Thursday, December 17, 2015

My Kermis Cardigan and the Kit Giveaway!



Hi, Knitters,
Be sure to read to the end to find out how you could win a Kermis cardigan kit!

How are you holding up with the holiday bustle this year? I hope well. It has been a fun stretch around here. My new book, Kids' Knitting Workshop, was officially released a couple of days ago. I hope you'll give it a look. It is really good for kids, adults and anyone in between who is interested in learning to knit.


I filmed two short tutorials to go along with the book. Click here for the Magic Loop video and click here for the double-pointed needle video!

Thank you to Knitty.com for the kind review, click here to read it!

Thank you to Paula of Knitting Pipeline for a good, in-depth review on her last podcast and blog for Episode 232! Click here to read and/or listen!

I have a great yarn and Kids' Knitting Workshop giveaway coming up very soon. I am getting it organized right now. Stay tuned for that.

Now onto to some knitting that's been happening around here. The lovely Cate Carter of Infinite Twist sent me a kit for the Kermis cardigan (in the photo above) a short while back. There are several different kit colorways but for some reason the Carousel kit caught my eye the most. I think it was the coral-red edgings. 

But let me tell you how I even ran across this cardigan first. Do you remember the Solja sweater I knitted last spring?


I love this sweater and I loved knitting this sweater. The lace on body and sleeves was fun and fast and the colorwork yoke was even better. I loved selecting the colors and the whole thing was a good experience. 




Anna Maltz is the designer of Solja and since I enjoyed it so much I wanted to check out her other designs. This is where I ran across the Kermis cardigan. Anna has a keen eye for playful designs that are both wearable and whimsical.


When I saw Infinite Twist had kits for Kermis I contacted Cate Carter to see if we could coordinate a giveaway for a kit for the cardigan. Cate was in! I received my kit and was blown away by the colors of the yarn, the pattern and the sweet pink buttons all included in the kit. I think needles might be included, too, but I told Cate I didn't need them. 

I couldn't wait to dive in.


I did a few things differently than in the pattern. I wanted to knit the entire thing in the round so I added a steek to the front starting at the cast on edge. The pattern has you knit back and forth up to the colorwork section of the yoke, which is only 12 rounds or so. 

I'll talk about this a little more but first here is some general information:
Size: Medium ~ 38.5 inch bust (The sizes range from xs to xl.)
Needles: US size 5

I usually knit sweaters in around a 36 inch bust size give or take depending on the sweater. The description of Kermis says it is supposed to be a fitted but as I've said many times, I don't love a tightly fitted cardigan or sweater. If I had wanted the cardigan to be fitted I could have made the small size at 35.25 inches for the bust. Anyway, I set out to make the cardigan in a more relaxed fit from the start and that's exactly what I got!


Modifications:
~ I added a steek for the entire bottom-up garment so I could knit it up faster in the round (the pattern has you knit back and forth for the body). I added in 5 extra stitches to be worked in stockinette stitch on each side of the 5 added steek stitches because of the eyelet rounds. When the steek is turned under on the wrong side I didn't want it showing through the eyelets.
~ I shortened the rib on the body significantly. My bottom rib section is about 2.5 inches and the pattern calls for 6.5 inches. 
~ I lengthened the body by a couple of inches before reaching the underarms.
~ I shortened the rib on the sleeves. My ribbed cuff is about 5 inches and the pattern calls for 7.25 inches.
~ I lengthened the sleeves to be full-length.
~ I used the crochet method for steeking the sweater. Click here to see a tutorial!
The pattern calls for a unique steek technique called a knotted steek where you knot the cut ends together for a tidy finish. This method looks like it takes a lot of time and would work well for a 12 round steek like the pattern calls for but it's maybe not my first choice for steeking an entire sweater.
~ I changed the numbers on the button bands for the number to pick up (I think I picked up 20 fewer stitches than called for in the pattern). 
~ I changed the number to cast off and cast on for the buttonholes from 4 to 3. Four bound-off stitches would have been too large of a hole for the buttons. I changed the numbers for the buttonhole row completely to accommodate the different buttonholes and picked up stitches.
~ I used 9 buttons instead of 8 buttons as in the pattern. 


All in all, it's adorable! My version of Kermis has a relaxed comfy fit. The fabric is light, airy and bouncy. It isn't too hot and heavy at all. I just love it. The pattern is well-written and designer Anna Maltz did a super job. Congratulations, Anna on another great garment design.



