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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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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.

Enter the Knitter’s Pride Share Your Pride Video Contest

Monday, July 23rd, 2012
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Do you love your Knitter’s Pride knitting needles and crochet hooks? Knitter’s Pride is holding a 4-month video contest and the grand prize each month is the winner’s choice of a deluxe set.

Each month has a different theme, so get creative, create, and submit your video for a chance to win. All participants will recieve a shawl pin!

Chrck out the Knitter’s Pride website for full details and have fun!

Fiesta Rayon Boucle Winner

Friday, June 22nd, 2012
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Congratulations to post #134 by LolaGhetz who said “I love to go snorkeling and gather sea shells.  Afterwards, I enjoy relaxing with a cold drink and a good book.  I tried to knit at the beach, but I kept getting sand in my yarn. :0)”

Thanks everyone for participating! You can check out the free pattern here!

Fiesta Free Scarf Pattern and Yarn Giveaway

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012
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We’re partnering with Fiesta over the next few months to provide you with a wonderful free pattern designed specifically for one of Fiesta’s yarns. This month, they’ve paired Fiesta Rayon Boucle with the Rayon Boucle Neck Warmer pattern.

This fairly simple scarf is knit in stockinette stitch until you reach the required length then work the ruffle end. Once you finish, you stitch together a few stitches at the opposite end to create a loop to pass the ruffle through.

You can wrap the scarf more than once as we have in our image, or you can let it hang so it’s longer. You could even leave it without the loop at the end and have a lovely scarf.

The featured color is Fiesta Rayon Boucle in wind surfer. This is a great, beachy color that reminds me of summer. We have several other colors of the yarn available too.

Would you like to knit this scarf? We’re giving away a hank of Fiesta Rayon Boucle in wind surfer. Just leave one (and only one) comment with your favorite beach activity and one winner will be chosen at random. Make sure that when you comment you include your email address so that we can contact you if you’re the lucky winner! Leave your comment by Friday, June 22, 2012 at 8:00am. We’ll announce the winner Friday morning here on the blog.

Click here to download the free pattern.

Eucalan Giveaway Winners

Monday, May 14th, 2012
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Hi Everyone!

The winner of the Eucalan Gift Pack is Kelly. Kelly’s tip was: “I just learned the easy way to wash my woolens (in washing machine with eucalan, soak overnight, spin in the morning, block/lay out to dry) and it was!  I love easy cleaning!  I also recently discovered the joys of 1/2 vinegar, 1/2 dish soap (the translucent, handwashing kind) as a cleaning spray for the tub/shower walls.  Spray on, leave for a bit, wipe off.”

And the winner of the Getaway Gang is Jasmine Liska. Jasmine’s helpful tip was: “Whenever I boil water for tea, I pour a bit of hot water onto the stove top to loosen the oil and whatnot that has spattered onto the stove.  It makes it a lot easier to clean!”

Please contact me at mkubasekDOThaberATyarnDOTcom with your contact information.

Thank you so much to everyone for sharing your cleaning tips. There are some wonderful tips in the comments, so if you haven’t already checked them out, make sure you do!

Happy Cleaning!