Giveaway! Knitter’s Pride Nova Interchangeable Starter Set

This needle sampler set is a great way to try out three different needle types before you invest in an entire interchangeable set.

Please watch the entire video for instructions on how to enter the giveaway. This contest is open to international viewers (customs charges may apply outside the US). The contest is open until July 11, 2013; and the winner will be announced in video on July 11, 2013. Winner will be chosen by random number generator.

This starter set can be purchased on Amazon.

In the US and Canada, you can find a Knitter’s Pride retailer here.
Outside the US and Canada, you can find a Knitter’s Pride (Knit Pro) retailer here.

The sweater on the mannequin is my Learn to Knit a Women’s Sweater, pattern + video tutorial.

73 comments on “Giveaway! Knitter’s Pride Nova Interchangeable Starter Set

  1. I love your videos! They’ve been very helpful for me to learn new skills and brush up on old ones!

    I realise this might be a bit outside of the scope of a single video, but I would love to see a series of videos that break down fair-isle techniques. I would love to try it, but it looks so complicated that I haven’t gotten up the nerve yet!

    Thank you so much for making this site available!

  2. I love the tutorials…being an intermediate knitter, I was interested in your reviews of type of needle YOU prefer. My question is being an intermediate knitter, primarily basic lace and the typical sweater/scarf knitter, does the interchangeable set, with a medium to sharp tip differ from a kit that is sharp tip only? I like the feel of metal for ease of use with all yarn types, including bulky, but am looking for a “complete” set of needle ranges from a 2-13, cord length 16″-+…does one set offer this complete range that you recommend that I’d use a sharp point set? I am attempting socks, my current albatross, which require smaller sizes and cord length. In addition, I’ve heard good and bad regarding clip on sets and screw down sets…
    Again, many thanks to your helpful, insightful videos.

  3. I am a subscriber. Thank you for the great videos.
    I would like to see a tutorial for the Nantucket Jacket by Norah Gaughan, or Brookline sweater by Elizabeth McCarten.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  4. I have never tried interchangeable needles before, but would like to very much. I really like to felt bags and hats. I would like to see a video on matching hat and bag that I could felt. Thanks.

  5. I LOVE your tutorials and would suggest you post instructions on the Lizard Ridge Afghan by Laura Aylor!
    Most amazing project but can be a bit confusing and daunting to get started.

  6. Love love your videos. I save them all for future reference.
    I would like to see a video on how to make a top-down no seam open front short sweater/schrug without yo’s at the shoulders. Is this possible?
    Thank you,

  7. Thanks for all the great videos. I would like to see a tutorial on double knitting. Thanks!

  8. Hi Staci! Love your videos and I watch them over and over. I love knitting things for the holidays, any not just Christmas (going to do the stockings after I complete the toddler sweater). I would like to see more things that are holiday oriented, maybe do some ornaments. Thank you. Happy gauging.

  9. I have watched your videos over and over again. The number one reason is that I always learn something new and secondly, I just love to watch you knit.
    I have been struggling to make a sweater that fits. I would love to see the process you use to design a sweater. Maybe I’m avoiding the math but I know that this is a huge problem for many knitters. I just finished the Textured circular shrug and it was huge on me so a friend is the proud recipient of the shrug. Its frustrating to spend that much time and money for something that doesn’t fit. Well, it always fits someone, just not the intended person.
    Thank you for your weekly videos.

  10. I would like to have a tutorial on toy making, specifically jointed toys. Rainebo Designs has a nice bunny collection and I’m a little hesitant to try a jointed toy. Can you help ? Please?

    I love your tutorials and help features already.

  11. Gosh Staci, you have already put so much valuable information at our finger tips it is hard to think of something you haven’t covered in your awesome tutorials. Maybe a video or two on design basics and how to alter a pattern that has special stitches such as yarn overs or cables so that we get a perfect fit. I always get hung up on the math. Thanks for all the work you put into your videos, I watch them over and over.

  12. Would love to check out these needles. I have a dear friend that is about to start knitting and I think this would be ideal for her. Thanks for all your videos. I recommend them to others all the time.

