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Giveaway! The Knitter’s Journal by Jane’s Knitting Kits

The women at Jane’s Knitting Kits worked for a whole year to make this wonderful knitting journal. The Knitter’s Journal:From Swatch to Stash has project resources like body measurements and yarn requirements, pages to develop your own designs,  pages to catalog stash and needles and it’s hardcover. You can peek at sample pages here.   They have generously given us a copy to give away to one KnittyBlog reader. Need a little more organization in your knitting life? Leave a comment below.   Leave a comment on this post between now and midnight eastern time, Tuesday May 31st. One comment will ...

Jane’s Knitting Kits – A Giveaway!

The fine and friendly folks over at Jane’s Knitting Kits have a kit for us to give away! Knit from gorgeous Universal Yarns Rozetti Brand Bamboo Glam (96% Bamboo 4% Glitz), the Midnight Wrap is a little bit slinky and a little bit sparkly. An easy knit, it’s just the perfect little something for mercurial spring days and nights. Think this is something you need to knit for this spring? We have one kit to giveaway! Leave a comment on this post between now and midnight eastern time, Tuesday April 19th. One comment will be chosen at random to answer a skill testing question. If the commenter answers ...

“Beginner’s Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns”

I’m very happy to announce the (re-)launch of my guide to writing knitting patterns. Driven by my work as a technical editor, I self-published this book in 2014, under the title “Pattern Writing for Knit Designers” expecting to sell a handful of copies to professional knit designers. I was very pleasantly surprised by the demand from designers of all levels, and the feedback on the book was wonderful. I have chosen to work with Interweave Press to distribute the book further beyond the limits of what my local post office can help with… The book gathers my ten years’ of experience as a ...

WWW: Vogue Live Marketplace Pass giveaway; Tumgluttons; Giant Tea Cosy

Amy & Kate (that’s me!) are both teaching at Vogue Knitting Live in NYC next January, the 15th-17th. We’re giving away two 3-day passes to the marketplace. To win: leave a comment on the post below, by midnight Eastern Time Saturday December 12th. We’ll draw two names, and get in touch. The usual rules apply: winners must answer a skill-testing question, and if you’ve won something from us in the past year, please let someone else have a chance. Love this: Narrative Threads is a virtual museum of Canadian artifacts, intending to tell stories of Canadian life through everyday items: ...

Knitting Pearls Book Giveaway!

  Are you ready to cozy up with a book about knitting? Following in the footsteps of Knitting Yarns, Ann Hood has gathered 24 writers to pen essays about knitting in Knitting Pearls: Writers Writing About Knitting. Included in this paper bound knit night are : Anne Bartlett, Stuart O’Nan, Laura Lippman, Jane Hamilton, and the one and only Diana Gabaldon (yes, she knits). Knitterati Clara Parkes and Jared Flood also make an appearance. Because a book so thoroughly drenched with knitting absolutely shouts for patterns, Knitting Pearls obliges with five accessories and a tea cozy from six legendary U.S. yarn ...

Fiber Wild! Shaded Love Shawl Give Away!

The clever folks at Fiber Wild! put together designer Lorna Miser with the beautiful Serenity Silk Single yarn from Zen Yarn Garden and magic happened. She created two lovely shawls called Shaded Love, one knit and one crochet and Fiber Wild is having a Make- Along. The Shaded Love Make-Along starts October 8th. You can find all of the information about these exclusive patterns and the exclusive Zen Yarn Garden colorways, on the Fiber Wild! website. Fiber Wild! has given us a kit for a prize for a lucky reader!  The winner even gets to choose their favorite color. Our usual rules apply: Leave a comment on this post ...

“Custom Socks” book giveaway

As you may have seen in the Cool Stuff column, our own Kate has written a book. Kate got her start at Knitty writing about socks, and as our sock technical editor. She’s measured a lot of feet. She knits a lot of socks. She’s edited a lot of sock patterns. She’s designed a lot of socks. She teaches a lot of sock classes. And this book is the culmination of all that work. It brings together all her knowledge about socks and sock knitting and sock designing. In her own words… I’ve taken my Plain and Simple Sock patterns – both Top Down and Toe Up versions – and created a book ...

Les Belles Bouclettes Mohair Yarn Giveway

It seems we’re a little giveaway happy these day here on the KnittyBlog. Our advertisers keep offering us lovely things to give to our readers and we can’t say no, it would be rude, really.   Our latest giveaway is from a family owned and operated farm that raises mohair (angora) goats and turns the goat goodies into yarn, roving and soap. Les Belles Bouclettes is located in eastern Ontario and in a few short seasons has grown from a modest beginning of fibers and soap into a thriving boutique stocking a selection of bath and body care products, ready made garments, accessories and  crafting kits. ...

Monday Morning Giveaway: Baker Street Scarf Yarn from Blue Moon Fiber Arts

Here’s a grand way to start the week. 1) Look at the photo above. 2) Enter to win the yarn to make the scarf. Sorry, the man and his marvelous brain do not come with it. Tina, the color goddess of Blue Moon Fiber Arts, was inspired by the man and the Baker Street Scarf to create a a unique colorway called “Say Nevermore”, a sexy melange of midnight plus breaths of color to enhance the darkness.  Knitty and Blue Moon are giving away 2 skeins of “Say Nevermore” on Gaea, an organic merino yarn. To win follow our usual rules. Leave a comment on this post between now and midnight eastern ...

Yarn Crush Giveaway!

Yarn Crush is a new surprise-yarn-to-your-door subscription service. Joanna at Yarn Crush has given us 3 of her August subscription boxes to give away on the KnittyBlog. The box will contain at least one skein of specially selected yarn and a pattern designed to show off that yarn to it’s fullest. Here’s a sneak peek of the pattern in the August box: Curious about Yarn Crush? Here are a few facts about the monthly subscription: You’ll get one or two skeins of yarn You’ll get a pattern designed especially for the monthly yarn You’ll frequently get surprise extras The total retail value of ...