Thursday, March 18, 2010

Introducing Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting! And the Molly Tam Pattern Giveaway!

Sandrasingh.com is pleased to bring you the styling's of Alana Dakos of "Never Not Knitting," this is the same Alana who hosts the Never Not Knitting podcast. Alana specializes in pleasing knit designs for women and children.
For yourself, or a special woman in your life, you'll enjoy creating the Cedar Leaf Shawlette, Amelie socks or her newest design the Cosette wrap.

Cosette will look fantastic knit up in Malabrigo's Merino Worsted. And the Cedar Leaf Shawlette (pictured at the very top) would be beautiful knit in Malabrigo's Silky Merino.
With Summer right around the corner updating your little girl's or granddaughter's wardrobe is on your mind. For that special summer wedding or event Alana's special occasion dress Very Cherry is a must!

For her next play date dress her in Haltermelon or the Spring Garden Tee topped off with the Molly tam. The Molly tam pattern is written for sizes Adult to Children.
This blog post also includes a Giveaway for the Molly tam (pictured above) and 2 skeins of Cherry Tree Hill Supersock yarn to knit it in, details below!
And plan ahead for fall with one of her sweet cardi designs, Chloe, Sheepish or Playful Stripes.
Sheepish is very versatile and would look just as cute on a little boy as on a little girl.

All of Never Not Knittings' Patterns are sold as PDF downloads that are emailed to you after purchase, which means no shipping fee!

Meet Alana: Alana Dakos, the writer and photographer behind the Never Not Knitting blog, is a hopelessly obsessed knitter from sunny California. Alana has taken her obsession to the next level in recent years by producing her own knitting related podcast "Never Not Knitting" available through her blog and on iTunes. She has even written a Never Not Knitting "theme song" that perfectly describes her knitting lifestyle. Click here to listen! (link: http://nevernotknitting.blogspot.com/2008/06/never-not-knitting-theme-song.html)

Inspired by her then 2 year old daughter, Alana started her designing business in early 2009 with great success. She offers several children's patterns and is now branching out into adult designs. Her children's collection comes in a large size range, (usually from size 3 months- size 6) and each pattern offers simple, easy to understand instructions. Hate seaming up at the end? You'll be happy to know that all Never Not Knitting designs are knit in one piece either from the top down or bottom up with minimal finishing work.

All of the Never Not Knitting pattern layouts are currently being professionally designed by a graphic artist and contain large full color photos, full sizing schematics, and colorful artwork. They are fun to make, fun to look at, and will make a great addition to your pattern library.

To celebrate the addition of Never Not Knitting to my website I'm having a Molly Tam Giveaway! Enter to win Never Not Knitting's Molly pdf pattern and two skeins of Cherry Tree Hill Supersock, one Yellow and one Lime, to knit it in! Leave a comment under this blog post with your contact information and to gain an additional entry follow me on Twitter, I'm Sandrasinghcom, and Tweet, "I entered Never Not Knitting's Molly & Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Giveaway on Knittingwithsandrasingh.blogspot.com. You should enter too!"

There will be one winner selected at random, and the winner will be announced on April 9th.

This Giveaway is now closed! Thank you to everyone who entered. And we have a winner, Debi!

73 comments:

Jolene said...

Cute patterns :) really love the shawls especially. Thanks for the opportunity to win the tam pattern / yarn
Jolene
(jobodesigns on ravelry)

Jolene said...

Cute patterns :) really love the shawls especially. Thanks for the opportunity to win the tam pattern / yarn
Jolene
(jobodesigns on ravelry)

mysteri1229 said...

Please enter me Sandra. As soon as I am done here, I have to go check out the haltermelon dress a little closer. Thanks for a great offer and a great site!

Jane said...

Such a cute model for great patterns! Thanks!

Jane said...

I follow and tweeted, but had to change the wording to fit...but I did link back here.

Noreen said...

Very sweet pattern. Thanks for the chance to win the pattern (and yarn). (Noreen1009 on Ravelry)

Mercy said...

I love the little girl patterns.

midwifemom on ravelry

Anonymous said...

Love the patterns--they'll be perfect for my granddaughter who is 13 months old. I'd love to be entered to win the kit!
Pam, ncarelon@gmail.com

yardsailor said...

Your designs are wonderful, love "Very Cherry", thanks for the giveaway.

Saffy said...

What beautiful patterns. I love the shawl and wrap especially.

Saffie on Ravelry

The 3 "JT's" said...

I love Alana's patterns! Thanks for the chance to win. Jenny (jrt35 on ravelry)

mprezzia said...

I love reading Alana's blog, and this is such a nice write-up!

