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Knitting Pattern Contest Winners

Five big huge congratulations go out to the winners of our intarsia knitting contest! We got so many amazing submissions to win a spot in our next knitting book, Picture Perfect Knits by Laura Birek. (Apparently gnome-like creatures and desserts are very popular motifs for knitwear.) It was hard to choose just five, but Christina and I painstakingly narrowed the entries down to the following awesome intarsia patterns. We’ll print them in Laura’s book, alongside patterns from famous artists like Sarah Neuburger, Denyse Schmidt, Jenny Hart, and more.

Check out the raw wool talent:

My Gnomies by Andrea Tomlinson


Peacock Paisley by Alice Merlino


The Fly by Manuela Tinoco


Yoga Aum by Tracy Jen


Robot by Aoife Clifford


Nice work you guys!

Picture Perfect Knits will be on shelves in Fall 2008.


Crochet Inspiration

Thanks so much for the great crocheting suggestions and project ideas you’ve all been sending me! Keep them coming. I’ll announce a winner of the Chronicle crochet package next week. Email your ideas and suggestions to:


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Christina Loff
Craft Publicist

Kate Prouty
Craft Editor



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