The kit I used is called Carousel. The other kit colorways are called Sparrow (browns and creams) and Toffee Apple (pinks and purples) and the new Kay's Choice (that's Kay of Mason-Dixon Knitting, of course). All of the kits are gorgeous!

Check out the kits here on Infinite Twist!

Thanks to the generosity of Cate Carter of Infinite Twist I am able to offer one Kermis kit in the color of choice to a lucky winner today! The kit is valued starting at $110. Cate will work with you on the color and size selections if you win.

To enter to win a Kermis kit, please leave one comment on the blog that includes your email address or your Ravelry username so we can get in touch if you win. In your comment you can let me know what colorway you would choose for your kit if you'd like, I'd love to hear about it. When leaving your comment please click on the submit button only one time. There is a delay before your comment will appear on the blog. 

Happy holiday season to all. I hope you are all knitting away the days in happy anticipation.

Good luck if you enter and let the comments begin!
xo ~ susan

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Mary said...

Fantastic! I would love to knit this, thanks for the chance!
Ravelry: maizeke

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Karen said...

I must knit that sweater! In Sparrow! I could see myself wearing it all the time. Thanks to you both for the chance to win!
Kuntzknit on Ravelry

Brenda said...

I love the same colorway you knitted! Merry Christmas, dear Susan.

Rav ID brenda0312

Michelle said...

I love the toffee apple. Such a fun kit!
Rav ID: 524mlt

JayJay said...

Wow, I love your version of Kermis! It looks great on you. :)

Rav ID: JayJay

chathamgrad said...

Gorgeous! I love the Carousel combo!

rav: chathamgrad

Andrea said...

Great giveaway! I think I would choose the Carnival! I love how bright and fun the colors are!
Rav ID: andreagrunden

sara said...

This is the cutest sweater you have knit yet! Thanks for the great giveaway. All the versions are lovely.
saradenbo on ravelry

Alycia Ann Malicz said...

I'd love Kay's choice or any color way, they are all so beautiful! Me@alyciamalicz.com

Anonymous said...

What a generous giveaway.

Becky gathersnomoss

April Cox said...

I would definitely pick Carousel. I love anything with green in it.
Rav ID - aprilcox26

Becky said...

Beautiful sweater! Thank you :). Rav I'd is ppanthr88

Adrienne said...

Great sweater. Asheinwald on Ravelry

Adrienne said...

Great sweater
Asheinwald on Ravelry

Shellie Urso said...

Your sweater is so nice. I've never done steek before and with your directions I'll have to give it a try. Firstgirl is my ravelry name

Mary Kay said...

I like the muted colors!
lomar7156@msn.com
Rav ID: thisfishknitstoo

Beth Leggiere said...

Sweet! Love the Kay's Choice. Thanks.

Rav ID: BethinVT

Dizzy said...

I like the look of Toffee Apple, especially with that pop of blue! DizzyStitchin on Rav

Vicki Maynes said...

That sweater is so cute, but I also love the Toffee Apple colorway! Rav ID is Vickimaynes
Merry Christmas!

Ber said...

Great giveaway! I really like the carousel colourway, although sparrow and toffee apple are beautiful too. Too difficult to choose!
Bee30

Anonymous said...

I'd LOVE to be chosen for this sweater. I have bought yarn from Cate in the past and it is really nice to work with and wear. I really like this design and think it would be perfect to wear with so many things. My email is npmofjeld@comcast.net and Ravelry name is Mofjeld.

Amanda said...

I am in love with the yoke. I love purple and greens. I would be happy with any color. ♡ ravelry is dragoonflylagoon.

Meredith Perez said...

This is a beautiful cardigan! I think "Kay's Choice" is my favourite colourway!

oneopinion said...

This seems like a great knit! The colorways are so beautiful. I just spent a good five minutes looking at each one and its so hard to decide! If I had to choose one though, I would probably choose Kay's Choice. I love the pop of yellow.

ravelry id: knittedtangles

Anonymous said...

Lovely sweater. Your color choice brightens up gray winter days. I would choose the toffee apple colorway to knit the sweater in.

Rav ID: fireside178

Michelle said...

What a great pattern!!! And, an equally great giveaway as usual, Susan!

All three colorways are great, but I'm most drawn to the Carousel colorway!

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas, and a great start to the New Year!!!

