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Summer Stitching Inspiration & A Giveaway

Summer is here, and for many people that means spending more time outside. We have some smaller projects for the home that are perfect for summer stitching. These instant gratification projects will satisfy your stitching needs, and they are perfect projects to be worked on when you're out and about! As an added bonus, all of these patterns are available for free via Ravelry! Follow Knitter's Pride on Pinterest to see more stitching inspiration! 

Knit

Make these adorable Leafy Washcloths for yourself or as gifts! You can use any weight yarn and they use less than 50 yards of yarn! 
Leafy Washcloth by Megan Goodacre
The Summer Fling bag is perfect for carrying all your essentials around this summer. Worked in linen, it's machine washable--making it a great bag for the beach! 
Summer Fling by Espace Tricot

Crochet

These adorable Owls could be made into keychains as pictured, but they also would make great bunting, mobile, or accessory to a knit or crochet bag. With so many possibilities, who could resist?
Owl Key Chain by Yarn Artists
These bright and cheery coasters are small and quick. Have fun with combining contrast colors or using variegated yarns. You could also make them larger to make hot pads.
Roller Coasters by Kristen from Sheep and Lemons

Giveaway

This month we're giving away a Karbonz Interchangeable Needle Starter Set! Made with a carbon fiber shaft and metal tips, these popular needles are lightweight and have nice sharp points. 

To enter leave a comment on this post telling us what you're stitching this summer. Don't forget to leave your Ravelry ID so we can contact you if you're the winner. We'll be announcing the winner on July 25th. Good luck! 





54 comments:

  1. I've gone a little knit-along crazy this summer. I have 3 sweaters on the needles, a hat and a toy! Rav amchart

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  2. As usual, I'm knitting socks. But the links in this post have totally inspired me! I want to use some of my cotton scraps to make several of these projects. Thanks.
    wahoomerryf on Ravelry

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  3. I haven't actually knitted before, but I am interested in trying it so a needle starter set would be awesome. I would like to knit a shoulder bag, I think.

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  4. I've gone a little sock crazy as which I have four on needles now! It's sooo much fun!!

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  5. I'm making the Asunder shawl and the Whispers top.

    Rav id: pattymatt

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  6. I have been knitting hats, shawls, and dishcloths. I am casting on a cowl today for my niece.

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  7. I've got 3 sweaters and some home dec on the needles right now. KittenWhiplash on rav. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. Right now I'm in fiber prep mode as I just got two raw fleeces. When I get back to knitting, I've got a couple of shawls, a pair of socks and a parasol to choose from.

    Ravelry: dystini

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  9. After just finishing 3 baby sweaters and a baby blanket, I am looking forward to finishing the lace and cables poncho I started this week! Once that is done, I can't wait to make some of the leaf washcloths for all my friends. These are so cute and look like a quick knit! Ravelry: Nemo15

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  10. I'm about to finish Seacoast ( a lovely sweater designed by Joji Locatelli) and will soon start a Reverse Psychology shawl.
    asteride on Ravelry

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  11. I've recently finished 3 wip's. Im continuing my work on my Clapotis and I just started a pair of Hermione's Everyday Socks. Ravelry name: canadamel

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  12. Small projects this summer because it's too hot in Texas. Finished a third Vertebrae sweater for grandbaby; working on stash busting vanilla striped socks, a sweet lil scarfette and have plans to start the Nostalgia shawl. Ravelry name: inlandknitter

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  13. I've been preparing for the winter knitting the barber pole cowl and various hats. Not really a fan of hot, humid weather so I rather stay at home (with AC!) and knit. My Ravelry ID is AlanaMoya

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  14. I will be working on monster socks mostly this summer
    alcbrooks on Ravelry

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  16. Socks, socks, and more socks!

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  17. I am knitting on a shawl - Shaelyn. I have some sock yarn calling my name, too.
    LynnIL rav

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  18. I'm mostly doing socks this summer!

    Ravelry id jordyndunaway

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  19. I am knitting on 2 pairs of socks & a shawl.

    JKnits51 on Ravelry

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  20. I am knitting a lace dress!

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  21. Chemo caps, a shawl for my mom, and a lace and cable cardigan for me. Thanks for the contest. These needles are amazing.
    Ravelry ID knitcrochetsmile

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  22. a fingerless mitt, and a sock and a shawl 100Creations @ravelry

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  23. My local yarn shop, Stash in Corvallis Oregon, is having a charity drive for preemie hats, so I've been making several of those.

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  24. I have a few sweaters that I am making and a throw for a young nephew.

