Monthly Archives: March 2024

Guide to Knit Picks Sock Yarns

We’re all about sock knitting in the spring, and the first step in casting on a pair of socks is choosing your yarn. Knit Picks has a huge selection of fingering weight sock yarns, with plenty of variations beyond just the dye options! Some of our socks are spun extra tight to create super-dense yarns with fewer yards per gram to wear like iron, and some are decadently soft but delicate with the addition of luxury fibers. Some come exclusively in their natural bare color for you to dye at home, and some come in up to six different dye methods. To help you get to know all of our unique sock yarns, we broke down …

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Episode 380: Get to Know Designer Joy Friedman

Spring is almost here, and we invited designer Joy Friedman on the podcast to talk about her design work and pattern in our new collection of cotton tops, Afternoon Tees! Lee and Stacey ask Joy about her background, and they discuss a handful of our favorite patterns she designed for us.

Plus, as always, Lee and Stacey share what they’ve been working on in their free time and dive a little bit into the story of how Afternoon Tees was created.

Mentioned in this Episode

Hummingbird Cardi crochet pattern

Lee’s crochet project (Ravelry link)

Tuff Granny Throw pattern

Sockhead Hat pattern

Lee’s improvised cabled cardigan project (Ravelry link)

Lee’s March Around the World movie list

Afternoon Tees eBook

Shine Sport yarn …

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Aloft Pairings

Aloft, our beloved Kid Mohair and Silk yarn, creates a beautiful, sheer fabric when knit solo, but Aloft is also known for playing well with others! Pairing up Aloft with another denser yarn creates an opaque fabric with a Mohair halo and the strength of silk. It looks so good with so many other yarns, that it can be challenging to choose one, so we’ve put together six swatches with Aloft and other styles of yarn to show just how versatile it can be!

Don’t recognize all of the colors? New shades of Aloft are coming on March 27th, 2024!

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Episode 379: A Sweater-care Discussion

Spring is coming soon, which is the perfect time of year to think about getting your sweaters ready for the end of sweater weather. To dive into sweater care and maintenance, Lee and Stacey are joined by producer Andi and coworks Jen and Regan to discuss how we care for garments. 

Plus, Lee and Stacey chat about their current knitting projects and the movies they watched while working on them.

Mentioned in this Episode

Hawthorne DK yarn

Deep Winter Hat pattern

Lee’s movie theater sweater project (Ravelry link)

Lee’s Letterboxd

Lee’s movie theater tee project (Ravelry project)

Samia yarn

Lee’s improvised orange cabled cardigan project (Ravelry link)

Waterville Cardigan pattern

Homestead Cables collection

Swish Bulky yarn

Lee’s Soup Swap with recipe

Stacey’s oldest sweater …

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National Craft Month

It’s National Craft Month! Crafting should be celebrated every day of the year, but March is a great time to show extra love to crafts. We’re all knitters and crocheters here at Knit Picks, so we thought the beginning of National Craft Month would be the perfect chance to share just some of the other crafts we do. Get to know our team, and check out the diverse set of skills they have!

Lee, Graphic Designer

I’ve sewed a little all my life, but I started sewing from patterns in 2018, completely fell in love with creating my own clothes from scratch, and I pretty much stopped buying clothes in 2019, with all new wardrobe additions being handmade now (with …

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Free Downloadable March 2024 Calendar

Happy March! We have your free monthly calendar wallpapers. Enjoy these March 2024 wallpaper images (free download for you!) — featuring a variety of yellows and greens to get you ready for Spring with Wonderfluff in Green Tea Heather, Wonderfluff Ombré in Kale Heather and Beehive Heather Ombré, Shine Sport in Green Apple and Dandelion, Wool of the Andes Worsted in Peapod, Comfy Fingering in Peapod and Honey, Mighty Stitch in Canary, Heatherly Sport in Lemonade and Cardamom, Hawthorne in Foster Powell Multi, and Palette in Custard, Honey, and Alfafa.

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. For desktop, right click the image and “Save As”; for smart phones and tablets, tap and hold to “Save Image”.

If you try to save the calendar without …

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