Category Archives: behind the scenes

Episode 291 – Crafty New Year

At the turn of the solar calender, Knit Picks is taking a look back at a long and exciting year. To start us off, Knit Picks leaders Alison and Jennifer take a retrospective on where the year has taken us. After that, each of us looks ahead to set our own crafty resolutions for the new year.

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Fall Staff Projects

It’s been a bit since our last staff project post. Most of us have been up to our ears in traveling to shows, developing new exciting products, and in general just resisting the temptation to stay inside all day and make ALL the things. Regardless of how busy we are, you know we spend an inordinate amount of time ...

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Podcast 289 – Jet Lag and Swag: Travel Knitting and New Notions

New podcast episode alert! It's peak travel season and we have all manner of tips, tricks, and tools to see you through. First up Stacey and Hannah share their best travel advice. Next, Alexis and Hilary talk about the new batch of exclusive fiber flair that will make your knitting that much more enjoyable no matter where you are.

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Podcast 288 – On the Road: Behind the Scenes

It was a year ago this month that Knit Picks marked a momentous milestone: attending our first ever show. Since that first experience at Vogue Knitting Seattle, we've seen a lot of interesting places, made a lot of dumb mistakes, and met so many fabulous Knit Picks fans.

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Meet Lee, new graphic designer

Hi, I’m Lee, your new digital graphic designer! That means I’m creating the emails you get from us multiple times a week, as well as the graphics on the website, and other assorted stuff. I’m so happy to be here—as a former knitting pattern designer, and a new graphic designer, this job is the perfect overlap of my two biggest fields of ...

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Staff Project: Simply Wool Docklight Sweater

I loved knitting with the springy, wooly goodness of Simply Wool for the first time! I'm so used to Wool of the Andes Superwash as my go-to worsted weight yarn but I'm truely a convert to our new line. I always reach for natural, undyed wools before other colors and I love all the browns and greys in these happy hanks. Simply Wool has all the squish of my favorite wools without the scratchiness! Each stitch felt so good that I actually regret how quickly this project worked up! In case you weren't sure, I want to re-emphasize that I knit a worsted wool sweater in Portland during one of our hottest summers and loved every minute. Seriously. Get thee to some Simply Wool, you won't regret it.

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Staff Projects: The Mini Kitty Pouf

You might say we have kitties on the brain here at Knit Picks. All. The. Time. That being said, it’s no surprise there has been an influx of Mini Kitty Poufs floating around the office as of late. Both our Merchandising Manager Alexis and myself recently made this project with Mighty Stitch Super Bulky yarns. It’s a ...

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Snuggle Express 2017

One of our favorite days of the year is when the wonderful Oregon Humane Society brings the Snuggle Express! This is a program they do every December for Portland/Vancouver businesses where they bring by kittens and puppies for staff to play and snuggle with. It always brings a smile to our faces so here are a few images from our time today: [caption id="attachment_62355" align="alignnone" width="600"] Alexis getting a bunch of puppy kisses[/caption]

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