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12 Weeks of Gifting – Free Crevasse Mitts Pattern!

I’ve probably informed everyone so many times how much I love garter stitch projects (most recently here), and especially stripey garter projects. So this week’s free 12 Weeks of Gifting pattern is right up my alley – check out the Crevasse Mitts!

Free Fingerless Mitts Pattern - Crevasse Mitts free from knitpicks.com until Nov 28

These sweet mitts have a unique construction – you knit on the bias to start, then joined to work in the round to the thumb hole, finally working flat for the palm. One the mitts are complete, there is a lovely little border added on the tops, the cuff and the thumb, which hides any color transition at the edges.

Free Fingerless Mitts Pattern - Crevasse Mitts free from knitpicks.com until Nov 28

The striping sequence makes this mitts even more fun. I love the various stripe widths but these also look great in even stripes or try it in one color! Since they are knit up in Swish DK, you can come up with dozens of your favorite color combinations and the soft merino wool will make these a pleasure to wear.

Free Fingerless Mitts Pattern - Crevasse Mitts free from knitpicks.com until Nov 28

I recently dug out all my fall/winter mitts and discovered that I have lost at least one lonely mitt from all the many pairs of fingerless mitts I’ve knit over the years so this pattern came along at the right time! If that is the case for you too, be sure to download this pattern quick – it’ll only be free until November 28! And check back here next week to see what our next freebie will be!

Handy Links!
Crevasse Mitts
Swish DK Yarn
12 Weeks of Gifting Patterns



12 Weeks of Gifting – Free Garter Ridge Hat Pattern!

If you have a precious skein of fingering weight yarn, just waiting for the perfect project, this week’s free 12 Weeks of Gifting pattern is for you! Check out the ever popular Garter Ridge Hat!

Free Knit Hat Pattern - Garter Ridge Hat from knitpicks.com

This simple hat features garter stitch in the round, which creates a stretchy fabric that fit a wide range of head sizes. It can be made in a short beanie style or with a longer body for a super slouch – great for last minute gifts. Everyone could use a hat to wear in chilly weather!

Free Knit Hat Pattern - Garter Ridge Hat from knitpicks.com

I have made several of these hats over the years – in fact I made the sample in the images above in my favorite yarn Hawthorne Kettle! They knit up super quick and are a great project for a weekend of marathoning your favorite TV show. I wear mine all the time- it keeps my head warm but it’s light enough to wear all the time (like when I have bad hair day!).  It also squishes down where I can just throw it my coat pocket when I’m on the go.

Free Knit Hat Pattern - Garter Ridge Hat from knitpicks.com

This pattern really looks great in any fingering weight yarn – from solid to tonal to handpaints!  I’ve personally made versions in Stroll Handpainted (those stockinette lines break up any color pooling), Hawthorne (Multi, Speckle and Kettle), Preciosa Fingering and even a very special version in Capretta! It’s a great way to play with a new yarn – I’m already planning a version in our newest yarn, Chroma Twist. I can’t wait to knit up a colorful and unique version in a crazy colorway like Ferris Wheel!

Chroma Twist Fingering Weight Yarn from knitpicks.com

Make sure you download your copy today – it’ll only be free for one week!  And check back next to see what our next freebie will be!

Handy Links!
Garter Ridge Hat – free until Nov 21, 2016
Hawthorne Kettle Dye Yarn
Stroll Hand Painted Sock Yarn



Knit Picks Big Sale is Happening….Now!

Knitpicks Big Sale 2016

By now many of you have filled your carts with enough balls, hanks, and notions to inspire amazing creations for months to come, but for you late risers and curious shoppers here is a brief overview of what we have in store for the week ahead.

Knit Picks Big Sale


More on sale than ever before, over 1000 different offerings, just on sale. We also introduced two new Chroma lines with a twist, literally. It’s your favorite Chroma colorways just twisted, in both fingering and bulky. Just check out this free sock pattern.

Knit Picks Big Sale - Chroma Twist

Luxury yarn more your style? Than make sure to toss a ball or two of our new Cashmere into your cart. It’s special reserve in extremely limited quantities. Don’t miss out!

