tower of yarn giveaway

Yay!  It's that time of year--time for another tower of yarn giveaway!  I've had some fun collecting Rowan yarns (in hot reds and pinks this time) to celebrate some blog milestones.  This is my favorite giveaway to have, as it includes some of my favorite yarns--yarns that knit beautifully and wear beautifully--and happen to be some of the most gorgeous yarns available for hand knitters today.  I'm thrilled to share these with you and wish you good luck!  The descriptions are below, plus plenty of ideas for what you can do with one skein.  The end of the post describes how to enter the giveaway.



This is my wobbliest tower ever.  Even kebab skewers didn't help much.  
It fell dozens of times before I could get it to stay.  I just couldn't breath!






My towers are usually blue, but I decided to go a different direction.  How do you like these hot colors?


Let me tell you about each of these from top to bottom:

Summerlite 4-ply was introduced Spring/2015.  It's a lovely, soft, fingering weight yarn made from the finest Egyptian Giza cotton.  The very soft hand makes a fine, even fabric; it's like no other cotton you've knit with before.  One skein is enough to make the Diamond Purse from the Rowan Swarovski Evening Collection.  Look for Rowan to add to the Summerlite line in 2016.  100% cotton, machine wash.

Softknit Cotton is a DK weight with a chain construction and beautiful drape.  It's easy to achieve an even tension and looks great in cables.  Light and cool, it's an easy-care, machine-washable blend of cotton, 92% and polyamide, 8%.

Wool Cotton DK, a 50/50 wool/cotton blend, is another easy-care machine-washable yarn.  Great for year-round knits, it's a favorite of mine for children's knits.  It comes in a fingering weight too.  Great stitch definition and is another yarn that's easy on the hands for a great knitting experience! 

Baby Merino Silk DK is just that, a blend of soft merino wool and silk that is machine-washable and another favorite of mine for children's knits.  I've just put a sweater's worth (for me!) of a bright blue on my Christmas wish list!  Combine the above pink Softknit, the orange Wool Cotton and this claret Baby Merino Silk DK for a totally adorable/totally free striped baby sweater!  It will be beautiful!

Kid Classic, ahh, you beautiful yarn you.  A blend of wool and kid mohair, this is perhaps one of my favorite yarns to knit.  I have some deep, almost black navy in my stash to knit a bolero as soon as my Christmas knitting is finito!  Kid classic acts like a bull-dog--it wears like iron and resists pilling, yet lives like a lady--the fabric is elegant, downy, and simply gorgeous.  The color I've chosen is a sexy, deep, wine/purple.  With one skein you can whip out several pairs of my Boot Cuffs for stocking stuffers this year.

Brushed Fleece, so maybe I saved the best for last.  I discovered Brushed Fleece because I wanted to make this coat.  Had to.  Even though I thought I was allergic to big needles, I found that I loved the knitting experience of Brushed Fleece.  It's bulky but uncommonly light weight, like it's been jet-puffed with air.  The resulting fabric is soft enough to wear next to the skin and light-weight enough to make a big over-sized coat without heaviness--your coat won't stretch out with added weight--there is none!  I am in the process of making another coat, more like a big boyfriend sweater, using this red.  I'm hoping to have it done by Christmas, but my gifts are a priority right now--wish me luck!  What can you make with one skein?  Perhaps a hat, definitely some boot cuffs or wristies.  Either way, you'll at least have fun petting it!



It's easy to enter.  Just leave a comment below (one comment per reader) and LEAVE ME YOUR CONTACT INFO!  Don't forget that little thing because you can't win if I can't find you.  Either your Rav id or email address will work just fine.  For a second chance to win, go to the Knitionary Facebook page, and under the post that has the Tower of Yarn picture, make a comment.  I'll leave this open for about a week.  Good luck, and thank you for reading!

175 comments:

  1. Hope this tower of yarn falls on my needles pretty colors !
    jlb01@verizon.net

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  2. Love the vivid colors!! I get stuck in earth tones too often! Thebrewers.norm@gmail.com

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  3. I have never knit with Rowan, because it's unfortunately out of my price range :( but all of your posts about it make me want to

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  4. The colors are totally me!!! I Love them all!!! The brushed fleece really interests me and I would love the chance to work with it!!!

