Published on January 13th, 2017 | by Merion


WIN £200 / $250 to spend at LoveKnitting with #MeTime knits competition!

After all the gift knitting, January is knitting me-time! What are you knitting for yourself? Merion has started off with a gorgeous shawl, and we’ve got a competition for you too!

Border Ballad by SEAknitting

Border Ballad by SEAknitting

Happy new year knitters! After all those handmade gifts, it’s time to grab some knitting me-time and make something for yourself! After a jumper, many scarves, cowls, pairs of gloves (and lots of crocheted gifts too) my new year’s knitting resolution is to make something for myself once a month!

This month, I’ve made a beautiful shawl called Border Ballad by the super talented designer SEAknitting. I spied this gorgeous pattern in my feed, knitted in the deliciously creamy West Yorkshire Spinners Blue Faced Leicester DK, and loved the simple lace edge and cosy garter stitch squish – and I curled up with my needles and made myself one in some Sublime Extra Fine Merino DK that I had in my stash. The lovely thing about this scarf  is that you can use your favourite DK (you’ll need 200g), and it grows so quickly because of the short rows!

Border Ballad by SEAknitting

The pattern repeat is easy to follow – perfect for new knitters who fancy the challenge of a simple lace edge using yfwd, ssk, k2tog – and the clever firm edge that is formed with the help of a tbl stitch. It’s long enough to swirl a few times around your neck and froth sweetly at the front.

Border Ballad by SEAknitting

I have loved knitting it so much, I’ve started another one straight away in Wendy Merino DK in Claret!

Border Ballad by SEAknitting

What are you going to knit yourself this January?

Enter our #HotTag competition to win £200 / $250 to spend at LoveKnitting!

One lucky winner will receive £200 / $250 to spend at, and two runners up will win a bundle of LK yarns and accessories!

The competition rules are simple:

  1. Upload a project with a title, description, and at least one image.
  2. Attach the pattern link and tell us which yarn the project uses.
  3. Use the HotTag “MeTime” so we can find your entries.
  4. Make sure you upload your project by 31st January!

Not sure how to upload a project? Click here to learn how!

You can read the full terms and conditions here.

We’ll be choosing a winner based on knitting, photography and the story behind the knit! 



About the Author

Merion admits that her stash is wildly out of control, but has many projects in dream-form! She loves knitting, crochet, Shire horses, cake and garden swing-seats.

Last updated: January 12th, 2017.

8 Responses to WIN £200 / $250 to spend at LoveKnitting with #MeTime knits competition!

  1. Mary McCarty says:

    Great pattern. Will be my next , take anytime,everywhere, project. Easy but enough going on I won’t fall a sleep. Mary

  2. Toni L says:

    What a lovely shawl. Looks like a quick knit, I’m going to have get this pattern. Can you tell me how many skeins you used of the Fine Merino DK? Thanks!

    • Stella Ackroyd says:

      Hi Toni, I’ve made three of these scarves now – they’re really addictive! You will need 200gm of DK weight yarn, so 4 balls of Sublime Extra Fine Merino DK. The problem is going to be which shade to make it in!

    • Siân says:

      Hello Toni,

      It’s gorgeous isn’t it! Merion used 4 balls of the Sublime Extra Fine Merino DK (200g in total).
      Happy knitting!

  3. Shawna Watkins says:

    I do not have a pattern link, (as I’m making it up as I go) can I still enter?

  4. Dawn Patterson says:

    I have tried uploading photos but it doesn’t seem to want to….is it because I’m using an iPad? Feeling frustrated as I’ve entered the Me Time competition but can’t share any photos🙁

  5. Melanie Jane Glover says:

    We are in the middle of the most awful heatwave, 39 degrees C (102 degrees F). It is not ideal for knitting which is really bugging me. I am knitting Masie and her little doll. I will have to put off knitting until things cool down.
    Canberra, Australia

  6. Robinson says:

    Please teach the rest of these internet hoalgions how to write and research!

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