12 Weeks of Gifting – Free Forest Path Blanket Pattern!

Forest Path Blanket - Knitpicks.com

Welcome to week six in our 12 Weeks of Gifting series of free patterns! This week’s special (free) treat is the Forest Path Blanket pattern! Easy granny stripes in our popular and sturdy Wool of the Andes Worsted yarn makes this the perfect project to return to time after time. Easy to memorize and cozy to use, download this pattern for free this week and put those crochet hooks to work!

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November 2016 Calendar

As the days get shorter and the air grows chilly, it’s time to warm up with some woolly projects! This month’s free downloadable calendar features the some of our favorites patterns from our recent Under 200 collection. Clockwise from L-R: Kearsarge Shawl by Kathi Snodgrass, knit in the ultra-luxe Diadem DK; Leanan Hat by Stephannie Tallent, knit in our rustic and warm City Tweed HW; ZigZagging Hat and Mitts by Mone Dräger knit in silky soft Gloss DK and Daya Headband by Allison O’Mahony knit in our bright and fun Tuff Puff. All of these projects will keep you warm this winter – and are perfect for last minute holiday gifts too!

 Free Downloadable Calendar - Nov 2016 from knitpicks.com

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Knit Picks Halloween Chill Zone

I don’t know about you, but I have big plans for Halloween. (Well… big knitting plans, anyway.) Monday evening my family and I will be trick-or-treating, but this pre-Halloween weekend the fam plans to chill. And of course I’ll be working on my latest project! If you haven’t already planned something crafty for Halloween, we’ve put together a weekend’s worth of knit and crochet projects, must-watch movies, and the perfect snacks and drinks to enjoy. Join us in the Knit Picks Halloween Chill Zone!

If you want a good scare:

Knit Picks Halloween Chill Zone www.knitpicks.com

 

To knit: Shades of Leaves Shawl with our Island Sunset Alpaca Cloud Sampler
To drink: Caramel Apple Sangria
To eat: Pumpkin Spice Cookie Cups and Halloween Jalapeno Mummies
To watch: The Others

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New yarn alert: Super Tuff Puff!

Jumbo Yarn - Super Tuff Puff from knitpicks.com

Oversized knit and crochet projects are showing up everywhere lately – huge arm-knitted blankets, chunky ottomans, garter stitch pillows, you name it. I absolutely love the dramatic impact of these home décor accessories, but I absolutely do not love the usual price tag associated with extra-heavy supersized projects. I have also tried to make some of the jumbo-gauge projects I’ve seen on Ravelry using multiple strands of worsted weight or bulky weight yarn, but the look isn’t quite the same as those gorgeous pictures I see on Pinterest.

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9 Spooky things we love – October

It’s cold and raining here in the Pacific Northwest – which means Fall is officially here, and winter is on its way! It’s the season of fall knitting – working on your warm and cozy projects and sipping hot cider. But first… let’s celebrate Halloween, our favorite dark and stormy night full of frights and fun. This month’s favorite things include all things Halloween, everything you’ll need to prepare yourselves for the spooky ghosts and goblins that are sure to visit! We hope you love these as much as we do. – happy crafting!

9 Spooky Things We Love for October at www.knitpicks.com

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Behind the Scenes – Under 200 Pattern Collection

Under 200 Pattern Collection from Knitpicks.com

We are so ready for gift knitting season! Our newest collection, Under 200 features a range of stellar accessories that can be worked up quickly with under 200 grams of yarn. I thought I would showcase a few of my favorite projects from this essential collection as well as share some of the behind-the-scenes photos from our morning spent photographing in North Portland!

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12 Weeks of Gifting – Free Squeaky Clean Kitchen Set

It’s week 4 in our 12 Weeks of Gifting and 1 week closer to the gift giving season! If you’re looking for a quick and unique gift, this week’s free pattern is the ever popular Squeaky Clean Kitchen Set!

Free Kitchen Pattern - Squeaky Clean Kitchen Set - free until Oct 24 2016

Perfect for new homeowners or as a hostess gift, the Squeaky Clean Kitchen Set includes 3 different pieces that you can easily match to any kitchen decor. But I think the fun part for the knitter is practicing some new techniques!

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Halloween Project Round-Up

I am continually amazed at the creativity of knitters! From the pattern designers that turn our fiber into amazing projects for us to knit, to the crafters who create beautiful items with those designs, my breath is taken away daily. Since Halloween is just around the corner, I’ve rounded up a handful of my favorite Halloween knitting projects featuring Knit Picks yarns.

Halloween Knitting Projects: Little Monster Vest

Halloween Knitting Projects: Little Monster Vest www.knitpicks.com

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