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Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Hats off to all of them...WINNERS in the Toft 115m Knitting Design competition 2011

A little bit later than we had promised (there were lots of entries to consider), but well and truly worth the wait...

Here are the results from the 2011 Knitting Design competition.

WINNER:Linda Irving-Bell

Aran_beret

Congratulations to Linda Irving-Bell for creating this stunning hat design.  Knitted in our 'silver' Aran weight yarn and inspired by the clematis flower. We love this sophisticated design and can’t wait for it to be a knitting kit later this year (in fact we will be casting it on very soon!)

 

RUNNER UP: Jane Inkle

Chunky_hat

This gorgeous Chunky hat design by Jane Inkle has been awarded runner up. The design was inspired by giant ropes and fishing nets, seen around the East Yorkshire coast. The sandy colour of the ‘camel’ alpaca perfectly matched the local sand! 

RUNNER UP:

 

Lace_headband

This pretty lace headband or neckwarmer has been created by Ruth Ward using our Double Knitting yarn in 'black'.  For a first ever attempt at lace design we thought this was fantastic and certainly well deserved runner up.

 

We also decided to award a JUDGE'S CHOICE- one of our favourites that didn't quite make it: a crochet alpaca by Linda Ulfsparre Sewell.

 

Alpaca

 

We would also like to make a special mention to Helena Callum, Jenny Nicolson and Elspeth May for fantastic presentation and photography of their entries.

We will be putting up a display of our top 10 entries at our Birthday Party next Saturday 6th August.  We are hoping to see lots of you at Toft Manor, Dunchurch to celebrate a day of spinning, knitting and felting alpaca.  All are welcome 10am-4pm.  Hog roast and refreshments now available.

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