What to Knit When It’s Hot? A knitbot Linen Giveaway!

Hannah Fettig has released a collection of 6 gorgeous unconstructed patterns knit out of Quince & Co. linen yarn,  Sparrow.

Knitbot Linen
knitbot Linen

There is nothing like knitting with linen when it’s too hot for wool. Quince & Co Sparrow is divine, smooth and crisp to knit with, then it gets buttery soft the more you wear it.

Quince & Co. Sparrow
Quince & Co. Sparrow

Hannah’s patterns in linen are fluttery and full of swing. Just looking at them just makes me feel cooler.

Beautiful pink tank
Beautiful pink tank
Swingy blue cardi
Swingy blue cardi

Just for KnittyBlog readers Hannah is offering 25% off Knitbot patterns, good thru end of day Friday EST. Just use the coupon code KNITTY.

I have one signed copy of knitbot Linen to give away.

Regular contest rules: leave a comment on this post between now and midnight eastern time, Sunday July 14th. One comment will be chosen at random to answer a skill testing question. If the commenter answers correctly they will win the signed book. If you have already won a prize from us in the past year, please do give other knitters a chance.


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265 thoughts on “What to Knit When It’s Hot? A knitbot Linen Giveaway!

  1. Amy Storey

    That tank top is gorgeous. May have to pick up some linen ASAP. If only I had a book with the patterns…

  2. Lotta

    Just yesterday we were talking about knitting with linen and I always wanted to try it. This book may be the peferct to get me started.

  3. Mackenzie

    Ah, I do need to refresh my knitting mojo this summer. Without AC I’m totally feeling the lack of love for wool.

  4. Jackie Sas

    The sweater is great, I have been looking for a lightweight sweater pattern and yarn. This is the perfect pair. I need a sweater to wear at work in the air conditioning. Thank you for the idea.

  5. lisa

    I love knitbot patterns, I love knitting, I love summer, and I love linen. Its all too perfect! Thanks for prodding me into bringing it all together!

  6. Lisa

    Beautiful! I’ve been in a bit of a slump lately, but those colors and drape are perking my fingers right back up 🙂

  7. Lyn

    Lovely designs and would like to knit a linen sweater such nice drape and feel,thanks,
    lyn41 on Ravelry

  8. DB

    It is hard to find a good pattern for linen—I would love this collection of all 6. Thank you for the opportunity to win this great prize.

  9. Lila B.

    Both cardigans look interesting. I knit with a linen/merino blend last summer and loved the end result. Have been looking for a linen project to try for summer wear.

  10. Carolyn

    I love Hannah’s patterns and have the Knitbot Essentials. I have used many if the patterns in it and love the various styles. Since I’m having spinal neck surgery tomorrow, I’m thinking linen would be a nice, cool material to knit with while I recuperate. Keep the great patterns coming, Hannah!

  11. Katie V.

    Currently knitting a scarf with Quince & Co. Sparrow and love it. Would love to knit more with it!

  12. Marilyn (Merry) Fenton

    Too hot to knit with wool? Isn’t that what AC is for? : )
    wahoomerryf on Rav

  13. Bonnie

    I’ve been reading about this book. It looks really interesting, and I haven’t knit with linen much at all. Thanks for sponsoring the giveaway!

  14. emilie

    I love linen too, I’m actually designing a linen shawl right now 🙂
    Thanks for the giveaway, I immediately fell in love with Hannah’s designs when they came out… hope I’ll get the signed copy !

  15. Emmy

    I’ve been looking at working in linen some for a dress; my experience with linen fabric had me looking at linen blended with something else. Perhaps I’ll have to look at Quince instead. And that blue cardigan is so cute!

  16. Nike Eve

    Linen is such a joy to wear in the summer! This post reminds me that I have a pair of linen pants I need to hem up before it gets too cool to wear them. Not that it’s gonna cool down any time soon here! 😉

  17. MzTallulah

    I’m working on a Mini Water’s Edge in bamboo yarn right now (my third so far), and I’ve been meaning to knit myself a Featherweight forever. I’d love to try linen, and another one of Hannah’s petterns sounds just about right. Thank you for the giveaway!

  18. Kriste

    I am knitting with sparrow for the first time and am loving it! What a fun giveaway. These patterns are perfect for these hot Texas summers!

    Kriste (kristebee on rav)

  19. Megan

    Oooh, yes please! My recent move to California from Seattle means I haven’t knit ANYTHING in months.

  20. Pam S

    I haven’t knit with linen before but would love to try! Right now I’m working on a pair of socks while it is so hot. They are small enough so it doesn’t make me hot unlike the wool sweater that is also on another set of needles! Maybe in Sept. it will be cool enough.

  21. Dari Trout

    I have never used linen yarn before, sounds very interesting. The patterns are fabulous!

  22. Karen Hirschfeld

    I have never knit with linen after see these patterns I have to try it. Love the swingy cardi.

  23. Margo

    I’m knitting with a linen cotton blend right now and really enjoying it. Next up is a vest knit with just linen! I’ll have to give sparrow a try.

  24. adrienne

    I have completely lost my knitting mojo since moving to LA. I can’t seem to wrap my head around non-wooly things, but this might just be my ticket. Linen yarn? Awesome. Hannah’s patterns? Even more awesome.

  25. Thatgrrl

    I love knitting with and wearing linen, but linen patterns are hard to find; this collection looks great!

  26. Emy

    As I’m unpacking, I keep find yarn I’ve forgotten about. Pretty sure there’s linen somewhere, so this would be perfect!

  27. Deike

    I’m so in love with Quince & Co., I want to try out aaaaaaall their yarns. And as summer is finally here, I could put a bit of Sparrow to good use!

