23
Jun

Summer Yarn Sale is here!

It’s heeeerreeee! Our Summer Yarn Sale has officially kicked into high gear and this year, we have over 700 yarns up to 50% off! Whether you are looking to (finally!) knit something for yourself, looking to replenish a bit of your stash, or you just want to get an early start on gift knitting – our summer yarn sale is the perfect excuse to indulge in a few of your favorite fibers and shades.

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And to help spark your inspiration – I’ve put together a few palettes in some of my favorite yarns using colors that are part of our HUGE summer yarn sale.

 

Stroll Fingering (up to 35% off)

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I just love this bright and cheerful color palette! It reminds me of my childhood, which was filled with Jem and the Holograms, My Little Ponies and hours spent making drawings with my Spirograph – only this time, there’s a touch of grey added in to represent my adulthood staple shade: grey.

12
Jun

Firefly Dishcloth

In my mind, it’s Spring and I’m preparing for a long camping season here in the Pacific Northwest. At the campsite, I sit by the fire, turning my foil-wrapped potato on a stick and stirring my pot of baked beans slowly, relaxing with my husband and kids. After dinner, I wash the pots and pans with homemade dishcloths inspired by my surroundings.

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12
Jun

Craft in Public Week!

Craft in Public week starts on Saturday!

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(Ok, so it’s officially called Knit In Public but we here at Knit Picks all here do all sorts of crafts out in public so we prefer our term.  We like to be all inclusive!)

It runs from June 14 though June 22nd – so lots of time to show off your crafty selves! To be honest, I’m always knitting or crocheting in public so it’s fun to have a week to celebrate it.

5
Jun

52 Weeks of Dishcloths #23 – Picnic Basket Dishcloth

A few months back, I was working on a crocheted hat as part of some charity knitting I was doing.  I said to one of my friends, this hat needs something.  That’s when I learned how to do a ribbing in crochet.  I love it!  So when I went hunting for a pattern to use for this dishcloth, I ran into the basket weave pattern using the raised double crochet stitch that I used for the hat and thought perfect! I used Honeydew Dishie, which makes for a nice strong fabric.

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4
Jun

How To Dress Your Classic Baby

I used to buy new clothing for myself intermittently. Then I had kids, and the wardrobe budget went straight to them. It’s so much more satisfying to buy things that look adorable on your favorite little people, even if they wear them for about two weeks before they outgrow them. I love pairing my favorite store-bought items with the children’s clothes I make. Here’s a few ways you can do the same, using items from our newest kid’s collection “Classic Knits for Kids”.

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