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Berroco Vol 4 KAL & Giveaway!

You guys, I don't know if I've made it clear, but the Owinja that I designed for Berroco Vol 4 in their new wool, Ultra Wool, is one of my favorite things. The hard truth is that not every design is a favorite and the very, very hard truth is that sometimes it's about making the push to keep the gears turning and to keep the cash flowing in.  When a design comes together just as imagined, in a great yarn, and it's one that you wear time and time again - magic.

I had actually dreamed of the KAL coming around because I had fully intended on knitting another Owinja.  If you've known me long, you know that I can barely bring myself to knit a second sleeve let along a second sweater so, ya, it's really good.  The sad thing of it is though, I might actually die if I try to participate in the KAL.  I have a big 'ole project that just became official (which I will talk more about down the road) making this fall and winter pretty much out of the question for anything other than said project.

I am, however, working with Berroco to provide one of you lucky darlings a sweater's worth of the Berroco Ultra Wool in your choice of color so that you can participate in the KAL by knitting the Owinja.  The KAL cast-on day is September 15th and bind-off day is November 17th.  New for Berroco, they're starting an optional newsletter series to keep you knitters "motivated and connected to the knit-along" which I think is helpful - especially when you're tackling a large project like a sweater.

So, here are the details for winning this yarn giveaway - a sweater's worth of Berroco Ultra Wool in your choice of color:

  1. You gotta want to knit the Owinja, sorry. HERE is a link to the pattern.
  2. Join the Berroco Lover's Group on Ravelry HERE.
  3. Come back here and comment, letting me know you're serious by posting your Ravelry Username.  If you want to be doubly sure I have your contact information, you can send me a message through Ravelry with your email, letting me know you're in.

The giveaway opens on Friday, September 1st at 12am EST and closes Friday, September 8th at 12 am EST. I will select a winner at random and make the announcement later that morning. When I email you the fantastic news, I will need the size you're going to knit, your color choice, and your mailing address.  Your yarn will ship promptly, direct from Berroco.

In addition to offering the giveaway, I will also be posting some tips and tricks for the knitting Owinja during the KAL here on the blog.  I will also be following along the best I can on the Ravelry group, answering questions (hopefully) regularly - but if you're really stuck or just need a little encouragement that you're headed in the right direction, please hit me up via my contact page!  I will be able to get back with you much more quickly that way.

Good luck, all & I can't wait to see all of the lovely projects unfold in the coming months!