Category Archives: Inspiration

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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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3 Ways to Use Your Knit Picks Gift Card

The holidays have come and gone - and chances are that many of you were lucky recipients of a Knit Picks gift card, yay! But now comes the eternal dilemma...how to most wisely spend your gift card: yarn, new needles, patterns and books for 2016 inspiration? As always, we're here to help and have rounded up our favorite splurge-worthy ways to use Knit Picks gift cards! 1. The Luxury Yarn Sale What can we say, after spending months and weeks crafting handmade gifts for others - it's about time for you to indulge a bit! And what better way to treat yourself than with our favorite luxury yarns, up to 40% off. *Select yarn lines and colors only. Limited to stock on hand. Ends Jan. 5, 2016.

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The Knit Picks Gift Guide: For Moms

Have you seen our annual gift guides? We just love putting together gifts for everyone on our list - especially when we are able to combine handmade gifts with a few special finds to round things out. In this case, we put a few of our favorite things together for the Moms on our lists. We chose an easy-wearing poncho, a cute tote bag and an adorable print that speaks the eternal truth (Home is where Mom is) in addition to cozy boots and even a family gathering conversation stater game - perfect for the holidays!

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Gifts for Everyone!

Have you seen the Gift Guide portion of our website? If you're shopping for a fiber enthusiasts, we have so many, many great products, kits, books, and so much more that they'll absolutely love. Here are some of my favorites. See if anyone you know might like them! For the Newbie:

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My Handmade Holiday

I've noticed on some of the message boards that a few of you have completed your handmade gifts for this holiday season. Me too! I made 3 things. I mean, I made a lot more, but in 3 different categories. Check it out!

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9 Things We’re Loving for December

  We're deep into knitting season, and whether you're in torrential rain (like we are in the Pacific Northwest) or having a mild winter on the East Coast, or even in the height of Summer (hello, Australians!) here are 9 cozy things we're loving this month. 1. Fawned Scarf Pattern  2. Big Cozy Yarn 3. Large Pompom Makers 4. Phil Basins  5. Stockbridge Pullover 6. Cable Me Cozy Pillow Cover 7. Cabled Pullover 8. Amour 15mm Crochet Hook 9. Brava Worsted Yarn. What are you loving most this month?

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For the Love of Toggles

I love toggle closures. Sure, they're a bit heavier than buttons, but they're such an easy, un-fussy, and secure closure for handmade items. Recently, I sewed my daughters some coats and used toggles from Knit Picks, and they get as many, if not more, compliments (and inquiries) than the coats themselves! For Lulu's coat I used our Feather Toggle. Light and flat and really stylish, it's added a little something special to the outside of her coat. Since the coat is lined with Liberty flowers, too, I like that the toggles reflect what's going on in the interior of the coat.

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Yarn of the Month: Reverie is 25% Off

This month our discounted yarn is Reverie! That means, all December long, Reverie is 25% off*. If you've been tempted to try this gorgeous alpaca/acrylic worsted weight blend, or you've loved it for a long time, this might be the month to place an order (or tell someone special that it's on your Christmas list)! *Sale ends 12/31/15 at 11:59pm PST. Limited to stock on hand. Does not apply to past purchases or backorders.

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Turkey Day Chill Zone

Happy Thanksgiving! Whether you’re stuffing yourself, or a small creature you’ve knitted or crocheted, we wish you all the best this Thanksgiving. We’ll be indulging in food, friends, and crafting fun. Here’s some links from around the web of things we think you might like in your Thanksgiving Day Chill Zone! Crochet: The adorable turkey, above with the free pattern HERE (Ravelry link)! A ...

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9 Things We’re Loving for November

November signals many things - cooler weather, the return of rainy days here in the Pacific Northwest, upcoming holiday parties, time spent with family and friends. In in the spirit of the pre-holiday season, we bring you our top picks for a fun and festive November! 1. Palette yarn in Shoal>> 2. Pyra Mitts pattern>> 3. Knit Picks Pin Back Buttons>> 4. Knitting Needle Gauge>> 5. Wool of the Andes Worsted yarn in Fairy Tale>> 6. Go Your Own Way Socks free pattern>> 7. Caspian Interchangeable Knitting Needle Set>> 8. Wool of the Andes Bulky yarn in Beach Glass>> 9. Knit Happy Lifestyle Water Bottle>>

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