Free Downloadable September 2018 Calendar

Happy September! The unofficial start of fall is this weekend – air cooling (a bit), kids back in school and pumpkin spice everywhere. But to us, Fall means breaking out the wool socks after a summer of running barefoot (well, maybe that’s just me). To celebrate we’ve gathered some of our favorite colors of Hawthorne stare at longingly throughout the month.

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Free Crochet Rib Dishcloth

You think chocolate is addicting? You’ve obviously never tried crochet.” – Annoymous

For newer crocheters, once you’ve mastered the basic stitches, it’s hard to know where to go to next. If you’re in this position, fun stitches to play with are crocheting through the back loops to create a wonderful ribbed textures – perfect for hats and cuffs. Before starting a larger project, get some practice in with the newest member of the Scrub-a-Dub Club, the Crochet Rib Dishcloth.

Free Crochet Rib Dishcloth Pattern from Knit Picks

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Fall Outfit Inspiration: Menswear

I can already feel the Fall cold in the evenings and I know Summer is on it’s way out! Fall style to me is about adding cozy layers and easy to wear shapes. That is why I was so excited when we launched our new pattern collection, Dapper. Menswear styles transition to Fall women styles perfectly. I put together a few ways to style some projects from Dapper to get you excited for cooler weather!
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Free Lacy Columns Facecloth

“Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.” – Russell Baker
Happy Friday! The last few weeks of summer can mean two things to yarn crafters – it’s too hot to knit or crochet – or it’s time to get started on winter projects. If you are in the former group, wanting to be in the latter, the newest pattern in our Scrub-A-Dub Club might just be the exact thing you need – a nice easy project …

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Staff Project: Simply Wool Docklight Sweater

Docklight Sweater in Simply Wool Worsted

I loved knitting with the springy, wooly goodness of Simply Wool for the first time! I’m so used to Wool of the Andes Superwash as my go-to worsted weight yarn but I’m truely a convert to our new line. I always reach for natural, undyed wools before other colors and I love all the browns and greys in these happy hanks. Simply Wool has all the squish of my favorite wools without the scratchiness! Each stitch felt so good that I actually regret how quickly this project worked up! In case you weren’t sure, I want to re-emphasize that I knit a worsted wool sweater in Portland during one of our hottest summers and loved every minute. Seriously. Get thee to some Simply Wool, you won’t regret it.

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Staff Projects: The Mini Kitty Pouf

Knit picks staff projects kitty poof
You might say we have kitties on the brain here at Knit Picks. All. The. Time. That being said, it’s no surprise there has been an influx of Mini Kitty Poufs floating around the office as of late. Both our Merchandising Manager Alexis and myself recently made this project with Mighty Stitch Super Bulky yarns. It’s a …

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Free Duck Baby Cloth Pattern

Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.” – Michael Caine

Ducks. Who does love ducks? On walks along our rivers, it’s not unusual to find families of ducks swimming around  The newest free pattern in our Scrub-A-Dub Club is a perfect for all who love these waterbirds – check out the Duck Baby Cloth.

Free Duck Baby Cloth Pattern from Knit Picks

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The Swanky Sweaters of Dapper

If you want to hear me gush about how excited I am about the new Dapper collection (KNITTED FLATCAP *), then you should definitely check out the podcast episode. Rather than blather on further about how much I like the patterns, I thought we could all benefit from a touch more objectivity and dive a little into the more technical aspects of the collection. Between all of the Henleys and cardigans and pullovers, there are 8 sweaters in Dapper. So let’s take a good look at the differences between your many sweatery choices.

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