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Eek, Steek and a Peek at Some Other Things...

The big news this week is (drumroll, please) I finally steeked DH's Fair Isle sleeveless cardi! Ta-da!

Before I could do that, I had to graft the shoulders. It was just like doing the toe of a sock, only more sts.

Then I had to give the extra sts a haircut on the inside. Here's… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on March 24, 2010 at 12:00pm — 16 Comments

Winner of the photo contest!

Congratulations to October Phillips, winner of our Behind the Scenes Photo Contest. Thanks to everyone who sent in their guesses. The answers are:

Photo 1 - Town Slippers - 40130 (the spats specifically)…


Added by Melissa on November 18, 2009 at 7:24am — 7 Comments

Photo behind the scenes & a contest!

Now that our November catalog projects are online and catalogs are in the mail, I thought it would be fun to show you a few "behind the scenes" snapshots of our catalog shots. Often we have to put ourselves and our models in ridiculous looking situations to get that lovely and natural looking shot. To make things a little interesting, we've decided to make a game out of it. Can you guess what the product is we're shooting? (Hint: It's either a kit or a book project.)

Contest… Continue

Added by Melissa on November 3, 2009 at 9:30am — 10 Comments

Mr. Foster Halloween Costume Contest Winner!!!

This Halloween, Mr. Foster is dressing up as Spock!

Find more photos like this on Knitting Community

Yes, the winner of our Mr. Foster Halloween contest is Spock by Elisa Willis, aka ClosetGeek. Spock got 262 votes!!! Nice work Elisa! Keep an eye out for a private message so we can get your address and mail you a… Continue

Added by Angela on October 30, 2009 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

Winner of the HUB gift certificate!

Remember the Portland contest I posted a few weeks ago? Sorry about the delay in picking a winner--we had lots of great entries, and I got sick last week, so it was a double whammy. We had so many awesome ideas suggested that we ended up choosing the top 10 entries and then drawing a random one from those. The lucky winner is Gwyneth who posted the following suggestions:

1. The… Continue

Added by Melissa on October 9, 2009 at 10:11am — 3 Comments

Contest for Portland Metro knitters!

A lot of components go into creating great photos for our catalog and web site, and one important component is location. (It's not just true for real estate!) We like to get out of the studio as much as we can to capture the natural lighting and inspiring backdrops of the area in which we live. Since we're headquartered in Vancouver, WA, we do a lot of shooting in Portland, the gorge, Camas, and Vancouver. It really brings that "Pacific Northwest" feeling to our photos I think. Anyway, remember… Continue

Added by Melissa on September 22, 2009 at 3:45pm — 42 Comments

Pickle Sleuths Needed

Can you help us out?

(To find the pickles (and enter for a chance to win a Tidings of Joy ornament kit) head over to our newest online catalog.

You have to enter by October 5th, 2009, and we're giving out ornament kits to five sharp-eyed pickle sleuths. The… Continue

Added by Alison on September 18, 2009 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

Gloss winners!

It took 2 days to go through all the entries, but we've picked our winners, and I have the privilege of annoucing them now!

misspianoforte will be knitting the Every Way Wrap in Mahogany

pianoducky is getting White, Cranberry, Jade, Doe, and Mulberry Gloss for the Freyja hat

Worshipmybassoon will get a package of Doe (MC), Mulberry, Cranberry, Masala, and Jade Gloss for the Freyja sweater.

LadyFirelyght is planning a PHENOMENAL Trellis and Vine… Continue

Added by Angela on August 26, 2009 at 9:55am — 13 Comments

Win Gloss DK and HW to knit Interweave patterns.

Have you seen the new Fall issue of Interweave Knits yet? There are a lot of gorgeous patterns in this issue, but four of them really stood out for us because they would look especially fantastic in our new heavier weights of Gloss.

If you haven’t knit with… Continue

Added by Angela on August 10, 2009 at 1:30pm — 589 Comments

Mr. Foster Halloween costume contest!

Mr. Foster likes to plan ahead. It's only July, but he's already wondering what he should wear for Halloween this year.

He thought you guys might be willing to help him out. So here's your mission from Knit Picks and Mr. F, if you choose to accept it-

1. Create a handmade Halloween costume for Mr. Foster using yarn or fabric. Store bought accessories are okay. You are allowed to base your costume on an existing Mr. Foster… Continue

Added by Angela on July 2, 2009 at 11:00am — 43 Comments

Speed knitting winners!

