Category Archives: Fun

Knit Picks Halloween Staff photo
Halloween Bone Chilling Zone

Spoiler alert – someone at KP Headquarters is going as a lady cat for Halloween (raises hand).  More specifically, a lady cat who purr-furrs to multitask while styling photo shoots. In the spirit of all things Halloween, the Knit Picks staff brings to you our list of freaky holiday favorites!

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Hillary holding two Mini Kitty Poufs
Our Staff Projects!

Hello to our extremely lovely and fabulous Knit Picks blog readers out there!  I’m extra excited about today’s post, because I get to show you some of the staff projects that each of us are working on right now in our free time.  We want to inspire you to create, and there’s no better conduit to that enthusiasm than sharing our own.  I hope this opportunity to hear about our what’s on our needles helps you get excited about a ...

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Summer Yarn Sale: Super Tuff Puff

One of the reasons I love knitting over crochet is the amazing texture that knit stitches have. When using a super chunky yarn, the texture is amplified! That is why I love our Super Tuff Puff yarn. At an astonishing one and a half stitches per inch, project knit up in no time at all. The 100% wool in a ...

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Knit Picks Sparkles the Knitting Unicorn
We came. We saw. We knit.

Knit in Public Day 2018: Recap This past Saturday we loaded up our cars with yarn, books, and a giant unicorn and headed out to Overlook Park in north Portland to host our annual Knit Pick-nic.

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Collage of a closeup of the sugar twist cowl, Strawberry Cupcakes, Strawberry Berryoska, Horizon Zero Dawn illustration, and Star Trek Voyager picture with the cast members lined up.
Welcome to the Mother’s Day Chill Zone!

Mother’s day can mean different things depending on you and your family’s traditions. For some it means gathering with family and celebrating together; others – a quiet day in. But for every Mother on Mother’s day, there’s one thing that I think should always come with the territory: some well-deserved time in the chill zone. Being a parent so often requires you to put aside your own needs to prioritize those of your family, but Mother’s day is about appreciating all ...

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Knit Picks Staff Dream Projects
Our Knit Picks Staff Dream Projects!

Our staff is passionate about knitting, but there is always some project waiting in our queues that we’d love to have the time or skills to make. You’re invited to post a comment below and share your own dream projects with us, too. We’d love to see what you aspire to accomplish! Here are some of the knitting dream projects that we’d ...

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Free Cats and Yarn Wallpaper

We've had so much fun with our cat-themed collection, 9 Lives, that we thought we would offer a freebie wallpaper download to keep the cat love going! I created an illustration of two cats tangled up in yarn - the orange cat is not too happy about it, but the gray cat is having a great time.

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Introducing Pasta Picks!

Hello! You may have noticed some changes around here. We're so excited to introduce Pasta Picks! While fiber arts are our first love, we've decided to embark on a new journey into our second love- pasta!

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