Sunday, July 19, 2015

Vivacious KIDS :: Review & Giveaway!

 

Vivacious

I got the opportunity to review Vivacious KIDS, an eBook with 7 kids patterns in it for children aged 2 & 10 designed by both Ella Austin & Rachel Coopey. The patterns are all shown in Fibrespates Vivacious DK an 4 ply yarns. (Unfortunately I do not own any Fibrespates yarn). The eBook features 2 hats, 2 sweaters (one cardigan & one pullover), a pair of socks, a jumper and a pair of mittens).

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Right away I was drawn to the Swashbuckle hoody pattern. I also really like the Jack-be-nimble hat as it uses sock yarn, and boy do I have plenty of that in my stash. With 3 young boys who are growing fast, I’m always on the look-out for nice knitting patterns for them. All these patterns would look great using handdyed yarn. They look like classic designs, and I definitely like ageless pieces. Some styles are great for hand-me-downs, especially when you have 3 children of the same sex. What I like is that any of these patterns (except the little dress of course), could be knit for a boy or girl. This is a well rounded book with lots of extra information, such as help with sizing guidance, gauge, techniques and very useful links to tutorials online. I always love great pictures in pattern books, and the photography by Jesse Wild is wonderful.

Jeni at Fyberspates has kindly given me the opportunity to host a giveaway of this eBook.  I am offering one of my lucky readers the chance to win and in order to do so, I am asking you to leave a comment on this post and let me know which one is your favourite pattern from this collection. Let me know which one and why! You can view all the patterns here. Also, please either leave your Ravelry ID or your email address if you are not on Ravelry so that the eBook can be sent to you. I'll pick the winner Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 at 10pm (EST).

If you cannot wait to see if you’ve won and must purchase this awesome eBook now, you can purchase Vivacious Kids on Ravelry using an exclusive discount code I have to offer you. Use the code: KnitPurlMama to receive 25% off the book or any of the single patterns from now until Sunday, August 9th, 2015. If you do win the collection and you did buy the collection, Fyberspates will reimburse you.

Do let me know if you knit any of these lovely patterns, I’d love to see how they turn out!

Note: I was gifted a copy of Viviacious Kids Pattern Book to review however all opinions in this review are my own.

20 comments:

Bonnie said...

love the ring-a-ding dress1 The hats are great too!

Roxanne Stevens said...

Swashbuckle hoody is my favorite. It's so versatile.

roxy64 on Ravelery

therealhotcheese said...

Hi Robyn, what a great giveaway! Thanks so much for the chance. I am a big fan of Rachel Coopey's, and this book looks fab,

therealhotcheese said...

Eek I'm sorry, I forgot tosay which pattern is my fave: I really like the Margery Daw socks! Why? well, the pattern and the colour they used is gorgeous :-)

sparky136 said...

Margery Daw socks because I'm on a sock knitting spree right now.
sparky136 on Ravelry

Carmen N said...

My daughter would look really cute in the Ring-a-ring dress (asimplehomestd on Rav)

Jeanette said...

The ring-a-ring dress would look good on my niece! Thanks for the chance to win!

Spinner said...

So cute! The swashbuckle hoodie is super cute. Would love to knit that :)

Jen greenwgirl on rav

Thanks for the chance to win!

J

Linsey said...

The Tickety-Boo Mittens would definitely be first to be cast on and fly off my needles. I love hand knitting mittens for my kids!

Lindenheart on Ravelry

Monica said...

The hoodie is also the first pattern that jumped out at me, but the Lickety-split hat is adorable too. This is a lovely collection of patterns!

Spinner said...

Not trying to enter twice - but "tickety-boo" mitts would have to be knit, just on the name alone!

xoxo Jen

CeeRoi said...

Awesome giveaway Robyn!!! Such a cute ebook, the patterns are super!

Kerry said...

So cute! Snip Snap Snorum is screaming at me. Love the detail down the front!

Lesesüchtige said...

i would love to knit the Margery Daw socks ...lesesuechtig on ravelry

Rose said...

I really like the ring-a-ding dress. Thanks for an awesome giveaway.

prettyandpink said...

With 2 boys running around the swashbuckle hoodie would be a perfect choice. The don't like fussy knits but with the hoodie being knit from the hood down it's not boring for me!Also the jack be nimble hat as I have lots of leftovers :)

prettyandpink said...

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asteride said...

I really like the Swashbuckle Hoodie, that would probably be the first one to knit but all the patterns are really pretty.
asteride on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

I'm not good at socks but I would like to try the Margery Daw socks!
patmom on Ravelry

Heather said...

I love that Snip Snap Snorum sweater and the lickety split cabled hat. All of the patterns are fabulous. It would be great to win. (Rav id - Binthereknitthat)