Palette Contest Winner


This was the biggest response to contest we’ve ever had.  Since the overwhelming response resulted in some issues with commenting on the blog late in the weekend, we counted comments on other blog posts, emails & social media places – which brought the total entries to over 28,000!

There were so many wonderful comments & ideas on what to do with 150 skeins of Palette!  (since I was approving the comments, I read them all!).  To keep it fair, we randomly drew a winner from all the entries.  So a big congratulations to Nan in Minnesota, who commented:

I would give them to the girls in our school knitting club to use in this year’s charity project–making sweaters for our adopted orphanage in Kenya.

We hope Nan will share photos of these wonderful girls using our yarn and that they have fun making some very special gifts!


  1. Ruth / November 15, 2013

    Congratulations Nan. I am so happy to hear that this stash will be put to such good use. KnitPicks made the best possible choice, whether random or not, God bless you for all you are trying to do!

  2. Lizzie / November 14, 2013

    Thanks for using the yarn in a way that counts, Nan! So awesome what you are doing with it 🙂 I know the kids will be so blessed, both the ones knitting and the ones in Kenya!

  3. Christine Shaub / November 13, 2013

    Congratulations Nan!

  4. Holly Matter / November 6, 2013

    Cool! Congratulations, Nan!

  5. Minnetta Benscoter / October 30, 2013

    congrats Nan!

  6. Tracey / October 29, 2013

    I’ll admit jealousy but i am so tickled that such a wonderful skill is being passed on to the next generation!
    Congratulations Nan!

  7. Sandra Thompson / October 29, 2013

    What I find the most compelling about your entry was that you were knitting for those in Kenya. When we think of knitting, we traditionally think of cold climates. We forget that those in hot climates still need clothing of all sorts. In fact, it would not surprise me that it is cold at night in Kenya. Godspeed, Nan from Minnesota!

  8. Lynn Nightingale / October 28, 2013

    I too was taught how to knit in elementary school and still love it to this day!

    Congratulations Nan from Minnesota!


  9. TracyD / October 27, 2013

    Congratulations Nan!
    I first learned to knit from a teacher in elementary school during recess. Knitting has been with me ever since, and I am now halfway through my life. I love your project idea on top of the school knitting club! Terrific!

  10. Elizabeth / October 25, 2013

    Congratulations, Nan. Good to know that the yarn will go to such a wonderful use.

  11. Leslie F / October 25, 2013

    Congratulations on your big win, Nan! I hope all the people that this yarn touches will enjoy the generosity.

  12. Sylvia moritz / October 25, 2013

    Congratulations. Nan

  13. Kris / October 24, 2013

    Congratulations, Nan!!

  14. Sue Dunbar / October 24, 2013

    Congrats to Nan!

    Sue in New York

  15. cathy campbell-sowden / October 24, 2013

    Congratulations Nan 🙂

  16. Charity Gaither / October 24, 2013

    Congrats!! Have fun:)

  17. natallia / October 24, 2013

    Congratulations~! I was also going to use it for charity. Glad u won for good cause 🙂

  18. Michelle / October 24, 2013

    So exciting! I’d love to know who won the book give away too though from the end of September… (I only post my comment about here because the comments there are closed…)

  19. Cheryl / October 24, 2013

    Congrats to you,
    Nan in Minnesota

  20. jomelle Agustin / October 24, 2013

    Congrats Nan! and awesome job with the girls’ knitting club!

  21. Rachel / October 24, 2013

    Congratulations Nan!! Enjoy!

  22. Jennifer / October 23, 2013

    Congratulations Nan! So glad to see the yarn will go to the combined cause of charity knitting and teaching young people to knit!

    Happy stitching!

  23. Samantha Rohrich / October 23, 2013

    Wow! 28,000!? Thats impressive! I know why though! It’s because Knit picks is amazing!! Thanks Knit Picks staff for all that you do and for supplying us all with quality and affordable yarn!

  24. Elyse / October 23, 2013

    Congratulations, Nan!

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