11.01.2012

Book Review and Giveaway

The amazing designer Chrissy Gardiner recently published a new book called Indie Socks: Knitting Patterns and Dyer Profiles Featuring Hand-Dyed Yarns. The book includes 24 stunning sock patterns using a variety of techniques. Each pattern highlights the beauty of the hand-dyed yarn it is knit in.


Hazel Knits was thrilled to be chosen as one of the indie dyer's featured in the book and Chrissy's pattern Tulip was knit using Hazel Knits Artisan sock in the color Wheatberry. The result was a gorgeous cuff-down sock with a delicate lace pattern.


You can check out the all of the patterns included in Indie Socks on Ravelry or find more information about the book on Chrissy's website. The book is available in both printed and e-book formats (on Ravelry).

There is even a Ravelry group dedicated to the book with a series of Knitalongs planned over the next year. November's KAL includes the Tulip pattern.

Now here comes the fun part - we've got an extra copy of the book at HK Headquarters and we'd like to give it a new home with one of you. To enter to win Indie Knits by Chrissy Gardiner leave a comment on this post by midnight (Pacific) Tuesday, November 6, 2012 telling us which Hazel Knits color you think would make the best pair of Tulip Socks. We'll draw one of the comments at random and send that person a copy of the book. One comment per person please.

For me, I'd go an expected direction and choose Splish Splash.  I think it would make a knockout pair of Tulips.

 
 
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Thanks for commenting!

74 Comments:

Blogger Karen said...

oo what a fantastic giveaway! i'd love to knit a pair of tulips out of artisan sock frost or saffron!

November 1, 2012 at 7:50 AM  
Blogger chaddy233 said...

hmmmm.
I think I'd go with Fresh Cut or Iris for those socks.
COOL looking book!

November 1, 2012 at 7:59 AM  
Anonymous Maryzona on Ravelry said...

I would use Iris. Well, TODAY I would use Iris. Tomorrow or the day after, who knows!

November 1, 2012 at 8:14 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

I would love to see the Tulip sock knit in "In the Clover." I love that colorway!

November 1, 2012 at 8:18 AM  
Anonymous Trish (aka twhinkle on Ravelry) said...

I think they would be lovely in Camillia. If I can't choose a club color then I would select Posy. Something bright but still delicate and girly is what I'm going for.

November 1, 2012 at 8:56 AM  
Anonymous nbgriz said...

I am picturing pink tulips. I would use Cabbage Rose.

November 1, 2012 at 9:01 AM  
Blogger soxyknitter said...

Thanks for offering such a great giveaway! I'd make Tulip in Sugar or Nekkid... :)

November 1, 2012 at 9:02 AM  
Anonymous Kory said...

I think those would look great in Bloom!

November 1, 2012 at 9:15 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

When I think tulips, I think of yellow. Stick o' Butter would make a wonderfully bright and cheerful pair of these socks.

November 1, 2012 at 9:24 AM  
Blogger Evelien Voorberg said...

Wow, this pattern is gorgeous! I think I would knit it in Vamp.

November 1, 2012 at 9:25 AM  
Blogger Mimi F said...

I love the chocoberry!

November 1, 2012 at 10:06 AM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

I think cherry fizz or violeta would make beautiful Tulips!

November 1, 2012 at 10:12 AM  
Blogger Cecile said...

Lovely pattern... I'd love to knit a pair of tulip socks in the October's color of the month, pink ribbon. For me, tulips are pale pink (at least the ones my grandma used to have in her garden) and this would be a perfect match!

November 1, 2012 at 10:31 AM  
Blogger Adrianne in Portland said...

I'm a big fan of Blueberry, but I didn't see it on the website today, so I'm choosing Terrywinkle. I saw it in a store and it is a knockout. Although, all of your colors are fantastic. (If this is a double post, I apologize)

November 1, 2012 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger Camanoah said...

I have a skein of Aquarius that would look stunning.

November 1, 2012 at 10:58 AM  
Anonymous JanWA said...

My choice would be vamp!

November 1, 2012 at 11:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nickel would make lovely Tulips!
I'd love a copy of this book.
Great giveaway!!

StaceyKnitsIt ravelry

November 1, 2012 at 11:32 AM  
Blogger Mcknitgirl said...

I would knit the Tulip socks in Chocoberry or Iris :-)

November 1, 2012 at 1:01 PM  
Blogger Becki said...

I think they would look great in Iris :)

November 1, 2012 at 2:21 PM  
Blogger Rayna said...

I would have to go with Aquarius...that would be a gorgeous project.

