Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Holiday Blog Giveaway: 4 Kits

We have our 4 winners! First "Thank You"
to everyone who entered.

Drum roll please.....

#1 Tangled Vine Socks & 1 skein Malabrigo Sock - Chels
#2 Isabella & Malabrigo Merino Worsted
3 skeins MC & 1 skein CC - Katiek
#3 Desmondus & 1 skein Serendipitous Ewe
Fate Fingering - Anne
#4 Hooded Scarves and Cowls & 3 skeins Sandrasingh.com 1 Ply Merino Worsted - Sisterrobinson (Rose)

Congratulations and please email me at sandrasingh@sandrasingh.com with your colorway choice.

I want to end 2011 with a BANG and give you a big "Thanks" for being a loyal Sandrasingh.com customer!

In the Fall/Winter 2009-10 season I began collaborating with many popular knitwear artists in our industry to bring you patterns that are exclusive to my website,
the Sandrasingh.com Exclusive Collection. The collection has grown from the original 2 designs, Gardiner Yarn Works' Tangled Vine Socks and Through The Loops Isabella to
include another sock design by Gardiner Yarn Works, Desmondus and Lisa Ellis Designs' Hooded Scarves and Cowls which is the first pattern to be written for my Sandrasingh.com 1 Ply Merino Worsted.

This giveaway is for each pattern and the accompanying yarn, there will be four winners and they will be able to select the colorways from in stock inventory!
#1 Tangled Vine Socks and 1 skein Malabrigo Sock
#2 Isabella and Malabrigo Merino Worsted 3 skeins MC and 1 skein CC
#3 Desmondus and 1 skein Serendipitous Ewe Fate Fingering
#4 Hooded Scarves and Cowls and 3 skeins Sandrasingh.com 1 Ply Merino Worsted


Hooded Scarves and Cowls: Bottom Up Scarf with Hood
in Sandrasingh.com 1 Ply Merino Worsted

Lisa Ellis' Hooded Scarves and Cowls pattern includes four different, but complimentary styles, 2 hooded scarves and 2 cowls. The hooded scarf designs are simple to knit either from top down or bottom up and the cowls are either knit in the round or flat. Pick your style and skill level, nothing is too complicated but all are extremely satisfying knits. Pattern includes written instructions and charts.

Button Cowl in Sandrasingh.com 1 Ply Merino Worsted

These four designs are worked in only 2-3 skeins of the worsted weight yarns, Sandrasingh.com 1 Ply Merino Worsted and Malabrigo Merino Worsted.

Button Hood in Sandrasingh.com 1 Ply Merino Worsted

Turtleneck Cowl in Sandrasingh.com 1 Ply Merino Worsted

Finished Measurements & Yardage: Turtleneck Cowl 4.5" w x 17.25" circumference
(approx 100 yds)
Buttoned Cowl: 4" w x 19.5" circumference (approx 110 yds)
Top Down Hooded Scarf w/Button: scarf 4" w x 25" l (approx 315 yds)
Bottom Up Hooded Scarf: scarf 5.75" w x 60" l (approx 450 yds)

Bottom Up Scarf with Hood in Malabrigo Merino Worsted

Yarns: Sandrasingh.com 1 Ply Merino Worsted (100% Merino Wool, 215 yds) or Malabrigo Merino Worsted (100% Merino Wool, 210 yds)
2 skeins for the Top Down Hooded Scarf w/Button and Turtleneck Cowl
3 skeins for the Bottom Up Hooded Scarf and 1 Button Cowl

Button Cowl in Malabrigo Merino Worsted

Next is the lovely Isabella hat, scarf and mittens set by the talented knitwear artist Kirsten Kapur of "Through The Loops," also knit in Malabrigo Merino Worsted and Sandrasingh.com 1 Ply Merino Worsted would be an easy sub.

Isabella

Isabella features an easy to knit, yet sophisticated stitch design that suits a wide variety of personal tastes and styles. By changing the color scheme the set, or individual pieces, will look great with many different types of outwear and work for children, teens and adults.

Its knit in a simple pattern with a stunning result. The color work at the borders of each piece is deceptively simple, there is no carrying two colors in the same row. The stitch pattern is created by slipping stitches and then knitting the carries together a few rows later, even the more complex looking body of each piece is worked this way. There is no cabling involved, the intricate looking pattern work is really just slipped stitches!

Isabella is available for purchase as a set and separately.

Both of these sock designs are by the incomparable sock designer Chrissy Gardiner of "Gardiner Yarn Works."

