lily kate

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Are you familiar with lily kate? If not, let me introduce you.

Lily is friends with my daughter, Libby. Just like so many of us, they have never met in person, but through this wonderful online knitting community, have become friends.
Lily is the same age as Libby. Thirteen.
Thirteen.
Thirteen.
I have to say it a few times, because at thirteen, Lily is one of the most amazing, accomplished knit designers (and knitters!) I know. Her talent and inspiration blow me away. I can only imagine where this ever beautiful path in life takes her.
Lily has been published in both "the Knitter" and the Scrumptious Collection. (Her sweet mother photographed the shots and Lily modeled.)
Lily also has a few free patterns and these six patterns to purchase on ravelry.
wray ........................blisco
kirkstone........................... latrigg
levens................................. McCafferty
Pretty amazing, huh!
Guess what?
Lily would like to give away a complete set of these patterns to two of my readers.
Leave a comment here before Tuesday, September 27 at 12:00 E.S.T. and the random number generator will choose two names.
Happy Knitting!

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262 comments

  1. Wow - what great designs (and it turns out I had a few favorited already on Ravelry!) Nice to know more about the designer.

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  2. Woohoo! Congratulations to Lily. How wonderful is that. Love the designs, too.

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  3. Wow! At thirteen I was knitting sweaters but not designing them. Lily is amazing! Her designs are fresh and in tune with today's modern young woman.
    Kudos and continued success to Lily!!

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  4. no laundry today9/24/2011

    Awesome and VERY impressive! Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. Wow! Im so impressed - Im a huge fan of the wray pattern but I had no idea she was 13!!

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  6. Oh wow! I would love to win this set! I've followed her mothers blog for awhile and am honestly quite jealous of Lily's talent!

    Love,
    LeeAnn

    jedimasterlees@gmail.com

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  7. THIRTEEN! Amazing! She's got a great life ahead of her! Beautiful knitwear designs!

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  8. Such amazing talent for someone so young! Beautiful patterns. I'm sure we'll be seeing much more from this talented young woman.

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  9. Thank you for sharing.

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  10. I have been an admirer of Lily's designs for a few years now. She is an absolute wonder.

    No need to enter me in the contest. Unfortunately I wouldn't have the time to make any of the designs if I won. I just wanted to comment and agree with everything that you said about her.

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  11. beautiful deisngs....I'm gong to check her out!! Great job

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  12. Goodness me I've seen her patterns on Ravelry and have one queued, and I had no idea she is 13.

    Gosh what a talented young lady.

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  13. I read her mother's blog as well as yours and never realized the connection. How cool!

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  14. Amazing talent at such a young age! Inspiring.

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  15. wow - so amazing that she's only 13! i especially love the beret. :)

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  16. Anonymous9/24/2011

    What a talented young woman! Loved everything!

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  17. Wow! What talent! I love all those patterns and will now have to go search around on Ravelry for her designs. Thanks for the introduction!

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  18. I love learning more about designers too. And what fun it is to see a teenager already making a name for herself as a knitwear designer! Wonderful! I'm going to enjoy watching for more of Lily's designs too!

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  19. What a beautifully talented young lady Miss Lily is - she's such an inspiration to this lady who is old enough to be her mama. I applaud her and her talent.

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  20. Thanks so much for the introduction to Lily! Her designs are beautiful. She is an inspiration!

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  21. I have seen her designs, and they really are lovely. I'm proud of her drive at 13- I knew what I wanted to do at that age, although I don't know that I had the skill set for it the same way, though. I'd love the patterns.

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  22. She is quite impressive!
    thanks for sharing, and thanks for a chance to win!

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  23. I am always amazed with Lily's designs! What a wonderful giveaway!

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  24. Cheers, Lily Kate! Lovely gallery.

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  25. How cool is that? I have to show this to Annika for inspiration.

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  26. Wow, she does beautiful work!

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  27. Wow, I can only imagine the heights this young woman will reach! Amazing girl, beautiful designs.

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  28. What a talented knitter!!! You go girl!!!

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  29. Wow, those patterns are amazing!! I'm so impressed with her talent. I love the sweaters.

