8.29.2011

giveaway #68

The Grand Prize winner of 3 skeins of Sandra Singh 1 ply Merino and a PDF copy of the Hooded Scarves and Cowls is:

Laura

The 1st Runner Up who wins 2 skeins of the same yarn and a copy of the pattern is:

Fluffy

And, lastly the Runner Up who wins a copy of the pattern alone is:

Wooly Knits n Bits



Maybe I'm aging myself here, but I'm still amazed at how the internet works in many wonderful and mysterious ways! I'm astonished at how easy it is to meet and form friendships online through various communities - especially awesome knitting communities like Ravelry. And, I still hold true to saying that knitters are some of the nicest folks around.

Since starting this blog, I've had the opportunity to meet many knitters and crafters from all over the world. Natalie Servant, this giveaway's featured knitter and artist, is one of them. Natalie and I met via my blog! She started following and entering my giveaways, and ended up winning one last year. We have stayed in contact since then and Natalie has come full circle and is now sponsoring this week's pattern giveaway along with her friend, Hasmi, who is the indie dyer of Rocky Mountain Dyeworks and is sponsoring the yarn portion. Here's Natalie sharing a bit about her inspiration behind her newest pattern collection, Summer in Provence:


What made me come up with my "Summer in Provence" series of shawls?

I'm always looking for inspiration, for new challenges. I'm a big fan of Art Deco, which is why my first lace designs were based on the Chrysler Building and the Eiffel Tower. I had so much fun running a Tour de France knit along (KAL) for my Eiffel Tower Shawl that I decided it should be an annual thing. I also wanted to continue with a French theme for the event. Late last year I began searching for the right idea.

I've been lucky enough to visit France a number of times and I have fond memories of visiting a perfume factory in Grasse. I also have a set of greeting cards that I've been hoarding because I love them. The box shows lavender fields in bloom with their characteristic rounded rows. All of these things plus the lavender growing in my own garden started me down the path to this series. I had also recently purchased a zingy purple fingering weight yarn from Posh Yarn in the UK, so I was set. The Lavender Fields Shawl was born and the design process just seemed to flow naturally. It has both of the rounded rows of lavender in the body and of the little lavender buds as nupps (or beads) in the border.

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When I thought about creating an e-book of related shawl designs, I pictured the wonderful views you see when watching the Tour de France when the cyclists are whizzing around the country. I started a little list, and settled on three more designs: sunflowers, vineyards, and poppies. I sent Hasmi at Rocky Mountain Dyeworks some of my inspiration pictures and she very graciously dyed some yarn for me.

With the Sunflower Field shawl, I played around, sketching a little before I had exactly what I wanted. The shawl is very true to my drawings, with the big sunflowers at the top, the sunflower leaves down the middle, and the border echoing the petals of the flowers. Hasmi's Sunflower colorway in Bow Falls Fingering was perfect. This shawl was the subject of my Tour de France KAL this year. I've got to remember not to do another yellow triangular shawl for next year's KAL!

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I've promised 2 more shawls for the e-book. The Vineyards Shawl is due out in the next couple of days, and I'm thrilled with the results. Once again, Hasmi worked her magic on some yarn: Glacier Ice Lace in Vineyard and Merlot. Mmmm, alpaca & silk. I knew from the start what I wanted to accomplish with this shawl - stockinette leaves on a vine standing out from a lace background with little curlicues. Then I topped that off with a border full of bunches of grapes. This one was a little more painful to design, but I'm so glad I stuck to my vision.

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The fourth and final shawl in the series is due out at the end of September. I've got some great yarn lined up for my design based on poppies, and I hope that all the folks that have told me they're waiting for my poppy design enjoy it!


Thank you, Natalie & Hasmi, for being our lovely sponsors! Now, check out what you have a chance to win:

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One Grand Prize winner will receive TWO skeins of the gorgeous and super soft Rocky Mountain Dyeworks Glacier Ice Lace in the colorways Merlot (purple) and Vineyard (green) and a PDF copy of the Summer in Provence e-book. Two Runners Up also have the chance to win a PDF copy of the e-book!


