Category Archives: behind the scenes

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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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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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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Knits For Everybody Two – Behind the Scenes!

Y'all, Knits for Everybody Two! is here and it is excellent. Basic sweaters, hats and mittens that fit a huge range of sizes (think teeny babies to big fellas) with beginner-friendly silhouettes. Not only is the collection solid, but each pattern was photographed on the lovely people who work here! Read on for some cute behind-the-scenes shots and outtakes from our new favorite collection.

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