by Andi Satterlund on April 12, 2023
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 ...
by Knit Picks Podcast on August 12, 2021
Today on the Knit Picks Podcast we’re talking all about our knitting pasts and futures. From learning to knit to taking that knowledge and teaching someone to knit, the Knit Picks Podcast team offers up their experience. First up Lee and Stacey invite friends, co-workers and fellow crafters, Heather and Kate to come on the podcast for a discussion of their knitting and crochet origins. Each starts their craft somewhere but what everyone has in common is that someone else helped them get started. Next Lee and Stacey share tips and tricks for people who want to teach knitting to their friends and family. While Lee has experience teaching knitting classes, Stacey has experience helping people in one-on-one learning sessions. Stacey also shares ...
by Knit Picks Staff on February 4, 2021
Hello, Knit Picks friends! We’re excited to announce that we’ve recently given our Learning Center a much needed refresh, making it more user-friendly for both experienced and beginning knitters. In addition to increased functionality, we’ve added an abundance of easy-to-follow tutorials, helpful guides, and perhaps most importantly—fun freebies!
by Stacey on March 25, 2020
Update! WUA has made the difficult decision to suspend accepting donations. In the meantime, keep crocheting and knitting those squares and blankets so you’re ready to send them in when they’ve reopened their submissions! With many folks now home bound for the time being, you might find yourself looking for ways to engage creatively with your loved ones in the same position. We, of course, suggest teaching them to knit – and with #WarmUpTogether, they’ll be helping others in need!
by Stacey on January 29, 2020
Does looking for your next sweater pattern leave you confused by all the terms casually thrown around? Raglan, saddle shoulder, empire waist ... all of these design elements have their pros & cons, but if you are new to sweater construction, it can be a little overwhelming. We're here to break down several of the most popular terms to help you find that perfect project!
by Morgan B on July 18, 2019
I like making dishcloths. They are such a fun and quick way to learn a new skill, and they are incredibly low pressure. You messed up? It's just a dishcloth! You made it perfectly? What a fantastic dishcloth! It's a win-win, and I am a big fan. I might have mentioned that around the office, and then been asked to write a poem about it. So I did. Without further ado ...
by Erica R on January 14, 2019
For the month of January, we’re offering 20% off Shine, our super-soft, fabulously durable, 60% Pima Cotton and 40% Modal® natural beech wood fiber blend yarn. Shine is offered in lots of great colors, is available in both sport and worsted weights, and it has that oh so great sheen! Are you excited? Because I’m excited.
by Hillary E on April 5, 2018
Hi guys! My name is Hillary and I am the new Catalog Director at Knit Picks. I am so excited to dive deeper in the the world of knitting and look forward to interacting with more of you. My knitting journey started about 5 years ago. My mother-in-law taught me how to crochet and then how to knit. I envy people who have the patience to knit large and tedious projects. I love chunky knits because they knit up so fast and am a sucker for the pretty texture. When I am not designing or knitting I love painting, sewing, and woodworking. My husband and I are in the process of building a house so I always have my hands busy with some sort of building project ...