7.18.2011

giveaway #65

The winner of the TFA Four Seasons Hat kit in the color option Summer is:

Kitten With a Whiplash

The winner of the TFA Four Seasons Hat e-book and I Heart Aran sweater pattern is:

Andrea

Congratulations! Please contact me at yarnonthehouse@gmail.com to collect your prizes.


I hope everyone is having a nice summer! Here in the Seattle area, we haven't been getting much sunshine and have had plenty of gray skies and rain. That's given me the opportunity to knit quite a bit, but it would be nice if you folks in the heat waves could send us some sun rays. Whenever you get a chance!

Today I want to share a lovely sweater pattern with you - just in case you want to start queuing up your fall and winter knits. This beautiful design has classic styling with a touch of femininity to give it just enough appeal. I'm planning to wear mine with leggings, jeans, trousers, cords, and really just about every pair of pants I own.


Meet the Gramps Cardigan by the ever so talented Kate Oates...

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My project page here
Modeled by: Ari Cash


This pattern was so quick to knit and it's bottom up seamless construction is just my favorite! This cardigan is the perfect compliment to any practical girl's wardrobe, in my opinion. Dress it up or dress it down, either way this thing will make everyone around you ask where you got it. I've worn mine only once so far, but I got so many compliments I lost count! Check out more of Kate's work on her website here.

Along with this week's wonderful sweater pattern giveaway we have one of my favorite tried-and-true yarn companies: Madelinetosh as our sponsor. If you haven't seen or at least heard of Madelinetosh yarns, where have you been?! They carry a large selection of hand dyed yarns. The colors that Madelinetosh produces are truly stunning and I've heard of them referred to as "glazed" colorways. Somehow that word just describes the layering and depths of the hues perfectly. The yarns seem to have an iridescence to them. It's really amazing!

So, to make this the perfect bundle of joy, ONE VERY, VERY, VERY LUCKY WINNER will receive a PDF copy of the Gramps Cardigan and EIGHT SKEINS of Madelinetosh Vintage in one of the most gorgeous reds I've ever witnessed: Tart. What a perfect name for a colorway too!


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That's enough yarn to knit up to an XL Gramps of your very own! In addition to the grand prize, two runners up will also receive a PDF copy of the Gramps Cardigan.


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, 7/31/11. What has everyone been knitting in the summer heat or rain, in our case?! I've been on a sweater kick lately in addition to all the shawls I'm knitting. Do you have any fun sweater projects lined up for fall and winter?



I'll randomly pick the winners in 2 weeks and post the results along with the new giveaway, so be sure to check back. Good luck everyone.

Sincerely,

Ve

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Jessica Snell said...

That's the yummiest red - it's like Christmas joy made visible!

I've found that little projects - like baby booties - and lace projects have been fitting the bill in this heat.

Phoebe said...

Oh my! I have been in love with this pattern since I first saw it! And I have been eager to try the Vintage yarn, too, what a color! This summer I have been knitting more shawls than anything else, quite addicting...

Little Miss S. said...

What a great colour. Lovely. I've been knitting socks and socks and socks for Christmas presents. Perfect small projects to bring anywhere and easy to work on. When fall comes the focus will change and I will want to make thick woollen things for myself.

yarrrnmatey said...

I'm knitting #11 eyelet front vest from vogue knitting in malabrigo worsted rattan for a friends wedding, next up is one for me in madtosh merino rosewood!

brandyivy said...

Ohhh, I am drooling over that red it's gorgeous!

Lately, I've been knitting little summer vests for my nieces. :)

Virginia said...

Im on a shawl kick this summer and Im knitting the Evenstar shawl now. Would love to win the yarn and pattern.

Shannon L. Fowler said...

We have been VERY HOT here in NC!!! I will gladly give you some of our sunshine!!!!!! :)

I've been knitting up dishcloths & scrubbies!! Some fore & a lot to give away! Whew!

As for sweaters: I'm thinking of knitting one for my grandson, & some capelets for my granddaughters for Christmas!

Happy Knitting!
God Bless,
~Shannon~

BrittanyLaine said...

Oh I would love to win this one!
Lately I've been spinning more than knitting, but when I do knit, I'm working on my Traveling Woman shawl. :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

Jenova75 said...

I was sent here by my sister! Hi D!! And this sweater looks like the perfect challenge! Pretty color too.

mommieof4munchkins said...

SQUEEEEEE I LOVE that color, love love love!! And the sweater is so delish I am working on one right now, only problem is I think I picked a size smaller than I should have, guess I need to go workout!

Faye said...

I've had the Jacqueline sweater from Knitty on the needles throughout the past two or three weeks--despite several hot, muggy spells! I am dreaming of cooler weather, and maybe wishful knitting will work some magic for me! Summer is the time to knit for FALL! :)

Martianit said...

I just bought some Madelintosh Sock in Tart and agree it is beautiful.

I have spent most of the summer so far knitting presents for my sister and nephews in the southern hemisphere (where of course it is winter right now). Luckily I had a visitor who could take it back before it gets too warm again.

I have several nice cardigan patterns in the queue - need to commit to one of them before soon, so that I have something nice to wear when it gets cooler again.

Abana said...

I've been trying to conquer some socks this summer. I have actually finished on full sock and started the second one tonight. I currently have enough yarn for a couple more pairs. I'm loving it!

doviejay said...

wow!

just so you know . . . I look really good in red!

claudey said...

