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BIG SPRING DESTASH… a yarn + pattern giveaway

May 22, 2014

Big Spring DestashIt has been nearly a year since we released our lace collection, Handmade in the UK, and this spring and summer we are bringing you a number of tutorials focused on lace, to help you get started if you are a newbie, or delve deeper into complex lace techniques if you already love lace!

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Spring cleaning and a desire to share the lace love have inspired us to do a BIG SPRING DESTASH, so if you love gourmet yarns and Tin Can Knits patterns, keep reading!

HOW TO ENTER ::: win gourmet yarn + patterns

Leave a comment on this blog post by the end of day May 31st 2014, answering this question:

“What’s your favourite Tin Can Knits pattern?”
(hint: you can check them all out here!)

To qualify you must include your ravelry user name in the comment, so that we can contact you if you win.

When do I get the goods?!  We will do a draw on Sunday, June 1st 2014 and announce the lucky winners on Facebook, Twitter, our Ravelry group, and on the blog too!

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THE PRIZES ::: an ebook and luscious yarns

Handmade in the UK ::: Each winner gets a free ebook copy of Handmade in the UK… we think you will love these exquisite lace patterns.  Add your favourites to your ravelry queue now so you’re ready to cast on when your yarn arrives!

Lush Cardigan by Tin Can KnitsBotany Shawl by Tin Can KnitsBonny by Tin Can KnitsVivid by Tin Can KnitsLoch by Tin Can KnitsWindswept by Tin Can KnitsThistle by Tin Can KnitsEstuary by Tin Can KnitsRosewater Beret by Tin Can Knits

GOURMET YARNS ::: Ten lucky knitters will be mailed a special package with one of the beautiful yarns pictured below… It is up to random chance which yarn you get, but when we contact you for your mailing address, you can always ask that we mail this pretty present to a friend instead, if it doesn’t suit your taste!

Browse all the juicy prizes below!

2 skeins of Skein Queen 'Voluptuous' (1120 yds) courtesy of Skein Queen ... shop her impressive range here.

2 skeins of Skein Queen ‘Voluptuous’ (1120 yds) courtesy of Skein Queen … shop her impressive range here.

1 skein of Old Maiden Aunt 'Bluefaced Leicester 4ply' (400 yds), courtesy of Old Maiden Aunt; check out her new season colourways here.

1 skein of Old Maiden Aunt ‘Bluefaced Leicester 4ply’ (400 yds), courtesy of Old Maiden Aunt; check out her new season colourways here.

2 skeins of Orkney Angora 'aurora' (874 yds), courtesy of Orkney Angora... order this luxury angora blend here.

2 skeins of Orkney Angora ‘aurora’ (874 yds), courtesy of Orkney Angora… order this luxury angora blend here.

2 skeins of Malabrigo Lace ... this would work great with Botany too...

2 skeins of Malabrigo Lace (940 yds) … this would work great for Botany too.

1 skein of The Uncommon Thread 'sumptuous DK' (250 yds) courtesy of The Uncommon Thread... learn more about her bold and modern colours here.

1 skein of The Uncommon Thread ‘sumptuous DK’ (250 yds) courtesy of The Uncommon Thread… check out her bold and modern colours here.

1 skein of Madelinetosh 'tosh merino DK' (225 yds) ... this would work beautifully for the Rosewater hat too!

1 skein of Madelinetosh ‘tosh merino DK’ (225 yds) … this would work beautifully for the Rosewater hat!

2 skeins of Yarn Pony 'ShowPony 4-ply' (874 yds) ... lovely for Thistle or Botany!

2 skeins of Yarn Pony ‘ShowPony 4-ply’ (874 yds) … lovely for Thistle or Botany, or any other big lace project!

1 skein of Skein Queen 'Opulent Cashmere' (200 yds), courtesy of Skein Queen... this is enough to make either the mittens or the hat!

1 skein of Skein Queen ‘Opulent Cashmere’ (200 yds), courtesy of Skein Queen… this is enough to make medium mittens or hat!

2 skeins of Shilasdair Luxury DK (660 yds)

2 skeins of Shilasdair Luxury DK (660 yds)… enough to make a kids size of Windswept… or a lovely Thistle stole?

2 skeins of Kettle Yarns 'Islington' (874 yds) courtesy of Kettle Yarn Co... check out their website for more beautiful yarns!

2 skeins of Kettle Yarns ‘Islington’ (874 yds) courtesy of Kettle Yarn Co… check out the shop for more beautiful yarns!  This would make an exquisite silver Thistle!

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Tin Can Knits Big Spring Destash

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  1. Ivana permalink
    December 5, 2016 8:55 pm

    My favorite is Bounce blanket. (Novire on Rav)
    Ivana

  2. December 5, 2016 1:06 pm

    My favorite? Yes. Yes, they all. But I’m still searching for a good yarn for Bonny and Thistle. Tsita on Rav

  3. ingrid permalink
    June 2, 2014 10:58 pm

    so hard to choose, low tide & pop blanket…and loch. oh, and harvest. see? couldn’t just pick one.

  4. Karissa permalink
    June 1, 2014 2:23 pm

    Gramps is my favorite! I’m going to be starting that for my little guy sometime soon. My rav id is kprust

  5. Jennifer permalink
    June 1, 2014 11:41 am

    Thistle and Barley Hat. I also have a soft spot for Botany…being that I am a biologist :)

    Thanks for such a great opportunity!
    Jennifer
    jenb69 on Ravelry

  6. June 1, 2014 4:59 am

    for me, it’s the slouch Rosewater…
    In Skein queen Volupteous will be perfect !

  7. Tammy Elliott permalink
    May 31, 2014 6:29 pm

    My favourite pattern is windswept which I discovered when meeting Emily for the first time on a knitting tour. It was awesome! (tmeelliott on Ravelry)

  8. Janet Sonnenschein permalink
    May 31, 2014 4:15 pm

    What’s your favorite Tin Can Knits pattern: Absolutely I adore every one of them, if I must pick a favorite it would be “The Low Tide Cardigan” and second would be the “Pop Blanket” and the “Simple Collection” next! I also love “Drift”!!! Fabulous patterns that are clear where even a fairly newer knitter would feel confident! Thank you! My Rav name is Brat58

  9. Mackenzie/artmajorese permalink
    May 31, 2014 2:34 pm

    I just made the Gramps cardigan for my 4-month old son, and that is probably my favorite so far!

  10. May 31, 2014 1:48 pm

    Still love the Raindrops sweater and Estuary shawl…. but also think Antler is so cute. Also wanted to tell you that I love the simple collection. Great for beginners but also quick knits for more experienced knitters. I am lizytishknits on Ravelry.

  11. Mhairi (ravelry:icklechick) permalink
    May 31, 2014 1:45 pm

    I just found your site via skein queen and your patterns are fantastic. I don’t know where to start – pop blanket is great, as is lush but I