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Podcast Call For Entries: Animal House!

Many of you have knit with a variety of animal fibers: wool, alpaca, angora. Have you ever worked outside of the "animal box" and knit/crocheted/spun with the fiber of a more exotic animal? If so, we'd love to hear about it. Write to us at podcast@knitpicks.com. If you're included in our next podcast, you'll receive a "charm pack" of our favorite yarns. Write to us now! We'd love to hear from you.

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Podcast 237: Changes at Knitpicks

Alison and Jenny announce Kelley's retirement and discuss how some new staff members are bringing fresh energy to the company. Alison interviews Matt about the history of Knit Picks, as well as how the company is currently run, and his ideas for the future. Jenny introduces Holly, the new Multimedia Manager. So whether you've been a fan of KP for a while, or have found Knit Picks recently and are interested in where we've been and where we're going, this podcast is an interesting look behind the scenes of our business. 3 easy ways to listen...

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Podcast Episode 236: New Spring Yarns and In Bloom!

Spring is the ideal time for new yarns and patterns that inspire! Having kept the exciting news under wraps for months, Jenny and Stacey finally get to gush about Hawthorne, a yarn line inspired by the neighborhoods in Portland! And for a bright twist, there is also Stroll Brights, a neon-inspired special reserve yarn line. Finally, Jenny and Stacey introduce In Bloom, the new Spring collection featuring 15 patterns from independent designers.

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Our favorite past podcast episodes

The podcast is on a mini-vacation this week but fear not, we've collected a few of our favorite past episodes for your listening pleasure. Enjoy! Episode 1: The very beginning of the Knit Picks Podcast Episode 50: Kelley talks about her favorite knitting patterns to be handed down to future knitters in her family. Episode 126: The start of the Knit Picks Independent Designer Partnership program, which today is home to over 2,500 patterns from independent designers! Episode 152: Kelley shares her story about how she first learned how to spin in college. Episode 200: In honor of the 200th episode, Kelley revisits her ideal deserted island knitting.   3 easy ways to listen...

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Podcast Episode 235: A Meditation on Sock Knitting

In honor of the Sock Yarn Sale that is currently going on, Kelley focuses on the humble sock for this week's episode - a project that most knitter's are hardly ever seen without in their current work-in-progress line up. Although it may seem simple, the beauty of a knitted sock lies within it's practicality (both to make and to wear) as well as in it's ability to be a blank canvas. Kelley walks you through all of the steps of working a top-down sock, along with a plethora of handy tips and tricks along the way. As Kelley pauses to reflect on the clever construction of socks, both new and experienced knitters are sure to be inspired to cast on a pair of socks right away. Finally, Kelley catches you up with what she has on her needles at the moment. This week, the goal is all about simplicity and portability as Kelley reports from a Spanish language immersion retreat in La Paz, Mexico! 3 easy ways to listen...

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Podcast Episode 234: New March Collections

This week, Jenny and Stacey talk about all of the new collections coming out for the March catalog! Hear more about the designs included in two brand new collection: Worsted Basics and the Chroma collection. And new collections aren't the only exciting news for March, there is also a sock yarn sale and a DVD sale. Whether you get inspired to try a new technique or just stock up on your favorite sock yarns, Jenny and Stacey go over their favorite yarns and DVDs for a bit of inspiration. Finally, learn more about our 52 Weeks of Dishcloths campaign!   The Chroma Collection   New Collections: Chroma Collection ebook Chroma Collection printed book Worsted Basics ebook Worsted Basics printed book   3 easy ways to listen...

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