Lately I’ve been such a lucky blogger and knitter – winning in giveaways all over the place! Now, I’m not one to scoop up all the sweets and eat them on my own, so I’ve decided to give a bit back. :) Thus, here I am presenting to you the second fridica giveaway :)
The theme this time is designers, and I would like to present to you a very special young designer who has given me her kind permission to give away one of her patterns! Connie Chang Chinchio describes herself as a trained physicist who “works on environmental health science research between sweaters”. Just another piece of evidence that knitters extraordinaire come from every possible occupation and that, regardless what they were originally, knitting does not fail to take over one’s life. :)
My favourite in Connie’s designs are her cardigans, which are invariably simple yet interesting.
The squishy Metro…
The intriguing Geodesic…
And the feminine Printed Silk…
Connie has also designed some wonderful hats and mittens, which brings us back to the giveaway! :) The Cayuga Set is a pattern for matching hat and mittens featuring cute bobbles. It rings very Christmassy to me and I think it would make a wonderful gift for your loved ones or yourself ;) And if you’re not into matching, then you can just make one or the other. The choice is yours – you get the whole set!
So, you can win a pattern for a hat & mittens set and as an extra, I’ll throw in 436 yards of aran weight yarn from my stash! The yarn should be sufficient to make the set, if you like, but of course it’s up to you to use it for whatever you please.
What do you need to do? Comment on this post, and in your comment, leave me a link to your favorite knitwear designer (it can be a website, blog or Ravelry link :) Please keep it to one link because otherwise my spam filter won’t let you through. Feel free, but not obliged, to tell others about the giveaway in any form you like.
It’s one entry per person, and you have until the end of the day on November 29th.
I’ll select the winner by random number draw and announce who it is on November 30th. Oh, and one more thing – I will ship anywhere in the world, so feel free to sign your name even if you are from Tasmania, Zanzibar, Alaska or Siberia!
Let’s take it away… :)
Hat and mitt set are lovely indeed. I might still have time to make them for holiday gifts!!! One of my favorite designers is Kate Oates for her interesting baby items.
I’ve made the Metro and absolutely love it. It goes with everything-dress it up or down easily. Another designer I like is Kate at http://needled.wordpress.com/
I have the o w l on my to-do list and am very entertained by the tortoise and the hare jumper-maybe some day. Thanks for sharing some great web sites with us.
What a great giveaway! Thanks for running this! There are so many designers I like that it is hard to name just one. Like you, I love Connie’s work and lately I am also wanting to make everything by Cecily Glowik MacDonald who blogs at Winged Knits (http://cecilyam.wordpress.com/).
Very cool giveaway. It’s nice that you are trying to “give-back” I think my favorite Knitwear Designer would be Cookie A and her sock patterns, even though I haven’t made any of her yet! I’m getting there though….
I love the patterns by Alexandra Tinsely (http://www.ravelry.com/designers/alexandra-tinsley)
Yay! Another giveaway! I love Geodesic. Once I get up the nerve I’m going to give it a shot. Favorite designer? I’m only just starting to realize the styles I like and who makes them, so I’d have to say Hannah Fettig at http://knitbot.com/. Her pieces seem effortless and I can’t wait to see more from her. Thanks for doing this giveaway!
I don’t really have a favorite designer, but here is one whose genius I admire wholeheartedly: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/gladys-we
I can’t say I have just ONE favourite designer, but I will add to the list Jared Flood: http://brooklyntweed.net/blog/.
There are so many! But really, I’m a total sucker for all things Ysolda (http://www.ysolda.com). Her patterns are beyond amazing.
Well I would like to make this set. My favorite designer is probably Jared Flood, but I also love Ilukuduja (Inga from http://ilukuduja.blogspot.com/). Her designs are great, to bad that she doesn’t write them down often.
I love Connie’s cardigans! they are all unique and wearable! I also really like Stephen West’s patterns! http://westknits.com/index.php/blog/
I love my Austin Hoodie from Connie. I think my all time favorite designer is Hannah Fettig http://knitbot.com/ I am knitting my 4th sweater designed by her.
What a great give-away! I LOVE the hat and mittens. There are so many “favorite” designers on my list but if I have to pick one I’d say Cecily Glowik MacDonald. A couple of her patterns are on my to-do list.
What a cool giveaway! Thank you. And as for my favourite designer, well, I have a few, but I guess I’m most intrigued by Lily Kate France: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/lily-kate-france
I’ve been a fan of Connie’s for a long time, but my favorite designer is Laura Chau at Cosmic Pluto Knits. http://www.cosmicpluto.com/blog/ Her Serrano sweater was my first adult sweater pattern, and lace to boot!
I love the simplicity of Connie’s designs but for a quick but gratifying knit, I like Stephen West’s shawls. They are modern, clean designs with very simple construction. http://westknits.com/index.php/blog/
I love Connie’s designs; I’ve knit Geodesic and want to knit a few more, but Melissa LaBarre is another favorite of mine: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/melissa-labarre
I love Cookie A’s sock patterns.
