I can say with all honesty that Preciosa is a huge staff favorite – when we received our early office shipment, the squeals of delight were deafening as we pulled bag after bag out of the box, each skein getting more and more love. While the bright candy colored tonal colors were the first thing that we crushed on, the soft cushy yarn itself was what made us fall head over heels in love. We describe Preciosa as a luxurious single-ply Merino yarn – but what does that mean for you when deciding on the perfect project for this yarn?Read more »
Do you feel the need to get crafty around Easter? I sure do! Maybe it’s the memories of egg dying, or maybe it’s the pastel color range that I never choose any other time of year, but something about Easter makes me want to make things. This year, I’ve been exceptionally short on time, so I made some wool felted eggs. It took about an hour, and most of the crafting was done by my washer and dryer. It was loads (get it? loads!) of fun, and the result was these felted eggs that I’ve found many uses for, around my house. Want to see how I made them?Read more »
With the arrival of a new month comes a wonderful new yarn sale. For the entire month of April, all 150 colors of Palette yarn will be on sale for 20% off! We love this versatile wool yarn for so many things: colorwork and fair isle, woolly accessories like mittens and hats, cozy shawls, tiny amigurumi and so much more.
Want to see the glorious rainbow of hues available in Palette yarn?Read more »
Spring is officially underway and we are celebrating April with the vibrant and playful colors of one of our favorite new yarns: Preciosa! The colors are so cheerful and remind us of clear blue skies, brightly colored flowers and warm weather.
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Our book sale is here again! With 40% all titles, it’s really hard to pass up the opportunity to browse new titles, or add a book you’ve been eyeing for while, to your shopping cart. Alison’s sea creatures have been eliciting such a great reaction both online and in the office, that I thought I’d present some of our favorite books for knitted and crocheted toys and dolls. Have a look! You might just see something (someone?) you just have to make.Read more »
We are officially a quarter of the way through our 52 Weeks of Dishcloths program! Have you been following along this year for 2015? We are so excited to have some of our favorite independent designers create these fun freebie patterns for us.
This week’s free pattern, Granny’s Rainbow Dishcloth, comes from designer Beth Major – she designed a classic granny square with a colorful rainbow twist that works up quickly and is great for using up those yarn odds and ends. It’s also a great pattern if you are new crochet and want some instant gratification.Read more »
Oh, Preciosa! I have not seen my coworkers squeal in such unison as they did when this yarn arrived in the office. Its single ply softness makes it an absolute JOY to craft with, and its gorgeous colors make your imagination (as well as your project queue) go wild. The greatest thing that happened when our staff grabbed some skeins: they cast on for such a diverse range of projects. From sweaters to stuffed animals, check out what we made!
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WARNING! It’s the last day to save 15% sitewide* – so now is your chance to treat yourself to some new Hawthorne and Swish Brights, or maybe you’ve had your eye on adding to your craft room with a new swift and ball winder!
To get in on the 15% sitewide sale, simply use the code SAVE15 the promotion code box on the cart page when you are checking out. It’s that easy!
You also have one last chance to double your savings – our Sock Yarn Sale** is coming to an end tonight as well!Read more »
With our sock yarn sale coming to an end in a few days (March 25th to be exact, mark your calendars!), we wanted to share a few of our favorite patterns that go beyond the handknit sock.
Think small accessories like mitts, shawls, scarves but also garments! Sock yarns are simply wonderful for larger projects like cardigans and pullovers. Ready for a dose of sock yarn inspiration?Read more »
We’ve had such fun in our blog series “Dishcloth Remix”, where we’ve re-purposed our popular 2014 dishcloths, available in our book 52 Weeks of Dishcloths: A Knit Picks Kitchen Spectacular. We’ve made a coaster and trivet set, a rug, a pencil or accessories bag, and a bread cloth. In our final installment in the series, we turned Emily’s Some Pig and Bear With Me dishcloths into an adorable shoulder bag perfect for your wallet and keys, or your crafting projects!
To make the bag, we knit up the Pig DishclothRead more »