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Designer Spotlight: Allyson Dykhuizen + Giveaway

Allyson Dykhuizen is an American knitwear designer  and knitting teacher based in Chicago, IL. Her patterns have been published in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, and knit.wear magazines, among others. Her fun, fashion-forward approach informs both the design she self-publishes and blogs on her website The Sweatshop of Love, along with those of Holla Knits, an online knitting magazine which she created and edits.

Knitter's Pride has donated prizes to the Holla Knits KAL which is currently underway; you can follow Allyson on Twitter @AllysonKnits, the Sweatshop of Love on Facebook, and AllysonDykhuizen on Instagram, and email her at allyson@thesweatshopoflove.com.

New Girl, from Holla Knits
Fall/Winter 2012
How long have you been knitting, and how did you get started designing? I learned to knit when I was a senior in high school, so 13 years ago now! I learned and just never wanted to stop knitting. I started teaching in 2006 and quickly discovered I wanted to design patterns to make it easier to teach my students certain techniques and skills, so that's what inspired me to start designing. From there I started designing for magazines and independent publishing. 

Where do you get inspiration? I love looking at fashion-y pieces and trying to figure out how to make that piece with knitting. I also like to take a challenge, like working in drop stitches or horizontal cables, and building a sweater design around that. I rarely go a day without searching for inspiration and other knitwear designs around the internet! Other designers are a great inspiration for me, too. 

How did Holla Knits come about? The knitting industry doesn't think you can be an advanced knitter without having been knitting for 30+ years. I've been knitting for 13 years so I know what I'm doing, but all the 'fashion forward' or more youthful designs are easy patterns. So I started Holla Knits to fill that hole in the industry. It's fashion forward, challenging knitwear design with a focus on building that community. 

Fire Opal Tee, from Knitscene
Spring 2014
How do you balance your own design/teaching/blogging career with curating Holla Knits? Umm I don't really! But I think that's ok. It all kind of goes together and builds and thrives together. I put too much into building Holla Knits, so I was having a hard time just worrying about my own designs and working on my own stuff. 2015 will see me taking a small step back from being so wrapped up in Holla Knits and a small step forward with my independent design, and teaching. 

Speaking of time management...in addition to knitting, you also crochet, embroider, and sew (are we leaving anything else out?). Do you have any helpful hints for ways to maximize crafting time for those who are pressed for time? Hahaha no I think you got everything! I do embroidery, cross stitch, and sewing as hobbies, where knitting and crocheting are my job because they help me make money, and this is an important distinction for me because I'm a workaholic who is constantly working on finding a work/life balance. I know I can't sit and do nothing. I just can't! So when I need to take a break from working I pick up a cross stitch or embroidery project - something I can do just for me. Sewing I LOVE but it's impossible just to pick it up for a little while! I clear a weekend and sew my face off for 48 hours. 

Block Island Sweater, from Knitscene
Fall 2014
A helpful hint about maximizing crafting time would be to just take the pressure off yourself! I feel like a lot of crafters get focused on PRODUCING, when crafting is about the process, and taking time to do something for yourself. It's not your job to produce, it's your job to take the time to do something you enjoy to make yourself happy. Craft make yourself happy, and do it at your own pace.   

What are you most looking forward to in 2015? So much! I'm getting back to teaching and will have not only my own classes but other teachers on board to help create a full class schedule for crafters in Chicago. I've got how to videos coming out with CraftDaily.com. I'll be the featured designer in the Knitscene Summer 2015 issue! 2015 is so young, but there is already so much to be excited about for me. 

Do you have any knitting horror stories/mishaps? Daily! This knitting and designing thing is hard and I'm always screwing up. I mess up a lot with Holla Knits, publishing patterns that aren't popular and choosing the wrong colors and styling. It's great when you are your own boss and when something is successful, it's successful because you made it that way, but the flip-side of that is when someone isn't successful, it's unsuccessful because you made it that way, too. I learn ALL the time. I mess something up, I think about it and try to learn something, and I try again. 

Giveaway

This month, we're giving our blog readers a chance to win a Karbonz Midi Interchangeable Needle Set! To be eligible, make sure you like us on Facebook, then leave a comment telling us what's on your needles or hook right now! Be sure to also include your email address or Ravelry ID so that we can contact you if you win. We will randomly select a winning comment to announce on Friday, February 27. Good luck! 

