Episode 349 – New Faces and Knit Alongs

Jen Burt wears a burgundy cardigan with yellow and tan mosaic knit colorwork. Jen’s Sailaway Cardigan sample that was knit in 4 days!

The Knit Picks team has grown a lot during our long podcast hiatus, and in this episode, we’re excited to introduce you to two new staff members: Alena Ruman, the IDP Program Administrator, and Jen Burt, our Content and Outreach Coordinator.

Lee interviews Alena about her experiences starting at the Knit Picks warehouse in Ohio and then moving to the Pacific Northwest to work as the IDP Program Administrator. Alena is an experienced yarn dyer and shares with Lee some of her tips for dyeing using acid dyes.

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Episode 348 – We’re back from break!

Stacey holds up a gray and a blue hank of High Desert Worsted next to Lee who is holding a yellow and a speckled cream hank.

The podcast is back! After a long break, we’re excited to have a regular recording schedule again. In this episode, you’ll hear about Lee and Stacey’s personal projects that they’ve worked on during our long recording break. They’ll also share with you collections, patterns, and new yarns that have been released over the period.Next, we’re excited to share with you our summer knit along, featuring the Game Day Cardigans by Donna Estin from Generations: Knits for All Ages. The whole podcast team is substituting the suggested yarn for High Desert Worsted, and they share their color choices …

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Free Downloadable June 2022 Calendar

Happy June! To celebrate, we have your free monthly calendar wallpapers. Enjoy these June 2022 wallpaper images (free download for you!) — featuring an assortment of blues and yellows including Swish Worsted Serene, City Tweed DK Cobalt, Barley Heather Stroll Tweed, Gloss DK Navy, Wool of the Andes Persimmon, Snuggle Puff Fawn, and Alpaca Cloud DK Victor.

How to get the Wallpaper:

To get the free downloadable calendar background of your choice (smart phones, tablets, or desktop computers), simply click on the image of your choice to go to the full-size photo and then save it!

Free June 2022 Wallpaper for Desktop:

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Free Downloadable May 2022 Calendar

Happy May! To celebrate, we have your free monthly calendar wallpapers. Enjoy these May 2022 wallpaper images (free download for you!) — featuring an assortment of greens and pinks including Swish Worsted Blossom Heather, Comfy Fingering Flamingo, Blossom Heather Palette, Stroll Tweed Forest Heather, and Wool of the Andes Lost Lake Heather.

How to get the Wallpaper:

To get the free downloadable calendar background of your choice (smart phones, tablets, or desktop computers), simply click on the image of your choice to go to the full-size photo and then save it!

Free May 2022 Wallpaper for Desktop:

Free May 2022 Wallpaper for Tablet:

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Free Downloadable April 2022 Calendar

Happy April! To celebrate, we have your free monthly calendar wallpapers. Enjoy these April 2022 wallpaper images (free download for you!) — featuring an assortment of pastel colors including Fable Fur Eisbar, Tuff Puff Flamingo, Larkspur Wonderfluff, Snuggle Puff Hatchling, Swish DK Arctic and Frosting, Aloft Iceburg and Blush, Curio Clarity, and Cotlin Sagebrush.

How to get the Wallpaper:

To get the free downloadable calendar background of your choice (smart phones, tablets, or desktop computers), simply click on the image of your choice to go to the full-size photo and then save it!

Free April 2022 Wallpaper for Desktop:

Free April 2022 Wallpaper for Tablet:

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Free Downloadable March 2022 Calendar

Happy March! To celebrate, we have your free monthly calendar wallpapers. Enjoy these March 2022 wallpaper images (free download for you!) — featuring an assortment of green yarns including Willow and Riverbend in High Desert, Dublin Brava, Forest Heather in Wool of the Andes, Ivy in Cotlin, Gloss DK Pine, and Aurora Heather in Andean Treasure.

How to get the Wallpaper:

To get the free downloadable calendar background of your choice (smart phones, tablets, or desktop computers), simply click on the image of your choice to go to the full-size photo and then save it!

Free March 2022 Wallpaper for Desktop:

Free March 2022 Wallpaper for Tablet:

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Introducing the Independent Designer Showcase

Inspired by the work of all the amazing independent designers we partner with, we wanted to create new ways to feature their beautiful patterns. So, we are so happy to present Independent Designer Showcases!

Beginning in February 2022, a new batch of Independent Designer Partnership (IDP) patterns will be released each month that are curated to match the time of year. The IDP Program began in 2009 and has expanded to include nearly 400 designers and 2,000 patterns! All of these patterns use Knit Picks yarn, so you will never be short of inspiration as you browse the website. 

February’s Showcase reflects the romantic atmosphere of Valentine’s Day as well as featuring red, pink, and white yarns, and we received submission after submission of wonderful patterns that we are so excited to share with you.

Some designers decided to stick with hearts and other recognizable imagery associated with the holiday. …

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Free Downloadable February 2022 Calendar

Happy February! To celebrate, we have your free monthly calendar wallpapers. Enjoy these February 2022 wallpaper images (free download for you!) — featuring an assortment of pink yarns including Blossom and Blush in Palette, Paloma Fable Fur, Frosting and Rose Heather in Swish DK, and Flamingo in Cotlin.

How to get the Wallpaper:

To get the free downloadable calendar background of your choice (smart phones, tablets, or desktop computers), simply click on the image of your choice to go to the full-size photo and then save it!

Free February 2022 Wallpaper for Desktop:

Free February 2022 Wallpaper for Tablet:

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