Christmas Giveaway!

December 16 2015 – Holly

Xmas Giveaway Winner COMPETITION NOW CLOSED In the midst of all the wonderful generosity surrounding the 12 days of Tin Can Knits, with plenty of free patterns and shop discounts, we've decided to spread even more joy and add a cherry on top: by doing a Christmas Giveaway here on the blog! One lucky winner will receive one of our very popular "I Want That Wrap" project kits, all festively wrapped up and ready for the holidays! Included in the kit is 3 skeins of the gorgeous Donegal WSC Tweed in your choice of the available colours, the full pattern instructions (with helpful tips for the best results) and 7 x beautiful wooden buttons. This wrap is a quick and easy knit, and oh-so-cosy! Take a look at our shop sample below, it was a hit at our Yarn Dating event, truly flattering on everyone who tried it on. I Want That Wrap The combination of a relaxed gauge and the lightweight Aran tweed makes for beautiful drape, and the perfect effortless layer for chilly weather. The pattern is simple: worked flat as a basic rectangle with a tidy i-cord edge. Buttonholes are not even required, as the buttons are simply sewn in place afterwards and the wrap slips on over the head. It's a great gift for any knitter, and we're giving one away on December 21st! We do love a good surprise, and Christmas is all about surprises, so to top off this already lovely giveaway we're also adding a mystery goodie bag of yarn worth €35! What could be better than a mountain of wool for the holidays? You could be our lucky winner and take home the wrap project kit and a goodie bag packed full of yarn, find out how below. To enter for your chance to win, leave a comment here and share what your absolute favourite knitting project was this year. Deadline for entries is Sunday December 20th, the winner will be selected at random and will be announced on Monday the 21st on our Facebook and Twitter pages. A little bit of small print: The prize can be collected in store or delivered free to any address within Ireland; international entries are welcome too, but the winner would be asked to cover the cost of delivery.



  • Julie Farrell: September 16, 2020

    So hard to choose only one…I was struck dumb yesterday when I realised that my father had carefully washed and hung out the socks I knit him with Donegal wool this time last year. I love every knit that becomes a gift. The trouble with knitting as a hobby is that you either have a job to pay for the wool or the time to complete allcthe projects you want to work on! Thank you for making that trade off a little easier for student knitters with your shop’s discount, it’s so generous!

  • Sarah: September 16, 2020

    I really love the Sand Bank hat! I have made several this year as gifts and can’t wait to finally make myself one. :)

  • Angie: September 16, 2020

    My favourite thing that I made this year was a hat for a 10 year old that had cancer. It was cotton so she wouldn’t feel too hot if she wanted to wear in the house or hospital. I added a flower to the side of it and was so cute on her. I got word yesterday she is cancer free so all the prayers that I said while making it must have helped! It was such good news. The other things were two blankets and sweater set for my new grandbaby in April. I was in Ireland in September and stopped by your shop…so beautiful! I hope to go back one day.

  • Ann Hannigan Breen: September 16, 2020

    My great knitting discovery this year was Elizabeth Zimmermann Baby Surprise Jacket. now looking forward to retiring in January and thinking about her ABCSJ (Adult, Baby, and Child’s Surprise Jacket) for eveyone I love!
    But I could certainly fit in your “I want tThat Wrap” during my New Year holidays in Dublin.
    Merry Christmas and a Prosperous (as they say here in Spain)New Year!

  • Jules: September 16, 2020

    I learnt sock knitting this year so I have a couple of pairs of vanilla socks that I am very proud of but overall I think the almost matching hats I knitted for the children it was the Tofino surfer pattern is my favourite as they look so cute in them.

  • Frances: September 16, 2020

    My favourite is a beautiful hat i made for a recent test knit. I particularly enjoyed using Fyberspates 4ply in Flying Saucer which i purchased in TIK.

