Saturday, December 4, 2010

Sculpted Cowl Pattern, Kit & Giveaway!

We have a winner! Will Sarah, aka sadiekate08 on Twitter, please contact me at sandrasingh@sandrasingh.com to claim the Kit!

In my December Newsletters I've been giving you lots of pattern ideas to knit up quickly for last minute gifts and this time I have something very special for you. This new design knits up fast with stunning results and combines a talented new knitwear designer, the in demand accessory the cowl, a luxurious hand dyed bulky yarn crafted of super soft wool & alpaca and a Giveaway for the Pattern & Yarn!

Swoon Fibers' Sculpted Cowl

Alida Porter of "Swoon Fibers" has been professionally designing womens knitwear for over 15 years, you can find her garments and accessories in popular clothing stores such as The Gap, Chicos and many more nationwide. I'm excited for the opportunity to bring you her unique designs and her first piece is being offered exclusively on my website, Alida's Sculpted Cowl.

Whether you create this classically cabled cowl for yourself or a loved one it will keep you warm in the upmost of style. Knit flat and sewn together it works up quickly in Swoon Fibers' very own bulky weight, hand dyed yarn Fireside. The pattern is both written and charted.

Finished Size: Circumference 28" x Height 10"
Yarn: 1 skein Swoon Fiber Fireside (85% wool & 15% alpaca, 250 grms/270 yds)
Needles: size US 11 (8mm)
Gauge: 15.5 st and 18 rows = 4"

Don't want to wait to win this pattern? The Sculpted Cowl is available as a Pattern only that is downloaded as a PDF after purchase and as a Kit. The Kit includes the Pattern and one skein of Swoon Fibers' Fireside and it will be shipped to you immediately!

Meet Alida Porter: Alida Porter started her line of yarns & patterns "Swoon Fibers” in May of 2010. Hers designs have been featured in “Vogue Knitting” and she has been an avid handknitter and professionally a knitwear designer in the fashion industry/specializing in novelty design, in New York City for over 15 years. Her designs have been sold to The Gap, Liz Claiborne, Target, Chicos and many more. Growing up in the beautiful rural Delaware Valley, and a student of painting in art school, her love of color combined with the love of luxury fibers is what always motivated her. That interest in art and nature, and a need to create something personal now has found its way to her own hand dyed yarns.

The Giveaway includes the Sculpted Cowl pattern and a skein of Fireside in Cool Blues shown below. The pattern will be emailed to the winner as a PDF and the winner will be announced on December 15th.


Enter this Giveaway:
The more ways you enter, the more chances you have to win and make sure to leave a comment telling exactly what you did to enter.
1. Leave a comment, with your contact information, under this blogpost.
2. Blog about this Giveaway and link it, leave a comment under this blogpost with the link back to your blogpost.
3. Join my Ravelry group Sandrasingh.com and introduce yourself in the "Welcome Tell us About Yourself..." thread.
4. Friend me on Facebook: Sandra Singh and say you "Like" my post about this Giveaway.
5. Follow me on Twitter: Sandrasingh and announce this Giveaway with the link.
6. And sign up for my Newsletter on my Home Page.
7. Sign up to follow my Blog.

77 comments:

Linda said...

Fabulous design ! The yarn looks so soft and snuggly, _ perfect for a cowl.
great combo of design and yarn,....makes enduring winter weather worthwhile ! :)

Amanda said...
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margaret in manhattan said...

looks lovely and snuggly - I love cowls, both knitting them and wearing them!

Amanda said...

1 - commenting with contact info (RavID: Super-Nova)

2 - friended you on Facebook

3 - followed you and Tweeted about your contest on Twitter

CloseAcademy said...

I love those colors and the cowl.

LoraineBoyce said...

This looks absolutly amazing! I want one and it is even more awesome as it looks like a quick knit.

(Ravelry ID: TheBoyceMonsters)

knittaroo said...

That's a great design and I'm absolutely in love with the Fireside yarn colorways!

Bretta said...

brettastar1 (at) Windstream (d.o.t.) net

Gorgeous!!!

Bretta said...

Following you on twitter @breaduh
and retweeted your entry about the contest:
http://twitter.com/#!/Sandrasinghcom/status/11115502071980032

Bretta said...

Just joined your group on Ravelry and introduced myself. :o)

Bretta said...

Friend requested on Facebook, Bretta O.

Anonymous said...

Commenting with contact info: Ravelry Name: foxdaughter2

Melissa said...
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Morgan said...

Beautiful piece! Would love to make it!

Rav id: morgan1108

Melissa said...

This is beautiful! Thank you for the opportunity! I have sent you a facebook friend request and all of my followers on twitter now have a link to your blog.

(MissMelissaZ on Ravelry & Twitter)

ddp said...

I love this cowl ! Great blog.

Anonymous said...

Love the yarn and the pattern.

(Ravelry ID: Flopita)

Gracey is not my name.... said...

Love the cowl! And always up for trying new yarn...

Kristen said...

Beautiful pattern and yarn!

Globalite on Ravelry

Ann said...

I do love a cowl; I think I made about 2 dozen of them last year! So far, I've started a post on my blog with a link to yours, & started following your blog on mine, and I'm leaving this comment. I will also join your Ravelry group--so that should give me 4 entries? Please contact me through a comment on my blog,
http://tresdivine.blogspot.com

Thank you for your generosity!

