The weather is cooling down and perhaps you’re looking at patterns closely, wondering if they are the designs destined to become your favorite hand-knitted garments. Maybe you like top down or bottom up exclusively. Maybe you only work in skinny yarns or bulky weight. Maybe you like to learn a new technique, or maybe you like colorwork or just a bit of lace. Our upcoming podcast entitled “Make or Break It” is about what makes a good pattern. We know that you know what works for you. Won’t you tell us what that is?
What three things do you look for in a pattern, that make it something you’d cast on for? Call our hotline at 360-334-4847 and let us know. If we use your recording in the podcast, you’ll get a “charm pack” of our favorite yarns. Call now!
Wasn’t it a great summer? I fell in love…with Stroll Brights. I haven’t loved a yarn line this much in a long, long time. Now that most of it is sold out, those of us here in the office who loved it are scrounging around, looking for scraps in each other’s stashes to finish our neon projects. I have a few to finish up that I can’t wait to show you! This one, my go-to sweater for all newborns, is made in the colorway Hot Tamale (still available!).
Diadem DK was a very special and very limited edition yarn that first made its appearance during last year’s epic Cyber Monday sale. The metallic hues were incredible and the plush DK weight of this alpaca silk yarn was absolutely lovely – which is why we are so happy to see this yarn back in an array of saturated solids inspired by prized jewels and gemstones.
Do doctors make good knitters or crocheters? Has knitting ever seen you through a difficult personal or medical journey?
I’m trying a new craft: needle felting! Have you ever done it?
Start your day off right with a dishcloth of deliciously intense fruit flavors. Made with whole cotton fiber and lightly sweetened, Fruity Loops makes dish washing fun, and is a complete source of rainbow cheer.
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!
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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear from you!
Image from soldiers at the Walter Reed Hospital from the U.S. National Archives
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!
Participating in the 52 Weeks of Dishcloths has been an adventure. Trying new stitch patterns on a small scale fits with my crazy, busy life. I decided that a spa cloth, with a lacy pattern, would be fun to try using Dishie.