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Planet Purl Newsletter - June 2011

  • MEET SUPERSTAR DESIGNERS ON THE PARTY LINE
  • CELEBRATE AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE AND GET YOUR SOCK PATTERN PUBLISHED IN "AMERICAN SOCK KNITTING"
  • WIN 10 BALL OF KNIT PICKS' NEW "DISHIE" YARN IN YOUR COLOR CHOICES
  • BRITISH INVASION KNITTING BOOK IDEAS, FREE SUMMER 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
Wed., June 15th, 2011
8 p.m. (eastern)


Here's the link to join
Note: Link activates 10 minutes before the party starts!
Pour yourself a glass of wine, grab your knitting and get online... it's another Planet Purl Happy Hour! Join us to gather and talk knitting and crochet with other Planet Purl members. You can participate by text chat and share your works in progress with your webcam. See you then!
knit, Swirl with Sandra McIver "knit, Swirl"
with Sandra McIver
Tuesday, June 21th, 2011
8 p.m. (EDT)


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You've never seen anything like this! This nearly seamless creations look great on literally everybody. Knitting magician Sandra McIver joins us live on the Party Line to talk about her new book, knit, Swirl. Thursday June 21st at 8 pm EDT. 12th! We're giving away a copy of the book during the event!
Knitopedia with Trisha Malcolm "Knitopedia"
with Trisha Malcolm Durham
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!

Get your sock pattern published in Planet Purl's new book... "American Sock Knitting"

We all have feet, they all need to be covered, and there's no better way than lovely handknit socks. No doubt about it, in the USA, sock knitting is Queen. What's not to love with choices of toe up, cuff down, endless combinations of heels and toes, cast ons and bind offs. And did we mention the blank art canvas that is the tube of the leg?

Help us celebrate both the beauty of America and the artistry of American knitters with Planet Purl's upcoming book "American Sock Knitting." We'll be selecting 51 sock designs to be included in the book, representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Designs chosen win their author two copies of the book and a $100 online gift certificate to Dreamweaveryarns.com!

ATTENTION SHOP OWNERS: Your shop could be featured with your winning pattern. Designers will retain the copyright to their own designs and can continue to use/sell them individually!

To enter, follow the guidelines and submissions process for designers. Entries will be accepted through July 4th, 2011.


If you have questions about participating, you can listen to our Q&A session, recorded April 26th. Click here to listen to the webcast.

American Sock Knitting by Planet Purl

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In honor of Independence Day, we celebrate our fave UK designers with a special prize!

Dishie from Knit Picks Win 10 balls of "Dishie" cotton yarn from Knit Picks

Those sneaky (in a good way!) folks at Knit Picks sent me a ball of this yarn and it was love at first squeeze. Squishy, absorbent, in a fun bright palette, I immediately started thinking of how many things I could knit with it, and maybe re-doing my kitchen to match? Because yarn addicts like to spread the wealth, we've arranged to help you down the road with a special prize: 10 balls of "Dishie" in you choice of colors!

Check out these books from our favorite UK designers and vote for your favorite to be entered in a drawing to win 10 balls of "Dishie" yarn from Knit Picks


Simple Knitting
by Erika Knight

Lacy Knits
by Alison Crowther-Smith

Knitting in the Details
by Louisa Harding

Nordic Knits
by Martin Storey

Essential Sticth Collection
by Lesley Stanfield

Aran Knitting: New and Expanded
by Alice Starmore

Knitting Motifs for Babies and Kids
by Lucinda Guy

Knitting School
by Jil Eaton

Design It, Knit It Babies
by Debbie Bliss




MAY WINNER!

Last month you voted for your favorite men's knitting books and your favorite was Knits Men Want by Bruce Weinstein, followed by Son of a Stitch 'n B* by Debbie Stoller. Congratulations to Heather H. who won her choice of men's knitting book. Congrats, your prize is on the way!





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Enjoy these free summer knitting patterns!

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


Lace and Garter Cardigan
Lace and Garter Cardigan
by Red Heart

FREE PATTERN
Tee Party Pullover
Tee Party Pullover
by Filatura di Crosa

FREE PATTERN
Pacific View Tunic
Pacific View Tunic
by Tahki Yarns

FREE PATTERN
Pink Mimosa Top
Pink Mimosa Top
by Interweave

FREE PATTERN

Sleeveless Wrap Top
by Vogue Knitting

FREE PATTERN

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


Summer knitting means light and lacy. Learn "Basic Lace Knitting" with our recorded class and how-to videos.

Free Online Class: Basic Lace Knitting FREE ONLINE CLASS:
Basic Lace Knitting

Learn at your own pace!


FULL CLASS ARCHIVE:
"Basic Lace Knitting" Class (Audio, Video and Handouts)
Learn basic lace knitting techniques in one evening. Astound your friends and family by creating light-as-air works of art. Only you'll know how easy it really is!


Check out these video tutorials!



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