Sunday, April 11, 2010

Green Tea Scarf Pattern Giveaway

We're heading into Winter here in Australia - so I've been working on a knitting pattern for this Green Tea scarf.

I wanted a warm but not too thick scarf for myself, and this is what I came up with. It's a simple cable pattern waith a colour change in the centre.

Update 28 Dec 2013: Pattern now a free download

$2.00 US
The pattern is for sale on ETSY and RAVELRY and the scarf itself will be in my Etsy shop in the next few days.

Knitting pattern for those wanting to try some easy cables. If you find you’re really struggling, you can decide not to add in the colour change, and you’ll still have a lovely plait/cable scarf.

Yarn
This pattern does not depend on any particular yarn, each will bring its own texture and feel to the scarf - Saying that, you probably want 10-12 ply to make the scarf thick enough to wear.
I used Moda Vera Chantilly which is 70% acrylic, 30% milk and lovely and soft
Needles
5.5mm knitting needles + a cable needle (or double pointed needle or crochet hook)
Skills Needed
Cast on
Knit
Purl
Slip 1 knitwise
Slip 1 purlwise
Carry the second colour behind when knitting
(the back of the scarf does not have the plait effect)

GIVEAWAY - Green Tea Scarf Knitting Pattern
----giveaway closed - winners announced here----

To celebrate I thought I'd give away two free copies of the new pattern

~~~ How to Enter ~~~
Take a look around my blog then leave a comment on this post telling me something you like or something that could be improved

Bonus Entry: Follow this blog & let me know in your comment

Fine Print
- Giveaway closes on the 20th April 8am (AEST)
- International entries welcome
- Please leave me a way to contact you

Good Luck :)

25 comments:

Pete said...

I can't quite pin it down, but I particularly like this scarf.

fisiwoman said...

Enter me please! I'm a new follower from Spain!

I love all your creations, but particularly this: David Tennant Big and Cuddly. I love it!!

Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman@hotmail.com
Spain

ZaftigDelights ~ KnitzyBlonde said...

I love your "David Tennant" with the glasses. Totally adorable!!

Sandie
zaftig2k at yahoo dot com
http://zaftigdelights.blogspot.com

Nupur said...

I love how well-organized your sidebar is, with your profiles on all social networking sites, links to patterns and to your Etsy shop. It is easy to navigate.

This scarf is adorable!

nupur.kittur AT gmail DOT com

Heather said...

I Love your Crafts!! Matt Smith is so Cool :-) LoL Count me in

me_cheerful at hotmail dot com

nitzan said...

i like your crochet works...


i am also a follower...

nitzan.sc@gmail

the scarf it amazing...

Graceful Rose Designs said...

I really love your patterns, makes me more determined to learn to crochet. I came across your blog through Who Knits at Livejournal and just had to add you on Ravelry (I'm messicat both places).

I really like your blog, so creative! One thing I'd like to point out and maybe it's just because of my screen resolution, but your header is off centre and it just throws off the page.

http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/295/headernz.gif

I think the scarf is gorgeous and would be perfect for our weird Aussie winters! It doesn't get as chilly here in Sydney as Melbourne, still, would be a great accessory.

Have a great day!
Jess
gracefulrosedesigns at gmail dot com

Knitschmidt said...

I LOVE this scarf! What I like about your blog is how calm and clean it feels. It's well organized and doesn't have things flashing and spinning everywhere. Uncluttered. :D

Jennifer L. said...

I looked around your blog and was glad to find a place to get great crochet patterns.
jentam777 AT gmail DOT com

catsmum said...

the Dr Who stuff - as CE would have said " Fan-tastic!"
especially the larger David Tennant-as-Dr

and in answer to another recent question: No I don't think it's too image heavy [ at least I hope not cos mine's just as bad or worse ]

Melody said...

I would love to see more plushies and scarves.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

Rinei said...

You should have a nice blog template for your great entry! you work really great!
and the fingerless thingie will be great if it is much longer!

rinei.martiani@gmail.com

Marci J said...

Love the scarf and love knitting-- I'd love to try the pattern.
I just have 2 suggestions-- I think the search this blog google tab should be higher on the right. It would make it easier to find. Also, maybe splitting the links into two columns, one on the right and one on the left would make it more user-friendly, easier to find stuff.
Thanks for the chance!
june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

Emily said...

Wow, I love this scarf! I would try it with a multicolor or green self-striping yarn--it's gorgeous.

Plus, you have the CUTEST crocheted TARDIS ever! I love it!

Thought-- a crocheted TARDIS tea cosy? Haha.

email is emily (dot) lane (at)gmail.com

Lyudmila said...

i like your blog, all good!

lusizova(at)gmail.com

Lyudmila said...

i am a current follower
lusizova(at)gmail.com

Liz said...

I think you can change the pattern for something more colorful ^^

metalliz_gunner(at)hotmail(dot)com

Liz said...

I am follower :D


metalliz_gunner(at)hotmail(dot)com

shortnails said...

Hi, My name is Li Lian and I would love to entered in your contest

I am following you through my blog http://shortwidenails.blogspot.com under google friend connect:
li lian

My email is li_lian_c@hotmail.com


I love love love love your plush crochet work…it’s so creative!!!! I am in awe at how determined you are and are able to finish so many projects…me on the other hand..ekk.
ps: matt smith + suspenders stole my heart

Tyler said...

This is beautiful!

Tyler said...

oops. didn't read instructions. lol :P

I think your sidebar may be a little crowded

Mosquito Head Madchen said...

Wow.. your scarves are precious! I'm also from Spain and I do love the sides of your blog.. every photo in the right is so nice and makes your blog special...!!

jorx_4291@hotmail.com

Mosquito Head Madchen said...

Oh!! And I follow you! :)


jorx_4291@hotmail.com

Jessa said...

Man, every time I come across this scarf, it makes me sad that I'm a crocheter, not a knitter. I wish you'd come up with a crochet pattern similar!

PixelatedMushroom said...

@Jessa happy you like the scarf ^_^ I think it depends on the flat look of knitting to get the effect. The tunisian crochet knit stitch looks a lot like knitting (http://carmenbeeblog.blogspot.com/2010/08/harry-potter-house-scarves.html), but I'm not sure if it could be done in cables sadly. Time to learn to knit? ;)

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