“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’ “
Yesterday was the first official day of spring (cue the reverie) and we are SO ready for all the April showers, May flowers, and spring knits to come! With the weight of winter behind us, we’re taking a cue from Mother Nature and shedding our figurative (and literal) layers and shifting towards brighter color palettes, lightweight tops, and comforting wear-anywhere wraps.
First things first. Let’s address the elephant sized yarn in the room: Momo Merino! This jumbo yarn is the biggest EVER in the history of Knit Picks, and machine washable to boot. Super soft Superwash Merino is pre-knit into a tube and filled with lofty Merino roving. At an inch or more per stitch, use for arm knitting or size 50 (!) needles to whip up accessories in minutes. Inside, the roving is dyed to match, so you can be sure of your color through and through. For a quick and super easy project, try the Momo Merino Cowl, a free pattern download!
If you’re more of a sparkles and glitter fan, you are IN luck. Enter Alux, a truly luxurious (hence the name) baby alpaca yarn that shimmers with metallic fibers throughout. Comprised of 66% Baby Alpaca / 34% Lurex (the sparkly bits), your projects are sure to be both scintillating and soft at the same time. With 16 colors that mimic precious metals and gems, you can rest assure you’ll be your most absolutely fabulous self in garments made with Alux!
Shawls made with sock yarn? It may sound counter intuitive, but with the bright color choices, cool dye effects, & tough-as-nails durability, sock yarns are in fact a brilliant choice for everyday wearable garments. The 14 colorful shawls of Everyday Wraps act as proof that sock yarn is for more than just keeping your feet comfy. It can also be for dressing up the special occasions in life and for filling everyday moments with a brilliant spectrum of color and comfort.
Socks for Everybody
Time to pack away those bulky heavy sweaters and lighten up! The simple silhouettes of Renew will be the perfect additions to freshen up your spring wardrobe. With 12 patterns ranging from tees to lightweight cardigans, Renew gives you multiple options for refreshing your closet.
NEW Radiant Needles!
Radiant is all the rage in the Knit Picks office right now.These new needles are hot, hot, hot! Made in a similar fashion to our other wooden needles, Radiant features smooth layers of laminated birch. Added to this base is a bright incandescent array of red, orange, yellow, and purple, contrasted with dramatic black cables. The result? A stunning colorway reminiscent of a tropical sunset, available in options from full interchangeable sets to crochet hooks. See the full Radiant line of needles & hooks here!