UPDATE: Winner Announcement

For this design, I was inspired by all those fluffy ribbed tweed scarves I keep seeing all over the place. Seriously, they’re EVERYWHERE. I don’t know what it is….the tweed. The fluffiness. Or the sheer fact that a ginormous knit scarf means FALL IS FINALLY HERE!!!

I’m gonna go with all of the above.


So how could I not design one, right?! And it didn’t take me long to choose the perfect stitch AND yarn. I decided for something of this large scale and length I wanted to go with a simplistic, easy-to-memorize stitch and I wanted to knit it in a gauge that grew to epic proportions at a flick of the wrist (literally).

I chose Fisherman’s Rib and Lion Brand’s Wool-Ease Thick & Quick. Introduce these two to each other and they basically gaze into each others eyes, fall in love and create this beautiful baby….er, scarf.


Now, part of the interest of this scarf lies in the color changes and combinations. It’s not just two colors of different tweeds. A worsted weight contrast color is carried along with both the main and contrast colors of Thick & Quick up the entire length of the scarf. This process creates a glorious marriage of colors that work along the same palette. Glorious.


This pattern will (of course) be posted here on my blog for you to download for free while it’s in the Beta stage of testing. (link at the bottom of this post.) But you all know I can’t send you off without another Giveaway. “Don’t let us be silly!”


So here’s what’s up for grabs. And it’s a Doozie! EVERYTHING that you’ll need to knit this scarf. And by everything, I mean everything.

Even a pretty little gauge for swatching and beautiful handmade scissors. No last minute trips to the yarn store, y’all! Here’s the Haul breakdown, (Retail Value – $54.00):


I’ll be choosing ONE winner by random, using the Rafflecopter widget. To be eligible, leave a comment on this post telling me what you like most about fall. That’s it! Then, follow the prompts in the Rafflecopter widget below. In addition to commenting, you can also follow and share on your social media for extra entries. Please do share the love!

The Giveaway will run until Monday, October 12, 2015.

I will contact the winner by email to retrieve mailing information. So it’s a good idea to add me to your mailing list/address book so you don’t miss the email notification: kalurah[at]whiletheyplay[dot]com
Note: If the winner does not reply within 10 days of notification, they will forfeit their prize and another winner will be chosen by random and notified by email and on the blog.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

In addition to the Giveaway, I also have some fun new video tutorials I just added to my Youtube channel. These are techniques used in the Whiskey & Rye pattern so the links are imbedded into the pdf but here is a lookie-lou into the two tutorials. Enjoy!


Purchase Whiskey & Rye:

Have a wonderful hump-day that’s hopefully filled with yarn and stitches!

Happy Knitting,



Join the discussion 88 Comments

  • Liz Reed says:

    I live in Western, NY so we have a full change of all the Seasons. But, Autumn has always been my favorite. The colors, the smells and that crisp evening air that carries the scents of hard woods being burned in fireplaces & stoves. Hayrides, Football games I can hear being played and the fire works that go off when the Home-Team wins from the University about a mile away. Watching as the leaves go from pale & explode into bright vivid colors. Drinking hot chocolate & watching the kids running thru the leaf piles with the dogs chasing right on their tails all while they are calling to & laughing at each-other. I think the stars are their brightest during the Autumn and the moon glows deeper. It always makes me want to take a walk in the evenings thru the woods that back up to my yard. All of this inspires me when I sit down & pick up my hook & yarns looking to create something new. Then, the Fall Seasons memories keep me going & carry me through our very long & cold winters, just waiting for Spring…my second favorite Season. Best of luck to everyone for the contest & Thank you for your wonderful Patterns Kalurah.

  • Sallyhp says:

    I love, especially here, that you finally get to feel a little chilly. Wrap your hands around a warm mug of coffee-leave your window open at night while you sleep-bust out the down comforter, boots and jeans and sweaters! I love it all 😉 Marled yarns are so hot right now! I love fisherman’s rib!

  • Kimberly Charfauros says:

    My favorite memory is of my grandmother teaching me to crochet. It is the best gift she could have ever given me. Even though she passed almost 17 years ago, everytime I pick up a hook I think of her. This scarf is beautiful and something I know we would have made side by side.

  • Dawn LeVay says:

    I love the crisp air and the leaves changing colors on the trees.

  • Tammy says:

    I love being able to get all my sweaters out to wear again, that’s my favorite thing. The tree colors and cool crisp air, and knitting new accessories are a close second.

  • Berta Joseph says:

    The beautiful colors of the trees as seen from the mountain top or looking up as the road disects a forest of trees in so many colors its as if Crayola threw a box of 64 crayons and painted them

  • Brenda says:

    Football, cooler weather and the leaves changing colors are my favorite part of fall. Oh, and I get to wear my boots again! Great giveaway.