  • Patricia: September 16, 2020

    Oh gosh there were so many this year. But I really loved TIN Can Knits workshop, so I made the cardi and vivid blankets for my TWIN grandchildren Sheenagh and Donnacha. Last thing i made was the MoJo Hat, in pink and the green/blue shades. Went down a treat. So I need all the yarn I can get, quickly using up my stash!!!

  • Nicola: September 16, 2020

    I know it sounds sad but my favourite knit is a Christmas robin decoration

  • Gillian Harkness: September 16, 2020

    Oh my it’s so hard to pick just one favourite…but okay then I’ll have to say my Karie Westermann Tryghed hat that I made with a skein of the much loved Malabrigo Rios in Ivy I bought from the shop when I came to the carol feller book launch. I get so many compliments about this hat and the brown pompom I bought to add to the top just makes it pop :-). Thank you ladies for an amazing knitting year!!! Looking forward to 2016 😘

  • Cathy: September 16, 2020

    Thanks for the great giveaway. My favorite knit this year was a very easy cowl, The Darkside, which I know for a friends birthday. It was a quick knit. It is my favorite because almost every time I see my friend she is wearing it!

  • teresa: September 16, 2020

    My fave project this year is a dragon scaled shawl in a green tweed sock weight yarn. Not finished yet but getting there. First attempt at a lace shawl too.
    Really love this prize. Lucky knitter who bags this!

  • Melanie: September 16, 2020

    I usually knit scarfs and hats, but my favourit project this year was to knit an owl for my little niece.

  • Eva: September 16, 2020

    My favourite knit in 2015? No doubt,the mitts I’ve just finished. I know there aren’t the best mitts in the world, but it’s the very first time I wrote a pattern myself!

    What I like most about knitting is that I’m constantly learning.

  • Jackie Connolly: September 16, 2020

    My favourite knit this year was the Rue Shawl by Bristol Ivy. It was knit in a beautiful teal linen & cotton blend yarn from Denmark. The yarn was passed to me after a dear friend passed away last year. I enjoyed every minute working with it. The colour reminds me of Irene & I am so happy to wrap it around my shoulders. Love it!

  • Sabrina: September 16, 2020

    My favourite knit this year was definitely Ysolda’s Dovana pattern. I knitted it in malabrigo sock yarn in terracotta. I finished just in time for Autumn and felt very seasonally appropriate wearing it!! 😊

  • Ber: September 16, 2020

    I think my favourite would have to be a cardigan I knit for my newest baby. It was a pattern that my mam found handwritten in a notebook belonging to my grandmother. It just gave needle size, yarn weight and the basic outline of the pattern, no gauge or what size it was going to be (the was just titled baby matinee coat). It was fun work in it out and made me wonder what my grandmother would’ve thought if she knew that one day her granddaughter would be knitting it for her great grandson. I never knew her as she’d passed away long before I was born but I always thought she would’ve been a wonderful lady to know so it was nice having this small connection to her.

  • Michelle Murphy: September 16, 2020

    Hands down, my favourite project this year was Siouxsie Stitches ‘Hella Gay Hat’ that I made for one of my best friends as a birthday gift. He loved getting daily picture updates on the progress and he got to try it on for the first time this weekend. The rainbow colours really popped against the black and it was so much fun to knit. Now to knit some more for his friends in time for the next gay pride event!

  • Martha Donley: September 16, 2020

    my Favorite project that I completed this year is the Kara Cardigan from Interweave Knits. It is heavy and warm enough to use as a jacket and I wear it everywhere. Second favorite is the “Follow arrow 2 mystery shawl” from Ysolda Teague.

  • Laura: September 16, 2020

    I’ll stick with my first! Dirty Martini in Malabrigo Rios.
    I fell in love with that yarn and it’s seems to be turning into a long-term relationship :)

  • Emily: September 16, 2020

    Hard to choose, but my favourite this year was the Cladonia shawl – I love it!

    This would be a fab prize to win! I recently cast on the I Want That Wrap, but hated the yarn I’d chosen so it’s currently hibernating….

    Merry Christmas!


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