9.02.2014

Release Day for Knockout Knits!

I've been waiting for this day for so long I'm not even quite sure how to do it!

I'm going to start with a check-in with my editor, Caitlin, as it only seems fitting to share the day with her... and then there's an interview with a newspaper (yes, I wrote that.) And then I'm  going to do what 1st world parents have done for the last few decades... take my girl back to school shopping!  And then yoga, as I might need by then!

I'll be telling the story of writing my book at events this fall... I'm not letting myself get nervous (more yoga!)... hopefully I'll meet many of you at those!

But first, there are a final few patterns from Knockout Knits to show you.  These are some of my favorites which I saved for today!


Laden (with and without beads) from Beaded Beauties
Crux Cowl from Wrapped Stitches at Play
Loco Shawl from Getting Your Lace On!
Close up of Loco! I LOVED knitting this shawl, and can't wait to see more come off your needles!
SO, to celebrate, I've got one SIGNED copy of Knockout Knits to giveaway ..... want a chance to win it?
After looking at all the designs in Knockout Knits, leave a comment below telling me which you pattern you want to knit first... that shouldn't be hard, right? (don't forget to leave a way to get in touch with you!)
Comments will be open until Thursday 9/4 at midnight EST. I'll announce the random winner as well as release three new kits, Friday 9/5!

106 comments:

  1. Bootsy is adorable!! :):):) beautiful book!

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  2. I can't pass up a good cowl, so Crux would be my first!
    BellyLaugher on Rav

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  3. First choice is definitely Halli Shawl for me.
    martuf on ravelry.com

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  4. I have been wanting to knit a pair of Cha-Ching Mitts since I saw the cover of your book. Congratulations on your first book!
    Thecatisfelting

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  5. We have to chose just one!!! Think I'll start with the Folly Cloche...looks like it would be a fun project!

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  6. I can't wait to knit Las Cruces. Congratulations!

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  7. Congrats on the book, I love everything , but my first will be prolix mitts, love, love, love them!!

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  8. It would have to be loco. The combination of pattern and yarn are stunning. Love your jewelry too.

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  9. Crux cowl. Great Christmas gift!

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  10. Beautiful collection, Laura! It's hard to pick a first... probably Quadro Shrug or Crux Cowl.

    Jennifer (RavID IronicalKnitter)

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  11. The Loco shawl is stunning! Is hard to pick one I would start with but that would probably be it.
    Congratulations & happy book release day!

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  12. I need a new pair of fingerless so the Prolix Mitts would definitely be the first.

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  13. I would make the Cruz Cowl first. I love the drop stitch look and it would be a fast knit and perfect for gift giving. I'm "ONEDAYDESIGNS" on Ravelry.

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  14. I would have to say Laden! Because it just screams Nelkin Designs! That pattern is very you. Congratulations on the book Laura.

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  15. All of the patterns are gorgeous, but I would start with the Trapeze Scarf--I love knitting with beads and this looks like a piece that would add flair to any outfit!

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  16. Cha-ching mitts for sure. I love knitting accessories and they are just what I need to go with my beautiful alpaca poncho.

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  17. I love them all, but Laden w/o beads does it for me. I am Anita 211 on Ravelry.

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  18. As an avid sock knitted (addict!), I'd have to go with the Traversus Socks. : )
    wahoomerryf on Ravelry

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  19. Gateway Cuff (because it's small and I like instant gratification. Then definitely Prolix Mitts

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  20. The Juego Cowl would be my first. Love it!

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  21. I've been looking for a cowl, and the Crux Cowl is really nice; I'd do that one first! I'm SandraFos on Ravelry.

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  22. Congratulations! I would probably start with the Folly Cloche, although my daughter immediately picked out Laden, so we might have to negotiate!

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  23. The Loco shawl is calling my name (the loudest as all are calling)!

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  24. Just finished my first Undulating Waves, but I had to wait on the next one (presents for my daughters) until I could try the two-sided version. Thank you, Laura!

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  25. I'm in need of new fingerless mitts, so I'd love to play with the texture on the Prolix Mitts.

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  26. Wow, so many beautiful patterns to choose from. I love all the patterns but would cast on the Cha-Ching Mitts first, they are adorable. Deb x

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  27. They're all so beautiful! But I love anything that multi-tasks, so probably the Quadro Shrug :) Congratulations on the book!

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  28. Definitely Laden with beads! Love!

    katbetty on Ravelry

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  29. Without hesitation a Halli shawl for me! :-)
    Congrats on a huge accomplissement, you deserve all the praise that comes your way!

    Coralie (aka Nekoralie)

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  30. with fall coming on, I would knit Crux Cowl first. alcbrooks on Ravelry

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  31. Congratulations Laura with this wonderful new book: Knockout Knits.

