Thursday, September 20, 2012

Introducing Lace Designer Mia Rinde, a Giveaway & Malabrigo Sale

Big "Thank you!" to everyone who entered the Mia Rinde Giveaway!

Drum roll please!  Our 3 winners are...

Seedstitch won Mimicry Mimosa PDF pattern and 1 skein of Malabrigo Lace

 
Jennifer Conway of the celebratinglightnessofbeing.blogspot.com blog won Pasque Flower PDF pattern 


and Handstitch of the handstitch.wordpress.com blog won Bring Me Flowers PDF pattern

Please email me at Sandrasingh@sandrasingh.com to claim your prize.

I'm excited to announce that the extraordinarily talented lace designer, Mia Rinde, has joined Sandrasingh.com! One of the things l love most about running this website is discovering beautiful, interesting patterns to introduce to you and the moment I saw Rinde's Mimicry Mimosa shawl I knew I found a winner! The pattern combines just enough lace with stockinette, a lovely drape with scalloped edges (I love scalloped edges on shawls & scarves) and its knit in the soft and lovely Malabrigo Lace, plus she included two versions, one with nupps and one without (I love patterns with options). I took a look at the rest of Rinde's work and was equally impressed and I'm sure you'll be too! 

Mia Rinde
 Meet Mia Rinde: Rinde knits and designs from her home in Stockholm, Sweden. Her inspirations come from traditional knitting around the world but also curiosity, on the verge of an obsession, of finding out how something will look. Her patterns are often charted and include schematics making them easy to follow. Mia’s practical side encourages flexibility for knitters, who can often vary the size and appearance of their projects through optional chart repetitions.

Rinde's patterns are usually charted and often include sizing options.  She loves Malabrigo yarn especially Sock, Lace and Silky Merino and many of her patterns are written for these yarns.  To welcome Rinde and to celebrate our mutual love for this special yarn all Malabrigo Yarn is 15% Off until Sept. 27th and this post will feature a Giveaway for Rinde's work.

There will be 3 Winners and the prizes are the Mimicry Mimosa PDF pattern and 1 skein of Malabrigo Lace, the Pasque Flower PDF pattern and the Bring Me Flowers PDF pattern.

Pasque Flower
Pasque Flower features a traditional Estonian lace motif used as an intricate border and ending with romantic ruffles, its knit in Malabrigo Lace.

Leaf by Leaf
Leaf by Leaf is a triangular shawl knit from the neck down, its also knit in Malabrigo Lace. The pattern consists of different sized leaves inspired by traditional Estonian knitting and lace doilies. 

Bring Me Flowers
Bound in a bouquet or climbing up a trellis, how do you like your flowers best?  In Bring Me Flowers the two are combined in a perfect blend of geometrical shapes and floral softness, knit in Malabirgo Sock.

Catching Butterflies
Rinde shares the story of her Catching Butterflies shawl..."I like to collect pretty things, but catching actual butterflies isn’t going about it my way.  I prefer to capture their shape and beauty using a Japanese butterfly lace, accentuated with a purled background and arranged to adorn a shawl."  Knit in Malabrigo Silky Merino.

Orchid Shawl
Triangular Orchid Shawl features patterning on the right side rows only, wrong side rows are purled, the pattern is charted and beads are optional.

Lavandula
Lavandula is also a traditional triangular lace shawl with patterning on the right side rows only, wrong side rows are purled.

Growing Flowers
Square shaped Growing Flowers is knit from the center out.  It’s the flowers that make it grow and it includes a border with even more flowers. The pattern includes both written and charted instructions for a shawl and blanket version.

Growing Flowers
Mimicry Mimosa
And triangular Mimicry Mimosa is knit with increases in the middle and along the edge leaf motifs in Malabirgo Lace

The 3 winners will be announced on Sept 28th. The patterns will be emailed to the winners as a PDFs.

Enter this Giveaway: The more ways you enter, the more chances you have to win. Make sure to leave a comment(s) under this blog post telling what you did to enter. And please make sure to leave your contact information.
1.
Tell us which Mia Rinde pattern is your favorite and why.
2. Blog about this giveaway on your blog & link it, leave a comment under this blogpost with a link back to your blogpost.

3. Join my Ravelry group, Sandrasingh.com and introduce yourself in the "Welcome tell us about yourself..." thread.

4. Announce this giveaway in your Ravelry group, or in a Ravelry group that allows you to announce blog giveaways.

5. Friend me a Facebook: Sandra Singh and write a comment on my Wall about this giveaway.

6. Announce & link this giveaway on your Facebook Wall.

7. "Like" my Facebook Page, Sandrasingh.com

8. Follow me on Twitter: Sandrasinghcom

9. Announce this giveaway with a link on your Twitter page.

10. Follow this blog.

11. Sign up for my Newsletter on my Home Page.

131 comments:

suburban prep said...

