I’m using the Curls preorder
to introduce the patterns and yarns from the book. I’ll be featuring a new pair each day. Most of the yarn companies have donated lovely prizes, so come back every day to see what’s new!
I’ve often confessed that I rely on several marvelous sample knitters to help me produce all the pieces you see in my books. There is just no way I could knit everything myself and still put out books at the rate I like to publish them. But every now and then, a piece tickles my fancy so much I just have to knit it myself. This is one of those (if you’ve been following along at home for some time, you may remember it making a brief appearance earlier this year). I love it (I have a well-documented weakness for orange), and I am having the hardest time leaving it safely in the Book Samples box instead of wearing it everywhere.
I suspect a significant part of its charm comes from the delightful Briar Rose yarn with which it is made. It’s a lovely, 100% wool yarn, worsted-weight, with a generous 550 yards per skein. And of course it comes in all of Briar Rose’s beautiful colors. But my favorite thing about it is that one of its four plies is crafted in such a way that it takes the dye more strongly than the others, giving it a delightful barber pole effect. I have absolutely no idea how it’s done (I suspect magic may be involved), but I love the extra depth it gives to the knitted fabric.
One of you can experience that, or any of the other Briar Rose magic, for yourself. Briar Rose has a $50 gift certificate for one of you, good for anything in their online shop. That’s a delightful prospect if ever there was one, and I know whoever wins it is going to be in for a treat. For a chance to win, just leave a comment telling me one thing that would find its way into your cart if you won (I’m personally eyeing the Wistful…that would be an awful lot of fun to play with).
Comments left between now and the end of the day (eastern time) Thursday, November 27th, 2014 will be entered to win. I’ll pick a winner, contact them to get their addresses, and arrange to get the goodies to them. When you leave a comment, be sure to use a real email address so I can contact you if you’ve won (I won’t do anything with those email addresses besides notify the winner). If I do get in touch with you, I need to hear back from you within 72 hours or I will pick a new winner and contact them.