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Simonetta Giveaway (July 17-19)

Update: July 21–Winners have been notified by email! Kimberly T. S.; Paula B. A.; Diane S.; Kat; Deborah S.; Judy S.; Dolores K.; Whtsthpnt; Susan; and Sabrina D. Not sure if that’s your name? I also replied to your comment. :-)

Looking to add a little sparkle to your life?

Check out Simonetta yarn from Louisa Harding.

Simonetta

Oooh, shiny.

Simonetta is a 60% Nylon, 26% Kid Mohair, 14% Metallic Polyester blend with approximately 264 yards per 50g ball. It is available in 12 colors. The metallic polyester is either gold or silver, depending on which coordinates better with the base color.

Leonarda & Madalena

Leonarda (hat) & Madalena (scarf)

There is a coordinating book with eight patterns for garments and accessories. Actually, it has 14 patterns if you consider that some of them have variations.

Leonarda

Leonarda

For instance there are two versions of Leonarda hat. Either the bi-colored beret at the top of the post or the single color pom pom cap above.

Madelena

Madelena

The lovely Madelena scarf also has a single or bi-colored version. This scarf is a fun knit with the lace body and a the ruffled edged, which is worked at the same time as the body of the scarf using short rows.

The metallic fibers are soft and flexible so they don’t pose any problems with wearing this yarn against your skin.

Francesca

Francesca

Meanwhile, the kid mohair creates a light, lofty fabric that keeps you warm without weighing you down.

Doesn’t Francesca look like a great cardigan to wrap up in when you’re out leaf-peeping this fall? Start now and you’ll probably be done in time to see the leaves start turning.

Agnella

Agnella

Louisa’s signature style comes through in feminine patterns like Agnella. This cropped cardigan will make a good cover up for the office.

Giveaway

Would you like a chance to try some Simonetta?

Leave a comment on this blog post telling me your favorite Simonetta Pattern or Simonetta Yarn color.

I will randomly select 10 people who left a comment to each receive a ball of Simonetta yarn! (Void where prohibited. Open to US residents [since we're the US distributor].)

When you leave the comment and the system asks for your information be sure to include your email address so I can contact you if you win.

In case you’re wondering, one ball is enough to make Leonarda or Madelena from the book. Or the Cosimo Scarf (below), which is a free pattern on our website.

Cosimo scarf

Cosimo Scarf

Winners will be selected and announced on Friday July 20.

While you’re busy clicking buttons, please take a moment to vote in our poll up there in the right side bar. We want to be sure we’re meeting you on the social media platforms you prefer. Thanks!


Posted in: Louisa Harding

73 thoughts on “Simonetta Giveaway (July 17-19)

  1. thank you for hosting this give away!! I love the Cosmio scarf!!! And the color of the yarn used is perfect!

    • JanetS says:

      I love all the colors, but would pick teal because it looks so rich to me. My favorite pattern is the Madelena scarf because it looks sumptious.

    • KnittingFever says:

      Hi Kimberly!
      The random number generator has spoken and you are one of the winners of in our Louisa Harding Simonetta yarn giveaway!
      Please send me your mailing address (and full name, obviously) to claim your prize. “twitter (at) knittingfever (dot) com”
      Thanks for being a fan.
      Ann

  2. Amanda says:

    My favorite Simonetta Yarn color is duck egg. So soft and elegant. :)

  3. lisha hunter says:

    Agnella is a very chic looking garment. Tastefully done I think it’s going to be a staple in my wardrobe this fall.

  4. ditetre says:

    Cosimo is gorgeous– and I love that raspberry color.
    Many thanks!
    ditetre(at)mac(dot)com

  5. My pattern choice would be Francesca, I like the length and coverage of this cardi. Now to choose a color is a hard thing to do. It is a toss up between the Duck Egg and the Baroque for me. Although I do like all the colors.

