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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!

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!

February Giveaway at KnitHeartStrings

Celebrating Valentines, the February prize  at KnitHeartStrings is Heart’s Desire yarn and bead pack.

Heart’s Desire Special Edition Prize

No other month of the year says “pink” to me as much as February. How about you? So, for the February giveaway, I’ve put together a special edition kit of yarn and beads for some lucky winner to play with and create whatever your heart desires.


This prize includes yarn and beads to play with in whatever way you want:

  • 2 skeins of  yarn, each in a different, yet compatible colorway
  • beads in contrast color for bold design accents
  • beads for sparkly tone-on-tone accents

Each skein is 2 oz (57 g) /  215 yards of Lorna’s Lace Shepherd Sock 4-ply fingering weight 80% superwash wool and 20% nylon. 4 oz (114 g) / 430 yards total.

The colorway on the left is called “Girly Stripe”; the one on the right is “Tickled Pink”.

This yarn is luscious-feeling, yet sturdy. There is plenty enough yarn to use for separate 1-skein projects such as scarves, hats/berets, etc. Or use together for one-of-kind, serendipitous color play.

The glass seed beads are high quality Miyuki size 6/0 (4 mm diameter) in 2 colors of 10 g (approx 120 beads) each: silver-lined violet and silver-lined crystal. A total of 20 g (approx 240 beads).

If you need inspiration or guidance on using beads, there are lots of ideas in lessons we’ve had for  KAL’s at KnitHeartStrings. 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 more and enter. The winner will be drawn at the end of February 2014. Good luck!


April 1, 2014 Update:

Congratulations go to Pat M, winner of the February Prize Drawing. Thanks to everyone who entered.Pat wrote; “I am tickled. One of my first yarn-loves was the Lorna’s Lace line. I have several pairs of socks that I’ve knitted from LL’s Shepherd Sock. Also, I’m enjoying the St. Paddy’s Day cozy. I’d forgotten how much pleasure I derive from working with beads and yarn together. You are feeding my addiction.

Thank you very much. This is the proverbial icing on the inspiration cake that you serve to us regularly!


Vote for your favorites in the Top 14 Finalists to Begin 2014

Vote Your Favorites: Top 14 to Begin 2014

Taken from the ‘demand rating’ reported by Shopatron, this is the top 14 list as 2013 ended and 2014 begins. I hope you enjoy seeing the top favorites your fellow knitting friends are interested in.

Are your favorites included? Maybe it’s something you already have, and then you know you are in good company. Or maybe it’s something you’ve missed seeing in the past. You can click the pictures to find out more information and download a free cover sheet for any of the patterns.

Win a Prize … Of these “finalists”, which are your favorites?

Please vote for your favorites below by clicking the “heart” to the upper right of patterns you love. You have up to 10 votes in case you it hard to decide which ones you love the most! Then also leave a comment to complete your entry to win the prize.

As a thank you, I will do a random drawing at the end of the voting period (January 31st) for your choice of one of these finalist patterns to the winner. Be sure to include an email address where I can reach you (the email will only be shown to me as the admin, it will not be publicly displayed).

Note: You must vote as well as comment to qualify for the prize. Voting for more than one favorite does not increase your chances of winning — the extra votes are just to help you avoid struggling in choosing just one. Thank you.

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I would love to hear what you think as that helps me focus new designs for the types of patterns you really like.

Please share your ideas at the HeartStringsFiberArts Facebook page or the Ravelry HeartStrings group.

Or you can write me directly. Looking forward to hearing from you. What you say and share counts!

January Giveaway at KnitHeartStrings

Did you hear about the January giveaway over at KnitHeartStrings? The prize  is a set of delightful Waffle Weave Towels.

To go along with the theme of January’s even-count filet lace KAL at KnitHeartStrings, I found these delightful Waffle Weave towels at Ulster Linen to award to a lucky winner at the end of January 2014.

Hearts and Cats at Play towels

One towel has a design of Red Hearts (what could be better for Valentine’s Day?!). The other towel has silhouettes of Cats  at Play banded by a coordinating red stripe.

These are top quality 100% cotton towels with the designs woven in (not printed). Very absorbent for use as kitchen towels, you can also add delight to your meals and interior decorations by using them atop serving trays or side tables. They are a generous 20? x 30?. And of course are machine washable and dry-able to make your life easier and leave more time for knitting.

KnitHeartStrings Giveaway for January 2014 - Hearts and Cats at Play towels

How to Be a Winner

Want to win? Get on over to the KnitHeartStrings site to read more and enter. The winner will be drawn at the end of January 2014, so don’t wait too long and miss out.