Monthly Archives: May 2019

New Spring Inspired Sock Labs!

Like the first sunny day after a stormy winter, our newest Sock Lab is a spring dream. A melange of the colors of spring blooms, the aptly named Bouquet combines bright pink, shades of orange, and hues of warm yellow. A perfect counterbalance to Bouquet is Meadow! Meadow features a medley of lively greens.

The vibrant colors with surprises of speckles would look so pretty crocheted into the Boothbay Harbor …

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Lower Prices? Yes Please!

Brava yarn lines from knitpicks.com - now with a new everyday low price.

That’s right! Both our Brava and regular Wool of the Andes lines now have lower Everyday Prices – which means more savings for those afghan and blanket projects! Brava Sport, Worsted, and Bulky are all now an amazing $1.99 per skein, with Brava 500 dropping to $8.99.

Wool of the Andes Yarns from kniticks.com - now a lower price!

Wool of the Andes Sport and Worsted are now $2.49 each, while Bulky is now only $4.99 per hank! Even with summer on the horizon, it’s never too early to start some of those big projects so you’ll be nice and …

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Podcast 299: Shawl Season

Knit Picks Boothbay Harbor Crocheted Shawlette.

It’s shawl season! Get ready to dust off your needles and hooks with two new shawl collections!

First, Stacey and Hannah talk about Radiance, our knit shawl collection. Easy to wear and fun to knit, these shawls feature fun color combinations and our favorite yarns.

Next, Heather joins Hannah in the studio and they chat about the stunning Color Crush collection of crocheted shawls. Finally, sock yarn shawls for all you happy hookers out there.

Alexis and Hannah also introduce this month’s new sock lab experiment! Every month we introduce a limited edition sock yarn, and we’re proud to bring you our first natural dye partnership with BQueen Collection on our favorite Hawthorne yarn base. …

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Pawtastic! Collection

Knit Picks Boston Terrier Sock pattern from the Pawtastic! collection. Designer: Margaret Mills

Let me start by admitting that this collection was long, LONG overdue. Our lack of doggo-inspired knits was something we lamented on a daily basis around the office. After the success of our feline-friendly 9 Lives Collection, we knew the clock was ticking for us to produce its canine counterpart. I’m beyond excited to announce that wait is over and we can officially introduce you to our newest labor of love, Pawtastic!

While every single pattern in this book gets an A+ in my opinion, there are a few that I can’t help but mention. And HEEEERREE they are!

Boston Terrier Socks – Knit in Stroll ( I mean, just …

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Designer Interview: Tian Connaughton

One of our most versatile designers, Tian Connaughton is responsible for some of our favorite patterns — both knit and crochet. We’ve happily worked with her for 8 years, and look forward to many more collaborations.

Designer Tian Connaughton at home in her studio.

Tian is all things crafty. She is a designer and technical editor working for major brands such as Knit Picks, Interweave, I Like Knitting, and I Like Crochet. She also spends time working with independent designers. She is the author of two books, Unlock Your Inner Designer: How to start designing and Pattern Launch Plan: Sell more patterns consistently without being sleazy. Learn more about both titles here – http://bit.ly/booksfordesigners.

What do all these roles have in common? They are all helping knitters and crocheters imagine the possibilities …

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Mothers Day Wish List

As a mom, or more importantly, as a human being in the modern world, I relish the opportunity to carve out a little time for myself to do whatever my heart and mind needs in the moment. Namely, slow down, stop obsessing over my never-ending to-do list, and just RELAX. We could all stand to take more gorgeous moments for ourselves to replenish and reflect, whether it be daydreaming about taking a luxurious cruise with the Fab 5 or just sipping some hot coffee on a quiet early morning while the rest of the house is still asleep. I’ll take whatever I can get. Bonus points if it includes plants, outdoor time, or Indian food.

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