Category Archives: Promotions at HSFA

Enter Now: Prize Drawing for a complete kit to knit a Faberge inspired beaded egg

Win the pattern and all supplies to make a Fab Bead Egg.

Fab Bead Egg e-Pattern AND Supplies Pak for Fab Bead Egg

Fab Bead Egg  is a Faberge inspired HeartStrings knitting pattern design to knit beaded 3-dimensional egg shape whimsies.

For this month’s prize drawing at the KnitHeartStrings KAL site, you can win the pattern and all supplies to make your own fabulous Fab Bead Egg.

Fab Bead Egg
Fab Bead Egg

These eggs do not pretend to approach the magnificence of true Faberge, yet you can take pride in them as your own little works of art. Undoubtedly, you’ll impress everyone with your bead-sparkly creativity. Besides, they are simply fun to knit and display.

The winner of the February prize drawing for the MAKE A FAB BEAD EGG Pattern and Supplies Kit will get their choice of any color combo of beads and yarn still in stock at time of drawing. Your prize even includes the upgrade option of quality no-lump polyfill stuffing for your Fab Bead Egg.

yarn and bead color combos for making Fab Bead Egg
yarn and bead color combos for making Fab Bead Egg

To Participate in the Make a Fab Bead Egg Giveaway

To enter the giveaway and earn extra entries in 4 different ways, see the Prize Giveaways page at KnitHeartStrings.

Get your prize drawing entries in NOW, as the entry period ends  February 28, 2015.

Do you feel lucky? I hope so, and I hope the winner will be you. But remember that you need to get on over to KnitHeartStrings and get entered before it is too late. Good luck!

Win a Bitty Beady Christmas Tree Gift Kit

In time for gift-giving season, this month’s KAL prize drawing is for HeartStrings’ most popular design for holiday decorating: Bitty Beady Christmas Tree. Bead “ornaments” peek in and out of the trellis lace branches on this tiny traditional-looking Christmas tree. The branch tips are formed with serrated edging, giving a realistic look.

Bitty Beady Christmas Tree knitted in pine green yarn and silver-lined red beads

The prize is a complete kit including hard-copy pattern, yarn and beads to make one bitty tree in your choice of color combos, along with a coordinating greeting card and matching envelope. Knit and give the little tree as a gift (maybe even keep it for yourself?). Or gift the kit to a knitting friend to make for themselves. There are 20 holiday color combos offered. I’ll even string the beads on the yarn for you if you want. Check out the color offerings for Bitty Beady Christmas Tree in the KnitHeartStrings Online Store. h80suppliespaks-1000 The coordinating greeting card with matching envelope makes a nice gift enclosure to go along with either giving the kit itself, or with your completed bitty tree.

Bitty Beady Christmas Trees greeting card and matching envelope
Bitty Beady Christmas Trees greeting card and matching envelope

How to Win

See the Monthly Prize Giveaway page to see how you can win this month’s Bitty Beady Christmas Tree Gift Kit. A random drawing will be held right after I tally the entries following November 30, 2014. I’ll announce the winner as soon as possible after that. I hope the winner will be YOU! Good luck. p.s. You can also purchase Bitty Beady Christmas Tree as a pdf pattern, additional Kits with hard-copy pattern to gift to knitting friends, or Supplies Pak without pattern to make more bitty trees in an assortment of holiday colors.

Bitty Beady Christmas Tree pattern cover page
Bitty Beady Christmas Tree pattern cover page

Bearfoot Over the Shoulder Shawl KAL

Join me (Jackie E-S) over at the Mountain Colors Yarn group on Ravelry for a Knit-A-Long (KAL). We’ll be knitting the Bearfoot Over the Shoulder Shawl that I designed for using any of the lovely and colorfully dyed Mountain Colors fingering weight yarn.
Bearfoot Over the Shoulder

This easy to wear shawl/cowl combo is a different angle on the one-sided Möbius. It takes just one skein of Mountain Colors Bearfoot or Crazyfoot yarn, making it relatively quick to knit. The lace stitch pattern is easy to work and memorize, so you’ll be able to relax while  watching the colors flow off your needles.

How to Participate and have a chance to win the prize from Mountain Colors!

