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July 2012

New Lace Colors Gloss, Shimmer, Shadow & Alpaca Cloud INTRODUCING

Bare Hare & Preciosa New Shawls Book Sale! Save 40% off all books in stock

Summer Yarn Sale

July Highlights • Isn’t that shot of the Dorothy Shawl on the cover of the catalog amazing? Hannah and our photo team found this great store in Southeast Portland called Seek the Unique, and they took some great shots for our lace-themed summer catalog. All of our Knit Picks exclusive kits (including the Modern Twist Shawlette and the Salix Shawl) were

it the perfect time to order those titles you’ve been eyeing. We’re also running a yarn sale on a huge number of discontinued and overstocked colors so that you can stock up in sweater quantities. You can also check out our new selection of Custom Kit patterns on pages 10-11.

photographed in this shop, and we got to play with a fantastic

Last but definitely not least, we’re introducing a new Special

range of scenes and props.

Reserve yarn: Preciosa (page 18). This worsted weight merino

Speaking of lace, we now have new colors in Shimmer, Shadow, Alpaca Cloud, and Gloss lace available. The three new Shimmer shades are probably my favorites, with Buttercream at the top of my list. We also have a beautiful

yarn is a single-ply that has been hand dipped in rich, saturated shades. When the samples arrived at the office, we all started planning our fall sweaters immediately, we just couldn’t help ourselves!

white angora blend Special Reserve yarn, Bare Hare (page 16).

As always, if you have any questions about our products (new

Lace shawls are a great portable summer project, much better

or old), feel free to give us a call or send us an email!

than the heavy blanket I’m working on right now! This catalog also has a lot for those who like deals. Check out our summer book sale - all in-stock titles are 40% off, making

New Shawls Featured IDP Designer New Lace Colors! Gloss, Shimmer, Shadow & Alpaca Cloud INTRODUCING

Bare Hare & Preciosa Custom Kits


Alison Backus Director, Knit Picks

Salix Shawl Kit 41066 Your Cost $27.99

Dorothy Shawl Kit Red 41064

Your Cost $18.99


Dorothy Shawl Kit Brown 41065

Your Cost $18.99


Holla Knits is a fun new site dedicated to bringing


you knits you’re sure to love: Bold, challenging, flirty designs you want to knit and wear immediately. Holla Knits is bridging the gap between what you knit and what you wear every day. Designers in the Spring/Summer 2012 collection include Lily Ubbelohde, Katie Canavan, Emma Welford, and Allyson Dykhuizen.

A) Holla Back Tank Knit in Gloss Fingering in Teal Project cost starts at $17.97

Holla Knits Spring/Summer 2012 eBook The premier Holla Knits Spring/Summer 2012 collection has six designs that you will want to knit and wear immediately: The Umbre Lovre, Romp Around the Clock, Finishing School, Holla Back Tank, Put a Belt On It Vest and In a While, Crocodile. Pattern Download 75065D Your Cost $18.00

B) Put a Belt On It Vest Knit in Swish DK in Turmeric and Marble Heather Project cost starts at $23.25




C) Umbre Lovre Tee Knit in Comfy Sport in Pomegranate, Peony, Flamingo and Whisker Project cost starts at $26.91

D) In a While, Crocodile Knit in Stroll Glimmer in Runway Project cost starts at $23.16

Featured Designer Allyson Dykhuizen Allyson Dykhuizen can’t look at a sweater without trying to figure out how to knit it, which is especially embarrassing when the sweater is being worn by a stranger. She is a knitwear designer and knitting teacher from Michigan who currently lives in Chicago and Minneapolis. Her patterns have been published in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, and knit.wear magazines, and by Lion Brand Yarns. She self publishes patterns and blogs at her site The Sweatshop of Love, and runs Holla Knits.

Two Boyfriends Cardigan 10960D Project cost starts at $45.50

Work + Shelter Corner to Corner Wrap 11442D Project cost starts at $19.96

Work + Shelter Lace Striped Sweaters 11610D Project cost starts at $19.92

Twin Cities Headband 10959D Project cost starts at $2.99

Work + Shelter Hand Warmers 11441D Project cost starts at $4.49

Work + Shelter Lace Striped Shawl 11611D Project cost starts at $14.95


Lush, decadent, and deliciously soft! Preciosa is a new special reserve yarn that

is sure to be love at first stitch! A gorgeous single-ply of sumptuous Merino combines with skeins that are bursting with color for a truly blissful dose of fiber fun.


