Monthly Archives: January 2017

Book Sale: Great Craft Books for Winter

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The Knit Picks Winter Book Sale is the perfect opportunity to celebrate surviving the holidays. All of our holiday gift and decor crafting is done, but we’re still deep in Winter, settling in for hibernation after the hustle and bustle. In other words, we’re at great time to dive deep into some serious crafting. Whether your New Year’s resolutions involve learning new skills, finishing old projects, or just dedicating more time to the crafts you love, we have a book for you. And with the Winter Book Sale, you can treat yourself to a special gift at 40% off! Here’s just a sampling of some of the wonderful books we adore that you’ll find on sale.

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Mighty Stitch Love

My skin is what I call ‘princess skin’ – there are very few yarns it can tolerate. Super duper soft Mighty Stitch is one of the lucky few fibers that will adorn my neck. Available in worsted, bulky and super bulky, save 20% on Mighty Stitch for the month of January!

Here is my portfolio of Mighty Stitch projects. I guess you can say I’m a fan!

Mighty Stitch yarn from

A cowl in Mighty Stitch Bulky held double for my mom in her favorite jewel tones.

Pattern: Amazing Seed Stitch Wrap

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For the love of cables

Have you seen our newest collection?

Cable Knitting: Woodsmoke Collection.

This gorgeous collection is for all the cable lovers out there. I am certainly one of them! When it comes to techniques, cables have always been my favorite – I find them very fun to knit and love watching each twist and turns as they climb up my project. So Woodsmoke is a dream come true – 16 patterns easy to challenging cable projects!

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Free Dishcloth Pattern – Snowflake!

Happy 2017! We hope you are enjoying the start of a brand new year. To celebrate, we are bringing back one of our most popular series – 52 Weeks of Dishcloths! Every week we will release a brand new free dishcloth or washcloth pattern, designed by your favorite independent designers. We’re going Clean and Crafty this year and our first pattern was released this week – the Snowflake Dishcloth by Allyson Dykhuizen.

Free Snowflake Dishcloth Pattern by Allyson Dykhuizen from

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Hurrah for Super Tuff Puff!


If you know me, you know I love big yarn! That’s why I was so excited when we decided to take our already sizeable super bulky yarn, Tuff Puff, and make it EVEN BIGGER! The result is Super Tuff Puff, a gigundo (a technical term) yarn that gets an astonishing 1.5 stitches to the inch, and it’s perfect for projects with strong visual punch. Simple stitch patterns really stand out in it, and it knits up so fast it’s a bit dizzying.

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Introducing Foursquare Needles!

Foursquare - Square Knitting Needles from

Our newest addition to the Options knitting needle family is here! We’ve been getting tons of customer requests for square-shaped needles, so it seemed like a perfect fit to pair our popular Majestic wood colorway with the new Foursquare shape. The gentle layers of color in the laminated birch wood look fantastic paired with the angled cut and fancy corners, and they are just as smooth to knit with as our other wood knitting needles.

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The Knit Picks Winter 2017 Catalog is here!

We have so many exciting things to show you! Our new Knit Picks Winter 2017 Catalog is in the mail (look for it in the next few days), and it is packed with SO MUCH fun stuff! Let’s start with the big news:

NEW Foursquare Needles

Knit Picks Winger 2017 Catalog: Foursquare Needles!

We’ll be talking more about our fabulous new needles in detail later this week, but for now here are the highlights: Our NEW Foursquare Needles are a little different – and a lot of fun! We took the same smooth, laminated birch of our popular Majestic needles and squared them. The slightly rounded corners provide a comfortable extra grip for your fingers and yarn, helping to keep your hands limber and your stitches even. Foursquare Needles  are available in Straight Needles, Interchangeable Tips, DPNs, and Fixed Circular Needles.

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January 2017 Calendar

Ah, a fresh, shiny new year! As Anne of Green Gables said, “Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”

For 2017, we are looking forward to all the mistake-free days ahead, full of new adventures, mountains to conquer and stitches to make! Wanda the Woolly captures our attitude perfectly, as she gazes into the future atop a mountain of 100% wool Super Tuff Puff, perfect for quick accessories and home decor.

Download your calendar today and dream of the masterpieces you will create in 2017!

Free January desktop calendar from

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