Enter Our “Endless Summer” Pinterest Contest!

Thanks everyone!  The comments are now closed & we’ll announce our winners by 8/9!

Yesterday, after we rolled out our brand new and lovely Sunstruck needles, I saw a reverberating message throughout our social media channels:  “Whelp! Found my (insert birthday/holiday/what-have-you) present!”. But why wait? What if you could win a full set of interchangeable Sunstruck needles?


If you’re anything like the KP staff, Pinterest is a daily fixture—always lurking just a browser tab away with impossible/romantic hairdos, recipes for mango salsa and a new pattern you’ve got to make this weekend. Now that the sun (and yes, also dear Sunstruck) has finally arrived to us in the Northwest, we’re feeling a nice mixture of joy and nostalgia. Because after all, despite all the extreme weather events, frizzy hair and desperate searches for an A/C oasis, summer is a pretty magical time, no?

With that in mind, we cordially invite you to enter our “Endless Summer” Pinterest contest. Won’t you play along and have some fun? Guaranteed to stir up your warmest memories, here’s how it works:

1.    Follow Knit Picks on Pinterest. If you do not have a Pinterest account yet, it’s easy to set up. Right now, it’s invitation only, but just request an invite at http://pinterest.com and you’ll soon be pinning away.

2.    Create a new board and title it “Endless Summer”, then repin this image to it: http://pinterest.com/pin/44332377552636212/. Do make sure you’re directly repinning from the original pin!

3.    Complete the rest of your “Endless Summer” board with the 13 additional pins you see in the list below—numbered, but in no particular order. When your board is fantastically perfect and complete, leave a link to it in the comments section of this blog post.


Still not sure what the heck I’m talking about? Here are some “Endless Summer” board examples, lovingly pinned by KP staffers:

Jenny C, Marketing Specialist and yours truly
Hannah, Catalog Manager
Jenny K, Multimedia Manager
Heidi, Art Director
Kim, Merchandising Manager
Stacey, IDP Coordinator
Jenna, Catalog Manger at our sister company, Connecting Threads

The contest ends on August 2nd, 2012 at 9am PT. Along with general correctness and completeness, we’ll be judging for beauty, creativity and other such ineffable/wonderful factors. Since we’ll need some time to gaze upon your creations, winners will be announced one week later, on August 9th. But enough about rules, here are the prizes…

1 Grand Prize:
A Knit Happy Bright Bag filled with fun, summery products like a Knit Happy H2GO Bottle, a complete Sunstruck Interchangeable set and a selection of some of our favorite yarns. Perfect to bring to a day on the beach!


3 Runners-up Prizes:
A Knit Happy Bright Bag with a Knit Happy H2GO Bottle, 2 Sunstruck tips & cables and a selection of some of our favorite yarns.


So there you have it — Our glorious contest in full detail. Best of luck! We can’t wait to see what you come up with.

All that fine print jazz:  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 Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest will not be valid for this contest. The comments section on this post will close on August 2nd!