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Planet Purl Newsletter - August/September 2012

  • CELEBRATE 1,000,000 VIEWS OF OUR YOUTUBE VIDEOS WITH "30 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS"
  • NOW FOR iPAD! "DEEP SOUTH KNITTING" AND 4 CLASSES FROM OUR PURLQUEEN!
  • MEET SUPERSTAR DESIGNERS KAFFE FASSETT, NADINE CURTIS, KRISTEEN GRIFFIN-GRIMES AND MORE LIVE ON THE PARTY LINE
  • OH NO! TIME TO GET STARTED ON HOLIDAY GIFT KNITTING
  • AFGHAN PATTERNS JUST IN TIME FOR SNUGGLING WEATHER
  • JOIN OUR ONLINE KNITTING AND CROCHET CIRCLE AT PLANET PURL'S "HAPPY HOUR"


Now for iPad!
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We take off the month of August like our friends in Europe, but we're back this Fall with a fabulous lineup of your favorite designers with Planet Purl's Party Line Events...

Dreaming in Color "Dreaming in Color"
with Kaffe Fassett
Tuesday, September 18th Noon (Eastern)

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We're honored that the venerable Kaffe Fassett will be returning to the Party Line to talk about "Dreaming in Color", his autobiography. Gorgeously photographed, it's an inspiration for all textlie artists. We'll give away a copy, too!
Knit Notes "Knit Notes"
with Nadine Curtis
Wednesday, September 12th
12 Noon (eastern)


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Party Line newcomer Nadine Curis joins us to talk about her new book, "Knit Notes", a design and inspiration journal, with all the tools you need to keep track of your projects and your own designs. We'll give away a copy, too, because that's how we roll around here!
Happy Hour "Happy Hour"
with Beth Moriarty
Wed., Sept. 26th
8 p.m. (eastern)
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Pour yourself a glass of wine, grab your knitting and get online... it's another Planet Purl Happy Hour! See you there!

Happy Hour French Girl Knits Accessories"
with Kristeen Griffin-Grimes
Coming in October
Date and Time TBA


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We're delighted that author Kristeen Griffin-Grimes will be joining us for her first ever appearance on the Party Line to talk about her new book "French Girl Knits Accessories", a follow up to her wildly successful French Girl Knits. So put on your best beret and join us on the Party Line. Are we giving a book? Mais, oui!

Guess who has over 1,000,000 YouTube views of her how-to videos? If you guessed Planet Purl's own PurlQueen, Beth Moriarty, you're right! We're celebrating by giving away a prize every day in September. Here's how it works:

  • Everyday in September, we'll post the prize of the day on Planet Purl's Facebook Page.

  • You must be a subscriber to our newsletter to be eligible. Not a subscriber? Click here to sign up.

  • To be entered to win, click "like" on the Facebook post describing the prize.

  • We'll randomly draw from "like" responses to choose a winner.

  • Daily winners will be announced on our Facebook page.

    WHAT A WAY TO CELEBRATE! CLICK ON THE CALENDAR TO SEE WHAT WE'RE GIVING AWAY!
  • With one of the hottest summers on record, most of us are dreaming of autumn's crisp days and cool evenings. Time to make an afghan and dream of curling up with a hot toddy under the blanket in front of the fireplace. Can't get here soon enough for me!


    Heirloom Nine Patch Afghan


    Map of the World Afghan


    Heaven and Hell Throw


    Easy Zig Zag Afghan


    Patchwork Throw


    Babette Blanket


    Seaside Throw


    Retro Throw


    Madrid Comfort Throw


    Mulled Spices Afghan


    Wild Waves Throw


    Lapghans







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    Kitten's Vintage Jewelry on Ruby Lane Vintage jewelry from Kitten's Vintage. Deep colors and jewel tones are the thing this Fall. Mention "Planet Purl" in your order comments to receive and additional 10% off and free shipping!


    Knit Red Shades of Winter now available for pre-order. Stunning Scandinavian-winter inspired knits in pure undyed wool.

    The holidays are too close already! Here are some quick gift ideas you can make with these free patterns!

    New patterns are being posted to Planet Purl each week by designers and yarn companies. Search over 5,000 patterns.



    "Drawstring Tea Cozy"
    by Coats & Clark

    FREE PATTERN

    "Pluie Soap Holder"
    by Berroco

    FREE PATTERN

    "Glow Cushion"
    by Rowan

    FREE PATTERN

    "Hot Water Bottle Cover"
    by Knit Picks

    FREE PATTERN

    "iPod Armband"
    by Vogue Knitting

    FREE PATTERN

    If you have free patterns to share or patterns for sale, contact us for designer access to our community.




    Now for iPad! Take our PurlQueen's most popular classes with you. Each class comes with a coordinated pattern to help you practice your new skill. Plus, the projects make great gifts! Coming soon: downloadable interactive PDF's for other e-readers!

    Entrelac Class and Lingerie Bag Pattern Entrelac Class and Lingerie Bag Pattern
    $1.99
    Learn how to knit magical entrelac, and start your "Cary Grant Slept Here" Boudoir Set with this lovely lingerie/jewelry bag. Class includes 7 videos, handouts, and the "Universal Entrelac" cheatsheet to create your own entrelac masterpieces. Click here to download a free preview and buy the class.
    Beaded Knitting Class and Sachet Pattern
    $.99
    There's no such thing ans too much bling! Whether you like it subtle or full on glam, this class will tech you two techniques for adding beads (or sequins) to your knitting. This interactive class includes the sachet pattern, part of the "Cary Grant Slept Here" Boudoir Set. Class includes 1 video. Click here to download a free preview and buy the class.
    Knit Notes Intarsia Class and Sachet Pattern
    $.99
    Learn how to knit pictures into your fabrics and practice your new skills on this Fleur De Lys Sachet from the "Cary Grant Slept Here" Boudoir Set. Class includes 6 videos. Click here to download a free preview and buy the class.

    Lace Class and Peek-a-Boo Lace Sachet Pattern
    $.99
    Lace is easy, when you learn the basics with this interactive class and "Peek-a-Boo" lace sachet pattern. Learn the tricks on how to put holes in your knitting (intentionally) without wanting to put a hole in your head. Part of the "Cary Grant Slept Here" Boudoir Set. Class includes 6 videos. Click here to download a free preview and buy the class.

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