Category Archives: Inspiration

New Feature – Designer Interviews

Hey everybody! I don’t know if you’ve seen this feature on the website yet, but we’ve started adding video interviews for each of the new kits. I sit Nina or Kerin down in a locked room with nothing but the kits they’ve designed, then I don’t let them out until they’ve spilled all their secrets about the design process, pattern features, and tips for knitting the project. Each ...

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New Fall Issue of Knitty

If you haven’t checked out the new fall issue of Knitty, here is the link. It’s OK, I’ll wait until you’re done. Now that you’ve looked at everything, let’s talk about the patterns! These are the Zozo toys which were knit out of Swish Superwash. There have been so many good sweater patterns released this fall. I’ve queued up several things from Knit Scene, but I was waiting for the fall Knitty ...

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Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon Felted Project

What better way to get the Portland, Oregon Knitters for Knockers – Knit Picks team started than with a knitting project!! I designed this Free Pattern as something that can be “mass produced” and yet be personalized in each wearer’s unique way. You can make several versions for yourself, make “blinged” out versions for friends and family, or host a Bling Party ...

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I have a really good excuse – Sock Summit!

Seriously, I have great hopes for Classic Lines Cardigan Tuesdays but there are going to be legitimate distractions that cannot be ignored. Sock Summit begins on Thursday and I am so excited! I also need to finish prepping for my classes. I don’t actually have homework but I do need to gather up my supplies. Here is my schedule for Sock Summit Wednesday Afternoon Drop by the Convention Center and pick up my Registration Packet Thursday 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm — Hizsocks Class 4:30 pm ...

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New Stroll Hand Painted

Have you seen the new hand painted colorways of Stroll sock yarn (formerly Essential)? I had the great pleasure of designing them months ago, and I’ve been awaiting their release eagerly ever since. I had to place an order right away yesterday for the Make Believe color (along with a City Tweed order to make a fall sweater). I plan to collect more of my favorites, like Tree Fort ...

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Wackiest Re-Use Contest

Survey Results – GlowDay.com In the spirit of the reusable Montavilla Market tote, we asked knitters to share their wackiest and most creative re-uses that can be helpful around the house. We had a lot of responses in this thread, but we managed to select our top six finalists. You have until Tuesday July 30th to vote, and the winner will receive an organic gift baskets including chocolate, a candle, ...

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I love a good yarn sale!

Did you guys see that our yarn sale just started this morning? You can get 38% off on over 150 colors, but you have to shop before next Thursday at 9am my time. This is a perfect opportunity to bulk up your stash. Shopping is so much fun! <

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Get ready to knit…fast!!!

Since we had such an amazing response to our first speed knitting contest, we’re cooking up another one. Lots of you also requested that we host one over a weekend when you have more time to knit, and we’re more than happy to oblige. Mark your calendars, ladies and gents, our next speed knitting contest will begin at 4pm Pacific time on June 12th, just in time for Knit In Public Day!! I can’t tell you what we’re going to be ...

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I finished my Montavilla Market Tote.

Here’s a pic–the project looks nicer than my gloomy pic shows Actually I finished it this weekend while watching the scariest movie I’ve ever seen, “30 Days of Night” about vampires that attack an Alaska town in winter. I was alone and it was dark and I was gripping my needles with all my might. It’s quite a bit smaller than the original tote pattern called for because, well, I’m short. I made the the body ...

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UFO is done!!!

The UFO KAL has been an inspiration to me… I had started a pair of socks a couple of years ago (well that’s how long it’s been since KP has sold the yarn!)… it was very sad, laying in a forgotten bag, the needles stripped (two circs) from it… the color was Memories “Easter”… The name inspired a deadline–get it done by Easter! I finished knitting them using the magic loop method (I used

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