Tangled Vine Socks

The delightfully cabled, Tangled Vine Socks are knit with one skein of Malabrigo's Sock. The beautiful and unique leafy cable design will keep your knitting interesting for a long time!

The pattern allows you to choose the direction you prefer to knit, top down or toe up. Then choose a foot to start with, the socks are a mirror image with right and left feet. An illustrated tutorial is included for Judy's Magic Cast-On and the cable pattern is both charted and written.

Finally have fun knitting yourself a unique pair!

Sizes: Women's S (M, L)
Foot Circumference: 6.5 (7.5, 8.5)"
Yarn: 1 skein Malabrigo Sock (100% superwash merino, 440 yards, 100 grams), modeled in Lettuce
Needles: set of 5 size 0 US (2mm) double pointed needles or 2 size 0 (2mm) 24" circulars
Gauge: 36 sts/48 rnds = 4" in st st
Notions: cable needles, yarn needle and stitch marker
Skill Level: Intermediate

Desmondus

Named after the little grey vampire bat, Chrissy's Desmondus Socks are knit in Serendipitous Ewe's Fate Fingering sock yarn in the vampire inspired colorway Silver Shadows, a color in a series dyed exclusively for my website. Use one skein for a pair of women's socks and two skeins for men's. An unique cable pattern and lace insert are featured on these cuff down "His-and-Hers" socks for the night owl in your life.

The cable and lace patterns are both charted and written plus Chrissy includes instructions for two techniques for turning the heel and for the Kitchener Stitch.

Sizes: Sized for Women's M (Men's M)
Foot Circumference: 8 (9.5)"
Yarn: 1 (2) skein Serendipitous Ewe Fate Fingering (100% superwash merino, 400 yds, 4oz/115 gm)
Needles: set of 5 double pointed size US 1 (2.5mm) or two 24" size US 1 (2.25mm) circulars, cable needle, yarn needle & stitch markers
Gauge: 34 sts/46 rnds = 4" in st st
Difficultly: Intermediate

All four of these patterns are sold as PDFs that are emailed to you after purchase with no shipping fees.

There will be 4 winners for this giveaway and they'll be announced on Friday Dec. 16th. All four patterns will be emailed to the winners.

Enter this Giveaway: The more ways you enter, the more chances you have to win and make sure to leave a comment telling what you did to enter. And please make sure to leave your contact information.
1. Tell us why you should win one of these Sandrasingh.com Exclusive patterns.
2. Tell us which design is your favorite and why.
3. Blog about this giveaway on your blog and link it, leave a comment under this blogpost with the link back to your blogpost.
4. Join my Ravelry group, Sandrasingh.com and introduce yourself in the "Welcome tell us about yourself..." thread.
5. Announce this giveaway in your Ravelry group, or in a Ravelry group that allows you to announce Blog giveaways.
6. Friend me a Facebook: Sandra Singh and leave a comment under my post about this Giveaway
7. Announce this giveaway, with a link on Facebook
8. Visit my Facebook Page: www.Sandrasingh.com and hit "Like"
9. Follow me on Twitter: Sandrasingh
10. Announce this giveaway with a link on Twitter
11. Friend or Fan me on Plurk: Sandrasinghcom
12. Announce this giveaway with a link on Plurk
13. Sign up for my Newsletter on my Home Page
14. Sign up to "Follow My Blog"
15. Tell your fellow knitters in your knitting circle about this giveaway.
16. No Purchase Necessary to Enter, but are you a Sandrasingh.com customer? Leave a comment about your experience and purchase.Link

127 comments:

suburban prep said...

This would be the perfect item to make for my mother for her birthday in Mid January. (that is why I would love to win).
msgb245 at gmail dot com

suburban prep said...

I like the Hooded Scarves and Cowls: Bottom Up Scarf with Hood in the first picture with the 1 ply merino.
it seems to have both the hat and the scarf together so that it would be easy to not get lost.
msgb245 at gmail dot com

suburban prep said...

I belong to your ravelry group.

suburban prep said...

I receive your newsletter.

suburban prep said...

I am a follower of your blog.

fionafae said...

1: If I won the hooded scarf I would make it for my mum - she lives in freezing temperatures from Sept well into March and would love to have something like that!
2. My favorite design is Isabella, I have had that in my favorites for a long long time! I just love the design and the color combos!
I have also done numbers 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 14, and 16. :)
fionafae on Ravelry or fionafae@gmail.com

fionafae said...

I forgot to actually do #16!! I have purchased from sandrasingh.com twice now and I was absolutely thrilled with my purchases. Sandra doesn't disappoint! Plus, madeline tosh pashmina and malabriog rios? SWOON! I wish the budget would allow more frequent purchases, Sandra would be sick of me! :P

Katie K said...