November 1, 2012 at 2:37 PM  
Blogger bookagent said...

I love the tulip pattern and would make then in Oh My Darling!! Great book, thanks for the giveaway.

Pam H

November 1, 2012 at 2:59 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I was thinking Cabbage Rose would make a good pair of Tulip socks! :)

November 1, 2012 at 3:39 PM  
Anonymous nanasknittin (Ravelry) said...

I would use Lime Granita

November 1, 2012 at 3:50 PM  
Anonymous scienceknitster said...

I already have the book in both formats -- I like to hold the actually book for somethings :) but also use knitCompanion to keep track of my knitting. However, I would I win the book, I would give it to my friend clucks! We like to enable each other, but I don't think she's bought this one yet!

I do plan to knit these socks, but haven't decided on a color yet...too many choices??? ;)

November 1, 2012 at 5:31 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Oooo, I"ll have to check out this book. Great resource to use some of the indie yarns I have around. Many excellent choices - I"d pick Hoppy Blonde. Plans subject to change based on stash and whim.

November 1, 2012 at 7:47 PM  
Blogger asteride said...

Love the acquarius colorway. And the Euphorbia too.

November 2, 2012 at 1:29 AM  
Anonymous Natasha said...

Ooh - how fabulous! I would use my long-neglected skein of Camelia - coz pink tulips are the best :-)

November 2, 2012 at 1:33 AM  
Anonymous MariaH said...

Oooohhhh, such pretty socks! I would want to use Posy - mainly because I'm saving like mad to buy that colour, but I think they would match well - Posy/Tulips, Tulips/Posy. See?!

November 2, 2012 at 1:40 AM  
Blogger Chelsea @ Garden-Me.com said...

So many choices! I think I would make them in Nickel. Thanks for the chance :-)

November 2, 2012 at 5:20 AM  
Blogger Gail said...

I think they would be great in Plum Glace or Bloom. But I am absolutely in love with Cinnabar!

November 2, 2012 at 5:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ooooh, Euphorbia. Not that I wear green socks, but I could always start. (Susan at ssnmrr@yahoo.com)

November 2, 2012 at 1:20 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Without question, Cinnabar.

November 2, 2012 at 1:22 PM  
Blogger Jean said...

I think the Tulip socks would be pretty in Orchid.

November 2, 2012 at 1:29 PM  
Blogger Bonney said...

I'm in love with Cinnebar but I'd so like to have a pair of socks in Strawberry!!

November 2, 2012 at 2:26 PM  
Blogger sushiwan said...

Posy would make a stunning pair of tulips, or any other sock for that matter! Then again, I may be just a little influenced by the posy colored tulips that grow in my garden.

November 2, 2012 at 2:50 PM  
Blogger Jody said...

Cinnabar! Thanks for the great giveaway!

November 2, 2012 at 3:02 PM  
Anonymous Geri geri_barnes@comcast.net said...

I think Lichen would be awesome!

November 2, 2012 at 3:57 PM  
Anonymous Dee Dee said...

Ruby Love, exquisite color.

November 2, 2012 at 4:04 PM  
Anonymous Megan said...

I think these would look lovely in the new color of the month, Cinnabar.

November 2, 2012 at 4:11 PM  
Blogger GerryART said...

I've a skein of Entice in Song Sparrow that would make a lux Tulip
Grand for the upcoming holidays.
hugs

November 2, 2012 at 4:22 PM  
Anonymous Betsy said...

Lovely springy Tulips in Stick O'Butter! Already have the book, but am having fun thinking what great socks these would be : )

November 2, 2012 at 5:08 PM  
Blogger Courtney Shannon said...

I would love to see it in the new colorway, Cinnabar.

November 2, 2012 at 6:24 PM  
Anonymous Rita Abraham said...

You have so many beautiful colors. I really like your 4th anniversary color for the Tinsmith's Wife: poppy.

November 2, 2012 at 6:29 PM  
Blogger K2 said...

Stick o butter. Definitely. I think of a field of red tulips with one rebel yellow and think your pattern would make beautiful tulips!

November 2, 2012 at 8:52 PM  
Blogger beccab said...

I just bought a second skein of cloudy day from someone, so I think the light color and slight moodiness of it would make perfect tulip socks

November 2, 2012 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger Lynne Harlow said...

I would try the November colour, Cinnebar. So yummy.

November 3, 2012 at 1:23 AM  
Blogger Rissaknits said...

Tulip - of course! and I just happen to have some in my stash. :)

November 3, 2012 at 4:31 AM  
Blogger Gayle said...

