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 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
This book looks great! I can’t wait to get my hands on it!
What a lovely book. I would love to have a copy. mimsfam at gmail dot com
Must get me a copy of that book — can you oblige by picking me? !
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!
Cute book! I haven’t seen it advertised before, but I really like what I see so far 🙂
This book is cute! And going by the pattern on the cover, it looks like there’s going to be even more cuteness inside the book. Lovely work Jean!
The book looks great. I would love a copy!
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.
All the garments I’ve seen so far are really cute. I can’t wait to see the rest of the book.
Freezing in Michigan, love the book, need the book to knit some warmth into this long winter!!! Love your blog.
this book looks fantastic! (lol, so want it!)
Fabulous shawlette! I would love this book!
the designs are so cool! i love the harlequin one..id love to finally have a chance to try entrelac
Kitty looks amazing, as does the cover one. Would love to win a copy!
Shawlettes …. perfect for a sub tropical climate with mild winters!
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)
the kitty is awesome, but a little too-too for me!
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!
I like what I saw and heard about this book. I love the patterns and would like to make a few. Thanks for the giveaway.
Great looking patterns! I would love to try some of them – thank you for the opportunity!
Love the patterns, love the book. Hope to win!
Fingers and toes tightly crossed!
I love the entrelec shawlette on the cover. Would love to win this book. Thank you for the chance.
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!
Love kitty, as well as polperro (and where did she find that awesome blingy pin?)! Nice write-up, thanks.
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!
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.
This book looks great! I love the shawlette on the cover! And Green at Heart is beautiful, too!
Wow, these shawlettes are really appealing.
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