Thanks for the giveaway!

~Maria (ilovewool on Rav)

Amy said...

Thanks for showing her designs. The hat pattern is cute and the shawls are lovely. Thanks for the giveaway. knitterofhats on Ravelry

morewithles said...

I am a *huge* Alana fan -- thanks for the opportunity to win a pattern! :)

Andrea said...

Wonderful giveaway! Alana's patterns are fantastic.

peatmoss83 on Ravelry

Melissa said...

I'm another huge Alana fan. Thanks for having such a great giveaway.

melissabear or Rav

Robin said...

I'm a new Alana fan and have listened to ALL of her podcasts in the last two weeks! I am currently knitting the Very Cherry dress for my little granddaughter. I would love to win this yarn and pattern.
Robin
I am Robinznest on Ravelry

Kelly B. said...

I've been following Alana's blog since I began knitting 4 months ago! Thanks for this post and the opportunity to win one of her patterns (and the yarn to add to my ever growing stash).

(fabfemme on ravelry)

Rachel said...

LOVE Alana! I'm "IN" and will twitter too!!!

Go ME!

twistedinstitches on Rav

Melanie said...

I love Alana's patterns! This tam has been on my list of cute knits I'd love to make one day.
Going to tweet about it as soon as I'm done with this comment. :)

Jennifer said...

Please enter me. I love Alana's patterns, and her podcast. Thanks.
My Rav. name is Ravenred. :)

Hishandmaid said...

I'd love to enter. Thanks for having the giveaway. Hishandmaid on ravelry

Camille said...

I love Never Not Knitting! Thanks for a chance at the giveaway.
Camille (tikihead on Ravelry)

Elly said...

I love Alana's designs. I'd also love to try this yarn!
Thank you for this giveaway :)

Eliana
(Iknitcupcakes- Ravelry)
Chandler, AZ

Armida said...

Alana is so talented!! I look forward to all her podcasts, and her patterns are gorgeous!! Thanks for the chance to be entered in the contest.

ikkinlala said...

I'm a big fan of Alana's podcast, and her patterns are lovely too!

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Anonymous said...

Luv alanas patterns and podcast joan831@aol.com

DebKnits2 said...

The shawl is great, but so are the socks!

archercrafts said...

I listen to her podcast all the time, and love the range her patterns come in.

Cindy said...

I love Alana's patterns! Thanks for the giveaway!
Cindy
(arrowfeather on ravelry)

deb said...

Love the patterns, especially Very Cherry. Please enter me in the contest I would love a tam in those colors. montanadeb.wordpress.com
dmarieknits on rav

Jo(the YarnChic) said...

Hi there. I'm following here and on twitter(yarnchic). Thanks for a chance to win the Molly Tam. It's sooo cute! Love all your patterns!
Thanks!

erika~ the inspired mama said...

super cute patterns! and yellow and lime stripes... PERFECT!!

emicat said...

What a wonderful giveaway! The patterns are all so cute. I don't even have kids of my own, but these all make me want to knit them anyway!

kjt said...

I love Alana's patterns. My DD loves the legwarmies I made her. Please enter me in the drawing.
aiyakjt on Rav

susiep_45 said...

I love the Tam pattern. I would make that one for my daughter. Your shawl patterns are elegant.

Brenda said...

I would love to win! I'm a big fan of Alana's podcast and her knitting designs.
I'm Goodstuff on Ravelry.

Mel said...

What a gorgeous pattern and fun colors, please enter me in the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Alana's patterns are beautiful! Be sure to check out one of her latest "16 cable hat". Wow is all the describes it.

Andrea@Mikeal.org

Anonymous said...

Just added you to my following list on Twitter. Can't wait to explore your blog!

Andrea@Mikeal.org

Hege said...

What a great give away :)

hege-svendsen@c2i.net

Nupur said...

Such adorable patterns! The haltermelon is my very favorite.

nupur.kittur AT gmail DOT com

pragueloop said...

very very pretty. my personal fave is the socks - there is something etheral about tham

stephanie said...

You did a great job writing the info up! Thanks for having a wonderful giveaway. Should I be lucky enough to win, I can be contacted on ravelry (pastvast).

DebbieSoCalif said...

I've knit Alana's Chloe sweater and it was fun and cute. Now I'm knitting the Cedar Leaf Shawlette. Love Alana's patterns.

So nice of you to do the giveaway.
DebbieC in SoCalif

Julianne said...

Oh, I'd love to win! I've already knit the spring garden tee and the chloe sweater and I just love her designs!

pinsandneedles on ravelry
williams (dot) juli (at) gmail (dot) com

carmela said...