    • KnittingFever says:

      Hi Paula!
      The random number generator has spoken and you are one of the winners of in our Louisa Harding Simonetta yarn giveaway!
      Please send me your mailing address (and full name, obviously) to claim your prize. “twitter (at) knittingfever (dot) com”
      Thanks for being a fan.
      Ann

    • KnittingFever says:

      Hi Diane!
      The random number generator has spoken and you are one of the winners of in our Louisa Harding Simonetta yarn giveaway!
      Please send me your mailing address (and full name, obviously) to claim your prize. “twitter (at) knittingfever (dot) com”
      Thanks for being a fan.
      Ann

  6. Love the designs – I am sure the yarn will be wonderful too!

  7. familydaycaremama says:

    Can’t decide if I like patina or teal better. Oh gosh, I just can’t resist yarn.

  8. familydaycaremama says:

    or mallow….or duck egg……lol

  9. Alexis Green says:

    Hello I really love the Francesca jacket, it would be pretty in any colour but my favourite is the charcole :-)

  10. Favorite color is Mallow…lovely subtle berry stain with the gold metalic.

  11. Sheila says:

    I love the silver color.

  12. Sandi Layell says:

    Love the duck egg. Lots of sophistication in a hue of winter bliss. What’s not to love about this yarn.

  13. kat says:

    omg i would so do the madelena scarf it is gorgeous!

    • KnittingFever says:

      Hi Kat!
      The random number generator has spoken and you are one of the winners of in our Louisa Harding Simonetta yarn giveaway!
      Please send me your mailing address (and full name, obviously) to claim your prize. “twitter (at) knittingfever (dot) com”
      Thanks for being a fan.
      Ann

  14. The Leonarda hat in Teal or the Gesso Cosimo Scarf would both be beautiful, as would sooooo many others!

  15. I just love the Teal!

    • KnittingFever says:

      Hi Deborah!
      The random number generator has spoken and you are one of the winners of in our Louisa Harding Simonetta yarn giveaway!
      Please send me your mailing address (and full name, obviously) to claim your prize. “twitter (at) knittingfever (dot) com”
      Thanks for being a fan.
      Ann

  16. I love the Madelena Scarf, so beautiful.

  17. Rebecca says:

    My favorite Simonetta Yarn color is #8 Teal — teal is my Mother-in-Law’s favorite color, and I’d love to knit her a scarf with it for her 90th birthday

  18. roxanne hovde says:

    Love the mulberry color! I can’t wait to make the madelena scarf for fall! Always need more purple in life!

  19. sweetmelissa says:

    I’m dying to make the Cosimo scarf in teal…or baroque…or mulberry, lol. The free Cosimo pattern (seen in last winter’s Vogue Knitting) is what first introduced me to Louisa Harding yarns and patterns and totally sucked me back into the knitting world.

  20. Norma Horan says:

    If I can only pick one, it would have to be Cosimo in Brulee.

  21. Pam Gibson says:

    Gesso is my favorite color and I would love to knit Agnella in it!

  22. Marsha says:

    The duck egg color is so elegant, and I would love to make the Madelena scarf! Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway.

  23. Karen Wolk says:

    I love the Isabella as a skirt in two colors to wear over leggings in the fall or winter. The colors I would choose for the skirt would be duck egg for the main color and charcoal for the second color. Thank you.

  24. i love the cosimo scarf and the madelena scarf! i love the mulberry and baroque colors!

  25. Love the Francesca, and I like all the colors, hard to pick a favorite!

  26. Gigi Morganti says:

    I love the beret 2-colored! I’d love to win!!

  27. What pretty yarn. Love the pink one called mallow.

  28. Brenda Choate says:

    I love the Patina color.

  29. Judy S. says:

    Love Simonetta Mulberry ~ Gorgeous!

    • KnittingFever says:

      Hi Judy!
      The random number generator has spoken and you are one of the winners of in our Louisa Harding Simonetta yarn giveaway!
      Please send me your mailing address (and full name, obviously) to claim your prize. “twitter (at) knittingfever (dot) com”
      Thanks for being a fan.
      Ann

  30. Wynnettie says:

    I love Agnella!

  31. I would just love to try this yarn. Look lovely

  32. Linda says:

    Love the charcoal color!

  33. Virginia S says:

    Baroque is my fav!

  34. Dolores K says:

    I would knit the Leonarda hat in teal and add a large vintage button to the band.

    • KnittingFever says:

      Hi Dolores!The random number generator has spoken and you are one of the winners of in our Louisa Harding Simonetta yarn giveaway!

      Please send me your mailing address (and full name, obviously) to claim your prize. “twitter (at) knittingfever (dot) com”

      Your email address bounced back. I hope you see this!