Rav: walterbear

Anonymous said...

This looks wonderful. I'd pick the sparrow colorway - love the greys and browns. Rav ID - barkersumpter

Susan Griffith said...

Thanks for the chance! I'd choose Sparrow
Griffgirls on Ravelry

Luann said...

Oh, my! I love the Toffee Apple colorway! What a nice Christmas give away! Thanks for the chance to win!
wialdflour on Ravelry

Maggie said...

Awesome sweaters! I would choose the Sparrow colorway. I tend to go for the blues, so the Sparrow would be something new and different.

Rav ID: MagpieMarket

Lisa Viviano said...

What a great giveaway! Love the carousel color way. Rav: lisarviviano

Ellen Fondell said...

Wonderful giveaway!! Ellenfondell@gmail.com and I would choose the beautiful Sparrow color way. Thank you!

Nyree Dawn Dowell said...

The Carousel colours are amazing!!

Rav ID is nyrees

Rookie Knitter2 said...

I have never knitted a sweater due to its cost and worry that I won't do it correctly--but when I saw this pattern--I fell in love! I would choose Carousel since I love the whimsical colors & design. Thanks for the chance to win a kit! Happy Holidays!

Dilia Narduzzi said...

Beautiful sweater Susan! My favourite is carousel, too. Rav id: wispywinds

Anonymous said...

How exciting! I would love a chance to win. I am knittymommy on Ravelry

Karin Lightner said...

Wow, what a fun idea! Thank you for the chance to win.
KarinKL on Ravelry

Unknown said...

Oh, pick me, pick me! I have this in my queue and it would make a perfect birthday present to myself. I love the bright and cheerful carousel color way.
eowynjesse on rav.

ann said...

Wow, what a great cardigan! I'd love to knit one. Annanann on Ravelry

Gina Money said...

Beautiful work, as always! rav: litchick

WideAngleMind said...

I love the Toffee Apple color way. Thanks for the chance to win!

Rav: WideAngleMind
Email: WideAngleMind@gmail.com

ahsargen said...


I love the colors in Sparrow. Happy Holidays!!

Email: ahsargen@gmail.com
Ravelry: ahsargen

SisterO said...

Great giveaway! My choice is Kay's choice!
Rav name: Zealia

Anonymous said...

What a generous giveaway. I'd be happy to have any colors to make this in. I'm dptemple on Ravelry.

Jessie Robinson said...

Love this! All of the colorways are beautiful, but I especially like the "Kays Choice".
Rav ID: towelandwashcloth

Tenley said...

What a fun sweater! I'm having a hard time choosing between Carousel and Sparrow for my favorite colorway, but I'm leaning toward Sparrow-that yummy purpley gray is so good!
(HappyCupcake on ravelry)

Michele said...

Oh my! Kay's Choice is singing to me! Inspiring work, as always, Susan! Happy Christmas!

email: joyce.michele15@gmail.com
RavID: Michelethemaker

kristieinbc said...

What a fantastic giveaway! I'm kristieinbc on Ravelry. I quite like the Sparrow colourway should I be lucky enough to win the kit.

Judi said...

Beautiful sweater. I would definitely go with the carousel colorway. Rav - judigo

Harriette Alcock said...

Gorgeous sweater! Sparrow is my favourite. Rav: ArtLikeNonsense

Lindsey said...

Love your giveaways!! Thanks for the opportunity! I'd choose Kay's choice. I'm a huge Mason Dixon fan.
Lindseyscott@live.com
LindseyScott on ravelry

Julie Dubreux said...

I'm madly in love with the Carousel combo !
Ravelry and IG : juldubx

Aubrey said...

This is such a beautiful pattern and kit. I love the Toffee Apple color way. Thanks for offering a giveaway! Rav ID:momtofamilyof5

Anonymous said...

Kay's choice

rav: nomennescio1840

Kirstin said...

I think I would choose the Toffee Apple . Rav Id: KirstinSL

Unknown said...

I love Kay's choice! I rarely knit anything for me -- this kit would be such a treat! It's lovely and fun! Rav Butterflyknit

Anonymous said...

kay's choice colourway

maria.tumpel@gmail.com

Annette King said...

Oh my! So pretty and so hard to choose just one! Think I would have to go with Kay's choice.
Ravelry: AnnetteK18

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this giveaway!
Ravelry: YarnPoetry

Anna said...

