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We Want You! (To Pick Our Spring Knit-Along Project!)

The holidays are over and your hand-knitted gifts (yes, even the stragglers) are all done. If you're like us, you can use some inspiration for a new knitting project. That's why we're kicking off our Spring 2013 Knit-Along! Help us choose the winning pattern and we'll work on it together, step-by-step, throughout the spring.

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Vote by April 21, 11:59 pm Eastern. Remember, you must submit your vote through SurveyMonkey for it to count!

KAL spring 2013

Want a sneak peek at the patterns? Click these links for the patterns shown above, clockwise from top left: Slip Stitch Sampler Throw, Tranquil Green Tank Top, Fireside Patchwork Afghan and Ginger Sweater.

We’ll announce the winner here on Thursday, April 25th. We’re excited to have our friend Heather Lodinsky hosting. We can’t wait to see what the winning project will be!

New to knit-alongs? Check out our guide to knit/crochet-alongs for some helpful advice. Crocheters, we’ll be having another crochet-along in the coming months, so keep an eye out for an announcement.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/margie.spruell.5 Margie Spruell

    slip stitch sampler throw i bought some new yarn today at r local yarn shop . i would love to make this. i am so excited

  • lyndau

    I voted via the survey monkey link. I had only two choices because both sweaters only have four sizes. I'm disappointed by this as I really like the look of the Tranquil Green Tank Top.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1386602179 Paula Randolph

    the afghan project sounds awesome!

  • The Crafty Carrot

    Not an afghan too many afghans aready. Something to wear like the tank would be the greatest!!

  • =Tamar

    The tank seems more suitable for spring. By the way, it's "sneak peek" not sneak "peak."

  • BeWeDe

    Tank top is appropriate for spring/summer. That's my vote.

  • http://twitter.com/Shalifa Shalifa

    Ginger Sweater is my first choice, Slip Stitch Sampler Throw, and Fireside Patchwork Afghan are tied for second in my book, Just not sure I could afford that much yarn right now. I woudl never make Tranquil Green Tank Top. sorry not modest enough for this 48 year old.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1101770426 HicksNeunert Stephanie

    The slip stitch afghan or the tank top.

  • http://twitter.com/ElizabethAnn625 Elizabeth Ann

    Slip stitch sampler throw!

  • Elaine

    Tank top.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kathy.mullinsengelhardt Kathy Mullins-Engelhardt

    I like the ginger sweater

  • http://www.facebook.com/erin.dolan Erin Dolan

    the afghan project

  • Bev Brookens

    Green tank op

  • http://www.facebook.com/hetty.deboer Hetty de Boer

    Ginger sweater

  • Kathy

    love, love, love the ginger sweater or the green tank top. I would make each of them and wear them too. they are so pretty and great for the spring.

  • ladymelinda

    love the green top!

  • Mary Kay Smith

    Definitely the slip stitch sampler throw!

  • momknits

    The slip stitch looks like something I could do. I'm not a great knitter but I try my best. I belong to a group that gathers yarns and then shares them with anyone who will make an item that we give to a charity.Great way to keep the yarn clutter to a minimum.

  • Wheezie

    slip stitch sampler throw sounds great. I really like the colors.

  • Jess

    I can't decide between the green tank and the fireside afghan. I've never made an afghan before.

  • Christy


  • SBrent

    The Tank Top sounds wonderful and challenging at the same time.

  • Stay Calm Carry Yarn

    I have already made two of the six squares and my friends and family think I am ssooooooooooo talented! These are color combinations I normally wouldn't think to put together, and the picture does not do the finished product justice. It really turns out to be a work of art!

  • Renee Reed

    slip stitch sampler sounds great to me.

  • Sueimpe

    I love the slip stitch sampler Afghan, and I'm actually needing one! I considered myself an intermediate knitter until I looked at this. It looks really hard! I'm a color change cheater only using painted or multi colored yarns on socks & stuff. I don't know if I can tackle this without tears...

