Monthly Archives: June 2019

Staff Favorites: Exclusive Tools

Not to toot our own horn, buuuutttt, we are kinda in love with our exclusively made, in-house designed tools. We are constantly striving to create things that not only look cool, but that make our knitting/crocheting/crafting pursuits easier, and thus WAY more enjoyable. Have you ever cried over a tangled hank of yarn, or spent hours searching for a particular set of needle tips? We have, too. Do you prefer your storage and notions to be adorned with cute critters? We do, too. If you’re curious to know what our favorite KP tools are, then by all means, read on!

Hannah – Brand Director …

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Podcast Episode 301: Tools of the Trade

Today is a celebration of everything that makes Knit Picks unique. One of our core missions is to surprise and delight our super fans with new tools, yarn and patterns. We’re always working on new biz for you and rarely take a moment to think back and appreciate all that has come before.

In this episode, Hillary and Hannah share their favorite Knit Picks exclusive tools. Listen in as they chat about our tried and true ball winders as well as our new Needle binders, a labor of love over a year in the making. The best part? You can shop our sale on all Knit Picks exclusive tools on the site right now! Until July 1st, save 25% on your favorite tools …

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Hawthorne. Rainbow. Sock Labs!

We’re positively over the moon (or should we say rainbow?) with our new sock lab colors! Our latest sock lab creations, 5 unique rainbow colorways, are here to brighten your day, whether you prefer your rainbows on the light and bright side or dark and stark. Handpainted on our best-selling Hawthorne sock yarn base, these yarns are perfect for a whole closet full of brilliant rainbow-inspired socks and accessories!

Allow me, if you will, to make a few pattern suggestions for these wild skeins, in the spirit of getting one’s creative juices flowing.

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Designer Showcase: Claire Slade

We’ve just released a couple of new pattern collections—Sojourn: A Knit Lace Collection and Best of Knit Picks: Pullovers & Cardigans—and the wonderful Claire Slade has patterns in both! In the Best of collection is a re-release of her adorable Professor Meow, a fan favorite for sure, and her beautiful new shawl Crystallize is in Sojourn:

Model wearing Claire Slade's Crystallize lace shawl design

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Our Favorite Patterns – All In One Book!
Best of Knit Picks: Pullover & Cardigans collection available now.

We took a walk down memory lane for our newest collection! Last week, we released our first ever Best of Knit Picks Collection, gathering some of our favorite pullover & cardigan patterns from over the years. This was a lot of fun for me, since I’m now one of the old-timers (10 years here this week!), and I remember when a lot of these patterns were originally released.

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New Felici Colors for Summer!

I’m so excited to show you our newest batch of Felici striped colorways!

Skeins of all ten new Felici colors, lined up in a long row

I have a personal reason that I’m especially excited about this release: I designed a bunch of them! I started here as a graphic designer last fall, and since then I’ve gotten the extremely awesome chance to help design yarn colors a few times so far, this batch being one of my first! I didn’t create all of these, but most of the especially colorful ones are by me … I tend to have the color taste of an artistic five year old. So if you happen to love this group of new colors, yay I’m so glad! …

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Podcast Episode 300!

Today marks an exciting milestone, it’s our 300th episode! Over the years we’ve covered just about every topic under the crafty sun. We’ve done deep dives into obscure techniques, gone full nerd over micron counts and also gone behind the scenes and shared the development process of some of our most popular yarns. Everyone here at Knit Picks loves to take a few minutes every month to sit down in the studio and talk about the parts of this craft that we each love most. Today, you’ll hear from all of us!
In this episode, we’ll take a moment to talk about our newest pattern collections! Pawtastic, our new dog themed pattern collectionand Outrageous Insteps, a long awaited celebration of all the bright handpainted sock …

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We love Hue

Knit Picks rainbow Hue Shift Afghan pattern.

Are you one of the many knitters who has made our Hue Shift Afghan? No, you say? What are you waiting for? As a special treat for our customers, we’re offering the pattern as a free download with a $25 purchase! There are several curated colorway kits to choose from, or you can get extra creative and create your own. Yes, you have made it? The Hue Shift is one of those projects that begs to be made over and over again. Mix it up and try a new color theme or make one as a gift for your very favorite person in their favorite colors.

To get yours, it’s pretty simple: spend $25 or …

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