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Planet Purl Newsletter - July, 2013

  • PRE-ORDER "AMERICAN SOCK KNITTING" AT VERY SPECIAL PRICING!
  • CELEBRATE 2,000,000 VIEWS OF OUR YOUTUBE VIDEOS WITH "30 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS, PART DEUX"
  • MEET SUPERSTAR DESIGNER DEBBIE BLISS AND PREVIEW VOGUE KNITTING'S "50 KNITTED GIFTS" LIVE ON THE PARTY LINE
  • TAKE YOUR FAVORITE PLANET PURL CLASS WITH YOU
  • GET YOUR DESIGN FEATURED IN OUR UPCOMING BOOK "AMERICAN SCARF KNITTING"
  • OUR FAVORITE QUICK GIFT PATTERNS
  • JOIN OUR ONLINE KNITTING AND CROCHET CIRCLE AT PLANET PURL'S "HAPPY HOUR"


Now available for pre-order at special price! Click for project previews.
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Our hot summer lineup of your favorite designers with Planet Purl's Party Line Events...

Happy Hour "Happy Hour"
with Beth Moriarty
Wed., July 17th
8 p.m. (eastern)
Click here to join the party

NOTE: The link activates 10 minutes before the event.

Pour yourself a glass of wine, grab your knitting and get online... it's another Planet Purl Happy Hour! See you there!

Knit Crate "StevenBe and Nadine Curtis"
Tuesday, July 16th
8 pm (eastern)


Click here to join the event.

NOTE: Link activates 10 minutes before the event.

Be Sweet founder Nadine Curtis returns to the Party Line, this time joined by designer/fiber guru StevenBe to talk about their fiber safari to South Africa and their new project for Knit Crate, the limited edition StevenBe Box, featuring BeSweet yarns. We're giving away a special prize put together by Steven and Nadine for the event!
Creative Cables "Creative Cables"
with Debbie Bliss
Coming in August

Register now to be emailed a reminder and link to join the event.

We're so excited to host Debbie Blissstrong> again on the Party Line! This time, she's here to talk about her latest, "Creative Cables," a collection of 25 designs featuring her fab Rialto yarn, one of our personal favorites. Are we giving away a copy? Absolutely!
50 Knit Gifts "50 Knit Gifts"
with Trisha Malcolm
Coming in August


Register now to be emailed a reminder and link to join the event.

From the editors of Vogue Knitting comes this collection of quick knit gifts. In "50 Knitted Gifts," you'll find (surprise!) 50 projects to inspire your gift knitting. VK chief Trisha Malcolmstrong> returns to the Party Line to talk about the book. And in the spirit of giving, we're giving away a copy during the event.

Guess who has over 2,000,000 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 October. Here's how it works:

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

  • Winners will be announced each morning. Winners will have 72 hours to claim the prize or that prize will then be added to the prize scheduled to be given away next. Kinda like Powerball, but for knitters and crocheters!

  • To be entered to win, answer the question of the day posted on Facebook. You must answer in the thread for that post to count.

  • I'll randomly draw from the responses to choose a winner.

  • Daily winners will be announced on our Facebook page. Check every day to make sure your prize doesn't end up in someone else's stash!

    WHAT A WAY TO CELEBRATE!
  • It's so hot, you could pull a baked potato out of the ground! Think lightweight cotton for summer knitting. Here are some favorite FREE PATTERN projects to keep you knitting
    through the dog days of summer.


    Knit Shell


    Tween Layering Top


    Lace & Garter Cardigan


    Shoulder Slit Sweater


    Sleeveless Wrap Top


    Stripes & Wavy Tunic


    Tunic with Crochet Yoke


    Berry Stitch Tunic


    Gainsborough Tee


    Latoya Summer Top


    Shine Top (requires Rowan log-in)


    Sarong







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    Kitten's Vintage Jewelry on Ruby Lane Vintage jewelry from Kitten's Vintage. Mention "Planet Purl" in your order comments to receive and additional 10% off and free shipping!


