Category Archives: Patterns

Ribbed Watch Cap
Summer Yarn Sale: Wool of the Andes Edition

Our summer yarn sale has all kinds of amazing deals just waiting to be found - but the most irresistible by far is Wool of the Andes Worsted! Over half of the 100 colors are on sale up - up to 30% off, which means you can nab some colors at only $1.88/50g ball. Very, very tempting indeed! And a good yarn sale just wouldn't be complete without a few patterns to pair with the new additions to your yarn stash. Wool of the Andes is such an amazing, versatile yarn and it's perfect for everything from hats and toys to garments and home decor. Here are a few of my top picks for this wooly wonder! 1. Hats Taking just a couple balls of yarn, Wool of the Andes is my go-to option for hand knit hats. Here are a few of my favorite go-to hat patterns - everything from simply ribbed hats to colorwork and cables, a little something for every kind of knitting mood that you might find yourself in. Ribbed Watch Cap

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Stripes Galore! Felici is Back!

Our favorite self-striping sock yarn is back! Felici is the perfect blend of squishy-soft Superwash Merino Wool and Nylon complete with colorful stripes and cute colorways. We put together a roundup of mitten and sock patterns, perfect for the new Felici colors (and the perfect size for your next portable project). Feast your eyes and keep busy during your summer vacations!

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IDP Pattern Round-Up: Hats!

I am a hat fiend - I constantly have a hat on my needles or hook, no matter the weather. And with it getting warmer out, hats are a perfect project - small, portable and quick - and when the cooler weather comes along, you'll be all set with keeping your noggin warm! We've had some really fun new IDP hat patterns recently and I thought I'd highlight a few. First of all, I immediately cast on Stana Sortor's newest pattern, Bicycle Hat.

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Free Patterns: Andean Treasure Edition!

"It's like knitting a kitten!" - these are just one of the many comments you'll find from crafters on Ravelry professing their love for Andean Treasure. And it is true! Andean Treasure is easily one of the softest yarns with a plush, squish-ability that you just can't get enough of. Andean Treasure is 100% baby alpaca, which means it's the softest and finest classification of alpaca fiber. If you haven't tried Andean Treasure yet, we've put together a handful of free patterns (including knit and crochet!) that just might tempt you to add a ball...or two...or three. 1. The Hyde Park Hat - free crochet pattern

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Ever Practical

Bouquets are beautiful, but they wilt and wither away after a few days. Chocolate lasts minutes before the box is empty and cards are everywhere during the holidays. My favorite gifts to give/receive are ones that last a little longer and create new experiences with their use. Yarn for a new project, a set of brand new needles or a collection of patterns to browse and work on over the next year will be lasting memories just as the act of making a present for someone brings them to mind constantly. My first pick is one of our Beginner Blanket Kits! Six different Preciosa color palettes (plus a cute tote) go with our beginner friendly, swoon-worthy knit and crochet blanket patterns.

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Perfect Patterns for Lindy Chain!

It's official! The weather is gorgeous, flowers are blooming and I'm ready for something a little lighter weight on my needles. Lindy Chain to the rescue! I still can't get over how delightful finished projects feel in this yarn. In the ball the strands feel a little crisp because of the linen content and chain ply of the yarn, however once each project is blocked the fabric acquires such a lovely drape and surprising softness that's simply irresistible. In honor of our latest offer for a free ball of Lindy Chain with a $25 order, here's a pattern round-up of my favorite projects!

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The Beginner Blanket Two Ways: Knit + Crochet

Say hello to your favorite new blanket - easy enough for even the most timid beginners while more experienced crafters will enjoy the meditative repetition (perfect for netflix marathons)! This super easy pattern uses simple stitches to make a bold impact with large, modern stripes. And taking cues from all of the knitters and crocheters here at Knit Picks, we decided to make two versions - knit and crochet - that each shine with undeniable beauty while highlighting the essence of each craft.

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Beyond Socks: Pattern inspiration for your sock yarn stash

With our sock yarn sale coming to an end in a few days (March 25th to be exact, mark your calendars!), we wanted to share a few of our favorite patterns that go beyond the handknit sock. Think small accessories like mitts, shawls, scarves but also garments! Sock yarns are simply wonderful for larger projects like cardigans and pullovers. Ready for a dose of sock yarn inspiration? Vernazza by Cristina Ghirlanda Knit in Gloss Fingering, these simple mitts can be knit in an endless combination of ways by mixing up the stripes with bold colors. Vernazza by Cristina Ghirlanda

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2015 Fair Isle Collection Look Book

Bright pops of color and captivating patterns are hard to resist during the grey days of winter. And Fair Isle is the perfect remedy for us knitters, though it can be a bit intimidating at first! We carefully crafted the 2015 Fair Isle Collection to walk knitters through the fair isle technique with pint-sized projects like the Lavender Sachets. Once you've built up the foundations of fair isle, you'll be ready to tackle slightly larger projects like the Earflap Hat & Cowl Set. Finally - the culmination of technique and dedication ends one of several tempting sweaters and cardigans. Want to see more? Take a peek through our 2015 Fair Isle Collection Look Book to discover your next color crush!

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Efflorescence Throw

When we came up with an idea of doing a crochet afghan book, my thoughts immediately went to my late grandmother, who made so many snuggly blankets over the years. Nearly every year, I received one - each one different but beautifully done. So when I thought about what I wanted to do for my pattern, I remembered how she loved doing all types of granny squares and piecing them together. I grabbed some Wool of the Andes Superwash and played around with my hook - in the end, I came up with my Efflorescence Throw.

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