It is an amazing design! All colourways are lovely, but Sparrow is my personal favorite.
I am AnnaM on Ravelry

Cheryl said...

I love the colors in Kay's Choice! How beautiful!!! Thanks for a chance to win the kit!!!

Rav ID: Auntec

Debbie said...

Hello. I just love this sweater! I would choose to knit either the Carousel or Kay's Choice! Thanks so much!
Rav: DebFLgal

bspinner said...

Great sweater. I would love the sparrow colorway. blofspinner on Ravelry

StitchesPlease said...

Thanks for having such a generous giveaway. I would choose Sparrow, I am not brave enough to pull off the more colorful ones lol.

cmlancaster87@yahoo.com
StitchesPlease on Ravelry

Anna said...

Love it! What a awesome giveaway! I love Sparrow colorway. It just speaks to me. My Ravelry account is quotku. Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Oh definitely the brown/gray. It's lovely!
FWknitter on ravelry

LisaR said...

What an adorable sweater! I'd definitely chose Sparrow!
Ravelry name - Frecklemama65

Roz Jones said...

I would Knit this in Kay's choice, which I think I'd a little different and I love Blue! Thanks for this great give away. Rav:toomanyhobbysgirl

Anonymous said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win this.
Heidigal on Ravelry

- Virpi said...

Your colorway is so beautiful! Thank you for the giveaway and good luck everyone! IG virpikann Rav virpika

Jules said...

This is gorgeous! I'd love to try it in the Kay's choice colorway! Ravid: julesrmakes

Camanoah said...

I like the Sparrow colors. Thanks for the opportunity!
RavID: Camanoah

Linnea said...

a darling sweater! ljp.48@charter.net

Janet Olson said...

What a beautiful sweater! Thanks for the opportunity and I really like Kay's Choice. Happy Holidays!
yannethknits on ravelry

Kristin Martzall said...

What a cheerful sweater to ward off the Winter chill ! Would love to make this! Thanks

Tara said...

I love the colors in Kay's Choice!

taralyn1104 (gmail and Ravelry)

Carla said...

I adore this sweater- didn't know you could look cuter than normal! I would love to win and knit this up! -Carla
aka bloglesscarla on Rav

BabyFatness said...

I love love love Anna Maltz! She has such a fun sense of color and style! Thanks for the opportunity!

Enid said...

The sweater came out beautifully. All the kits are so colorful. I like Kay's Choice. enidb on Rav.

Rebecca Zick said...

I am torn on the kit choice. They are all so lovely! Thanks so much for the giveaway:)
Ravelry: rebeccaz22

Anonymous said...

I love this sweater, and it's great to read about all your mods! (I also prefer more relaxed sweaters and knitting in the round.) It went right into my faves, along with Infinite Twist yarns. (The Carousel set is amazing!) Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. :) - beccamade on rav.

Beth Aalberts said...

What a generous giveaway! If I won I think I'd have to pick the Carousel colorway too. I went and looked at all the color combos and for such a playful sweater I think Carousel is a must!
beth.aalberts@gmail.com
Rav ID Bethie8318

Lettyb said...

I'm Lettyb on Ravelry and boy would I love to win! Thank you so much!

Robin Barraud said...

What a wonderful sweater! I would love the sparrow!
Ravelry: RobinBarraud

KnotSheepish said...

I love the sparrow colorway! Such a beautiful sweater! aedittmar@gmail.com

dwell_in_possibility said...

Wow - what a beautiful cardigan! I love the carousel colorway! I'm living in AZ right now with plans to move to North Dakota soon (I'm in the process of becoming a Catholic nun and the monastery is there) and am excitedly looking at sweater patterns and yarn!

My Rav ID is livelaughloveknit

Merry Christmas!!!��

grahamcrackerzz said...

I absolutely am in love with this sweater! I am going to have to save my $ to purchase this kit it I am not lucky enough to win it. Merry Christmas and thank you.
Rav ID: grahamcrackerzz

Lisa Wright said...

I love the Toffee Apple colorway. For me 2016 is going to be all about stretch projects. This would be on the list without a doubt as I have only been knitting for about 2 years. The pattern is beautiful as are all of the colorways. On Ravelry I am: hornfrogs my e-mail is lwright622@gmail.com. Thank you for such a wonderful holiday surprise! Lisa W

Jenny Berman said...

