Perhaps you’ve picked out your favorite fair isle knitting pattern now (perhaps it’s from our new collection, Creative Color: 2016 Fair Isle Collection ) but you’re not in love with the exact colors the pattern uses. How can you go about substituting colors effectively, in fair isle knitting? Andrea Lum talks us through yarn progression and substitution, so you can knit the fair isle garment of your dreams.Read more »
Knit Picks staffers are keeping busy this summer by making adornments for their necks. From beginner projects to advanced, our team is working with color and texture to produce some gorgeous accessories that sure will come in handy when the cooler months come around. Check them out, and maybe you’ll cast on for a scarf, cowl, or shawl very soon!Read more »
Dorothy was definitely imagining a room full of cozy blankets, plush pillows, and sweet knit home decor when she clicked her ruby shoes together and whispered “There’s no place like home!” Decorate your abode with our new No Place Like Home collection, the patterns divided into three distinct styles: Farmhouse Flair, Southwest Style and Lodge Living. There’s something for every aesthetic and skill level in this sure-to-be-classic collection.Read more »
This week, fair isle knitter Andrea Lum tells us how to swatch for fair isle knitting. Have you ever done a swatch in the round? Learn why it works so well, for fair isle knitting.Read more »
From interchangeable knitting needle sets to fixed circs, double pointed needles and classic straight needles – our needle sale is now going on which means you get to save 10%! Just take your pick and enjoy the extra savings on a new pair of needles, or maybe indulge in a complete new set.
And what’s better than 10% off knitting needles? The fact that this sale includes both our new Majestic knitting needles and our new Shorties needles! Woohoo!Read more »
Are you new to knitting, and interested in fair isle knitting, but unsure of what the term actually means? Andrea Lum is here to give us tips on fair isle, in celebration of our new collection, Creative Color: 2016 Fair Isle Collection. This week, Andrea defines fair isle knitting, and shows you some different ways the technique is used, in garments and accessories alike.Read more »
Do you have certain “yarn categories”? It never used to get that specific for me but recently it’s changed. I used to have a few favorite yarns and use them for everything under the sun. Lately, I’ve noticed that I like to make specific things with certain yarns: wool is for sweaters, superwash wool is for kids, and acrylic (even in blends) is for toys, pillows, and blankets. Apparently, my colleagues have a similar ethos, because when Mighty Stitch Bulky and Super Bulky hit the office, we wasted no time in making things for around the house that really bring a smile to our faces. Check them out, and see if they bring a smile to yours, as well!
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My favorite luxury yarn, City Tweed is our featured yarn sale for the month of August! A blend of dreamy alpaca, and soft merino with distinctively rustic tweedy neps makes this the perfect yarn for sweaters, blankets, and oh-so-giftable accessories. Don’t even get me started on the drape (hint: it’s fabulous). You can save 20% on your order of City Tweed this month and, if you need an excuse, holiday gift-knitting is right around the corner! With introductions out of the way, it’s time to check out some amazing patterns in both City Tweed DK and HW.Read more »