Friday, October 11, 2013

Indie Designer Day

Designer: Dawn Hansen
Rav ID: nesnahnwad
Some Great Designs: nesnahnwad's Rav Designer Page

This week's profile will have less of me chatting and more of the giveaways!

So here's a quick intro and pattern rundown:

This week's designer has a few patterns, all of which showcase a great talent for colourwork, and many of which are hats! So, I'll show you three of her hats to prove the pretty.

1) Purple Rain Hat
This cool colourwork of fading one into the other is used on this great hat (which, btw, I think is great for guys AND gals. Seasonal gift-knitting season is getting close!). She's also used it on a pair of mitts and a pair of socks.

2) Joule Hat
This one, too, could be a man OR lady hat. Just depends on the man or the lady! The colour/yarn choice on the photographed sample uses self-striping yarns, so turns out beautifully with less muss and ends to weave in. Don't you love fewer ends to weave in?

3) Whirlwind
A simple, texture hat that's (yet again!) great for your woman or man-knitting needs. I'm gonna keep pushing this seasonal-gift-knitting thing on you guys. Tis the knitting season!

Ok, and now for the supercool part:

Dawn has very generously offered a giveaway! Just comment on this post and let me know which of her patterns is your fave, and you'll have it sent to you! Please do remember to include a way for me to contact you.
The giveaway will remain open until Wednesday October 16. I'll announce the winner on Thursday.
Good luck!


Josiphine said...

I love her 'There and Back Again' socks! Except I would make them in more LotR-ish colors. The Joule hat is beautiful too.

ozelote said...

I love the There and back again socks too, they are awesome! I would probably make them bright red and black. For starters anyway, socks like that you can make in lots and lots of color combos... :)

Bonnie said...

I'm having a hard time picking a favorite. I think the Purple Rain hat, mittens and the There and Back Again socks are all gorgeous. If forced, I'll pick the socks. Thanks for showing us this designer!

Denise said...

I love all her designs, and the colour work is something I would love to work on next! I think my favorite would have to be Joule Hat with the whirlwind hat as a close second.
Denise from Hamilton

Evelyn said...

Whirlwind is gorgeous!! I'd love to have one of these hats in my accessories drawer.

projectstashel on Ravelry

Cubzwin1908 said...

While I love the Purple Rain hat, the colors in the There and Back again socks grab my eye. Thanks for the attention to this designer. : )

susdbella said...

Definitely Purple Rain!

Ruth said...

What inspiring designs. I've finally chosen Purple Rain Hat. It would be a bit of a challenge for me, but isn't one of the joys of knitting that we can always push ourselves to learn something new. And what a reward when it's done! Thanks you for the amazing designs.

Anonymous said...

Whirlwind is awesome, but those socks and the purple rain hat are so gorgeous! I might actually have to learn colorwork!

DonnaC said...

I love purple rain!!!

Dreamin Diva said...

Love the Purple Rain pattern!

Dee said...

I love the Purple Rain hat. Would love to knit it!

Debbolib said...

Just planning some holiday gift knitting, and the Purple Rain hat would be perfect. What a great pattern!

dendiane said...

Purple is my favorite color so I'll have to say I would love the purple rain hat!