Category Archives: Contest

World Wide Knit in Public Week Winners!

What an amazingly fun time we had this past World Wide Knit in Public Week.  If you were playing along on our blog, we thank you very much!  We have gone through our comment logs and found our winners.  Monday's winner was Karen Aguilar Tuesday's winner was Louise Wednesday's winner was Eleanor and Thursday's winner was Heather Thorn We had so much fun reading through everyone's guesses.  You folks are smart!  Next year, we'll have to make the challenges a little tougher.  We will be sending our winners an email shortly to verify information.  Once we hear back, they will get their gift cards! If you missed any of Kerin's adventures, here are the pictures from her travels.  They're sure to make you chuckle!

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Kerin’s Knitting in Norway!

In yesterday’s picture, did you happen to notice anything special about Kerin’s outfit?  That’s right, she was wearing her Norwegian-inspired sweater!   Today, Kerin is happily knitting away in the snowy Norwegian Fjords, bundled up in her beautiful sweater and that very nice hat!  Are those alpacas?  We wonder where she could be off to tomorrow…  Remember, use hints from this picture to guess where Kerin will be tomorrow.  Look closely because this one’s a ...

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Kerin’s Knitting in Alaska!

Did you guess correctly?  If you missed our post yesterday, we are having a contest to see if you can guess where Kerin is knitting around the world in celebration of World Wide Knit In Public Week.  Yesterday’s post showed a picture of Kerin’s trunk that contained a fishing vest.  Where better to fish than in Alaska’s beautiful rivers.  As you may have seen in our recent interview with Kerin, she LOVES to knit while she fishes.  Looks like she ...

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Kerin’s Knitting in Peru!

In yesterday’s post, you might have noticed that Kerin was wearing an amazing hat with little llamas along the top.  If you guessed that she would be in Peru, you guessed right!  While Kerin knits happily away amongst the friendly Alpacas in Peru, she daydreams of her next location.  My goodness, her Fair Isle sweater is just lovely! Can you guess where she’ll be next?  If you have any ideas, be sure to post them in ...

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Last stop: Scotland!

Did you catch the Fair Isle reference in yesterday’s post?  In case you don’t understand what Fair Isle has to do with Scotland, here’s a little history for you. Fair Isle is a traditional knitting technique used to create patterns with multiple colours. It is named after Fair Isle, a tiny island in the north of Scotland, that forms part of the Shetland islands.  This is the last stop on Kerin’s journey around the world.  If you were playing along ...

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Dishcloth Design Winners!

We are so pleased with the wonderful response we received from the Say hi to Dishie contest!  Thank you to everyone who submitted their dishcloth designs, I can't tell you how much fun we had looking through all of them.  We have selected three grand prize winners who will each get a $20 gift card to Knit Picks.  Our winners are: Sabrin Rehnke with her Giraffe dishcloth Continue reading to find out who the other winners are and to see the dishcloths that earned honorable mentions.

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Say hi to Dishie! (and find out how to win a $20 gift card)

Thank you to everyone who participated!  This contest is now closed.  To find out who won, please click here: WINNERS I am so thrilled to introduce you to our brand new yarn- Dishie. Dishie is a hard working worsted weight yarn, made of 100% cotton with a tight spin and high absorbency. Dishie is made of tougher stuff than super-snuggly Comfy or the organic cotton in Simply Cotton, which were designed specifically with garment knitting in mind. Dishie is more of a multi-purpose yarn well-suited for projects like dish cloths, market bags, baby bibs, but we made sure the finished yarn is still soft enough that it's a pleasure to knit. Dishie is also one of our most affordable yarns at only $3.99 for 100g ball, and comes in a rainbow of colors. Dishie is the darling of the Knit Picks' office right now, we've never knit so many dish cloths! Kerin even made up a dish cloth template for us so that we could each design our very own dish cloth pattern which are now available as free patterns. She also re-formatted the template to create a downloadable DIY Dishcloth free pattern. Now we want to see what you can come up with. Send a PDF, word doc, or jpeg of your own charted dishcloth pattern, or a photo of a knit or crocheted dishcloth you designed to contests@knitpicks.com by May 15th, 2011. It's up to you whether you want to use the DIY Dishcloth pattern or free style it- anything goes! We'll randomly select 3 winners and give them each a $20 gift card to Knit Picks. The winners will be e-mailed and their names will be posted here on the blog, along with some photos of a few of our favorite submissions. Now I'd like to show what our staff dreamed up to give you some inspiration...

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And we have a winner!

Thanks for all the great comments about Vonnie and the IDP program!  We're all very excited! We had 1221 comments at the end of the contest and our favorite random number generarator came up with: #789 - Amanda (whose comment read: Looks like a pattern that would fit me well.)  

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Celebrating 1000 IDP patterns with a contest!

  Wow wow wow!  We just hit 1000 patterns in the IDP program!  It's so hard to believe - I'm so excited about how popular this program is with designers and customers alike - it really makes me so very happy. And who is lucky number 1000?  Why it's Vonnie, a gorgeous shell by the lovely Kendra Nitta (who says "My last name really is Nitta -- but the first syllable is pronounced "neet" not "knit"!")    

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Contest Closed – A sock naming contest!

Thank you to everyone who contributed!  To read about who won, click here: We have a name AND an announcement! Late last week, a package arrived at our office with a beautiful pair of socks and the most adorable letter I've read in a long time.  The letter was from 86 year young Frances FIsher from North Carolina and it read...

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