Category Archives: Contest

A Weaving Contest!

Thank you to everyone who participated! This contest is now closed.  To see who won, click here: Winners I haven't had a chance to do a contest for a while so when I heard that we had some weaving prizes to give away, you can imagine my excitement! Weaving is one of those crafts that I find immensely fascinating.  I could watch someone weave all day long without blinking -- it's that intriguing. Uniformity, structure, and tight lines are so appealing to me so when I see a woven project, I am immediately drawn to it. I mean, look at this beautiful scarf!

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We have a name AND an announcement!

There's something about these socks that just makes us smile.  They're so much fun and you know that they were knit with love!  We want to thank everyone who contributed their ideas for names. I can tell you that all of us here at Knit Picks were in stitches (ha!) reading through them.  While it is sad that we could only have one winner, the good news is that we think we've picked a great one!   Read more for our special announcement!

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Another contest!

UPDATE 9/28 - Contest is now over!  We've posted our winners here! We've been enjoying these book contests so much we decided to do another one! I have 3 copies of the brand new book Cowl Girls by Cathy Carron to give away!

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Winners of Mastering Color Knitting!

What a nice thing to do on this dreary Monday morning - announcing our Mastering Color Knitting winners!  So I picked out some comment numbers this morning using my trusty Random.org number generator.  And here are your winners!

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We have our winners!

Wow!  We had so many entries in our Knitting Mochimochi contest! I think it was more than any other contest we've had on here - I wish we had more copies to give away!  I went to Random.org to choose our winners. First number to come up was comment number: 372 Which is for Wendy!   Next up: 160 Which is for Alaine! I'll be sending an email to the address listed on your comment to confirm your mailing address.  Thank you all who entered - we'll be having more in the future.  And don't forget to pick up your copy of Knitting Mochimochi on June 29th - we're having our books sale until August 16th so you'll save 40%!  I can't wait to see what everyone makes!

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Mastering Color Knitting – and a giveaway!

Since finishing my first real colorwork project (the Grab a Pint Mitts I wrote about awhile back), I've been wanting to get more & more into colorwork.  Well, lo & behold, Melissa Leapman is putting out a brand new book called Mastering Color Knitting!  Perfect timing right? There are some neat patterns included - I really like this scarf included in the double knit reversable section

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A Contest – Lets go to Mochimochi Land!

UPDATE 6/21 - Wow, you all love your Mochimochi!  Contest is now closed, we'll choose a winner on 6/22! I think it's obvious to everyone who has seen my desk that I love knitted toys.  Well, one of my all time favorite toy designers is releaseing her first book on June 29th! Knitting Mochimochi! Anna & her fabulous publisher sent us copies to give away!  As much as Angela & I would love to keep them for ourselves, we want to spread the word on Knitting Mochimochi.  So to be entered to win, leave a comment on this post and we'll draw two names next week for a free copy!  Good Luck!

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Winners of “A Weaving Contest”

Thanks so much to everyone who participated in my latest giveaway, A Weaving Contest.  We had a lot of great responses and it was really fun reading what you all would like to create.  Using a random number generator, we have selected two 1st place winners and two 2nd place winners.  The first place winners will each get a copy of the four books: The Weaver’s Idea Book; Weaving Made Easy; Hands On Rigid Heddle Weaving; and Learning to Weave.  ...

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Winners of Entrelec: The Essential Guide to Interlace Knitting

Thank you to everyone who participated in this giveaway! It was so fun to see how many people were inspired to learn entrelac and give it a try. Unfortunately, we were only able to pick three winners.  To select our winners, we used a random number generator that chose our winners based on the number of their comment.  Our winners! #29 Tami Hunt Wow,that looks fun! What a fun giveaway!   #395 Cindy Kester This is a technique I would really love to learn. I want this book! It looks to me that it would be the best way to learn this technique. #701 Feisty Irish Wench OOOH! I have a friend that tells me entrelac is easier than it looks, and since she's 1500 miles away, she's not here to show me. I'd love a copy to learn from and share with the friend that taught me to knit! Our winners have each been sent an email and as soon as we hear back from them, we will ship them their prize. I am sure that all of our winners will soon be on track to make some really beautiful entrelac projects thanks to Rosemary's wonderful book.  If they do, we will be sure to post them!  Thanks again everyone!

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Entrelac: The Essential Guide to Interlace Knitting Giveaway!

This contest is now closed.  Thank you so much to everyone who participated!  To find out who won, click here.   That's right, folks...we have another book contest! And if you have never done entrelac knitting, you should really give it a try! It can look intimidating at first, but you will be a pro in no time with Rosemary Drysdale’s book, Entrelac: The Essential Guide to Interlace Knittng. It can be a fun and rewarding technique that not only looks complicated and fancy, but is so versatile at the same time. The book begins with Rosemary leading you through every step of the way in understanding the concepts and techniques used for entrelac knitting. Using modular triangles and squares, you can create really stunning and interesting pieces using cables, lace or colorwork. One of my favorite things about this book is the entrelac stitch dictionary that highlights over 60 different stitch patterns! Once you understand the concepts behind entrelac knitting, this stitch dictionary makes a wonderful resource that allows you to create your very own designs with confidence.

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