This would be a dream come true! I have been wanting to learn to steek too. Sparrow would be my choice but wow they are all so beautiful! I am ramones on Ravelry.

Julie said...

Looks like a playful sweater! Ravatar: Lighthearted.

Kristi ~ Ohio said...

Thanks for a great giveway!. Beautiful sweater. I'd choose Sparrow. Although Kay's Choice is a very close second. I would get a lot of wear with these colors.
Rav: queenbee1958

Lydia M said...

This is such a fun looking knit. I'd love the Kay's Choice combo!
Ravelry and IG: flyarrowfly

Sarah Oster said...

Beautiful! I'm all about that toffee apple. ❤️

red3lily@yahoo.com

Elise Thomasset said...

I love the happy colors in this kit. Thanks for the chance to win!
eotinks@gmail.com
EOTinKS on Ravelry

gatlynsmommy said...

Kay's choice. So pretty! Hueloco.etsy@gmail.com rav: hueloco

Broodsmith said...

I love the carousel color way! It's so fun!
Ravelry/IG: broodsmith

lydiajane said...

What a fun and happy cardigan! Thanks so much for the wonderful project notes on yours. I really love the Toffee Apple colorway. ️️Gypsythedog on Rav

Cindy said...

I love the Sparrow colours! They work so well with the awesome pattern!

ravelry: perian

Caitlin McGhee said...

Wow! Gorgeous sweater and so fun with the color choices. I would love to try this project with a steek (I've only done it once before). I usually choose neutrals but I love the colors in "Kay's Choice". Merry Christmas!

Ravelry: dojo

Anonymous said...

Love the Toffee Apple!

Georgia70 on Ravelry

Nicole palanzi said...

I love this sweater from the first time I saw it I do like the one you made blue green so pretty!
Npalanzi2000@yahoo.com
Revelry. Saffrondaisy
Thanks

Carolyn Schmidt said...

Beautiful sweater! mojaad on ravelry.

SE said...

Lovely pattern! I would choose the bright Carousel colourway. My ravelry name is Tuey.

Broodsmith said...

I love the carousel color way! It's so fun!
Ravelry/IG: broodsmith

Jules said...

What an amazing giveaway for a beautiful sweater. I adore the toffee apple color way.

sarahbethrucker said...

wow! i think kay's choice...hard decision though!
ravid: sebby211

Jackie said...

This is lovely. Personally I think the colours in Kay's Choice are most suites for me :)

RavID: jackie0427

Two Ladybugs said...

I love it in Toffee Apple! I'm MsLadybug on Ravelry. :-). (Yours is gorgeous!!)

Chaya said...

Lovely sweater! I'm turn between the muted browns (my comfort zone) and the more exciting Kay's Choice.

My ravelry name is ChayaCrochets

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic prize. So generous Thankyou x Hpginn on Rav

Krista said...

Lovely! The Carousel is my favorite colorway.
Rav I'd knitonepugtwo

Adriana said...

What a gorgeous cardi! I'd love to make one in Toffee apple! My ravelry is nanoadri email is efectegerundi@gmail.com - fingers crossed!!!

Kelly said...

Congrats on the new book release! The video tutorials are very easy to follow.
I love everything about this sweater! Carousel is a beautiful colourway with all my favourite colours, green, gray, blue and a pop of melon together. I think if I had to choose...I surprise myself with Kay's choice 💙
Ravelry ID: ShelbyWoo

Rav: kimmielevilila said...

I'd love to knit up Solja and Kermis--they are both adorable and look like fun knits! Thank you so much to Cate for the chance to win! Love the description about Kermis on Infinite Twists page, too! How fun! If I won, I'd chose the Sparrow!
Ravelry ID: kimmielevilila

Joanne Young said...

The muted colours are just lovely in sparrow. A lovely giveaway in the festive season
Ravelry gojo63

Timmie said...

I'm a toffee kind of girl,,,,I'm southparknitter on Ravelry and my email is southparknitter@gmail.com

Sharon in Bishop said...

Oooooo. This would be so much fun to knit! I couldn't find the color ways so would have to pick one after the drawing.
Bishop knitter on ravelry.

PaulaW said...

So pretty. I like the Kay's Choice color combo.
Thank you for the chance to win.
My Rav name: pwaz518

Have a wonderful holiday!

eaglewolf said...

This is such a fun sweater. I love the carousel color way. YAYB on Ravelry. Congratulations on the new book. Can't wait to share it with my niece who is just learning to knit.

