2.28.2013

The BIG Botanical Knits Yarn Giveaway!


I am so appreciative of all of your enthusiasm for my new book, Botanical Knits
I am thrilled by how many projects  I see popping up on Ravelry.
I am overjoyed by all of your wonderful comments.
Thank you!



I have a little something for you in return...


A chance to win this big ole pile of yarn!

Included in this gigantic giveaway is...

-9 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Meteorite, enough to make up to size 44.5" of the 

-4 skeins of Classic Elite Yarns Magnolia in Spring Green for the Wrapped in Leaves Shawl.

-1 skein of Miss Babs "Yummy" 2 ply sock yarn in Funny Papers to make either the Ivy Trellis Socks or Mittens

-1 skein of Blue Sky Alpacas Suri Merino in Harvest to make the Forest Floor Hat.

-2 skeins of Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light in Pea Soup Mix to make the Spring Foliage Mitts.

-2 skeins of Fibre Company Tundra in Mink to make the Twin Leaf Loop.

All yarns for this giveaway have been kindly contributed by the individual yarn companies. (Thank you!)

This is a whole lot of yarn and many hours of botanical knitting. To enter to win these fabulous skeins, please leave a comment (including your contact information) under this post by Midnight PST, March 10th. 
Only one comment per person please.

I will be announcing the winner on the blog on Monday, March 11th.

To gain an additional entry, post this phrase on Twitter:

"  I entered to win the Big Botanical Knits Yarn Giveaway on . You should enter too!  "

This is a joint-giveaway with Veronika Jobe from the Yarn On The House blog. She has even more Botanical Knits yarns on her site for you to enter to win, so be sure to head on over there next!
Click HERE.

Thanks everyone!

DRAWING NOW CLOSED. WINNER IS SUZANNE! CONGRATULATIONS!


1,201 comments:

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Iva said...

What a generous give-away! I have been drooling over your new Botanicals patterns and can not wait to order my copy and get started knitting!!

ivamcadams(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

fibrejunkie said...

Gorgeous yarns for beautiful patterns!
fibrejunkie(at)gmail(dot)com

1cat1dog said...

Wow! I'd love, love to win this - I'm about ready to treat myself to some "for me" knitting, and any of these yarns and projects would be PERFECT.

Thank you! (And the yarn companies!)

gracie41999 on Ravelry

Raelene said...

Wow what a huge pile of gorgeous yarn! Hoping this is enough to make it mine...

Raelene said...
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Raelene said...

Wow what a great big pile of yarn!! Hopefully this will win it for me!

katrina said...

So much gorgeous yarn! I want to make all of the patterns!

MNBerg said...

Wow!! What a generous giveaway! I am loving your new book and have started my third project from it. Keep those gorgeous patterns coming Alana.

marleneberghout@gmail.com


AnnK said...

What an amazingly generous giveaway! Thank you! I love the new designs.

Karen said...

WOW! What an awesome giveaway! THANKS for the chance to win.

AnnF said...

This is a terrific giveaway, to go with an absolutely gorgeous book. Thanks for the chance to win!!

Lauri said...

Would totally dig the yarn! dalaimarmot@yahoo.com

Trisha said...

*faint*
trisha(dot)rothoff(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Hatchling said...
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Hatchling said...

Oh, what lovely yarn! I would love the chance to enhance my stash and knit all the lovelies in Botanical Knits that I haven't gotten to yet! We have a 4,000 mile road trip coming up, and these woolies would be the best company!

amahatch@gmail.com

Knit and Purl Mama said...

I'd love to win!
knitpurlmama (at) gmail (dot) com

I also just tweeted for a 2nd entry!

Meriam said...

What a great giveaway!!! I have already begun knitting a project from your wonderful book!

Jenn said...

What an incredible giveaway! I've loved reading about your process, and love the book!
iknitalone(at)gmail(dot)com - iknitalone on ravelry

Janet Arthur said...

Fantastic - I've never been lucky but such a generous giveaway to knit beautiful designs cannot be ignored - I'd love to win. jarthur@cabletv.on.ca (my email) or iknitnspin@gmail.com

Catie said...

great giveaway! would love to win

catiecat on Rav

EBS said...
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EBS said...

