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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  • nina

    I really love the Slanting Rib Socks also! They show off that gorgeous yarn so well. I also really like the Blue Lupine Mitts – the cuffs are so cute.

  • Diane

    The blue lupine mitts are my favorite.

  • Maureen

    I like the Gerberada Shawl shoulder wrap

  • Laurabal25

    Omigod.. I ve never seen Knitcircus.. a great magazine!! I’m gravitating to the Alcea shawl. I love the bottom lines!

  • Rnpatlo

    Victoria Vest

  • Gussek

    I Love the Dakota Cowl. thanks for the giveaway! Debbie in alaska

  • cohmomto3

    I was immediately drawn to the cover, Firey, but then Sweet Tart caught my eye. Lovely!

  • Oiyi

    I want to make Alcea. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eva-Fernandez-Trujillo/1062649504 Eva Fernandez Trujillo

    As a mother of a five years old boy, Squirm inmediately got my attention and my love for its no seams construction.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1037680806 Rachel Kloter Stansel

    Definitely the slanted rib socks! I am a bit on a sock kick lately!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Donna-Tritz/1308390435 Donna Tritz

    There are several things I want to make – more than one scarf/shawlette – Alcea being a favorite. But I just got my hair cut quite short & it’s still really cold in Chicago so I think I’ll be looking for my stash of Malabrigo & making Kalmya – a really beautiful hat.

  • Karen

    The first thing I would make is the “Kalmya” Beret!!! I owe my sister a hat! Then the trellis, and those socks, and the scarves and shawls……..what a fantastic magazine!

  • Suzanne Hickey

    I love the Naru scarf. It is very different than most scarves I have seen. I like that it is narrow, with an interesting lace that doesn’t look to hard to keep track of! The blue lupine mitts will be a second project! I have made many aran sweaters but the idea of designing my own is exciting! That will probably make the project list too. Oh my! Now all I need is time!nnI have never seen Knitcircus before! Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

  • Eileen

    I always love Knit circus, the lay outs are great. I love the pattern for the Blue Lupine Mitts.

  • Dawn

    Dolce. I love how light and airy it looks! nnThank you for tipping me off to Knitcircus as I had never heard of them previously.

  • MimiD

    Do I have to pick only 1?? What a great issue. If I pick a knitted one, it’s Alcea (lace collar). But what really struck me was crocheted: “Tic Tac Baby Hat and Blanket” Nice texture kept simple.

  • Mollysmum

    There is so much to love about this issue. My daughter loves Three Ring to thats the winner!

  • Laura

    What a fantastic issue! I can’t just pick one…but I’ll go with Dolce, I think…or maybe the Spring Sky Socks. And eventually the lupine mitts out of Shelter.

  • Sally

    I think the first item I would make is Alcea by Susanna IC. I love her little lacy shawlettes.

  • Dyetom

    I really like the Spring Sky Socks.

  • Kat

    I like the Kalmia beret and the Blue Lupine Mitts. Both are really pretty, but wouldn’t take too long for a relatively new, therefore pretty slow, knitter like myself.

  • http://www.kineticshift.com enidb

    So many great patterns. I love the Spring Sky Socks. I knit my first pair of socks in the fall and am itching to cast on for a new pair.

  • Virginia

    Love the Gerberada, that’s my first choice but with this issue I would make most of the patterns.

  • Carla

    I like several things but perhaps Alcea the most

  • http://raciebaby.blogspot.com/ Rachelle C

    I really want to cast on for Alcea; absolutely beautiful!

  • D-rego

    I would love to cast on Alcea right away. It is a beautiful shawlette in my favorite yarn, Malabrigo lace.

  • Elizabeth

    Me, I’d start by making the cookies! But I love the boys’ hoodie, squirm.

  • Momaja

    What fun! I’ve been thinking about getting a subscription lately to Knitcircus as every issue seems to have something I want to add to my ever expanding queue. I think Alcea would probably be the 1st, although I might sneak a pair of Foilage. And I can’t decide if I want to make the Spring Sky Socks more because I like the pattern or they make me think of Spring (2 degrees right now with an expected low of -10 tonight…. ah, spring).

  • Donna

    I love the Spring Sky Socks and the quick convenience of Zip!

  • Cyndi

    Foliage it the pattern for me!

  • Jenncurran

    I would love to make Dolce!!

  • http://www.unravelingthestash.com Jill

    I’ve been looking for a great beret pattern, so I would like to try the Kalmia right away!nn

  • Steven

    Maybe because it’s pre-breakfast but Hazlenut Macaroons look mighty tasty. nBut seriously, Squirm is great and my nephew would totally rock that hard.

  • http://rather-be.blogspot.com Deb

    I have been totally obsessed with cowls this year, so I would cast on the Ivy Tangle hat and cowl. Love the pattern and color. Knitcircus is fabulous.

  • KellyH

    The Dakota Cowl is so lovely it’s making me do the “excited cat bum wiggle”. It’s totally going in my que!

  • Karina

    I’ve been on a lace kick recently and Firey fits the bill. Although the Blue Spring Socks and the fingerless mitts are pretty cool too.

  • Joanne G.

    Great magazine! I love Alcea!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WE76BCVNA3I53OWUTBM4UV6WQ4 Debra

    I love Firey!!!!

  • Teresa

    I NEED to knit Alcea and I want to knit Firey . . . .

  • Elizabeth Durand

    The pattern that’s speaking to me is the Tic Tac Blanket (p 83)

  • http://twitter.com/susank susank

    I so want to make the Gerberada. I’m knitting shawls for my wedding and I think this would be perfect!

  • CatT

    I really like the Wandering Oak Hat. I’d definitely knit that.

  • Janice in GA

    I really like the Trellis shawl! I don’t crochet much, but I think I could make an exception for that one. :)

  • MelN

    I’m torn, I would love to make either the Dakota Cowl or Squirm right now. The Dakota Cowl looks wonderful because of this cold winter but I also know a little boy who would love Squirm too. What a wonderful issue.

  • Katie

    I haven’t made a shawlette, so I’d love to make the Gerberada in a nice spring fiber. Or the Spring Sky Socks… I love cables and simple lace patterns!

  • Barb

    It would be a hard choice for me. Probably one of the shawls as I love to do lace and I have some hand painted silk here that is begging to be used for that. I also do a lot of hats for charity and so the hat patterns would be quickly used as well.

  • Susan aka reddirt

    I love the Dakota cowl! I don’t know if I’m smart enough to make it, but I certainly want to try!

  • meow

    Alcea shawl will be nice for Spring!

  • Jeanne Vb

    I absolutely love the shape and the lace pattern of Alcea. I’m on a shawl kick, and a purple kick, so it immediately struck me as something I’d like to make.

  • Judy M

    Just ordered the one issue but would love to winthe subscription.