Courtney said...

Great give away! I love the Sparrow colorway so pretty!
Courtnee80@yahoo.com

Tin Lizzle said...

Well what a fun project! I'm up for some steeking! That I know ... and my rav name is whistlinliz. But I'm currently in between two sizes (M and L) and in between 2 colorways. Either Carousel or the Sparrow. I'll sleep on it ;-)

Jan said...

What a fabulous giveaway. Any color way would be wonderful!! They are all gorgeous!! Email is janmuelr@yahoo.com and Ravelry id is janlyn

Suzanne said...

Beautiful Sweater! I would love the Sparrow colors. I'm Snoozann in Ravelry. Thanks!

Simply Maur Crafts said...

Hi Susan... This is such a super giveaway! I'd love to knit up the sweater in the Carousel colorway. I love colors😀.

My Rav ID- Maureen0722

Anonymous said...

what a playful, fun cardigan!! 😊 kay's choice if my entry is picked. muldoonie-70@hotmail.cim

Anonymous said...

I love the sparrow color!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Stephanie
Hotpinksocks
Hotpinksocksreviews@yahoo.com

Mamacass said...

This sweater is gorgeous! The colors are so happy! I love them all, and would not be picky on color, however, I like Sparrow and Kay's choice. Thanks for the giveaway!

ravid: mamacass

Ruth Colville said...

What a fun cardigan! Thanks to both of you for the chance to win a kit. I like the colorway Kay's Choice.
Rav ID: muttiruth

Sónia Valente said...
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Beth said...

I like Kay's choice and carousel. So pretty.

Bethchiff on revelry.

Fred said...

Wow! Such an awesome kit and giveaway! I would love Toffee Apple.
Fredandkim@gmail.com

Linda Montefu said...

I like the Sparrow color. Thank you! Merry Christmas!
Lmontefu02@gmail.com

Julia Cole said...

HiSusan,
This sweater is just beautiful and so much fun! I love the Sparrow colorway...they are all my favorite colors. Thanks for the opportunity to enter this amazing givaway!

Ravelry name - writergirl58

ada said...

Love the sparrow colorway. I am however from the Netherlands. Ravid adavaniwaarden

Anonymous said...

I would love the Carousel or Kay's choice in an XL.
I am PLatham on Ravelry
email: latham@sccoast.net

Donnaj said...

Kiwiknitter63. I think the Kay's Choice would be a love knit. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

Judi S said...

I've been eyeing this cardigan, so beautiful! I would definitely go for the Toffee Apple cardigan.

findingjudi on Rav

~*~reet~*~ said...

Cybereet@yahoo.com
I wish I may, I wish I might, win this happy sweater sight! Gosh it is cute! Please put me in for the giveaway!
Rita Knudson.

Sónia Valente said...

(I left a comment before but forgot to mention my Rav Id, so I deleted it and am leaving a new comment. Hope this is ok)
I think I'd choose Toffee Apple but would be happy with any of the kits.
This is a great giveaway! Thank you.
Rav Id: soniamv

JavaNut said...

I love Carousel and Kay's choice! JavaNut on Ravelry… keeping my fingers crossed!

Nuttygal said...

That sweater is gorgeous!!! I love the mods that you made. Thank you for the fabulous giveaway. Toffee Apple would be my color choice though they are all beautiful.
Rav name nuttygal

Jeska Eade said...

Gosh-this is exceptionally generous and amazing! If I were lucky enough to win I would knit it in medium and the colour ways all look so lovely, I would be hard pushed to choose! Thanks and have a very merry Christmas knitgizmo (on ravelry)

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan! Love, love following your blog and Facebook posts, as always! I always enjoy your photos and projects...such great tips!!!

I would Absolutely love this sweater in Sparrow! Really beautiful! Thank you so much for making this possible for one lucky knitter! Happy Holidays! Jen
Ravelry: Woolgirl
Email: jennifer@woolgirl.com

Christina said...

I just love the sparrow colors! I think it would be my favorite "go to" sweater because the colors would be easy to match. Ravelry name is Emilysmimi

Susan aka paintermom said...

I would live to knit the Toffee Apple kit. Now that I have lost 25 lbs and have a waist again, I think the deep ribbing on the bottom would look lovely. I am paintermom on Rav.

HugieHome said...

