Category Archives: kids

Knitting with Fable Fur for a Wild Thing

Inspiration comes from all places, including from a beloved children’s book and Knit Picks Fable Fur. Max, King of the Wild Things, Tail24″ 7-stitch I-cord knit in Knit Picks Fable Fur, Falke colorway. Weave in ends with a small crochet hook. Not only is Maurice Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things Are” a family favorite, a Max-style tail and crown also gave me the opportunity to work with our Fable Fur super bulky faux fur yarn. Armed with size 7 DPNs, I worked up a prototype based on a 7-stitch ...

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Cuddly stuffed knit Moose with a wreath around his neck
12 Weeks of Gifting: Juniper Moose

It’s week 12 in our 12 Weeks of Gifting series, which means this handsome lil’ fella is the last in this year’s annual free pattern series. Say hello to Juniper Moose, the cuddliest critter this side of the North Pole.

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Podcast Episode 323: Baby Knits and Toys

Nilla the Unicorn Knitting tiny things like stuffies and baby sweaters has always been a favorite way to fill our knitting queue. Lately the knitters here at Knit Picks have cast on for small, quick projects as we find ourselves with more opportunities to dive into our stashes at home. It’s the perfect time to reach for instant gratification knits. First up, Hillary and Morgan share their recent experiences knitting for babies. Tiny sweaters, hats and the cutest baby socks are fun to whip up and gift right away or store for future babies. They share tips and tricks for knitting baby gear as well as some pattern recommendations! Next, Stacey and Hannah do a deep dive into knitting toys. They both LOVE ...

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Teaching Others to Knit

Update! WUA has made the difficult decision to suspend accepting donations. In the meantime, keep crocheting and knitting those squares and blankets so you’re ready to send them in when they’ve reopened their submissions!  With many folks now home bound for the time being, you might find yourself looking for ways to engage creatively with your loved ones in the same position. We, of course, suggest teaching them to knit – and with #WarmUpTogether, they’ll be helping others in need!

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Room to Grow: A Baby Crochet Collection

Featuring playful crochet in sweet colors, Room to Grow: A Baby Crochet Collection offers nine patterns for those silly, joyful, and oh-so lovable kiddos in your life. We've chosen the yarns in this book specifically with babies in mind - they're easy to care for and durable, which is something all parents will appreciate! So find inspiration for that next baby shower or birthday, or simply crochet something fabulous for the babies (and parents!) you love.

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Knit Picks Playdate: A Baby KNit Collection
Playdate: A Baby Knits Collection

Designer: Quenna Lee I make no secret of how much I love, love, LOVE tiny babies and their tiny baby clothes. The look on my face and audible squeal I make whenever I see a new human in a grownup looking garment is also kind of a giveaway, too. Imagine my delight when I learned we were planning a baby knits collection for this spring! Hoo-boy. It was some next-level excitement. First things first—is there anything more heart melting than a little one in a teeny knit cardigan? I think not. This new collection offers several versions of this wardrobe staple to choose from! One such project is the Baby Graphic Cardigan, featuring the classic top down ...

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Introducing Snuggle Puff Yarn!

Snuggle up with downy drifts of cotton! Snuggle Puff is an amazingly lightweight heavy worsted or Aran weight cotton yarn made possible by blowing cotton fiber into a nylon mesh. Without the rigid structure of spinning and plying, the resulting yarn is amazingly lofty, showcasing Pima Cotton’s beautiful drape and huggable softness. Snuggle Puff is perfect for wool-free accessories and garments for babies, children, anyone with extra sensitive skin, and cotton fans of all kinds. The best part? It’s machine washable too!

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Spring News: Our Latest Cotton Yarn, Collections, and more!

Introducing Snuggle Puff We are so excited to share our latest yarn innovation with you! Snuggle Puff is an amazingly lightweight, huggably soft cotton blend–it really is the perfect yarn for snuggling (hence the name!). It has all that great, next-to-skin softness cotton is known for but without the weight and density of a traditional cotton yarn. It’s a ball of squishy, cuddly goodness, and it comes in ten sweet pastel colors! What makes Snuggle Puff so great is the unique way it’s made. Downy drifts of cotton are blown into nylon mesh, which creates the absolute softest, fluffiest, and lightest-weight cotton ...

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Collage of a closeup of the sugar twist cowl, Strawberry Cupcakes, Strawberry Berryoska, Horizon Zero Dawn illustration, and Star Trek Voyager picture with the cast members lined up.
Welcome to the Mother’s Day Chill Zone!

Mother’s day can mean different things depending on you and your family’s traditions. For some it means gathering with family and celebrating together; others – a quiet day in. But for every Mother on Mother’s day, there’s one thing that I think should always come with the territory: some well-deserved time in the chill zone. Being a parent so often requires you to put aside your own needs to prioritize those of your family, but Mother’s day is about appreciating all that hard work and sacrifice. Every mom deserves to have her dedication celebrated! Here are some ideas and suggestions of how to spend some of that hard-won time relaxing this Mother’s Day: Morning with the Family

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Create Your Own Milestones and Memories Projects

Growing up, my beloved grandmother always knit or crocheted at least two afghans for her grandkids. One was given to us right after we were born (mine was a Raggedy Ann & Andy blanket), the other was given when we were 18 and was a series of squares, some plain, some with our favorite colors, some with pictures of things we loved (cats and books features heavily on mine - not much has changed). With that in mind, we have put together a collection with a similar theme - the Milestones and Memories collection.

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