Monday, August 19, 2013

Thick Chill Giveaway

I'm super pleased to be included in Reclaimed, Knit Picks' new Fall 2013 Collection. It includes fifteen new patterns that focus on transition, with designs that range from scarves to cardigans, hats and mitts.

My pattern in Reclaimed is Thick Chill, and here's the deets:

Yarn Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky; 4 hanks
Gauge 9 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
Needle Size US 15 / 10.0 mm
Yardage 548 yards / 501 m
Size one size; 25" tall, 33" around

Because of that gauge, it's a quick knit. Something fun and functional, a piece that's great for gifting (and pretty great for keeping, too!) Big hoods/cowls like this are my favourite cold-weather accessory!

You can check Thick Chill out on ravelry here.


You can buy the pattern individually for $4.99 here.
There's the option of buying with the yarn in a kit, and getting yourself all 15 of the beautiful patterns in Reclaimed in ebook or hardcopy form.

But that's not why you're here! You're here because I'm hosting a giveaway.

What you can win
  • a digital copy of Reclaimed, including all fifteen patterns
  • four hanks of Wool of the Andes Bulky in Spruce, so you can make your very own Thick Chill!
What you have to do to win?
  • comment on this post, letting me know what YOUR favourite cold-weather garment/accessory is to knit
  • fyi: email listers get an extra chance to win. Want to join? Clicky here!
  • Winner will be announced on August 29, so comment before then!

46 comments:

Josiphine said...

Hats! I love making hats of every type, but especially beanies. I probably have fifty floating around my house.

Laura said...

I love knitting mitten-gloves for winter :)

mmherd said...

I would say I love knitting cozy mittens during the winter. Last year though, my wool, cabled hot water bottle cover was a hit!

Brightfield Farm said...

gauntlets gauntlets here and there, gauntlets gauntlets everywhere.

MrsZuvers said...

Hats win by default. I have the pattern pretty well memorized and I can whip out a bunch before Christmas.

Rav: Amazonianb

Rebecca said...

I live in Vancouver, so fingerless mitts are usually enough to warm up when it's chilly. They're such a fun knit, useful to wear, and a great way to try new stitch patterns. I'm also a bit addicted to knitting cowls. Congratulations on Reclaimed and thanks for the giveaway!

Erin Kennedy said...

thick scarves and cowls. They keep the chill away when its cold out both while knitting them and while wearing them!

Dee said...

I love to knit cowls/infinity scarves. I wear them all the time. Lovely pattern and yarn!

Debbie said...

Fingerless mitts. Thanks!

kayteau said...

Given the number I've knit over the past couple of years (15+)I'm going for neckwear, especially cowls. Youra looks lovely and snuggly!

flossieKNITS said...

I love cowls and hats. I have way too many, I should really hold back a bit, but I can't help it.

Andria said...

Fingerless mitts and scarves :)

Mom3Girls said...

Hats! I am a new knitter and a hat is my next project. I love this cowl. It looks so warm, comfy and easy! pick me, pick me!

Knitschmidt Kate said...

I've always been a hat knitter, and I still love them. But lately I've been on a shawl and infinity scarf kick.

m said...

I like hats too. So quick to knit and sooo many styles!

Twitchy Knitter said...

Cowls. They're perfect for showcasing a really awesome yarn, or a fabulous stitch pattern. They don't very long to knit (read instant gratification), and they're genuinely useful. I want to knit ALL THE COWLS!

Anonymous said...

3/4 sleeve sweater

TheKnittin Knerds said...

I love socks, but my fav is thick, warm, cozy cowls. absolutely love the pattern and thanks for the opportunity, I love Knit Picks work!

Elena Knits said...

I like to get ready for the cold weather knitting sweaters :)

Heather said...

I pretty much rotate between hats and scarves/cowls during winter.

Joy said...

Scarves are my favourite cold weather accessory to knit. They are great for trying out different types and colours of yarns.

mel said...

I love a good cowl, but my favourite thing to knit is mitts! Always with cables and always with cozy fuzzy yarn like alpaca.

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

I love knitting hats, but I don't generally wear them! I do love knitting and wearing cowls.

Anonymous said...

I like knitting hats - so many different options (knittingpessimist on ravelry)

Meghan said...

I like to knit hats and cowls. I find them more interesting and quicker to knit than run-of-the-mill scarves.

Ella Wong said...

For the last while, I've really been on a sweater kick. However, I do love some of the dresses in the Reclaimed collection and might want to try one for the first time.

koreakiwi said...

I love knitting mitts and cowls as well as hats.You can never have enough knitted lovelies to chase away the winter chill :)

stefanie g-r said...

I love making hats and cowls....and mittens!

Meredith MC said...

Thick Cushy Accessories: they're warm, quick and great gifts.

Amy said...

I love cowls!

Debbie Jennings said...

Usually hats are my go-to's but I've decided this is the winter of the mitten around here. : )

Tricia said...

I love infinity scarves!! They are my favorite to make. In thick, chunky yarns.

MegR said...

Favourite wintery garment to knit is scarves, can be easy and fun and mindless and colour combinations are endless!

silvatica said...

I love knitting toques! I like that I can make them the right length to cover my cold ears and just the right size for my (slightly small) head :)

Julie Routon said...

I would have to say either an Afghan or cowl!!!

Jessica Keller said...

I love to knit thrummed mittens and armwarmers

Heidi Butterfield said...

I love knitting slippers, and sometimes I through a hat in the mix as well.

Greta Cornejo said...

Definitely hats. So many options! Love em.
Backtobasics on ravelry

dendiane said...

my favorite right now are huge chunky scarfs and fingerless gloves. I make a lot for gifts.

prettylittlethingsinabox said...

wow.. what a lovely giveaway..
my all time favourite winter knit will be scarfs, socks and hats.. :D
I've just followed you via email.. found your lovely blog over twitter.. and thank you for a chance to win. :D

Anonymous said...

I'm always on the lookout for the perfect cozy cowl pattern!

Congrats and thanks!

tktl on Ravelry

Rachel said...

Like everyone else, I am cowl-obsessed at the moment. The chunkier, the better!

ikkinlala said...

Mittens are my favourite - so many options.

NanaJen said...

I love Cowls, but honestly anything in wool or alpaca will make me happy!

B Annunziello said...

So Cute! I'd love to win!

Denise from Hamilton said...

I love knitting and crochet winter accessories! And your fashions are #1. Love, Love, Love.
Denise