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Obsession: Good Health. The Stitch Red Project

Stitch Red is a nationwide campaign in the US that raises awareness about heart disease, the #1 killer of women in the United States. Manufacturers and designers in the Needlearts industry are creating and selling Stitch Red products to benefit the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health in support of The Heart Truth. Yarn shops are carrying these products and hosting Stitch Red events to raise funds for heart disease awareness. Yarn retailer Jimmy Beans Wool is leading the charge, and they recently released the book Knit Red, which features 30 red, heart health-inspired patterns and personal stories from ...

Who Wants to Knit Socks? A Giveaway!

It’s Thursday and it’s hot in most places. We need some pretty and a giveaway! How about Alison Ross’ Cathedral Grove Socks from our current issue? Thanks to Felicia at Sweet Georgia Yarn, we’re giving away a yarn pack of Tough Love Sock for these socks to 2 different readers. Yay! Value of prize is $24 each. Our usual contest rules apply, leave a comment on this post by midnight EST Sunday July 1st to be eligible to win. If you’ve won a giveaway in the last year, please give other knitters a chance.  

WWW: Beard Knitting, TTC Knitalong, Giveaway!

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. The Burke Museum in Beechwood, Australia, has launched an excellent competition, ‘Ned’s Needles‘. ...

Knitting Mondays: California Revival Knits Giveaway

I can’t think of a better way to start the week than to giveaway beautiful things! Today I have a copy of California Revival Knits by Stephannie Tallent.  Have you seen the patterns in it yet? I’m loving the Wrought Mitts and Cardigan.   I also have an Elemental Affects yarn pack to make the stunning Peacock Mitts. Thanks to Cooperative Press and Elemental Affects for donating today’s prizes! One person will win both the book and the yarn pack. The usual rules apply for our giveaway: Leave a comment on this post before midnight, eastern time, on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. 1 comment will be ...

‘Bigger on the Inside’ Contest; The Original Scarf

The response to ‘Bigger on the Inside‘ has been so great – people love the design, absolutely, but they are also enjoying and relating to the story.  (Indeed, given that it’s Obsession Thursday, we might suggest that some of you are obsessed with it… 😉 ) I’ve received so many emails from knitters who experienced a similar thing – being told that their style was inappropriate, being told that they shouldn’t dress the way they want to, being told that they shouldn’t wear their handknits. No matter how gently the message is delivered, it can make a knitter feel ...

WWW: Cowichan Sweaters, Super Sweaters, Giveaway!

Because we love our readers, we have a bonus for you today! We’re giving away three sets of Sajou Eiffel Tower scissors and a wooden tape measure. The scissors are a replica of a model that dates from the end of the 19th century, and is a celebration of the construction of the Eiffel Tower at the Universal Exhibition of 1889. They are hand-made in a small French shop. The tape measure is reproduction of a traditional small wooden tape measure. Thanks to BagSmith/Sajou for this fabulous prize. Value is $104/set. Post a comment by the end of the day Friday March 30th to be entered to win. The traditional Cowichan ...

Velvet Morning Contest!

Oh yes, it’s time for everyone’s favorite type of giveaway at Knitty, a yarn pack for a sweater! This issue we have a yarn pack for the beautiful Velvet Morning cardigan Tanis from Tanis Fiber Arts has generously donated a yarn pack for one lucky reader. Prize value: $171-304 CAD. The usual rules apply for our giveaway: Leave a comment on this post before midnight, eastern time, on Monday, March 5, 2012. 1 comment will be chosen at random to answer a skill testing question. If he/she answers correctly, they will win our prize!  Good luck, everyone!

WWW: Preserving Ganseys, Sheep to Shawl Contests, Best Wallpaper Ever, a Winner, and a Giveaway!

An absolutely fascinating insight into the life of an early 20th century mother of seven…. In 1913, Maude Richards of Exeter, New Hampshire began keeping a record of all the sewing and knitting projects she completed. Each page of the journal contains a brief description, “kimono apron for myself,” or “marble bag for William,” and frequently a swatch of fabric. Barbara Rimkunas, the curator of the Exeter Historical Society, has given us this great snapshot. This week marks the 96th annual (!) Pennsylvania Farm Show. It’s a traditional country fair, featuring all those fabulous ...

A Happy New Year Giveaway from Tom Bihn

Happy New Year and happy new knitting! I think there are some of you who might want a new knitting bag for their 2012 projects. The spectacularly creative folks at Tom Bihn have donated a Swift, a knitting bag that Knitty readers helped design, for our first giveaway of the year. 1 person will win a Tom Bihn Swift knitting bag in Cardinal/Hemp a prize valued at $90. The usual rules apply for our giveaway: Leave a comment on this post before midnight, eastern time, on Thursday, January 5, 2012. A comment will be chosen at random to answer a skill testing question. If s/he answers correctly s/he will win our prize. ...

Giveaway! No knitting library should be without Clara Parkes

Here at Knitty, we have big love for Clara Parkes and her incredible books full of scholarship and great patterns. If you don’t have all of Clara Parkes’, books we think you should! And thanks to the folks at Potter Craft, we’re giving away 1 set of all of Clara’s books. Will you be the lucky winner? The usual rules apply for our giveaway: Leave a comment on this post before midnight, eastern time, on Sunday, December 18, 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. Prize value $90. Good luck, everyone!