August 2016 Calendar

We’re still reveling in the summer sunshine and all things lace! To celebrate the month of August, we’re showing off our radiant new lace yarn – Luminance. We’ll be lovingly adoring this 100% silk yarn on our computers and on our phones. The colors just make us smile!

To get the free August 2016 calendar background of your choosing (for smart phones, tablets and desktop computers), simply click the applicable device icon below. Enjoy!

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Desktop wallpaper calendar for mobile 2015
Desktop wallpaper calendar for tablet 2015
Desktop wallpaper calendar for desktop 2015
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Free Pattern Friday – Lovely Lunch Bag

Since I bring my lunch to work everyday, I was particularly excited when designer Faith Schmidt showed me her idea for a knitted lunch bag pattern, as an alternative to a boring brown bag. It was perfect – small enough to carry around comfortably but large enough to hold my lunch. And now we have it available for you for free – check out the Lovely Lunch Bag!

Free knitted lunch bag pattern - Lovely Lunch Bag from knitpicks.com

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Uniquely You: Choosing a colorwork palette

A sequel to our 2015 Fair Isle collection, Creative Color is packed with 15 brand new patterns for colorwork knitting from our favorite independent designers!

The projects range from accessories to complex fair isle sweaters, but all are equally stunning! But what happens if you love the pattern, but the color palette just isn’t your style? It’s a bit more complicated to substitute colors for a pattern that calls for many different shades – but it’s definitely not impossible!

To show you just how versatile colorwork can be, we’ve chosen three different projects from Creative Color and knit up swatches in alternate colorways as inspiration. Let’s get started!

1. The Carivel Colorblock Sweater by Megan Spencer

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Creative Color: Our New 2016 Fair Isle Collection

Crazy for colorwork? Say “hellooooo!” to our new 2016 Fair Isle collection: Creative Color! This collection is an explosion of gorgeous autumnal jewel-tones, impressive motifs and utterly wearable knits. Newcomers to Fair Isle can try their hand at one of the classic accessories while experienced knitters have plenty of intricate sweaters to choose from for their next knitting challenge. Today we’ll be looking at three of the stunning pullovers from this brand new collection.

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ENDING SOON: The Summer Yarn Sale

Whether you’re planning your next project or just looking to add your favorite yarns to your stash, the summer yarn sale is the best time to stock up and save big! With over 1,000 yarns on sale up to 40% off, you’re sure to find something for you – but hurry, because this sale is ending soon!

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Want to save an extra 10% off your purchase? Of course you do!

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Our sale is on sale! (and everything else, too)

Surprise! We’ve got sunny savings in store for you – get an extra 10% off sitewide with the promo code SUMMER10* at checkout.

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The best part? You’ll also enjoy the additional discount on everything included in our summer yarn sale. Which, by the way, is ending very soon! There is officially less than a week left to save big on over 1,000 yarns. Treat yourself to your favorite stash-worthy yarn or try a new-to-you yarn, either way – don’t forget to double up the savings with the code SUMMER10.

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Favorite Knit and Crochet Books

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As the Administrative Assistant here at Knit Picks, I get to see every book that comes into our office. It’s really fun to see whats new and exciting in the world of yarn – although I admit it’s also distracting… I get inspired and all I want to do is play with yarn instead of work! So before I head off to plan my next knitting project, here are a few of my favorite knit and crochet books to cross my desk recently.

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