WWW: Beard Knitting, TTC Knitalong, Giveaway!

Knit your own!

Giveaway time! Just in time for what we’re anticipating to be a flaming hot June, a giveaway for a kit to knit the Flaming June sweater from our Spring & Summer issue.

One lucky winner will get enough Lana’s Hemp for Kniting Allhemp 3 to knit this fab design. Prize value is $49-$98.

Leave a comment on this post by midnight EST Friday June 1st to be eligible to win. If you’ve won a giveaway in the last year, please give other knitters a chance.

Thanks to Lanaknits for the prize.

This calls for a yarn with some texture.

The Burke Museum in Beechwood, Australia, has launched an excellent competition, ‘Ned’s Needles. Entrants are to knit (or crochet) a replica of bushranger/outlaw/folk hero Ned Kelly‘s amazing beard.  Even if you’re not going to enter the competition, there is a pattern for a knitted beard available for download, for your Halloween costume needs.

Blogger Stitcherati brings us this tremendous homage to the wonder that is the Clapotis, complete with excellent tutorial on the trickier bits.


A fun Jubilee-themed yarn bomb in the UK.

A very helpful guide to organic and eco-friendly yarns from the Canadian Living magazine crafts blog.

Another gem from the New York Times archive: from February 1883, “Gossip About Knitting“. Includes patterns for ladies’ gloves knitted in silk (for wearing over your dainty leather gloves – the layered look was fashionable even then!), some notes on a babies’ bootees and a rough outline for a sock.

The routes.

Details for this year’s Toronto TTC Knitalong have been announced. Saturday July 14th, look for Toronto public transport to be taken over by hordes of knitters, shopping and knitting up a storm. More info and registration here. As always, there are prizes and deals at the various shops on the tour, and proceeds of the registration fee go to charity.

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677 thoughts on “WWW: Beard Knitting, TTC Knitalong, Giveaway!

  1. Whitney

    Planning to make the Flaming June this summer anyway! Love the beard story–I’ll have to keep up and see the FOs on this one!

  2. Kathy

    I love allhemp3! It was the first yarn I knit a lace item with and I love the colors and how soft it became after washing. What a great sweater for warmer climes.

  3. nb

    would love the chance to knit with hemp, but i’m also interested in that knitted beard thing. good grief.

  4. Lynn

    All hemp sounds very cool. New York Times had knitting patterns? This might send me into the archives – what an interesting idea!

  5. Dawn

    Two tone hemp cardigan using yarn from the wonderful Okanagan in BC. I hope to parade this proudly this summer……..

  6. Tamar

    Crap! Missed it! And I really really want to knit this one too. I’ve had my eye on it since the issue came out.

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