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Well, I’m not quite from Tasmania, but I am from Australia and thought that was such a cute comment about those of us from far away that I’d enter. I have your blog on my reader but I’m not sure I’ve commented before…shy and all that. Anyway – my favourite designer is Veronik Avery.
I know she’s a big one but whenever I flick through a magazine and pause it usually turns out to be one of hers.
I love those cardigans of Connie’s that you feature – especially Metro. It looks an interesting knit and very elegant. One of my favourite designers (and I’m knitting a cardigan of hers right now) is Sarah Hatton, who used to design for Rowan until recently.
Let’s see who I have listed in my blog as favourites… There are Brooklyntweed and Connie Chang Chinchio, Ilukuduja and The Shetland Trader and… Well, quite many. :)
But currently my top favourite designers are ancient Muhu women, some of whose work is gathered in a book “Meite Muhu mustrid” from
the same publisher who gave out “Haapsalu sall”. ;)
I’m crushing on Thea Colman of Babycocktails right now http://www.ravelry.com/designers/thea-colman. Her designs are so wearable, and designed to be easily customized to fit any body. Also a big fan of Connie Chang Chinchio, so I had to throw my hat in here :)
There are so many great designers it’s hard to pick one. I’ll mention a local (to me) designer who just published a great book of hats and mittens. Mandy Powers of Zigzagstitch!
I feel slightly guilty for entering your second giveaway because I won the first one, but I can’t resist :)))
I wanted to add Jared Flood or Veronik Avery but then saw I was too slow :) One of the names that comes to mind is Kirsten Kapur (http://www.throughtheloops.typepad.com/designs/), although, needless to say, there are many, many, more.
I actually love Connie’s designs, and also those of Laura Chau (Cosmic Pluto): http://www.cosmicpluto.com/blog/
There are so many….great idea for a contest. I’m getting some good ideas!
I have to pick just one designer? This will be tough…I do like many of Delicious Knits patterns :)
What a great giveaway! My favorite designer is Kristin Nicholas: http://www.kristinnicholas.com.
What a fun giveaway! I love Connie Chang Chinchio! :D
Picking just one favorite designer is really really hard, but I guess I’d have to go with Ysolda Teague as I just love everything she does!
I’ll have to go with Kate Gilbert http://www.kategilbert.com/ for the way she bends my brain.
I do love that cardigan you featured–nice! I have many favorite designers: Norah Gaughan, Vladimir Teriokhin, Ann Starmore and the folk at Wooly Thoughts to name a few.
But my current favorite is Jared Flood: http://www.ravelry.com/people/brooklyntweed
This will probably change over time but at the moment I really like Stefanie Japel: http://www.stefaniejapel.com/ I knitted Forecast recently and I’ve been going through Fitted Knits to find my next sweater (and I have another one of hers in my queue that’s in Interweave Knits). I’m a big fan of her construction at the moment – good for a newbie to sweaters. :)
If I’m going by my ravelry queue it seems my favorite is Joan McGowan-Michael http://www.whiteliesdesigns.com/ but I also really love Amy Swenson indigirl.com and Snowden Becker tt820classyknitting.blogspot.com/
I have quite a few favourites with Connie being one of them. Another one is the Shetland Trader. Hopefully this link will work http://www.ravelry.com/designers/gudrun-johnston.
What a sweet giveaway! I am trying to pick ONE favourite, and if it’s just one, I’m going to have to go with Jared Flood. I have just acquired some of his Shelter yarn and now I am even more of a fangirl, it’s amazing stuff.
I love these patterns – had somehow missed Metro but the hat and mittens had caught my eye before so I will be crossing my fingers!
I too am a big fan of Hannah Fettig at http://knitbot.com/. I have several of her patterns in my queue!
I love Connie’s designs as well and am just getting into my first pattern of hers–the Austin Hoodie!
Thanks for the giveaway.
I am not a big sweater knitter, but I do have finished one sweater by Connie Chang Chinchio, the lovely ‘soap bubble wrap’. You can see it on my Ravelry page – I am Dominique003
Another designer I really like is Hanne Falkenberg – http://www.knit.dk
Oh, and I am in Belgium….
Oh I am totally commenting on this because last time you suggested I enter a giveaway (on the Photo.Knit.Dog blog) – we both won!.
My favourite designer has to be Kim Hargreaves
Oooo, lately I’ve been digging SpillyJane’s mittens: http://spillyjane.blogspot.com/ I love to look at the sweaters and everything, but when it come to mittens, I’m hooked.
Fab giveaway. I love Connie’s designs. But to name a favourite designer? There are so many to choose from! But someone I’ve always loved is Jared Flood at http://brooklyntweed.net/blog/
Lovely! There are many wonderful designers to choose from, but on my list there is one above them all. My favourite designer is Helga Isager (www.amimono.dk).
Pretty. A set would be nice. I haven’t made a matching hat and mitten set and was recently thinking how nice it would be to have one.I really love Ysolda’s designs.
I love Connie’s design, and have made several of them! Would love to make that set too!
