Category Archives: Inspiration

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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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9 Things We’re Loving for February

February is all about love - and there are so many new things that we fell in love with during the month! Here is a round up of a few of our love-themed faves for February. 1. Knit Picks Interchangeable Needle Case in "Pink">> 2. Dishie Yarn in "Fiesta Red">> 3. Soak Flatter in Celebration>> 4. Zig Zag Dishcloth Free Pattern>> 5. Wool of the Andes Worsted Yarn in "Rouge">> 6. Two Cup Teapot in Red>> 7. Palette Yarn in "Blush">> 8. Kacha Kacha Knitting Counter>> 9. Strand Hill Lace Cardigan Knitting Pattern>>

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Learn to Knit a Mitered Square!

So many of you have knit our Hue Shift Afghan, and even more of you have the pattern at home, but haven't started yet. Am I right? Perhaps it's the daunting mitered square design that has you a bit stumped. Well, if it is, fear not! We've just released a video tutorial teaching you everything you need to know to knit a mitered square.

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Spinning!

My first love, knitting was quickly followed by dabbling in spinning with a little drop spindle I picked up at my local yarn store in college. I was immediately smitten with the idea that I could spin my very own yarn right there in my dorm room and the rest is history! Now, I have a Sonata Spinning Wheel in my craft room, several drop spindles and a funny little vintage spinning wheel that I can tote with me to the park (and yes, that's definitely a thing I've been known to do occasionally). Now that I've started weaving in a serious way, I can't wait to spin yarn specifically to use on my loom too! Whether you're a beginner spinner, never tried your hand at it or are looking for an interesting book to add to your spinning library, we've got you covered with a round up of my favorite tools and books.

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Yarn of the Month: Galileo

id you know that every month - we feature a different yarn line to be on sale, all month long? And this month, we are featuring our gorgeous Galileo, at 20% off! A beautiful blend of 50% merino wool and 50% viscose, this yarn makes gorgeous clothing, and luxurious, expensive looking accessories. My favorite is our Piney Ridge Necklace, a superb gift for birthdays and holidays. Why not make some for your girlfriends for Valentine's Day? At 20% off Galileo, good ideas abound :).

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