What a great raffle! Would love to win, thanks!

stevensoneb@gmail.com

DaiseyB said...

Oh it would be so wonderful to win ALL THAT YARN!!!

Heather said...

What a GENEROUS giveaway - I'd be so excited to win, since I have yet to knit with some of these yarns!
Heather219 (RAV ID)
www.knitsandthings.wordpress.com

SLK196424 said...

These are beautiful!
slk2709 on Ravelry
blackdogs@gmail.com

Anna Knowles said...
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Anna Knowles said...

It's all so pretty!!!! I'm crossing my fingers and hoping for luck.

Jubbers said...

Amazing yarn (which go with some amazing patterns).

Jubbers on Ravelry

AndreaN said...

Such beautiful patterns and beautiful yarn! Thanks for the giveaway!
Bjmom27 on ravelry

Sherral said...

Gorgeous yarn! Oh, how I would love to knit me some botanical knits! Snickerdoodle5 on Ravelry.

Cassie Talbot said...

Wow! I am amazed at all your beautiful patterns! My email is rdyourthe1@gmail.com and my Ravelry name is twistedwhispers :)

Ambah said...

wow what a treat this prize is! love your beautiful patterns

thenappyewe said...

What a generous giveaway !

Debra Rogers
Thenappyewe@gmail.com

Take Back SB said...

I need more yarn for knitting!

Kristina Bujas said...

What an amazing giveaway, I love your new book.
kristina.bujas@gmail.com

Svenja said...

What an amazing prize! I'd love to win! Distel on Ravelry

Alison Hellyer said...

Best prize ever my husband preordered botanical knits for my birthday. I want to knit every project. This prize would help me on my way. Alison.hellyer@Gmail.com

vmarty said...

Wow! It's such a generous giveaway! I would love to win! varga.marta at gmail dot com or vmarty at ravelry.

kelly said...

Wouldn't that be one of the best giveaway wins ever?

I'd love to win, so thanks for the chance.

Knitandgo said...

Wow!Amazing giveaway!!thanks for the change!
My Ravelry name: PICCIPOCCI

Guru Nam said...

That's an amazing giveaway! Your new book is amazing as well. Congrats.
Thanks for the chance to win.
Guru Nam Kaur
gnk@kriteachings.org

PherenV said...

Amazing giveaway!
I'm loving Botanical Knits with its elegant designs. Already made Twin Leaf Loop and planning on making Wrapped in Leaves, Twigs and Willows and Autumn's End, my favourites.
Pheren at Ravelry
Pherenv@googlemail.com

goatiegirlie said...

I absolutely love this collection of patterns and its beautiful motifs. Thanks for offering this wonderful selection of wool!

Ravelry ID: goatiegirlie.

Poethead said...

What a fantastic chance for a wonderful gift! Thank you for the contest.

Love the designs!

Cherie said...

So many beautiful patterns! I don't even know which one to begin first. Thanks for the giveaway.

Cherrobinson on ravelry

Rebecca said...

Congrats on the new book, it's lovely! Ravelry: rebeccar415

Sally J said...

Oh My goodness! Really that's all I can come up with to say.
saljunk@insightbb.com

Catalina said...

Alana i really love your designs, thank you!
Catalina
theyarnkat on Rav

C Gibson said...

May the odds ever be in your favor. That's a lot of entries! Good luck, me!

fiberfictionfood said...

What a fantastic giveaway, thanks for the chance! I'm drooling.

Kim and Victoria said...

Wow! 850 comments already! What a super giveaway!

Deren Bader said...

Oh the things to knit with all that yarn.

jt said...

My goodness! This would keep my happily busy for months! What a generous giveaway.

ravelry ID: jotheng

Theba said...

Hello! I would love to win!
my name on Ravelry is meowiecat
^o^/~~

Amy Grace said...

would love this!!!
twogirls on Ravelry

brand. said...

Wow. I would love to win.

branje (dot) wwc (at) gmail (dot) com

Deb said...

