Monthly Archives: June 2016

9 Things We’re Loving for June

It’s time to show off just a few of the things we’re loving here at Knit Picks HQ lately! And for this month, we couldn’t help but indulge our love of purple for the June guide. We’ve collected our favorite things in a range of regal dark purples to romantic light lavenders. We hope you enjoy some of our favorite picks as much as we do, and happy crafting!

1. Chroma Yarn in Avalon>> 2. Majestic Interchangeable Knitting Needle Set>> 3. Casa Loma Shawlette Pattern>> 4. Lavishea Lotion Bars>> 5. Phil Basin in Purple>> 6. Wool of the Andes Worsted in Amethyst Heather>> 7. Everyday Tote Bag in Purple>> 8. Dishie in Lilac Mist>> 9. Simple Shells Cowl – free pattern download>>




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ENDS SOON: Knitting Needle & Tool Sale

Today is the last day to take advantage of two amazing sales – select needles are 10% off and 800+ tools are up to 40% off! Personally, I can always use accessories and extra tools for my craft room, so the tool sale is just the thing for me. However, if you’re looking to add a needle set to your collection or just need a few new needles, an extra 10% savings is always good!

It’s the last day to save on hundreds and hundreds of crafty tools and accessories! Find everything from handy stitch markers to storage solutions and other goodies, all up to 40% off. Not sure where to start? Hannah recently wrote about her favorite new tools (all of which are part of the sale) HERE and Jenny complied her list of top ten sale tool must-haves right HERE.

Tool-Sale---last-chanceTool Sale: up to 40% off

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World Wide Knit In Public Day

Saturday, June 18 2016

Better living through stitching together.

Did you know that this Saturday is World Wide Knit In Public Day? This event started in 2005 as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other’s company. From founder Danielle Landes: “Knitting is such a solitary act that it’s easy to knit alone somewhere and sink into your work without thinking about all the other knitters out there. Neighbors could spend all their lives never knowing that the other knits. This is a specific day to get out of your house and go to a local event (with your knitting in tow) just for people like you. Who knows you might even bump into your neighbor!”

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New! Complete Yarn Guide 2016
You may have noticed that our catalog got little makeover a few months ago. As soon as we started planning the new look, we realized that having a complementary book of all of our current yarns would be a great idea, since they’re no longer included in the catalog. So as our graphic designer, I was in charge of putting it together. With hundreds of items, it was a lot of information to wrangle into a beautiful, cohesive package. I wanted to be sure that it was easy to use and that all of the photos were color-corrected so they’d be as accurate as possible for those consulting the yarn guide for color reference. I know how important that is for any knitter or crocheter, especially for projects with multiple colors, like Fair Isle. In fact, Knit Picks staff has used the yarn guide ourselves in several collection planning meetings for that very reason.
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My Favorite Tools, and a Sale!


It’s time to talk tools! Whether you need to update your arsenal or simply add something new to the mix, our ongoing Summer Tool Sale is a great opportunity to place those long-awaited orders for everything you need to get crafting. I’m going to share some of my favorite tools that are part of the sale before, but make sure to check out our full range of sale tools online in the next week!

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Summer Knitting Projects

Fabulous knit and crochet projects for summer fun!

I think it’s safe to say that summer has arrived! Now that our sweaters have been packed away and we’re enjoying the sunshine, it’s time to pull out your summer knitting projects. Here are a few fabulous projects I’m hoping to cast on soon.

Summer Knitting Projects: Oyster Bay Tank

Summer Knitting Projects - oyster bay tank

I just love this Oyster Bay tank top! It’s knit in our fabulous lightweight linen Lindy Chain, which gives it an amazing drape and sheen. The simple diamond pattern along the sides make the perfect accent to this summer top. Designed by Kathryn Folkerth.

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Book Clearance Now On!

Do you love craft books? I sure do. My bookshelf at home is brimming with books related to the crafts I already love, as well as the crafts I so badly want to try. Well, we’ve just kicked off a huge book clearance where over 300 titles are up to 50% off!  With only a limited stock of many of the books on hand, many of these titles will not return, once they’re gone.


So if your inspiration so often comes from books, head over to our clearance book section, and see what might grab your interest, today!

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Free Pattern Friday – Ombre Sea Kitchen Set

New month, new Keeping Home set! For June, we have a fantastic free kitchen knitting pattern set by the multi-talented Kalurah Hudson – check out the Ombre Sea Kitchen Set!

free kitchen knitting pattern - Ombre Sea Kitchen Set from

This lovely set includes a washcloth, a hand towel. and best of all – an apron!  All feature a wonderful linen slip stitch along the edging, giving a pretty striping in complimentary colors. It also looks great on both sides!

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