I actually switched to crocheting dishcloths & towels this summer, but have a cute shrug planned for the fall!

magrit said...

Here, summer have some 35 degrees C, so it's not nice to knit ... But, with the help of air conditioning, I can knit for autumn: some berets, a cardigan (Concuro from Berooco) ... belimeda@gmail.com

marianne said...

what!! a sweater amount of MadTosh Vintage in Tart and a gorgeous cabled cardigan pattern!?!?

I've got a fingering-weight sweater and a fingering-weight scarf on the needles and just cast on for a fingering-weight shawl. never mind the fingering-weight sock that has been languishing for years. a worsted-weight cardigan is exactly what I need. yes.

thanks for this amazing chance to win! :D

Kate said...

I seem to be on a finishing kick this summer. Rather than start something new, I keep picking up WIPs and putting the finishing touches on. Feels good to only work a little and have something to show for it!

justthreadtwiddling said...

I love red of most hues! My summer knitting has been mostly socks and one silk/linen pullover I hope to have it finished by my birthday on July 31

Amanda said...

I've been working on an uncharacteristically large number of socks and a couple of summery tops.

As far as plans for fall knitting, Gramps just made the queue.

Jessica Powers said...

I've yet to see Tart in person, but I'm pretty sure I'd take home a ton if I did! I'm still working on my Goodale, started in Feb or March, as well as a Tea Leaves - but trying to finish these two cardis and do sample and gift knitting is killing me - I just want to start a lace shawl!

Fait said...

What a stunning red! I love red it's abolutley my color since i was a little girl :) And i'm still missing a red cardigan.
But this summer i was knitting one shawl after the other. But our German summer was since now a little bit rainy and not so hot. So i already think about the next sweater or cardigan i could knit in September to got it ready for autumn. Probably this will be my start up project: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/enelya-linwelin-sleeved-mantelet

Best wishes from Germany
fait

kissu said...

This summer I finished my Ramona mittens started last winter and waiting for the autumn. Then I started Magrathea shawl. I've been planning to start a sweater or cardigan but haven't chosen the pattern yet.

Dclulu on ravelry said...

Wow. Love the red, love the cardi!

Elise said...

Wow! I have been looking for the perfect red for a cardigan! Now if only I could win!

Jennifer said...

How beautiful! I just finished up a laceweight cardigan, am finishing up two shawls and a blanket, and the rest of my summer will go to starting Christmas knitting!

Tara said...

I have been all about the quick knits - hats mostly. I also have a cotton baby blanket that isn't too stifling to work with.

Debra said...

What a beautiful cardi and yarn! I've been knitting small projects this summer - scarves, dishcloths, socks. Just cast on Miami Beach Shawl.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOVE that red.

Knitting Christmas stockings, shawl and cardigans... trying to think cool thoughts!

jessecreations said...

I think you may just be some type of knitting bot, you're amazing with how many things you finish!!

I've been knitting on a shrug/shawl/cowl hybrid (Hari) forever now b/c I keep picking it up and putting it down. Then I am also test knitting a shrug to use as a KAL pattern with my yarns right now, and after that I'm going to knit Rebecca Danger's Jerry the Musical Monkey for my son's 2nd birthday. Mostly though, I've been spinning for Tour de Fleece lately. :)

Jess

wildmag said...

I'm knitting (and frogging and re-knitting) a lacy, cropped cardigan.
The tart yarn looks edible...

Sylvie said...

Oh man...I've been ogling that red for months, and I love a classic cabled sweater.

Robin said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous yarn. I've been knitting for Camp Loopy lately, so a shawl and now I'm to start mittens. Also I threw some rainbow knee socks in there between projects.

Mujercita said...

I have about a gazillion projects on the needles right now- I've been knitting a lot of shawls, a summer top, and some socks. Perfect warm-weather knitting!

DramaticKnits said...

Right now, my I'm working on a lot of things, but my main project is the Evenstar Shawl by Susan Pandorf. Once I get that off the needles I want to start a sweater for me. I'm thinking about the Cricket Sweater by Wendy Baker from "Knitting for Him".

Steph said...

I think tart is my face color way! I just cast on for a sweater (sport weight, beads).

Debbie S said...

Lovely red! I've been working on colorwork mittens, a cabled vest, and some socks. Ready to start something bigger when the heat lets up.

Rowleeeee said...

Oh! This is amazing! I have always wanted to knit up a sweater in Madelinetosh Tart. I'm working on a Whispy Cardi this summer and hoping to get started on some of the other sweaters I have planned for the fall. Thanks, Ve for the awesome giveaways!

JoAnna said...

What a fantastic giveaway! I don't have any Madelinetosh in my stash, but I am always tempted by them.

This week I've been knitting long armwarmers in handspun yarn...because I know summer will end sometime (right??)

Lydia said...

i've been knitting summer weight cardigans and pullovers, a pair of socks and shawlettes-am thinking the same for fall and winter but with a couple hats thrown in too.

Ertman-Trowbridge Family said...

I am knitting a sweater for myself that can be worn with my pregnancy bump and baby items for my coming nephew and daughter.

LOTS of plans for fall and winter knitting, but I am not anticipating much getting done with a newborn.

And what an amazing giveaway! Love the madelinetosh yarn color!

Rachael said...

