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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

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!


Feeling lucky? Kit giveaway for Beaded Crescent Neck Lace

To go along with the KAL (knit-along) going on over at KnitHeartStrings.com, I’m giving some lucky person a chance to win a Special Prize Edition Kit to make Beaded Crescent Neck Lace. The Kit includes:

–    Crystal Palace Panda Silk yarn in color #5206 Very Berry
–    Miyuki size 6/0 glass seed beads in your color choice of either #451 Hematite (a.k.a. Gunmetal) as shown in the sample model, or #140D Transparent Red
–    printed autographed pattern for HeartStrings #H93 Beaded Crescent Neck Lace
Win a KIT to make Beaded Crescent Neck Lace
Win a KIT to make Beaded Crescent Neck Lace
Win a Special Prize Edition Kit including Crystal Palace Panda Silk yarn, Miyuki beads, and HeartStrings autographed pattern.

Adorn your neckline with a crescent of color and beads. Beaded Crescent Neck Lace is simply beautiful lace for your neck. Enter the prize giveaway now to win neck-caressing Crystal Palace yarn and sparkly beads.

Drawing will be held at noon CDT on Monday, October 7, 2013.

Beaded Crescent Neck Lace

Treasure Hunt for a Gentle Breezes Stole Kit prize

Are you up for a little game and chance to win yarn and pattern for my Gentle Breezes Stole? There’s a Treasure Hunt going on at the Sandrasingh.com Blog. Please help Sandra celebrate her 7th anniversary!

Answer a few easy questions based on your hunt through the HeartStrings pattern collections at the Sandrasingh.com website store. Then email your answers to Sandra to be entered to win the generous prize (details about the giveaway are here). Hurry, the cut-off date is next Wednesday, May 16, 2012.

Gentle Breezes Stole
Gentle Breezes Stole

I designed Gentle Breezes for Sandrasingh.com in their exclusive Lace yarn. If you have not seen or knit with this yarn before, I think you will really like it.

Have fun playing and good luck on winning!

Help select the HeartStrings kit prize for the next drawing!

Please help pick the prize in the Special Appreciation Drawing for HeartStrings Facebook fans. VOTE HERE for which of these HeartStrings kits you’d most like to win.

The first kit to get 100 votes will be offered as the prize in the HeartString Fans Appreciation Drawing. Note: More information about each kit can be found under the “SHOP for Patterns & e-Patterns” tab (left sidebar of the Facebook page) in the Close-out Kits section.

Here is a brief teaser of the project kits in the poll with direct links to the Shopatron catalog for HeartStrings FiberArts where you can purchase now if you can’t wait or decide on just one.

#KS06 Beaded Winter Wonderland Socks Kit

#KA49 Flared Lace Smoke Ring Kit

#KKH02 Bella’s Beads Cloche Hat Kit

#KT312 Winter Solstice Christmas Stocking and Ornament Kit

You just need to help pick which kit you’d like offered as the prize, plus be a fan of HeartStrings. You’ll automatically be entered into the drawing of whichever kit reaches 100 votes first. There’s nothing to purchase; nothing to guess; how easy can that be?

I appreciate your support and help in spreading the word about connecting with HeartStrings FiberArts on Facebook. Invite your friends and share on your own Facebook wall, Twitter, etc. about this drawing. The faster one of the offered kits gets 100 votes, the faster we can do the actual drawing!

p.s. Remember to “Like” to become a fan of HeartStrings FiberArts on Facebook if you have not already. All fans at time of drawing will be entered.