Category Archives: holiday

Episode 291 – Crafty New Year

At the turn of the solar calender, Knit Picks is taking a look back at a long and exciting year. To start us off, Knit Picks leaders Alison and Jennifer take a retrospective on where the year has taken us. After that, each of us looks ahead to set our own crafty resolutions for the new year.

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Winter Holiday Chill Zone

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” – Edith Sitwell It’s no secret that we love a good listicle. When the opportunity presents itself to write about our favorite things, we jump on it. Traditions ...

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Quick Holiday Gifts

We're coming down to the wire when it comes to holiday gifts - Christmas is only 2 weeks away! So, if you're like me, and scrambling to think of some last minute gifts for those on your list, I have a few suggestions for you, both big and small.

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Podcast 287 – Checking Your List: Holiday and Gift Knitting

The collision of the knitting and gifting seasons is a blessing or a curse, an oppression or an opportunity, all depending on your preparation. Listen along as we share our favorite tips and tricks for gifting knits to everyone on your list! Need some inspiration? Our brand new Twice as Nice holiday pattern collection is out and we compare our favorite, versatile patterns.

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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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12 Weeks of Gifting: Winter Pillow

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” – John Steinbeck   It’s week 4 of our annual 12 Weeks of Gifting series!  This week’s freebie pattern is the Winter Pillow, a classic two color design that makes for a great introduction to stranded colorwork. Customize with your favorite festive shades ...

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Twice As Nice!

The situation: the holidays are fast approaching and it's time to get those needles and hooks busy on holiday decorating projects - whether for yourself or for gifts. But you don't want to make the exact same thing over & over again! Our solution: 1 pattern, two projects with our Twice As Nice collection!

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Podcast 285: Bold, Beautiful & Bulky Yarns

Not just for beginners, bulky yarns hold a treasured place in our stashes. They're the first hanks we reach for as the seasons shift to cool nights and cozy mornings. Quick chunky cowls are the perfect fall accessory for yourself or the ideal last minute gift. The holidays are right around the corner and it's never too early to get started!

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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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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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