Monthly Archives: January 2016

Free Pattern Friday: Quadrat Blanket

We’re starting a new feature here on the blog – Free Pattern Friday! Once in a while, on a Friday, we’ll feature a free pattern, new or old, and tell you all about it! This week we’ve got the Quadrat Blanket, so stunning, and so fast to make!


The geometric texture of this blanket works up quickly with super bulky yarn and large needles, giving you a beautiful throw that will add warmth to any room in your home.


Quadrat is made in Tuff Puff Yarn (I’d choose Mint for a bold pop of color) but if you’re trying to stash bust, why not hold two strands of a worsted weight together and see if you get gauge? Whatever size you come up with, this blanket will making coming home on chilly evenings, just a bit more pleasurable.

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Petite Presents

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Oh, how I love our new pattern collection: Petite Presents! All the projects use under 150 grams of yarn so they’re great projects when you want something to work on over a weekend or need to make some quick gifts. For me, this collection is all about hats, so I thought I would feature my very favorite patterns, in depth.

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The Monthly Yarn Sale: Stroll

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Did you know that every month – we feature a different yarn line to be on sale, all month long? And this month, we have all lines of Stroll available for you to stock up on for 20% off!

If you’re not familiar with our Stroll yarn line up, it is a fingering weight superwash wool and nylon blend yarn that is perfect for sock knitting, lightweight cardigans and all kinds of accessories. Plus, it is machine washable which makes it a wonderful easy-care option when you’re gift knitting or crafting for kids.

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Keeping Home – January!

One of the most popular things on our site has been our free dishcloth patterns.  For two years, each week, we featured a new dishcloth that so many people used to practice new stitches, develop their skills, and of course, wash their dishes! These free patterns will always be on our site, but for 2016, we’re changing it up a bit. Every first Thursday of the month, we’re releasing a home set ebook – patterns for your kitchen or your bathroom, or anywhere else you’d like display or use these lovely items! We’re calling the series “Keeping Home”, and January’s set, called “Not Your Granny’s Kitchen” is just so sweet!


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Introducing: Alpaca Cloud Fingering Weight Yarn!

Do you like knitting and crocheting with alpaca yarn? I love it. Everything I make is so soft and light. I’m not a lace knitter, so when Alpaca Cloud Lace Yarn came out in such a stunning array of colors, I lamented that it was a bit too thin for anything I’ve got in my queue. Enter Alpaca Cloud Fingering Yarn, in such an amazing  palette and fingering weight for lightweight (but so warm!) sweaters, shawls, and amazing colorwork.


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Last Day: Get a free Knit Picks Tote


Want to get a free Knit Picks exclusive tote*? Today’s the final day to take advantage of this tote-ally awesome deal and here’s how:

1. Add your favorite Knit Picks tote bag to your cart, you can find them HERE.
2. Do a bit of shopping, $75 or more
3. Enter TOTESFREE at checkout, in the promo box at the bottom of the cart page

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January 2016 Calendar

Happy New Year! To help usher in 2016, we’ve got a brand new January calendar for you to download onto your desktop computers, tablets and smartphones.

To get the free January 2016 calendar background of your choosing (for smart phones, tablets and desktop computers), simply click the applicable device icon below. Enjoy!

Knit Picks Desktop Wallpaper January 2016

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