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Fall Knitcircus Giveaway!


Celebrate the release of the Fall Issue of Knitcircus with me!

If you’ve not yet seen the issue, check it out now!

Afterwards, to be entered in the giveaway, come back & comment on this post which article or pattern is your favorite.  Or favorites, if you can’t decide.  I certainly wouldn’t be able to pick just one!

3 winners:  3 pattern collection downloads and a lovely skein of Handwerks classic sock yarn in Sumac, shown below (included for the first place winner with their pattern collection) up for grabs.

Shoot, for a second chance to win, visit the Handwerks site and leave a second comment with your favorite yarn/colorway combo.

Here”s a pic of the yarn, in case you’re not convinced yet to enter:

Handwerks Sumac

Handwerks 3-ply 100% Superwash Merino yarn, 480 yds/100gm in Sumac.

So, up to 2 separate comments, left on this blog post, one with favorite pattern(s) &/or article(s), and one with favorite yarn/colorway combo from Handwerks, for 2 chances to win, both with a way to contact you (either a blog address or your Ravelry name is fine).

I’m also going to have a contest on my Ravelry group for at least one (probably more) pattern collection download(s);  all you have to do for that one is be a current member of my Ravelry group.  I’ll be posting that in the next day or so in the Rav group, keep an eye out.

For the blog contest, I’ll do the random number generator thing after midnight PST Wednesday August 11th to pick a winner.  I’ll post the winners on  Thursday August 12th.

If I’ve not heard from the winners by midnight PST August 14th, I’ll repeat the random number generator and post on August 15th.

Thanks for playing, and good luck!!!

99 comments… add one
  • Amy August 5, 2010, 6:47 am

    I love the autumn leaves cowl and hat.

  • Amy August 5, 2010, 6:48 am

    I love the Salinas colorway!

  • Jolene (JoboDesigns on Ravelry) August 5, 2010, 7:43 am

    I love both the de-Lovely Mitts and Winterlilies Shawl… and the socks in this issue are great too!

  • Lauren August 5, 2010, 7:44 am

    I adore this magazine. Thanks for introducing me to it!
    My faves are Fall Back (very pretty!) and the Dick Van Dyke cowl and wrist warmers.

  • captain sharmie August 5, 2010, 8:36 am

    oh wow! this is amazing.

    my favourite article is the one on reading charts. what a help! i didn’t realize some things were standard. i would love to get a chart making program, too.

    i’m also in love with the adorable cover.

  • captain sharmie August 5, 2010, 8:37 am

    aaand my favourite colourway… i’m torn between dove and seaside. green is my go-to, i love it no matter what! but there’s something about that grey….


  • Lizbert August 5, 2010, 8:41 am

    I love the Jera socks

  • Lizbert August 5, 2010, 8:41 am

    My favorite colorway is the Weathered Copper

  • Nicole August 5, 2010, 8:42 am

    I had never seen this magazine before! I am smitten with the De-Lovely Mittens AND the Autumn Leaves Cowl & Hat. I am on a major shawl/cowl/hat kick right now anyways. I am PurlVerde on Ravelry, thanks for the chance to win!

  • Nicole August 5, 2010, 8:43 am

    I had also never seen this yarn! Monterey Cyprus is beautiful, green is my favorite color, but I am torn between that and Sea Side. Beautiful!

  • Kristen August 5, 2010, 9:02 am

    I think the article about choosing sweater yarn is the most interesting to me. I have yet to make a sweater but I’m tempted to give it a try.

  • KJo August 5, 2010, 9:21 am

    I like the Jera sock pattern, the Argentine Sweater, winter lilies and the tutorial on making knitting charts.
    KJo on Ravelry

  • KJo August 5, 2010, 9:24 am

    As for color, either Chocolate Souffle or Violet Asters
    Thank you, for holding such an awesome giveaway!