Oh my goodness, this might be the best giveaway yet. I've been knitting baby sweaters in cotton like crazy this summer

susanmhj said...

Love that red! Just beautiful!
I'm about to finish a cotton cardi for the summer, and also just started a KAL with the Bella Blouse in cottons.
The Madtosh red would make a beautiful fall/winter sweater!

Suzanne said...

What an amazing giveaway! Your sweater is wonderful. My knitting group has had a sock camp this summer and I just finished two pairs for my boys. Also on my needles is a Coleus shawl, an Einstein coat and a summer bolero. I'm a little over extended...or maybe not. :-)

Christine said...

I'm currently working on an Emelie in Strawberry Crab Bugga! I completed a sweater for my son, some mittens and several shawls!

BellyLaugher on Rav

Erin said...

Holy cow that yarn is gorgeous! Madelinetosh is on my list of yarns to try and has been for quite a while. I just can't remember the last time I bought yarn. I'm currently knitting a sample sweater out of KFI's new yarn line Juniper Moon Farm. It's crazy soft and lovely, but it's a huge, bulky weight cardi. It's so hot on my lap! But it must be done by the end of August and so I plug away!

sparkeespud said...

I would be happy to send you some of the 100F+ weather we are having here in Nebraska! As for sweater knitting, I have a few lined up for the cooler days ahead! I've never tried Madelinetosh but everyone is always raving about it! I think it would be an excellent yarn for the fall season!

Jen said...

I'm knitting the Socks with pints on and the Emma Shrug - soon after I'll move to baby knits!

Frankly Beka said...

Several of my friends are expecting mothers, so I am spending a lot of time working on baby items. Most of them are tiny enough to not be a heat issue during the Summer. As for upcoming Fall projects, I'm designing and test knitting a scarf. Hopefully I can focus long enough to finish one before the weather gets too chill.

Zabbers said...

Oh my gosh, that's the best prize ever. I haven't been knitting much, it's so hot--I had been working on a linen dress, but that got put on hold when I realized I wasn't going to get it done in time for what I wanted it for. Otherwise, little things: an ipod cozy, a hot pad... But really what I have been doing is spinning, which is my new obsession, and strangely ok in the heat. I would gladly gladly gladly send you about 25% of this heat. Please take it.

Mim said...

I've been knitting socks, necklaces, squares for a quilt. Do you see a theme here. Small projects. When it gets hot, I can't stand lots of stuff on me or wool in my hands. I love Madelinetosh and that sweater pattern is great.

Sarah.Crochet said...

I've been knitting squares for a blanket I am making for charity... I also knit a hat!

That red is beautiful! Hope I win!

Susan said...

This is so beautiful! I've been knitting shawls like crazy...of course I have a deadline -- my wedding next year!

Lizbert said...

I've been finishing up some knitted items for a new baby that my friends will be having in August - blanket, toy monster, sweater. But it is hot here, so my "need to knit but too hot for blanket" knitting is a super light lace scarf.

twistedtexan said...

This pattern has been in my queue for a little while now. I love it! The Vintage yarn would be *perfect* for it! (drool)

Lately I've been knitting shawlettes and socks. It's too stinking hot for anything else. ;)

Marianna said...

That's a beautiful pattern. Throughout the summer, I've been finishing smaller projects like socks and things. Soon I'm going to get started on some birthday presents for friends because two of my best friends birthdays are at the end of the summer.

heather said...

What a beautiful color! Thanks for the giveaway!

Maegwin said...

Wow what an amazing giveaway! I have coveted Madelinetosh in Tart for a long time. I've never tried the yarn but that red is so gorgeous that I love every project I've seen made with it.

I've been working on Valencia by Chrissy Gardiner for my summer knitting in a wool/cotton blend yarn that is a nice grapey purple. I'm to the waist shaping now and can't wait to wear it. I've also been doing lots of baby knits for the plethora of babies that seem to be forming around me. It makes for great summer knitting too since all of them are small. For winter I just took a fair isle class and am knitting up my first colorwork mitts. I'm super proud of the one I've done so far and look forward to their warmth on my hands this winter.

Cheers-Nina (aka Maegwin on Ravelry)

Rachel R. said...

That is a beautiful red - will make an amazing sweater!

Amazingly enough, I've been working on a blanket - crochet, though, not knitting. A dear friend is having a baby and every baby should have a handmade blanket - no matter how hot it is outside!

rkray3 AT yahoo DOT com

Megan said...

Wow! That is some beautiful yarn!

I just finished my first sweater ever~ Peasy by Heidi Kirrmaier. I can't wait to start on another sweater...maybe Gramps?

Thanks for a beautiful giveaway!

amchart said...

I’ve been knitting some cabled wool leggings in the summer heat. So NOT suitable to the weather, but it was my first test knit and I was very excited for the opportunity. I’ve since moved on to a baby SUMMER dress and some baby sweaters. Nice that the project stays off the lap. I’ve heard of Madelinetosh, but I must confess I’ve not ever knit with it. I’m crossing everything I can cross that I win this one! Rav amchart

Sabrina said...

*Gasp* That yarn is just juicy! It's such a beautiful red!

I'm knitting the Radian Yoke (from KnitScene's summer magazine) in sky blue cotton/linen. I haven't thought far enough ahead to know what sweaters I'll be knitting this fall. Hopefully, I'll be making the Gramps Cardigan ;)

bean1082@gmail.com

stephanie RJ said...