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  30. Amazing! I just favorited three of her patterns on Ravelry that I will be excited to make!

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  31. What an amazing and gifted fiber artist she is, and at such a young age. I'm blown away!

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  32. amazing...and to think that she is just 13!

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  33. So so amazing - count me in!

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  34. I love to see youngsters who are truly passionate about something. Go Lily!!!!!

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  35. I have admired Lily's designs for a while now. What talent! Thanks for sharing!

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  36. What talent - I'm in awe. And I especially love Levens.

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  37. Anonymous9/24/2011

    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing :)
    ~Sandy

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  38. oh my, those are gorgeous x

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  39. Daniela9/24/2011

    Amazing! Only thirteen and such a great talent! :)

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  40. Amazing!! Do you know what age she started knitting?

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  41. What a remarkable girl! I have a 14 year old who would like lots of those knitted items!!

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  42. Amazing designs! I love how fearless teenagers can be. :)

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  43. Amazing designs! What an inspiration!

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  44. Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway. I knit a few things for a darling 17 year old neice. She would love these!

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  45. wowza! that "wray" is just lovely!
    lily's a pretty awesome designer!

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  46. I love how knitting is something people of all ages can do. Thanks for sharing Lily's talents.

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  47. I have been looking at McCafferty for a while. Got to get around to making it. Lovely designs.

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  48. Wow! Such a talented young lady. I'd LOVE to win her patterns.

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  49. She's 13??!! Wow that is impressive! I'd love to check out her designs!

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  50. Anonymous9/24/2011

    Thanks to your blog I've been following her for quite a while now and she definitely is a great designer! Thanks to both of you (and to her mum!) for sharing your creativity :-)
    Michela (from Switzerland)

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  51. How fun that Libby and Lily are great friends. I've been watching Lily knit and design through Ravelry and her mother's blog for a while now. And while I've yet to knit any of her patterns they are certainly in my queue and my mental checklist!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win the patterns Lily

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  52. Thirteen huh??? Wow what a talent!!!!

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  53. Anonymous9/24/2011

    I never win these give aways so here goes nothing! Thank you for doing this-I really enjoy reading your blog and Lily's patterns are beautiful!

    KnitPurlGirl

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  54. I love her patterns!

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  55. wow, only thirteen and so talented! amazing, congrats to such a lovely young lady!

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  56. Those are really pretty designs.

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  57. oh yes I am familiar with Lily's work. i love levens and kirkstone.

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  58. Anonymous9/24/2011

    I too am very familiar with Lily ...and totally amazed ! This girl has a very bright future in store for her ...and I for one cannot wait to see what she will come up with next ! Thanks for the giveaway !
    Kim o
    craftmom@nb.sympatico.ca

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  59. Wow--Such amazing talent Congratulations Lily

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  60. She is quite amazing. I was just learning to pick up my needles at 13. Can't wait to see what she comes up with in the future. Thanks for the giveaway.
    mtower@bellsouth.net

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  61. Holy cow! Her patterns are incredible.

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  62. Congrats Lily - you are a shining star in the making. Hats off

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  63. i love lily's patterns already. she's doing wonderful work!

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  64. Debbie9/24/2011

    What a talented girl! I would love to win this give-away.

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  65. I have been admiring Lily Kate patterns for a little while. It blew me away when I found out how old she is. Her talent is amazing

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  66. beautiful! so impressed that she is 13! thanks for the give away!

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  67. Oh my goodness. Those are incredible - I can't believe she's only thirteen! At thirteen I was just fiddling around with single crochet!

    -Mel, melsundquist(at)gmail(dot)com
    http://thriftingvignettist.wordpress.com

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  68. that blows me away...what an amazing young lady...and generous! Thank you for the chance to win...I really like the look of the Blisco!

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  69. Wow, I can't believe she is only 13... I wish I had been that motivated at 13

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  70. she just warms my soul. How talented she is!!

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  71. Big fan of Lily's she is an amazing designer!
    Count me out for the contest though, I test for Lily!

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  72. She is wonderful!
    All our beautiful girls are amazing, I am in awe of this generation and I can only stand and applaud them.

