The nice people at Fairmount Fibers/Manos del Uruguay Yarns recently pointed me to their pattern archive, which I somehow hadn’t explored before and which turned out to be a treasure trove. They also expressed an interest in giving one of you some yarn. There happened to be four accessory patterns in their recent releases that I especially liked, so I arranged a four-prize giveaway with them — lucky you! Here are the patterns I zeroed in on:
- TOP LEFT: Rocha beret pattern designed by Heather Zoppetti, knitted in aran-weight Wool Clasica (+Ravelry)
- TOP RIGHT: Salto fingerless mitts pattern designed by Christine Marie Chen, knitted in DK-weight Silk Blend (+Ravelry)
- BOTTOM LEFT: Sandalo shawl pattern designed by Corrina Ferguson, knitted in fingering-weight Fino (+Ravelry)
- BOTTOM RIGHT: Vanda hat pattern designed by Anne Kuo Lukito, knitted in worsted-weight Maxima (+Ravelry)
So the deal is, we’re giving away one of each of these four patterns, along with the yarn for knitting it, in the winners’ choice of colors. To enter, do the following—
Step 1: Decide which one of these four patterns is your favorite, click the Ravelry link next to it and add it to your Ravelry favorites.
Step 2: Come back here and leave a comment saying which pattern you’re playing for, along with your Ravelry username.
You have until Sunday night to enter. I’ll choose a winner at random for each of the four patterns and announce the winners here at the beginning of the week. Please note* that this giveaway is for people with U.S. mailing addresses only, and is limited to one entry per person, as described above.
So here we go — which one will you choose?
*Note also that Manos is providing the prizes for this giveaway, but the opinions expressed are strictly my own and freely offered. Employees of Fairmount/Manos are not eligible to enter, nor are any of my family members.
Hi Karen, good fun! Carolyn in Macon, aka knit-faced, on Ravelry, would like to knit up some Salto Mitts.
Good Day, ;-)
wow, hard choice but I finally decided on the Salto fingerless mitts. I love the yarn and the design of the mitts. I am jweide.
Salto, for sure!
Love the cables in rocha
Thanks for doing this! Very cool! I’m Knittingneurotic on Ravelry and would love the Vanda pattern.
Hard choice, but I decided on the Rocha. Love the cables.
Casting another vote for Salto! Love the details on these. Ravelry: rachelalise.
keep saying i dont need more mitt…but i LOVE salto
im mooskers on rav
hope i win!!
Salto looks good
Would love to make Sandalo! Fino looks lovely! kimt8511 on Ravelry.
Rocha from me!!! Love this! calliecrass is my revelry name.
definitely Salto! love a good fingerless mitts pattern.
sarcasmgirl on ravelry
It’s Salto for me! I’m digging the fingerless mitts right now. :D
I love the Salto pattern. It would be perfect for some holiday knitting I have been planning out.
Rocha is my choice!
My Rav name is Randilicious
I picked Salto. Love fingerless gloves. Rav ID. Ddknitterr
Vanda is super cute! culabrat on ravelry
Sandalo. I’m moving to the tropics in three months, and slowly accepting my knitting transition to fingering weight and lace. Beautiful.
I love the Sandalo shawl. Really lovely. Ravelry: shantierfranklin
salto just catches my eye! janetlatifa
funny because I would usually go for the shawl.
Ooh, Salto, for sure! fingerless mitts are perfect for my chilly office, and those mitts are beautiful and so cozy-looking. I’m knittedblissJC on Ravelry. Thanks for hosting this amazing giveaway, all those patterns are beautiful!
Sandalo. i’ve been wanting to give a lace shawl another go. would knit it in “inkwell”.
Salto is my choice. Perfect for gift giving. I am lorainenapora on ravelry.
Sandalo! I love lace. Ravelry: rserven. I’d probably make it in the amethyst
I’m for Rocha – love the cabling! misspeedy
playing for Sandalo! i’m salmonknits on ravelry.
Great giveaway! I like all those patterns, but will go with the salto mitts. My rav name is jessmo.
Salto is my favorite because I’m currently in love with fingerless mitts and I love Manos yarns. Ravelry name: LittleHawkYarns So hard to choose though.
Rocha >> voodikon on Ravelry
Salto please :)
Ofoxanne on ravelry….
Have a great weekend! It’s looking like great knitting weather over here in Marin :-)
Wow, Sandalo is love–just the kind of lacy shawl I have been looking for. Love the color shown here. but I bet is would also be gorgeous in a deep dark blue or purple. My Ravelry name is Carri-Lu
Love the Sandalo. And Manos. Thanks for the giveaway!
Salto for me! christenrunge on ravelry.
What a great resource. Difficult choice, but Sandalo is it – it is such a lovely shawl. Thanks for the giveaway! Bordergirl on Ravelry
The props and product photos are earthy and rustic in a fantastic way. I’d like to knit up the Salto fingerless mittens. Anastasiam on ravelry.
I would love to make Sandalo. How great would this look with jeans and a t-shirt! I’m ateliermarie on Ravelry.
Sandalo is my choice, and I am emr153 on Ravelry! Thanks for the opportunity!
