Green Bay Resident Wins National Knitting Pattern Contest!

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RENO, NV, November 1, 2007: Cozy "Buster" Sweater Perfect for Chilly Autumn Days

Just in time for Falling into Winter, a cozy hand-knit sweater nicknamed the "Buster," created by Green Bay resident Ruth Homrighaus, is the winner of the November Pattern Contest sponsored by Reno knitting store, Jimmy Beans Wool. Knitters around the globe are invited to copy the pattern by visiting

"The pattern is named after the character Buster from the late, great show Arrested Development," said Ruth Homrighaus, designer. "He often wore argyle sweaters on the show, and one of them got me thinking about making an argyle-on-only- one-side sweater," she continued.

Homrighaus, an editor in Green Bay, WI, uses knitting as her creative outlet. She estimates the Buster sweater would take a seasoned knitter a little over a month or two to knit, depending on how much time they had to devote to the project. She regularly blogs about her knitting projects at

The monthly pattern contest sponsored by Jimmy Beans Wool is open to knitting enthusiasts of all levels. Winners receive over $400 worth of knitting related goods, including a $50 gift certificate to Jimmy Beans Wool, yarn, patterns, and other knitting related accessories.

"We hope this pattern contest will inspire both beginning and advanced designers and that their designs will in turn encourage other knitters," says Laura Zander, owner, Jimmy Beans Wool.

Founded in 2002 by Laura Zander, aka "Jimmy," Jimmy Beans Wool is both a bricks and mortar and Internet knitting superstore, offering knitters worldwide a comprehensive selection of the finest yarns and knitting supplies along with the latest fashion trends. With customers from Los Angeles to Uzbekistan and all points in between, Jimmy Beans Wool has successfully created an international knitting community comparable to that of the local yarn store, and is the resource for knitters looking for inspiration, instructions and project help. Headquartered in Reno, NV, the store was recently the subject of a small business profile in Fortune Small Business (July/August 2007)
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