Category Archives: gift knitting

Cuddly stuffed knit Moose with a wreath around his neck
12 Weeks of Gifting: Juniper Moose

It’s week 12 in our 12 Weeks of Gifting series, which means this handsome lil’ fella is the last in this year’s annual free pattern series. Say hello to Juniper Moose, the cuddliest critter this side of the North Pole.

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Colorful knit Dish Towel Set
12 Weeks of Gifting: Dish Towel Set

Hold on to your skeins, folks—it’s the second to last week in our 12 Weeks of Gifting series! This week’s free pattern is the always-needed, one-size-fits-all kitchen essential, the Dish Towel Set.

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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 329: Gift Knitting

Our offices are located in the Pacific NorthWest where we’re all starting to see the subtle signs of fall. This means colder months are on their way and it’s time to get going on gifts knits for the holiday season. We know it might feel early, but if you’re a gift knitter, you know that it’s time. In this episode you’ll hear Erica and Hannah talk tips, tricks and strategies to keep the stress at a minimum while making sure you’ve got everyone on your list covered. They share some of our favorite patterns to get you inspired to start making your lists and casting on this weekend.  Stacey and Hillary also introduce our annual Twelve Weeks of Gifting! Free patterns await patient listeners ...

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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 Episode 323: Baby Knits and Toys

Nilla the Unicorn Knitting tiny things like stuffies and baby sweaters has always been a favorite way to fill our knitting queue. Lately the knitters here at Knit Picks have cast on for small, quick projects as we find ourselves with more opportunities to dive into our stashes at home. It’s the perfect time to reach for instant gratification knits. First up, Hillary and Morgan share their recent experiences knitting for babies. Tiny sweaters, hats and the cutest baby socks are fun to whip up and gift right away or store for future babies. They share tips and tricks for knitting baby gear as well as some pattern recommendations! Next, Stacey and Hannah do a deep dive into knitting toys. They both LOVE ...

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Podcast 309: Gifting and Color

Summer is long gone, and everyone here at Knit Picks has started gearing up for the holiday gift giving season! Our needles are busy casting on hats, socks, stuffies, and everything in between. Erica and Hannah share their tips and tricks for managing their project queues throughout this busy season, as well as ways of making sure we all give the perfect gift, every time. Hannah’s favorite tip for making e a stellar gift in no time at all is to pair a basic pattern with a stunning, color-changing yarn. In the second segment, Lee and Stacey share their favorite ways to feature thes cool color effects of color-changing yarns in projects. From long gradients to steady stripes, color-changing yarns elevate simple ...

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Christmas in July!

Are you over the hot Summer weather and craving some snuggly knitting weather? Now is the perfect time to start prepping your knitting queue for holiday gift-giving! Holiday Inspiration Our Knit Picks Exclusive Holiday books have plenty of projects to jumpstart your inspiration. Some of my favorite Holiday themed projects are ornaments! Mostly everyone in my family has Christmas trees and ornaments are quick and personable projects that are appreciated year after year. Adorn is a series of 4 mini-collections of holiday ornaments from mini hats, wintry creatures, mittens, to nerd-centric designs. These knits will thrill any ...

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Red and Pink Yarn Sale

Our annual red and pink yarn sale is live! Save up to 40% off our favorite rosy red and pink yarns* (over 200 colors to choose from, to be exact). So if you’ve got a sweater planned in these colors, or you feel the absence of them in your stash, now is the time to stock up! With these gorgeous yarns at such low prices, this is the perfect opportunity to knit something for that someone special. Or for Galentine’s Day, your best gal would love to sport these cheery shades. Here are some of my favorite easy to knit projects that you can make in time for Valentine’s Day. Clacton Scarf Knit in Wool of the Andes Superwash Bulky, this bold scarf is perfect for your friend that likes ...

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12 Weeks of Gifting: Birdseye Kitchen Set

We’ve arrived at the last installment of our 12 Weeks of Gifting series.  This week’s free pattern, the Birdseye Kitchen Set, will come in handy for your post-holiday cleanup. Knit in Dishie yarns, the Birdseye set is a fun and easy knit. The textured body is accented by bands of color and includes instructions for both a hand towel and dishcloth. This pieces are easy to resize by adding or subtracting a multiple of 2 stitches, and then knitting to desired length. Happy Knitting & Happy Holidays!      

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