Category Archives: Yarn

Choosing The Right Cotton Yarn For Your Projects

This time of year, cotton and cotton blends are often the go-to yarn of choice for many knitters - knitting or crocheting a lap full of wool in warm weather is not pleasant! However, swapping out a cotton yarn for wool isn't as simple as it sounds. Cotton yarns have unique characteristics and properties that make it perfect for some, but not all, projects. I've put together some info and a list of of what kind of projects we recommend for our plant-based rockstars.

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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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About Our Wool

Wool—one of nature’s most versatile fibers. Naturally sourced from mammals such as sheep or goats, wool is a protein fiber known for its uncanny ability to withstand a great deal of use. Among its laundry list of beneficial attributes, wool boasts antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, while remaining breathable, insulating, cooling, and also water resistant. It’s no wonder we love wool fibers for both garment ...

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Knit Picks Dogwood Sweater
Podcast Episode 303: Latest & Greatest

After eight years of making our very own pattern collections, we’ve finally created a Best of Knit Picks pattern collection! Our very favorite garment patterns from our archive are now together in one amazing (and enormous) book. Colorwork, cables, tweed and a few luxury yarns shine in these newly standardized ...

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July News: New Yarn Colors, Speckles Sock Lab, and more!

We know this post is called "July News," but it's almost August, which means it's basically September ... and gosh, that means it's pretty much time for the holidays, isn't it?! (So many handcrafted gifts to plan. So. Many. Gifts.) But before we get TOO far ahead of ourselves, let's back it up to the end of July: we have so much great news for you!

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Christmas in July!

Are you over the hot Summer weather and craving some snuggly knitting weather? Now is the perfect time to start prepping your knitting queue for holiday gift-giving! Holiday Inspiration Our Knit Picks Exclusive Holiday books have plenty of projects to jumpstart your inspiration. Some of my favorite Holiday themed projects are ...

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Knit Picks June Rainbow Hawthorne Sock Labs
Hawthorne. Rainbow. Sock Labs!

We’re positively over the moon (or should we say rainbow?) with our new sock lab colors! Our latest sock lab creations, 5 unique rainbow colorways, are here to brighten your day, whether you prefer your rainbows on the light and bright side or dark and stark. Handpainted on our best-selling Hawthorne sock yarn base, these yarns are perfect for a whole ...

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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 ...

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