    KJo on Ravelry

  • Susan August 5, 2010, 9:45 am

    So many choices! May favorite article was Chart Making 101. I liked all the socks, the Bolla Bag, and As Sweet as Honey Baby Blanket

  • Susan August 5, 2010, 9:46 am

    I particularly like the Aubergine colorway.

    zuzon58 on Ravelry

  • tami August 5, 2010, 10:24 am

    I love the sweet as honey baby blanket. I have a friend that would be very happy to get that as a gift for her grandbaby.
    squiggi on ravelry

  • Julia August 5, 2010, 10:25 am

    I love the jellyfish mittens 🙂 they’d be super cute on my 2 yr old daughter hehe… i also loved the charting article

  • tami August 5, 2010, 10:25 am

    love that seaside yarn. It really does remind me of the seaside!

  • Julia August 5, 2010, 10:26 am

    As for the colors, I LOVE!!! the Monterey Cypress and the Dove… Beautiful

  • ikkinlala August 5, 2010, 10:57 am

    I loved the article on making charts. I have a pattern I’ve been procrastinating about writing up, and this made it look a lot easier.

    I’m NicoleS on Ravelry.

  • ikkinlala August 5, 2010, 10:59 am

    I love the Handwerks Necessary Sock in Walnut.

    I’m NicoleS on Ravelry.

  • Heather Jackson August 5, 2010, 11:50 am

    I hadn’t found this magazine yet thanks for introducing me to it. I love the Winterlilies shawl and the Clover socks. I also loved the Handwerks So soft sock in Asian Pear. Beautiful.

    lotsofhermies on ravelry

  • Julie Z. August 5, 2010, 12:42 pm

    Think I like the mitts the best. They are my current favorite things to knit. But many others attracted my attention, too.

  • Nikki August 5, 2010, 1:52 pm

    The “Chart Making 101” article is my favorite –what a great way to get started!

    UnraveldLibrarian on Ravelry

  • Nikki August 5, 2010, 1:53 pm

    I can’t decide if Seaside or Aubergine is my favorite colorway! They’re both lovely.

    UnraveldLibrarian on Ravelry

  • Anne Anderson August 5, 2010, 2:12 pm

    I like the Acuminate Cabled Lace Shrug, and —-

  • Heather P August 5, 2010, 2:33 pm

    De-Lovely jumped out at me first and then the socks (can’t just choose one though.%))

  • Heather P August 5, 2010, 2:34 pm

    So many lovely colorways of Handwerks. Top 2 picks – Chocolate souffle and Lipstick

  • Katie August 5, 2010, 2:55 pm

    I love Knitcircus. My favorite pattern in #11 is the Dickie Van Dyke Cowl and Armwarmers. Thanks for this extra generous giveaway! kt.may12(at)gmail(dot)com.

  • Katie August 5, 2010, 3:30 pm

    I think that Milkweed colorway is really lovely and I think it would be extra gorgeous in Handwerks Silky Sock. Thanks again. kt.may12(at)gmail(dot)com.

  • Knitttingdancer August 5, 2010, 3:34 pm

    I like the De-Lovely fingerless mitts pattern. I think “In the Clover” socks are pretty.

    Knittingdancer on Ravelry

  • Knittingdancer August 5, 2010, 3:36 pm

    I love the color of “Misty Morning” in the So Soft Cashmere. I think it would make a lovely pair of the De-Lovely fingerless mitts.

    Knittingdancer on Ravelry

  • RobbingPeter August 5, 2010, 3:52 pm

    I am torn between the Bola Bag and the Tire Tracks sweater – both are awesome. Actually, there are many lovely things in there.

    vox8 on Ravelry.

  • Rachelle August 5, 2010, 4:23 pm

    My favourite article is the one on making your own charts, I’ve printed that one off!
    Sewsable on Rav

  • Rachelle August 5, 2010, 4:27 pm

    In the yarns I love Chokeberry in So-soft-sock, yummo!
    Sewsable on Rav

  • Jan L August 5, 2010, 5:32 pm

    Since I’m a great one for one skein quick projects, I’d really love to make the De-Lovely wrist warmers. I’m glad I viewed the magazine as it has really grown since I first saw one of their earliest issues. Lots of great articles and appealing patterns.

