GIVEAWAY CLOSED: Nord Cardigan pattern and Berroco Vintage DK

Thanks to everyone for commenting! This giveaway is now closed.

We like treats here at Berroco, not tricks, so we’re treating you to the opportunity to win a cardigan knitting pattern and the yarn to knit it!

The folks at Annie’s, under lead designer Lena Skvagerson, create beautiful collections of knitting and crochet patterns for spring and fall, and the Autumn Bliss Collection is no exception. There are 34 patterns to peruse, and each pattern has a handy “build-a-kit” feature, so you can easily purchase the pattern and the yarn in one fell swoop.

The Nord Cardigan from designer Sandi Prosser is part of this season’s collection. This Scandinavian-inspired design uses three colors of Berroco Vintage® DK in an understated monochrome colorwork pattern.


We’re partnering with Annie’s to give one lucky Berroco blog reader both the pattern and the yarn to knit this cardigan! To enter, leave a comment on this blog post telling us your favorite thing about fall. Deadline to enter is 11:59 PM EST Monday, October 31.Winner will be contacted Tuesday, November 1. This giveaway is open to anyone in the world, age 18 and older.

Be sure to look at all the great knitting and crochet patterns in the rest of the Annie’s Autumn Bliss collection!

209 thoughts on “GIVEAWAY CLOSED: Nord Cardigan pattern and Berroco Vintage DK

    1. I love the smell of the rain here in the great northwest. The fresh air after a rain shower is perfect for taking a walk while staying warm in your own hand knit sweater!

    2. I love Fall. I enjoy waking up early and working out, roasting marshmallows by the fireplace, raking leaves and seeing my friendly neighbors. I love wearing warm sweaters, hats, gloves and covering at night with a warm blanket!

    3. Fall is the warm up for family visits and remember past family gatherings. Snuggling up with hot chocolate and watching movie with friends. Fall is also when you can finally knit large projects without sweating:p

  1. Beautiful sweater. I love the stranded pattern. My favorite thing about fall is that I can start pulling out my wooly items here in South Texas.

  2. Fall signals the end of the growing year – Locking into memory the beauty of nature; assigning the mistakes, to the past; dreaming and planning of a new beginning, after a restful hibernation

  3. My fav thing about fall – cooler temps! I love fall! Pulling out the sweaters and mittens, time spent outside, planning for holiday knitting. I love it! I would love the opportunity to learn new skills and knit this gorgeous cardigan too!

  4. Absolutely the best thing about Autumn is the crisp, coolness to the air. Time to dig out the sweaters and cuddle!

  5. Probably what I love about fall is that I can start to knit with wool again. Weather during the summer is too hot,and I knit cotton, linen… But not real wool!

  6. What I love most bout the autumn is that I can resume knitting with real wool again. I like cotton and linen, but nothing like real wood!

  7. Super cute cardigan! I love the huge selection of apples in the grocery store and new knitting pattern collection releases from my favorite designers.

  8. I love the cooler weather of fall, the colors of the leaves and feeling the excitement of the approaching holiday season!

  9. I love that we can turn off the air conditioners and open the windows. And of course the fall colors and knitting and wearing sweaters.

  10. We’re heading into the dry season so it no longer feels like a sauna outside – love wanting to take a long walk again!

    Thanks for the opportunity.

  11. I like the way fall smells. Outside it smells cleaner and crisp, inside it smells like cinnamon and apples and pumpkins.

  12. Fall is the season that invites to do something outdoors. Not too hot, not too cool, and just pretty all around.

  13. I love the colors of the leaves in the fall with the sun shining on them they are so bright. I love to knit anytime of year!!!

  14. The scents and sounds of fall are harbingers of the under-appreciated day of thanks giving. Would it be a better world if Thanksgiving were a season? I’m thankful for good health, time to knit and for all furry creatures who provide us with wool!

  15. Crazy but I love to wear my scarfs, sweaters, cardigans and I love my turtlenecks. And I love making almost everything I wear.

