All About the Blankets – Intarsia Style

Hello Stash Readers!

Hold onto to your hats, not only for the impending fall winds, but because I am making an intarsia baby blanket. You may remember me from my intro podcast or the post about my knitting the Learn to Knit Kit Scarf, if not I will give you a brief introduction. I am the merchandise planner for Knit Picks and new to completed project knitting. I’m great at starting things, but I was always merely dabbling. It wasn’t until I started working here that the bug truly took hold, maybe a little slower than others, but I’ve caught it and have gone a touch off the rails.

Once I mastered the knit stitch, completing my garter stitch scarf, I started another scarf in Tuff Puff practicing stockinette, and that is coming along swimmingly.

stockiette scaft

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Monthly Yarn Sale: 20% off Gloss Yarn

Beautiful Gloss Yarn from

Fall is here, and I’m ready for a really delicious knitting project that I can dig into. For the month of October, all weights of Gloss yarn (lace, fingering, and DK) are on sale for 20% off! Gloss is one of my favorite yarn families, it’s a beautifully balanced combination of fine Merino wool and shimmering silk. If you haven’t tried it yet, you’re in for a treat – Gloss has great stitch definition and shine, making it perfect for elaborate lace patterns and detailed cables. The silk also helps provide strength, and socks knit with Gloss Fingering hold up far better than 100% wool socks.

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October 2016 Calendar

As soon as there is a hint of a chill in the air, we’re digging out all of our handknit (and crocheted!) goodies! October is the month for falling leaves, pumpkin everything and of course, woolly tweed yarn to keep you warm all Autumn long. Our newest wallpaper calendar features our gorgeous City Tweed, perfect for those warm hats, cuddly scarves and oversized cardigans when you are outside enjoying the best of the season.

Free wallpaper calendar from

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Fabulous Felici sale!

Get your Felici now before it’s gone!

Felici sale! While supplies last, save 30% at

There are so many reasons to love Felici Sock Yarn! First, let’s talk about how super soft the Merino wool is (hint: it’s super – duper soft, 19.5 microns). The touch of nylon adds strength and durability, making it suitable for the rigorous wear socks get. Aaaand, Felici is machine washable, so you can wear them daily and they’ll still be gorgeous. And we can’t forget about the colors! Lots and lots of amazing colors to use in socks, hats, mittens, baby items, and accessories. The biggest reason to love Felici? A Felici sale!

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Baby Knits!

Knits for Everybody Sweater -

Our new Knits for Everybody collection couldn’t have come at a better time! My sister is about to have a baby in November which means that I immediately threw out my old queue of knitting projects and cast on for every baby project I could think of. Now, it’s been a long time since I’ve been around a baby and it’s hard to remember how absolutely teeny tiny they are when they’re brand new. Instead of winging it and just guesstimating the size of a newborn baby, I turned to Knits for Everybody to help me find just the right size!

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Podcast 256: Something for Everybody!


Podcast 256 has something for everybody! We hear from Knit Picks’ own Alison Backus about our new collection, “Knits for Everybody“, with basic patterns you’ll go back to again and again. The sweater pattern from this book is designed by Katy Banks, who talks on this podcast about her design process, and left handed knitting a whole different way. We’ll also talk to Vera Brosgol, author and illustrator of the new children’s picture book, “Leave Me Alone“, (pictured above) about drawing, knitting, and being left alone to do it all.

3 easy ways to listen…

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Book Sale: Great Knitting Books for Fall


There is no denying it – fall is in the air! For me, that means my attention is turned from outdoor activities such as boating and gardening, and towards indoor activities such as cooking and crafting. If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration for your own crafting projects, I have great news: it’s book sale time! Every in-stock book on our site is on sale for 40% off during our Fall Knitting Book Sale! (Of course, it’s not just knitting books, all crochet books are included as well) Here are a few titles that have my attention for fall crafting sessions:

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