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  73. I really like the designs. What talent, especially at 13.

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  74. heard about her while reading an article about a London knitting event.......amazing, talented young lady.

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  75. Wow! What an accomplishment! Love the patterns.

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  76. Wow,what an accomplishment! Love the patterns.

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  77. Carrie B9/24/2011

    OMG I cannot believe she is only 13
    I am in awe.

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  78. Wow! Impressive! I would love to win.

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  79. Wow Wow Wow. That is amzing. I could hardly knit at thirteen let alone design anything. How kind of both of you to do such a great giveaway.

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  80. How nice that they are online friends. I love Lily's patterns and think that she is totally amazing with her creativeness and design.

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  81. Anonymous9/24/2011

    I love her designs. She is truly amazing. My daughter knits as well. Love that the younger generation is picking up such a wonderful art. thanks

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  82. Anonymous9/24/2011

    Thanks for the chance to win such beautiful desings. she is amazing. I love looking at her desings. thanks again. Haileyd2420

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  83. That is fantastic. I love that she is following her passion. I am showing my son and daughter who are new knitters. WTG, Lily!

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  84. Oh I'm so happy you are showcasing Lily here! Of course we love Lily and all of her amazing designs and amazing talent. It is so wonderful to see someone so young able to express their visions so well - and such beautiful visions they are! I just love pretty knitting.

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  85. wow! congrats to lily. the designs are great!

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  86. What an amazing prize! I have followed Lily via her mother's blog and she certainly is talented.

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  87. Her patterns are beautiful. Amazing!

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  88. I have been following her designs for a little bit and am still very impressed. She's already amazing and can only get better as she gets more experience!

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  89. Norma P9/24/2011

    The Kirkstone hat must be mine! I'll be buying the pattern as soon as possible. Incredible work, Lily.

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  90. She is very young and talented. Lovely designs! Please add my name to your list. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Gloria x

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  91. I like the fresh vibe Lily's patterns offer. Great giveaway!

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  92. What terrific designs! They're all lovely.

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  93. I love lily kate designs! Have been wanting to try a few out for awhile now.

    I am blown away with how talented she is and how much she has done at thirteen!

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  94. Anonymous9/24/2011

    Wow, she blew me away, I would have been lucky to design a scarf at 13.

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  95. Anonymous9/24/2011

    Very, very impressive!

    liz

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  96. I absolutely love Lily and her designs. I bought and knit her pattern McCafferty, and have Wray on the needles right now. Next time I'm home, I'd love to try and meet up with her and her mom Amanda, nearly did a few years ago but forgot to take her number with me and couldn't call.

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  97. Holy cow, I'm impressed! I would love these patterns. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  98. Amazing indeed. I'm blown away by her talent. Would love to win!

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  99. Wiartonknits9/25/2011

    It is wonderful to know that knitting is alive and well...and that there is sooo much talent in the next generation. Lily's designs are wonderful.

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  100. moiraeknittoo9/25/2011

    OK, I feel old and totally unaccomplished and yet totally a-squee at her talent. Fabulous!

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  101. wow - this reminds me of a finnish saying : what you learn when you are young you master when you are old. who knows where this little master will end up :)

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  102. These patterns are beautiful. A very talented young lady!
    Sarah
    onetwosew(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  103. She's incredible already! I've added her to my "Favs" list, and can't wait to see what she comes up with next.

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  104. Thirteen?! I am blown away. Wish I had been even half that awesome at thirteen!

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  105. Bellissimi!!gomitoloni@gmail.com (from Italy)

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  106. Margaret T9/25/2011

    wow, she is amazing!

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  107. How did I not know about her patterns? Well, some of them are queued up now, so thanks for helping me remedy my mistake! Great stuff!

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  108. They are beautiful!!
    :))
    Sónia

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  109. Wow! Love the Wray cardigan!

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  110. She is indeed a very talented young lady. My daughter is inspired by her too.

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  111. I'm following her mother's blog, but haven't had time to knit any of Lily's designs yet. She's really amazing!