  16. I love the clean, crisp air (so nice to snuggle under a hand knit blanket!) and the sound of the wind in the leaves.

  17. What’s not to love about fall? I love the crisp weather, the fall colors, the seasonal tastes, and the desire to bake again after the heat of summer is gone.

  18. I love the cool crisp feeling of November in the air and knowing the Autunm is just coming around the corner and seeing people place pumpkins on their door steps.

  19. I live in the Catskill Mountains of NY – the most glorious place to be in October in the whole wide world. Azure blue sky and golden maple leaves.

  20. My favorite thing about fall is the beautiful colors the leaves turn to. We always take a drive up in the mountains, when you are up on top and look out, it’s like a giant patchwork quilt done in all my favorite colors! I also love the crispness that begins to be in the air, especially in the morning. Then at night the stars can seem so close you could touch them. I love everything about fall, the smells of people burning piles of leaves, the trees, stews and chilis and cornbread.

  21. My favorite thing about fall is doing all the fall stuff with my son. Pumkin patches, trick or treating, crafts, so much to enjoy with him!

  22. Love the cool, dry temperatures after the hot, humid summer days. Also the lovely leaf colors.

  23. My favorite thing about fall is definitely the weather. I hate the heat of summer, so fall is a welcome reprieve. But it’s not so cold that I’m freezing my toes off, either! It’s just right, with enough chill in the air to make me long for snow. Thanks for the chance to win!

  24. The sound of rain and wind outside when your inside, curled up on the couch with your knitting.

  25. The crisp air and changing colors of leaves. Plus cooler temperatures mean I can pull had my hand knit items!

  26. Thank you for the chance to win. The sweater is AMAZING!!! My favorite thing about fall is that it is getting cool enough to bring out the big projects like blankets. It is wonderful to be able to work on my hobby while keeping warm.

  27. I live in the Pacific North West; I love the first of the autumnal storms. We go from stillness to wind whipped frenzy, to drizzle punctuated by rainbows. It will continue to rain throughout the winter but it always starts with theatrics and rainbows.

  28. Mother Nature starts to rest…the leaves change to all the colors of yarn I wish I had. The temperature drops so you can pull out your woolies and enjoy a crackling fire.

  29. My favourite about fall is the cooling of the weather, the smell of rain in the air, leaves changing colour, and of course, sweater knitting in full swing. My sweater knitting projects also act as great lap warmers! I also love that kids go back to school and the start of hockey season – more time for knitting!

  30. Love the fall colors, Love to be able to drink my coffee and knit every saturday at my local yarn store and learn from all the individuals there.

  31. I like the color of the leaves changing in the cooler parts of the country. I will have to wait awhile for the temps to get cooler where I live

  32. My favorite thing in fall is to watch the leaves changing colors as if like a massive wardrobe re modelling and the colorful carpet of fallen leaves. Everything around becomes so clean, crisp and clear .

  33. The return of crunchy apples! Yes, I miss berries and peaches, but I am so saddened by a mealy apple. So, yay for crisp fall apples!

  34. I have been in AZ for 16 years and am loving fall for the first time in a long time. Wake up every morning delighted with the gorgeous colors and crisp air of a Colorado fall.

  35. After a long, hot summer, the crisp, cool air is a welcome change! Fall colors are somehow warming and “comfortable” – and once in a while, you just want an excuse to slip into that favorite cardigan/sweater and gad about in that fresh, chilled air!

  36. It’s got to be that the garden is put to bed, all the canning and jam making done, so now I can sit and knit with a clear conscience!

  37. The collection is pleasing, I especially like the colorful Chinle Hat and Cowl set <3 I love reading my favorite book with a cup of warm tea in fall.

  38. When I live in New Jersey I loved the color changing of trees, and the colder weather was so great for cooking bread, pies and Thanksgiving. Now that I live in Florida I like the cooler weather in the fall.

  39. I love the colours of Autumn (Fall) the best, from the sky to the leaves falling off the trees and everything in between.

