Create Your Own Colorway Contest

Create Your Own Colorway Contest
For the first time ever, you can be the inspiration for a Knitcircus Gradient or Impressionist colorway!
To enter:

Between now and midnight on Thursday, April 12th, send a photo with colors you would love to see in a Knitcircus yarn to knitcircus@gmail.com, post it on the Knticircus Facebook Page or post on Instagram with the hashtag #knitcircuscontest.
April 13th, we’ll pick the top three photos and you’ll get to vote on them.

The two runners-up will receive a Knitcircus Gift Certificate for $25.
The winner will have a Gradient or Impressionist yarn developed from their photo, along with a coordinating Semi-solid or Speckled Handpaint.

The colorway will be released online and in-store May 12th, with a party at the Knitcircus Studio,  and the winner will win a cake of each yarn in the yarn base of their choosing.

(Knitcircus employees/families not eligible to participate)

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Savvy Skeins at KnitCircus

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Last week we welcomed the 2nd indie-dyer trunk show to the KnitCircus store! For the last couple of months I have been excitedly awaiting our shipment of Savvy Skeins yarn. Ever since I first discovered Ali’s yarn around 2013 or 2014, I’ve been captivated by her use of color. Gorgeous hues come together to make the most interesting variegated colorways and her pin-point speckles are spot on (forgive the pun). Getting the chance to host her hand-dyed yarn here at KnitCircus is truly a treat.

Surfing the Savvy Skeins Instagram account and periodically visiting her website over the years, I came to love a few specific colorways and looked forward to possibly seeing these in person. And while Rusted Wagon Wheel, Boots and Spurs, and Pumpkin Spice Latte did not disappoint, I found myself unexpectedly drawn to a few other skeins. When I saw the soft, cool tones of Storm Chaser I immediately pictured a pair of textured socks like the Hermione’s Everyday socks by Erica Lueder. I love knitting those as there’s just enough patterning to make them interesting, but the stitch sequence is easy to memorize. Savvy Skeins’s Sensible Sock is the perfect base for knitting socks with it’s 80/20 merino wool and nylon combo.

Savvy Skeins 1

I’m usually a fan of earth tones and neutrals, so I was surprised when I found myself repeatedly picking up a skein of the Psychedelic Sister colorway. The colors in this yarn are so fun and unexpected! A bright turquoise base is splattered with hot picks, greens, and purples in a random, artistic way. I think this yarn would make the cutest and most unique Flax Light baby sweater. The Flax Light is a versatile pullover that every man, woman, and child should own, and there’s just enough yarn in one skein of Ali’s 100% merino Lavish Sock base to knit the smallest size. What a fashion statement that would be on a little one!

Savvy Skeins 3

I just love it when I’m so inspired by color and these yarns are speaking to me, wishing to become fabulous handknitted items. Come find out which ones speak to you! We will have our Savvy Skeins trunk show set up for the rest of March, but be sure to hurry if you’d like to see the whole selection, we’ve already seen some skeins go out the door to their new homes. We hope to see you soon!

Savvy Skeins 2

-Jennifer

KnitCircus store manager

Knitcircus Podcast #124

The Podcast in which Amy and Jaala visit with a microphone turned on.

Listen on Libsyn or iTunes

Topics of note:

Celebrities: Lindsey Vonn

Events: 2018 Winter Olympics

Patterns: Rainbow Trail Sweater, by Cristina Ghirlanda

Events: Madison Knitters Guild Knit-In

Dyers: SpaceCadet Yarns and Fibers

Dyers: Savvy Skeins

Events: Vogue Knitting – Chicago

Events: Vogue Knitting Live Destination – Knitting Bootcamp in PA

Knitcircus Colorway: Eureka Impressionist

Knitcircus Colorway: Shades of Gray Semi-Solid

TV Show: Project Runway All Stars

TV Show: Top Chef

Craft Book: Loome Party

Knitcircus Podcast #123

The Podcast in which Amy and Jaala do their thing.

Listen on Libsyn or iTunes

Topics of note:

Events: Ravellenics Team Sasquatch

Events: Knitcircus Kindness KAL

Patterns: Rainbow Trail Sweater, by Cristina Ghirlanda

Knitcircus Colorway: Fight Like A Girl

Movie: Black Panther

Organizations: Madison Knitters Guild

Announcement: Knitcircus Wholesale Site

Event: Space Cadet Creations trunk show at Knitcircus Stor

Knitcircus Podcast #122

The Podcast in which Amy and Jaala do their thing.

Listen on Libsyn or iTunes

The Podcast in which Amy and Jaala do their thing.

Topics of note:

Foods: Nutter Butter Cookies

Patterns: Rainbow Trail Sweater, by Cristina Ghirlanda

Odd Accessories: Sally Hanson Nail Stickers

TV Show: This Is Us

Events: Ravellenics Team Sasquatch

Events: Knitcircus Kindness KAL

TV Show: Big Bang Theory

TV Show: Broadchurch

TV Show: Orphan Black

Events: Meg Swansen’s Knitting Camp

Events: Vogue Knitting – Chicago

 

Topics of note:

Foods: Nutter Butter Cookies

Patterns: Rainbow Trail Sweater, by Cristina Ghirlanda

Odd Accessories: Sally Hanson Nail Stickers

TV Show: This Is Us

Events: Ravellenics Team Sasquatch

Events: Knitcircus Kindness KAL

TV Show: Big Bang Theory

TV Show: Broadchurch

TV Show: Orphan Black

Events: Meg Swansen’s Knitting Camp

Events: Vogue Knitting – Chicago

 

Knitcircus Podcast #121

The Podcast in which Amy and Jaala make knitting promises they (probably) can’t keep.

Listen on Libsyn or iTunes

Topics of note:

Book: Best food writing 2016

Events: Knitcircus Kindness KAL

Famous Knitters: Alan Dart

Pattern: Never not Gnoming, by Sarah Schira

Knitcircus Colorway: Go for the gold gradient stripe

Sporting Event: Winter X Games in Aspen, CO

Sporting Event: 2018 Winter Olympics

Events: Ravellenics

Events: Ravellenics Team Sasquatch

Pattern: Gradient Solutions Sweater, by Elizabeth Morrison

Patterns: Rainbow Trail Sweater, by Cristina Ghirlanda

Fiction: Aurora Teagarden Series, by Charlene something books

TV Show: Grace and Frankie