I like the Tangled Vine Socks the best because they have leave on them, and I'm a sucker for patterns with leaves.

I joined your ravelry group 6 months ago and introduced myself then.

I follow your blog through an rss feed, and if I could figure out how to subscribe to your newsletter, I would!

There is no reason why I should win, but I love winning! Well if I must give a reason it's because I love knitting.

I can be reached through ravlery; I'm KatieK

Rachelle said...

1. my husband needs more socks and I'm not prepared to give up any more of my stash to him, that's why I need to win!

Rachelle said...

2. Desmondus is my favourite as it's a nice manly sock

Rachelle said...

4. I'm in your Rav group

Rachelle said...

I already follow your blog

Rachelle said...

I get your newsletter

Michaela said...

I'd love to win so I can knit myself something after knitting all those Christmas presents!! :)

Michaela said...

I love the Tangled Vine Socks because I love leafy patterns, and I feel that I am ready to progress to knitting socks!

Michaela said...

I am a member of your Ravelry group already...thanks for always keeping us updated about giveaways and new yarns and patterns!

Michaela said...

I also "like" your page on Facebook :)

Michaela said...

I have also been receiving your newsletter!!

Michaela said...

And I am also following your blog now... Wow, I am really going to be in the loop, hehe :D

Michaela said...

I have befriended you on FB and just left a comment under your post (looked like the first one, too. Yay!)
Thank you for such a great giveaway to end the year!

Debbie said...

I should win this because I will be alone for Christmas and it would cheer me up! Debbie H
gussek on Ravelry

Debbie said...

My fav pattern is Isabella. I have looking at it for a while! Debbie H
gussek on Ravelry

Debbie said...

I belong to you Ravelry group. Debbie H
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Debbie said...

I posted about your contest on the Contestants Enter Here Ravelry group. Debbie H
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Debbie said...

I'm your friend on Facebook and commented on your post. Debbie H
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Debbie said...

I announced your contest on my Facebook page. Debbie H
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Debbie said...

I "liked" your facebook page. Debbie H
gussek on Ravelry

Debbie said...

I follow you on Twitter. Debbie H
gussek on Ravelry

Debbie said...

I tweeted about your contest. Debbie H
gussek on Ravelry

Debbie said...

I get your newsletter. Debbie H
gussek on Ravelry

Debbie said...

I follow your blog. Debbie H
gussek on Ravelry

Debbie said...

I told my knitting sister about your contest. Debbie H
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Debbie said...

I'm not a customer yet, but I'm sure I will buy something after the Holidays. Debbie Hgussek on Ravelry

ritainalaska said...

i should win the sock pattern from you for my love of sock making and appreciation of gorgeous sock patterns.

ritainalaska said...

the tangled vines sock pattern is my very favorite for its asymmetrical vine pattern this is so appealing. it would be a snap to work up two at a time magic loop.

ritainalaska said...

i am your facebook friend!

ritainalaska said...

i have been recieving your newletter!

ritainalaska said...

ihave been following you here on your blog!

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I'm pretty sure all of us would really love to win one of the prizes, and I guess I can't say I deserve to win any more than anyone else. But I sure hope I do!

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

My favorite is the Isabella set, because of the gorgeous stitch pattern.

Fleur said...

Yay for the bang with this last blog of the year! My favorite is definitely the pattern for the Tangled Vine Socks, with a very big second place for the Bottom Up Scarf with Hood - I especially like the diagonal lines on it.

Thanks for this giveaway, always fun to see what you are up to on your blog. And great yarns again!

Have a nice day, all! Ciao, Fleur (Fleurtje-Eliza on Ravelry)

lorraine said...

im a member of your rav group :) raineoc@yahoo.com

lorraine said...

im signed up for your newsletter :) raineoc@yahoo.com

quinn said...

The Tangled Vine socks are gorgeous! Mirror patterns make a nice change. And the sample is in my favorite Mmmmalabrigo sock color! Purty :)

quinn on rav

celticknittingal said...

I already follow you and really enjoy your blog. The hooded scarf would make a perfect gift for my daughter who lives in frigid Idaho. She is a very special, kind, thoughtful and lovinging person.

pontic39@cableone.net

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I am a member of the Ravelry group.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I receive your newsletter.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I follow your blog every day.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I should win this contest because winning contests makes my day.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

My favorite pattern would be the Bottom up scarf with hood. I like the pattern in the scarf and it looks so warm.

Ellen S. said...

