Sunday, April 3, 2016

Mill ends giveaway for April 2016

Just a quick entry for this month as I'm rushing around with lambing chores & getting lots of fibre & yarns ready for the Toronto Knitters Frolic on the 30th April ......Yikes its soon !



This is a lovely little lot of mill ends, all 100% Qiviut & mostly 2 ply lace weight. 

Weighs 97 grams with about 700 yards & all in their Natural state.

To enter simply tell me what you would knit with this little lot. Please include the name of the pattern & the name of the designer so if others want to knit the pattern they can easily find it online......thank you & best of Luck to you all !

Runs from April 3rd TO April 30th 2016

Winner will be announced when i return from the Toronto show (about the 2nd May) 



***Ruanna Update*** last months winner was Teri with her entry of ''Highland Tundra'
The blog post in May will contain updates of the Ruanna (knitting may even be finished) so far i have two front panels half way done. and have changed my mind about the pockets being knit from Highland Tundra, i will knit the pockets in the Shetland Tundra yarn & use the Highland Tundra for the collar......more luxurious I'm thinking !


30 comments:

  1. I would knit Papyrifera by Gisela Beyer
    ( http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/papyrifera )
    I suspect that it would work out for the slightly lesser yardage by going down a needle size.

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  2. I would love to knit the Ochre Leaves Cowl by Hannicraft (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ochre-leaves-cowl). I would make it wider if the yardage allows- I think the natural "halo" of the qiviut would look lovely with this pattern!

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  3. After giving all the scarves I've given away, I'd like to make myself a scarf with it. The Twilight Mist Scarf by Alla Saenko (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/twilight-mist-scarf) is the pattern I would pick.

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  4. I think a fluffy qiviut cowl would be perfect here in North Idaho! I'd love to knit these mill ends up into Lady JB's Beaded Leaf Cowl.

    http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/beaded-leaf-cowl

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  5. For the cold and damp Nova Scotia winters, I think I'd like to knit the Soft Scarf Cowl! The loft and airiness would compliment the qiviut very nicely I think. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/soft-scarf-cowl

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    2. Chanda, your entry# won ! Please contact me with your details cottageqiviutatoutlookdotcom
      congratulations- i look forward to seeing your cowl on Ravelry

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  6. I would make the Pebble Beach Shawl by Helen Stewart and I would love to make it in White so I could wear it with anything!

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  7. I'm so thrilled to win last month's drawing!!! How can I get my info to you?

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  8. I would knit Beverly Lace Smokering Pattern by Beverly Shannon from Fairbanks, Alaska.

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  9. I've always wanted to try your glove pattern. I love the way the cables wrap around the wrist.

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  10. I love knitting with undyed (natural) yarns! I would knit the Spring Chill Shawl by Heddi Craft:
    http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/spring-chill-shawl
    I've had my eye on this pattern for quite some time and I'm just waiting for the right yarn to come along. This might be it!
    Cheers!

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  11. my son 'badly' wants a skarf with quviut yarn. he sent me a link to your site just after Christmas .... so Christmas 2016 he will get a beautiful scarf
    Cheers,
    Lynda

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    1. Just wanted to add that we have both hiked across Baffin Island and that is where our love of this beautiful fibre has come from!

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  12. I'd make a pair of wrist warmers, like Beaded Lace Fingerless Gloves by Eleanor Swogger here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/beaded-lace-fingerless-gloves

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  13. I would make one of Kate Davies wonderful cowls: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bmc-betty-mouat-cowl Seems a great Scottish inspired use of such lovely fibre.

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  14. Please, show us the lambs next time!

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    1. we had 8 lambs born in last 36 hrs, 6 ram lambs , 2 little ewe lambs. Mostly jet black this year, 6 black, 1 white & 1 Musket. Will add some pictures soon. I do have another blog www.shetlandwool.blogspot.com about my sheep & wool you may want to check out.

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  15. I would knit "Pretty Little Thing" by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pretty-thing) to keep this loveliness close around my neck.

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  16. I think the Ankle Cuff Socks Pattern by Pierrot would be lovely.

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  18. I would knit Bluebird Cardi by Cecily Glowik MacDonald.

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  19. I would knit Pania of the Reef by "handmade by SMINÉ"

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  20. My aim at the moment is to knit beautiful scarves and neck warmers as heirloom pieces for my grandchildren to appreciate in the future and remember me when they wear them . I would use the church bells pattern fromArtic Lace patterns for the boys and Snowflake panels in the girls.

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  21. I've sent my entry to noreply@blogger.com on 29th at 20356! oh no! Hope I'm not too late to enter!
    I'd knit Lilli Pilli by Ambrah O'Brian. I'd use Jamieson & Jamieson 2ply Shetland wool in oo1 and 132 or 1280 as contrast colours. For my daughter in Berlin where they have proper winters! Not like here in Wales, UK.
    Do you already know about Shetland Wool week at the end of September? Over on the island itself www.shetland.org/things/events/culture-heritage/wool-week/

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    1. Yes i know about the Shetland wool week but have never had the time to go, at that time of year we are swamped with yarn & knitwear orders. If you win,i hope you don't use that itchy Shetland wool. I tried their yarn in the past & its so scratchy-it would be sacrilege to pair that with pure soft Qiviut yarn !

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  22. Don't worry! I've used Jamieson & Jamieson for years. It's very soft & warm, hard-wearing, but no scratchiness at all! And wonderful palette for colourway knitting, whether it's a full-blown jumper or hat/gloves. When I was in school in 1970s we avoided Shetland wool as it was scratchy but not these days.

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