10th Annual Mochimochi Photo Contest: The Big VOTE

Update: The poll is now closed. Thank you for your votes! Results coming soon!


Here it is, your ballot for the 10th Annual Photo Contest! We’ll leave the poll open through Sunday, January 22nd. Please vote only once time (although you can vote for as many photos as you like).

Good luck to these creative knitters!

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Free Pattern: Tiny Pussy Hat


Granny’s going to a march this weekend! Here’s a simple pattern for you to knit as a good luck charm for you or for someone you’re supporting:

Cast on 20 sts, distribute onto 3 DPNs.
Work one round in [K1, p1] rib.
Knit 4 rnds.
Next rnd: [Kfb] twice, k6, [kfb] 4 times, k6, [kfb] twice (28 sts).
Divide the sts onto 2 DPNs, and bind off with kitchener stitch.

The hat should fit tiny mochis like the granny, Knit Kit and Purl Girl, and more!

This hat was inspired, of course, by the #pussyhatproject.

Vogue Knitting LIVE NYC is this weekend!


If you’re going to be anywhere near NYC this weekend, I hope you’ll get yourself to the Marriott Marquis in Times Square for Vogue Knitting LIVE.

Here’s the rundown of Mochimochi Land goings-on:

• You can join me in a group knitting project—we’ll be making as many FellowSheep as we can all weekend, sponsored by Lion Brand!

• Check out a small display of classic Mochimochi characters and animations!

• I’ll be in the art gallery area of the marketplace all weekend signing books and selling kits at a special price, including exciting NEW kits that you can’t find anywhere else yet!

• On Sunday there will be a tiny ninja hunt in the Marketplace! Each person who finds a knitted ninja will win either a copy of Adventures in Mochimochi Land or a tiny ninja kit.

• My mom’s gonna be there too!

10th Annual Mochimochi Photo Contest: Honorable Mentions

Thank you, everyone, for your entries in the 10th Annual Mochimochi Photo + Video Contest! Yes, somehow this really was the 10th annual contest!

Today we’re pleased to announce the 12 Honorable Mentions in the photo portion of our contest, and very soon we’ll have the big vote on the 12 finalist photos. We’ll present the videos next week.

So without further ado, here are your Honorable Mentions! We loved these entries and are excited to share them here. See the full images close up after the jump!


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Free Pattern: FellowSheep


An advanced-beginner pattern so quick, you can knit sheep by the herdful!

Tag your sheep #FELLOWSHEEP (literally and online), then set them free to bring fluffy happiness—and happy fluffiness—to those who find them.

If you’ll be in NYC the weekend of January 13-15th, you can join me in knitting as many FellowSheep as possible at Vogue Knitting LIVE!

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