Category Archives: socks

Knit Picks Stroll Glimmer Sock labs
Stroll Glimmer Sock Labs are here!

Set phasers to sparkle with our new limited edition Stroll Glimmer Sock Lab colors! For this next Sock Lab experiment, we added a touch of sparkle to the mix! We were going for a astral aesthetic, and we think we hit the mark.  The galactic handpainted colors play really come to life on the sparkly base of Stroll ...

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New Capretta Superwash!

We love luxurious Capretta! What is not to love? The superbly soft cashmere yarn is perfect for special projects, small accessories or if you really want to treat yourself, a sweater or cute cardi. Now it is perfect for socks because Capretta now comes in SUPERWASH! Capretta is Capra’s fingering weight sibling and is a blend of 80% Fine Merino/10% Cashmere/10% Nylon. The addition of nylon makes it ideal for super soft socks but it’s also well suited for fine-gauge knits ...

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New Collection – Splendid Soles!

The newest member of our alliterative sock collections is the lovely Splendid Soles! Joining Artful Arches and Toasty Toes, Splendid Soles is gorgeous collection featuring classic cable, delicate lace and fun textures. As the resident Knit Picks Sock Knitter, I'm in love with this collection and awed by the creativity of the amazing designers included. My needles are itching for so many of these patterns and I'm feeling a case of startitis coming on.

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Choosing the Right Project For Handpainted Yarn

I adore Hawthorne. I've worked with all of the lines (Multi, Kettle, Speckle, and our new Tonal) and I just love all of the finished projects. Since I've been using it  in so many projects, I thought I'd reshare some of tips & tricks for working with what can be a challenging yarn to some people - Hawthorne Multi. While Tonal, Kettle, and Speckle will look great in most patterns, the colorful Multi can be an adventure to find the perfect project.

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Podcast 259: Fantastic Felici

You might think you know our stupendous, self-striping sock yarn, Felici, with it's sensously soft 75% Merino Wool, 25% Nylon blend and ever-changing selection of brilliant colors, in classic fingering or new worsted weights. Whether you're a devoted follower or a burgeoning novitiate, you might be surprised at what you learn with this glimpse behind the scenes for one of our favorite yarns to develop.

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Artful Arches Sock Pattern Collection from KnitPicks.com
Behind the Scenes of Artful Arches

When you work here at Knit Picks, you never know when you'll be called upon to model, or what. One day it might be mittens, another day a glorious shawl - or most recently, socks! Here's a peek at behind the scenes photography of Artful Arches, our new sock pattern collection.

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Introducing Artful Arches

I have a deep love of hand knitted socks - I love to knit them and I love to wear them. I also have an addiction to pretty handpainted sock yarn, but it's often difficult to find patterns that will play nicely with multicolored yarn. So we came up with entire book to show off our prettiest skeins - introducing Artful Arches.

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Sock Yarn Sale!

With the warmer weather on the way, it's time for small lightweight projects. To get you started, it's time for our Sock Yarn Sale!

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Knit Picks Classroom: Sock School

In my humble opinion, handmade socks are the perfect project  - they can be as simple or as complicated as you want them to be, they're small and portable so they can be worked on anywhere, a typical pair of socks takes less than 100 grams of yarn and, best of all,  the end product is something everyone can use. Now is the best time to get in on the fun - our fabulous Felici sock yarn is now on sale!

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