Category Archives: cotton

Meet Erica, New Marketing Coordinator

Hi, I’m Erica, and I’m the new marketing coordinator at Knit Picks! I started out here as the book designer working on our pattern collections, and I quickly became a huge fan girl for all things Knit Picks. I am so excited to be moving into this new role and sharing all that’s good about this company with you! (That’s me on the ...

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Knit Picks Monthly Yarn Sale
Shine-y New Yarn Sale!

For the month of January, we’re offering 20% off Shine, our super-soft, fabulously durable, 60% Pima Cotton and 40% Modal® natural beech wood fiber blend yarn. Shine is offered in lots of great colors, is available in both sport and worsted weights, and it has that oh so great sheen! Are you excited? Because I’m excited.

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Knit Picks Comfy Yarns
Ultimate Comfy Yarn Sale!

For the entire month of November, you’ll save 20%-40% on Comfy Yarns, making it our ultimate Comfy yarn sale!  Because its supple softness can’t be beat, Comfy Yarns make the BEST gifts like blankets and easy wearing garments, especially for little ones or those with sensitive skin.  The breathability and softness of Pima cotton allows for easy wearing ...

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Cool Cotton Sale: up to 30% off

Unofficially touted as being the most soothing fiber to live in, cotton speaks to our longing for next-to-skin comfort. That being said, we couldn’t think of a better way to send off summer (and it’s triple digit temps) with a huge cotton yarn sale! If you’re not familiar with the plethora of cotton yarns that we ...

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Choosing The Right Cotton Yarn For Your Projects

It's spring, the weather is warming up and it's time to put away those woolly sweaters and switch them out for lighter weight garments! A question we often get  this time of the year is which of our cotton yarns work best for certain projects. I've put together some information and a list of what we recommend for some of our warm weather cotton and cotton-blend yarns. First, a brief overview of cotton yarn. Cotton is strong, durable and machine-washable fiber. It's a great choice to use for people with wool sensitivities and  vegans; plus it's wonderful for next-to-skin wear during warmer months. Cotton can be harder on the hands for some people since it is an inelastic fiber; cotton blends tend to be easier to knit or crochet with. Because of the inelastic nature, it can be harder for cables or color work projects; however textured stitches will show up beautifully. And now the yarns!

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Learn to Crochet a Marguerite Dishcloth

If you love learning new crochet stitches like I do, you will love making a Marguerite Dishcloth. Its clam shell spike stitch is alternated with rows of single crochet and waves of color throughout. In our new tutorial, Heidi takes you through all the key steps to making your very own version. Use the colors suggested or substitute your own, for a great pop of color in your kitchen. Handy links: Free Marguerite Dishcloth Pattern Comfy Worsted Yarn KP Crochet Hooks

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One-Week Cotton Yarn Sale

Summer may be coming to an end in a few short weeks, but that’s not stopping us from treating ourselves to our favorite cotton yarns - at up to 30% off*! With a selection of cotton yarns from lace weight all the way up to bulky for quick crafting, you'll be sure to find something to add to your yarn stash. But hurry, this one-week sale ends soon - get your favorite cotton yarns at a delightful discount through September 7th!

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Learn to Knit a Lacy Spa Cloth

Lace is really hard for me. I've tried it a few times and had no good results. I'm resolving to try again, however, and in doing so, I'm going to start with the basics. As much as I would love to try the patterns in Joyful Lace, and go forth with our new 100% silk yarn, Luminance, I will start small. So I'm going to cast on with our cotton yarn Dishie, and try to knit a Lacy Spa Cloth. With a super repeatable pattern that I can memorize really quickly, I think this will be a fast project where I can repeat my yarn overs and get used to how things look on the needles, before I progress to larger patterns. The texture reminds me of those string market bags you see at the Farmer's Market all summer long. Maybe I'll try my hand at one of those, next! If you want to learn to knit a Lacy Spa Cloth, here are some handy links: Lacy Spa Cloth Free Pattern Dishie Yarn

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