Monthly Archives: November 2015

Meet Your Teacher: Jenny!

Have you seen our newest tutorials? If you’re new to knitting or crochet, we’ve got five great new classes to teach you the basics, featuring projects you’ll love to make. One of our favorite projects is our Knit Beginner Blanket. Using our free pattern (available HERE), Jenny takes you through all the steps to making this amazing blanket in her favorite yarn, Preciosa. We thought you might like to learn a bit more about Jenny, so I asked her some pertinent questions, below!


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Twelve Weeks of Gifting: Andean Chullo Hat

andean chullo

We’re officially over halfway through our 12 Weeks of Gifting and for the seventh week, we’re offering you the Andean Chullo Hat pattern – available as a free download, but for one week only! After Tuesday 11/25, this pattern will revert back to it’s normal price ($4.99) once the clock strikes midnight.

My favorite part about this pattern is that it includes charts for 4 different versions – there’s really something for everyone! Since the hat is knit in Palette, the color combinations are truly endless and these 4 versions are just the beginning!

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Speaking of Podcasts


I live and breath podcasts these days. At any given moment you can find me listening to one while I work (as I type this!), in the car, as I cook, clean, sew, weave, knit, crochet… basically my entire day is filled with surprising episodes from amazing podcasters. ‘Tis the season for some heavy-duty crafting so I thought I would put together a short list of my favorite podcasts to listen to! So sit back, grab your WIP and a mug of favorite tea, and explore these absolutely delightful shows.

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Podcast Episode 253: Getting Published – LISTEN NOW!


Have you seen independently run knitting magazines in the stores and wondered how they got their start? Have you designed patterns and wondered how to get them published? This episode gives you an inside look into publishing. Meghan Fernandes of Pompom magazine tells us about the history and future of the quarterly magazine. Emily Guise of Knit Picks tells us about her new collection, Big Art Knits. If you’re a new or seasoned designer, or a connoisseur of great patterns, this episode is for you!

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Twelve Weeks of Gifting: Woodland Winter Mittens

Welcome to the sixth week in our Twelve Weeks of Gifting series of free patterns! This week we’re featuring the beloved Woodland Winter Mittens pattern. Knit your way through the seasons with nature scenes that span both mittens in each pair. Falling leaves, grazing elk, Northern lights, snowflakes, snow birds, and a sprouting seed to signify the beginning of spring will keep your needles busy!

This pattern has a whopping 44 pages and includes three colorways – Original, Bright and our newest: Stormy (shown above), all for free, for one week only! Hurry over to the Woodland Winter Mittens to see the other colorways and download your very own copy before we’re on to our next installment, next Wednesday.

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The Monthly Yarn Sale: Billow

bulky cotton yarn knit picks yarn sale

November is here and with it comes a brand new monthly yarn sale – for the entire month, save 25% off our lusciously soft and bulky cotton yarn, Billow.

I adore the texture of crochet, it has a unique thick and thin quality that lends itself well to simple stitches. I also personally love to crochet with Billow, think big blankets that are oh-s0-soft and comfy. So if you’re looking to make a larger project with this dreamy cotton yarn, now is the time to indulge and save at the same time.

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