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New American Knits Giveaway

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If you’ve visited Ravelry, your LYS or the bookstore lately, you may have noticed a fabulous collection of knitwear patterns that just hit the shelves. New American Knits, designed by our very own Amy Christoffers, is a compilation of 20 classic knits, all inspired by great American artists. With pullovers, cardies and a variety of accessories, there’s ample opportunity to experiment with lace, cables, and colorwork. Plus, each pattern is a mini art history lesson that’s actually interesting (okay, I know art history is interesting, just not with the professors I had in college or the 8 am start time)!

Here are just a few of my favorites…do you recognize any of the artistic influences behind these designs?

(photos by Joe Hancock, courtesy of Interweave)

Of course, the best pattern in this book has to be the Parrish Mitts, knit in Berroco Ultra Alpaca. So maybe I’m biased, but these mitts are more than just great yarn.

Parrish Mitts

Parrish Mitts

A tribute to Maxfield Parrish, the painter and illustrator known for his saturated hues – burnt umber and ultramarine blue in particular, this design features allover colorwork with two different charts. The highlight is a floral motif inspired by the Pennsylvania Dutch Folk Art that also influenced Parrish’s early work. This section is surrounded by a simple, checkerboard background, creating a stylish and modern look that’s doubly warm! The mitts are knit in the round from the bottom up and only require one skein each of the Mahogany Mix & Blueberry Mix colorways.

prize includes: copy of New American Knits, Berroco Ultra Alpaca #6280 Mahogany Mix & #6288 Blueberry Mix (1 hank each) and a set of ChiaGoo 6 inch double pointed needles size US 3

prize includes: copy of New American Knits, Berroco Ultra Alpaca yarn (in the original colors or your choice) and a set of ChiaGoo 6 inch double pointed needles size US 3

Want to win a kit to knit your own Parrish Mitts?

(Say that five times fast!)

How to Enter: Tell us in the comments below…which two shades of Ultra Alpaca would you knit the Parrish Mitts in?

Details: All entries must be received by 11:59 PM EST on Tuesday, July 15. One winner will be picked at random and announced on the blog next Wednesday, July 16. You must be 18 years old and a resident of the U.S. or Canada to win.

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  1. Lisa Pawlik #

    Azure mix and moonshadow.

    July 9, 2014
  2. Ellen #

    I would love to knit the Parrish Mitts in Prune Mix and Beet Root <3

    July 9, 2014
  3. Laura G #

    Charcoal Mix and Emerald Mix. :)

    July 9, 2014
  4. Sharon Rosenberg #

    Oh man…I have to pick two…well two at a time I guess. OK can’t use wool…so I’d have to pick one of the non-wool yarns and I’d go for a bright red and black for the first pair.

    July 9, 2014
  5. Jean Carrington #

    I like Turquoise Mix with Garnet Mix

    July 9, 2014
  6. Light Gray and Redwood Mix!

    July 9, 2014
  7. Karen Talamantez #

    I would make them in Cardinal and Navy. Thanks!

    July 9, 2014
  8. Alexis #

    I would love to knit the mitts in Admiral Mix and Cyclamen. The Admiral Mix is my favorite colorway and the Cyclamen looks like it would be a nice contrast.

    July 9, 2014
  9. Amy #

    I think the designer got it right the first time so I’d use Mahogany Mix & Blueberry Mix

    July 9, 2014
  10. Barbara Cerri #

    I think Cerulean mix and Chianti would make a stunning combo for the Parrish mitts.

    July 9, 2014
  11. Boysenberry Mix and Seedling Mix, of course.

    July 9, 2014
  12. Sharon #

    Brown Rice and Mahogany Mix.

    July 9, 2014
  13. MaryAnn #

    sallt & pepper and melon mix

    July 9, 2014
  14. Lindsey #

    Turquoise Mix & Slate

    July 9, 2014
  15. Dara #

    Seedling mix and turquoise mix

    July 9, 2014
  16. Jeannie Zeller #

    Cerulean Mix and Peat
    Love the colors :)

    July 9, 2014
  17. Deb #

    eggplant and barley

    July 9, 2014
  18. I’d go Admiral Mix and Emerald!

    July 9, 2014
  19. Eggplant & Light Gray

    July 9, 2014
  20. Cathy McIlvaine #

    Charcoal and emerald!

    July 9, 2014
  21. sandra lamb #

    Blueberry and turquoise…..so hard to hoose all are so beautiful

    July 9, 2014
  22. kristen b #

    Emerald mix and Dijon lovely

    July 9, 2014
  23. Linda Bradford #

    Garnet Mix and Azure Mix would do it.

