Summer is definitely winding down… the days are shorter, the evenings a bit cooler, and the kids are back in school. Whether this makes you happy or sad, autumn is just around the corner. In preparation for the leaves turning colors and pumpkin-spice flavored everything, I thought I’d do a little round up of season shifting knit projects from Independent Designers to help us transition from lazy summer days to crisp fall nights.
No matter how hot it is outside, inside is always knitting time! Our newest yarn samplers are the perfect inspiration, whether you’re contemplating your next masterpiece or getting a head start on all those holiday gifts. Each sampler features carefully curated yarn lines and color combinations at a special 25% discount, every day. Here are some of my favorites from our newest samplers, along with a few pattern ideas to get you started!
Have you tried fair isle knitting before? When you’re reading a fair isle chart, things can get a bit tricky. This week, Andrea Lum gives some tips on reading your chart effectively, and mentions tools that can help you along the way.
Even though we are in the midst of a heat wave (along with much of the country), we still want to get our fall/winter knitting going. Instead of big projects like sweaters or afghans, we find ourselves constantly grabbing smaller projects to work on – items that can be done quickly during marathons our favorite tv shows while sitting in air conditioned bliss. An excellent pattern for that would be Joyce Fassbender‘s newest free hat pattern – CouCou Cable Chapeau!
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In the heat of summer, the staff here at Knit Picks have been busy knitting things for babies and kids. Whether it’s older patterns in new yarn colorways, or favorite yarns knit up in creative ways, this crop of baby knits made me want to upscale each one, for myself. See what you think!
Although we are experiencing a heatwave here in the Pacific Northwest, we’re staying cool with a few of our favorite ocean-inspired yarn, patterns and accessories. This month’s faves include everything from deep navy to classic cobalt and sky blue – we hope you love these as much as we do. Happy Crafting!
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.
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!