How exciting is this? The awesome editors over at KnitCircus have agreed to give away pattern packs from the current issue to 5 lucky commenters! Below are just a few samples of what you’ll find in this issue, also included are table runners, coffee mug cozies and socks.

Leave me a comment telling me all about your summer knitting!

Giveaway ends next Friday, June (OMG is it June already??) 4, 2010. Ready….set…..GO!!

By Terrye


60 Comments so far

  1. Liz Anderson on May 27, 2010 1:19 pm

    A giveaway? So cool!
    This summer I’ll be rockin’ socks on DPN’s and crocheting a couple market bags. I need things for the family White Elephant Christmas gift exchange, so working with light weight fibers and cotton really speaks to me as the temps climb.
    Happy Summer!

  2. Debbie on May 27, 2010 1:22 pm

    I’m currently knitting a short-sleeve sweater for myself, but it’s almost finished. After that, I’ll be starting holiday knitting…and I would love to make a table runner for my brother and sister in law.

  3. Susan on May 27, 2010 1:37 pm

    Looks like a wonderful prize. I’m mentally making my “to-do” list for the upcoming craziness that is holiday knitting!

  4. angela on May 27, 2010 1:43 pm

    I plan to knit up a tank top in a nice lightweight yarn, and also make a few of the smaller accessories (like hats and gloves) that I always kick myself for not having made already on the days in January when it gets cold.

  5. Elena Tucker on May 27, 2010 1:55 pm

    I am working on the Norwegian house slippers, or Norwegian origami. Hope to make several for gifts. Love the lace shawl!

  6. Melissa Haynie on May 27, 2010 2:40 pm

    I am not knitting anything this summer instead I am taking the summer to work on my crocheting. Although I do both… I usually chose to knit because I am so much better at it than I am at crocheting. So I chose a really easy blanket pattern and decided I was going to go for it! It is made of really small squares so wish me luck. I think I may add it to my holiday knitting. It is a larger project than I usually do for gift giving… but someone on my list will be very lucky!

  7. Cindy-Sidetracked Artist on May 27, 2010 5:20 pm

    I’m knitting a summer sweater for me, and working on additional knit and crochet hats, scarves and bags for my shop at

  8. Kitten With A Whiplash on May 27, 2010 5:46 pm

    I’m working on a cushion cover and sleeveless, hoodless hoodie. It won’t have sleeves, ‘cuz it wasn’t upposed to, it won’t have a hood ‘cuz I’m running out of yarn.

  9. Katy Lin on May 27, 2010 6:00 pm

    what an awesome giveaway!!! please count me in! i’m going to try to get a jump-start on my holiday knitting for Christmas gifts and the like :) it may or may not happen, but . . . here’s hoping!

  10. Deanna on May 27, 2010 6:07 pm

    I am finishing a short sleeved cardigan knit with Blue Sky’s 100% alpaca then on to a sleeveless cotton top or something fun for my grandson. Love the bright colors of the Rosie socks!

  11. Jeanne on May 27, 2010 6:08 pm

    I just finished blocking a cute lace cardigan and have started some tabi toe socklets for my daughter. I am definitely anticipating some more lace knitting after the socks are done.

  12. Maureen on May 27, 2010 6:11 pm

    I am trying to knit a sweater from the Sirdar book that is #137 in Baby Bamboo. I have been attempting this a few times and well each time I end up frogging it. I like the sweater and the pattern, I just have to concentrate more for this one.

  13. BloreKnitter on May 27, 2010 8:57 pm

    I am almost done with a cropped cardigan for my mother-in-law. It has small cables from the waist down, which adds a bit of shape to the cardigan.

  14. Cheryl on May 27, 2010 9:20 pm

    Socks. Socks. Socks.
    And a top down baby sweater
    in practice for a sweater
    for myself.

  15. MelodyJ on May 27, 2010 10:09 pm

    I’m going to make a vest as my first knitted garment.


  16. Diane on May 28, 2010 5:38 am

    Summer knitting…I’ve been churning out test shawls, socks, hats….nothing for me yet. I’m also eyeing up the calendar for Christmas knitting. (did I SAY THAT OUT LOUD!) AHHHHHH

  17. Shari on May 28, 2010 7:58 am

    Ahhhh….finally summer! I’m working on a summer cami top for myself and also a felted handbag. I’m tearing strips from an old sheet now, too, for a knitted bathroom rug. Also planning to knit the plastic grocery bag “re-bag.” I’ll also keep smaller projects on my needles to work on while taking fun summer road trips.

