Category Archives: Inspiration

Gift Guide for Knitters

Need help finding the perfect Christmas gift for a knitter, or are you a knitter that needs to send some hints on what you’d love to receive as a present? We’ve put together a Knitter’s Gift Guide, loaded up with knitting kits, tool sets, and products designed to put a smile on any crafter’s face.

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Electric Slide: Colorful Socks

Find the perfect pattern for your bold, bright yarns in our latest pattern collection, Electric Slide: Colorful Socks! All patterns are now available individually as downloads, or get the full collection as an e-book. Print is coming soon, on April 28th, 2022.

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Breezy: Carefree Cotton Knits

For an extra bit of Spring knitting inspiration, flip through our look book for our latest knitting pattern collection Breezy: Carefree Cotton Knits! All patterns are now available individually as downloads, or get the full collection as an e-book. Print is coming soon, on March 23rd, 2022.

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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 ...

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Thicket: Nature Inspired Cable Knits

Neisha Abdulla’s Brushwood Wrap Here at Knit Picks we’ve made a tradition of starting the new year with a large cable collection. I’m not going to lie, these collections have always been my favorite to work on, from start to finish. When conceptualizing our first collection of 2022, I took inspiration from literally right outside my door – the earthy colors and beautiful trees of the Pacific Northwest. Anni Howard’s Slalom Pullover ...

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Wonderfluff patterns to warm up with

It’s the time of year to snuggle up in a soft handknit! Whether you’re spending time reading a book on the couch or heading out into the cold for a spot of fresh air, the silky-soft alpaca in Wonderfluff will keep you cozy. Here are a few of our favorite patterns to knit with Wondefluff. To keep warm from head to hand, the Ultra Cozy Hat and Mittens by Emily Kintigh are the projects to cast on! Knit on size 10 (6mm) and size 8 (5mm) needles, they’re an incredibly speedy set to work up, perfect for last minute gift knitting. Blankets will keep ...

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my new friends at Moose Creek Ranch
Meet Jen, the new Content & Outreach Administrator

Hi friends! I’m Jen Burt, and I am tickled to be joining the Knit Picks and We Crochet teams as the new Content and Outreach Administrator, which means I get to play with the new yarns and work with amazing designers to create pattern collections that you will want to stitch! My new friends at Moose Creek Ranch – I think they could smell the wool in my project bag. As a longtime stitcher, my love of yarn and fiber runs deep. I am bi-crafty and split my love equally between knitting and crochet, so I could never pick a favorite (cough cough, knitting ...

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Meet Andi, Our New Marketing Manager

Hello! I’m Andi Satterlund, and I’m delighted to be joining the Knit Picks team. I’ll be working hard to put together the newsletters you know and love, and I will also be diving in on expanding content here on this blog and beyond! I’ve been knitting since 2003, and for a decade I was an independent knitting pattern designer and knitting blogger. If you thought my name looked familiar, that might be because you’ve seen my patterns before or maybe even knit one yourself. I’m primarily a sweater knitter and ...

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Meet Alena Ruman, our new IDP Program Administrator

Hello everyone! My name is Alena Ruman and I am so excited to introduce myself as the IDP Program Administrator! In case you do not know, the Independent Designer Partnership is a platform where Knit Picks and We Crochet host patterns from independent designers that showcase the gorgeous yarns under our brands. Designers retain all rights to their patterns as well as receive all revenue from pattern sales. I have been a designer in the IDP program for many years and I’m excited to now work on the other end to make it even better for our designers and customers. I grew up as a crafty kid in northeast Ohio and knitting was one of the many ...

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Autumn News: Fall comes to the High Desert

Happy Fall’idays, fiber friends! We’ve reached peak gift-knitting season and things don’t appear to be slowing down for us anytime soon. Oversized cowls, colorwork mitts, and cuddly toys are on our loved ones’ wish lists this year, so we better put the kettle on and get to it. But first, here’s the latest in knit-related news!

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