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Kelley Petkun, owner of Knit Picks, carries on a one-sided conversation as she ponders the joys, challenges and rewards of complete immersion in today's fiber community. Find camaraderie and understanding as Knit Picks employees confess to their own knitting triumphs and complete blunders. Does any of this sound familiar? If so, tune in weekly for the further adventures of the gang at Knit Picks and any other knitters we can round up.

Kelley Petkun, owner of Knit Picks, carries on a one-sided conversation as she ponders the joys, challenges and rewards of complete immersion in today's fiber community. Find camaraderie and understanding as Knit Picks employees confess to their own knitting triumphs and complete blunders. Does any of this sound familiar? If so, tune in weekly for the further adventures of the gang at Knit Picks and any other knitters we can round up.
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Vancouver, WA

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Kelley Petkun, owner of Knit Picks, carries on a one-sided conversation as she ponders the joys, challenges and rewards of complete immersion in today's fiber community. Find camaraderie and understanding as Knit Picks employees confess to their own knitting triumphs and complete blunders. Does any of this sound familiar? If so, tune in weekly for the further adventures of the gang at Knit Picks and any other knitters we can round up.

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@KnitPicks

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English

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13118 NE 4th Street Vancouver, WA 98684 1-800-574-1323


Episodes

310 - Knitting Fears Realized

11/8/2019
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Halloween, the spookiest time of year may have come and gone, but the Knit Picks office 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 knitting fears! Trying new projects or techniques can be intimidating so they’ve come...

Duration:00:26:01

Podcast 309: Gifting and Color

10/25/2019
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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 and 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 making sure we all give the perfect gift, every time. Hannah's favorite way to make a stellar gift in no time at all is to pair a basic pattern with a stunning, color changing...

Duration:00:29:11

Episode 308: Luxury Lane

10/14/2019
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In this episode, we're taking a trip down luxury lane. It's the perfect time of year to treat yourself (or that special someone on your gift list) to handknits in our premium fibers. Our newest pattern collection, Cadence, showcases these luxury yarns in garments and accessories that are both simple AND stunning. Stacey and Lee go behind the scenes and discuss all the careful considerations and lovely details that went in to each pattern. Alexis and Hannah also dig deep into what makes...

Duration:00:24:28

Podcast 307: Colorwork Q&A

9/27/2019
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We have a special guest for this episode! Lisa Seifert joins Stacey to chat about our newest colorwork collection, Spectrum. Lisa brings some new insight to the design process and shares some behind the scenes info about her patterns in this stunning collection. Our Q + A segments continue! We love answering your knitting questions (keep them coming!) and tackle all your colorwork conundrums in this episode. Stay tuned for tips for proper tension, color choice, and yarn selection!...

Duration:00:50:02

Form, Function, and Faux-Fur!

9/13/2019
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We recently calculated how many pattern collections we've published and were SHOCKED to discover that we've done over 130 books since we started this program. Each collection has come together after months of planning, designing, and knitting. Every time we get a new sample in the office or do a new call for submissions, we get excited about all the possibilities! To celebrate our new Gansey collection: Form and Function, Stacey and Hannah sit down together in the studio to really dig...

Duration:00:26:27

Episode 305: Perfect Pairs

8/23/2019
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It's time to celebrate our favorite seasonless knit, SOCKS! The perfect portable project, we always have a pair on our needles between larger projects. There's really nothing better than a pair of handknit socks for gifting OR wearing. This week we dive into our new Simply Socks pattern collection. After years printing collections of wild socks with fabulously complicated colors and stitch patterns, we've put together a collection of basic, everyday patterns that we all secretly (or not...

Duration:00:36:21

Episode 304: Sweaters, Sweaters, Sweaters!

8/9/2019
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This episode is all about the mysteries and intricacies of sweater knitting! First, we've launched a brand new, wonderfully tweedy sweater pattern collection, Everyday Rustic. Stacey and Lee share their favorite patterns as well as a little behind the scenes peek into making this collection. To go along with our sweater theme, Stacey and Hannah pop into the studio to answer some of YOUR questions about the ins and outs of sweater knitting. From sweater care to yarn substitution, and...

Duration:00:27:49

Episode 303: Latest & Greatest

7/26/2019
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After eight years of making our very own pattern collections, we're finally doing a BEST OF KNIT PICKS edition! Our very favorite garment patterns from our archive are now together in one amazing (and enormous) book. Colorwork, cables, tweed and a few luxury yarns shine in these newly standardized and updated patterns. Lee and Stacey, who work together to bring you all of our pattern collections, sit down to share some behind the scenes insight into their favorite patterns and the...

Duration:00:16:35

Episode 302: Sojourn & Twill

7/15/2019
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We're dedicating this episode to our love for the timeless and oh-so-wearable SHAWL! The ultimate knit accessory, shawls are fun to make and easy to style in any season. That being said, summer is our favorite time of year to break out our lace weight yarn and cast on our most epic shawl projects. The perfect roadtrip companion or portable poolside project, a single skein of yarn goes incredibly far when it's used for open, lacy motifs. Stacey joins Hannah in the podcast studio to chat...

