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The Great Garment Giveaway July 11

Edited July 15: The winner is Patti! She said:

I would make a knee length, A-line skirt with gored (short row) hem. This would give skirt a flippy effect when one walks. Use the Viking alpaca Maya 760 color. If alpaca does not have enough spring back retention, go to 100 percent wool in same weight as sweater and the same color as Maya 760.

Does the corn yarn come in a Maya solid color? Does the corn blend yarn retain it’s shape without stretching? If so use that blend for the skirt.

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We launched The Great Garment Giveaway last week to find good homes for some of our retired sample sweaters. You were all very excited about it! Meet this week’s candidate. giveaway 2Knit up in Queensland Collection Haze yarn, (60% Corn (azlon), 40% Cotton), this ribbed top has a high collar and fancy buttons. Soft and light, you can dress this up or down for a classy, finished look.

This cardigan is an XS/S measuring 17″ from shoulder to hem, 13″ from shoulder to shoulder, 15″ across bust.

giveaway 2aThis pretty cardigan was designed by Jenny Watson for the Queensland Collection Numbers book.

THE BIG QUESTION: What colors would you pair with this cardigan?

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

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63 thoughts on “The Great Garment Giveaway July 11

  1. Jennifer Timm says:

    I would love to have a teacher to do all the great things I see on here. I would also love to win something.

  2. Karon Cowan says:

    Brown, amethyst, or cream.

  3. Erinn vandermeer says:

    Blue jeans and a khaki green long sleeve shell.

  4. Louise Cote says:

    A rich golden-brown or very dark purple.

  5. Lucy Washington-Etuckmelra says:

    I’ve just picked up knitting almost 2 years ago. I’ve made simple hats, scarves & dish cloths. I would LOVE to knit a sweater or top!

  6. Venice Smith says:

    I would select a mauve skirt to wear with this.

  7. Sue Snow says:

    Plum, definitely plum.

  8. Jean Martin says:

    Jeans, with moss green, cream or dusty rose top. It would make a perfect gift for my daughter’s summer birthday!

  9. Dorothy Pearson says:

    I would pair it with blue jeans, black or brown

  10. Dea Mitchem says:

    Pair with a nice merlot – wine color – that is…………. :-) and khakis

  11. Carol Kuntz says:

    I’d pair this with my cream capris, or my grey skort or my black pants for a dressier/evening “do”

  12. Kathy Neal says:

    I would wear a purple tank top under this cardigan, with a pair of jeans and boots.

  13. connie b says:

    a pair of plum capris would be perfect

  14. Patricia Adams says:

    Cream, light wool slacks. A cream silk camisole. And a pair of plum suede kitten heels.

  15. Jennifer Galstad says:

    Jeans of course for a casual look. Dress it up with winter white slacks and gold jewelry.

  16. Tish says:

    Jeans and a grey or black top

  17. Anna Riley says:

    It is so versatile it could be dressed up or casual, what a nice sweater. It looks brown on my monitor, so I would wear it with pinks or aqua teals.

  18. Elizabeth. Kaczmarek says:

    Cream cami, cream/khaki jean, and maybe my Dansko knit clogs, and accessorised with pearls.

  19. leslie m. santiago says:

    Creamy white and blush!

  20. Wendy C. says:

    I think white would be best, making the sweater stand out, then, maybe a mauve or plum, or a muted, soft pale pink-beige. Neutral light beige might work, too.

  21. Julie says:

    My favorite color. Purple! Thank you for this awesome contest. I know how long it takes to knit up these garments.

  22. Alexis says:

    I think it would go well with a cream top and a dark purple skirt.

  23. Linda Feldman says:

    I love the style of this Cardi. Such a young vibe to it.

  24. Roxy64 on Ravelry says:

    A pair of jeans and a plum colored top.

  25. Cynthia Apfelbaum says:

    Creams are always beautiful.

  26. Joanne McCredie says:

    I just love this sweater. I would love to win it to give to my hardworking daughter who does so much but asks so little. She would look great in this sweater and jeans!

  27. Ann Sweeney says:

    Would wear this with my Denim &Co. Carlos. Just right for hot weather.

  28. The Tangled Yarn (MO) says:

    Khaki. I think it would be great with Khaki and brown sandles.

  29. Wanda Lyon says:

    I think it would look great with either blue jeans or off-white capris.

  30. Andrea says:

    Denim!!! Lol. Or on a more upscale note, black. How perfect, it’s my birthday today!!

