Tucked In: The Darling Blanket

The Darling Blanket | Knit PicksHi, I’m Heidi, and I’m a blanket addict. I began my crochet love affair with two years ago with my first blanket, and haven’t looked back since. Naturally, I was delighted at the idea of  Tucked In, a collection of crochet afghans designed by everyone here at the office.

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Northwoods Pattern Collection


One of the things I love about our new pattern collection, Northwoods (and there are so many things), is how sophisticated and polished all the project are, while still being down-to-earth. They’re all just so wearable, you know? And the cable stitches add a lot of interest without being overwhelming to knit. Today, I’m highlighting a couple of my favorite patterns from the collection, with some exclusive images from the photo shoot that I couldn’t fit into the book.

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Pom Pom Love, Part 2: Thanksgiving!

In the last installment of our series about creative ways to use pompoms, we made fun objects that kids could enjoy. With Thanksgiving just around the corner (hard to admit, isn’t it?) let’s look at 3 fun ways pompoms, made with luxurious Diadem yarn for an extra luxe look, can enhance your holiday home.


These pompom place cards are a fun way to decorate your table and tell your guests where they should sit.

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Stars + Stripes Blanket

Squares and Stripes Blanket from Tucked In - KnitPicks.com

The idea for Tucked In, a collection of crochet afghans designed by everyone here at the office had me reaching for four of my favorite Wool of the Andes Superwash colors and immediately crocheting up a storm of test swatches before we even finished outlining the concept! After the first hour, I knew I wanted to do a mixture of granny squares and granny stripes, all that was left to do was to work out how Brass Heather, White, Clarity and Cadet would work together throughout what would become the Squares + Stripes Blanket.

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Another Treat for Your Feet

I finally just started wearing socks again last week. Having a clinically-diagnosed, severe case of OCD (Obsessive Christmas Disorder: Any adult that is overly excited about Christmas and has a more than normal preoccupation with Christmas decorations and clothing or has more than two Christmas trees), my subconscious is constantly on the look out for Christmas cues – those magical markers that point the way to that sacred time of year. Socks are one of them.

Stroll Hand Painted Sock Yarn | Knit Picks

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Mrs. Merryweather Dishcloth

Knit Picks Mrs. Merryweather Free Dishcloth Pattern - 52 Weeks of Dishcloths

Wonderfully sturdy and reliable, the knit Mrs. Merryweather Dishcloth will work until the job is done, the tea is poured and the tea cakes are out of the oven! The two-tone effect of the two yarn colors creates a subtle depth to this stitch on both right and wrong sides. The right side features a smooth fabric, perfect for polishing while the wrongs side has rows of shimmering pearl bumps to give you extra scrubbing power. This woven linen stitch might be time consuming but that makes it all the better for an evening in front of the telly with your favorite program!

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