  • http://www.facebook.com/sbimperiale Susan Birren Imperiale

    I love the slip stitch sampler Afghan, and I'm actually needing one! I considered myself an intermediate knitter until I looked at this. It looks really hard! I'm a color change cheater only using painted or multi colored yarns on socks & stuff. I don't know if I can tackle this without tears...

  • Christy

    I love the green tank top!!!!! And I did vote. Sounds fun!

  • Beryl, Australia

    The slip stitch afghan would be my choice, great incentive to keep up and finish a large project.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1226782094 Janice Eagan

    Green Tank Top! Would be great to wear this summer!!!!
    (Blankets are for fall, keeps your lap warm while you're working on it. Let's do something we can wear!)

  • Phyllis

    I think the tank top. Something to enjoy this time of year when it is made. Everything else to warm

  • amystery726

    sampler throw.

  • lorriq

    I love the slip stitch sampler throw! It gets my vote.

  • Carol Sebold

    The slip stitch afghan looks good!

  • http://www.facebook.com/deb.lake1 Deb Lake

    The slip stitch afghan looks challenging... but I would go also for the tank top..

  • Jane Cisneros

    Tranquil Green Tank Top - it's cute and I could go for some tranquility!

  • mari7322

    I would love to do the sampler afghan

  • wormlynn

    the tank top, deffinatly, i've never done a knit along, but if this one wins, I just might come a long!

  • Mary

    Sampler Afghan

  • Mary

    Sampler Afghan

  • Susieq

    I like the tranquil tank top. Never did a knit along I'm just an average knitter and would like to try something different. Have done too many afghans and blankets.

  • Julie Linderleaf

    Green knit tank top. It's been in my favorite file for awhile now and I would love to wear my knitting besides scarves!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephanie-Beckman/100000748125121 Stephanie Beckman

    No matter what I click on, I get a close up of the Ginger Sweater.

  • http://www.facebook.com/holly.meredith.963 Holly Meredith

    Ginger Sweater

  • lucy

    I vote for the slip stitch throw. It's gorgeous.

  • Sharyn

    Definitely the tranquil tank - I've had my eye on that one for a while, but it looks like a step up in my skill levels, so it would be welcome to get advice on it as the project progresses. No throws or afghans this time of year - it's been such a long winter anyway, the last thing I want to see right now, let alone knit, is a blanket of any kind!

  • http://www.facebook.com/susan.bantz.64 Susan Bantz

    slip stitch afghan!

  • Sheryl

    I like the tranquil tank top.

  • http://www.facebook.com/felicity.lowinger Felicity Lowinger

    Love the slip stitch sampler throw

  • http://www.facebook.com/felicity.lowinger Felicity Lowinger

    Love the slip stitch sampler throw

  • Patti

    The Fireside Patchwork.... I would really like to learn how to knit cables

  • Rob

    Patchwork Afghan - would be good to have some help with this one...

  • Linden

    Fireside throw! It's gorgeous!

  • Deb B

    Fireside Patchwork Afghan! I am downloading the pattern and hope to start it soon, even if it is not the knit-a-long!

  • sjlsew

    Ginger sweater!!

  • greening

    Once again, you offer a KAL with the only two choices for garments in a very limited size range. Both the Ginger Sweater and Tranquil Tank Top are pretty and stop at 1X, although many, even most of your women's garment patterns go up to 2X or even 3X. Some plus-size knitters could and would make and wear these designs if sized up to at least 2X. Why leave us out? We buy more skeins of yarn than typically sized knitters. It's just a diss. No, I don't need to make a blanket to wear, and although I like both blanket patterns, I don't appreciate being given only half the number of choices other KAL participants have, and I don't want to make a blanket at this time of year. This reminds me of the year you gave us Pearl's Cardigan and didn't ask the famous designer to upsize it. I have bought a lot of Lion Brand yarn over the years; I'm beginning to wonder if you'd rather I didn't.

  • Betty

    I like the slip stitch afghan

  • http://www.facebook.com/naomi.alexander1 Naomi Alexander

    I am thrilled at the prospect of a knit along. Thank you for continuing to provide opportunities for me to improve and advance my skill, talent and creative endeavors.

  • Juliekins

    Slip stitch throw!!

