Sunday, March 15, 2015

Vinterbar Cowl Kit Giveaway!

WIN Laura Patterson's very special cowl pattern Vinterbar and 2 skeins of my Sandrasingh 1 Ply Merino Worsted (winner chooses colorways). 


The talented knitwear designer Laura Patterson is the artist behind Fiber Dreams.  This is her 4th time hosting a blog giveaway!  Thank you Laura for your generosity and for sharing your beautiful work with us.  

Laura shares the story behind her Vinterbar cowl..."According to my tech editor the romance text I first wrote for this pattern needed a “sleek Swedish guy to give it new life.” That got my brain reeling, but not with anything that is printable. Whew. Moving on… I’m a life-long book collector. In addition to piles of books of knitting, fiction, art, counted cross-stitch, needlepoint, gardening, as well as a fair number of other things, I have always been attracted to stitch dictionaries, and little books of patterns on a given theme. All three motifs in this design came from a slim little volume of Swedish colorwork designs that I’ve had so long that I no longer have a clue where or when I came across it. Once I had these lovely motifs working together, I needed a name for my design. I thought that something Swedish would be appropriate. A dear friend of mine happens to have grown up in Sweden, so I went to her for inspiration. Without my telling her, she thought the main motif looked like berries, and so suggested Vinterbär, which is Swedish for winter berries. Perfect!" 


Vinterbar is worked in the round, features folded hems, and three different colorwork motifs.

Finished sizes (circumference x height): 25.5 x 8.5", 65 x 21.5 cm
Yarn: worsted weight; 125 yards MC, and 175 yards CC.  1 skein of 2 contrasting colorways of my Sandrasingh 1 Ply Merino Worsted will work beautifully.
Gauge: 20 stitches and 27 rows = 4" in stitch pattern in the round
Skills: k2tog, two-color knitting in the round, provisional cast on. Notions: 1 stitch marker required, smooth waste yarn of same or slightly finer thickness, in a contrasting color for provisional cast on, yarn needle. Stitch patterns: Charted. Difficulty: Intermediate.

Enter this Giveaway: The more ways you enter, the more chances you have to win. Make sure to leave a comment(s) under this blog post telling what you did to enter. And please make sure to leave your name and check this blog, Facebook, Twitter and my Ravelry group on March 31st to see if you have won.

The Winner will be announced Tuesday March 31st. 
 
1. Tell us which Fiber Dreams' design you like the best and why.
2. Tell us which colorways of my 1 Ply Merino Worsted you would knit this cowl.

3. Blog about this giveaway on your blog & link it, leave a comment under this blogpost with a link back to your blogpost.
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6. Announce this giveaway in your Ravelry group, or in a Ravelry group that allows you to announce blog giveaways.
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106 comments:

Suburban prep said...

I like the picnic perfect. It is a good combination between shawl and scarf.

Suburban prep said...

I like the colorway of the Sea Voyage.

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Debbie said...

I like Linea de la Playa. thanks


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Debbie said...

I would knit it in Firebird.

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Laurel said...

I like Chokecherry Days--a cute little cardi :)

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Your blog is fun to read & I am subscribed

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Ravelry? Yeah, I'm in your group and enjoy doing the KAL's there. The people are really nice.

Julie said...

I like the Moonshine & Sunspots design - the colourways I would pick are Cocoa Swirl & Neon

julie Draper said...

I like the Moonshine & Sunspots design - the colourways I would pick are Cocoa Swirl & Neon

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I am a member of your Raverly group.

sparky136 said...

Lost Labyrinth is the pattern I like most and the colors I choose are lime and true blue

Kammy V said...

My goodness, I had to go a lot of places to earn entries for this giveaway. Not being very computer savvy I got lost a couple of times, but hopefully have completed everything. M favorite pattern on your site is the Cecily, it is a beautiful lace design that is not overdone and flows from one motif to the next. Choosing colors was really hard because I liked many combinations however, I settled on the True blue and La Boheme. I followed you on Twitter and tweeted about this contest on my page. I followed you on Ravelry and Laura Patterson and commented in the welcome section on each. I announced the giveaway on my facebook page and liked your facebook page as well as wrote a comment about the giveaway. I think the only thing that I missed was posting on a blog page, because I don't have a blog. So here's keeping my fingers crossed that I win, I love the cowl and your yarn. Thanks for the contest.

Roxanne Stevens said...