  18. Gabrielle on May 28, 2010 8:14 am

    I just got married, so now I have plenty of free time to get back to knitting!!! I am so excited, but have no idea what type of knitting project I want to start with. The “holiday” garment looks like a great start, especially with the warmer weather now upon us.

  19. melody Webb on May 28, 2010 8:26 am

    a lovely prize for a giveaway! i am teaching myself a variety of arts, crafts and sewing skills and techniques so i would love to be learning to knit too! i love the three patterns featured and pictured here! happy arts, crafting and knitting, ladies! blessings and peace from melody

  20. christina on May 28, 2010 9:35 am

    I am working on a simple knit dress for my daughter. Then on to hats!

  21. marie-andree on May 28, 2010 9:48 am

    I’m working on a sweater for me, and I will knit a shrub for one of my daugthers.
    this book seems very interesting. great giveaway.

  22. Becky on May 28, 2010 10:28 am

    I have a couple of afghans that are WIPs and I hope to knit some cutie patootie stuff for my Grand daughter!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  23. Joanne Carpenter on May 28, 2010 11:46 am

    I’m knitting an afghan for my son and his wife’s first anniversary. Their anniversary is in August. I’m only about 1/4 of the way finished. So, it might just be for Christmas, or their #2 anniversary or next Christmas or #3 anniversary and so on and so on………

  24. milai on May 28, 2010 1:32 pm

    What an awesome give away. Thank you!
    Mu summer knitting will include socks, hats,
    maybe a nice lace wrap and dishcloths.

  25. Jo on May 28, 2010 1:53 pm

    great giveaway! Thanks! I’m stash-diving a lot for summer tops & plan to add items like toys & baby clothes for ready-to-give gifts.

  26. Mylyne on May 28, 2010 3:19 pm

    I’ll take my knitting needles out to get ready for some summer knitting. What a wonderful give-away. Thanks for the chance to win.

  27. Patricia Hall on May 28, 2010 5:29 pm

    I am finishing a felted stash basket – then socks then I’m starting a strip afghan for my son who has been begging me to make it for years! It’s not summery, but it’s worked in strips so I’ll survive.

  28. Meg on May 28, 2010 5:53 pm

    There are some wonderful patterns in KnitCircus. I love to win them! This summer, I’m going to finish the duck pull toy in the “Itty Bitty Toys” (by Sun!, 2 sweaters for my grandkids, a pair of sock for DH, all of which are WPI. Then, I’m going to make a short sleeve top for ME…and a hat for a nephew, and mittens for DH.

  29. Gabriela on May 28, 2010 5:54 pm

    This summer I’m going to be working on:

    a baby blanket for a friend due in September
    a wrap for myself
    a sock and fingerless glove to finish the pairs
    a market bag
    and some dishcloths
    I may start a cardigan for myself to be done in fall and I have yarn for 2 shawls/shawlettes that would be great easy knits

    Great giveaway!

  30. Michele on May 28, 2010 8:26 pm

    I am going to *try* to make my first pair of socks. This book would give me some much needed inspiration!

  31. Susan Spiers on May 29, 2010 7:15 am

    Great Giveaway! My summer knitting involves deciding what I am going to create for the following winter. My summers here are so terrifically hot that even the cotton yarns & sleeveless patterns are out of the question. The winter’s cold temps that I look forward to are always an inspiration for me.

  32. turtle on May 29, 2010 10:19 am

    lovely patterns! I am working on lacy shawls and tanks this summer for the most part. Am looking at starting a few baby items, just for fun!

  33. susan on May 29, 2010 3:53 pm

    I love this book. can I subscribe. I wasnt to win free patterns.

  34. Heather K on May 30, 2010 2:33 pm

    Lovely patterns@! I am currently switching between a lace shawl and the seven Christmas stockings on my list. Yup, I’ve started my holiday knitting – a scary thought when it is 30C, LOL.

  35. PJ on May 30, 2010 6:01 pm

    I’m currently knitting a pair of socks and alot of dishcloths! I would love to have this book!

  36. Marie Horkey on May 30, 2010 11:23 pm

    looks like a ver interesting magazine!!!!!!!!!

  37. Ris on May 31, 2010 7:09 pm

    I will be knitting some cool toe-less socks, a light sweater and a sweater vest =D

  38. Carmen on June 1, 2010 7:08 pm

    Just knitting some dishcloths as I’m still learning.

