Win Our Newest Knit Collections!

Contest is now closed, we will announce the winners very soon!

During the hottest months of the year, I tend to gravitate to projects that use lightweight yarns or projects that use plant fibers rather my beloved wool. Luckily, our three newest collections cover all of those types of projects!

Heirloom laceSock Yarn ShawlsCotLin Collection

Heirloom Lace is perfect for those who love lace and love a challenge.  Need to use that gorgeous sock yarn you bought just because?  Sock Yarn Shawls is your book.  And the CotLin 2014 Collection is fantastic for those who still want to make stylish garments but don’t necessarily want to have a lapful of wool during those 90 degree days.

To kick start your summer knitting, we thought we have a little blog contest – simply leave a comment on this post, letting us know which is your favorite type of warm weather project!  We’ll randomly choose 3 winners & send each of them copies of all three books!

Rules: One entry per person. Must have a US or Canada mailing address. No purchase necessary. All comments must be posted on THIS blog post. Comments on other blog posts or on social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, G+, Ravelry, etc.) will not be valid for this contest. We will close the comments at 8am PST July 28th and select the winners soon after!


  1. Hind / July 24, 2014

    This summer I’ve been knitting dishcloths. They’re quick and mindless, just what I need.

  2. Carrie / July 24, 2014


  3. Shaina Scott / July 24, 2014

    This is such a great giveaway! I’m totally in love with the Band Camp Pullover, the hooded Cotlin sweater, most of the patterns in Sock Yarn Shawls, and everything in the Heirloom Lace collection. It would be wonderful to get all of these pattern books. ^_^

  4. Beth Bejcek / July 24, 2014

    Jumpers for my daughters! And this year chrismas stockings to make I finish them all in time!!

  5. Kathleen / July 24, 2014

    This summer my favorite knitting is definitely lace shawls. The last few years, it was socks.

  6. Emily Gibson / July 24, 2014

    I love Cotlin for making hand towels. Nice portable cool summer projects!

  7. Rhonda Perry / July 24, 2014

    Summer sweaters/ tank tops and shawls have been my go to summer projects. I haven’t attempted sock making just yet but have been seriously thinking of trying them!
    Any knitting to me is happy knitting!

  8. Millisy / July 24, 2014

    I’d like to say socks and gloves because they are small and don’t smother me with weight and heat while I’m working on them. But somehow I always fall in love with a blanket or bulky cardigan that I can’t resist right at the height of summer heat!!

  9. jakki2k / July 24, 2014

    Love to knit lacy stuff: shawls, socks, tops! Thinking “light and airy”

  10. vicki noordhoek / July 24, 2014

    I love to make cotton things in the summertime. Or make afghan squares that can be pieced together once the weather is cooler.

  11. joyce hancock / July 24, 2014

    I like to knit baby clothes and dishcloths in the summer months.

  12. Kate M / July 24, 2014

    I like to work on lace during the summer. It is light weight to wear and quick to work on. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  13. Beth / July 24, 2014

    Dish towels!

  14. Michelle D. / July 24, 2014

    Cotton Hats for the sun!

  15. Nancy / July 24, 2014

    Socks, lace shawls, hand towels and face/dish cloths, and mesh bags.

  16. Mary Jane Kletke / July 24, 2014

    Love to knit and felt purses.

  17. Nancy Kukay / July 24, 2014

    During the summer, I tend to alternate between items using lightweight yarn and heavier weight yarn for Christmas gifts.

  18. Anna / July 24, 2014

    I been knitting summer Tees and Tanks. This is a first for me. So far the knitting has been plentiful. Loving the cotton blends the most.

  19. Annika Peloski / July 24, 2014

    I love socks when it’s hot out. Simple, light and not too much thinking evolved!

  20. Darl Gay / July 24, 2014

    I knit lite weight purses & cotton hats.

  21. michelle doucette / July 24, 2014

    I started learning how to knit early this year. I love knitting hats and have been trying to learn socks. I would love to b5 ble to begun knitting shawls an sweaters and have more patterns to choose from, I like working from books rsther than off a computer screen or printout. I find books more portable :) I would love to win this prize and broaden my knitting skills

  22. Kristen / July 24, 2014

    Airy lace scarves!

