6.23.2015

I need your help... (and a giveaway!)

Oh my, I just had a really good mail day, and my needles are itching to cast on a new design with this yarn, BUT I can't decide what bead color I should use for it!

I bet you need some background to help you decide which bead you like best.... this design is destined to be part of a super secret special project with Swiss Wulle Festival and Siidegarte. The yarn is Siide-Nobel, a luxurious blend of silk and baby camel (yes, I said baby camel!) and it is going to make the most gorgeous secret project ever!

You might remember that I met Fides and Gaby when I was in Switzerland last summer and that I fell in love with both them and their yarns. During my visit Fides and Gaby loaded me up with yarn to design with (it's an occupational hazard of mine). I received a sweater's quantity worth of Siide-Buschper which has already been knit up in a sweater that will be released later this summer (see sneak peek below!) and two skeins of Siide-Fideel.
This morning while surfing the internet (and stalking the mailbox for my yarn) I saw that the Swiss Wulle Festival announced Under the Same Sky, a collaboration with native knitwear designer Nadia Crรฉtin-Lรฉchenne. Isn't this shawl stunning?

I immediately thought of the two skeins of Siide-Fideel I got last summer, but there is no way I have time to join in on the Under the Same Sky KAL, no matter how gorgeous and fun to knit I think this shawl is!

So, since I am asking you for help choosing beads, I figure in exchange one of you should get to win them so you can join in on the KAL in my stead...

The giveaway details... 
Which bead do you like best with my yarn?
A- Silver lined square hole pale pink (Matsuno)
B-
Silver lined square hole pink AB matte finish (Matsuno)
C- Transparent raspberry AB  (Toho)
D- Transparent topaz AB Delica (Miyuki)

Just leave a comment letting me know your choice (A,B,C, or D) below by 12pm (EST) on June 28th, don't forget to leave a way to get in touch with you! I randomly choose a winner on Monday the 29th and get your 2 skeins of Siide-Fidel out to you!

299 comments:

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    1. D! please

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    2. For an elegant, softer with some interest look, I would pick D; but for a fun look I would pick C. It all depends on what beauty you are creating :) vivcrest on Ravelry

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    3. I love the pop of "D". Thank you, Laura, for sharing and writing up this interesting blog. I'm loving this "Under The Same Sky" shawl. Cheers!
      Briggie @ Rav

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  2. Definitely A!

    rkray3ATyahooDOTcom

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  3. shellie.urso@gmail.com as a way to get a hold of me.

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  4. Ohhh! I'm loving D!!!

    (craftymands on rav)

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  5. I agree with Nicole & Yvonne, I like "C" best! Ravelry-Mrsdbritton3

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  6. And to round it out, D! :)

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  7. And to round it out, D! :)

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  8. D!
    onemorerowplease on Ravelry

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  9. I really like D!

    GemfireKnits on Ravelry

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  10. I am loving the look of B.

    prayerknitter on Ravelry

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  11. It has to be B!!!
    skristiansen on Ravelry

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  12. I really like C!!!! Scriccio on Ravelry

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  13. I'm torn between c&d. I vote d
    as LaurelFaye On Raverly and Facebook

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  14. Definitely D - I can just imagine how they'll catch the light!

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  15. B- love the way they pick up the light in the yarn and makes it brighten!
    jknightknits on Ravelry

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  16. I like B!
    (Rav: ladydisdn )

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  17. D- Transparent topaz AB Delica (Miyuki) Seems soooo right! Rav ID: mim

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  18. I really like D.
    MMahoney on Ravelry

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  19. I agree with most. D is the best. RAV : Brennaknitty

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  20. I love C & D but I think C will pop more so C!

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  21. This is very easy BBBBBBB......

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  22. Definitely D, the Delicas! Scrumptious!
    Rav: JanHicks

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  23. Can I play too ? I would say A or D ;)
    And thank you so much for your nice words about my design !

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  24. B!

    Thanks for the giveaway! RavID: mikron

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  25. I was torn between A and C, but now I am most definitely in the C camp!

    Ravelry username is NakedOrangie :)

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  26. A! Although I have a suspicion we're not making it any easier for you ;) JanKK on Rav

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  27. Laura,
    I can see your dilemma because each would be lovely! But my vote is D. I think it would be elegant and correctly decadent with baby camel...what a wonderful occupational hazard you have! Thanks for sharing.
    Mariaeb on Rav

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  28. Really like C! And, what does baby Camel yarn feel like - soft, any hairs to irritate allergies? Gorgeous stuff! I am knit1baketoo on Ravelry.

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  29. I like D the best.

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  30. My vote is A - The contrast is striking and enriches the hue of the yarn, yet the subtle pink is a soft complement and creates an overall elegant effect.

    RavID: rebdavis

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    1. Second choice is D - They're beautiful!

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  31. I vote for A!

    I'm Istenno on Ravelry

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  33. I vote D!
    You can reach me at hayesdonna@yahoo.com

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  34. I like the subtle effect of B.

    bbangel

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  35. D grabs and pulls me in immediately!
    IrishPogue on Ravelry

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  36. D but C is a very close second for me.

