Luxe Infinity Scarf Giveaway!
February 18, 2011
I'm giving away this AWESOME knitting kit for the lovely, useful, and stylish #125 Luxe Infinity Scarf. It's knit with 3 hanks of Del Cerro yarn from Aslan Trends.
Special thanks to Shelley's Yarns & Fiber Shoppe in Taylors Falls, MN for sponsoring this giveaway. Please read more about Shelley's shop in the post Featuring her wonderful yarn shop!
Shelley introduced this Del Cerro yarn to me through this project and I'm very thankful! It has amazing stitch definition, rich colors, and great feel when you knit with it. This yarn delivers!
So, here are the official giveaway rules!
To enter this giveaway, you can do any one (two, or three!) of the following:
-- Enter a comment on THIS blog post commenting on this yarn OR project and why you love cowls in general. Post by 9pm, PST, March 15th. One comment per person ONLY, please.
-- Make any pattern purchase from SweaterBabe.com from today, February 19th, until 9pm, PST, March 15th. EACH order counts as an entry!
-- Join my Ravelry.com SweaterBabe.com Fans Group at: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/sweaterbabecom-fans anytime from today, February 19th, until 9pm PST, March 15th.
I'll be choosing 6 winners! One random winner will be chosen to win the Kit (3 hanks + the PDF pattern) AND 5 other randomly chosen winners will win the PDF pattern (to be delivered by email). Sorry, but the Kit can only be mailed to an address in the US or Canada.
Good luck to everyone!!! Comment away!
*** Winner Announcement March 23, 2011 ***
WOW - thanks for all the entries! Adding up all the comments, purchases, and new Ravlery Group members, there were over 1500 entries for this contest! Woohoo!
So, the random winners are. . .
The GRAND PRIZE Knitting Kit goes to Marion C. (who made a purchase on 2/27).
And the FIVE PDF Knitting Pattern Prizes go to:
Jane (who commented on 2/19)
Bonnie Torgerson (who commented on 2/19)
Erica Allewell (who commented on 2/20)
PBMama on Ravelry (who joined the SweaterBabe.com Fans Group on 2/19)
VendeMar on Ravelry (who joined the SweaterBabe.com Fans Group on 2/19)
Each of you will be emailed the pdf pattern.
Congratulations to all the winners! A NEW giveaway on SweaterBabe.com coming soon!
Awesome giveaway!! I just joined the Ravelry group and shared my two amazing Talias! Would love to win this gorgeous kit too! Looking forward to participating in the group.
Posted by: Deb | February 18, 2011 at 02:03 PM
I've had my eye on this cowl since I very first saw it....LOVE! Cowls rock because they are so simplistic in concept but can be so beautiful at the same time!
Posted by: Amber K | February 18, 2011 at 02:34 PM
What a wonderful giveaway! Good luck everyone!
Posted by: Beverly Tilton | February 18, 2011 at 04:07 PM
Love the stitch pattern on this cowl - so interesting! I've never used Del Cerro but it looks great!
Posted by: Rachel | February 18, 2011 at 06:08 PM
The cowl looks so snuggly - I started wearing cowls last year and love them as a cozy accessory to my winter wardrobe.
Posted by: kelly-ann (on ravelry) | February 18, 2011 at 07:02 PM
I've never used this yarn, but it looks great! The cowl looks great too! I love cowls, they don't get in the way like scarves and they knit up quick! I'm also in your Ravelry group! Debbie in alaska gussek on Ravelry
Posted by: Debbie H | February 19, 2011 at 02:42 AM
Many reasons why I love cowls 1) they are stylish and easy to wear (no dropping off like scarves sometimes tend to do especially in smoother yarns) 2) easy construction 3) infinite number of patterns that look great 4) can be made in any yarn weight 5) fast knit 6) reasonable yardage enabling you to make it 1 or 2 skein only project in luxury yarn... and I could go on and on.
The caramel-biscuit colour of your give away looks amazing!
Posted by: love2stitch | February 19, 2011 at 04:58 AM
Gorgeous cowl pattern and yummy yarn!!! Love the texture play in the cowl design!
Posted by: Sherray | February 19, 2011 at 05:41 AM
LOVE the yarn color!! I just joined the Ravelry group, and I have never worn a cowl.
Posted by: Angela | February 19, 2011 at 11:36 AM
This is so beautiful!
