February 8th, 2011

Knitcircus Spring Issue Plus a Giveaway

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Hi Everyone,

The spring issue of the online magazine Knitcircus went up recently, and it’s definitely worth more than a once-over!

In this issue, you’ll find gorgeous shawls, beautiful garments for adults and kids, and great accessories. There are also a couple crochet patterns – a lovely shawl and a baby blanket and hat set. Here’s just a sampling of what you’ll find.

I’m particularly drawn to the socks that are pictured above. Since the beginning of the year, I’ve been knitting socks, pretty much exclusively to try and catch up on a sock club I’m part of, and I think these would be great to have in my sock pattern collection. They look simple enough to knit up fast, but with enough interest so I actually want to knit them.

Gerberada is a pretty shawlette that is knit in Valley Yarns Franklin. I love the touch of lace on the edge with the addition of a few beads for a hint of sparkle!

The issue is also packed with interesting, informative articles you can read for free, including one on Aran design and another on armholes. There is also a recipe for hazlenut macarons that is quite tempting. To download all of the patterns, it is $7.99, or you can get a 5 issue subscription for $23.50.

We’re giving away two spring issues and one subscription. To win, head on over to Knitcircus and take a look. Come back here and leave a comment with which pattern you want to cast on for right away. Winners will be selected randomly and announced Friday. Please leave your comment by Thursday, February 10th at 11:59pm EST.

Happy Browsing,

Mary

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Mary

Marketing Manager at WEBS - America's Yarn Store
Mary has worked at WEBS since 2005. She has been knitting since 2000 and also knows how to crochet, spin, and use a rigid heddle loom.
Her favorite color: bright pink
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  • Liz

    I would love to make the Blue Lupine Mitts–they’re absolutely lovely!

  • mellenknits

    Wow – the Gerberada shawl is great (and Gerber daisies are my sister’s favorite flower). I also really like the Lupine mitts – I’ve been wanting to try out Shelter, and this is a good one skein project…

  • Rjfjc

    I really like the slanting rib socks–a simple and creative sock version that I’d definitely like to try out.

  • Altobarb

    I like the aran crocheted baby blanket. Nice to see crochet showing off its versatile self among the knits!

  • Emily

    I’ve recently become intrigued by knit jewelry, so it’s the Naru cuff for me!

  • Deb

    Who can decide? I love the Blue Lupine Mitts – they are pretty and look like a quick knit. Just what I need after the Christmas knitting marathon.

  • Sherri Hinkle

    the cuff is lovely

  • Kaa_acklie

    The Victoria Vest. I have some of my own hand dye in greys I would use!

  • http://wordlily.com WordLily

    Alcea calls to me! I love those swirls!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=829587995 Monica Welham

    I’m all about the Naru! Thanks for hosting the contest :)

  • bittergirl

    There are so many great looking patterns in this issue, but the slanting rib socks are really calling my name. I’m always eager to learn new sock techniques!

  • Lgirouard

    Wow! I had never heard of Knitcircus before this posting from Webs. Lots of awesome articles & info & vendors, and Patterns, phew. I’d love to keep this in print form to refer to often. But, in response to Webs request for the patterrn that most inspires to cast on, I love Alcea shawlette. I am prgressing more & more with lace, having done one scarf, and never have made a shawl beforf. A shawlette like Alcea would be a fabulous next step. And more of a motive, I have a gorgeous blue silk dress bought in Hawaii this Christmas that is calling for a shawlette to cover the shoulders of. Something in the blues of the island waters would be perfect and bring me a reminder of that wonderful vacation during this past winter of so much snow! Linda G., East Brookfield, MA

  • Psychokitty5238

    I’d like to knit the Spring sky socks!!

  • iloveafarmer

    Love Gerberada and Alcea. It’s all about the shawl(ette)!

  • KenziKat

    I want to cast on for ‘Sweet Tart’ for my daughter! Then I’d cast on for the ‘Roses Are Red’ headband to match!!

