Category Archives: holiday

Introducing the Independent Designer Showcase

Inspired by the work of all the amazing independent designers we partner with, we wanted to create new ways to feature their beautiful patterns. So, we are so happy to present Independent Designer Showcases! Beginning in February 2022, a new batch of Independent Designer Partnership (IDP) patterns will be released each month that are curated to match the time of year. The IDP Program began in 2009 and has expanded to include nearly 400 designers and 2,000 patterns! All of these patterns use Knit Picks yarn, so you will never be short of inspiration as you browse the website.  February’s Showcase reflects the romantic atmosphere of Valentine’s Day as well as featuring red, pink, and white yarns, and we received submission after submission of wonderful patterns that we are so excited to share with you. Some designers decided to stick with hearts and other recognizable imagery associated with the holiday. ...

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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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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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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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September News: What a Wonderfluff World

Fall is in the air…cozy pullovers, gift knitting, and endless cups of warm spiced cider are on the horizon. If you’re not quite ready to say goodbye to summer and need a little nudge, our latest batch of fiber creations and exclusive patterns are just the ticket to get you in the fall mood.

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Favorite Holiday Patterns

The holidays are so close, I can practically taste them! Each day another door on my daughter's advent calendar is opened in gleeful anticipation while I spend my day trying to conceive another nightly bout of elf on the shelf shenanigans.

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Podcast Episode 312: Crafting Gratitude or Craftitude

Craft·i·tude /kraft ə t(y)o͞od/ noun the quality of being thankful within crafting; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness in crafting. (Craft + Gratitude) As crafters, there’s something to be grateful for every day we pick up our needles, try a new yarn or conquer a technique. From beautiful yarns to inspiring role models, there are so many things and people to thank for helping each one of us explore our favorite crafts. First, Lee and Hannah share all of the things they’re thankful for. They are both self-taught knitters and have relied on a whole host of tools, books and online resources to teach everything needed to become crafting superstars. Stay tuned for some ...

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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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