Category Archives: color

Winter Color Palette Inspiration for Knitters

A chill has crept in the air and my wardrobe is being layered with cozy sweaters, socks, and hats. It is the most inspirational time of year (in my opinion!). Bring on the Christmas tunes, twinkle lights, and wool knitting projects! Christmas Lights Winter Color Palette The magic of the season shines bright with twinkle lights. While I love the look of crisp white lights, I love to adorn my tree with a rainbow of colors every year. Our curated Stroll Tonal Mini Packs come in an array of colors, perfect to adorn your small gifty projects ...

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Autumn Color Palette Inspiration

The leaves are starting to change, the air is crisp in the mornings, and Pumpkin Spice has bombarded my taste buds. That means autumn has arrived! The cool air has me reaching for my wool sweaters and cozy beanies and my project lineup is bulking up. Find your next autumn color palette for a knitting project, inspired by this time of year. Warm Tones Autumn Color Palette The first autumn color ...

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Block Party: Modular Blankets

Have you seen our newest book yet? Block Party (available as a print book or eBook) is a collection of modular blankets, meaning they are all constructed of modules, or blocks, or pieces, which are either knit together as you go, or seamed together at the end, or some of each. There are a wide range of blanket styles, from modern to traditional, colorful to neutral, something for everyone!

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avocado dyed yarn
Bare Yarn: An Indie Dyer’s Canvas

avocado dyed yarn from @woodsandwool While it’s not a secret by any means, you may not know that most of our existing yarn lines are available in their undyed, natural state. We lovingly refer to these pristine fibers as bare yarns. In addition to heavy-hitters like Wool of the Andes, Hawthorne, and Gloss, you’ll find a healthy selection of unique fibers that aren’t available as part of our regular dyed offerings. Weighing in at 100g, these yarns are less expensive than their colorful counterparts, making them a smart choice when shopping for budget-friendly fibers.

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tying up skeins of yarn in preparation for dyeing them with indigo dye
How to Dye Yarn with Indigo: Our Indigo Dye Day!

We’ve been talking about dyeing your own yarn a lot lately, and with good reason: it’s a very fun way to take your fiber art to the next level! Want to learn how to dye yarn with indigo? Read on for tips and tricks for working with this ancient plant-based natural dye. One of the benefits of working for Knit Picks is working with creative, fiber-loving gals that are excited to teach us new skills. Our lovely Brand Director Hannah organized an Indigo Dye Day ...

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A Botanical Yarn Dyeing Journey

Welcome to the amateur dyeing adventures of me, Regan, one of the photographers for Knit Picks! I want to preface this by saying that this is not a tutorial. I’m just having a fun time experimenting! So join the ride as I create a mess of my kitchen. Muse // Woodland Tweed // Twill For this journey I used Knit Picks Bare Muse, Bare Twill, and Bare Woodland Tweed. I’ve recently discovered that I love 100% Merino wool, so Twill and Muse have been two of my favorite yarns. I chose Woodland Tweed so I had some variation from my obvious favoritism. All in all, I had six of each yarn (18 total) to experiment with.

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July News: New Yarn Colors, Speckles Sock Lab, and more!

We know this post is called "July News," but it's almost August, which means it's basically September ... and gosh, that means it's pretty much time for the holidays, isn't it?! (So many handcrafted gifts to plan. So. Many. Gifts.) But before we get TOO far ahead of ourselves, let's back it up to the end of July: we have so much great news for you!

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