10.06.2016

grown + giveaway

grownsweaters

When I first started getting into knitting, like really getting into knitting, Kate Oates happened to fall into my path. It was the very beginning of my blog, Yarn On The House, and she became one of my first indie designers that so sweetly said yes to an interview and giveaway. Fast forward to now and we have managed to keep in touch all of these years. Not only on the knitting front, but also watching each others' families grow and be lucky enough to meet in person on a few occasions to drink wine, reminisce and laugh about the good, the bad and the ugly.

Kate is one of those designers that inspired me from the very beginning and she is still as wonderful and talented at producing wearable timeless garments with thoughtful detailing. Her pieces are ones that I would love to have in my closet... all of them. Only mine would be gray or black. You know me!

I am so very proud of my friend, Kate, for taking the leap into self publishing a real life printed book of her very own. Grown, Sophisticated Sweater Designs from the Maker of Tot Toppers, is a beautiful new book that features 10 raglan-style sweaters with minimal finishing, each inspired by an original Tot Toppers design. I hope that I was in some small way a little bug in her ear when she was deciding between digital only and print, because I knew deep down that this project was going to be magnificent and a collection of knitwear that will be in style for many, many years to come. And, I was right. The photography is stellar, the models are adorable, and Kate's genius garment engineering and tasteful design touch make this book, well, perfect.

grace

YOTH was lucky enough to be included in two of her lovely patterns: the Grace Wrapper, a totally sweet and feminine wrap sweater that is perfect for skirts, long flowy tunics or dresses, and the handsome Scholar Cardigan, a very fitting companion for our unisex brand and yarn. The Grace Wrapper uses our soft Big Sister and the Scholar Cardigan was a perfect match for Father, our work horse of a worsted. And, that's only two of the ten great patterns in this book.

scholar

The book is available for pre-order here with some goodies to go along with it, or you can order this beauty as an e-book only, if you are a digital lover!

And, today Kate and I are hosting a giveaway for your chance to win a full pre-order package (Grown E-book & your choice of a single Tot Toppers coordinating children's pattern, the print version of Grown and a custom Retromantic Fripperies wooden treat) + a sweater's worth of Father (10 skeins) in our signature color Caviar for a Scholar Cardigan. All you need to do is pop over to Ravelry and go show Kate's new book some love and come back to comment here which of her 10 patterns is your favorite! The giveaway ends October 20th at midnight (Pacific Time), so make sure you leave your comment by then.

Hugs & Stitches!

-Ve

P.S. I'm headed to Rhinebeck for the very first time. I'll be at the Indie Untangled event inside the Magpie Fibers booth. Be sure to stop by if you are there or just say hello if you see me walking around at the festival. I love meeting my peeps, in real life!

126 comments:

Rachael said...

Oh my gosh, what a great giveaway! I love the patterns, but I think Jesse's Girl is my favorite.

Christina said...

The Grace Wrapper is perfect!! I'm definitely going to make one for myself, absolutely my favorite <3

Tracey said...

Wow Ve! What a wonderful and fun giveaway! Jesses girl seems my speed. But they are all so beautiful! ❤️❤️

Emily said...

What an awesome giveaway!!! I had added Sidewalk Sweater to my favorites the other day....Didn't realize it was part of such an awesome book! I also really love Jesse's Girl.

TopHat said...

I really love Jessie's Girl. The cable work looks like fun and is interesting to look at.

Renee Maine said...

Oh wow- to pick a favorite?! LOVE the women's version of Scholar- so classy! The men's is pretty great too- but I'm a lady! :)

Kathy said...

I think I could wear Joey's cardigan everyday!

Debra Tucker said...

LOVE this... crossing my fingers! And can't decide between the Plaza Hoodie and Jesse's girl...

MissVicky said...

Awesome!! My fav has to the be grace wrapper!

Theresa Govias said...

I love the sidewalk sweater! Beautiful!

Mary Cherrey said...

This is an awesome give away! I have had my eye on Sidewalk Sweater since it hit Ravelry!

Michelle Smit said...

Oh man these sweaters are beautiful! I don't think i could pick a favorite but my top three at Plaza Hoodie, the women's version of Scholar cardigan and Jesse's girl. Beautiful patterns!

Kathryn King said...

Beautiful designs! My favorite is the Grace Wrap...thanks for the giveaway!

Joy Adams said...