I like the Mimicry Mimosa and the Bring Me Flowers Shawls. I love making shawls. I have made a number and they are given as gifts and people appreciate the work and time gone into them.

suburban prep said...

I am a member of your Ravelry group as MSGB

suburban prep said...

I am a follower of you blog.

suburban prep said...

I do receive your emails and newsletter

Anonymous said...

Wonderful designs! Hard to choose but I'd have to pick Mimicry Mimosa shawl, love the details on it. I receive your newsletter and belong to your Rav group.
MissBunt

Debbie said...

Lavandula is my favorite. It's so delicate and pretty!

Debbie said...

I follow your blog.

Debbie said...

I get your newsletter.

Debbie said...

I'm in your Ravelry group as gussek

Debbie said...

I follow you on Facebook.

Debbie said...

I follow you on Twitter

Debbie said...

I tweeted here:
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Sheila said...

I really like Bring me Flowers.

Sheila said...

I follow you on twitter.

Sheila said...

I follow your blog in Google reader

100Creations said...

I love the leaf by leaf, and bring me flowers, and all the rest!

Altomedea said...

It's just so hard to choose. I love organic patterns and I see your inspiration comes from flowers and fauna - just delicious! If I had to make a choice it would be the mimicry mimosa. Having said that I just bought your heart shawl - scrummy!

ritainalaska said...

Lavandula is my very favorite shawl of the perfectly beautiful patterrnes shown here! i love patterned traiangular shawls; this pattern is just gorgeous! would love working it.

ritainalaska said...

i follow your fb page :)

ritainalaska said...

i get your newsletter!

Merri said...

Thank You so much for a wonderful giveaway!! I absolutely adore Mia's Designs so much so I've got most already in my Ravelry queu. And who can pass up a chance to win Malabrigo? Not this girl, LOL!

I'll be checking out your blog and Ravelry group!
Cheers! ~Merri (seedstitch13)

Rose said...

I really like Bring Me Flowers because I prefer the restangular shawls and the pattern is so very lovely.

Rose said...

I am a member of your Ravelry group as Sisterrobinson

Rose said...

I receive your newsletter and emails.

Rose said...

I follow your blog.

Seedstitch13 said...

Ok I've joined your Ravelry group & Facebook page, shared on my facebook page, blog (seedstitch13) and local ravelry group! Please enter my name as many times as I qualify. Much appreciated & fingers crossed!

Cheers! ~Merri (seedstitch13.blogspot.com)

Roxyrana said...

I absolutely adore Mimicry Mimosa,and Growing Flowers is beautiful in its simplicity.
I enjoy knitting shawls and would love to try these.

Roxyrana on Rav.

czsknits said...

Wow, leaf by leaf I just amazing! czsknits on ravelry

Unknown said...

Catching Butterflies is my favorite. I like the mixture of lace and texture.

Nanny Jean said...

I like two Orchid Shawl and Lavandula with the lace and maybe beads.But they all are great

Simply Sitting said...

They are all stunning...but Growing Flower with its adorable model steals the show. <3

handstitch said...

How can anyone choose? If I must, I would say Mimicry Mimosa, such simply elegance with just the right amount of textural interest.

Susan Ipavec said...

My favorite pattern is Mimicry Mimosa. I love the color, and the pattern is beautiful. I'm a member of your group on Ravelry-I'm Suzieknittingmama--as well as a friend on Facebook--Susan Ipavec

Thanks for the giveaway!!

Anonymous said...

I like Pussy Willow and bring me flowers.
rosebob on ravelry

Anonymous said...

My favorite is 'Bring me Flowers, such a beautiful design!
reiki on ravelry

Michelle said...

I like Mimicry Mimosa. The name rolls off the tongue and I think the shawl will roll off the needles! I'm in your Rav group and on FB page.

Debbie said...

My favourite is "growing flowers" because of it's shape and the pattern instructions include a blanket as well.

Debbie said...

5. Friend me a Facebook: Sandra Singh and write a comment on my Wall about this giveaway. DONE!

Debbie said...

7. "Like" my Facebook Page, Sandrasingh.com DONE!

Debbie said...

10. Follow this blog. I FOLLOW YOUR BLOG ON GOOGLE+.

Debbie said...

I receive your newsletter.

Debbie said...

6. Announce & link this giveaway on your Facebook Wall. DONE!

Debbie said...

http://waddlesworth-debbie.blogspot.ca/ I POSTED THIS GIVEAWAY ON MY BLOG.

3girlsmom said...