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, 9/11/11. Check out Natalie's patterns and tell us which pattern you might like to knit up.

I am in love with the Chrysler Crown Shawl. I have plenty of lace weight skeins at home that would be very happy to become a new shawl for me to wear!!

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


188 comments:

Kamigaeru said...

Two of her patterns really caught my eye: Lavender Fields would look lovely on my friend Tosh, and I think the Chrysler Crown Shawl would be perfect for my friend Esther. I have wanted to knit something for both of those special friends, but haven't found the right patterns yet... until now! :-)

ne-knopka said...

i like Chrysler Crown Shawl

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PNWBookGirl said...

Lavender Fields, not just because I love purple!

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Dclulu on ravelry said...

I love fast forward.

Typstatting said...

Love the Lavender Fields Shawl, that would be my choice!
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Katie said...

Strand of Pearls is definitely my favorite of the bunch!

On an unrelated topic, I got my yarn last week! I have been busily knitting away at my study stripe shawl. :D

Amanda said...

Love the Chrysler Crown Shawl!

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justthreadtwiddling said...

The yarn looks yummy and I need to make something for me, for a change!

Knitmish on Ravelry said...

Beautiful patterns, and gorgeous yarn- a perfect match! I have only recently started to aquire lace weight yarn, and I have yet to make something. I love shawls, and both Lavender Fields and the Chrysler Crown Shawl have caught my eye!

Anu said...

Loved the Lavender Fields shawl...it's amazing to read about how she got inspired to design her shawls! Would love to make one of them atleast!

babyloveknit on ravelry

Leah said...

I love the Eiffel tower shawl - it's been on my list for ages. (notpanicking on ravelry)

Kayla said...

I'm in love of Eiffel Tower Shawl!

affiknity said...

Lavander Fields took my breath away. Absolutely stunning.

Juliaknit said...

I really like the Lavender Fields pattern. The yarn is beautiful - thanks for the chance to win!

Melamalie said...

The Chrysler Crown Shawl is fantastic! So different from most lace shawls! I love it. :)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, my goodness!! Love them all, but the Lavender Fields is my fav! They are all beautiful.

Sue Lowe said...

Oh, how beautiful. Do we win a trip to France to knit the shawls? If I had to pick which shawl to start with, I'd probably pick the vine lace because I love greens but all are so beautiful!!!!!!!!!!

Kristina said...

Lavender Fields, and the Eiffel Tower Shawl. That Eiffel Tower Shawl is so elegant!

bourbongirl on ravelry

Rasa said...

I think I really like the lacier shawls....Strand of Pearls is gorgeous!!! My next pick would be Lavender Fields.

Christine said...

I'm loving the Sunflower Field shawl, very purty!

Lisaknits said...

Sunflower Fields..lovely

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Kathy said...

I really like the Chrysler Crown Shawl... looks ethereal!

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Tara said...

I have knit the Eiffel Tower shawl and looooooooove it! Will definitely be buying these Provence shawls soon!

Ginger said...

My favorite is Strand of Pearls, it's beautiful!! Lavender Fields and Chrysler Crown are also lovely.

Erin said...

I love her designs! The Eiffel Tower Shawl is just beautiful, and I'm loving the new Lavender Fields.

Taloferia said...

Lovely! I think my favourite pattern is Lavender Fields, it's so delicate and beautiful.

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Stitchmistress said...

Must knit Vineyards Shawl!!

becca said...

That yarn is gorgeous! Amazing! I love Strand of Pearls and Eiffel Tower.

Kassia said...

The two patterns that are calling to me are Eiffel Tower (I love the swirly pattern) and Lavender Fields. So pretty!

Suzanne said...

I really like the rounder edges of Lavender Fields and lacey design of the Strands of Pearls.

sparkeespud said...

