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Planet Purl Newsletter - July 2011

  • MEET SUPERSTAR DESIGNERS ON THE PARTY LINE
  • CHRISTMAS IN JULY - GET A JUMP ON YOUR HOLIDAY GIFT KNITTING"
  • WIN YOUR FAVE GIFT KNITTING BOOK
  • HOLIDAY GIFT KNITTING BOOK IDEAS, FREE PATTERNS AND TUTORIALS
  • LEARN NEW KNITTING SKILLS AT YOUR OWN PACE WITH OUR FREE ONLINE CLASS ARCHIVES
  • JOIN OUR ONLINE KNITTING AND CROCHET CIRCLE AT PLANET PURL'S "HAPPY HOUR"


Coming this Fall A 6-week Knit-Along/Class for PurlQueen's exclusive "Snow Princess" Fair Isle CapeIet. Learn to knit Fair Isle in-the-round using both hands, how to steek, and how to embellish Fair Isle and plain knitting to create masterworks of color. This class will be limited and pre-registration will be required.
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Take a break for the summer heat with Planet Purl's Party Line Events...

Planet Purl Happy Hour Planet Purl Happy Hour - NEW! Now with 2-way internet audio!
Wed., July 20th, 2011
8 p.m. (eastern)


Here's the link to join
Note: Link activates 10 minutes before the party starts!
NEW! NOW WITH 2-WAY INTERNET AUDIO! Pour yourself a glass of wine, grab your knitting and get online... it's another Planet Purl Happy Hour! Join us online to gather and talk knitting and crochet with other Planet Purl members. You can type chat, listen with your computer speakers and talk using your computer microphone. You can even share your works in progress with your webcam. See you then!
knitopedia with Trisha Malcolm "Knitopedia"
with Trisha Malcolm
Thurs., July 28th, 2011
12 noon (eastern)


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The Knitmander-in-Chief of Vogue Knitting. Trish Malcolm, joins us to talk about the new Knitopedia and all things VK. Get the inside scoop, and we're giving away a copy of the book! Thuursday, July 28th at noon Eastern.!
KnitSimple Workshops with Carla Scott "KnitSimple Workshops"
with Carla Scott
Thursday, August 4th, 2011
12 p.m. (eastern)


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Carla Scott joins us live on the Party Line to talk about the new book, KnitSimple Knitting Workshops. Whether you're a beginner or an expert knitter, this book has more tricks than.... well you know! Carla Scott, executive editor of SoHo Publishing Company's Vogue Knitting International, KnitSimple and knit.1 magazines joins us on the Party Line to talk about this new must-have resource. And we're giving away a copy of the book during the event!
Knitsimple Workshops with Carla Scott Did you miss a Planet Purl live class?
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Archived class list
Planet Purl's PurlQueen can help you master cool knitting techniques to take your knitting mojo up a notch (or 6) with video classes from the Party Line. Join the class group and get access to video, audio, and class handouts.Available classes include Entrelac, Basic Lace, Intarsia, Double-Knitting, Cables and Twists, and Toe Up Socks on Two Circular Needles.

It may be 100 degrees in the shade, but -- gasp! -- we're more than halfway to Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and the Winter Solstice. This is gonna be the year you get a jump on your holiday knitting, right? We're here to help you keep that resolution with suggestions for some of our fave gift knitting books.

Christmas Balls to Knit Win a copy of Christmas Balls to Knit by famed Scandinavian designers Arne Nerjordet and Carlos Zachrison. Traditional designs are interpreted for winter holiday decor knitting, and can be easily adapted for hats, scarves, mittens, etc.



Check out these great gift knitting books and vote for your favorite to be entered in a drawing to win a copy of "Christmas Balls to Knit"


60 Quick Baby Knits
by Sixth & Spring Books

Warm Knits, Cool Gifts
by Sally Melville

Simple Hip Knit Scarves
by Kara Gott Warner

Mittens and Hats
by Carri Hammett

Holiday Knit Dishcloths
by Leisure Arts

Baby Booties
by Caroline Hugo

Amigurumi Toybox
by Ana Paula Rimoli

Knitted Mug Hugs
by Val Pierce

Knitting Knee Highs
by Barb Brown




JUNE WINNER!

Last month you voted for your UK designer's books and your favorite was Aran Knitting by Alice Starmore, followed by Lacy Knits by Alison Crowther-Smith. Congratulations to Kim R. who won her choice of 10 balls of "Dishie" yarn from Knit Picks Congrats, your prize is on the way!





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Enjoy these free gift knitting patterns!

New patterns are being posted to Planet Purl each week by designers and yarn companies. Search over 4,300 patterns.


Mini Bobble Bag
Mini Bobble Bag
by Noni Designs

FREE PATTERN
Big Apple Headband
Big Apple Headband
by Be Sweet

FREE PATTERN
Ladies' Wristwarmers
Ladies' Wristwarmers
by Tahki Yarns

FREE PATTERN
Urban Planner Hat
Urban Planner Hat
by Vickie Howell

FREE PATTERN

Felted Needle Case
by Berroco

FREE PATTERN

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


Simple felted gifts become extra-special with a little needle-felting. Learn how with our how-to videos.

Free Online Video: Needle-Felting FREE HOW-TO VIDEOS:
NEEDLE-FELTING

Learn at your own pace


TWO PART VIDEO
Learn this easy techniques in less than an hour. Turns any simple felted project into a work of art!


Check out these video tutorials!



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