195 comments:

  1. I love Alysson! Would love to try Karbonz too! Rav amchart

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  2. Well, let's see.
    2 shawls for test knitting, 2 shawls for me, 1 colorwork mitten waiting for a partner....
    I think that's all.
    I have the yarn for Cafe Au Lait, now I just need needles (and more time!)
    lindaran on Rav

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  3. I currently have Ravi by Carroll Feller on my needles.

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  4. I don't have a facebook account
    I have a pair of socks for DH and a hat for me.
    mamayaga on rav

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  5. I have socks and shawls on the needles right now.

    rav: pattymatt

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  6. I'm knitting a sweater for myself with angora yarn. The pattern is from Isabel Kraemer.
    asteride on Ravelry

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  7. Using two colorways of Kureyon to make a brioche herringbone scarf based on Nancy Marchant's new book. It's coming out amazingly! RavID caffeine72

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  8. I have some cascade cloud yarn on the needles making Antrorse by very Shannon. I am limeleaf on Ravelry.

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  9. I have a slouchy hat for myself o the needles right now.

    greyowl (ravelry id)

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  10. Socks. Because I always have socks on the needles. : )
    wahoomerryf on Ravelry

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  11. I do not have Facebook. I am currently knitting another afghan/blanket because it is cold here and you can never have too many afghans.

    rosebudscott1 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  12. I have 4 different socks, 1 dishcloth and 1 hat on the needles right now. I like diversity in my knitting. My Ravelry name is knitinsr

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  13. I just made a set of washcloths and am getting ready to cast on another pair of socks :)
    quinn on rav

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  14. I am working on a shrug,a test knit and on a bed jacket for my grandmother who has arthritis and is always cold at nights
    Rebekka on rav

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  15. Aranami Shawl in knit pick palette
    sparky136on Ravelry

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  16. I currently have a shawl and fingerless mitts for DD#1 on my needles.

    Grammie on ravelry (#24824)

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  17. I just started a pair of fingerless gloves last night. doijdd@gmail.com

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  18. I'm currently knitting a Trego cardigan

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  19. I'm knitting more cowls, hats and mitts, it is so cold at the moment.
    Ohlalalaine on Ravelry

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  20. Currently knitting a "beachy" diagonal afghan for my Etsy shop, finishing up a Hudson-style baby blanket, a rustic cable knit sweater, a cream Whisper cardigan for me and blue hand-dyed socks. I'm HipKnitizer on Ravelry. Thanks!

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  21. I'm making a ton of things, but I've got a crazy woven cable-y thingy going right now from the Fall 2014 Vogue Knitting: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/dayana/08-fretwork-pullover

    dayana on Ravelry

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  22. Right now I am knitting my husband's long await socks. Since the beginning of the year I have completed two shawls.

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  23. Cauchy socks on the needles at the moment--Suzieknittingmama on Rav

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  24. Right now, I have the sleeves of my first sweater on my needles.

    Ravelry ID: RisingPhoenix23
    Email: heavy_metal2006@yahoo.com

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  25. I am knitting on my sock yarn blanket. I would love to win this set. Really like Karbonz.
    Rav ID: dingledaisy.

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  27. have one pair of Karbonz interchangeable needles and I love them!!
    Lets see. Right now I have a 10 stitch blanket, a DK hat, a pair of mitts, and a cardigan on the go. I'm thinking about starting a couple more projects so I need more needles!!
    Rav ID: shinyowl
    Email: macdeb58@hotmail.com

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  28. Hmm I think something happened to my comment so I'll try again.

    I would really really really love to win this beautiful set. I always have multiple projects on my needles and so this would be ultra-handy. My two major projects right now are a sweater of my own design plus a large Escher-like wall hanging. I also always have a charity hat on the needles as well.

    Rav ID - purple

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  29. Everything is on my needles right now....sock, shawl, scarf, sweater; maybe multiples of each! That's why I need more needles.

    tktl on Ravelry

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  30. Just cast on for Allium. Gonna be a challenge, but looking good so far! Love the Karbonz... jayellesea on Rav

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  31. I'm knitting a Shawl for myself .

