Hey all my status breakers! I have an exciting contest to announce! Those of you who follow me on my Instagram (my most active form of communication) will know that I've been hard at work writing guest blogs for my good friends at Clover Needlecraft! Yes, THAT Clover Needlecraft (I know, pinch me because it feels like I'm dreaming). The four most recent blogs have gone over four special knitting techniques; Mosaic Knitting, Mosaic Intarsia, Picking up Stitches, and Adding Fringe. The culmination of all those tutorial blogs and videos is my FREE pattern, The Dragonfruit Coaster.
The party doesn't stop there though! I am releasing my favorite pattern ever on this Saturday, August 31st. The best part? It uses all these newfound techniques! And because you all are so amazing, I'm giving you a sneak peak, coupon codes, and a chance to win the pattern for free!
The Azulejo de Talavera Bandanna is my most comprehensive pattern to date. It goes into detail on EVERYTHING, with step-out video tutorials to make sure you are able to work up your own and stay the envy of your knitting group. It's inspired by the beautiful ceramic tiles of Mexico, and my memories of tracing out the intricate patterning on the tabletops of every restaurant in my hometown of Odessa Texas. Over the last month I've been back there with my Abuela, and all those memories flooded back. So where are the coupons. what's the contest, and most importantly, HOW CAN YOU WIN!
The first coupon, for 20% off the pattern, is available in my latest blogpost with Clover. That's for everyone! If you would like a 50% off coupon, though, there's just one thing you gotta do first... Color! Download my free coloring page of the Azulejo de Talavera Bandanna Pattern below and plan out what colors you would like to use on your own project. Below are also some examples of what I ended up doing, and what Talavera patterns are all about. Once you color your page in any way you choose (MS Paint, Adobe, Printed with crayons, colored pencils, earwax, ANYTHING) post the photo to Instagram and tag me @portquoelio in it and use #adtKAL so I see! I'll send you the code after! The contest ends Friday at 11:59 PM, so get in an entry soon. I will announce my favorite coloring page on instagram, and send a free copy of the pattern to the winner. If I can't choose my favorite, who knows, there may be two or three!