I am delighted to announce that I have finally finished publishing the A Time To Knit ebook. The print run is also currently ongoing and I should get the softcover books early next week, after which it will be available from baa ram ewe, here.
The final two patterns I added to the book were Anwen (the cabled coat that features on the cover) and April (a short-sleeved jumper/sweater with a stranded circular yoke). As I write this post the coat is currently at Number 3 in Ravelry’s ‘Hot Right Now’, and is proving very popular.
Although as a full-length hooded coat Anwen uses a lot of yarn, it is a relatively economical knit in the yarn I used for the sample, Artesano Aran. This is a lovely blend of alpaca and wool, making super-warm garments. Because it is so reasonably priced, it only costs approximately £120 to knit Anwen in average sizes with this yarn. This compares very favourably with ready-to-wear coat prices, yet you get something in much nicer fibre than most coats.
Yet, one lucky person will get the yarn to knit Anwen for free! Artesano have most kindly offered the yarn for one of my blog readers to knit their own Anwen. So, I have devised the following competition for this yarn and a free copy of the A Time To Knit softcover book:
Anwen is a Celtic name, chosen to reflect the Celtic cables that the coat features. It means ‘fair one’. To enter this competition please ‘comment’ telling me a little bit about another Celtic character from either British history or a Celtic folk tale. To be fair, your character must be different to those given by other competitors whose comments have appeared before you reply. I will publish all comments as quickly as possible (sleep permitting!). The competition closes next Tuesday at 12pm British Summertime, after which I will conduct a draw with all the entries to randomly select the winner.
Anwen in Artesano Aran ‘Nightfall’:
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