    Anna

    anna_k67@yahoo.com

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  32. I'm crocheting an afghan and knitting mitts and a veil. PamonMars on rav

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  33. I would love to win this set of needles. I have 2 shawls and 3 scarves on my needles now.

    knittingdancer on Raverly

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  34. Currently on my needles is a mystery KAL and I'm working on 2 new designs so lots of test knitting going on.

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  35. Hillydilly on Ravelry17 February 2015 at 10:09

    Oh man, lately it would be easier to ask what isn't on my needles... I've got the DAmkal2015 shawl, Hearland Fiber Co Mkal scarf, and a pair of socks...I know there's more, we'll just call those my "active" projects :)

    hilly

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  36. I have way too many WIPs. 2 sweaters, 1 pair of socks, 1 toddler's dress, 1 toy, 1 blanket, and probably a whole lot more I can't think of right now. Thus the need for more needles, and I LOVE Karbonz needles. They are fantastic. Hope I win......
    sherryglover1 on RAV

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  37. A pair of socks in a heavenly purple for my darling daughter, a light blue baby blanket for a soon to arrive little one, a pale yellow cardigan for my favorite niece, a gramps sweater for my favorite nephew and a deep purple cardigan for me. Quite a lot of UFO's at the moment after a bit of startitis. Now need a big dose of finishitis.Would love to win the needles to help me with all my projects. Thank you for the giveaway.

    deblyn153 on RAV

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  38. tedebayer on Ravelry17 February 2015 at 14:48

    Tonight I'm starting the Yuma Double Knitting Cowl in Briggs and Little. I've got a hat I should finish and two different socks that need mates, but I've been wanting to do the cowl for awhile, so I think that's next. Thank you for the opportunity. I'm TedEBayer on Ravelry.

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  39. I am knitting the Browstone sweater for my son and a pair of waffle socks! Thanks for the chance to win! Sylviemom on Rav

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  40. I am currently knitting my first scarf ! I find it relaxing ! katydo1 on Ravelry

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  42. I have a pair of socks on Karbonz and a baby sweater on Dreamz!

    Rav ID is: hannahsnana

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  43. I am working on a swatch for the Tuin sweater using my new Rosewood Cubics. I love these needles.

    My Ravelry name is kathy345

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  44. I am working an afghan for my aunt on a pair of circular Dreamz...love them! trmille on Rav

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  45. I am working on a Flax sweater with my Dreamz interchangeables. Knitmetoo on Rav.

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  46. I am working on a neck down pullover on my Dreamz interchangeable and Impressionist Cowl on my Cubics.

    jmroth01 on Ravelry

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  47. On my Karbonz I am test knitting a pair of lovely socks!
    Sweeetpeaches on Ravelry

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  48. I've got a sweater on my Dreamz needles right now, one for me, slouchy and comfy.

    Ravelry ID: Wynterr

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  49. I have a never-ending scarf for someone else on my needles, and I can't wait till it's done so I can start a project of my own choosing!

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  50. Toe-up-two-at-a-time socks for my granddaughter! rav id: gerscott

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  51. Gosh. I've got socks by the numbers, the sideways garter vest from the purl bee, a lovey that I found on ravelry, and I'm testing an original cowl. I *think* that's all I have in progress right now. :)

    Ravelry ID: caughtbythebees

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  52. I'm knitting a sweater for myself. The pattern is Vodka Lemonade. I also have a pair of socks that are hibernating and a hat that I'm still thinking how to finish. Ravelry ID: Alanamoya. Thanks for this giveaway!

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  53. I have many things on my needles at all times, but I am currently trying to finish up a hat for my daughter-in-law that matches one I made for her two year old. On Rav: PaulaK

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  54. I have a Mother Bear on my needles :D Ravelry ID: cobbieknits

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  56. I am currently making a Cowl on my Knitters Pride needles right now. Rav ID: SueBar60

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  57. I am knitting a sweater for my sister who lives in a very cold house.

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  58. I have a beanie for my son on the needles right now. Am a newer knitter and after using cheap DPNs purchased a set of Karbonz for socks. I don't have a circular set yet and would LOVE to win these (along with everyone else who is entering...haha).