These are all fabulous designs. Living in Upstate NY, the hooded scarves would be great for the winter, although I am a sock knitter through and through.

I think that I'll head over and join the Ravelry group now-- I'm knittingflutist.

mysticmoon said...

So many sad events have happened recently, no time to knit. Your patterns are beautiful. Hoping for a better year with more time to knit and be creative. mysticmoon on rav

Rose said...

I should win because it is cold here and I could wrap myself in lovely squishy goodness.

sisterrobinson on ravelry.

Rose said...

I love the bottom up knitted scarves and the button cowls.

They look so lovely and warm.

sisterrobinson on Ravelry

Rose said...

I belong to your ravelry group.

sisterrobinson on ravelry

Shateen said...

Hmmm why should I win? I guess I don't have any other reason than because i want to! My favorite design is the Tangled Vines Socks, my MIL would LOVE them as she is an avid gardener. I have joined your ravelry group, added you as a friend on FB, liked your page on FB. I also am signed up to receive your newsletter and follow your blog! Oh and did I mention I am a customer? Just got my Berroco Ultra Alpaca! Thanks Sandra!

Shateen said...

oh darn it, here is my contact info: shateen.lichter@gmail.com

cguard (on rav) said...

My goal for 2012 is to knit socks and knit for myself. I am recently entranced with cables so Desdemondus is calling my name.

Anonymous said...

I ordered yarn for the first time and was pleased with the fast delivery to Canada.

Betty

sparky136 said...

I should win this contest because knitting cowls is my new passion.

sparky136 said...

my favorite pattern is bottom up scarf with hood because I've always wanted to knit a hooded scarf.

Anne said...

sstivDesdemonus is wonderful, i've been on the lookout for socks in both men's and women's. I need to win beacuse I cannot afford to buy, though I would if I could. Love that colorway too.
I receive your emails.
I'm in your Ravelry group.
I follow your blog.
I 'like' you on Facebook.
I pass you around every chance I get.
amuseangel at yahoo dot com

Peg (mayounger on Ravelry) said...

I love the hooded scarf, and I know one of these days we will have snow in South Dakota!

mayounger on Rav

Peg (mayounger on Ravelry) said...

I am in your Ravelry group, and introduced my self before.

mayounger on ravelry

Peg (mayounger on Ravelry) said...

i like you on facebook :)

Peg (mayounger on Ravelry) said...

I have purchased from you and am a totally satisfied customer!

Peg (mayounger on Ravelry) said...

I receive the newsletter.

Peg (mayounger on Ravelry) said...

I would love to win any prize!

Judy in OKC said...

I'm just getting started with knitting socks and would love to have one of your lovely sock patterns! I think they would be so much fun both to knit and wear!
kwilter53 at cox dot net

Sue Lowe said...

That bottom up scarf with hood looks like just the thing to keep warm while walking the dog this winter. It'd sure be nice to get a Christmas present for me!

suevlowe@yahoo.ca

SK1998 said...

I want to win this to make for my sister and friends.

SK1998 said...

I LOVE isabella because I think the colorwork design is really neat and I REALLY like the matching hat ans scarf.And the mittens look so warm and it has been cold here lately.

Peppermint Mocha Mama said...

I should win one of these kits because I never make anything for myself and I think it's about time I changed that.

Peppermint Mocha Mama said...

I love the Isabella set - the colors, the pattern work and it's all gorgeous.

SK1998 said...

https://sites.google.com/site/saraherinnsdesigns/home/giveaway

Peppermint Mocha Mama said...

I'm a Ravelry group member.

SK1998 said...

wwwcraftersdreams.blogspot.com

Peppermint Mocha Mama said...

You've been my Facebook friend for a bit now.

danielle said...

Ok, for some time I have been thinking of making a hooded scarf but have never found the right yarn or pattern....seeing this pattern and the yarn - it would be perfect!!!

SK1998 said...

I am now a Ravelry group member.

Peppermint Mocha Mama said...

I posted it to my Facebook ~
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Peppermint-Mocha-Mama/172904812722226

Peppermint Mocha Mama said...

I already "like" your Facebook page.

Peppermint Mocha Mama said...

I already follow you on Twitter (PrmntMochaMama)

Peppermint Mocha Mama said...

I already get your news letter.

Peppermint Mocha Mama said...

I already follow your blog.

Peppermint Mocha Mama said...

I told my knitting circle about your giveaway.

SK1998 said...

http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/erinns-crafting-charity/topics/1940345

Rav group annoncment

SK1998 said...

I am now following your blog

Kenyetta said...