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  37. B is my top choice.
    D are great but I feel they blend in too much.
    I love the special wine color.

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  38. I vote for C, Love how it pops but compliments the yarn colour.
    Rav knittingnanny55

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  39. I really like C but D was the runner up (hard to choose!) I can be reached at riamccabe@yahoo.com (riamccabe at yahoo dot com)

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  40. I love B (with A as a close second)!
    Knittn4Fun on Rav ♥

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  41. I love D it has a summery shimmer to it. I can be reached at anniesorig@gmail.com

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  42. Most definitely C. Love the two together.

    I'm brooklyn-knitter on Ravelry.

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  43. I like both the shape and color of D!
    lautakel on Rav!

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  44. D would be my choice.
    ManuelaT on Ravelry.

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  45. D. It's understated and beautiful. (Silverykay on ravelry)

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  46. I chose B because the silk in the yarn shines!
    (davenlori98 on Rav)

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  47. I am dottyw on ravelry.com. I love the way B makes the color of the yarn pop but I have to be honest and say if I was making this, I would alternate between B and C. I am a rebel that way!

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  48. I love D!!

    Sietsma on Ravelry

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  49. B is stunning!
    Backtobasics on ravelry!

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  50. All are gorgeous but I choose A.
    rav id: woolercoaster

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  51. Oooh, I pick A!
    Rav ID: ocean1120

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  52. I vote for 'C'!!! I'm Highlights on Ravelry and would love to knit that beautiful shawl!

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  53. C was the first to catch my eye! Judging from the responses, I think you are going to have to go eeny, meeny, miney, mo!

    stlwatrs on Rav

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  54. Love D. They are all good choices though.
    Carolm7323 on Ravelry.

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  55. A. Best contrast, will show up best and make the most sparkle

    I'm Siberspinner on Ravelry.

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  56. C! With a fall-back of A. I'm WordLily on Ravelry.

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  57. A- Silver lined square hole pale pink (Matsuno)

    I am skaro964 on Raverly.

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  58. C... I wish I had the nerve to take the plunge and use beads on a shawl. I have done small projects like Soustache. but not on something like a shawl.

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  59. C is the winner for me, Runningscheer on Rav.

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  60. Definitely C. It would gorgeous with that yarn.

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  61. A catches my eye first and really stands out with sparkle. However D is a close second for me.
    Kerrimama on rav

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  62. Difficult decision, but I have to go with C! D is a close second.

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  63. I Like C the best
    Raverly name Academy 30

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  64. D is gorgeous! (ingleterra on Ravelry)

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  65. I like D but if no subtlety wanted, C.

    PilotJoyce

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  66. D-- enough contrast to show up, but not too much. :) --Bookaholic13 on Ravelry

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  67. D is my pick! Beautiful. Can't wait to see the new design.

    (Diana505 on Rav)

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  68. I love DDDDDDD!!!!!! all the beads are gorgeous but D is my fav!!! banff1962 on ravelry.

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  69. B is Beautiful! Karencreates on ravelry

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  70. I love D! (dena on rav)

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  71. Wow, gorgeous yarn! I like D best.
    KCarney on Ravelry

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  72. Bead D - First choice
    Bead A - second (genies003 on ravelry)

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  73. I vote for D! Love the bronzy look!

    Deb (JerseyShoreDeb on Ravelry)

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  74. I vote for B. Almost picked D.
    Danica53 on Ravelry.

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  75. "D" is my choice.

    Can't wait till the sweater pattern is released, it looks great!!
    stitchalong on Rav

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  76. Definitely C (Rav - KnitsterMonika)

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  77. C would be beautiful! marciaslager@gmail.com

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  78. I prefer C, but D also looks good.

    Isabel-Julie (Ravelry)

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  79. Definitely C! Ravelry name busymom07755

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  80. I vote for D
    hirsheybolt on ravelry

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  81. I vote for D
    hirsheybolt on ravelry

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  82. Oh I definitely like A!!! It just pops with that yarn.

    kaisapwm@gmail.com

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  83. I am partial to C, but I am casting my vote for B. I love the pretty matte finish. My Ravelry ID is Scraphappy. N_tella@yahoo.com

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  84. A because it will look like a snowflak
    flindt47@gmail.com

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  85. D but so hard to decide without more design information.
    Beth snoidgirl@hotmail

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  86. D is my choice arfghans@gmail.com

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  87. I love "D!" Looks so elegant with the yarn :)
    rav ID: janelinrn

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  88. B is scrumptious. My Rav is same as my google :-)

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  89. So hard to choose, I like each of them, but I think I like C the best.

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  90. I love D. It's subtle, but alive. It blends with tones and highlights of the yarn. I think they were made for each other! I'm Mommykins1354 on Ravelry!

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  91. I love D. It seems to match all of the subtle colors in the yarn.

