RENO, NV, July 7th, 2007: Reno resident, Hannah Merritt, has been named as the winner of the June 2007 Nationwide Knitting Pattern Contest at Jimmy Beans Wool. Her pattern for a terrific summery pattern is a great introduction to simple lace work. The shawl is approximately an advanced beginner level of difficulty, so you don't have to be an expert to love making this shawl!
Hannah lives in Reno, NV and has been knitting for over 3 years. She has been teaching both knitting and crochet for the last 2 years. You can catch up with her current projects on her blog at handmadebyhannah.blogspot.com. She also spins a lot of her own yarn, and dabbles in weaving.
The Lace Wannabe Shawl pattern is available free from the Jimmy Beans Wool website. "We hope the pattern contest will inspire all designers, and their designs will in turn encourage other knitters to invent something of their own, or just pick up the needles and start knitting," says Laura Zander, owner of Jimmy Beans Wool.
The contest is ongoing; submissions will be accepted for this month's contest through July 31st. Each month's prizes include a $50 gift certificate to Jimmy Beans Wool as well as yarn, patterns and accessories valued at more than $400.
If you'd like more information on this topic, or to schedule an interview with Laura Zander, please call (775)827-9276.