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VK Live Winner, Very Pink Knits Tutorial + Knit Blockers Giveaway!

Happy New Year! There's no better way to start things off than with a little inspiration. Deborah B. will be getting quite a bit of inspiration as our winner for the 3-Day Marketplace Pass for this month's Vogue Knitting Live Event in New York City - we'll contact you via Ravelry to arrange for the delivery of your prize!

For those of you who can't make it to the event, please enjoy the latest tutorial videos from VeryPink.com! This first one features our Marblz needles, and host Staci Perry covers everything you ever wanted to know about twisted stitches: when they're good, when they're bad, and how to correct a twisted stitch.



Earlier this week, Staci shared a brand-new video demonstrating how to make a provisional cast-on using our Dreamz crochet hooks and needles.


If you missed the first videos from this series which we've sponsored, click here for a free shadow stitch tutorial and here for a free Modern Tunisian Quilt pattern that's great for beginners.

Giveaway!

This month, one of our lucky blog readers will win their own set of our popular Knit Blockers! To be eligible, simply leave a comment on this blog post telling us what your crafty resolution is for 2016 - be sure to also mention your Ravelry ID or email address so that we can contact you if you win.

We'll randomly select one winning comment to announce on our next blog post on Friday, January 22. Good luck! 

107 comments:

  1. Because I tend to knit items that are unsuitable for my weather, or just because they're fun to knit, my resolution this year is to only knit things that I not only love but that I can really use. Revelry: Inlandknitter

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  2. Those knit blockers look totally fab! I definitely could have used them in the past!

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  3. I plan on expanding my knitting! I am currently attempting to make a lace shawl, with Staci's video. Started without my row counter, decided to wait until it came in the mail. Then I want to try socks. Again with Very Pink Knits pattern and video.
    Ravelry ID is GailAlison10

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  4. No more starting ... just finishing! The WIPs have taken over!

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  5. This year I hope to make a hooded cardigan and hopefully finish off some WIPs. I'm tedebayer on Ravelry. Thank you.

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  6. This year I am hoping to complete all the WIP's in the 2 large bins! Along with some of my queued patterns on raverly! Have been wanting these blockers as they look much easier than individual pins being used

    I-hook on rav

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  7. Do something in Tunisian crotchet. Rav wesben

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  8. I intend to finish my Doctor Who scarf this year. It's been taking a while. Ravelry ID: linktothepresent

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  9. My resolution is to finish the 2 pullovers that have been languishing in my craft room for months, even years. I also have 2 shawls waiting to be blocked, so I'm very excited about this giveaway. Thanks. Savannagal on Rav.

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  10. I resolve to actually finish some of my WIPs! We'll see how it goes... I'm ShadowAP on Rav - thanks for the chance to win!

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  11. I want to learn color work next. :-) Ravelry: JoyBlue

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  12. I want to finish the basics course through The Knitting Guild and start the Master Knitter course. Rav ID : mim

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  13. Finish 5 WIP and make shawls for my friends' birthdays.
    So the blockers will be very useful.
    mamayaga on Rav

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  14. I really want to make a sweater for myself. I have the yarn ready to go, a few patterns in mind, just need to get going!
    Rav ID: Kimert

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  15. To knit more from my stash

    Ravelry is Mikaiyawa

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  17. My knitting goal for this year is to keep up with my holiday knitting and start early this time lol!

    Ravelry ID is RedScathach

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  18. One resolution is to spend some time on those UFO's: 2 afghans, 4 sweaters...
    myzbarb on ravelry

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  19. Finish the wip's. annejz on rav

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  20. I love making sweaters, but lately have made a lot of cowls.

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  21. My knitting resolution for 2016 is to use my stash! Sylviemom on Rav

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  22. My resolution is to put a few bucks aside each month so I can attend Knittreat 2016 at the Bedford Springs Hotel. Looking forward to it....

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  23. Knit some socks and one sweater.
    Limeleaf on ravelry

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  24. To finish everything that I start!

    RavID: caffeine72

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  25. My crafty resolution is to use more yarn from my stash (but I will still buy!).
    Rav ID: Alanamoya

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  26. Work The Stash down, build The Stash up, work The Stash down, build The Stash up. This year I'd like to put an enormous dent in The Stash - like big enough that I finally have room for a sofa. KittenWhiplash on Rav needs room for a sofa for napping.

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  27. Wow, I have just seen these knit blockers in action on Instagram! Just fantastic! My craft resolutions, start and finish one new project, then finish one ufo, and keep that going the entire year. Continue knitting from the stash, and spin more art yarns.
    On ravelry, nicolesneedles

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  28. One of my goals for 2016 is to attempt color work in my knitting. I greatly appreciate all the great instructional videos online for reference when attempting any new craft goal! My ravelry ID: cindycrafts.

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  29. My resolution is to finish the many UFO's lying around my home. Too many to mention. Finishing has not my strong point in the past. Love the Knit Blockers. Hope I win.