  • Angie says:

    Fresh pressed apple cider is my fall favorite. It reminds me of when I was little. We’d come home from school & find a jug of cider sitting at the back door from our neighbor “Grandpa” Breedlove! It was such a treat, just like him. They were wonderful people!

  • Shelley says:

    Football games – but only for the marching bands, our county fair, and of course the pumpkin show. These are all places I can wear the scarves that I have been working on all summer.

  • Soraya Ayazi says:

    fall is cuddle weather!! 🙂

  • Renee hulavich says:

    Fall is my favorite season. The crisp air and vibrant colors! Football season.

  • Mandey Clark says:

    I love fall because the weather is cooling off and it’s time to wear sweaters and boots. I recently took up knitting and I love it. My 12 year old daughter has learned too. We are currently making scarves and attempting hats for ourselves and my hubby & son.

  • Jean Ashley says:

    I remember my mom sitting next to me in the living room of the house we rented when I was a kid, looking through women’s magazines for craft patterns (I’m a 70’s kid). She taught me how to knit, crochet, embroider, cross-stitch, macrame, and loom weaving. She only taught me the basics, and then let me fiddle/figure things out on my own, and she probably did it to give herself some time to herself, but I remember sitting there next to her and learning what she loved to do. She’s in her 80s now, and doesn’t remember any of those things except for crochet, and she doesn’t even do that very often anymore. She certainly doesn’t remember teaching me those things–I’ve asked. But learning crafting from her was the best memory of my childhood.

  • Solène Lareur says:

    I just fell in love with your pattern! So simple and elegant. What I love about fall is that we still have some warm and sunny days while we get to prepare for winter with a lot of knitting and crochet. I also like redecorating for the season!

  • Nancy Sato says:

    I LOVE sweater weather. It brings back cherished memories of my mother curling up on the couch w her needles & yarn. I keep sets of her needles in my car, at work, & in different rooms of my house just to keep her close.

  • Jan says:

    The cooler weather and the fall colors, in both nature and fall decorations.

  • Jo Kurtz says:

    Autumn is the wind down from the hectic, hot days of summer, Love the crunchy leaves underfoot and the touch of frost in the air with the smell of smoke underneath. Now is the countdown to Christmas!

  • So fall for me is the best because I feel close to my Grandfather again. His birthday is October 8th, and he died in October. When the leaves start to change it finally marks that point and makes me appreciate wearing his jacket and carrying his umbrella. It makes colder nights and cool mornings warm, and lets me dance in the rain with the love of my life. Fall to me is being closer to the man who was my father my whole life.

    I still have the scarf I was knitting him, hanging (now finished) on my door.

  • I love the cooler evenings in the fall for strolling on the beach now that all the summer people are gone,the gardens are at their peak ready to die and wait for another year and all the little children are back to school.And most of all the stillness of the evenings !

  • Becky Carothers says:

    I love the beautiful fall colors as the trees turn red, gold, and yellow.

  • Marly says:

    What don’t I love about fall? It’s my favorite time of year! – Leaves changing colors, cool/crisp air, pumpkins flavored everything, apple picking, warm knit dresses with knee high boots, cozy scarfs and hats, being able to enjoy a warm cup of cocoa while gazing through a window … there’s just too many things!! 🙂

  • colette says:

    So pretty!
    What I love most about Fall is the shade of red that the leaves turn – it is so bright and sharp and deep, it almost hurts too look at it

  • Meaghan neice says:

    Absolutely in love with this. I am new to all of this and am wanting to learn more!!

  • Ellen says:

    My warm fuzzy winter robe, a roaring fire in the fireplace, hand knit scarves, and long walks through leaf strewn paths.

  • Meaghan neice says:

    Amazing and snuggly!!

  • Kerri says:

    I love the color change but mostly I love the smell.

  • Buffy Quinn says:

    I love time spent outside in the fall

  • Buffy Quinn says:

    I love the sky in fall. The blue is a deeper blue than the rest of the year and the colors on the trees look perfect against it

  • Tina Secrist says:

    The thing I like best about fall is getting out the chunky yarn. The fall air gives me the itch to knit.

  • Paula Allen says:

    What I love most about fall isn’t the change in the light or the plethora of pumpkin spice or even the cessation of comments like, “I don’t know how you can knit in this heat”…No, it’s the simplest thing in the world: Cats come back to snuggle with me in bed.

  • Nadine B says:

    I love the weather

  • Sylvia Ellis says:

    I love everything about Fall. It’s actually my favorite season. In my state it’s State Fair time and then the International Balloon Fiesta. Then all of the wonderful holidays.

