GIVEAWAY – Knit Denise

by Kelsey Norwood

in Giveaways

And the winner is…Caron! She said ,”…The first thing I would make is a baby afghan. I’ve been planning it for months for a friend having her first baby and I haven’t been able to find a corded knitting needle long enough to accommodate it.” Congratulations!

Send an email to kelsey[at]vanillajoy[dot]com BEFORE WEDNESDAY to claim your prize.

THE PRIZE

knit denise interchangeable knitting needles

To start off this month’s needlecraft giveaways, one Vanilla Joy reader will win the original Denise Kit ($50), complete with 10 pairs of needles (#5-#15), 6 cords (5, 9, 12, 14, 16, and 19″), 4 end buttons, and 2 extenders.

MY REVIEW

Knit Denise sent me a kit to review, and the first thing I noticed about Denise knitting needles is how quiet they are. Quiet, as in totally silent; completely inaudible.

I didn’t think this would be such a wonderful thing, but some people get kind of irritated with the clicking of knitting needles when they’re trying to sleep in the late hours of the night. Some people will not have to worry about that any more!

So that was a pleasant surprise, but the whole package is wonderful. The Denise kit comes in a very nice book-like case (7″ x 8.5″)  that fits perfectly in a purse or in your travel bag. I was daydreaming about how handy it will be to take just this one set to Oregon with me this summer so I can knit whenever I want and have all my needles (straight and circular) in one small package.

knit denise interchangeable knitting needles reviewThe set includes 10 pairs of needles, sizes 5 to 15. Each set of needles is about 4″ long and can connect to any of the 6 cords to make straight needles from 9″ – 34″ or circular knitting needles from 17″ – 58″.

The needles connect easily and securely to the cords by twisting the needle 1/4 turn to lock in the connection. When I began my first project with these interchangeable knitting needles, I was nervous about them coming apart and losing my work. I would check the connection periodically and it was always secure, so I stopped worrying. As long as you don’t intentionally disconnect them, they will stay together perfectly.

knit denise interchangeable knitting needles review

I have also found that when I use Denise for circular needles, my work slides from the cord up onto the needle so much easier than with other circular needles I’ve tried. I think this is because the point of connection is more gradually tapered and has finger grooves to facilitate connection. This design feature allows the work to move in a much smoother continuous circle – another unexpected highlight. With my other needles, I have gotten very sore fingers from the difficulty of sliding the yarn from the cord to the needle.

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Here are some other great things about Denise interchangeable knitting needles:

  • each needle has the US size measurement stamped onto it
  • the case has needle sizes marked in both US and metric measurements
  • each cord can double as a stitch holder
  • the set is safe to take on airplanes

You can purchase sizes #17 and #19 separately AND Denise also has a crochet kit.

I love that the original Denise kit has everything I need for knitting right in one place. It’s organized, compact, and high quality, and is definitely my first choice when it comes to traveling with my knitting projects. With my Denise kit and a book, what more could I ask for???

Thanks, Knit Denise!

GIVEAWAY RULES

  • Visit KnitDenise.com
  • Come back here and tell me what you’ll knit first before midnight Friday, April 16.
  • A winner will be selected and announced at the top of this post on Friday.
  • Only one comment per person unless you earn extra entries.
  • Giveaway open only to residents of the continental United States…sorry.
  • Winners must email me to claim their prize within 5 days.

EARN EXTRA ENTRIES

You may earn 1 extra entry each for doing the following (make a separate comment for each thing you do):

You may also earn up to 25 entries by blogging about this contest and including certain links – click here to read more about earning these entries.

GOOD LUCK and THANKS!

{This product were provided to Vanilla Joy for review purposes.}

{ 145 comments… read them below or add one }

1 jeri April 12, 2010 at 6:58 am

I have all kinds of gifts I want to knit and I would love these needles! Oh pick me!

2 jeri April 12, 2010 at 6:59 am

I am a Facebook Fan

3 Jenny McCulloch April 12, 2010 at 7:01 am

I would knit a baby gift for Heather’s new baby!

4 Amy Stickle April 12, 2010 at 7:05 am

I would make some cute socks. I got a cool sock pattern book a couple of years ago, but I have never made any yet…these needles would be perfect!!

5 Amy Stickle April 12, 2010 at 7:05 am

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6 Becky April 12, 2010 at 8:02 am

I would knit my first sweater!

7 Becky April 12, 2010 at 8:02 am

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8 Becky Rico April 12, 2010 at 8:09 am

Wonderful giveaway. I would make a baby sweater for my BBF new adopted son.