It's really hard to pick one because they are all beautiful!! But I think my favorite is the Plaza Hoodie!

Hannah Davis said...

I'd happily wear all of these, but my favorite is the Grace Wrapper! Love the details at the wrist.

Corinna Milliken said...

My vote is for Jessie's Girl for me but I know my husband would love if I knitted him Scholar!! Great giveaway!! Thanks

Jen said...

Love, Love, LOVE Kate's designs! Have wrapper is my favorite with Jessie's girl being a close second!

Jane Piotraschke said...

What a beautiful giveaway. I love the Grace Wrapper.

london.196 said...

Those designs are all gorgeous! I've never knitted a sweater before and am planning on starting very soon- I would love to try out Joey's sweater. So beautiful!

amchart said...

I am so excited about this collection. Just brilliant. Love all the Father-Son and Mother-Daughter combos that can now be made! My choice of favorite would be the Downtown Pullover because I've already started the kid version Grove Pullover for my 7 year old. I think my 18 year old might need one to match his younger brother!

Heidi said...

Thanks so much both - what a lovely book. I like the Brecken and Jesse's Girl the best. It a really nice collection.

Tonya said...

It's a tie between Scholar cardigan and Joey Sweater. I can't choose between them!

Rebekah Evelyn said...

It's a hard choice because they are all so lovely, but I think I'll go with Joey. It's so cute!

Cheryl said...

I'm having a hard time deciding between Jesse's Girl and Joey's Sweater.

Thanks for the opportunity!

katherinelynn_04 said...

I love the Grace wrapper, Artisan, and Brecken sweaters. But the one I would be most likely to knit would be the Brecken.

Thanks for the chance! katherinelynn04 on rav

Sally HP said...

I preordered as soon as it landed, ha! I am knitting Scholar for my husband and was just waiting until Nov. 1st (end of my yarn diet, ha ha) to purchase the Father for it..would be sweet to win! I love Scholar and Jesse's Girl, though they're all beautiful.

rachaelgrr said...

Oh man! So hard to choose between sidewalk and brecken but I think I'm going to go with sidewalk. Wait, brecken! Yeah...? Ok, definitely brecken!

Sally said...

My favorite is the Brecken. So cozy! And my son already has the matching one. :)

Jersey Shore Deb said...

Really tough to decide, but I like the Sidewalk Sweater a lot!

Becca said...

Jesse's Girl is really fabulous, but all of the men's patterns are great as well. It can be such a challenge to find interesting but wearable men's sweaters.

Sarah Ulrich said...

What to choose between the Brecken and the Grace! Great designs:)

Rachel Palfini said...

I love the sidewalk sweater!!

Kathryn Johnson said...

I love the Brecken sweater! Thanks for the great giveaway.

rondy said...

I need to start the Scholar Cardigan now even if I don't have the right yarn. This is my favorite but I would be trilled to have a selection in my wardrobe this winter.

Cathi Biggs said...

I am in love with the side walk sweater!

TrishKnits said...

What an amazing giveaway! I'm torn between the gorgeous cables of Jesse's Girl but the casual chic of the Sidewalk Sweater is calling my name too. The whole collection is beautiful, Kate!

Courtney said...

So feeling the Joey right now! In purple for sure.

jhall said...

I'm really into cables, so Jesse's looks like lots of fun! Great color too.

MsKnottyKnits said...

Super patterns! Scholar is perfection!

florapie said...

You know I wish that I had Jessie's girl

Except I'd have to cardiganize it :) The Scholar cardi is lovely too!

kmartineesq said...

These are all great tops, but I love the Plaza Hoodie ❤️ What a fun and multi-seasonal top!

ebr3 said...

I'm really into men's/unisex sweaters right now, so the Downtown Pullover and Scholar Cardigan are calling to me. Would love to knit either of these!!

Kami Webster said...

They are all so great, but I especially love the Brecken Sweater. What a fun color combo!

Kristen said...

Jessie's Girl is lovely! Oh those cables. And, you know, the musical ear worm is just an added bonus. ;)

Will said...

Thanks for a great giveaway! I love cables, so Jesse's Girl is my favorite.

claudia b said...

Jesse's girl is just gorgeous!!!

Naomi said...

Lovely patterns. Love the brecken swwater

Katelyn said...

