Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Unofficial Downton Abbey Knits Giveaway!


Hi, Knitters,
Quickly, I have to note that I am so honored to have been nominated for the Best Craftsy Instructor Blog in Knitting and Crochet! Wow, what a thrill to be nominated amongst such talented bloggers. Thank you! 

Now the award goes to the next round of voting to get a winner. If you vote you will automatically be entered to win a free Craftsy.com class of your choice! Please head over, if you are so inclined, and vote. I appreciate it so much. The winner will be announced on Oct. 29th, 2013.

Click here to vote! You'll see my sock drawer photo from my blog header on the correct category. I had to smile when I saw that up there.

Thank you!

(All photos in this post are from Interweave Knits)

Okay, here we go with another fantastic giveaway opportunity for you! I received the new Unofficial Downton Abbey Knits magazine from Interweave a couple of days ago and I can't put it down.

Let me give you some links to start:


The magazine is much more than just patterns. It creates a mood and lets the reader disappear for awhile in another time. There are historical articles, wonderful inspirational pictures, great projects both imaginative and practical and if you love the BBC show Downton Abbey as much as I do this is a must have special issue!

Here is the description of the magazine from the Ravelry Design page:

Look through the eyes of Downton Abbey with this new special issue from PieceWork magazine. Enjoy knits inspired by the lavish sets and styling of the hugely popular television series, which tells the story of the Grantham clan and their servants at England’s Downton Abbey.
This special issue includes: Knitted garments and accessories—gloves, shawls, sweaters and vests, blouses, hats, purses, and more—for both those upstairs and downstairs. Learn about knitting for the troops during World War I and enjoy articles detailing aspects of the Downton eras: fashion, history, and culture.

My favorite project in the book was closely inspired by this beautiful portrait.....


What a wonderful colorwork hat with a sweet pom-pom detail. I want to make this for sure with my Harrisville Shetland collection of colors just sitting in my studio. I would wear the pom-poms not so close the face but more on the side and back a bit. The poms are on braids or twists and are then threaded through a loop on the side. I love this detail!

Look for this one on my needles very soon, maybe even later today.



I love this vest with the subtle textured panel on the front by Joanna Johnson. It is made in one of my favorite yarns, Brooklyn Tweed Loft. This one is a win. I would love to have a vest like this in my wardrobe.



I love the clever twist of the Two in One Warm Hat or Cravat! It is a long tube that is then tucked inside itself to create a double-layer stocking hat. I think this is great fun. 


Here it is as a cravat (or a scarf if you're me!).



I think the detail on the Walking Out Eyelet Panel Blouse is lovely. I would wear this one for sure. It's a very sweet design that could easily be worn in our modern times.



In my cold climate I don't know anyone who wouldn't enjoy a Chilly Morning Cosycoat (I like the name of this one, too!). It is made out of Cascade 220 which is perfect.

The best part is the inspiration photo below:  


Isn't it wonderful? There are so many designs in this issue, something for everyone.

What a fantastic job by Interweave and the designers and writers! The magazine is selling for $14.95.

I am so excited to offer each of 5 winners a copy of this extraordinary magazine! 

To enter to win please leave a comment on this blog post that includes your Ravelry ID or an email address where I can get in touch with you if you win. The winners must have a U.S. mailing address. Please only leave one comment. It takes awhile for your comment to show up on the blog.

Thank you to F+W Media and Interweave for this opportunity!

Good luck and let the comments begin!
best, susie

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Chandelle said...

What neat photos! I love Downton Abbey.

Greenlady7

Ruth Colville said...

Love the series...and the Cosycoat pattern! Thanks for a chance to win it! Muttiruth on Ravelry

Ruth Colville said...

Love the series...and the Cosycoat pattern! Thanks for a chance to win it! Muttiruth on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

My most favorite TV show. I would love love this magazine!!!
k

Anonymous said...

My most favorite TV show of all time. Would love this giveaway.
karenlambert@cox.net

Anonymous said...

My daughter watches religiously, would love to knit her something!

madammarple. Rav id

Sharon said...

It would be so fun to win this mag. I love Downton Abbey.
Rav ID craftysbs

tresa said...

Awesome mag

tresa said...

Looks lovely

tresa said...

Wonderful patterns

Katy C said...

Love the selections you highlighted. Need to catch up on the show. We are way behind as we don't have BBC.

Katy
longtallkaty on Ravelry

Katy C said...

Love the selections you highlighted. Need to catch up on the show. We are way behind as we don't have BBC.

Katy
longtallkaty on Ravelry

Shama D said...

It looks like a great group of patterns!!
JessiesGirl84 - Rav ID

Anonymous said...

I LOVE some of these patterns, in particular the vests...I also wish someone would publish some of the sweater patterns from the Canadian show Road to Avonlea which was based on Lucy Montgomery books. Hope to win the magazine! Pat M. at npmofjeld@comcast.net

jessica said...

Who doesn't love Downton? I see myself knitting something from this as I watch.

jaowens2005@hotmail(dot)com

camby said...

I love the show and would love to win the magazine! Thanks for the chance!
Camby on rav

Anonymous said...

Late getting in on watching the show but loved it. I would love a copy of the magazine! : )
monalisa64

monalisa642002@comcast.net

Shing Hsieh said...

I love all the clothes on this show and have fantasized about having a few pieces in my own closet! Thanks for this giveaway.

Shing on rav

Anonymous said...

I love all the designs, but the Sunflower Lace Stole would be a must-knit for me.

dianelaces on Rav

Rachel said...

There are so many wonderful designs in this publication-what a great opportunity. I think I'd probably make the Lady Denman vest also, but that colorwork hat is beautiful too!

misslillyknits on Ravelry

Bobbin said...