The Lavender Fields shawl is calling my name! Natalie- your patterns are just amazing!

Rae Lynne said...

Mmmm - lovely fiber! :)

I really like the Eiffel Tower shawl. So very pretty. :)

homeschoolmom said...

Beautiful patterns. So hard to decide. I think I'd want to knit up Lavender Fields first.

The yarns look yummy! Hope I win!

RavId: perfectioKnits

Jade said...

I love the Eiffel Tower shawl :)

twistedtexan said...

I've always admired the Eiffel Tower shawl, and now I want to add Lavender Fields to my list. They're both so lovely.

Denise said...

I love the Eiffel Tower Shawl, the color is gorgeous.

Sangeetha said...

Diamond Sunburst or Lavender fields look awesome

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

Natalie's patterns are breath taking! I love her Eiffel tour shawl. Looking forward to seeing her poppy shawl!
Woolyknitsnbits at live dot ca

Emily said...

I love the Diamond Sunburst Shawl. But the Tudor Ruffles scarf is also calling to me...

txtaurus on ravelry said...

I normally wear shawls as scarves...so the chysler crown shawl caught my eye. Beautiful designs!

Laura said...

Hmmm I definitely like the sunflower one and lavender fields. Those would be the 2 shawls that I would do

Rachel R. said...

They are all beautiful, but I really love the Eiffel Tower shawl!

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Emily said...

Lavender Fields is lovely!

kristyh1981 said...

Lavendar Fields is just gorgeous. I have been in shawl mode recently and that would be a perfect one!

Rebecca Swan said...

I best like the Eiffel Tower Shawl - neat traslation of inspiration!

mommysewnuts said...

The Strand of Pearls scarf is a great wearable shape. It is a little dressier than a scarf and easier to drape and wear than a triangle shawl.

fafaknits said...

I really quite like Tudor Ruffles acutally. Not sure it would look good on me, but I do like it!

Sylvie said...

I love the strong, clean lines of the Eiffel Tower shawl. The Chrysler Crown shawl is also wonderfully elegant and would be nice for dressing up an every-day outfit a bit.

katherinelynn_04 said...

I have been in love with the Eiffel tower shawl since I first saw it over a year ago!! It has that gorgeous art deco feeling, but it is quite clear once you look at it that it is the tour Eiffel.
katherinelynn04 on rav

amchart said...

Oh the patterns are all so lovely. I think I too would pick the Chrysler Crown Shawl. Wow. I need to do more shawl knitting! Rav amchart

Rachael said...

I absolutely love the Eiffel Tower shawl!

Nadine said...

Lavendar Fields is beautiful. I would love to win the yarn. It looks awesome.

Carolyn said...

Hummingbirdtx on Ravelry here -
So love the Vineyard, just starting Eiffel - Fabulous, wonderful, evocative designs!

October Rose said...

I love the Lavender Fields Shawl. :)

meeshelle said...

I think the Lavender Fields shawl is just gorgeous! wow!!

Thanks for the giveaway, this is wonderful!

Linda said...

My choice would be the Lavendar Fields although the Sunflower Fields is a close second!

Sheila said...

Many really nice designs - I think my favorite is the eiffel tower shawl.

Debbie S. said...

Oh I'd love to make Eiffel tower! I've had my eye on that for a while now.

Kathy said...

Love Eiffel Tower - her designs are just amazing!

Zabbers said...

Oh gosh I love the summer in provence shawls as well as eiffel tower, but I'm not sure which I would knit. I've had my eye on eiffel tower for so long but I haven't found just the right yarn yet. I really like fast forward too.

craftink said...

I like Tudor Ruffles

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Enid said...

I really like the Lavender Fields shawl. I could see knitting a handful of Natalie Servant's patterns!

Eva said...

Interesting. I'm usually not a big fan of yellow, but both Sunflower Field and Eiffel Tower Shawls caught my eye. I really like the design and the color in both patterns.