A mitten - small, transportable, not hot on my lap.

Tart is really the most delicious colour!

Liz said...

It's been super hot here in Michigan, so I started knitting my first pair of socks for those really warm days! But I've also just started a Paulie cardigan for when I'm able to enjoy my air conditioning!
lizsto at gmail dot com.

Ginger said...

I've been making small things in preparation for winter like gloves and scarves. I do have a big afghan on the needles, but it's been too hot to have that much wool in my lap!

Krista said...

I've been working on a Featherweight for a friend. Something fast in a gorgeous color does me would be a great change of pace!

jacey said...

I love madelintosh and I love this colour!

I've just started a linen cami...we'll see if it gets done for this summer:)

K. said...

In this heat, I have been knitting all sorts of socks. I'm in the 26 Pair Plunge this year, and it started July 1. I'm also working on an Ulmus Rectangle by Kirsten Kapur as my non-sock project.

Jane said...

Lace and socks, stuff that is not bulky.

Denise said...

Wish I could say I've been knitting some summer stuff, but I'm actually k itting hats and cowls for Christmas gifts! This giveaway looks amazing!

sacha said...

Ohhhhhh- I have been wanting to make a Tea Leaves forever! In RED- would be over-the-top wonderful. With so many skeins- I could make make a mother-daughter set!!

As far as my current knitting life- I just finished Camilla and a pair of finger-less mitts for my daughter's preschool teacher for her special yearly gift. Next up is a lace scarf for my mom for the holidays.

Laura said...

I started a blanket squares group on facebook and have been knitting 10x10 or 10x20 squares. So far it has been fun but a little time consuming.

I have also started on an MMario Vampire W(h)ine shawl. This one is currently on the back burner.

For the fall and winter. I have 3 shawls I would like to do, I have one I need to finish up, and I am working on a strawberry dress design that I am writing and knitting up. Can't wait for that one.

I also have one Debbie Bliss Sweater I want to make for my mother that has TONS of cables.

BTW that sweater and the yarn are to die for. I'd give my soul to win this one. (shhhh) lol

Nicole said...

Oh, my gosh, I love your giveaways, but I've never wanted to win one more than this!!!!! That cardigan is AMAZING, and that yarn is SUCH a beautiful color! And I've never knit with Madelinetosh before! Squee! Wow!

Anyway, I've actually been knitting a sweater for my dad all summer. :) (I'm a slow knitter, but it's coming along nicely)

Kari1276 said...

I've been knitting all sorts of things this summer - I don't let the heat slow me down at all! A tank top for me, a sweater for my 9 month old (the baby version of the Gramps sweater actually...), some felted slippers for my sister-in-law, and the Whisper Cardi.

Cary said...

The weather doesn't really have an impact on what I choose to know. I usually spend Jan-June knitting whatever I want. As soon as July comes I start stressing about Christmas knitting. So regardless of the heat I start working on what I want to gift this year, whether it be a washcloth for a coworker or a vest for my sister.

katherinelynn_04 said...

Ooooh. I have been stalking that sweater! This summer I have been knitting shawls, a blanket, and am currently working on a sweater. More sweaters from now on, I think. It is the piece I am most likely to wear!
katherinelynn_04 at yahoo dot com
katherinelynn04 on rav

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Michelle said...

OMG That sweater is awesome and the yarn is beyond divine!!!
I'd LOVE LOVE to win!

I've been doing a fair bit of sewing this summer..but I have knit 2 short sleeved sweaters and a shawl and am currently working on Goodale and a shawl!

I'm mikki522 on Ravelry

Gianna said...

I finally finished my first sweater (in lace weight, no less) a few days ago, so now I'm looking to move onto some projects for fall and winter babies.

Kamigaeru said...

This summer has been all shawls! But Fall will be here before I know it, so slippers and sweaters are definitely in the works.

ikkinlala said...

I've supposedly been knitting socks, but have actually not been getting very much knitting done lately. I'm trying to work on it more often.

I don't have anything lined up for the fall and winter yet. Fall is my busy season at work so I don't have a lot of time to knit, and winter is far enough away that I haven't really thought about it yet.

AuntSuze said...

That is the most beautiful pattern/yarn combo ever!

I am working on socks this summer as well as a shawl pattern or 2. I am determined to master the art of socks - without gusset holes, lol.

Kassia said...

Gorgeous gorgeous yarn!! Love that shade of red.

I'm knitting socks socks socks!! Perfect for knitting in the heat. I'm eagerly anticipating cooler weather and fall knitting though; next up in the queue is a sweater for my mom, Kirsten Kapur's Acer in Berrocco Vintage Chunky. :)

Kathy said...

WOW, this pattern with that yarn? SO gorgeous! I've been knitting hats and socks lately, small things since I am one of those in the middle of the heat wave, with a heat index of 115 degrees!

Katie said...

Oh my - that red is scrumptious!

I am busy knitting away at the thousand shawls I have stacked in my queue. I think I am aiming to have nothing up shawls in my wardrobe...

Kristina said...

I have been finishing projects. I have project ADD. Once I finish the knitting, I frequently abandon the project to start knitting another. Plus, I have a few projects that were giving me trouble. I've been focusing on finishing those projects, if only to give me room for new ones.

kristyh1981 said...

I'm in the middle of a major shawl kick. I've finished 3 and have 2 on the needles.

