The winner of the Never Not Knitting pattern collection is:
Congratulations! Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize.
During the summer, I spent sometime knitting samples and doing test knits for some of my favorite designers. I love the opportunity to sample and test knits, because it allows me to try a new pattern and/or yarn and really take the time to concentrate on one project that I know has a purpose to be finished. I find myself starting other projects sometimes that don't hold my attention as well, because they don't necessarily have a home to go to right after. If you know what I mean! But, sample knits and test knits are important, so they find a nice comfortable place in my knitting schedule and get finished promptly (all the way - included seaming and such), photographed (most of the time), get packaged up all pretty if they are samples, and sent back to where they will have an important job!
One of the sample knits I did this summer was: Alana Dakos's Sheepish.
Isn't the sweater just darling?!
I can't get over how perfect these lil' buttons are!
Smooshy, soft goodness...
It's a really cute childrens' sweater that is worked bottom up in one piece (one of my favorite construction methods) and has little sheep on the pockets!! It was my first time attempting intarsia, and it really wasn't as hard as I had expected.
The main yarn in the pattern is Sublime Organic Merino Wool DK, which by the way, couldn't have been a better choice of yarn for this little sweater! It's so soft! Plus, it's organic! Alana's a master at pairing her patterns with yarns that are complimentary to all the aspects and features of her designs.
In exchange for the knitting work that I did on this sample sweater, Alana sent over enough yarn to make another Sheepish sweater (6 month size), a beautiful printed copy of pattern in the new design style she just released, and a set of the sheep buttons as well! It is the perfect lil' Sheepish kit and I'm passing it on to you, my fabulous YOTH followers!
One winner will have a chance to win this great Sheepish sweater kit:
I would like you to do the following if you would like to be entered into this week's giveaway:
1. Read over the rules if you have not done so already.
2. Leave a comment on this blog post by the end of Sunday, 10/10/10. Have you done intarsia before? If so, do you have any tips for us newbies? If not, what's been stopping you? And, as always, you really don't have to answer my questions if you don't want to! You're always welcome to just say HI! :)
I'll randomly pick the winners on Sunday and post the results on Monday along with the new giveaway, so be sure to check back. Good luck everyone.