Thanks for the chance to win and for sharing this book with us. It looks amazing. I love Kate's designs for kids and I am so excited that she translated them into adult fashion as well. I like so many of the sweaters but I think I would make Jesse's girl first. Thank you to both of you for hosting this giveaway it is an amazing prize pack.

Dana (familytreeknits@outlook.com) said...

Thanks for the chance to win, what a lovely book! My favorite pattern is the Joey Sweater, it's so pretty!!!

katrina said...

Woooow!!!! My favourite is the Artisan Sweater, but it would terrible on my body shape. If I was going to make a fancy sweater, I'd make Jesse's Girl, but the Brecken Sweater would be my choice for coziness :)

Amy Calkins said...

So many beautiful designs and a lovely giveaway. Bracken is the best!

SheriB said...

Hi! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!
I have knit with your yarns before and love them - beautiful fabric!
I would love to knit the Sidewalk sweater - love the shape/style
But I think I would like to knit the Scholar sweater in the beautiful Caviar shade for my college son - he's studying in Beijing this semester and I really miss him!!

ACraftyKnitter said...

I LOVE the Jessie's Girl Cardigan! So pretty!

Barb said...

I like the Sidewalk Sweater, I like how the neck is designed, I like that it has some shape to it and the raglan sleeve. It is a bulky yarn yet it doesn't have the big bulky look love it !

Orli said...

Jessie's Girl is definitely my favorite. Such awesome texture.

NorCalNapTime Blog said...

Jesse's Girl is my favorite...especially in the purple!

Sami said...

Oh, man, that Scholar cardigan. Love it. =D

Bob Holt said...

It's going to have to be the Downtown Pullover for me...

Tammy said...

Number one. I love YOTH yarns and secondly the Grace Wrapper is beautiful!

Elizabeth said...

The Scholar Cardigan is my favorite! And in Caviar? Swoon.

Debbie said...

I love the Joey Sweater. Thanks!๐Ÿ’œ

Debbie said...

I love the Joey Sweater. Thanks!๐Ÿ’œ

daina said...

Grace wrapper!

sls8201 said...

I love the Scholar Cardigan!

Sylvia Palmer said...

I can't pick just one- Joey and Jesse are for me!

bc8831 said...

My favorite is the Downtown Pullover.

Karen P said...

The Grace wrapper is so beautiful!!

Jess (pineymtncrochet) said...

All the patterns are beautiful! I love the Grace wrapper and joey sweater. Thanks for the giveaway!

Unknown said...

The plaza hoodie would be fine to wear and knit.๐Ÿ˜

Blackinese said...

I love both the grace wrapper and plaza hoodie. Couldn't really choose one!

Michelle said...

So many nice sweaters, but I think I'd wear the Scholar Cardigan most. Thanks for the opportunity!

Jennifer D said...

They are all lovely, but Jesse's girl has won my heart!

Marie-รˆve Landreville said...

I could totally picture myself wearing the Brecken sweater! Such a unique design, I love it!

Celina said...

I love the grace wrapper! Would go perfectly with my dresses for winter!

Doula Mommy said...

The Grace wrapper is by far my favorite!!! Stunning!!

Cindy said...

All gorgeous! I'd have to pick Jesse's Girl as my favorite. Purple+cables=❤️

Kate said...

What a fun giveaway! Many of these designs showed up in my favorites yesterday and I was immediately in love! It's a tough call, but I think my fave is the Brecken sweater.

UmmRania said...

Amazing giveaway! I love the Plaza Hoodie. Thank you!

Ummrania on rav

Michael & Jessica said...

Jesse's girl is definitely my favorite. From purple, to cables, to the neckline - it's my jam! Pun not intended, but totally works here. This is an amazing line! In total, I'd wear three myself and knit another (will need to find a someone to knit it for) and a sweater my husband will like as well! Fabulous! Thanks for the opportunity!

stitchcrafty on Rav

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Rachelle said...

I love the Grace Wrapper, so flattering and pretty.

IrinaPi said...

I am always on the lookout for beautiful patterns for men and the Downtown pullover totally fits the bill! It is going in my queue!

Agnรจs du Perray said...

Fantastic giveaway. I love the Downtown pullover, very chich with its leather inserts, but there are other beauties like Jesse's girl and Joey sweater. A most beautiful collection, thanks for sharing and hosting this giveaway !

Suzanne said...

I really like Jessie's girl and the wrap around sweater shown above. It's so exciting to see Kate and you both doing so well with your careers.

Emily Norland said...

