Three More Fabulous Books from XRX - The Knitting Universe

Three more books as Pucks N’ Purls prizes from XRX.  What a lovely collection.  For more information about the books and magazines that XRX publishes and the events they host check out their website at www.knittinguniverse.com.

“Entree to Entrelac: The Definitive Guide from a Biased Knitter” by Gwen Bortner is devoted to the entrelac (a French word meaning “interlaced”) technique which is used to describe a knitting technique in which a piece is worked “in small sections that are joined as they are worked.  This book is intended as a resource for Entralac as well as a source for many interesting patterns. 

In “Custom Knit Jackets” Jean Frost, with one master pattern, this” guides knitters through creating 12 jacket silhouettes in five standard sizes, with four different weights of yarn. Reminiscent of the designer details that have made the Chanel jacket a signature piece for more than 50 years, the details in this book add professional finish to collars, pockets, fabrics, and hand-stitched silk lining. The process to create a perfect-fit jacket requires only simple math and graph paper. Using real-body examples, Jean Frost shows how to adjust patterns for narrow shoulders, long arms, short or long waist, a large bust, and other common fitting problems.”


Magnificent Mittens" and Socks by Anna Zilboorg “includes the author’s toe-up, free-sole sock design. This title features step-by-step instructions for the basic mitten method and for 2-color knitting, 42 charted mittens, interchangeable cuff charts, 13 edge finishes for cuffs, 7 embellishments to add color and texture, and outline charts for design-your-own-mittens.”



Three Prizes - Three Classic Sally Melville Books

XRX Inc. “The Knitting Universe” has donated three classic Sally Melville books to the Pucks N’ Purls raffle.  Sally is beloved and revered by knitters around the globe, but never more so than in Southern Ontario where she started her career in knitting and has inspired hundreds if not thousands of knitters.  

The three Sally Melville book prizes are:  “The Knit Stitch”, “The Purl Stitch” and The Knitting Experience: Colour.  Each book will delight and inform the reader.  There will be three lucky prize winners, one for each book.

For more information about The Knitting Universe, the books and magazines they publish and the events they sponsor, click on their website below.

 www.knittinguniverse.com

Subscriptions to Knitter’s Magazine

Three lucky people are going to win a one year subscription to Knitter’s Magazine, published quarterly.  What a terrific gift for the lucky Pucks N’ Purls ticket holders.  This is a magazine with a world wide view that will appeal to many.  The current issue has articles on Texture and Form and Shaping Lace as well as a delightful piece on Betsy Hershberg: Confessions of a Left-Brained Knitter.  As always, the School for Knitters provides tips and techniques that are easy to understand.  

 Thanks to XRX Inc. “The Knitting Universe” for donating these great magazine gift subscriptions.

 

www.knittinguniverse.com

Patternfish Donates $50 Gift Certificate for Knitting and Crochet Patterns

Patternfish has donated a fifty dollar ($50.00) gift certificate to the Pucks N’ Purls Raffle.  The gift certificate can be used to purchase knitting or crochet patterns at their on-line store at www.patternfish.com.  What a great gift.

Patternfish is an online store dedicated to buying or selling your knitting or crochet patterns as customized PDF downloads.  They offer every type of pattern: new, old, indie, corporate, vintage, modern, classic, and offbeat, from all over the world. They currently have patterns from more than 700 designers from the United States, Canada, Britain, New Zealand, Sweden, Iceland, Germany, Ireland, France, Turkey, Wales, and Brazil.  Some Patternfish designers are from Ontario, and at least one will be at Pucks N’ Purls.

To check out Patternfish designs and purchase patterns, visit their  website www.patternfish.com


You Too Can Have a Flock of Sheep

Knit and felt your own flock of sheep with the felting kit donated by Old Mill Knitting Ltd.  Each of your sheep will be individual, their personality developing during the felting and finishing.  What fun!!  The kit includes a Fiber Trends pattern for a Felt Flock (critical) and two skeins of yarn for knitting and felting; a skein of mohair from the Montage Collection hand painted by Jan Gilray (100 g/200 m), and a skein of Perendale 100% wool double knitting yarn from Naturally Yarns (50 g/101 m).  Too cute for words.  What a great prize for the raffle!  

Old Mill Knitting Ltd  is a yarn, pattern and knitting accessories distributor located in Ancaster.  It carries a wide range of brands including Naturally Yarns, Classic Elite Yarns, Knitting Pure and Simple, Dolce Handknits, Oat Couture, Filatura di Crosa, Wendy/Peter Pan/Twilleys, Lantern Moon and Misti Alpaca.

Check out their website www.oldmillknitting.com to find out more about these yarns, patterns and accessories and to find a retailer near you.

www.oldmillknitting.com

More Raffle Prizes from Eliza’s Buttons and Yarn


Thank you to Eliza’s Buttons and Yarns which has given us more prizes for the raffle.  One is a package of four note cards themed for knitters.  The top one says “Knitting brings me peace”.  How true - at least most of the time.  And on top of that, there are five prizes of a 10% discount on your next purchase at Eliza’s Buttons and Yarn.