    PurlQueen Patterns PurlQueen Patterns from Beth Moriarty now available for individual download..

    We're more than halfway to the Winter holidays! 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.



    "Men's Bow Tie"
    by Knit Picks

    FREE PATTERN

    "Mini Key Rings"
    by Red Heart

    FREE PATTERN

    "Taffy Towel"
    by BeSweet

    FREE PATTERN

    "Paris Coffee Cozy"
    by Beth Moriarty

    FREE PATTERN

    "Crochet Placemat"
    by Coats & Clark

    FREE PATTERN

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


    It's coming! 13 sock patterns inspired by the beauty of the U.S.A., plus 5 regional recipes and travelogues from our PurlQueen. Preview the projects here, the head over to AmericanSockKnitting.com to save up to 40% on your pre-order:


    Winter Chases Fall Socks
    Susan Todhunter (MA)

    Snowy Pines Socks
    Rachel Covey Brown (ME)

    Jersey Turnpike Socks
    Heatherly Walker (NJ)

    Appalachian Trail Socks
    Kimberly de la Cruz (PA)

    Alpine Meadow Bed Socks
    Beth Moriarty (NC)

    Land & Sea Socks
    Emily Marshall (FL)

    Nana's Garden
    Lynn Taylor (KY)

    From the Field to the Stars
    Joy Gehrhardt (OH)

    Ohio River Socks
    Rusty Theresa Morris (OH)

    Grand Canyon Socks
    Sara Elizabeth Schmidt (AZ)

    Willamette River Socks
    Allison Isaac (OR)

    Sweet Onion Socks
    Susan Moskwa (WA)



    Big Sky Socks
    Kim Haesemeyer (MT)





    NEW KNITTING & CROCHET STUFF WE LOVE!

    Norah Gaughan Vol. 13 One of our fave designers works it top down this time. Visit Berroco.com for retailers.


    Royal Alpaca Petites Royal Alpaca Petites from Blue Sky Alpacas. Blue Sky's amazing, luxurious royal alpaca in smaller 100 yard balls, perfect for smaller projects and color work. Visit BlueSkyAlpacas.com for retailers.


    Knit Red Knitcrate now available for subscriptions. The heck with "beer of the month" clubs -- this is one club we can get behind! You choose your skill level and colorway and you get a pattern or patterns, yarn from small indie producers, a sweet treat and a fun treat. I know what I want for my birthday. Visit KnitCrate.com for info.

    Get your own scarf knitting pattern published in Planet Purl's new book... "American Scarf Knitting" to be published in 2014 as part of our "American Knitting" series.

    Scarves are the best accessory. They brighten up winter jackets and add a little panache to our summer tanks and tees. Scarves are really just rectangular canvases to show off your knitting and design mojo! Since one size fits all, they're also a perfect gift.

    For Planet Purl's upcoming book "American Scarf Knitting", we'll select projects inspired by the designers' favorite places in the United States. Those chosen win two copies of the book and a $100 check! We will be providing the yarn for the selected projects.

    ATTENTION SHOP OWNERS: Your shop could be featured along with your winning pattern.

    To enter, follow the guidelines and submissions process for designers. Entries will be accepted through September 1st, 2013.


    American Sock Knitting by Planet Purl

    Now for PDF download and 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!!

    Entrelac Class and Lingerie Bag Pattern Entrelac Class and Lingerie Bag Pattern
    $2.00
    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. iTunes or Interactive PDF.
    Beaded Knitting Class and Sachet Pattern
    $1.00
    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. iTunes or Interactive PDF.
    Knit Notes Intarsia Class and Sachet Pattern
    $1.00
    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. iTunes or Interactive PDF.

    Lace Class and Peek-a-Boo Lace Sachet Pattern
    $1.00
    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. iTunes or Interactive PDF.

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