Learn to Crochet a Marguerite Dishcloth

If you love learning new crochet stitches like I do, you will love making a Marguerite Dishcloth. Its clam shell spike stitch is alternated with rows of single crochet and waves of color throughout. In our new tutorial, Heidi takes you through all the key steps to making your very own version. Use the colors suggested or substitute your own, for a great pop of color in your kitchen.

Handy links:

Free Marguerite Dishcloth Pattern

Comfy Worsted Yarn

KP Crochet Hooks

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A closer look at Knits for Everybody!

Our new Knits for Everybody pattern collection is our answer to any knitter’s age-old quest for basic patterns that fit virtually everyone on their knitting list. No more scouring the internet or your library of books, this pattern collection has everything you need to knit simple hats, mittens, socks, slipper and pullover sweaters in both fingering and worsted weight yarns from newborn to men’s XXL sizes. Pretty stellar, huh? Read on for more pictures and descriptions of each pattern!

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One-Week Cotton Yarn Sale

Summer may be coming to an end in a few short weeks, but that’s not stopping us from treating ourselves to our favorite cotton yarns – at up to 30% off*!

knit picks cotton yarn sale

With a selection of cotton yarns from lace weight all the way up to bulky for quick crafting, you’ll be sure to find something to add to your yarn stash. But hurry, this one-week sale ends soon – get your favorite cotton yarns at a delightful discount through September 7th!

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September 2016 CALENDAR

A month of transition, September offers up the last few weeks of summer followed by the first day of fall. And you know what that means? It’s time to break out our woolens and cast on for cozy sweaters and accessories. To soak up those last moments of summer, we’ve put together a lovely sunset-inspired background for this month’s calendar.

To get the free September 2016 calendar background of your choosing (for smart phones, tablets and desktop computers), simply click the applicable device icon below. Enjoy!

knit picks August 2016 Calendar

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Fair Isle Tip of the Week with Andrea Lum

In our last installment of Fair Isle Tip of the Week, Andrea Lum talks about the specifics: yarn dominance, holding your yarn, and managing floats. If you’re new to fair isle knitting, these might be completely new topics to you but don’t worry! Andrea is here with some useful tips that are sure to get your fair isle knitting off to a great start.

For great fair isle patterns, check out our newest collection, Creative Color: 2016 Fair Isle Collection, also available as an ebook!

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City Tweed Sale Ends Tomorrow!

Hear that? It’s the last call for our latest monthly yarn sale featuring City Tweed! Tomorrow is your last chance to save 20% on this fabulous little luxury yarn. Perfect for cozy sweaters with a rustic flair or classic accessories, this tweedy masterpiece comes in both DK and Aran/HW weight. Need some inspiration before you grab your skeins? Read on for some of my favorite patterns in City Tweed!

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