Continually amazing how this fiber community promotes relationship and collaboration. I love Scholar and Grace wrapper. I am knitting my first cardigan for my husband. Scholar could be next for my papa, a university professor! How perfect. Thanks so much!

andiknit said...

Joey Sweater is my favorite. I can imagine wearing it often in the winter!

GA Jane said...

Wish I could meet you too. I am not alone loving the sidewalk sweater!

Dee said...

Super giveaways and spectacular patterns! I love them all, but the Sidewalk Sweater is perfect for my climate and the upcoming winter. Thanks so much!

Kristen said...
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Kristen said...

Awesome giveaway! I have been dying to try some YOTH yarn so I really hope I win! And my favorite Grown pattern is probably Jessie's Girl or the Scholar Cardigan.

I'm globalite on Ravelry

Holly Gerardi said...

I love the Joey Sweater! The split neck is a great design feature.

MzLiz said...

The Downtown Pullover would be perfect for my husband.

Sonja Kuvik Loyd said...

I love the Grace Wrap,perfect for with my jeans or skirt.but...The sweaters,Oh my they are gorgeous.

glongley said...

I love all of the patterns but Jess's girl is beautiful.

DJ said...

Sheesh! That's a hard decision... but I'm going with Brecken sweater.

Kirstin said...

All the sweaters are amazing but I love the Plaza.

noreen said...

Besides the Grace wrapper, I just adore the Plaza Hoodie

Rebekah said...

My favorite is the scholar cardigan ๐Ÿ˜Š

vmarty said...

Congrats Kate and you for this collaboration! I would cast on Joey sweater and scholar cardigan right now :):

Kelly Ramstack said...

I LOVE the Brecken sweater. Looks so comfy!

Martie Dawn said...

I love love love the grace wrapper.

Martie Dawn said...

I love love love the grace wrapper.

Nancy Wilde said...

Oooooh....Plaza Hoodie ..Love love love this!!!! Congrats on your book of beautiful designs...You hit the nail on the head girl!!!!!

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Andrea said...

I love the "Jesse's Girl" sweater!

notatthebay said...

�� the Plaza Hoodie! It's perfect!

Liz said...

I love the Brecken Sweater! So gorgeous. What a beautiful collection!!

Mimi F said...

Love the Joey sweater! That zipper in the back is sweet!

Lucy said...

I love the Scholar Cardigan!!

Kristin Albert said...

I love them all but I have to say that Jesse's Girl is my absolute favorite :)

Shanna said...

Omg the Artisan sweater is absolutely breathtaking. Thanks for the chance to win! I'm ShadowAP on Rav.

RegencyKnitter said...

Jesse's girl, I think. The Brecken sweater is a close 2nd!

Karen Henderson said...

It's tough to choose, but I think the Joey Sweater would be the first project on my needles. Once that is complete, I would *think* about knitting the Scholar for my lovely spouse...

Unknown said...

I love the simplicity of the Grace Wrapper, but the comfiness of the Brecken Sweater. I could totally see myself wearing those!!

Anonymous said...

Jessie's Girl is my favorite pattern. What a wonderful book filled with beautiful patterns. Thanks so much for the giveaway! Janaknits on ravelry.

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Savannagal said...

I really like the Brecken Sweater. It's my kind of casual. Savannagal on Rav.

Gwen said...

I love the artisan sweater and grace wrap. both are beautiful!

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Judy said...

It's a tough job to pick a favorite but I can see my handsome husband in the Scholar Cardigan for sure!

Laura Laney said...

If I have to choose just one I'll say Jessie's Girl because it is in purple and that is one of my favorite colors. So many good ones in this collection!

meppybn said...

Love, love , love the Scholar! And love the feminine version too - which means I could knit it for moi :) :) Great giveaway and thanks to Kate and you for your generosity. meppybn on Ravelry

Margaret Kilfoil said...

My favourite is Jessie's Girl, but I think that's because I'm in a really cablely place right now.

It could also be that I'm totally in love with the purple...

(Deadlysmurf on Rav)

Kate said...

Super designs and lovely photography. Selecting a favorite pattern was difficult, but in the end Jessie's Girl won out.

Sheila said...

I love Jessie's girl - I'm just in a cable mood today, and that purple the sample is in is just lovely.

Becky said...

My favorite is the Brecken Sweater.

Becky (gathersnomoss on Ravelry).