Monthly Archives: October 2020

Podcast Episode 331 – Making Yarn

Germantown, 100% US Grown Worsted-weight Wool

Every day, the Knit Picks team comes together to dig deep into our craft and celebrate our favorite materials. From yarn to needles, we choose everything with care and work to bring our very favorite things right to your door. Today, we’re taking a new look at yarn from some different angles.

Join Lee and Hannah as they talk about their experience making their own yarn. Whether you’re interested in spinning skeins from fleece or making your yarn from recycled materials like t-shirts, they touch on a variety of techniques and share some of their hard earned tips and tricks for getting fantastic results. 

Next up, you’ll also hear some new voices! Courtney and Kate join …

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Static Yarn Love: Self-Patterning Sock Yarn Projects

Have you tried one of our newest yarns, Static? This fun and colorful yarn is a limited-edition self-patterning sock yarn. What does that mean exactly? Uniquely shifting colors—no ends to weave in. Today we’re sharing what stitchers are making using Static (and what they think of this yarn).

Static sock yarn from Knit Picks: eight skeins of yarn are laid out next to a knitted swatch of each to show what the patterning in this self-patterning sock yarn looks like.

If you haven’t checked out this yarn, here are all the stats:

Fiber Content: 75% Superwash Wool, 25% NylonWeight: FingeringKnitting Gauge: 7-8 sts=1” on #1-3 needlesCrochet Gauge: 21-32 sc=4” on #B-E hooksYards: 437Grams: 100Put Up: HankCare: Machine Wash Cold /Tumble Dry Low

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Fall 2020 Staff Projects!

It’s been a minute since we shared staff projects, but today is the day! We’re knitters too! Let’s survey the Knit Picks staff and see what they’ve been knitting lately.

Regan’s Coffee Sweater

Regan models his coffee sweater, which is knitted in cream and brown yarn.

“I just finished this cardigan made from Twill. It’s half dyed with coffee and half left bare.” – Regan, Photographer

Read more about Regan’s adventures in yarn dyeing!

Gerda’s Projects: Shawl and Baby Blanket

A knitted shawl made in Chroma Twist worsted.

Gerda, our Amazon Manager, has TWO recent projects: a self-designed …

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Podcast Episode 330: The Quest For Color

Abbey Road Sweater

As the weather gets cozier our stashes seem to get more colorful. This week we’re dipping into the wide world of multi colored knitting. From epic Fair Isle to simply soothing marled effects, we’re sharing all our knitting know-how in this episode!

First up, Stacey and Lee discuss some popular techniques for getting maximum color in every square inch. Stay tuned to learn the similarities and differences between techniques like Fair Isle, Mosaic, Intarsia, and marls.

Next, Sara joins Hannah from our sister company WeCrochet to tackle some common considerations when choosing colors. They cover some color theory basics that work for every project and also share our favorite ways of choosing specific Knit Picks and WeCrochet brand colors from …

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October News: Cozy Luxury & Easy Care Bliss

Colorful yarn spill featuring Twill yarnsNew Twill Yarns

Fall is here in full force, and this year in particular, seeking out creature comforts is top of mind for a lot of folks. Whether you’re seeking a little luxury for your project queue or are gearing up for a winter baby boom, our latest round of collections (both patterns and yarn) offer myriad opportunities to craft a little comfort into your life.

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12 Weeks of Gifting – Holiday Stockings

Traditional Fair Isle Holiday Stockings pattern - a model holds two knitted stockings with traditional winter motifs

Welcome back, KP friends! It’s week 3 in our 12 Weeks of Gifting series. This week we’re gifting to you perennial favorite—the Holiday Stockings pattern!

Whether you’ve added members to your family or just want a little holiday décor refresh, this pair of traditional Fair Isle stockings are ready to dress up your mantle. Knit in bulky weight Wool of the Andes Superwash, these generously oversized stockings knit up in a dash while still providing ample room for holiday goodies & gifts.Holiday Stockings are knit in the round from the cuff down, with a shallow heel and star toe. Basic two-color Fair Isle provides decoration. 1 hank each of all three colors will make 2 stockings …

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Indie Knitting Patterns to Inspire Your Next Project

Who is looking for some inspiring new indie knitting patterns? I am! It’s my favorite time of year—the air is cooling off and maybe we’re all looking for new knitting patterns, either for ourselves or for gifts for loved ones. If you are looking for inspiration, check out some of these fabulous brand new indie designer patterns that I absolutely cannot wait to make!

Knitting Patterns by Tamy Gore

A woman holds up a knitted shawl in multicolored green, black, and gray chevrons. Kaliya Wrap by Tamy Gore: A new indie knitting pattern available at Wrap, using 2 packs of Stroll Tonal Minis and Aloft. Warm, pretty and fun to knit!

First are these beautiful patterns by Tamy Gore! …

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