Monday, October 4, 2010

Never Not Knitting Giveaway

As I said last week, to celebrate my first blogiversary- there are some exciting things planned for this week.  If you haven't already cast your vote in the Name That Cowl Contest, it's not too late.  The winner will be revealed tomorrow and the pattern will be available for purchase soon after.

Today I have a very exciting giveaway for all of you.  Alana from Never Not Knitting has sent 5 patterns my way to give away  to my readers.



Alana has recently redone all her patterns so they look like a cohesive collection.  The printed patterns are only available through yarn shops (you can find one in your area by clicking here), but all patterns are available as pdf downloads on nevernotknitting.com.

Each pattern is uniquely designed to look like a page from a scrapbook- just take a closer look at this beautiful design work:



Alana's patterns were some of the first I found (and fell in love with) when I got on Ravelry about a year ago.  Playful Stripes is one I'm planning on making for my child one day and was ecstatic she sent an extra copy for me!



Not only is Alana a super talented designer, she is also the host of the ever-popular "Never Not Knitting" podcast.  She just kicked off a new season last week, but you can catch up on all the episodes here.


On to the GIVEAWAY!!

As I mentioned above, the giveaway consists of five of Alana's printed patterns.  Among these, you will find:  Sheepish, Playful Stripes Cardigan, Cosette Wrap, Cedar Leaf Shawlette,  and Alana's newest pattern, Shawl Collared Cowl

In order to enter, stop by Alana's pattern store to find which design you would love to knit up.  Come back and share your favorite design on this blog post for a chance to win.  For an extra entry, you may tweet the following phrase from your twitter account:

Just entered the giveaway on frenchpressknits.com for a chance to win patterns from @nevernotknittin .You should enter too! @frenchpressknit

Contest will close Thursday night at midnight (EST) with the winner being announced Friday, October 8.



If this is the first time you have seen Alana's work, I would recommend checking the rest of it out.  Here's where you can find her:

122 comments:

  1. The watermelon pattern is adorable! What a fun giveaway. :)

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  2. Love the watermelon pattern AND the Shawl Collared Cowl! Love giveaways ! :)

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  3. I've been looking for good sweater patterns for boys, since I had my son back in June. The Sheepy pattern fits the bill, and I'd love to make one for my DJ. :D

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  4. I wish I had a special little girl to knit for because I have always loved the girly patterns. I think Playful Stripes done up in "boy" colors could be awfully cute for my little guy. For myself, Cosette is lovely!

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  5. My favorites are Cosette, the shawl-collared cowl, and spring garden tee. Thanks for the contest!

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  6. I would love to knit Playful Stripes for several little girls I know!!! But also Cosette for myself....

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  7. Cedar Leaf Shawlette, hands down.

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  8. I'm working on my second Playful Stripes and think Cosette looks beautiful.

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  9. i would like to knit the shawl collared cowl! =)
    tnx for the giveaway and congrats on the bloggiversary! ;)

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  10. I have no idea how to knit (although I'm taking a class this week), but I hope to one day be able to knit the Playful Stripes cardigan. Happy Blogiversary!

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  11. I love the Sheepish pattern, it's adorable!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  12. Happy Blogiversary! :)

    I love the Shawl Collared Cowl...I am "HookedonKnitting" in Ravelry. Email is HookedonKnitting@aol.com.

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  13. I've been admiring the Never Not Knitting collection ever since Alana announced the collection on her blog. What a great concept she has!

    I am particularly enamored with the Cedar Leaf Shawlette.

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  14. I have a neice or 2 (okay 3) that the Playful stripes would look lovely on! God willing, maybe a daughter someday too! ;) But if I was going to be selfish, I would love to whip up the Shawl Collared Cowl for myself!

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  15. I just finished a sweater for my little girl and as cute as the little sweater patterns are, I think I need a little something for my self, like the Cedar Leaf Shawlette.

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  16. I've been meaning to make the Playful stripes cardi for some time now. This would give me very little excuse!

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  17. What a fabulous contest!! I love the Collared Cowl!
    I also tweeted and blogged about the contest..

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  18. I love the playful stripes cardigan! It's so sweet!

