Interview with Erica Jackofsky

Erica is definitely a favorite around the Knit Picks office – she was one of the first designers we contacted for the Independent Designer Partnership Program after seeing her beautiful designs on her website and on Ravelry. And not only is she an wonderful designer, she’s an incredible musician as well!! I always look forward to seeing Erica’s new designs and very pleased she’s a big part of the success of …

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Don’t believe that groundhog!

Maybe it’s just foolish optimism, maybe it’s the strangely calm winter we’re having here in the Pacific NW… But I say, spring is coming early! Early, I say! Hear that nature?
Why so excited about spring? Well, because I can show off my Fancy Feet!

Today it was actually warm enough to kick off my shoes and sit on the grass. (Sorry if you’re blinded by my Oregon tan, though) This is exactly the weather I had …

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Ideal Knit-A-Long (KAL) for first-timers!

I launched my Mitten Tutorial KAL last week and, after reading the posts, I realized that it is a perfect forum for any knitter who has been hesitant to join a KAL before. Number OneThe lesson and project is small and simple. It’s all about learning as opposed to finishing a project. You can participate without knitting at all! Just follow the lessons, maybe write down a few notes and …

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Gift Certificate Winner!

We have randomly picked a winner of the $50 Knit Picks Gift Certificate!

*Drum roll*

The winner is Penny Semberski from Little Rock, AR.

Congratulations Penny! Check your email inbox for your gift certificate today!

And for everyone else, we sent out a coupon to receive 10% off of your Knit Picks order for entering the contest and
sending an e-card to a friend about our new tutorials

We hope that you enjoy your new knitting or crocheting supplies and maybe the …

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The garden is always in bloom if you knit it…

If you want flowers that won’t wilt, leaves that won’t turn brown, and bugs that won’t eat your veggie plants, then the Backyard Garden Kit is just the thing!

There are 15 patterns for small accessories in this kit, and plenty of Palette to knit all of them and then some. You could easily knit a whole bouquet of Calla Lilies, or make a swarm of Monarch Butterflies. They’re small enough that …

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Busy Bee

Knitters who attended our yarn tasting a few weeks ago heard me talk about my ill-fated idea for a hat–It was going to be really cute, shaped like a beehive with little needle felted bees adorning it. And it was ill-fated because when I pitched the idea to Alison, thinking that it would make a great KP design, she very politely informed me that the pattern already exists–only in one of the most popular knitting books of …

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Heirloom Baby Blankets–now Machine Washable!


The New Traditions Baby Blanket!
I come from a very crafty family–Every new baby could be sure to be welcomed into the world with a hand-pieced quilt, a knitted wardrobe, a handmade dollhouse with tiny hooked rugs, needlepoint crib bumpers, the works. Some of the quilters and knitters were so prolific that they did not limit them selves to babies in the family either–coworkers, in laws, friends of friends would all …

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There are some rules that even the owner of Knit Picks can’t break. In preparation for yarn launches, we always receive boxes in advance for knitting up photo samples for the catalog. These yarns are absolutely sacrosanct since everything has been allocated to sample knitters or the photography department.
Yeah, right! Imagine walking into a room filled with all sort of new yarns and/or new colors and not being able to immediately be able to sweep up an …

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