  28. Becky

    I get so excited when you feature patterns and projects with wool-free yarn, because I can’t use wool at all! Thank you!

  29. Iryna B.

    I love to knit toys, shawlettes, and socks when it is hot. Of course, with wool-light, like cotton, silk, linen, and blends yarn. Thank you for the giveaway!
    ~ Iryna

  30. Laurie

    I have never knit with linen, would love to give it a whirl. As always, thanks for the opportunity!

  31. Martina Norelli

    I love knitting with linen. And even more wearing it! These patterns are yummy!

  32. purplepenguin

    I love that all the patterns go up to larger sizes!!! I would love to win this book and try knitting linen.

  33. Rachel S

    I’ve never tried linen, but I’m really tempted to. I think I’d knit the Brise Cardigan or the Lineal Cardigan from that collection. They both look really comfortable.

  34. Greg

    I’d love to try knitting with linen. And I keep looking at the knitbot patterns, coming *this close* to buying them. I’d love to win. 😉

  35. Egrace

    I’d love to try knitting with linen. I was going to but then I needed to spend my money on other things this summer. If I don’t win then I’ll try knitting with linen next summer if I have the money.

  36. Maureen

    I have not yet knit with Linen. I would love to try. Love the unconstructed blue sweater.

  37. Savannagal

    I love line fabric and would love trying to knit with it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  38. Jillian_R

    Wow, the patterns in this book are gorgeous! I’d love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

  39. Kim

    I live in Florida, so I’ve knit with a lot of linen. It’s pretty stiff on the needles but oh-so-soft after it’s washed!

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  41. Erin

    I’ve never knit with linen before, but these look absolutely lovely to work on during hot summer days.

  42. Carol

    I love her stuff! I have 2 patterns from her in my queue! But if I had the linen patterns, I could start one now, with the knitpiks linen blend delivered Monday! Instead of waiting until fall to start the wool yarns I have lineup!

  43. Vasiliki Starborn

    I’ve only knit with Linen once and I enjoy my FO. I would love another opportunity to work with Linen again.

  44. Kristy

    I knit with linen for the first time last summer and loved it! This is a great summer giveaway. Thanks for the chance, Knitty!

  45. Beth Rudo

    Those linen garments look so cool and comfortable. Would love to knit at least one.

  46. Karen

    Hannah Fettig’s designs are lovely–this looks like a wonderful collection. Thanks for the giveaway!

  47. Karen

    I’ve wanted that since it came out! Everything looks so lovely and simple. Just right for the summer.

  48. Heather

    Oooh linen, my favorite! Love Hannah’s patterns anyway, my featherweight is getting lots of wear this summer.

  49. amy g

    I love this! I have some beautiful linen that I would love to knit up in one of these great patterns.

  50. Teri

    These, like all of Hannah’s patterns, are amazing. I would love to make several of each pattern.

  51. Karen

    I have been knitting with cotton this last month and ready for a change. This yarn sounds lovely and the patterns looks so comfy. Would love to win Hannah’s book.

  52. Carol C

    I just discovered knitting with linen this summer. Love it! Perfect yarn for NC summers. These patterns are amazing.

  53. Reb

    It’s no wonder I haven’t picked up the needles for a couple weeks . . . I love wool but I know it is sitting there, quietly generating heat all on its own.

  54. Anne R

    Oh, I love that sweater in the first photo. And this yarn looks like a dream…off to scour Rav. Please enter me in the contest!

  55. Deb White

    I have knit Hannah\s patterns before- they are truly lovely. I think she has yet another winner with these.

  56. Marfisa

    As someone who also cross-stitches, I’m used to using linen, which makes it weird that I’ve never actually knit a garment with it, just a single summer shawl. That cardigan is tempting me though. It’s really cute!

  57. Katie

    I do love knitting with linen. The book would be perfect for helping me knit up my stash!

  58. Oni McKinstry

    Hannah does it again! Linen made easy- I have stash so now only need patterns….Pick me!

  59. wendy

    Oooooh, I love linen! It’s the best for summer. I’ve never knitted with it though… sounds interesting.

  60. Kara

    Knitting with Sparrow right now in the Helene pattern. Loving it! Would love to have this new book!

  61. Alison

    I have only made linen face washers before- which were wonderful- but I would love to make a whole garment.

  62. Jane

    I’ve never knit with linen, but for Quince and Knitbot I’d be happy to go there! What an irresistible combo.

  63. Becky

    I’m allergic to most wool so I usually leave the giveaways to people who can use it but this one sounds like a good one for me to try

  64. Sandy

    I have never knit with linen but would love to Ryan. I have been looking at these patterns for some time now. I love them.
    Thank you for this contest.

  65. Lindsay

    I lovelovelove Hannah Fettig’s patterns! Never knit with linen before, but I want to now!

  66. Robin F.

    I have been wanting to knit a linen sweater or vest and this book is just what I need. Oh RNG please pick me!

  67. Mary

    I’ve never knit with linen before and have been wanting to give it a try. Quince & Co yarns are so lovely and the colors divino!

  68. Suhyun

    Ah… Great patterns. So simple yet elegant. And thank you for introducing me to Quince & co.

  69. Pili Wolfe

    I have been lusting after this Ebook of patterns from Quince & Co. The yarn looks like it would be wonderful to knit.

  70. Melissa Vink

    Wow awesome! I have yet to try knitting with linen. What a great opportunity. Thank you for the chance 🙂

  71. Linda

    This looks like such a fun book! Linen’s been on my list of new fibers to try for quite awhile.

  72. amy

    Followed the link to the Quince website and viewed the lookbook. What lovely designs! Thanks for the giveaway.

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