Pickle Sleuth Contest Winners

In September, we announced a contest so members of the Knitting Community could help us find all of the pickle ornaments hiding in the Knit Picks online catalog. There were 20 pickles total, and we received a lot of correct entries!
I randomly chose 5 winners with correct answers, and they will each receive a complete Tidings of Joy Holiday Ornament Kit so they can knit their own pickle ornament, as well as the other 21 ornament patterns …

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City Tweed Projects

It’s officially fall, and it’s time for me to pick up my City Tweed sweater that was a little too hot to work on over the summer.

City Tweed is a great yarn for fall knitting. It’s warm enough to be outerwear before you have to break out the winter coat. It’s soft enough to wear next to your skin, so you can be cozy in a sweater whether you are raking leaves or sitting in front of a fire. The …

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New knitting rule!!

Have one pair of socks in progress at a time!
Last weekend I finished off the second pair of Ric Rac Socks from The Little Box of Socks. After that I took a critical look at the two pair of socks that had been languishing in my knitting pile. I made myself be honest about why I had been leaving them sitting for so long. It turned out that there weren’t any excuses, I just ended …

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Wow! Friday!!

I’ve decided that Friday should be an inspirational seque into the weekend! Check out this spectacular project at Painted Threads!
Just what I need to keep in mind as I do some of my fall cleaning!! When I find little bits of yarn and fiber I can set them aside for felted balls! That and the audio book of Master and Commander makes for a lovely weekend! …

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Winner of the HUB gift certificate!

Remember the Portland contest I posted a few weeks ago? Sorry about the delay in picking a winner–we had lots of great entries, and I got sick last week, so it was a double whammy. We had so many awesome ideas suggested that we ended up choosing the top 10 entries and then drawing a random one from those. The lucky winner is Gwyneth who posted the following suggestions:
1. The Armory Theater in the Pearl District
2. Pix Patisserie on SE …

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More bang for your buck

According to our very official poll results, 79% of you are knitting at least a couple gifts this holiday season. If any of you gift knitters are on a budget, you might appreciate our Knit 1, Give 1 kits. Each of the kits marked with this logo on the product page…

…contains enough yarn to make more than one item.
So for example:
You can knit ornaments as gift tags or make one for each of your aunts, …

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Just in time for the holidays – a Knitpicks.com Wishlist!

Our IT department has been working hard over the last few months rebuilding our shopping cart system to give our shoppers a better experience.
Note: If you are redirected to the homepage or a broken page after adding an item to your cart, please delete your Knitpicks cookies. This should resolve the problem. See our FAQ for more information.

For starters, we’re excited to introduce our first Wishlist. You can add products to your wishlist from any page, move items from your …

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39 Felted Snow People – complete

I started Christmas early this year – last April or May. And I’m now done. Whew! I made 13 sets of the Felted Snowmen pattern (39 total snowmen). It was a wonderful project to work on over the summer. Very portable, small, and no heavy warm wool resting on me in the heat. Two of my Lumpies got special Christmas hats and scarves due to a Knit Picks Christmas Hat project (upcoming).
It’s great to be done with my Christmas knitting …

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CLiC Tuesday – So close!

Five more inches and I will be able to join body and sleeves!! That is quite an incentive!!
Thanks to a staff meeting this morning I was able to finish the second sleeve up through the increases. Now all I have is simple knitting around and around for the last five inches. I have to say that the windy, rainy weather we are having today is ideal for knitting. I started my day knitting by the …

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Santa Hats on Parade!


Last year when Brooke Higgins designed Sheldon’s career costumes, she also made him a cute little Santa hat. When Melissa was working on the design for Grumpy, the lump of coal, we realized that if she knit the hat out of Palette instead of Shine, it would be Grumpy sized instead of Sheldon sized. Well, that got us thinking… What if you knit the same pattern out of Andean Treasure? Or Gloss Lace? Or Suri …

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