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Make Your Own Magic Ball; Giveaway!

We’re rather fond of Laura Nelkin’s Gusto cowl pattern from our latest issue. One of the things we love about it is that it’s a fantastic way to use up sock yarn leftovers. (We know you’ve got some lying around. It’s ok, no need to be ashamed. All sock knitters have leftovers.) Laura’s design uses a homemade Magic Ball composed of sock yarn leftovers to create a fantastic one-of-a-kind stash-reducing knit. If you’re not familiar with these wonderful things, she’s kindly provided a tutorial for us. Once you’ve discovered the Magic Ball technique, we figure ...

Jillian’s Spinning: More Samples and Win My Craftsy Class

Shhh, don’t tell anyone, but I am getting a little sick of spinning samples. Well,  I think I’m getting sick of spinning samples. Here are my latest for my Happy Camper Retreat which is this weekend! I’m teaching spinning variegated tops, it’s one of my favorites! I always think I’m sick of spinning samples and then another idea or ‘what if’ pops in my head and I’m off sampling again. I am exactly the same way with millspun yarn, I could swatch forever and just occasionally make things. I think that means I’m really a process person – a processing processor. ...

Knockout Knits Giveaway!

Laura Nelkin is a longtime friend and Knitty designer. Her first pattern Abrazo appeared in the Fall 2008 issue of Knitty. Her most most popular Knitty pattern is the ethereal Mythos from First Fall 2010. She’s even in the our current issue with Gusto. But I’m not here to talk about Laura’s work for Knitty. I want to make sure that everyone knows about her newly published book Knockout Knits: New Tricks for Scarves, Hats, Jewelry and Other Accessories. It’s a fun and gorgeous book. Here’s Amy’s review from the current issue of Knitty: Knockout Knits: New Tricks for Scarves, Hats, ...

Jillian’s Spinning: The Spinner’s Book of Fleece Giveaway!

Woo-hoo a spinning giveaway! Not just any spinning giveaway either – friend, breed enthusiast and expert spinner, Beth Smith has been working on this book for years and it’s finally here! This book picks up right where Deb Robson’s Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook left off. It answers the question, sheep breed by sheep breed, “how do I work with it?” This book covers choosing, washing, prepping and spinning fleece. It’s thorough and pretty amazing, just look: Storey Publishing has donated a copy of this beautiful book for a giveaway. Want to explore some of the breeds Beth Smith ...

Mrs. Crosby’s Grantangle Giveaway!

Bon vivant, woman of the world and yarn maven Mrs. Crosby  has donated a yarn pack to crochet your very own Grantangle. Three skeins of Carpet Bag (80% SW Merino/ 20% Silk) in your choice of color are up for grabs in this giveaway. Our regular rules apply: Leave a comment on this post between now and midnight eastern time, Sunday,  August 10. One comment will be chosen at random to answer a skill testing question. If the commenter answers correctly they will win the  yarn from Mrs. Crosby. If you have already won a prize from us in the past year, please do give other knitters a chance. Giveaway value $75.00  

The Knitter’s Curiosity Cabinet: Volume 3 – A Giveaway

The talented and prolific Hunter Hammersen has just released the third in her series of Knitter’s Curiosity Cabinet pattern books. The gorgeous sock, Planorbis Corneus, in this issue of Knitty is from that collection. To celebrate the release we are giving away a copy of her new book (paper+digital) and the wonderful dyers at String Theory Hand Dyed Yarns have donated a skein of Bluestocking yarn (the yarn used for Planorbis Corneus) in your choice of color. Here are a few projects from Hunter’s new 18 project collection: Unfamiliar with String Theory’s Bluestocking yarn? It’s 80% Bluefaced ...

Stories in Stitches

Knitty designer and columnist Donna Druchunas has always been interested in knitting history and stories, and she and her friend Ava Coleman have recently launched a project that’s about just that. Stories In Stitches is a book series featuring stories about knitters and their lives, traditions, history, and travel, all tied together with knitting patterns and projects. Each volume includes projects from a far-away time or place. In the words of Donna and Ava: “It is our desire to inspire and empower knitters of all skill levels to move beyond the line-by-line pattern into the realm of creating their own ...

Secret Spring Giveaway: Offhand Bag!

Yes that’s right, the extremely generous Larisa Flint Snydal of Offhand Designs and Sage Luxury  has donated a Kazul Voyager Bag as a giveaway to the knittyBlog. I reviewed the Kazul in the latest issue of Knitty and it is a fantastic spacious bag with my favorite doctor’s bag frame. It comes in 12 different luxurious fabrics and the winner of this giveaway will get to pick whichever one they’d like. Regular contest rules: leave a comment on this post between now and midnight eastern time, Tuesday,  April 29h. One comment will be chosen at random to answer a skill testing question. If the commenter ...

Giveaway! Chunky Knit Kit from Bagsmith

The calendar says it’s Spring, but where I am Winter is fighting the change. Our friends at Bagsmith have a great solution for this still chilly weather – a chunky capelet This wooly capelet is made from chunky merino and silk yarn and merino and silk felt. Knit on size US17 needles, it works up magically fast. Bagsmith is including the yarn, felt, pattern and even the needles in this giveaway. Want to win a cozy capelet kit? You know what to do! Regular contest rules: leave a comment on this post between now and midnight eastern time, Sunday,  April 6th. One comment will be chosen at random to answer a ...

Lace Giveaway!

In an effort to coax Spring out of her shell, we’re doing a lace giveaway today.  Our giveaway feature Brooke Nico’s new wonderful book Lovely Knitted Lace  from Lark Crafts, a set of Hiya Hiya interchangeable needles, size US 2-8   from Hiya Hiya and a skein of Black Bunny Flutter Merino Lace from Black Bunny Fibers. It’s the same yarn and color Brooke used to make the Flutter Shawl in her book.   I think knitting lace can make the temperatures rise and the flowers bloom don’t you?   Our regular rules apply: Leave a comment on this post between now and midnight eastern time, Monday,  ...