I LOVE cowls beccause they are so easy to wear and take off during a hot flash!
Posted by: Nancy Padfield | February 19, 2011 at 11:37 AM
I heart cowls because they keep me warm without having to put on a jacket. :)
Posted by: karyn | February 19, 2011 at 11:37 AM
I loooove that yarn and the cowl! It looks so warm. Considering I live in sub-zero weather most the year I'm always into warm stuff.
Posted by: Ashley Taylor | February 19, 2011 at 11:41 AM
Just delicious, elegant and beautiful. Thanks for being so creative.
Posted by: Margaret | February 19, 2011 at 11:42 AM
i heart luxe. nice giveaway!
Posted by: bj nesbitt | February 19, 2011 at 11:42 AM
Lovely cowl. I enjoy making them because they are so wonderful to create.
Posted by: Janie Holley | February 19, 2011 at 11:44 AM
This is a beautiful cowl, I've been trying to make one for the longest. Its so convenient to wear because it never comes undone like regular scarves.
Posted by: Tameka | February 19, 2011 at 11:45 AM
This is a wonderful yarn to work with. very soft. The cowl will be very comfy
Posted by: judy catalano | February 19, 2011 at 11:45 AM
Cowls are so great because you get so much bang for your buck--many times a quick, but beautiful project, often using less yarn than scarves, but keeping you as warm, they are less likely to be lost, can be worn around the house to feel cozy or at work to keep you warm in drafty offices and make you look so stylish at the same time--I LOVE COWLS. This looks like a fantastic project and lovely yarn.
Posted by: Robin Crabtree | February 19, 2011 at 11:45 AM
Never made a cowl, this one would be my first to make and wear.
Posted by: julia caraballo | February 19, 2011 at 11:46 AM
Beautiful pattern and yarn. I love cowls - cozy and warm. I would love to win.
Posted by: Kay Conway | February 19, 2011 at 11:47 AM
Beautiful & fashionable. I love to wear my cowls in the movies seventy keep me from getting chilled while watching.
Posted by: Cyndie | February 19, 2011 at 11:47 AM
I love cowls. They are fun to wear and very stylish!
Posted by: Alisaorr@sbcglobal.net | February 19, 2011 at 11:47 AM
Love cowls in this freezing cold winter we are having in MA. Great and easy gift to make and so well received. Good luck everyone
Posted by: Pat Howes | February 19, 2011 at 11:48 AM
love cowls -warm cozy quick!!!
Posted by: Ann | February 19, 2011 at 11:49 AM
I LOVE cowls; such a cozy feeling and no strings hanging down!! And, this one is so gorgeous...
Posted by: Ruth in NJ | February 19, 2011 at 11:49 AM
I love knitting cowls - no seaming! Have joined the ravelry group too.
Posted by: Linda Rumsey | February 19, 2011 at 11:49 AM
I love cowls because they are so elegant and look fun to make.
Posted by: Margay1122 | February 19, 2011 at 11:49 AM
Just started knitting and loved the scraf ...
Many thanks for the givaway chance...
(I'm not from the US but would love to have the pattern...)
Posted by: Dana Y | February 19, 2011 at 11:51 AM
Very cool giveaway!
Posted by: Denise Royal | February 19, 2011 at 11:52 AM
I remember the first cowl I ever saw and thought it was amazing to have something cuddly to wear around my neck to keep the drafts out as well as to lift it as a hood to keep my head warm. One of my favorite things!
Posted by: Rhonda | February 19, 2011 at 11:53 AM
I love cowls because they are so elegant and make me feel so warm and cozy. I also think that Sweater Babe has THE BEST cowl patterns!
Posted by: Pauchehal | February 19, 2011 at 11:54 AM
I love infinity scarves. This one is nice because of the neutral color. Very versatile!
Posted by: Renee | February 19, 2011 at 11:55 AM
Love cowls...but have yet to knit one. What a treat it would be to knit my first cowl with this beautiful pattern and also use a brand new yarn.
Posted by: Gina | February 19, 2011 at 11:55 AM
Commenting! I love your patterns and have made a few of them. This one looks great, too.
Posted by: Lori | February 19, 2011 at 11:56 AM
I'd love to win this. I've knitted your luscious cabled cowl twice, so I need a new pattern!
Posted by: Fiadhnat McGrath | February 19, 2011 at 11:58 AM
I LOVE merino..........this yarn looks luscious!