I love Salto! I am wbean53 on ravelry. Thanks for the giveaway!!
Awesome giveaway! To be honest, I’ve never knit with Manos yarn and I’ve been knitting for 15+ years! I love the way the Sandalo shawl drapes, I love the pattern and I’m sure the yarn is gorgeous :D
I’ve favorited it as SillyLittleLady!
Great giveaway! I would like Salto, would make a great Christmas gift for my granddaughter. Would like them for myself too, was hard to choose as I really like Sandalo too. My user name is Granmabev4.
Salto for sure. I have been wearing my wristwarmers and feel that I need to switch to handwarmers and as I lost one from my favorite pair it is time for new ones! I am –anu on ravelry
salto! what a great look and i’m guessing a quick, enjoyable knit! i’m deeknits on ravelry. thanks!
Great giveaway!! I love that Sandalo pattern and the yarn looks gorgeous. I would want to knit it exactly like the sample! My ravelry username is cwhittemore. Thanks Karen!
Hi, I have to agree with all that liked Rocha- I do too! My Ravelry name is puddingface!
That Sandalo shawl is gorgeous! I would love to be able to knit it for my wedding someday.
My Ravelry name allthatcakeknit. Thanks you rock!
Hi, Vanda is my favorite and my Ravelry name is romandbee. Thanks!
Oh! I love the Sandalo … a wonderful future challenge… Rav: ElizabethRoosje
I would love to make the Sandalo shawl. SheilaOKeefe on Rav.
The Sandalo shawl is absolutely beautiful! kelsiemorgan on ravelry
I am playing for the sandlao and my user name is cbjlinda
Hands down (haha)..Salto!. NancyBW on Ravelry.
This was very easy…I really do LOVE Manos yarns, and Silk Blend is my favorite. I am also a big fan of fingerless mitts, so Salto really is a perfect combination of pattern and yarn for me. I am laumayunlimited on Ravelry.
Seems the Sandalo pattern is very popular. I agree I would like to play for Sandalo!
My rav name is : mysistersknitter
Salto for me too. They had me at fingerless mitts, but reeled me in hook, line, and sinker with the Silk Blend. krisnvt
I want the salto pattern!
Ravelry username: conniya
Salto is my favorite. Lovely patterns all. I’m nelknits on ravelry.
Sandalo is my favorite. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
ravelry name: jio
I would love to knit the Sandalo shawl. Beautiful!
I would love love love love love love to knit the Sandalo pattern! It’s so gorgeous I don’t know what to do.
Ravelry username: insurgentart
Like so many, it is Salto for me. I’m sure it had nothing to do with the cool air and the wish to snuggle my hands into something gorgeous that struck me this afternoon.
And I’m kayteau on rav (and pretty much everywhere)
Salto is my new favorite, says Browngirl on Ravelry.
I love Sandalo! That color is beautiful! I am LakeviewChica on Rav. Thanks for another chance at a great contest.
I love Rocha!
I’m minazara on Ravelry.
Sandalo for sure! I love bigger shawls that I can wrap around my shoulders or my neck :)
ooops, and my ravelry name is lovelywren!
Vanda – love its simple, graphic cables! My ravelry name is shannonruthie
Salto for me, too. It’s the only thing I’m likely to use here in Houston, Texas . . .
I love sandalo! It’s beautiful.
I’m Jessicamw on ravelry.
Salto for sure! So pretty and practical. Rav username is maygles
Love the Salto pattern. My name on Raverly is Yanonis Thanks for holding this contest great opportunity for a fairly new knitter.
Sandalo! Love lace shawls. Wrenknits on Ravelry.
Salto for me…am loving mitts right now! On Ravelry, I am Bonnielart.
Love the Sandalo shawl! My name on Ravelry is Elizdalhousie.
Salto for me! On Ravelry my user name is needlelady
inital thoughts are the salto, but lately lace has a hold on me so i have to say sandalo, i will probably make them all anyway. ravelry name bpenatzer
Salto mitts would do the trick. Kazie is my ravelry name
All four patterns are lovely but my hands are always cold so I pick salto. Ravelry name dreadpirateduff.
All four patterns are lovely but my hands are always cold so I pick Salto. Ravelry name is dreadpirateduff.
I’d like to try the Vanda pattern and that delicious merino wool! I’m misformonkey on ravelry. Thanks for the giveaway!
The Sandalo shawl is just stunning and I would love to see it on my needles. I’m 1tims on Ravelry.
I’m obsessed with fingerless glove — Salto is perfect! My Ravelry username is sweetmelissaknits. Thanks for all the fun!
Sandalo: absolute favorite! I love lace shawls knit with fingering weight yarn; so perfect for fall.
(I’m MarthaJayne on Ravelry).
Sandalo looks delicious!
Vanda is my favorite. I’m lesliestbutler on Ravelry
I love the Sandalo Shawl.
knittingdancer on Raverly
Vanda – it is getting to the time of year I need a few more hats for morning, noon and night and in between too. And that yarn color is delicious
Rocha is the pattern I would like, please! The color is beautiful and I love knitting cabled hats!
