Category Archives: Needles

Introducing Caspian!

We're really excited to share our newest needle colorway, Caspian! Caspian is a beautiful blend of soothing blues and greens that mix together to make a very striking needle.  They're perfect for wood needle lovers, as they use our strong-and-smooth birch laminate wood and are polished to a soft sheen.  We've also created a new emerald-colored cable to match your needles.

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Zippered Pendleton needle case makes travel easy

But, having a selection of Options needle tips and cables available doesn't make me any more productive. For the next couple of days, Bob and I are staying with friends who have a home just outside Vancouver, B.C. Wendie and Dave are delightful hosts.

Read more » Readers Choice Awards!

This week's marks the opening of the 2013 Readers Choice Awards! From now until February 11th, you can nominate your favorite blogs, designers, books, yarn company, and needle brand for the award! We look forward to this every year so I thought I'd show you some of my suggestions - you can nominate up to 3 for each category!

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Podcast Episode 194: New Fall Yarns 2012

This week, Kelley and Alison sit down to chat about all of the exciting new things that have been happening here around the office – in particular, all of the wonderful new yarns available for fall! First up is Palette, our fingering weight colorwork yarn that is now up to 150 colors! A staple yarn of the Knit Picks family, Kelley reminisces about the debut of Palette and how it first began with a selection of 30 colors. Next, Kelley and Alison introduce a yarn line new to Knit Picks this fall – Galileo! Hear all about this amazing Merino wool and bamboo blend in addition to some great projects that Kelley and Alison have in mind that would be perfect for this new yarn. Next up is another new yarn line by the name of Reverie, which is a blend of baby alpaca and acrylic! Kelley and Alison chat about this super soft brushed yarn, its unique ...

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Enter Our “Endless Summer” Pinterest Contest!

Thanks everyone!  The comments are now closed & we'll announce our winners by 8/9! Yesterday, after we rolled out our brand new and lovely Sunstruck needles, I saw a reverberating message throughout our social media channels:  “Whelp! Found my (insert birthday/holiday/what-have-you) present!”. But why wait? What if you could win a full set of interchangeable Sunstruck needles?

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We’ve been Sunstruck!

We are so excited to introduce you to our newest type of needles, Sunstruck! These gorgeous needles are a blonde twist on our Harmony needles - it's the same laminated birch wood as the Harmony needles, but with a beautiful sun kissed look to them.  We've all completely fallen in love with them & we think you will too. They are available in interchangeable, fixed circular, and straight needles - perfect for any project.

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2012 Reader’s Choice Awards

Surely the Oscars made you hungry for more beauty and competition? Well, we're pleased to announce that Knit Picks was nominated for “Best Needles” in the 2012 Reader's Choice Awards on! To become a finalist, we were ranked in the top five by dedicated staffers, sifting through hundreds of nominations.

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My MA yarn crawl

If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen that I spent last week in one of my very favorite places in the world - Massachusetts!   I lived in MA for a couple of years and Boston (go Sox!) feels like my 2nd home. So when an idea of a trip to visit yarn stores came up, I jumped right on it.  See my old friends and drink massive amounts of Dunkin' Donuts iced coffee while going to a bunch of yarn shops?  Sign me up!

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