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Winners of the Sock Summit Excitement & Sock Knitting Master Class Giveaway!

We’ve selected our winners for the Sock Summit Excitement & Sock Knitting Master Class Giveaway.  Thank you to everyone who participated!  Using a random number generator, we selected: #151 – Laurie Lamoureux and#27 – Karen Reinhart Our winners have each been emailed and once we hear back, we will send their prizes out right away.  If you didn’t win but would still like to have Sock Knitting Master Class, you can purchase it on sale for just $16.17 ...

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Three Weekend Baby Blanket

This is the baby blanket I started on our road trip to Seattle. As usual, I was a "bit" optimistic thinking I would finish the whole thing over the weekend. One, I forgot how easily I fall asleep riding in a car. Two, I was completely unprepared for a stunningly beautiful day on Saturday. Bob, his son Adam and I walked and walked and walked the city. Then, we went out to dinner with Adam and a couple of his friends. Yummy, yummy Vietnamese food!

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Winner of the “Stitch Heaven salutes Barbara Walker” DVD

Thank you to everyone who entered the Barbara Walker DVD contest!  Barbara Walker is such an icon in the knitting community and the fact that she was so kind to autograph this copy of “Stitch Heaven” is really wonderful.  Using a random number generator, we have selected our winner: #143 – Marilyn“I would love this DVD. I am learning to knit as an adult which can be tough. Taking knitting classes doesn’t work when I work 12 hour shifts ...

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Weekend baby blanket

Yes, yes – I know these are washclothes but the pattern is also known as a wonderfully simple design for baby blankets.  The key is that you start at one corner. You can choose how many rows you knit to make the size anything from a washcloth to a full-sized afghan. Perfect for my weekend knitting. Here’s the story. A friend sent me an e-mail this morning. A friend of hers was just blessed with ...

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Winners for the Felici Giveaway!

Thanks everyone for your Felici nominations!  Using a random number generator, we have selected our two winners! #103 – RaynaThe red striped one – second from the left in the bottom picture. *Gorgeous*! #401 – MelissahTime Traveler and Green Veggies, please!!! Our winners have been contacted and will be sent their prizes as soon as we hear back.  Thanks again everyone, we really appreciate the feedback.

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Knitting socks in tandem

Remember a couple of months ago when I was struggling with Second Sock Syndrome. After knitting with the Magic Loop Method several times, I've realized that I prefer knitting with DPNs. It's just a matter of personal preference. We have a selection of Magic Loop/DPN sock knitters in the building. We've all tried any new method that has come around and it's been fun to watch who ends up using what needles for the sock knitting.

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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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Knit Picks yarn featured in Interweave Crochet and Crochet Magazine!

We always love getting emails from Interweave (and any other magazines for that matter) saying that our yarn has been featured.  We are particularly excited about the latest email we received from Interweave Crochet annoucing that our yarn was used for the beautiful Arboretum Cardigan, designed by Annette Petavy.  Isn't it just lovely?  For the cardigan, Annette used CotLin DK in Lilac.  The little flowers are aslo made with CotLin in Cerise, Blackberry and Sprout. 

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Website Updates!

You may have noticed we’ve made a couple of changes to the way our yarn and tools pages display on the Knit Picks web site. You can see a good example of the yarn page changes on the Shine Sport page.  The biggest change to the yarn pages is that we’ve added a new tag, “Goodbye”. Items that show a “Goodbye” tag on the top are those that are being discontinued. We are committed to labeling all discontinued items as soon as we have made the decision to no longer carry them.  We’re hoping this will help you with project planning and give you the opportunity to stock up on discontinued colors you love while they’re still available. “Goodbye” yarns, books, and tools are not necessarily discounted, it’s just a heads up that we are not re-ordering them once our current stock is gone.

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