Cowls are great........you don't have to worry about losing them like a scarf!
Posted by: Sue James | February 19, 2011 at 11:58 AM
I'm new to knitting and haven't mastered everything- this scarf looks like something I could make, though, and am excited about this kit giveaway! Infinity scavescowls are so chic, too!
Posted by: Nancy | February 19, 2011 at 11:58 AM
I'd love this cowl! I'm wondering what is the fiber content of the yarn and how wide is the cowl?
Posted by: caitlin mushial | February 19, 2011 at 12:00 PM
I love cowls. They're so easy to wear, don't fall off like scarves, can showcase many different patterns and be made in different lengths.
Posted by: trisha | February 19, 2011 at 12:01 PM
I love cowls and are enjoyable to knit. My favorite thing I am knitting now is your the chic cabled cowl-neck sweater. I love making soft and cuddle sweaters and cowls. I am eye is also focused on the slouchy two way cable pattern.
Posted by: Sheri D. Maple | February 19, 2011 at 12:01 PM
This is BEAUTIFUL! It reminds me of my daughter's BFF & I want to knit it for her as a Birthday gift! She was just telling me the other day, that she'd LOVE a cowl...and she's so trendy and awesome, I want it to be SPECIAL...everything about this one looks PERFECT!
Posted by: Robin D. | February 19, 2011 at 12:02 PM
I love cowls because they don't have loose ends, I always seem to have trouble with the loose ends of a scarf. The patern of this cowl looks very pretty and the yarn looks so good that I'd love to touch it.
Posted by: Lempinimi | February 19, 2011 at 12:02 PM
Great giveaway!! I love the look and the warmth of a cowl. I have one that I wear all the time. Its keeping me warm through this particurlay harsh New England winter.
Posted by: Nora | February 19, 2011 at 12:02 PM
Lovely givewaway! Cowls are my scarf of choice as they are never slipping off at inconvenient times. The pattern itself looks beautiful.
Posted by: Tonnie Rogers | February 19, 2011 at 12:02 PM
We've had 8+ inches of snow here so this would come in very handy! Plus I could stay indoors, nice and cozy while I knit it!
Posted by: Alice | February 19, 2011 at 12:04 PM
this is a very pretty cable cowl, i love it. i love cowls because i live in a cold climate,and they keep the chill out. i don't have to worry about wrapping miles of scarf around my neck!
that yarn looks fabulous!
Posted by: teri | February 19, 2011 at 12:04 PM
Great giveaway! I would love an infinity scarf! Lovely, lovely, lovely.
Posted by: Christa | February 19, 2011 at 12:05 PM
I'v been thinking about making a cowl, this would be the perfect excuse and perfect beautiful pattern to start with:)
Posted by: Sara | February 19, 2011 at 12:08 PM
I live in Western Maine...where it snows in May on occassion. I would love to wear this cowl on my 6am dog walks. I would have to make a matching one for my Lab, Danny!
Posted by: Heather McKenzie | February 19, 2011 at 12:09 PM
I love, love, love cowls! I don't know how many times I have mentioned that on Twitter and Facebook, but I think everyone who knows me could attest to that fact! My goal is to have a cowl for every color so I can wear a different one every day depending on the color of my outfit! And lo and behold, I do not have one in the color of the yarn you are giving away! What a beautiful color it is, and what a beautiful cowl it will make. Thanks for the great giveaway and I will be waiting with baited breath to find out who wins it :)
Posted by: Julie | February 19, 2011 at 12:10 PM
I love this scarf,the color is perfect!
Posted by: Barbara Brundige | February 19, 2011 at 12:10 PM
Love this cowl! Never made one before but would love to do it. It looks nice and snuggly.
Posted by: Sydney D | February 19, 2011 at 12:11 PM
I love the pattern stitch in this cowl, and have been thinking a cowl would be a great way to look stylish and keep warm in chilly MN! I'd love to win the giveaway! Thanks!!
Posted by: Nancy L | February 19, 2011 at 12:13 PM
This is beautiful!
Posted by: Julie | February 19, 2011 at 12:17 PM
I really like cow neck they are very versitle and able to be unisex as well
but unfortunally haven't had the chance to use this particular yarn, hopes to win the kit i will!!!!!!
Posted by: Tanya Flowers | February 19, 2011 at 12:20 PM
What a wonderful cowl!
