softness that's simply irresistible. In honor of our latest offer for a free ball of Lindy Chain with a $25 order, here's a pattern round-up of my favorite projects!

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Ending soon: 20% off Palette Yarn

The Monthly Yarn Sale for April includes our entire 150-color line up of our beloved Palette yarn, but the clock is ticking and the last days of April are slowing dwindling away - which means there are only a few days left to save 20% off our favorite fingering weight wool yarn! Now, just in case you've stashed away some Palette and need a bit of pattern inspiration - we've gathered together a few of our favorite patterns ranging from small, weekend projects to stash-busting designs and stunning colorwork masterpieces!

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The Beginner Blanket Two Ways: Knit + Crochet

Say hello to your favorite new blanket - easy enough for even the most timid beginners while more experienced crafters will enjoy the meditative repetition (perfect for netflix marathons)! This super easy pattern uses simple stitches to make a bold impact with large, modern stripes. And taking cues from all of the knitters and crocheters here at Knit Picks, we decided to make two versions - knit and crochet - that each shine with undeniable beauty while highlighting the essence of each craft.

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Crafting Confessions

If you've gotten a Knit Picks order in the last couple of months, you might have noticed a card hiding out with your yarn - tempting you to reveal your deepest, darkest crafty secrets with the world! We've loved reading through your submissions on Instagram (#CraftingConfessions) and there have been many LOL-worthy moments...mainly because we can relate! And now, we decided it was time to turn the tables and reveal our own confessions with you! Here are some of our favorite crafting confessions from the staff at Knit Picks, ENJOY!  

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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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