  • Darcy August 5, 2010, 7:29 pm

    “Chart Making 101″ and the “Acuminate Cabled Lace Shrug” love cables and the “As Sweet As Honey Blanket” and I love Cat Bordi I have most of her books and use her on-line youtube video’s when Iam knitting very helpful as Iam in The desert on an AFB and no shops close by so I buy and do everything on-line so I love this Magazine:) thankyou for this drawing.Hugs Darcy Rav ID knottyknitter40

  • Darcy August 5, 2010, 7:32 pm

    I love Violet Asters and Seaside and The Sumac is gorgeous it is really hard to choose just one color:)Hugs Darcy knottyknitter40

  • Samantha August 5, 2010, 8:19 pm

    I quite like the De-Lovely mitts and also the Dickie Van Dyke Cowl & Armwarmers. But, given that I’m going to become an aunt for the first time, I really dig Zoom and As Sweet As Honey Baby Blanket.

  • Samantha August 5, 2010, 8:23 pm

    Sonoran Sunset Silky Sock looks scrumptious as does Satsuma Oranges DK.

  • Sona aka ssri17@ravelry August 5, 2010, 10:55 pm

    I love the As sweet as honey blanket and the warmers.

    Got to say that i love the sumac the best.

    Happy Blogging!

  • bookwormofdjibouti August 5, 2010, 11:34 pm

    De-Lovely is de-lovely!

    -bookwormdjibouti on Ravelry

  • bookwormofdjibouti August 5, 2010, 11:37 pm

    And all the colorways of Handwerks are lovely, but the Sock Plus 8 in Berry Pie really stood out.

    -bookwormdjibouti on Rav

  • Teish August 6, 2010, 4:40 am

    I fell in love with the pattern for Zoom as soon as I saw it! It would look adorable on my boys!

  • Teish August 6, 2010, 4:41 am

    I checked out Handwerks website and love, Love, LOVE the Chocolate Souffle colorway! It looks so good!

  • Katey August 6, 2010, 6:01 am

    Oh my — I’d never seen this magazine!! I loved In the Clover Socks, your De-Lovely Mitts, Jera socks, your Beachcomber Vest, the Winterlilies shawl and As Sweet as Honey Baby Blanket. Wow! Wow! Wow! I got a subscription!!

    And do you have Tonkinese kitties? I am a Tonk lover and have two currently. At max, we had four and last year we lost two of our beloved boys. 🙁 I don’t think I’m still recovered from that!

    Lovely colorways on the Handewerks site — Tomato Garden, Heathered Copper and Chocolate Souffle are some of my favorites!!

  • Karen August 6, 2010, 7:58 am

    I really liked the article on using word to make charts. I’m such a geek. But I really liked the Jera sock pattern so pretty.
    This is a new Magazine to me I love it.

  • Karen August 6, 2010, 8:03 am

    Love the Handiwerks Classic sock colorway Cherry wine and Early morning light All of them are very pretty though!

  • Marianna August 6, 2010, 1:58 pm

    Love the article on sweater yarn. Very timely for me!

  • Kate/Massachusetts August 6, 2010, 3:43 pm

    Too hard to choose just one! I like most everything in this issue! But, by enie, menie, meine, mo, I chose the De-Lovely fingerless mitts pattern. Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway!

  • Erin B August 6, 2010, 8:11 pm

    Oh I love the Fall Back Pattern. With such strong horizontal lines you can really create different looks by pinning it differently.

    CDNBacon on Rav.

  • Erin B August 6, 2010, 8:14 pm

    Oh I love the Sonoran Sunset colourway in the classic sock yarn.

    CDNBacon on Ravelry.

  • Nadine B August 6, 2010, 8:36 pm

    The winter lilies shawl is my favorite. I am obsessed with the designer and the style of shawl.

