Category Archives: colorwork

New Colorways for Popular Knitting Patterns

Colorwork can seem like a daunting skill to master, but there is something about a blend of colors in one project that instantly makes me want to cast on! I have tackled my fears this year and am almost complete with my first colorwork sweater. Eldfell Pullover When searching for the perfect pattern, I was inspired to create my own colorway instead of using the suggested colors from our kit builder on the knit pick website. After talking with some knitting friends, I realized going rogue and coming up with your own colorways is something not every knitter wants to do. I thought this post might be helpful to knitters who are ...

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Colorful hand knit lavender sachets
12 Weeks of Gifting: Fair Isle Lavender Sachets

Believe it or not, folks, we are halfway through our annual 12 Weeks of Gifting series. We’re inching closer to the holiday season with every passing moment, and that means our gift knits are getting smaller in size and/or quicker to make. This week’s free pattern, the Fair Isle Lavender Sachet set checks both of these boxes.

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Podcast Episode 330: The Quest For Color

Abbey Road Sweater https://www.knitpicks.com/abbey-road-sweater/g/52726220 As the weather gets cozier our stashes seem to get more colorful. This week we’re dipping into the wide world of multi colored knitting. From epic Fair Isle to simply soothing marled effects, we’re sharing all our knitting know-how in this episode! First up, Stacey and Lee discuss some popular techniques for getting maximum color in every square inch. Stay tuned to learn the similarities and differences between techniques like Fair Isle, Mosaic, Intarsia, and marls. Next, Sara joins Hannah from our sister company WeCrochet to tackle some common considerations when choosing colors. They cover some color theory basics that work for every project and also share our favorite ways of choosing specific Knit Picks and WeCrochet brand colors from our ...

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Holidat Stockings pattern
12 Weeks of Gifting – Holiday Stockings

Welcome back, KP friends! It’s week 3 in our 12 Weeks of Gifting series. This week we’re gifting to you perennial favorite—the Holiday Stockings pattern! Whether you’ve added members to your family or just want a little holiday décor refresh, this pair of traditional Fair Isle stockings are ready to dress up your mantle. Knit in bulky weight Wool of the Andes Superwash, these generously oversized stockings knit up in a dash while still providing ample room for holiday goodies & gifts.Holiday Stockings are knit in the round from the cuff down, with a shallow heel and star toe. Basic two-color Fair Isle provides decoration. 1 hank each of all three colors will make 2 stockings with ...

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Santa Pillow knit holiday pattern
12 Weeks of Gifting – Santa Pillow

Surprise! It’s the end of September. Well, technically that’s not the surprise, although I will say that time has almost no meaning at this point (2020, amiright?) so, YES. The fact that fall is officially here is a bit of brain bender. No, the surprise is this—our annual 12 Weeks of Gifting series has begun! We’ve added a little twist to our lineup this year. Ya know, just to keep things interesting. Each week from now until the middle of December, we’ll be offering one of our greatest hit patterns to you as a FREE download! But it will only be available for one week, so be sure to download it right away! To kick things off in true ...

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Podcast 307: Colorwork Q&A

Palette Color Card We have a special guest for this episode! Lisa Seifert joins Stacey to chat about our newest colorwork collection, Spectrum. Lisa brings some new insight to the design process and shares some behind the scenes info about her patterns in this stunning collection. Our Q + A segments continue! We love answering your knitting questions (keep them coming!) and tackle all your colorwork conundrums in this episode. Stay tuned for tips for proper tension, color choice, and yarn selection! Whether you’re a colorwork enthusiast or just getting started, stay tuned for a deep dive on one of our favorite techniques. As always, happy listening and happy crafting! Listen on Apple Podcasts

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Monthly Yarn Sale: Wonderfluff!

Softer than a kitten, fluffier than a cloud, Wonderfluff is a technological marvel! Silky baby alpaca and fleecy merino fibers are blown into and caught in a lightweight tube of nylon mesh. The result is a yarn that’s beautifully bulky yet lightweight and warm, with surprising resiliency. Normally $8.49 a ball, it’s now just $6.79 through the end of June!

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Knit Picks Pawtastic! Collection
Pawtastic! Collection

Designer: Margaret Mills Let me start by admitting that this collection was long, LONG overdue. Our lack of doggo-inspired knits was something we lamented on a daily basis around the office. After the success of our feline-friendly 9 Lives Collection, we knew the clock was ticking for us to produce its canine counterpart. I’m beyond excited to announce that wait is over and we can officially introduce you to our newest labor of love, Pawtastic! While every single pattern in this book gets an A+ in my opinion, there are a few that I can’t help but mention. And HEEEERREE they are! Boston Terrier Socks – Knit in Stroll ( I mean, just ...

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City Tweed – Yarn of the Month!

City Tweed was my first Knit Picks love - I didn't work here yet and when I got my catalog, I drooled over the brand new City Tweed yarn. Ten years later, I'm still in love. And now it's on sale for the entire month of March!

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