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Anonymous said...

I love the lavender fields shawl.

lochknitsmonster on rav

Little Miss S. said...

Green and purple together is just about my favourite combination. I really like the look of the Lavender Fields in lavender. Pretty.

Kara said...

I really like the Sunflower Field shawl. I like how it actually looks like the top of a sunflower - not so abstract as the many lace shawl patterns that start to look the same.

Jane said...

I am in love with all things French. I have been wanting to make the Eifel Tower since last year, and sunflowers are my favorite flower.I can see myself knitting all five shawls over the next few months. I absolutely love Natalies's designs.

Katie2847 said...

I love Natalie's patterns. I did the Eiffel Tower last year and would love to do the Sunflower. She is a very gifted designer.

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Joanna said...

I love all of Natalie's designs and have knit several. I'd love to knit the Chrysler Crown because it more or less goes with the Eiffel Tower (architecture-influenced.)

Mujercita said...

The Eiffel Tower shawl is amazing!

Christine Lima said...

I love, love, love her Eiffel Tower shawl!!!

cara said...

Simply stunning shawls, these really are works of art.

syd said...

Oooh, they are definitely lovely! But I think I would go for the Lavender Fields. So pretty! sydney.cole at gmail dot com

Ms.Curdy said...

the eiffel tower shawl is so beautiful!

Liz said...

Being a francophile myself I've always wanted to knit the Eiffel Tower shawl!

lizsto at gmail dot com

Jessica Powers said...

The Lavender Fields Shawl really struck me - that could be due to my aromatherapy training as much as my love of the rounded shape of the lace...

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I like 2 shawl patterns: Lavender Fields Shawl and Diamond Sunburst Shawl.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Because I have very limited lace skills, I really like the Fast Forward but I think I could manage Diamond Sunburst.

knitterlydesigns said...

I looooooove Lavendar Fields-the color the pattern-everything about it is beautiful. I would love to win!

knitterlydesigns on ravelry

Judi A. said...

the Lavender Fields Shawl is really pretty, but so are all the rest! Hard to choose just one!


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Gabriela said...

I've queued both Lavender Fields and Sunflower Field in Ravelry. These shawls are beautiful!

Knittingmomma79 said...

Love to knit the Sunflower Fields Shawl

sparky136 said...

I like the Eiffel Tower Shawl.

karen said...

I have most of her patterns. I think the next one will be the Chrysler Crown Shawl. Karen

evan said...

I love the Eiffle Tower Shawl, it's lovely.

Charlotte said...

I'm still new to lace, but I love the Chrysler Crown Shawl. I love the building, so the scarf naturally follows. Thanks for this chance!

Maria said...

I think Lavender Fields is lovely

PenCraft said...

Tudor Ruffles is such a creative idea. I can't imagine where I would wear it, but it sure looks like a fun knit. However, I think my very favorite is Lavender Fields.

dweezil said...

I am currently knitting Eiffel Tower for my SIL and when I finish I would love to knit Sunflower Fields or Lavender Fields for my other SIL. They are both knit-worthy!!

Jean Ashley said...

I've had the Eiffel Tower shawl as a favorite forever...
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barra said...

Love both the Vineyard and Chrysler.

lorraine said...

i really love the Diamond Sunburst Shawl..im crazy for diamonds!

Rachel said...

The Eiffel Tower shawl is amazing but I keep seeing Lavender Fields in a deep blue with purple tones. I guess that's two for the queue!

Debbie said...

Oh, I have had Eiffel Tower on my mind for a LONG time, even before I had tried lace knitting. Now I could maybe handle it.
That purple and green are calling my name. Please pick me!

Karen said...

As soon as I saw the Lavendar FieldsShawl I fell in love with it. I love purple/lavendar and any shade in between, and I love this shawl - the rounded bottom, the nupps, and the delicate branch-like lace coming down towards the ends. I just love it.

