Posts Tagged ‘Giveaway’

March 2, 2015

Knit Along With Us This Spring!

This week, we kicked off our Spring KAL over in the Friends of Blue Sky Alpacas Ravelry Group, and there is plenty of time for you to join in the fun! Now through April 30, 2015, we’ll be knitting the Celery Slouch Hat pattern in Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight, our wonderfully soft 100% baby alpaca yarn. We are offering a 50% discount on your Ravelry PDF purchase of this pattern for the entire duration of this KAL, simply enter “CELERY” at checkout to redeem the coupon!

This simple, slouchy hat is fun to knit and perfect for welcoming spring! Choose to knit your hat in the color shown here (Celery #543), or select your favorite shade of Sport Weight or Melange yarn (a few of our more adventurous group members will be substituting in other Blue Sky Alpacas yarns, too). Once you finish your hat, post a finished photo here in this thread to be entered in our grand prize drawing for a Cane Bay Wrap Project Kit featuring a printed copy of the pattern, two skeins of Extra yarn in color #3519 Fedora, a Pretty Cheep project bag, and a Nova Platina Special Interchangeable needle set from Knitter’s Pride.

Our KAL runs from March 1, 2015 through April 30, 2015, so knit as many hats as you would like in Blue Sky Alpacas yarns – the more finished projects you post, the more chances you have of winning our fabulous prize! Be sure to visit your local Blue Sky Alpacas Stockist to select your project yarn and to inquire about classes featuring this pattern; for more details about the KAL, click here to visit our Ravelry group.

Happy Knitting!

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November 6, 2014

Join Our Bulky Knit Hat KAL

Winter is coming….make sure you’re ready with a stockpile of warm and wearable hats in our Bulky yarn! We’re hosting a KAL this November 15-December 15 right here in our Ravelry group featuring these 6 quick-to-knit designs from the Bulky Knit Hats for Kids & Adults book by Sarah Smuland:

We’re offering members of our Ravelry group a special discount on their eBook purchase now through December 15, 2014 – click here for more details! Many of our wonderful Stockists will be hosting classes featuring these patterns in November & December, so be sure to stop by your LYS to ask if you can sign up!

Every finished hat photo posted in our Ravelry group from November 15-December 15 which features Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky yarn and any of the patterns pictured above will act as an entry into our grand prize drawing – the more hats you knit, the more chances you have to win this fantastic prize:

Bulky Hat KAL Grand Prize: Cane Bay Wrap project kit, Pretty Cheep project bag, and a Knitter’s Pride Deluxe Nova Platina Cubics interchangeable needle set.

For more contest and KAL details, please refer to the KAL Ravelry group thread located here. We’d also love to see your projects over on Instagram, so be sure to tag your projects with #blueskyalpacas and #bulkyhatKAL when you post your photos. Happy knitting!

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July 1, 2014

Share your photos of Pretty Cheep Project Bags to win great prizes!

We’d love to see where you’ve taken your knitting (and crocheting) this summer! Our new photo contest is happening now through July 31; click here to share your photos of our Pretty Cheep Project Bags out “in the wild” – whether it’s a day at the beach, a walk in the park, knit night, or even a creative non-knitting use!

We’ll be awarding 3 Blue Sky Alpacas Prize Packs containing 1 skein of EXTRA yarn, 1 Pretty Cheep Project Bag & Destination Collection Pattern. Winners will be chosen based on creativity of submission and quality of photo, so don’t be afraid to experiment! We’ll be announcing our winners at the beginning of August right here on Blue’s Blog.

Click here to submit your entry! You can also automatically submit your entries via Instagam, Twitter and Facebook by using the hashtag #putacheeponit in your post.

To give you a little background, this contest was inspired by a photo from our resident photographer Chad Niemeyer’s recent trip to Haiti, where he donated his time and photography skills to visiting orphanages and rebuilding a roof for a school with the Headwaters Relief Organization:

Notice anything familiar? If you take a closer look, you’ll notice that there is a Pretty Cheep Bag attached to the tripod – it’s actually filled with rocks instead of yarn so that his tripod and camera don’t blow away!

We look forward to seeing your creative photos this month!

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February 19, 2014

Knit to Flatter Winners!

Photo © Amy Herzog

Let’s start with the runners-up. Congrats to Teri and Muriel who will each receive a copy of Knit to Flatter by Amy Herzog.

Photo © Amy Herzog

Our grand prize winner is Erin! She will receive both the Knit to Flatter book and enough Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight or Melange in her choice of colors to make a perfect Striper Wrap of her very own.

Remember, you’re a winner too, with 25% of the Knit to Flatter Craftsy class!

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February 12, 2014

A Perfect Sweater (and a BIG Giveaway!)

Have you ever fallen in love with a sweater in a book or magazine, rushed out to buy the yarn and pattern, and knit your heart out only to be disappointed with the end result?

Chances are the trouble isn’t your lack of knitting skill; it’s your choice of sweater style. The key to loving your knits lies in finding those that flatter your figure. But how do you do that?

Designer Amy Herzog has the answer. Her Knit to Flatter class on Craftsy (a companion to her 2013 book of the same name) teaches you how to assess your shape, find details that flatter, take measurements, and calculate for fit and ease. With those skills in your arsenal you’ll be knitting “perfect” sweaters in no time.

Knit to Flatter on Craftsy.

I took the class and loved it; then picked up a copy of Knit to Flatter and was doubly excited to discover that one of the sweaters suited to my shape is the Striper Wrap, knit in Blue Sky Alpacas own Sport Weight and Melange.

Striper Wrap Photo © Amy Herzog

Neckline detail, photo © Amy Herzog

Sleeve detail Striper Wrap, photo © Amy Herzog

Is the Striper Wrap right for you? You can take Amy’s class and find out. (And if it’s not the right one for you don’t worry; there are plenty of other fabulous styles that would look equally great in Blue Sky Alpacas yarn.) Follow this link and you’ll get 25% off the Knit to Flatter class fee thanks to Craftsy.

We’ve also go a few other great giveaways for you.

Leave a comment telling us about your most challenging sweater stitching experience and you’ll have a chance to win a copy of Knit to Flatter and enough yarn to make the Striper Wrap in Sport Weight and Melange in your choice of colors. The two runners-up will receive a copy of Knit to Flatter. We’ll pick the winners via random number generator, please, one comment per person.

The Details

Pattern: Striper Wrap
Designer: Amy Herzog
Size: 30½ (32, 34, 36½, 38½, 40, 42, 46½, 50, 54½)”
Size 5 (3.75mm) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
• Size 5 (3.75mm) 36″ circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn: Blue Sky Alpacas Melange, shown in Pomegranate #813, Relish #808, Cornflower #800
• Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight, shown in Medium Gray #508, Light Gray #507
Pattern available in Knit to Flatter by Amy Herzog. Available at your LYS, local book store, or online

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