  • Kitten With A Whiplash August 6, 2010, 9:13 pm

    My favorite pattern is Stone Henley, because it’s always nice to see a great men’s sweater pattern, and my favorite article is on picking yarn for a sweater.

  • Kitten With A Whiplash August 6, 2010, 9:15 pm

    My favorite from Handwerks is the Foothills DK. Super colorway.

  • Sharon August 7, 2010, 1:40 am

    Well, of course your pattern is one of my faves along with the article by Wendy Johnson on chart making. Congrats to you!!!

  • Connie August 7, 2010, 2:18 pm

    The article on choosing a sweater yarn was great!

    greyowl on ravelry

  • One Sheep August 7, 2010, 2:57 pm

    I also enjoyed the article on picking yarn for a sweater. It’s such a large investment, in $$, time and emotions, it pays to start off on the right foot.

  • One Sheep August 7, 2010, 2:59 pm

    I love the Necessary Sock Weathered Copper colorway at Handwerks, and would love to see it in their other bases as well.

  • Jeanpen August 7, 2010, 6:57 pm

    I enjoyed the interview with Cat Borhdi and also the Choose it and Use it – very informative.

  • Jeanpen August 7, 2010, 7:03 pm

    Pinot Noir and Weathered Copper were gorgeous, but looking at their website there wasn’t a bad colorway in the bunch.

  • StaceyKnitsIt ravelry August 8, 2010, 7:14 am

    I most like the Autumn Leaves Hat, 2nd In the Clove Socks. 3rd choice is His & Hers Socks.
    Beautiful yarn!

  • StaceyKnitsIt ravelry August 8, 2010, 7:18 am

    Lots of great sock yarn! I love the Necessary Sock Hidden Cove and Tomato Garden best!

  • Alystyn August 8, 2010, 1:50 pm

    I can’t decide between two patterns! I love the Fall Back cardigan AND I love the Winter Lilies Shawl!

    –Alystyn on Ravelry

  • Alsytyn August 8, 2010, 1:52 pm

    The Handwerks site is full of beautiful yarn, but what caught my eye the most was the So-Soft Cashmere Violet Asters. BEAUTIFUL!!!

    –Alystyn on Ravelry

  • Emily August 8, 2010, 2:38 pm

    I think I like Fall Back the best, it’s both interesting and pretty!
    jenniem on Rav

  • Emily August 8, 2010, 2:41 pm

    I also like Asian Pear and Violet Asters colorways on the Handwerks site.
    jenniem on Rav

  • Janet Briggs August 8, 2010, 3:41 pm

    Winter Lilies is my favourite!!

  • Janet Briggs August 8, 2010, 3:43 pm

    Tropical Seas closely followed by Ruby are my favourites in the Handwerks colours!!

  • RobbingPeter August 8, 2010, 7:45 pm

    Now that I have mastered reading comprehension … 😉

    I am totally torn between Seaside Silky Sock and Seacliff Sock plus 8. They are very close and both are calling to me.

    vox8 @ Ravelry

  • Selena August 8, 2010, 10:14 pm

    From the Fall Issue of Knitcircus i loved two pattern the most: S. Tallent pattern De-Lovely and A. Altaras socks Jera. There are lots of other lovely patterns too, ofcourse!

    @ Ravelry: SelenaR

  • Selena August 8, 2010, 10:16 pm

    and if I choosed the yarn from Handwerks, than it would certanly be : Sonaran Sunset! Such a lovely colour!

    @ Ravelry: SelenaR

  • Kristy Handley August 8, 2010, 11:16 pm

    The article on Chart making is amazing!!

  • Kristy Handley August 8, 2010, 11:18 pm

    The Aubergine colorway is just lovely!

  • Knittingdancer on Ravelry August 9, 2010, 8:20 am

    My favorite pattern is the De-Lovely fingerless mitts. If I knit socks, it would have been the “In the Clover” sock pattern.

  • Knittingdancer on Ravlery August 9, 2010, 8:21 am

    I think “Milkweed” colorway in the So Soft Cashmere yarn would make a beautiful pair of the De-Lovely fingerless mitts.

