Monthly Archives: September 2023

How to Convert a Seamed Sweater to Seamless

Axiom is a great pattern to try changing from seamed to seamless, and many Knit Picks team members are planning to do that with their own projects. Patterns can be followed precisely, or they can be used as a creative jumpstart, to be adapted as each knitter prefers. Like with most pattern modifications, when converting from seamed to seamless, a lot of frustration can be avoided by asking the right questions before getting started and doing a pinch of prep work.

To get started, there are a few …

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Episode 370: Yarn Thrift Stores with Zeb from Disco Fibers

Every knitter ends up with yarn they don’t plan to use and don’t know what to do with, and that’s the problem Zeb from Disco Fibers is looking to solve! He joins our hosts Lee and Stacey to talk about starting a yarn thrift store in the Portland, OR area that helps get unused yarn out of the back of the closet and into the hands of knitters that will love it.

Plus, Andi joins Stacey to discuss our upcoming KAL, where we’ll all be knitting the Axiom Sweater by Claire Slade! Andi and Stacey chat about their yarn choices and some modifications to the pattern.  

Mentioned in this Episode

Lee’s cardigan project in Swish Pops (Ravelry link)

Swish Pops yarn

Twisted Stitch Sourcebook …

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Worsted Weight Yarns for Cables

The Axiom KAL begins October 1st, 2023, so now is the best time to begin picking out yarn to have it ready to cast on by the 1st! The Axiom Sweater was designed using Wool of the Andes Worsted, but this pattern lends itself to substituting other worsted weight yarns that cable well. The key attributes to look for are good stitch definition and elasticity to make well-defined cables and ribbing that holds its shape. Here are the yarns we think are best to use and why!

High Desert Worsted or High Desert Tweed

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Join the Axiom KAL!

Sweater Weather is finally here, and we’re excited to announce that our next knit-along will be the Axiom Sweater by Claire Slade! 

Just the Details

What: Knit the Axiom Sweater along with us

When: October 1st – December 15th 2023

Skills to Know: CO, BO, knit, purl, 2×2 cables, getting gauge, seaming, picking up and knitting

Why: To make a beautiful cabled sweater with others

We chose the Axiom Sweater because it’s a great choice for a first cabled sweater, as well as being gender-neutral and size inclusive. It’s a simple, seamed, drop-shoulder pullover knit in …

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Episode 369: Cool Tweed Fall

A rainbow of High Desert Tweed hanks of yarn

We’re back from summer break and ready to start planning our autumn knits! Dozens of new colors of old favorites and a handful of brand new yarns have come out since we last recorded, and Lee and Stacey are excited to share with you the development process of a few of their favorites.

There isn’t just new yarn! There also are new patterns, and Stacey and Lee chat about our new tweed home collection that comes out the same day as this episode, Stay In & Knit: Tweed Patterns for Home as well as the transitional, lacey collection from earlier this summer, Nature Walk: Lace Patterns. 

Plus, the end of the Ice Fire KAL is …

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Free Downloadable September 2023 Calendar

Happy September! To celebrate, we have your free monthly calendar wallpapers. Enjoy these September 2023 wallpaper images (free download for you!) — featuring our September Yarn of the Month Swish! (starts September 6th)

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 September 2023 Wallpaper for Desktop:

Free September 2023 Wallpaper for Tablet:

Free Blank Wallpaper for Zoom:

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