8
Apr

Lovely to meet you!

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Hi! I’m Emily, and I’m the new graphic designer here at Knit Picks. I’m so excited to be able to combine my passion for knitting and the handmade with my love for design. It’s incredibly inspiring to spend my days surrounded by yarn, needles, new patterns, and the creativity of my co-workers. It’s so inspiring, in fact, that in the short time since I’ve joined the team, I’ve already cast on for two new projects, and my to-knit list has gotten substantially longer!

7
Apr

Yarn Madness Round 6 – Final 2!

All right folks, this is it!  After a grueling few weeks of battles, we have our Final 2!  The Final Four were so close – only had a handful of votes between the winner & loser in both battles.  But, Wool of the Andes prevailed over Alpaca Cloud and Comfy had a hard won victory over Cotlin.  So here is your updated bracket!

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Apr

Peach Margot

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Spring is HERE! Finally! The change in weather means I’ve been reaching for bright, cheery yarns. I’ve had a skein each of Cotlin Flamingo and Conch on my desk since we started this series of dishcloth patterns and I succumbed to their siren call for Peach Margot Dishcloth pattern. I LOVE how chipper they are together, especially in the Catherine Wheel stitch (one of my all time traditional favorites). This dishcloth reminds me of photos I’ve seen of flamingos in flight, all wings and necks.

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Apr

April Calendar

Just in time for Spring, we have a new free April Calendar available for download! To get the free calendar background of your choosing (for smart phones, tablets and desktop computers), simply click the applicable device icon below.

This month’s downloadable calendar features the wonderfully soft bulky cotton yarn Billow in Ice Lily, Lichen, Natural, Sagebrush, Ash and Turmeric (left to right). Enjoy!

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28
Mar

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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27
Mar

Neutral Stripes Dishcloth

This week’s design for our 52 Weeks of Dishcloths is the Neutral Stripes Dishcloth. I was going through my collection of dishcloths at home, and I realized that I tend to first pick a color palette and then do a number of variations using the same colors so that I have a matched set. I already have a ton of bright-bright-bright dishcloths for my kitchen, so for this pattern I wanted something that could alternatively be used as a spa or face cloth in the bathroom.

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