Rav ID kristyh1981

Carol said...

Oh my gosh! What a gorgeous red! You and your sponsor are so generous! I've been working on the Great American Aran Afghan to give my parents for their 50th wedding anniversary, but it's so slow going that I won't finish in time. Still, I'll keep plugging away on it. Though tedious at times, each block is really beautiful!

littlecp on Ravelry
(carol.p@fuse.net)

mommysewnuts said...

I have been on a shawl kick this summer, but I can't wait to start knitting a cozy new sweater for fall. That red is so deep and rich looking.

lorraine said...

woh! id just die of shock if i won..im currently finishing up a cardigan and then i need to start a shawl and then i need to start an afghan for my sister..theres never enough time for any of my projects! raineoc@yahoo.com

Megan said...

I'm knitting cotton, bamboo, and linen Summer tops. But I have been craving cardigan and pullovers. Thanks for the opportunity to win a great prize!

rockbridge said...

I've been knitting hats like a maniac and funny enough, I just recently made one with Madtosh vintage in tart. The yarn, the colorway, a true delight! I would love to have a sweater in it!

Sarah said...

Wowza, what a giveaway! I'm currently knitting a Citron out of Mal Lace and have a bunch of other shawls in sock yarn in the queue!

- sep on Rav

The RedHeaded Minion said...

I've been knitting on a Woodland Shawl, and a few test knits...

I'd really like to venture into making a sweater for myself!

Michaela said...

I am from the Pacific Northwest as well, and rains have been plenty, although we have gotten some nice days. Rain or shine, I have been knitting lots of shawls because they are my great love. However, one of my goals for the summer was to knit my first sweater- this would be perfect :)

knitterlydesigns said...

Ooooh! I would LOVE to win this. Lately I have been working on a Cedar Leaf Shawlette, a bunch of DangerCraft monsters, and my Featherweight cardi.

knitterlydesigns on Ravelry

mhchong said...

Oooh, love the pattern and yarn combo! Would love to win this. As to what I've been knitting this summer: lots of shawls and a few sweaters (currently working on abigail cardi, and paulie & vanadium are next on my queue). Christmas will be here before I know it, so I really should get going on gift knitting (hats, mitts, & cowls).

Kelly J. R. said...

I've actually been doing more spinning than knitting lately but when I do pick up my needles, I've been working on knitting the cute Spud sheep from Spud & Chloe.

Orli said...

Gorgeous yarn, great-looking pattern.

I'm knitting mostly baby sweaters since everyone I know is either pregnant or just had a baby...along with a couple of summer shawls for my boyfriend's grandma, who's pretty awesome and definitely knitworthy :)

lisa said...

I've been knitting a lace shawl and crocheting granny squares out of sock yarn.

JuleeQue said...

What a fabulous giveaway! I hadn't seen that cardi before and I love it! The yarn? Nothing less than amazing. This summer I'm working on baby socks and hats for the new Grandchild joining us in December! (lucky us!)

Julie said...

Great pattern and yarn! I have a couple of Christmas prezzies to knit this fall - Vitamin D cardi for my daughter and East Hale cardi for my son-in-law. And I hope to tackle my ever lengthening queue on Ravelry.

fafaknits said...

It looks amazing!
During summer I tend to prefer to knit socks or shawls, anything relatively light weight really!

Karen said...

I love the sweater pattern, and the Madelinetosh. It's one of my favorites too!

Christine Lima said...

I do love that red...and the sweater ain't bad either!

Tiphanie Wong said...

Oooh, I'd love to finally try some Madelinetosh!

My current knitting project is the Wendy sweater for my niece, who requested it for her birthday. =)

i'm purplemama on ravelry.

Andrea said...

I've been doing a ton of sample knitting but did manage to knit a pair of socks for myself and a tank top too!

sparky136 said...

I've been knitting fingerless gloves and washcloths. I love that red color and tart is a perfect name.

Beth said...

Ooh...lovely red!

I've been knitting scarves this summer. Right now I'm working on one out of Auracania Ruca...it's made from sugar cane and has a nice light feel to it which is perfect for knitting in hot weather.

mary said...

Beautiful yarn,gorgeous pattern. It just makes me happy on this hot day in July.

Cheryl MacKenzie said...

OMG what a fabulous givaway - what a great combination that will be!

JanetK said...

I love that red!
This summer I have knit up an itchy (not intentionally itchy but that's how it's turned out) pullover for my son, and now I'm working on a Lanesplitter skirt for myself. We're having a cool summer, so I may not have to wait long to wear it!

Brenda said...

The patern is great and the yarn is luscious!
This summer I have been working on a summer top in a light linen viscose blend - Firefly yarn from CEY. Here is the top (a free pattern that I designed). http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/firefly-water-lilies-top

(I am goodstuff on Rav)

Trevor Walker said...

That yarn is SO gorgeous *tear* I've been knitting scarves and cowls, because I'm going somewhere cold this winter!

Emily said...

Plugging away at a sweater vest for my husband. Hopefully he'll be able to wear it by the time the weather allows!

InJuneau said...

I've been knitting a baby blanket (well, it's finished and delivered) and four market bags on commission (almost done--just 2/3 of the last one left). One of these days I really am going to start that sweater I promised DH!

This yarn is a gorgeous color!

Jade said...