9 Jingle April 12, 2010 at 8:11 am

Wow! This is a great prize! I would make some cute amigurumi critters! I’ve been dying to learn how and this would get me started!

10 Jingle April 12, 2010 at 8:12 am

I am a Facebook Fan!

11 Jingle April 12, 2010 at 8:12 am

I follow you on Twitter!

12 Jingle April 12, 2010 at 8:13 am

I subscribe to your feed.

13 Jingle April 12, 2010 at 8:14 am

I have your button!

14 Becky Rico April 12, 2010 at 8:14 am

I subscribe through google reader.

15 Elise April 12, 2010 at 8:34 am

I have always wanted to learn how to knit. I would for sure start knitting anything with this kit!

16 Elise April 12, 2010 at 8:35 am

I have your button on my blog

17 Sharleen April 12, 2010 at 8:50 am

Love the compact size. I travel quite often and would love to have all the knitting needs in a small package.

18 Caron April 12, 2010 at 9:08 am

Oh my heavens, I want these so bad! I’ve been eying them at the store and I haven’t been able to justify the cost.
The first thing I would make is a baby afghan. I’ve been planning it for months for a friend having her first baby and I haven’t been able to find a corded knitting needle long enough to accommodate it.

19 Caron April 12, 2010 at 9:08 am

I am a facebook fan!! :)

20 Caron April 12, 2010 at 9:09 am

And I facebooked about this contest, and included the link.

21 Caron April 12, 2010 at 9:11 am

And I added a button to my blog.

22 Caron April 12, 2010 at 9:16 am

And I blogged about it, with a linky. :)

23 Elizabeth April 12, 2010 at 9:30 am

I would start by knitting a baby blanket for a baby that is about to be born to my niece.

24 Elizabeth April 12, 2010 at 9:31 am

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25 Mamie April 12, 2010 at 9:31 am

I would knit something cute for my baby that is due June 21st! Probably something green since we don’t know if we are having a boy or a girl – perhaps some cute little booties!

26 Mamie April 12, 2010 at 9:31 am

I am a fan on facebook!

27 Mamie April 12, 2010 at 9:32 am

You are on my RSS feedreader! I enjoy catching up each morning at work!

28 Mamie April 12, 2010 at 9:34 am

I follow you on Twitter!

29 T. Cochran April 12, 2010 at 9:34 am

I would probably knit a baby blanket first off as I have about 5 new babies coming into the family right now.

Wow, thanks for the giveaway.

30 Mamie April 12, 2010 at 9:38 am

I commented on the boppy cover post – I cannot wait to try it out!

31 Molly A. April 12, 2010 at 9:58 am

I have a lot of projects that I’m waiting to get started on. A baby sweater for my nephew on the way is probably what I would start on first!

32 Molly A. April 12, 2010 at 9:59 am

I emailed four friends about the contest!

33 Molly A. April 12, 2010 at 10:00 am

I am a fan on facebook!

34 Molly A. April 12, 2010 at 10:00 am

I subscribe to your feed!

35 Molly A. April 12, 2010 at 10:02 am

I posted a link to the contest on my facebook!

36 Connie April 12, 2010 at 10:21 am

I’ve never tried knitting before, so probably a scarf!

37 Jen T April 12, 2010 at 11:21 am

I am a beginner. Just took my first knitting class, so I think a scarf is up my alley!

38 Monica B. April 12, 2010 at 11:22 am

I don’t know anything about knitting, so I’d give it as a B-day present for my SIL…she’s offered to teach me, we’d start with a scarf…easy peasy.

39 Janelle April 12, 2010 at 11:38 am

I would knit a baby blanket…I have many pregnant friends:)

40 Jennifer Hamilton April 12, 2010 at 1:58 pm

I would crochet my bald son a hat for this winter

41 Jennifer Hamilton April 12, 2010 at 1:58 pm

I follow you on twitter @eclairemom

42 Jennifer Hamilton April 12, 2010 at 1:58 pm

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43 Jennifer Hamilton April 12, 2010 at 1:59 pm

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44 Jennifer Hamilton April 12, 2010 at 1:59 pm

Am a fan of yours on FB

45 Janelle April 12, 2010 at 2:47 pm

I emailed three friends:)

46 Janelle April 12, 2010 at 2:48 pm

I joined the Denise email list.

47 Sue D April 12, 2010 at 5:10 pm

Very clever concept–I would knit baby blankets. We are expecting 2 grandbabies this year.