    July 9, 2014
  24. Linda Bradford #

    Looking for a new project.

    July 9, 2014
  25. Admiral blue and Masa… Can’t help it, I’m a Univ of Mich alum. Go Blue!

    July 9, 2014
  26. doreenb #

    Duncan and Tiger’s Eye Mix

    July 9, 2014
  27. Debbie Kester #

    Denim and dungaree

    Love your yarns, I hope I win.

    July 9, 2014
  28. Doris #

    Classic black & off-white.

    July 9, 2014
  29. Jessica M. #

    Grapefruit mix and slate!

    July 9, 2014
  30. Julianne Lusain #

    Redwood Mix and Couscous

    July 9, 2014
  31. Monica G #

    garnet mix and eggplant

    July 9, 2014
  32. garnet and eggp[lant

    July 9, 2014
  33. Mary Jo McMahon #

    Mahogany Mix & Blueberry Mix

    July 9, 2014
  34. knittingdancer #

    Briny Deep and Orchid

    July 9, 2014
  35. Mary Schreiner #

    I would knit mine in Admiral Mix and Winter White…in honor of my children in the Navy.

    July 9, 2014
  36. Linda #

    Concord Grape &
    62112

    Eggplant
    62105

    July 9, 2014
  37. Nik #

    Cyclamen and Rose Spice

    July 9, 2014
  38. Ann Tucker #

    Garnet mix and couscous. Love this yarn! A tried and true fave.

    July 9, 2014
  39. Denise #

    Prune Mix and Lavender Mix.

    July 9, 2014
  40. I absolutely LOVE Zephyr and Candy Floss Mix!

    July 9, 2014
  41. Garnet and Rice

    July 9, 2014
  42. LauraEparis #

    Dungaree mix and Tangelo.

    July 9, 2014
  43. Debbie Mehlfelder #

    Briny Deep and Charcoal

    July 9, 2014
  44. Ann G #

    Eggplant and Beetroot!

    July 9, 2014
  45. tracey c #

    Probably light grey and prune mix. There are so many that go great together.

    July 9, 2014
  46. connie b #

    eggplant and tigers eye mix

    July 9, 2014
  47. IM Garcia #

    Eggplant and Green Bean

    July 9, 2014
  48. janalee kelly #

    charcoal mix and winter white

    July 9, 2014
  49. Dawn #

    Masa and Light Grey

    July 9, 2014
  50. molly #

    Blueberry mix & mahogany mix (big Maxfield Parrish fan)

    July 9, 2014
  51. Liz cozart #

    Lobster and lichen mix!

    July 9, 2014
  52. Alyn Beauchamp #

    Cerulean Mix and Peat Mix

    July 9, 2014
  53. Deb #

    So tough to choose! I would go a little wild and choose eggplant and orchid.

    July 9, 2014
  54. Rachel #

    Peat mix and Twinkle mix

    July 9, 2014
  55. Lora N. #

    Lobster Mix and Beet Root

    July 9, 2014
  56. Charcoal Mix and Emerald Mix.

    July 9, 2014
  57. Virginia S #

    Orchid and Briny Deep

    July 9, 2014
  58. Catherine Cordeiro #

    Zephyr and Turquoise Mix

    July 9, 2014
  59. Kathy #

    I know you said two but all these combos popped out to me:
    Brown Rice and Couscous or Brown Rice and Melon Mix or Garnet Mix and Admiral Mix or Dijon and Tiger’s Eye

    July 9, 2014
  60. amchart #

    Charcoal and Rose Spice would be a fun combo.

    July 9, 2014
  61. Lisa Doscher #

    Pastel Pink and Lunar Mix.

    July 9, 2014
  62. Nancy Roe #

    Charcoal and admiral mix would be beautiful

    July 9, 2014
  63. Merry #

    Eggplant and lichen mix.
    wahoomerryf on Ravelry

    July 9, 2014
  64. Cheryl #

    Cerulean and Berry Pie Mix

    July 9, 2014
  65. Estella #

    Carribbean Mix and viola

    July 9, 2014
  66. Duncan and peat mix?

    July 9, 2014
  67. Linda Cannon #

    Grapefruit and Zephyr

    July 9, 2014
  68. Rebecca #

    Royal and Pitch Black–my sister would like that combination!

    July 9, 2014
  69. Kate M #

    I think I might pick eggplant and green bean. Thanks for the chance to win. I am so excited for this book!