Ive considered buying this book a couple of times but havent yet. The projects look fun and i LOVE Downton Abbey!

nmm333@gmail.com

MartyMarie333

Carmen N said...

I think all the patterns are wonderful! Thanks for the giveaway (asimplehomestd on Rav)

tjf said...

I can't say I have watched Downton Abbey but the knitted designs sure look fun to me. I love the historical side of them.

Thanks!
Tricia
thefankells@mesanetworks.net

Ellen T. Andresen said...

It's q great issue with great patterns!

Heather L. said...

Oh what fun!!!!! Can't wait to see the next season! We managed to see this first episode when we were in Scotland but now have to WAIT for January. :)

quilterknitter said...

Can't wait for Downton Abby to begin again! I'd love to win a copy of the magazine.

quilterknitter said...

Can't wait for the new Downton Abbey season. I'd love to win a copy of the magazine. I really enjoy reading your blog, Susan.

Kerrye Dixon said...

Lovely lovely knits!

Rav ID - kerryespins

Lucy said...

Oooo, I would love to wear a Downton Abbey vest while watching...well, you know. Thank you for the chance to win one of these magazines!

Anonymous said...

Izzybeff on Ravelry. Huge fan of Downton Abbey! Can't wait for the next season to start in the US.

MerryBrown said...

OMG such gorgeous stuff! They did elegance like no one else.

Elaine said...

Congrats on your nomination! Thanks for sponsoring such a fun giveaway. Please enter me.

Dvora Geller said...

Oh me. I saw this and the patterns are all beautiful.
Dvora Geller
dvorag - Ravelry
digeller at yahoo dot com

Dvora Geller said...

Me. I saw this and the patterns are beautiful.

dvorag on ravelry

Anonymous said...

Beautiful patterns!

Wmclean on Ravelry

Whitney Crowe said...

What a wonderful giveaway!! The patterns look lovely. Rav ID whitsknits

Helen said...

I love Downton Abbey. Thanks!

LakeviewChica on Rav.

Pamela said...

What a great giveaway!!!

Pamelapino at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the chance for the Unofficial Downton Abbey Knits. Such pretty designs, and I would love to read about aspects of the Downton era! Sincerely, cazley @ ravelry

Anonymous said...

Downton Abbey AND Knitting! A great combination!
RAV ID: Sally1219

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win this.
VCR on ravelry

Jane said...

The magazine looks great. I would love to win it. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to knit the sweater it's so me.

Rav ID: kehrlinda

slmiller8 said...

Really like the sweaters and vests!

toomanyufos on ravelry

gnikcm said...

I love that they put this together. Can't wait to go take a look over on Ravelry.

gnikcm - on Ravelry.

gnikcm said...

I love that they put this together. Can't wait to go take a look over on Ravelry.

gnikcm - on Ravelry.

onescrappychick said...

Oh, one of my most favorite shows!

justplainbeth on Rav

Denise k said...

I must knit the "two in one" for my father. Love it! Rav I'd- kittykatz

Jesse said...

Love Downton Abbey!!!

oocha on Rav :)

Barb said...

Oh what fun.Thank you for the chance to win.
Crankinmoe--Ravelry

Mya said...

Wow! What a lovely magazine with fabulous patterns. I'd love to win a copy: MyaLMG on Ravelry.

Poethead said...

I would love to win this book!
Thanks for the opportunity.
Poethead@gmai.com

Sharon said...

I absolutely love Downton Abbey and would love this magazine.
Rav ID craftysbs

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win the magazine. Ravid is
veldasyarn.

Irocknits! said...

I would love to win a copy of this, so many beautiful designs. My daughter and I watch Downton Abbey together so maybe a hand knit for her as well.

Anonymous said...

what a lovely walking out blouse :)
crystal
pinkbee ravelry id

Deb C said...

Love this magazine, thanks for the review and the chance to win! Debcquilts on Rav

Emma said...

I'd love to win a copy of this magazine!

toemma (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Thank you Susan for holding this giveaway.

I'm yet another DA fan!


RMP on Ravelry

Le Ann said...

Love the Chilly Morning Cozycoat! Looks like a great magazine.
lajknits - ravelry

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

There are some wonderul patterns in the magazine, but the article look fascinating as well. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kristi Shreenan said...

Congrats on your nomination and many thanks for offering this giveaway.
I picture a cozy fire in our living room, me all snuggly under an afghan knitting one of these lovely patterns, Downton Abbey on the tellie...perhaps a cup of tea with honey. Perfection!

Kristi Shreenan said...

Congrats on your nomination and many thanks for offering this giveaway.
I picture a cozy fire in our living room, me all snuggly under an afghan knitting one of these lovely patterns, Downton Abbey on the tellie...perhaps a cup of tea with honey. Perfection!

Tippietoes said...

OH MY GOODNESS!! I saw this at Joann's and was so sad that I didn't have quite enough money for it!!! I so love Downton Abby and Knitting!!! Thanks for another great giveaway! :)

svc_99_1999 at yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I would love to gift this to an avid fan of Downton Abbey!! Thank you for this opportunity. :)

gabbyknitster on Ravelry

Kelly Murray said...

Oh, these knits look lovely!

Rav ID: kieristhefastest

Anonymous said...

Thank you for offering this wonderful magazine.

Rav ID Rolenestone

Kelly Standridge said...

I love Downton Abbey!!!!
..... And I would love a copy of this book!!!

KellyJune (Ravelry ID)

Kelstand@gmail.com

Kelly Standridge said...

I would be thrilled to win!!

KellyJune (Ravelry ID)

Karen said...

My daughter knits and loves Downton Abbey. I'd love to gift this to her.
yourmomsays on Ravelry

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