Monthly Archives: August 2015

9 Things We’re Loving for August

Things are really heating up this summer, especially here in the Pacific Northwest where temperatures are soaring close to 100 degrees! So it seemed only fitting that for August guide, we embrace the “red hot” theme for our top picks in yarn, patterns and accessories. Stay cool, and craft on!

1. Pendleton Zippered Needle Case>> 2. CotLin Yarn in Moroccan Red>> 3. Italia Shopper Bag in Red Ikat>> 4. Diadem Fingering in Ruby Solid>> 5. This Took Forever Woven Label>> 6. Save Our Sweaters Brush>> 7. Simple Shells Beanie – free pattern download>> 8. Diplodocus knitting pattern>> 9. 6/0 Seed Beads>>

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It’s time for a Knitting Needle Sale!

If you’ve been looking for an excuse to indulge in a Rosewood needle set, or maybe you just want to add a few sizes to your collection – now is the time to stock up on knitting needles! We have a needle sale* going on where you save 10% on everything from fixed circular needles, to straight needles and even all sets are included.
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6 Ways to Wear the Twist & Tweed Collection

As summer fades and the fall approaches, our needles begin to ache for toasty sweaters, cozy wools and rustic tweeds. And our new Twist & Tweed 2015 Fall Collection indulges our need for all things cozy!

Want to get a head start on your autumn apparel? We’ve put together 6 outfits featuring a cardigan, a pullover and a tunic-length cape from our new fall collection. Let’s get started with the Herne Cardigan – a cozy heathered cardigan.

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FALL BACK TO BASICS: There is a simple reason that basic staples in our wardrobe double as classics: they look good, year after year. Case in point – a cabled cardigan paired with a plaid shirt and jeans.

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Bridge Pedal 2015

Many of us here are avid bike riders – it’s easy to do, living in the Portland OR/Vancouver WA area! Each year, the city of Portland shuts down the 10 (now 11) bridges over the Willamette River for bikes to safely ride across for Providence Bridge Pedal. All proceeds go to health and wellness charities around the area, including a portion to fund concussion and neurocognitive testing, known as ImPact testing. Several of us have done it over past couple of years but this year, we put together the official Knit Picks team of employees and spouses – complete with cute shirts!

TeamKnitPicksAll of us signed up for the 11 Bridge course, so this photo was after we rode between 30-35 miles in the hot sun and we’re all a little giddy and sweaty! We had a great time, even with some course issues.

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Podcast Call for Entries: Stash It!


Do you have a large stash? Do you have no extra yarn? Do you consider yourself a collector, or do you only buy things when you have a project in mind? Our next podcast will be about stash: why we love it, why we hate it, why it’s necessary, or not. If you’ve got a room full of yarn, or not a scrap to your name, we’re interested in hearing your story. Write with your interesting stories about stash to If we choose you to be a part of our next podcast, you’ll receive a “charm pack” of our favorite yarns (some would even call it a mini stash!).

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5 Questions with Hilary Smith Callis

Have you seen The Sweater Book? It’s a unique set of patterns with interchangeable parts, so you can knit a sweater customized just the way you want! The book is authored by Hilary Smith Callis, a great designer, and interesting person! If you’d like to find out a bit more about her, and the book, click through to read 5 fun answers to questions we wanted to know!


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August Yarn Sale – Preciosa

We’ve been loving the monthly yarn sales, it’s a great way to try out a new yarn or stock up on an old favorite – all at a delightful discount! And for the entire month of August, you can indulge in Preciosa, one of our favorite squish-worthy yarns, at 25% off – that’s just $8.99/100g of deliciously soft Merino yarn.

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Oh, and the colors? AMAZING. The subtle tonal variation is just lovely and extremely versatile. Just take a peek at these beauties…

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