Monthly Archives: June 2022

Game Day’s Body

This post was originally sent via email for our Summer Knit Along.

In our last email we talked about the Game Day Cardigan’s ribbing, and after the ribbing is a row with a large number of decreases. The ribbing was worked on a smaller needle to create a dense, stretchy rib, but to achieve that density without having it pull in at the hips, it needed more stitches than the stockinette body on larger needles. That means a lot of decreases need to be knit, all at once! If you’ve never used this trick before, it likely sounds strange, but trust the process, and it’ll look great.

Once you’ve knit that row, welcome to stockinette land! Because this is a gender-neutral pattern without chest …

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Episode 349 – New Faces and Knit Alongs

Jen Burt wears a burgundy cardigan with yellow and tan mosaic knit colorwork. Jen’s Sailaway Cardigan sample that was knit in 4 days!

The Knit Picks team has grown a lot during our long podcast hiatus, and in this episode, we’re excited to introduce you to two new staff members: Alena Ruman, the IDP Program Administrator, and Jen Burt, our Content and Outreach Coordinator.

Lee interviews Alena about her experiences starting at the Knit Picks warehouse in Ohio and then moving to the Pacific Northwest to work as the IDP Program Administrator. Alena is an experienced yarn dyer and shares with Lee some of her tips for dyeing using acid dyes.

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Casting on Game Day

This post was originally sent via email for our Summer Knit Along.

Have you cast on your Game Day cardigan yet? The pattern recommends a Tubular Cast On using waste or scrap yarn, and it provides written instructions, but if you need a little more help figuring it out, we’ve got you covered! You can find both video and photo tutorials in our Learning Center for the waste yarn method. 

Using the suggested method is easiest, but if you’re in the mood to be adventurous, you can substitute the original cast on with the Long Tail Tubular Cast On! Podcast host Lee chose to use this method instead of getting out some waste yarn, and she also wrote our photo tutorial for it, which can …

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Episode 348 – We’re back from break!

Stacey holds up a gray and a blue hank of High Desert Worsted next to Lee who is holding a yellow and a speckled cream hank.

The podcast is back! After a long break, we’re excited to have a regular recording schedule again. In this episode, you’ll hear about Lee and Stacey’s personal projects that they’ve worked on during our long recording break. They’ll also share with you collections, patterns, and new yarns that have been released over the period.Next, we’re excited to share with you our summer knit along, featuring the Game Day Cardigans by Donna Estin from Generations: Knits for All Ages. The whole podcast team is substituting the suggested yarn for High Desert Worsted, and they share their color …

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Free Downloadable June 2022 Calendar

Happy June! To celebrate, we have your free monthly calendar wallpapers. Enjoy these June 2022 wallpaper images (free download for you!) — featuring an assortment of blues and yellows including Swish Worsted Serene, City Tweed DK Cobalt, Barley Heather Stroll Tweed, Gloss DK Navy, Wool of the Andes Persimmon, Snuggle Puff Fawn, and Alpaca Cloud DK Victor.

How to get the Wallpaper:

To get the free downloadable calendar background of your choice (smart phones, tablets, or desktop computers), simply click on the image of your choice to go to the full-size photo and then save it!

Free June 2022 Wallpaper for Desktop:

Free June 2022 Wallpaper for Tablet:

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