Category Archives: Inspiration

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Yarn of the Month: Galileo

id you know that every month - we feature a different yarn line to be on sale, all month long? And this month, we are featuring our gorgeous Galileo, at 20% off! A beautiful blend of 50% merino wool and 50% viscose, this yarn makes gorgeous clothing, and luxurious, expensive looking accessories. My favorite is our Piney Ridge Necklace, a superb gift for birthdays and holidays. Why not make some for your girlfriends for Valentine's Day? At 20% off Galileo, good ideas abound :).

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Knit Picks 2016 Calendar

The Knit Picks 2016 calendar is just the thing to keep your inspired with beautiful yarn - all year long! It's only one month into the new year, and now you can get the calendar at 60% off regular price. And at just $3.99 $3.99 (reg. $9.99) - Save 60%

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3 Books to Make…Something Different!

We love knitting and crochet books around here. From our newest book of small accessories Petite Presents,  to crochet books new to our shelves, we love to browse and use pattern books to make items to keep or give away. We also, however, love books about crafts we've never considered trying before. Here are 3 new books with some creative ideas, new techniques, and adorable patterns you might like to try. Go out of your comfort zone and pick one up (now for 40% off in our book sale) and create things you never considered before!

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3 Excellent New Crochet Books

There's been some outstanding crochet books stacking up here at Knit Picks. With our book sale now on, you can stock up on titles you might not indulge in otherwise. Every single book is 40% off! Here are 3 books I think are pretty extraordinary. They all have projects I can't wait to make.

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Keeping Home – January!

One of the most popular things on our site has been our free dishcloth patterns.  For two years, each week, we featured a new dishcloth that so many people used to practice new stitches, develop their skills, and of course, wash their dishes! These free patterns will always be on our site, but for 2016, we're changing it up a bit. Every first Thursday of the month, we're releasing a home set ebook - patterns for your kitchen or your bathroom, or anywhere else you'd like display or use these lovely items! We're calling the series "Keeping Home", and January's set, called "Not Your Granny's Kitchen" is just so sweet!

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Introducing: Alpaca Cloud Fingering Weight Yarn!

Do you like knitting and crocheting with alpaca yarn? I love it. Everything I make is so soft and light. I'm not a lace knitter, so when Alpaca Cloud Lace Yarn came out in such a stunning array of colors, I lamented that it was a bit too thin for anything I've got in my queue. Enter Alpaca Cloud Fingering Yarn, in such an amazing  palette and fingering weight for lightweight (but so warm!) sweaters, shawls, and amazing colorwork.

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5 Great Free eBooks for 2015

One of my favorite things to see coming through the office, this past year,  has been our selection of great, free ebooks. Packed with useful, charming, hilarious patterns, they get me excited to cast on as soon as one comes out. Just in case you missed them this past year, here's a recap of our top 5! A Very Danger Christmas contains adorable ornaments that aren't just for Christmas! Those monsters would make fun toys for children of all ages!

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Meet Your Teacher: Alison!

If you were lucky enough to receive our Learn to Knit Club Level 1: Dishcloth Kit for Christmas, please don't forget that there is a great online tutorial ready to show you every step of making your first dishcloth. Whether you're new to knitting or not, we thought you might want to get to know Alison, the Director of Knit Picks and teacher of the class, a bit better. So I asked her some questions, and was surprised to hear some of the answers, below!

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