WWW: Another giveaway; Quince & Co Offer; Men Who Knit; National Hat Month

Win it! Knit it!

The kind and creative folks over at Quince and Co. have offered us a copy of their first pattern book – Wool Book One as a giveaway for KnittyBlog readers.

They are also offering a 10% off discount in their shop for our readers! Use the code: KNITTY between September 14, 2011 and September 28, 2011 to get 10% off of your total purchase. The code is good for one use per reader.

The usual rules apply for our giveaway: Leave a comment on this post before midnight, eastern time, on Monday, September 19, 2011. A comment will be chosen at random to answer a skill testing question. If s/he answers correctly s/he will win our prize.

Thank you Quince & Co.!


Pictures that make our day: a portrait of the kilt and sarong parade at the recent West Coast Men’s Knitting Retreat, held in Washington State.

High concept knitwear is still warm and comfy.

Up and coming knitwear designer Kevin Kramp is showing a new collection of knitwear as part of Milan Fashion Week 2011 this month.

The designer isn’t afraid to play with color and texture, and his pieces have an amazing sculptural quality to them, yet still being very close to their origin and inspiration – “ordinary” knitting.

Even if you’re not into high fashion, the slideshow of his pieces on the Italian Vogue Magazine website is fascinating.

A splendid day for all!

A craft group in Dublin Ireland recently held a “HandmAid” day to raise funds for famine relief in Somalia. There were sales, classes, a crafting circle, and tea and treats. The event was a rousing success, and over 5000 Euro was raised.

Pretty website for pretty string!

Our friends at Lorna’s Laces have just relaunched their website. More drool-worthy than ever before!

I bet you did not know that September is National Hat Month in the US.

If you’re not sure what to wear, we have a few suggestions….

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675 thoughts on “WWW: Another giveaway; Quince & Co Offer; Men Who Knit; National Hat Month

  1. Sydni

    That’s a lovely cowl on the front cover! I love the texture. The other patterns in the collection look awesome too!

  2. Cindy

    I love Men in Kilts. I’ve been following Quince & Co.’s progress for awhile now. I really like the Anastasia cardigan in the Quince & Co. book.

  3. Jeanne

    I have been trying to be on a yarn diet, but that 10% off might tempt me to give up my restraint. Their colors are gorgeous and patterns so inviting I might have to indulge.

  4. NiseyKnits

    Oh that book is delicious! I saw the patterns in them and immediately drooled! Plus I’m using the Quince & Co chickadee yarn for two versions of Kirsten Kapur’s “Snow Drops and Snap Peas” Shawl, and I have to tell you that I love the twist on this yarn, and the colors! Woohoo! I can’t wait to be done and block the shawl out. It’s bound to be fantastic!

  5. Aimee

    After @WonderMike posted that pic, I must’ve went back & viewed it at least 10 times! Love a man in a kilt!

    Kara is in my queue – I have the perfect silk-blend I spun up that’s just been waiting for right pattern. πŸ™‚

  6. Kassia

    Oooo they have lovely patterns! I’ve not had the chance to knit with any of their yarns yet but they sure look beautiful too. πŸ™‚

  7. Jan Smiley

    I have knit 2 of the Quince sweater patterns – casting on the day they arrived in my inbox, so I Just Know there will be things I like in that there book πŸ™‚

  8. Angie

    I’m calling dibs on this giveaway!!! My two favorite designers coming together again for another awesome knitting book…..yes please!

  9. Deb

    Wow, another giveaway that I’d love to win! And, as a maker of hats, I was thrilled to learn that September is National Hat Month!

  10. Susan

    Who doesn’t need another pattern book to make them cast on more projects than they can finish? NO ONE, THAT’S WHO!

  11. Shoshana


    These are they types of patterns that got me into knitting to begin with – hope I win. (If I do promise to send pic’s)

  12. Chloe

    i’m not much of a cowl person, but i would totally wear that one! makes me wonder what other yummy patterns are inside…

  13. leann

    I have several skeins of chickadee in my stash right now- so this give-away would help me find the perfect project for them. Love Quince and Co yarns!

  14. Robin

    I have been looking for an excuse to get some Quince and Co. on my yarn diet. Winning the book would be akin to the fates forcing me to buy.

  15. Pam Wall

    As Mom to a knitter and godmother to a knitter who far surpasses me, I am delighted to see a book celebrating the male gender’s knitting!

  16. Janet Martin

    What a great photo–those guys don’t even have to show up in skirts to convince me that they are worth millions!!!

  17. Kate

    mmmm…i’ve been drooling over Quince & Co yarns for awhile…the book would give me reason to spring for some new wool!

