Category Archives: Inspiration

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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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Podcast 276: Splendid Soles

Spring is well and truly underway for the Knit Picks crew, and with it comes a turning of the knitting year. In other words, it's sock season again! One of our new collections is a celebration of this time, so join us for my review of Splendid Soles, our newest sock pattern book. After that resident sock fanatic Stacey is joined by Hannah to delve into (and argue about) just what is so appealing about sock knitting.

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Gloss yarn balls grouped together on wooden planks.
Monthly Yarn Sale: Gloss!

This month you can get our gorgeous Gloss yarn at 20% off! This yarn (available in DK, Fingering, and Lace weights) combines the dreaminess of 70% Merino wool with the sleekness of 30% Silk into one very plush fiber blend. This gives Gloss an ideal gentleness for your projects made to be ...

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May News: cozy cotton knits & crochet kits

“It’s gonna–be–May Oh, yeah ♫” – Justin Timberlake Ok. Those may not be the ACTUAL lyrics, but you catch my drift. It’s freakin’ MAY people!! We’re ready to sit in the sunshine, sip some iced tea, and make our summer project plans. Oh, and maybe sneak a road trip or two into the mix. What better project to take on the road than something small & compact, like a pair of ...

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Spring Style: Knit Accessories

Just because the weather is warming up doesn’t mean you need to pack away your knits! They are perfect for layering added warmth or adding a pop of color to your outfit. Today let’s talk about how to incorporate some stunning accessories into your spring & summer wardrobe.

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Knit Picks Simply Wool Yarns
Eco-friendly Simply Yarns

“It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.” Amelia Barr Oh, life. Why can’t you consist of endless cups of coffee and an abundance of yummy yarn? Oh, wait. You CAN. Enter our Simply Yarns: simplicity at it’s finest! It doesn’t get much purer than our Simply Wool, Alpaca, & Organic Cotton yarns. The colors that you ...

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Earth Day Inspiration

“Dear old world…You are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.” -Lucy Maud Montgomery   It seems a little trite to “celebrate” Earth one day out of the year. While I’d like to think of it more as an everyday conscientious kinda thing,  we might as well join in the festivities, albeit a day late, and take a little time to ...

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Podcast 275: Knit Picks on the Road, Stitches United

Show assistants Rozalyn K, Felecia O’Connell, and Angela Modzelewski The most recent Knit Picks travel adventure brought us to wool-hungry Hartford, Connecticut for Stitches United. Like the proverbial fish-smelling guest, Winter lingered over the New England city as the Knit Picks team flogged our fiber wares to the Yankee yarn-lovers. Show veteran Stacey, our purchaser

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New Book – Everyday Wraps

One of the hardest things about working on our exclusive collections is keeping them a secret for so long. I've been so excited about our new Everyday Wraps collection for months and now it's finally available for everyone! This gorgeous collection of 14 shawl patterns features yarn I have an abundance of - sock yarn! While I do love knitting socks, sometimes I want a project to show off the colors in a larger piece (and not one hidden by my shoes!).  With swaths of garter stitch with small doses of texture and simple lace patterns, this collection is a dream come true for me - and I think you will love it as well!

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