I would knit this in tree hugger and violet. Love this pattern.

Carol said...

I like this pattern, Vinterbar!

Carol said...

I'd knit it in True Blue and Royalty.

Denise Chang said...

I like vinterbar because I'm on a stranded kick.

Denise Chang said...

I'd knit it in sea voyage and blue grey.

UmmRania said...

Aquatania is such a cool shape!

UmmRania said...

I would knit it in true blue and charcoal

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JKH51 said...

I like Picnic Perfect.



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JKH51 said...

I would knit the cowl in Pumpkin Spice & True Blue.



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kristen said...

I love Vinterbar. I want to start doing colorwork. I would use Deep Emerald and Khaki colors.

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Tracey said...

I like Vinterbar best and I'd knit it in Turquoise (main colour) and Burgundy.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

My favorite pattern is Dancing Shoes.

Alexis Borsboom said...

Vinterbar is my new favorite.

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Alexis Borsboom said...

I would knit the cowl in the design's original colors, it's just perfect.

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Ricki Koppel said...

The pattern I like is Vinterbar....I like to do color knitting...for some reason find it relaxing and since it takes forever, a cowl is perfect

Ricki Koppel said...

Can't pick just one color combo! Maybe:
dark shadow and blue gray
spring and forest green
sherwood forest and violet

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InJuneau said...

I love the Dulcavina shawl.

InJuneau said...

I'd knit it in True Blue and Neptune.

Unknown said...

I like Cecily best. Looks like a great spring project!

Unknown said...

I would make this in Blue Grey and Highland.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

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Magaidh said...

Oh man, picking a favorite pattern is hard. I love stream (so versatile!), I love windflower (for my handpaints!) ... but the birdsfoot fern has to be my favorite. So beautiful!

Magaidh said...

For colorways, I'd want to knit this cowl in blue grey and forest green. Gorgeous colors!

Kim D said...

My favourite pattern is the Illusions socks.
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Kim D said...

I would use the colours Charcoal and Neptune.
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Sanja T said...

I would use this exact colorway. The pink and purple is Perfect!

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Lindr said...

I really like Tethys. It looks very comfortable and appropriate for this time of year - somewhere between parka and jacket!

Lindr said...

Ooh, I think it would look stunning in Seedling and Cinnamon Girl

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eyebehold said...

I posted to my blog about this giveaway.

principeta said...

Cecily is my fav,so feminine and lacey,perfect for spring.Lovely giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Other than the giveaway pattern 'Vinterbar', I also like 'Moonvine and Sunspots'. The design is romantic and looks like it would be a fun knit. I am TempusMori on Ravelry.

Anonymous said...

I like the colorway 'Wine.' So lovely! - TempusMori (Ravelry)

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I would knit the cowl with True Blue and Burgundy.

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Kristen said...

I like Vinterbar and Picnic Perfect. Fun colorwork and a perfect shape, respectively.

Kristen said...

I'd use Violet and Blue Gray, I think.

Jordyn Dunaway said...

Aquitania is beautiful!

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Love potion #5 and Dark Shadow.

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Michelle said...

I like Melusine, I simply love fingerless mitts.

Michelle said...

The colors I would choose are Turquoise and Muse.

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Dana (familytreeknits@outlook.com said...

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Dana (familytreeknits@outlook.com said...

I would knit Vinterbar in Blue grey and Highhland, thanks for the chance to win!

Dana (familytreeknits@outlook.com said...

My favourite pattern ither than Vinterbar is Lorelei. Thanks for the chance to win!

Sharon Kashner said...
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Sharon Kashner said...

Joined your Ravelry Group. I am foolspuzzle47 on Ravelry

Sharon Kashner said...

I would knit Vinterbar in Cinnamon Girl and Khaki
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Shared with my friend in Posh Knitters Group > Babble > #207778. I am foolspuzzle47 on Ravelry

Sharon Kashner said...

Of course Vinterbar. But I also like moonshine and Sunspots too. I am foolspuzzle47 on Ravelry. I keep mentioning this because my email name is different than Ravelry.

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I tried to sign up for your newsletter but I kept getting to a screen that said I do not have Authorization To View.

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Posted in the Welcome Thread in Sandrasingh.com group. Foolspuzze47

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Carmen N said...

Fiber Dreams Vinterbar is my favorite because I love colorwork, but I also like the versatility of Tethys

Carmen N said...

I'd use Neptune and True Blue colorways

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