Category Archives: Inspiration

Podcast Episode 334 – Welcome to the Knitting Help Desk

We’re winding down our year, finishing off our holiday projects, and taking a short break to gear up for 2021. In this special episode of the Knit Picks Podcast we’re taking some time to do our very favorite thing: answering your questions! Hannah, Stacey, Lee, and later Producer Sarah, come together remotely from our craftrooms, offices, bedrooms or living rooms scattered across Portland, OR to answer your knitting queries. From tips and tricks with colorwork to deciding what to make next, the Knit Picks Podcast team is here to help. We bring our wealth of knowledge and unique perspective to help guide you through whatever is upsetting your knitting. We had so much fun thinking of solutions or sharing our favorite ways ...

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A woman wears a striped knitted cowl around her neck
Beyond Striped Socks: Fun Felici Knitting Patterns

Time Traveler Cowl Pattern by Faith Schmidt, made in Felici Worsted We’re always excited when it’s time for more Felici! In this post, we will share some (mostly) non-sock projects made with Felici—in both fingering and worsted weights. This fall, we released our self-striping yarn in customer favorite colorways from the archives. And in case you missed it, we also released Felici in Worsted Weight (by popular request)! Felici Worsted in colors: (Top, from left) Aquarium, Lost Lakes, Beyond the Wall, Goth Kitty, Countess. (Bottom, from left) Rustic Cabin, Time Traveler, Chelsea, Rainbow, Punch Bug, Cloudy With a Chance of Rainbows. Felici sock ...

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Cozy blue turtleneck sweater pattern
December News: Bulky Knits for Cozy Days

As the days grow shorter, the layers of warm woolens start to pile on, making for yet another cozy season of hibernation. A bevy of bulky weight knits and handfuls of colorful new yarns are in store for you with our latest batch of news, available just in time to cuddle up with on the darkest days of the year.

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Winter Color Palette Inspiration for Knitters

A chill has crept in the air and my wardrobe is being layered with cozy sweaters, socks, and hats. It is the most inspirational time of year (in my opinion!). Bring on the Christmas tunes, twinkle lights, and wool knitting projects! Christmas Lights Winter Color Palette The magic of the season shines bright with twinkle lights. While I love the look of crisp white lights, I love to adorn my tree with a rainbow of colors every year. Our curated Stroll Tonal Mini Packs come in an array of colors, perfect to adorn your small gifty projects ...

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Knitting Patterns to use with Yarn Value Packs

Yarn Value Packs are a great way to get a color curated pack of your favorite yarns at a discount, but what do you make once you have one? Here are some knitting pattern ideas to use with some of our newest Value Packs: Stroll Tweed Value Packs The Berry Stroll Tweed Value Pack Stroll Tweed is perfect for gifts because of its machine washable convenience, not requiring special care on the part of the recipient. The rich, solid colors show off texture, lace, and cables. The neutral neps of tweed add flecks of interest to simple stitches and textured knits, but are subtle enough to accentuate rather than interfere with all but the most complex patterns. The understated neps also work well with striping, ...

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Podcast Episode 332: Your Favorite Sock Yarns Explained

Felici Yarn Today, we’re dedicating an entire episode to the subject of sock knitting! Whether you’re a seasoned pro and socks are your very favorite thing, or a new knitter contemplating casting on for your very first pair, this episode is for you!  Lee and Hannah spend time talking about all of the sock yarns they’ve developed over the years. Colorful, hardwearing and in a range of lovely fibers, sock yarn is one of our very favorite things to develop behind the scenes. Listen along as they compare and contrast soft Stroll lines with Hawthorne’s rugged and complex colorways. You might even discover a new-to-you skein to try! Stacey invites Rosalyn Keys (you may know her as Rozknitz on Instagram) on to the podcast to ...

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The Big Sale
Big News: It’s the Big Sale!

Get ready to clutch your purls, folks—the Big Sale has landed! As such, this post is naturally going to be information overload. Do yourself a favor and grab a fresh cuppa, your favorite cozy blanket, and settle in for a wild ride! Here. We. Go.

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Static Yarn Love: Self-Patterning Sock Yarn Projects

Have you tried one of our newest yarns, Static? This fun and colorful yarn is a limited-edition self-patterning sock yarn. What does that mean exactly? Uniquely shifting colors—no ends to weave in. Today we’re sharing what stitchers are making using Static (and what they think of this yarn). If you haven’t checked out this yarn, here are all the stats: Fiber Content: 75% Superwash Wool, 25% NylonWeight: FingeringKnitting Gauge: 7-8 sts=1” on #1-3 needlesCrochet Gauge: 21-32 sc=4” on #B-E hooksYards: 437Grams: 100Put Up: HankCare: Machine Wash Cold /Tumble Dry Low

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