  • Beverley says:

    It looks like it’s quick and easy.

  • Renee says:

    Fall is wonderful because it cools off enough to enjoy being outside!

  • I love autumn, the heat of summer can linger before the cold of winter sets in. You can enjoy making new accessories with out being too hot and looking forward to enjoying them yourself or to friends. Beautiful fall colours.

  • Kecia says:

    What I love about fall is the crisp nights;sleeping with the windows open a bit makes for a great nights sleep.

  • Pamela Harrelson says:

    My favorite thing about fall is the cooler weather (I live in Texas, so now the high temp is usually still in the 90’s). Cooler weather gives me a chance to wear my knitted items.

  • Kerry Prill says:

    My grandma taught me how to knit when I was six. Now that she’s gone, I have beco e passionate about knitting … It’s my link to her, plus I love it!

  • Pamela Narveson says:

    Why do I love fall? As a hot flash woman, I am finally able to knit to my heart’s content without feeling like a wet dishrag the entire time! ;-P

  • Amy Ho says:

    I love the beautiful change of colors of the leaves, the cooler weather and the season of thanksgiving!

  • Patricia Yunecko says:

    I love the fall colors, the clothing, and the cooler weather.

  • Cheryl Micolichek says:

    Fall is such an invigorating season for me. It inspires me to create and to begin to prepare good things for the winter season coming ahead. Fall means my favorite holiday Thanksgiving is right around the corner, then Christmas. Fall is pumpkin spice and apples and gold and auburns and the first fire in the fireplace of the season. I could go on and on!

  • Tine says:

    Stepping on leaves to hear them crunch… and now at 30 I still go out of my way to get them as much as I did when I was a kid 🙂

  • emily says:

    I wish we could have fall weather all year round! It’s just perfect for outdoor walking, running and cycling!

  • emily says:

    I love the cooler weather when it’s just perfect for outside running, walking and cycling! I wish we could have this weather all year round!

  • When I was a little girl, I used to think fall would be my favorite season if only I didn’t have to go back to school. Now that I am a retired teacher, I finally don’t have to go back to school and can enjoy my favorite season. The colors…definitely the colors are the best part of fall, and, of course, not going back to school is awesome!

  • When I was a little girl, I used to think that fall would be my favorite season if only I didn’t have to go back to school! Now that I am a retired teacher, I finally don’t have to go back to school and can enjoy my favorite season.. The colors, definitely the colors are the best part of fall.

  • Sally Gradle says:

    Apple cider is the very best thing about fall.

  • stitcher75 says:

    My memory is learning to crochet when I was 9 or 10. Grandma taught me the stitches one at a time and had me complete two rows or so of each. When I was done, the swatch wasn’t square. Although I never remember her ever making a mistake, she said, “that’s ok, look it folds into a purse flap.” So she showed me how to make a handle while she sewed on a button and added a scalloped edge. That little purse fit a Gideon’s New Testament perfectly and I got to spend a whole afternoon with my grandma one on one. I still have the green G hook she gave me that day. I hate making mistakes, but Grandma taught me that they’re nothing to fret about – just see them as an opportunity to make an unexpected project!

  • Mel Ireson says:

    I just love being able to wear all my pretty knits, it’s cool enough that you need a hat and mitts and scarf, sweater in various combinations according to the day but not so cold you have to cover them all up with a coat or mismatch them!

  • mjsantos55 says:

    Fall is soothing….

  • Carolyn Zewe says:

    There are so many things I love about Fall, it’s hard to choose just one. Here in Texas the weather finally becomes tolerable. I love pumpkins and fall foods. Everything about Fall gives me joy!

  • The dip in the temperature with the leaves changing; the drizzling rain with gray days; the fog when it rolls in at night; hikes with my guys.
    Love living in New England in the Fall!!!!
    And, finally the holidays…. 🙂

  • Spacecoastknitter says:

    Love the colors and the crisp air.

  • girliefriend says:

    The leaves!

  • Leanne says:

    I love Fall because it’s Fair Time!

  • jardinrouge says:

    What I like most about fall are the myriad of colours, from greens through golds, reds and browns, and the cool crisp days and nights with that wonderful smell in the air which tells me that winter is on its way!

  • Dana Attwood says:

    HOODIES! And I do love watching my little guy jump in an irresistible pile of leaves 🙂

  • Crystal Andrews says:

    My most favorite thing about call is our family’s annual camping trip in Arkansas, and seeing all the wildlife and beautiful foliage. I also look forward to wearing cozy, handmade accessories, and having a fire in my fireplace.

  • Lisa C. says:

    My favorite thing about Fall is color. I love the leaves, the sky, and the way the cool air plays on the visual scenes.

