new KnitPicks items

I took advantage of the sale KnitPicks had last week, offering a free skein of their new Wool of the Andes Superwash with any order.  I got the bluish-grey shade, Cadet:

knitpicks wool of the andes superwash in cadet

At $3.49 per 50g/110yd, I’m not sure I’d actually purchase this.  I suppose it’s still a good deal for superwash wool… what do you think?  Well, it’s still 100% wool and thus not the softest yarn I’ve used.  Not sure I’d want this as a hat or scarf.  I don’t really know what to do with this single skein; any suggestions?  Since it was free, I can’t complain.

The items that I ordered so that I could get the free yarn are ones that I think will be very useful:

knitpicks new tools

I do love KnitPicks’ needles, and I didn’t have any that were 16″.  The 16″ needles are my favorite way to make hats, and 7 is a common size.  It’s too bad that the 16″ cables aren’t available for the interchangeable set that I have, but it is what it is.  It’s worth purchasing the 16″ needles, I think.  The coiled wire thing next to the needles in the image above is a wire yarn stranding guide, supposed to be handy for colorwork.  Unfortunately it is too big to fit on my finger the way it does on the hand model in the picture on their site, but if I slide it further down my finger it will be fine.  I’ll just have to adjust my knitting angles, I suppose, because I do intend to use it.

That’s all for today, I suppose.  Nothing too exciting.  Well, thanks for stopping by!


  1. Kathryn Rubidoux says:

    earwarmer perhaps? Fingerless gauntlets to go over your regular gloves for really cold days? I have to layer my gloves in the winter on a regular basis.


  2. A small clutch? It would felt nicely. Interested to see what you come up with. Enjoy your new needles 🙂
    Blessings 🙂


  3. Not sure what you could do with that skein, if I’d gotten it, I probably would have made a hat. Can’t wait to see what you do with it.

    I’m with you re their needles (at least the older versions of what they have now) I bought interchangeables in Harmony wood and in Nickel. They were definitely worth the purchase. I recently bought an interchangeable 16 inch Hiya Hiya set from Handsome Fibers for hats.


  4. Love the color of your free yarn. Can’t wait to see what you stitch with it. Have never heard of a yarn standing guide. I’ll have to look into that one.


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