The weather has definitely taken a SHARP turn towards dark and windy winter this past week and I’ve pulled out all of my favorite worsted weight short sleeve sweaters as armor during my mad dashes from house to car. I love the medium weight fabric of worsted wool but I hate smothering in all of those cozy layers whenever I duck into a steamy coffee house so I usually opt for short sleeves in my heavier sweaters. So practical and so much faster to knit! My newest sweater is a shortened version of Clare Lee’s free Brick sweater sweater from Ravelry in Wool of the Andes Tweed Down Heather. This pattern is a great basic sweater shape with raglan sleeves that’s easy to customize with little duplicate stitch motifs and changing the length of the sleeves and body to suit your mood (and the weather).Read more »
Can you believe that 2014 is just one month away from coming to a close? It’s also the time to kick your gift knitting and crocheting into high gear. And to help count down the days until the holidays, we’ve got a brand new downloadable calendar featuring Diadem, a luxe alpaca and silk blend yarn.
To get the free calendar background of your choosing (for smart phones, tablets and desktop computers), simply click the applicable device icon below. Enjoy!
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I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I love Stroll Brights. I think in the last office meeting here at Knit Picks I might have been referred to as “Our Lady of Stroll Brights”. I’ll take it! Now that my favorite yarn is back for as long as it lasts (and I know that won’t be long), I thought I might do a round-up of some great projects done in Stroll Brights. Perhaps you’ll find some neon inspiration, too.Read more »
I’m particularly excited about the free dishcloth pattern this week! I was thinking about a scarf pattern I did several years ago, a two color striped scarf where each color was 1 row – to achieve this, you slid the project back & forth on circular needles to pick up the working yarn. I started playing around with some Dishie one day, trying to recreate it (I can’t find the pattern anywhere, though this one is similar), playing with different stitch patterns, and I really loved how it looked in seed stitch. So here’s the Woven Lines Dishcloth!Read more »
Here at Knit Picks, our love for yarn is followed closely by our love for color. So it is with much delight that we announce that our much beloved 100% wool Palette is now available in 8 glorious tonals! The tones of each color dance gently from dark to medium to light, creating a stunning, yet subtle effect.
As you may have noticed – our annual cyber week sale has started and this year, it’s better than ever! In addition to the 800+ yarns and colors that are on sale, we also have a selection of special limited-edition yarns including the return of a few old favorites.
And as for exploring the BIG SALE – I’ve compiled a handy guide to navigating all of the stellar deals with my top 10 must-have yarns!Read more »
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Have you ever received a handmade gift that was absolutely dreadful? What did you do? Did you ever give something that took you months and months to make, only to have it be taken for granted by the recipient? Did you ever have a completely amazing experience giving someone something handmade? We would love to hear from you for our upcoming podcast “Handmade Holidays”. If you’ve got a …
Misty Rose is a fanciful version of a crocheted dishcloth to decorate your kitchen with as well as having a purpose. Pick two colors and create a blossom of your own. The Misty Rose dishcloth was a fun project to design and crochet. I have always loved the pink and grey combination, and the Dishie colors were perfect. In this project I decided that the grey would be my pop of color. The soft ruffles gives it a feminine and a little dressy look.Read more »