Podcast 252: Charity Crafting – Listen NOW!

Have you ever crafted for charity? In this episode of the podcast, we feature charities that can use your handmade items! “Click for Babies” provides hospitals with purple hats to help protect infants. “Knitted Knockers” provides bra inserts to women who have undergone mastectomies. Podcast listeners highlight ways they contribute to non-profit organizations, and Knit Picks’ own Stacey talks about “Helping Hands: Made with Love, Given with Heart”, our recent book about charity crafting. Tune in to the podcast, and be inspired!

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9 Things We’re Loving for July

This month, we couldn’t help but be inspired by the summer sunshine! For our the July Guide – we chose yarns, projects and accessories that reflected our sunny disposition and focused on warm golds and bright, cheerful yellows. What have you been loving this month?
Knit Picks Style Guide for July 2015

1. Buddina Vest>> 2. Sunstruck Options Interchangeable Needle Set>> 3. Swish Worsted in Honey>> 4. Yarn Swift>> 5. Southampton Tote in Solar Ikat>> 6. Addis Abeba Shawl>> 7. Diadem DK in Gold>> 8. Retractable Tape Measure>> 9. Jumbo Interchangeable Needle Tips>>

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Summer Yarn Sale: Wool of the Andes Edition

Our summer yarn sale has all kinds of amazing deals just waiting to be found – but the most irresistible by far is Wool of the Andes Worsted! Over half of the 100 colors are on sale up – up to 30% off, which means you can nab some colors at only $1.88/50g ball. Very, very tempting indeed!

And a good yarn sale just wouldn’t be complete without a few patterns to pair with the new additions to your yarn stash. Wool of the Andes is such an amazing, versatile yarn and it’s perfect for everything from hats and toys to garments and home decor. Here are a few of my top picks for this wooly wonder!

1. Hats
Taking just a couple balls of yarn, Wool of the Andes is my go-to option for hand knit hats. Here are a few of my favorite go-to hat patterns – everything from simply ribbed hats to colorwork and cables, a little something for every kind of knitting mood that you might find yourself in.

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Summer Yarn Sale: Comfy Heathers for Small People!

Certainly one of our favorite fibers in recent months has been the Comfy Worsted Heather Special Reserve yarns. A blend of 75% Pima Cotton and 25% acrylic, Comfy is both easy on your hands and wallet. It’s the heathered colors that have us swooning, and now that they’re part of the Summer Yarn Sale, it’s even harder to resist stocking up on some more. Unfortunately, when they’re gone, they’re gone! Here’s two projects we’ve made in Comfy Heathers recently, as well as one suggestion – all for small people!

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Book Sale Pick – Geek Knits!

I proudly admit I am a huge geek – you should see my bookcase – so ever since Joan of Dark (AKA Toni Carr) contacted me about her new book awhile back, I have dying for it to be released. And now my dreams have come true – and even better, it’s part of our book sale! Check out Geek Knits!

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