It’s Jillian with a bit of knitting.

We got a new a roof for our house this fall so I am knitting quite a few gifts for winter birthdays and various holidays.

Here’s what I’ve done so far:

Briar Rose infinity scarf

I knit a long (80″) infinity scarf for a friend for her birthday. I used Briar Rose Charity, doubled.


Tweedy Hat

This hat and I have had many words. It’s an easy pattern, a cable rib, but it took me four tries to get it right. Now it’s going to be a hard gift to giveaway.

I’ve still got mittens, 3 scarves, a pair of socks and 4 more hats to knit. Go knitter go!

What are you knitting for gifts this winter?


Do you want to knit a sweater this winter? How about Flügel from our current issue?

The generous folks at Blue Sky Alpacas  have donated a Techno yarn pack for Flügel for a giveaway. If you’d like to see this sweater on your needles, this giveaway is for you. Prize Value $138 – $253. One lucky knitter will win this prize.


The usual rules apply for our giveaway: Leave a comment on this post before midnight, eastern time, on Sunday, November 27, 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.


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787 Responses to Knitting Mondays: Gift Knitting and a Flügel Giveaway

  1. Tiffany says:

    i don’t know what a flugel is but i love that yarn!

  2. danielle says:

    TOTALLY in love with that infinity scarf – any link to the pattern? The sweater kit would be lovely to win…..I like the classic lines of the sweater.

  3. Cay Kend says:

    Beautiful yarn! Hope I win it ;) Also love the tweedy hat. If it was mine, I wouldn’t give it away!!!

  4. Dee says:

    Flugel looks like a comfortable knit!

  5. Lisa in Toronto says:

    Thanks for another contest! Sweater looks great.

  6. Pretty sweater.

    Thank you for the giveaway.

  7. blogless grace says:

    Such a cool sweater and Blue Sky yarns are such a treat to work with!

  8. Shannan says:

    What a cozy looking sweater! Would love to knit it for myself as a gift for getting through the holidays in one piece.

  9. Colleen Collins says:

    Love it!! Need it!! Want it!!

  10. cath says:

    Just looked up the yarn – it looks amazing. I’d love a chance to work with it.

  11. Knitmomma says:

    That looks like a lovely, straightforward sweater! Wonderful prize.

  12. Anne Bean says:

    Great prize…I’d love to win it!

  13. Kimberly says:

    I would love, love to win this :)

  14. Abi says:

    It IS always hard to give away something you worked really hard to get right. Maybe you can make another one for yourself. And it’ll be easier and go faster since you already learned the pattern.

  15. Caroline says:

    What an awesome giveaway! I love that sweater.

  16. ikkinlala says:

    I’m curious about the Techno yarn – it’s an interesting idea, and I’ve never used anything like it before.

  17. Lisa Riseman says:

    Pretty sweater and I just love how soft alpaca yarn it. Now if I will only be able to answer a question if I am chose!

  18. happy knitter says:

    so happy that i haven’t missed the deadline!

  19. shelley says:

    Oh, I quite liked flugel when I saw it. I would love to win that prize. Thanks to Blue Sky Alpacas and Knitty!

  20. Erin says:

    Knitting a sweater is on my to do list for next year…. pick me.

  21. Lori says:

    Lovely. Thanks for the opportunity.

  22. Debra says:

    The sweater is lovely. Thanks for the giveaway.

  23. Sarah says:

    I love this yarn, but it is out of my price range.

  24. Katherine says:

    Love the sweater!

  25. Christine says:

    Loving your blog…inspired ton resume spinning! The Flugel sweater would be flattering on everyone.

  26. gings says:

    here’s hoping…

  27. Rebecca says:

    I love the Infinity scarf – both the color and the pattern. And the Flugel sweater is beautiful.

  28. Emily says:

    Flugel went straight into my queue as soon as I saw the pattern, so I would love to win the yarn!

  29. hilary says:

    I love the rogue colorway!

  30. Sarah says:

    What a beautiful set of items! Thank you to the amazing folks of Blue Sky Alpacas! My fingers are crossed I’m selected!

  31. Sandy Couzens says:

    I just found your web site today, and then to find the great contest was exciting. I’m just learning how to knit and I’m already hooked.

  32. allison says:

    I’d absolutely love to knit a Flugel. Thanks for the chance!

  33. Paulette says:

    Thanks for another excellent giveaway. Cheers!

  34. rachael says:

    I’d bathe in that yarn, if possible.

  35. Dee says:

    Wow! What beautiful yarn. AND I love this new [to me] knitting site. Thanks. :-)

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