1. Purchase a skein (or use one from your stash) of Mountain Colors Bearfoot or Crazyfoot

2. Get the Bearfoot Over The Shoulder Shawl pattern at Ravelry.

3. Post about your project in the official Mountain Colors Bearfoot KAL thread!

4. Share your progress with other KAL’ers, ask questions, and get tips on knitting this lovely, yet easy lace shawl from Jackie.

5. Post your finished Bearfoot Over the Shoulder Shawl photo in the official Bearfoot KAL thread by November 10, 2014 for a chance to win a great prize from Mountain Colors Yarn.

Will you join us?

Bearfoot Over Your Shoulders Shawl

October Prize Drawing: Luxury Smoke Ring Kit

I’m giving away a Luxury Smoke Ring Kit at the end of October over at the KnitHeartStrings KAL site. Will the lucky winner be you? You can win luxury yarn in choice of natural gray or natural white, and your choice of either of these 2 patterns to make a beautiful smoke ring.

Flared Lace Smoke Ring
Flared Lace Smoke Ring
Smoke Ring with Lace Edging
Smoke Ring with Lace Edging

What is a smoke ring, you ask? It is a versatile accessory you can wear laid on your shoulders as a dressy cowl neckline, or pulled over your head for light-as-air warmth without messing your hairdo. A smoke ring is also sometimes referred to as a natchaq.

The Luxury Smoke Ring Kit you can win includes —
  • Personally autographed, hard-copy pattern for a smoke ring; your choice of either #A45 Smoke Ring with Lace Edging or #A49 Flared Lace Smoke Ring
  • A continuous skein of luxury yarn (50% baby alpaca, 25% merino, 25% angora) that is enough to complete the smoke ring of your choice in the color of your choice (either natural gray or natural white); the yarn has been washed and skeined, and is ready for you to wind into a ball to knit your smoke ring

To Participate in the October Prize Giveaway

Click on over to the Monthly Prize Giveaway page at the KnitHeartStrings KAL site to see how you can win the October Smoke Ring Kit.

The random drawing will be held right after I tally the entries at close of October 31, 2014. I’ll announce the winner as soon as possible after that. I hope the winner will be YOU! Good luck.

yarn for smoke ringp.s. I hope you will join us at KnitHeartStrings for the Smoke Ring KAL this month. If you are not yet a member of KnitHeartStrings, you can Join Here

April Giveaway at KnitHeartStrings

Zephyr-In-A-Net Lace Yarn and Shawl Pattern

Are you ready for another giveaway?

For April, I have another specially prepared prize to award some lucky knitter of this month’s KAL being held at KnitHeartStrings.  Good luck to everyone participating in the KAL and Giveaway!

April Giveaway: Zephyr-In-A-Net Lace Yarn and Shawl Pattern

This prize includes:

  • 500 yards of Jaggerspun Zephyr 2/18 Wool/Silk Lace Yarn in color Garnet Red. This yarn is wound into a center-pull ball and ready for you to knit. The center-pull ball is  cradled in a squishy net mesh sleeve to help the fine yarn feed smoothly.
  • Autographed copy of the Elegantly Simple Triangle Shawl pattern.
  • After you finish the yarn, the net mesh sleeve can be re-used when washing small delicate items or keeping socks sorted.

Jaggerspun Zephyr yarn is a favorite of lace knitters. If you’ve used Zephyr before, you already know the treat that is in store for you. If you haven’t tried this yarn yet, be prepared to be thrilled with how pleasant it is to knit and wear. Zephyr-In-A-Net lace yarn is also available at the KnitHeartStrings online store.

Elegantly Simple Triangle Shawl pattern is a lovely, fan-shaped design that begins at the point and is knit in one of those lovely laces based on the Shetland feather and fan stitch. The bound-off long edge can be finished in your choice of dramatic points or graceful scallops. There is enough Zephyr yarn in this prize to make a shoulder wrap size.

Elegantly Simple Triangle Shawl

With so much movement and interest in the design of this shawl, it might look more difficult to do than it really is. Hint-hint: You’ll have a chance to practice the basic pattern stitch for the June KAL, although we will not be knitting this shawl pattern itself for the KAL.

How to Win

Want to win? Simply hop on over to the KnitHeartStrings site to read about the different ways you can rack up entries. The winner will be drawn at the end of April 2014. Good luck!