Snow Day Giveaway! Freia Fine Handpaints Obliqua

Obliqua cowl
Obliqua cowl

I am snowed in with my children today, and I suspect many other knitters are similarly impaired by the snow. It seems like a perfect time for a giveaway!

Tina of Freia Fine Handpaints wants to give a Knitty reader a kit for her Obliqua cowl pattern in the new Knitty.

You will get two  Freia Fine Handpaints Merino Fingering Shawl Balls , one in Charcoal and one in Dirty Hippie, the same color combination in her pattern.

I think everyone deserves a gift this time of the year, but only one lucky reader will win.

Our usual rules apply: Leave a comment on this post between now and midnight eastern time, Friday, December 16th. One comment will be chosen at random to answer a skill testing question. If the commenter answers correctly they will win the Freia kit. If you have already won a prize from us this year, please do give other knitters a chance. Giveaway value $66.00

Happy Knitting & Good Luck!



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206 thoughts on “Snow Day Giveaway! Freia Fine Handpaints Obliqua

  1. Cyndi J

    I love this pattern & adore the colorways! Such a colorful way to greet the dark & dreary days of winter.

  2. Bridget

    Dirty Hippie is so bright and cheerful! I’m going to need some color now that we’ve had a snowfall that’s going to stick…

  3. Beth

    I have used some Freia in the past – it is great yarn. I would love to win this prize for my daughter (she just had brain surgery) she recently favorited this pattern on Ravelry.

  4. Lizzie

    We just had our first big snowfall of the year, and bright colors and a warm, toasty cowl would be really welcome right now!

  5. Josiane

    I love the look of this cowl’s stitch pattern, and I’d be curious to see what kind of fabric it produces (in terms of elasticity). Having the exact yarn for which it was designed would be the perfect way to find out!

  6. Judy Phillips

    Oooooh, that was my favorite pattern in this issue. Somebody’s in for a fun knit… maybe even me!?

  7. Tisha

    Who can resist a colorway called “Dirty Hippie”? Also, this looks like a good pattern to break me out of my all-neutrals-all-the-time rut.

  8. Knithughesey

    The pattern and colors really caught my eye. I would love to win the kit and thank you for the chance.

  9. Susie in Minnesota

    What a fun pattern! It looks so cheery, especially since outside is just gloomy piles of white …

  10. Kitten With A Whiplash

    Everything comes together beautifully in this cowl – the colors, the fringe, the length. Really a great design. KittenWhiplash on Rav

  11. Savannagal

    I love the vibrant colors. I read the pattern and it looks somewhat challenging. It’s always fun to try new and different techniques. Happy holidays!

  12. Barb

    This would be an amazing opportunity to learn some new techniques. What fun and a great gift for my daughter-in-law who is an art teacher and would love this.

  13. Purplepenguin

    That looks so nice and bright! It certainly would cheer up a dreary winter day! I’d love to win it! Thanks for the giveaway.

  14. florapie

    Fun! We woke up to falling snow on the Wet Coast, but it was gone before lunchtime. I’m envious of your actual snow day!

  15. Martha

    I was looking at this pattern on Ravelry last night! I love the colors and the stitches in the cowl! Fingers crossed! Thank you!

  16. Sandy

    Winning this contest would be a wonderful Christmas gift for me, quite literally. Not only would I have the enjoyment of knitting the shawl, but I would be the one wearing the finished product. I’m not sure which would be the better gift!

  17. Elizabeth

    The pattern caught my eye as soon as I saw it in the latest knitty mag. It’s just so fun!
    Wish I were snowed in today, but it’s off to work I go.

  18. Jeanie

    I love Freia yarn. The colors are always gorgeous and it knits like a dream. This is a wonderful pairing of pattern and yarn. Would love to be the one!

  19. Joanne

    This cowl is beautiful! It looks fantastic on all the models. It would be a great project for the next snow day!

  20. Linda R

    I have been wanting to try Freia for a while now–what a perfect project to start with! Thanks for the giveaway.

  21. Anne R

    I love the bright colors. Just what we need to brighten up a gloomy winter day. Although today it is sunny. Frigid…but at least sunny.

  22. Kristin

    Snow sounds so much better than the grey rain of the day! Thanks for beautiful colors to brighten the day.

  23. Regina

    I always love a little (or big) pop of color in winter, especially when it’s dreary outside, and most everyone in the NYC area is dressed in black or grey from head to toe. This is a gorgeous kit.

  24. ilehlia

    Lots of snow here too. Just the right thing to take away the blahs and make us think of the Caribbean! Count me in.

  25. Kate

    I love this! I have a skein of Dirty Hippie in laceweight that I’m (slowly) making into a shawl. Something a bit quicker to knit would be marvelous.

  26. Emmie

    I am just discovering the utility cowls. Cover the breezy gaps while providing another opportunity to feel wooly softness!

  27. Chppie

    That’s a beautiful cowl. Thanks for featuring this pattern. So nice to see a more unusual gradient pattern.

  28. Bonnie

    So pretty! Thanks for hosting the giveaway. We had our first real snow yesterday. It’s beautiful, but people certainly have forgotten how to drive…

  29. Emily G

    Love this pattern, and the fabulous models showing off the cowl make it even better! Would be thrilled to be able to knit it in the original yarn.

  30. Emily

    I’m curious to find out what the skill question is. I wonder if this pattern would be good for scraps of handspun.

  31. Candi Derr

    I adore Freia Handpaints yarns and pet it every time I see it but have not had any of my own yet. Would LOVE to win this yarn and pattern!

  32. Stacy Mates

    With all the sledding I did with my kid on our snow day, a spare warm cowl sounds just about ideal!

  33. Christine Sargent

    Oh so beautiful, so perfect as the polar arctic cooks had just rolled in and looks to stay awhile. Just the thought of it, cozy everything, some tea or cocoa, a little music on low and this. As perfect way to spend a snowy cold day indeed. Thank you for the opportunity.

  34. Stephanie H.

    I want to knit all the things right now including this amazing cowl, but alas I have nothing close to the Dirty Hippie colorway in my stash. I would be one happy camper if the giveaway gods awarded me this kit.

  35. Annette

    It would be lovely to win such beautiful yarn and pattern. Maybe this will be the lucky comment! 🙂

  36. Geraldine Scott

    So bright and cheery for such dark, dreary weather we’re having outside…would love to win…thanks for the chance!

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