Monthly Archives: October 2015

Learn to Knit Club: Meet Your Teacher, Hannah!

Last week we launched 3 exciting new projects that we’ve been working on for months now, our Learn to Knit Kits! There’s a kit for beginners of every level. Level 1 teaches you how to make a dishcloth (with enough yarn to make a few of them, in 3 different colors). Level 2 teaches you how to make a beautiful (and washable!) four color scarf, and Level 3 teaches you how to make a hat on two needles.  These kits have all the supplies you need, plus a handy full color booklet teaching you everything you need to know, and a pin to wear once you’ve completed your project!  Best of all, should you be a visual learner, we’re offering tutorial classes for each kit. In the tutorials, a member of the Knit Picks staff takes you, step by step, through every technique you’ll need to know to complete your project. Best of all, the classes are free on our site!


We thought it might be fun for you to meet the teachers of these classes. So this week, we’re featuring Hannah! Hannah is our Catalog Director here at Knit Picks. She wrote the pattern for the Learn to Knit Club Hat, and she teaches the tutorial class on making the hat. From casting on to ribbing, decreasing, and seaming, Hannah’s got it covered!  I asked her a few questions related to her own personal love of craft. You can find her answers, below!

Read more »

Twelve Weeks of Gifting: The Land & Sea Playset


We’re in the third week of our 12 Weeks of Gifting series! This week we’re featuring our Land & Sea Playset. A super cute knit train, car, taxi and sailboat are the perfect accessories for imaginative play on the knit landscape play mat. Worked in our rugged Brava Sport and Worsted acrylic yarn, you can wash these projects and they’ll hold up for generations of little hands.

There are 9 weeks of free patterns left so be sure to check back for the next pattern in our series every Wednesday!

Read more »

Sitewide Sale: One Week Only!

Our whole site is on sale, for one week only! Just do a bit of shopping, enter the promo code SHOPNOW at checkout, and you’ll save 15% on everything you order*!


Now go forth, and shop!

*Normal shipping charges apply. Does not apply to downloadable merchandise, gift cards, backorders, or past purchases. Limit one promo code per customer. Must be logged into free Knit Picks account for promo to be valid. Cannot be combined with other offers. Ends after 10/16/15.

Read more »

Oakwood Poncho Kits in Inspiring Colorways

Do you love the Oakwood Poncho? It’s been one of the best selling patterns from our 2015 Fall Collection, Twist and Tweed. As soon as it came out, the colors of Wool of the Andes Worsted Yarn that the pattern called for began flying off the shelves, so we put together some kits with alternative colorways we think would make equally stunning Oakwood Ponchos. Save some money by buying a project kit, and cast on for a garment you’re sure to reach for again and again, this season!


The Birdwatcher Kit:


Read more »

New Free Patterns!

Whether you’re gearing up for a holiday of handmade, or want to try one of our newer yarns but don’t have just the right pattern, we’re here with a round-up of colorful patterns that are free, fun, with a gorgeous result!

Welcome to the second week in our Twelve Weeks of Gifting! One of our very favorite patterns, the Hue Shift Afghan is free on our site for one week to celebrate the holidays. Knit in four different colorways in Brava Sport , this the perfect gift for anyone on your list (or yourself!). I made a Hue Shift Afghan when this pattern came out a few years ago and still love snuggling under it, on the couch, with my pup. Check back each Wednesday for the next free pattern in our series!

Read more »

The Monthly Yarn Sale: Capra & Capretta


It’s time for a new monthly yarn sale and it’s a good one this month: 25% off all Capra and Capretta yarn for the entire month of October!

We love both of these yarns for one main reason: CASHMERE! This means you can expect a superbly soft feel from these luxe yarns – perfect for special projects, small accessories or if you really want to treat yourself, a sweater or cute cardi (yes, please)!

Read more »

Orange + Black Yarn Sale


Do you love Halloween? I sure do. I put the crafting into overdrive for costumes and decorations. If you love Halloween, or if you’re just a fan of all things orange and black (pumpkin patch sweater, anyone?) be sure to take advantage of our Orange and Black Yarn Sale. Over 100 yarns are on sale for up to 30% off, and only through this Wednesday!

Read more »