Posted by: Heather Grant | February 19, 2011 at 12:20 PM
I've recently become a fan of cowls because the chances of my kids losing them has been decreased since they don't slide off the neck and trail on the ground! Love them!
Posted by: Amy D | February 19, 2011 at 12:20 PM
Thanks for the opportunity. This is a beautiful piece.
Posted by: Kathy | February 19, 2011 at 12:20 PM
i love this cowl!! i find that my neck is the most important part to keep warm; with a scarf or cowl, i can skip a jacket sometimes. this cowl looks so cozy!!! it looks very do-able, and chic!
Posted by: Karen | February 19, 2011 at 12:21 PM
Pattern absolutely beautiful and low & behold this is not a pattern I have done!!!!! All toll, I have made over 20 all with different yarns & patterns and would so love to have this kit to knit up & add to my others. Love your site
Posted by: Linda Clark | February 19, 2011 at 12:22 PM
This yarn looks so cushy and comfy! Looks like a great cowl pattern and cowls are just fun to knit in general. Instant gratification!
Posted by: Kym H. | February 19, 2011 at 12:23 PM
I am loving the look of fowls but have yet to knit one! Love it!
Posted by: Jeni | February 19, 2011 at 12:24 PM
Cowls are the new sweater/scarf/hat all in one! Perfect to make for yourself or a lucky friend. This new SweaterBabe cowl pattern is lovely.
Posted by: Amy White | February 19, 2011 at 12:24 PM
pick me pick me! lol. always wanting new yarn and patterns.
Posted by: sherry w | February 19, 2011 at 12:26 PM
I absolutely love cowls. I wear them outdoors and in. They make me feel so cozy even on the coldest day!
Posted by: Linda White | February 19, 2011 at 12:28 PM
I love this cowl and the color. Would love to knit one up this winter...thanks!
Posted by: Karrie | February 19, 2011 at 12:29 PM
oh, the colour is like milk chocolate, i can only imaging that it would be as sweet to knit it! :)
Posted by: dalliegoknit | February 19, 2011 at 12:30 PM
Beautiful pattern and yarn! Think it would be perfect for my Mother-In-Law in CT!!
Posted by: Kathleen Hartz | February 19, 2011 at 12:30 PM
I haven't tried this yarn yet but if it's anywhere near as nice as Malabrigo or 100purewool, I'm going to LURVE it! ;) Plus it's comparably priced which is a complete bonus!!
Posted by: Heather Swan | February 19, 2011 at 12:32 PM
Great pattern and yarn, I've never tried a cowl before but I'm dying to!!
Posted by: Tonya | February 19, 2011 at 12:32 PM
Beautiful pattern and beautiful yarn. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
Posted by: Paloma | February 19, 2011 at 12:33 PM
That yarn and cowl both look lovely! I love cowls because they are so easy to just throw on and go, and no scarf ends to get caught anywhere!
Posted by: Marshall | February 19, 2011 at 12:34 PM
The yarn looks luscious and the cowl is absolutely beautiful!
Posted by: Joan Siegel | February 19, 2011 at 12:35 PM
Beautiful cowl. I can hardly wait to make it.
Posted by: Marjorie H artnett | February 19, 2011 at 12:36 PM
The cowl is gorgeous and I'd love to make for my sister who has the perfect neck fo one. I, alas, have a very short, thick neck, and can't really wear them. But I'd love to win the kit.
Posted by: Deb Weissman | February 19, 2011 at 12:39 PM
I love the looks of cowls, but have never knitted one. Maybe now is the time to try. Beautiful pattern.
Posted by: Beverly Lopez | February 19, 2011 at 12:39 PM
Oooo I love the yarn and color. I like cowls because I prefer not having any loose ends as with a scarf. I think cowls look more sophisticated as well.
Thanks for the giveaway.
Posted by: Laura Reinbach | February 19, 2011 at 12:41 PM
This cowl is beautiful! It will add style & pizzazz to any outfit. It will add an unusual element of style to a work outfit, or add texture and fun to a casual outfit. Depending on the size of the finished item, and the person wearing it, the cowl might even be a capelet.
Posted by: Debra E Morgenstern | February 19, 2011 at 12:43 PM
I love this kit! The yarn is one I have admired but not used yet... THIS would be a perfect opportunity to try it! Awesome give-away!