LOVE this yarn and that's my birthday so crossing my fingers for a b'day present :)

susieqhammer said...

wOOHOOWOW!!! awesome and so generous! I am keeping my fingers crossed!

AbcHobby.it said...

Wow!! This is a super giveaway!!

Lois Leigh-Ann said...

oh wow this looks amazing!

basicallylois on ravelry

Наталья Артюшина said...

Oh my Goodness!!! I'm totally in love with this book of yours! Awesome giveaway! sannikovanata@gmail.com

Kristen said...

Awesome giveaway!

globalite on Ravelry.

LizzyLadybug78 said...

Such amazing yarn!! Would so love to win this generous giveaway!Elizabeth elanglitz78@yahoo.com

airali said...

Awesome giveaway!
Thank you :)

besenseless[at]yahoo[dot]it

Mopo said...

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!All this yarn is like a treasure! Thanks for the chance!
And thanks for your pattern: I love them...I love leaves :D

Anjanette said...

What an awesome giveaway! I just pre-ordered the book yesterday and I'm excited to spend some time looking through the e-copy today.

explodingpinecone on ravelry

amuk said...

Oh my ! Here in Finland we can´t even buy such a wonderful yarns, not thouse bandr anyway :) . I really would like to win <3 Great giveaway . annemari@urpokoskinen@hotmail.com

Jessi said...

What a stunning collection. And a fun giveaway! Sign me up

jessiloerch (at) gmail dot com

Tahra said...

Very exciting contest! Hope I win! tahra.loy@gmail.com

Vivianne said...

Wow, so generous ! I like Twigs and Willows so much !

rinebird said...

What a wonderful Giveaway.I would love to win.Thank you
rinebird on Ravelry

Alison said...

What an amazing prize. I would love to go in the draw, thanks so much. I am tentacles on Rav.

Lianne said...
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Lianne said...

Amazing Yarns, Amazing designs! what a giveaway!
lianne.m.scott at gmail.com

vicel2010 said...

What a dreamy Giveaway :-) Would be absolutely amazing to win!!
/Victoria
vicel2010 on Ravelry

Nuttygal said...

What a great giveaway!!!! Thank you

Avocet said...

...Nothing better than knits inspired by nature! I love your book! sonje.bols@gmail.com

Rebekah said...

so pretty!

thank you!!

rebekah[.]diehl[@]gmail[.]com

pookie said...

this giveaway is simply amazing! thank you so much!!!

Maegwin said...

What a heap of gorgeous stuff! Ive always wanted to try Shelter! Thanks for the chance. :)

ravid:Eenae

Jane said...

I love the shaping of Twigs and Willows, but I would love to make any of the sweaters in the book.

Derring-do said...

Amazing giveaway, and wonderful pattern collection! I'm derring-do on Ravelry.

Morgan Chinoy said...

Wow, what a giveaway! I would love it!

morgan(dot)chinoy(at)hotmail(dot)com

Papayamaya said...

Looks like an amazing giveaway! I'd love to win all that yarn! mayapof on Rav

mhchong said...

Wow, amazing giveaway!!! I'd love to be the lucky winner!

mhchong on Ravelry

stacyb said...

Wow, this is amazing!!I am holding my breath that I win this beautiful yarn. Thanks Alana for this give away. stacybridgman@yahoo.com
yellowbirdknits on Ravelry

lucyinthesky1 said...

Wow! That is a heck of a lot of awesome yarn! And paired with these patterns, it's even better!
Thanks for the chance to win,
Juliane (Llule on ravelry)

JAS said...

Yum! Thanks for bringing more gorgeous Botanical goodies!

yarnchronicles on Ravelry

Lucy L said...

Great looking pile O yarn, I'd love to win it. Love the new book & can't wait to start my first project.

Lora said...

Amazing giveaway! So many lovely patterns! I must knit all the patterns! Botanical Knits is a amazing collection.

Andie said...

Amazing - and I LOVE the book! Thanks. andiemurray9(at)gmail(dot)com

Ashley Schneider said...

