Speaking of Podcasts


I live and breath podcasts these days. At any given moment you can find me listening to one while I work (as I type this!), in the car, as I cook, clean, sew, weave, knit, crochet… basically my entire day is filled with surprising episodes from amazing podcasters. ‘Tis the season for some heavy-duty crafting so I thought I would put together a short list of my favorite podcasts to listen to! So sit back, grab your WIP and a mug of favorite tea, and explore these absolutely delightful shows.

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Podcast Episode 253: Getting Published – LISTEN NOW!


Have you seen independently run knitting magazines in the stores and wondered how they got their start? Have you designed patterns and wondered how to get them published? This episode gives you an inside look into publishing. Meghan Fernandes of Pompom magazine tells us about the history and future of the quarterly magazine. Emily Guise of Knit Picks tells us about her new collection, Big Art Knits. If you’re a new or seasoned designer, or a connoisseur of great patterns, this episode is for you!

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Twelve Weeks of Gifting: Woodland Winter Mittens

Welcome to the sixth week in our Twelve Weeks of Gifting series of free patterns! This week we’re featuring the beloved Woodland Winter Mittens pattern. Knit your way through the seasons with nature scenes that span both mittens in each pair. Falling leaves, grazing elk, Northern lights, snowflakes, snow birds, and a sprouting seed to signify the beginning of spring will keep your needles busy!

This pattern has a whopping 44 pages and includes three colorways – Original, Bright and our newest: Stormy (shown above), all for free, for one week only! Hurry over to the Woodland Winter Mittens to see the other colorways and download your very own copy before we’re on to our next installment, next Wednesday.

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The Monthly Yarn Sale: Billow

bulky cotton yarn knit picks yarn sale

November is here and with it comes a brand new monthly yarn sale – for the entire month, save 25% off our lusciously soft and bulky cotton yarn, Billow.

I adore the texture of crochet, it has a unique thick and thin quality that lends itself well to simple stitches. I also personally love to crochet with Billow, think big blankets that are oh-s0-soft and comfy. So if you’re looking to make a larger project with this dreamy cotton yarn, now is the time to indulge and save at the same time.

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November 2015 Wallpaper Calendar

From the leaves falling from the trees to the warm glow of a fireplace, there are autumnal shades all around us this time of the year. We love these comforting colors of fall, which is why we chose these stunning shades of Andean Treasure for our November calendar.

To get the free November 2015 calendar background of your choosing (for smart phones, tablets and desktop computers), simply click the applicable device icon below. Enjoy!

October 2015 calendar wallpaper free download knit picks

Desktop wallpaper calendar for mobile 2015
Desktop wallpaper calendar for tablet 2015
Desktop wallpaper calendar for desktop 2015
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Welcome to the Halloween Chill Zone!

Are you excited for Halloween? Whether you’re going door to door with the kids, staying in to answer the door, or turning out the light to craft, here’s some fun links to help you have an absolutely spooktacular Halloween!


You might like to


Pumpking Dishcloth

Miniature Halloween Crochet Collection

Knit some Shelob’s Lair Socks

Knit a Bat Hat and Mask (in just a few hours!)

Make a Knitted Animal Hat for the entire cold weather season!


Mummy Juice Boxes for the kids

Poison Caramel Appletinis for the adults!

Listen to:

Our Halloween Spotify Playlist!

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Podcast Call For Entries: Getting Published


Have you ever been published in a knitting publication? Have you published patterns on Ravelry, or elsewhere, to an interesting result? We’d love to hear about it for our next podcast. Submit your stories to podcast@knitpicks.com, and if we use your entry, you’ll receive a “charm pack” of our favorite Knit Picks yarn.

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