Do you feel it in the air? The crispness has arrived to the Pacific Northwest. Daytime temps aren't bad, but there's a feeling there . . . it's about to get c o l d. So what better time to breath some life into this stale 'ole blog and have a contest!?!?
My dear friend and talented designer, Nichole, has a brand-spankin' new eBook: Harvest (here is the Ravelry link to view and purchase the eBook). Harvest is a collection of 5 stellar patterns, and it is the October edition of the Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project. Those of you following the Project know that every month this year has featured a new eBook by an up-and-coming indy designer. I can assure you 100% that Harvest is the best one yet! Let's take a tour, shall we?
First up, The Harvest Capelet. This beauty is knit with Malabrigo Silky Merino, and has a subtly beaded border to lend sparkle and weight. The unique shaping of this capelet means that it will curve just right around your shoulders and stay put! Finished off with a bit of silk ribbon and you have the perfect cool weather shoulder cover.
One of my personal favorites in the collection, the Foliage Hat will entertain you as much as it will keep you warm. Knit out of doubled Malabrigo Lace, its subtle cables creates trees and are shedding their stranded colorwork leaves. Though it is beautifully soft in Malabrigo Lace, the colors available in either Classic Elite Fresco or O-Wool Classic 2-Ply make them great choices (single-stranded) as substitutes.
These Gathering Mitts are meant for serious coziness. They are made of a felted inner layer connected to a superwash outer layer cleverly knit together. Using Malabrigo Worsted for the inside and Malabrigo Rios for the outside, you can toss the whole project in the wash to felt and have it come out perfectly. On a side note, the pattern also includes instructions to knit the two pieces together just in case you'd like to ever wear them separately!
All of these great patterns are available separately as downloads, but if you like them all, then by all means buy the whole eBook! You can get the whole collection as an eBook on Ravelry or on bluegirl's site. Now let's talk about the contest!
Nichole is going to give away two lovelys skein of Malabrigo Sock and one copy of the eBook to a lucky winner on my blog! All you need to do to enter is leave me a comment on this post, telling me what YOU love about Fall Knitting Time!