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The Great Garment Giveaway (Aug 1)

Ready for another round of The Great Garment Giveaway?

Summer can be a busy time for us yarn lovers. Many activities draw our attention away from our knitting and crocheting. It’s fun to think these retiring sample garments are going to new homes where they will get worn right away!

We have another beautiful, mesh garment for you this week. The best part is it’s a free pattern on our website!

lontue The Araucania Lontue top really makes a statement.

Jenny Watson’s design is soft and stylish, knit up in Araucania’s Lontue yarn, a 50% Cotton, 50% Linen blend.

lontue detailAiry and bright, this layer is feminine without being frilly. And with colors like this, it’s a great addition to any wardrobe.

(The sample is size XS, see sizing chart in the pattern for details!)

The Big Question: Would you be dressed for romance or adventure in this attractive shell?

Leave a comment on this blog post. We’ll select one lucky person to receive this actual item. Winner will be selected and notified (by email) on Tuesday.

(US residents. Void where prohibited.)

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Want to just knit it yourself? Download the pattern, then use our Store Locator feature to find a local or online yarn store that carries the Araucania line. Tell them you need Lontue yarn.


  1. Well, primarily, I’d say romance, but then, I’d have to say both, because romance can be an adventure of sorts. It’s a very cute/sexy/hot top, and I love the stitch pattern as well as the colors in the yarn. It looks like it was made for a friend of mine. She would look great in it, and I would love to give it to her!!!

  2. I’d say either – just a lovely top in amazing colors. Would be beautiful anywhere!!

  3. Historical Adventure!!

  4. I would give this to Jayden!

  5. Perfect for a summer evening dinner at an outdoor cafe!

  6. I would have to say an adventurous romance !!!

  7. Both romance and adventure. I would wear to a romantic dinner and stroll on de Champs-Élysées in Paris or a summer hike in the Italian Alps.

  8. Definitely romance. Cannot see a woman hiking in the mountains with this delicate top!

  9. leslie m. santiago

    August 2, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Beautiful and very feminine!

  10. leslie m. santiago

    August 2, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Beautiful and very feminine! Both adventure and romance!

  11. Phyllis Howarth

    August 2, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Candlelight a bottle of wine and a romantic lover to go along with dinner in this beautiful top. All will glow.

  12. Beautiful!

  13. Either one! This could be very easy to dress up or down! Perfect for any wardrobe, very nice!

  14. Both, as I would give it to my granddaughter, who has many travel adventures as well as romance in her life.

  15. Romance, since it is so beautiful and delicate.

  16. Date night…summer, fall, wintry or spring!

  17. Romance

  18. Wynnona Newsham

    August 2, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Both of these are so feminine and beautiful!! I am too old to wear them but my granddaughter would love them. She is a size 3, long red hair and just beautiful. Both of these garments would be so striking on her. I would try to knit them myself, but I have had 2 strokes lately and I am not sure if I could yet. I intend to download the patterns and pray that I will soon be able to knit again. It’s a chalange for everyone in the family but I am working every day on being able to knit again. P.S. I’ve just had my 76th birthday on July 31.

  19. Romance for sure. i have the perfect pair of dress slacks,boots & silky tee to go with that vest. its so feminine! from a country girl i dont think id wear such a beautiful piece hiking or trail riding my horse. this is definitely an elegant top that says “classy”!!!

  20. This would be perfect to wear during my honeymoon on Catalina Island! So pretty! I would say romance as well as adventure would work for this adorable top!

  21. Very beautiful and romantic. Would make a lovely birthday gift for a very dear friend of mine…her colors, her size & her style.

  22. Roxy64 on Ravelry

    August 3, 2014 at 7:58 am

    Romantic adventure. Gorgeous colors!

  23. Beautiful top! I’d say I would take it on any adventure hands down…great for daytime or evening. Plus is would pack small and amazing anytime you wore it.

  24. Adventure or romance – this would be worn for much more. Very nice!

  25. Georgann Glebes

    August 3, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    perfect over a tank for a stylish beach shopping and dinner

  26. Definitely romance – with a long chiffon skirt! I can’t imagine the tears if I end up with a twig snag on a day adventure in the mountains. However, this would be fabulous at the beach 😀

  27. Barbara McDowell

    August 3, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    I think I would for both romantic, and adventure. It speaks to both.

  28. This is just beautiful for romantic dinner for 2. What an adventure that would be.

  29. I would ware this shell on a cruise looking at the ocean .. OR the evening out in Boston at one of the stunning restaurants looking over the harbor..

  30. I think I would wear this to a picnic on a lazy Sunday afternoon. It is beautiful!

  31. This looks more suited to romance than my typical adventure locations. The colors are lovely and the open pattern shows them off.

  32. Romance is an adventure!

  33. I would have to say romance because my daughter would look beautiful in it on
    a date with her husband.

  34. What pretty yarn. Definitely adventure.

  35. I think Adventure, checking out the beach and art shops in Aptos Ca. in September of this year.

  36. Jeulia Hendrick

    August 4, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    I would also say romance primarily but depends on the adventure. It is lovely and versatile.

  37. Hi Carolyne!
    You were selected as the Aug 1 winner. Keep an eye on your email for a message from Ann.

  38. Thank you!!! I work so much I almost missed your email!! I’m shining up my boots & ill send a picture of me & my beautifullllll vest. Yeah!!! Sending hugs & many thank yours!!!

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