Our new Knit Picks mugs are here and I’m so thrilled with how they turned out! It was a long process to turn them from ideas and sketches into actual objects but ultimately very satisfying. Turns out it’s really cool to drink coffee out of a mug you had a hand in designing, who knew? And it’s always awesome to add some crafty love to everyday objects. I wanted to give you all a little peek into our process for designing these mugs.Read more »
The weather is cooling down and perhaps you’re looking at patterns closely, wondering if they are the designs destined to become your favorite hand-knitted garments. Maybe you like top down or bottom up exclusively. Maybe you only work in skinny yarns or bulky weight. Maybe you like to learn a new technique, or maybe you like colorwork or just a bit of lace. Our upcoming podcast entitled “Make or Break It” is about what makes a good pattern. We know that you know what works for you. Won’t you tell us what that is?
What three things do you look for in a pattern, that make it something you’d cast on for? Call our hotline at 360-334-4847 and let us know. If we use your recording in the podcast, you’ll get a “charm pack” of our favorite yarns. Call now!
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When playing around with stitch patterns for knitted dishcloths, I usually tend stick to simple ones, saving more complex patterns for things like socks, hats and sweaters. So for my newest, I used a knit and purl combination to create the neat effect of an image of a chain link fence – the Chain Link Dishcloth.Read more »
Wasn’t it a great summer? I fell in love…with Stroll Brights. I haven’t loved a yarn line this much in a long, long time. Now that most of it is sold out, those of us here in the office who loved it are scrounging around, looking for scraps in each other’s stashes to finish our neon projects. I have a few to finish up that I can’t wait to show you! This one, my go-to sweater for all newborns, is made in the colorway Hot Tamale (still available!).Read more »
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.Read more »
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!Read more »
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.Read more »
Do doctors make good knitters or crocheters? Has knitting ever seen you through a difficult personal or medical journey?Read more »
We have a brand new yarn out today!
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!Read more »
I’m trying a new craft: needle felting! Have you ever done it?Read more »