Monthly Archives: August 2018

Staff Project: Simply Wool Docklight Sweater

Docklight Sweater in Simply Wool Worsted

I loved knitting with the springy, wooly goodness of Simply Wool for the first time! I’m so used to Wool of the Andes Superwash as my go-to worsted weight yarn but I’m truely a convert to our new line. I always reach for natural, undyed wools before other colors and I love all the browns and greys in these happy hanks. Simply Wool has all the squish of my favorite wools without the scratchiness! Each stitch felt so good that I actually regret how quickly this project worked up! In case you weren’t sure, I want to re-emphasize that I knit a worsted wool sweater in Portland during one of our hottest summers and loved every minute. Seriously. Get thee to some Simply Wool, you won’t regret it.

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Staff Projects: The Mini Kitty Pouf

Knit picks staff projects kitty poof
You might say we have kitties on the brain here at Knit Picks. All. The. Time. That being said, it’s no surprise there has been an influx of Mini Kitty Poufs floating around the office as of late. Both our Merchandising Manager Alexis and myself recently made this project with Mighty Stitch Super Bulky yarns. It’s a …

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Free Duck Baby Cloth Pattern

Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.” – Michael Caine

Ducks. Who does love ducks? On walks along our rivers, it’s not unusual to find families of ducks swimming around  The newest free pattern in our Scrub-A-Dub Club is a perfect for all who love these waterbirds – check out the Duck Baby Cloth.

Free Duck Baby Cloth Pattern from Knit Picks

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The Swanky Sweaters of Dapper

If you want to hear me gush about how excited I am about the new Dapper collection (KNITTED FLATCAP *), then you should definitely check out the podcast episode. Rather than blather on further about how much I like the patterns, I thought we could all benefit from a touch more objectivity and dive a little into the more technical aspects of the collection. Between all of the Henleys and cardigans and pullovers, there are 8 sweaters in Dapper. So let’s take a good look at the differences between your many sweatery choices.

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Podcast 281: Come Home to Crochet

With its intriguing textures, speedy construction and uniquely handmade charm, fiber friends of all allegiances will admit that nothing creates a cozy home quite like crochet. On the heels of attending the Crochet Guild of America’s 2018 conference, Come Home to Crochet, our newest collection invites you to hook your way to a homier haven, whether you’re looking for bright and ebullient place settings or the easeful allure of an irreplaceable afghan.

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Wool of the Andes Superwash – 20% off!

knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash yarns
If you are like me, you’re learning some new terms as you expand your knitting knowledge. I’ve spent a lot of time with the glossary of terms in a book and searching the internet to understand a term that I hadn’t encountered before. One of those terms that I think is important to understand …

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