I just received an order from Sheila at Yarn2Dye4. She made a mistake and sent me two copies of the CableDown Pullover designed by Second Nature Design instead of the one I ordered. Here’s what the designer, Karen Alfke, has to say about her pattern: This elegant yet casual crew neck pullover is easy to knit from the neck down. It sports three sweet cables: one under the neckline, and one along the top of each sleeve.” The pattern is knit in a worsted-weight yarn with a gauge of 21 stitches to 4 inches. I’m pretty sure you can see it if you search on the Yarn2Dye4 web site.
I asked Sheila if it would be OK if I sent the money for the pattern with my next order and she said, “Please don’t send me money for making a mistake! You will only encourage me!
How about you pass this patten on to a good friend?”
So, I decided, IT’S TIME FOR A CONTEST!
I will be thinking up some ideas. Meanwhile, let me know if you have any suggestions. I’ll post the contest next time around. One thing is for sure, the winner will receive a copy of the pattern. I’ll look through my stash to see if there is anything else to sweeten the pot. I’m thinking along the lines of a contribution to a charity for the contest . . . but I’ll let you know for sure later this week or early next.
As a bit of an enticement, this is what Sheila had to say about knitting this pattern:
“I did this pattern last winter in an alpaca/merino blend and I love this sweater. Mine has three-quarter sleeves and hits just below the waist. Now, I’m ready to take on more cables!”
Meanwhile, a pictureless post would be way too boring. So:
One of my grocery store rescue orchids. It’s been a long time waiting for blossoms, but this baby delivered! Maybe someday I’ll get a picture that actually does it justice.