Well I've just had a bout of startitis, and so I've been crocheting toys and a 'red riding hood' like cape, and knitting socks, and a summer vest top! But at the rate the British weather keeps changing, by the time I finish the vest top it'll probably be wet and windy.

Enid said...

I'm almost done with the Rock Island Shawl and in desperate need to figure out my next project. I finished a pair of Monkey socks while knitting the shawl, and started another pair of socks, too.

Vanessa said...

I love that red! I've been alternating between a sock (portable) and a lace shawl (not portable).

Rhian Drinkwater said...

I've got half a dozen projects on the needles! Several socks, a featherweight cardigan, a shawl…

fridica said...

OH. My. So. Much. Madelintosh!

I've been only knitting socks this summer. But I'll definitely have to start thinking about a fall sweater soon!

ohdessa said...

I've been working on a sweater and some smaller projects like mittens. That red is so pretty!

Tonya said...

Beautiful! I have a lightweight sweater in Lenpur Linen that I am working on, as well as little crochet potholders when the heat index reaches 116!

Michele aka yarndoggie said...

Wow! What a generous prize!

This summer has been pretty hot and muggy so I'm practicing my sock making :) Small light and fast is the way to go until the temp drops again.

Erlota Knits said...

Love, love, love that red. I have been knitting a cream colored lace wedding shawl for my future daughter-in-law, and thinking how maybe it would have looked great done in red! Also just finished my first sweater, in a lovely teal sort of of color.

Beth W. said...

Beautiful red! With the heat...and baseball games...I keep making teddy bear bookmarks...and the kids keep giving them away!

Castle Diaries said...

Beautiful color and awesome giveaway! I'm finishing up a sweater for a DD's b-day!

Monica de Moss said...

I'm also on a sweater kick - except that they are sweaters for my baby granddaughter! :-) Just bought some delicious handdyed yarn that my cousin dished and am looking for the perfect pattern to do it up. Would LOVE to win that pattern and that OMG drop dead gorgeous TART yarn. Yummy!

Turtle said...

Our last couple of trips to canada (hubby for work me tagging along) led us to be near a cute yarn shop walking distance for me. I have a sweater lined up for winter knitting. It uses yarn and pattern by Sirdar that i could not find our way.
I love having projects lined up for cold wet WA winters! It is nice as well to have things lined up with the economy, :)

Right now i am working on a shawl as well as a ton of washcloth/dishcloths for fall craft fairs with my homemade soaps.

What a wonderful looking sweater, love the cables!

Lea Aline said...

Kate's patterns are delightful and she has such wonderful pattern support, this pattern is edging out others in the queue for fall knitting. I'm using my summer knitting time to knit socks for Christmas presents. That tart color is tdf, which isn't surprising from madtosh!

goodkarma said...

I love Gramps and I love MadTosh. Tart is such a perfect red. Please sign me up for the contest! This summer I've been knitting cottony cardis for my little girls but I'm really looking forward to woolly fall knitting. Who am I kidding, I wish summer would just start already! First Seattle summer ever...

Jen said...

That is the prettiest red yarn! Makes me WANT to knit a sweater even in this heat :)
I'm doing my first shawl (part of a KAL) this summer! Yay!

tammy said...

beautiful! i have been knitting hats from kate...simple fair isle and roar!

Knittery B said...

What a great giveaway! I don't have a red sweater but I think I need a gorgeous handmade one!

Becky said...

I love that color red. I have been working on a baby blanket. I have less than 2 weeks until the baby comes. I hope I can finish it in time.

Becky (gathersnomoss on ravelry)

evan said...

Well, i have been knitting lots of baby things. Everyone I know is pregnant. But besides that, I have been working on a pattern for a little lace bolero.

Stranded Things said...

Like so many others, I seem to be addicted to shawls this summer. I'm a total cardigan slut all year round though, so you can imagine the amount of drool on my keyboard right now!

Marilyn said...

I just finished knitting Wendyknits' Summer Mystery Shawlette and I'm knitting Rebecca Danger's Louie the Lovebot right now. Thanks for the chance to win!

Debbie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE that colorway! I have been knitting shawls and no end in sight (the gift queue is quite long) so the idea of such a gorgeous sweater is very enticing!

TopHat said...

I've been knitting legwarmers. I know that sounds like it's not a good summer project... and it's not. But I'm knitting them for someone who bought the yarn and pattern and so I'm knitting them for her.

lilletblanc said...

I,ve been working on winter sweaters and shawls during the latest heat wave! If I'm going to be stuck inside in the AC I might as well get ready for colder weather!

Kit said...

Oh my oh my oh my, perfect yarn, perfect pattern, that is going to make some lucky person's day!

Kate Muniz said...

This is wonderful! Love this yarn!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm working on Nidden by Norah Gaugin with some silky wool that's really pretty. I've modified the length to be about 22" (6 more than the pattern calls for ) and when I'm working on it, outside, at my son's baseball game, I'm REALLY hot. For the first time, I kinda get the wierd looks when I "kip" - knit in public. But hey! when its all done, I'll have a fabulous sweater!
Thanks for another chance to win!
Carolyn
eandnsmom@yahoo.com

fracksmom said...

I just finished the Summer's Day Sweater, a Harry Potter scarf, and a baby blanket, I'm excited to start another project and am looking at a few sweaters.

This yarn and pattern would be so perfect for a CHristmas sweater..........

