Mini-Retreat and Warm Browns Giveaway

Congratulations to the winners of the Sweet 16 kickoff:

anythingbutsnow on Ravelry takes home the big prize from Signature, Sincere Sheep and Yarn Hollow;

Becasue of the large volume of entires, we upped the number of runners-up to five, so knitpurlgirl, @serendipityknit, sheepishlywinkn, CarolLynn and Mujercita all get Winter Complete Collections. Winners have all been notified.

Now for more terrific prizes, see the end of the post, but first, the Knitcircus Mini-Retreat with Amy Detjen and Susan B Anderson was lots of fun. Participants worked on the Tiny Fairy from Susan's new pattern in Knit Simple, and the afternoon students learned to knit with two hands in Amy's Stranded Knitting class!

Making a fairy body

Susan gives toy stuffing tips

Amy shows what good two-color knitting can do!


Thanks to everyone who attended, and to my parents, for lending their colorful and comfortable home!

Now, for Giveaway #2

One of the Winter pattern themes is Warm Browns, so here's a Warm Browns giveaway!


This first lucky winner will receive a skein of Rocky Mountain Dyeworks luxury  Bow Falls Fingering, and all three winners will get a Rocky Mountain dyeworks gift bag with mini-skeins

Winner #2 will take home a skein of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter yarn


and all of the winners can enjoy a Spud and Chloe favor bag with two patterns and tape measure:


And the third lucky entrant wins a set of Debra's Garden Necessary Pins Stitch markers: all the winners also receive a Needle Inventory card from Green Mountain Spinnery.


To enter, please leave a blog comment sharing some faves from one of the websites above, or from the Winter Issue; retweeting contest announcments and/or using the hashtag #knitcircuswinter counts, too! Make sure to include your email, Twitter or Ravelry handle so we can contact you if you win.

Winners will be picked Friday, November 25th and announced with the next round of giveaways.

Happy Thanksgiving, all you Stateside knitters!



49 thoughts on “Mini-Retreat and Warm Browns Giveaway

  1. Lived in the Rocky Mountains in CO for 25 years-Rocky Mountain Dyeworks name even brings back fond memories-would love to try their yarn.

  2. The French Roast Cardi is super-classy. I like Icy Rivulet too – more fun than a scarf, more versatile than a shawl. The Riffle gloves are also super pretty – I’m just afraid of making gloves because I’m so good at losing them 🙂

  3. I really like The Green Mountain Spinnery yarns, especially “Local Color”. I like that the yarn is dyed with natural colorants and is certified organic. Thanks for the giveaway. Happy Thanksgiving.

  4. I liked the article on handspun and Wendy Johnson’s tutorial on the tubular cast-on. Also like the Walking into New Year Socks.

  5. I’ll be honest, I went on Rocky Mountain Dyeworks site and fell in love with Bow Falls Fingering in “American Emerald,” which, sadly, is sold out😦 I also loved “The Perfect Red” of the same yarn type, but only because of my love of Harry Potter and it requires a true, fire engine red and it looks like this one fits the bill.
    ~ renny1780 (on ravelry)

  6. I love the “warm browns” theme, especially at this time of year. I’m trying to get started on a sweater with a bulky brown merino yarn I have on cones. I haven’t found a pattern I like, so I’m designing my own.

  7. Wow, I just fell in the Rocky Mountain Dyeworks black hole – everything on their site is so lovely. If I have to pick one, the Glacier Ice Lace in the colorway Merlot is my first choice.

  8. I really, really like the Sandrilene pattern from the winter issue. Such a simple little thing add so much! And I have to say that Shelter is my new yarnlust.🙂

  9. I’d never heard of Debras Garden until now – wow, such a variety of items (I particularly like the stitch marker holders, as markers always seem to wander around my home:/ ). As far as the mag goes, I like the Sneak gloves!

  10. Since the topic is warm browns, I’d select the Ponderosa Pine Bark colorway from Rocky Mountain Dyeworks. Hope this isn’t a duplicate comment, having a little freeze problem here

  11. I really love the Winter issue,the Walking into the New Year socks are awesome! I love the sweet strawberry baby sweater from Spud & Chloe, alas my granddaughter is A grandson so I will have to change the sweater!Nestknits on Rav

  12. Oh i love Sandrilene by Jessamyn Leib and it would be wonderful to knit this with brookly tweeds shelter. And the article about handspun… great!
    I fall in love with all of these giveaways especially the Rocky Mountain Dyeworks and the wonderful Shelter skein.
    Name on Ravelry: Fait

  13. I liked the Wendy Johnson tutorial and the Komeeta mittens. But I loved the Bronze Maple Stole! Plus it would look lovely in warm browns. Happy Thanksgiving!

  14. Love the warm browns, I’m getting ready for the winter months. Will purchase yarn today for two of Wendy Johnson’s tubular cast on watch caps, thank you for the pattern.

  15. I have to say that I love the Susan B. Anderson Strawberry hat you have pictured. When my daughter was about 3 she got a hat that looked similar to that and wore it constantly. We even had to wait until she was asleep to take it off at night. It was too darn cute.
    I have been wanting to try the Spud and Chloe yarns.
    bakerpack on ravelry

  16. More amazing stuff – I think that sample of shelter looks lovely! I would do a tublar cast on and make a great hat!

  17. Oooo I love your giveaways ! They are always impressive. This one takes the cake ! Keeping my fingers crossed for a win ! LOL. Seriously though, what don’t I love in this issue of Knitcircus? I love it all. If I had to pick though, my first choice would be, #1.FRENCH ROAST, #2.Sandrilene #3.RIFFLE . Thanks for the chance to win this giveaway !!

  18. Opps, After I posted I realized I didn’t leave any way to contact me. So here is my Ravelry avatar – SWEETSIDE ! Thank-you. And On twitter I am SweetsideT. I also retweeted the contest information and used #knitcircuswinter ! Thanks so much

  19. Knit Circus always has so many neat articles and wonderful patterns that there is no way I can choose just one! So I went to Debra’s Garden, since I’ve never visited there before, and really liked the Copper Leaf Scissor Fob. Other items were great, too, but that was my favorite.🙂
    Zowmom on Ravelry

  20. Rocky Mountain Dyeworks has some gorgeous yarns – I especially love the Bow Falls Fingering in “Dark Opal” and the Sundance Sock in “Night Aurora.”

  21. This issue was the first I’ve seen and I enjoyed it. Katelynn Mayer’s “100 Reasons to Buy Yarn” had me laughing esp. reasons #19 through #25 since my DH hears this EVERY vacation. I had not used the tubular cast-on that Wendy Johnson talks about in her “Totally Tubular” article yet, so that’s one to look forward to. Something about Icy Rivulet caught my eye and I’m going to add it to my queue shortly.

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