Sunday, April 8, 2012

Free Friday - it was a Great Good Friday!

 Firstly, Happy Easter everybody! We had a wonderful Easter, my eldest daughter and her husband came up from Christchurch on Friday night.

On saturday we went to the zoo, Auckland Zoo is world class and has some great education and breeding programs. The new native bird habitats are outstanding in their function and design. We rounded the day off nicely with dinner at our favourite restaurant Monsoon Poon as a treat.

Then on sunday we had the traditional big family lunch and and Easter Eggs, and took Holly and Nick back to the airport - talk about a flying visit!

The winner of last weeks Free Friday is Syd

I'll gift the pattern to you via Ravelry.

This weeks Free Friday pattern is a little in keeping with Easter, which off course occurs in Autumn in the southern hemisphere, and spring in the north. Plum Blossom cardigan is decorated with lovely spring blossoms!

Sizes: 3, 6, 12, 18, 24 months, 3T, 4T, 5, 6, 8, 10 years.
Plum blossom is a simple button up cardigan 
with sweet embroidery to delight every little girl. 
The garment is worked in one piece to underarms and the gently puffed sleeves are picked up at the armhole and worked from the top down. 
The only seams to sew are the sleeve seams. 
Full charts for duplicate st and instructions for embellishments included.
Actual chest measurement (child) 
40.5 (43, 45.5, 48, 50.5, 55, 57.5, 60, 62.5, 66.25, 70) cm/16 (17, 18, 19, 20, 21.75, 22.75, 23.5, 24.5, 26, 27.5)”
Yarn: Sublime Organic Merino Wool DK 
113 yards (103 meters) per 50 grams/1.76 ounces 100% Organic Merino 
2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8) balls 
4 ply (fingering) weight yarn: small amount in pale pink for blossoms. 
DK weight yarn: small amount in brown and rose pink for branches and buds.
Buttons: 4 (4, 4, 4, 6, 6, 6, 6, 8, 8, 8) 12mm (1/2’) buttons to coordinate with main yarn 
2 buttons that coordinate with yarn used as blossoms
Needles: 3.25mm/US3 60cm/24” or longer circular needle 
2 4mm/US6 circular needles
Accessories: darning needle, 3 stitch holders (or scrap yarn), crochet hook size E/4 3.5mm

To win this  pattern please say "Hi" in the comments.

- please include your Ravelry name or your email address (you can space it out to avoid spambots)- I will gift the pattern via Ravelry, if you do not belong to Rav I will email the .pdf to you- winner (s) are drawn sometime on Friday, this means "Friday afternoon/evening New Zealand time"- the winner (s) are chosen by random number generator (I use this one)- you may enter even if you have won before


Anonymous said...

I absolutely love this pattern. Thanks so much and HI!!!
waldomd on RAV

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pattern,just right for my wee grandaughter. Thanks for the chance to win it!
otagogirl on Rav

Sparkle and Co said...

Hi!!! My rav name is sparkleandco
I hope you'll have a good easter! x

Julia said...

Cute pattern! I'm sure I can find a girl or two in my house who would love it! Thanks! (weesheep on Ravelry)

Julia said...

Cute pattern! I'm sure I can find a girl or two in my house who would love it! Thanks! (weesheep on Ravelry)

meppybn said...

That is so adorable and a good stashbuster too!
k1w1 at olypen dot com

Anonymous said...

sooo cute!

Hi!! *waves*

Rubylily2007 said...

Hi there! xxx

Debbie said...

Hi. Love this pattern. My granddaughter would look adorable wearing this.

Cindi said...


Anonymous said...

this is an AWESOME pattern,

just saying HI and good luck to the entrants, i was lucky enough to win this pattern last time it was on 'free friday'

xmasangels on rav

Anonymous said...

HI!!! This is yet another beautiful pattern from you!
JuliasMum on Ravelry

caz said...

I adore this pattern and would love the chance to create it
Much love Caz x