What a great giveaway! I would love to win!
ashleynicoleschneider@gmail.com

Knit.rock.knit said...

So exciting!!! Thank you for your podcast!!!!!

I'm loving botanical knits, it's just beautiful!!!!

Krystal (rav: krys5797)

C. L. Brake said...

Not only amazing patterns but amazing yarn to get you going on them. Unbelievable.
clbrake@triad.rr.com

Nancy said...

Wow what agreat give away, beautiful yarn
Ravelry: knitswithdoxies

jenbeeknits said...

What an amazing stash! Pick me! :) :)

ami said...

my goodness what a lovely bunch of yarn! all so beautiful! but i never realized how much i NEED some Shelter in Meteorite until now...oh, i'm littlegrey on Ravelry just in case you need to tell me i'll get to knit one of your beautiful patterns w/ that colorway...:) congrats and thank you for the beautiful book.

Diane Falconer said...

What a generous giveaway!

Aimee said...

Oh my gosh, look at all that beautiful yarn, perfect for all those lovely patterns.

mysillylittlelife said...

Wow! I would love to win this. Thank you!

DianeOart said...

Superb knits and a generous giveaway, thanks to you.
Ohlalalaine on Rav

Leticia said...

What a fantastic collection! I've been wanting to knit up Ms. Babs 'Funny Papers'

Heather said...

Wow, that would surely have me knitting for quite a while, I'm so looking forward to holding your book. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

harpo said...

Such an awesome giveaway. I'm a new knitter and would love to get my hands on all that beautiful yarn. thank you. paolafiorino@rogers.com

Michelle said...

The patterns are so lovely and what a great treasury of yarn.

rainmomma@gmail.com

Danica West said...

Congrats on your book! I'd love to plump my stash with that pile of yarn. :) I'm crochetedwings on ravelry.

Gaelle said...

Wow! It would be so amazing to win this! What a dream!!!
Your patterns are the best!
gaellelalonde(at)gmail.com
!

Liz said...

Thank you for this lovely giveaway!

Rizuzua(at)gmail(dot)com

Barbara said...

What a fantastic giveaway! Thank you so much. I love the Ivy Trellis Mittens. I adore mittens.

dorothee draft said...

Thanks to YOU for this wonderful book !

Zulka said...

Projekty są piękne. Dołączam do zabawy.
Zulka, www.pikotka.blogspot.com

olga said...

Hi,
I can't wait for the paper book;) Yarns are amazing and I would really like to join, what if I don't have twitter?
I the case it's not a problem my mail is: olga(dot)a(dot)bialobrzeska(at)gmail(dot)com

Maureen said...

Wow! - you didn't say whether people from overseas could enter, and so I am trying my luck! - since this would be a dream come true.

Cat said...

Oh, I love the cardigans in particular. Thanks for such fetching designs.

Catherine

catkittrell@hotmail.com

jessica said...

Gorgeous yarn. Would love to try them. Expectingsam on ravelry.

Loretta said...

Beautiful yarns, lovely patterns! Good luck to all, and thanks for the giveaway!

Emily Boisvert said...

Amazing giveaway! I would love these for my botanical knits!

Keppy Girl Knits said...

This is a beautiful book, you should be very proud of this work!
Charlene Brown (Keppygirl on Ravelry)

Cindy said...

What an awesome giveaway! I love all of your patterns and the yarn looks amazing. Thank you.

terip said...

i entered
https://twitter.com/terilpastorino/status/308578475550326784 tweet link

you are awesome and the patterns are amazing! teri (tpasto@comcast.net)

Julie Rose said...

Absolutely gorgeous yarn, this is so lovely of you! I'm julieATjulierosesewsDOTcom.

Emily said...

I love, love your designs! I just ordered your book and cant wait to start a project or three! What an exciting giveaway!
Mles on ravelry

Amy said...

That's a ton of yarn!

Ravelry name - kidlet

Lynette Connors said...

Beautiful! What a generous giveaway. DragynKnyts(at)gmail(dot)com

Unknown said...

I can't wait for the book to come out!

pstewart1@hotmail.com

Naomi said...
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Rhian Drinkwater said...