Right now I’m very into Veera Välimäki’s designs. Cute but still very wearable for everyday-life.
I enjoyed knitting and love wearing Connie’s Geodesic. She’s such a great designer and I can’t wait for her book to be published, woot woot! My other favorite designer is the talented Cecily Glowik MacDonald who seems to be churning out great patterns by the dozen!
Divna akcija !
Zaista lepo od Connie sto ti je dala jednu mustru ! A i svi modeli su zaista lepi !
I love the simple lines of these sweaters! It’s hard to choose just one designer. Right now I’m making hats for Christmas presents so I’d say Wooly Wormhead at http://www.woollywormhead.com/blog/
What a wonderful idea! Thank you for organizing this. Apart from Connie, I’m always baffled by the creativity of Mari Muinonen: http://madebymyself.blogspot.com/
Cirilia Rose is definitely my current favorite, here she is over at Ravelry:
Such cute designs, or maybe just the photos are all super cute? =)
My favorite designer is Kathy Merrick. I have her book “Crochet in Color” She does not have a website. She has gotten some c*** on Rav because as the designer of the Babette Blanket, people wank when she won’t give them the pattern or they change the pattern and it doesn’t work. I have met her in RL and think she’s great. I love that she stands up for herself and is a strong woman!
Some of her patterns:
the moment i saw this, i instantly ell in love with these hoody knitted sweater/jacket. ive always love hoodies and this is no exception. the item is found here and is made by Kate Davies
I don’t have one favourite designer, I mostly knit by choosing a pattern I like. But (apart from the aforementioned and universally adored Jared Flood) I like Mary Keenan’s caps and hats. You can find her work on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/mary-keenan
I’ve made one of her designs, a reversible cloche (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/pckristina/the-not-just-for-chemo-reversible-cloche).
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I would love to win the pattern- so cute. i am i the mist of knitting hats like crazy to warm the heads of my many neices and nephews for x-mas presents.
I love Kate Davies from needled http://needled.wordpress.com/but i know you read her because that is how I found your blog. I also love the family trunk project blog http://www.familytrunkproject.com/blog.html. but i am going to give you a new one that I just recently started reading Jana’s bloghttp://justblocked.blogspot.com/ check out the beautiful Escher fish blanket that jana is making.
So many of my favorites have been mentioned…Connie is definitely one of them…but I also love the designs of Anne Hanson at http://knitspot.com/ whose skill with lace is awe inspiring. She seems like a thoroughly nice person, too.
Great contest! Thanks for doing this. My favorite cardigan designer is Connie http://www.ravelry.com/designers/connie-chang-chinchio. I’ve knitted several of her patterns and love her clear instructions and one-on-one assistance if needed. I’d love to win this contest and try out another of her designs!
Well, it’s difficult to choose just one.. as many, I like Ysolda Teague, Jared Flood, Shetland Trader… Well, I guess I’ll name Kate Davies as my most favourite at the moment (http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kate-davies)
I really like the patterns made by Connie Chang Chinchio. Right now I would say Gudrun Johnston is my favourite though, as I recently knit one of her patterns and am eagerly waiting for her new book to arrive in my mail! http://www.theshetlandtrader.com/
Thanks for running this giveaway! I love Connie Chang Chinchio’s designs, but my favourite designer at the moment is Jared Flood http://brooklyntweed.blogspot.com/
I love his use of cabling and the tweedy yarns he selects. Both are perfect for winter weather.
Another vote for Jared Flood
Everyone loves Jared Flood! I also like this aussie girl – jo sharp, love her work and yarn too!
What a great giveaway! I’d love to participate :-)
My favourite designer at this moment is Anne Hanson (http://www.ravelry.com/designers/anne-hanson), she makes gorgeous everyday lace!
Thank you for running this nice giveaway!
I am so glad that I made it on time! I have never won anything online, but I never loss my hopes.
Hat and mitt set are lovely indeed, I would love that pattern. And you are so kind to send yarn with it, your heart must be huge! and that it’s always good.
My favorite designer is Ysolda (http://www.ravelry.com/designers/ysolda-teague).
Thank you so much for this wonderful giveaway!
Oooh, I’m torn between saying Cookie A and Ysolda Teague.
I’ll say Cookie A as I’m a sock addict, but let it be known that I love both! http://www.cookiea.com/
Good thing you entered my giveaway – otherwise I would not have seen that YOU are doing one, too!
Lately I’ve been looooving Kate Davies: http://needled.wordpress.com/
I knit Owls over the summer, and I can’t wait for my holiday knitting to be done so I can tackle another one of her sweaters!
I enjoy the work of so many designers, including Connie, Ysolda, Fiona Ellis, Norah Gaughan… but lately I’d have to say my fave is Kim Hargreaves, for her modern yet timeless aesthetic.
Props for hosting this awesome giveaway.
Besides Connie (I’ve been a fan since her Connie Chang sans Chinchio days), I’m a big fan of Melissa Wehrle and Cirilla Rose (of Berroco)
I am an avid fan of Wendy Bernard at knitandtonic.net!