Knit Picks Big Sale Cashmere Sport Special Reserve

And of course the return of your favorite stripping sock yarn Felici! We created nine new colors and brought back four favorites for those of you that missed out the first round.


Need some great gifts that you don’t have to make? We have you covered with a huge tool sale including Knit Picks Exclusives, our totes and needle cases are sure to please. The perfect gift for that someone special (you included) might be our rosewood needles in a limited edition embossed needle case designed by our talented Knit Picks design staff.

Knit Picks Big Sale - Rosewood Needle Set

Or how about a collection of curated yarns in a cedar box? Six gorgeous choices.

Knit Picks Big Sale - Cedar Box Kit with Diadem

Plus gifts for you with purchase and new fun free patterns for stash busting and gift giving this holiday season. Enjoy the sale!

xo- Alexis

12 Weeks of Gifting – Free Roxy Fox and Pups Pattern!

Welcome to Week 7 of our 12 Weeks of Gifting! This week, we’re excited to give to you one of our longtime favorite patterns – the adorable Roxy Fox and Pups!

Free knitted fox pattern - Roxy Fox and Pups, free until Nov 14 from knitpicks.com

This irresistibly cute pattern features mama Roxy and her 2 little pups (or kits) and is sure to bring a smile to your face. They are constructed with minimal seaming and the best part is they are knitted holding our sturdy Wool of the Andes Sport together with our super soft Aloft yarn!

Free knitted fox pattern - Roxy Fox and Pups, free until Nov 14 from knitpicks.com

Once you brush them with a wire brush, they become fuzzy and cuddly, perfect everyone who loves sweet little foxes!

Free knitted fox pattern - Roxy Fox and Pups, free until Nov 14 from knitpicks.com

We knit our versions up as an Arctic Fox trio, using a mix of Cobblestone Heather (WotA Sport) and Silver (Aloft). If you’d like to make a Red Fox family, I would suggest Saffron (WotA Sport) and Koi (Aloft). Or knit them up entirely in White in both yarns, for a winter variation of an Arctic Fox!

But don’t miss out – Roxy is only free for one week only! Be sure to download your copy by November 14, then check back here to see what our next freebie will be!

Handy Links!
Roxy Fox and Pups – free until 11/14
12 Weeks of Gifting Free Patterns
Wool of the Andes Sport
Aloft Yarns


12 Weeks of Gifting – Free Hue Shift Afghan Pattern!

Week 5 of our 12 Weeks of Gifting and we have a treat for you! This week, our freebie is probably our most popular pattern ever. If you haven’t got your copy yet, now is the time to get the Hue Shift Afghan!

Hue Shift Afghan - Free Afghan Pattern until Oct 31 2016 at knitpicks.com

It’s easy to see why this pattern is so popular – it’s beautiful way to play with color and the mitered squares are very addicting to knit. Since it uses Brava Sport, there are endless combinations of colors. We’ve included three additional colorways with this pattern – such as the pretty Soft colorway shown below.

Hue Shift Afghan - Free Afghan Pattern until Oct 31 2016 at knitpicks.com

All of use here absolutely love this pattern – I made my own version of it last year in fact!

Hue Shift Afghan - Free Afghan Pattern until Oct 31 2016 at knitpicks.com

I decided to knit mine in Mighty Stitch Worsted instead so it’s a bit bigger (it’s about a 60″ square, while the original is a 50″ square) and used a bit more yarn (about skein and half of each color, plus 3 for the border). I used colors similar to the original rainbow version and I just love how it turned out. The squares are so much fun to knit – garter and stripes are my favorite! If you’ve never done mitered squares, we have a great little tutorial to get you started. And best of all – there is very little seaming (my nemesis), as you are creating four panels of twenty five squares where, as you finish one square, you are picking up stitches for the next. Then four panels are then seamed together and the border is picked up. You’ll be finished in no time!