  18. Pam

    Would love to win this book – and I love the sarong/kilt photo. There’s a man at my church who wears a sarong — he’s from Burma & somehow makes it look more macho than I’d ever imagined.

  19. Annie

    Quince & Co. has a wonderful combination of aesthetics and heart. I would love to win a copy of their book.

  20. Maureen

    Had not heard of this company.
    Took a gander over at the site. Thank you for the link. What a great site and the book is fabulous.

  21. Dibble

    I marvel that the men are wearing so few hand knits; pictures of women at retreats seem to feature many layers of mismatched items. I admire their restraint.

  22. MayaMoonie

    That book would feel quite at home on my knitting shelf, I believe… Though it may spend most of its time on my desk as I drool over it.

  23. Beverly

    Yay Quince & Co.! Native Mainer here! The book looks fabulous. BTW, is that Franklin Habit in the bottom row, 4th from the left?

  24. Kirstine

    Love Cecily’s designs – in the middle of knitting up Leaflet and would love to try others in this book!!

  25. danielle

    National Hat Month! Serendipity – just reminded it is time to knit hats for sailors! Would love the win the giveaway – but also smiling at the entire post!

  26. Lotsofhermies on Rav

    Love that pic of the men who knit. Is that Franklin Habit in the front row fourth from the left?

  27. Marisa

    Argh. I just placed a large order with them two days ago, and could have really used that discount code! Oh, well – maybe if I decide the afghan needs additional colors. Their yarns are delightful, so that may still happen πŸ™‚

  28. Katrina

    I love the Utilikilt! I had a teacher in high school who would wear them and sing their praises to the high heavens!

  29. Josiane

    I’m looking forward to having an opportunity to try Quince & Co yarns. Winning that book might be the incentive I need to make it happen sooner than later…

  30. Holly

    Oh yay! I’ve been dying to try some of the Quince yarns but haven’t been able to see them in person yet. (I just love a man in a kilt.)

  31. Monica aka GloriaPatre

    That Quince & Co book looks awesome! and Knitty Rocks! Hope your skill testing question isn’t “Who won the Nobel Prize for Science in 1944” or something brain bending hard! LOL! Thanks for the opportunity!

  32. Alison

    Great giveaway — I’ve been lusting after that book! Also, love the men’s retreat photo — there ain’t nothin’ like a man in a kilt! (or a sarong, evidently!)

  33. Irene

    I’m so glad more guys are getting featured! They deserve as much attention as us girls.

    And thanks for the giveaway. Quince has been a great new company in the world of knitting.

  34. Amanda

    I loved discovering Quince & Co at their “LYS” in Portland, ME– such lovely yarns, and now these lovely patterns!

  35. Emily Heine

    Oooh, what a neat looking book. Since I am suppose to be on a yarn diet I can always justify new books to help use up the stash πŸ˜‰

  36. Tina Melvin

    Men in kilts! I want to go to the men’s retreat, they look like a lot of fun to hang out with. Great photo!!

  37. MargaretK

    The Kevin Kramp knits are amazing, but I think Tim Gunn would tell him to edit a bit. Thanks for the link to all the hat patterns. I am inspired!

  38. CateKauffman

    I love seeing men in skirts! It takes a real man to know it’s safe to wear one. Great giveway! And I’m going to check out the hat ideas.

  39. Margaret

    Oh, what a dream. Every day I gaze lovingly at the patterns in Wool at tell myself NOT UNTIL I FINISH MY CHRISTMAS KNITTING.

  40. Jodie

    I can speak from experience that Lark from quince and Co is so amazing! I made a central Park Hoodie out of it and am making one of the Quince& co patterns out of it now.

  41. Louise Boutot

    I am in awe of all the men that knit! I really want to win. Please choose me. Already checked out Quince website. Their yarn is so reasonable!

  42. Amy

    I died when Franklin posted that photo the other night – LOVE IT!

    Toss my name in the hat for the book please – would love to get my mitts on a copy.

  43. Chelsea

    Thanks for introducing me to Kevin Kramp’s designs. I think I’m in love! I adore the scarf/cowl on the cover of Wool, Book one!

  44. Loretta

    Wow – so many giveaways lately! Thanks also for the hat suggestions. It’s perfect hat knitting weather. πŸ™‚

  45. Meg

    I love seeing 1) men in kilts 2)men in sarongs 3)men who knit… so sexy! I’m still working on my husband. Kilt-no way, sarong-definite maybe,(keeping it on seems so complicated-knitting; he says “why should I learn to knit when you knit so beautifully?”
    Thank you…

  46. Renee

    Have never used Quince & Co yarn, but I was checking out their site and I really think I’m gonna have to start! Love the men in kilts and sarongs!

