Category Archives: Independent Designer Partnership

Designer Showcase: Claire Slade

We’ve just released a couple of new pattern collections—Sojourn: A Knit Lace Collection and Best of Knit Picks: Pullovers & Cardigans—and the wonderful Claire Slade has patterns in both! In the Best of collection is a re-release of her adorable Professor Meow, a fan favorite for sure, and her beautiful new shawl Crystallize is in Sojourn:

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Knitwear and crochet designer Tian Connaughton at home in her studio
Designer Interview: Tian Connaughton

One of our most versatile designers, Tian Connaughton is responsible for some of our favorite patterns — both knit and crochet. We’ve happily worked with her for 8 years, and look forward to many more collaborations. Tian is all things crafty. She is a designer and technical editor working for major brands such ...

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Designer Interview – Deja Joy

The multi-talented Deja Joy creates both knit and crochet patterns as part of Knit Picks' Independent Designer Partnership program, and is one of our most prolific contributors of crochet patterns, with a wide variety of fun colorwork accessories and functional projects.

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Free Woven Dishcloth Pattern

Welcome to Week 26 of our Clean & Crafty Free Pattern series - we're halfway through! To celebrate, we have one of the most unique ones I've ever seen - and I've seen a lot of dishcloth patterns. Check out the super fun free Woven Dishcloth pattern!

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Designer Interview - Rebekah Berkompas, Baby Moc-a-Soc
Designer Interview – Rebekah Berkompas

Rebekah Berkompas is one of the most versatile designers involved in Knit Picks' Independent Designer Partnership program, with a wide-ranging collection of knits, from practical kitchen patterns to booties of all sizes and lovely shawls.

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Designer Interview Luise O'Neill - Absent Friends Shawl
Designer Interview – Luise O’Neill

Luise O'Neill is one of the more prolific and successful designers that we at Knit Picks have the pleasure of working with. She is not only active in the Independent Designer Partnership program, but a regular contributor to our exclusive collections.

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Top 5 Patterns of 2016

This time of year, many of us crafters are looking for some brand new projects to start for ourselves! So I thought I'd do a round up of our best selling patterns from 2016, both to inspire you and to see what your fellow Knit Picks lovers worked on this year! #1 - Hue Shift Afghan This is, by far, our most popular pattern year after year! And it's easy to see why - it's a super fun knit (those squares are just addicting) and looks gorgeous. It's also easy to switch colors or yarns for your own personal preference. The original is in Brava Sport while I made a version in Mighty Stitch (which I LOVE). I've also seen versions in so many creative colorways - check out the projects on Ravelry!

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Meet Daniel!

We have recently had some staff changes here at the Knit Picks office. It took a few months to find just the right person, but we are happy to introduce. . .me! I’m Daniel, and I am the new Administrative Assistant for Knit Picks. I’ll be around to do the fiddly, little things that no one else has the time (or inclination) for. In addition, I am the new Coordinator for our Independent Designer Partnership Program, so if you are one of our Independent Designers (or would like to be!) you’ll be working with me.

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Halloween Knitting Projects: Little Monster Vest www.knitpicks.com
Halloween Project Round-Up

I am continually amazed at the creativity of knitters! From the pattern designers that turn our fiber into amazing projects for us to knit, to the crafters who create beautiful items with those designs, my breath is taken away daily. Since Halloween is just around the corner, I've rounded up a handful of my favorite Halloween knitting projects featuring Knit Picks yarns. Halloween Knitting Projects: Little Monster Vest

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Season Shifting Knits Pie Crust Shawlette
Season Shifting Knit Projects

Independent Designer Project Round Up Summer is definitely winding down... the days are shorter, the evenings a bit cooler, and the kids are back in school. Whether this makes you happy or sad, autumn is just around the corner. In preparation for the leaves turning colors and pumpkin-spice flavored everything, I thought I'd do a little round up of season shifting knit projects from Independent Designers to help us transition from lazy summer days to crisp fall nights.

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