Regal and beautiful

Ladies and gentlemen, we are honored to invite you to participate in a Royal Wedding giveaway. We don’t have the budget to send you to the wedding, but we can send a bit of the wedding to you…

<— Our friends at Fyberspates have created a kit for a fabulous shawl, including a hank of a unique Limited Edition lace yarn and shawl pattern to commemorate the Royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. The Sparkle Lace yarn, in a stunning sapphire colorway to match the engagement ring, comes in a 1000m/100g hank is a magnificent blend of 65% Extra fine merino, 10% Royal Baby Alpaca, 20% Silk and 5% Sparkle (stellina, a non-metal fiber).

We have two kits to give away! Two! Leave a comment on this post by midnight Thursday EST and we’ll draw on Friday morning.

You can order your own kit here. As a special bonus offer for Knitty readers, anyone that buys Royal Wedding lace yarn gets a 15% discount voucher for their next Fyberspates purchase. The yarn retails for £25 per 100g hank, and the pattern for £3.


And they don't need to be walked, either.

Last week the Guardian published an excerpt from the popular Knit Your Own Royal Wedding book – the corgi pattern! —>


And if all the Royal Wedding sweetness is too much for you, consider Brutal Knitting – custom knits inspired by horror and science fiction.


Knitters in Fernie, B.C., Canada, have knitted a 32-foot scarf as a fundraiser for the Canadian Avalanche Centre. $1500 was raised for the organization that educates residents and visitors on backcountry safety.


Sweet!

<— Seattle yarnbombers Yarncore created a lovely Easter-themed display on a bridge in West Seattle this past weekend.


The long-anticipated teachers and class list for Sock Summit has been announced. You might recognize a few names.

We’ll have more on that early next week.


Although the focus of this article from BoingBoing isn’t necessarily of interest, I thoroughly enjoyed the insight into one of the knitter’s favorite beasties, the alpaca.

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657 Responses to WWW: Giveaway, Corgis and Sock Summit

  1. Julie D says:

    Tally HO! Congrats to Will and Kate, great theme for a giveaway.

  2. db says:

    The shawl is beautifull, I´d love to knit it!

  3. Annetta says:

    I look fabulous in that shade of blue! Pick me, please!

  4. Tracie says:

    What a fantastic wedding and I shed a tear!
    The yarn and shawl are not too shabby either:-)

  5. Linda Cannon says:

    What a neat idea for a giveaway, such a nice shawl pattern and so pretty too.

  6. Andrea says:

    What a lovely shawl…and a great giveaway. I am new to this stuff hope beginners luck plays in.

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