Category Archives: Inspiration

Podcast Episode 328: Our Knitting Mistakes

Recently, during a meeting at the office the Knit Picks team realized that each and every one of us at, one moment or another has had an “AH HAH!” moment when we realized we were doing something wrong! A defining moment in every knitter’s craft, there comes a time when you embrace a craft quirk that’s special to you, or learn another way of ...

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September News: What a Wonderfluff World

Fall is in the air…cozy pullovers, gift knitting, and endless cups of warm spiced cider are on the horizon. If you’re not quite ready to say goodbye to summer and need a little nudge, our latest batch of fiber creations and exclusive patterns are just the ticket to get you in the fall mood.

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Nifty Knitting with The Sims!

During this really stressful year, I’ve rediscovered my love of The Sims, a game I played a lot several years back but hadn’t been keeping up with. I downloaded it on a rainy day in April and fell in love with it all over again—if I can’t go out, at least my little Sims can. In a funny bit of timing, a brand new game pack was released in July that was right up my alley—

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Podcast Episode 327: Modular Knits and Easy-Care Yarns

We’re back from our short hiatus in August with some fresh crafting conversations for you! With the warm weather winding down and holiday season quickly approaching, we’re shifting gears at Knit Picks. This week, we’re covering modular projects like blankets and afghans and the easy care yarns that are our go-to choices for long lasting machine washable projects.  Perfect for cool weather, modular blankets are ...

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Bare Yarn: An Indie Dyer’s Canvas

avocado dyed yarn from @woodsandwool While it’s not a secret by any means, you may not know that most of our existing yarn lines are available in their undyed, natural state. We lovingly refer to these pristine fibers as bare yarns. In addition to heavy-hitters like Wool of ...

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Knitting Needles: When in doubt, try ’em out

New to interchangeable needles? Not sure if you prefer metal or wood? Don’t worry! You can try your hand at knitting with both our nickel plated and laminated birch wood needles with one of our handy-dandy Try-It Needle Sets. Plus, if you spend $65+, you can nab one of ...

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August News: Summertime Block Party

It might seem counter-intuitive, but it’s my personal belief that August is the perfect time to start a blanket project. The days are still hot enough that the need for a cozy blanket is not yet there, but with nights cooling down, our desires to cuddle up on the couch with a comfy hand knit blanket are on the rise. Add ...

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Podcast Episode 326: Staying Creative – New Crafts & Old Favorites

Today, we’re taking a short break from all things knitting and sharing some of the OTHER crafts we’ve been experimenting with lately. At Knit Picks, we are knitters too and we also do other things. First up, Hillary and Hannah talk about what it’s like to learn a new craft from scratch. Hillary has been exploring the wide world of ceramics at home and Hannah ...

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