Eliza’s Buttons and Yarn, owned by Elizabeth Fallone, a knitwear designer and teacher, is located at 110 Little Avenue, Unit 6 in the south end of Barrie, Ontario.  She welcomes you to her knitting haven which has everything you might need, from needles and yarn all the way to buttons. She would love to see you and what you’ve been busy creating!  Stop on by if you live in the area or if you are passing by on your travels!  A welcome break on the way to cottage or ski country.

Check out the website for more information about Eliza’s Buttons and Yarn products and for directions.

elizaknits.com

Unique Accessories from Eliza’s Buttons and Yarn

We are very grateful to Eliza’s Buttons and Yarns which has supplied several fabulous, unique accessories to the Pucks N’ Purls Raffle.  I am sure you will enjoy winning any of these three prizes.

The first of these is a very pretty Pollika mother of pearl stick pin.  This will be a chic addition to your knit wardrobe for you to fasten your shawls, scarves and cowls.

The second is a double ended crochet hook with chain and split ring.  The perfect accessory for “fixing” that garter stitch mistake without tinking back.  The split ring and chain are perfect to attach it to your accessories bag so that you always have it with you when the need arises.

The third is a package of ten HiyaHiya Knitters Safety Pins in silver and gold tones.  These safety pins are coilless and feature a rounded end so they won’t snag your knitting while in use as stitch markers, small stitch holders etc.

Eliza’s Buttons and Yarn, owned by Elizabeth Fallone, a knitwear designer and teacher, is located at 110 Little Avenue, Unit 6 in the south end of Barrie, Ontario.  She welcomes you to her knitting haven which has everything you might need, from needles and yarn all the way to buttons. She would love to see you and what you’ve been busy creating! Stop on by if you live in the area or if you are passing by on your travels!  A welcome break on the way to cottage or ski country.

Check out the website for more information about Eliza’s Buttons and Yarn products and for directions.

elizaknits.com






Delicious Cupcake Kit for the Wee Ones - All from Old Mill Knitting Ltd.

What a marvellous treat!  Old Mill Knitting Ltd has donated a kit for the baby and toddler set.  There are 8 balls of “Cupcake”, a deliciously soft 50% Acrylic/50% nylon (50 g/approx 90 m) yarn by Peter Pan Yarns.  The #818 colourway is called Tutti Frutti and looks so much like the frosting on a delicious cupcake.  Then there is the pattern book, Peter Pan #327, with its 21 scrumptious designs for little people - there are cardis, scarves, hats, blankets and ponchos.  You are sure to find something to knit for the little one in your life.

Old Mill Knitting Ltd  is a yarn, pattern and knitting accessories distributor located in Ancaster.  It carries a wide range of brands including Naturally Yarns, Classic Elite Yarns, Knitting Pure and Simple, Dolce Handknits, Oat Couture, Filatura di Crosa, Wendy/Peter Pan/Twilleys, Lantern Moon and Misti Alpaca.

 Check out their website www.oldmillknitting.com to find out more about these yarns, patterns and accessories and to find a retailer near you.

www.oldmillknitting.com

Beautiful Afghan Kit from Berroco Yarns

Berroco has donated a kit with everything you need to knit or crochet that afghan you have always wanted to make.  Not only that, they have included a zippered case for you to store it in once it is completed.  To make the afghan, there are 10 skeins of Berrocco Comfort yarn (50% nylon/50% acrylic, 100 g/195 m) that can be machine washed and tumble dried in a gorgeous green colourway (# 9744) and a pattern book.  The book, Afghans - Comfort Knitting and Crochet, has more than 50 beautiful designs by Norah Gaughan, Margery Winter and the Berroco Design Team.

Berroco is yarn company with a wide range of beautiful knitting or crochet yarns in a multitude of natural and synthetic fibres, one to fit every need.  Check out the Berroco website below to find a yarn store near you that sells Berroco yarns and to see the many yarns and patterns that are available.

www.berroco.com


Wool and Wicker Donates Fabulous Prize - Set of AddiClick Basic Interchangeable Needles


Many thanks to Denis and Diane DeBray from Wool and Wicker in Richmond BC.  They have very generously donated a set of interchangeable AddiClick Basic needle set as a Pucks N’ Purls raffle prize.  

In recent years many knitters have turned to circular needles as their needle of choice.  Circular needles have a “needle tip” at each end held together by a flexible cord.  Circular needles are available in most needle sizes (e.g. 1.5 to 12.0 mm) and many lengths (e.g 8 to 60 inches).   Based on their needs, knitters often have several sets of circular needles in the same size but in different lengths.  

The AddiClick interchangeable needle set provides circular needle options in all the common sizes and lengths.  It is comprised 10 pairs of addi Turbo needle tips (size 3.5 to 10 mm), 3 flexible cords (24”, 32” and 40”), as well as a connector and gold pin.  The knitter connects the appropriate flexible cable to the desired needle tips to form an Addi Turbo circular needle.  With the 10 needle tip sets and 3 cables, you can create 30 different circular needle options and you can use the connector included to create even more circular needle lengths.

The needle set comes in a portable, suede lined, simulated leather case which makes an ideal traveling companion.  Who knows what weight of wonderful yarn will “need” to swatched or knit while you are away.  Interchangeable needle sets are a major investment for knitters.  What a fabulous gift.

For more information about Wool and Wicker’s amazing addi needle selection, click on the link below.

http://woolandwicker.com/index.php?pg=needles