Knitting with Fable Fur for a Wild Thing

Inspiration comes from all places, including from a beloved children’s book and Knit Picks Fable Fur.

Max, King of the Wild Things, Tail24″ 7-stitch I-cord knit in Knit Picks Fable Fur, Falke colorway. Weave in ends with a small crochet hook.

Not only is Maurice Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things Are” a family favorite, a Max-style tail and crown also gave me the opportunity to work with our Fable Fur super bulky faux fur yarn.

Armed with size 7 DPNs, I worked up a prototype based on a 7-stitch …

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Knit Picks Podcast Episode 345 – A Celebration of UFOs and Summertime Knits with Designer Felecia O’Connell

UFOs have been in the news recently. How many UFOs have you encountered? In knitting, UFO stands for “UnFinished Object!” In honor World UFO Day and in celebration of summer, today we are talking about our knitting-related UFOs and summertime knitting.

First, on behalf of World UFO Day (celebrated around the end of June), Lee and Stacey talk about their definitions of UFOs vs. WIPs. There are a good deal of insider terms that get thrown around in the crafting community. A quick look:

UFO – UnFinished ObjectWIP – Works in ProgressPHD – Project Half Done (not mentioned in this episode but good to know)

Lee and Stacey also confess to the projects they haven’t picked up in a long time. Is it time to …

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FREE DOWNLOADABLE July 2021 CALENDAR

Happy July! To help keep the summertime fun going, we have your free monthly calendar wallpapers. Enjoy these July 2021 wallpaper images (free download for you!) — featuring various hanks of red yarn.

A July 2021 calendar with an image of a pile of red yarn, a box of red yarn, and some yellow flowers

How to get the Wallpaper:

To get the free downloadable calendar background of your choice (smart phones, tablets, or desktop computers), simply click on the image of your choice to go to the full-size photo and then save it!

Free July 2021 Wallpaper for Desktop:

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Take Your Dog To Work Day Shenanigans

A dog laying on a knitted pillow

We LOVE our pets at Knit Picks! We couldn’t pass up the chance to celebrate Take Your Dog (and Cat) to Work Day on this toasty Monday in Vancouver, WA. We’re sharing some of the silliness and shenanigans which have ensued over this past year of working at home; yarn and pets can be a troublesome combo. We even found a few of the cutest pattern collections, which are shared below. Please keep the ohhhs and ahhhs to a minimum, since we’re workin’.

Kate Millard – Merchandising Coordinator:

A husky dog face leaning against a knitted blanket

Huskies, like …

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Knit Picks Podcast Episode 344 – Forage for Natural Dyes with Anna Canning and Dye Bare Yarns With Items Found at Home

As the days get longer, knitters often head outside with their crafting. On this episode of the Knit Picks Podcast, we are talking about natural yarn dyeing with bare yarns.

First up Lee and Stacey catch up on what they did for World Wide Knit In Public Day and some recently finished projects. They talk about their love of Knit Picks Bare Yarns, undyed yarns. Knit Picks carries all the same yarns you have grown to love and some additional ones in the Bare yarn line. Stacey is a big fan of the Knit Picks Bare Woodland Tweed and the Bare Woolen Cotton. 

Next Lee interviews Anna Canning who is a hobby natural yarn dyer. Anna has spent a lot of her personal time …

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Learn About Yarn Weights for Knitting

A yarn weight guide going from laceweight to super bulky yarn

If you’ve been working with yarn awhile, you are probably aware that yarns come in different weights and what that means for your projects. But if you don’t, allow us to demystify yarn weights! Here’s a quick primer on what you need to know about yarn weights and choosing yarns for your knitting projects.

What are yarn weights in knitting?

Yarn weight is, at its most basic, the thickness of the yarn strand. Yarn comes in a variety of weights beginning with lace weight (which is very thin and fine), then fingering weight (which is slightly thicker), sport weight (even thicker), DK weight, worsted weight, and on to Aran/heavy worsted, bulky (a thick yarn), and super-bulky (a super …

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Unfinished Objects: Celebrating Worldwide UFO Day

Worldwide UFO Day is coming up (celebrated on June 24th or July 2nd), and to celebrate (with a fiber arts twist), we are sharing our own UFOs, or Unfinished Objects! Find out when we consider a project a UFO, what our UFOs are, and what is standing in the way of finishing them.

Monster Rattles: Knitted rattles with monster facesMonster Rattles pattern by Emily Kintigh

What is an Unfinished Object (UFO)?

First, our staff had to haggle over the exact definition of an unfinished object. When do we consider a project a UFO, versus a Work in Progress?

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Summer Sale Time!

A blue background with yellow & green yarn that says "Summer sale. Discounts, Freebies, and More! Shop Now"

Our Summer Sale is back, and that means it’s prime time to stock up and save, take advantage of deep discounts, as well as collect all the fun freebies you can! Here’s what you can look forward to:

Free 2021 Yarn Guide with any purchase!Free eBook with a $40 purchaseTool Sale: Save up to 40% off on ToolsWeekly freebies (check the Summer Sale page for weekly details)And, Weekly yarn sales! This week, Bare Yarns are on sale.

Let’s talk about the weekly yarn sales. This year, we are spreading out the savings over the sale so different yarns will be on sale each week. You can look forward to our weekly …

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Happy World Wide Knit in Public Day from Knit Picks!

Hands knitting

Knit Picks would like to wish you a very happy World Wide Knit in Public Day!

Knitters sitting around a table outdoors and working on knitting projects

Like much of the world, we spent the past year working remotely. So it was great fun to host our own KIP (knit in public) at Knit Picks HQ and reconnect as colleagues with projects! We enjoyed the opportunity to gather safely and celebrate #wwkipday2021. We hope you get the chance to join other knitters and yarn crafters today with the mission …

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Knit Picks Podcast Episode 343 – High Desert Yarn with Jeanne Carver! Everything You Wanted To Know About This American Wool and More

Wool is a favorite yarn fiber by many knitters (including Stacey and Lee). In today’s episode of the Knit Picks Podcast, Knit Picks and WeCrochet’s Chief Marketing Officer Ursula Morgan interviews Jeanne Carver of the Shaniko Wool Company about the creation of Knit Picks newest yarn line, High Desert, a 100% American grown and spun Merino and Merino/Rambouillet wool.

First up Lee and Stacey chat about why they both love knitting with animal fibers, and why wool is their favorite. In the United States “wool” refers to the sheep fibers while in other parts of the world wool could include other animal fibers like mohair or cashmere. Stacey and Lee ruminate about why wool is their favorite fiber which includes but are not limited to …

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