  39. Mylyne on June 2, 2010 10:11 am

    The capelet is definitely a keeper for me! The lace design is a perfect project for summer. Thanks for the chance of receiving this give-away.

  40. susan on June 5, 2010 10:09 am

    oh wow.. I love a give away.. I am working on several projects. Living in Florida, I am trying to use more natural cotton..

  41. Rosa Melville on June 17, 2010 1:21 pm

    I love this1!

  42. Debbie on May 29, 2011 7:39 pm

    My summer knitting consists mostly of cotton dishcloths! They’re light and portable! Perfect for summer!
    Thanks for the nice giveaway!

  43. Mary Camp on May 30, 2011 8:39 am

    I simply love give aways…adding to my stash whether it be yarn, tools or patterns…am keeping busy this summer with kitchen sets and scarves out of cotton….also going to try my hand at broomstick lace..have some really nice sparkly stuff I picked up on the last South Tx Yarn Crawl that has been calling my name !!

  44. Ellen on May 30, 2011 2:55 pm

    summer knitting gives me a head start for all the birthdays in the late fall, then Christmas!

  45. Jill on May 31, 2011 8:40 am

    Still trying to finish my spring UFOs while the weather is still cool here in Oregon…

  46. Laura on May 31, 2011 9:09 am

    I’ll marry this year and my “summer” knitting is a shawl to match my red and white wedding dress.

    Great Giveaaway!

  47. Teri Selbicky on May 31, 2011 9:12 am

    Lapghans. Summer nights are cozier. I find that smaller projects on larger needles work up fast & the knitter, moi, does not get as hot working! Pick me! :)

  48. Jenn Lucas on May 31, 2011 9:24 am

    I’m knitting a bunch of stuff. I have some summer mitts and vests going, as well as already starting on some Christmas presents!

  49. Deborah VonBrutt on May 31, 2011 10:48 am

    Right now I am working on some socks but will be working on a dress for my grandaughter next. Then time to start some fall knitting.

  50. Tamsyn on May 31, 2011 11:10 am

    What a great giveaway! This summer, I am determined to get my WIPs to a manageable number. My first priority is to finish a sweater for my daughter in time for fall/winter.

  51. Croby on May 31, 2011 3:12 pm

    I’m participating in two KAL in the KnitPicks Lovers group on Ravelry. I also plan to knit Kat Coyle’s Short-Row Skirt and start my winter knitting in August.

  52. Donna Hoff on May 31, 2011 3:21 pm

    This summer I’m knitting a project that will take some time, it’s the Totally Autumn throw in Knitty 2007 fall issue knitted in Trendsetter Vigna Spanish Sunset. I recently had total knee replacement surgery and will be off work for at least two months, the only thing that keeps me sane is knitting. To avoid one project burn out I’m also working on a Potluck wool hat for my husband. In between those two projects I’m knitting washclothes and plan to begin a pair of socks.

  53. Michelle Miltiades on May 31, 2011 4:40 pm

    I just love great giveaways! This summer I’m working on Christmas gifts that includes socks, shawlettes, and dishcloths/soap sacks. I’m also working on a cardigan for myself.

  54. karen hamilton on May 31, 2011 5:13 pm

    I’ve always got one or two pairs of socks going. I use the double circ, two at a time method. Makes it easy to complete a pair of socks in a hurry and on the go. I also have a baby shrug in the works. After that I am going to knit something for myself for a change (besides socks)! Still narrowing down the pattern. Have some fabulous cottons and super merino blends in my stash for inspiration.

  55. susan on May 31, 2011 8:57 pm

    socks, cardigans, beaded scarf….and something with my own home spun yarn

  56. brenda on June 3, 2011 9:44 am

    I’d love to win!

    My summer knitting, is a summer top in CEY Firefly, and a baby sweater for my granddaughter.

  57. ona on June 10, 2011 5:34 am

    I can’t wait to get my knitting needles out for the projects in this book

  58. Dani Vilella on June 13, 2011 1:36 pm

    I have been rediscovering cotton yarn this summer. i am making water bottle and wine bottle carriers and bathing suit covers!

  59. Judy on June 15, 2011 3:14 pm

    I am working on stockings for Christmas presents. It is very relaxing for me in the evening before bedtime.

  60. Gale on August 5, 2011 7:26 pm

    I have been knitting sock’s & makeing dish towel’s. All so reading alot of good books by Jennifer Weiner.

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