Saturday, January 21, 2012

sweet shawlettes

I bet you've heard the buzz around blogland as the blog tour of Sweet Shawlettes has been going on for a few weeks. It's Jean Moss's latest book which includes 25 irresistible patterns. Jean has included patterns for all levels and all interests. Lace, colorwork, texture and cables.
The book is broken down into four different categories... country, couture, folk and vintage. I like the little explanation and brief story at the beginning of each. A little peak into how the pieces came about.
Couture:
I really love this two-piece shawl made out of gossamer kidsilk. The drape looks dreamy to me.
Folk:

Ceilidh shawlette and Polperro Cape caught my eye immediately.
I really like the tweedy look of the ceilidh and rowan denim (used for polperro) is an all time favorite yarn of mine. (Love the buckle!)
Vintage:
Mantilla shawlette. Oh, do I love this. Knit in the round out of rowan kidsilk haze. Light enough to be worn several ways.

Taunton Press would like to give away a copy of sweet shawlettes to one of my readers. If interested, please leave a comment before Tuesday, January 24, 12 p.m. EST. I will have the random generator choose a name.

Enjoy your weekend!

153 comments:

amy said...

I hope I win--shawls are my favorite thing to knit!

twistedsistah said...

I so want this book! Love the entrelac shawlette.

Lynn said...

What a beautiful book! Thanks for the giveaway!

efemera said...

Such a lot of lovely design. Here's hoping.

judy said...

Looks great! Thanks for the giveaway

Frances said...

I've been a Jean Moss fan for ... gosh, not sure how many years! She always finds interesting new ways to adapt traditional knitting.

Thank you for organizing this drawing, and best wishes for this still New Year.

nubsmom said...

Oooh, another book to add to my wishlist. It looks really neat.

Wendy said...

Looks like a wonderful book! I think the range is amazing. Jean Moss has always been one of my favorite designers.

kathryn said...

Thank you once again for another generous give-away.
Looking forward to seeing just which one you decide to make first.

sue courtney said...

Oh how fun!!! Sure do miss your entry's!!

Tracey said...

I must be living under a rock. I hadn't heard of this book! It looks like a great book to own!

Nicole said...

I love the shawlettes! These are so beautiful. I so want this book!

Nicole W.

Mama Urchin said...

This looks like such a nice book. I'm always looking for smaller shawls for Katie since she seems to like them.

Navel Gazer said...

Gosh, this looks like a beautiful book. And some of the shawlettes are kidsilk haze my favourite. How generous of you to give it away

Mim said...

This is such a sweet book. I hope I win it.

Savannagal said...

So many cute patterns. I really like Harlequin and Kitty. Thanks for the giveaway.

Anjanette said...

Looks like lots of fun shawlettes to knit up! I especially like the one using Rowan Denim.

trillium said...

I've been following this contest around blogland and still haven't won. Oh, well. . .enter me for another try! The book is a keeper.

Andrea Moberly said...

super cute! I love the last one. Thanks for the chance to win :)

Allison said...

I really love the look of the plaid and cabled shawlettes. Thanks for the giveaway!

Magpie Woman said...

My first visit here, since I've become a groupie on the Sweet Shawlettes tour. With every image I see from this book, I crave it more! Thanks for the chance to win.

Kamigaeru said...

Little shawls are so fun to knit... so addictive! This would make a great book to add to my shelves. I've really got my eye on making the Mantilla!

Denise said...

This looks really nice. Keeping my fingers crossed :-)

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love these! Would love to win! That tweed one is amazing. - Robyn

Victoria said...

I have everything crossed. Those patterns look fab. x

Mere Words Cannot Describe Me said...

I can't decide which one I love best. Every picture posted here is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Just the right amount of project for me!

Norma

Bonnie said...

I'd love a copy.

Lisa H-L said...

Such a beatiful book. Thanks for the opportunity.

Lisa L-H

Missy knits said...

Shawls have become my favorite item to knit. They are so versatile and can be worn with almost every outfit. Plus, no measurements needed for gifts!! Looks like a great book.

Irrelephancy said...

The mantilla is simply lovely. :]

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

I love this book! The first shawlette I would cast on for is the Ceilidh shawlette, I love that plaid.
Rav: zenitude

Jedimommy said...

Beautiful! Would love to knit any of these beauties.

Anke said...

Looking great - maybe this time I'll be lucky - thanks as always

Jen said...

Would love to win this book!

Bonnie said...

Wow those shawls look amazing! Pick me, pick me!

lilpixie said...

Oh, pick me please :)!

virginia said...

I'd love this... I'm trying to teach my 7 year old daughter to knit, but finding things that are inspiring, but not overwhelming is tough! Please pick me :)

Cindy yoshimura said...

