Category Archives: interview

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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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Podcast Episode 325: All About Lace!

Sagebrush Shawl Let’s take a look at lace knitting. Now, lace is a polarizing topic in our offices here at Knit Picks and we’re betting that it’s the same way in the broader knitting world. Either you love it, hate it or just haven’t taken the plunge and started your first project. If you’re lukewarm about lace or a newbie, this podcast episode ...

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Podcast Episode 324: Launching New Patterns & A New Brand

Today we’re talking about HOW things are made but, it’s a twist! Instead of the act of knitting or projects, we’re going to be sharing how patterns are designed and how our sister company, WeCrochet was born!  Stacey and Lee have spent years designing patterns and working with designers on the behind the scenes process of pattern creation. Whether you’re interested in dipping ...

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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 anxiety. Since April ...

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Podcast 307: Colorwork Q&A

Palette Color Card We have a special guest for this episode! Lisa Seifert joins Stacey to chat about our newest colorwork collection, Spectrum. Lisa brings some new insight to the design process and shares some behind the scenes info about her patterns in this stunning collection. Our Q + A segments continue! We love answering your knitting questions (keep them coming!) and tackle all ...

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Knit Designer Interview: Jenny Williams

We’ve been working with knitwear designer Jenny Williams for almost ten years, and what we appreciate most about her is her versatility. Jenny is an excellent designer in many different styles. She designs across all categories, from dishcloths and scarves to socks and lace.

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Designer Showcase: Claire Slade

We’ve just released a couple of new pattern collections—Sojourn: A Knit Lace Collection and Best of Knit Picks: Pullovers & Cardigans—and the wonderful Claire Slade has patterns in both! In the Best of collection is a re-release of her adorable Professor Meow, a fan favorite for sure, and her beautiful new shawl Crystallize is in Sojourn:

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Knitwear and crochet designer Tian Connaughton at home in her studio
Designer Interview: Tian Connaughton

One of our most versatile designers, Tian Connaughton is responsible for some of our favorite patterns — both knit and crochet. We’ve happily worked with her for 8 years, and look forward to many more collaborations. Tian is all things crafty. She is a designer and technical editor working for major brands such ...

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Designer Interview: Violet LeBeaux

It seems like we've been working with Violet LeBeaux for much longer than the year and a half since publishing her first pattern with Knit Picks. In that short time, she has quickly become one of our favorite designers for collections, with her meticulous pattern writing and signature design style. She might already be one of your favorites too, and we're delighted to keep bringing her designs to you.

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Designer Interview – Deja Joy

The multi-talented Deja Joy creates both knit and crochet patterns as part of Knit Picks' Independent Designer Partnership program, and is one of our most prolific contributors of crochet patterns, with a wide variety of fun colorwork accessories and functional projects.

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