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Cinnamon Bay: Summer Knitcircus

The summer issue of Knitcircus went live today!  There’s me modeling Cinnamon Bay.  (Note, on me, the bodice fits snugly.  The plus sized models at Knitcircus weren’t available, so the model there is wearing it with some positive ease.)  The yarn is Blue Sky Alpacas Skinny Cotton in Island Blue.  If you’re looking for a cotton that won’t hurt your hands while knitting, here it is!  (must say the same for their worsted cotton as well….)

ETA:  A couple of you have asked about the name.  Dave & I went to St John USVI for our honeymoon (over 10 years ago!).  We rented a house, the Castle, which you seriously needed a 4WD vehicle to reach.  (We were able to go during the off season, or at least the shoulder season, can’t remember which, so it wasn’t hideously expensive.)  Cinnamon Bay is a small bay on St John.  It’s a lovely place to snorkel or just hang out.  If I recall correctly, it was there that we saw a big barracuda while snorkeling — adrenaline rush!

As promised, I’m running a giveaway for 3 pattern collections and 1 subscription.  All you have to do is comment on this post with a way to contact you) by midnight PST May 11 2011.  I’d love to hear what your favorites are from the collection.  Mine?  Gosh…Marie Grace’s patterns almost make me wish for kids to knit for.  Her ganseys are classic & versatile.  Allison’s Litha hat is so pretty…I’m a sucker for twisted stitches.  And Kieran Foley’s Mughal shawl…just wow.   And that’s just to start…

And…isn’t the cover just stunning??

34 comments… add one
  • Tina May 4, 2011, 6:47 pm

    Thanks Steph for a wonderful giveaway – Ravelry Id: Peacefullyknttng

    I love Alison’s Litha, Chriss’s Isis and your Cinnamon Bay — congratulations to all designers, your work is gorgeous!

  • Krissy Camposano May 4, 2011, 6:55 pm

    It’s nice to see patterns for us full figured women!

  • Laura Nelkin May 4, 2011, 7:25 pm

    I LOVE Titallating and Fannette… the whole issue is absolutely stunning and I really look forward to being able to read it in detail! There is so much content that I am truly interested in! Rav ID: LauraNelkin

  • Gale Longley May 4, 2011, 8:03 pm

    Love the color on you, looking beautiful in it to. Rav ID glongley

  • I love your Cinnamon Bay. It’s so chic. Is there a story behind the name?

  • odessa May 4, 2011, 8:42 pm

    This issue is stunning, and Cinnamon Bay is beautiful!
    Rav id:ohdessa

  • Amy S May 4, 2011, 9:33 pm

    Ooh the colour of that Cinnamon Bay is gorgeous…I love the detail on it and I love the name!

  • Megan May 5, 2011, 6:55 am

    I’d definitely love to hear the story behind the name. It sounds like a delicious location in Candyland! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • lorraine May 5, 2011, 9:01 am

    fannette is so pretty!…congrats on the pattern

  • lynn May 5, 2011, 9:32 am

    I love the photography is this edition! Patternwise Orchidea, Fannette and Saffron Baby Hat speak the loudest to me.

    Lnupermom on Ravelry

  • barbara May 5, 2011, 10:09 am

    looks good!!! barbara143 on rav

  • Kim Budash May 5, 2011, 12:32 pm

    Would love, love, love to win, please put me in for the drawing. Thanks!

  • knittingdancer on Ravelry May 5, 2011, 1:02 pm

    I like Fanette by Meliss J Goodale, Lace Cluster Wrap by Tracie Barrett, and the Saffron Baby Hat by Michelle Miller. The Cinnamon Bay pattern is very pretty.

  • ikkinlala May 5, 2011, 3:17 pm

    I love the Lonely Planet socks and the Mughal shawl (although Mughal is intimidating!).

