Monthly Archives: October 2019

Getting Started With Lace Knitting

Have you found yourself looking at a gorgeous lace shawl and thinking: “Oh, I could never do that!” Well, we think that anyone can knit lace – even the most intricate of shawls is simply a series of knit, purls, increases, and decreases. The real key to expert lace knitting is the right materials – and patience. While lace can be incorporated into projects, there are …

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Podcast 309: Gifting and Color

Summer is long gone, and everyone here at Knit Picks has started gearing up for the holiday gift giving season! Our needles are busy casting on hats, socks, stuffies, and everything in between.

Erica and Hannah share their tips and tricks for managing their project queues throughout this busy season, as well as ways of making sure we all give the perfect gift, every time. …

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About Our Easy Care Yarns

With the hectic season of gift knitting/crocheting/crafting upon us, there’s no better time to revisit the convenience of easy care yarns! What, exactly, classifies a yarn as “easy care”? It’s fairly simple: machine washability (two of the most beautiful words in the English language).

Every hand-knit or crocheted project will likely begin with the same step—fiber selection. Beyond the consideration of factors such as …

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October News: Luxe Knits & Cozy New Yarns

October is full of exciting news here at Knit Picks HQ. We labored all summer long to bring to you, our favorite fiber fiends, brilliant new waves of Chroma, a new weight of Alpaca Cloud, and both new colors AND weights of Curio. There really is so much good stuff to explore, let’s dive right in!

New Chroma Colors

New Chroma colors!

We’ve expanded our roster of …

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Tutorial: Blocking Knits

Blocking is an essential but often overlooked step in knitting. Once a project is off the needles, blocking is like waving a magic wand over your knitting to bring it from good to great – yarn blooms to incredible softness, stitches smooth out to a uniform look, and lace stitches transform to a delicate beauty.

Today we’re going to talk about the two main ways to block …

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