Category Archives: Inspiration

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8 Ways to Wear the 2015 Fair Isle Collection

The middle of winter is often a stark landscape of whites and greys. We'd like to think of this as simply the perfect blank canvas for loads of color in all forms like fresh pops of color on garments and bright accessories. Nothing lends itself to the expression of color and mesmerizing patterns quite like Fair Isle. Preview our new collection and get a hefty dose of style inspiration, because we've got 8 ways to wear our new Fair Isle collection for you!   BLUE SKIES OF WINTER by Gillian Grimm WEEKEND WHIMSY: You've got a date with a good book, a large mug of chai and your knitting project (obviously). Pair this cool mint cardigan with accent with rich shades like goldenrod and plum for a relaxed, yet striking color combo.

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Handmade Holiday Contest: Winners!

We had some amazing entries to our Knit Picks Handmade Holiday Contest, and we can now announce the winners! Yes, that's right, there are 2 winners. We had such great entries that we couldn't choose just one. The first winner is...

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The Handmade Holiday Contest by Knit Picks

Have you finished your handmade gifts yet, or are you still working away, hoping to weave in those ends in time for Santa's visit? We're holding a contest to see your loved ones receiving your gifts made with Knit Picks yarn. Just take a photo of the recipient and their gift, upload it to Instagram, and tag it with #knitpicksholiday. If you aren't on Instagram, email your photo to podcast@knitpicks.com (yes, we know it's not part of a podcast). After the holidays have wrapped up, we'll pick a winner who will receive a fabulous "charm pack" of Knit Picks yarns. In the meantime, let's have a look at the handmade gifts of some Staffers here at Knit Picks!

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Happy Holidays from Knit Picks!

Whether you're rushing around doing last-minute shopping, or happily sitting by the fire finishing up your last-minute gifts, we hope your week is a joyous one. We've had so much fun this year at Knit Picks, topped off by our year-end celebration of Ugly Sweaters. Here's to hoping your holidays are filled with laughs, and fun, and lots of crafting. Click through to see this year's holiday card

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A Pompom Christmas

In previous posts in our pompom series, we looked at ways that children might love pompoms and how pompoms might have decorated your autumnal home or Thanksgiving table. In this, the last post of the series, let's look at some unconventional Christmas ideas using pompoms from different Knit Picks yarns. Having a Christmas party, or just a few people over

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Leave No Stroll Bright Behind

I know I've mentioned this before, but I love Stroll Brights. I think in the last office meeting here at Knit Picks I might have been referred to as "Our Lady of Stroll Brights". I'll take it! Now that my favorite yarn is back for as long as it lasts (and I know that won't be long), I thought I might do a round-up of some great projects done in Stroll Brights. Perhaps you'll find some neon inspiration, too.

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The Big Sale has arrived!

It's here! It's here!! As you may have noticed - our annual cyber week sale has started and this year, it's better than ever! In addition to the 800+ yarns and colors that are on sale, we also have a selection of special limited-edition yarns including the return of a few old favorites. And as for exploring the BIG SALE - I've compiled a handy guide to navigating all of the stellar deals with my top 10 must-have yarns!

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Podcast Call for Entries: Handmade Holiday

Have you ever received a handmade gift that was absolutely dreadful? What did you do? Did you ever give something that took you months and months to make, only to have it be taken for granted by the recipient? Did you ever have a completely amazing experience giving someone something handmade? We would love to hear from you for our upcoming podcast “Handmade Holidays”. If you’ve got a ...

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Misty Rose Dishcloth

Misty Rose is a fanciful version of a crocheted dishcloth to decorate your kitchen with as well as having a purpose. Pick two colors and create a blossom of your own.  The Misty Rose dishcloth was a fun project to design and crochet.  I have always loved the pink and grey combination, and the Dishie colors were perfect.  In this project I decided that the grey would be my pop of color. The soft ruffles gives it a feminine and a little dressy look.

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