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Competition: go green with your garter stitch with Eco-Friendly Knits

Posted by Deadly Knitshade on March 26, 2010


So you’ve just been to the supermarket and you forgot to take your own carrier bags, so now you’ve got a heap of potentially planet-killing plastic bags that are going to sit on the already-huge pile of bags that you always intend to take to the supermarket next time…but you forget and come home with more plastic bags…ad nauseum.

But those plastic bags are potentially very fabulous ‘plarn’. Raveller and all-round creative, Emily Blades shows us how to make all kinds of accessories, from earrings to handbags, using this recycled gem of a resource in her new book Eco-Friendly Knits using Recycled Plastic Bags published by Search Press. And she’s kindly offered us 5 copies to give away to you lovely S&B Londoners.

All you need to do is send us the correct answer to the question below and we’ll ask the woolly Wombles to take time out from their busy recycling schedules to pick 5 winners from the rusty bucket they found on Wimbledon Common.

What is ‘plarn’ made of?

a. A pile of plastic bags
b. The bones of Plantagenet Kings
c. The plucked plumage of plague-ridden pigeons

Drop us an email at with:
  • The subject line “I’m going to kick global warming’s ass with my plarn shopping bag!”
  • Answer A, B or C
  • Your full name, email address, and contact phone number (if you have one)
  • IMPORTANT: The secret mailing list joiner password (if you just joined) which is in green at the bottom right of your welcome email. If you don’t have the password you can’t enter the competition. If you’re already a member then go ahead and enter. No password needed.
The deadline for the competition is Monday 5th April at 10am. The 5 winners will be picked from all correct entries, and notified by email within 48 hours.

Please note: Offering the Stitchettes anything sweet or alcoholic will not help you win his book. Just pick your answer, email us and let the the Wombles do what they gotta do! Good luck!

Competition rules: 1. One entry per person. 2. Competition ends Monday 5th April 2010 at 10am. 4. Winners will be drawn from all correct answers, and notified within 48 hours via email. 5. If winners don’t reply with addresses within two weeks of closing date then new winners will be chosen. 5. No cash alternatives. 6. Prizes will be posted to the winners.

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