Category Archives: Inspiration

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Christmas in Springtime

We hear it's been snowing on the East Coast these days, so why not talk about Christmas? Around New Years this year, I started knitting a project I plan to work on throughout the year. It's Just Crafty Enough's Mitten Garland Advent Calendar (Ravelry link) and I'm making mine in Preciosa Fingering Yarn in Bare, Gladiola, Stormy, Stormy, and Bonsai. I started by knitting four or five mittens right after Christmas, and then I realized I had twenty more months to complete the project, so I put it away for a while. The crazy thing is, I started to miss it! So after I finished a sweater for my daughter, I took the mittens back out again. So it has gone, for the past few months: I fill in with a couple mittens here or there, when I finish a larger project and don't quite want to cast on for another, right away. There are a few tools I've picked up that sure have helped move things right along. Want to know what they are? They might just help you in small knitting projects you might be doing, this summer.

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New Colors in Dishie!

Have you ever knit or crocheted with our 100% Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn, Dishie? Perfect for dishcloths (hence the name) and hand towels, Dishie can also be used for garments and accessories, too! I like to use it for toys. It's so durable, that the toys always come out ready to be be played with for years to come. Recently, we'v added a few new colors to our already extensive Dishie range of hues. Check them out!

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Knit a Starflower Dishcloth!

One of our most popular dishcloth patterns is the Starflower Dishcloth. Simple knit front/back increases make the middle work up fast. The edging, knit in a simple lace pattern, is attached as you work around the dishcloth's perimeter. The result is a sweet little dishcloth that's as cute as it is practical. This month we've released a video tutorial, taking you through tips and tricks to complete your very own Starflower Dishcloth.

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Sock Talk

Let's talk about sock knitting, shall we? I'm not one to be constantly knitting socks, but occasionally I get so excited about a pattern that I'll knit up a pair or two quickly, only to return to sock knitting a couple of years later. I also love sock yarn. I love it for everything from cardigans to baby items to socks, of course! With our sock yarn sale going on until tomorrow (up to 40% off sock yarns!) it's a great time to stock up on your favorites. So let's discuss some great Knit Picks items, related to socks, shall we?

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Last chance: Green Yarn Sale

Have you had your eye on one (or two...or three) of the yarns in our green yarn sale? Today is the last day to take advantage and save up to 40% off green yarns*! If you're not sure where to start, we've put together a list of our favorite must-have deals!

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Staff Projects: Bright and Gradient Color

The KP gang has been busy knitting these days. The staff projects completed lately have been bright and colorful, with a great mix of favorite patterns made in new ways, and new yarns tried out for the first time. Check it out, and maybe you'll get inspired by one of us!

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Green Yarn Sale

It's the luck of the stylish: for one week only, save up to 40% off on green yarns*! We couldn't help but celebrate St. Patrick's Day a wee bit early with a yarn sale filled to the brim with gorgeous greens of every shade. Need a dose of inspiration for all of that green yarn you're stocking up on? Our new collection, Celtic Journey, is filled with patterns adorned with cables and textures and the print book is now back in stock (it was so popular, that we sold out of the print book shortly after launching it only a month ago)! Additionally, I love how it includes a versatile mix of patterns including sweaters, accessories and an irresistible blanket. Check out a few of the lovely patterns from Celtic Journey below (and did you notice, they are all knit in green yarns)! Celtic Journey, pattern collection Do you have a favorite green Knit Picks yarn? We'd love to hear about your most loved shades of green in the comments below! Ready to shop the green yarn sale? You can find it HERE. *Limited to stock on hand, not valid on past purchases. Sale ends March 16, 2016.

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Podcast Call for Entries: Craft Travel

Have you ever taken a trip specifically for a craft you enjoy? Have you visited Iceland, the Shetland Islands, or a farm in upstate New York just to indulge your fiber obsession? If so, we'd love to hear about your experience! Cute or quirky, fun or disastrous, your stories can be emailed to podcast@knitpicks.com. If we include it in an upcoming podcast, we'll send you a "charm pack" of our favorite yarns!

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2016 Pantone Colors of the Year

Hear that? That's the sound of beautiful blush pinks and pale blues calling to you for your next project! The 2016 Pantone colors are simply lovely and we have all the yarn you need to satisfy your color craving. Step 1: Take a moment to browse our yarns to find your favorite Pantone pinks and blues! Billow in Tea Rose and Palette in Blush are some of my favorite pale pinks while to Aloft in Sky and Wool of the Andes Clarity are the perfect pale blues but almost every yarn line has a color (or five!) that fit right in to this palette.

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We Heart Preciosa Fingering + Staff Projects!

Though I have loved many Knit Picks yarns over the course of my recent project making, Preciosa Fingering Tonal Yarn might perhaps be my all-time favorite. The colors are spectacular, the softness is unmatched, and projects made in this yarn come out looking so very dreamy. For a while, I swore off fingering weight projects. I just wasn't getting through them efficiently, and they would often be left in my knitting basket, as works in progress, for months and months. Preciosa Tonal Fingering Yarn is bringing me back to this yarn weight single handedly (or single ply-edly? haha). Here are some staff projects we've recently completed, if you'd like to see.

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