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Color by Kristin Stocking Kit Giveaway

Monday, November 5th, 2012
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We have been so inspired this fall by Kristin Nicholas’ newest designs using Classic Elite’s Color by Kristin. So when we saw her new knitted stocking kit come into the store we knew it would quickly become a staff and customer favorite!

Using stunning color combinations, this kit includes patterns for both stockings and enough yarn to knit both!  These stockings will be a fun, colorful addition to any celebration.

We are giving away one Classic Elite Color By Kristin Stocking Kit this week.  Leave a comment on this post telling us why you would like to knit these stockings. You have until Monday, November 12th at 9:00am EDT when we’ll choose one comment at random.

 

Holla Knits Accessories Winner

Monday, October 29th, 2012
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Congratulations to Sally who wrote:

“So pretty! I’m in a “dark”-ish mood, I’d love to use Grape & Charcoal in the Northfield, where Charcoal would be the rib & picture & then pair them with Arctic in the Huntington. Oh my, want!”

It was so much fun reading all of your color combinations, but now I can’t decide which one I want to do!

Holla Knits Accessories Blog Tour and Giveaway

Monday, October 22nd, 2012
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Holla Knits recently released their Accessories 2012 collection. It is a great group of accessory patterns including one by WEBS-own Emma Welford. Emma is our purchasing coordinator and has recently jumped into designing and we love all of the projects she is creating.

Featured in Holla Knits Accessories 2012, Emma has the Wallpaper Cowl. Valley Yarns Northfield and Valley Yarns Huntington are paired in this great design. The cowl is knit in Northfield and it is lined with Huntington.

We love the bold colorwork pattern paired with the solid lining. It’s a great way to experiment with color and a fantastic way to brighten up a neutral wardrobe. I have a lot of black and gray in my closet and I think I may pick some favorite colors of Northfield and knit this for myself!

 

Since we’re so excited about Emma’s design and the entire Holla Knits Accessories 2012 collection, we’re giving away the Northfield and Huntington you need to knit the cowl.

Just leave a comment with the color combination of Northfield and Huntington you would use by 9:00AM EDT on Monday, October 29th.

Check out the rest of the Holla Knits Accessories Blog Tour!

October 8: The Sweatshop of Love
October 9: Under the Red Umbrella
October 10: Rohn Strong
October 11: Emma Welford Designs
October 12: Knits in Class

October 15: Bumblebirch Designs
October 16: Audrey’s Teashop
October 17: Gynx
October 18: Adaly Myles Place
October 19: Canary Knits

October 22: Webs Yarn Store Blog
October 23: The Sweatshop of Love Hosts Homestead Heirlooms!
October 24: Knitted Bliss
October 25: Stash, the Knit Picks Staff Blog
October 26: Holla Knits hosts Tara Shade!

An Event with Carol Sulcoski and a Giveaway!

Monday, October 15th, 2012
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We have been loving Carol Sulcoski’s new book Sock Yarn Studio: Hats, Garments, and Other Projects Designed for Sock Yarn so when she agreed to hold a book signing event at WEBS on Saturday, November 10th, we were thrilled!

Carol is a talented designer, author and hand-dyer with a particular interest in light weight yarns. This book is filled with gorgeous projects to inspire knitters everywhere to use their colorful stashes of sock yarn for projects other than socks! There is also a handy section packed with information about how sock yarn works, how to best use self-patterning yarns and how to avoid pooling.

The beautifully photographed projects are the real stars of the show in this book. This Gumdrop Raglan pullover makes great use of both solid and striping sock yarns:

And, of course a staff favorite is the Fortunate Cowl by our very own Melissa Morgan-Oakes! Knit in Valley Yarns Charlemont Hand Dyed (in the colorway named for Melissa’s dog, Yoshi) this cowl is sure to help keep the chill away as the New England winter approaches.
In honor of Carol’s visit to WEBS, we are giving away one copy of Sock Yarn Studio!  To enter, just leave a comment on this post with the name of your favorite sock yarn. You have until Friday, October 19th at 9:00AM EDT. One winner will be chosen at random.

 

And don’t forget to register for the free Sock Yarn Studio event!  Carol will have lots of samples of the projects from the book, so you can see them up close, and she might even share a few tips on working with your favorite fingering weight yarns.