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

  • Ruth May 5, 2011, 3:38 pm

    I really like Cinnamon Bay, Fannette, & the Spiral Star Baby Blanket! Looks like a wonderful magazine! Ravelry id ruthallbyherself

  • Lynn B May 5, 2011, 4:04 pm

    The Mughal shawl is so pretty! The magazine looks like a great read.
    Would love a chance to win in your giveaway.

  • lina May 5, 2011, 9:38 pm

    I love all the patterns (including yours!) but my favorite would have to be Mughal. It’s just so different from any other shawl I’ve been seeing lately.

  • Rachelle May 6, 2011, 2:05 am

    I love Orchidea; I’m on a shawl thing atm, but I’m only allowing myself one on the needles at a time
    sable at xtra.co.nz

  • Jasmine May 6, 2011, 2:41 am

    Orchidea is lovely!
    Goodgonegirl on Ravelry

  • Sharon M May 6, 2011, 1:10 pm

    I’m partial to sweaters, so your Cinnamon Bay pattern, and Isis are my favorites. Each issue of Knitcircus is better than the last.

  • Debbie H May 6, 2011, 6:23 pm

    My fav is the Twisted Ladder socks. I’m a sock knitting freak! Debbie in Alaska

  • Beverly May 7, 2011, 7:42 am

    It looks terrific! I was looking over your instructions in the pattern collection and I’m very impressed. I know how much work that must have taken since Mythica has a similar construction. Congrats on a lovely, and technically superior pattern! It’s going in my queue.

  • ingrid May 7, 2011, 8:54 am

    I like Dungarkness. But Celebrity tank and Cinnamon bay are also cute.

  • Mylyne May 7, 2011, 10:28 am

    The issue is filled with eye candy, but Cinnamon Bay is my pick of the whole bunch.

  • Debbie H May 7, 2011, 3:30 pm

    I also love Allison’s Litha hat . Very pretty! Thanks for the giveaway. Debbie in Alaska

  • knitmomma May 8, 2011, 1:12 am

    I love your Cinnamon Bay tank! As usual, a lovely design. I also really like the Bun Bindle by E.A. Kelley, Litha hat by Allison Haas, Mughal by Kieran Foley, and the Spiral Star Baby Blanket by Daniel Yuhas,

    Thanks so much for this giveaway, too – I’m knitmomma on Rav.

  • Ruth May 8, 2011, 4:00 pm

    Knitcircus just keeps better with each edition. My faves this time are your Cinnamon Bay top, the Isis top and the Mughal wrap. Lovely!

  • brenda May 8, 2011, 10:55 pm

    Oh I would so love to win! Thanks for the giveaway! I really like Mughal, and the Spiral Star Baby Blanket.
    I am Goodstuff on Rav.

  • adrienne May 10, 2011, 7:43 am

    i am in love with shawlettes at the moment and would love to knit fannette. your top is extremely cute, too! =D

  • Knitpim May 10, 2011, 1:26 pm

    I love the Cinnamon Bay top!
    I’m Knitpim on Ravelry aswell!

  • Deb May 10, 2011, 2:12 pm

    Just took a moment to browse this stunning and inspirational issue, firstly your Cinnamon Bay is stunning; the color choice, the workmanship and your touching story 🙂 For me, love Fanette and especially love Litha.
    My best to you and your dreams in the works, Deb (DebonairDesigns on Ravelry)

  • Nanette May 10, 2011, 3:37 pm

    What a beautiful tank and I’m so glad I saw this because I was just thinking of ordering some Skinny Cotton. Then I saw that brilliant color and if it is also easy on the hands, I’m sold!

    Nanette, who cannot seem to stop ordering yarn lately

  • Amanda May 11, 2011, 2:35 am

    So much to love in this issue!
    In particular, the Mughal is stunning, and I can see getting a ton of use out of the adorable Litha hat.
    Love the tank as well. It’s interesting seeing examples of it worn with both negative and positive ease. I think it works well both ways!

    Thanks for the contest – I’m manduh on Ravelry 🙂

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