Aptly named, The Big Cozy is the perfect yarn for super-soft, fabulously quick projects! We’re featuring The Big Cozy at 20% off for our monthly yarn sale in June, making this the perfect time to grab a ball or two for your next project. Need some inspiration? Read on for some lovely patterns in this must-have yarn!
The official start of summer is just around the corner and we’re celebrating with cheery shades of Hawthorne yarn this month! Great for sturdy socks and colorful accessories, Hawthorne is a staff favorite for summer travel knitting and crocheting.
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Oh how I love Swish! Super soft, in a great array of colors, it’s my go-to yarn for sweaters. I knit a lot of things for my kids, but I also use Swish just as much for adult size garments. Today is the last day to save 20% on both weights of Swish in our May Monthly Yarn Sale. To celebrate such a great yarn, here’s a round-up of things I’ve made, in Swish!
Looking forward to the weekend? Our “chill zone” blog posts offer suggestions of cocktails to sip, snacks to make, music to listen to, and of course, crafty projects to cast on for! Since it’s Memorial Day weekend here in the US, these are some great things, we think you might enjoy over the long holiday weekend.
We see a lot of projects come through the doors here at Knit Picks. From the samples we have knit for our collections, to staff projects that span all levels of craft, there’s nothing like swooning over someone’s hard work, appreciating all the hours that went into their creation. It’s the projects from customers, however, that often make us gasp with delight. It’s fun to see how they used a certain yarn a certain way, and it never ceases to surprise us how creative our customers really are, constantly! Here are 5 amazing projects knit in Knit Picks Yarn. Maybe one of them will inspire you!
Did you know we have some pretty great kits on our site? Ranging from technique-based tools to simply adorable accessories, we have a kit for just about every crafty moment that might arise. Take a peek at some of our brand new kits to see if there’s something that you just have to have!
With some recent staff changes here at Knit Picks, we have a number of employees who are new to knitting. It’s fun to check in with them to see how they’re progressing. I love to hear about their trials, and how they’re completing projects and gaining confidence along the way. You might remember Alexis from the podcast she did a while back on being a newbie. She’s been working on a scarf from our Learn to Knit Club Kit, and look how well she’s doing! Here are the dispatches from the Knit Picks Beginner Knitters, in their own words.
Have you ever wanted to learn to knit in the round, or on double pointed needles, but are unsure how? A simple hat, with handsome stripes and the perfect fit is an excellent way to get started on these techniques, and our new tutorial featuring the Benefaction Knit Hat will take you through every step! Stacey, who designed the hat, uses circular needles from our shorties set, and then changes to double pointed needles when the decreases result in too few stitches to continue with a circular needle.
KP Staffer Jennifer, relatively new to knitting, tried out knitting in the round for the very first time. She watched the tutorial, and tentatively cast on.