Monthly Archives: August 2016

Fair Isle Tip of the Week with Andrea Lum

In our last installment of Fair Isle Tip of the Week, Andrea Lum talks about the specifics: yarn dominance, holding your yarn, and managing floats. If you’re new to fair isle knitting, these might be completely new topics to you but don’t worry! Andrea is here with some useful tips that are sure to get your fair isle knitting off to a great start.

For great fair isle patterns, check out our newest collection, Creative Color: 2016 Fair Isle Collection, also available as an ebook!

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City Tweed Sale Ends Tomorrow!

Hear that? It’s the last call for our latest monthly yarn sale featuring City Tweed! Tomorrow is your last chance to save 20% on this fabulous little luxury yarn. Perfect for cozy sweaters with a rustic flair or classic accessories, this tweedy masterpiece comes in both DK and Aran/HW weight. Need some inspiration before you grab your skeins? Read on for some of my favorite patterns in City Tweed!

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Get a Free Skein of Preciosa Fingering Yarn!


For one week only, we’re offering you a free skein of one of our favorite yarns, Preciosa Fingering, with any purchase of $75 USD or more! Once your cart has $75 or more in it, enter the code PRECIOSA16 at checkout, and one skein of Preciosa is yours, absolutely free! Here are some of our favorite staff projects in Preciosa Tonal Fingering Yarn, for some inspiration:

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Season Shifting Knit Projects

Independent Designer Project Round Up

Summer is definitely winding down… the days are shorter, the evenings a bit cooler, and the kids are back in school. Whether this makes you happy or sad, autumn is just around the corner. In preparation for the leaves turning colors and pumpkin-spice flavored everything, I thought I’d do a little round up of season shifting knit projects from Independent Designers to help us transition from lazy summer days to crisp fall nights.

seson shifting knits pie crust shawlette

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New Fave Yarn Samplers – 25% Off!

No matter how hot it is outside, inside is always knitting time! Our newest yarn samplers are the perfect inspiration, whether you’re contemplating your next masterpiece or getting a head start on all those holiday gifts. Each sampler features carefully curated yarn lines and color combinations at a special 25% discount, every day. Here are some of my favorites from our newest samplers, along with a few pattern ideas to get you started!

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Free Pattern Friday – CouCou Cable Chapeau

Even though we are in the midst of a heat wave (along with much of the country), we still want to get our fall/winter knitting going. Instead of big projects like sweaters or afghans, we find ourselves constantly grabbing smaller projects to work on – items that can be done quickly during marathons our favorite tv shows while sitting in air conditioned bliss. An excellent pattern for that would be Joyce Fassbender‘s newest free hat pattern – CouCou Cable Chapeau!

free hat pattern - CouCou Cable Chapeau from

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The Knit Picks Low Price Guarantee

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Here at Knit Picks, we pride ourselves on bringing crafters of all kinds the highest quality yarns for the very best price.

How do we do it? It all starts with a simple concept: we work with the best in the industry to bring the best directly to you – at the lowest prices, guaranteed.

And we stand behind this commitment to you with our low price guarantee. If you find a comparable yarn elsewhere, we’ll honor the lower price plus an additional 10% off! Not only will you get the lower price but you’ll also enjoy an extra discount. In short, we’re here to help you do what you do best: create.

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