    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  25. Just finished a baby blanket, and now back to small items for the rest of the summer. Working on the second mitt of the free Fallberry fingerless mitten pattern. Would love some new needles! Ravelry id - Savitar

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  26. Making socks and working on booties and pants for a baby due in October. Ravelry id - jolynda

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  27. I'm making a baby blanket
    Anna

    anna_k67@yahoo.com

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  28. Hello,
    I've got a few projects otn but I'm focusing on a lace scarf and a pair of fingerless gloves. I love to use pointy needles for all my projects.
    Thanks,
    Knittingbetsy on Rav
    knittingbetsy(at)comcast(dot)net

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  29. I have a few projects going:

    1. Crocheting edges on handkerchiefs for my bridal party
    2. Chevron baby blankets
    3. Blanket for my future step daughter

    Ravelry id: jaymers02

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  31. Oops, forgot my ID: AnnBan on Ravelry. My current projects are Kate Oates' pattern, Gramps Cardigan. I swatched for it with birch, bamboo, laminated wood, and nickel plated needles, but only my Knitter's Pride Trendz gave me the right gauge! And I used them for my Cat's Paw Lace scarf. The other current project is a pair of to-be-felted bracelet bags, for my nieces. And let's not forget the projects that are "hibernating"!

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  32. Just finished a pair of socks using my new Size 1 Karbonz. Now on to finish some of those pesky ufo's!

    Ravelry: melliemom

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  33. Working on Christmas in July presents for family

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  34. I've been knitting washcloths! They're great take-along projects, colorful,
    and knitting is cool with cotton. Rav: KnitsWithSnicks.

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  35. I am knitting the "Color Affection Shawl by Veera Valimaki. I am enjoying the changing colors and short rows in the pattern. It is working up beautifully!
    I am brendij on Ravelry.

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  36. I'm knitting socks - right now Hanauma Bay by Adrienne Fong.

    I'm NicoleS on Ravelry.

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  37. Need to finish my Saami mittens from a Beth Brown Reinsel class, my Sundottir sweater and teaching myself socks via an instructional pattern on Ravelry. Love it all. Marianne.......58hollett on Ravelry

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  38. I've had sooo many things on my needles as I begin Holiday presents for all my knit worthy family and friends...the list keeps growing! But mainly lace shawls, cowls and little girl sweaters. Thanks for the give away. Here's hoping!
    Mariaeb on Ravelry

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  39. So, on my needles currently are: baby booties (for twins!); 100% wool on circulars for a bag that will be felted; a yoga sock; and scrap yarn on which I'm practising some new stitches! In the meantime, I've got some amazing yarn for which I'm searching for a pattern: or better yet, I may make my own using the new stitch book I just purchased. I'd love to win this Karbonz Interchangeable Needle Starter Set because they sound amazing (I've been thrilled with my other Knitter's Pride needles), but I love making cowls and circs are the best for those! Fingers crossed!

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  40. I am working on Jared Flood's Rock Island shawl. I've been knitting on this for over a year and still have a long ways to go (just finished the charted section). Maybe these lovely Karbonz needles will help inspire me!! I would love to try them.
    Rav ID: kinitter

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  41. I'm working a ton this summer, right now though I'm working on a lamb I'm going to name Rasta (originally the body was going to be made of malabrigo rasta, it's too thick though so now it's going to be made of malabrigo chunky instead) on size 10 nova interchangables. I'm loving them! Can't wait to use more!

    Rav ID: lead850

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  42. I am working on 2 projects currently. The first is a cabled pullover for my new grandson born on July 3rd. The second is the Irokata Tee by olgajazzy for a summer Kal. I love knitters pride needles & would love to have these Karbonz needles. Fingers & Toes crossed, for good luck.
    Rav ID: Shelleyknits1

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  43. I'm working on a Nymphalidea shawl using gorgeous wollmeise yarns and my beautiful new sunstruck interchangeable points (I bought four sets for working with dark yarns and they are fantastic)
    LesleyTaylor on Ravelry

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  44. I'm knitting Loden Mist from Knitters magazine spring 2007, using Louet Kidlin Lace. I like a lace knit cardi to throw on over a summer top to keep the chill off at night or at work with the A/C.

    Ravelry ID - PAW

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  45. With 6 WIPs I have my work cut out for me. Currently finishing up Architectural Shawl, and then on to the other 5 projects. Goal: finish all WIPs before starting something new. I own 2 of the Kniters Pride sets but love to add Karbonz needles. Thank you for your generous giveaway.
    Rav ID: knitsbythebook

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  46. I'm working on a blanket, a poncho, and two shawls at the moment, plus a scarf for a friend. I survive summer by waiting for fall.

    Rav ID - caffeine72

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  47. I am s
    Knitting 'spectra' scarf by Stephen West
    Ravalrynid. Ejmwakeman

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  48. Lots of small projects with crochet, and knitting a shawl and cowl for Christmas gifts.

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  49. name is fanciflower , because I did forget to add it! Oops!

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  50. I'm currently making a vest for myself, a dress for my daughter and working on a mystery CAL (asimplehomestd on Rav)

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