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  5. I live in the north but not in an igloo and winter is very fast approaching so I am in great need of warm (read hot) hats, scarves, mitts, socks and anything else that is going to keep me warm.

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  6. I am already having project images in my mind. If this beautiful tower falls on my lap, there'll be some happy Christmas recipients. michellepgchua@yahoo.co.nz

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  7. Rowan makes always beautiful yarn. Love these shades too.
    asteride on Ravelry

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  8. What a lovely collection. I'd love to get my hands on these!

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  9. such yummy yarn...please count me in on the giveaway...alisonjhogg@yahoo.co.uk

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  10. Beautiful yarn! Yum!
    ragnarok511@att.net

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  11. A lovely piece of info on these 'gorgeous' balls of yarn. The colours are Very nice, I would love the chance to win. Many thanks from a keen follower in NZ
    Email is spiderlady8@msn.com

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  12. The Rowan yarns I've tried, I have liked! I haven't used the fleece skein yet. Email boysjog@yahoo.com

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  13. To me all these yarns are luxurious.I'd 'specially like to knit with the Brushed Fleece and make a coat/jacket.
    ann@vogon.net

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  14. Lovely colours........
    drb13@tiscali.co.uk

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  15. Wonderful assortment of beautiful yarn!

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  16. OMG. Such beautiful yarn. Would love to try some of these I have not used before. critssa40@hotmail.com

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  17. Oh, I love those cakes! Beautiful colours! babaruda on Rav

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  18. Would make for some most enjoyable knitting sessions!

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  19. Oh man...love these colors and always love reading your blog...thank you...my contact email is ramthuntm11@gmail.com

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  20. Thes colors are so fantastic! What fun to have such a variety of textural yarns in one go!!! littlelindahtoo@yahoo.com

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  21. Hello, yummy colors! I go by stlouisphile on Ravelry and my email addie is stlouisphileATgmailDOTCOM. thanks for the opportunity to score some beautiful yarns!

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  22. I really like those colors. :D Thanks for a chance to win. Ohlalalaine on Rav

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  23. Love the colors and would really like to knit something beautiful with it.

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  24. I so love these beautiful colours! Would really like to win some delicious squishy yarn!
    marybrock18@gmail.com

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  25. My stash is getting low..mlove these colors.
    Tatandjmt@yahoo.com

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  26. Love the tower of yarn power! lunefemme@mchsi.com

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  27. I'd love to win this yarn, it is beautiful!

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  28. Ooooh what gorgeousness. I would love to give it a good home.
    Rav id: nancy787

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  29. Wow would love to win this delicious yarn from Rowan. Colors are sensational. Thank you very much.

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  30. Yumm. . .my very favorite colors AND my birthday is right around the corner (just sayin'). :D sklebanow@cinci.rr.com

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  31. Wow! wonderful color and contesto! I Hope to win! My rav id is Tiz70

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  32. Would love to win these beautiful fibers! The colors are perfect!

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  33. Wow! wonderful color and contesto! I Hope to win! My rav id is Tiz70

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  34. Absolutely gorgeous! They remind me of India. I'd love to win them!
    RavID: Roadchick

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  35. Looks like an ice cream cone! I love Big Wool and Brushed Fleece seems similar - I'm anxious to try it out.

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  36. Oooh! What a prize! Mamagiff on ravelry

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  37. I would love to win this yarn!
    jennyoxborough@gmail.com

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  38. Love those Colors! Genevievep on ravelry.

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  39. Great colours. p_collingwood@hotmail.com

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  40. My fingers are itching to knit with these yarns.

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  41. Beautiful! Please enter me in the giveaway!

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  42. Great descriptions. Would love to try anyone of these yarns!

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  43. I have knitted a few items with Rowan wool. Not as much as I would like, but when I get good offers I grab a batch. darknessdesign2010@gmail.com

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  44. The colours arr gorgeous! Thanks!
    dominique69 on ravelry

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  45. Rowan yarns make me smile! Rav ID is vaaw & my email is vaaw@hotmail.com

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  46. Love these awesome colors!

