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Planet Purl Newsletter -
October 2010

  • WE'RE CELEBRATING COLORWORK WITH FREE PATTERNS, GIVEAWAYS AND A FREE INTARSIA KNITTING CLASS
  • ENTER TO WIN A COPY OF THE NEW BOOK "ENTRELAC" BY ROSEMARY DRYSDALE
  • SIGN UP TO MEET DESIGNERS CATHY CARRON OF "COWL GIRLS" AND LEANNE PROUSE OF "KNITTING AT HOME" LIVE ON THE PARTY LINE IN OCTOBER
  • HAPPY TRAVELS TO THE VK ITALY TOURING GROUP WITH OUR FLORENCE, ITALY TRAVEL BLOG BY NICKY EPSTEIN
  • CHECK OUT THE CROCHET DUDE®, MAGS KANDIS AND CABLE KNITTING CLASS NOW IN OUR VIDEO ARCHIVES
  • NEW AND IMPROVED SEARCH FOR BOOKS AND CORRECTIONS RESOURCES

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Coming up on the Planet Purl Party Line...

Knitting at Home with Leanne Prouse "Knitting at Home"
with Leanna Prouse
Wednesday, October 20th at 8 p.m. (eastern)


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We love home decor knitting projects for 3 reasons: they always fit no matter how much weight you gain or lose, they're great gifts since fit doesn't matter, and you can still use them if you move from Minnesota to Florida. We love Ella Rae patterns for only 1 reason: they're beautiful! Join us Wednesday, October 20th at 8 p.m. (EDT) when Ella Rae designer Leanne Prouse joins us live on the Party Line to talk about her new book, Knitting at Home and to answer your questions about knit-ifying your own castle.

Cowl Girls with Cathy Carron "Cowl Girls"
with Cathy Carron
Wednesday, October 27th at 12 p.m. (eastern)


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If you love Cathy Carron's hat designs (and who doesn't!) you're gonna go crazy for the 41 designs in her new book Cowl Girls. Gorgeous cowls, gaiters, ponchettes, collars and donuts to bridge that chilly gap between your ears and coat collar, we want to knit them all. And guess what? Cathy's coming to Planet Purl live on Wednesday, October 27th at 12p.m. (EDT) to talk about cowls, hats, inspiration, and all things knitting. Be there, or risk a cold neck and ears this winter!

Miss a webcast? These video archives are now online!

Gifted with Mags Kandis "Gifted" with Mags Kandis - Designer Mags Kandis shares her journey with "Gifted." Get ideas for the gift knitting season.
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Crochet Dude Drew Emborsky Meet the Crochet Dude® - Drew Emborsky talks about all things crochet and his new book Crochet It. Love It. Wear It.
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Free Online Class: Knitting Cables & Twists Knitting Cables & Twists - Learn how to read cable charts and get the basics of knitting cables and twists in this free class.
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Knitter's Travel Blog: Florence, Italy

Versailles, France We wanted to send our well-wishes to our friends on the Vogue Knitting "Italia!" tour who begin their Italian fiber experience October 23. We will be dreaming of all the amazing food, wine and fashion you will be taking in with designer Nicky Epstein and VK's Carla Scott. And we thought it fun and fitting to revisit the travel blog she shared with us last year on her Knitting in Tuscany journey. Enjoy learning about the inspiration for her designs and her favorite fiber stops and restaurants in Florence, Italy.

Visit the Travel Blog: Florence, Italy with Nicky Epstein 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

Learn how to say
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Just print your free dictionary from Planet Purl and enjoy your trip!

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You can do it... add some COLOR your knitting!

Winter's on the way and the best thing to beat the winter blues? Mad color! Color everywhere! Fair Isle, intarsia, double knitting or simple stripes. We're here to help you on your quest to add colorwork to your knitting skills. Join our FREE ONLINE CLASS for intarsia knitting, and check out these recent books on color knitting techniques.
Free Online Class: Intarsia FREE ONLINE CLASS: Intarsia Knitting
Wednesday, November 10th at 8 p.m. (EDT)


Intarsia (picture knitting) is a great way to create wearable art. From simple polka dots to Monet's water lilies, this technique is limited only by your imagination and stash size. And surprise... it's really easy! Join our own PurlQueen for a free live class to help you get your colorwork juices going. And for practice (and a very quick gift knit) we have a free pattern for a lovely sachet. Join us for the online class Wed., Nov. 10th at 8 p.m (EDT).

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Vote for your favorite color-knitting book and enter to win a copy of "Entrelac" by Rosemary Drysdale

Fabulous Fair Isle Knitting by Patty Knox
Fabulous Fair Isle Knitting
by Patty Knox
Norwegian Patterns for Knitting by Mette N. Handberg
Norwegian Patterns for Knitting
by Mette N. Handberg
Norwegian Sweater Techniques by Therese Chynoweth
Norwegian Sweater Techniques
by Therese Chynoweth

Color by Kristin by Kristin Nicholas
Color by Kristin
by Kristin Nicholas
The New Stranded Colorwork by Mary Scott Huff
The New Stranded Colorwork
by Mary Scott Huff
Color Knitting the Easy Way by Melissa Leapman
Color Knitting the Easy Way
by Melissa Leapman


Vote for your favorite
color-knitting book and enter to win a copy of
Entrelac: The Essential Guide to Interlace Knitting
a new book by Rosemary Drysdale


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Last month you voted for your favorite gift-knitting books and your favorite pick is Knitting a Kiss in Every Stitch by Nicky Epstein followed closely by Last Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson.

Congratulations to Deborah G. who won a copy of Gifted by Mags Kandis to add to her knitting book library.

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