Cozy Knits features 50 quick projects from designers like Faina Goberstein, Kathy Merrick, Debbie O'Neill, Mary Beth Temple, Angela Tong, Nancy Marchant, Tanis herself, and many more! The projects range from hats, mittens, cowls, scarves, sweaters, shrugs, shawls, and gift items. Each of the designs feature either Cascade Pacific or Pacific Chunky yarn proving that this 40% wool and 60% acrylic yarn isn't just for babies and kids anymore!
After spending a good amount of time with this book, flipping through pages and pages of fantastic knitted items, I've stumbled upon a few that I'm really excited about and would love to share with you here.
|Jane Austen Lace Panel Shrug|
Next up I love the Make Mine Mocha Stockinette Poncho. The simple design makes it the perfect knit for a beginner and the shape would look great open (shown) or belted. It's such a chic look and a great layering piece.
|Make Mine Mocha|
I also really love the Victorian Lady Shawl knit in Pacific Chunky. It's the perfect shawl to keep at my desk for those chilly days when I need an extra something warm about my neck. Knit on big needles (US 11), this shawl is a quick project that could be knit in a weekend. Who doesn't love instant gratification every now and then!?!?
|Victorian Lady Shawl|
Cowls are all the rage, and this cute slipped stitch patterned one merges style with classic patterning for a design you'll want to wear again and again. The Slip-Switch Neck Gaiter is shown here in a neutral combo of chocolate and cream for a cozy and simple look. I love how the accent colors switch in the middle to give the pattern some interest.
|Slip-Switch Neck Gaiter|
|Turquoise Trail Fair Isle Wristers|
Most of the pattern pictures from Cozy Knits are up on Ravelry if you'd like to give them a look--I'm sure you'll find other knits to love as well.
I have a copy of Cozy Knits sitting here on my desk to give away to one lucky reader. Please leave a comment on this blog post letting me know what pattern you are most excited about from Cozy Knits. Also feel free to leave your Ravelry name so that I can contact you directly if you've won. I will also announce the winner one week from today, Nov. 1st right here on the blog, so be sure to check back to see if you've won!
I hope you all have a lovely (and cozy) weekend, and happy knitting!