Free Downloadable December 2022 Calendar

Happy December! To celebrate, we have your free monthly calendar wallpapers. Enjoy these December 2022 wallpaper images (free download for you!) — featuring an assortment of reds, oranges, and browns including Swish Worsted, Wool of the Andes, and Swish Bulky. It also features our Kinriver pattern.

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 December 2022 Wallpaper for Desktop:

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Gift Guide for Knitters

Need help finding the perfect Christmas gift for a knitter, or are you a knitter that needs to send some hints on what you’d love to receive as a present? We’ve put together a Knitter’s Gift Guide, loaded up with knitting kits, tool sets, and products designed to put a smile on any crafter’s face.

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Free Downloadable November 2022 Calendar

Happy November! To celebrate, we have your free monthly calendar wallpapers. Enjoy these November 2022 wallpaper images (free download for you!) — featuring an assortment of browns and greens including Stroll Tweed, Twill, Wool of the Andes, and Brava.

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 November 2022 Wallpaper for Desktop:

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Episode 357 – Knitting for Halloween

Christmas isn’t the only holiday for handknits! Producer Andi joins hosts Lee and Stacey to talk about her annual Halloween sweaters and horror-movie inspired projects. The trio also discuss other Halloween knits, like costume pieces and toys.

Andi’s Ichabod sweater, featuring Wool of the Andes Worsted, turned into a jack-o-lantern costume.

Later, Lee and Stacey share the creative process behind our latest pattern collection Scrappy Knits: Projects for Partial Skeins. They also talk about this year’s 12 Weeks of Gifting, featuring free patterns!

Mentioned in this Episode

Eldfell Pullover pattern 

Eldfell Office KAL Instagram story highlight 

Reilly Pullover pattern 

Lee’s patchwork apron 

Connecting Threads 

Andi’s Spooky Halloween sweater pattern collection 

Andi’s Arachne (spiderweb sweater) pattern 

Andi’s Ichabod (pumpkin sweater) pattern 

Lee’s Mary Tyler Moore costume 

Lee’s Waldo group costume 

Stag Head Pullover by Norah Gaughan …

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Episode 356 – Adding Sizes to our Anniversary Patterns

For our 20th Anniversary, we revisited some of our 20 most popular patterns, and Abbye Meiklejohn helped rewrite and add sizes to a selection of our older garment patterns. She joins hosts Lee and Stacey to tell them about her process for rewriting existing patterns and expanding their size range while maintaining the original look and feel. Abbye also shares how she likes to approach grading patterns for a larger size and the difference between extending pattern sizes and the individual knitter customizing their sweater. 

Gallatin Coat by the Knit Picks Design Team

Our hosts also reveal some fears around steeking and pattern photoshoot sample disasters, and Abbye shares a few stories of her own, including singeing a pattern sample while steaming!

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Free Downloadable October 2022 Calendar

Happy October! To celebrate, we have your free monthly calendar wallpapers. Enjoy these October 2022 wallpaper images (free download for you!) — featuring an assortment of oranges, purples, and black and greys including Palette, Twill, Gloss, Wool of the Andes, Swish, Comfy and Shine.

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 October 2022 Wallpaper for Desktop:

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Episode 355 – It’s Our 20th Anniversary

It’s the 20th Anniversary of Knit Picks! To celebrate our anniversary, we thought it’d be fun to go around the office and get early Knit Picks yarn memories from the team. You’ll hear a range of voices telling the story of their first Knit Picks yarn, favorite Knit Picks yarn, memorable old projects, and more.

Alena’s One Ring Scarf

Andi’s Alice in Wonderland Sweater

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Episode 354 – Revisiting Old Patterns

Here at the Knit Picks Podcast, we’re often excited to share new patterns with you all, but this week we’re talking about revisiting old patterns that we love to knit over and over again. Stacey throws it back with her most recent Clapotis that’s fresh on her needles, and Lee and Andi discuss using Lee’s self-published eBooks over and over again to create something new each time. Our hosts also chat about how using a new yarn can refresh an older pattern to make it feel modern again. 

Lee’s Adventure Knitting Sweater

Plus, the time has come to wrap up our Game Day Knit Along. The hosts discuss finishing (or not finishing) their projects, and everyone is still contemplating adding …

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Free Downloadable September 2022 Calendar

Happy September! To celebrate, we have your free monthly calendar wallpapers. Enjoy these September 2022 wallpaper images (free download for you!) — featuring an assortment of browns and greys including Stroll Tweed Reindeer Heather, Alpaca Cloud Leonardo, Simply Alpaca Alfonse, and City Tweed Aran Orca.

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 September 2022 Wallpaper for Desktop:

Free September 2022 Wallpaper for Tablet:

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Game Day’s Unique Bands

This post was originally sent via email for our Summer Knit Along.

We’re in the final stretch with just one week left of the KAL! If you were knitting the sleeves and button bands in the order the pattern was written, your sleeves will ideally be done and your bands started.

The neckband of Game Day is knit in two steps. First, half of it is knit and then placed on hold. Next the button bands are knit. With the button bands completed, the neckband is picked back up, so the strip of CC extending over the button band from the neckband is the same height as the contrasting stripes, making it appear like the outer stripe turns a corner but without having to fuss with …

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