  47. Savannagal

    Ooohh. I’ve never used their yarn. This would be the perfect opportunity to give it a try. Thanks for the contest.

  48. Chris J.

    The link to the book didn’t work for me, but I like the look of that scarf/cowl in the picture. Love to see more!

  49. Caroline

    I’ve never heard of Quince… looks really interesting. Will have to take a closer look when I’m (ahem) not at work. Love the guys in kilts photo!

  50. Lark

    Would love to win this book! And the picture of the male knitters in sarongs and kilts was great. Now to head over to Quince & Co.’s website to drool over yarns…

  51. Sylwia

    Oh Geez… I just ordered two patterns from Quince today and, although they didn’t cost much, it would have been nice to be able to use that discount…
    Anyway, I would love, love, love to win their book!

  52. Pilaar

    Gonna have to find that book on the web, can’t see the picture right now BUT… the guys in Washington look like they had themselves a great time πŸ™‚

  53. elizabeth

    OK — I took a look at the book — 5 GREAT projects. Please pick me πŸ™‚

    BTW, I LOVE the picture of the guys in kilts and sarongs.

  54. Claudia Horner

    Oh what yummy yarn at Quince, the colors, the serenity. Thanks for the hint to go visit. Please enter me in the contest for their first book. Thanks so much!

  55. Anna Hj

    OMG Quince & Co look awesome! Those are great patterns and I want to buy all their wool. And linnen. A lot.

  56. Marielle

    The “Wool book” seems really interesting, I’d like to win it of course!
    Also : Good job, thumbs up for the craft group in Dublin who raised money for Somalia! πŸ˜€

  57. Melissa

    Oh, I’ve been seeing Quince & Co. yarns and have been really curious about them. Would love to win this book!

  58. Fleur

    Oh, oh, oh, well, well, well… all those giveaways… makes me feel like Christmas is coming early this year!

    Have a nice day, all! Ciao, Fleur

  59. Rebeka

    It seems your link to “Wool Book One” is broken due to a stray square bracket at the beginning of the link.

    I was still able to get there and admire the patterns, and I hope I’ll be lucky this time!

  60. Shay

    I love knitting hats – guess I should start another one!

    Yay for men who knit (and wear skirts/kilts/sarongs).

  61. WonderMike

    Quince & Co. yarn is the BOMB!!! And men in non-bifurcated garments make me weak in the uncovered knees.

    Thanks for posting the pic of our event, the Men’s Fall Knitting Retreat.


  62. karen

    I am sooo in love with Quince!!! What an amazing giveaway. A huge wish of mine is to work with their yarn (sigh, when my child has graduated college maybe. Pick me Pick me Pick me!

  63. Emily

    Ooh… Collecting books is a hobby of mine that is almost as prevalent as my other hobby: collecting yarn. πŸ˜‰

  64. Lori

    I’ve heard so many good things about Quince & Co. and would love to check out their new pattern book! lppurl

  65. Knitmomma

    Awesome giveaway, and I love seeing the mens knitting retreat photo.

    Off to look at hat patterns! Oh, and I’m knitmomma on Rav.

  66. Patt Ward

    Gotta love a man in a skirt! They are soooooo handsome. Why don’t more men wear them? Would like the book. Thanks for the give away!

  67. Gail

    I always love catching up with Knitty since I haven’t time to visit every day. Great info, brilliant patterns and interesting tidbits abound!

  68. Heather DeFilippis

    First look at Knitty contests. The book looks like it has a lot of promise. I would love to get my hands on it and try the patterns out.

  69. Megan

    Hmm. I wonder if I just keep responding to contest posts with a blind faith, maybe eventually I might win one? I think I’ll stick to that strategy for now.

  70. Karen

    I’ve been coveting this book every day on the Quince web site–will hold off ordering it only until the contest is over!

  71. Karen

    My dad taught me to knit and my good friend Kevin knits while he watches football so… I loved that “men who knit in kilts & sarongs” photo. I love knitty, a fantastic website!

  72. Amy C

    Thanks Quince and Knitty for the giveaway. And, Knitty always has something interesting to tell…makes me feel a little worldly/knitterly and smarter than the average bear!

  73. Eileen S.

    I did not know that September was National Hat Month here in the states…well, live and learn. I’d better make a hat! Love the men in kilts! AND, I would love to win something from this lovely site…

  74. Lynn Clements

    I love to knit up gifts for others – very satisfying so these patterns will transform into amazing gifts for my peeps.

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