After a long (and hot) summer – it’s finally time to return back to cozy knits like sweaters, long layering garments and cowls to keep warm. And our new Burnished collection is chock-full of 16 designs to get you inspired for the cool, breezy autumn weather. Need a bit of inspiration on how to dress up these splendid knits? We’ve got 6 ways to wear Burnished here for you – let’s start with a cool-weather staple, the scarf!
CHALET SCARF by Megan Goodacre
ORANGE CRUSH: Warm, autumnal colors get a classic twist when paired with navy for a touch of contrast while the unexpected pop of bright orange in the form of daring pants makes a bold statement and pulls the look together.
In coming months, we hope to show you some behind the scenes footage of our original KnitPicks collections. First up is our Fall Collection, “Burnished”.
I bought a new home!
No seriously, I did buy a full-size new home this summer, but I also bought a miniature house, too! Now I have to figure out how to furnish it.
My younger brother recently welcomed his first child, the glorious and wee Margot Sweetpea Marie Wells. With a name like that, I knew I would have to up the cuteness factor for the blanket I was making her.
Knitting and baseball – my two favorite things! Last week I got to attend the annual Seattle Mariner’s Stitch n’ Pitch.
This event was first started by the Mariners 10 years ago and now many major & minor league teams around the country hold their own SnP nights! It’s a lot of fun, even if you are not a huge baseball fan – Safeco Field, home of the Mariners, opens up their top deck area for yarn booths and other goodies and it’s so much fun to see (and buy) so much pretty yarn.
Did you learn to knit at school? Many schools, like Waldorf, include knitting as part of the curriculum. When I worked in a yarn shoppe in England, almost all of the older ladies that would come in had learned to knit …
When my craft book collection started to get out of hand, I made a rule. I wouldn’t buy a new book unless I saw at least three projects inside that I wanted to make. Well, I am definitely buying a copy of Amigurumi at Home by Anna Paula Rimoli. I want to make every single thing in this book!
As you might know,
The usually misty Pacific Northwest has been hit with a heat wave this last week, which is showing no sign of letting up. To deal with the unexpected dose of sunshine, a sherbet-inspired dish cloth was in order.
Cotton and linen are quintessential fibers that represent summertime knitting – which makes CotLin the ultimate yarn for warm weather wear. Filled with breezy tops and tunics (and a shawl!), the CotLin collection highlights this versatile fiber blend while capturing the essence of summer. And to help inspire your own summer wardrobe, we’ve assembled six looks using three different pieces from this summer knitting pattern collection.
Band Camp Pullover by Laura Birek
JUST BEACHY: Summer days at the beach sometimes end up slightly cooler than expected. And when that happens, a perfect layering tee saves the day! Pair it with your favorite dress, sandals and a giant sun hat (obviously) for an effortless summer ensemble.
My mom taught me to crochet at least twenty times growing up. Unlike knitting, however, it just never “stuck”. Since I’ve worked at KnitPicks, I’ve decided to learn to crochet again. How could I not be inspired by projects like Heidi’s crochet blankets? Plus, it’s not often you’ll have so many accessible teachers. The designer of my first crochet project, Kim Cameron, sits right next to me!
I started this bread warmer…