December 11: Quick & Warm

‘Tis the Season…to knit ear warmers! Winter weather is finally here, and we have two great colorful and chunky yarns that are perfect for last minute gifts.
We just love Noro’s Ginga. This colorful blend of cotton, silk and wool works up beautifully, and is really soft.
There are several fun patterns available for Ginga, including a matching headband and cowl. The set takes 2 skeins, or just make a headband with just one.
Brio is back again this season, with several new shades. It’s chunky, colorful, thick-n-thin, with glittering metallic strands…what more can you ask for?
Well, how about a free headband pattern that takes just one skein? The Quinoa pattern is a free download, courtesy of Berroco Yarns.
Today, I’m feeling particularly festive so I am giving away TWO great prizes today:

  • Noro Ginga Headband Kit
  • Berroco Brio Headband Kit

Here’s how you can win.

  1. Tell us if you’d like to win the GINGA or BRIO.
  2. Plus which color you’d like to win. Click here for Ginga, and here for Brio.

You have until midnight. We’ll randomly select two lucky winners!


  • Edwyna Honderich

    11.12.2016 at 07:31 Reply

    I would love Ginga #01. Beautiful!

  • Linda Weston

    11.12.2016 at 07:50 Reply

    I made a “Kinetic Cowl” using Brio #9447/Riot, so I’d love to try the Ginga in #05. I’m intrigued at the prospect of a soft Noro yarn! I’ve used Wadaiko, and have a couple of others in my stash that I won at a charitable auction, and have been dismayed at how rough they all feel.

  • Beth

    11.12.2016 at 07:58 Reply

    I love Ginga color #3. It would be perfect for a headband for my granddaughter. Merry Christmas to all at SWAK!

  • Bernadette Ray

    11.12.2016 at 09:06 Reply

    Ginga #13

  • Carolyne

    11.12.2016 at 09:12 Reply

    Ginga 04 is amazing. It would make a great last minute gift scarf like “Christmas Creep”!

  • Cheryl

    11.12.2016 at 10:29 Reply

    I like the Brio in the Riot color.

  • Jennifer Smallwood

    11.12.2016 at 10:34 Reply

    brio in samba

  • Jennifer

    11.12.2016 at 10:39 Reply

    Ginga #08!

  • Pattye McAbee

    11.12.2016 at 10:54 Reply

    Ooh I LOVE Noro!!!! Ginga no. 5 for me, please!!

  • Jana

    11.12.2016 at 13:21 Reply

    I would love to try the ginga: #3,5,8 or 13.
    Absolutely beautiful. I have knitted in so many colors of the brio; I really love it. It makes up quick and is so pretty. The bit of metallic really adds to an outfit.

  • Renee

    11.12.2016 at 13:27 Reply

    I’d love to try the Ginga because of the cotton content. #5 looks lovely.

  • Donna Miller

    11.12.2016 at 13:38 Reply

    I NEED Ginga 07!!!

  • Laura

    11.12.2016 at 14:17 Reply

    Love Ginga 01 or 11

  • Suzie Hukill

    11.12.2016 at 15:42 Reply

    Ginga #03 is beautiful, I love Noro!

  • Jennifer Elkhair

    11.12.2016 at 16:26 Reply

    I love Brio – Tango , although Ginga #01 is a close second.

  • Betty Schlotthauer

    11.12.2016 at 16:56 Reply

    Ginga #07 would be my choice! I just can’t resist the greens!

  • Stephenia

    11.12.2016 at 17:02 Reply

    Gina #05 love the colors!

  • Gerre Slaton

    11.12.2016 at 20:44 Reply

    Brio in Samba!
    My sister-in-law just asked me this past week if I could knit her a headband!
    I said “yes, yes I can!”

    • knorthup

      12.12.2016 at 09:13 Reply

      Congratulations Gerre! You’re the winner. I have your Brio headband kit set aside for you. Please pick up your prize by January 31, or they will be put back in the prize hopper.

  • Yarntramp

    11.12.2016 at 20:59 Reply

    I love Brio Dash.

  • Melissa

    11.12.2016 at 22:21 Reply

    Definitely Ginga in #13. Or Brio in Dart. Both are enticing!

  • Mary

    11.12.2016 at 22:26 Reply

    Ginga #08 please!

  • Brandie Ferguson

    11.12.2016 at 22:36 Reply

    Love Ginga #1. Love the purple in it.

    • knorthup

      12.12.2016 at 09:12 Reply

      Congratulations Brandie! You’re the winner. I have your Ginga headband kit set aside for you. Please pick up your prize by January 31, or they will be put back in the prize hopper.

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