Category Archives: Yarn

Podcast Episode 313: Knitting Resolutions Revisited

With the new year right around the corner we’re busy reflecting on the goals and resolutions we made in the waning days of 2018. Erica and Lee chat about their resolutions for this year and what did (or did not, as the case might be) happen. Each then look forward to 2020 and make some plans for the New Year. Next, Stacey and Hannah take a holistic look at 2019. Knit Picks has introduced more new yarns than ever before, and both Stacey and Hannah successfully completed their 2019 resolutions. The past year saw some exciting new developments for Knit Picks, and we can’t wait to see what 2020 will bring. Reflect and look forward with the Knit Picks Podcast ...

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Do The Twist!

We have added an exciting new member to the Dishie family – Dishie Twist! We used our original cheerful Dishie solid colors mixed with White to create our spin on baker’s twine. The result is the perfect yarn to give your kitchen a classic vibe, either knit or crocheted on it’s own, or mixed with the coordinating solid color. It’s a fun yarn to play with, and we immediately had to knit our eternally popular Dish Towel Set pattern in it! We love the retro vibe to this version, and this set would ...

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New Dishie Colors!

Our beloved dishcloth cotton has gotten a color update! We've got great new colors in both solid Dishie and Dishie Multi, and we thought the perfect way to show them off was in our ongoing Free Dishcloth Pattern series. (P.S. Did we mention Dishie is also on sale for the month of November?)

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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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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 and home décor projects! The Science of Softness If you’ve ever shopped for wool, then you may be familiar with the term Micron Count. What is Micron Count? It’s the scientific method of measuring the fineness of various fleeces based on the diameter of their individual fibers (micron is short for micrometer). In a nutshell—the lower the ...

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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 and updated patterns. Lee and Stacey who work together to bring you all of our pattern collections sit down to share some behind the scenes insight into their favorite patterns and the logistics of producing our very first Best Of collection.

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