Category Archives: Knit Picks Designers

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 – Joyce Fassbender

Joyce is a long time collaborator with Knit Picks and you can find her genius all around KnitPicks.com. Most recently, Joyce was the sole contributor to our new Shawls For All Collection, meant especially to introduce knitters to lace by letting them build their own lace shawl, step-by-step.

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Knit in Public Day 2017

This past Saturday the Knit Picks staff celebrated World Wide Knit In Public Day 2017 with an event at Overlook Park in Portland, OR. We invited our local customers and their friends to join us for an afternoon of making friends and enjoying our favorite hobbies. We were delighted to welcome over 100 Knit Picks fans to our Knit Pick-nic!

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Designer Interview - Rebekah Berkompas, Baby Moc-a-Soc
Designer Interview – Rebekah Berkompas

Rebekah Berkompas is one of the most versatile designers involved in Knit Picks' Independent Designer Partnership program, with a wide-ranging collection of knits, from practical kitchen patterns to booties of all sizes and lovely shawls.

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Designer Interview Luise O'Neill - Absent Friends Shawl
Designer Interview – Luise O’Neill

Luise O'Neill is one of the more prolific and successful designers that we at Knit Picks have the pleasure of working with. She is not only active in the Independent Designer Partnership program, but a regular contributor to our exclusive collections.

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Podcast 256: Something for Everybody!

Podcast 256 has something for everybody! We hear from Knit Picks' own Alison Backus about our new collection, "Knits for Everybody", with basic patterns you'll go back to again and again. The sweater pattern from this book is designed by Katy Banks, who talks on this podcast about her design process, and left handed knitting a whole different way. We'll also talk to Vera Brosgol, author and illustrator of the new children's picture book, "Leave Me Alone", (pictured above) about drawing, knitting, and being left alone to do it all. 3 easy ways to listen...

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Mighty Stitch is Back!

When we released Mighty Stitch earlier this year, it proved to be so popular that we sold out of many of colors of this fabulous acrylic/wool yarn! But now, all colors are back in stock, just in time for holiday gift knitting and crocheting.

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5 Questions with Hilary Smith Callis

Have you seen The Sweater Book? It's a unique set of patterns with interchangeable parts, so you can knit a sweater customized just the way you want! The book is authored by Hilary Smith Callis, a great designer, and interesting person! If you'd like to find out a bit more about her, and the book, click through to read 5 fun answers to questions we wanted to know!

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Tucked In: Starry Splendor Crochet Blanket

I love a good, oversized crochet blanket and nothing comes close to the satisfaction of crocheting with Billow on a large 9mm crochet hook. I also really love using Billow for blankets - it is super soft and I just adore the way its thick and think texture shines through with crochet. For my contribution to Tucked In, I used softly colored stripes of Billow against a neutral background to create a blanket that works for any season.

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Introducing Lindy Chain!

So have you seen our purty new yarn Lindy Chain? I love this yarn!  Before we got it, I'd never used chainette yarn so I was little dubious, but we all had a lot of fun playing with it.

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