1. I am a huge fan!

Kenyetta said...

2. Isabella is very pretty and versatile

Kenyetta said...

4. I am in your Ravelry group

Kenyetta said...

15. I have told my knitting coworkers- I hope they sign up!

Kenyetta said...

14 I follow your blog

Kenyetta said...

I receive your newsletter

Anonymous said...

I like the Tangled Vine Socks the best as they bring some summer gardening to the winter months.

Anonymous said...

Tangled Vine Socks are beautiful, I love the color too, I would wear these to brighten up the dark winter nights.
rosebob on ravelry

Sara said...

I think I should win because everyone should have one of your lovely patterns.

Sara said...

I would love the Vine Socks pattern - I love it...

nhsarab at yahoo dot com

Sara said...

I get your newsletter

Monika said...

I can't decide between Isabella, and Tangled Vines Socks, they are both my favorite patterns in this contest. I love Kirsten's patterns, and have knit many of them. If I would win the Isabella kit, I would knit it for my daughter. Would I win the sock kit, they would be for ME! :o)

Miss Debbie said...

I have only made Christmas stockings and feel that I am ready to knit 2 identical socks now that I am getting the hang of sock knitting. The tangled sock pattern is very pretty and also in the right colors would be great for my hubby who always has cold feet.

Lara said...

I follow your blog

Lara said...

I like the Tangled Vine socks.

Anonymous said...

My fave right now are the hooded scarf/cowls. I have wanted to make one for quite a while now.........mmmmm would love to win
Laurie - marlib7 on ravelry
I have joined your group there
marlib8@live.ca

Knittinggirl said...
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Knittinggirl said...

My favourite design is the bottom up scarf with hood. I have never seen something like this before, but I really like the idea :)

Knittinggirl13 on rav.

Knittinggirl said...

I am a follower of your blog.

Knittinggirl13 on rav.

Knittinggirl said...

I receive your newsletter.

Knittinggirl13 on rav.

Knittinggirl said...

I am a member of your ravelry group.

Knittinggirl13 on ravelry.

Knittinggirl said...

I think that these designs would be perfect for holiday gift making. (Which is why I would like to win).

Knittinggirl13 on rav.

A. said...

1. Tell us why you should win one of these Sandrasingh.com Exclusive patterns.

Easy: my yarn stash was infiltrated by carpet beetles and I have been using boring non-animal fibers ever since. We've had exterminators out several times now and the carpet beetles haven't showed their dumb little faces; now I am ready for some more FUN yarn.

A. said...

2. Tell us which design is your favorite and why.

I like the Tangled Vine Socks with Malabrigo, firstly because I LOVE Malabrigo and secondly because I love the way the vines climb the foot and legs on the sock.

Rkoppel said...

My favoirte is the Hooded Scarves and Cowls. I tend to loose things so having a hat and scarf or cowl combination would be GREAT!!

Rkoppel said...

My favorite pattern is the hooded scarves and cowls. One knitted item for two things....much easier to keep track of!

Anonymous said...

I love love the hooded scarf and would love to make it for my daughter..

Laurie Kivi on ravelry

Anonymous said...

I love the tangled vine socks best
rosebob on ravelry

Alison said...

I love the Isabella the most because I love the color and the idea of having a matching set.

I'm on Ravelry as AlisonFashion.

Nanny Jean said...

I am into the cowls for xmas gifts so one of them would be nice.I am on my third 2 more to go.

Reikjavyk said...

I love Tangled Vine Socks. Why? Because they're gorgeous!
And I should win because I never do and it's time... ^.^

reikjavyk on ravelry

chels said...

The tangled vine socks are my favorite because they look refined and cofortable

chels said...

I should win one these patterns because I am a beginning knitter and they would help me learn new skills.

Andrea said...

The patterns featured in this article are lovely! I would say I deserve to win because I'm always itching to try new patterns and I haven't done any of the ones here! And I haven't knit any cowls or cowl/scarf and hood things!

I like the tangled vine socks. I'm a sucker for complex ribbing/cable type patterns like these socks have :D

Also I follow you on Twitter (@andreaflores), and I've told my knitting friends about this giveaway (although I guess you have no way to verify this :( )

I'm andreabrightside on Ravelry :)

Carmen said...

I always need more patterns as I'm a beginning/intermediate knitter.

Carmen said...

I think my favorite is Bottom Up Scarf with Hood - I have some nieces that would be great to knit that for

Carmen said...

I am already a member of your Ravelry group

Carmen said...

I follow @Sandrasingh on twitter

Carmen said...

I follow your blog (GFC)