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  19. I am in love with the Cedar Leaf Shawlette

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  20. Oh... HA! I don't think that one is one the list of the giveaways! (Early... no coffee...) In THAT case, the Cedar Leaf Shawlette looks fun. Being a knitter of only a couple years, I like to try to keep my patterns simple, but I like the ones that LOOK difficult! :-)

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  21. The Playful Stripes Cardigan is by far my favorite and has been for a while! Its perfection to me! The perfect little girls sweater. I have four girls and I would seriously consider knitting one in almost every size so my girls (and I) could enjoy them for years!

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  22. Loving all of the patterns, but the Cedar Leaf Shawlette really looks devine! I entered on twitter @chrissyza as well!

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  23. The Sheepish sweater is adorable! I'd love to knit one for my baby.

    mnbadger at yahoo dot com

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  24. I ♥ Alana's Cedar Leaf Shawlette!
    Happy blogiversary!
    jpeled on ravelry

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  25. I'm with you, the playful stripes cardi is super-cute, and I've been looking for a reason to knit it for some time.

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  26. I would love to knit Playful Stripes for my daughter.

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  27. "Sheepish" has long been one of my favorites, but "Playful Stripes" is darling too!

    Happy Blogiversary!

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  28. I have had the Cedar Leaf Shawlette on my list for a while, so will have to go with that one (although I love the socks too!)

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  29. I'm way into the shawl collared cowl, mostly because I don't have any children yet, and there was a frost last night where I live, so I'm ready for a warm neck!

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  30. I've got a few skeins of Malabrigo sitting here waiting to become the Cosette Wrap! It looks so cozy and would love to make one to keep in my office for chilly days.

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  31. The cedar leaf shawlette is gorgeous. I'd also love to make Haltermelon and Watermelon for my daughter!

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  32. Oh, I love Alana's patterns - I think the Cedar Leaf Shawlette is my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  33. ooooh Cosette is soo cute! i hope i win!

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  34. Playful Stripes for my granddaughter and the Shawl Collared Cowl for me! I love both of these!

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  35. I'm in love/lust with the Cedar Leaf Shawlette. I can see it around my shoulders as I sit by the fire, ...knitting, of course. ;-)

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  36. They are all so beautiful! If I had to choose only one pattern, I think I'd choose the shawl collared cowl. Very unique. If I had a little girl, though, I think I'd have to pick one of those sweet knits for kids. So precious!

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  37. I also love the Playful Stripes sweater! Congrats on the Blogiversary! Love ya, Amanda

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  38. love love love the cedar leaf shawlette!

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  39. cedar leaf shawlette. It's so cute!

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  40. I love the Shawl Collared Cowl but I've had my eye on the Cedar Leaf Shawlette too!

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  41. Since I currently have 2 grandsons, I have to say the Playful stripes cardigan and the Sheepish sweater are two I would love to make for both boys. But with the new grandbaby due in Nov, and not knowing gender yet, you can bet I will be revisiting Alana's site to purchase a couple of the others if this dau has a girl ;) ;) There are some cutie girl items there. But for now I knit for boys, and am def looking for new, different, cute, but not cutesy patterns for the boys. My first choice would be sheepish and both boys will absolutely love it!!!
    Rav: Judy11

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  42. Because I knit a lot of kids stuff, I'd have to say the playful stripes sweater. But for ME, I'd be sorely tempted by the cedar leaf shawlette. Both are beautiful.

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  43. I love the Playful Stripes Sweater!!!

    Ravelry: annadorothy

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  44. I love the Shawl Collared Cowl. I hope I win! Thanks for the giveaway and happy blogiversary.

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  45. I've made a few Cedar Leaf Shawlettes already, and I'm planning to make a Watermelon for a wee friend of mine.

    Happy Blogiversary!

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  46. I really love all of Alana's patterns and have knit pretty much everything I've wanted to. If I could do one again, it would probably be the Cedar Leaf SHawlette.

    peatmoss83 on Rav

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  47. I just found out Friday that my sister is pregnant (yay!) and I think the Sheepish sweater would be perfect as a shower gift!

    Ravelry: SeedStitch

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  48. Playful Stripes all the way. I also LOVE Cosette, but I already purchased that a while ago.

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  49. I love Cosette and the Spring Garden tee! comet_linear at yahoo dot com

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  50. Sheepish sweater. My brother is expecting his first child in May, this would be great addition to the gifts I am sending.
    orangegiraffe on Rav

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  51. The spring garden tee is really delicate and lovely, but I'm also loving the cedar leaf shawlette!