  • CarolLynn

    I rarely crochet, but I find I’m really drawn to the Tic Tac Blanket. With 2 pregnant work colleagues, I’d have no trouble finding a recipient for it.

  • rosebower

    Blue Lupine Mitts. They are really cute and I have been wanting to try the Brooklyn Tweed Shelter yarn, too! I also like the crochet projects even though I usually choose to knit. They are all really lovely!

  • Marci

    Slanting Rib Socks – no question, though there are many lovely patterns that will likely make their way into my queue.

  • heather

    Kalmia! I’ve got a skein of Hollyhock Malabrigo ready to go ;) !

  • Merry S.

    What a great magazine! I have to knit the “Dolce” scarf by Jane Prater. It’s the perfect scarf to wear with everything. I have to make one in every color!

  • Harriet

    Dakota Cowl. I love the look of that sweater.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sheri.maple Sheri D. Maple

    The ivy tangle hat and cowl would be the first project I would knit from Knit Circus

  • Linda P.

    I really like the Blue Lupine mitts.

  • Jana

    Victoria, a vest. I’m all about the vests lately!

  • http://twitter.com/Cookiesmother Anita Cook

    Firey is yelling for me. I love the color!

  • trish

    It’s gotta be the blue lupine mitts for me. Love the wrist detail

  • Johanna Riordan

    Cast on immediately? Definitely Squirm!

  • spikeysandy

    I really like the Kalmia Beret and the Blue Lupine mitts. I’d probably start with the beret. Love!

  • Allison

    Ooooh, the Lupine Mitts!!

  • Mmcmillen

    Lots of lovelies there! If I won an issue, I would cast on for Kalmia first. Great beret!

  • lilblueeyes

    I’d be torn between Kalmia and the Ivy Tangle hat!

  • BevS

    I haven’t done a shawl yet – and Alcea and Gerberada are both attractive for spring office-wear.

  • Linda in Poughkeepsie

    I love Squirm and really want to win so I can get started making one for each of my children and grandchildren by next Christmas!

  • JudyAnn

    Dolce works for me! A lot of lovely patterns in there!

  • Angele_tx

    I want to cast on the Slanting Rib Socks and the Blue Lupine Mitts

  • tbtorra

    I really want to try the slanting rib socks!

  • Celestine

    I would love to make Alecia. Actually any of the shawls were beautiful

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1409197993 Ginny Given

    Gerberada! Going to add it to my queue…I especially love that colorway. :)

  • Smuddpie

    I love Alcia for lots of reasons. I’m a pretty new lace knitter, and I’m obsessed with smaller shawl type garments, simple lace, and malabrigo lace. Sigh….. It’s a great issue. I bought my first one this winter. I just have to say, why can’t the print magazines come up with article content like this? I really want to take the time to read this!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=700590474 Tina Jam

    I’d cast on the Naru scarf right away. It’s beautiful and simple – just right for my current skill level!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=700590474 Tina Jam

    I’d cast on the Naru scarf right away. It’s beautiful and simple – just right for my current skill level!

  • http://tt820.blogspot.com Janelle

    I agree that the Slanting Rib Socks are stunning. I also like the Blue Lupine Mitts – a great choice for spring. Great issue – Knitcircus keeps getting better and better!

  • Geraldine Scott

    Slanting Rib Socks… there’s definitely a lot to choose from!

  • knitwish

    My son would love the Wandering Oak hat and scarf in that beautiful yarn!

  • Susan

    Thank you for reminding me of this grat we zine. I believe I would like to do Victoria a vest.

  • Magdalena_anna

    I love Spring Sky Socks.. Have not done lace yet, but that’s on my to do list this year! Blue Lupine Mitts are great, too.

  • Megan

    I would love to cast-on ‘Slanting Rib Socks’. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  • Biddywink

    The Kalmia Beret is beautiful. I would knit it in a second to get me through this cold weather!

  • Meginal

    I like the slanting rib socks and the dakota crowl so it would be a toss up for me. The sweetgeorgia yarn used on the socks is swweeeeet!

  • Kateprice

    I really want to make trellis!