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 most....my 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 !

Rules:
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's......best 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 !


49 comments:

  1. I love the Moorit color. And I would call the new yarn Highland Tundra.

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    1. Teri, congratulations we choice your name Highland Tundra for the yarn blend. Please contact me with your details at cottageqiviut(at)outlookdotcom

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  2. I love the fawn, and I would name the blend Sweet Harmony. :)

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  3. Grey is my favorite! As for a name: Rapture

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  4. I like the gray. The Bible talks about "separating sheep and goats"--the Shetland comes from sheep. Muskox are members of the goat family--so I'd call it "Sheep and Goats." I'd like to see a gray with a little bit of purple in it somewhere.

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  5. 1. Grey, because it goes with everything.
    2. Qivland.
    Thanks for doing the giveaway.
    Kimberly

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  6. I would simply call it "CottageCraft Premium Blend Wool" and I'm all about that beautiful fawn colour!

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  7. I'd prefer grey.
    My name for the new yarn: Shades of Earth

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  9. So hard to choose! I would love fawn :)
    "Natural Bliss"

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  10. name: Sheviut Organic Wool
    Colour: I'm definitely feeling the grey

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  11. Name:Bonnie - means beautiful in the Gaelic
    Colour - any, all so bonnie!

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  12. I saw someone wearing a Ruana yesterday and I thought about wearing a blanket out if I could find the right one. Silly me didn't consider making one.

    The grey colour is lovely and versatile in my wardrobe.
    I would call the yarn Arctic Shetland.

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  13. The black! I though the white is really nice too.

    I'd call is Arctic Lamb

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  14. always was a big fan of black or grey.
    How about "Tapeesa" means artic flower. Your yarns are most certainly flowers from the Artic.

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  15. I love the Fawn!!

    What about Ooie Nort? I've been reading about Shetland dialect and I this would be "Woolly North"

    tktl on Rav

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  16. 1: I like white, but it would be nice to use all colours like cowachin or Scottish seaters.
    2: Islands blend qiviut - half & half

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  17. Would love that in white.
    How about Shetland Qiviwool for a name?

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  18. I like black and gray.
    arctic cloud

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  19. White & gray.
    I like the sound of "Boreal"

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  20. I would love to knit the ruana up in the Moorit.

    And I would call the new 50/50 blends Arctic Cloud.

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  21. Grey. It is such a soothing colour!
    And for the Qiviut/Shetland blend... North of 60 Dreams.

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  22. I am loving the fawn. I would name the new blend "Shetland Shenanigans".
    iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  23. I am loving the fawn. I would name the new blend "Shetland Shenanigans".
    iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  24. I love the white, and would call your new wool, BaBa

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  25. The grey is lovely and would name, "shades of grey."

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  26. I would love to knit a Ruana in Moorit and I most certainly do think they're stylish. They are great to dress up a plain coat or sweater, or throw over your shoulders on a cool evening.

    How about "Exquisite Fusion" as a name for the 50/50 blend? The yarn will certainly be exquisite and fusion is an apt description for a blend.

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  27. Fawn is my favorite, followed closely by Moorit. There have been so many good name ideas already! I like something like Arctic Dreams. I live in the Arctic, so anything that is comfy and keeps me warm is like a good dream.

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  28. Grey would be nice and the name I suggest is Silken Cloud.

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  29. I would go with the grey. I think Innis Tile Maoth would be a good name.

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  30. I think there are many great name choices here for your new 50/50 blend.
    I have given it much thought and I like the name "Fire and Ice"
    fire for the blend of the two fibres to keep you toasty warm by a fire and ice for the environment they live in.
    All the colours are stunning but since I have a choice Moorit.
    Good luck to all :)

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  31. I would call this Sundust. The color fawn is gorgeous.

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  32. I would love to be able to knit with either the black or grey ( though any would be an amazing gift) . I would name the new yarn " Cottage Craft Celtic Naturals" . Names for the colours being : Ivory , Slate, Ebony , Amber and Moonstone.

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  33. I would call the yarn Shetland Down. I'd love to knit the Ruana in fawn.

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  34. I like the fawn.
    How about Northern Resplendence.

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  35. I love the black. I would call the new yarn Harmony which means the beautiful blending.

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  36. I love the black and the white. The name of the yarn could be QiviOS combing the qiviut and the Organic Shetland

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  37. Should have been "combining" Sorry for error!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  38. I tried multiple times to post this from Firefox. Trying now from Chrome. Hope there aren't a dozen copies floating around in the ether...

    I love all the colors, but if I had to choose one I'd go with Moorit. Honestly, an assortment for stripes would be perfect!

    As for the name, perhaps "Qiviut Clean Blend" would work. Qiviut blend, cleaner than the superwash...

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  39. Name of Yarn: Half and Half
    Color: Fawn

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  40. Color:gray or black

    Name of yarn: quivitland

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  41. 1. Black! (I'm a New Yorker)
    2. Soft Earth

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  42. Arctic Shetland yarn and I love the white yarn. :)

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  43. I love the white yarn, and I would call the blend Soffice. In italian it means soft.
    asteride on Ravelry

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  44. I like fawn. I would call it scrumptious.

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  45. White is so beautiful! I'd love to call this yarn Suave Dream.

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