Monday, February 24, 2014

Folded Lotus: Pattern Release and Giveaway!

Comments are now closed for the giveaway! Thanks, everybody, for entering!

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Hooray! Hooray! The patterns from the Rastita Design Challenge, Ariel's and my Lab Rat Knits collaboration, are now available for purchase via Ravelry! You can purchase them individually or as an ebook. I loved every step of creating this shawl, and I'm so excited to share it with you. Big thanks to Ariel, Lumberjack, Sparklepants and all of my awesome test knitters for your feedback, photography, and support. It couldn't have happened without you!

You can check out the Rastita Design Challenge ebook on Ravelry here,

or click here to buy Folded Lotus individually:

To celebrate, Stariel & indie.knits are hosting a little giveaway!

I will be giving away two prizes:

    • the big one: a free download of the Rastita Design Challenge ebook and 3 skeins of Rastita to to make a Folded Lotus
    • the runner-up prize: a free download of the ebook

You can pop on over and enter Ariel's giveaway post too! To spread the love and keep things fair, we will be limiting prizes to one per person in the overall contest.

In order to enter, leave a comment on this post with:

1. Your favorite of the 3 color combinations (April, Retro, or Curiosity), and why you like it.
2. Your Ravelry name - this important, since this is how we will contact you!

Submit your comment by this Sunday, March 2nd, 2014, by 11:59 pm, and we will choose a winner via random number generator to be announced next Monday, March 3rd.

You can also check out our brand spankin' new Lab Rat Knits group on Ravelry!

So without further ado, here are your color choices:



2 skeins Sabiduria (violet) & 1 skein Chircas (olive green)



2 skeins Solis (turquoise) & 1 skein Cereza (red)



2 skeins Peacock (grey-blue) & 1 skein Lotus (pale pink) - sample shown in Curiosity


Happy Monday!


Unknown said...

April would be my favorite combination. Both because I love the color green and because it brings to mind Spring flowers, which seem so far away right now with the sub-zero temperatures right now.


Anonymous said...

Love these designs. Retro is definitely my choice. The colors are classic. I love Solis in all bases & Cereza, need I say more?!

On Rav I'm warpedntwisted.

Unknown said...

What a beautiful design. My choice would be curiosity. Just enough pink to be pretty, but not too much.

Rav ID alilou78

knockonwool said...

I love the retro colorway. I have totally been into red and blue together lately and this is no exception. Great pattern!

rav: knockonwool

florapie said...

I love Retro for this-the combo pushes me out of my comfort zone, but it's still classic. What a great giveaway!

I'm florapie on Rav too.

Unknown said...

What a lovely shawl you've created. I particularly like the way the different stitch patterns work with the colourways of the yarn.
i think my favourite combination is retro. as a 50's enthusiast i can't really go past it to be honest! there's a great vintage vibe to it.

i'm adriennesmall on rav.

Anna said...

I really like the curiosity!

On Ravelry I'm albastrasser

sparkle said...

I loved, loved, loved the testknit version I did. It is a shawl worthy of everyday wearing AND special occasions.....

lizz said...

Retro is gorgeous! I love how bold the colors are together. I can just picture wearing it with a pop of red lipstick.

RavID lizzlizzlizz

Anonymous said...

I really love Retro, but turquoise is one of my favorite colors so perhaps I'm a bit biased.


Unknown said...

Retro is my favorite color combo, those are the colors I picked for my wedding quilt!


Special K said...

Retro! Because Cereza is amazing and Solis is so pretty too!

SpecialKknits on Rav

Nicole said...

Oh, Retro for sure! I'm a big lover of turquoise and red together. I'm crimsn on Rav.

lmecoll on Ravlery said...

I love the shawl!! The April combination looks like it would be stunning.
Lmecoll on Ravelry

Unknown said...

My favorite is Curiosity, mostly because I love the colors and it would go with most of my clothes. Im oceanbreezes on Ravelry.

Anonymous said...

I like curiosity best! A very nice color combination, the other two seem like the colors clash too much.

I'm Shemhazai on Ravelry.

Emily said...

I love Curiosity! I'm ecmstar7587 on Ravelry.

Anonymous said...

I love April, because I'm currently in love with purples of all shades.

elloluv on Ravelry

taratom said...

Love it! My daughter wants me to knit a warm wrap-around shawl for chilly Florida evenings and this is ideal. I love the Curiosity color combo as those are her favorite colors. This pattern is perfect like the variations so knitting will not be boring.
xstmj on Ravelry

Unknown said...

The shawl is beautiful! Retro would be my favourite colour combination. I can't resist turquoise!

On Ravelry I'm LittleJuniper

Anonymous said...

All of the combinations are nice, but my favorite is the Curiosity. Blue-purple and fuscia are my favorite colors.

I love the brightness of Curiosity!

I am MaybeeSomeday on Ravelry.

Connie Kline said...

I love April, so pretty!

greyowl (ravelry id)

Unknown said...

Curiosity is my favorite. It adds to the soft and feminine look of the design. My ravel name is JnAknit

sparkle said...

I would like to use curiosity to do this shawl again for my BF in Wi. She is a bluey kinda gal and she drooled heavily over the pix of the test knit I did for Cory....Yes, Curiosity would be my choice this time round.....
rav id bunkielovesocks

TiggerRD/Tanya said...

Retro, retro, retro--love it! Pretty turquoise, awesome cerise. This is my favorite!!


Ellen said...

I'm loving them all, but Curiosity is my favorite. pocketmeadowfarm on rav

Rachel (EmeraldR on Ravelry) said...

Congratulations on your new collection! Green is my favorite color, so April is my favorite color combination! Plus, it reminds me of spring, which I am longing for so much after all of the snow we've been getting on the east coast.