Next-to-Skin Considerations

For those considering a new project for someone with wool allergies, knitters considering plant-based yarns or those looking for wool-yarn alternatives, there are so many great options. Here’s our round-up of recommendations.


If your project is a warm weather garment or an accessory for someone with sensitive skin, knitters will love our selection of alpaca, mohair, silk, …

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Oh Baby!

Inspiration for beautiful baby projects knit in some of our favorite baby yarns.

Cotlin is a cool and lightweight Tanguis cotton and summer linen blend perfect for summer knit for children and adults. Tanguis (tan-gwiss) cotton has a very soft …

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Designer Spotlight: Margaret Holzmann

Margaret Holzmann likes to design and knit the BIG things: blankets, throws and sweaters.

She uses these larger items as a canvas for colorwork, shapes, and texture. She excels at construction techniques, the geometry of knitting, and color theory. Following a career as an engineer at Bell Labs and Jet Propulsion Laboratory, she is now a full-time knit designer living in Monrovia, …

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Knit Picks Podcast Episode 347 – Learning & Teaching Yarn Crafts

Today on the Knit Picks Podcast we’re talking all about our knitting pasts and futures. From learning to knit to taking that knowledge and teaching someone to knit, the Knit Picks Podcast team offers up their experience.

First up Lee and Stacey invite friends, co-workers and fellow crafters, Heather and Kate to come on the podcast for a discussion of their …

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Brava Minis: Bite-sized Skeins for Bitty Projects

We love Brava, our 100% Premium Acrylic yarn. Gentle enough for sensitive skin, Brava is hard-wearing yarn that works wonders for projects where durability and easy-care is a must. Hypoallergenic and machine washable, there is no fiber more accessible and dependable than acrylic, perfect for children, new knitters, and charity projects. Brava is now available in tiny individual skeins: Brava Mini singles!

Sample the Brava rainbow with these mini skeins: perfect for swatching, small projects, toys—whatever your heart desires! Single skeins …

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Meet Zoey Baggins, our new Influencer Marketing Outreach Coordinator

I’m absolutely delighted to be part of the incredible Digital Team at Knit Picks. For decades, I’ve been passionate about fiber arts and am constantly seeking out new skills, supplies, and epic adventures. Depending on the season and my interests at any given moment, I knit, crochet, and sew! 

I spend my evenings and weekends crafting as much as I …

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Knit Picks Podcast Episode 346 – An Ode to Chunky Yarns & Get Excited About Spinning with Michael Smith

While the word “chunky” in relation to yarn is not an official yarn weight class, it is common to refer to thicker yarns, Aran, Bulky, Super Bulky and Jumbo as “Chunky”. Today on the Knit Picks Podcast the team talks about chunky yarns and what to do with them! First up Lee and Stacey check in on their WIPs and …

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