Category Archives: holiday

Twelve Weeks of Gifting: Fancy Feet

Hooray! We've made it to week TEN in our Twelve Weeks of Gifting series of free patterns! This week we're featuring Fancy Feet, quick and oh-so-cute anklets designed to use one of our 50 gram balls of sock yarn. There are seven patterns (one for each day of the week!) with lovely lace and eyelet textures for added interest.

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Twelve Weeks of Gifting: Lampwork Hat + Mitts

Welcome to the ninth week in our Twelve Weeks of Gifting series of free patterns! This week we’re featuring the Lampwork Hat and Mittens pattern, the perfect coordinating accessories. The hats are worked with Wool of the Andes Worsted Yarn but they would be equally wonderful (and giftable!) in Swish Worsted! The fingerless mitts are worked in the lighter weight Wool of the Andes Sport Yarn, and are great to wear on their own, or layered over a pair of full-fingered mittens.

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Free Pattern: A Very Danger Christmas

Have you started decorating your home for the holidays? We have a brand new collection to add to your decor - and it's free! Check out the marvelous Rebecca Danger's A Very Danger Christmas collection!

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Twelve Weeks of Gifting: Andean Chullo Hat

We're officially over halfway through our 12 Weeks of Gifting and for the seventh week, we're offering you the Andean Chullo Hat pattern - available as a free download, but for one week only! After Tuesday 11/25, this pattern will revert back to it's normal price ($4.99) once the clock strikes midnight. My favorite part about this pattern is that it includes charts for 4 different versions - there's really something for everyone! Since the hat is knit in Palette, the color combinations are truly endless and these 4 versions are just the beginning!

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Twelve Weeks of Gifting: Woodland Winter Mittens

Welcome to the sixth week in our Twelve Weeks of Gifting series of free patterns! This week we're featuring the beloved Woodland Winter Mittens pattern. Knit your way through the seasons with nature scenes that span both mittens in each pair. Falling leaves, grazing elk, Northern lights, snowflakes, snow birds, and a sprouting seed to signify the beginning of spring will keep your needles busy! This pattern has a whopping 44 pages and includes three colorways - Original, Bright and our newest: Stormy (shown above), all for free, for one week only! Hurry over to the Woodland Winter Mittens to see the other colorways and download your very own copy before we're on to our next installment, next Wednesday.

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Twelve Weeks of Gifting: The Impressionist Afghan

For the fifth week of our Twelve Weeks of Gifting, where we bring you free patterns available for one week only, we're offering up the Impressionist Afghan pattern! Knit up in a gradient of Stroll Tweed colors held double, this blanket has wonderful drape, and is the perfect size for staying cozy on the couch. The pattern features simple garter stitch for the body and a lovely leaf motif for the border, a perfect project to keep you company while you work through your favorite movies this fall! The Impressionist Afghan is free through next Tuesday, so grab a copy and check back next Wednesday for the sixth pattern in our series!

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Holiday Crafting Starts…Now!

It's that time of the year when crafters of all kinds begin to plan out their list of handmade holiday gifts. And to help you out, we are bringing you 12 Weeks of Gifting! Each week, we will reveal a pattern that is perfect for the holiday gifting season - but hurry, each pattern will be free as a pattern download for one week only! After the one-week mark, it returns back to its normal pattern price

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Now Open: the Knit Picks Holiday Store

Welcome to the Knit Picks Holiday store! Whether you're looking for just the right gift to make for friends and family over the coming months or maybe you're searching out for just the right gift to give your favorite crafter - we've got everything you need to keep your holidays crafty! Gifts to Make

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Ever Practical

Bouquets are beautiful, but they wilt and wither away after a few days. Chocolate lasts minutes before the box is empty and cards are everywhere during the holidays. My favorite gifts to give/receive are ones that last a little longer and create new experiences with their use. Yarn for a new project, a set of brand new needles or a collection of patterns to browse and work on over the next year will be lasting memories just as the act of making a present for someone brings them to mind constantly. My first pick is one of our Beginner Blanket Kits! Six different Preciosa color palettes (plus a cute tote) go with our beginner friendly, swoon-worthy knit and crochet blanket patterns.

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Knit Picks’ Holiday Craft Party Recap

It was, quite literally, a dark and stormy night when crafters, friends, and Knit Picks employees met up at the West Elm in downtown Portland for Knit Picks' 2014 Holiday Craft Party.  Though a wind storm with gusts up to 74 mph was blowing through the area and quite a few lost power, West Elm glowed bright and warm. It was really an excellent night to stay in and make craft-tastic things with old and new friends.

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