Would love to win this! Thanks for considering us all!

Beth said...

Shawls/shawlettes are just so versatile, you can never have too many! And these designs are gorgeous!

Jam Jar Knits said...

Love this book, looks so nice!

jenmaree said...

Love this! I particularly like the entrelac shaw! Hope I win!

ridgegirl said...

Would love to have this book!

Chingachgook said...

Oh, Leslie, thank you for your peek into this book. Ceilidh! and then, Enigma... I could even love the entrelac shoulder shawl!

caknitter said...

Love shawlettes. Best accessory for any outfit.

Anonymous said...

Fingers crossed! I love shawls!!

Heather said...

Oh boy I would LOVE this!

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Lovely shawlettes, the idea of different types is great

knitting08816 said...

What a wonderful looking book. I have been knitting lots of shawlettes this season.
Leslie

mhchong said...

Gorgeous! I'd love to win!

Kristyn said...

I have seen this book several places and love it more each time I see it.

Debbie said...

So many adorable designs. I like the lace shawls the best. Thanks for counting me in, Leslie!

Sharonnz said...

Cute, cute, cute!

Debbie said...

I would love to win! thanks!

Estella said...

Maybe, just maybe one day the random number generator will pick me!?! What a great book - thanks for having a contest.

Heather said...

What a great book - there is something in there for everyone. Congrats for being chosen to be on Jean's Shawlette book "tour"!

the greenhorn knitter said...

Great book! I have yet to knit a shawl, but this would be great place to start! Thanks Leslie!

Dave said...

shawlette--just saying it makes me smile!! Thanks for the give away!

ambjer said...

I would love to win this! The entrelac shawlette and the plaid one you've shown here are lovely!

Knit Picky Knitter said...

Would love to win this and make a shawl for my mom. Thanks for the contest!

jill said...

I've been in a shawl state of mind.

Emmy said...

Oh my, they're so beautiful!

Thank you for another giveaway :D

fowlervilles_deb said...

What great shawls....LOVE!

Helena Dias said...

I would love to win. Thanks for sharing

Nancy said...

looks so pretty! thanks for the chance.

Debbolib said...

I see several in this book I'd love to knit. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Rosann said...

Would love to win this wonderful book!!

neilsnana said...

I would love to win! Love the shawls.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful patterns in this book! Thanks you for the opportunity to enter the drawing.

LesleyAnn
http://frommylefthand.wordpress.com/

Teri said...

Taunton Press always does a nice job with their publications. Love the look of the Polperro Cape, and I would love to win a copy of the book!

Julia said...

Looks like a lovely book! Count me in. Thank you!

Paula said...

The book looks lovely. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

Paige Knowles said...

That book looks simply beautiful! How inspiring, Thank you for the chance to snag one of our own.

Cheryl said...

the plaid looks like so much fun to knit!

danielle said...

Some very lovely shawls! I would like to have this book!

Marilyn said...

One can never have too many wraps and shawls!

Judi A. said...

I would love a copy of this book. It has so many wonderful items. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

Anne said...

I've recently discovered the lovely small projects and would love this book.

Kathy said...

This lovely book is already on my wishlist - would be fabulous to win!

camby said...

I love shawls, and would love to win this book!

Sarah said...

I'd love to give this a try, so many beauties just in the pics you chose to share. Thanks for offering this giveaway :)

Suzanne said...

Wow, it looks like there is a lot of variety in this book. Thanks, Leslie for the review.

thatchristine.blogspot.com said...

Oh my goodness. I am so into shawls right now. I finished four before Christmas and sent them to my sisters. Now I am working on shawls for my sister in laws.

stringsofpurls said...

This looks lovely! Going on my wish list!

Wool Free and Lovin' Knit said...

It's my birthday tomorrow so perhaps that will bring me luck in winning this lovely book!

Heather said...

I would love to try making a shawl! So many pretty ones to choose from in this book. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed!

maryse said...

I love that kidsilk haze poncho shawl thing. Thanks for having the giveaway

Amy said...

Pick me, pick me!!! I would love to get this book, I am knitting shawls for all my friends for this Christmas!

Alisha said...

Okay....love this book. Awesome giveaway!

grammynan said...

Well, I am obsessed with shawlettes, having made 5 so far with no sign of fatigue. Of course, looking for something "newish" to try. Fingers crossed.

LauraH said...

What a beautiful book. I hadn't seen this before. Thanks for the giveaway!

Robin said...

Ooooo. Pretty and very doable projects! Thanks for the opportunity... :)

Peppermint Mocha Mama said...

Perhaps I should have crossed everything I own AFTER I write the comment but you can never be too careful!