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  47. What a wonderfully diverse selection of yarns, and such great colors. I wonder if there's a pattern out there for a Knitted Yarn Tower? I'll start searching now on Ravelry, where I'm KittenWhiplash, but I'd happily change my name to YarnTowerWinnerDude. Just sayin'.

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  48. A lovely mix of yarn. Ravelry ctinan.

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  49. What a gorgeous tower of yarn............ just the right colours to brighten my dark, rainy corner of the West Coast. grannygail is my RAV ID

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  50. haha too funny! Love the creative use of kebobs skewers :) Just wanted to visit.... no entry I've way too much stash to knit through. Love your colors and yarn choices, though!!!

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  51. What gorgeous colors. Yarn to make you happy as the cold of winter comes upon us.
    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  52. Lovely colors! Jereleen_paniagua@yahoo.com

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  53. Rowan yarns are fabulous and reds/pinks are my favorite colorway! Enjoy your blog. I'm also knee-deep in Christmas knitting! pamcollier (at) frontier.com

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  54. What a gorgeous collection. I'd love to win it. Thank you for your give away ☺

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  55. Lovely giveaway. Hope I win!
    Ahmedrenee36@yahoo.com

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  56. Oh this is lovely!

    karina@aniradesigns.com

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  57. My granddaughters favorite colors! Beautiful!
    hapkat1234@aol.com

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  59. Could you lean the yarn tower towards me please. Love it all

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  60. I would love to make pillows from these yarns....they would be fabulous to brighten up my livingroom.

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  61. the intoxicating colours of autumn in a tower of gorgeous yarn
    rmtat on Ravelry

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  62. I would love to try all of the yarns in this tower. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  63. my favourite colors! hope i win:) mellmusic@yahoo.com

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  64. Gorgeous yarn! hardwarequeen on Ravelry

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  65. These are so lovely! I've been curious about the Brushed Fleece and now am even more so - may hunt some down for myself. Very appropriate to my Rav ID too: ToweringInferno (hee hee) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  66. I would make a Christmas Stocking for our daughter for her first Christmas as a newlywed

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  67. I would like the opportunity to put that yarn to good Use! Pick me please!

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  68. A lovely tower indeed!

    tktl on Ravelry

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  69. Lovetheseclors...maybe a shawl? Fingers crossed
    Thanks
    Biscottibeth on Ravelry

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  70. Ooh wouldn't that make a lovely christmas treat!xx

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  71. Would love to knit these yarns to benefit charity!!! RavID ReigateKnits - fingers crossed!!

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  72. Love those colours.. Have not tried brushed fleece but your desc

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  73. OMG, thats really a tower of FUN ;) those colors would make a great addition to my (mainly) neutral stash. rav id: fager

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  74. Hard to decide which of this is the lovliest to knit with, page.four@telkomsa.net

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  75. I have 4 granddaughters between the age of 5 and 13 so finding someone to knit something for in pink is not difficult! I recently knitting a honeycomb brioche cowl that took exactly one skein. It was for another child but I tried it for fit on my youngest granddaughter just to check. I am sure she would love one for herself so winning a skein would make that possible.
    CablingKaren on Ravelry

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  76. Rowan yarn always makes me happy, and what a beautiful tower. I have yet to try Brushed Fleece. Applesnow on Ravelry

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  77. Fingers and toes crossed. I hope this tower collapses into my open arms.
    Lynmckay74@gmail.com

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  78. How wonderful to give us all a chance to win not one but six! balls of Rowan. Thank-you! samlilypepper on Rav

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  79. I would love to win and I love the colours. I love all Rowan wool and have made a few items in the past and am using some red at the moment. moppyamanda@gmail.com

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  80. These are my favourite shades and there's enough yarn here for a lovely shawl.

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  81. I have three little granddaughters who love everything pink. What a great load of pink stuff they could receive for Christmas from Nanny if l owned such a tower of delight. Find me at Ravelry: Sewhazel1

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  82. I love them!!!
    http://mavivi.blogspot.com.es/

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  83. What a lovely collection love the colors ravelry: Sandee8908

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  84. I love these colors, and would be very greatful for a "surprise" Christmas gift this year: pixie.knits@yahoo.com

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  85. What a gorgeous selection of yarn! And the baby sweater is just what I was looking to make for my new granddaughters. Thank you. Plish13@gmail.com

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  86. I love your tower of colors! Just what I would pick! I'd be so grateful to win them! dianemb42! on Ravelry

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  87. I would love to win this yarn.
    pcoats56@gmail.com

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  88. This is a great contest! I love these colors & yarn & your suggestions sound fun. AliciaCH on Ravelry.

