Monthly Archives: October 2019

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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