Fracksmom

josiekitten said...

Lovely yarn! The weather isn't very hot in the UK at the moment. I'm currently knitting a lacy scarf and a couple of pairs of socks!

Rae Lynne said...

Wow, what a vibrant red!

I have been knitting baby sweaters, booties and hats since I'm due in November. But it's slowed down recently in the extreme heat. I hate when the weather messes with my knitting mojo!

Raelynne01 on Rav

mrsalemp said...

That yarn color is gorgeous!
I've been doing mostly toy knitting lately. Have picked up the hooded dress for my niece, and this blanket a few times when it's been cooler out. Next on my list is lace with actual lace weight yarn.

Missus Vonkysmeed said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I have been knitting summery cardigans for myself and small Christmas gift items for others, yes, holiday knitting already! I've got to get cracking on Back to School knitting though to have a new cardi ready for my little girl's first day of school. :)

Zilliah Bailey said...

Fantastic giveaway! I've been knitting bracelets - they're great for using up all those little leftover yarn balls!

asteride said...

Hi, thank you for letting us hope to win this wonderful prize. I always wanted to knit with this yarn. I knitted a slouchy hat (Felicity), a shawl with short rows that is a personal pattern and a double saroyan.

LuisaM said...

I've been knitting a lace cardigan - Laar - and some small items like mittens or a hat.
For the winter I'm thinking of Warriston, Kerrera, Aidez, ...

Maria said...

What a lovely pattern and the yarn colour looks so warm. Just what I could use right now :-)

Polarpurplebear said...

I've been making an afghan as a wedding present - not very summery! Love this colour yarn!

slmiller8 said...

I've been knitting shawls so far this summer. Now I'm getting ready to switch gears-finish up some in-progress projects and start socks or mittens.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

That red is fabulous. I've been fascinated by entrelac lately, but have gone back to my old standbys, hats and scarves. Most will be donated to the homeless shelters come the fall.

Stickyfingers said...

I've been working on tiny toy related things. Like toys. And clothes for dolls.
I adore gramps. I'm working on it for a wee boy currently, but it's just too hot to knit a sweater right now. That red is divine and perfect!

JoannaCos (Rav) said...

Oh man, I'd LOVE to knit a Tarty Cardi! (tee hee!)

I'm working on a cotton cardi at the moment and that gorgeous red is making me long for wooly winter knitting. This heat is the pits.

Rachel said...

It's a wet rainy winter here so I've been quite the little milliner - hats hats and more hats. Perfect for the temperature, no worries about anything getting wet if I kip as it all fits beneath my umbrella so nicely.

Ashley Lynn said...

wow wow wow! That red is gorgeous :) It reminds me of apple picking in the fall. This summer I have been working on the Calligraphy Cardigan by Hannah Fetig. I did not have the money for MTosh but went with Rowan DK tweed, It is looking super comfy. It would be great to be able to try out this very yummy looking yarn!

Amanda said...

I recently got Debbie Bliss's "Simply Baby" book. I did the Hooded Jacket already and I'm going to do the lace-edged cardigan next. I'm planning on using them as shower gifts or saving them for when I have kids.

Imageek said...

I love that sweater! It's gorgeous. And that yarn looks so yummy as well! I have been working on socks and a shawl and I have been very busy spinning in the Tour de Fleece!

Jenni R in Edmonton said...

Just finished a Zauberball rectangular shawl - feather and fan, with a garter stitch edge, and panel separating the lace. Started a Muskat cotton one today, while in Dr's waiting room.

Tara said...

What a gorgeous color! I'd love to knit my first ever sweater with that!

Kelly E. said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this color yarn! It is an awesome red. I have been working on baby blankets. I can't seem to get caught up. =) I have yet to tackle a sweater, would love to try this one! I think the color would look Fab on me. LOL!!!

Debra from Canada said...

I have just finished five wedding shawls for my daughter and her four bridesmaids. Need a sweater for the fall.

Love this pattern and the yarn. Hope you pick me.

Sarah said...

It has been supper hot in Eastern NC. So hot that I don't even want to go to the beach. I have been knittig lots of socks, shawls, and baby stuff for my coming soon nephew.

I have been wanting to make the Gramps Cardigan for awhile now. I love the red.

Mary Kay said...

What a gorgeous color and pattern! I have been knitting fingerless mittens.

Anonymous said...

i am a TART, just ask anyone. its on all the bathroom walls

Judi said...

Love the red yarn! This summer I've been knitting a variety of scarves for my daughter. I snuck a baby hat in there for a little guy due early October. :-) I have several heavier scarves planned for cooler weather as well as a couple of berets and matching fingerless mitts.


Zowmom on Ravelry

aimee said...

oh...red. I love red. I'm crossing my fingers!

prettylily said...

Wonderful pattern, I love cables! So far I am knitting a lightweight cardi for myself then its on to baby stuff for our new addition.

Juliaknit said...

I am knitting socks and shawls, but also getting a lot of spinning in. Thanks for the great giveaway.

PenCraft said...

what a wonderful give-away. Gorgeous sweater, lovely yarn. I have been knitting shawlettes. Now a pair of socks, but I feel more shawlettes calling me. Holden, Ruffle My Feathers and Catkin so far.

mschoir01 said...

Oh, my! What beautiful yarn and what a great sweater! What else can you say? Too great a prize!

