Category Archives: cotton

About Our Easy Care Yarns

With the hectic season of gift knitting/crocheting/crafting upon us, there’s no better time to revisit the convenience of easy care yarns! What, exactly, classifies a yarn as “easy care”? It’s fairly simple: machine washability (two of the most beautiful words in the English language). Every hand-knit or crocheted project will likely begin with the same step—fiber selection. Beyond the consideration of factors such as ...

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Choosing The Right Cotton Yarn For Your Projects

This time of year, cotton and cotton blends are often the go-to yarn of choice for many knitters - knitting or crocheting a lap full of wool in warm weather is not pleasant! However, swapping out a cotton yarn for wool isn't as simple as it sounds. Cotton yarns have unique characteristics and properties that make it perfect for some, but not all, projects. I've put together some info and a list of of what kind of projects we recommend for our plant-based rockstars.

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Introducing CotLin Reflections

Our latest Special Reserve Collection, CotLin Reflections, is everything I love in yarn. Inspired by the iconic hues of Indigo dyeing traditions, the collection was designed to highlight the stunning contrasts between snowy white fiber, indigo blue, and all those lovely shades in between. And boy, does it! Reflections is downright gorgeous, and the fact that it’s a summery cotton and linen ...

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Room to Grow: A Baby Crochet Collection

Featuring playful crochet in sweet colors, Room to Grow: A Baby Crochet Collection offers nine patterns for those silly, joyful, and oh-so lovable kiddos in your life. We've chosen the yarns in this book specifically with babies in mind - they're easy to care for and durable, which is something all parents will appreciate! So find inspiration for that next baby shower or birthday, or simply crochet something fabulous for the babies (and parents!) you love.

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Introducing Snuggle Puff Yarn!

Snuggle up with downy drifts of cotton! Snuggle Puff is an amazingly lightweight heavy worsted or Aran weight cotton yarn made possible by blowing cotton fiber into a nylon mesh. Without the rigid structure of spinning and plying, the resulting yarn is amazingly lofty, showcasing Pima Cotton’s beautiful drape and ...

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Spring News: Our Latest Cotton Yarn, Collections, and more!

Introducing Snuggle Puff We are so excited to share our latest yarn innovation with you! Snuggle Puff is an amazingly lightweight, huggably soft cotton blend–it really is the perfect yarn for snuggling (hence the name!). It has all that great, next-to-skin softness cotton is known for but without the weight and density of a traditional cotton yarn. It’s a ball of squishy, cuddly ...

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Spring Color Palettes

Spring is knocking on our door! The warmer weather and colors that are starting to sprout have me itching to reach for some lighter knitting. I hope these palettes will inspire you to cast on a new project! Cherry Blossoms This image of cherry blossoms has perfect hazy early morning colors mixed with pops of jewel tones. Our soft and warm Alpaca fiber yarn, Alpaca Cloud, is perfect for shawls and light Spring accessories. Match the gorgeous cherry blossoms with

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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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