Heirloom Placemats & Book Giveaway #2

I just released a new pattern, Heirloom Placemats.  The pattern is now available here.  You can also buy the kit on Craftsy, available with yarn for 2 or 4 placemats

Special offer: Heirloom Placemat pattern download, half price (reg. $7), good through Saturday 1/31/15.  Use coupon code BURLAP.  Offer good only on purchases from pampowersknits.com, not valid on previous purchases or purchases from other websites.


This week's giveaway is for all new Instagram followers of @pampowersknits.  I will be entering names of all new Instagram followers between now and February 7th into a random picker and selecting a winner to receive a copy of Dress-to-Impress Knitted Scarves.  Congratulations to last week's FB book giveaway winner, MaryCarol.

My book is back in stock on Amazon.  If you already own the book and enjoy it, I would be so grateful if you could rate and review it on Amazon.  Thank you!!!


Mosaic Cowl & Book Giveaway

I think Mosaic Cowl is the most versatile pattern from my book, also available as an individual pattern here.  It's a really simple knit: 6-stitch pattern repeat, every round.  The color changes are just 4-row stripes, but the bias rib pattern makes the stripes form little diamonds that resemble entrelac.

This is the book and pattern version worked in Purl Soho Worsted Twist

This version is slightly smaller for a kit using Imperial Ranch Columbia.

A smaller version again available as a Knitcrate kit using Big Bad Wool Weepaca.

And finally the original pattern using Anzula For Better or Worsted.

Book Giveaway No. 1

To win a free copy of Dress-to-Impress Knitted Scarves, all you need to do is 'like' my Pam Powers Knits Facebook Page here.  I will be randomly selecting a winner from the people who like my page between now and 1/25/15.  If you're already a fan of my Facebook page, don't worry, I will have more giveaways coming up soon.




Countdown to Book Launch

It's 10 days until the release of my new book Dress-to-Impress Knitted Scarves on Amazon. 

Below is a video of one of the photoshoots on location at the Kellogg House in Santa Ana, CA.  Photographer Misty Matz really captured the beauty of the models enhanced by Theresa Huang Makeup & Hair Design.

Here is the book blog tour schedule for the next 7 days:

Many of these bloggers will be doing book giveaways.  I will also be giving some books away over the next couple of weeks.  Currently I am frantically getting ready to  go to the TNNA tradeshow in Phoenix where I will be doing a book signing and debuting some new patterns.  Stay tuned...

Giving Thanks

  1. Spending time with family and friends
  2. Wonderful kids--human and canine
  3. The ability to have a job doing something I love

These are just a few of the things I am thankful for.  In the spirit of "paying it forward", I would like to share with you a very small token of my appreciation for No. 3.

Handmade gifts, ornaments that are soft and fluffy like snowballs...
This one uses only 40 yards of Rowan Kidsilk Haze.  You start with a clear plastic ornament.  I got this one at my local Michaels on sale for .99.

Then you knit a lace sleeve in the round on double-pointed needles.  After you start the decreases, you place the ornament inside the sleeve and continue to knit around it.

When you get down to 12 stitches, you put your working yarn onto a tapestry needle and run it through the remaining stitches, pulling them tight to close up the end.

To make the mini pom-pom, I used the fork method...

A couple of silk hydrangea blooms under the pom-pom add the finishing touch. 

Snowball Ornament pattern is my gift to you--I hope your holidays are filled with joy and handmade wonder.