I think I like Bring Me Flowers the best. I've posted this to my FB wall. I already belong to the Ravelry group and have "liked" the FB page.

Diana C said...

My favorite is Catching butterflies, both for the beautiful design and the options to use different yarn weights. Lavandula is a close second.

I also receive your newsletter.

Dianac (rav)

Anonymous said...

Love 'bring me flowers'!!

alounsberry@cox.net

RoamingKnitter said...

Mimicry Mimosa and Orchid Lace are so gorgeous it is hard to choose just one.

Anonymous said...

I have not yet used lace to make a shawl and would try pasque flower because I have several shawls with points and this does not.

Joyce's Journey said...

They are all so beautiful, so it is hard to choose!

Anonymous said...

I love Mia's designs and have knitted 3 of her shawls and knitting the 4th one currently. My favorite is "hearts that flourish", because it's a super fun pattern to knit!!

Nancy Ellen said...

I love the Lavandula shawl...it is so feminine. I'd feel like a princess in it.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I am a member of your Ravelry group.

sparky136 said...

I like bring me flowers because its a pretty rectangle shawl. I receive your email.
sparky136 on ravelry

Susie Rose said...

Thank you for the give-a-way. I'm one of your friends on facebook, the knitters, crocheters and knitting with South Wool Company.

I love knitting shawls. Mimicry Mimosa and Orchid strike my fancy.

I'm looking for a large class bottle (5 gal size) to store my shawls in. Something pretty to look at and easy access to my shawls. We spend so much time making them might as well display them.

Plain Jane said...

I like the Mimicry Mimoso, but they are all very pretty.

Dena said...

I love so many of the patterns, but stand outs are Mimicry Mimosa and Pasque Flowers and Catching Butterflies and . . They are all so beautiful

Dena said...

I already receive your emails and newsletter

Dena said...

I Follow your Blog

Dena said...

I am already a facebook friend

Martha Donley said...

I love leaf by leaf. The leaves are so realistic.

vicki beck said...

I'm doing the Myrtle KAL now, so its my current favorite. Building a Reef looks to be next!Follow your blog and on Twitter.

nhoran said...

I am a big fan of lacy rectangular shawls, so Bring Me Flowers caught my eye immediately.

Maxine Smith said...

Building a Reef was the first of Mia's designs I saw, and I purchased it straight away! I think she's wonderfully talented - my other favourites would be Catching Butterflies, Mimicry Mimosa and Bring Me Flowers (it's too difficult to narrow it down to one!).

The reason I love these designs is because (i) they're intricately detailed, but in a novel way that sets them apart from other shawls, and (ii) Mia always picks the perfect colour to show each of her designs at their best!

Maxine Smith said...

I am signed up for your newsletter.

Maxine Smith said...

I follow you on Twitter.

Maxine Smith said...

I retweeted your announcement and link to this blog post (https://twitter.com/MsMaxineSmith).

Adele Michelsen said...

I love all the shawls but especially the Lavendula.
I'm already a facebook fan, shared it on both my personal and fan pages, and left comments here and on your facebook page.
(Adele Michelsen)

g8rfanjr said...

Leaf by Leaf is my favorite. I think the constructions is really unique.

Penny
Sch4gators- RAV

g8rfanjr said...

I have joined your RAV group.

Penny
Sch4gators- RAV

Mujercita said...

I really like the Orchid shawl- it's a beautiful lace pattern, and the beads are gorgeous. I'm really starting to get into beaded knitting.

g8rfanjr said...

I am following your blog.

Penny
Sch4gators- RAV

g8rfanjr said...

I signed up to receive newsletter.

Penny
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Sara said...

Bring me flowers is my favorite pattern. And one I would actually knit! SareBearKnits on ravelry.

Hasol Yu said...

I love Leaf by Leaf; so much attention to detail and so neat!

OregonGrl VIA Rav

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Hasol Yu said...

Joined group on Rav.
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Hasol Yu said...

Featured in my group on Rav. It's Squish, Squish and topic: Great Giveaway By Sandra Singh!

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Followed the blog.

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Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I follow your blog.

Skermit on Ravelry said...

My favorite is Pasque Flower; it reminds me of Jacobean embroidery and luxurious damask fabric. Mia Rinde is one of my favorite lace designers at the moment!

Anonymous said...

Now following your blog under Stacey with my photo shown in yahoo account.

Known as Stacey, Stacey B. or StaceyKnitsIt

Anonymous said...

I like Growing Flowers best because I have never seen a shawl like this before and like the look of it.

Stacey, Stacey B., StaceyKnitsIt

Anonymous said...

I get your newsletter.

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Anonymous said...

Liked your page on Facebook.

Stacey, Stacey B.

Anonymous said...