Posted by: Tish Painter | February 19, 2011 at 12:44 PM
I'm a Red Hat in Michigan, it's very cold here now and one of our 'sisters' is undergoing radiation treatments. She gets very tired and cold from this so I would love to make this for her. This is a beautiful pattern and the yarn looks so warm.
Your patterns are all so beautiful, I'd love to win this!!
Posted by: Lauren Kowalczewski | February 19, 2011 at 12:46 PM
Cowls are great for me to make because the knit up and fast and are fun gifts to give to people! And at -20 degrees last week who couldn't use a cowl, or two, or three...!
Posted by: Rick Martin | February 19, 2011 at 12:50 PM
I LOVE cowls because I have two young kids to chase after and don't have to worry about my scarf falling off! Also, my kids like wearing them around their necks or as hoods to keep their heads/ears/necks warm!
Posted by: Dulcy | February 19, 2011 at 12:51 PM
I love to wear cowls because they can't blow off in the wind. I love to make them because they are so quick!
Posted by: Mary Babiarz | February 19, 2011 at 12:53 PM
Love the yarn for this cowl pattern. Would love to win it.
Posted by: Kathryn Egan | February 19, 2011 at 12:55 PM
I love this yarn and pattern! And I think the Red Hat lady in Michigan should win it to make for her friend :) All the best! Love getting your newsletter!!!
Posted by: Tina P <3 | February 19, 2011 at 12:59 PM
This pattern looks fun to make. I am a big fan of scarves that I knitted and made my first cowl last winter. I am looking forward to making many, many more cowls. I would love to have this pattern.
Posted by: Velda Dedeaux | February 19, 2011 at 01:05 PM
Love, love, love Cowls and this one here looks scrumptious as well as the yarn used to make it! From the first cowl I made, I was sold on cowls over scarves. You don't have to worry about the scarf 'flying about' on long walks in the cold, the cowl just places itself around your neck to keep one toasty warm and stylish!
Posted by: Jan Rockas | February 19, 2011 at 01:07 PM
I would love to win this giveaway! Cowls are my favorite. They are both warm and fashionable and I love the color of the yarn!
Posted by: Alice Dahms | February 19, 2011 at 01:07 PM
I just joined the Ravelry group! I am excited about the pattern!!
Posted by: Kim Wade | February 19, 2011 at 01:09 PM
I would LOVE to work with this yarn. I knitted a "mobius" cowl once before and loved the way it draped. Pick me! Pick me!
Posted by: Mary Klee | February 19, 2011 at 01:12 PM
The texture/stitch pattern of this cowl looks interesting! I like cowls because they keep me warm without the hassle of scarf ends.
Posted by: Renee Z. | February 19, 2011 at 01:13 PM
I like cowls because they are versatile (you can wear them under or over a coat or jacket) and practical (unlike scarves, they don't fall off when worn over a coat).
Posted by: Marnie Reinstein | February 19, 2011 at 01:15 PM
I'm a huge cowl fan. I definitely prefer them to scarves! So much easier to grab as I'm running out of the door, and put on and still look fab. With scarves you have to wrap and adjust and check in the mirror it all looks ok... Definitely a cowl person. All the way!
Posted by: Kai | February 19, 2011 at 01:19 PM
This looks so snuggly!! Would love to make it!
Posted by: Cindy S. | February 19, 2011 at 01:22 PM
I've been knitting a lot of cowls & neck warmers lately because of a bone spur in my neck that doesn't like getting cold. :(
This pattern looks very pretty! The yarn looks really nice & warm too!
Thanks for the chance to enter :) !
Posted by: Marlys Leder | February 19, 2011 at 01:27 PM
What a beautiful cowl! The yarn is lovely, too. Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway!
Posted by: Kate/Massachusetts | February 19, 2011 at 01:30 PM
Would love to make this lovely cowl. The yarn looks beautiful
Posted by: Gina | February 19, 2011 at 01:35 PM
I'm fascinated by the stitch pattern on this - can't wait to try it out! I don't know the yarn, but I'm always happy to meet a new one! Thanks for this great chance.
Posted by: Liz/Stamford | February 19, 2011 at 01:38 PM
Gorgeous yarn, lovely pattern! Thank you
Posted by: Sara Ewen | February 19, 2011 at 01:39 PM
I love cowls because they're easier to wear than a scarf. And usually quicker to knit. This one is really pretty. Thanks for the contest!
Posted by: Leslie | February 19, 2011 at 01:40 PM