26
Mar

In Bloom

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In Bloom is our newest (gorgeous) spring collection, and I’m so thrilled that I get to talk a little more about it! There are fifteen light-weight projects ranging from the pretty little Flora Headscarf in Palette Bluebell to the super detailed lace weight Juliet Cardigan. There’s something for everyone in this collection and it will definitely be my go-to as I prep for warmer weather and clearer skies.

24
Mar

Yarn Madness Round 2 – The Cool Cottons Bracket

Well, Round 1 is complete!  In the most heated battle, Wool of the Andes vs Palette, there were less than 40 votes between the winner and loser!  But WoTA reigned supreme with 52% of the votes.  The other battles were fairly decisive with Capra (70% of the votes), Wool of the Andes Bulky (63% of the votes) and Alpaca Cloud (74% of the votes) all coming out on top and moving on.  Here’s the updated bracket:

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20
Mar

Sloped Lines Dishcloth

This week’s design for our 52 Weeks of Dishcloths is the Sloped Lines Dishcloth! When I started digging through stitch patterns for my design, I knew that I wanted to stick to crochet for this week. I just love the texture and unique lines that crochet stitches are able to bring to life. And I just couldn’t resist the meandering lines that hug the small clusters of double crochets.

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17
Mar

Worsted Basics

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I’m so glad that I finally get to talk about one of my favorite collections to date - Worsted Basics! I love working with worsted yarn and it’s a delight to be able to find a whole collection of projects in the same weight in one place. The projects are fantastic which made it easy to take some gorgeous photos of them on location at a house in the lovely Forest Park area. I love those deep, dark woods and we were able to take advantage of lovely scenery between rain showers by ducking into the cute house for a few projects.

14
Mar

Our favorite past podcast episodes

The podcast is on a mini-vacation this week but fear not, we’ve collected a few of our favorite past episodes for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!

Episode 1: The very beginning of the Knit Picks Podcast
Episode 50: Kelley talks about her favorite knitting patterns to be handed down to future knitters in her family.
Episode 126: The start of the Knit Picks Independent Designer Partnership program, which today is home to over 2,500 patterns from independent designers!
Episode 152: Kelley shares her story about how she first learned how to spin in college.
Episode 200: In honor of the 200th episode, Kelley revisits her ideal deserted island knitting.

 

3 easy ways to listen…

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13
Mar

Slant Dishcloth

When I make myself dishcloths, I tend to go towards ones that I can finish quickly (so I can use them right away – I always seem to make them when I need them the most).  I also prefer ones I can work on when doing other things like reading or watching TV so they need to be easy enough I don’t have to keep referring to the pattern.  So for my dishcloth this week, I came up with the Slant Dishcloth:

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