Category Archives: Yarn

Monthly Yarn Sale – Wonderfluff!

Softer than a kitten, fluffier than a cloud, Wonderfluff is a technological marvel! Silky baby alpaca and fleecy merino fibers are blown into and caught in a lightweight tube of nylon mesh. The result is a yarn that's beautifully bulky yet lightweight and warm, with surprising resiliency. Wonderfluff works with a wide range of needle sizes and with 142 yards per 50g, the generous yardage allows for large, luxurious projects that won't break the bank. Normally $6.99 a ball, it’s now just $5.59 through the end of July!

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Summer Yarn Sale

Break open those stash piggy banks and thank you cards for the mail carrier, because its Knit Picks Annual Summer Yarn Sale!

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Free Yarn Week at www.knitpicks.com
It’s Free Yarn Week!

That's right, I said FREE YARN! Here's your chance for you to try a new yarn - for free - during free yarn week. We've selected four of our favorite yarns that you may not have had the chance to fall in love with, and we're giving you a skein for free with any purchase over $50.

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Make Your Own Value Pack Sale

Our value packs have been so popular since we started them - a great way to get a color curated pack of your favorite yarns at a discount. We have a lot of fun putting them together but now we want you to pick your own personal value pack - choose 5 or more skeins of the same yarn and you'll save 20%!

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Playing with Color

Many knitters become frustrated when it comes to color selection. There are many reasons for this, but often the sheer volume of colors to choose from is the culprit. Add in the important task of choosing which yarn to use, and many knitters can become frozen in fear. It's not hard to become quickly overwhelmed! Of course, we try to make it easy by pairing well-designed patterns with the most appropriate yarn - in a beautiful (at least in our opinion) color combination. But what if you don't fall in love at first site? What if you like the pattern but don't know how to choose new colors... How do you take the designer's pick as inspiration for your own color choices? Let us give you some inspiration for playing with color.

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Monthly Yarn Sale – Aloft!

A new month means a new monthly yarn sale! For April, Aloft, our lace yarn with a kickin' halo, is 20% off! Luxuriously soft, light and airy, Aloft is a dreamy blend of 72% mohair and 28% silk that you will want to knit with again and again. The silk adds a radiant core that shimmers and shines through the soft halo of the mohair, while adding a beautiful drape and texture to any shawl, stole or scarf.

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Introducing Felici Worsted

Felici lovers, it's time to celebrate! Your favorite ultra soft self-striping yarn is back, bigger and better than ever! We brought back some of our best-selling colorways - and your favorites! All the things you love about Felici Sock Yarn is now available in worsted-weight: Superwash Merino at 19.5 microns (layman's translation: super-duper soft) for amazing next-to-skin-softness, with a bit of nylon for strength and durability. Introducing Felici Worsted, for everything from socks to washable accessories.

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Choosing The Right Cotton Yarn For Your Projects

It's spring, the weather is warming up and it's time to put away those woolly sweaters and switch them out for lighter weight garments! A question we often get  this time of the year is which of our cotton yarns work best for certain projects. I've put together some information and a list of what we recommend for some of our warm weather cotton and cotton-blend yarns. First, a brief overview of cotton yarn. Cotton is strong, durable and machine-washable fiber. It's a great choice to use for people with wool sensitivities and  vegans; plus it's wonderful for next-to-skin wear during warmer months. Cotton can be harder on the hands for some people since it is an inelastic fiber; cotton blends tend to be easier to knit or crochet with. Because of the inelastic nature, it can be harder for cables or color work projects; however textured stitches will show up beautifully. And now the yarns!

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