Podcast 310 – Knitting Fears Realized

Halloween, the SPOOKIEST time of year may have come and gone, but our offices and crafting queues are still haunted by scary decorations and seasonal knits.

While we’re still making cute ghosts, leaves and pumpkins and enjoying treats with cinnamon and spice, we thought it would be the perfect time to cozy up with some spooky themed podcast segments. 

First up, Lee and Morgan chat about their …

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Working with Fable Fur Yarn

Have you tried our new Fable Fur yet? It’s a ridiculously soft faux fur yarn that knits (or crochets) up beautifully at a bulky gauge. It makes a delightful faux fur fabric, perfect for all kinds of things like cowls, headbands, cuffs, collars, cat beds, blankets, slipper linings, and stuffed animals, to name a few! But, if you’ve never used anything like it before, it might be a bit tricky to work with. So I’m here for you, with some tips and tricks!

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Getting Started With Lace Knitting

Have you found yourself looking at a gorgeous lace shawl and thinking: “Oh, I could never do that!” Well, we think that anyone can knit lace – even the most intricate of shawls is simply a series of knit, purls, increases, and decreases. The real key to expert lace knitting is the right materials – and patience. While lace can be incorporated into projects, there are …

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Podcast 309: Gifting and Color

Summer is long gone, and everyone here at Knit Picks has started gearing up for the holiday gift giving season! Our needles are busy casting on hats, socks, stuffies, and everything in between.

Erica and Hannah share their tips and tricks for managing their project queues throughout this busy season, as well as ways of making sure we all give the perfect gift, every time. …

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About Our Easy Care Yarns

With the hectic season of gift knitting/crocheting/crafting upon us, there’s no better time to revisit the convenience of easy care yarns! What, exactly, classifies a yarn as “easy care”? It’s fairly simple: machine washability (two of the most beautiful words in the English language).

Every hand-knit or crocheted project will likely begin with the same step—fiber selection. Beyond the consideration of factors such as …

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October News: Luxe Knits & Cozy New Yarns

October is full of exciting news here at Knit Picks HQ. We labored all summer long to bring to you, our favorite fiber fiends, brilliant new waves of Chroma, a new weight of Alpaca Cloud, and both new colors AND weights of Curio. There really is so much good stuff to explore, let’s dive right in!

New Chroma Colors

New Chroma colors!

We’ve expanded our roster of …

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