  • Lori Huerta de Leon

    my vote is for the tranquil top

  • Cristina

    Tank top

  • Jenna

    Tank Top cause its spring!

  • Terri

    I like the Tranquil Tank Top

  • stephimd

    I have to agree with the tank top, because some day, it will be spring in Illinois!

  • Gloria

    I love the slip stitch sampler y hope it would be the winner.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dkdowney1 Dana Downey

    I love the Tranquil Top and I've always wanted to knit a sweater. I've knit a raglan sweater for children and have done socks, cables and intarsia knitting sampler projects so hopefully the skills wouldn't be too hard.

  • SEA

    Slip stitch sampler

  • Kelli

    Tank Top

  • Tamie

    The Green tank top!!

  • Shawna Villa

    Id like to do the slip stitch sampler throw!

  • Christine van der Merwe

    Afgan project looks wonderful

  • Okeekat2

    The afghan is the one for me! I've loved it since I first saw it. Just wish I could afford the kit!

  • gailalison10

    I vote for either one of the tops, with a preference toward the Tranquil green tank top. I haven't knit anything, other than hats to wear, but I would like to start.

  • Marci

    I love the tranquil tank top. Its perfect for spring/summer

  • http://www.facebook.com/paula.mooreharrington Paula Moore Harrington

    Definately tank top!

  • Joyce

    I vote for the Slip Stitch Sampler Throw:)

  • Sue

    I vote for the Fireside Patchwork Afghan

  • dennykp

    slip stitch sampler please

  • Michelle

    Tank top, for sure! I'm so ready for WARM weather and when it does, I'll have something special to wear!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/rsooy2000 Rachel Sooy

    Tank or Blanket are my favorites

  • Beblits

    Ginger sweater :)

  • http://twitter.com/angelwriter78 Angelwriterspeaks

    sampler throw

  • Rhine

    Slip stitch afghan!

  • http://www.facebook.com/beth.matsuyama Beth White

    That slip stitch sampler is so striking. I love it! Hope you choose this one.

  • Andee

    the tank would look good over a lighter layer for the evening

  • Mary Green

    tranquil green tank top. I recall eyeing this a couple years ago and wanting to make it for our daughter. I have since then knit a child's sweater and feel more confident. Am ready to take on this bigger project.

  • Ellen

    I love the sampler throw or the afghan

  • April

    Tank top

  • Jennifer

    Slip stitch sampler!

  • Stephanie Boyd

    Patchwork afghan would be amazing but I'd do the sampler as well

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=621540282 Mackena Kristine Lannes

    Tranquil Tank Top! Love it!!!

  • Jeanne Oman

    green tank top

  • ChattyKate

    Slip stitch sampler!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=735763997 Daniela Cirillo

    Fireside Patchwork Afghan

  • Molly Campbell

    Slip stitch afghan!

  • kathy

    fireside patchwork afgan

  • Heather G.

    the tank top is too cute.

  • http://www.facebook.com/carolyn.riosroots Carolyn Rios-Roots

    fireside sampler afghan please :)

  • Pat

    I go for the slip stitch afghan, I am going to make it regardless

  • CatKnit593

    Tranquil Green Tank Top

  • http://www.facebook.com/mona.moscardini Mona Moscardini

    Would like to try the Fireside Patchwork Afghan

  • http://www.facebook.com/candice.hernandezprice Candice Hernandez-Price

    I absolutely love the sweater!

  • Karol

    Slip Stitch Throw I hope would love to make this!!!

  • Evelyn Frye

    Afghan project

  • Christine Hogan

    Tank top!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000663503140 Anne Petrie

    I love the colourway of the slip stitch sampler afghan. The colours actually match my new sofa and throw pillows. I hope that this is the project picked.

  • Anonymous

    Tranquil Green Tank Top has my vote.

  • Anne in CA

    Can't wait to see what the winner will be. Today is Wednesday April 24th. The suspense is killing me!

  • Linden

    when are they announcing the winner? It was supposed to be yesterday but they changed it to today. what time? I can hardly wait!


    The afghan project is excellent