A Guide to Knit Picks Cotton Yarns

Summer is here, and that means it’s cotton yarn season! With the arrival of a handful of new yarns and the return of some classics, Knit Picks now has more than 12 different cotton yarn families, and each is unique. To help you decide which is right for your next knitting project, we knit swatches in each yarn with a cable, a stockinette section, and a lace section and wrote up what makes each yarn unique.


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Fiber Content: 100% Mercerized CottonWeight(s) …

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Sedona Sunset KAL Progress

We’re almost a quarter into our Sedona Sunset KAL, and everyone’s projects are coming along nicely! Some knitters are taking a steadier pace, and some a speeding along.


Janis is giving her project plenty of attention and is close to halfway done.

Kate’s wrap is also working up quickly!


Lee’s planning to …

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How to Work a Sl-K3-PSSO

As the Sedona Sunset KAL gets started, we wanted to take a closer look at a special stitch featured on the wrap that might not feel as familiar as the other stitches. A Sl-K3-PSSO is used to add texture and interest, and it’s a brand new stitch for a few of our KAL participants in the office. Here’s how to do it!

The Sl-K3-PSSO is worked over four stitches. In the swatch shown, the lace from the Sedona Sunset Wrap has already been established. A Sl-K3-PSSO row was knit four rows down from …

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Sedona Sunset Wrap KAL Begins + Resources

Today is the first day of our Sedona Sunset KAL, which means today’s the day to cast on! The KAL runs through June and July,  so to stay on track, we recommend aiming to take about 15 days per ball of Chroma. That will guarantee completing knitting your wrap by July 31st, and with only a handful of ends to weave in, very little time is needed for finishing. 

Working on according to the suggested schedule is a slow, steady pace, but many of our KAL participants in the office started zooming through the first section of shaping. The Sedona Sunset Wrap grows quickly once cast on!

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Free Downloadable June 2024 Calendar

Happy June! We have your free monthly calendar wallpapers. Enjoy these June 2024 wallpaper images (free download for you!) — featuring a variety of yellows, greens, and oranges with High Desert in Redtail and Chanterelle, Gloss DK in Harvest, Hawthorne in Compass Kettle, Curio #3 in Lichen and Canary, Palette in Celadon Heather and Salsa Heather, Brava Stripe in Spice Cabinet and Buttercream, Dishie in Goldfish Multi and Seat Turtle Multi, Comfy Sport in Copper and Honeydew, Stroll in Peapod, Swish Bulky in Honey, and Snuggle Puff in Colt and Owlet

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. For desktop, right click the image and “Save As”; for smart phones and tablets, tap and hold to “Save Image”.

If you try to save the calendar …

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Get to Know Marie Greene and the 4 Day KAL

The time has come to start planning for the 8th Annual Olive Knits 4 Day Knitalong! Hosted by Marie Greene of Olive Knits and featuring a new design by her each year, this is the 8th year of knitters working on the same pattern to knit themselves a garment in just 4 days, and we’re honored to support her KAL with budget-friendly yarn choices! This year’s KAL pattern is Spill the Tea, an adorable top that doubles as a sweater vest. The 4-day KAL begins July 3rd, and you can learn more about the KAL on OliveKnits.com.

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Choosing Colors for Sedona Sunset

We’ve chosen our yarns for the Sedona Sunset Wrap KAL, and for the first time ever, everyone participating in the KAL picked the suggested yarn! The whole office is knitting with Chroma Worsted, and the majority plan to knit the wrap exactly as written.


Stacey chose the What’s Kraken colorway in beautiful blues and grays.


Jen picked out Fall Favorite, with rich autumnal shades.


Ranielle will be using Best Friends, a colorway inspired by Frog and …

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Join the Sedona Sunset Wrap KAL!

We had so much fun knitting wraps for last summer’s Ice Fire Wrap KAL that we knew we wanted to knit another wrap this summer, and our popular, free Sedona Sunset Wrap pattern by Jenny Williams was the obvious choice to go along with all of our new colors of Chroma Worsted! Just like with last summer’s KAL, we’re taking this slow and steady and knitting our wraps over two months. 

Just the Details

What: Knit the Sedona Sunset Wrap along with us

When: June 1st – July 31st 2024

With: 792 yds of Chroma Worsted, Chroma Twist Worsted, or your favorite worsted weight yarn

Skills to Know: CO, BO, knit, purl, YO, M1 SSK, K2Tog, slipping stitches, and passing over

Why: To …

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Free Downloadable May 2024 Calendar

Happy May! We have your free monthly calendar wallpapers. Enjoy these May 2024 wallpaper images (free download for you!) — featuring a variety of yellows, greens, pinks and blues with Twill Fingering in Rose Water Heather, Palette in Clarity, Peapod, and Safflower, Dishie in Mint and Conch, High Desert Worsted in Blue Sky and Chanterelle, Provincial Tweed in Rose Quartz, Queen Bee and Seaweed Salad, Luminance in Joy, Reflection and Innocence, Galileo in Cordelia, Meteor and Orion, Stroll Tweed in Dogwood Heather, Dill Heather and North Pole Heather, Comfy Fingering in Sea Foam, Honey and Peapod, and CotLin in Flamingo and Clarity.

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. For desktop, right click the image and “Save As”; for smart phones and tablets, tap …

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Essential Sock Knitting Tools and Beyond

You’ve got your sock pattern, yarn, and needles that provide the correct gauge, but what else do you need to knit a pair of socks? These are our essential tools for knitting socks that you’ll want to have on hand when getting started. The essentials are surprisingly basic, and odds are good you’ve already got options on hand! But once you fall in love with sock knitting, there are even more tools that you’ll want to collect. We consider them nice to have, because you can complete a pair of socks without them, but they truly level-up the knitting sock experience!

Essentials


A RulerMany sock patterns give measurements to achieve instead of exact row counts, so a ruler is an important tool to have! A measuring …

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