With the hectic season of gift knitting/crocheting/crafting upon us, there’s no better time to revisit the convenience of easy care yarns! What, exactly, classifies a yarn as “easy care”? It’s fairly simple: machine washability (two of the most beautiful words in the English language).
Every hand-knit or crocheted project will likely begin with the same step—fiber selection. Beyond the consideration of factors such as …
October is full of exciting news here at Knit Picks HQ. We labored all summer long to bring to you, our favorite fiber fiends, brilliant new waves of Chroma, a new weight of Alpaca Cloud, and both new colors AND weights of Curio. There really is so much good stuff to explore, let’s dive right in!
Fall is here in the Northern Hemisphere and the changing seasons is great time to indulge in some fun new projects for your kitchen. We have some new free dishcloth patterns that’ll fit the bill – plus some old favorites you don’t want to forget about!
Let’s start with a exciting bit of news: Morgan made her FIRST. EVER. SWEATER! She used bulky weight Wonderfluff yarn in color Hare Heather to make the Novice Sweater. We’re so happy/proud/all-around ecstatic for her!
Blocking is an essential but often overlooked step in knitting. Once a project is off the needles, blocking is like waving a magic wand over your knitting to bring it from good to great – yarn blooms to incredible softness, stitches smooth out to a uniform look, and lace stitches transform to a delicate beauty.
Today we’re going to talk about the two main ways to block …
We have a special guest for this episode! Lisa Seifert joins Stacey to chat about our newest colorwork collection, Spectrum. Lisa brings some new insight to the design process and shares some behind the scenes info about her patterns in this stunning collection.
Our Q + A segments continue! We love answering your knitting questions (keep them coming!) and tackle all …
Grafting is like knitting magic! Really, that’s what it feels like. You start with two rows of live stitches and a yarn needle, and you end up with … nothing! No seam, no line, no evidence that it wasn’t all knit in one piece, just a magically closed piece of knit fabric.