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  52. I am in total lust with the cedar leaf shawlette. I have some Malabrigo Sock that would be perfect for this pattern!

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  53. I love the playful stripes! And, I think that my daughter would too :-)

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  54. I've had my eye on the shawl collared cowl for quite some time now. I also love some of the little girl knits but I don't have any kids of my own yet. I suppose I could always just knit them up and stick them in my hope chest...

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  55. I love the playful stripes! Good for boys and girls, which is really difficult to find.

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  56. I have just finished Shawl-Collared Cowl for my daughter (turened out beautifully), and would love to knit Playful Stripes for my grandson.

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  57. I really like the Playful Stripes Cardigan.

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  58. Love the playful stripes cardi! So cute.

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  59. i want to knit all of them. adult spring garden tee is probably my favorite.
    songyueyu at gmail

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  61. I adore Alana's patterns and have already made several for myself and my daughter. I haven't made the Playful Stripes cardigan yet, so I would love to do that pattern!

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  62. playful stripes is on my list of patterns to knit!

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  63. I love all of the patterns, but The Spring Garden Tee for adults is possibly my favorite!

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  64. I have knit the Shawl Collared Cowl and adore it! The pattern is very clearly written and so cleverly constructed. Since I've already tried that one, my next favorite is the Cedar Leaf Shawlette.

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  65. I would love to knit the shawl collared cowl. It's beautiful and looks like a lot of fun to knit. I'm in a cowl phase right now.

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  66. I would love to knit the Cedar Leaf Shawlette.

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  67. The adult Spring Garden Tee is my absolute favorite of the bunch, but all the children's sweaters are just lovely! Thank you for hosting such a generous giveaway.

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  68. I love the Shawl Collared Cowl. It looks perfect for fall / winter!

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  69. I love the Cedar Leaf Shawlette

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  70. I knit because of Alannah... She inspired me to learn! I LOVE her work.
    Playful stripes is a must for my little twinnies. :)
    Jules33 on Rav.

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  71. The Cedar leaf Shawlette is lovely!

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  72. The Cedar Leaf Shawlette is already very high up in my queue!

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  73. Her printed patterns are just too cute :) I'm knittnwitty on Ravelry.

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  74. Playful stripes or Cedar leaf shawlette - but really, anything would do!

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  75. i would love to knit up the shawl collard cowl or the cosette wrap! those look like great items for the fall!

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  76. I really want to knit the cosette wrap for myself. I would also like to make the summer shirt. They're both amazing. I've made the cedar leaf shawlette and it was beautiful!

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  77. Well, this wasn't easy, there are so many nice patterns to select from. I guess my final answer is the Playful Stripes Cardigan. Keppygirl - Charlene

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  78. Oh, I love them all! My favorite is the Cosette Wrap, though. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  79. I love the cedar leaf shawlette and the shawl collared cowl. So, so much.

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  80. I would love to knit them all! But the one that i really want to knit is the Shawl Collared Cowl. Thanks for the give-a-way!

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  81. I really like the Shawl Collared Cowl. I've been wanting to make one and this looks perfect. Thanks for the contest. Debbie in Alaska

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  82. I would love to make matching Playful Stripes Cardigans for my daughter and my niece!

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  83. I love the cowl pattern!! A fabulous giveaway, Happy Blog-iversary!! Thanks!

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  84. Happy Blogiversary!! My favorite of Alana's patterns in your give-away is the Playful Stripes Cardigan. I've been knitting for our nieces and nephews who have become parents and hopefully I will be knitting for grandchildren in a few years :-). This pattern would be great to have in my collection. Thanks!

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  85. I've made a few already, and the next on the list is the Shawl collared cowl. Love her patterns, her blog, and she has the cutest little girl!

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  86. I've been in love with the Cosette shawl since I first saw it, so that has to be my favorite, but all of the patterns are gorgeous. I'd love to have any of them to knit up this winter.

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  87. I love the Cedar Leaf Shawlette!

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  88. Wow! What a great giveway! My favorite is the Playful Stripes Cardigan! Happy blogiversary again! And good luck to everyone!

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  89. So many cute one! But along with many others, I cannot get over that Playful Stripes Cardi. Adorable.

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  90. I love the Cedar Leaf Shawlette - thanks!

