Keeping Home – January!

One of the most popular things on our site has been our free dishcloth patterns.  For two years, each week, we featured a new dishcloth that so many people used to practice new stitches, develop their skills, and of course, wash their dishes! These free patterns will always be on our site, but for 2016, we’re changing it up a bit. Every first Thursday of the month, we’re releasing a home set ebook – patterns for your kitchen or your bathroom, or anywhere else you’d like display or use these lovely items! We’re calling the series “Keeping Home”, and January’s set, called “Not Your Granny’s Kitchen” is just so sweet!

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Introducing: Alpaca Cloud Fingering Weight Yarn!

Do you like knitting and crocheting with alpaca yarn? I love it. Everything I make is so soft and light. I’m not a lace knitter, so when Alpaca Cloud Lace Yarn came out in such a stunning array of colors, I lamented that it was a bit too thin for anything I’ve got in my queue. Enter Alpaca Cloud Fingering Yarn, in such an amazing  palette and fingering weight for lightweight (but so warm!) sweaters, shawls, and amazing colorwork.

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Last Day: Get a free Knit Picks Tote

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Want to get a free Knit Picks exclusive tote*? Today’s the final day to take advantage of this tote-ally awesome deal and here’s how:

1. Add your favorite Knit Picks tote bag to your cart, you can find them HERE.
2. Do a bit of shopping, $75 or more
3. Enter TOTESFREE at checkout, in the promo box at the bottom of the cart page

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January 2016 Calendar

Happy New Year! To help usher in 2016, we’ve got a brand new January calendar for you to download onto your desktop computers, tablets and smartphones.

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

Knit Picks Desktop Wallpaper January 2016

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5 Great Free eBooks for 2015

One of my favorite things to see coming through the office, this past year,  has been our selection of great, free ebooks. Packed with useful, charming, hilarious patterns, they get me excited to cast on as soon as one comes out. Just in case you missed them this past year, here’s a recap of our top 5!

A Very Danger Christmas contains adorable ornaments that aren’t just for Christmas! Those monsters would make fun toys for children of all ages!

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Meet Your Teacher: Alison!

If you were lucky enough to receive our Learn to Knit Club Level 1: Dishcloth Kit for Christmas, please don’t forget that there is a great online tutorial ready to show you every step of making your first dishcloth. Whether you’re new to knitting or not, we thought you might want to get to know Alison, the Director of Knit Picks and teacher of the class, a bit better. So I asked her some questions, and was surprised to hear some of the answers, below!

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3 Ways to Use Your Knit Picks Gift Card

The holidays have come and gone – and chances are that many of you were lucky recipients of a Knit Picks gift card, yay! But now comes the eternal dilemma…how to most wisely spend your gift card: yarn, new needles, patterns and books for 2016 inspiration? As always, we’re here to help and have rounded up our favorite splurge-worthy ways to use Knit Picks gift cards!

1. The Luxury Yarn Sale
What can we say, after spending months and weeks crafting handmade gifts for others – it’s about time for you to indulge a bit! And what better way to treat yourself than with our favorite luxury yarns, up to 40% off.

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Presents, Presents, Presents EVERYWHERE!

It’s scramble time in the gift department! No matter how far ahead I start making presents I always find myself in a mad-dash of making, right up until my parents arrive for brunch Christmas morning. While this year has been no less frantic, I have a few last-minute gifts to share that will hopefully inspire you in your own crafting endeavors!

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