New Knitting

I've just completed four new sweet, whimsical, little designs for springtime out of this 
rainbow of Louet Gems Fingering Weight yarn. 

Patterns will be revealed in the new year... but I'll give you a hint now:
Something for little girls. 

It's been awhile since I designed for little ones. It was nice to get back to it. :)


Blogiversary SALE!

Three years ago today I started my blog, and what a wonderful journey it has been. 
This blog has led me into wonderful friendships and exciting new creative opportunities. 
November 26, 2007 will always be a special day to me.

 For the past 3 years I've used this date to give back to my readers, and to all of you who have kindly supported me from the very beginning.

This year I will be offering a 50% off sale on all of my pattern pdfs. The sale will go on all day tomorrow, November 27th. From midnight to midnight PST.

To receive your discount, please enter the special code "3yearsofnnk" in the checkout process.

(Note: It has come to my attention that some of you are having a hard time with the discount code. At the bottom of the Ravelry Shopping Cart window, you will see a little link that says "Use Coupon Code", please enter in the code there. Email me if you have any questions: nevernotknitting@gmail.com)

Thank you, and enjoy!

Autumn Vines Beret Shawl Collared Cowl Cedar Leaf Shawlette Spring Garden Tee - Adult Version Cosette Amelie Playful Stripes Sheepish Molly Haltermelon Spring Garden Tee Chloe Very Cherry Watermelon Image Map

If you'd like to leave a comment for me, I would love to hear from you!

I'd love to find out how you originally stumbled upon Never Not Knitting and how long you've been reading!


Brave New Knits Drawing Giveaway

I have a new giveaway for you to enter!

Brave New Knits Drawing Giveaway

In episode 44 of the Never Not Knitting podcast I had the privilege of interviewing Julie Turjoman, the author of Brave New Knits. Julie's publisher, Rodale Books, was kind enough to provide a copy of the book for me to give away to one of you!

In addition to the book, the winner will receive a skein of Malabrigo Sock yarn in the eggplant colorway kindly provided by Sandrasingh.com. This is the yarn and colorway called for in the book's  

Isn't this pattern gorgeous? And it only takes one skein!
It was hard to capture the gorgeous color of this yarn with the camera. It is a lovely deep dusky purple.

Be sure to listen to episode 44 to learn more about Brave New Knits. Also, don't forget to visit Sandrasingh.com. You can get 10% off of all yarns, magazines and needles through December 15th! 
Enter code "NNK01" at checkout.

Orchid Thief Shawlette

To enter to win, please leave a comment (only one!) including your contact information under this post.
I will be announcing the winner here December 1, so please check back to see if you have won!

Drawing Now Closed! Congratulations to Judi A, the winner!


Autumn Vines Beret

AV8 Framed

My Autumn Vines Beret pattern is finally done!
It took a long time to get it just right but I couldn't be more pleased with the end result.
This design is tied with Cedar Leaf as my favorite published pattern.

AV7 Framed

I love how the cabled leafy design looks like a tangled vine traveling up the sides of the hat. 
It was a very interesting and fun stitch pattern to work up.

The yarn that I used, Becoming Art Cielo Sport, complements the design so nicely. It shows off the textured pattern very well and the subtle highlights in the color bring the pattern to life.

AV 1 Framed

 Usually the samples that I knit end up in my trunk shows.. but no. Not this hat. This is mine. I love it.

Here is the pattern information for those of you would would like to make an 
Autumn Vines Beret of your very own:

Stretches to fit a 19-22" / 48-56 cm head circumference.

Brim Circumference: approx 18 inches after blocking.

Becoming Art Cielo Sport [100% Superwash Merino Wool; 256 yd/234m per 4oz skein]; color: Cinnamon; 1 skein or approx 200 yds of a sport weight wool or wool blend.
Alternate Yarns: Madelinetosh Pashmina, Classic Elite Fresco

1# 16” US #5/3.75mm circular needle for brim and body of hat
1# set of US #5/3.75mm double pointed needles for top of hat and I cord
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle

25 sts/ 32 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch on US5 / 3.75 mm needles or size needed for accurate gauge.

If you run into me this Autumn, this is what I will be wearing... every day.

Autumn Vines and Cedar Leaf Framed
I am so happy to be surrounded by knitted leaves in my favorite Autumn colors. 

Kits for the Autumn Vines Beret are now available for pre-order through Becoming Art. 

Happy Knitting!

NeverNotKnitting Podcast : Episode 44 : Interview with Julie Turjoman

Episode 44


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The winner of Episode 43's Roseknits Bag Drawing Giveaway is Cheryl! Congratulations!

*Check back soon to enter the drawing for Episode 44!

Get 10% off of the entire selection of knitting needles, magazines, and yarn from Sandrasingh.com through December 15th by entering code "NNK01" in the checkout process. 
This offer is exclusive to the Never Not Knitting podcast listeners and blog readers.

Click HERE to download the Episode 44 MP3 file.


Autumn Vines Beret Pattern- Coming Soon!

Autumn Vines Beret framed

As promised, here is a picture of my newest hat design. The pattern is soon to follow! :)


Roseknits Bag Drawing Giveaway

If you have listened to my last podcast episode or have followed my blog for a time, you will undoubtedly be aware of how much I love Roseknits knitting bags!

I am very happy to say that Annie from Roseknits has sent me this beautiful bag to give away to one of you!

Seriously.. I want this bag for myself. Isn't it so amazingly adorable? So fun and cheerful.

Roseknits Drawing Giveaway

 But this drawing prize would not be complete without some fantastic things to go IN the bag! 

In Episode 43, Melissa Wehrle from neoknits.com was kind enough to share her story of becoming a knitwear designer with all of us. She has kindly contributed a copy of her first sweater pattern,
'The Grannie Smith Cardigan' to this prize.
But I decided that the winner probably should also have some yarn to go with it... :)

Months ago I received this beautiful skein of Fancy Lace yarn from Emily, the talented dyer behind Viola yarns. This skein is amazing. It's a beautiful soft blend of Silk, Cashmere and Alpaca. What a treat. I've decided to pass this lovely skein onto one of you. Crazy I know. What am I thinking?

This skein holds a whopping 1300 yards. That is enough to make an entire Granny Smith Cardigan sweater for yourself!

Roseknits Giveaway Closeup

To enter to win this amazing prize set, just leave a comment under this post with contact information. 
Please only one comment per person.

Before you comment, please visit the Roseknits Etsy shop and let me know in your comment which style bag you like the most. The Etsy shop can be found HERE. I have my favorites. 
I'd love to find out which ones you like too!

I will announce the winner here on November 15th. Please check back then to see if you have won!

Drawing now closed! Congratulations to Cheryl, the winner!


NeverNotKnitting Podcast : Episode 43 : The Journey to 7th Avenue

Episode 43


The winner of the episode 42 Debbie Bliss Drawing Giveaway is Marilyn! Congratulations!

*Check back soon to enter the drawing for Episode 43!

Receive free shipping on the entire Roseknits Etsy shop for the month of November by mentioning Never Not Knitting in the comments section when you place your order. Your shipping costs will then be refunded back to you. This offer is exclusive to the Never Not Knitting podcast listeners and blog readers.

Click HERE to download the Episode 43 MP3 file.