Preciosa™ Worsted 100% Merino Wool — 246 yards/100 gram ball

$11.99/100g hank

Modern Twist Shawlette Kit - Ocean 41068 Your Cost $29.99

Modern Twist Shawlette Kit - Grey 41067 Your Cost $29.99

Knit Picks Custom Kits

Here’s your chance to create your own kit from one of our incredible patterns AND get 15% off of the yarn!

Soft Tie Cardigan - 11208D

Lighten Up! - 11699D

Embossed Argyle Sweater Vest - 10092D

Soft Tie Cardigan by Jenise Reid {11208D} Purchase the Soft Tie Cardigan pattern along with 5-8 balls of Aloft yarn for the special. Kit cost starts at $34.95 Pattern Download 11208D - $2.99 Lighten Up! by Amy Gunderson {11699D} Purchase the Lighten Up! pattern along with 6 balls of Gloss Fingering yarn for the special. Kit cost starts at $35.94 Pattern Download 11699D - $4.99 Embossed Argyle Sweater Vest by Brittany Tyler {10092D} Purchase the Embossed Argyle Sweater Vest pattern along with 3-5 balls of City Tweed Aran/HW yarn for the special. Kit cost starts at $29.97 Pattern Download 10092D - $1.99

If you purchase one of the downloadable patterns featured on online catalog pages 8-9, you are eligible to get 15% off of the yarn to knit the project. Choose your own color and size, add the recommended yarn to your cart, and your discount will be automatically calculated.* As always, 100% of the IDP pattern sales go directly to the designer.

Francoise Sweater - 11205D

Sunny Top - 10404D

Impressionist Afghan (Spring) - 50931D

Francoise Sweater by Marjorie Dussaud {11205D} Purchase the Francoise Sweater pattern along with 8-13 balls of CotLin DK yarn for the special. Kit cost starts at $23.92 Pattern Download 11205D - $3.99 Sunny Top by Tetiana Otruta {10404D} Purchase the Sunny Top pattern along with 4-8 balls of Comfy Fingering yarn for the special. Kit cost starts at $11.96 Pattern Download 10404D - $1.99 Impressionist Afghan - Spring {50931D} Purchase the Impressionist Afghan pattern along with 24 balls of Palette yarn for the special. Kit cost starts at $81.36 Pattern Download 50931D - $4.99 *This offer is only available as a web special, and is limited to stock on hand. Discount applies to the number of skeins required for the pattern (ranging from the smallest size yardage requirement to the largest size yardage requirement), and only in the recommended yarn line. You must purchase the minimum recommended yardage to be eligible for discount. Discount does not apply to any skeins above the maximum recommended yardage. Offer ends 8/13/2012.

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Save with our

Summer Yarn Sale! We’re clearing out our discontinued yarn, shop early for best selection at

Sale lines include: Alpaca Cloud, Andean Treasure, Andes del Campo, Biggo, Cadena, Capra, Chroma, City Tweed, Comfy, CotLin, Crayon, Dishie, Felici, Gloss, Imagination, Shadow, Shine, Shimmer, Simply Cotton, Stroll, Sugarbunny, Swish and Wool of the Andes.

Stock Up With Yarn Samplers! Buying your favorite yarn in coordinating colors has never been easier, see our full range of samplers online at

Summer is a Perfect Time for Dyeing! There is no time like the summer to get

colorway tailored to suit your style,

is ideal for experimenting with color

started dyeing! Lots of sunshine and a

or try Greener Shades dyes as an

without using harsh chemicals. And for

warm breeze make the perfect outdoor

environmentally-friendly alternative that

the ultimate fun-in-the sun experiment,

setting for your own personal dye studio.

is easy to use and wash fast. If you are

watch your fiber change from shades of

Choose from 27 brilliant shades of

tempted by the earthy shades of natural

green to brilliant blues with the Jacquard

Jacquard Acid dyes to create a custom

dyes, the Earthhues Botanical Dye Kit

Indigo Dye Kit! Simply choose your favorite fiber blend of Bare yarn to craft your own summer of endless colors possibilities.


Bare Hare™ Fingering 80% Wool, 20% Angora — 219 yards/50 gram hank

$4.99/50g hank

Book Sale Save 40% while supplies last!*

Rediscover an old favorite, or try something new when you browse through our collection of bestsellers, staff favorites and new releases! Visit us online at

*only applies to books in stock

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Knit Picks July 2012 Catalog Preview  

New Lace Colors, Introducing Bare Hare & Preciosa, New Shawls, Book Sale!, Summer Yarn Sale

Knit Picks July 2012 Catalog Preview  

New Lace Colors, Introducing Bare Hare & Preciosa, New Shawls, Book Sale!, Summer Yarn Sale