Sweet Shawlettes review / blog tour

Today I’m hosting a stop on the blog tour for Jean Moss‘ new book Sweet Shawlettes.

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 JanMore Yarn Will Do The Trick– Jean Moss
Tues 3 JanWendy Knits – Wendy Johnson
Wed 4 JanKnitgrrl – Shannon Okey
Thurs 5 JanYarnagogo – Rachael Herron
Fri 6 JanThe Knitter – Rosee Woodland
Sat 7 JanRhythm of the Needles – Joanne Conklin
Sun 8 JanKnit Purl Gurl – Karrie Steinmetz
Mon 9 JanCraftSanity – Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood
Tues 10 JanPlanet Purl – Beth Moriarty
Wed 11 JanSunset Cat – Stephannie Tallent
Thurs 12 JanA Really Good Yarn – Julie Schilthuis
Fri 13 Janknit 1 chicago – Lynn Coe
Sat 14 JanGo Knit In Your Hat – Carol Sulcoski
Sun 15 JanRedshirt Knitting – Erika Barcott
Mon 16 JanIn The Loop – Cheryl & Ellen
Tues 17 JanWEBS – Kathy Elkins
Wed 18 JanZeneedle – Margene Smith
Thurs 19 JanKnitspot – Anne Hanson
Fri 20 JanUrban Yarns – Alexa Ludeman
Sat 21 JanA Friend to knit with – Leslie Friend
Mon 23 JanTentenknits – Margaux Hufnagel
Tues 24 JanFancy Tiger CraftsAmber Corcoran
Thurs 26 JanThe PanopticonFranklin Habit
TBDChic Knits – Bonne Marie Burns

33 thoughts on “Sweet Shawlettes review / blog tour”

  1. Seeing as I have not a bazillion projects on my must-do list, count me in. I am sure I can find at least four or five to add!

  2. I’m on a bit of a cowl ‘n’ cape kick at the moment – and you’re right, they make perfect gifts! I’m rather taken with ‘Frost’, in the photo gallery.

  3. All the garments I’ve seen so far are really cute. I can’t wait to see the rest of the book.

  4. The book looks wonderful – and I know my sister would love that leopard print too (one more item on the list of things I can make for her :P)

  5. Thank you for the review of Jean Moss’s Sweet Shawlettes book and for the opportunity to enter the drawing.

    I join in your appreciation of Jean’s innovative designs such as Ceilidh – it’s like a combination of cozy turtleneck sweater and comfy plaid flannel shirt. I just want to cuddle up in it!


  6. I have been craving some good cowl patterns! I just made one that didn’t turn out real well.. I could use more patterns as re-do’s!

  7. I would love a copy of this book! I’ve made a couple of cowls recently, and these shawlettes would be a fun new challenge. Thanks!

  8. I just heard about your website from my sister, she got your book from the library and said it was fabulous. Please enter me in the giveaway I would love to win the book.

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