Category Archives: Yarn

The Big Sale
Big News: It’s the Big Sale!

Get ready to clutch your purls, folks—the Big Sale has landed! As such, this post is naturally going to be information overload. Do yourself a favor and grab a fresh cuppa, your favorite cozy blanket, and settle in for a wild ride! Here. We. Go.

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Podcast Episode 331 – Making Yarn

Germantown, 100% US Grown Worsted-weight Wool Every day, the Knit Picks team comes together to dig deep into our craft and celebrate our favorite materials. From yarn to needles, we choose everything with care and work to bring our very favorite things right to your door. Today, we’re taking a new look at yarn from some different angles. Join Lee and Hannah as they talk about their experience making their own yarn. Whether you’re interested in spinning skeins from fleece or making your yarn from recycled materials like t-shirts, they touch on a variety of techniques and share some of their hard earned tips and tricks for getting fantastic results.  Next up, you’ll also hear some new voices! Courtney and Kate join ...

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Static Yarn Love: Self-Patterning Sock Yarn Projects

Have you tried one of our newest yarns, Static? This fun and colorful yarn is a limited-edition self-patterning sock yarn. What does that mean exactly? Uniquely shifting colors—no ends to weave in. Today we’re sharing what stitchers are making using Static (and what they think of this yarn). If you haven’t checked out this yarn, here are all the stats: Fiber Content: 75% Superwash Wool, 25% NylonWeight: FingeringKnitting Gauge: 7-8 sts=1” on #1-3 needlesCrochet Gauge: 21-32 sc=4” on #B-E hooksYards: 437Grams: 100Put Up: HankCare: Machine Wash Cold /Tumble Dry Low

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Podcast Episode 330: The Quest For Color

Abbey Road Sweater https://www.knitpicks.com/abbey-road-sweater/g/52726220 As the weather gets cozier our stashes seem to get more colorful. This week we’re dipping into the wide world of multi colored knitting. From epic Fair Isle to simply soothing marled effects, we’re sharing all our knitting know-how in this episode! First up, Stacey and Lee discuss some popular techniques for getting maximum color in every square inch. Stay tuned to learn the similarities and differences between techniques like Fair Isle, Mosaic, Intarsia, and marls. Next, Sara joins Hannah from our sister company WeCrochet to tackle some common considerations when choosing colors. They cover some color theory basics that work for every project and also share our favorite ways of choosing specific Knit Picks and WeCrochet brand colors from ...

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Colorful yarn spill
October News: Cozy Luxury & Easy Care Bliss

New Twill Yarns Fall is here in full force, and this year in particular, seeking out creature comforts is top of mind for a lot of folks. Whether you’re seeking a little luxury for your project queue or are gearing up for a winter baby boom, our latest round of collections (both patterns and yarn) offer myriad opportunities to craft a little comfort into your life.

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September News: What a Wonderfluff World

Fall is in the air…cozy pullovers, gift knitting, and endless cups of warm spiced cider are on the horizon. If you’re not quite ready to say goodbye to summer and need a little nudge, our latest batch of fiber creations and exclusive patterns are just the ticket to get you in the fall mood.

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Podcast Episode 327: Modular Knits and Easy-Care Yarns

We’re back from our short hiatus in August with some fresh crafting conversations for you! With the warm weather winding down and holiday season quickly approaching, we’re shifting gears at Knit Picks. This week, we’re covering modular projects like blankets and afghans and the easy care yarns that are our go-to choices for long lasting machine washable projects.  Perfect for cool weather, modular blankets are our favorite things to knit for ourselves or gift during the holidays. These projects will grow and change with every row you knit and they’re one of the most mesmerizing knits that we come back to time and time again. Stacey and Lee talk about our new Modular Blanket collection and Stacey shares her favorite way to ...

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avocado dyed yarn
Bare Yarn: An Indie Dyer’s Canvas

avocado dyed yarn from @woodsandwool While it’s not a secret by any means, you may not know that most of our existing yarn lines are available in their undyed, natural state. We lovingly refer to these pristine fibers as bare yarns. In addition to heavy-hitters like Wool of the Andes, Hawthorne, and Gloss, you’ll find a healthy selection of unique fibers that aren’t available as part of our regular dyed offerings. Weighing in at 100g, these yarns are less expensive than their colorful counterparts, making them a smart choice when shopping for budget-friendly fibers.

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colorful knit modular blanket
August News: Summertime Block Party

It might seem counter-intuitive, but it’s my personal belief that August is the perfect time to start a blanket project. The days are still hot enough that the need for a cozy blanket is not yet there, but with nights cooling down, our desires to cuddle up on the couch with a comfy hand knit blanket are on the rise. Add to the appeal the ability to tackle your blanket’s construction one block at a time, and you’ve got yourself the ultimate late-summer portable project. Whether you’re a lover of clean lines and straight forward design or gravitate more towards the funky side of the bed with colorful hexi patterns and asymmetrical seams, our latest pattern collection, ...

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