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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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  1. 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. Brown, amethyst, or cream.

  3. Erinn vandermeer

    July 11, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Blue jeans and a khaki green long sleeve shell.

  4. A rich golden-brown or very dark purple.

  5. Lucy Washington-Etuckmelra

    July 11, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    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. I would select a mauve skirt to wear with this.

  7. Plum, definitely plum.

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

  9. Dorothy Pearson

    July 11, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    I would pair it with blue jeans, black or brown

  10. Pair with a nice merlot – wine color – that is…………. 🙂 and khakis

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

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

  13. a pair of plum capris would be perfect

  14. Patricia Adams

    July 11, 2014 at 4:59 pm

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

  15. Jennifer Galstad

    July 11, 2014 at 5:01 pm

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

  16. Jeans and a grey or black top

  17. 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

    July 11, 2014 at 7:59 pm

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

  19. leslie m. santiago

    July 11, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Creamy white and blush!

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

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

  23. Melody Heggeness

    July 12, 2014 at 7:54 am

    Deep purple or jeans

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

  25. Roxy64 on Ravelry

    July 12, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    A pair of jeans and a plum colored top.

  26. Cynthia Apfelbaum

    July 12, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Creams are always beautiful.

  27. Joanne McCredie

    July 12, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    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!

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

  29. The Tangled Yarn (MO)

    July 12, 2014 at 6:52 pm

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

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

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

  32. Kristin Freeman

    July 12, 2014 at 7:45 pm

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

  33. Jeanie Hanover

    July 12, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Mauve and white for summer! Beautiful sweater and yarn.

  34. Jacqueline Gould

    July 12, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Black would set it off really well!

  35. Maria Halberstadt

    July 12, 2014 at 8:12 pm

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

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

  37. Black! The colors in the sweater will pop!

  38. Sharon Pruett

    July 12, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Taupe dress pants with chunk silver jewelry. Lavender scarf.

  39. Delta Collier

    July 12, 2014 at 9:12 pm

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

  40. Margaret Calhoun

    July 12, 2014 at 9:12 pm

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

  41. 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!

  42. Connie Fountain

    July 12, 2014 at 11:15 pm

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

  43. 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.

  44. Georgann Glebes

    July 12, 2014 at 11:49 pm

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

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

  46. 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.

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

  48. 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.

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

  50. Loretta Steinman

    July 13, 2014 at 10:17 am

    White capris for a beach night out!

  51. Jacqlin Cannon

    July 13, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    It would be fabulous with blue jeans or white capris!

  52. Annette Gonzalez

    July 14, 2014 at 12:03 am

    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.

  53. 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.

  54. I would pair this with purple and cream.

  55. Nancy McDowell

    July 14, 2014 at 9:52 am

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

  56. 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!

  57. cream slacks would look wonderful

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

  59. 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.

  60. Barbara Stockham

    July 14, 2014 at 10:32 pm

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

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

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

  63. Tan Capris with a plum shell, handles and handbag!

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