My Ravelry name is Luanneknits
I would also love to try Sandalo. I’ve always wanted to try a shawl!
I’m Luanneknits on Ravelry!
What beautiful patterns!
Pattern of choice: Sandalo
Ravelry Name: emlahood
Rocha! pretty romantic cabling
I have been bit by the shawl bug so my choice is Sandalo! I would just love to win this pattern and yarn!
Rocha! That pink yarn is beautiful.
Rav Name: Supergena
Tough one, but I chose Salto.
Raverly Name: potaylor
My ravelry username is cavecricket and I LOVE sandolo in the garnet brooch color way!
I love shawls, so my choice is definetely Sandalo.
Ravelry name: LaMindi
Tough choice! I think I’ll have to go with the Vanda hat.
christinahrs on ravelry
Vanda was a close second but my favorite is Sandalo! Gorgeous pattern and yarn. My Ravelry name is puguita.
Love these! I am zenozze on Ravelry. I would love to knit the Salto mitts!
Salto…it’s starting to get cool out!
My user name is Solocat.
I love Maxima, so Vanda is the pattern I’d like to try!
I’m Carlen on Ravelry.
I’m going with Rocha. Maybe I’ll finally make myself a hat.
The Rocha hat. Love the cables!
I’m txlady129 on Ravelry.
Love the Salto mitts. My Ravelry name is mrspontellier.
I like them all but going to go with Vanda (will be my first attempt at cables!) my ravelry name is moomintrollip. Thanks!
Thanks for sharing the link to Mano’s pattern collection! So many things to add to my already out-of-control knitting list!
My favorite of these four is Salto, and my Ravelry name is MeganLudwig.
Thank you for this opportunity! I love Manos patterns and yarn! I am playing for Salto. Hope I win. My raverly name is DMyers764! Thanks again….
I would love to knit up “Vanda”. I am seafan2 on Revelry. Thanks for the chance to win this great pattern and yarn.
I’ve been looking for a great pair of mitts and I think Salto totally fits the bill!! Love the pop of pattern against the solid yarn!!
Rav ID: HillyDilly
Sandalo would be my selection. My name on rav is sisterrobinson
I am playing for Sandalo! This patterns are all beautiful. Ravelry name: dixieknit
I would love to make the beautiful Sandalo shawl in No. 407 Velvet Pincushion. My Ravelry name is lkroberts.
Sandalo was my pick! Although I already had Salto in my Faves :) @madgiddy
salto. merlion. (just can’t have too many fingerless gloves out here in PNW!)
sandalo is my fav! Beautiful shawl. Rav name is dallastx2
I would love to knit Sandalo in Watered Silk. My Ravelry name is h20paws.
Rocha added to favs
Love the Salto mittens! @ colorblock75
Rocha is my favorite! I love how the cables blend together at the top.
I love the Salto Mitts, lovely detail on them.
I love the simplicity & elegance of the Salto mitts.
Love the Sandalo shawl, knitting scarves, shawls, socks for Christmas :)
Love vanda! I love reverse stockinette. Ravelry name secretpocket.
Sandalo! Lovely drape, perfect color. lusciousgracious
I love love LOVE Sandalo! I have been looking for a lacy shawl pattern and this one is beautiful. I am knitnurs on Ravelry.
Salto mitts are beautiful.
I chose Salto because I love knitting fingerless mitts and these are fantastic!
I love their archive and would love to make the Rocha hat. Added it to Rivalry @CayMcCoy
Love the Sandalo pattern! I am Junglewife on ravelry.
I’m playing for Rocha! I think it’s a fabulous pattern.
I’m vernalequinox on Ravelry.
Vanda, hands down. Rav=headspace
I’m playing for the fingerless mitts, Salto. I love them and the yarn looks gorgeous. Ravelry name is Malorie
Thank you so much!
My username is Easterlin and I love the Rocha pattern.
Thanks and what fun. I love the Salto mitts. Great pattern and what’s not to love about silk blend yarn! DJ
I’m a sucker for cables, so I like Rocha best. Of course I’d have to pay someone else to make it for me, cuz MaineDruid doesn’t knit.
I am wanting Rocha. Really lovely.
I love the salto fingerless mitts. Ravelry username is saladcrumb
Sandelo is my fav. Rav id. Sjordan
My favorite is Sandalo. I am audephil on Ravelry.
Hello! I love Salto and favorited it on Ravelry. My username is UpNorthKaren. Thanks for the opportunity!
Hi, thanks for a great giveaway offer.
I am playing for Sandalo. My handle on Ravelry is ceciletoo.
I’m playing for Vanda. Philacraftina (on Ravelry) needs a new hat! Thanks.
I love Salto!
I’m gmasheryl on Ravelry
Salto for sure – I <3 fingerless mitts – can't have enough of those! and I <3 Manos yarn so win-win!! Thank you for your generosity – once again!
egads!! I’m ddeangelo on Ravelry… :oP
Salto is my choice – I have a low thyroid condition, so my hands are usually cold in the fall/winter, and these look like they would keep my hands toasty warm. I am Kathyanne on Ravelry.
THANKS, EVERYBODY — THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!