Monthly Archives: April 2023

Episode 363 – A Sock Knitting Round Table

We’re talking about all things sock related this week! To kick off the Sock Yarn Sale happening now, Knit Picks staff members Alena and Jen join hosts Lee and Stacey for a sock knitting round table discussion. Producer Andi plays the moderator and asks the hard hitting questions, like toe up or cuff down and how to care for socks. Everyone also shares their favorite sock yarn, on sale now, and their favorite pattern(s) from our latest sock collection, Pop Socks.

In This Episode

Free patterns sorted by newest

Twill yarn

Ventisca Slipover pattern

Lee’s book Color Squared

Crossed-stitched pixel image

Sock yarns

Sock yarn sale

Felici yarns

Electric Slide socks book

Two at Once, Toe Up, Magic Loop Socks pattern

Judy’s …

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5 Beginner Projects to Practice the Knit Stitch

Banner reads "Beginner Projects to Practice the Knit Stitch" over a photo of five garter stitch projects.

When you’re learning to knit, it can be much more satisfying to have some small projects to practice with instead of an intimidatingly large project like a scarf, but most patterns you’ll find require more skills, including the skill of reading a pattern! If you’re not ready to tackle formal patterns but do want to make something new, here are 5 projects to create a usable finished item by simply knitting a square or rectangle using only the knit stitch, a cast on, a bind off, and a pinch of seaming or sewing. 

Each of these projects recommends worsted weight yarn and …

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Episode 362 – Speedy Sweaters & Dyeing with Regan

Regan wearing his speedy sweater made from his hand-dyed Twill.

You’ve heard our hosts mention the speed with which our Senior Graphic Designer Regan finishes sweaters, so we had to have him on to get him to reveal his secrets! In this episode, Stacey and Lee chat with Regan about how he became a sweater knitter, how he got so fast, and his experiences with dyeing yarn in sweater quantities.

Regan’s first sweater crocheted with City Tweed Aran.

As always, Lee and Stacey also share their current WIPs and the latest collection they worked on! …

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Free Downloadable April 2023 Calendar

Happy April! To celebrate, we have your free monthly calendar wallpapers. Enjoy these April 2023 wallpaper images (free download for you!) — featuring a selection of bright colors from Voliere, Swish Worsted, Snuggle Puff, Curio #3, Lindy Chain, and Palette.

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 April 2023 Wallpaper for Desktop:

Free April 2023 Wallpaper for Tablet:

Free Blank …

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