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.

facebook_newsfeed_luxury*Select yarn lines and colors only. Limited to stock on hand. Ends Jan. 5, 2016.

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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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The Knit Picks Gift Guide: For Moms

Have you seen our annual gift guides? We just love putting together gifts for everyone on our list – especially when we are able to combine handmade gifts with a few special finds to round things out.

In this case, we put a few of our favorite things together for the Moms on our lists. We chose an easy-wearing poncho, a cute tote bag and an adorable print that speaks the eternal truth (Home is where Mom is) in addition to cozy boots and even a family gathering conversation stater game – perfect for the holidays!
Knit Picks Gift Guide

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Gift Cards to the Rescue!

Looking for a last minute gift for your favorite crafter? Don’t panic, you’ve still got time to get the gift that always fits: GIFT CARDS, of course!

The best part about gifting a Knit Picks gift card? You get to relax and enjoy another cup of hot chocolate; your recipient gets to indulge in their every fiber fancy. Everyone wins!

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Free Dishcloth Pattern – Glacial Spa Cloth

It’s the time of the year most of us forget to take care of ourselves – too busy rushing to & from holiday parties, family dinners, shopping malls and everywhere in between. So we think you should take a few minutes, whip out your crochet hooks and Shine Sport and crochet this little spa cloth to sooth your harried soul. Check out our newest free pattern – Glacial Spa Cloth by Beth Major!


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Twelve Weeks of Gifting: Dish Towel Set

Well folks, we made it! Welcome to our very last installment in our free pattern series: Twelve Weeks of Gifting. The grand finale and proverbial icing on the cake is our very favorite, ever popular Dish Towel Set pattern! So simple and wonderfully giftable, this is a great pattern for any knitter. I love seeing these projects knit up, tied with a pretty ribbon and gifted with a piece of handmade soap for a perfect mother’s gift, birthday or baby shower gift. Plus, this pattern calls for Dishie, a super-rugged cotton yarn perfect for cleaning up tough messes or super exfoliation!

Make sure to pop over and pick up your copy of the Dish Towel Set through Tuesday and get crafting in the last few days before Christmas.

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