Category Archives: behind the scenes

On the Road || Knit Picks
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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Knit picks staff projects kitty poof
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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Meet Kate, New Administrative Assistant

Greetings! I am the newest marketing administrative assistant here at Knit Picks. I’ll be behind the scenes of all things social media, email, and design related. I consider it a dream come true to be working in an environment surrounded by so much crafty goodness. Hey Kate! How long have you been at Knit Picks? I started just after Thanksgiving of ...

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Knit Picks staff: Amber
Things we love: staff favorites

Did you know that every one of the Knit Picks staff knits and/or crochets? In fact, even our customer service representatives are experienced knitters - along with two of our IT staff members. It's true - we're knitters too! We thought you might enjoy meeting some of our staff and seeing a few of their favorite items. Knit Picks staff favorites: Michelle's picks

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Behind the Scenes: Creating Hawthorne

If you're anything like me, you've been drooling over our new Hawthorne yarn colors. I cannot wait to spend many happy evenings knitting colorful scarves and baby sweaters with the delicious new Multi colors and Tonal line.

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