Hitch Blog Tour & Giveaway: Tippi Toes

Tippi Toes by Jill Bigelow Suttell, knit in SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock (Slate and China Doll)

Tippi Toes by Jill Bigelow Suttell, knit in SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock (Slate and China Doll)

Welcome knitters! We’re one of the blog tour stops for Stephannie Tallent’s new book, Hitch: Patterns Inspired by the Films of Alfred Hitchcock. We’re doing a giveaway with this post… read through to the bottom!

Mmmm, just in time for scary movie season… Have you seen the film, The Birds? It’s Alfred Hitchcock’s crazy and frightening movie about people being attacked by vicious birds and it served as Jill Bigelow Suttell’s inspiration for these Tippi Toes socks! Here’s what she says:

Tippi Toes are inspired by the films The Birds and Marnie, both starring Tippi Hedren. Each element of these toe-up socks captures an element of Hedren’s characters in these films. The stitch patterns represent both bird wings and the “V” formation of birds in flight. The red cuffs signify Marnie’s fear of red. Also, Marnie has a habit of pulling at her skirts to be sure her knees were covered so I thought it might be fun to make the sock ribbing cover the knee or be folded over below the knee.

Tippi Toes Sock detail

Tippi Toes Sock detail

These main body of the socks are knit in Tough Love Sock in Slate and then finished off with a cuff in China Doll. If you check out all the other patterns in the Hitch collection, you’ll notice the colour palette is entirely red, black and grey! It captures that creepy suspenseful feeling of black & white films and imagined horror. There are nearly 30 designs in this collection and there is everything from gloves to shawls, sweaters to socks!

Tippi Toes Socks Giveaway

I’d love to see our winner knit these socks! Leave a comment here on this post, naming your favorite Hitch-inspired knitwear design from the collection and we’ll do a random draw for the winner. To the winner, we’ll send 2 skeins of Tough Love Sock in Slate and 1 skein in China Doll so you can knit up these socks. And we’ll find a way to get you the pattern too. This giveaway will be open to commenters in the United States and Canada. Leave a comment here by midnight PST of October 31 to be entered in the giveaway!

Check out the blog tour

Giveaway Winner!

Update: Our randomly selected winner is KateW (knitschmidt on Ravelry)! Congratulations Kate and thanks everybody for participating. We’ll have your pattern and yarn out as soon as we can!

  • Corrie Berry

    These are gorgeous! Shared on my Twitter for Plutonium Muffins, wish I could enter :( Good luck to those of you Stateside! :)

  • Andria CordovezMulet

    The Greenwich Village Cardigan is beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Jennifer Beever

    These are some great patterns! I would love to knit the Annie pullover!

  • Laura

    They’re all beautiful! These socks look so cozy!

  • Emily Schofield

    I would love to make the Tippi Toes socks!

  • Anne Marie Hart

    Tippi Toes IS my favorite in the collection. I’m always cold, so I love knee high socks. Marnie is my favorite Hitchcock movie too.

  • Fiona Ballard

    This confirms that I need to add just about every pattern from Hitch to my queue, starting with the Greenwich Village Cardigan and these lovely socks.

  • Marilyn Fenton

    Those socks are gorgeous but I’d probably knit them as regular length socks rather than knee socks, which I haven’t worn since high school!
    wahoomerryf on Rav

  • sunboomoon

    Love the Bodega Bay Stole and Tippi Toes. Hoping they will be easy patterns to do for a new knitter like me. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  • Julie

    Oh the Stella Gloves are wonderful…definitely my fave amongst some fantastic patterns

  • mvink

    My fav is the Tippi Toes socks!! I love them! They are just so gorgeous! I would definitely be knitting those up if I won your gorgeous yarn! Thank you for the chance to win!

  • Vanessa Neuman

    The Tippi socks are my favourite! I *love* the red ribbing at the top, and can just imagine curling up infront of the tv to watch a classic thriller in these.

  • http://shrineodreams.wordpress.com/ Mike Culpepper

    Thornhill Cowl.

  • Savannagal

    I love the Francie Scarf. I’d really love to make it. Thanks.

  • Jessica Cheney

    Loving the Souvenir of Killing Beret.. Thanks for the chance!

  • JanREBEL .

    The ‘first’ pattern I would knit is the Exakta Hat a few times.