    Thanks for the giveaway.
    deblyn153 on RAV

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  30. Do MORE knitting and whittle down my stash!! Thanks for offering this giveaway! gerscott at yahoo dot com

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  31. Thanks for the tutorials - I haven't tried some of them. I'm hoping to conquer brioche knitting and perhaps try Solomon's knot. (asimplehomestd on Ravelry)

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  32. I don't really do resolutions, but I am hoping to knit out of my lovely stash of yarns and not spend money on more yarn.

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  33. I'm not one to make New Year's resolutions, but I will try to work through my stash before I buy more yarn, learn new techniques and expand my knitting / crocheting horizon, which so far consists of only making scarves, hats, mittens and dishcloths :).

    Ravelry ID: ingerasata

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  34. I'm not a big resolution maker, but I did say that I wanted to try my hand at some color work knitting...I've done the bare minimum so far, and I need to jump that hurdle in 2016

    Email- hillyknits@gmail.com

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  35. My resolution is to attempt lace in 2016! I have started.....now like most of my "resolutions", the goal is to end the year with less than 12 lace UFOs !!!!! My ravelry user name is : griffk

    Email: griffk1964@yahoo.com

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  36. My resolution is to start my own blog with all the beautiful patterns I find and knit. I'm also going to try and write my own pattern this year.
    Ravelry ID: thelovelyfox

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  37. My resolution is to complete more projects than I did last year and to better document my progress as my skills grow. Ravelry ID: meeshaknits

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  38. My crafty resolution is to start sewing more and to finish my first sweater!

    ravelry ID: catto

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  39. To start my Christmas knitting earlier to not be under so much pressure.
    Ravelry ID: Adia

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  40. My resolution is to publish more patterns this year than in 2015. Ravelry: Nailya Plaskey Designs

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  41. My resoution is to do socks with the magic loop method. Start a lace shawl and get a full set of interchangable needs. I think thats doable๐Ÿ˜Š

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  42. My resoution is to do socks with the magic loop method. Start a lace shawl and get a full set of interchangable needs. I think thats doable๐Ÿ˜Š

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  43. My crafty resolution is to master continental knitting and finally get a hang of crochet.

    Rav id: caughtbythebees

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  44. My resolution is to be more adventurous in my knitting and to take on projects that challenge me.
    Rav id: taylorsuir

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  45. Mine is to work through my stash; I could open a store !!
    Ravelry: pamelapo

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  46. Ravelry: Synderai
    I plan to venture out of my crafty safety zone by knitting new designs and some shawls.

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  47. I plan to always have a knitting project going on. Rav ID : amyburl

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  48. Learn to knit continental!
    culabrat on ravelry

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  49. Tunisian crochet now that I have the Knitter's Pride interchangeable hooks, which are lovely.
    I also would like to knit a shawl so the blockers would be very helpful.
    Lisist on rav

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  50. My crafty resolution for 2016 is to complete at least two sweaters along with all of the other things I normally knit in a year...shawls, socks and toys. My new Knitter's Pride Royale's will help greatly with this! (as would the blockers). ForMomCrochet on Rav

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  51. I knit several sweaters for Christmas for my niece and nephews and they were so cute!!!! My kids, however, did not get sweaters ๐Ÿ˜• So this year I would love my children and my husband sweaters ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• I have yarn and patterns ready to go! Rav ID whitsknits

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  52. Taking more time to knit for me and my family. Deadlines for gifts last year put so much stress on me! I just want to take it easy.
    Rav ID: RoseAndDahlia

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  53. My crafty resolution is to start making socks , I just got all my supplies, now I gotta work up the nerve lol

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  54. I want to finish up my basket of wips and design a Lacey cardigan!
    ~Jessica, MonkeyButtBabies on Ravelry

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  55. Make at least 6 FOs :) (alissatherealness on Ravelry)

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  56. Knit everyday. Finish more projects. knitterdlc on Ravelry. dlc416@yahoo.com

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  57. I want to keep upping my skills and learning more and different techniques! Rav ID is norcalnaptime

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  58. My dream is to make myself a sweater, and more socks for family. I'm glongley on Ravelry

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  59. I just graduated from nursing school Yahoooo, and my new year resolution is to finish all my WIP projects (2 jackets, 2 sweaters, a blanket). I like to learn new techniques and tricks to improve designs and make a finished projects more flattering for my body, so this year I d like to learn how to knit vertical tucks and use it in at least 1 new pattern. LenaRN on ravelry.

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  60. Socks...socks...i need to learn to knit socks this year. My ravID:Mop0

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  61. In 2016 I want to turn my UFOs into FOs and I will try to knit my first lace shawl :) RavID: ladymerewen

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  62. I have many WIPs that I want to get finished, along with the current projects that I've started this year. My goal is to have them all done and to be able to do a few just for myself!
    Ravelry: tworiversdesigns

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  63. Learning how to knit socks is my goal this year

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  64. My crafty resolution for this year is to actually finish an afghan. I get so excited to start them but never finish them.

