Category Archives: Inspiration

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15% Off Sale Ending Today!

Just a note that this is the last day of our site-wide sale! So if you're thinking of placing an order, do it now! Tomorrow will be too late. Promo ends 09/02/15 at 11:59pm EST. Normal shipping charges apply. Purchase required, does not apply to downloadable merchandise, gift cards and backorders. No adjustments to prior purchases or to purchases made after this promotion expires. Offer good while supplies last – limit one per customer; must be logged into free Knit Picks account for promo to be valid. No cash value. Cannot be combined with other promo codes or offers.

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Try These Patterns in Mighty Stitch!

A new yarn comes out and my mind immediately starts running through existing patterns that would look great in the new blend! Yarn weight, finished fabric feel and fiber blend are all things you should take into consideration when substituting yarns. Here are some of my favorite existing patterns that would be great in our new oh-so-soft worsted weight Mighty Stitch!

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Sample the Mighty Stitch!

Have you ever browsed our Samplers page? It's such a great way to save on your favorite yarns. Buy some colors you use a lot, paired with colors that complement them perfectly, and save lots of money! Who wouldn't love that? Our favorite new yarn is Mighty Stitch, and the samplers we're offering in this yarn are nothing short of spectacular. Check out a few great pairings:

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9 Things We’re Loving for August

Things are really heating up this summer, especially here in the Pacific Northwest where temperatures are soaring close to 100 degrees! So it seemed only fitting that for August guide, we embrace the "red hot" theme for our top picks in yarn, patterns and accessories. Stay cool, and craft on! 1. Pendleton Zippered Needle Case>> 2. CotLin Yarn in Moroccan Red>> 3. Italia Shopper Bag in Red Ikat>> 4. Diadem Fingering in Ruby Solid>> 5. This Took Forever Woven Label>> 6. Save Our Sweaters Brush>> 7. Simple Shells Beanie - free pattern download>> 8. Diplodocus knitting pattern>> 9. 6/0 Seed Beads>>

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It’s time for a Knitting Needle Sale!

If you’ve been looking for an excuse to indulge in a Rosewood needle set, or maybe you just want to add a few sizes to your collection – now is the time to stock up on knitting needles! We have a needle sale* going on where you save 10% on everything from fixed circular needles, to straight needles and even all sets are included. Want to explore ...

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6 Ways to Wear the Twist & Tweed Collection

As summer fades and the fall approaches, our needles begin to ache for toasty sweaters, cozy wools and rustic tweeds. And our new Twist & Tweed 2015 Fall Collection indulges our need for all things cozy! Want to get a head start on your autumn apparel? We've put together 6 outfits featuring a cardigan, a pullover and a tunic-length cape from our new fall collection. Let's get started with the Herne Cardigan - a cozy heathered cardigan. Herne Cardigan FALL BACK TO BASICS: There is a simple reason that basic staples in our wardrobe double as classics: they look good, year after year. Case in point - a cabled cardigan paired with a plaid shirt and jeans.

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Podcast Call for Entries: Stash It!

Do you have a large stash? Do you have no extra yarn? Do you consider yourself a collector, or do you only buy things when you have a project in mind? Our next podcast will be about stash: why we love it, why we hate it, why it's necessary, or not. If you've got a room full of yarn, or not a scrap to your name, we're interested in hearing your story. Write with your interesting stories about stash to podcast@knitpicks.com. If we choose you to be a part of our next podcast, you'll receive a "charm pack" of our favorite yarns (some would even call it a mini stash!).

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5 Questions with Hilary Smith Callis

Have you seen The Sweater Book? It's a unique set of patterns with interchangeable parts, so you can knit a sweater customized just the way you want! The book is authored by Hilary Smith Callis, a great designer, and interesting person! If you'd like to find out a bit more about her, and the book, click through to read 5 fun answers to questions we wanted to know!

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August 2015 Wallpaper Calendar

Although Summer is in full swing, we are already daydreaming of cozy wools and casting on sweaters. But in the meantime, we'll be soaking up the sunshine and finishing up our summer lace knitting. To get the free August 2015 wallpaper calendar background of your choosing (for smart phones, tablets and desktop computers), simply click the applicable device icon below. Enjoy!  

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Free Dishcloth Pattern – Happy Sheep!

With temperatures this week hovering around 100 degrees, I have no desire to touch actual wool! So instead this weekend I'll be knitting up our new free dishcloth pattern by Chelsea Berkompas - it features an adorable Happy Sheep.

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