Sunday, February 3, 2013

Two new Marly Bird designs - and a giveaway

Marly Bird published two new ample patterns - and I'm giving away a copy of each! Both designs are waterfall cardigans, the height of style this winter.

Her first design appears in the current issue of Love of Knitting. Called Opening Night, "dramatic trim and luscious yarn are coupled together in a pattern that will quickly become a fav," Marly writes. She made this comfy cardi in Classic Elite Montera, an aran-weight wool/llama blend, which means this project will knit up quickly. The sweater comes in finished bust sizes up to 57 inches.



Marly's second waterfall cardigan, Honeycomb Swing Jacket "may just become your go-to garment when the temperature dips. Knit in an appealing shade orange. Belted or unbelted, the Honeycomb Swing Jacket is a day-to-night accessory that will make you look good and feel good. The simple rectangular shape creates a lovely draped front beautifully accented by the delightful honeycomb cable edging. The sleeves are picked up and knit down from the armhole opening. Shown here with short sleeves, it would be equally dramatic with long sleeves or as a vest." Marly designed this cardigan for Rowan Felted Tweed Aran and in finished bust sizes up 50 inches.



I'm giving away one copy of each. Just leave a comment below telling me which pattern you prefer. Winners will be announced next week. Good luck!

48 comments:

  1. I love, love, love the first design, the Honeycomb Jacket. I soooo want to wrap myself up in it!
    --elizaduckie

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  2. I like the first one, Opening Night. Not only does it go up to my size, I like the design. Puffed sleeves on the other one are not for me.

    Karen aka purplepenguin on Ravelry.

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  3. Doris aka celticgrace on RavelryFebruary 3, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    I love the look of both of them. But I think that my favorite would be th Honeycomb Swing Jacket.

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  4. Opening Night! Wow! Love it. Love the ingenious wrap around at the bottom. And it is available in all sizes.

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  5. I love the "Opening Night Cardi" and would love to win the pattern so I can make it for myself!

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  6. I'm going with Opening Night. I love it's simple look and it reminds me of the Producers!

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  7. Opening night looks lovely! I'm always wary of patterns that are essentially just squares. My body benefits from longer in the front and shorter in the back, which doesn't work with the way the honeycomb sweater drapes.

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  8. I think the Honeycomb Swing Jacket is delightful! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  9. Opening Night is my favorite and a surprise to me. I thought there was no way I could wear a waterfall that didn't make my bosom appear to be part of what was falling. Congrats, Marly and thanks, Julie.

    Ruthann aka MrsPi on Ravelry

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  10. Definitely "Opening Night" would be my pick. I really like it. Thanks, Julie



    Diana

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  11. They are both gorgeous but I can see myself wearing Opening Night more.

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  12. I like them both but Opening Night looks like the perfect jacket/sweater for my work life.

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  13. I love the "Opening Night" pattern. Would be perfect for summers high in the mountains!

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  14. I really enjoy your blog, and that you are a real person not a skinny model type that only make us voluptuous girls feel bad about our size. I would love to have a copy of the "Opening Night" pattern, it is so cute and I think that it might even look good on my chubby little body. heehee

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  15. I love the Honeycomb Swing Jacket. I can see how it might become a go-to sweater. SareBearKnits on rav.

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  16. Tough choice, but I'd love Opening Night!

    Karen
    Karen999 on Rav

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  17. I don't think I can pick one, love them both! Maybe the honeycomb because I don't have anything like it in my wardrobe.
    Sara, S2K on ravelry

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  18. They are both great and it's hard to decide but since I live in FL I think I have to go with the Honeycomb Swing Jacket. I love that honeycomb patter.
    Marcia

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  19. I love the honeycomb sweater too! Very pretty

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  20. i love Opening Night!! nice drape!
    ^)^ linda

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  21. I love the Honeycomb Swing! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Terry

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  22. I like the Honeycomb swing. Please pick me. :)

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  23. I love both sweaters. I'm an advanced beginner (at times, intermediate) knitter who would like to make whichever one of these which would be most suitable (or both) for my adult daughters.

    I just discovered your blog today. You raise some very valid points such as the need for designers to provide proper photographs of the finished product.

    Thanks!

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  24. I love the Honeycomb Swing Jacket because my husband is a hobbyist beekeeper and I love anything that relates to bees. But even on it's own, it's a beautiful design. And I love the color too. I think it would look fabulous belted, which is something I've never tried, but I think it might work with something like this. RavID: Naycha

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  25. I adore both of these patterns, but my favorite is opening night. These swing cardigans are just so flattering :) I have been wanting to knit one for awhile now.
    jjphotoftw on rav.

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  26. Definitely "Opening Night" for me, but both designs are simply beautiful! I love that they are both offered in a broad range of sizes! Thank you for a wonderful giveaway!!! RavID ~jaydawnrn

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  27. Opening Night! I love it! thanks

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  28. Ooooh, pick me, please! I love Opening Night! THanks!

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  29. The Waterfall Cardigan looks like just what I've been looking for. I'll make it in a natural or other neutral color, so it'll go with everything!

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  30. Both are AMAZING! I think I would start with the honeycomb though!

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  31. They are beauties! I am smitten with "Opening Night". Thank you for being so generous.

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  32. Both look great! I like Opening Night best, fingers crossed!

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  33. Both new designs are great although the first one is much like Tiramisu by Lori Versaci. But the SECOND one - wow!! I will buy that one ASAP. I'll wait till the draw is over but I'm adding that one to my library for sure!! I think it would look great in hand spun, shetland! Yummy.

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  34. Love the first one - Opening Night.
    Thank you for letting us know about these lovely designs.

    Barbme

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  35. The first one is calling out to me! The Opening Night

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  36. I would love the opening night

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  37. Julie,

    Thanks for giving away two patterns. What a nice treat for two lucky readers. I love the shape and structure of each jacket. I think I would enjoy knitting the Honeycomb jacket more. I'm intrigued with your idea for working it up as a vest.

    ~Heidi

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  38. I LOVE Opening Night. I have been looking for a simple, yet attractive pattern just like this with no luck. It also knits up big enough for me.

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  39. They're both beautiful! I think Opening Night would be one I could enjoy for a long, long time!

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  40. I would love either, but I think the Honeycomb would be more flattering for me.

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  41. I love them both but 'opening night' comes in my size so no adjustments needed.

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  42. Opening night looks perfect. Thank you. :-)

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  44. Opening night is just what I am after please,it's so nice to find a modern pattern for us curvy ladies

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  45. I love the opening night one.

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