    Ravelry: lilshutterbug

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  65. This year I'm trying to knit more accessories, especially shawls (sweaters are my first love). These blockers would be very helpful.
    soniamv on ravelry

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  66. My crafty goal is to knit socks...I've always resisted them for various reasons, mainly not wanting to wear something on my feet I've spent so much time on, but I have vowed to get over it and make 6 pairs of socks this year. I like a goal like that, I did the 12 sweaters in 12 months 2015, and it was very motivating! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

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  67. Making my 2 little goober sweaters, learning to knit toe-up socks, and shawls, lots of shawls. I'm tired of just looking at all the pretty shawls, time to make them. Lindenheart on ravelry

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  68. Mine is to knit more sweaters, I've named 2016 "The Year of the Sweater." yarnaddict on Ravelry

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  69. Finish the poncho! Amyburl on rav

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  70. This year I plan to do more knitting for others.
    Ravelry: dancinglawn

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  71. This year I plan to do more knitting for others.
    Ravelry: dancinglawn

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  72. Finishing my first knit cardigan
    Revelry id mirrordust6232

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  73. I hope to knit my first pair of socks.

    Email: kshav6@Gmail.com

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  74. This year I plan to knit 2 sweaters and a pair of socks. My hope is to get through at least 5 projects by mid-year. Hectic schedule not withstanding. :-D

    RavID: JustAGirlinMA

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  75. Crafting goals for 2016 are: Knit from stash!! Sew/knit something each month to prepare for fiber festivals and/or holiday bazaars later in the year. Save to buy an electric spinner. Knit/sew for charity more.

    RavID: elasater

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  76. My resolution? To keep my knit and crochet odds n ends organized. And to start on Christmas things SOONER! Lol
    Esa on Rav

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  77. I'm going to finish what I've started. No more procrastinating. spikesmommy on Ravelry.

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  78. I'm going to finish my projects. I'm going to take on more challenging patterns.

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  79. I want to learn to knit socks! Rav Id= SterlingWinterset

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  80. I would love to go through all of my wips and actually complete them. Some of them are almost 10 years old! I am so ashamed...

    Rav account is dragonflyknits or email is sabrah1033@gmail.com

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  81. I would love to go through all of my wips and actually complete them. Some of them are almost 10 years old! I am so ashamed...

    Rav account is dragonflyknits or email is sabrah1033@gmail.com

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  82. I'm going to knit more dresses for the little girl I watch. I made the first one from linen using your needles and it is beautiful!!

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  83. I resolve to catch up with blocking numerous projects from last year and then block as soon as I finish knitting. MaidMarrion on Ravelry.

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  84. These are AMAZING!!!! Rav: Chevyrell

    I need to knit more socks for me! Project sock drawer=)

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  85. This year I have made a promise to complete all, some, okay maybe just most of the projects in my two UFO totes.(Un-Finished Objects) Including at least a half dozen shawls.

    These blockers would be a fantastic win and I could surely put them to good use.

    I-hook on Raverly

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  86. Keep my yarn organized so that I don't buy unnecessary yarn (NOT that ANY yarn is unnecessary ...) barbi.gardiner@gmail.com

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  87. My goal this year is to finish some of the many projects I have started. And since the majority of them just need blocking, this would be a great prize. k9friend23@gmail.com

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  88. My resolution is to finish more projects! I have this horrible habit of finishing 80% of a project and then moving on to another one.

    I'm vernalequinox on Ravelry.

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  89. I'm finally going to conquer knitting socks! Ravelry ID: Jenmac274

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  90. My goal this year is to use up most of my older stashed yarns before starting projects with newer ones.
    At the very least I'm aiming for a 50/50 mix in my projects. Ravelry ID: jaguarrior

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  91. to knit more stuff for myself :) rav id is wesben

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  92. to knit more stuff for myself :) rav id is wesben

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  93. Knit from stash. I have so much yarn. Also to finally knit myself a sweater.

    Rav ID fishgirl182

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  94. I'm trying to learn how to do colour work and working on stash downing!! I'm evilsquirrel on rav

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  95. I would love to try these knit blockers

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  96. 2016 brings more artist flair and larger projects to my needles. Rav ID jmkalmar

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  97. plan on using 2016 to work on rebranding my shop/web presnese for my artistic creations and finally using the awesome/amusing knit.sexy domain i grabbed. RavID webpixies

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  98. To finish my wips in 2016

    knittingdancer on Ravelry

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  99. For 2016, knit from my queue, using yarn from my stash! Some of those shawls have been in my queue for more than 5 years!

    JudyAnn

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  100. Less sleeping, more knitting !
    TricotNathy on Ravelry ;)

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  101. I plan to finish all my wips and use up my stash.
    sparky136 on Ravelry

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  102. Learn some more complex knitting skills, I'm just a beginner.
    Ravelry id craftyNanny6

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  103. I have set a goal to finish at least 4 pair of socks, and a shawl I am a new knitter Ravelry id is Velveteena

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  104. Have a few wips to finish planning on making more things for my own wardrobe

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