Very cute patterns - please enter me in the draw :)
carmelasmythe on ravelry

Leonbergerdogs Knitter said...

I love Alana's patterns! They are innovative and clear to follow. I've made about 7 Cedar leaf shawlettes, including a few that were modified from her original pattern. Once I got the hang of short rows they were a cinch to knit and everyone who received a shawlette loved them. One of my friends told me that one of her friends complimented her on hers and asked her where she bought it, a very high compliment in my book!! I'm now working on a Cosette and another modified Cedar Leaves, a combo of both patterns. I wanted the length of the Cosette, but the leaf edging. I'm just loving how it's coming out! I wish I had kids, if I did I would be knitting Alana's Very Cherry and her Watermelon patterns. No little girls in the family, just little boys, so no one to knit those adorable patterns for. :-(

Anonymous said...

I love Alana's patterns ... and I really love her theme song! I play it all the time. Thanks for the Molly Tam Pattern Giveaway!
Margaret
(knit2jazz on ravelry)

S. said...

Darling patterns! =) I tweeted to enter, too, btw! =)

Anonymous said...

This is CraftyTxGrrl at Ravelry. =) I love these patterns!

Mimi said...

I have a young niece with a summer birthday, and the dresses captured in this beautiful photography have all shot to the top of my 'must knit' list for my favourite little lady.

Please enter me into the competition also - I shall be keeping my fingers crossed until the draw.

Mimi (Eskimimi on Ravelry)

Sara said...

Please enter me! I would love to win!

JoanBlondina on Ravelry

Debi1 said...

The hat will look so bright in cheery in the colorway of the yarn you have chosen! Please enter me!

Debi1 on ravelry

ssburke said...

So cute!

ssburke on ravelry

missus.mint said...

Love love love everything in this post! The colors you are giving away for Molly sound like they'd be awesome together! Thanks for doing this!

Reagan said...

So happy that you carry NNK patterns! I love all of her designs, and now that we got news that my Aunt is pregnant, I can knit some cute baby things for my cousin. :)
Thanks you so much for the opportunity to win the contest--Knowing my willpower, I'll probably end up making most of it anyway. ;)

-Reagan (frecklegirl726 on ravelry)

nana said...

I love her patterns, I've knit chloe for my 4 yr old and have enough yarn for another one for my baby bump due in june. I just recently started knitting the cedar leaf shawlette. I know this will not be the last design of her I will knit! Thanks sandra

sharon-lee said...

great patterns and site,especially the shawls and the yarns certainly will be checking in weekly from sharon-lee in sunny Brisbane,Qld Australia

Lydia said...

always love a chance to win, and it's so easy-and your designs are also stunning. thanks for the opportunity

lifeandyarn on ravelry
lydia1986@comcast.net

Jen said...

Big fan of Alana's blog & podcast! Thanks for doing the giveaway!!

jendada on ravelry

Knittonits said...

What a wonderful give away! So often can't find absolutely adorable patterns for girls up to size 10. I've been knitting my g'daughter (now almost 6 going on 16) a new sweater every season and this would be perfect for our Texas seasons. Thank you and hope I win and will post finished product when done! Happy Knitting!

Anonymous said...

Great colors!! I'd love to win.
StaceyKnitsIt ravelry

Lydia said...

always love a giveaway-thanks for the opportunity.

lifeandyar on ravelry.

Tera said...

I love Alana's podcast and have been listening since the beginning. She designs beautiful patterns. Thank you for a chance to win a copy of Molly.
teammom on Ravelry

Audrey said...

I look forward to receiving your newsletters. Thanks so much for the opportunity to be entered into the drawing for Cherry Tree!

Tanya said...

I'd love to be entered in the drawing, please!

(KitsyBabcock on ravelry)

Jessica said...

I'm a big fan of NNK! Would love to win this!(jpeled on ravelry)

Jacki said...

What a great site. I'm a newcomer but will return often.
Jacki
(verycrafty on Ravelry)

Chante said...

I'd love to win the molly pattern!
Hope the contest isn't over yet...

innerbanks said...

Lovely patterns! Ms. Dakos is awesome. Thank you for the contest!
Julie in NC
innerbanks on Ravelry

Knittonits said...

Love Alana's patterns! Am going to make Chloe for g'daughter's 6th birthday - have made her a sweater for each year old she is....collection growing!
Thank you for the drawing!

Pretty Knitty said...

I love Alana and her patterns, and that sweet girl of hers is toooooooo adorable! I would love to win the pattern/yarn, and I can be contacted at PrettyKnittyJewelry (at) yahoo (dot) com! Thanks!