There are a couple of lovely giveaways in the KnitBritish Ravelry group that I don’t want you guys to miss out on!
| From Dorset, With Love.
Clare Devine has launched a digital pattern collection, which beautifully illustrates how place can leave a lasting impression on you.
Two years ago I went on a road trip – the best kind of road trip – the ‘change your life’ kind of roadtrip! I didn’t realise back then how much that summer weekend away would shape my life in the years to come. So much has come from those 3 glorious days in Dorset.
There are 6 patterns in this collections which explore the inspirations from that trip. There is the Lulworth Cove hat, deeply brimmed and richly textured; The Swyres Head Mitts in divine yarn from Phileas Yarns; two awesome sock patterns, in Ripples Crafts Sock – Studland and Tyneham and Corfe Castle – a gorgeous shawl, featuring and effortless garter and eyelet design. Also to come is Clare’s first garment design – Kimmeridge!
You can buy the entire collection right now on Ravelry and the patterns will also be available as single pattern downloads too!
As Clare is so lovely, she has offered a copy of the collection as a giveaway and has added three runner up prizes of single patterns. You can find the entry thread over in our Ravelry group. I will close this on 2nd of June and draw winners by random.org fairly soon after that. Thank you so much, lovely Clare and congratulations on a stunning collection that is going to have all our knitty hands get grabbing for the yarn!
| POM POM is 5
PomPom Quarterly are celebrating their 5th anniversary this year! There is a BUMPER issue which is hitting door mats all over the world right about now and you can listen to me peek between the pages on tomorrow’s podcast! (spoiler: It is pretty incredible!)
There is also going to be a wonderful birthday bash happening in London in July!
On 14th and 15th of July, Pomfest will be held at Studio Spaces, Shadwell. A renovated factory in this fast-developing part of Tower Hamlets.
The Pomfest marketplace will play host to a selection of the finest indie yarn producers and dyers from all over the world, including Viola Yarns and Julie Asselin; La Bien Aimée and Dandelion Yarns; John Arbon Textiles, Coop Knits and Kettle Yarn Co. will be there too with more to be confirmed! There will also be panel discussions from international woolly speakers, like Clara Parkes! and talks from Pom Pom designers Julia Farwell-Clay, Thea Colman, Veera Välimäki, Olga Buraya-Kefelian, and Emily Foden.
All of this AND a Friday night party! Tickets cost £15 for each day and also £15 for the evening party (John Arbon WILL be your DJ – worth the ticket price alone!) I hope you can go – I reckon it will be a really special weekend!
Pom Pom, so lovely and generous, have offered a lucky winner a pair of tickets, so that they can take a pal and can go to the marketplace and enjoy the Pom Pom party vibe! I am about to open the giveaway thread in the KnitBritish Ravelry group, so that you can enter for that chance! Please only enter if you can definitely make it to London (travel/accommodation is not included) – you can choose which day you want to attend. I will close the thread on 16th June and draw the winner at random. Pom Pom will email the tickets to the winner.
Pom Pom’s loveliness goes on and on! They have also given us a copy of the newest issue to giveaway and (to save confusion in the rav giveaway threads) you can enter to win that RIGHT HERE!
To win a copy of Pom Pom Quarterly, issue 21 – take a look at the designs in this issue (click here to see them all) and comment below with what you would cast on first – its gonna be a struggle as there are SO many awesome designs.
I’ll close this also on June 16th. A winner will be drawn at random.
Good luck and thank you so much to Clare Devine and Pom Pom Quarterly!
I pasted all the comments in random.org – Congrats to Heather Jones! Your Pom Pom will be winging its way to you soon!
| Important info – Please read
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I would cast on Sevilla ASAP! It’s stunning.
Definitely Ceilidh, it would knit up in no time and would look fabulous in handspun British wool
The Anniversaire cardi is the one I want to cast on first!
Such cute patterns! How can you pick just one?! I would start with Bristol Ivy’s Fete. A definite 3-season item!
I think it would have to be jamboree. Very pretty.
I would totally cast on Anniversaire–love it and just added to my Rav favorites! Beautiful design! Thanks for the giveaway–love your podcast!
I so wish I could travel to London for the party, but the magazine looks stunning! All the designs look fantastic and it would be very hard to pick, but I’d definitely cast on a sweater, either Anniversaire or Soirée.
Thank you for the giveaway!
Definitely Boum! I love the stripes, and the fact it’s sleeveless.
Wow! Thanks for this great giveaway! I’m desperate to go to the Pom Pom Fifth Birthday Party! And also desperate to get my hands on the newest Summer issue! I practically love everything in it! I’ve had another look and would have to decide between Boum and Jamboree as my first cast-on (and I only chose these two because we are heading into quite warm weather and these two seemed the best for it). Thanks again!
enter the pomfest giveaway separately over in the rav group http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/knitbritish/3625499/1-25
Definitely Fête by Bristol Ivy. I love colorwork and never make enough casual tops.
So easy! I’d cast on Ceilidh in a flash!
I love Jamboree! Haven’t yet seen an issue and would love this one. Thanks!
I agree with Lesley, when I saw the previews of Pom Pom I knew that the Celidh would be in my future, something about the shape of the neck, the texture up the sides and the POCKETS!…It’s coming to my closet…soon!
I’d have to begin with Ceilid—a boxy shape, yet with clever vertical embellishments. Easy to wear, dressed up or down. And truly, every garment should have pockets! These are perfect.
Ceilidh is calling my name!
I would love to be good enough to cast on Anniversaire straight away, but in reality I think Sevila would be cast on and finished first. That lace jumped out and screamed knit me.
If I won a copy of Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 21, I’d immediately cast on Fete by Bristol Ivy. I so look forward to your newsletters and Podcasts. Thank you.
I would cast on Fête. I love the pattern round the neck, very pretty!
I love Zazie! This is probably the one I would cast on first, it looks like fun.
Anniversaire … love this
I am so casting on that Anniversaire cabled cardigan loveliness! But in what?…Dovestone? Oosie? Blacker classic? Swoon, it’s gorgeous!
The Anniversaries card is so pretty! t would be the first on my needles…
I look forward to casting on Ceilidh. It is so comfy looking as has a strong design sensibility.
Tough choice but I’d make Fête first! Such a nice item for the summer.
I love Anniversaire, but I’d probably actually cast on Festoon first. Endless sock yarn stash, plus no big cabled sweater in my lap in the summer.
I think it would have to be “Festoon”. I just don’t have enough socks in my life!
Anniversaire would be irresistibly, a big project but so beautiful. Totally fitting for the occaison
Ceilidh comes top for me- you can never have too many lovely squishy jumpers 😉
Anniversere, absolutely gorgeous
No wonder they put Anniversaire on the cover – it is absolutely stunning! And I do need another cardigan, don’t I?