Category Archives: Inspiration

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Meet Cathy, our Marketing Manager

Here on the blog, we love the chance to introduce the people behind our brands. We live our mission daily; to help crafters do what they do best: create, by supporting each other in our crafting adventures. Our Yarn Division has a new sock lover, aka our new Marketing Manager, Cathy Hut. Cathy brings a wealth of knowledge in her professional craft as well as in her textile crafting. With 30+ years’ marketing experience gained in a variety of industries including ...

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High Desert: An American Wool Story

As we set out to create High Desert, Crafts Group’s first all-American-made yarn, esteemed Rancher, Jeanne Carver of the historic Imperial Stock Ranch and now, her newly launched Shaniko Wool Company, was also looking for an American brand to join forces with and use Shaniko’s certified

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High Desert Yarns: The Journey

How does wool harvested in the American West turn into the soft, high-quality yarn that just arrived on your doorstep? Read on to learn about the journey of High Desert, the newest member of the Knit Picks’ fiber family.

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Meet Michelle: Crafter Abroad

After having lived overseas for many years, I still have occasional moments where I am surprised when someone answers me or greets me in English. Thankfully, the language of textile appreciation and crafters everywhere often only requires oohs and ahhs and the proverbial thumbs up. I consider myself a generalist crafter as I grew up surrounded by creative ...

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Recent Collection and Pattern Claims and Communications

We recently released a collection and have received several communications and are aware of the Instagram posts regarding the similarities of two of our designs in our newest collection, Vertex, and designs that have been previously published. Often, inspiration strikes in similar ways. And, any resemblance between the two projects was unintentional and entirely coincidental. Knit Picks does not knowingly copy an indie designer’s original work. Our collection development begins a year in advance of our publication dates. Additionally, when we accept ...

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