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Name it and Win it: Pattern Giveaway

I am almost done with this cable vest for boys and girls and I am all set to release it. Except I don’t have a name for it yet. Yes, this is the vest I have an urge to name ‘Thirteenth Time Lucky’ because it took me 12 attempts to get this right. Or should I name it ‘Phew!’?

Humor apart, no matter where I look for inspiration, I seem to draw a blank, so I am turning to my friends and blog readers to help me out. I love word plays, so the name could be a play on the cable (staghorn) or the technique (cable) or anything that you think which suits the vest. Here is one of the photos from the shoot. Not the best, but I don’t want to reveal the best until the release.

Just leave a comment with your suggestion(s). Two winners will receive a copy of this pattern, sent to them on Ravelry or emailed to them. The first winner will be the one who suggested the winning name and the second winner will be randomly picked, so even if your suggested name does not get picked, you still stand a chance to win.

Here are the rules:

1. Leave a comment on this post with your suggestions.
2. No limit on the number of names you can suggest
3. If I decide to use the name you suggested, you will win a copy of the pattern, sent to you as Ravelry gift or PDF e-mailed to you.
4. Contest ends on Jan 15 2013.
5. Winner will be announced once the pattern goes live.
6. As a thank you to the other participants, I will draw a name randomly who will win a copy of this pattern.

Put on your thinking cap and comment away.

31 thoughts on “Name it and Win it: Pattern Giveaway”

  1. This is an amazing design! (And your model is super cute, which helps!) I am not actually entering the giveaway but saw your post on Blog Hub and wanted to stop by. (Also, I’m terrible at naming patterns.)

  2. What a great pattern! The first name that came to mind is “Sophisticate” I think it is a very sophisticated pattern and makes the wearer look very sophisticated. 🙂

    Zowmom on ravelry

  3. “Flying Geese”… The V cable down the vest reminds me of Canadian Geese flying south for the winter… when I was younger we would visit out dad in Wisconsin and that is one of the memories I take with me 🙂

  4. Chasing Chevrons – because the v shape reminds me of the chevrons you see on the roads – one chasing the other! The model is adorable and I love the pattern – lovely detail but simple as well.

  5. This is such an adorable vest – preppy and cute at the same time. I’m saying “Professor Higgins” since this vest would be something a modern Prof. Higgins would definitely wear while coaching Ms. Doolittle, hehe 🙂

  6. Wow what a cute vest!

    Being a HUGE cricket fan, this vest immediately brings to mind the classic tailoring of traditional cricket vests with a slight twist; the staghorn cabling – I love it!!

    I propose the name “Staggy Wicket”; a word-play on the phrase sticky wicket and the gorgeous staghorn cabling that you have used.

    Personally, I’m a terrible cabler; but this vest is inspiring me to knuckle down and grab that cable needle by the horns (pun totally intended).

    My good cricketing friend (and team captain) has a tiny baby boy who simply NEEDS this vest in his closet! I have decided!
    If I’m not lucky enough to win a copy of the pattern, I will definitely be buying it!

    Thanks for the fun giveaway,


    hetty85 on Ravelry

  7. Just saw you mention the contest on rav 🙂 My suggestions: Trellis Vest and/or Horn’s Vest (for some reason the cable design made me thing of horns lol)

  8. Two roads diverged …..

    Thanks to Robert Frost

    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood
    and sorry I could not travel both
    And be one traveller, long I stood
    and looked down one as far as I could
    to where it bent in the undergrowth;

    Then took the other, as just as fair,
    and having perhaps the better claim
    because it was grassy and wanted wear;
    though as for that, the passing there
    had worn them really about the same,

    And both that morning equally lay
    in leaves no feet had trodden black.
    Oh, I kept the first for another day!
    Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
    I doubted if I should ever come back.

    I shall be telling this with a sigh
    Somewhere ages and ages hence:
    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I —
    I took the one less travelled by,
    and that has made all the difference

  9. Migration.

    As other’s have said, the cable pattern looks like the chevron of flying birds. Also, to me, vests are transition garments that are worn through the changes from fall to winter and and again as winter changes to spring, during the time that birds are migrating to and from.

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