Looking for new ways to package your gifts? Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hannukah, or have a winter birthday in coming days, we’ve put together some ideas for creative ways to make your gifts look special.Read more »
I’ve only worked at Knit Picks long enough to design a few dishcloths, but it’s been a fun way not only to try new stitches, but to think of a story that goes along with each design. The story of Dorothy, known to almost everyone, was a great inspiration.Read more »
In previous posts in our pompom series, we looked at ways that children might love pompoms and how pompoms might have decorated your autumnal home or Thanksgiving table. In this, the last post of the series, let’s look at some unconventional Christmas ideas using pompoms from different Knit Picks yarns.
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The Ugly Sweater seems to be the rage these days and Knit Picks was up for the challenge! Let me introduce you to The Best of the Worst Ugly Sweaters 2014, a free eBook pattern download, now available just in time to be the hit at your next holiday party! All the sweater patterns use Wool of the Andes Worsted. (some of the optional items use Wool of the Andes Sport and Palette.)Read more »
When we came up with an idea of doing a crochet afghan book, my thoughts immediately went to my late grandmother, who made so many snuggly blankets over the years. Nearly every year, I received one – each one different but beautifully done. So when I thought about what I wanted to do for my pattern, I remembered how she loved doing all types of granny squares and piecing them together. I grabbed some Wool of the Andes Superwash and played around with my hook – in the end, I came up with my Efflorescence Throw.Read more »
The weather has definitely taken a SHARP turn towards dark and windy winter this past week and I’ve pulled out all of my favorite worsted weight short sleeve sweaters as armor during my mad dashes from house to car. I love the medium weight fabric of worsted wool but I hate smothering in all of those cozy layers whenever I duck into a steamy coffee house so I usually opt for short sleeves in my heavier sweaters. So practical and so much faster to knit! My newest sweater is a shortened version of Clare Lee’s free Brick sweater sweater from Ravelry in Wool of the Andes Tweed Down Heather. This pattern is a great basic sweater shape with raglan sleeves that’s easy to customize with little duplicate stitch motifs and changing the length of the sleeves and body to suit your mood (and the weather).Read more »
Can you believe that 2014 is just one month away from coming to a close? It’s also the time to kick your gift knitting and crocheting into high gear. And to help count down the days until the holidays, we’ve got a brand new downloadable calendar featuring Diadem, a luxe alpaca and silk blend yarn.
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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I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I love Stroll Brights. I think in the last office meeting here at Knit Picks I might have been referred to as “Our Lady of Stroll Brights”. I’ll take it! Now that my favorite yarn is back for as long as it lasts (and I know that won’t be long), I thought I might do a round-up of some great projects done in Stroll Brights. Perhaps you’ll find some neon inspiration, too.Read more »
I’m particularly excited about the free dishcloth pattern this week! I was thinking about a scarf pattern I did several years ago, a two color striped scarf where each color was 1 row – to achieve this, you slid the project back & forth on circular needles to pick up the working yarn. I started playing around with some Dishie one day, trying to recreate it (I can’t find the pattern anywhere, though this one is similar), playing with different stitch patterns, and I really loved how it looked in seed stitch. So here’s the Woven Lines Dishcloth!Read more »