I am blown away by how many preemie hats you guys knit over one weekend, the grand total turned out to be 86 hats! Kate made this cool slide show of all your photos:

You impressed the folks at The Preemie Project too, they sent me this message, "I was just looking through all of the posts. How cool! We really appreciate it!".

Thank you to everyone who took the time to knit 1, or 6, or 11, or 13 hats for a good cause this weekend. Yep, I said 13. Ruthmci… Continue

Added by Angela on June 16, 2009 at 2:30pm — 6 Comments

Okay all you speed knitters…GO!

To celebrate Knit In Public Day, we’re knitting preemie caps for The Preemie Project over the weekend! The knitter who completes the most preemie caps by 9am PDT on Monday morning wins! To participate, go here.

The Preemie Project, Booties, Bonnets and Blankies for Premature Babies

The Preemie Project is most in need of caps for… Continue

Added by Angela on June 12, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Get ready to!!!

Since we had such an amazing response to our first speed knitting contest, we're cooking up another one. Lots of you also requested that we host one over a weekend when you have more time to knit, and we're more than happy to oblige. Mark your calendars, ladies and gents, our next speed knitting contest will begin at 4pm Pacific time on June 12th, just in time for Knit In Public Day!!

I can't tell you what we're going to be knitting, but I can say that if you don't have at least 10… Continue

Added by Angela on May 22, 2009 at 12:50pm — 11 Comments

POW! contest winners

Our grand prize winner of the POW! contest is Kate Palmateer. Kate wins a copy of Handknit Heroes and 7 skeins of Wool of the Andes in the color of her choice.

The two runners up who will each receive a copy of Handknit Heroes are Marta and Darlene M. Thompson. Congratulations!!!!

All three winners have been notified by private message.

And thanks to everyone who entered, reading… Continue

Added by Angela on April 22, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Knit One, Give One Contest

Note: If you’re just in it to win it, scroll down and read the bold print.

I think it’s something that’s happened to every knitter. You put hours into knitting a present for someone- picking the right yarn, finding the perfect pattern, knitting, ripping back, knitting again (maybe that’s just me). In the end, you think you have the most perfect gift ever created. You just know they are going to LOVE it. And then they open it… and….nothing. No… Continue

Added by Angela on April 16, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Win a Handknit Heroes comic and free yarn for a POW! Hooded Scarf.

Have you seen Handknit Heroes yet? It's the first graphic novel for knitters, and it's pretty awesome. Not only did the first issue feature twins with superhuman powers and a mom who is secretly working to invent bullet proof fibers, it also included a pattern for the… Continue

Added by Angela on April 8, 2009 at 9:00am — 107 Comments

The yarn formerly known as Essential is now...

(drum roll please)...Stroll!

Captain just won a $50 gift certificate for suggesting Stroll first.

We're also going to give Pfinarffle a $25 gift certificate for making us laugh with the suggestion "Copyright Infringement"!!!

I'll be sending both winners an e-mail to get their addresses.

Thank you for all of your wonderful suggestions! You are such a creative bunch!!

Added by Angela on February 23, 2009 at 2:25pm — 2 Comments

Speed Knitting Contest Update #5- We have a winner!


The competition started at 9am on Monday, February 2nd, and our contestants have been knitting furiously ever since. I'm not even sure some of them stopped to eat or sleep! That gorgeous Hemlock Ring Blanket was completed by Cristi-Lael at 2:54 (PST). Congratulations Cristi-Lael!!! She knit the whole thing in less than 72 hours!!!

Our runner up, Ruthmci, finished her blanket at 3:03 (PST). It was an incredibly close… Continue

Added by Angela on February 4, 2009 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

Name a yarn line and win a Knit Picks gift certificate...

We recently found out that another company sells a product named "Essential", so we need to rename our Essential yarn line. We've been brainstorming, but honestly, we're stumped, so we need your help. Post your suggestions below, and if we pick your name, you win a $50 Knit Picks… Continue

Added by Angela on February 3, 2009 at 10:00am — 406 Comments

Speed knitting contest update #4- GO!

It's time to spill the beans. The pattern for the speed knitting contest is...

A large Hemlock Ring Blanket by Brooklyn Tweed! Did anyone guess it?

You can find the pattern and chart here for free- and get more information on the pattern… Continue

Added by Angela on February 2, 2009 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

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