Category Archives: Inspiration

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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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Knitting Needle Sale!

Our needle sale is back and now is the time to save 10% off select needles! Whether you're looking to get a full interchangeable needle set or you just want to add a few needle tips to your collection, it's the perfect opportunity to round out your knitting needle collection.

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Hawthorne Speckle is BACK!

Remember during our Big Sale last November we introduced a new Hawthorne yarn? Well, it proved so popular we had to bring it back - say hello again to Hawthorne Speckle!

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New Podcast Available: Stash!

Whether you're a person who loves to stash yarn, or a crafter who buys only on a per-project basis, this episode will interest you. We speak to Hannah Fettig of Knitbot, about her app and booklet called "Stashbot", helping knitters understand yarn quantities for each project they're planning. We also speak with Elizabeth, whose stash is so big that it's taking over whole rooms of her house (see her "Main Yarn Room" above)! Find out what she loves about owning a large stash, how she uses it, and how she keeps it organized. 3 easy ways to listen...

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Free Pattern Friday – Under the Sea Mobile

With so many people I know having babies recently, it's hard to think of a unique knitted gift for them. Just in time, we have a brand new free pattern that'll work perfectly - the Under the Sea Mobile by the super creative Allyson Dykhuizen!

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New Chroma Colors!

Chroma, our multicolor yarn, available in both fingering and worsted weights, is a perennial customer and staff favorite. We love the old favorites like Groovy, Sugar Cookie, and Sandpiper. Now, we have eight more colorways for you to try! Whether you love the teal blues in "Surf's Up" or the the oranges and yellows in "Get Your Neon", Chroma yarn is sure to keep your knitting interesting. Here at Knit Picks HQ, the colorway "Manzanita" has been a big hit. Check out two staff projects in this gorgeous blue, gray, and gold colorway!

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