Monthly Archives: November 2020

Winter Color Palette Inspiration for Knitters

A chill has crept in the air and my wardrobe is being layered with cozy sweaters, socks, and hats. It is the most inspirational time of year (in my opinion!). Bring on the Christmas tunes, twinkle lights, and wool knitting projects!

Christmas Lights Winter Color Palette

A snowy branch covered in twinkle lights, accompanied by a yarn color palette of lavender, black cherry, party pink, bright red, and warm yellow.

The magic of the season shines bright with twinkle lights. While I love the look of crisp white lights, I love to adorn my tree with a rainbow of colors every year. Our curated Stroll Tonal Mini Packs come in an array of colors, perfect to adorn your small …

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Podcast Episode 333: Patterns, Process, and Product (Oh My!)

Teasel Shrug

Join us to talk about all sorts of crafty goodness. To start, Lee and Hannah sit down to discuss the idea of Process vs. Product knitting. While this spectrum of approaches is true for almost all crafting, they do a deep dive into their experiences wrestling with this concept from the perspective of their own knitting queues. Stay tuned to find out whether you tend toward Process or Product or, as they’ve each discovered in themselves, somewhere in between. 

Next, Stacey and Hillary pop in to share some of our most popular patterns. Did you know that for the past 9 years or so Knit Picks has worked hard to bring you roughly two new pattern collections every six weeks?! …

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Knitting Patterns to use with Yarn Value Packs

Yarn Value Packs are a great way to get a color curated pack of your favorite yarns at a discount, but what do you make once you have one? Here are some knitting pattern ideas to use with some of our newest Value Packs:

Stroll Tweed Value Packs

Ten balls of Stroll Tweed in berry colorsThe Berry Stroll Tweed Value Pack

Stroll Tweed is perfect for gifts because of its machine washable convenience, not requiring special care on the part of the recipient. The rich, solid colors show off texture, lace, and cables. The neutral neps of tweed add flecks of interest to simple stitches and textured knits, but are subtle enough to accentuate rather than interfere with all but the most complex patterns. The understated neps also work well with …

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Podcast Episode 332: Your Favorite Sock Yarns Explained

Felici Yarn

Today, we’re dedicating an entire episode to the subject of sock knitting! Whether you’re a seasoned pro and socks are your very favorite thing, or a new knitter contemplating casting on for your very first pair, this episode is for you! 

Lee and Hannah spend time talking about all of the sock yarns they’ve developed over the years. Colorful, hardwearing and in a range of lovely fibers, sock yarn is one of our very favorite things to develop behind the scenes. Listen along as they compare and contrast soft Stroll lines with Hawthorne’s rugged and complex colorways. You might even discover a new-to-you skein to try!

Stacey invites Rosalyn Keys (you may know her as Rozknitz on Instagram) on to the podcast …

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12 Weeks of Gifting: Fair Isle Lavender Sachets

A stack of knitted Lavender Sachets from

Believe it or not, folks, we are halfway through our annual 12 Weeks of Gifting series. We’re inching closer to the holiday season with every passing moment, and that means our gift knits are getting smaller in size and/or quicker to make. This week’s free pattern, the Fair Isle Lavender Sachet set checks both of these boxes.

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