Category Archives: Tutorials

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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For the love of cables

Have you seen our newest collection? This gorgeous collection is for all the cable lovers out there. I am certainly one of them! When it comes to techniques, cables have always been my favorite - I find them very fun to knit and love watching each twist and turns as they climb up my project. So Woodsmoke is a dream come true - 16 patterns easy to challenging cable projects!

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Learn to Knit a Worsted Weight Sweater!

We are pretty excited about our new collection, Knits for Everybody. Whether you pick up a copy of the printed book (now 40% off) or buy it as an ebook so you can get started right away, you'll have the patterns you need to get your Christmas gift list off to a great start. Interested in making a winter sweater for you or someone on your list? No problem! We've got a video classl that is sure to help you out. In our tutorial, Katy Banks, designer of the worsted weight sweater pattern (available in sizes newborn to men's XXLand women's 5X) takes you through all the key steps to knitting your very own sweater. From increases and decreases, to putting the sleeve stitches on hold and starting a neckline, this class will guide you every step of the way. So grab your yarn and needles, and cast for your very own worsted weight sweater, today!

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