Hue Shift Afghan - Free Afghan Pattern until Oct 31 2016 at knitpicks.com

I can’t recommend this pattern enough. Be sure to download your version quick as it’ll only be free for one week only!

Handy Links!
Hue Shift Afghan – Free until Oct 31
Brava Sport
Mighty Stitch Worsted



12 Weeks of Gifting – Free Squeaky Clean Kitchen Set

It’s week 4 in our 12 Weeks of Gifting and 1 week closer to the gift giving season! If you’re looking for a quick and unique gift, this week’s free pattern is the ever popular Squeaky Clean Kitchen Set!

Free Kitchen Pattern - Squeaky Clean Kitchen Set - free until Oct 24 2016

Perfect for new homeowners or as a hostess gift, the Squeaky Clean Kitchen Set includes 3 different pieces that you can easily match to any kitchen decor. But I think the fun part for the knitter is practicing some new techniques!

Free Kitchen Pattern - Squeaky Clean Kitchen Set - free until Oct 24 2016

The sweet kitchen towels have a linen stitch stripe and strap that elevates them above and beyond a plain old towel. With all the colors in CotLin, you can easily mix & match them to get the perfect version. Since CotLin is so sturdy, these towels will last a long time with heavy wear – in fact, my mother made me one of these towels several years back that I still use all the time!

The stripey dishscrubber is one of the more fun pieces I’ve seen! Using short rows to get its unique shape, you create three colorful layers in a stripey pattern, and then finish the whole thing off with a icord hanging loop. Perfect to use on those grubby pots and pans this holiday season!

Finally, we have the super useful pot grabbers. These are great for using on super hot handles and dishes straight out of the oven. With some Insul-Bright insulation between two knitted layers and an applied icord to finish, you’ll never burn your hands again!

Don’t miss out, the Squeaky Clean Kitchen Set is free for only one week! Make sure you download your copy before the next pattern goes up on Tuesday October 25th.

Handy Links!
Squeaky Clean Kitchen Set
CotLin Yarn



12 Weeks of Gifting – Free Gurumi Family Pattern!

Week 3 of our 12 Weeks of Gifting is here and we have a super adorable pattern for you – meet Amy, Tammy, Sammy, and Hammy, The Gurumi Family!

Free Amigurumi Pattern until October 18 2016 - the Gurumi Family from knitpicks.com

Amigurumi is a portmanteau of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll. While most amigurumi I’ve seen are crocheted, the sweet Gurumi Family here are knitted. These little guys are easily customizable – you can add your own embellishments, faces, and accessories – that’s part of the fun of amigurumi! All of the bodies have the same basic shape, which means if can do one, you can knit them all.

We knit our little family in our soft and washable Shine Sport. With its bright fun colors, Shine is a perfect yarn for toys for everyone, young and old.  Brava Sport and Comfy Sport would also be great choice to use for these toys, especially if you are wanting to do a little stashbusting while you’re at it! These toys knit up pretty quick so they’re a great project to add to your holiday gift list.

We’ve included helpful hints and step by step instructions on how to add hair, eyes and noses to your toys – including different variations on faces!

Free Amigurumi Pattern until October 18 2016 - the Gurumi Family from knitpicks.com

Please note, while we used a mix of embroidery and sew-on eyes for our toys, if you are making these for babies, you’ll certainly only want to use embroidery for the faces and hair so there’s no danger of swallowing little pieces!

Don’t forget, the Gurumi Family is only free for 1 week only so make sure you download your copy today! Next week, we’ll have a brand new freebie ready for you – any guesses?

Helpful links!
Gurumi Family – free until October 18!
Shine Sport
More toy patterns


12 Weeks of Gifting – Free Oakwood Poncho Pattern!

It’s already week 2 in our 12 Weeks of Gifting and we have a special free pattern for you today – the gorgeous Oakwood Poncho pattern by Nikki Wagner!