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  89. delish! Like candy for the eyes. kristym

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  90. Who wouldn't like to win this tower?! So many projects in mind!

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  91. What a fun giveaway. Imagine the beautiful things that a person could make. Thank you for the chance to win this. Mommar6 on Ravelry

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  92. Nice colors. Karon Cowan, klcowan66@gmail.com

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  93. Hello
    How nice of you to offer these yarns, they are so beautiful.
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  94. They are all so beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win them.
    ksrum@comcast.net

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  95. Enjoy your Bay-Area-based blog so much -- a little piece of where I grew up -- plus yarn! plus knitting! What's not to like! Claire Boissevain-Crooke. c.b.crooke@gmail.com

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  96. You can never have too much wool, even if the tower topples over. Contact me via facebook or ravelry.

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  97. I'd love to win the tower of yarn. Thanks for the chance.
    Lmecoll on Ravelry

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  98. I do like these colors (my yarn stash gets really grays & blues heavy too) Rowan yarn is one of my faves. Thanks for this great giveaway! baglior7902@connect.durhamtech.edu

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  99. Beautiful colors and wonderful opportunity to give them a try. Thanks for the give-away.
    patsalada@comcast.net

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  100. Beautiful yarns! sklinn on Ravelry

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  101. Gorgeous combination of yarns! I can think of so many things to make with these, and a little out of my normal range of colors (i.e. blue). Thanks! rav id: laineyhf

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  102. Omagosh! These yarns are lovely! I'm due in late March with a little girl, her name is Rose and these yarns are the perfect colors to knit little sweaters and hats! I would love to win!
    - Allison Chicka
    Fernglow@hotmail.com

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  103. Wow, this yarn is just beautiful! I would LOVE to win this!.

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  104. Oh, pretty yarn......d4obrien on Ravelry

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  105. This looks like a fun pile to play with!! KristiPete on Ravelry

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  106. The colors are gorgeous! I would love to get my hands on this yarn! Ma2three on Ravelry

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  107. Love the colors and thanks for the suggestions on what to make with them. Jamf on Ravelry.

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  108. Your blog is awesome! I've just discovered it and I've already learned so much. Love the short row set in sleeve cap post, I will be trying that next! I'm tracylyn44 on ravelry.

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  109. Super lovely! I do love the tower as well! Rowan is just one of the best manufacturers around! nellsbells77!!

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  110. thanks for the contest! lovely yarns
    komankova@gmail dot com

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  111. I would love to win these, I often follow your blog and Facebook page.. I'm Hevski on Ravelry..

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  112. I can see many little dog sweaters in various colors.
    kblancher@gmail.com.

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  113. oh how yummy!
    rav: denim

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  114. Beautiful colors - so many possibilities! KatieOK on rav.

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  115. What a beautiful, yummy selection of yarn!
    knitmim on Ravelry

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  116. love this yarn! my ravelry :knyntsje

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  117. Beautiful yarn! Anaju on ravelry

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  118. These are some of my favorite colors.
    Zowmom on ravelry

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  119. Well, I love all the reds, pinks, and oranges.

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  120. This is a beautiful tower of yarn and would look perfect knitted up into fabulous Christmas presents!
    Tina

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  121. I would love to fondle these yarns!! They look so lovely and squishy! Oh how I'd love to make so many beautimous things with it! Rav id: Aloryn

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  122. Fabulous colors! Hope they come to my house to inspire me. :)

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  123. I see so many possibilities!! Kaffe Fassett could not have chosen better colors !!!

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  124. Gorgeous yarns and beautiful colours!

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  125. I love the colors and I love the "tower of yarn". Thank you for being so generous, Kristen.

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  126. Beautiful colors. Would love to win. Thank you for this option.

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  127. I agree, Rowen yarns are one of my favorites, and those colors are all specTACular! Such a wonderful collection you've curated!
    I am caoirighin on ravelry.