48 Sue D April 12, 2010 at 5:18 pm

I am an email subscriber.

49 Sue D April 12, 2010 at 5:20 pm

I receive your newsletter.

50 Sue D April 12, 2010 at 5:24 pm

I commented on your post about Easy Dinosaur Cake.

51 Soha Molina April 12, 2010 at 5:29 pm

I could probably do a scarf by then.,

52 Soha Molina April 12, 2010 at 5:31 pm

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53 Soha Molina April 12, 2010 at 5:31 pm

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54 Soha Molina April 12, 2010 at 5:32 pm

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55 Soha Molina April 12, 2010 at 5:45 pm

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56 Soha Molina April 12, 2010 at 5:45 pm

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57 emily e. April 12, 2010 at 8:21 pm

I would make a hat for a friend having a baby.

58 emily e. April 12, 2010 at 8:22 pm

I subscribe through google reader…

59 Caron April 12, 2010 at 9:02 pm

my blog has all of your links you requested, so I think I earned 25 entries (I’m sorry if I read that wrong). Here it goes… (this is #2)

60 Caron April 12, 2010 at 9:03 pm

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61 Caron April 12, 2010 at 9:03 pm

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62 Caron April 12, 2010 at 9:04 pm

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65 Caron April 12, 2010 at 9:05 pm

number 8 (you know, the Chinese consider 8 to be a lucky number!)

66 Caron April 12, 2010 at 9:06 pm

number 9

67 Caron April 12, 2010 at 9:06 pm

number 10 (I’m sorry, I’m totally flooding the comments. but I totally want this!)

68 Caron April 12, 2010 at 9:07 pm

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69 Caron April 12, 2010 at 9:08 pm

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70 Caron April 12, 2010 at 9:08 pm

lucky number 13!

71 Caron April 12, 2010 at 9:08 pm

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82 Caron April 12, 2010 at 9:12 pm

number 25!

83 Dawn Phelps April 12, 2010 at 9:58 pm

i will have to learn to knit first…but i have a beautiful shawl pattern i would love to try.

84 Dawn Phelps April 12, 2010 at 9:58 pm

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85 Dawn Phelps April 12, 2010 at 9:59 pm

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86 Joyce April 12, 2010 at 10:28 pm

These are great needles!

87 Jeanne April 12, 2010 at 11:20 pm

As an avid crocheter, I have always admired the look of the neat things you can knit. I recently bought some knitting needles so that I can teach myself how to knit. This kit would be wonderful to help me along!

88 Jeanne April 12, 2010 at 11:25 pm

Signed up for your newsletter!

89 Jeanne April 12, 2010 at 11:26 pm

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90 Kimberly April 13, 2010 at 4:54 am

I would probably knit a scarf first.

91 Kimberly April 13, 2010 at 4:55 am

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92 Kimberly April 13, 2010 at 4:56 am

Follow Vanilla Joy on Twitter. @winsome6

93 Kimberly April 13, 2010 at 4:57 am

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94 Kimberly April 13, 2010 at 4:57 am

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95 Kimberly April 13, 2010 at 4:57 am

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96 Laurie Green April 13, 2010 at 7:04 am

I just found a pattern for a “neck sock” or cowl that I would love to knit for next winter!

97 Laurie Green April 13, 2010 at 7:05 am

I joined Denise’s mailing list!

98 Laurie Green April 13, 2010 at 7:24 am

I subscribe to your feed

99 Kimberly R April 13, 2010 at 8:38 am

I am fairly new to knitting and was afraid to try it – the whole two needle thing was scarey. BUT I have to say I love it. It is so fun to create something to use or wear. I have one set of needles and would love to have a complete set – making my knitting possiblities endless.

100 Kimberly R April 13, 2010 at 8:38 am

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101 Kimberly R April 13, 2010 at 8:40 am

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102 Kimberly R April 13, 2010 at 8:44 am

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103 Kimberly R April 13, 2010 at 8:46 am

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104 Kimberly R April 13, 2010 at 8:52 am

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105 Julie B April 13, 2010 at 9:22 am

I love that they give the pattern for the Cat Bordi bag. I think each of my girls would love one of those as well as myself :)

106 Julie B April 13, 2010 at 9:22 am

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107 Julie B April 13, 2010 at 9:23 am

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108 Sandy L April 13, 2010 at 9:24 am

I will knit a hat for my son!

109 Sandy L April 13, 2010 at 9:24 am

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110 Sandy L April 13, 2010 at 9:25 am

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111 Sandy L April 13, 2010 at 9:26 am

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112 renatacl April 13, 2010 at 10:55 am

Oh, I want it! ;) I would finish knitting a teddy bear for my baby boy!

