Category Archives: Summer Yarn Sale

Knit Picks Podcast Episode 346 – An Ode to Chunky Yarns & Get Excited About Spinning with Michael Smith

While the word “chunky” in relation to yarn is not an official yarn weight class, it is common to refer to thicker yarns, Aran, Bulky, Super Bulky and Jumbo as “Chunky”. Today on the Knit Picks Podcast the team talks about chunky yarns and what to do with them! First up Lee and Stacey check in on their WIPs and discuss projects to knit with Bulky and Super Bulky yarns. Later Lee sits down with Michael Smith aka @piece4peacecrafting to learn more about his knitting and his spinning journey. Lee and Stacey talk about the benefits of working with chunky yarns. Projects knit up faster with chunky yarns but also create a thicker fabric. If you’re new to bulky and super bulky yarns, ...

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Knitting with Fable Fur for a Wild Thing

Inspiration comes from all places, including from a beloved children’s book and Knit Picks Fable Fur. Max, King of the Wild Things, Tail24″ 7-stitch I-cord knit in Knit Picks Fable Fur, Falke colorway. Weave in ends with a small crochet hook. Not only is Maurice Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things Are” a family favorite, a Max-style tail and crown also gave me the opportunity to work with our Fable Fur super bulky faux fur yarn. Armed with size 7 DPNs, I worked up a prototype based on a 7-stitch ...

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A yarn weight guide going from laceweight to super bulky yarn
Learn About Yarn Weights for Knitting

If you’ve been working with yarn awhile, you are probably aware that yarns come in different weights and what that means for your projects. But if you don’t, allow us to demystify yarn weights! Here’s a quick primer on what you need to know about yarn weights and choosing yarns for your knitting projects. What are yarn weights in knitting? Yarn weight is, at its most basic, the thickness of the yarn strand. Yarn comes in a variety of weights beginning with lace weight (which is very thin and fine), then fingering weight (which is slightly thicker), sport weight (even thicker), DK weight, worsted weight, and on to Aran/heavy worsted, bulky (a thick yarn), and super-bulky (a super ...

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Summer Sale Time!

Our Summer Sale is back, and that means it’s prime time to stock up and save, take advantage of deep discounts, as well as collect all the fun freebies you can! Here’s what you can look forward to: Free 2021 Yarn Guide with any purchase!Free eBook with a $40 purchaseTool Sale: Save up to 40% off on ToolsWeekly freebies (check the Summer Sale page for weekly details)And, Weekly yarn sales! This week, Bare Yarns are on sale. Let’s talk about the weekly yarn sales. This year, we are spreading out the savings over the sale so different yarns will be on sale each week. You can look forward to our weekly ...

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Last Chance Yarn: Alux

While we love welcoming exciting new yarns, it’s so hard to say goodbye to other yarns, even though it’s a necessary part of our pledge to bring you the best products at the best prices. We have to discontinue some products to make room for new ones, so we are sad to see our sparkly luxury 66% Baby Alpaca and 34% Lurex yarn, Alux, go away.

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Knit Picks 2018 Summer Yarn Sale -The Last 48 Hours

Knit Picks 2018 Summer Yarn Sale is almost over, have you stocked up? No? Well there are still some super deals to be had. Grab a few balls of Aloft! This luscious Mohair-Silk blend is so exquisite you really have to feel it to believe it and for as low as $4.89 it’s worth adding a ball or two to your cart. For new lace knitters try it with the Two-in-One Lace Scarf pattern for a project that comes in under $20 for 4 balls. I think Sky & Mongoose or  Mongoose & Tarragon would make bold fun color combos.

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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 single ply with a slight twist, this yarn is perfect for making amazingly chunky home decor and accessories. My favorite chunky yarn “hack” is knitting smaller patterns in chunky yarn for ...

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Knit Picks Summer yarn sale 2018
Summer Launch: New Bare Yarns + Lace Collections!

Summer starts next week, but things are already heating up around the Knit Picks office. We’re SO excited to show off our 2 new Lace collections, as well as 12 brand spankin’ new Bare Yarns! Did we mention that we’re also kicking off our biggest summer yarn sale ever, too? It’s almost too much awesomeness for one post. Almost.

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