  13. I have never tried this brand of needle so this would be a great way to try them out. I have already written to you about the the Dreambird shawl which I think is beautiful. The long feather patterns are very interesting. You had mentioned you would look into pattern so I hope you do and I hope you like it.

  14. I am a bit new to this site and I am still looking through all your videos. I noticed you talked about the metal needles most. What do you think of acrylic, square or triangle needles? I have used metal and bamboo.

  15. I really appreciate your willingness to publish so many tutorials. When looking for help on a knitting subject, I often check out your lists to see if you have done a tutorial on it. You are very clear on your instructions and demonstrations and leave little room for confusion. To that end, I would like to see a tutorial on how to read charts. They seem to be so confusing, especially since I am not a visual learner. Looking forward to what you have for us next!

  16. I would like to see how to knit socks, when you knit the top and then the sole so you can repair them easier.

  17. I too would love to see a video on short rows. It seams there is so much that can be done with them, and they look great – when done properly. Love that Rill scarf as well.

  18. Hi Staci, I would love a tutorial in Tunisian Crochet for your Lone Star Baby Afghan. I want to make one for my girls since Texas is our current stop on the Army train of moves. Thank you, Stephanie.

  19. Hi Staci. I have just discovered your wonderful site via your Downton Hat video on Knitsofacto. Thanks so much. You have given me the confidence to knit this gorgeous hat. I am hoping I will look like the Downton girls when I wear it. LOL. I would love to see a video on Intarsia knitting. I get myself into such a mess when I try this.

  20. I’d love to see a tutorial on the Yggdrasil afghan, by Lisa Jacobs, from Knitting Daily. I’ve downloaded the pattern, checked for errors, and read online questions/comments about trouble folks have had. This project is so beautiful; I’d love to knit it, but it’s a bit daunting for me without some help. A tutorial from you would be fantastic!

  21. Hi Staci,
    Thank you for all your wonderful clear videos; they’ve been so helpful ! I’ve been interested in the swirl (or circular) sweater patterns of Sandra McIver. I’d like to request a series of video tutorials on how to make one of those.

  22. Hi Staci,

    I left a comment earlier today but don’t see it here so…..I’d love to see you do a Christmas stocking with a name either knitted in or duplicated and a few charted scenes down the leg ending up with the kitchener stitch to close the toe. I am a consistently tight knitter so I’d love to try the Knitter’s Pride needle set. Thanks for all your fabulous tutorials, they’re all great!

  23. Hi Staci
    You are a great teacher thank you! I find my biggest knitting issue is reading patterns they often seem like they are written in Latin ( a dead language) and I am easily lost and usually give up or make it up as I go along. Can you make a video to help me?
    Thanks 😉

  24. I am just getting back into knitting. I had some yarn and have decided to knit my kids some bed socks. Thanks to your fantastic videos I am well on my way. Love your great blog and videos.

  25. You are a wonderful teacher. I would like to see more tutorials on beaded knitting. I admire how you simplify and clarify what seems to be complex knitting instructions. I love your sock videos.

  26. Thanks for the clear instructions and patterns. It’s fun to watch you on video, especially when your wonderful humor is showing! I would love to see a pattern for a warm hooded ruana.

  27. I would love to see a tutorial on lifelines since I want to get into knitting lace. I love tutorials! Thanks to you, I now know how to knit an iCard.

  28. I get your updates by email. I love to knit but don’t get much time for it. I’d like to see a video on short rows.

  29. Hi Staci. I had my first knitting class yesterday at a local yarn shop and my instructor highly recommended you for practice at home and learning more about knitting before my next class. I am a beginner and would like some practical tips like how do you get circular needles untwisted? What is the best way to care for needles and which would work best for a beginner? I found your tutorial on the Nova tips to be quite interesting. There is so much I don’t know that I am sure I am not the best for recommending a tutorial, but I do have a lot of questions. Getting ready to watch your beginners tutorials since I forgot much or what I learned yesterday. Thanks for providing these tutorials. I can’t wait to move to the next level with knitting.

  30. Hi Karen – to answer your first question, I recommend wood or bamboo straight needles (not circulars) for beginners. If you are going to use circulars, I recommend a good brand like Knit Picks, Knitter’s Pride, or Addi. These brands have high-quality needles and cords, and there really isn’t an issue of the cords being unruly.

