Monthly Archives: December 2016

Our 2017 Crafty Resolutions

New Year Resolutions - Sweaters and hats and WIPs oh my!

With our holiday gift crafting winding down (except for me – I’m always behind so all my gifts are late!), we’re turning our thoughts to 2017 and what our goals are for the new year! So we got together and came up with our personal crafting resolutions!

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Luxury Yarn Sale – Save Up to 40%!

Whoa, big sale alert! We have over 500 of our oh-so-fancy luxury yarns on sale for up to 40% off through January 2nd! Alpaca, silk, cashmere, merino, mohair – they’re all included so you can treat yourself to any of these stellar fiber blends without breaking the bank. Enjoy the silky smooth shine of Luminance or the soft bounce of Preciosa while the sale is on! Need some knitting inspiration? Read on for some of our favorite pattern collections that feature these stellar skeins!

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Top 5 Patterns of 2016

This time of year, many of us crafters are looking for some brand new projects to start for ourselves! So I thought I’d do a round up of our best selling patterns from 2016, both to inspire you and to see what your fellow Knit Picks lovers worked on this year!

#1 – Hue Shift Afghan

Top 5 Patterns of 2016 - Hue Shift from
This is, by far, our most popular pattern year after year! And it’s easy to see why – it’s a super fun knit (those squares are just addicting) and looks gorgeous. It’s also easy to switch colors or yarns for your own personal preference. The original is in Brava Sport while I made a version in Mighty Stitch (which I LOVE). I’ve also seen versions in so many creative colorways – check out the projects on Ravelry!

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Top Five Yarn Lines 2016

I bring you our first top five list for 2016 – The Top Five Yarn Lines. As the merchandise planner For Knit Picks I especially enjoy analyzing what keeps your needles and hooks active and wanted to share what YOU made our most popular yarn lines. There weren’t too many surprises, basics are key with this crowd, and I’m sure we all have a hank or two of these in our stash.

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Super Quick Free Patterns

It’s getting down to the wire for holiday knitting – and suddenly you remember you promised to knit your great aunt a gift this year! (er, not that it’s happened to me or anything).  So what do you do? Well, you go stash diving and download a super quick free pattern that can be done in a matter of hours! Here are some of my favorites I turn to when I need a gift right away.

Chill Chaser Cup Cozy

Free Quick Knitting Patterns - Chill Chaser Cup Cozy from

This cute little pattern by our own Jennifer uses a small amount of yarn and knits up in a flash. Perfect for the coffee lovers in your life! If you don’t have the buttons on hand, you can easily just duplicate stitch a snowman face instead!

Chunky Slippers

Free Quick Knitting Patterns - Chunky Slipper from

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Don’t Panic!

It’s not too late to order holiday gifts!

Free 2-day shipping

That’s right… we’re offering FREE 2-Day Shipping for customers in the contiguous United States when you spend over $75. That means you still have time to get that gift still lingering on your list – or maybe a little something for yourself! We’ve made it super easy to get this deal.

1. Do a bit of shopping, at least $75.
2. Enter promo code FREE2DAY16
3. At checkout, select 2-day shipping & handling.
4. Relax!

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A Different Way to Give Handmade

A few years ago, a knitter friend of mine presented me with a different way to give handmade gifts: don’t gift finished projects. It was a revelation.
Business As Usual

It seems to be a common progression amongst knitters.  When you first learn to knit you think to yourself “I’ll never have to buy another gift again! From now on, everyone in my life will receive thoughtfully planned, lovingly created, unique handmade treasures!”
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