Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Cabled Ruana-Giveaway for February & March 2016

Celtic Cabled Ruana....

2016 is going to be all about me promoting my Shetland products that contain Qiviut wool in the blend. In doing so, i have decided to refrain from hand knitting custom orders until the Autumn. This will give me more time to work on the crafty things I love Shetland sheep, Qiviut & Angora rabbits & cable knitting. 

                 In September of last year we removed ALL SUPERWASH from our qiviut yarn blends due to it being Bad for the environment & replaced it with our own Organic Shetland Lambs wool!

What is a Ruana....It's a large flowing rectangular garment with a long back section & two fronts, knit in one piece with sides wide enough to give a good drape inplace of sleeves. In my opinion they are very stylish.

If your not sure what a Ruana is, here's one. THIS IS NOT MY DESIGN. I found this on Google images & thought i would borrow it to demonstrate.The shape on this one is so lovely, i like how the shoulders fall away. We could easily add a belt. And see how the fringe gives the impression that the garment has more length to it.The pockets are awesome too !

For this giveaway you need to do 2 things: 

1:In comments section tell me what colour you would prefer to knit your Ruana.

 2: Name our blend of 50% Qiviut-50% Organic Shetland wool yarn.
Colours from Top: White, Grey, Black, Moorit & Fawn 

Natural white(has a grey tinge to it due to the qiviut can't been seen in picture),

All these colours are totally natural & contain 85% Organic Shetland Lambs wool & 15% Qiviut down spun into our worsted weight Shetland Tundra blend.

The Ruana i knit will be all my own design, Will add the pattern to a future post, most likely in late February when i get it all worked out.
I plan on adding cables, Moss stitch, knitting on larger needles to allow the knitted fabric to drape properly. Another must is to cast on the two fronts at the same time, add pockets knit from our 50% Qiviut/Shetland blend yarn, i think it will just add that little bit of something special to the garment !

In comments section find name for the qiviut/Shetland blend yarn, What colour you would choose for your Ruana !
Only 1 entry per person
Runs from January 27th TO March the 25th 2016
1 winner drawn at random-prize is: enough Shetland Tundra yarn to knit your Ruana & enough 50%-Qiviut/Shetland blend to knit the pockets. Yarns will be mailed out to the winner once i know how much yardage will be required to knit the cabled garment !

I look forward to reading your entry' of Luck to you All ! 

Sorry for the delay announcing the winner but we had a really hard time deciding on the name & had to wait until i got a few family members together, in the end it went to a vote & the winner was '' Highland Tundra' congratulations to Terri, well done !