Bretta said...

Blogged!
http://brettaogburn.blogspot.com/2010/12/contest.html

sparky136 said...

love the cool blues sparky136 on ralvery

Karen said...

Beautiful pattern and love the yarn. I love cowls

rav id KAMAOR

SillyLittleLady said...

I love the cowl design, its interesting and classic :) I'd love to someday sell my designs to big name stores like that!

Rav id: sillylittlelady

Nicole said...

1. Following you w/contact info (ravelry: aNewKnitter)
2. joined your ravelry group and introduced myself
3. following your blog!

sarah said...

I've never worn a cowl before but I do love that yarn! Awesome design :)

sadiekate2001 at yahoo.com

sarah said...

i tweeted and i follow as sadiekate08

http://twitter.com/sadiekate08/status/11240198545350656

sadiekate2001 at yahoo.com

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I love the different shades of blue in the yarn.

knittingdancer on Raverly

Lauren said...

Love this. It is SO cute.
Please!

Anonymous said...

thanx for the giveaway, I love the color! roswriting at gmail dot com

|chee-uh| said...

Beautiful yarn and great contest. I would love to make this pattern.

monkalicious on ravelry

PixelatedMushroom said...

Lovely design! I'm such a fan of cables ^_^ wonderful!

pixelatedmushroom at gmail dot com

Heather J said...

So Pretty!I haven't knit a cowl yet.

lotsofhermies on Ravelry

ikkinlala said...

How pretty!

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Clara said...

Lovely yarn and great design! My Ravelry ID is GetKnitted.

Clara said...

I have joined your Ravelry group and said hello.

Jacqueline Korteland Boller said...

I love cowls and this pattern looks gorgeous!

Knititall said...

Beautiful cowl! And beautiful yarn as well!

I also started following your blog.

Knititall

Knititall said...

I'm following you on twitter and tweeted about the contest.
@Knititall

Knititall said...

I blogged about you here: http://knittingitall.blogspot.com/2010/12/contest-time.html
Knititall

Knititall said...

Aaaand I signed up for your newsletter too. Looking forward to it!

Anonymous said...

I love this pattern and the colors of the are are just beautiful

Jolene (JoboDesigns on Ravelry) said...

Great Looking Cowl :)

Jolene (JoboDesigns on Ravelry) said...

Also... did the Facebook thing :)

barbara143 on ravelry said...

wonderful looking yarn and great pattern!!
Barbara
alvinearl@msn.com

Connie said...

What a beautiful cowl! Either of my daughters would love to wear this.

greyowl (ravelry id)

Elly said...

Gorgeous design! I love it!

Thanks for this giveaway!!

IknitCupcakes-Ravelry username

- Eliana -

InJuneau said...

What a great pattern! Congrats.

(InJuneau on ravelry)

mysticmoon said...

Lovely! j.mysticmoon@gmail.com

suburban prep said...

This looks like the perfect pattern to help keep cozy this winter.
msgb245 at gmail dot com

suburban prep said...

I am a new follower of your blog.

suburban prep said...

I joined your Ravelry site under the name msgb.

LittleMissEclectic said...

i love those big chunky cables! Just beautiful.

Julia said...
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Julia said...

Love the cowl and the color of the yarn is gorgeous!

fallj884@gmail.com or BangersAndMash on ravelry

afh163 said...

It's beautiful! I've never made a cowl before. Hope I win!

Email: afh163@gmail.com

Jessica said...

This Cowl is simply beautiful - great design work!
jessica at myknits dot com

Jessica said...

Following your blog

Jessica said...

Friended you on Facebook!

Jessica said...

Signed up for your newsletter too!

kelly said...

OHhh Prett!
Contact Info-Ksidwell on Rav.

Martha C said...

I love the cable design on the cowl. Makes me want to curl up in front of the fire and knit.

fridica said...

Both the pattern and the yarn look gorgeously squishy :)

Ivana igspanATgmailDOTcom

oonagh said...

the yarn looks so warm.....nifty design too!!

-oonaghfibersmyth on ravelry

Debbie said...

I would love to win! I'm a follower of your blog and newsletter too. Thanks! My ravelry ID is gussek Debbie in Alaska

lorraine said...

love!

Connie said...

This is a lovely cowl pattern and the yarn is just my color :-) Would love to win.

Jan Isaacs-Wade said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win the kit. I love cowls and they make wonderful gifts! It is also a great way to experiment with a new yarn~

Happy holidays,
Jan

Jan Isaacs-Wade said...

Oops, forgot to add my email addy!

Jan Isaacs-Wade
janisaacs@comcast.net

Ivy said...

That cowl would make life in cold New England so much more snuggly!
littlestpretzel@gmail dot com

Barbara said...

Gorgeous design - it looks so snuggly! Love the color too.

- following blog, friended on FB and signed up for newsletter


barbara [dot] jalowiec [at] gmail [dot] com

Natalie Servant said...

Great looking cowl!I'm nservant on Ravelry

Max. H said...

I love this design - it's classic & modern at the same time - really beautiful! The yarn looks soft & wonderful too :)

Max. H said...

I'm also following your blog!

Turtle said...

gorgeous! would love to knit this

also follow you!

Michelle in Arlington said...

Lovely! Would make a wonderful knitted gift!

Emma said...

Looks lovely.

Replying here and also signed up for the news letter.

Contact info: ikkleknitter (rav id)