Summer Knitting Fun!

 

High Street Shawl

High Street Shawl

Summer at Whitknits.com is all about getting a jump on gift knitting. With the advent of warm weather, gift knitting is perhaps not at the top of your list of things to do. This summer, I am running a long and lazy knit along to give you a chance to complete some gift projects. By the way, my definition of a gift is anything you give to someone, including anything you give to yourself. This is a two-month KAL and you can pop in at any point. At the end, there will be a contest to win yarn and a drawing for patterns. The more projects you complete in those two months, the better your chances of winning. Along the way, there will be inspiration plus lots of fun and encouragement. You can get all the details here. Please just post into the thread if you want to join.

Thanks so much!
Nancy

Whitman Sampler

Whitman Sampler

Rushmore Hat & Cowl

Rushmore Hat & Cowl

Yarden

Yarden

Needles for blog

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Whitman Sampler Knit Along

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Come join a fun, stash-busting knit along that will be run by the lovely mswannie on Ravelry (aka Margaret). Whitman Sampler can be knit in as few as two colors plus a border color, or as many as eight colors plus a border color. It’s a great way to use up both favorite and not-so-favorite leftovers from previous projects. Two separate garter stitch strips are joined with a 3-needle bind off. Top and bottom borders are stockinette stitch, worked in the round, so they curl and reveal the reverse side. A simple slip stitch design makes for some fun borders between the colors and could easily be omitted if you prefer.

When I saw Margaret’s post about the KAL, I couldn’t leave well enough alone. That brings me to the One-Skein-Short Drawing. If you create a Ravelry project page and add three yarn pictures before midnight on Mother’s Day, you will be entered into a drawing for your choice of a skein of Tosh Merino Light to use in Whitman Sampler. You can always edit your color selection so you are not bound to your original choices. Also, at the end of the KAL, there will be a drawing for two free patterns from the completed projects. The KAL is here and the first post contains all the details and important dates. I hope you will consider joining in the fun!

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My apologies for the lateness of this post.

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Madelinetosh spring colors are here and on sale!

Medieval

Medieval

A little over a week ago, I told you about the new spring 2014 tosh colors. Just in case you didn’t see that post, I’m including some of the pictures here.

Hosta Blue

Hosta Blue

There are ten new colors available in TML, Vintage, Sock, tosh DK and Pashmina.

Ember

Ember

Plus, I just added another 500 skeins of TML to the site.

Chicory

Chicory

Everything is still on sale at 15% off through the end of May.

Cape Town Rainbow

Cape Town Rainbow

Click here or on any of the pictures and you will be taken to the madelinetosh page on Whitknits.com.

Purple Basil

Purple Basil

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15% off all Madelinetosh Yarns!

Hosta Blue

Hosta Blue

Mad May is a month-long celebration of all things Madelinetosh. This is an annual event in the Madelinetosh Lovers Group on Ravelry. Not one to be left out of a celebration, I got an early start by putting every Tosh yarn on sale at 15% off. There is a great selection in stock right now and more is on the way, including the new spring colors! Just to whet your appetite, I’m including pictures of the spring colors. Yes, I’m very, very bad!

Sale ends at midnight on May 31.

Sun Rose

Sun Rose

Farmhouse White

Farmhouse White

Red Phoenix

Red Phoenix

 

Chicory

Chicory

 

Medieval

Medieval

 

Cape Town Rainbow

Cape Town Rainbow

 

Purple Basil

Purple Basil

 

Ember

Ember

 

Black Walnut

Black Walnut

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sock Knit Along Starting Soon

Falling Leaves Sock

Falling Leaves Sock

Come join the Pick-Your-Own-Pattern Sock KAL on Ravelry. The only requirement is that you knit one of my sock patterns. There are five to pick from and they are shown here.

Green Goddess Socks

Green Goddess Socks

With the BOGO pattern sale going on now on Ravelry, you can get two patterns for the price of one. (If you are interested in getting Shani as part of this sale, please just purchase the other pattern you want and I will send Shani. Since this was originally published in Twist Collective, I can’t offer it for sale on Ravelry.)

Shani by Nancy Whitman

Shani

The official start date is April 11, but you can start on or after that date.

Sake with border

Sake

There will be a drawing for free patterns for anyone who completes socks by May 11. If you would like to participate, please just post into this thread.

Epic Lattice

Epic Lattice

Hope to see you in the KAL!

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Two for One Pattern Sale!

Yarden

Yarden

I am running a buy-one-get-one free pattern sale on Ravelry through April 15. Place any two, four, or more patterns or eBooks into your cart by clicking on “add to cart” from the pattern page. The free pattern(s) will be reflected in the cart once you have added at least two patterns. Add four patterns and two will be free. This offer will work for individual patterns as well as two-pattern eBooks. With an eBook, it’s like getting three or four patterns for the price of one! See all the patterns here.

EP fronts small

Eden Prairie

Rushmore Hat & Cowl

Rushmore Hat & Cowl

Green Goddess Socks

Green Goddess Socks

 

 

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Addi Needle Set Scavenger Hunt Update

The scavenger hunt to win a $170 addi click 10-needle set is underway. If you haven’t joined, there is still time to do so. The last set of clues will be posted tomorrow, but the answers aren’t due until 12 noon on Sunday. If you want to play, just visit this thread on Ravelry for more details. Thanks and good luck!

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Win addi Click 10-Needle Set!

addi Click Turbo needle set

Come join the second annual scavenger hunt to win an addi Click 10- needle circular set valued at $170. The set includes ten sizes of needle tips, from US size 4-15, three different lengths of flexible cables to join the tips, a connector, a needle gauge, the addi heart pin and a carrying case to hold it all. Circular knitting needles have always been uncomfortable for me because the needles were too short to accommodate for where I like to hold them. Ever since I tried addis, I haven’t knit with anything else and I can’t recommend them highly enough.

So how can you win the set? Starting Monday, March 24, I am running a scavenger hunt that will take place on Ravelry. Participate in the hunt, send in your answers by the deadline and you could be the winner. For more information, please read this Ravelry post.

Needles for blog

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Eden Prairie is in the Patternfish Newsletter!

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Eden Prairie is one of the editor’s choices in the current issue of the Patternfish Newsletter. It’s one of 62 designs in the newsletter, and yet, I think it’s fair to say that I am over the moon about it. I knew it was coming, but had no idea when. It’s a nice morning surprise and I wanted to share it with you!

 

 

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New Pattern – Whitman Sampler

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Whitman Sampler has just been published. It’s a bias knit cowl or infinity scarf that is knit flat, as two separate  strips, then joined with a three-needle bind off. Rolled stockinette edges are picked up and knit in the round. Plain and  patterned borders are used to separate the different colors. You can use 4-8 colors plus a border color, making it a great stash busting project.

Whitman Sampler is being offered at a special introductory price through midnight on March 11.

If you can cast on and bind off, knit (there are no purl stitches in this project), pick up stitches and knit in the round, this will be an easy project for you. Learn more about the pattern here.

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