In early January an envelope arrived in the store with a copy of the book. WOW! There are patterns available for cowls and capelets but Jean takes these to a higher level. When you start flipping through the book you think you have found the one that you want to make. Then you get to the next page and there is another that you have to have. Easy to knit stocking stitch. Cables. Entrelac. Lace. Fair Isle. Intarsia. Take your pick of different knitting techniques. Her yarn suggestions are amazing-most are done in Rowan.
Yarn: 2 skeins Rowan Colourscape Chunky
Yarn: Rowan Lima
Needles: 4.5mm and 5mm
Did you know that Ceilidh is the Gaelic word for party?
Yarn: Rowan Big Wool
It's all in the twist: The secret to Twine's wonderful, woven-rope look is the final step, which makes a rectangle into a twisting Mobius strip of alternating textures.
Yarn: Rowan Purelife Renew
I didn't know what a Fichu was so I Googled the word and found this on wikipedia
A fichu is a large, square kerchief worn by women in the 18th century to fill in the low neckline of a bodice.
Yarn: 2 balls of Rowan Big Wool
Easy cables, plenty of rest rows and virtually no finishing.
If you go to Jean's website you can see all the amazing cowls and capelets from the book.
Here are the other participants in the blog tour. Do you see these names? We are talking big names in the knitting industry. I have been very nervous about my post. So nervous that it has been written many times over the past week.
Tues 3 Jan Wendy Knits Wendy JohnsonWed 4 Jan Knitgrrl Shannon OkeyThurs 5 Jan Yarnagogo Rachael HerronFri 6 Jan The Knitter Rosee WoodlandSat 7 Jan Rhythm of the Needles Joanne ConklinSun 8 Jan Knit Purl Gurl Karrie SteinmetzWed 11 Jan Sunset Cat Stephannie Tallent
Thurs 12 Jan A Really Good Yarn Julie Schilthuis
The book can be purchased from Chapters/Indigo online right now and we will have copies in the store in the next week.Fri 13 Jan knit 1 chicago Lynn CoeSat 14 Jan Go Knit In Your Hat Carol SulcoskiSun 15 Jan Redshirt Knitting Erika BarcottMon 16 Jan In The Loop Cheryl and EllenTues 17 Jan WEBS Kathy ElkinsWed 18 Jan Zeneedle Margene SmithThurs 19 Jan Knitspot Anne HansonFri 20 Jan Urban Yarns Alexa LudemanSat 21 Jan A Friend to knit with Leslie FriendMon 23 Jan Tentenknits Margaux HufnagelTues 24 Jan Fancy Tiger Crafts Amber CorcoranWed 25 Jan Chic Knits Bonne Marie BurnsTues 26 Jan The Panopticon Franklin Habit
Do you want to win a copy of the book?
Please leave a comment (these can take a few hours to show up on the blog) including your name with last initial that you would like the book. You have until noon on Monday, January 16. We will put all the names in a box and draw a winner. I will post the winner's name and ask them to send me their full name and mailing address. Taunton Press will send the book directly to you. If I didn't already have my copy I would be entering asap!
Thank you again to Jean and Phillip. The book is amazing.