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Planet Purl Newsletter - October 2011

  • WIN a $50 AMAZON GIFT CARD!
  • CELEBRATE AMERICA AND HAVE YOUR FAVE GIFT KNITTING OR CROCHET PATTERN PUBLISHED IN "AMERICAN GIFT KNITTING"
  • MEET SUPERSTAR DESIGNERS ON THE PARTY LINE
  • BACK TO SCHOOL 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 Winter A 6-week Knit-Along/Class for PurlQueen's exclusive "Snow Princess" Fair Isle CapeIet or Cowl. Learn to knit Fair Isle in-the-round using both hands, steeking, and embellishing with embroidery to create masterworks of color. This class will be limited and pre-registration will be required.
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Celebrate Autumn with Planet Purl's Party Line Events...

Planet Purl Happy Hour "Finishing School"
with Deborah Newton
Thursday, October 13th, 2011
12 noon (EDT)


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NOTE: The link activates 10 minutes before the event.
Deborah Newton joins us live to talk about her new book Finishing School, THE reference book for knitter's who want their garments to look hand-crafted rather than homemade. Finishing makes all the difference! We're giving away a copy of the book during the event!
Knit Local with Tanis Gray "Knit Local"
with Tanis Gray
Thursday, October 20th, 2011
12 noon EDT


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Tanis Gray joins us live to talk about her new book "Knit Local", celebrating America's home-grown yarns. With designs from some of today's hottest designers, it's a must-have for your library. We're giving away a copy of the book during the event!
Planet Purl Happy Hour Planet Purl Happy Hour
Wed., October 19th, 2011
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! 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!
Weekend Hats "Weekend Hats"
with Cecil Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre
Thursday, October 27th, 2011
8 p.m. EDT


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You loved them in "New England Knits", now Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre joins us live to talk about their new book "Weekend Hats", Just in time to whip up some holiday gifts, or if you're really strapped for time, give the book, needles and some yarn and presto change-o, shopping done! And yes, we're giving away a copy of the book during the event.

Get your own gift knitting pattern published in Planet Purl's new book... "American Gift Knitting"

Nothing says "love" more than a hand-knitted or hand-crocheted gift from the heart. Small projects made with a little yarn and a lot of heart are on the needles and hooks of knitters and crocheters everywhere for holidays, weddings, birthdays, Valentine's Day and "just because." Show us how you say "I love you" with yarn.

For Planet Purl's upcoming book "American Gift Knitting," we plan to select 51 designs 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! We will be providing yarn for the selected projects.

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

To enter, follow the guidelines and submissions process for designers. Entries will be accepted through October 31st, 2011.


If you have questions about participating, you can listen to a recording of our live Q&A. Click here to listen.

American Gift Knitting by Planet Purl

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Cooler weather is on the way, so we're dreaming of snuggling under a knitted afghan with a good book!

Amazon Gift Card Win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

Use it to choose books to read under your new afghan. Or maybe get a jump on your holiday gift shopping?

Check out these afghan knitting books, just in time to whip up something snuggly for the cold months ahead, and vote for your favorite to be entered in a drawing to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!


Afghan Lover's Collection
by Leisure Arts

Quick Knit Afghans
by Rita Weiss

Charted Picture Afghans
by Belinda Carter

The Great American Afghan Collection
by Rick Mondragon

150 Blocks to Knit and Crochet
by Heather Lodinsky

Knitting Block by Block
by Nicky Epstein

201 Knitting Blocks
by NIcki French

Comfort Knitting and Crochet Afghans
by Nora Gaughan

Knitted Ripple Afghans
by Melissa Leapman




LAST MONTH'S WINNER!

Last month you voted for your favorite family knitting or crochet book and your favorite was Stitch 'n B**** Nation by Debbie Stoller, followed by Family Knits by Debbie Bliss. Congratulations to Rebecca N. who won a Keurig Mini Personal Coffeemaker. Congrats, your prize is on the way!





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Knit Noro Accessories Knit Noro Accessories now available for pre-order. 30 colorful small projects using Noro yarns.



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!



Stashbuster Knits Stashbuster Knits now available for pre-order. New from Melissa Leapman, and also available for Kindle!

Enjoy these free afghan knitting and crochet patterns!

New patterns are being posted to Planet Purl each week by designers and yarn companies. Search over 4,500 patterns.


Easy Zig Zag Throw
Easy Knit Zig Zag Afghan
by Red Heart

FREE PATTERN
Log Cabin Throw
Log Cabin Throw
by TLC

FREE PATTERN
Patchwork Throw
Patchwork Throw
by Leanne Prouse

FREE PATTERN
Homage Throw
"Homage Throw"
by Berroco

FREE PATTERN
Embroidered Throw
Embroidered Throw
by Caron

FREE PATTERN

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




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