Category Archives: Yarn

Knit Picks Podcast Episode 339 – Yarn Substitutions

Whether you’re a process knitter or a project knitter, if you’re like us you’ve experienced the challenge of finding a pattern you’re really excited about but not having the exact yarn that the designer suggests. You could wing it and embraces the beautiful chaos that might occur or you can use one of our favorite resources, YarnSub dot com. If you don’t already know, YarnSub is a website to help you with yarn substitutions. Everyone needs a friend in crafts and we at the Knit Picks Podcast are happy to be your yarn and knitting buddy, and as a friend, we’re telling you to check out YarnSub.Today on the podcast Heather Mann interview Wendy Peterson, creator of YarnSub.com. They chat all ...

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Knit Picks Podcast Episode 336 – Yarn 101 Live

One of our favorite things to talk about in the Knit Picks Office is yarn. We all have our favorite yarns and favorite projects to cast on and can easily get derailed when there’s a new yarn to squish. There’s a lot to consider when selecting the yarn that’s right for you – like yarn weight, the material, the construction and what will it be used for. Shopping for yarn is fun but can also be daunting when overwhelmed with all the choices, like the yarn selection on knitpicks.com.  Today we’re sharing some of a conversion between Hannah and Lee from a past Facebook Live where they talk about all the information to keep in mind when shopping for yarn, specifically what ...

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A trip of richly colored cable sweaters.
January News: Classic Cables & Colorful Poms

Happy New Year, fellow fiber fans! With the holidays in the rearview, we’re shifting our focus to hunkering down and creating cozy winter wear for our own personal wardrobes. Time to sift through our pattern queues, dust off our needles, and cast on for that next masterpiece.

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Cozy blue turtleneck sweater pattern
December News: Bulky Knits for Cozy Days

As the days grow shorter, the layers of warm woolens start to pile on, making for yet another cozy season of hibernation. A bevy of bulky weight knits and handfuls of colorful new yarns are in store for you with our latest batch of news, available just in time to cuddle up with on the darkest days of the year.

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Knitting Patterns to use with Yarn Value Packs

Yarn Value Packs are a great way to get a color curated pack of your favorite yarns at a discount, but what do you make once you have one? Here are some knitting pattern ideas to use with some of our newest Value Packs: Stroll Tweed Value Packs The Berry Stroll Tweed Value Pack Stroll Tweed is perfect for gifts because of its machine washable convenience, not requiring special care on the part of the recipient. The rich, solid colors show off texture, lace, and cables. The neutral neps of tweed add flecks of interest to simple stitches and textured knits, but are subtle enough to accentuate rather than interfere with all but the most complex patterns. The understated neps also work well with ...

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Podcast Episode 332: Your Favorite Sock Yarns Explained

Felici Yarn Today, we’re dedicating an entire episode to the subject of sock knitting! Whether you’re a seasoned pro and socks are your very favorite thing, or a new knitter contemplating casting on for your very first pair, this episode is for you!  Lee and Hannah spend time talking about all of the sock yarns they’ve developed over the years. Colorful, hardwearing and in a range of lovely fibers, sock yarn is one of our very favorite things to develop behind the scenes. Listen along as they compare and contrast soft Stroll lines with Hawthorne’s rugged and complex colorways. You might even discover a new-to-you skein to try! Stacey invites Rosalyn Keys (you may know her as Rozknitz on Instagram) on to the podcast ...

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