Category Archives: Tutorials

Working with Fable Fur Yarn

Have you tried our new Fable Fur yet? It's a ridiculously soft faux fur yarn that knits (or crochets) up beautifully at a bulky gauge. It makes a delightful faux fur fabric, perfect for all kinds of things like cowls, headbands, cuffs, collars, cat beds, blankets, slipper linings, and stuffed animals, to name a few! But, if you've never used anything like it before, it might be a bit tricky to work with. So I'm here for you, with some tips and tricks!

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Getting Started With Lace Knitting

Have you found yourself looking at a gorgeous lace shawl and thinking: “Oh, I could never do that!” Well, we think that anyone can knit lace – even the most intricate of shawls is simply a series of knit, purls, increases, and decreases. The real key to expert lace knitting is the right materials – and patience. While lace can be incorporated into projects, there are ...

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Tutorial: Blocking Knits

Blocking is an essential but often overlooked step in knitting. Once a project is off the needles, blocking is like waving a magic wand over your knitting to bring it from good to great – yarn blooms to incredible softness, stitches smooth out to a uniform look, and lace stitches transform to a delicate beauty. Today we’re going to talk about the two main ways to block ...

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Tutorial: Triple-Stranding from One Yarn Ball

This is a very easy technique I've used oh-so-many times over the years, being a lover of heavier yarn weights. It's perfect for using lace weight yarn to make anything that isn't lace, or using sock yarn in place of an aran or bulky weight. I've even used this technique with worsted and aran weight yarn to get super-bulky weights!

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Dye Bare Yarn with Kool-Aid!

Did you know you can experiment with dyeing yarn in your kitchen, using food-safe & low-cost products, and get some really cool results?! What a great way to play with our Bare Yarns!

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New Video Tutorials – KP Quicks

Here at Knit Picks, we’re starting a series of helpful new video knitting tutorials specifically intended to provide immediate gratification of your knitting instructional needs with direct, no frills tutorials called KP Quicks. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFY7VuAYK2s[/embed]

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Yarn Weights
Knitting Terms – Yarn Weights

For experienced knitters, we get so used to knitting terms that we don’t even think about them anymore, but for the beginner it can seem bewildering. A little understanding can go a long way, and I’ve always found a singular pleasure in “useless" knowledge, so let’s explore a little about yarn weights.

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