    July 9, 2014
  70. Debbie S #

    Royal blue and masa.

    July 9, 2014
  71. Would love to see a light blue with the charcoal..Would be just amazing to knit anything with this wool.

    July 9, 2014
  72. Joan Carr #

    Chianti and Salt. & Pepper

    July 9, 2014
  73. Slate and briny deep. Love the original colors.

    July 9, 2014
  74. Greta #

    Melon and garnet mix

    July 9, 2014
  75. Robin Crittenden #

    I would use the two colors in the picture. That brown gold color is just perfect and the blue isn’t bad either.

    July 9, 2014
  76. Carol Walker #

    I would make the mitts in Eggplant and Concord Grape. :)

    July 10, 2014
  77. Laura E #

    Barley and Zephyr

    July 10, 2014
  78. Andrea #

    pitch black and salt & pepper

    July 10, 2014
  79. Harlee Cole #

    I would knit the parrish mitts in admiral mix and masa! stunning colour not for the faint of heart!

    July 10, 2014
  80. Kathy Neal #

    I would knit my mitts in royal and winter white.

    July 10, 2014
  81. Daphne T. #

    Redwood mix and Tigers Eye mix. That was a tough choice.

    July 10, 2014
  82. Emerald and grapefruit mix – but there are so many great colors it is hard to decide!

    July 10, 2014
  83. Suzanne Adams #

    green bean and Tangelo

    July 10, 2014
  84. Dee #

    I like the original colors Amy chose!

    July 10, 2014
  85. Julie Chinitz #

    Grapefruit Mix (Love, Love, and so unique) and Slate. Then I would give them to my mother for everything she has done for me.

    July 10, 2014
  86. Carine #

    Slate & Concord Grape for me !

    July 10, 2014
  87. Garnet mix and navy

    July 10, 2014
  88. shannon #

    I love the charcoal and emerald mix!!!!

    July 10, 2014
  89. Sharon J #

    Orchid and greenbean! Adorable!

    July 10, 2014
  90. Cerulean Blue and Light Gray

    July 10, 2014
  91. Kim Hartshorn #

    I can see the Parrish Mitts knit in Briny Deep & Candied Yam Mix!

    July 10, 2014
  92. Maria Rodriguez #

    Turquoise mix and Royal, two beautiful colors

    July 10, 2014
  93. gellen #

    Admiral Mix and Garnet Mix

    July 10, 2014
  94. Jody #

    Pea Soup Mix & Brown Rice.

    July 10, 2014
  95. So many beautiful colors! But I’d have to choose Peat Mix and Oceanic Mix. Just gorgeous!

    July 10, 2014
  96. Analiese #

    Has to be Eggplant and Masa

    July 10, 2014
  97. Teresa R. Roberts #

    Eggplant and winter white. What a great prize package. Thanks so much.

    July 10, 2014
  98. Carol Perecman #

    I love the colors they’re knit in! Beautiful mitts…thanks for the opportunity to win the book!

    July 10, 2014
  99. Ruby #

    Aarrghhhh So many combo choices….decided on redwood mix and steel cut oats.

    July 10, 2014
  100. MelodyJ #

    I would use Emerald Mix and Masa.

    July 10, 2014
  101. Anne Tucholke #

    Light Grey and Chianti

    July 10, 2014
  102. Mippy/Sabrina #

    I would love to knit the Parrish Mitts in Winter White & Briny Deep, please. :)

    July 10, 2014
  103. NancyJ #

    Eggplant and pink berry mix to match my dark purple winter coat

    July 10, 2014
  104. potting soil & kaffir

    July 10, 2014
  105. Georgena Couacaud #

    Eggplant and lavender mix

    July 10, 2014
  106. Eileen #

    Charcoal mix & Kaffir mix :o)

    July 10, 2014
  107. Priscilla Solomon #

    Garnet Mix and Dark Chocolate

    July 10, 2014
  108. I like Garnet Mix and Ruby Mix — I think they’d play off each other and make the pattern glow.

    July 10, 2014
  109. Marsha M #

    I agree, the original colorway is perfect but I’d like to try Dark Chocolate and Turquoise Mix

    July 10, 2014
  110. Mary C #

    I’m pretty conservative- I would go with blueberry mix and couscous.

    July 10, 2014
  111. Carol Walker #

    Eggplant and Concord Grape :)

    July 10, 2014
  112. Kathy West #

    Eggplant and Zephyr to match a sweater I’m making!

    July 10, 2014
  113. deb #

    such wonderful colours …if I had to choose 2 they would be forest mix & moonshadow.