KnitSimple Holiday 2012 Textured Pillow Sham Giveaway Winner

Monday, October 8th, 2012
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Congratulations to Yarnwitch who said:

“Sitting on the couch with my sister and best friend, knitting, and talking and laughing. Heaven.”

We’ll have another giveaway soon, so keep reading the blog!

KnitSimple Holiday 2012 Textured Pillow Shams Giveaway

Monday, October 1st, 2012
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We recently received the KnitSimple Holiday 2012 issue in the store. It includes many wonderful patterns for gift-giving including several that use our very own Valley Yarns line.

Our favorite is the Textures Pillow Shams. I love the way the cables pop in Berkshire Bulky. They would look fantastic on a couch or bed and would be a perfect gift for someone spending their first holiday in a new home.

We’re giving away the yarn and needles required to make the shams as well as a copy of this magazine. Just leave a comment with your favorite way to warm up as the weather cools down. You have until Monday, October 8th at 9:00AM EDT. One winner will be chosen at random.

Check out KnitSimple Holiday 2012 and find lots of great inspiration for all of the people on your list.

Gracie Lace Giveaway Winner

Thursday, September 27th, 2012
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The winner of the Gracie Lace Giveaway is Caitlin, who said:

“I recently started experimenting with lace shawls, and I am totally hooked! I love that one skein can typically complete a whole project, and the fibers are always super yummy!”

Congratulations and stay tuned for more fun giveaways in the coming weeks!

Fiesta Free Scarf Pattern and Yarn Giveaway

Friday, September 21st, 2012
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The month of September brings us a new free pattern featuring a Fiesta yarn. This month’s pattern uses Fiesta Gracie Lace. Gracie Lace is a wonderful blend of extrafine merino, silk, and cashmere. The featured color is Vintage.

Gracie Lace Scarf is a lacy scarf that is knit holding the yarn doubled. The finished scarf is long enough to wrap around your neck several times and is incredibly soft.

The lace pattern doesn’t get lost in the color pattern of the yarn. It would look fantastic in any of the Gracie Lace colorways.

The colorway that it is shown in, Vintage, reminds me of fall. It has all the colors that we find on the trees here in New England once they start to change. Autumn is one of my favorite times of year and I love the way the color represents it.

We’re giving away a skein of the yarn and the needles to complete the project. Leave a comment with your favorite way to use lace yarn. You have until Wednesday, September 26th at 9:00am EDT.

Click here for a link to the free pattern.

KnitSimple Raglan Hoodie Giveaway Winner

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
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Hi!

The winner of our Raglan Hoodie Giveaway is Kristi77swe who said:

“I look forward to the colors of fall; yellow, red and orange against the blue sky! Crisp air and also it is my favorite time to go to the beach!”

You should have received an email, but if you haven’t, please email mkubasekDOThaberATyarnDOTcom with your address so we can send your prize out to you.

I loved reading everyone’s comments about the change of seasons. As much as I don’t want to wish summer away – I love the longer daylight hours and the warm weather, there’s just something about autumn that I love. Many of those things are the same that all of you appreciate – the colors, football season, the weather. I love it!

Stay tuned for more giveaways in the future!

Raglan Hoodie Giveaway

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
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Have you had a chance to check out the latest issue of KnitSimple? The Fall 2012 issue is packed with fantastic patterns and includes a fantastic Raglan Hoodie that is knit in our Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky.

The comfortable hoodie is accented on the cuffs and edges with a darker color. The piping is created by whipstitching the pieces after finishing. You could even try some other color combinations. For a very different look, you could use two very different colors.

This project is knit in pieces and seamed. You pick up the stitches for the hood and knit them after seaming the sweater together. It is sized S-3X with finished measurements of 38 ½” – 52.” It takes 8-13 skeins of Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky in light blue and one in dark teal.

Would you like to win a kit to knit this sweater? Leave a comment here on the blog with what you most look forward to with the change of seasons. One comment will be randomly chosen and will receive KnitSimple Fall 2012, Berkshire Bulky in light blue and dark teal, and the needles to complete the project. You have until Wednesday, August 1st at 9:00am EDT to comment. We’ll announce the winner after that.