We have a winner!
AMR, please email me at apalmer at interweave.com to claim your free copy of New American Knits and yarn.
We've been busy here in Knitscene Central, putting the final touches on Knitscene Fall and trying to keep our heads from spinning at the awesome reception Knitscene Accessories has gotten.
I don't really have anything Knitscene to show at the moment because I don't want to spoil the Fall preview (soooooooon, my precious), but I did want to talk about New American Knits.
Frequent Knitscene and Interweave Knits contributor Amy Christoffers designed 20 new patterns, a mix of garments and accessories, for her collection. In Amy's own words, "New American Knits is about applying traditional knitting skills and textile motifs to contemporary wearable knitting. It is nostalgic but not vintage, with textures and colorwork motifs adapted and applied with an eye toward creating a modern wardrobe." Each project is named after an American artist who inspires Amy—here's a little peek at all of the patterns in the book, and you can pre-order it (on sale, even!) or download the digital edition right this minute.
I fell in love with this book when I saw the cover image for the first time. The Nevelson Lace Pullover is simply perfect, and completely epitomizes Amy's aesthetic. Classic, easy to knit, and wearable for any body type, I knew I had to have this sweater. And now, I've got the yarn to knit it—some delicious Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport in the Farwell color.
More importantly, you can too! The wonderful folks at Lorna's Laces have donated enough Shepherd Sport to make the any of the pattern sizes (roughly 36¾–48¼" bust circumference) in patina, the color of the sample in the book. And I'm sending one lucky winner all of this beautiful yarn and a copy of New American Knits so you can knit the Nevelson Lace Pullover.
This could be yours!
To enter the contest, leave a comment below and tell me what you look for in a garment pattern. Are you anti- or pro-seaming? Like lace elements? Drool over clever colorwork? Let me know which garment techniques appeal to you in a comment to this post and on June 20, 2014, our panel of judges will pick one winner for best tip from the entered comments. Check back on June 20 to see if you’ve won. The Contest begins on June 12, 2014, 3:00 p.m. and ends June 20, 2014, 1:59 9.m. Eastern Time ("ET"). Due to the variety of rules regulating contests worldwide, we can only select winners from entrants that are U.S. residents (excluding Puerto Rico), 18 years old or older at the time of entry; and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec). Read the official contest rules here.
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My apologies to anyone who can't enter this contest—I don't make the rules but I do have to abide by them.
Until next time, happy knitting!