Run Run Run Bags

Here at Knit Picks, we have been busy looking for product just for you!  In our search, we found Run Run Run bags which are the perfect go to bag to fit any need. These bags are made from a thick, machine washable fabric. With double-bound seams and liners made from recycled plastic bottles, they’ll carry your heaviest loads. Each bag holds up to 65 pounds and is RVC, phthalate, and lead free. The bags are a compact size until you are ready to use them! There are five fold-away tote bag designs in assorted fun colors. They are perfect for work, play, and everything in between.

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New Yarn – The Big Cozy!

We have a brand new yarn out today!

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The Big Cozy (the name always makes me think of one of my favorite movies, The Big Sleep) is a super bulky alpaca/wool blend that is SO SOFT.  I haven’t actually worked with super bulky yarns in years so I figured I should play around with it.  I grabbed the largest needles I own (size 13) and a skein of both Marine Heather and Finnley Heather and decided to make a hat!

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From the desk of…Jill Wright

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This is the last week that we are touring the creative spaces of several designers from our new fall collection, Burnished and Jill Wright is the final contribution! Jill is both a knitwear and crochet designer and has been a part of several exclusive Knit Picks collections. For Burnished, she designed the Aspen Pullover Knitting Pattern – a classic staple for any cool weather wardrobe. Let’s hear what sparks Jill’s creativity and what inspires her designs.

Jill Wright Pullover Knitting Pattern

where all the magic happens…in Jill’s recliner!

design inspiration: We have huge, tall Ponderosa pines as well as Colorado Blue Spruce, and Aspen trees whose leaves flutter beautifully in the gentlest breeze. Aspen leaves turn the most gorgeous shades of yellows, rusts and reds in the fall, and silhouetted against the deep blue Colorado sky the views they produce on the hillsides are just stunning. I liked the idea of having sparks of interest all over this sweater by having the central stitch pattern worked up both center front and back.

 

Aspen-Pullover-Knitting-PatternThe Aspen Pullover from the Burnished: 2014 Fall Collection

 

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September Wallpaper Calendar

Fall is just around the corner and the new September wallpaper calendar definitely captures the spirit of this cooler season. Soon we will be returning back to cozy sweaters, savoring hot chocolate and enjoying our favorite crafts to keep us busy during the longer nights.

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

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Knit Picks and the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

You’ve seen it all over your Facebook freinds, Twttier feeds and the news. Celebrities, sports figures and everyday people are taking part. It’s the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge – where you are are challenged to make a donation to ALSA.org and post a video dumping a bucket of ice water over your head. It seemed so silly at first, but has gained in momentum and the last total I saw was 90+ million dollars raised to fight ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig disease).

This week, Knit Picks and the rest of the Crafts Americana team at Vancouver WA office were happy to take part, as ALS has affected members of our families. We made a donation for everyone who took part (22 staff members), along with personal donations.

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