Hishandmaid said...

I really like the Diamond Sunburst Shawl!

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alligator said...

I really like Natalie's Eiffel Tower Shawl! I'd never seen it before and it is really nice. I also like her Stand of Pearls scarf and the Mirage Scarf has been in my queue forever!

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TopHat said...

I love the Eifel Tower Shawl! I would love to knit that up!

Alice said...

How could I have known neither this dyer nor this designer. Wow! I want to make so many patterns--but--the Eiffel Tower Shawl would be my first. Not only because it is lovely and classy--but because it reminds me of introducing my 89-year-old inlaws to France. My father-in-law walked all the way up!

Kristen said...

Lavender Fields is GORGEOUS!

Nicole said...

My fave is the Eiffel Tower shawl! Wow, I would love to win this. Just as an aside, it's one of my dreams to go to France someday. :)

ikkinlala said...

I love Fast Forward - it looks like something almost anyone could wear.

Jan said...

Of the Ravelry patterns, I like Lavender Fied the best, and am intrigued by the pattern, as I've seen lavender grown in Washington State!

But I'm also intrigued by the new pattern called Vineyards Shawl, which isn't showing up on Ravelry's listing.

Thanks for the giveaway!

vtcjan at yahoo dot com
jannoknits on Ravelry

Virginia said...

Strand of Pearls, so simple but stunning, also the new Sunflower

Marianna said...

I really love the Lavender Fields shawl.

JodyH said...

I've been a fan of the Eiffel Tower shawl cow a while now, and it's definitely on my to-do list!

notaprincess said...

I am knitting the Eiffel Tower, have the wool for the Chrysler tower and the string of pearls. I would love to do the Lavender Fields - it looks gorgeous. I have seen it hanging at my LYS.

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Meredith said...

I love the Fast Forward scarves! That yarn is gorgeous!

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Rachel D. said...

Lavender Fields for sure! Absolutely gorgeous!

yarrrnmatey said...

Oh the Eiffel tower shawl ftw!

mhchong said...

Really cool designs. I am lovin' Lavender Fields ... it would be perfect with that Merlot skein!

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Fluffy said...

Lavender Fields and Diamond Sunburst both look like shawls I'd like to make! ....and who could say no to yummy yarn?!?

Sabrina said...

I really love Lavender Fields and the sunflower shawl!

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Pensamientos Marcianos said...

I love Lavender Fields and Fast Forward would be great for my boyfriend :)
reikjavyk on Ravelry.

fracksmom said...

The Lavendar calls because othe color, but the pearls and chrysler look so different and in seem to shimmer.

all I can say is you keep coming up with great yarns and patterns. my wish list keeps growing....

Thanks

Sara said...

My grandfather on my dad's side was French - so it would have to be Lavender Fields...

The yarn is gorgeous...

Anonymous said...

It has to be Lavender Fields. It's not often that a pattern leaps out at me like that one did, but it smacked me round the head and INSISTED that I put it in my queue. :-)

FelicityS on Ravelry

CardiLover said...

I've already made three of Natalie's patterns...or is that four or five? Anyway, my next planned one is Chrysler Crown Shawl in silk mohair blend. :)

LuisaM said...

I would knit the Eiffel Tower Shawl and the Lavender Fields Shawl.

JoyceAnna said...

I like the Eiffel tower and the sunflower shawl. Provence is my favorite part of France

Celeste said...

I really love the Lavender Fields shawl. Such a beautiful pattern!

Jaime P said...

i love the sunflowers

terip said...

Wow I love the lavender fields shawl. The sunflower shawl reminds me of driving past fields of sunflowers in Italy this summer. The Eiffel tower shawl is rurally unique. I think I must have the ebook! I love the lavender colored yarn, so pretty! So I guess I don't have a favorite and since I have been on a shawl knitter bender I guess I will have to knit all three....at least
Teri

Debra said...

Love, love, love Eiffel Tower Shawl!