    July 10, 2014
  114. CWright #

    I like Garnet and Slate

    July 10, 2014
  115. Kristie #

    Duncan and Zephyr.

    July 10, 2014
  116. Frederica Gieda #

    Eggplant and rose spice

    July 10, 2014
  117. Ryan Howard #

    Like half the world, I’m a Harry Potter lover and a self-sorted Ravenclaw. I would do the Parrish Mitts in Slate and Royal to cheer on my house!

    July 10, 2014
  118. Orchid and Emerald

    July 10, 2014
  119. Jennifer #

    Dungaree Mix and Barley

    July 10, 2014
  120. Katie O'Neal #

    Blueberry Mix and Pink Berry Mix

    July 10, 2014
  121. Terri #

    Barley and Beet Root

    July 10, 2014
  122. Andrea B #

    I think I would use Beet Root and Candy Floss

    July 10, 2014
  123. Rose Birchall #

    Lavender Mix and Salt & Pepper

    July 10, 2014
  124. Cyclamen and Winter White would be beautiful.

    July 10, 2014
  125. I really like the original suggested colors, especially now that I know the backstory!

    July 10, 2014
  126. I really like the original Mahogany Mix and Blueberry Mix, especially now that I know the backstory!

    July 10, 2014
  127. Leslie Holeman #

    What a hard choice. Admiral mix and Charcoal mix

    July 10, 2014
  128. I’d have to pick Lunar and Dijon.

    July 10, 2014
  129. Lunar and Dijon

    July 10, 2014
  130. Beverly #

    I think eggplant and green bean would mKe fun mittens.

    July 10, 2014
  131. I would choose Admiral Mix and Grove Mix, two colors that show up frequently in his paintings.

    July 10, 2014
  132. I think I’d try Melon Mix and Grapefruit Mix. So bright and cheerful!

    July 10, 2014
  133. Katie #

    Garnet Mix with Candied Yam. I seem to be stuck on opulent colors of late.

    July 10, 2014
  134. shantiknits #

    Dijon and Slate

    July 10, 2014
  135. Sue #

    Peat Mix & Candied Yam Mix would be wonderful together – love fall!
    And this book is SO wonderfully full of great stuff!

    July 10, 2014
  136. Connie Kline #

    I like the original colors best, but my daughter would love them in Peat and Lichen.

    July 10, 2014
  137. erica #

    Royal and Grapefruit mix.

    July 10, 2014
  138. Katherine #

    Peat Mix and Tiger’s Eye

    July 10, 2014
  139. Susann Lusnia #

    Cerulean Mix and Barley.

    July 10, 2014
  140. Margay #

    Moonshadow and grapefruit mix

    July 10, 2014
  141. Beverly Brown #

    Lobster Mix (because I like the name) and Chianti (because I like the wine!)

    July 11, 2014
  142. Cassandra #

    Briny Deep and Green Bean but it’s hard there is so many good color combos

    July 11, 2014
  143. Kay #

    Cerulean Mix and Duncan seem to echo Parrish as well as the original colours.

    July 11, 2014
  144. yarnaddicted #

    I would like to try the Briny Deep and Slate, so cool and calming!
    Kim Reid

    July 11, 2014
  145. Susan wilkins #

    Forest mix & moonshadow

    July 11, 2014
  146. I think I’d use Slate and Pastel Pink. I’m excited to look at this book. I’ve been reading great things about it!

    July 11, 2014
  147. L E Mitchell #

    I would use Garnet Mix for the main color and light grey for the pattern to make it stand out against the deep rich shades of garnet.

    July 11, 2014
  148. Cathy Patterson #

    Blueberry mix and Barley for me!

    July 11, 2014
  149. Sandy Wheeler #

    hmmmm … eggplant and barley mix

    July 11, 2014
  150. Melon Mix & Garnet Mix!

    July 11, 2014
  151. Allison Jones #

    Indigo mix and moonshadow.. It is such a hard worth all of these beautiful colors.

    July 11, 2014
  152. It took me ;forever to decide…there are such great colors, but I finally decided on…

    Orchid and Charcoal mix….yum!

    July 12, 2014
  153. It took me forever to decide because there are such great colors…..

    Orchid and Charcoal mix.

    July 12, 2014
  154. edmontonjb #

    I would go with Winter White and Slate

    July 13, 2014
  155. Rolene #

    Blueberry Mix and Steel Cut Oats

    July 13, 2014
  156. Juliana #

    I would knit them in light gray and beet root. I love the gray-purple combination, and they will go with almost everything!