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  128. This is a beautiful tower! Thanks for the chance to win! Rav ID Erindee5575

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  129. Tower Love Love Love (love Knitionary too)!!! Rav ID caryleej

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  130. Lovely colors! I've been drawn to pinks lately - a big color change for me - this would be a perfect win!
    greyowl60@yahoo.com

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  131. I haven't used Rowan yarn and they are so beautiful<3

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  132. These are beautiful colors!
    chelseawoodring at hotmail dot com

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  133. Great color choices. How long did it take you to make the coat? I've wanted to make one for myself, but worry about being selfishly indulgent, lol.

    Thank you.

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  134. Can you believe ive never tried Rowan yarns!? id love to win! jlkanke7@gmail.com

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  135. I adore these colors and could get really excited about using all of them in a project. thistledown59@verizon.net

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  136. My fingers are itching to get started! Ravelry ID: laminitagirl

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  137. Rowan yarns are a little pricy for me, but Felted Tweed is probably my all time favorite. I'm intrigued re: the bulky. That is excellent yardage- how did they do it? rav id: ohsewcrafty

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  138. I've recently discovered your patterns such fun doll stuff. I just finished up the sunshine dress. Loved it. Beautiful yarn. You can find me on Ravelry as : calleighsclips

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  139. I love Rowen yarns! I "inherited" some skeins of it a few years back from my grandmother when she was doing some de-stashing and now I always think of her when knitting with it!
    You can get it contact with me at lcooney042@gmail.com :)

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  140. I need to knit baby things for a great grandchild. I'm not nearly old enough to have one, yet he/she will be here in June. I'm puzzled. This yarn would come in handy. Judyjudyjudyk@gmail.com

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  141. What a lovely collection of yarn! I´m going to knit some pillovcovers :)
    mmyheartishere@gmail.com

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  142. Beautiful colors, love them all!
    Rav ID is Maggieknitty

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  143. Having a new grandchild soon! If it's a girl - would love to have these for her - we'll know in about a month if it's going to be a girl! If not, I'd knit for my great nieces - they are such little divas! ID: bcde1@comcast.net. Thank you!

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  144. These color are so pretty and perfect for the season!

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  145. What lovely colors and that coat you made with the Brushed Fleece, I would love to have one too!
    jengodchung@gmail.com

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  146. This collection of Rowan yarn is simply stunning! I'd love to win!
    patmom on Ravelry

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  147. Thank you for this great giveaway and for thinking about your readers with such love! As always the tower of yarn is amazing!
    calypsoonly@gmail.com

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  148. Such a great treat! I would love to win this...like a sampler! Snaysner@gmail.com

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  149. I love to knit in bright colors. I would love to win these fabulous yarns.

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  150. Everybody needs red in their stash! Even better Rowan reds ( and pinks). Going to check out brushed fleece right now. Lovely patterns also. Bklyn1350@gmail.com

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  151. What a beautiful tower of yarn. Thanks for the chance to win (asimplehomestd on Ravelry)

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  152. I have joined in the Options KAL on your recommendation and am knitting with my very first Rowan yarn. I love its feel of quality. I would love to win some more Rowan yarn to try out. Thank you for this opportunity. elainebracken@gmail.com

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  153. I LOVE those colours! alice.bennett@shaw.ca

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  154. These are gorgeous colours! I wanted to try Baby Merino Silk DK and Brushed Fleece for over a year now, but didn´t have the chance yet. Maybe I´m in luck now!
    I´m Laril on ravelry

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  155. Hi. I am your follower forever! Is the drawing still on or did I miss it?
    Cheryla1104 on ravelry

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  156. This is a gorgeous tower ; ) Thank you for the chance

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  157. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous and wonderful texture. I can picture something very Lily Pulitzer-eqs made with these colors. Thanks so much for the chance to win such a wonderful and generous giveaway Kristen. Happy Thanksgiving early!! :)

    tracysdeloach@gmail.com

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  158. Beautiful yarn, clever photo. I would love to work with the yarns in this tower. Thank you for doing the giveaway.
    On Ravelery: stitchernow

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  159. Beautiful yarn, clever photo. I would love to work with the yarns in this tower. Thank you for doing the giveaway.
    On Ravelery: stitchernow

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  160. Thank you for the chance!

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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