Winner for Pattern Giveaway

Congratulations, Angelica. Check your inbox for the pattern coming soon!

And in other news, head on over to Holla Knits. They are calling for submissions for next spring!

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Holla Knits Blog Tour: Rolling Thunder

I love providing new masi|knits yarns for the Holla Knits collections. And this season is no exception. There are so many awesome patterns, I can’t decide which one to cast on first. But Rolling Thunder is one of my absolute favorites. I love how the colorwork fits so well with our new Nantucket colorways.

Detail of Rolling Thunder colorwork in masi|knits Nantucket colors – seaglass and ivy.

The overall construction and shape is also totally up my alley.

Rolling Thunder in full view.

Want a chance to win this pattern? Head over to Holla Knits for your chance! (Doh! the hazards of late night blogging…) Comment below for a chance to win the Rolling Thunder pattern (I will pick a winner in one week). And head over to Holla Knits for a chance to win a free skein of masi|knits Nantucket in Seaglass.

And be sure to keep up with the whole Holla Knits Blog Tour for lots more giveaways:

The Holla Knits Blog Tour Schedule…

Sept 17: The Sweatshop of Love

Sept 18: The Knitting Vortex

Sept 19: Unplanned Peacock

Sept 20: Knit York City

Sept 23: masi|knits

Sept 24: Wooly Wonka Fibers

Sept 25: Knittery with Doog

Sept 26: Dyeing to Knit with Yarn Love

Sept 27: Dirty Water Dyeworks

Oct 1: Rohn Strong Designs

Oct 2: Knits in Class

Oct 4: Cosmos and Cashmere

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Nantucket Colorways for Fall 2013

This fall, the Nantucket collection includes colors inspired by the New England seascape, especially in the winter.

Beaches in the fall and winter are a very New England phenomenon in my mind. Having grown up in Southern California, the thought of snow falling on sand dunes was completely foreign. But having lived in the area for nearly 20 years now, it just seems homey and lovely to imagine Christmas on the Cape and the Islands.

The colorways of masi|knits Nantucket collection are evocative of this location and feeling of being so remote yet not so far away. Colors include – seaglass, ivy, midnight, dune, cranberry, etc.

For more, see the masi|knits Fall 2013 Pinterest page.

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New Shawlette pattern for Bottoms Up yarn available on Ravelry

Shawlette

Latest (FREE) shawl pattern up on Ravelry now. Check it out, download it, and try it out. Uses two skeins (almost exactly) of Bottoms Up. I used Screwdriver for the sample.

Bottoms Up

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The new hangtags are here! The new hang tags are here!

The new hang tags are here! The new hang tags are here!

Hurrah, the new hang tags are finally here.

Hurrah, the new hang tags are finally here.

It is hard not to feel like this:

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Nachtfalter KAL

There is a really fun KAL for Nachtfalter that is happening now on Ravelry. I have decided to make a mini version for a size 6 child. (Partly to appease my daughter who seems to think that all knitting done in this house should result in another FO for her to wear, and partly to try out this pattern as quickly as possible.)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI used Bottoms Up in Grasshopper. More photos coming soon…

And I am thrilled to see all the other versions coming together as well. Especially, the two that are also using Bottoms Up in Caipirinha.

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Knitting in the Dark

I love these Light Saber knitting needles.

Light saber knitting needles

Some quick calculations (hopefully, I have done this right), means that the 3/8″ lucite rod will yield needles that are roughly 9mm/US 13. It seems like you could make smaller sizes as well. However, I think making circulars (my preferred way to knit anything, including flat pieces) might take a little more doing.

I love the idea of being able to knit in bed without having to turn the light on, though. It’s the knitter’s equivalent of the Itty Bitty Booklight.

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