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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Songlines - A Review, a Giveaway, a Coupon Code

* The winner of the drawing is #6 LisaCinFL or Renaissance Yarns. Congrats, Lisa! Thanks everyone for participating *


The Songlines collection by Ambah O'Brien is a newly released collection of shawls. The Aboriginal peoples of Australia used rhythmic songs instead of maps to document the contours of the land they traveled. These “songlines” were the inspiration for Ambah’s new collection. Because everyone’s journey is individual, your color choices can combine to create a dreaming track that is very specifically yours.

Each of the shawls are completely original in shape and construction. Chances are, you haven't seen anything like these shawls before. For example the Alinta wrap starts with a provisional cast-on in the center and works outward to create a trapezoid shape. Along with the unique shape, and the use of color, Ambah uses stripes and eyelets to create beautiful transitions of form and texture. 



Each of her shawls uses a different shape and construction. The PalanaShawl is knit in an oval which wraps gracefully around the neck and is roomy enough to really keep you warm as well.  


The next pattern, the Talara shawl  has an unusual U-shaped pattern worked in stripes, while the overall shawl shape is a more common crescent. Ambah achieves this with, again, a unique construction method, that I have not seen before.  

You can win this pattern collection! Comment on the blog saying which of the patterns is your favorite, in order to enter a giveaway for the entire shawl collection. 
Please be sure that you sign up for my newsletter, if you haven’t already done so, in order to be eligible to win (you can sign up in the upper right hand corner of this blog). 
Make sure you give me an email address, so I can reach you if you win, and confirm you're signed up for the newsletter. The drawing will be on Oct. 23.

Coupon Code

Right now, until Oct. 23, I'm offering 20% off my newest patterns with the code OCT20

Willowbrook Shawl - an easy knit perfect for gradients, variegated yarns or your own handspun.

Perpendicular Cowl - magic stripes make it special, and it's perfect for your favorite team colors.




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36 comments:

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    1. Roxanne, what is your email or Ravelry id?

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  2. Hi Brenda
    love all these designs but Alinta wrap is my fav :-)
    Thanks for the coupon code
    Helspurlz

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  3. Alinta is my favorite one, but they are all so pretty!
    kathyg on Rav

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  4. I love the Alinta Wrap (asimplehomestd on Rav)

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  5. I love Palana (although they are all beautiful)!
    JerseyShoreDeb on Ravelry

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  6. Having trouble deciding between Palana and Talara - both are so unique and beautiful! Thank you very much for the opportunity.
    Ravelry ID: LisaCinFL

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  7. The Alinta Wrap is my favorite. I'll suffer through the provisional cast on to knit it!

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  8. They are all so beautiful and I love the tradition behind them. The Palana is my favourite because of the interesting oval design.

    On ravelry I'm kraftchickj

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  9. The Palanna shawl is my favorite, but they are all so creative!

    drswilliams@yahoo.com

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  10. Talara is my favorite, but I'd be happy to knit every one of these unique shawls!

    bdgrammy on Ravelry

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  11. My favorite is the palana shawl, closely followed by the alinta wrap. Actually, I 'd like to knit them all!
    Sumac on Ravelry

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  12. I love the Palana shawl, I am in love with the stripes

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  13. Thanks for highlighting this collection. Talara and Palana are my two favs but I'm pretty sure I have the yarn for Talara so that's what I would knit first.

    Also, thanks for the coupon code for your store! I just love the shape of your Somerset Hat.

    JustAndi on Ravelry

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  14. So different & so beautiful. I love it when someone comes up with something new (at least to me). I think Alinta is my favorite but they're all wonderful.

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  15. PalanaShawl is my fav. RAVid: jenvin

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  16. Hello :) The Palana shawl is my favorite of the collection, although there are all beautiful !!!

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  17. Wow, love them all. To pick a fave, Palana! Wrenknits on Ravelry.

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  18. I love the Talara, although all of the patterns looks beautiful and interesting.

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  19. Love them all. My favorite is Talara. Maybe it's the colors. If if don't win I will probably buy them all. I already have Winona and Molto Bella. And a bunch in my cart. I don't know what we knitter's would do without your great designers. Brenda-Gay on Ravelry.

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  20. oh they are all stunning by the shape of PalanaShawl really calls to me for some reason
    WoolyTanis on ravelry

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  21. 🍂🍁🍂 Love the Palana shaw

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  22. I think PalanaShawl is most versatile - multi+solid, two semisolids, etc.

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    1. Pls tell me how I can contact you!

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  23. All of the shawls are unusually beautiful yet Talara intregues me.

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  24. I am in love with the Carinya Wrap!! Longcolleen1@gmail.com

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  25. First off, thank you for inviting me to join your Ravelry group! I'm so glad you found me 😀

    Second, I am really intrigued by the Talara shawl - I'm fascinated to see how it is constructed!

    Don't want to publish an e-mail address, but I'm SarahCM on Ravelry

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  26. I'm DorothyVDentata on Rav, and my favourite is the Alinta shawl!

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  28. Love the Crystal Bay shawl, really unusual. vjewhurst@gmail.com

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