That's an amazing prize! Fingers crossed…
Rhian82 on Ravelry

Bloggy Sue said...

Love to win this yarn but suppose I am ineligible because I live in Spain - happy to pay the postage.

Naomi said...

What an exciting giveaway!

Nomers on ravelry

Heidi said...

I would love to enter this contest. What an amazing prize!

Heidi said...

What a great prize. I wold love to enter.

E Gunn said...

Beautiful yarn, generous giveaway!! Thank you! :)
gunne(at)mcmaster(dot)ca

Ashley said...

Wow!! That is the most generous giveaway I have seen in a long time. Would be amazing to win since I want to knit my way through your beautiful new book!

Ashnaguilar@gmail.com

Lesley said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! Love these patterns.

jadedisc on Rav

pd said...

Your designs are wonderful.

Laura said...

Hm, I'm not seeing the comment I just posted. If this is a duplicate, my sincere apologies and please delete!

I love the photo of all of the beautiful yarns but especially the Brooklyn Tweed. I've never used it before but have been considering a purchase thanks to my desire to knit the Twigs and Willows cardigan!

Unknown said...
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Unknown said...

Wow! Awesome yarn and patterns!
Love, Love, LOVE!!!!
suznj821

neesa said...

I love the Botanical Knit book by Alana Dakos. Love it!!! Love it!!! Love it!!!


D. Johnson

camby said...

Wow! What a great bunch of yarn for someone. Thanks for the chance to win!
Camby on rav

Toby said...

Echoing everyone else - amazing giveaway! Love your new pattern collection. You really surprised me that something new and different could be done with the botanical theme.

TobyKnits on Ravelry.

eileen said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Sarah Baer said...

Wow, lots of beautiful yarn and designs. msbaerbaer@yahoo.com

Mrs. Krisch said...

i would love to win- the mitts are my favorite
mooskers5@gmail.com

Jen said...

Wow! that is a whole bunch of yarn. I'd be pleased to win one of those Skeins even.

Jen Majewski said...

that yarn just looks lovely!! I keep thinking of all sorts of projects!

Isa said...

Wow, this giveaway is amazing! I'd love to win! isaribeiro1(at)gmail(dot)com

a day in the life of a davis said...

Dear Random Counter,

Please pick me.

jm(dot)cldavis(at)gmail(dot)com

Erin said...

That IS a big ole pile of yarn! I would love to win it. ErinB on Ravelry.

Smaet said...

What a generous giveaway. Crossing my fingers!

Julie said...

nice! thank you very much.

twispofate.com said...

Can't wait for the book to come out - 2 sweaters and 3 hats are on my list for sure!
Katie
twispofate.com
rks AT methownet.com

Suzanne said...

Oh. My. Goodness. Nothing makes me happier than a big ol pile of pretty yarn!

janingalein said...

I just cast on an Oak trail, and can't wait to knit more out of the book.

Hope I win! tankgirl(dot)janinga(at)gmail(dot)com thanks!

Rowie said...

This giveaway is SO amazing! Lots of yarns in there I have been dying to try, and the designs are so lovely! Thanks for this chance! rav id ravenousrowie

Vi said...

What a generous giveaway! I would love to win this. ravelry id : cagedfayth email: cagedfayth(at)gmail(dot)com

LeAnne said...

What an awesome giveaway. I spent the weekend drooling over all the cardigans.

Becky said...

what a great giveaway!

Becky (gathersnomoss on ravelry)

Laura said...

Your collection is fabulous and the yarn giveaway is enormous!

Elisha said...

I'm so excited to make all of the projects in this book!

strawberrilori said...

This is awesome! I'm strawberrilori on Rav too.

pippirose said...

What a fabulous giveaway! Thanks!!
:o)
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

Ammie Cannon said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Wow. I am sure that knitting a whole closet full of your botanical designs will be a delight for your winner. :)

Karen Lubek said...

As many times as I have entered give awaits, I have never won. But I have never wanted to win as much as I do for this contest. Pick me, Please! Pick me, Please!

gabikali said...

great yarn collection!

delilahbowie said...

