Category Archives: Stuff We Love

Knit Picks Halloween Staff photo
Halloween Bone Chilling Zone

Spoiler alert – someone at KP Headquarters is going as a lady cat for Halloween (raises hand).  More specifically, a lady cat who purr-furrs to multitask while styling photo shoots. In the spirit of all things Halloween, the Knit Picks staff brings to you our list of freaky holiday favorites!

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Knit Picks Capretta Superwash Neons
Neon Capretta Superwash: Color to the max!

Each decade provides its own iconic color palette that when you see it years later, it gives you that fantastic nostalgia of a time that seemed so awesome. Like a few of us here in the office, I’m a child of the 80s (and a little bit 90s), and the color palette that throws me back into ...

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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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Cool Cotton Sale: up to 30% off

Unofficially touted as being the most soothing fiber to live in, cotton speaks to our longing for next-to-skin comfort. That being said, we couldn’t think of a better way to send off summer (and it’s triple digit temps) with a huge cotton yarn sale! If you’re not familiar with the plethora of cotton yarns that we ...

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Knit picks staff projects kitty poof
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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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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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 Simply Wool Yarns
Eco-friendly Simply Yarns

“It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.” Amelia Barr Oh, life. Why can’t you consist of endless cups of coffee and an abundance of yummy yarn? Oh, wait. You CAN. Enter our Simply Yarns: simplicity at it’s finest! It doesn’t get much purer than our Simply Wool, Alpaca, & Organic Cotton yarns. The colors that you ...

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Global Fiber Tour #2: Denmark!

Raise your hand if your travel itineraries start with stops that involve yarn, fabric, thread, or anything tangentially related to crafting? Oh man, me too! Last summer my husband and I traveled to both the island of Bornholm and Copenhagen for ten days. Before I penciled in any castles, gardens or museums, I had a map of every craft-adjacent institution in both places first. Tag ...

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