InJuneau said...

I love the Eiffel Tower Shawl!

sacha said...

I'm with you on the Chrysler Crown!!

Marlitharn said...

I think Lavender Fields is gorgeous! Pretty and intricate and lacey, I love it.

Marlitharn on Ravelry

Theresa said...

I love the Lavender Fields shawl and the Eiffel Tower shawl - I remember loving it when I saw the pattern first published. Thanks for the giveaway.
starrynight11

Crafts Never Cease said...

I love the Lavender Fields shawl, it is beautiful. I have just started making shawls and this is one of the more beautiful ones I have seen.

JetteinFrance said...

I really like the sunflower field shawl. The big, graphic design speaks to me.

KnittyRN said...

I love the lavender fields pattern. What beautiful knitting!! It really gets me inspired especially with fall right around the corner!!

Lynne4444 said...

Love the sunflower and vineyards patterns. Just hope I have enough time to get them both complete.

Lindr said...

So many lovely patterns - so little time! The 'Strand of Pearls' shawl is just exquisite. And on the other end of the knitting spectrum, I love the design and shape of the 'Fast Forward' scarf.

lindaran (on Rav)

Retrobaby said...

My favorite is Strand of Pearls - and oh, how I love the yarn this week!

floderten said...

I think I'd want to do the Eiffel Tower shawl - just because it looks really fun!

zed said...

I love the geometry of the Diamond Sunburst Shawl.

Debra said...

Lavenda fields all the way.

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Phyllis said...

I love the Sunflowers! :-)

melonkelli said...

I love the Strand of Pearls.

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Rachelle said...

I love the Eiffel Tower shawl

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grandmastatus said...

another great giveaway!
It's a tie for me between the Sunflower Field Shawl and the Eiffel Tower Shawl.
Suflower because of personal significance and the Eiffel just because it looks so pretty and fun to knit.
I didn't mean to pick 2 that are both yellow. weird.
grandmastatus on rvelry

Jen said...

This is a tough question, because I LOVE sunflowers, but there's just something about that Lavender Fields shawl. I'd have to go with that.

Angelbibity said...

Such Beautiful shawl patterns!!!! I have my fingers crossed!!!

Pat Salvatini said...

I love the Eiffel Tower Shawl, and I suspect it is the colorway and the photography that make me love it.

Tish said...

Wow... that Lavender Fields shawl is stunning! So many creative people in the world... I think I drool every time I read your blog. ^_^

cindymen said...

I love the Strand of Pearls scarf!

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embroiderybee said...

I absolutely love all of Natalie's designs. Wonderfully written and easy to knit instructions and charts. I would love to do the Chrysler Crown Shawl. A great deco design.

Thank you.

Roxanne

zillalatte said...

I have knitted her amazing Sunflowers shawl and am in Lavender Fields. I can not wait to cast on for the bicolor Vineyard shawl.

Jane said...

I must make a vineyard shawl! Very cool design!

ddp said...

Love all of Natalie's patterns but my top choice would be Lavender. Fields followed closely be Eiffel Tower.

asteride said...

Lavender fields and Fast Forward are definitely my favorites.

Frankly Beka said...

I'm a fan of the Sunflower Field Shawl, though I'd omit the leafy center panel. I also enjoy the shape of the leaves in the Vineyards Shawl.

vashkita said...

Being originally from Kansas, of course I love the sunflower shawl!

Monica de Moss said...

OO - Beautiful yarns. I love that Vinyard shawl pattern. I've never done any lacework but am looking forward to giving it a try. I also love the look of that Chrysler Crown Shawl - very understated elegance!
Positivepolly - (on Ravelry)

Turtle said...

love the chrysler crown or lavender fields work! Adore knitting lace but also saw a couple other non lace patterns that would be fun as well, especially with the cooler fall temps sneaking in at night!

2o2n said...

I love the Chrysler Crown Shawl AND the Lavender Field shawl. Oh, choises choises. MAybe I´ll make both.