Growing Flowers because the picture of it on the cute baby linked me by my heartstrings... I'm expecting a grand daughter next year, and oh my would my daughter be thrilled to have a blanket like that for her.

Indulgence on RAv

Anonymous said...

I already follow your blog

Indulgence

Anonymous said...

I am a fan on Facebook

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I receive your newsletter

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Connected Threads said...

Shared giveaway on my personal Facebook page

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Connected Threads said...

Shared giveaway on my Connected Threads FB page

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Connected Threads said...

Am a member of your group on Rav

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Lara said...

I like the Growing Flowers. It's simple and beautiful.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I get your newsletters.

Stacy said...

I Love the leaf by leaf shawl! The design reminds me of the Haruni shawl by Emily Ross but I like the leaves because they remind me of Ginkgo leaves.

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Stacy said...

I blogged this giveaway.

http://scarletpurls.blogspot.com/2012/09/blog-giveaway-mia-rinde-designs-on.html

Stacy said...

I joined your Ravelry.com group and introduced myself.

Stacy said...

I announced this giveaway in the Redding Knotty Knitters Group on Ravelry.

Stacy said...

I liked your Facebook Page, username Stacy Mannion.

Stacy said...

I announced and linked your giveaway on my facebook wall, username Stacy Mannion

Stacy said...

I followed you on twitter. @scarletnite

Stacy said...

I tweeted your giveaway! @scarletnite

Stacy said...

I followed your blog.

Carolre said...

What lovely patterns!

I love the softness and romantic look of the Pasque Flower pattern.

Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway.

MaineDruid said...

My favorite is Leaf by Leaf. Anything with a leaf motif gets me salivating!

Svaana said...

I love the simplicity of "Growing Flowers" -- it is such a beautiful shawl and I can see why it would make an equally wonderful cover. I receive your newsletter and always look forward to seeing it in my inbox. rennaisancewomanarts or Svaana -- Roberta

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I love Bring Me Flowers and Lavandula:)((((Hugs4U))))Darcy

Teresa said...

The Orchid shawl has such a lovely pattern.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

My favorite pattern is the Mimicry Mimosa shawl. I like the upside down v's going up the center back.

Kristen said...

Mimicry Mimosa is my favorite!

Carmen Nuland said...

My favorite is Bring Me Flowers

Carmen Nuland said...

I belong to your Ravelry group (cnuland)

Carmen Nuland said...

I'm friends with you on Facebook

Carmen Nuland said...

I follow @Sandrasinghcom

Carmen Nuland said...

I'm signed up for your newsletter

skoots1mom said...

absolutely love LEAF by LEAF...love the way the leaves are so realistic and especially around the collar ;)

skoots1mom said...

i'm already a blog follower ;)

nzdeb said...

I love the orchid shawl

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Snarkypie on Rav said...

I love Leaf by Leaf because the edging is just beautiful and the green color calls to me!

Nanny Jean said...

I like two of your shawls. The Lavvandula and the Orchid. They are so net.

BlueRoseLover said...

I commented on your Facebook page and shared your Facebook link to this blog. My two favorite patterns are Leaf by Leaf and Hearts That Flourish.

Laurie~Let's Knit It said...

I love leaf by leaf It is so dainty and the leaf design is beautiful

Laurie~Let's Knit It said...

Liked your FB page and posted here

Laurie~Let's Knit It said...

Shared the giveaway link on FB

drjayjr said...

I like bring me flowers best since I'm partial to rectangular shawls. All your designs are lovely, though. If I win you can contact me @ drjayjr@gmail.com

Babette's Ffest said...

I like bring me flowers as I love the motif and I haven't knit a rectangulat shawl in awhile. I tweeted about the giveaway. I am @babetttesffest on twitter . I am in your Rav group and I am carol-alyce on Rav

Anonymous said...

I like the "Bring Me Flowers" also as I too love rectangular shawls, although I haven't made one yet....so its time to get one picked out and start. This will be an excellant project.

Ann said...

My favorite is the Orchid Shawl... It reminds me of a dragonfly and I have always loved how free they always look down by the water :)

Jennifer Conway said...

1. I am torn between Mimicry Mimosa and Catching Butterflies as my favorite. If forced to choose just one, I think I would go with Mimicry Mimosa :-)
2.Blogged about it! www.celebratinglightnessofbeing.blogspot.com
3.Was already a member of your rav group but introduced myself, finally!
4.Announced the giveaway in a Rav group.
5.Tried to friend you on facebook but couldn't figure it out??? so I "subscribed" intead.
6.Announced and linked on my facebook wall.
7.Couldn't figure out how to like you on facebook, though I tried.
8.Following blog.
9.Signed up for newsletter!