Monthly Archives: March 2015

Making Friends: A Book Sale Round-up!

Our book sale is here again! With 40% all titles, it’s really hard to pass up the opportunity to browse new titles, or add a book you’ve been eyeing for while, to your shopping cart. Alison’s sea creatures have been eliciting such a great reaction both online and in the office, that I thought I’d present some of our favorite books for knitted and crocheted toys and dolls. Have a look! You might just see something (someone?) you just have to make.


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Free Pattern: Granny’s Rainbow Dishcloth

We are officially a quarter of the way through our 52 Weeks of Dishcloths program! Have you been following along this year for 2015? We are so excited to have some of our favorite independent designers create these fun freebie patterns for us.

This week’s free pattern, Granny’s Rainbow Dishcloth, comes from designer Beth Major – she designed a classic granny square with a colorful rainbow twist that works up quickly and is great for using up those yarn odds and ends. It’s also a great pattern if you are new crochet and want some instant gratification.

free crochet pattern

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Preciosa Staff Projects: From Sweaters to Sea Creatures!

Oh, Preciosa! I have not seen my coworkers squeal in such unison as they did when this yarn arrived in the office. Its single ply softness makes it an absolute JOY to craft with, and its gorgeous colors make your imagination (as well as your project queue) go wild. The greatest thing that happened when our staff grabbed some skeins: they cast on for such a diverse range of projects. From sweaters to stuffed animals, check out what we made!

merino wool yarn 1

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Ending Soon: two sales too good to miss!

WARNING! It’s the last day to save 15% sitewide* – so now is your chance to treat yourself to some new Hawthorne and Swish Brights, or maybe you’ve had your eye on adding to your craft room with a new swift and ball winder!

To get in on the 15% sitewide sale, simply use the code SAVE15 the promotion code box on the cart page when you are checking out. It’s that easy!

knit picks promo code

You also have one last chance to double your savings – our Sock Yarn Sale** is coming to an end tonight as well!

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Beyond Socks: Pattern inspiration for your sock yarn stash

With our sock yarn sale coming to an end in a few days (March 25th to be exact, mark your calendars!), we wanted to share a few of our favorite patterns that go beyond the handknit sock.

Think small accessories like mitts, shawls, scarves but also garments! Sock yarns are simply wonderful for larger projects like cardigans and pullovers. Ready for a dose of sock yarn inspiration?

Vernazza by Cristina Ghirlanda
Knit in Gloss Fingering, these simple mitts can be knit in an endless combination of ways by mixing up the stripes with bold colors.

Sock yarn mitten knitting patternVernazza by Cristina Ghirlanda

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Dishcloth Remix: Bear & Pig Shoulder Bag

We’ve had such fun in our blog series “Dishcloth Remix”, where we’ve re-purposed our popular 2014 dishcloths, available in our book 52 Weeks of Dishcloths: A Knit Picks Kitchen Spectacular. We’ve made a coaster and trivet set, a rug, a pencil or accessories bag, and a bread cloth. In our final installment in the series, we turned Emily’s Some Pig  and Bear With Me dishcloths into an adorable shoulder bag perfect for your wallet and keys, or your crafting projects!

free dishcloth pattern

To make the bag, we knit up the Pig Dishcloth

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Ends Tonight: 30% off Green Yarns!

This is our last call for the green yarn sale, don’t miss this chance to save up to 30% off your favorite green yarns*!

knit picks yarn sale

And in case you need some pattern inspiration for your newly stashed green yarns, we’ll be sharing our a few of our favorite designs.

The Circlet Cardigan by Kerin Dimeler-Laurence

A true classic, this cardigan is a must have for any knitters that love cables. And the swing-style of this cardigan is extremely flatting on everyone.

knit picks yarn sale

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Dishcloth Remix: Dishcloth to Bread Cloth

Have you seen our new book 52 Weeks of Dishcloths: A Knit Picks Kitchen Spectacular? It’s also available in an ebook, and contains our ever-popular dishcloth patterns from each week of 2014. In our blog series, “Dishcloth Remix”, we’re featuring new ways to use these dishcloths, to make fun and functional items you’ll treasure. In our last “Dishcloth Remix”, Hannah’s Chance of Rain dishcloth became an adorable Cloud Case pencil or needle case. This week, Kim’s Lacey Spa Cloth becomes a bread cloth, for housing your warm loaf or other baked goods, and the pattern is so simple!

knit dishcloth free pattern

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