I have been working on small, mostly cotton/linen blend lace facecloths and soap sacks. Quick projects, not too hot to handle (I too am in the roasting range. Today wasn't as bad - only 104F - ick). They make such great girly gifts, I may try to keep a set handy, in case of necessity.

And as soon as the weather breaks, I plan to begin Christmas knitting.

Eva said...

Oh that is a gorgeous red!
I've been working on lace things, simple lace shawl for a retiring receptionist, and I'm about to start my very first Niebling.

GeneticsGirl said...

Well, it's winter over here and we have rain and cold weather a plenty. I've just finished up a scarf, am working on some socks and also spinning every evening!

Rebekah said...

I've been sticking with small projects, due to the heat and general rush of life's current.

My new scarf is finally done, and I can't wait until it cools off enough for me to wear it out and about without looking rather more humorous than I'd wish.

affiknity said...

What an awesome offer! I am working on a cardigan for myself in lace weight yarn. It is going to be on looooong project.

jamielw said...

Such a vibrant red!
I am knitting a Wispy cardigan in Malabragio lace weight. Perfect for a hot summer to work on and it will be great for cool LA evenings.

faeriecollege said...

I've sort of been knitting whatever. I meant to knit summer tops, but they've all been gauge disasters, so I've settled for (knee high!) socks and scarves. It's been fun!

Vicki said...

Oooo that red is absolutely yummy! And that pattern is brilliant! Love love love cables! I've been working on socks with a superwash merino.

Rasa said...

I absolutely love that red!!! I've been knitting socks and shawlettes/scarves. My sweater is waiting for slightly cooler weather. On top of that, our air-conditioner died and any yarn was sticking to my fingers. Glad to have the air up and running!!!

Sue N said...

Wow! What a beautiful red.

I've been working on sweaters-all of them in fingering weight. I need to start working on hats for gifts.

Bloups said...

Great great color !

I'm trying to finish all my WIP to begin some new projects. Big sweater in summer heat, that's rough...

Celeste said...

I've been working on a scarf for the 2012 Special Olympics USA Scarf Project!

Linda said...

That's a beautiful Yarn and will be great in that pattern. I'd love to win them! Summer knitting here is Bel Air (fingering weight) and a couple of shawls.

Michelle said...

I have been working on smaller and very portable projects: cowls, hats, and shawls. For winter I have 2 sweaters and a blankets lined up.

oakbayknits said...

I have been knitting Kate Davies' Deco cardigan, Jared Flood's Rock Island Shawl, and just cast on Citron. It's becoming known as the 'bummer summer' here in Victoria BC. Cool - still wearing sweaters every morning. Grumble.

Anonymous said...

Love the sweater and the yarn looks gorgeous!
This summer is going too fast. Need to finish the central park hoodie for fall weather.
LynnIL ravelry

Stephanie said...

I've mostly knit my usual shawls this summer (finished Stripe Study and am now working on Woodland Spring) and am almost done with my 1st pair of socks.

I don't have any plans to tackle a sweater anytime soon and generally don't line up my knitting queue too far in advance. I will likely knit some hats or other cold winter accessories to use up some of the smaller amounts of yarn in my stash.

This is a great giveaway. The winner will be very happy!

Christine, thesailingknitter said...

I Love it!!! Red is so my color... getting married on Sunday the 24th have made the bridesmaid dresses and swear to have my own done by Friday LOL knitting is not high on the priority list so far this summer.... Bramble bag on the needles and active...others hybernating.... but first the Tuesday after my husband leaves for the office... Ecudor goes on the needles!!

Kerri said...

I just finished up a sweater in Tosh Sock... it's beautiful. I'd love to be able to knit another sweater in Tosh yarn!! The Tart colorway is gorgeous.

craftink said...

I will start knitting Christmas presents. Yes. That is Christmas in July!

craftink on ravelry

ChrisC said...

Holy cow! What an amazing, amazing giveaway! Madelinetosh has spoiled me for any other yarn -- it's pretty much all I want to knit with anymore.

In San Francisco, our summers aren't actually all that warm, so my knitting really doesn't change much. Right now, I'm working on a hat for my boyfriend (Jared Flood's Koolhaus) and eagerly awaiting an order of Madtosh yarn so I can dive in on a Tea Leaves Cardi for me.

Avila said...

Lovely pattern!

I've been working on a lace weight cardigan with 3/4 sleeves, it will be perfect when things start to cool off in another month or two.

Mona said...

Wowzer! What an awesome giveaway!
I've actually been knitting sweaters and thought I must be the only crazy one doing so in the height of summer (inside no-A/C house no less)!

Lizzi said...

That 'Tart' red is fab! Red is one of my favourite colours -especially when it comes to shoes! I can't resist.

I have just finished a cardigan which has turned out far too small - a lesson to me to swatch first. I have sort of lost my knitting mojo at the moment and am just playing about doing a wee blankie.

marlie said...

My summer knitting includes a shawl for me for the fall (wool/cashmere blend), and a stuffed animal for a friend's new baby (cotton).

liz h said...

We've just got rain here in Yorkshire, England, and I'm knitting socks. I'm trying to reduce the number of unfinished things in my knitting stash, so I'm having a finish two projects before starting another one rule. Boring, but necessary. At the moment I'm finishing some colourwork socks in red, blue and white and some Cat Bordhi socks - second sock syndrome is in evidence!

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