    OMG, that is just an "impossible" question, but I'll knit your Halli shawl first definitely and after that your Loco shawl, and after that....., and after that....., and after that....., but this question is almost impossible to answer!! I just need more hands and more time ((-;

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  32. How to decide? :) There are so many good ones! But I'm enrolled in your three Craftsy lace classes right now and am currently taking "Knitting with Beads," so Halli first-- just gorgeous. :) --Bookaholic13 on Ravelry

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  33. Sorry, I forgot to mention my name: knit3hearts on Ravelry.....

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  34. Hi Laura! Congratulations on this beautiful book. I can hardly wait to get started on the Prolix Mitts and Loco Shawl. They're Mine!!!!
    Briggie from Ravelry

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  35. I want to do Laden first, though I'm tempted to work through the book, from start to finish. :)
    Rav: Rooski

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  36. Definitely Loco Shawl... that's beautiful! I'm SerineKat on Ravelry!

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  37. I have had my eye on the Folly Cloche since it was posted to Ravelry--I've even got the yarn picked out. Can't wait to get my hands on the pattern! I'm mlwilliams918 on Ravelry!

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  38. I hope the comment "that shouldn't be hard, right?" is ironic!! All of the patterns are beautiful but maybe if I started with the Cha Ching Mitts, I could actually finish them. :) janetlatifa is my Rav name

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  39. Congratulations on a job well done! I can't wait to make Loco Shawl, my yarn is already caked. YAYB

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  40. Félicitations! I can't wait for October 7th, the publication date in the UK!!
    I need to hurry up and finish my Craftsy class so I can be ready for the Loco shawl. The design is exquisite and so unique.
    I'm Jowy1511 on Ravelry

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  41. I love the Traversus socks, and Cha-Ching tam would be next.
    Bdgrammy on ravelry

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  42. Loco, Loco,Loco. And it would be all MINE! I mean, I would share it with my sister :)
    Thanks for the chance.
    Knitsensei on Ravelry.

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  43. Loco shawl! Hands down! It's GORGEOUS!

    allisonlovesyarn on Ravelry

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  44. I can't get past Loco! (WordLily on Rav)

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  45. I'm thinking that I'll start with the Halli Shawl.
    Lmecoll on Ravelry

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  46. The cowl first and then the rest, one by one, savouring every stitch.
    (mariazil on Ravelry) :)

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  47. The Crux Cowl is so gorgeous, definitely my favorite.

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  48. Every time you released pictures I found a new favorite! Hibiscus necklace, Trapeze scarf, Folly cloche, Gateway cuff are some of those. Of course now I have a new favorite-Loco! Love the color & drape, it reminds me of lovely fall! I can be reached on Ravelry as CheritaMd :-). All of your designs are just so feminine & sophisticated!

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  49. The Halli Shawl. Love the circular shape and the way it falls. Ravelry: Patty54a. Thanks!

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  50. I think Laden is my favorite... It's feminine and textured beautifully. I just love it! My rav name is raspberryknits.

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  51. Definitely one of the shawls as I'm addicted to them. I think Loco and then Halli.
    Ellsbridge on Ravelry

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  52. I've ordered the yarn for Los Cruces already, but then i saw Laden. I need one just like the green one -- perhaps one to knit at home and one for those long conference calls at work.

    PS, you need a nap, or another vacay!

    Kathy aka Purplerock on Ravelry

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  53. Congratulations on the book release!

    If I won, I think I'd start with the Hibisco Necklace as I have no knitted jewelry to speak of. This would soon be followed by Loco, though, as this looks like a very easy-to-wear shawl, but with a really interesting stitch pattern.

    Wil4ds on Ravelry

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  54. Love, love, love the Halli Shawl
    maralu on Ravelry

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  55. Congratulation on your new book.
    If I have to pick just one, it would be Laden. I love knitting cowls and would like to try a project with beads.
    Cathy-O on ravelry

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  56. I have been seriously into knitted shawls lately. I would absolutely cast on for Loco!!!

    dktrout on Ravelry

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  57. Beautiful book! Outstanding bead chapter! Looking forward to working on Laden (hint,hint: KAL?!)

    Moonmaid7 on Ravelry

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  58. I like the Juego cowl with all it's bright colours. I can't wait for my copy of the book to arrive.

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  59. Laden! So excited to knit all these gorgeous things!

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  60. Cha-Ching hat! My hat obsession trumps all the orher lovely patterns, Laura. lol!

    pacnwcrafter on Ravelry

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  61. Loco so pretty and airy. Can't wait to try them all what a fun book:)

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  62. Bonjour,
    Thanks for this give-away.
    I would knit first the Juego Cowl, because of the slipped stitches, which give a result that seems to be complicated, but I think they are easy to knit ; well, it is a knockout.
    saintchristophe on Ravelry.

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  63. Oh my gosh! So difficult to decide! I thought for sure it would be Crux Cowl...and then I ran into the Quadro shrug.....so incredibly delicate! But, I think I would go ahead and start with Crux Cowl because it would be faster and we are heading into Fall.

