Monthly Archives: August 2019

Podcast 305: Perfect Pairs

Knit Picks Simply Socks pattern collection.

It’s time to celebrate our favorite season-less knit, SOCKS! The perfect portable project, we always have a pair on our needles between larger projects. There’s really nothing better than a pair of hand knit socks for gifting OR wearing.

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Choosing The Right Cotton Yarn For Your Projects
Colorful cotton yarns from Knit Picks

This time of year, cotton and cotton blends are often the go-to yarn of choice for many knitters – knitting or crocheting a lap full of wool in warm weather is not pleasant! However, swapping out a cotton yarn for wool isn’t as simple as it sounds. Cotton yarns have unique characteristics and properties that make it perfect for some, but not all, projects. I’ve put together some info and a list of of what kind of projects we recommend for our plant-based rockstars.

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Podcast 304: Sweaters, sweaters, sweaters!

This episode is all about the mysteries and intricacies of sweater knitting! First, we’ve launched a brand new, wonderfully tweedy sweater pattern collection, Everyday Rustic. Stacey and Lee share their favorite patterns as well as a little behind the scenes peek into making this collection.

To go along with our sweater theme, Stacey and Hannah pop into the studio to answer some of YOUR questions about the ins and outs of sweater knitting. From sweater care to yarn substitution, and even one question that had us questioning the way we read patterns, we had a blast digging into ideas and concepts we rarely talk about in the office. We’ll be doing Q+A segments regularly so keep those comments coming!

As always, happy listening and happy crafting!

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Warm Weather Projects – Dishcloths!

What are knitters and crocheters to do during the hot summer days, when a heavy wool project is just way too much to handle? Easy breezy cotton dishcloths! These small projects are perfect for a quick satisfying knit without weighing you down, and whether you’re fan of lace, cables, colorwork or all the above, we have over 250 free patterns to choose from.

Little Leaf Dishcloth by Jenny Williams - free pattern from Knit Picks

The Little Leaf Dishcloth features sweet little leaves across a reverse stockinette background. These are created with simple increases and decreases – these leaves are easier than they look! The whole dishcloth is finished with a contrasting I-cord border.

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