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WWW: Yarnporium Ticket Giveaway; Lotus Silk Weaving; Algae-based Textiles

Yarnporium returns to London 2-3 November 2018 and is offering a pair of markethall tickets to one lucky Knitty Blog reader! This year’s show features even more makers and workshops, along with a yarn lovers lounge and talk series, all within the architectural splendor of Central Hall Westminster in the heart of central London. Teachers include our own Kate Atherley. Who, in addition to teaching is on a panel discussion about getting your independent pattern published, as part of the Makers Walking the Talk Series. Our usual giveaway rules apply. Leave your comment below before midnight eastern time on Tuesday ...

Gifts for Spinners: Spinning Books & a Kate Atherley Pattern Giveaway!

Not a lot of spinning books come out every year, but when they do we want them all!  We had four come out this year and the focus was on color. I am not going to play favorites, but I will tell you the type of spinner that each book will appeal to most. Dyeing to Spin and Knit by Felicia Lo. Interested in dyeing your own fiber? Buy this book, and you will dye beautiful fiber. Spinning Hand Dyed Fibre by Katie Weston. This is the book for you if you want a spinner who makes her living dyeing fiber to show you how to spin all those colors into beautiful yarn. A New Spin on Color by Alanna Wilcox. Interested in spinning ...

Glaswegian Giveaway!

Monday morning is always an excellent time for a giveaway!   This morning thanks to the generous folks at Berroco we’re giving away a yarn pack of Istex Plötulopi to make Amy Christoffers divine sweater Glaswegian in the  brand new Deep Fall Knitty! Plötulopi is lighter than air and knits up at a 5-ish stitches to an inch gauge. That gauge combined with an Icelandic style makes for a lickity-split-quick knitting sweater, perfect for kicking off fall knitting. Glaswegian is one of those perfect sweater that will never get put away all fall and winter because you’ll wear it nearly everyday.   ...

Dover Natural Dye Book Giveaway

Spring is springing where I am in North America and everyone seems to be planting a garden. The warming weather is also a perfect time to try natural dyeing. With excellent timing, Dover Publications has given us two classic natural dyeing books for a giveaway. A Weaver’s Garden and Lichen Dyes have been around for a bit, but they both have excellent natural dye information. A Weaver’s Garden: Growing Plants for Natural Dyes and Fibers by Rita Buchanan An excellent book originally published in 1987 by Interweave and saved from out-of-print status by Dover. It’s a reprint; there is no new material. ...

Love + Leche Giveaway and Coupon Code!

This week we’re teaming up with the wonderful and creative folks over at Love+Leche for a giveaway of a Mini Lotion Bar Gift Bag. I keep a Love+Leche lotion bar in my knitting bag and in my spinning tool kit. They are made of all natural beeswax and oils by a woman-owned business in New Mexico. They are marvelously moisturizing, smoothing out all of the rough spots on your hands and they smell amazing. The Mini Lotion Bar Gift Bag includes an assortment of all six of our scents in mini-lotions that weigh approximately a half-ounce each: lavender lemongrass lavender-mint cedarwood citrus-rose lavender-rosemary ...

Tudor Roses Giveaway!

The kind folks at Dover Publications have given us a copy of the newly released paperback version of the glorious Tudor Roses by Alice Starmore. This is a paperback reprint of the exquisite Alice and Jade Starmore’s 2013 recreation of 1998’s Tudor Roses. 2013’s Tudor Roses had new sweaters and all new photography. The designs span the women of the Tudor dynasty from Elizabeth Woodville to Mary, Queen of Scots. To say the sweaters and the photography are stunning is to just scratch the surface. This is a knitting book of sweaters so finely wrought that just looking at the pictures will excite and inspire you. Even if ...

Yarnitecture Giveaway!

  What? You did’t get my book for a holiday gift? Let’s fix that! I am giving away a copy of my book Yarnitecture and 4 ounces of Into the Whirled Falkland in the colorway Vegetable Medley. So you can spin along with the book. Our usual rules apply: Leave a comment on this post between now and midnight eastern time, Friday, December 30th. One comment will be chosen at random to answer a skill testing question. If the commenter answers correctly they will win the book and fiber. If you have already won a prize from us this year, please do give other knitters a chance. Giveaway value $49.00

Snow Day Giveaway! Freia Fine Handpaints Obliqua

I am snowed in with my children today, and I suspect many other knitters are similarly impaired by the snow. It seems like a perfect time for a giveaway! Tina of Freia Fine Handpaints wants to give a Knitty reader a kit for her Obliqua cowl pattern in the new Knitty. You will get two  Freia Fine Handpaints Merino Fingering Shawl Balls , one in Charcoal and one in Dirty Hippie, the same color combination in her pattern. I think everyone deserves a gift this time of the year, but only one lucky reader will win. Our usual rules apply: Leave a comment on this post between now and midnight eastern time, Friday, December ...

Double or Nothing : Double-Knitting Giveaway!

Alasdair Post-Quinn is the undisputed king of double knitting. His first book Extreme Double-Knitting enticed a legion of knitters into more complex double-knitting that they thought they’d ever knit. He’s back this December with Double or Nothing: Reversible Knitting for the Adventurous.  First covering and expanding on some of the content of his earlier book, Alasdair then dives into double-knit textures, double-knit intarsia, double-knit entrelac, double-knit cables and double-knit lace. New to double-knitting? You can learn from the beginning. Love double-knitting already? Up the ante — Double ...

YARN the Movie comes to Toronto; Giveaway!

I’ve written about YARN the Movie before, and I was very pleased to hear that it’s coming to Toronto. It’s playing at the Carlton Cinema October 21st-27th. AND we have two double-passes to give away! The movie aims to introduce to the broader world the artists who are redefining the tradition of knit and crochet. Reinventing our relationship with this colorful tradition, YARN weaves together wool graffiti artists, circus performers, and structural designers into a visually-striking look at the women who are making a creative stance while building one of modern art’s hottest trends. Featuring ...