Category Archives: Inspiration

Podcast 306: Form, Function, and Faux-Fur

We recently calculated how many pattern collections we’ve published and were SHOCKED to discover that we’ve done over 130 books since we started this program. Each collection has come together after months of planning, designing, and knitting. Every time we get a new sample in the office or do a new call for submissions, we get excited about all the possibilities! To celebrate our new Gansey collection: Form ...

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Knit Picks new Fable Fur, a premium faux-fur yarn.
September News: Colorwork, Ganseys, Faux-Fur, and more!

Even though fall is just around the corner, we’re more than a little excited to debut an abundance of new colors of some of our favorite cotton yarns for all of you cool cotton lovers. We’re also ecstatic to introduce our first-ever faux-fur yarn, Fable Fur! It’s an ultra-plush premium acrylic yarn that is destined to add an extra-touch of softness to your cold-weather knits. The cozy possibilities are practically endless! Given that the temps are about to start dropping ...

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Podcast 305: Perfect Pairs

It’s time to celebrate our favorite season-less knit, SOCKS! The perfect portable project, we always have a pair on our needles between larger projects. There’s really nothing better than a pair of hand knit socks for gifting OR wearing.

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Podcast 304: Sweaters, sweaters, sweaters!

This episode is all about the mysteries and intricacies of sweater knitting! First, we’ve launched a brand new, wonderfully tweedy sweater pattern collection, Everyday Rustic. Stacey and Lee share their favorite patterns as well as a little behind the scenes peek into making this collection. To go along with our sweater theme, Stacey and Hannah pop into the studio to answer some of YOUR questions ...

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About Our Wool

Wool—one of nature’s most versatile fibers. Naturally sourced from mammals such as sheep or goats, wool is a protein fiber known for its uncanny ability to withstand a great deal of use. Among its laundry list of beneficial attributes, wool boasts antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, while remaining breathable, insulating, cooling, and also water resistant. It’s no wonder we love wool fibers for both garment ...

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Knit Picks Dogwood Sweater
Podcast Episode 303: Latest & Greatest

After eight years of making our very own pattern collections, we’ve finally created a Best of Knit Picks pattern collection! Our very favorite garment patterns from our archive are now together in one amazing (and enormous) book. Colorwork, cables, tweed and a few luxury yarns shine in these newly standardized ...

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July News: New Yarn Colors, Speckles Sock Lab, and more!

We know this post is called "July News," but it's almost August, which means it's basically September ... and gosh, that means it's pretty much time for the holidays, isn't it?! (So many handcrafted gifts to plan. So. Many. Gifts.) But before we get TOO far ahead of ourselves, let's back it up to the end of July: we have so much great news for you!

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Knit Picks staff project knit in Twill yarn
Summer Staff Projects

With mid-summer temps soaring, it's been the perfect time to stay inside (read: air conditioning) and tackle those project queues. Everyone in the office is so jazzed about new Twill yarn that it's no surprise we have collectively made at LEAST 10 projects with it thus far this summer. Hats, sweaters, cowls, with many more projects in the works for fall. Here is a roundup of our latest, greatest FOs, with a heavy dose of Twill knits in the mix. Enjoy!

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