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  112. I discovered Lily about a year ago which means she was only TWELVE then. She's truly talented. I am so happy to hear that she and Libby are buds. Is Libby designing and knitting a lot too?

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  113. Whoa. She's amazing. I would love to win these.

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  114. OMG she is amazing! Beautiful work, so impressive.

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  115. Thank you for introducing me to Lily and her beautiful designs!

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  116. She is indeed amazing! It would be great fun to knit her patterns. Thanks for the opportunity.
    woolyknitsnbits at live dot ca

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  117. Wow, what talent!! Keep up the good work. :)

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  118. Wow! Those are amazing designs!

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  119. Very pretty & generous!

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  120. What a talent! Can you imagine what she'll be designing in 10 or 20 years? Fabulous!

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  121. thank you for sharing! I really am impressed by the fact that she designs sweater at 13th!
    Congrats to Lilly!

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  122. 13! Truly amazing. Her mom should be mighty proud of her!

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  123. Leslie B9/25/2011

    What a talented young girl. I would be honored to win a collection of her designs.

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  124. That is truly amazing that she is making patterns and selling them at that age!! I am blown away! Good for her and good for your daughter too. My 14 yr old likes the knitted things I make for her, but has no interest in knitting for herself right now. I hope one day that will change. And thank you for sharing this about Lily Kate.

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  125. Thanks for a new blog crush! I'm loving that rusched shawl!

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  126. Wow, what a talented young lady! Very impressed!

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  127. Anonymous9/25/2011

    Pretty incredible and inspiring!
    Sharon S.

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  128. I've been following Joli House blog for a while now and I love her patterns too and I'm SO impressed that she is only 13 too!

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  129. Her patterns are so nice and delicate. Hope to be lucky to win!
    Thanks you.
    Paola

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  130. I am in awe!

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  131. Wow!! How awesome! I have a 13 year old daughter - Lily's talent just blows me away. I have to get my daughter to look at these patterns - I bet she'll like several of them, as do I.

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  132. I just watched a show on no child left behind and all I kept hearing was how far behind american children are. Lily and young people like prove that is not true. Thanks for sharing Lily's amazing talent with us.

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  133. Oh wow - yes please! :D

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  134. She is one of my favorite designers and I'm continually in awe of how young she is! I currently have her pattern Wray on my needles. I love that Libby and she are virtual friends.

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  135. Wow! Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing!

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  136. Maureen9/25/2011

    No introduction needed here...I've followed her work for some time...she's an amazingly talented young lady! Thanks for sharing!

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  137. Anonymous9/25/2011

    Wow! What generosity. I've known about Lily for a while now. I follow Joli House blog. She is amazing. Her designs are beautiful,

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  138. Marie-Lucie H.9/25/2011

    I often talk to my sister about Lily Kate at Joli house . I've followed their blog for quite a while now. Her designs are beautiful. Awesome giveaway.

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  139. Anonymous9/25/2011

    I've been readying Lily's blog for a while now - she's amazing! Thanks for promoting this young, talented designer.

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  140. Wow! Her designs are great.

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  141. wooow....
    hope i'm not too late :)

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  142. Wow, this is amazing! I was knitting at thirteen, but I can't imagine being able to design anything, let alone those beautiful patterns.

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  143. Wow she is so talented!!

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  144. What an amazing young designer! I'll have to go check her out on Rav.

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  145. Very nice, Lily! Gr8 patterns!

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  146. I love her designs! Such talent :-) brookeali(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  147. Nicole9/25/2011

    Just gorgeous !!!!

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  148. Anonymous9/25/2011

    Thanks for sharing lily kate beautiful designs, keep up the good work lily kate
    Lynne H

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  149. ThirTEEN?! How amazing is this gal? What a cool & inspiring kid.

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  150. So amazing and impressive! Her designs are gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  151. oh wow thirteen AMAZING.. Can only imagine how this designer is going to "grow" even more with time. She could very well be the next IT knitting designer.I only made scarfs at thirteen;)I hope I win this one and so thoughtful for you offer.

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  152. I am more than impressed w/Lily's talent and accomplishments! Kudos to her!!!

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  153. I can't even make my own patterns at 56. Wow!