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  92. I love D. It seems to match all of the subtle colors in the yarn.

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  93. I really like B, and the yarn too! I am elizmcryn on ravelry

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  94. Definitely C. :). Daisymoonbeam-Deb on Rav

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  95. I like the subtlety of C. bubbysjody on Ravelry

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  96. a beautiful blend with some pop - C corinna01 on Ravelry

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  97. I think "D" is the winner!! It brings out the different shades of the yarn, gives a pop of "sparkle", yet is still subtle and elegant!

    Email: Nannylaura@comcast.net or Prezlaura on Ravelry

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  98. Difficult decision - but I'd choose B.

    I LOVE Siidegarte yarn - My occupational hazard is jetlag - do you want to swap??

    Janeym0 on Ravelry

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  99. My vote is for "D" - Thx! :-)
    happycat07 on Ravelry

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  100. D-efinately D, they are D-licious those D-licas

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  101. Definitely C -- that that raspberry color is fabulous! I'd love to knit it.

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  102. I really like B and D, but my personal fav is B.
    Lkgervitz

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  103. oh forgot........anjahansen on Ravelry

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  105. D is my favorite. :)
    Len4ik on Rav

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  106. I love the contrast for A

    Rav: Kucki68

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  108. A or B depending on what contrast you want - either would be gorgeous!
    Ravelry: cheryl21

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  109. A or B depending on what contrast you want - either would be gorgeous!
    Ravelry: cheryl21

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  110. Hard to decide between C and D... I would take D!

    Ravelry: kajumama

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  111. I would go for D :)
    Carla

    (cbatistapinto@gmail.com)

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  112. I am loving the C colour, it is soon pretty.
    amandainluanda on rav

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  113. I vote for D. Love the different colors in the beads! I'm ssunday on rav.

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  115. D is the one for me. It will look scrumptious on that yarn. Bdarci on rav.

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  116. D, love bead picking rav- Susanri

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  117. I love the brash gleam of bead A. It cries out pick me! I'm HettiesMum on Rav ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  118. I vote for A,
    lg D

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  119. I really like D :-)
    lesatustin on rav

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  120. I love A, it will be beautiful with the yarn. I'm wipperwillie on rav.

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  121. I vote for A.
    Lmecoll on Ravelry

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  122. I like C I am Hookinquilter on Ravelry!
    Thanks!

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  123. I love the colour of the yarn and really like the C-beads. I'm Isolin on rav. :)

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  124. D- Transparent topaz AB Delica (Miyuki) Love the shape and the color of these.

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  125. I'm with D as well. Subtle, variegated for interest... The yarn looks luscious. ahkraus at hotmail dot com

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  126. My vote is either A or C. I may end up with two "Under the Skies"! My first one will be made with "A"!!!!!

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  127. I like the A beads the most- the pale pink ones.

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  128. D is my choice! Beautiful yarn too!! My Ravelry name is 8cathy

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  129. I really like D. Rav amchart

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  130. I like D. Rav ID is patter542

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  131. B Stunning yarn! capitalK on Ravelry!

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  134. C for cieciel10 on Ravelry ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  135. A for me! gerscott AT yahoo DOT com

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  136. It's so hard to decide between A and D. A will give you that pop of bling and will really dazzle while D will yield a more elegant, sophisticated look. Definitely one of those two colors though.

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  137. B is nice, but I like D best
    sumac on Rav

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  138. I love B
    Heno on Ravelry

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  139. I like C! D is nice to...
    auntmeanie682 at optonline dot net

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  140. D's the only one I would consider! Blends in nicely but has that lovely shine to pick up the light.

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  141. I love A. It really pops!

    SnowShell on Ravelry

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  142. What a wonderful skein. I love siidegarten yarn. Just finished a shawl yesterday. As to your question: i like colours to be contrasting and yet delicate. Therefore i would go for B Silver lined square hole pink AB matte finish (Matsuno). Its a bright pink picking up the pink in the yarn BUT matte and therefore subtly standing out from the yarn. Happy knitting!!!! patchworkbee_on_ravelry

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  143. I really like the way C pops with the yarn! That's my vote

    katbetty on Ravelry

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  144. Definitely D!

    freddygirl on Ravelry

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  145. I like A

    Knittylee on Ravelry

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  146. I like the matte finish of B.

    Rav ID: monivale

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  147. C all the way!

    Rav-foolshopping

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  148. B! Definitely.
    Very beautiful yarn btw!
    And that shawl is gorgeous! I would love to join the KAL.
    Rav: Lonneke

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  149. A will be a lovely sparkle, B will be elegantly subtle. I vote for B
    I can be reached @ redbelles on Ravelry. :)

    Can't wait to see what it becomes.

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  150. Bonjour, and thanks for this gorgeous prize !
    For me it is B because they are those which are the most visible on the yarn (what's the point of beading work if you don't see the beads well ?) Elisabeth (saintchristophe on Rav)

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  151. I love D!

    oisillon on ravelry

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  152. Going with D. jporter3 on Rav.

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