Summer Yarn Sale: Comfy Heathers for Small People!

Certainly one of our favorite fibers in recent months has been the Comfy Worsted Heather Special Reserve yarns. A blend of 75% Pima Cotton and 25% acrylic, Comfy is both easy on your hands and wallet. It’s the heathered colors that have us swooning, and now that they’re part of the Summer Yarn Sale, it’s even harder to resist stocking up on some more. Unfortunately, when they’re gone, they’re gone! Here’s two projects we’ve made in Comfy Heathers recently, as well as one suggestion – all for small people!


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Book Sale Pick – Geek Knits!

I proudly admit I am a huge geek – you should see my bookcase – so ever since Joan of Dark (AKA Toni Carr) contacted me about her new book awhile back, I have dying for it to be released. And now my dreams have come true – and even better, it’s part of our book sale! Check out Geek Knits!

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July 2015 Wallpaper Calendar

Summer is in full swing and we’re celebrating July with our new, expanded selection of Alpaca Cloud lace yarns! There are now over 60 brilliant shades to choose from – perfect for creating endless color combinations and subtle gradients.

To get the free July 2015 wallpaper calendar background of your choosing (for smart phones, tablets and desktop computers), simply click the applicable device icon below. Enjoy!

July 2015 wallpaper calendar

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Desktop wallpaper calendar for desktop 2015


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KP Staff Projects: Sweater Edition!

Emily, Hannah, and Alison have been working hard on some new sweaters for themselves, and their handmade garments have turned out so, so well! Made in fingering weight, worsted, and bulky yarns, these garments are perfect for every occasion – from a day at the lake in the hottest weather, to cool nights camping in the forest. Check out some recent projects made by Knit Picks staff, and if you’re inspired to make a new garment, now is the time to buy the yarn! With 40% off over 600 yarns in our Summer Yarn Sale, you’re sure to find a fiber that will make knitting your next sweater an absolute joy. Now, let’s begin!


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Spring and Summer Seasons Shawl – Color Ideas

To accompany our new and expanded selection of Alpaca Cloud lace yarns, we’ve update of our all-time favorite lace designs – the Spring and Summer Seasons Shawl! This colorful shawl is knit with 2 strands of yarn held double throughout, in different combinations, to produce graduated color changes.


Spring and Summer Seasons Shawl Pattern

And with over 60 colors of Alpaca Cloud to choose from, you can get as bright and bold or soft and subtle as you want. And to kick start your creativity, we’ve put together 6 color palettes that would be stunning for this dreamy shawl.

Nothing says summer quite like the gradient of a tropical sunset – get transported to island time whenever you please with this glowing color combo.


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Summer Yarn Sale: Hawthorne Staff Projects

Have you checked out our Summer Yarn Sale? You’ll save up to 40% on over 600 yarns! Isn’t that amazing? It’s a great chance to stock up on your favorite yarns, and one of our favorite staff yarns here at Knit Picks is Hawthorne. There’s multicolored Hawthorne Fingering Yarn, also available in sport weight as Hawthorne Sport Mult Yarn , as well as Hawthorne Fingering Kettle Dye Yarn – there’s a colorway you’re sure to fall in love with! We love Hawthorne for its amazing stitch definition, sturdiness, ease of care, and softness. Here’s a round up of three staff projects we’ve made recently, in Hawthorne!

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Free Knit Dishcloth Pattern – Simple Lines

Cute, easy and fast – those are magic words for me when working up dishcloths – I’ll often wait until my current ones are in tatters before knitting or crocheting some replacements! So when I need a new dishcloth quickly, simple knits and purls are the way to go. And our newest free dishcloth pattern is a perfect example of that – Chelsea BerkompasSimple Lines Dishcloth.

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