Beginner Basics

Yarn Development

At Knit Picks, our team is involved in every step of the yarn development process. From choosing overall fiber content and colors, to the specifics of twist and ply, yarn weight, and dyeing techniques, our passionate team of knitters works hard to bring you the very best yarns at the lowest prices.

To do this, we go directly to the source to develop all of our own yarn lines, which means we're able to save you up to 50% compared to most retail yarn. Ethical manufacturing is very important to us, and we work only with trusted mills and manufacturers who meet our high standards. We carefully test for quality, because our goal is to develop yarns that we love to use ourselves.

Knitting Needles

How We Do It

Global Sourcing

Global Sourcing

By working with trusted partners all over the world, we source fiber-rich areas and manufacturers with expertise in high-volume production. This allows us to get the best yarns and tools into your hands.

Ethical Manufacturing

Ethical Manufacturing

We work closely with responsible partners and spend several months of travel each year to ensure safe and respectful working conditions that exclude child labor. So while we're proud of our affordability, we'll never cut costs at the expense of ethics.

OEKO TEX Certified Yarn

OEKO TEX Certified Yarn

Our Dishie, Curio, Simply Wool, and Simply Alpaca yarns are Oeko Tex Standard 100 certified! This means that no harmful chemicals or substances are used in the manufacture our favorite Eco-friendly yarns.

Choosing the right yarn
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