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  154. Anonymous9/25/2011

    Wow! I am sure I would have never been able to design knitting patterns at 13, but this young lady has and that is great for our knitting community. So nice to see young talent be appreciated.

    Peg on Vancouver Island

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  155. How impressive! I would love to win!

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  156. Wow. She has me beat!!

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  157. Those designs are beautiful! Would love to win them.

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  158. I think Lily has found her calling in life.

    knittoday(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  159. How amazing! I love when you "the next generation" so productive. Good for her!

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  160. Oh 13 - just amazing - I wish I was 13 again (knowing what I know now of course!!)

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  161. I would never have thought you were 13. Such talent at such a young age, you are amazing my dear.

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  162. Debbie C9/25/2011

    Wow. What an amazing talent from such a young girl. I am sure we will be seeing her patterns for years to come. I would love to win the patterns.

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  163. Oh my word, what unbelievable talent!

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  164. I've loved Lily's designs from the beginning. And her knitting is tremendous. Her interpretation of Kate Davis' Manu is one of my favorites. I would be thrilled and honored to win a set of patterns. Please add me to the list. Thanks.

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  165. If my 21 year old were half as motivated... Admittedly I'm grateful he is employed....

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  166. Wow! Congrats! How wonderful to find such an amazing talent at such a young age and to have it already making such an amazing impact already! Wishing you nothing but joy and benefits from this Lily!

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  167. Awesome! Lily has beautiful designs! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  168. What an amazing girl!!! Such well executed patterns too.

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  169. that is amazing. that light colored sweater is really nice. why arent my kids that motivated??
    thanks for the opportunity & Wow Lily!!

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  170. Wow! Such beautiful patterns at 13! This girl has bright future. I would love to knit a few of these myself!

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  171. I'd never seen her work before but how exciting! I loved seeing her stuff on ravelry and what other knitters did with her designs. What an incredible young lady.

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  172. I can't imagine ever designing a pattern, let alone at 13! She is BRILLIANT!

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  173. Truly beautiful knitting!

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  174. Am looking forward to knitting kirkstone whether i win a pattern or have to buy it! Such talent - and generous too!

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  175. What beautiful patterns!

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  176. susan courtney9/26/2011

    WOW How talented!!!!

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  177. Love her stuff! So talented!

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  178. Amazing talent.....beautiful designs!

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  179. Tiffanie9/26/2011

    Lily is a very talented young woman. She will go far.

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  180. What a talented girl! Thanks for the contest

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  181. What an accomplishment and what a great way to encourage younger knitters!

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  182. OMG her work is amazing. 13 - are you sure?? I just can't believe it! Impressive!

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  183. That is so amazing! I love her designs and can't believe she's 13!

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  184. Anonymous9/26/2011

    Absolutely blows me away!

    Thanks for the opportunity~Jan

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  185. Wow! Lily certainly is an amazing young woman! I'd love to win her patterns! Thanks!

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  186. i can't wait to see what lily has in store if this is what she's doing already!

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  187. Michellee9/26/2011

    What amazing talent, I wish her much success, but somehow I know she is well on her way. Please enter me in the drawing

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  188. Lily's designs are FANTASTIC! I would like to have some of those patterns in my possesion!

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  189. Such beautiful patterns - and photos!

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  190. I have seen her designs before, how awesome is she for years.
    I would love to WIN her designs.

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  191. Holy cow -- 13??? That's amazing! I've seen her designs before, and they're just lovely. I'd love to win this set of patterns!

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  192. How fun, great designs!! Sign me up for the give away...Thanks.

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  193. At 13 I was doing granny squares with Red Heart. I had no access to anything better or different. What a great opportunity for a young girl.

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  194. Amazing! What talent Lily has. I love her style. I am sure there are many years of success ahead of her.

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  195. Wow, that is awesome! :) Beautiful designs, Lily! I am definitely going to check her out on Raverly!

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  196. I love the Wray design!!!

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  197. I have been admiring lily kate on Ravelry for some time now and I'm amazed to hear that she is just thirteen! Her designs are stunning and her styling is spot on. I can't wait to see what the future holds for her - kudos!

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