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March Giveaway at KnitHeartStrings

Black Watch Special Edition Yarn and Beads Kit Prize

I’m pleased to offer another specially prepared prize for the wonderful members of KnitHeartStrings. Good luck to everyone!

This prize includes:

  • 2 oz/215 yards of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock 4-ply fingering weight 80% superwash wool and 20% nylon, in color Black Watch, wound into a center-pull ball and ready for you to knit; the yarn is luscious-feeling, yet sturdy — if you have not tried Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock yarn yet, you are in for a treat
  • 20g size 6/0 Miyuki beads in your choice of either #277 Green-lined Crystal AB or #269 Ice Blue-lined Crystal AB; these are my favorites to give sparkly tone-on-tone accents with this yarn (or you can also make your own color selection from the other in-stock beads listed here)
The yarn and color is the same as used to knit the sample scarf shown  for March’s KAL of Narrow Lace Leaves Scarf shown here.

Of course, you don’t have to use the yarn you win for this particular scarf. There is plenty enough yarn to use for  1-skein projects such as  hats/berets, other small fashion scarves, etc.

The glass seed beads are high quality Miyuki size 6/0 (4 mm diameter), the size suitable for placing on fingering weight yarn with the crochet hook method. The Narrow Lace Leaves Scarf  pattern does not include instructions for beading, but I will be including a bonus support article for this during the March KAL, and you can also get other ideas from previous KAL projects such as the Pretty Awesome Yarn Pouch and Dolly’s top-Down Tri Shawl). A listing of all previous KAL’s and the supporting articles is here.

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 March 2014. Good luck!