  • KateW

    SO much I love in Hitch!! Souvenir of a Killing, My Gal friday, Marni, Tippi Toes… really, it’s just a fabulous collection. knitschmidt on ravelry

  • Sheryl

    I absolutely LOVE this collection and would love to win!

  • http://burritowest.blogspot.com LisaBurrito

    So many patterns to love in this book! There are some great gloves… wonder if I’m ready for a project that fiddly? Hmm

  • drae

    Thornhill Cowl is my favorite, but the socks are in the top 5 from the book.

  • Alison

    The Thornhill Cowl is striking.

  • Barb

    Oh! Lovely!

  • loriangela

    I love these socks and The Birds. I find it genuinely scary, though. My kids made me watch it: that’s tough love!

  • Agnes

    I love Hitchcock movies and the first patterns that came out on Ravelry made it to my favorites. The whole book is on my wish list, i would be so thrilled to win this. I love these socks but the Melanie shawl is my favorite of all designs, a real stunner.

    Ravelry Id:missagnes

  • Knitography

    Well I love those socks! The Melanie Shawl is fantastic as well though. Grey and red are both colours I gravitate to again and again, so this concept is right up my alley!

  • Romy

    I love the “Greenwich Village” cardi! Rav: romykins

  • Sophia

    These gorgeous socks and the San Juan Bautista shawl are my faves. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • sharon jones

    I am hard pressed to pick a favourite pattern, such a great collection! I would love to knit Our Gal Midge to name one of 10!
    Thank you!

  • RubyDear

    I love these tippi toes socks, even love the name. Love the movie and the bird pattern on the sock and the red cuff–and I need to make some knee socks with winter coming on!

  • lorinda

    It’s hard to decide! But I think the Melanie Shawl is my favorite.

  • Carlo65

    I love the Exakta Hat! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Liz Sachs

    I can’t decide between well…any of the gloves…or these socks!

  • Sarah from Ctown

    I love these socks and the exakta hat! But all the patterns are so lovely.

  • Faye

    I can’t resist a lace knee-high sock pattern! Love the Tippi Toes…. but the Greenwich Village Cardigan is a close second!

  • Samantha

    The Tippi Toes are gorgeous!

  • Vicki

    I LOVE Tippi Toes!

  • Trish Austad

    I was originally thinking my favourites were the Exakta hat and the Constance shawl, but after seeing these, I think the Tippi Toes are my faves. Thanks for an awesome giveaway.

  • Sheila

    What great socks! I’d love to win the yarn to make them. I’m also eying the Rio Gloves in the Hitch collection.

  • cnuland

    I don’t have a favorite – I love every single one of these patterns!

  • Deb Myers

    I think that black and white filming may become obsolete. The old slr cameras that you can use b&w film in, that is if you can find the place to find it at all, and the photo finishers are extremely hard to come by. But notice the marvelous dimension good b&w photography affords.

    I picked “Tippi Toes” as my favorite because you can do a lot of changing on socks without a problem. They are classics. But I have to admit that I would have to do the Greenwich Village Cardigan soon. I seem to have become attached to the sweaters (cardigans especially) with side lights of lace on the buttonhole band. This one is so easy to fall in love with. I notice that Felecia also has a recent cardigan pattern with side light also and it is equally as well designed.

    I have got to say this time that I would love to win this pattern and buy Tina Sanders cardi and come back to SGY to make the purchase of yarn for that cardi.. Thanks so much for the offer. It was very hard to choose just two to knit from this impressive collection!

  • Kathy

    Tippi toes is my favorite. A small pattern piece but very interesting.

  • Kate White

    I think Tippi Toes and the Exakta Hat are my favorites! :) I looove long socks.

  • KCarney

    Wow, what a lovely marriage of design and yarn–these are beautiful! Thanks for hosting such a generous giveaway!

  • Chelsea W

    Oooh, the Lina Vest coat. So dramatic! Thanks for the chance :-)

  • Ashley Gibbons

    Oh my gosh I love those!!! I would totally make a pair!!!!

  • Jody

    I like the look of My gal Friday, but probably wouldn’t wear it, so the Exakta hat is what I would actually make from that collection

  • florapie

    So many beautiful designs, and what a great idea for a book! The Greenwich Village cardi is the one I’m most likely to actually knit and wear, so I’ll go with that one.