Holiday giveaway

Less blogging, more knitting these days. These are not particularly words to go by, but not so much of personal knitting.
Around this time last year I have been working with Blue Sky Alpacas yarn company on creating new designs for this fall/winter season.
Notice the gorgeous models that are are modeling my knitwear designs, great styles and photography too! I feel really lucky to be able to work with this company and their luxurious line of yarns.
As a result you can see 3 various garment designs using Suri Merino, Sportweight Alpaca, Brushed Suri and Techno…

Pleated Jacket
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While constructing this design, I really wanted to make it with little seaming as possible while trying to incorporate this wide box pleats collar. I have succeeded in doing so, this jacket is worked top down and you only have 2 small seams to complete once you are finished knitting. Classic feminine design with modern detailing on the collar.

Fitted Lace Pullover
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In wintertime it is great to have one of those fitted thermal go-to sweaters that you want to wear around all the time and depending on your color choice you can have one transition from casual to evening looks. I have chosen to use 100% alpaca yarn but the idea of wanting to balance out the heat factor, since alpaca is 30% warmer than wool, I have chosen to go with this eyelet lace pattern and evenly distribute it throughout the pullover. It creates sort of “vents” for your skin. Finished with ultimately luxurious and soft Brushed Suri collar caressing the neckline. So your choice of favorite denims, favorite slacks or a full skirt!

Aprés Vest
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I was among the group of few designers who got to test this new yarn and create initial designs from BSA Techno. This yarn features amazing construction on its own – a mesh tube that has alpaca fibers blown into it, which makes this yarn air-light and luscious, as good as luxury comes! For example, if you make a cabled coat in it, it would weigh much less, it is not spun but it reminds me of woolen spun yarns, that are lofty and soft and light! The vest I have designed using Techno is suppposed to mimic one of those down type vest you wear in cold season either to layer or to throw on for a car ride. Despite being so lofty, it is very warm as it majorly consists of alpaca fibers.
And yes this is beautiful Raina from American Next Top Model modeling the vest! (She recently appeared in Bon Iver music video! Love that band!)

So as a gratitude to all my supporters and in lieu of upcoming holidays I am giving away 3 sets of patterns, each set contains a printed copy of each the designs above.
Rules are simple, leave a comment on this post by Tuesday, December 13th, 1:00AM EST
I will randomly choose 3 winners and announce them later on the blog.
For all participants, please leave a valid email address or link to your valid blog, so I can contact you later.

Good Luck To Everyone and Happy Knitting!!

66 Responses to “Holiday giveaway”

  1. kris says:

    these are gorgeous, olga! and alpaca … sigh.

  2. emy says:

    I really hope to get around to knitting one of your patterns soon!

  3. Olga, you always come up with the most unique, structural designs!

  4. jnbrkly says:

    Beautiful sophisticated designs, as usual.

  5. Estella says:

    Lovely patterns!

  6. Tineke says:

    Very beautiful designs!

  7. debrarae says:

    beautiful will definitely knit at least one after christmas…. unless of course I win then it will be three!!!

  8. knitalatte says:

    Alpaca, yum! The vest pattern is so beautiful.

  9. Ing. says:

    Oh, wow. The third piece is amazing. Well done!

  10. Ann MT says:

    Olga, you’ve had such an amazing designing year! I love that cardigan.

  11. biologista says:

    I love all of your patterns! I would be over the moon if I won 🙂 Also it would be a good excuse to buy more alpaca <3

  12. Jana says:

    Would love to knit Pleated Jacket. Great design!

  13. sylphette says:

    Stunning! The pleated jacket is my absolute fave!

  14. KT says:

    That fitted lace pullover is gorgeous

  15. Leigh says:

    i love the lace with a shawl collar. unexpected, but it works!

  16. Nik says:

    I gasped at the beauty of these designs. The first two are my instant favorites.

  17. IrkaDblrka says:

    I love the twisted geometry that you add to all your designs! Beautiful, elegant and sophisticated sweaters !

  18. Megan says:

    WOW, such a great giveaway to this avid admirer of your patterns. I hope to win and thanks for the opportunity!

  19. Lisette M says:

    What a wonderful give-away! I love every single one of these designs, they are all so different in style, but all wonderfully designed!

  20. Thanks for the opportunity to win! I’ve been admiring your work for years now, and I’m not surprised by your success. You’re very talented.