Anonymous said...

I really like the Stripy wavy scarf and Lavender fields.
The yarn is beautiful. Thank you for the opportunity to win!
Pavla

I don't know why again, but I cannot do a post with my g-mail account??? Marc help!

Deb said...

i would love to knit "lavendar fields" for my niece. She is going to be in a wedding in NH in Feb (postponed from oct) and she asked for a shawl. I showed her this one and she fell in love! Thank you for the chance to win it.

Carrie said...

I really like Fast Forward and Strand of Pearls.

badbie on Ravelry

CrookedKnitter said...

I love the Eiffel Tower shawl! I've had my eye on that one for a while now.

April Edwards said...

Lavender Fields is my favorite!!!

Laurice said...

I LOVE the Chrysler Crown shawl. It's my favorite.

New Mexico Midwives said...

Chrysler Crown Shawl... WOW. Love them all though....

Emily said...

I actually joined the Eiffel Tower KAL last year! :) I like both the Sunflower and Vineyard shawls, very pretty.

Lisa said...

If I won, I would love to try the Eiffel Tower pattern. It is so pretty. Thanks for doing this.

thewalshfam said...

I'd love to knit the Lavender Fields shawl! Thanks for another great giveaway!
rnmama on ravelry

Susan G said...

I love the patterns - I think some of them may be way beyond my ability to knit them - how do you lace ladies do it? I am going to have to go with mirage as I thik I could make that one!

cmflame said...

All are lovely & I'm intrigued by what may be coming with the poppies. Lavender Fields is beautiful, a really well thought out design.

mommieof4munchkins said...

So pretty! I love the lime green and purples next to each other!

mschoir01 said...

OMG - the yarn is perfect. It is perfect for the pattern. Perfect. Beautiful and perfect - what else is there to say?

Angela said...

Fast Forward really caught my attention.
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ravnejenta said...

Love the Sunflower Field shawl!

Brenda said...

I love the lavender fields shawl -- exquisite!

goodstuff on Rav

Zilliah Bailey said...

I really love "Tudor Ruffles," it's so innovative!

zilliah on rav

StashDiva said...

I love the Lavender Field shawl!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely adore the LAvender Fields shawl! (As I have noticed so do quite a few others) I would definately choose to knit that one up.

Girlieknitwit on rav

The Distracted Knitter said...

I would knit up the Sunflower shawl in no time! I'd make it for my dear friend who as a child called sunflowers 'frolic'. Now I always think of them that way.

purlverde said...

Lavender Fields looks like a winner and beauty to me! That would look beautiful in so many colors!
I'm PurlVerde on Ravelry, see you around!

deltapurl said...

I would knit the Mock Cable hat and Cowl or the Strands of Pearls...Rav Name: Deltapurl

bizzilizzi said...

I am pulled betwen Vineyards and Strand of Pearls - I think........

Vineyards - no, Strand of Pearls.

I'm sticking with the pearls - (i think)

soxanne said...

Ooohhh~ Chrysler Crown and Strands of Pearls are both wonderful.

Actually, they're all lovely.

old dog said...

I love the Vineyards Shawl... not only because it is done up in my favorite colors...but the beautiful pointed edging is stunning.

Anonymous said...

Like others, two of her patterns caught my attention. I am drawn to the diamond sunburst and the sunflower field.

I haven't looked at your blog for a while. I enjoy seeing the work, yarn and patterns, from designers with whom I am not familiar.

purlplessk on Ravelry

Nanny Jean said...

Ilike your Levender Fields Pattern And the color is perfect because that is my color..

GerryART said...

♥♥♥ I AM IN LOVE ! ! !
These three shawls are so beautiful

I AM GOING TO KNIT THESE ! !

Lavender Fields Shawl has stolen my heart ! ! !

I AM GOING TO KNIT THIS SHAWL ! !
Thanks for showing me the way.

Hugs