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Planet Purl Newsletter - August 2009

  • TRAVEL SPOTLIGHT: FLORENCE, ITALY
  • JOIN ONE OF OUR LIVE CHAT WITH NICKY EPSTEIN KNIT-ALONGS
  • VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE VOGUE KNITTING HAT PROJECT AND WIN A SET OF ZEPHYR ACRYLIC INTERCHANGEABLE NEEDLES FROM KNIT PICKS
  • FOLLOW THE PURLQUEEN WITH "DEEP SOUTH KNITTING"
  • COOL "MUST HAVES" WITH OUR TOP PLANET PICKS
  • SEARCH THE WORLD'S LARGEST ONLINE DIRECTORY OF KNITTING & CROCHET SUPPLY STORES IN OVER 40 COUNTRIES
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Funny Quote: I came, I saw, I bought yarn.

Travel Spotlight: FLORENCE, ITALY with Nicky Epstein

Photo of Nicky Nicky Epstein's travels through Tuscany inspired her latest book and we are delighted to have the opportunity to share her favorite places in Florence with our Planet Purl readers.

So pour yourself a glass of Italian wine or a sparkling glass of Pellegrino and join Nicky and Planet Purl on an armchair journey to one of the world's most beautiful cities.

Visit the Travel Blog: FLORENCE, ITALY for lots of info, photos and fun!

How is yarn shopping in your town? Create a travel blog and you could win $100 gift certificate to your favorite yarn shop if we feature it in an upcoming newsletter! Learn more

Above:
"I came, I saw, I bought yarn."


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Live Chat with Nicky Epstein - Sign Up Today!

We will be holding live chat sessions to celebrate the winning designs - #1 Tuscan Sun Shawl, #2 Cypress Capelet and #3 Carrara Marble Cardigan, and give Planet Purl fans a chance to chat with Nicky Epstein about her book and travels.

Knitting in Tuscany Book Cover
Tuscan Sun Shawl by Nicky Epstein
TUSCAN SUN
SHAWL

Live Chat:
Aug 28, 12p.m. (EDT)
Cypress Capelet by Nicky Epstein CYPRESS
CAPELET

Live Chat:
Sept 1, 12p.m. (EDT)
Carrara Marble Cardigan by Nicky Epstein CARRARA MARBLE
CARDIGAN

Live Chat:
Sept 15, 12p.m. (EDT)
Win a signed copy of Nicky Epstein's "Knitting in Tuscany"
All participants of the live chat sessions will be entered into a random drawing for a signed copy of Knitting in Tuscany. One book will be given away at each of the 3 sessions. The more sessions you attend, the better your chance of winning!


Get a FREE "Knitting in Tuscany" BONUS PATTERN
Join any "Knitting in Tuscany" knit-along on Planet Purl and get a free bonus pattern by Nicky Epstein, a gift exclusively for Planet Purl members. Just follow the link in any Knitting in Tuscany knit-along forum. Member log-in is required.
Enjoy!

Follow the PurlQueen!

Deep South Knitting Book Cover Our "PurlQueen" is busy designing patterns, cooking up recipes and searching for great yarn shops in the Deep South, USA for Planet Purl's first book. Catch up on her adventures at www.DeepSouthKnitting.com:

August 11 - A Design Is Born
August 3 - The Tortoise and Hare of Knitting
July 27 - The Connecting Threads

You can now follow her on Facebook and Twitter!
Deep South Knitting Book Cover Deep South Knitting Book Cover
Are you a Deep South, USA designer?
Planet Purl is looking for a few more original patterns that capture the grace and charm of America's South. To find out how you and your design could be featured in the book, visit Deep South Knitting for Designers.


July Drawing Winners

Last month you voted for your favorite Verena Summer 2009 project. Your #1 choice was the Chocolate Tank, followed by the Key West. Congratulations to Mary Ann R. who won the Verena prize pack, including 16 skeins of Lana Grossa Linarte yarn to make the Stitch Olympics sweater.

We also are giving away a signed copy of "Knitting in Tuscany" by Nicky Epstein to Connie R. who participated in the knit-along vote.

Your prizes are on the way!

Head into the holiday season with featured knit-alongs
from Vogue Knitting, Fall 2009

Get a jumpstart on your holiday gift knits with one (or several) of these fun hat projects featured in the Vogue Knitting Fall 2009 issue. Click on any of the below projects to learn more about the patterns and knit-alongs.

Zephyr Acrylic Interchangeable Needles by Knit Picks ENTER TO WIN A SET OF ZEPHYR ACRYLIC INTERCHANGEABLES FROM KNIT PICKS - Which of these Vogue Knitting Fall 2009 hat projects is your favorite? Vote and be entered in our drawing for a set of the new Zephry Acrylic Interchangeable Needles from Knit Picks. We'll share the results in the September newsletter.


Fair Isle Tam - Vogue Knitting Magazine Fall 2009
Fair Isle Tam
Turquoise and merlot Fair Isle knit in Dale of Norway's "Freestyle"
Colorwork Hat - Vogue Knitting Magazine Fall 2009
Colorwork Hat
A Peruvian inspired Chulla hat from colorwork Queen Kristin Nicholas
Koi Hat - Vogue Knitting Magazine Fall 2009
Koi Hat
Knit up in a tricorner shape, with the Koi design added in duplicate stitch

Double-knit Hat - Vogue Knitting Magazine Fall 2009
Double Knit Hat
Bird on a Wire design is fully reversible, knit in double knitting technique
Vine and Leaf Hat - Vogue Knitting Magazine Fall 2009
Vine and Leaf Beret
A skinny ribbed band holds the beret in place and the vine and leaf lace wanders up the hat

Eyelet Cap - Vogue Knitting Magazine Fall 2009
Eyelet Cap
Deep brimmed with an overall eyelet pattern, worked from the top down
Lace Beret - Vogue Knitting Magazine Fall 2009
Lace Beret
Knit in the round with a lovely lace butterfly pattern
Side Cable Hat - Vogue Knitting Magazine Fall 2009
Side Cable Hat
Loose fitting hat with a lattice cable and bobble pattern set to the side
Blossom Hat - Vogue Knitting Magazine Fall 2009
Blossom Hat
Ribbed brim hat makes a sunflower design when viewed from the top


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