      Thanks for being a fan.

      Ann

  35. mcseknitter says:

    I absolutely love love love the teal!!!!

  36. mcseknitter says:

    On second look though, The teal is my favorite, BUT I might have to try a breast cancer shawl with the mallow. I make lots of shawls, scarves and blankets for my teammates to raffle to raise money for the Komen 3 Day for the Cure. Each walker must raise $2,300 and my knitting helps them reach their goal. Our team has raised almost $2,000,000 in the last 8 years.

  37. Amy Bernhardt says:

    Duck Egg is my favorite, with teal running a close second! (favorite pattern is Madelena)

  38. LizzieD / The Pink Angels says:

    I am a member of The Pink Angels, a team dedicated to fighting breast cancer. My teammate Eileen knits and crochets items for us to use in our fundraising efforts throughout the year. Eileen said the Mallow color would be gorgeous for a scarf and if I win, she will make the scarf for my next raffle! So this would be a win/win for me if I am picked! Thanks for the fun contest!

  39. Dari says:

    What a beautiful yarn! Would have to be a toss up between Brulee and Mallow. The possibilities for patterns are too many to choose!

  40. Whtsthpnt says:

    I love the duck egg color

    • KnittingFever says:

      Hi there!
      The random number generator has spoken and you are one of the winners of in our Louisa Harding Simonetta yarn giveaway!
      Please send me your mailing address (and full name, obviously) to claim your prize. “twitter (at) knittingfever (dot) com”
      Thanks for being a fan.
      Ann

  41. Marie says:

    I love the Madelena scarf and love all the colors.

  42. Ulrike Dill says:

    Leonarda is so lovely and fine and duck egg is my favorite

  43. Linda Scarborough says:

    I love the madelena scarf and would make it in a combination of olea and cocoa and be all set for fall. Thanks,Linda lssscar@gmail.com Linda s.

  44. Susan says:

    The colors are all beautiful, but I like silver the best.

    • KnittingFever says:

      Hi Susan!
      The random number generator has spoken and you are one of the winners of in our Louisa Harding Simonetta yarn giveaway!
      Please send me your mailing address (and full name, obviously) to claim your prize. “twitter (at) knittingfever (dot) com”
      Thanks for being a fan.
      Ann

  45. Carmen Nuland says:

    I love the Duck Egg color

  46. Pam says:

    Looks like an interesting yarn. Love the look of it and the madalena scarf. Just beautiful!

  47. laurie says:

    I love the Madelena scarf. Made one last year and making two more for christmas.

  48. SheliaC says:

    I can’t wait to get me some Mulberry Simonetta yarn to make my new winter scarf. It’s so pretty and sparkly. Shelia

  49. Cindy says:

    Love the Agnella sweater and the color baroque.

  50. Julie.Chud@yahoo.com says:

    This Simonetta yarn is gorgeous! I would love to knit the Cosimo scarf in Mallow for my busy daughter with 3 little ones. This is such a feminine yarn and color. She would love it! Happy knitting.

  51. bdiane says:

    I would love to try it ! The duck egg is gorgeous!

  52. Amy V says:

    I would love to try this yarn. Thanks!

  53. Mjm says:

    I love the duck egg and silver. If I won a ball I would make the scarf. That would be the perfect jumping in point to try it out

  54. Tanya Wade says:

    My favorite is the Patina. So unusual!

  55. Sabrina Dotson says:

    Consider this an entry!, I would love to make the Cosimo scarf in Teal.

    • KnittingFever says:

      Hi Sabrina!
      The random number generator has spoken and you are one of the winners of in our Louisa Harding Simonetta yarn giveaway!
      Please send me your mailing address (and full name, obviously) to claim your prize. “twitter (at) knittingfever (dot) com”
      Thanks for being a fan.
      Ann

  56. Absolutely love the teal with the silver sparkle – anything made with it would be beautiful, but I’m imaginig a lace scarf…..

  57. joan campbell says:

    ..hope its not too late …just found this site…the yarn is just beautiful in any color! I think anything made with this yarn or in any color would be beautiful….

  58. Dolores Kettman says:

    Hello Ann. I think I am the Dolores Kettman that won the yarn.

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