Twelve Weeks of Gifting: Dish Towel Set

Well folks, we made it! Welcome to our very last installment in our free pattern series: Twelve Weeks of Gifting. The grand finale and proverbial icing on the cake is our very favorite, ever popular Dish Towel Set pattern! So simple and wonderfully giftable, this is a great pattern for any knitter. I love seeing these projects knit up, tied with a pretty ribbon and gifted with a piece of handmade soap for a perfect mother’s gift, birthday or baby shower gift. Plus, this pattern calls for Dishie, a super-rugged cotton yarn perfect for cleaning up tough messes or super exfoliation!

Make sure to pop over and pick up your copy of the Dish Towel Set through Tuesday and get crafting in the last few days before Christmas.

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9 Things We’re Loving for December

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We’re deep into knitting season, and whether you’re in torrential rain (like we are in the Pacific Northwest) or having a mild winter on the East Coast, or even in the height of Summer (hello, Australians!) here are 9 cozy things we’re loving this month. 1. Fawned Scarf Pattern  2. Big Cozy Yarn 3. Large Pompom Makers 4. Phil Basins  5. Stockbridge Pullover 6. Cable Me Cozy Pillow Cover 7. Cabled Pullover 8. Amour 15mm Crochet Hook 9. Brava Worsted Yarn. What are you loving most this month?

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Free 2 Day Shipping!

Did you get what you needed for those Christmas gifts? Have someone on your list who needs some crafty things? Or maybe it’s time to get a little something for yourself. Well, we’re offering free 2 Day Shipping for orders over $75*!

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With this, you’re sure to get it before the Christmas celebrations start in earnest – as well as in time to finish up those last minute gifts! At this time of year, there’s always something I’ve forgotten for someone and I’m sure I’m not alone. But make sure to get your orders in before December 20 at 9AM PST to take advantage!

*2-Day shipping offer extended to the contiguous United States only. Does not apply to gift cards, downloadable merchandise, past purchases or specialty drop shipments (wheels and looms). Limit one per customer; must be logged into Knit Picks account for promo to be valid. No cash value. Offer ends 12/20/2015 at 9am PST.

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For the Love of Toggles

I love toggle closures. Sure, they’re a bit heavier than buttons, but they’re such an easy, un-fussy, and secure closure for handmade items. Recently, I sewed my daughters some coats and used toggles from Knit Picks, and they get as many, if not more, compliments (and inquiries) than the coats themselves! For Lulu’s coat I used our Feather Toggle. Light and flat and really stylish, it’s added a little something special to the outside of her coat. Since the coat is lined with Liberty flowers, too, I like that the toggles reflect what’s going on in the interior of the coat.

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The Knit Picks Gift Guide: For the Best Friend

Our annual gift guide has arrived and we’ve put together our favorite things for everyone on your list! First up, the gift guide for best friends.

We chose a classic, understated shawl to take your BFF from brunch to dinner plus hand-dipped candles, an art print of her birthstone and a best friends necklace set. Oh, and a sweet eye mask for some valuable relaxation and a charming set of mugs for afternoon coffee catch-up sessions.

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Yarn of the Month: Reverie is 25% Off

This month our discounted yarn is Reverie! That means, all December long, Reverie is 25% off*. If you’ve been tempted to try this gorgeous alpaca/acrylic worsted weight blend, or you’ve loved it for a long time, this might be the month to place an order (or tell someone special that it’s on your Christmas list)!

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*Sale ends 12/31/15 at 11:59pm PST. Limited to stock on hand. Does not apply to past purchases or backorders.

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The “Craft to Give Back” Wrap-up!

Over the last two months, one of the first things I did upon waking up every morning was to eagerly check the Instagram hashtag #craft2giveback. Akin to watching the gift pile under the Christmas tree grow, I tallied with great joy the burgeoning number of handmade projects submitted to our campaign to raise money for the United Nations Refugee Agency.

I was absolutely blown away by your generosity. 1,791 projects were submitted to local charities – that’s thousands and thousands of hours of love!

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