Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Toadstools and Tadpoles Pattern Giveaway! **CLOSED**

Kesha E, is the winner of the giveaway! Congrats! Please send me your email and I will send out the pattern to you promptly :)

Ready for another giveaway?  
I just received my right back for this adorable pattern :  "Toadstools & Tadpoles".  It has been reformatted and is ready to go!  It is fun to knit and combines cables with intarsia or duplicate stitch.  It is mostly seamless too; my favorite!


Ready to enter?  For each of the following, you will get 1 entry each; 4 chances to win!  On Tuesday, November 20, I will do a random draw and announce the winner here, so be sure to check back :)

  1. Leave me a comment to let me know that you are a follower of Little Lamby Knits blog.
  2. Leave me a comment to let me know that you are a member of my Facebook Group.
  3. Leave me a comment to let me know that you are a member of my Ravelry Group.
  4. Leave me a comment to let me know that you follow me on Twitter (I am a terrible Tweeter!!)

 Toadstool detail along back of cardigan

 Cute little toadstool can be worked in intarsia or after the set is knit up in duplicate stitch


Ok, now for some more fun stuff! Are you ever curious to see how these designs come to be?  Sometimes I start with a sketch, sometimes I just start knitting.  There is always a swatch involved; something I used to never bother doing, but I have since learned saves me A LOT of trouble in the end!  


Here is my original sketch of the jacket.  I usually write down a lot of the construction notes here, but I think I put all that into the proposal instead.  I did the bootees and bonnet on another page.  The ideas look SO much better within my head and therefore, I am very thankful for editors who can see that :)

My original swatch.  I still really like these colors.  These were all Cascade 220 colours in heathers and solids that I had around.  

Once the proposal is accepted and I know which yarn is coming, I start my schematic, excel spreadsheet and basic pattern.  Then once the yarn arrives, I am ready to start knitting!

...don't want to wait a week? 

14 comments:

  1. This is such a fun design! A lot to watch out for I think with the cables and shaping.
    I'm in your ravelry group :)
    Thanks for sharing your development of the pattern. I'm sure there was a lot more to it than the clean way that we can see :)

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  2. Hello, I follow your blog -- Kesha Evans

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  3. I follow your blog by RSS feeds.

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  4. I'm a member of your Rav group. LOVE your designs.

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  5. I love your designs. I follow you on RSS feed.

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  6. This auto correct :). Its raverly, not eagerly. Even though its good word to describe how we are waiting for your new designs;).

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  7. Heya Megan,

    I am on your Ravelry group and I am a fan, of course :D I love all the close up pictures and the story behind your design. This is all such a cute and interesting pattern.

    Knitterlee( Lisa)

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  8. I follow you on Raverly! Love your designs!

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