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,


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119 Responses to “Knitcircus Spring Issue Plus a Giveaway”

  1. Liz Says:

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

  2. mellenknits Says:

    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…

  3. Rjfjc Says:

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

  4. Altobarb Says:

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

  5. Emily Says:

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

  6. Deb Says:

    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.

  7. Sherri Hinkle Says:

    the cuff is lovely

  8. Kaa_acklie Says:

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

  9. WordLily Says:

    Alcea calls to me! I love those swirls!

  10. Monica W. Says:

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

  11. bittergirl Says:

    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!

  12. Lgirouard Says:

    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

  13. Psychokitty5238 Says:

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

  14. iloveafarmer Says:

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

  15. KenziKat Says:

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

  16. CarolLynn Says:

    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.

  17. rosebower Says:

    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!

  18. Marci Says:

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

  19. heather Says:

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

  20. Merry S. Says:

    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!

  21. Harriet Says:

    Dakota Cowl. I love the look of that sweater.

  22. Sheri D. Maple Says:

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

  23. Linda P. Says:

    I really like the Blue Lupine mitts.

  24. Jana Says:

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

  25. Anita Cook Says:

    Firey is yelling for me. I love the color!

  26. trish Says:

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

  27. Johanna Riordan Says:

    Cast on immediately? Definitely Squirm!

  28. spikeysandy Says:

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

  29. Allison Says:

    Ooooh, the Lupine Mitts!!

  30. Mmcmillen Says:

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

  31. lilblueeyes Says:

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

  32. BevS Says:

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

  33. Linda in Poughkeepsie Says:

    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!

  34. JudyAnn Says:

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

  35. Angele_tx Says:

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

  36. tbtorra Says:

    I really want to try the slanting rib socks!

  37. Celestine Says:

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

  38. Ginny Given Says:

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

  39. Smuddpie Says:

    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!

  40. Tina Jam Says:

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

  41. Tina Jam Says:

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

  42. Janelle Says:

    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!

  43. Geraldine Scott Says:

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

  44. knitwish Says:

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

  45. Susan Says:

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

  46. Magdalena_anna Says:

    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.

  47. Megan Says:

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

  48. Biddywink Says:

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

  49. Meginal Says:

    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!

  50. Kateprice Says:

    I really want to make trellis!

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