Category Archives: KP Staff Projects

Staff Project: Simply Wool Docklight Sweater

I loved knitting with the springy, wooly goodness of Simply Wool for the first time! I'm so used to Wool of the Andes Superwash as my go-to worsted weight yarn but I'm truely a convert to our new line. I always reach for natural, undyed wools before other colors and I love all the browns and greys in these happy hanks. Simply Wool has all the squish of my favorite wools without the scratchiness! Each stitch felt so good that I actually regret how quickly this project worked up! In case you weren't sure, I want to re-emphasize that I knit a worsted wool sweater in Portland during one of our hottest summers and loved every minute. Seriously. Get thee to some Simply Wool, you won't regret it.

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Staff Projects: The Mini Kitty Pouf

You might say we have kitties on the brain here at Knit Picks. All. The. Time. That being said, it’s no surprise there has been an influx of Mini Kitty Poufs floating around the office as of late. Both our Merchandising Manager Alexis and myself recently made this project with Mighty Stitch Super Bulky yarns. It’s a ...

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Summer Yarn Sale: Super Tuff Puff

One of the reasons I love knitting over crochet is the amazing texture that knit stitches have. When using a super chunky yarn, the texture is amplified! That is why I love our Super Tuff Puff yarn. At an astonishing one and a half stitches per inch, project knit up in no time at all. The 100% wool in a ...

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Knit Picks Staff Dream Projects
Our Knit Picks Staff Dream Projects!

Our staff is passionate about knitting, but there is always some project waiting in our queues that we’d love to have the time or skills to make. You’re invited to post a comment below and share your own dream projects with us, too. We’d love to see what you aspire to accomplish! Here are some of the knitting dream projects that we’d ...

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Yarn Sale of the Month – CotLin

Once again it’s time for our monthly yarn sale, and this month it’s CotLin!  The blend of 70% Tangius Cotton and 30% Linen gives this yarn a wonderful lushness that endures even through the demands of daily use.  Each wash makes these fibers softer, which makes CotLin an excellent yarn for a wide range of finished ...

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Crafty Round Up!

While all of us here mainly do yarny crafts (how could we not, while being surrounded by all this gorgeous yarn?), we thought it would be fun to give a peak at other crafts we play with during our off hours! For instance, Hannah sews up a storm - every week she comes in with a new project. This dress is one of her favorites:

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Yarn Sale of the Month – Preciosa!

Oh, my precious Preciosa, I love you so. Preciosa has long been a favorite of mine. It's so squishy soft and the colors are just so happy. Best of all, throughout the month of June, it's 20% off!

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Spring Break- 2017 Crafty Resolutions Check In

Wondering how the Knit Picks staff is faring with their New Year's Resolutions now that a quarter of the year has passed? I was too, since, statistically speaking those with remaining New Years Resolutions, like myself, have less than a 50% percent chance of completing them. ACK! But I'm a glass-half-full type, so I'm confident there is still time. Let's see how the others have progressed since our last check in.

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