Introducing: Paragon Yarn

New yarn launch days are my favorite: it’s when we get to finally share all of the wonderfully new yarn love that we’ve been secretly swooning over for the past few months. And this yarn is no exception, Paragon is a sport weight yarn and it’s the holy trinity of yarn for me – it has a little bit of everything that I love in a yarn.

First – it’s got 50% Mmmmerino, which adds that distinctive bounce and squish that I can’t get enough of in a yarn. Secondly – there’s 25% Baby Alpaca, which adds a softness and an extra dose of warmth. And the last 25% of Paragon is made up of luxurious silk, which is what adds that incredible sheen.

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Sock Talk

Let’s talk about sock knitting, shall we? I’m not one to be constantly knitting socks, but occasionally I get so excited about a pattern that I’ll knit up a pair or two quickly, only to return to sock knitting a couple of years later. I also love sock yarn. I love it for everything from cardigans to baby items to socks, of course! With our sock yarn sale going on until tomorrow (up to 40% off sock yarns!) it’s a great time to stock up on your favorites. So let’s discuss some great Knit Picks items, related to socks, shall we?

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Meet Alexis!

We’ve made a few changes in the office recently and I’m pleased to introduce you to one of our newest Knit Picks team members, Alexis! For the past year Alexis has been working in our photography department and assisting on all the Knit Picks photo shoots but she’s recently moved upstairs to join our Purchasing Team. Now, instead of wrangling lights or photographing endless skeins of yarn, she’s placing orders for cool new tools and making sure we have all the great colors of Palette always in and ready to ship. We asked her some quick questions about her crafty background and her experience working here over the last year and a half!

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Hi Alexis! Just how long have you worked here?

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Dressing for The Bunny

I have two daughters, ages 2 and 3, and they increasingly like dressing up. They like very typical things for girls – twirly skirts, soft colors, and sparkles. I don’t have time to make them lots of clothes, but for special occasions and holidays, I try to gift them some handmade things to wear. Easter is coming early this year, so I’ve been busy crafting their outfits. Want to see what they’ll be wearing to meet The Bunny?

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9 Things We’re Loving for March

The first day of Spring is one long week away (and St. Patrick’s Day is even sooner!), so naturally we’re already celebrating the changing seasons with bright, cheerful shades of gorgeous greens for our March Guide.

Knit Picks March Guide
1. Stroll Tonal Yarn in Springtime>> 2. Lydia’s Lily Pad Dishcloth – free pattern>> 3. San Francisco Tote>> 4. Chibi Darning Needle Set>> 5. Phil Soak Basin>> 6. Shine Worsted Yarn in Macaw>> 7. Palette Yarn in Limeade Heather>> 8. Daisies Cardigan pattern>> 9. Mini Kacha Kacha Row Counter>>

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Green Yarn Sale

It’s the luck of the stylish: for one week only, save up to 40% off on green yarns*! We couldn’t help but celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a wee bit early with a yarn sale filled to the brim with gorgeous greens of every shade.

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Need a dose of inspiration for all of that green yarn you’re stocking up on? Our new collection, Celtic Journey, is filled with patterns adorned with cables and textures and the print book is now back in stock (it was so popular, that we sold out of the print book shortly after launching it only a month ago)!

Additionally, I love how it includes a versatile mix of patterns including sweaters, accessories and an irresistible blanket. Check out a few of the lovely patterns from Celtic Journey below (and did you notice, they are all knit in green yarns)!

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Do you have a favorite green Knit Picks yarn? We’d love to hear about your most loved shades of green in the comments below!

Ready to shop the green yarn sale? You can find it HERE.

*Limited to stock on hand, not valid on past purchases. Sale ends March 16, 2016.

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