World Wide Knit In Public Day

Saturday, June 18 2016

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Better living through stitching together.

Did you know that this Saturday is World Wide Knit In Public Day? This event started in 2005 as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other’s company. From founder Danielle Landes: “Knitting is such a solitary act that it’s easy to knit alone somewhere and sink into your work without thinking about all the other knitters out there. Neighbors could spend all their lives never knowing that the other knits. This is a specific day to get out of your house and go to a local event (with your knitting in tow) just for people like you. Who knows you might even bump into your neighbor!”

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New! Complete Yarn Guide 2016
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You may have noticed that our catalog got little makeover a few months ago. As soon as we started planning the new look, we realized that having a complementary book of all of our current yarns would be a great idea, since they’re no longer included in the catalog. So as our graphic designer, I was in charge of putting it together. With hundreds of items, it was a lot of information to wrangle into a beautiful, cohesive package. I wanted to be sure that it was easy to use and that all of the photos were color-corrected so they’d be as accurate as possible for those consulting the yarn guide for color reference. I know how important that is for any knitter or crocheter, especially for projects with multiple colors, like Fair Isle. In fact, Knit Picks staff has used the yarn guide ourselves in several collection planning meetings for that very reason.
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My Favorite Tools, and a Sale!

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It’s time to talk tools! Whether you need to update your arsenal or simply add something new to the mix, our ongoing Summer Tool Sale is a great opportunity to place those long-awaited orders for everything you need to get crafting. I’m going to share some of my favorite tools that are part of the sale before, but make sure to check out our full range of sale tools online in the next week!

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Summer Knitting Projects

Fabulous knit and crochet projects for summer fun!

I think it’s safe to say that summer has arrived! Now that our sweaters have been packed away and we’re enjoying the sunshine, it’s time to pull out your summer knitting projects. Here are a few fabulous projects I’m hoping to cast on soon.

Summer Knitting Projects: Oyster Bay Tank

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I just love this Oyster Bay tank top! It’s knit in our fabulous lightweight linen Lindy Chain, which gives it an amazing drape and sheen. The simple diamond pattern along the sides make the perfect accent to this summer top. Designed by Kathryn Folkerth.

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Book Clearance Now On!

Do you love craft books? I sure do. My bookshelf at home is brimming with books related to the crafts I already love, as well as the crafts I so badly want to try. Well, we’ve just kicked off a huge book clearance where over 300 titles are up to 50% off!  With only a limited stock of many of the books on hand, many of these titles will not return, once they’re gone.

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So if your inspiration so often comes from books, head over to our clearance book section, and see what might grab your interest, today!

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Free Pattern Friday – Ombre Sea Kitchen Set

New month, new Keeping Home set! For June, we have a fantastic free kitchen knitting pattern set by the multi-talented Kalurah Hudson – check out the Ombre Sea Kitchen Set!

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This lovely set includes a washcloth, a hand towel. and best of all – an apron!  All feature a wonderful linen slip stitch along the edging, giving a pretty striping in complimentary colors. It also looks great on both sides!

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June 2016 Calendar

The official start of summer is just around the corner and we’re celebrating with cheery shades of Hawthorne yarn this month! Great for sturdy socks and colorful accessories, Hawthorne is a staff favorite for summer travel knitting and crocheting.

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

Knit Picks May 2016 Calendar

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Last Chance for May Monthly Yarn Sale – Swish – 20% Off

Oh how I love Swish! Super soft, in a great array of colors, it’s my go-to yarn for sweaters. I knit a lot of things for my kids, but I also use Swish just as much for adult size garments. Today is the last day to save 20% on both weights of Swish in our May Monthly Yarn Sale. To celebrate such a great yarn, here’s a round-up of things I’ve made, in Swish!

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