Kaylee Cammack said...

Oooh, beautiful shawls! I've just discovered your blog and I love it! Thanks for sharing! And thanks for the giveaway!

Carmen said...

There are some amazing designs in that book! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lauren said...

I'd love to have this book! Fingers crossed now...

Anonymous said...

Fun book
Catherine C

jenna mcgw said...

Those are some gorgeous shawls!

Anonymous said...

I have just started knitting shawls and would love to win this book. cynshep on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

Love it! Thanks for the chance. Kellyd2420

skyewendy@hotmail.com said...

what a fun book - l like the one on the cover.

Phoebe said...

It is so nicebtomdiscover a designer who I have yet to knit one of her patterns. Love that the book is such a great blend of different styles, traditional and beyond.

Phoebe said...

It is so nicebtomdiscover a designer who I have yet to knit one of her patterns. Love that the book is such a great blend of different styles, traditional and beyond.

Priscilla said...

What an interesting book. I hope I have good luck on this one! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

All of the projects look dreamy. I want to cast on.
Francis

AnnEdith said...

What fun!! I love drawings :) !

Michele said...

How nice - please enter me. Thank you.

shannon said...

Really pretty! Would love a copy.

Brandi Schoch said...

I've been seeing alot about this book lately. I shall have to check out all the patterns on Ravelry as well.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the giveaway. The patterns look great and I would love to start knitting them. Hoping to win!

Danielle said...

Love the shawls... very feminine!

Kim said...

Beautiful patterns! Love the Lace.

oliviapaige said...

Such gorgeous patterns! Fingers crossed.

Susan said...

Beautiful shawls! Thanks for the giveaway!

Mary Lee said...

I just saw that book somewhere and thought it would be fun to have!

Dragons Knitting Lace said...

OH!! I would love to have a copy. I am having surgery in February and would love to be able to knit a new shawl for recovery.

Cindy said...

What a great book, I love the patterns! Thanks for the giveaway.

Knit-Chat said...

Gorgeous designs. Thanks for the giveaway. I'd love to win.

Susan said...

Ooooh--those look so wearable. Can't wait to see the book in person. Thanks for the chance to win it!

Weimzilla said...

Thanks Leslie for organizing this, I especially love the entrelac shawlette.

erins said...

shawlettes! count me in

yarnette said...

I just sorted my stash and need
something fun to knit, like
shawlettes!

eileen said...

knit knit
I like to knit!

TLCknits said...

LOVE this book... LOVE all the contents.. Hope you are well!!!!

Sue said...

What an inspiring book! Projects for every kind of knitting urge! Full of my favorite types of projects. Thanks for the opportunity!

April said...

Looks like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway!

michelle said...

Oh.....I think I'll knit a shawlette today.....
xoxoxoxo M

Cathy said...

Thanks for the giveaway! It looks like a great book!

Debra said...

Love all the shawls. thanks for the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!!!! Looks like so much fun.
Jenn S.

Oldest Girl said...

I hope to win this book but if I don't I will purchase it myself!

Po said...

Want!! :D

Deven said...

Me! ME! ME!

MKEB said...

Looks like it is full of wonderful projects for the wintertime! I just finished making a pair of Toasties for my sister - they turned about beautifully and she loved them. Thanks for a great pattern!

steph said...

what a generous give away!! lovely shawls!

Elizabeth said...

Always down for a new book!

Anonymous said...

Thisis a great opportunity! Thanks, I'd love to win Sweet Shawlettes. Marilyn

Vee said...

It is the Year of the Dragon, my sign, and I'm feelin' lucky. Shawlettes please.

hoskins.julie said...

That kidsilk shawl looks divine! Love your blog, Leslie. Cheers!

Marie said...

Ooh, how fun these shawls look to knit! Thank you for the giveaway!

Kathy in DC said...

I love the Mantilla!

Ajeng Sitoresmi said...

it's soo cute...!
i suddenly want one copy only because see the book cover!

knitalatte said...

Great giveaway. Love the look of the projects.
Thanks.

Karen said...

What a great book! Thanks for the giveaway!

ohsewcrafty said...

This is a really cool book- I love several of the designs!

ColorSlut said...

WOW there are some great patterns in there!

kathy crispino said...

They all look awesome...great book!

Ellen said...

This looks like so much fun. I am on a shawl kick (probably has something to do with all the sock yarn in my stash) and would love to win this book. Thank you for sharing!

lorraine said...

awesome looking book! :) raineoc@yahoo.com

Kristyn Knits said...

just thinking of you...

Wendy said...

Am I too late? I have the flu . . . :-(

Donna said...

Great looking book, even if I don't win, I'm looking that one up

PenCraft said...

thanks for the chance to win!