Category Archives: Inspiration

tying up skeins of yarn in preparation for dyeing them with indigo dye
How to Dye Yarn with Indigo: Our Indigo Dye Day!

We’ve been talking about dyeing your own yarn a lot lately, and with good reason: it’s a very fun way to take your fiber art to the next level! Want to learn how to dye yarn with indigo? Read on for tips and tricks for working with this ancient plant-based natural dye.

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Podcast Episode 322: Warm Weather Knitting

Cascades Tee Here in the Pacific Northwest we’ve had our first burst of warm weather and we’ve decided it’s high time we talk about warm weather knitting. Whether you’re thinking of garments to WEAR or projects to MAKE during our upcoming heatwaves, we’ve got you covered. Listen along as we talk about the ins and outs of our favorite knitting ...

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Podcast Episode 321: DIY Yarn – Dye It Yourself!

We’re recording these episodes from our homes scattered across Portland, Oregon. We may be apart but our enthusiasm for all things yarn and crafting bring us together! Today, we’re taking a small departure from knitting or crochet to talk about dyeing yarns. No matter what craft you’re passionate about, being able to make your unique, custom colorway is an ...

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Stitch Away Stress – Self-Care

During stressful times, nothing is as important as self-care—if you don’t take care of yourself, you won’t be able to keep going to help other people. Even if you can only spare only a few minutes a day, it’s enough to recharge your batteries to handle what life throws at you! We’ve gathered together what the Knit Picks staff have been doing to practice self-care over the past few weeks. Hannah Maier, Brand Director

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Podcast Episode 320: Tried and True Knits

You may have noticed that we took a short break between episodes while we figured out how to record from home. We miss our tiny recording studio but we’re also so excited to be able to record new episodes for you to knit along to.   Many of us are finding more time to do our favorite crafts during the day… ...

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Stitch Away Stress – Connecting with Crafters

How are you connecting your fellow crafters while staying at home? A lot of us have been missing crafting nights out or even simply hanging out with friends, and when that’s an important part of your life, it can feel pretty isolating. We’ve reached out to our friends for some advice. For the Knit Picks staff, we’re used to seeing each other every day and to keep us going, we have a daily video call to check in with each other! ...

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Stitch Away Stress! Knitter Tips for Managing Stress

With everything going on in the world, it’s been difficult to manage stress levels. A lot of us are finding ourselves torn from our usual daily routines while worrying about the health of ourselves and loved ones, while not feeling we have an outlet for our ...

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