Duration:00:17:41

Episode 301: Our Favorite Tools

6/28/2019
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Today is a celebration of everything that makes Knit Picks unique. One of our core missions is to surprise and delight our super fans with new tools, yarn, and patterns. We're always working on new biz for you and rarely take a moment to think back and appreciate all that has come before. In this episode, Hillary and Hannah share our favorite Knit Picks exclusive tools. Listen in as we chat about our tried and true ball winders as well as our new Needle binders, a labor of love over a...

Duration:00:20:56

Episode 300!

6/13/2019
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Today marks an exciting milestone, its our 300th episode! Over the years we've covered just about every topic under the crafty sun. We've done deep dives into obscure techniques, gone full nerd over micron counts and also gone behind the scenes and shared the development process of some of our most popular yarns. Everyone here at Knit Picks loves to take a few minutes every month to sit down in the studio and talk about the parts of this craft that we each love most. Today, you'll hear...

Duration:00:16:59

Episode 299: Shawl Season

5/21/2019
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Welcome to the Knit Picks Podcast, Episode 299: Shawl Season Get ready to dust off your needles and hooks with two new shawl collections! First, Stacey and Hannah talk about Radiance, our knit shawl collection. Easy to wear and fun to knit, these shawls feature fun color combinations and our favorite yarns. Next, Heather joins Hannah in the studio and they chat about the stunning Color Crush collection of crocheted shawls. Finally, sock yarn shawls for all you happy hookers out...

Duration:00:32:02

Episode 298: Earth Day, Every Day

4/18/2019
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Welcome to the Knit Picks Podcast, Episode 298: Earth Day, Every Day After such a long, wet winter here in the Pacific Northwest, everyone at Knit Picks has been looking forward to the noticeably greener (and hopefully dryer) spring season. The trees have started to leaf out, the daffodils have bloomed their little hearts out and my knitting queue has taken a turn toward lightweight cotton garments and cheerful spring colors. My favorite spring landmark is EARTH DAY! Every year we...

Duration:00:22:48

Episode 297: Cotton and Clean

4/4/2019
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Welcome to the Knit Picks Podcast, Episode 297, Cotton and Clean As the clustering cold and heavy skies of winter pass, refreshing vernal rains come to bring new life to the landscape. . .and your knitting! Knit Picks is celebrating the renewing season with new cottons, new colors, and new perspectives. To start, Knit Picks official cotton aficionados Hillary and Erica discuss fresh and favorite cotton yarns, including new Snuggle Puff, made just like our ever popular Wonderfluff but...

Duration:00:31:49

Adventure Awaits and Muse

3/7/2019
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One of the innumerable things that we love about knitting is as a means to discover the world around us. Our newest yarn and knitting pattern collection are opportunities to take this both figuratively and literally. The collection, Adventure Awaits, is selection of rugged, practical projects to make all of your outdoor explorations easier, while newly introduced yarn, Muse, lets us bring the fiber mills and dye shops of Japan directly to you. To start, Stacey talks with Erica about...

Duration:00:24:24

Interlude

2/21/2019
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Knitting is, in some ways, an inherently serene activity that lends itself to quiet evenings in cozy interiors. Amid all the chaos and hustle, our newest collection, Interlude, looks to foster the peace- and comfort-loving home body in every knitter. With simple, generous garments in cozy, soft yarns, these patterns will have you looking for excuses to stay in. To start, I sit down with Hilary to discuss the collection, with a special focus on the alpaca yarns that bring these lounge-worthy...

Duration:00:28:44

Embrace Crochet Collection

2/7/2019
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Knit Picks may be our name, but we are definitely about more than just knitting. The devoted crocheters amongst us are directly responsible for this newest collection, Embrace. Full of the textures that you can only get with crochet, this collection uses our full range of yarns for the sorts of modern projects that add charm and allure to everyday life. To start, Stacey and Hilary discuss the collection, talking about the patterns, yarns, and colors of these updated crochet...

Duration:00:25:49

Accents Accessory Collection

1/24/2019
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Accessories are the force multipliers of fashion, where the smallest items, wisely applied, can have the biggest impact. And this is even more true for knitters, when the right hat or cowl can take a week while a sweater can drag on for months. Accents, our newest accessories collection helps you get the most out your knitting time, with the small adornments that play such a big role in our wardrobes. To start, Stacey and Hilary discuss the collection, talking about the patterns, yarns, and...

Duration:00:22:39

Crossings Cable Collection

1/10/2019
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Like the twisting, braiding, wandering stitches themselves, cable techniques cross generations of knitters, weaving together layers of knitting history into a cozy fabric of fiber tradition. Our newest cable collection, Crossings adds a new thread to this tradition, a fibery homage to immemorial motifs and classic constructions. To keep your cables looking their cabliest it helps to know the wool your working with, so first Hannah and I go full yarn nerd about cabling with our favorite Knit...

Duration:00:23:32

Crafty New Year

12/27/2018
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At the turn of the solar calender, Knit Picks is taking a look back at a long and exciting year. From New York to Pasadena, we've been up and down the country meeting fans from all over. Our Sock Labs are churning out the wildest sock yarns that we've ever done. And you can even get your monthly fix of KP goodness every month with our Hand Picked subscriptions boxes. To start us off, Knit Picks leaders Alison and Jennifer take a retrospective on where the year has taken us. After that, each...

Duration:00:16:08