Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Thrysos; Or, It's Giveaway Season Over Here!

This spring is hopping along. The sun is actually out today, and just yesterday, I saw some rogue tulip and/of daffodil sprouting in my garden. The mess of a winter appears to (almost?!) be over!

To celebrate, I'm holding a few giveaways.
I posted Tuesday about my new podcast and the two giveaways associated with it.
And now today, I have another giveaway for you all!


Thrysos is one of my new patterns, released the other week in Knit Pick's Spring Collection, titled In Bloom. It's a top-down blouse with a simple lace repeat across the yoke. Worked in the round, it includes a wee ruffle at the front, a relaxed fit, and a cute little dip in the back for an extra bit of coverage.

If you'd like a chance to win a pdf copy of Thrysos, just comment on this blog post and let me know what your favourite sweater construction is. Please don't forget to leave me some contact info so I can let you know if you've won!

FYI: Email list members get TWO chances to win! You can join the mailing list over here.

I'll draw and announce the winner on Wednesday, April 16.

Good luck everyone!

19 comments:

Tessa said...

Top-down all the way. I like how it enables you to fit the item exactly to you.

writinwater@live.com

cobcottagecraft.com said...

I love Asa tricosa's ziggurat method.

tktl on Ravelry

little Bean said...

I'm really all about top down, contiguous set in sleeves. Especially after knitting a pieced bottom up sweater with color side insets that was too long! I ripped out and reknit 4 sleeve caps and necklines to shorten!

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

Your sweater is really pretty. I don't knit a lot of sweaters, but I do love how customizable the top-down construction is.

Lynda said...

Top-down is my favorite way to knit a sweater...it allows for custom fitting AND EASY FINISHING!! Lynda.franczek@sympatico.ca

Eileen said...

Definitely more of a bottom-up fan, but with the body worked in the round. Top-down tends to drive me a little crazy halfway to the body. Heh.

Connie said...

Top down in the round, please.

Kesha E said...

I wish I knew! I generally knit for the babes in my life and either work for them. I have just cast on two sweaters for me, one top down, one bottom up, so ask me in a year!

Thanks for the chance to win.

keshaevans on Ravelry or keshaevans[at]outlook[dot]com

docksjö said...

Hi, your top is sweat, I haven't noticed it before but I really like it. My favorite construction is sett in sleeves worked at the same time or yoked sweaters with colour work or lace as this one.

koreakiwi said...

Such a sweet top :) My favorite construction is top down ~ there's nothing like try-on-as-you-knit.
(koreakiwi on Rav)

Viola Bow said...

Hi there,

What a GORGEOUS top.

As a fairly new-to-the-hobby knitter, I have only knit one sweater to date bottom up with set-in sleeves.

Due to the fact that I loathed the sewing and am quite bad at it also, I do believe that the top-down seamless construction will be something I will massively enjoy and enthusiastically appreciate. This has been the plan for my next knitted top and I cannot wait to start! I like the shape of Thyrsos and believe I will buy it anyway if I do not win this competition. I have a podgy tummy so I love that it isn't completely figure hugging in that area. :)


Sarah Montie said...

I have to say my go to sweater construction is top down, maybe because I learned it early on. I have done some bottom up, but I feel I am at home with a top down sweater. And now there is a cap sleeve that you can knit in.
I love your new Thyros pattern, very cute and wearable.

Anonymous said...

I like top-down in the round and am fine with knitting other sweater constructions.
This is a really beautiful design! I would love to knit one for myself.

StaceyKnitsIt

Anonymous said...

Top down for me! Don't like sewing seams....fpaaren@gamil.com

Denise said...

I don't mind seams too much.. but I am just getting into my first top down sweater.. and so far I like it..
Denise@knittygrittysavings.com

Denise Morse said...

I am just starting to make garments and so far have only done seamed. I am working on my first top down now

uclangel422 at yahoo dot com

P said...

My favourite construction is top-down, partly because I hate seaming, and because it gives me the chance to try on as I go, and maximise my yarn without risking too much frogging, if I have less than the yardage stated. I am Cassiopia on Ravelry, u2maniac73@yahoo.com

Hardware Queen said...

Top-down is my favorite method. I'm not a fan of seams!
hardwarequeen on ravelry

Kirsten Singer said...

I hope it's not too late to enter, this top is too cute! I'd love to work it in a cobalt color
:)