  40. I love the all beautiful colours of the leaves and the chilliness which means I get to wear more knitted things!

  41. My favorite thing about Fall is, going on a foliage drive on the Mohawk Trail (Rte 2 Massachusetts). The Mountains, towns and quaint shops along the way are amazing!

  42. Living in North East Florida doesn’t give me much time to wear heavy sweaters. So I love knitting all fall just to wear the sweaters for a few weeks in the short winter months we have.

  43. The shades of yellow, orange, red, burgundy which surrounds me. The grey gloomy sky alternating with cool sunny weather. The chill from the rain. Coziness, perfect for starting fire in my fireplace, hot drinks, wolen sweaters, and knitting!

  44. The food! Pumpkin, apples, soups, yum. My next favourite thing is planning my Christmas knitting :).

  45. I love the fall colors! Gods painting. I’m happy I live in the northeast where I have the 4 seasons. This sweater is beautiful! I’d love to make it

  46. I love Fall because of the weather change. There is a nip in the air that doesn’t bite like winter. Cool enough to be refreshing and perhaps grab a light blanket, but not so cold your toes feel frozen!

  47. I love Fall because of the weather change. There is a nip in the air that doesn’t bite like winter. Cool enough to be refreshing and perhaps grab a light blanket, but not so cold your toes feel frozen!

  48. The colours, the cool temperatures, kicking all the leaves, digging out my sweaters, the school busses back on the road and the way I always know when it’s 3:20 pm, flying Vs of geese, roasting “winter” vegetables in the oven with chicken for supper, home made soup after a summer of salads…

  49. My favorite thing about fall is all the outdoor activities! From walks in the woods with my son to all the fall festivals, there’s always something to do! My favorite activity has to be bon fires. Those smores are awesome! 😋

  50. I love the cool temperatures and drinking hot cider… and being able to wear my handknit socks and sweaters!

  51. I live in the Canadian Maritimes, and with the fall colors and cooler temperatures, the world just seems like a cozier, homier place to be. Time to batten down the hatches, get out the warm sweaters and socks and prepare for the cold.

  52. I love the falling leaves, the crisp mornings walking the dog, and knowing that its time to knit with wool again.

  53. Fall leaves, rain, and the lazy clouds that settle in around the trees in the back yard. I love living in the foothills of Mt. Adams in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. No better place on earth!

  54. I love fall food – cozy casseroles, hot soups, stews… but I admit I don’t like fall. Days get colder, darker, and the chill of winter swoops in far too quickly. We had snow today… but comfort food helps!

  55. Wow, what’s not to like? The colors, the smells, the cooler weather, the ability to wear our knit wear! I love autumn!

  56. My favorite thing about fall is the smells. The smell of oak leaves, of apple pie spices, and of baking coming out of the oven!!

  57. There are many things I love about fall but my favorite is being able to wear my favorite sweaters. This sweater would be in my list of favorite sweaters.

  58. My favorite thing about fall is that it’s perfect sweater weather! Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity.

  59. I love crisp apples, football games, colorful leaves and the first fireplace fire of the season!

  60. My favorite thing fall is the smell in the air…..the cool pre-frosty smell that I get when I walk down the stairs to the mailbox….to see if my new fall knit and crochet magazines have arrived….

  61. Beautiful sweater! I love lighting a campfire and curling up in shawls, sweaters and under handmaiden quilts!

  62. My favorite thing about autumn is the chance to snuggle with my hubby, my yarn, and my knitting needles all at the same time.

  63. Putting the wool comforter on the bed to stay in to snuggle while listening to the rain fall softly outside! Love it! 🙂

  64. Love to see the leaves on trees change colour and to wrap up warm in hand knitted socks gloves and jumpers

  65. My favorite thing about fall is taking walks in the cool, crisp air, enjoying the beautiful Fall colors.

  66. Fall is a wonderful season. Two of my favorite holidays happen – Halloween and Thanksgiving – a time for warm comfort foods like soups and stews washed down with some fresh apple cider. Best of all its time to wear the sweaters and bring out the afghans.