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  64. PS ....from Dianne (posted at 6:46pm, 9/2/14.... My Rav name is dmallen

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  65. The Halli Shawl has so many amazing designs in it. That would be my first choice. There are so many beautiful patterns to choose from, it's a tough call.

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  66. Quadrophonic shrug is a MUST!!!
    Julie (Ruby3 on ravelry)

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  67. I love the Folly cloche but I am really dying to try knitting some lace again Loco is just so stunning I thing I have the perfect yarn for it too.

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  68. Las Cruces Shawl. Love it, and I have the perfect yarn. Just got my book today, it's gorgeous!
    Piemaven on Ravelry

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  69. Gorgeous book! Congratulations, Laura! Halli Shawl will be my first project. These lovely patterns will keep us busy for a while!

    Jana
    Needlecat on Ravelry

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  70. I'd make the Folly cloche first. Unless of course I got tempted by the Prolix Mitts.

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  71. Which pattern is first in the book? I think I will just knit my way through the book. I have already bought my copy through you but if I will I am gifting to BFF.

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  72. The Crux cowl would go great for my DIL in PA.

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  73. Absolutely love Laden! Perfect for a Texas winter. Thanks!
    Ambecka@gmail.com

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  74. What a treasure chest of patterns! I had already put Las Cruces in my library and I think this is the one I want to start with. Thanks for offering this book Laura! Elleyarn on Ravelry :-)

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  75. So many beautiful patterns, but I really like the Reversible Undulating Waves Scarf.
    qtpieknitter on rav

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  76. Halli shawl is beautiful, and I must have that yarn too.

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  77. Congratulations! While my favorite pattern is Halli Shawl, realistically, I'll likely knit Prolix or Laxo first since both will fit nicely as Christmas gifts. Probably Laxo since hubs always gets a beanie for Christmas! Thank you. I'm bigblueice on Ravelry.

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  78. Love Loco Shawl! That's my first project.

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  79. My first project will be the Bootsy boot toppers, as I promised to make some for my daughter. I hope to make everything over time, this is a WONDERFUL book. skristiansen on Ravelry

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  80. My two favorite would have to be Quadro Shrug and Undulating waves scarf. genies003 on Ravelry.

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  81. Thank you gor a chance to win Knock Out Knits

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  82. Congrats on the release of your new book! My first project would be the elegant Cha-Ching gloves, followed by the clever Hibisco necklace, followed by the classy Forza scarf, followed by the fauxbius Laden cowl, followed by…. Yep, I do want to make them all!

    Thank you for the opportunity to win your book! My Rav name is PamelasPastimes. :-)

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  83. I love it all of them. It's hard to pick one, but I love loco shawl. I never have a signed book ever! It'll be nice to have one. Mommyknitter208 for ravelry.

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  84. As nutty as I am for Noro, I'd have to start with Las Cruces! All my Xmas gifting could be in this book!

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  85. Ooh, the Crux Cowl...it's gorgeous! But there are so many others, too. Thanks for the opportunity to win! somanycolors on Rav.

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  86. I just got my copy of the book today and am continuing to marvel at the number of patterns that I want to knit. For me the Quadro Shrug. For gifting I am thinking Techo or Fornido Shawlette. But I haven't even seen all the designs yet, Need to snuggle down with the book and my Ravelry queue. :) Absolutely Lovely Book - hirsheybolt on Ravelry

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  87. As it's still very warm where I am until November, I would start with the Cha-ching tam first- and the cuffs! All the patterns in this book are enticing and I would love to set a goal to knit through each and every one! Cassie57 on Ravelry

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  88. Ooh, I LOVE the Loco shawl! Thanks for the giveaway :) Such a great collection of patterns!

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  89. Congratulations! For me, cha-ching mitts, with some bulb cuffs on the side. ahkraus hotmail com

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  90. First project for me would be the Trapeze Scarf, it's so pretty! donlouden on Ravelry

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  91. The choices....but, based on the time I have available for knitting these days I think the Crux Cowl. pandamomium on Ravelry

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  92. Loco Shawl... fabulous! Sonnydays on RAV

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  93. Gyrus tam...love lacy hats. Congrats on book!
    Rav: whimZknits

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  94. Las Cruces for sure, but Halli will be first in the RR Kal. Bootsy and Cha-Ching mitts will also be knit several times before Christmas. I just received the book in the mail today and I know I will be making many patterns eventually. They are stunning! KnitwitVic on Rav.

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  95. I've got my eyes on the Folly Cloche!

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  96. Loco for me! I have been swatching already :)

    Rav ID is davenlori98

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  97. that is a tough one. but Las Cruses caught my attention!

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  98. My favorite is the Crux cowl. Thanks!
    gussek on Ravelry

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  99. Hally, then the winter gear Cha Ching mits and hat, and lots of Bootsy. Later all the rest.

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