    July 13, 2014
  157. judy #

    Forest mix and lichen mix looks like a good combo

    July 13, 2014
  158. Patricia Fitzgerald-Santiago #

    I would use Tupelo and Charcoal Mix!!

    July 13, 2014
  159. Judy Aiken #

    Eggplant and Pinkberry

    July 13, 2014
  160. Carol Green #

    I think that the colorways used in the design are beautiful together, and do honor Parrish’s work. Those would be my choice as well…Mahogany Mix and Blueberry Mix….such a gorgeous blue!

    July 13, 2014
  161. gray and garnet would be my pick.

    July 13, 2014
  162. Tameka d creque #

    I would like to make mittens for my daughter using alpaca prune mix and orchid….. I live to create lasting memories for them.

    July 13, 2014
  163. Glenda Leake #

    Peat mix and boysenverry

    July 13, 2014
  164. Glenda Leake #

    Peat mix and boysenberry

    July 13, 2014
  165. Eileen Hickey #

    Forest Mix and Pea Soup!

    July 13, 2014
  166. Turquoise Mix and Duncan. So many great colors!

    July 13, 2014
  167. Turquoise Mix and Duncan!

    July 13, 2014
  168. Sue Jackson #

    Cardinal and Steel Cut Oats

    July 13, 2014
  169. dark chocolate and ruby mix.

    July 13, 2014
  170. Bonnie #

    So hard to choose! Dark Chocolate and Orchid combo is my first choice.

    July 13, 2014
  171. Katherine H #

    I’d pick Forest Mix and Masa

    July 13, 2014
  172. Sandy Anastos #

    Slate and Admiral are my color choices.

    July 13, 2014
  173. Jody #

    I would use steel cut oats and winter white.

    July 13, 2014
  174. Juliane Ford #

    Orchid and Briny deep… but so many great combinations to choose from

    July 13, 2014
  175. theresa #

    I’d knit them in redwood mix and winter white.

    July 13, 2014
  176. connie b #

    Caribbean mix and eggplant

    July 13, 2014
  177. Wendy Mitchell #

    So hard to pick! Admiral Mix and Rose Spice

    July 13, 2014
  178. chaotick #

    Grove Mix with Oceanic Mix

    July 13, 2014
  179. Nancy Reed #

    I’d use the same colors……my favorite shades of both!!

    July 13, 2014
  180. Eggplant and Grove Mix

    July 13, 2014
  181. Irene #

    So many beautiful colors. I would choose charcoal mix with winter white.

    July 13, 2014
  182. Lynn Haffner #

    So many beautiful colors, but I would choose Navy and Redwood Mix.

    July 13, 2014
  183. MaryJo #

    Turquoise mix with Briny Deep. So pretty

    July 13, 2014
  184. Grove mix and Ruby mix.

    July 13, 2014
  185. Sara Cureton #

    Tonight I’m feeling Steel Cut Oats and Redwood Mix for these gorgeous mitts. I must be thinking autumnal thoughts!

    July 14, 2014
  186. Donna reed #

    Chocolate and tangerine.

    July 14, 2014
  187. Salt & Pepper with Cardinal

    July 14, 2014
  188. Nancy Anderson #

    Slate & Cyclamen

    July 14, 2014
  189. I like the original colors from the pattern. Trying to incorporate more rich colorways into my life and step away from the neutrals☺️

    July 14, 2014
  190. Maghoney n blueberry mixes

    July 14, 2014
  191. Pattye McKinney #

    Oooh! I would want the original colors of mahogany mix and blueberry mix!

    July 14, 2014
  192. Marilou Yost #

    I like winter white and pea soup mix

    July 14, 2014
  193. Alice Tomarin #

    Pink berry mix and root beer

    July 14, 2014
  194. Linda T #

    Indigo mix and winter white would be my choice.

    July 15, 2014
  195. Tricia Halsey #

    I’d choose Eggplant and Masa!

    July 15, 2014
  196. Seedling Mix and Barley!

    July 15, 2014
  197. I’m thinking Dark Chocolate and Couscous (the colours, not the flavours).

    July 15, 2014
  198. Jodi Degeorge #

    Indigo Mix and Couscous for sure though I do love the original choice.

    July 16, 2014
  199. CarolynM #

    Lavender mix and blueberry mix!!!

    July 16, 2014
  200. Kate S. #

    so many possibilities – but I think I’d try Ocean mix and Seedling mix first.

    July 16, 2014

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