Friday, November 25, 2011

Pattern Booklet Preview & Giveaway: Harvest by Nichole Reese

While at Vogue Knitting Live:  Los Angeles, I had a chance to meet the very fun and funny Nichole Reese.  She kindly sent me a PDF copy of her new pattern booklet so I could show it to all of you. The booklet features designs knit in Malabrigo yarns, and is part of Malabrigo's Freelance Pattern Designer Project.  Malabrigo provides yarn support and promotional assistance, while the designer retains copyright of her designs.



Reese chose the theme "Harvest" for her collection of patterns.  She explains:

Harvest is a remarkable time here in the Columbia River Basin and inspiration abounds everywhere you look. ... I pushed myself to create designs that were unique, fun to knit and fun to wear.

Harvest contains 5 patterns, including the Pumpkin Patch legwarmers (knit in Malabrigo sock yarn, doubled);



a charming beaded and lace capelet,



these clever mitts, which feature an inner layer that felts, with an outer layer knit in superwash yarn:



a long vest, knit in chunky textured yarn:


and the Foliage hat, with cable and colorwork.



Sizing varies:  the legwarmers come in one size, the mitts, hat and capelet in two sizes; the vest is sized XS through XL (finished chest sizes of 34.5 to 51 inches).  Yarns range from laceweight (used doubled for the hat) through the bulky yarn used for the vest.  Charts and schematics are provided, as well as lots of color photos.  You can purchase the booklet in PDF form via Ravelry or Nichole's website for $18.

It's fun to see yarn companies reaching out to indie designers and helping to support their work.  And thanks to Nichole's generosity, I am pleased to announce that one lucky reader will win a free copy of the PDF version of Harvest.  Leave a comment to this post (one comment per person; I do moderate comments to avoid spam, so if your comment doesn't appear immediately, be patient!) no later than noon on Monday, November 28th. I'll use the random number generator to pick a winner later that evening and announce it on Tuesday.


14 comments:

Barb B. said...

I like those patterns, and I LOVE the concept! kudos to Malibrigo. (I want to knit the hat)

lorraine said...

mal plus insanely gorgeous designs..does it get any better than that? :) raineoc@yahoo.com

Kassia said...

Lovely patterns!

Jennifer Denning said...

I really like the patterns and could knit all of them. Please pick me :)

Leslie said...

I love that Malabrigo is working with independent designers. Love the patterns!

rosesmama said...

The magic felting mitts intrigue me. That's what I want for my birthday Monday.

Debbie said...

She has some really unique patterns. I would love to win! Debbie H

moiraeknittoo said...

Utterly fabulous. <3

Daisy said...

Yum!

Josiane said...

I was just about to start looking for a pattern for legwarmers, as I've been asked to knit a pair for my niece for Christmas. Looks like I won't need to look very far: I really like the Pumkin Patch legwarmers - that pattern would be perfect! And the other patterns in the collection are great too. Thanks for offering us a chance at winning it!

Anonymous said...

Those mitts look especially interesting....

TLK

Jane said...

These patterns look beautiful just like the beauty of fall in Pennsylvania.

Evelyn said...

Thanks for this giveaway! I always have a nice healthy stash of Malabrigo in my collection so this pattern book would come in handy dandy!

Anonymous said...

How great you are to offer what looks like great pattern booklet. I'd love to make the capelet and leg warmers. Thanks for letting us know about this and for the chance to win! Mary Kay