First of all: KITTY!!!
Sorry, I got distracted there for a second. Me and leopard print, we have a thing. You can win a copy of the book for yourself by leaving a comment on this post, and trust me, there are some great patterns to be had. Check out the project gallery here.
Why knit shawlettes and cowls and related items? Well, if you hadn’t noticed, I’ve been on a bit of a cowl kick myself lately (Minu, Stacked). They’re fast and fun to knit, you can splurge on the yarn because it’s not a huge sweater’s worth, and they tend to be very wearable. Plus, as gifts they can’t be beat, because sizing is rarely an issue.
Jean has 25 lovely patterns in her book, and they have a broad range of styles, from country to vintage-inspired to folk and couture-type pieces. (Those are the four sections of the book). What’s inspirational for me is the different shapes and styles — no blah “oh look, another triangle with patterns worked into it). There’s turtlenecks, ruffles, lace, colorwork, buttons…never a dull moment. If you want to step your shawlette-knitting up a notch, this is the book to get!
Check out other stops on the tour using the Sweet Shawlettes blog tour itinerary:
Mon 2 Jan – More Yarn Will Do The Trick– Jean Moss
Tues 3 Jan – Wendy Knits – Wendy Johnson
Wed 4 Jan – Knitgrrl - Shannon Okey
Thurs 5 Jan – Yarnagogo – Rachael Herron
Fri 6 Jan – The Knitter – Rosee Woodland
Sat 7 Jan – Rhythm of the Needles – Joanne Conklin
Sun 8 Jan – Knit Purl Gurl – Karrie Steinmetz
Mon 9 Jan – CraftSanity – Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood
Tues 10 Jan – Planet Purl – Beth Moriarty
Wed 11 Jan – Sunset Cat – Stephannie Tallent
Thurs 12 Jan – A Really Good Yarn – Julie Schilthuis
Fri 13 Jan – knit 1 chicago – Lynn Coe
Sat 14 Jan – Go Knit In Your Hat – Carol Sulcoski
Sun 15 Jan – Redshirt Knitting – Erika Barcott
Mon 16 Jan – In The Loop – Cheryl & Ellen
Tues 17 Jan – WEBS – Kathy Elkins
Wed 18 Jan – Zeneedle – Margene Smith
Thurs 19 Jan – Knitspot – Anne Hanson
Fri 20 Jan – Urban Yarns – Alexa Ludeman
Sat 21 Jan – A Friend to knit with – Leslie Friend
Mon 23 Jan – Tentenknits – Margaux Hufnagel
Tues 24 Jan – Fancy Tiger Crafts – Amber Corcoran
Thurs 26 Jan – The Panopticon – Franklin Habit
TBD – Chic Knits – Bonne Marie Burns