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  59. My first ever TAAT socks for my son! Rav ID: owenjulesmommy

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  60. I have a shrug for my daughter on my needles right now, and a cowl maybe even for myself! I've been wanting to try your Karbonz Interchangeables, this would be great!
    ravelry ID: laineyhf

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  61. On my needles right now, I have a fingerless mitt for my mom and a sock for my SO! Rav ID: eclecticperson

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  62. Back to my Shaelyn shawl. Would be awesome to win these needles!
    LynnIL : rav ID

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  63. Knitting a shall from some alpaca fiber I spun from one of my girls. Yummy! Rav ID - snowflakefibers

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  65. Lots on my needles right now! Focusing on my Log Cabin scarf knitted from my handspun natural alpaca for an upcoming fiber guild event and also a Dragonfly Wings Shawlette knit from Mirasol Nuna Fina
    Ravelry ID kjirstinep

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  66. I am currently working on three projects - an angelfish stuffed toy for my second daughter, a Lanesplitter Skirt for me, and a pair of Balance fingerless mitts for a dear friend. I also need to cast on a doll sweater for my third daughter's friend's birthday - the party is Friday so I better get started!

    Rav ID: moBecky

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  67. I have a hat on my circular symphony dreamz! Love it! Also Ravelry: Cherryblsm
    Thank you!

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  68. Working on sox with Karbonz dpns. (sueh on Ravelry)

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  69. Just finished felting a spinning wheel bag from free Ravelry pattern. Fleece to finished: spun my first bulky 3 plies... on purpose! Added some color work.
    Laurie521 rav id

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  70. Just finished felting a spinning wheel bag from free Ravelry pattern. Fleece to finished: spun my first bulky 3 plies... on purpose! Added some color work.
    Laurie521 rav id

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  71. An icord for mittens!
    Esa on Rav

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  72. Baby sweater!! (pattern:Binic)

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  73. Baby Tux Illusion Blanket, wesben on rav

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  74. There isn't enough space to tell you all things I have on needles around the but I'm just now working on a baby romper suit. Rav id Maja-san.

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  75. I am knitting a brioche cowl!
    mauvveh on ravelry

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  76. I'm working on the Biased Transitions Scarf. My ravelry i.d. is shortyssutures, thank you so much for the chance to win!

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  77. I'm working on a Beeswax Hat right now.

    Rav ID fishgirl182

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  78. Alpaca cowl. annejz on rav

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  80. I'm knitting a Drachenfels Shaw and a pair of socks. Janicemary on ravelry.

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  81. I'm currently working on a blanket, socks, a shirt, and about to start a sweet of dishcloths. I would love another set of needles.

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  82. Socks for my guy on Karbonz DPNs. Rav ID:whimZknits

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  83. I just bound off the "Geology" shawl and am getting ready to cast on the "Fibonerdy" shawl. Shawls are my go to projects.

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  84. Working on 4 different test knits for various designers. Ravelry ID : yarnladee

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  85. I'm currently making the Poolside Tote Bag. Summer will be here soon! My Ravelry ID is StarKat. I'd so love to win these needles!

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  86. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I am currently working on a cozy pair of slipper boots and a new hat for my baby girl.

    My email is stefanie.mcmullen@gmail.com and my Ravelry ID is beylia

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  87. I'm knitting a shawl for a formal in May, it's looking so pretty! Rav: dinasmiles2

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  88. I'm on the border of the Bees to Honey Shawl

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  89. I'm working on the Jane Richmond Jane hat (and almost done!). skirtastop(at)gmail(dot)com

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  90. Lots on the needles! But most active at the moment is a Kuura shawl out of Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere. {ravelry user: rainanoelle)

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  91. Socks always on my karbonz dpns.. I am stonemoon on ravelry.

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  92. I'm crocheting a tunic and knitting a doll. Thanks for the chance to win! Lindacee on Ravelry.

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  93. I'm currently working on a pair of socks and also an afghan...

    My Rav Id is : vidar42

    This dude here could use some cool needles like this...

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  94. Twinedbags on ralvery.
    Barber pole cowl
    The second of 1/2 fingered gloves
    Palmless gloves
    Feather and fan blanket

    I love knitters pride needles I really want to try the cubic maybe my hands won't hurt so bad.