    If you’re just learning to knit, you can benefit from the videos I have on the most basic stitches:

    Or you can learn these basic stitches in a project (your first scarf):

    Good luck!
    S t a c i

  31. Love your helpful videos. How about a series of cowls? There are so many great ones out there to choose from. Here’s a few in my que:
    Gaptastic cowl-
    Bandana cowl-
    Strawberry jam neck wrap-
    Double take cowl/hat-
    Spiral cowl-
    …and about 50 others!

  32. Enjoy your tutorials. Would like to see one on beginning lace. Thanks for the give away.

  33. I always check your videos first when I need to learn a new technique. You are a gifted teacher! You might consider a video just on sweater sleeves—picking up additional stitches under the arms so as not to have holes and how to knit the sleeves on magic loop or dpns, and how to set in sleeves that are knit separately. Some other video ideas: K2togK1; how to place an afterthought lifeline in a lace pattern; 2-at-a-time socks. Truly, it’s difficult to come up with techniques you haven’t already covered!! Thanks so much for your videos.

  34. I love all your instructional videos. You make an effort to really show the detail of every stitch and how to make it. I am always looking for new patterns to knit and belong in a knitting group where I live. We try to make different things for charity in our community. Right now we are working on shawls for the nursing homes. My daughter also is a new knitter and really enjoys your videos. You are a great teacher!!!!Many thanks go out to you!!!!

  35. Your tutorials are one of the places, if not the first, that I go to for any help in my knitting and you always have the answer I am looking for. Your tutorials have helped me to help others in a knitting group I attend; we have knitters of all skill levels.

    I did not see a specific tutorial on your list for this, but your list is long and comprehensive, so I may have missed it. I am a short, heavy woman and would love to get some help on adapting patterns to fit me. My torso is not the average length or circumference. How do I figure the math to fit me? I don’t do sweaters because they never seem to fit me and there are so many great patterns out there. I guess I am intimidated by a lot of the skills needed for sweaters in general. Thanks!

  36. Love your helpful tutorials. How about . . .how to knit a bathing suit. Bet you don’t have that one:)

  37. I would love to see a men’s Aran sweater ! From how to choose the yarn to sizing to fitting, to knitting. A very simple number of cables down the front( no more than 3) and a simple continuation of the pattern down the sleeve. I made one for my husband, and it turn out nice, but it fit too tight, even with constant trying on. I used fishermans yarn, and it seems not to hang nice. I haven’t been knitting long, but I am enjoying it so much. Love your videos. Yours are the first I go to. Thanks for all the good advice!

  38. I found written instructions, but not a video, on how to knit I-cord with cording inside. I was thinking to do this to make the handles of a bag more sturdy and less stretchy. And what about felting such handles? How would you calculate the shrinkage that occurs with felting?

    I have also seen a twisted i-cord used as edging and it was applied i-cord, not hand-sewn on after. (blue & gold i-cords twisted along the edge). Do you know how that is done?

    Thanks for all the great videos.

  39. Thanks for your wonderful videos. They’re very easy to follow and informative. I would like to see a tutorial on fitting or how to maybe figure a pattern when you want to use a different weight yarn. Am not sure if the patterns you have for sweaters have this in them, but would like to see how to do sleeves that are picked up from the shoulder and probably worked with short rows rather than sewing them in after knitting separately. Thanks.

  40. Hi
    Staci, I am knitting a shawl I am a bit confused the key stitch chart say’s No stitch for the first three stitch the cast on is a TAB CO I know how to do that cast on but I don’t no what to do when it’s say’s NO STITCH.HELP

    Thank You SS. (:>)

  41. I am so excited to delve deeper into knitting. I am by far an amateur but I love to try new things and step out of my comfort zone.
    These interchangeable needles look so much fun to try new and exciting things.

  42. What a wonderful prize; these needles would certainly be very useful and would be a great chance to try them out.

    I am AMAZED at how many different subjects are covered in your videos and, right now, I am unable to come up with a suggestion that you haven’t already covered! Hope that doesn’t disqualify me from being picked at random!

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  43. My comment for the giveaway:
    I’d love to see some ideas for children’s knitted/crocheted items that use neon colors that don’t overwhelm the smallish items.

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