22
May

Kitchen Collections – Chevron Mason Jar Cozy

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When we first started the planning stages of our two new kitchen collections, my mind was swimming with ideas! I am admittedly am a Pinerest addict, so it’s no surprise that I kept stumbling across mason jar cozies. Once I had decided on the idea for a set of jar cozies, I did many many swatches of different patterns in Curio but ultimately settled on a cute lace chevron motif.

21
May

Kitchen Collections – Crocheted Bread Warmer

A while back the Knit Picks team was given a challenge to create a pattern for the crocheted kitchen collection.  And so the Classic Kitchen Crochet Collection was born. I chose to create the Crocheted Bread Warmer. Since I’m crazy about bread and there’s nothing better than warm bread or rolls, it seemed like the perfect choice for me! There are two shape options, round or square, in Cotlin yarn.

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9
May

Podcast 238: Handmade is Love

The Knitpicks Podcast has changed a bit! With Kelley’s retirement, we’re taking on a new format. In this episode, we explore the question “Who taught you to knit?”. Hear from the Knitpicks staff and members of the general public, as they share stories of love transferred through knitting and crochet lessons, gifts made, and time spent together.

Hear about Hannah’s first boucle scarf:

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5
May

Marching In

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I have no less than 5 friends having babies by the end of 2014: my pediatrician, my daughter’s best friend’s mom, my sister…one friend is even having twins! I have to knit every new baby I know something, too. I consider it a good luck charm. With two babes of my own, time is short so I’m always in need of a go-to baby knit.

29
Apr

Six Point Tee

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The days are (slowly!) getting warmer here in the Northwest, and so I was inspired to knit something a little more spring-like than my usual warm hats and cardigans. I was paging through knit.wear’s Spring/Summer 2014 issue and when I spotted the Six Point Tee, I knew I’d found my next project. It was so beautifully simple and stylish, and with the bulky weight yarn it’d work up quickly. This is important because while I really enjoy the process of knitting, I love wearing the finished product more!

10
Apr

Are you an impractical crafter?

Hi Knit Picks Lovers!

We’re exploring a new format for our podcast, and would love your contributions to upcoming shows. We’ll be posting about topics and if they pertain to you, we’d love to hear from you! Here is the first:

The Impractical Crafter
Did you knit a footstool that flattened beneath your feet, or crocheted a bikini never to be worn?
We’re looking for examples of knitting/crochet or any other yarn crafts you’ve made that have no practical purpose whatsoever.

Email your story to podcast@knitpicks.com. We’d love to see a photo of your impractical craft, if you have one.
If we feature your story on our podcast, you’ll win a fabulous yarn sampler!