My favorite is in the clover for this pattern

November 3, 2012 at 7:11 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

I would make the socks using Sassafras - so many choices.
Thanks for the contest.

November 3, 2012 at 8:23 AM  
Blogger Brigitte News said...

Lovely book giveaway. I think this pattern would look nice in the "Jam Session" colourway. I alway think tulips are best in pinks and reds.

Brigitte

November 3, 2012 at 8:37 AM  
Anonymous Sheryl said...

The traditionalist in me would say Sanguine Peach, but I once saw the most amazing black tulips so it would be fun to do something "out there" and make Tulip in Blacklight.

November 3, 2012 at 8:40 AM  
Anonymous beachrose32 said...

Definitely Iris for me. Purple tulips are my favorite!

November 3, 2012 at 10:06 AM  
Anonymous Evie said...

I would definitely use Iris. Purple tulips are my favorite!

November 3, 2012 at 10:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, exciting. I love a new pattern book. (Ravelry: stratton6)

November 3, 2012 at 1:03 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Queen of the Night! Hands down. One of my favorite tulip colors, and breathtaking in Entice OR Artisan (yes I have both) ;)

November 3, 2012 at 2:15 PM  
Blogger rebecca said...

Euphorbia or Entice would make an awesome pair!

November 3, 2012 at 3:44 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I would love to knit a pair of tulip socks in blacklight...I always love those really dark purpley tulips!

November 3, 2012 at 4:38 PM  
Blogger stormyautumn said...

I think they would look lovely in Bloom.

November 3, 2012 at 9:35 PM  
Blogger Magpie said...

I'd have to say Aquarius. I'm in love with that colorway right now!

November 3, 2012 at 9:47 PM  
Anonymous Megan (aka Miggsie on Ravelry) said...

I think I'd go with Posy, or maybe Saffron - definitely something bright and spring-like!

November 4, 2012 at 12:15 AM  
Blogger Amelia said...

I have some Cabbage Rose that they would look lovely in but as it's still winter, I think those socks would look lovely in in a deep rich Ruby Red so that's my choice.

November 4, 2012 at 1:21 AM  
Blogger Loomlady said...

I'd love to see Tulips in Orchid Entice. Mmmmm scrumptious!

November 4, 2012 at 8:11 AM  
Blogger YvetteRose said...

Why I'd make mine with Zest, I love colorful tulips :)

YvetteRose (Rosehiver on Ravelry)

November 4, 2012 at 11:21 AM  
Anonymous Maxine said...

Bronze Age, because I'm lusting after a skein of that color. I'm holding off until I knit an exponential amount out of stash first...

November 4, 2012 at 12:13 PM  
Blogger Eileen Dent said...

I would like to make Tulip in Cotton Candy! Thanks for the opportunity :)

November 4, 2012 at 5:14 PM  
Anonymous Liveinthesun said...

I also love Splish Splash, but if I win the book I will make them with my skein of Seattle KAL :) Thanks for the chance to win!

November 4, 2012 at 6:46 PM  
Blogger Patty said...

I think beach glass would be gorgeous! Love Chrissy Gardiner's patterns :)

November 5, 2012 at 6:41 AM  
Anonymous SweetBeej said...

I think it would be lovely in Carnelian. Love those HK oranges!

November 5, 2012 at 9:28 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

If I weren't so caught up in the much-ignored holiday knitting, I would choose Laguna. It is light enough to bring out the pattern but does not have too much variation in shade to drown all the beautiful intricacies.

November 5, 2012 at 12:09 PM  
Anonymous GGailG said...

Rick's Cognac... zippy and colourful, although I wouldn't object to Plum Glace, Iris, Cotton Candy, Zest, or even Jay Blue..... Did we really have to choose ONLY one?!??!! (Have the book, but should I win, I would be willing to negotiate a trade for any of the above colourways!)

November 5, 2012 at 1:33 PM  
Anonymous Judy said...

My color choice is "Bloom" - just like the lovely tulips in my garden.

November 5, 2012 at 1:46 PM  
Blogger TheJenmeister said...

Tulips in Tulip (in stash from back in the day, yo)! OR: Red Carpet (also in stash, but Ruby Love would work too), or Blacklight--the black tulips are so amazing. Really, there's no wrong choice.

November 5, 2012 at 2:14 PM  
Anonymous Bern/Bodette on Rav said...

Love the patterns...would love this book.

November 6, 2012 at 6:08 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I think that pattern would look amazing in Violeta!

November 6, 2012 at 8:07 AM  

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