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  95. I have cocoknits knotted slippers on the needles right now. I'm helenlam on rav

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  96. I love Karbonz. I have socks, a hat, a scarf. headband, and sweater on needles. I change projects so I don't get bored.. LOL

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  97. Karbonz are so chic looking! I currently have a pair of socks on my one and only pair. Would LOVE some more - especially in the interchangeables.

    Dutchgirl63 on Rav
    frogpeak1@gmail.com

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  98. I'm never without at least one project on my needles. At the moment I'm crocheting the Happypotamus, and knitting Rosetti for myself and the Shawl-collar cardigan (#28) from the Winter issue of Vogue Knitting for my daughter.

    Ravelry id: cgoyer

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  99. I'm never without at least one project on my needles. At the moment I'm crocheting the Happypotamus, and knitting Rosetti for myself and the Shawl-collar cardigan (#28) from the Winter issue of Vogue Knitting for my daughter.

    Ravelry id: cgoyer

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  100. I have a water bottle cozy and a baby hat on the needles. I'm putting off the proverbial second sock as well.
    Ravelry ID hardwarequeen

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  101. I am knitting a cotton lacey tablecloth.
    lyndat65 @ tpg.com.au

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  102. I am attempting to make my second pair of socks! I also have a shawl and a scarf on my needles right now. Would love to win these great needles. Thank you for this chance.

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  103. I'm making different carreer rabbits.
    My Ravelry is Ilovemyfamily

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  104. I'm working on a pair of socks for my daughter. Ravelry id Is LisaSFF

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  105. I have a Ten Stitch Blanket on my KP interchangeable needles!

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  106. currently:
    kp dreamz dpn - ten stitch blanket
    kp karbonz - socks
    kp dreamz dpn - thrummed mittens
    kp karbonz - a cardigain
    kp karbonz - a cowl

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  107. Currently working on fingerless mitts for spring. Felted ballerina slippers and a Bemybaby shrug from WoolandtheGang. Email adresse is Elaine.guy@videotron.ca - Would really be thrilled to win this prize!!!

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  108. finishing up a shawl turned shrug

    rav id salamm

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  109. I've got the start of a sweater, a pair of mitts, and a scarf on the needles. I've been intrigued by the karbonz needles...

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  110. I still have a sweater for my husband on the needles, where it's been for 3 years? 4 years? I need to get that thing done!

    Ravelry ID: InJuneau

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  111. I have the CPH on my needles right now.
    Rav ID- lulahknits

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  112. I have the CPH on my needles right now.
    Rav ID- lulahknits

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  113. A pretty sweater on the needles right now.
    skywater on Ravelry

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  114. I've got a Dreambird, a Dragon Stole, and a pair of socks. Trying real hard not to start a 4th project.
    (Singingwolf on Ravelry)

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  115. I have a scarf, a shawl, and a sweater on the needles. You see? I need more!! ( Stitcherpat on Ravelry)

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  116. I'm currently working on a baby blanket of my own design for my son but also have the hopes of making another Aviatrix hat before the end of winter!

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  117. Would love to enter (and win) but not on Facebook. dbehling on Ravelry. Currently on my needles are Boneyard by Stephen West, Flax by Tin Can Knits, and SquishyGarter Blanket by Stephen West -- love Stephen's designs!

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  118. Currently, I have 'Filemot' a Curls pattern from Hunter Hammersen on my needles. It is lovely! (fivearanchknits on Ravelry)

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  119. I am maylin on Ravelry. I am currently knitting Sybil R's Triangulation Wrist Warmers though I also have more than 40 other WIPs!

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  121. 2 WIPs: Chartreuse by Baby Cocktails & Billy by Kim Hargreaves.
    I'm Canadamel on Ravelry

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  122. Right now it's just a pair of plain vanilla socks. Crazycatlady76 on Ravelry.

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  123. Working on a test knit for TinCan Knits - thanks for the giveaway contest! BeckyU on rav

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  124. So many wips: blanket, 3 cowls, sweater and a circular shawl. I'll never be bored! Tanya- on rav

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  125. I'm knitting feverishly on 2 sweaters right now, On the Beach made from my handspun and Sprig. As soon as they are done there are 2 more swatched and ready to go. KallieKY on Ravelry.