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  91. I love the playful stripes cardigan too! This is a great giveaway!
    Fiona

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  92. The shawl collared cowl.....oh my! Gorgeous!

    however, just try to say it 3 times fast - it's a mouthful!

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  93. Ooh, I'd love to knit up that shawl collared cowl! I know just what buttons I'd use too.

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  94. I am drawn to the Cedar Leaf Shawlette - gorgeous!

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  95. I've already made and love the Cedar Leaf Shawlette. Would love to try the shawl collard cowl

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  96. I've had the Cedar Leaf Shawlette queued for ages; it's beautiful! I think I even have the yarn...

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  97. Do I have to just pick one????? They are all gorgeous! I have a definite tie between Sheepish (which I would have to make for my friend, the shepardess, to hold onto for a granddaughter that I'm sure she'll have some day...) and the watermelon themed sweater and dress for my granddaughter as well as the Playful Stripes cardigan for her and the cowl to use some of my handspun.... I feel an order coming on.

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  98. I'm instantly in love with the Playful Stripes Cardigan. I'd love to make this for both of my girls... :) I also like the Spring Garden Tee for girls (and the adult one too)! I enjoyed some summer knitting projects over the summer, always looking for good patterns. :) Never Not Knitting is now bookmarked on my computer!

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  99. I like the Cedar Leaf Shawlette.

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  100. Oh...they are all so lovely but if pressed to pick one I would love the Cedar Leaf Shawlette. Mind you the Chloe pattern would look so adorable on my little granddaughter...hmmm...what to do, what to do?? :)

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  101. I love the Cedar Leaf Shawlette. It looks like a great transitional piece for this time of year!

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  102. I've been eyeing the playful stripes cardigan for my soon-to-be-born daughter (February, here we come)! But I'll also admit the selfish knitter in me wants the Cosette Wrap, especially after listening to back episodes of Never Not Knitting. And I Tweeted, a cool giveaway on a cool blog is so worth a tweet!

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  103. I think Haltermelon would make a fun summer dress for a new - and very sweet - little girl in our family. She lives in Texas where it's often too warm to enjoy some of my other knitted baby favorites! All great patterns!!

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  104. Sheepish is just TOO cute! The buttons just make me smile :D

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  105. My favorite pattern is Chloe but sadly that isn't one of the patterns you are giving away. So my second favorite would be the Playful Stripes cardigan. I think my 18 month old daughter would look so cute in it.

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  106. I have admired Alana's well constructed projects for some time now. It is especially nice to look at all the photos of each item and it is very helpful to see them worn! My favourite of the patterns mentioned here, is the cedar leaf shawlette... so autumn, so useful right now!

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  107. Congrats on your anniversary and your pregnancy! I would love to knit up Alana's Cedar Leaf Shawlette. I have made her leggings for my girl and they keep her nice and toasty!

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  108. I love all of Alana's patterns, so it's hard to chose. But, I'd say the Cedar Leaf Shawlette or the Shawl Collared Cowl are my favorites.

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  109. I would love to knit the Spring Garden Tees, yes plural! I'd knit the original for my daughter and the adult one for me. :)

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  110. i love the shawl collered cowl

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  111. cedar leaf shawlette. I love the edging.

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  112. I love that playful stripes cardigan!

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  113. I love the Shawl Collared Cowl and the Cedar Leaf Shawlette!

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  114. The Shawl Collared Cowl is simple and beautiful and the Very Cherry would look great on my little niece.

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  115. Love the Cedar Leaf Shawlette!

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  116. Playful Stripes and Cosette are both patterns I hope to knit up someday soon!

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  117. I love both the Cedar Leaf Shawlette and the sheep sweater for a child. They are beyond wonderful.
    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  118. Mmmm, I have the cedar leaf shawlette and would love the Cowl pattern if I were to win.

    shouson2 at gmail dot com

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  119. Very Cherry is adorable. My daughter is in such a dress phase these days. This will be a perfect winter dress when I pair it with a long sleeve shirt. I love it.

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  120. I have to pick just one favorite?? All her patterns are beautiful. I'm very into cowls right now and would love to get my hands on her Shawl Collared Cowl.

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  121. I think my favourite would either be the Adult spring garden tee, or the cedar leaf shawlette- it's too hard to pick just one. Thanks for the giveaway!

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