Monthly Archives: September 2015

Holiday Crafting Starts…Now!


It’s that time of the year when crafters of all kinds begin to plan out their list of handmade holiday gifts. And to help you out, we are bringing you 12 Weeks of Gifting!

Each week, we will reveal a pattern that is perfect for the holiday gifting season – but hurry, each pattern will be free as a pattern download for one week only! After the one-week mark, it returns back to its normal pattern price

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Staff Projects: Winging It, For Our Kids

So much of parenting is just figuring it out as you go along, right? In keeping with that idea, Alison and I have recently been crafting without patterns – just “winging it”, as we do in some form with our young kids each and every day. I hesitated about posting these projects, only because we get a lot of questions about our staff projects: what patterns we used, if/where we altered the pattern, how much yarn we used, and if that yarn still available. These three projects are an amalgamation of elements that came together without a specific plan, but I wanted to show you them anyway. Sometimes it’s the spontaneous things we create that turn out to be the most unique, don’t you think?


First up, is this watermelon slice that Alison made from our newest yarn, Tuff Puff. She used under 5 skeins of Pucker, 2 skein of Macaw, and 1 skein each of White and Black. Alison would like to report that she has aspirations for writing up this pattern, but would like to change how she did the decreases. In the meantime, she says her 1 year-old daughter will enjoy belly flopping on it, immensely. Job done!

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Heritage: a collection of 8 classic knits for men

Autumn is just around the corner, literally! The first day of Fall is tomorrow, September 23, and which instantly puts me into full “sweater weather” mode.

We recently released our first men’s collection, Heritage, which is filled with 8 handsome knitting patterns that range from sweaters to cardigans, vests and a few accessories. Whether you’re a man that knits or you just want to knit a timeless classic for the man in your life, Heritage is your one-stop inspiration this season.

We’ve styled the each of the 8 knits found in Heritage, go ahead and take a peek!

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9 Things We’re Loving For September

Do you love September? I love that first cool nip in the evening air, queuing a million new craft projects for the cooler months, and thinking about trips to the apple farm, the pumpkin patch, and Halloween parties! Here’s a few other things that have us swooning, this lovely month:



1. Love Tangle Blanket Pattern 2. Knitcellaneous Leaf Shawl Stick 3. Seed Stitch Cowl & Hood 4. Biggo Superwash Bulky Yarn 5. Fog Linen Themis Tote 6. Big Cozy Bulky Yarn 7. Rosewood Luxury Needle Sets 8. Wool of the Andes Yarn 9. Edward’s Menagerie Pattern Book

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The Best of Instagram, Lately

Do you use Instagram? I do not, as I do not carry a clever phone. I like browsing accounts on my computer, however, and I love seeing who is posting photos of their Knit Picks yarn and projects using our hashtag.  So for fun, I thought I’d share some great Instagram images customers have posted, of late. Maybe they’ll inspire you as much as they inspire me!


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