I enjoyed reading about your cute sweater! Thanks for the information about steeking, I haven't ever done that but I want to try. I would like to make the sweater in Kay's Choice, but I like all of them.
Email: sandra.hugie@gmail.com
Rav: sandrahugie

cadoc said...

Hard to pick a color, they are all beautiful. I think I would choose Carousel, or maybe. Kay's Choice. I love them all!!!

Rav. ID needlelove

Luanneknits said...

This is so nice of you!!! This sweater is lovely!! I'm curious to try steaking and have only just learned color work...this would be perfect!! I love the sparro color way, but the Kay's choice would be fun, too! The sweater would be for my mom, Kay, so that's appropriate!! I'm Luanneknits on Ravelry and my email is: luanneknits@yahoo.com

Adele Cottam said...

This is a truly striking sweater and amazing giveaway! Like you I would choose the Carousel colourway!
Email: adelecottam@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous pattern and such a lovely opportunity - thank you. I love the carousel colour way.
I am suellnz on Ravelry.

Nicole Hoffman said...

Wow! I love your fo! I that saw Molly from a homespun house was knitting this cardi and fell in love with it then. I'd have a hard time choosing between toffee apple and carousel for colors!

Anonymous said...

All the couloirs of Kermis are gorgeous. I'd love one in Kay's Choice
sonisings on Ravelry
Sponiatowski@yahoo.com

Renee Bebla said...

This is beautiful. I would love to do this in Toffee Apple and my Ravelry id is rbebla.

cornchowder said...

Susan... I appreciate how much thought and effort you put into your blog... And your podcast... And your books ... And all the amazing crafty things you do~ your work inspires me. Thanks! RavID: cornchowder

Chery said...

WOW! I love all the colorways of the Kermis Kits. My favorite would be Carousel with lesser ribbing and longer sleeves. I would also steek the entire sweater, only way to go in my opinion. Thanks for the opportunity to win and for sharing the cardigan on your blog.
CheryKnits on Ravelry

mdfishinggirl said...

Oooh! Such a gorgeous sweater! All the colorways are beautiful, but I really love Kay's choice.
Ravelry: mdfishinggirl

TinaBW said...

Wow! What a great giveaway! I love all of the colorways it would be difficult to choose. Thanks for the chance to win.
Tina

Ravelry:TinaBW
Email: missysmomtbw@yahoo.com

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Margaret Wiss said...

I would be daring and choose carousel, even though I might rather choose sparrow. Such a fun project for the holidays!

Lynda Hitt said...

I love this sweater...choosing one colorway is difficult because I like them all, but I think I would have to choose the Toffee Apple color.

Rav ID: lyndahitt
Email: lyndahitt@earthlink.net

Thanks for the chance to win.

Marti said...

Love x100000000! Rav: madmartiknits

Frankie said...

Carousel all the way!
Franklie on Ravelry

Naomi said...

What a pretty and fun sweater. I've admired this for a while and would pick Kay's choice if I won.
Kat50 on ravelry

kholden62 said...

What a beautiful design! I'm so inspired by your knitting, designs and designers you introduce us to. The yarn for this Cardi is gorgeous. I love the Toffee Apple! I would love a chance to knit this up.
Rav ID: Kholden62
Email: kholden62@gmail.com

Catherine Eddleman said...

This is sooooooooooooooooooooo gorgeous! I saw the post on instagram the other day and was waiting to see if something else about would pop up. I would choose the carousel colorway! Sooo pretty and eye catching. Catt.a.eddleman@gmail.com

Thanks sooo much!

isaksmom said...

Thank you for the opportunity, love this cardigan. I would definitely choose the Carousel colorway.

Ravelry Name: marliemade

Anonymous said...

Your cardigan is beautiful Susan!! I would love to win this kit.

Ravelry: connknits

Sickofitcindy said...

What a gorgeous sweater! It'd be hard to choose between Carousel or Toffee Apple. They're both beautiful! Rav Id: Sickofitcindy

Anonymous said...

I would just Love love Sparrow in large.
rav ID: Missellen
i love your blog and read it always, thank you for your inspiration...
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Anonymous said...

Hello! What a beautiful sweater I would love it in any colour!!!! What a lovely giveaway. My ravelry ID is KateD1982 xx

Elizabeth Ahlers said...

Such a gorgeous sweater. It looks like it is engaging to knit without being exhausting. e.o.ahlers@gmail.com

Ivana said...

