Wednesday, 19 April 2017

A Stylecraft Giveaway Win And A Knit Along

A little while ago I was the lucky winner of Josie Kitten's giveaway on The Woolly Adventures of a Knitting Kitty blog. Thank you, Helen, I was thrilled to win this wonderful giveaway.


The prize was Stylecraft themed, a lovely tote bag which will be very handy for yarn shopping, some gift tags, ideal for labelling up knitty gifts, and also a Stylecraft keyring. In addition to all this there were two £5 Stylecraft vouchers.

Helen's recently designed a sock pattern which she's name the Foothold Socks and she'll soon be hosting a knit along on her blog for anyone wanting to have a go at the socks. With this in mind I decided to pop along to my local yarn shop and purchase some Stylecraft Head Over Heels yarn in readiness.


All the yarns in the Head Over Heels range are named after mountains and Helen got the inspiration for her sock pattern from the ridges which climbers use to get a foothold when climbing. I went for Everest (on the left) and Eiger (on the right). I think I may join in the knit along with the Everest colourway, I think the Eiger colourway would make a beautiful shawlette or scarf, though I may just make another pair of socks with it.


I was given two free patterns with my yarn purchase, the Twisted Rib Socks and the Sawtooth Edge Crescent Shawl. I haven't got any plans to make either of these at the moment but I do like both designs.

Thank you Helen, I'm thrilled with my giveaway prize and I'm looking forward to joining in with your knit along. Anyone else interested in knitting these socks (the Foothold pattern should be easy enough for new sock knitters or anyone who fancies something a little different from a plain sock) can find the free pattern on Ravelry, the Head Over Heels Foothold Socks by Helen Kurtz, or look out for the knit along on The Woolly Adventures of a Knitting Kitty blog.

20 comments:

  1. What a lovely prize, I love the yarn you've chosen and those patterns look rather lovely too xx

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    1. It is. I'm always in the market for new yarn so the vouchers came in very handy.

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  2. Lucky you to win the give away. The yarn was a very good use of your vouchers. I'll definitely have a look over at the knit along. I'm in need of a new project and a new pair of socks. X

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    1. Do join in the knit along, I'm taking part in a few at the moment. All good fun.

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  3. What a lovely giveaway! I've not done a knit-a-long yet as I'm such a slow knitter, but this one has my interest piqued. I also have some nice stripped sock yarns in my stash that I've been yearning to try to this may be just the ticket.

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    1. I'm a slow knitter too but you can go at your own speed. I find it fun to join in and knit the same pattern as others, it's great to see how different the projects turn out with different yarn and the striped yarn you've got in your stash sounds just the thing.

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  4. I keep promising to knit socks so thank you for the sites, I will visit each one. Might even have a go at the knit along

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    1. I think there'll be quite a few knitting along so it'll definitely be a good one to join. I'm looking forward to getting started now I've got my yarn at the ready.

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  5. Another lucky win for you, Jo. You should definitely buy a lottery ticket! LOL

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    1. Ha ha, I know, I've been really lucky just lately and I've won some super prizes.

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  6. You are on a roll at the moment Jo. What a lovely prize & more socks to knit. Those colours are very pretty & I might just make a note of that blog & join in, as I really want to try to make some socks & see if they are better for my poor old feet this winter. I'm nearly at the finish of a scarf done in Stylecraft Cabaret, which I bought at the markets in Ulverstone last year when in UK. Grand daughter Missy Moo, thinks she'd like one too, so may be another project along with all the other things I'm trying to do. Well done with your wins, hope to see what you do soon & take care.

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    1. I haven't used Stylecraft Head Over Heels before so I'm looking forward to trying it out, it comes in some wonderful colourways. Do join in the knit along, I can guarantee that hand knitted socks will be far warmer and much more cosy than any bought socks. I haven't tried Stylecraft Cabaret either so I look forward to seeing your scarf and finding out what you think of the yarn. I keep finding more and more projects that I want to knit, the list is getting a little out of hand now considering I'm such a slow knitter.

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  7. A lovely give-away win Jo ...

    I do like the colours in the Head Over Heels yarn, they both look nice.

    All the best Jan

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    1. I was spoilt for choice with the yarn colourways, so many to choose from and all very lovely. It'll be nice to see how they knit up now.

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  8. I have a skein of Eiger that I'm itching to cast on. Can't wait to see these knit up.

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    1. Thank you for popping over and leaving a comment. The Eiger colourway is really lovely, I think it would be stunning as a scarf or cowl, I'm looking for suitable patterns at the moment.

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  9. What a fabulous prize Jo. I love both colourways you chose, always good to be able to add to that yarn stash!
    Lisa x

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    1. It is. The yarn stash needs keeping under control a little now though, I'm searching for suitable patterns.

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  10. Another lovely win Jo, you seem to be on a lucky streak, do you want to choose some lottery numbers for me, lol.
    Love the colour of the sock yarn i'll be interested to see how it knits up.

    ps. I got an error message again when trying to leave a comment the other day from my work pc, so hopefully this will post from my lap top. Have a good weekend.

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    1. I've been really lucky just lately, I wish that luck would rub off on to my lottery ticket. I'm raring to get going with the sock knit along now, just need to empty some needles first, all my sock sizes are in use at the moment. I'm sorry you're having problems when trying to comment, I don't know why that should be.

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