  67. your favorite thing about fall: Poring through my yarn stash trying to find that PERFECT yarn to start my holiday gifts for the year. I found a gorgeous (but discontinued) Berocco “Inca Gold” silk and wool blend I am so excited about, and still not sure what to make with it.
    Trivia: why it is called “fall” is because in olden times, we used the phrase “at the fall of the leaf” to denote Autumn. It was shortened to “the fall…” then just simply “fall”!

  68. apple picking in the orchard is the best experience And then taking a bite out of this juicy, red, fruit , while seeing and smelling all of the aromas of fall….Could not be any more thrilling

  69. Fall is color, harvest, fresh air and wearing warm woolen clothing – especially those special hand knitted items!

  70. In San Francisco fall means the blue angels soaring above (I love lena’s designs); warm, lazy days (lena’s a great designer!) ; football -unless the Giants are in the series (did I mention lena yet?) and knitting for winter!

  71. I love walking the dog at daybreak, the cool crisp air, the scent of the breeze and the return of hockey. Let’s go Rangers!

  72. My favorite thing about fall is knitting with heavier wool yarn and making winter mittens and hats for my granddaughters.

  73. I love cold fall days where I can wear all my knits that I created. It’s nice to spend so much making something then finally getting to wear it when it’s chilly outside!

  74. What I love most about fall is the colour changes, the smell and the crispness in the air. The crispness just begs you to pull out all that lovely knitting in anticipation of cooler weather to come.

  75. Growing up in Sweden 🇸🇪 makes you appreciate the long fall and all the beautiful colors and sweater weather, knitwear is a must!

  76. My favorite thing about fall: is it seems as though things slow down and you get the chance to take life in, instead of being in a rush. The leaves changing is beautiful crisp cool air the closeness of family

  77. Fall is my favorite season! Beautiful color in the trees, blue skies, a chill in the air, college football and lots of knitting!

  78. I love walking in the woods bringing back memories of when my children were young and we would look for deer and always wearing an item I had knit,

  79. The things that i love about fall are halloween, cooler weather, the changing color of the leaves and knitting sweaters and hats for the winter

  80. Love the leaves changing into spectacular colors. New England has always been my home and the leaves are always beautiful. Also adore the cooler weather and all the delicious aromas of autumn.

  81. I love seeing the leaves changing colors on the trees and vines and watching the squirrels and blue jays darting around for acorns. The crisp fall air seems to conjure a sense of urgency about the following months and all the activities to come before the end of the year. Also knitting and crocheting all the things.

  82. I love a nice cup of tea and starting a new fall sweater. The excitement of starting something new with the changing of the seasons and cooler weather.

  83. In the fall, I love being able to showcase my knitted socks when it gets colder but I’m not ready to give up my Birkenstocks yet 😉

  84. Spoiled to be living in the Northeast and enjoying the very best of Autumn — crisp, cool days with brilliant blue skies and breathtaking colors of changing leaves all around me. I think my favorite thing about the season is the gift it brings to all my senses; the smells, tastes (is there anything better than a crisp, juicy apple picked ripe off a tree?), sights, sounds and feel of this gorgeous, incredible season!

  85. In Texas, it takes a while for fall to get here, making me appreciate it even more. The crisp mornings that feel good to breathe deeply in are the best!

  86. Fall is cool mornings with a little fog. And the time to finish harvesting the last vegetables from the garden.

  87. I love Carmel apples, pumpkin carving, baking desserts, snuggling on the couch, sweatpants and heavy comforters, and most of all knitting under a blanket at night.

  88. My favourite thing about the fall are the shorter, colder days – a taste of winter and Christmas and New Year’s Eve and family get togethers – and long evenings curled up with knitting for my family.

  89. My favorite thing about fall is the weather. It’s crisp, smells clean, and just puts me in a better mood. I love being able to wear sweaters and hats too!

  90. The leaves changing color, the crispness in the air and the world slowing down around us.Just this time of year seems to bring things to a halt, as I am getting older I have found that the fall of the year season is slowly taking place of my summer season, long rides with the windows down, the house with the windows up and a cool nice breeze flowing through your home bringing peace and serenity and clarity

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