What great patterns! I love all the leaf details for spring.

Ravid: knittermcguinness

Unknown said...

One of the high-lights of Stitches West was having your lovely daughter sign a book for my grand niece who is learning to knit.
Thans so much. tiaouti@gmail.com

Marcie said...

Super Awesome Fantastic !
Roz on ravelry

Ruth Colville said...

Thanks for the chance to win this great yarn. What fun to have this yarn and knit my way through Botanical Knits! muttiruth on Ravelry

Kate said...

Wow, what a wonderful lot of yarn to make so many lovely patterns!

Francesca said...

So of course I want to win this stuff, and will be glad for anyone who does. Really generous!

Francesca said...
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Nancy said...

Wow! It's is an amazing giveaway. Thanks, Alana, for your talent and all you do for our knitting community!

Jaynette said...

Such lovely yarn. I would love to make these patterns with the proper yarn.
jponnay(at)gmail(dot)com

kathie said...

The knits are amazing!! And the yarns will make some of them even more amazing!
KathieR on Ravelry

tazrus1@hotmail.com

Iamleesie said...

That picture of the yarn totally gave me the tingles! I would be more than happy to introduce them to the other members of my stash. Leahlinn@gmail.com

Meredith said...

That pile of yarn is as beautiful as your designs!

Julie said...

That is a whole lot of stash, but I can certainly make room.

Unknown said...

Love the Botanical Knits patterns and the giveaway is very generous. Thank you!!

Debbie said...

One word:WOW!

Debbie

Debbie4 on rav

Mcsix at embarqmail dot com

Deborah S said...

Love your designs. <3 dstringari@msn.com

KnittyMcPurly said...

Gorgeous yarn! I hope I win! Knitty McPurly on ravelry. :)

carol said...

Have my ebook already, I want to knit everything in it! Carol (ceejay on Ravelry)

Retired Knitter said...

What a wonderful give-away. I am a big fan of your designs. I would love to winter the yarn.

retiredknitter(at)gmail(dot)com

lorrie said...

Wow! What a great giveaway!!!!!

Jandy said...

What an awesome giveaway!! Thanks so much!

Unknown said...

Very generous of you! Thanks for the chance to win.

Susan Morrell said...

Have been a fan since Coastal Knits. So nice to see you putting out a pattern book on your own, and a beautiful one at that. Would be amazing to win those gorgeous yarns to use in knitting up your Botanical Knits.

Thanks,
pawsative on Ravelry

Katherine Chapman said...

Thanks for the opportunity! Lovely yarn!

The Restless Knitter said...

YES YES YES!! haha If I win I will video myself doing a happy dance!
Restless-knitter on Rav or n.westin[at]hotmail[dot]com

Unknown said...

What an awesome giveaway!!! Would love to be the recipient to knit up a gorgeous cardigan! Pjingles1@comcast.net

Tabby said...

I think that pile o' yarn would at least double my little ol' stash! lol Thanks for the giveaway :)
Many2Knit4 on Rav

Andrea said...

Alana, thank you so much, not only for a beautiful book with amazing patterns, but for such a generous giveaway. I miss hearing your voice and I can't wait for the next season of your podcast!

~Andrea
maerillem on ravelry

StikineStix said...

Beautiful yarn!! I'm drooling!

Zabbers said...

This is unfathomable riches, and your patterns deserve all the attention and love they've been getting! I'm Zabbers on Rav, and congratulations!

Gramma m said...

Oh my gosh I would so so much love to win and be able to knit your patterns which I love so much and the yarns would be such a treat I have never knit any of them thank you for the opportunity -gmma on revelry

the bibliophile said...

gee whiz! would love to win such an incredible giveaway. kea5037(at)gmail(dot)com.

Kahulani Make-Up said...

What an amazing giveaway. Yarn is my favorite craft supply ever. It would be amazing to win this, and I'd share with my Ravelry Knitsisters <3

laceandcable said...

What an amazing giveaway! I never win anything, but I'd love to be be entered in the drawing.
Thanks! Kathy(laceandcable on Rav)

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