The Monthly Yarn Sale: Billow

bulky cotton yarn knit picks yarn sale

November is here and with it comes a brand new monthly yarn sale – for the entire month, save 25% off our lusciously soft and bulky cotton yarn, Billow.

I adore the texture of crochet, it has a unique thick and thin quality that lends itself well to simple stitches. I also personally love to crochet with Billow, think big blankets that are oh-s0-soft and comfy. So if you’re looking to make a larger project with this dreamy cotton yarn, now is the time to indulge and save at the same time.

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November 2015 Wallpaper Calendar

From the leaves falling from the trees to the warm glow of a fireplace, there are autumnal shades all around us this time of the year. We love these comforting colors of fall, which is why we chose these stunning shades of Andean Treasure for our November calendar.

To get the free November 2015 calendar background of your choosing (for smart phones, tablets and desktop computers), simply click the applicable device icon below. Enjoy!

October 2015 calendar wallpaper free download knit picks

Desktop wallpaper calendar for mobile 2015
Desktop wallpaper calendar for tablet 2015
Desktop wallpaper calendar for desktop 2015
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Welcome to the Halloween Chill Zone!

Are you excited for Halloween? Whether you’re going door to door with the kids, staying in to answer the door, or turning out the light to craft, here’s some fun links to help you have an absolutely spooktacular Halloween!


You might like to


Pumpking Dishcloth

Miniature Halloween Crochet Collection

Knit some Shelob’s Lair Socks

Knit a Bat Hat and Mask (in just a few hours!)

Make a Knitted Animal Hat for the entire cold weather season!


Mummy Juice Boxes for the kids

Poison Caramel Appletinis for the adults!

Listen to:

Our Halloween Spotify Playlist!

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Podcast Call For Entries: Getting Published


Have you ever been published in a knitting publication? Have you published patterns on Ravelry, or elsewhere, to an interesting result? We’d love to hear about it for our next podcast. Submit your stories to, and if we use your entry, you’ll receive a “charm pack” of our favorite Knit Picks yarn.

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Twelve Weeks of Gifting: The Impressionist Afghan

For the fifth week of our Twelve Weeks of Gifting, where we bring you free patterns available for one week only, we’re offering up the Impressionist Afghan pattern! Knit up in a gradient of Stroll Tweed colors held double, this blanket has wonderful drape, and is the perfect size for staying cozy on the couch. The pattern features simple garter stitch for the body and a lovely leaf motif for the border, a perfect project to keep you company while you work through your favorite movies this fall! The Impressionist Afghan is free through next Tuesday, so grab a copy and check back next Wednesday for the sixth pattern in our series!

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Learn to Knit Club: Meet Your Teacher, Stacey!

Are you new to knitting, or do you have a friend who’s been wanting to learn for a while now? Our new Learn to Knit Kits come in three levels, perfect for beginners of all levels. Each kit contain needles, yarn, a yarn needle, an instruction booklet, and a pin to wear when you’ve completed your project, all in a handsome box great for storage or giving. We also have tutorials for each of these kits, so any new knitter will be instructed by a Knit Picks staff member, each step of the way. The scarf pattern in our Level 2 kit was written by Stacey, who also teaches the class!


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Staff Projects: Finished Fall Knits

Here at the Knit Picks’ office, several of us have been in a finishing frenzy! It seems like every other week, we’re admiring a newly finished project while planning and rearranging our own pattern queues.

And in that spirit of sharing inspiration, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite recently finished knits that have been spotted at the Knit Picks’ office.

1. Jenny: The Rockefellar Cardigan

As soon as I had a few balls of Tuff Puff yarn in my hands, I knew what was in store for me: a giant, puffy cardigan. And it was off to the bookshelves for me – searching for the perfect pattern which I ended up finding in an older book: Twinkle’s Big City Knits by Wenlan Chia.

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9 Things We’re Loving for October

October is in full swing, which means it’s time for all things black and orange! We’ve rounded up our favorite spook-tacular treats for this special Halloween edition of our monthly style guide.
Knit Picks October Guide

1. Pumpking Dishcloth>> 2. Selfish Care Tag Labels>> 3. Big Cozy Yarn in Cobblestone Heather>> 4. Entwined Tall Mug>> 5. Sitting Pretty Shawlette>> 6. Palette Yarn in Black>>
7. Entwined Small Bag>> 8. Round Safety Eyes, 6mm size>> 9. Swish Worsted Yarn in Orange

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