Monthly Archives: July 2017

Choosing the Right Project For Handpainted Yarn

I adore Hawthorne.

New Hawthorne Multi Colors from Knit Picks

I’ve worked with all of the lines (Multi, Kettle, Speckle, and our new Tonal) and I just love all of the finished projects. Since I’ve been using it  in so many projects, I thought I’d reshare some of tips & tricks for working with what can be a challenging yarn to some people – Hawthorne Multi. While Tonal, Kettle, and Speckle will look great in most patterns, the colorful Multi can be an adventure to find the perfect project.

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Introducing Hawthorne Tonal (plus colors in Multi!)

IT’S HERE!!! The newest addition to our popular Hawthorne yarn family is Hawthorne Tonal, featuring beguiling, shifting depths of rich color. These 12 hand painted lovelies provide a subtle and sophisticated counterpoint to the wild chromo-diversity of Hawthorne Multi.  And least you think it’s a repeat of our Hawthorne Kettle Dye, take a closer look. While Kettle Dye features several shades of the same color, Tonal brings in touches of analogous colors, with undertones and highlights of tones from similar color families.

Can you just imagine the brilliant shawls, sweaters, socks and hats these would make? Drool!


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New Hawthorne Yarn: Sneak Peek!

It is hard for me to adequately convey how excited I am about our upcoming Hawthorne yarn updates. Keeping it a secret has been close to not peeking at the Christmas presents when I was a kid. Just because I CANNOT WAIT until this Wednesday when we realize them, here is a sneak peek of the delicious hand painted hues coming soon!

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Podcast 259: Fantastic Felici

Knit Picks Podcast, Episode 259: Fantastic Felici - Summer 2017 Value Pack

You might think you know our stupendous, self-striping sock yarn, Felici, with it’s sensously soft 75% Merino Wool, 25% Nylon blend and ever-changing selection of brilliant colors, in classic fingering or new worsted weights. Whether you’re a devoted follower or a burgeoning novitiate, you might be surprised at what you learn with this glimpse behind the scenes for one of our favorite yarns to develop.

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Free Desert Arrow Dishcloth Pattern

Welcome to Week 28 of our Clean & Crafty Free Pattern series! If you are looking to take your knitting skills to the next level, a great way to do that is to knit a dishcloth. Since they are a small project, they are quick to do and if you mess up – hey, it’s still usable! This weeks cute pattern explores slip stitches, cabling without a needle and i-cord bind off – check out the Desert Arrow Dishcloth.

Free Desert Arrow Dishcloth Pattern from Knit Picks

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