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  126. I'm knitting a cardigan for my husband. busymother on Ravelry

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  127. I'm knitting a hat for my daughter's boyfriend, the Ella Shrug for my other daughter, and the Garland Cowl for me. I have some Karbonz dpns, and would really love to have a set of your circs.
    ravelry: laineyhf

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  128. I'm currently knitting a few things, the major ones being an afghan for my boyfriend, a poof, and a hat.
    My email address is nicole at mercantile519 dot ca and Rav name is mercantile519
    -Nicole
    Mercantile519

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  129. I have the yowza weigh it shawl #2 by Susan b Anderson, I have the free tincan knits sweater for my son and a hat as well.
    Ravelry: sarahAKAmommy

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  130. A sweater and socks for my husband, a baby dress for a shower present, a shawl for charity - lots of WIPS. Thx for the offer! knittingloulew on Ravelry

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  131. I am knitting a very complicated sweater!

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  132. I currently have a poncho that i just started this past weekend and about 1/2 way done, and two shawls on my needles. One shawl is 2/3 done , one is only just begun. I LOVE the ONE fixed Karbonz I use for socks. I tend to break the small dpn's. And I find the Karbonz for magic loop PERFECTION! I'd love a set.
    debido2u = Ravelry ID

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  133. I'm knitting a vest for my son to wear with his uniforms for school!

    Rav id: ldosreis

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  134. I currently have cowls and tube gloves on my circulars. I love the metal Knitter's Pride circulars & would love to win these. sharonsim55@yahoo.com. Neezs on Ravelry.

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  135. Currently, I'm mainly working on a colorwork cowl that I charted myself from a photo of an extant Egyptian piece in Rutt's 'History of Handknitting'.
    -oonaghfibersmyth on ravelry

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  136. Currently I have a shawl for my niece on my dreamz circulars and a cowl on another. Rav Id: rhokom

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  137. Working on 2 pair ofsocks , a baby hat, and thrummed mittens. midge817@yahoo.com ravelry I'd midge817

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  138. I'm working on a Holla Knits pattern right nownow for the KAL! The Cafe Au Lait cardigan. I also have a rainbow striped cowl on the needles.

    I'm mskniterrific on Rav.

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  139. I have a dish cloth on bamboo needles that isn't going well. Too much drag and the points aren't sharp.

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  140. I have a dish cloth on bamboo needles that isn't going well. Too much drag and the points aren't sharp.

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  141. I have an afghan on the dreamz needles right now
    Ravelry ID bbfanmrs

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  142. I'm working on a blanket and a shawl now.

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  143. I'm working on a pair of fingerless gloves, and a baby hat using the leftovers from another pair of fingerless gloves. Rav: jaguarrior

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  144. I just finished a ditty bag using the karbonz DPNs. It was my first time using the karbonz. I went to my lys looking to touch them before buying. They didn't carry them but a lady over heard me ask and had hers with her. She let me handle them so I decided to buy. I'm in love. Now I really want the circulars to go with my symfonie dreamz set.

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  145. I'm working on a cowl and a pair of socks. I also have a baby blanket that I work on here and there.
    Ravelry ID: blueiris79

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  146. On my karbonz I have a sweater sleeve, two mitts(same set) and a shawl.

    Mikaiyawa on ravelry

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  147. I would love to win a set of these to try out!!

    These are my current WIPs:
    a plain bamboo stitch scarf
    Antler pullover by Ankestrick
    Alaska Poncho by Wool and The Gang
    Rikke hat by Sarah Young
    They are all on my Knitters Pride Dreamz interchangeables.

    My Ravelry account is sugarloaded

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  148. On my Karbonz I have me second sock, used YouTube to learn how to do Entrelac so doing a scarf, always have a hat on circular needles. Also fingerless mittens and a stiletto scarf. We had a lot of snowed in weekends this year! Ravelry id is rbebla.

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  149. Got a sock on one set of needles and a sweater that I just have to do the sleeves on another set.
    MJLegg on Rav

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  150. I'm knitting a pair of fingerless mitts to match a hat that I made for one of my nieces... Winter is relentless this year! :) ChaoticK on Ravelry

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  152. I have a sock monkey hat currently sitting on one set of needles.

