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Winner from Streak of Lightning Log Cabin Throw

The response to the Streak of Lightning Log Cabin Throw was amazing!  It also made choosing a winner very difficult.  The winner is Beth R.  Here was her comment: Beth R August 20, 2013 at 7:22 AM I did a serious of pillows for my niece's new room. I have also done some hats that I donated to a charity. I have 2 different scarves on my needles right now in the paints. Cascade was the first "real" yarn (read-"non-craft-store") I used, and I return to it all the time. It is my first-love yarn! However, given the number of wonderful entries, we have a few extra prizes to give out. 1.  A skein of Longwood and a cowl pattern for j-9 knits: j-9 knits   August 20, 2013 at 12:57 PM Cascade 220 is my favorite "go to" yarn. I knit an aran sweater, my design, for my younger brother while he was overseas. He loves the sweater and looks very handsome, safe here at home. j9knits 2.  A skein of Pacific and a hat pattern for Teri: Teri   Augu

Free Yarn Giveaway: Streak of Lightning Log Cabin throw!

Beth Whiteside designed the cover blanket - Streak of Lightning in All Season Throws - a special interest issue from Creative Knitting .  The blocks - Sunshine & Shadow are built with dark colors on one side and light on the other.   This modern take on a Log Cabin is knit in 220 Superwash - which works well for today's busy lifestyles. Cascade Yarns is giving away the yarn and the pattern to make this fabulous throw!  All you have to do is comment with your favorite project you have in Cascade Yarns.  The comment must be posted between 9 am EST August 20, 2013 and 9 am EST August 21, 2013.  This winner will be anounced later this week on the blog and Facebook and Twitter . The prize will include a Cascade Yarns zipper bag and the following colors of 220 Superwash: 6 balls 825 - Orange 6 balls 822 - Pumpkin 6 balls 841 - Moss 6 balls 810 - Teal 3 balls 821 - Daffodil

Hollywood Slouch

Subtle sparkle is so much fun.  It adds that extra bit of pizazz without being overwhelming.   Hollywood is our new worsted weight Superwash blend, available in 15 trend inspired colors that manages to combine sparkle and soft.  It is also machine washable and has great stitch defition. Slouches are fun and quick to knit.  This pattern took well under 1 skein and would be a great gift or chemo hat to donate.  The lace pattern is a simple 4 stitch repeat worked over 6 rows (3 of which are knit), so it is also a good travel project. Abbreviations         K – Knit         P - Purl         SSK – Slip, Slip, Knit 2 slipped stitches together          YO – Yarn Over          K2Tog – Knit 2 Together Materials      1 skein Hollywood  (87% Superwash Wool/10% Acrylic/3% Polyester – 208 yds/100 g) – shown in 05 (Deep Wisteria)   Size US 6 (4.5 mm) 16” circular needle    Size US 8 (5.5 mm) 16” circular needle    Size US 8 (5.5 mm) double point needles   1 Stitch