  31. Kristin Freeman says:

    I would pair this with a mauve or dusty plum shirt…it would also look wonderful with a pair of white pants.

  32. Jeanie Hanover says:

    Mauve and white for summer! Beautiful sweater and yarn.

  33. Jacqueline Gould says:

    Black would set it off really well!

  34. Maria Halberstadt says:

    A long sleeved, cream pull-over top with a black or brown boot length skirt would give this sweater a winter’s day justice.

  35. kanga says:

    lilac and navy ! Looks just like me I hope====!

  36. Cynthia says:

    Black! The colors in the sweater will pop!

  37. Sharon Pruett says:

    Taupe dress pants with chunk silver jewelry. Lavender scarf.

  38. Delta Collier says:

    Pink tank top with matching pink jeans or matching pink corduroy slacks. The pinks should match.

  39. Margaret Calhoun says:

    Love the various color combinations: Plums, purple,or a rich chocolate brown worn under dress, jeans,or skirts

  40. Andrea says:

    Dark, darling turquoise to set off the soft pink! Yep, that’s what I would pair this sweater with! I’ve got the perfect skirt!

  41. Connie Fountain says:

    I’d wear a light taupe camisole with a plum skirt and beige flats. Simple and flirty.

  42. Patti Simons says:

    I would make a knee length, A-line skirt with gored (short row) hem. This would give skirt a flippy effect when one walks. Use the Viking alpaca Maya 760 color. If alpaca does not have enough spring back retention, go to 100 percent wool in same weight as sweater and the same color as Maya 760.

    Does the corn yarn come in a Maya solid color? Does the corn blend yarn retain it’s shape without stretching? If so use that blend for the skirt.

  43. Georgann Glebes says:

    Cream cami or tank with khaki slacks for a nice summer outting.

  44. Marcia says:

    I would pair this sweater with a pair of black pants.

  45. Helene says:

    I would pair this with gray or purple or rose.

    I am a beginner and would love to be able to create something this beautiful.

  46. Cindy Fuchs says:

    I would wear a plum skirt or pants with a white or pale pink top.

  47. Roni says:

    I would love to wear this pretty sweater with the right shade of PURPLE, my favorite color, It’s begging for a sleeveless tank, jeans and of course boots. For dress up here in Florida, I’d wear it with white cropped skinny pants and dressy sandals.

  48. Kathy West says:

    I’ld pair this with winter white, pants or skirt!

  49. Loretta Steinman says:

    White capris for a beach night out!

  50. Jacqlin Cannon says:

    It would be fabulous with blue jeans or white capris!

  51. Annette Gonzalez says:

    I suggest to wear with a white or black sleeveless top inside, and a short pencil or A skirt, or straight trouser. Colors? Gray, Black, White, Lavender, Vintage Pink, Deep wine, or Deep purple.
    Shoes in black not too high.

  52. BarbaraR says:

    I could see this over a floral sundress that picks up all of the colors in the yarn. So pretty! My granddaughter would look great in this.

  53. Deb says:

    I would pair this with purple and cream.

  54. Nancy McDowell says:

    I would use a black cami and khaki’s.A wine colored top with jeans would also be great.

  55. Cathy Beeler says:

    This beautiful sweater is a take-off on a classic and would be lovely paired with denim jeans/skirt. It would also be fabulous with a great black pencil skirt and a coordinating light weight tee or turtleneck underneath. A pair of wine-colored or deep purple slacks would enhance the colors in the sweater, but it would be just as great with some traditional neutrals and adding a more lightweight shell underneath for a “pop” of color. This would be a great addition to wardrobe to wear when volunteering at the local yarn closet!

  56. connie b says:

    cream slacks would look wonderful

  57. CW says:

    Eggplant/amethyst and ivory would enhance the colorway of this yarn and showcase the pattern of this beautiful sweater.

  58. Liz Dewsnap says:

    I see this with a deep plum color to bring out the plum-y color in the yarn – would look lovely with a rich chocolate shell, too.

  59. Barbara Stockham says:

    I would pair with a mauve top and beige knee pants and a happy smile.

  60. lisa says:

    Lavender or seafoam green. I think they’d do well w/the subtlety

  61. Carol says:

    My go to black dress pants, or the heathery grey/purple skirt. And it’s my tinking or altering needed :)

  62. Lori says:

    Tan Capris with a plum shell, handles and handbag!

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