Category Archives: Inspiration

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Free Pattern Friday – CouCou Cable Chapeau

Even though we are in the midst of a heat wave (along with much of the country), we still want to get our fall/winter knitting going. Instead of big projects like sweaters or afghans, we find ourselves constantly grabbing smaller projects to work on - items that can be done quickly during marathons our favorite tv shows while sitting in air conditioned bliss. An excellent pattern for that would be Joyce Fassbender's newest free hat pattern - CouCou Cable Chapeau!

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The Knit Picks Low Price Guarantee

Here at Knit Picks, we pride ourselves on bringing crafters of all kinds the highest quality yarns for the very best price. How do we do it? It all starts with a simple concept: we work with the best in the industry to bring the best directly to you - at the lowest prices, guaranteed. And we stand behind this commitment to you with our low price guarantee. If you find a comparable yarn elsewhere, we'll honor the lower price plus an additional 10% off! Not only will you get the lower price but you'll also enjoy an extra discount. In short, we're here to help you do what you do best: create.

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Staff Projects – Kid Things!

In the heat of summer, the staff here at Knit Picks have been busy knitting things for babies and kids. Whether it's older patterns in new yarn colorways, or favorite yarns knit up in creative ways, this crop of baby knits made me want to upscale each one, for myself. See what you think!

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9 Things We’re Loving for August

Although we are experiencing a heatwave here in the Pacific Northwest, we're staying cool with a few of our favorite ocean-inspired yarn, patterns and accessories. This month's faves include everything from deep navy to classic cobalt and sky blue - we hope you love these as much as we do. Happy Crafting!

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Staff Projects: Neck Adornments

Knit Picks staffers are keeping busy this summer by making adornments for their necks. From beginner projects to advanced, our team is working with color and texture to produce some gorgeous accessories that sure will come in handy when the cooler months come around. Check them out, and maybe you'll cast on for a scarf, cowl, or shawl very soon!

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Staff Projects – We Heart Mighty Stitch

Do you have certain "yarn categories"? It never used to get that specific for me but recently it's changed. I used to have a few favorite yarns and use them for everything under the sun. Lately, I've noticed that I like to make specific things with certain yarns: wool is for sweaters, superwash wool is for kids, and acrylic (even in blends) is for toys, pillows, and blankets. Apparently, my colleagues have a similar ethos, because when Mighty Stitch Bulky and Super Bulky hit the office, we wasted no time in making things for around the house that really bring a smile to our faces. Check them out, and see if they bring a smile to yours, as well!

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Uniquely You: Choosing a colorwork palette

A sequel to our 2015 Fair Isle collection, Creative Color is packed with 15 brand new patterns for colorwork knitting from our favorite independent designers! The projects range from accessories to complex fair isle sweaters, but all are equally stunning! But what happens if you love the pattern, but the color palette just isn't your style? It's a bit more complicated to substitute colors for a pattern that calls for many different shades - but it's definitely not impossible! To show you just how versatile colorwork can be, we've chosen three different projects from Creative Color and knit up swatches in alternate colorways as inspiration. Let's get started! 1. The Carivel Colorblock Sweater by Megan Spencer

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Lace Tip of the Week with Geoff Hunnicut

Confused about which lace yarn is the perfect one for your upcoming project? Designer Geoff Hunnicut takes you through some of his favorites, and discusses the properties of how different fibers might result in the knitting and blocking, of lace.

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Our sale is on sale! (and everything else, too)

Surprise! We've got sunny savings in store for you - get an extra 10% off sitewide with the promo code SUMMER10* at checkout. The best part? You'll also enjoy the additional discount on everything included in our summer yarn sale. Which, by the way, is ending very soon! There is officially less than a week left to save big on over 1,000 yarns. Treat yourself to your favorite stash-worthy yarn or try a new-to-you yarn, either way - don't forget to double up the savings with the code SUMMER10.

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