Monthly Archives: August 2023

Get to Know Designer Takako Takiguchi

Our latest pattern collection Nature Walk: Lace Patterns is full of gorgeous patterns from talented designers, but we’re always particularly excited when we get to work with a skillful, experienced designer for the first time! In this collection, we had the opportunity to work with Takako Takiguchi who designed the Sumire Poncho, and since it is our first time introducing her work to Knit Picks fans through our collections, we thought we’d help you get to know her with an interview! Takako has been designing for a decade with over 100 published patterns to her name. She’s best known for designing patterns with clean lines, geometric motifs, and interesting shapes.

Could you tell our blog readers a bit about your background?I am a Japanese woman and I live in California. My …

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Options Needle Binders Explained

What’s the best way to store interchangeable needles along with all your knitting notions? Our Options Needle Binders are our favorite way to stay organized! Each binder comes with the following insert pages, with additional pages available individually. Here’s what each page is used for.

Interchangeable Needle Tip Page

This double-sided insert holds two complete sets of Knit Picks Options Interchangeable needles in the standard sizes. The needle slots are sized to correspond with the US 4-11 sized tips, much like the vinyl package they come in. We think they’re …

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Knitting & Reading at the Same Time

A woman holds a stack of books with glasses and a yarn ball balanced on top.

Summer is the best time of year for reading, but that doesn’t mean you need to put your knitting aside! We asked two Knit Picks team members who love to knit and read at the same time to share how they manage both and to share their best tips. Reading and knitting at the same time might sound a little unusual, but once you find your favorite method to keep your text visible and the right project to knit without looking at too much, it’s easier than you might imagine!

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Pop Hats

Make the most of Swish Pops’ many colors in this planned pooling hat! Planned pooling means working the yarn at a gauge and stitch count that causes the colors to line up with each other in an intentional-looking pattern. Depending on the colorway used and the exact gauge, this may be a wavy design, or it may resemble argyle or plaid, or it may be more of a color-block abstract painting kind of vibe. There’s no way to know what you’ll get until you start knitting!

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Free Downloadable August 2023 Calendar

Happy August! To celebrate, we have your free monthly calendar wallpapers. Enjoy these August 2023 wallpaper images (free download for you!) — featuring a variety of yellows, oranges, and purples in Wonderfluff, City Tweed DK, Twill, Curio #3, Snuggle Puff, Voliere, Samia and Brava Tweed.

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 August 2023 Wallpaper for Desktop:

Free August 2023 Wallpaper for Tablet:

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