  23. Kristin / July 24, 2014

    I like to work on smaller projects in the summer, like socks!

  24. Rebecca / July 24, 2014

    I am knitting socks……with 5 kids and various relatives that love them ( I got them addicted)…it takes me a while to get all the Christmas knitting done…I start on christmas day….thanksl

  25. Juanita Williams / July 25, 2014

    lace shawls

  26. Debbie Cook / July 25, 2014

    I love knitting anything in linen and/or cotton, especially light weight sweaters.

  27. Jill Orent / July 25, 2014

    I love to knit on socks anytime of the year, but small projects and shawls are fantastic, especially if done in a cotton linien blend

  28. Beth / July 25, 2014

    Cotton bags for groceries and the beach.

  29. Antoinette Kovacs / July 25, 2014

    I have a pair of socks on the needles year round, early summer im finishing up cotton linen projects mid to late summer im dreaming of fall projects already!

  30. Yolanda M. / July 25, 2014

    I love to knit market bags. I go to the Farmers Market during the summer!

  31. g m / July 25, 2014

    I’ve been sitting on the porch learning to use the drop spindel (less mess to clean up). But some days the neighborhood kids use it more than me. Then I break out my bamboo yarn and knit baby blankets.

  32. Lisa Mcmeeki / July 25, 2014

    I’ve been making baby blankets galore for the babies in lives of my daughter’s friends. Now it just finishing a sweater in multiple pieces for myself with each piece being lighter. Now a just to do the assembly and edging-wish me luck!

  33. Alyssa / July 25, 2014

    Over the summer, I alternate between making socks and Christmas gifts. This summer, however, I’ve been mostly doing socks…Christmas season will be chaos!

  34. Rebekah Evelyn / July 25, 2014

    I would choose the sock-yarn shawls, because I LOVE the plaid shawl in that collection.

  35. Shaunna Bryant / July 25, 2014

    Socks are my go to project. So easy transport :)

  36. Sarah S / July 25, 2014

    whatever my current WIPs are! I’m such a slow crocheter/knitter and have so little time to craft (2 small children and a part-time job do a number on one’s free time) that I just have to keep moving onward with whatever I’ve got going at the time.

  37. Juli / July 25, 2014

    I like making shawls during warm weather. They are light and travel well.

  38. Melissa / July 25, 2014


  39. Barb Colvin / July 26, 2014

    I’ve been making lots of bags, buckets and lacy shawls and scarves. Anything small is great for summer knitting and crochet.

  40. Chris M M / July 26, 2014

    I love working with cotton/blends during these months. Just started a child’s Danish undershirt,

  41. Sarah Eshleman / July 26, 2014

    I crocheted a scarf. Currently knitting a dishcloth. About a year into this new hobby. Loving it!

  42. G. K. Green / July 26, 2014

    My favorite warm-weather project for summer is a lightweight scarf or shawlette … something airy, knit on not-too-small needles, with an easily-memorized 2- or 4-row repeat … and that I can bind off and wear right away! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

    • Eva / July 27, 2014

      Lace shawls and linen yarn tops and dresses.

  43. Margie Starling-Fierce / July 26, 2014

    I make smaller items for the grandkids for Christmas – working on a purse for granddaughter “Hello Kitty” for her birthday on Sept 6 – she’ll be 5 and is crazy about this stuff of Hello Kitty. Would love to win to make more items.

  44. Geraldine Scott / July 27, 2014

    I’m knitting socks during this California summer heat…

  45. Carmen N / July 27, 2014

    Hats and doilies

  46. Betsy / July 27, 2014

    I love to do small projects like dishcloths, scarves and fingerless gloves when it’s hot out. And linen, bamboo or cotton yarn (or blends) are my go to yarns. Yum!
    Betsy in the Seattle suburbs

  47. Fuego Azul / July 27, 2014

    ANYTHING with lace is on my needles or hook! But I do enjoy a quick set of dishcloths, or a light shawlette/stole project. What a fun contest! Thank you for the opportunity!

  48. Janis / July 28, 2014

    Sometimes I knit washcloths, and other times I just turn to one of my other hobbies: sewing!