  • Blue Gal / Fran Langum August 9, 2010, 2:35 pm

    I loved the Choose it and Use it. Excellent issue this time around!

  • Joy L August 9, 2010, 5:42 pm

    I found the article on choosing the right yarn for a sweater to be very helpful. I’m still a lower case “k” knittter and stuff like that comes in handy. Favorite pattern is the Dickie Van Dyke cowl and armwarmers.

    jeighelle on ravelry

  • Joy L August 9, 2010, 5:48 pm

    The Sonoran Sunset is gorgeous!

  • Suzie August 9, 2010, 8:36 pm

    The Beachcomber Vest really appeals to me as do the His & Hers Socks! I plan to go back and have a more thourough read of the chartmaking article as well.

    Suzie – DeepCreek on Ravelry

  • Suzie August 9, 2010, 8:51 pm

    So many beautiful colors!! I have actually managed to fondle some Handwerks yars – and knit a pair of socks from Necessary Sock – and can attest that it is lovely. Although there are many contenders – I think my favorite is So-Soft-Sock Night (followed closely by Chokeberry, Milkweed and Misty Morning!) Mmmmmm.

    Suzie – DeepCreek on Ravelry

  • prague loop August 10, 2010, 2:44 am

    i like the his and hers socks – versatile, wearable, pretty and interesting to knit but not too difficult.

  • Heide August 10, 2010, 6:01 pm

    What’s not to love about a publication that has cookie recipies, knitting patterns and sewing patterns. Heaven would be a Celtic Memories bag full of Mmmolasses crinkles!

  • nicky August 10, 2010, 11:42 pm

    Love the Felted mittens for the little one. Will need to make a couple of pairs for my chldren.

    livin4fishin On Ravelry.

  • nicky August 10, 2010, 11:44 pm

    Love the Sonoran Sunset colorway. Reminds me of our desert here in nevada.

  • chana August 11, 2010, 4:07 am

    Oh, as a confirmed lace nut of course I adore the Winter Lilies pattern. Lace and beads. Yum. And Wendy Johnson’s article Chart Making 101 – exactly what I need!

  • chana August 11, 2010, 4:09 am

    So many gorgeous yarns! In the silky sock yarn I really love the Salinas colourway. Although I would love to knit some socks from the Pinot Noir necessary sock yarn!

  • Karen August 11, 2010, 7:45 am

    How is it I’ve never heard of this great magazine? Yikes! Hard to choose a favorite pattern, but I think September in Colorado is the one I’d knit first.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    sweatergoddess on Ravelry

  • Karen August 11, 2010, 7:49 am

    Also very hard to choose a Handwerks colorway, but So-Soft-Sock in Violet Asters is OMG-gorgeous!

    sweatergoddess on Ravelry

  • Melissa August 11, 2010, 3:11 pm

    I think I am in love with Winter Lilies! And OHH! the As Sweet As Honey Baby Blanket is ADORABLE! I hope you are well and I wish you happy knitting!

  • Karen O August 11, 2010, 5:25 pm

    While I love your beachcomber sweater, I tend to knit things that are one-size-fits-all. I LOVE the Jera socks. I wish I could download one pattern at a time instead of the entire magazine (yes, I took the survey and said so!).

  • Kelly Zehr August 11, 2010, 9:57 pm

    I like the His and Hers Socks. I keep trying to find a nice pattern for the hubby and this one looks like it might be just the thing.

  • Axta(ravelry) August 16, 2010, 5:52 am

    I love the ‘Winter Lilies’ pattern 🙂

  • Axta (ravelry) August 16, 2010, 5:53 am

    I love the yarn shade ‘Lipstick’ 🙂

  • Robin September 2, 2010, 3:46 pm

    Oh, what a generous contest! My favorite pattern is the raspberry mittens, though I’m intrigued by the “coming soon” butterfly mitts. 🙂

  • Robin September 2, 2010, 3:47 pm

    Favorite colorway – cashemere/Monterey Cyprus!

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