Giveaway! Knitter’s Pride Nova Platina Interchangeable Deluxe Set

Since not everyone can win, you can find these needles for sale here.

You are welcome to comment here, but to enter the contest, please comment on the YouTube watch page.

Please watch the entire video for instructions on how to enter the giveaway. This contest is open to US and international viewers (customs charges may apply outside the US). The contest is open until 12:01 am (US Central Time), June 1, 2016; and the winner will be announced in video on June 2, 2016. The winning comment will be chosen by random number generator.

Tesserino Cowl

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Many thanks to Louet for sponsoring this free pattern and video tutorial! The Tesserino Cowl looks complicated to knit – it is a surprisingly simple slipped-stitch pattern, appropriate for advanced beginners (knitters comfortable with basic stitches, and getting good and even tension).

Click HERE to sign up for the Louet mailing list and get your free pattern. Just enter your email address, and your pattern will be emailed to you. (It is mailed instantly and automatically, but please give it a few minutes. Also be sure to check your spam folder if you do not see it.)

Tesserino Cowl can be found HERE on Ravelry – be sure to like and queue!

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Yarn: Louet Gems Worsted Weight, 100% Merino Wool
Smaller Size – one skein each of two colors
Larger Size – two skeins each of two colors
Needles: US 6 [4 mm] 24 (32)” circular knitting needles
Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle
Gauge: 17 sts x 20 rows = 4” in pattern after blocking Note: Gauge is not essential for this pattern, but differences in gauge will affect the overall size of your cowl and the amount of yarn required.

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You can see the colors of the Louet Gems Worsted yarn on their website here.

This cowl is designed by Mari Chiba, you can see more of her designs here on Ravelry.

Information on things you’ll see in this video:

The Gems colors I used in my cowl are Pewter and Champagne.

The needles I used for demonstration in the video are Knitter’s Pride 16″ circulars from different interchangeable sets. (The needles I used to knit my cowl were 24″ circulars.)

The stitch markers I used can be found here.

The nail polish I’m wearing is by Julep, color “Janie”.

Portuguese Knitting Style

Even if you’re perfectly happy with the way you knit, I encourage you to give this video a looksie. Portuguese knitting is kind of mind-blowing, and the resulting stitches are identical to Continental/English/American knitting, which means you can work a row of Portuguese knitting or purling in your current project, if you like.

The needles I’m using for demonstration are Knitter’s Pride Bamboo DPNs.

The pink yarn I’m using is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky, in color Crush.

The nail polish I’m wearing is by Julep, color “Janie”.

My silver ring is actually a knitting needle gauge, and can be found here.

SKEINO Spring Bloom Cardi Tutorial

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Wondering what to knit as the weather warms? This lace cardi is good for both knitting and wearing in warmer weather. The yarn in the Spring Bloom Cardi kit is a merino/bamboo blend, which gives great definition to the lace stitches, and a little sheen from the bamboo.

To get your Spring Bloom Cardi kit and follow along with the video tutorial, visit the SKEINO site here.

The free pattern can be found here on Ravelry, be sure to like and queue!

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SKEINO ships from the US, to locations worldwide.

Information on things you’ll see in the video:

The colorway I used on my sweater is Purple Iris.

The colorway in the finished sweater example is Shamrock.

The stitch markers I used can be found here.

The needles I used are Knitter’s Pride Platinas.

The nail polish I’m wearing is by Julep, color “Janie”.

SKEINO Spring Bloom Cardi Kit Giveaway

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To see the colorways available in the Spring Bloom Cardi kit or to purchase a kit, visit the SKEINO site here.

You can download a copy of the free pattern on the Spring Bloom Cardi Ravelry page.

SKEINO ships from the US, to locations worldwide.

Please watch the entire video for instructions on how to enter the giveaway. This contest is open to US and international viewers (customs charges may apply outside the US). The contest is open until 12:01 am (US Central Time), May 9, 2016; and the winners will be announced in video on May 10, 2016. The winning email addresses will be chosen by random number generator.

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Giveaway! Knitter’s Pride Platina Cubics Needle Set

Since not everyone can win, you can find these needles for sale here.

You’re welcome to comment here, but please click through to the YouTube watch page to enter the giveaway.

Please watch the entire video for instructions on how to enter the giveaway. This contest is open to US and international viewers (customs charges may apply outside the US). The contest is open until 12:01 am (US Central Time), May 4, 2016; and the winner will be announced in video on May 5, 2016. The winning email address will be chosen by random number generator.

Curling Neckwarmer

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Many thanks to A Good Yarn Sarasota and their Purl Diver Exclusive Color Club subscription kit. Follow the links below for more information on the subscription kit, yarn, and pattern.

This pattern is appropriate for advanced beginners, with help from the video tutorial below. The Curling Neckwarmer pattern also includes instructions for fingerless mitts.

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Click here for information on the Purl Diver six-month Color Club.

Click here for information on the Purl Diver monthly club.

Click here for information on getting the exclusive Pufferfish yarn colorway.

Click here for information on getting the Curling Neckwarmer & Mitts pattern by Anne Hanson on its own.

Information on things you’ll see in this video:
The stitch markers I used can be found here.

The nail polish I’m wearing is by Julep, color “Janie”.

My silver ring is actually a knitting needle gauge, and can be found here.