  21. Lisa says:

    Three wonderful patterns! I like your style a lot!

  22. Elaine says:

    Gorgeous designs!

  23. Carlotta says:

    I simply love all of your patterns and I already knitted some of them…it will be great to cast on those three too!

  24. Ivy says:

    There are always fantastic and thoughtful details to the construction of your patterns — superb!

  25. sherryxie says:

    Beautiful designs! Love all of them…

  26. Mia says:

    Olga, they are always gorgeous. Your designs are very structural but wearable.

  27. Wow, they are wonderful. I love your aesthetic!

  28. NiseyKnits says:

    Olga, these are beautiful! Your design style is just amazing. I would love to win one of your patterns1

  29. Sara says:

    Beautiful designs and beautiful yarn!
    sms394 on Rav

  30. indigoeddy says:

    Simply beautiful.

  31. Mariana says:

    Ingenious! I’d like to knit the Après waistcoat, in particular!

  32. Lovely–especially the lace!

  33. Kelly K. says:

    Gorgeous designs as usual! Fabulous garments for the office!

    Rav ID: kellknit

  34. Shangching says:

    I am a sucker when it comes to patterns! Thank you for the giveaway.

  35. Mary W. says:

    Your designs are incredible–I would love to win them!

  36. Lovely designs Olga! The shaping on that pleated jacket is gorgeous.

  37. Oh thank you!! I love love LOVE these designs…(I’ve had my eye on the pleated jacket for a long time in Ravelry!)

    Hope I win! (fingers crossed)

  38. Brendaknits says:

    OMG!!! I love the lace sweater and am wondering if my figure is still good enough to do justice to the pleated jacket.

  39. Julie says:

    Seriously love the fitted lace pullover. Beautiful.

  40. Yuliya says:

    Beautiful designs, keep up the good work!

  41. Deborah says:

    I always enjoy seeing your designs! Lovely work.

  42. Ady says:

    These are so great! I especially love the the apres vest.

  43. Kathleen says:

    Wow! Gorgeous! I especially love the box-pleat sweater jacket.

  44. Jurga says:

    Amazing design, very stylish, unusual and beautiful!

  45. TanjaB. says:

    What to say? I have perfect machting yarns for two of these designs – So please help me to reduce my stash!

  46. Katie says:

    I love that vest and the yarn sounds awesome!

  47. LauraH says:

    Beautiful sweaters!

  48. Sarah says:

    I love your designs, and the way they incorporate innovative features more commonly seen in fabric, like pleats. Congratuations on all your success, and wish you continued success in the future!

  49. PenCraft says:

    gorgeous designs. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  50. Natalie says:

    As always, your designs are so beautiful, texturally and structurally. You are so talented Olga!

  51. your designs are very beautiful. It’s interesting to see your progress. Congratulation.

  52. alligator says:

    I LOVE the puffy vest pattern! I am saving up to get the yarn for it. I could definitely see myself knitting and wearing the lace sweater too, it looks like a perfect garment to go from work to evening. Lovely!

  53. petronella says:

    sorry, I’m won’t be very original; just love your designs; they always have something unexpected.
    knit Hari once, like to try something new….
    Good luck.

  54. Utterly fantastic designs….that Techno vest really caught my eye, and the yarn is so unique!

  55. Ninja Ryder says:

    I love the Apres vest. I’m currently challenging myself to replace my ancient Patagonia fleece with handknit natural fiber versions of old favorites, and this vest is just what I’m looking for! So cool! Your designs are creative, lovely and wearable. Congratulations on your success!

  56. Cheri says:

    That vest is adorable!

  57. jsdknits says:

    These designs are absolutely beautiful. We’re following your blog in Hudson, Ohio!

  58. Olga your knitting is Art, I love all your designs! Keep up the good work!
    Happy knitting!


  59. Olga your knitting is Art, I love all your designs! Keep up the good work!
    Happy knitting!


  60. gjmaki says:

    Gorgeous! I would be happy with any one of these !

  61. Betsy says:

    Your patterns are stunning.

  62. Betsy says:

    Your patterns are stunning.

  63. bdiane says:

    These are absolutely brilliant and hope I win!!!

  64. bdiane says:

    These are brilliant and please let me win —-pllleeeaaassseee!

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