  • Val Wymer says:

    Fall favorites–the crisp, fresh air–nature’s runway parade of colors–squirrels gathering acorns–playing peek-a-boo in the pile of leaves with G’Kids–the fragrant scent of bonfire–roasting marshmallows for S’mores–OH! wearing & giving hand-KNITS, of course! 😀

  • I love the fall colors, cooler weather & getting out all my sweaters, hats, scarves & gloves!

  • Linda says:

    I love the “smell” of fall, the colors of the trees and the cool, crisp breezes. Fall is my favorite season here in Michigan!

  • Elizabeth says:

    So beautiful!!!! I love fisherman’s rib – so soft and squishy! Can’t wait to try out your pattern!!!

  • Rini P. says:

    I cherish memories of my grandmother, mom, and sister knitting and telling stories.

  • sbeep says:

    I cherish memories of my mother and the patchwork quilt she hand-sewed for me, and the quilt comforted me, knowing it was a labour of love. Now I knit and crochet items for my children so that they will have something to remember me by.

  • Jane Grabenstein says:

    I am logged in but cannot enter a comment in the gizmo above! Sigh….
    I love wearing turtlenecks!

  • Jane Grabenstein says:

    I love the warmth of turtlenecks & scarves!

  • Jo Derouin says:

    I love the smell of wood smoke from the fire burning stoves

  • Laura C. says:

    My favorite thing about the Fall is the vibrancy of the reds, oranges and golds of the Fall foliage, and the smell of a large basket of freshly picked apples. Thank you for the pattern–it’s stunning!

  • Miriam Olsen says:

    My inspirational experience was all the times we would go camping during the deer hunt. The smell of the mountains and the cooler weather of fall! It keeps me going even though fall is a difficult time for me because it worsens my aches and pains.

  • alicia grayson says:

    I love being able to wear my handknits in the fall!
    Ravelry ID is Alikat2004

  • Ann says:

    Pumpkin. Everything pumpkin. Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin spice Hersey’s Kisses. Just pumpkin flavor everything!

  • Dina says:

    The crunchy leaves and the trees painted I different colors by Mother Nature!

  • Morgan says:

    what i love most about fall is the smell in the air and the colours the world takes on. oh, and the chill in the air. and the clothes! …i can’t make up my mind. 🙂

  • Jenn says:

    I love Fall because I can once again wear my cozy and cuddly knitwear!

  • craftyone says:

    I like the cooler weather and the ability to be outside longer without worrying about sunburn.

  • Kelly says:

    The best part of fall is definitely the weather!! It finally cools down before the cold gets unbearable, I love it!

  • Dina says:

    Oooooohhh, I love this! Gorgeous!!

  • Cyndi Olson says:

    What I love most about Fall? ALL of it!!! Cooler weather, colorful leaves, bonfires, apples, pumpkins, hayrides…yep, all of it! Thanks so much for this fabulous giveaway and the beautiful pattern.

  • Frances R. says:

    Hi, well even though I am an Aussie and we have entered Spring (and how can anyone not love Spring!), Fall is a relaxing season – a time of hope and lots of fun family time. Knowing coldness is coming and being inspired to knit beautiful things for those we love to keep them warm. To knit someone something is such a gift of love. Xo

  • JoannaB says:

    I love the colors of fall leaves and that leafy smell! I love the cooler temperatures! And I love being able to wear handknits again!

  • Peggy Sevre says:

    That is a beautiful pattern. I am so excited to be knitting for fall (and this year it includes a little New Year’s Nephew I am getting for christmas) So this would be a fun and fast project.

    • jena says:

      I love everything about fall. The colors, the smells , the sound of leaves crunching under my feet! I love the taste of fresh apples , fresh cider and hot doughnuts. The feel of warm woolie mittens and hoodies, I LOVE FALL!!

  • laineyhf says:

    The rafflecopter is asking me about my most cherished memory – that would be watching my two daughters, when they were very young, playing at a Nintendo game together. I know it’s a little silly, but it was so nice to see them cooperating and strategizing together, and I look for that spirit in them today, when they’re older.
    You are asking about what we like best about fall. For me, it’s the cooler temperatures and the countdown towards the holidays. In Houston, cool temperatures are something to be appreciated!

  • I love those days when the sun is shining, but the air is crisp and cold. Autumn is my favourite time of the year. 🙂

  • donnadb says:

    Oh, that’s easy — the thing I like best about fall is the air. Not only is it cool and crisp and bracing, but it has a clarity. Things seem sharper. Sounds (of the football stadium a quarter mile away) travel farther. You feel like you could trace the outline of every leaf! Thanks for the great giveaway; I can’t wait to knit this.

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