Free Knitted Poncho Pattern - Oakwood Poncho free until 10/11 from knitpicks.com

Using a mix of stockinette, brioche stitch and intarsia, this beautiful poncho is as fun to make as it is to wear! We chose to knit it up in Wool of the Andes Tweed in the colors Down Heather, North Pole Heather, Flagstone Heather and Wellies Heather to give it a wonderfully warm fall look… but this pattern will look great in so many different colors of our Wool of the Andes or Swish lines. In fact, here are some of our dream colorways we put together!

Oakwood Poncho colorways - Bird Watcher kit from knitpicks.com

Purple and grey are one of our favorite combinations so we couldn’t resist pairing Wool of the Andes Dove Heather with Current, Indigo Heather and Amethyst Heather in our Bird Watcher colorway! This poncho will keep you cozy, whether you’re tromping around looking for birdies or simply curled on your couch reading a book.

Oakwood Poncho colorway - Star Gazer from knitpicks.com

If you want an eye catching project to wear to a holiday party, try our Stargazer colorway. Using Wool of the Andes White, Coal, Marina and Columbine, the jewel tones with shine against the classic black & white background!

Oakwood Poncho colorway - Synthesizer from knitpicks.com

Finally, if you want to go with a little 80’s inspired look, check our our Synthesizer colorway! We paired our 3 favorite Swish Brights (Pucker, Electric Blue and Highlighter Yellow) with Swish White for a, like, totally radical look. Plus, since it’s in Swish, you can toss it in the washing machine if your excellent adventure gets a little messy.

None of these quite your style? Check out the rest of our suggestions! We have something for just about every taste and style.

Don’t forget, the Oakwood Poncho is only free for one week only! Be sure to download this one quick, and be sure to check back here next Tuesday for the next free pattern in our 12 Weeks of Gifting!

Handy Links!
Oakwood Poncho – free until October 11 2016
12 Weeks of Gifting
Oakwood Poncho kits
Wool of the Andes Tweed
Wool of the Andes Worsted
Swish Yarns

Twelve Weeks of Gifting: Woodland Winter Mittens

Welcome to the sixth week in our Twelve Weeks of Gifting series of free patterns! This week we’re featuring the beloved Woodland Winter Mittens pattern. Knit your way through the seasons with nature scenes that span both mittens in each pair. Falling leaves, grazing elk, Northern lights, snowflakes, snow birds, and a sprouting seed to signify the beginning of spring will keep your needles busy!

This pattern has a whopping 44 pages and includes three colorways – Original, Bright and our newest: Stormy (shown above), all for free, for one week only! Hurry over to the Woodland Winter Mittens to see the other colorways and download your very own copy before we’re on to our next installment, next Wednesday.

Toy Extras: Cold Weather Giraffe

Welcome to our last installment of Toy Extras, where we’ve taken free knit and crochet patterns from our site and added them to the adorable toys in our new books “Cute, Cuter, Cutest: Toys to Love in 3 Sizes“. Today we’re highlighting some cold weather accessories for the cutest crochet giraffe ever!


First, we crocheted the largest size giraffe. For his feet, we used the Mini Stocking Ornament pattern, and knit this cozy pair in Hawthorne Fingering Kettle Dye Yarn in the color Delphinium, with the color Serpent used for the heals and toes. We used size 3 needles to fit the giraffe’s feet, which are about 4.5 inches around. We continued with the Serpent colorway and size 3 needles to complete a pair of mittens from the pattern, “Smitten: A Holiday Garland“.


A cold weather accessory set just wasn’t complete without a scarf, so we used the same colors to complete a tiny one from our Tidings of Joy Holiday Ornaments pattern. This pattern contains so many cute ornaments, but since it’s not free, we extracted the scarf pattern for your giraffe and are offering it to you as a freeby right HERE.  We hope you’ve enjoyed this blog series, and that you might make some great toys from the “Cute, Cuter, Cutest” collection, whether you like to knit or crochet. Start now, and you could make a stuffed friend + accessories for a birthday or holiday gift in future months. There’s someone on your list who would absolutely love them, isn’t there?

Check out our other Toy Extras:

Blankets for Baby Animals 

A Sweater for Dolly

Snacks for Hungry Sloths