Category Archives: Beginning Knitting

Teaching Others to Knit

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! 

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Tutorial: Three Common Decreases (K2tog, P2tog, CDD)

To accompany the first pattern in our new Year of Hats club, we'll show you how to work the three different decreases used in the Resa Hat patterns: the most common knit-wise single decrease (K2tog), the most common purl-wise single decrease (P2tog), and a centered double decrease (CDD). These are excellent, useful stitches to have in your knitting go-to skill set!

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Anatomy of a Sweater

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!

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Ode to Dishcloths

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 ...

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Knit Picks Monthly Yarn Sale
Shine-y New Yarn Sale!

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.

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Meet Hillary, new catalog director

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 ...

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Knit Picks staff - Allison Drake
Meet Allison, new administrative assistant

  Hi! I’m Allison, one of the newest additions to the Knit Picks team! I joined the Knit Picks team with the knitting experience equal to half of a busted washcloth that I never completed and lost at some point (don’t worry – I bring other skills to the team). I’ve always wanted to master knitting, but I wasn’t ...

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