Category Archives: Inspiration

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Hudson’s Bay Inspired Dishcloth

Hudson's Bay stripes are an absolute classic, known as much for being hard-wearing as they are beautiful. This dishcloth celebrates the spirit of modern simplicity with stockinette stitch in four colors of "Dishie" yarn. Make this dishcloth as written, or extend the off-white color "swan" to a longer length, repeat the stripes, and make a lovely hand towel!

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Lacy Spa Cloth

Participating in the 52 Weeks of Dishcloths has been an adventure.  Trying new stitch patterns on a small scale fits with my crazy, busy life.  I decided that a spa cloth, with a lacy pattern, would be fun to try using Dishie.

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6 Ways to Wear the Burnished Pattern Collection

After a long (and hot) summer - it's finally time to return back to cozy knits like sweaters, long layering garments and cowls to keep warm. And our new Burnished collection is chock-full of 16 designs to get you inspired for the cool, breezy autumn weather. Need a bit of inspiration on how to dress up these splendid knits? We've got 6 ways to wear Burnished here for you - let's start with a cool-weather staple, the scarf! CHALET SCARF by Megan Goodacre ORANGE CRUSH: Warm, autumnal colors get a classic twist when paired with navy for a touch of contrast while the unexpected pop of bright orange in the form of daring pants makes a bold statement and pulls the look together.

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The Sweetpea Blanket
The Sweetpea Blanket

My younger brother recently welcomed his first child, the glorious and wee Margot Sweetpea Marie Wells. With a name like that, I knew I would have to up the cuteness factor for the blanket I was making her.

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Stitch n’ Pitch 2014

Knitting and baseball - my two favorite things!  Last week I got to attend the annual Seattle Mariner's Stitch n' Pitch. This event was first started by the Mariners 10 years ago and now many major & minor league teams around the country hold their own SnP nights!  It's a lot of fun, even if you are not a huge baseball fan - Safeco Field, home of the Mariners, opens up their top deck area for yarn booths and other goodies and it's so much fun to see (and buy) so much pretty yarn.

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Podcast Call for Entries: Knitting School!

Did you learn to knit at school? Many schools, like Waldorf, include knitting as part of the curriculum. When I worked in a yarn shoppe in England, almost all of the older ladies that would come in had learned to knit in school. If you learned knitting as part of your education, we’d love to hear from you! Email podcast@knitpicks.com with your story. If you’re included in an upcoming podcast, you’ll win ...

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Book of the Week: Amigurumi at Home

When my craft book collection started to get out of hand, I made a rule. I wouldn't buy a new book unless I saw at least three projects inside that I wanted to make. Well, I am definitely buying a copy of Amigurumi at Home by Anna Paula Rimoli. I want to make every single thing in this book! As you might know,

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Sherbet Dishcloth

The usually misty Pacific Northwest has been hit with a heat wave this last week, which is showing no sign of letting up. To deal with the unexpected dose of sunshine, a sherbet-inspired dish cloth was in order.

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