    ACalvitt on Ravelry

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  153. Right now I've got a sock in progress and a scarf/shawl (Old Flame).
    3point14 on rav (sorry if this posts twice, eep)

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  154. I have a pair of socks and a baby blanket for me expected grandchild on my needles. I absolutely love my Karbonz!

    Ravelry ID: bobglory

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  155. I just bought my first Karbonz DPN's US size 1, for some socks that I made. I love them and would love to have others just like them. amyknit40 on ravelry.

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  156. I'm knitting some socks for my youngest daughter. Ravelry is Lisasff

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  157. Just finished a cowl KAL. Also finished a hat that I knit and then felted, it is drying now. I also have a pair of mittens and a pair or two of socks on needles.

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  158. Would love to win this set, I have several projects on the needle right now. A pair of socks for me, a cowl just cast on, a blanket that is a long term project and 2 sweaters that need finishing or frogging! Shing on ravelry.

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  159. Just finished an afghan. jpscraps on Ravelry

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  160. I am working on two sweaters, a shawl and a men's vest.

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  161. Just finished a poncho for one Grand Daughter, now working on "Monster Pants" for the twins
    kaskew on Ravelry

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  162. Just starting a hat for myself using some Baby Llama yarn.
    Ravelry ID : TraceyGH

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  163. I've got a snuggle throw on one set, a cowl on another set, and finally a scarf for myself!

    lizforlizbeth on Ravelry.

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  164. So many things! But on my lap is Il Grande Favorito by Isabel Kraemer, in hand spun pewter grey wool.

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  165. I am working with a lovely gray making a cowl

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  166. I lovemy karbonz and would so love to win this giveaway.
    I have socks on my needles. I always have socks on the needles.
    nnzknitter on rav

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  167. On my needles right now are 2 shawls,2 pairs of socks, a pair of slippers, a cowl, and a baby sweater and afghan. I like variety!

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  168. I'm currently working on a sweater for my daughter and a pair of gloves for myself. bloombunchmama on rav

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  169. I am working on a shawl for me with my knitter's pride nova's!

    Ravelry ID: simbaroo27

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  170. Oh my what an amazing set of needles!! I am currently finishing up a hat (Etta) and am going to start another project today; either the Gaptastic cowl or the Forest Park cowl. Haven't quite decided just yet.
    I have heard absolutely amazing things about these needles and I am keeping my fingers, toes, and eyes crossed for these. (^_^)
    Rav - Tea7

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  171. 5 pairs of socks, a cowl, a pair of mitts, 4 blankets.Love your needles.

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  172. What don't I have on my needles right now? I did just start Martina Behm's Viajante. Definitely a good knit if you aren't a fan of purling.

    I am peridotlines on Ravelry.

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  173. I'm working on a pair of toe-up two-at-a-time socks and a Henslowe shawl at the moment. Milkshed on Ravelry, email is sojackso at gmail dot com.

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  174. I am currently working on my first intarsia knitting project which is an afghan constructed from squares, and also a scarf.

    Ravelry ID: dreadler

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  175. I've fallen off of the knitting wagon a bit this year but hoping to hop back on. Nothing on the needles but got a lalylala doll on the hook.

    Rave ID: kamidake

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  176. I have two shawls, a pair of socks and a hat on the needles at the moment. I want to try to design my own sock pattern and have just discovered how wonderful it is to use your interchangeable needles with magic loop for socks! Ah, knitting is a dream! I am alyshajane on Ravelry.

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  177. I have a hat and a scarf on the needles.
    Thanks for the giveaway !
    Ravelry ID: KookiCT

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  178. I don't have a Facebook account so I liked it on Google! I have on my needles right now my first knit cardigan the BluSands cardigan by La Maison Rililie. I also have a pair of socks! I am contemplating a new shawl! My email is kendrabuchanan17@gmail.com

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  179. I'm knitting two "Zuzu's Petals" cowls at the same time on 2 different circular needles.

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  180. I'm working on a sweater and a scarf. Ravelry: nicki5835

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  181. Two lace pieces for church kneeler covers.

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