Friday, September 1, 2017

Berroco Giveaway!!

I wrote about my new pattern the Millington Cardigan in Berroco's Portfolio Vol. 4 awhile ago, but let's talk about it some more.


This design is a bit outside my usual wheelhouse, because it's knitted in pieces from the bottom up and seamed. Who am I? I love me a top-down seamless sweater, but there was something really satisfying about completing each piece. Also it's way more portable to knit a sweater in pieces! I think the biggest reason I decided to do pieces was that I wanted the background fabric to be moss stitch, and I knew that it would be really complex to write that as a top-down sweater without just saying "do your best to keep in pattern around the sleeve caps."


But really, this one, for me, is all about those pockets. Several years ago, while watching Trueblood, I sketched a cardigan that Sookie was wearing as a future design idea, because it had these cool fold-over, integrated pockets. Design inspiration comes from random places.


So finally, many years later, I've got my fold-over pocket cardigan. I hope you love it as much as I do.

GIVEAWAY!
I'm thrilled to say that I am giving away a copy of the book (which is awesome, I want to make like everything in this collection) and enough Ultra Wool to make the Millington Cardigan in your size!! Thanks, Berroco! To enter to win, leave a comment and tell me what you think about the collection, or your best tips for getting a reluctant baby to take a bottle, or a reflection on Hurricane Harvey, or whatever. I'll randomly pick a winner on Tuesday September 5th Giveaway is now closed, thanks! and Berroco will send you book + yarn. Unfortunately I have to restrict this contest to the US only, please and thank you!


23 comments:

  1. Emily, congratulations on such a fantastic pattern! It looks so cozy and I will put it in my queue. The entire collection of patterns are lovely, but I would definitley start with yours!! Good luck with that baby-hopefully things will change soon for you!

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  2. Lovely pattern -- and what a beautiful collection! I can see myself making several of these items as gifts for friends and family.

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  3. Now that I live in a place with seasons, I am so excited to get more garment knitting done. I wore my Tullamore the other day and it was lovely. I also love your sweater in this collection, and several of the other pieces. I hope you guys are doing well and that Harvey isn't messing with you too much. I know it's only been a year since you were flooded yourself. *Warm wooly hugs* to you and yours.

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  4. LOVE the collection. Love, love, love those pockets!! Sorry, no advice for baby. All mine were rockstar nursers, so I never wanted to mess with bottles. Good luck!

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  5. Beautiful pattern! I love the pockets, I think I remember that episode of True Blood.. The collection looks so cozy, I need to make those slippers with some ultra alpaca to wear and sit by the fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa!

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  6. The collection looks great! The smaller pieces are very tempting and I really like the Owinja pullover, too, but would make a Millington instead because I would get so much more use out of a cardi, and especially a cardi with super pockets! Thank you for this generous giveaway opp :)

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  7. Love this collection and the pockets on the Millington Cardigan are fabulous! My daughter saw it and said, "Mommy, please?" - she's 37 so she must really want me to knit it!

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  8. I looked through the collection recently as I saw they were having a KAL. But I didn't look at the designers names! This is gorgeous!

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  9. I always love the Berroco Portfolio collections each year, and this one is great too. Love the cardigan!

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  10. Emily, this sweater is fantastic! so many features that will make it a stand-out in my wardrobe. The pocket placement is such a fine design detail and one that I loook forward to accomplishing.

    Kristin

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  11. Beautiful cardigan. Getting my babies to take the bottle was with a ton of ideads.Different positions,skin contact we know and lots of interactions.i tried a few drops on their lips and had to buy bottles that has smaller nipples.They will do it.I bought a rocking chair,the slow motion seem to ease them,and you both will probably take a nice nap.Best wishes to you all.

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  12. Yes please!! Winter IS coming after all and I'm in Canada :)

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  13. Ready to knit the just perfect sweater, even if San Diego is a million degrees!

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  14. That cardigan is gorgeous! I love the pockets. They would be great for holding a credit card for on the spot donations to Hurricane Harvey relief. Sorry, can't help with the baby bottle issue.

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  15. Clever design- I love it. I don't have children, so I have no advice on that. Thanks for this chance Emily.

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  16. Ok, giveaway is closed! All comments above this one are eligible. I will announce the winner later today (hopefully- the baby brought home a virus from daycare and I feel like crap.)

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  17. I like the stitch patterns that were used. It looks like it would keep you warm this winter.

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  18. I have the Millington on my to-knit list in Rosemary!

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  19. The collection is a dream come true! All of the patterns are perfect for fall and winter and they are just too beautiful for words :)

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  20. I love everything about this cardigan it looks so comfortable, and in Ultra Wool it will be. Looking forward to making this for the coming winter.

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  21. It is a lovely cardigan and a great collection of patters.

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  22. Hi Emily,
    What a beautiful pattern,,,,
    The collection is inspiring.
    As for the reluctant baby, I wish you the best. For my daughter I had to not be in the room. If she could see me or smell me she would not take the bottle. I cried.
    For my son, I gave up trying and nursed him for almost two years. He went straight to a cup.

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