This sweater is beautiful!
I love Sparrow colorway. My Ravelry name is byIvana.
Thank you for the giveaway!

Robin said...

Hi Susan! I love the carousel colorway. So fun!

rav id: rlsherman99

Robin said...

Hi Susan! I love the carousel...so fun!

rav id: rlsherman99

Anonymous said...

I love the Kay's Choice color way!
Email leespencer6 @ hotmail.com

QueenForOneDay said...

That is an amazing pattern! It's been quite a few weeks I'm toying with the idea to knit it - karousel is great! Ravelry:queenforoneday

Angela Davis said...

I dearly love the Sparrow color way - and not just because my Ravelry ID is alittlebird!

Anonymous said...

Who wouldn't love this sweater Thanks for the give away. I would need the largest size.
Ravelry irishgirl1 (kathleen from Waukesha)

Unknown said...

What a lovely kit! And such a delightful giveaway, you are always so generous. Ravelry ID: MonkeyButtBabies
~Jessica

Anonymous said...

D. Reed. Casemgr@bellsouth.net I think I would do it just as you did. I love the bright colors.

joolee said...

I super love the carousel colors and your mods. Beautiful sweater and such a generous giveaway. Good luck to everyone. My Ravelry username is joolee.

Velda said...

I would love to win this giveaway! I like the colorway Kay's Choice. vjferguson@frontier.com

Anonymous said...

I would choose the Toffee Apple color way. Love this sweater. Your posts about knitting it were my first introduction to Anna . She is a wonderful designer! - agnesknit on Ravelry.

Jennifer said...

Now that is a gorgeous sweater, with gorgeous yarn! I am torn between the carousel and Kay's Choice. I'd probably choose the former. I love the bright pops of colour for both.

Rav: jacflash

Alicia Liang said...

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! I'd love it in carousel! I love brights! Ravelry: liangaf. Thanks!

Luize said...

I really love the colorway you chose. Super cheerful, just like the colorful lights at a fair. 😍 ravelry: missmothball

Renee W said...

You provide so much inspiration for me. I love all the sweaters you've knit in the last 6 months. The Kermis is adorable, I love the Sparrow color way. Thank you for this giveaway.....I hope I win.
reneew0560@gmail.com

Simone said...

I like the toffee apple colorway best but they are all lovely.

Kaarina said...

Wow, this would be a fantastic win, it's beautiful! My New Year plan is to knit sweaters, sweaters and more sweaters! I want to be as comfortable knitting sweaters as I am with socks. Thank you for the chance! I hope I'm the lucky one this time :))
kaijaknits2 on ravelry

Susie said...

The Kermis is wonderful and I would love the Sparrow colorway in an XL. You really do wonderful work, Susan!! And so very fast.

Thanks for hosting this give-away, too.

Susie @ Ravelry

Susie.pitts at gmail dot com

Silja Nieminen said...

I love Kay's choice! Ravelry: 101lopapeysa

Evelyn B. said...

What an adorable sweater! I love the Kay's Choice colorway as I have been a Mason Dixon fan from back in the day.

Ravelry: DCKnitDiva

Happy Holidays and good luck, everyone! <3 :-)

Sue said...

I would love to knit the sparrow color way. Looks like a fun project.

Betsy said...

Beautiful sweater, and if I won I would like mine to be just like yours!

Grammie2maddie - Rav

Mmontemayo@aol.com

Maggie said...

Hello Susan!
I would absolutely love to knit this gorgeous sweater! I think that the colors that you chose are just perfect, I would pick the same one. It is so bright and cheery!
I am looking forward to taking one of your classes when you come to Sarasota in March.

Thank you and Merry Christmas!

Maggie
Ravelry: wohlrab0823
email: mmwohlrab@gmail.com

Dennis Bennett said...

SaraJaneKnit is my Ravelry name. I'd need a medium. I'd love to knit something this colorful for a change!

samoravec said...

Carousel or Toffe Apple are my favorites! My Rav name is samoravec and email is samanthaoravec@comcast.net. These kits are wonderful and I love Susan's mods!

danaj said...

Wow, I love your variations on the Kermis and the colors! It looks great on you. :)
danawenrich@att.net

Joanne Mansell said...

Gorgeous, fresh and colorfull Cardigan. Oh I would be so happy if your kind generosity landed my way. Merry Christmas.
Ravelry: Scoopygogo

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