113 twyla April 13, 2010 at 11:55 am

I recently signed up a learn to yarn class. These look fun. I want to make those cute baby caps I see everywhere.

114 LYNNE WILEY April 13, 2010 at 3:09 pm

I’ve been meaning to cast on a pair of hand warmers. (One has to start sometime…)

115 Call Me Pretty April 13, 2010 at 5:46 pm

The first things I would knit would be squares for a baby blanket. I’m determined to have one done before my child is born and still have extras to donate to the local NICU

116 Mellisa ~ ChinookJewelry April 13, 2010 at 9:43 pm

Already a follower :)

117 Mellisa ~ ChinookJewelry April 13, 2010 at 9:44 pm

Actually the needles would go to my very talented knitting friend…pretty sure I’ll demand that she make me a scarf with them as a thank you!

118 Jessica b April 14, 2010 at 12:40 am

I want to knit a purse. I am not an avid knitter though, but I hope to soon be. Thanks for the giveaway

119 Jessica b April 14, 2010 at 12:41 am

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120 Jessica b April 14, 2010 at 12:42 am

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122 Jessica b April 14, 2010 at 12:43 am

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123 Regina D April 14, 2010 at 3:37 am

I would make socks first. thanks

124 Regina D April 14, 2010 at 3:37 am

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125 Regina D April 14, 2010 at 3:39 am

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126 valerie April 14, 2010 at 6:14 pm

Having given my daughter my set of needles, this looks like the perfect set for me…compact and all-inclusive. I’d knit my first sweater for an American Girl doll!

127 Christina April 15, 2010 at 4:41 pm

I took a look at the website! Theres a hat I’ve been wanting to knit but I needed a larger size needle to do it. Winning these needles would be perfect!

128 Christina April 15, 2010 at 4:42 pm

I already follow Vanilla Joy on twitter :] (@BastinaBalish)

129 Christina April 15, 2010 at 4:44 pm

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130 Christina April 15, 2010 at 4:45 pm

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131 Kitten With A Whiplash April 15, 2010 at 9:30 pm

The first thing I would make would be a tote to house the Denise Needle set. Thanks for the chance to win these. i’ve tried a friend’s set and loved them, but haven’t been able to affortd a set for myself.

132 Angel S. April 15, 2010 at 10:13 pm

I love this giveaway! I know so many talented knitters. I would love to learn and this kit looks like it would be a great place to start!

133 Angel S. April 15, 2010 at 10:13 pm

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134 Carapace April 16, 2010 at 7:20 am

Oh, glorious! I would knit a capelet. Just a wee one! I’m a rank beginner, but I am itching to take on a really big project, and this kit seems like just the thing to get me going!

135 Maureen April 16, 2010 at 7:39 am

I have a dress in mind for myself and well it would be so much better on these. I have made the dress before for a sister and I would love to have the dress for my self.

136 Melissa H April 16, 2010 at 11:06 am

I will knit a new pair of wool shorts for my baby (great summer time diaper cover!)

137 kari April 16, 2010 at 11:14 am

So great! I would knit a new hat for my little guy.

138 Megan April 16, 2010 at 12:25 pm

I would knit a baby blanket for my sister! Thank you so much for the chance!

139 Sarah C April 16, 2010 at 2:05 pm

wow, wow, wow what a great giveaway! I would love to receive this and would knit a blanket for a friend who is expecting a new baby as my first project.

140 Sarah C April 16, 2010 at 2:06 pm

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141 Julie Smith April 16, 2010 at 5:33 pm

I’ve had my eye on this set for some time now! I love the fact that it has shorter cable lengths than my Knitpicks set because I do a lot of charity and baby knitting and I really do need shorter lengths for baby and/or toddler hats and sweater arms and necks. I’m currently working on afghans and layettes for the Knit 1 Bless 2 campaign and the first thing I would knit with these would be a newborn layette!

142 Caron April 16, 2010 at 5:36 pm

I emailed 3 friends

143 Caron April 16, 2010 at 5:38 pm

RSS feed via googlereader. :)

144 Caron April 19, 2010 at 12:20 pm

YAY!!

145 Jan Glanzer March 11, 2013 at 12:54 pm

My plan was to knit Whit’s Knits: Big Herringbone Cowl and needles big enough to complete this project are very hard to find in out small mountain town.
However, first I will be knitting some hats for my 24 year old granddaughter who was just diagnosed with cancer.

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