Diadem Solids!

Diadem Alpaca Silk Yarn

Diadem DK was a very special and very limited edition yarn that first made its appearance during last year’s epic Cyber Monday sale. The metallic hues were incredible and the plush DK weight of this alpaca silk yarn was absolutely lovely – which is why we are so happy to see this yarn back in an array of saturated solids inspired by prized jewels and gemstones.

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Ricochet Lace Dishcloth

I love the idea of trying out new-to-me lace patterns in a dishcloth before I launch into a lengthier project with intricate yarn overs. The columns of fan shapes in the Ricochet Lace Dishcloth caught my eye when I was flipping through one of my vintage dictionaries and I wanted to take an afternoon to see if I liked the general “rhythm” of the pattern before I committed to a larger project like a cowl with this stitch. Thus the Ricochet dishcloth was born!

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Run Run Run Bags

Here at Knit Picks, we have been busy looking for product just for you!  In our search, we found Run Run Run bags which are the perfect go to bag to fit any need. These bags are made from a thick, machine washable fabric. With double-bound seams and liners made from recycled plastic bottles, they’ll carry your heaviest loads. Each bag holds up to 65 pounds and is RVC, phthalate, and lead free. The bags are a compact size until you are ready to use them! There are five fold-away tote bag designs in assorted fun colors. They are perfect for work, play, and everything in between.

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New Yarn – The Big Cozy!

We have a brand new yarn out today!

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The Big Cozy (the name always makes me think of one of my favorite movies, The Big Sleep) is a super bulky alpaca/wool blend that is SO SOFT.  I haven’t actually worked with super bulky yarns in years so I figured I should play around with it.  I grabbed the largest needles I own (size 13) and a skein of both Marine Heather and Finnley Heather and decided to make a hat!

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From the desk of…Jill Wright

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This is the last week that we are touring the creative spaces of several designers from our new fall collection, Burnished and Jill Wright is the final contribution! Jill is both a knitwear and crochet designer and has been a part of several exclusive Knit Picks collections. For Burnished, she designed the Aspen Pullover Knitting Pattern – a classic staple for any cool weather wardrobe. Let’s hear what sparks Jill’s creativity and what inspires her designs.

Jill Wright Pullover Knitting Pattern

where all the magic happens…in Jill’s recliner!

design inspiration: We have huge, tall Ponderosa pines as well as Colorado Blue Spruce, and Aspen trees whose leaves flutter beautifully in the gentlest breeze. Aspen leaves turn the most gorgeous shades of yellows, rusts and reds in the fall, and silhouetted against the deep blue Colorado sky the views they produce on the hillsides are just stunning. I liked the idea of having sparks of interest all over this sweater by having the central stitch pattern worked up both center front and back.

 

Aspen-Pullover-Knitting-PatternThe Aspen Pullover from the Burnished: 2014 Fall Collection

 

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September Wallpaper Calendar

Fall is just around the corner and the new September wallpaper calendar definitely captures the spirit of this cooler season. Soon we will be returning back to cozy sweaters, savoring hot chocolate and enjoying our favorite crafts to keep us busy during the longer nights.

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

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