Friday, October 25, 2013

Cozy Knits Giveaway!

Cozy Knits, the latest book from designer and editor Tanis Gray, has just arrived and we are so thrilled to have a copy to give away to one lucky reader today!


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.

First up is the Jane Austen Lace Panel Shrug. I love the lacy design of this with the simple bow tie closure. The shrug is knit flat making it a super simple construction. With the holidays coming up, I could see myself wearing this over my shoulders to holiday parties and other fun events.

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
 Lastly, we have my favorite pattern of the bunch-- The Turquoise Trail Fair Isle Wristers. The gorgeous southwestern style patterning and color palette really speaks to me and lends a unique look to a simple pair of fingerless mitts. I live in these mitts in the winter time (they are perfect for chilly days in the office when I need my fingers free for typing. I will definitely be adding these to my Ravelry queue.

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!

Kristen

83 comments:

  1. Love the Victorian Lady Shawl! That would be a fun book to have in my library. Thanks for being generous!

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  2. Sorry, I'm the one who loves the Victorian Lady Shawl and I think my Ravelry ID is lerounds.

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  3. I am loving the looks of the mocha poncho. I don't wear ponchos, but this one looks like a good one for sitting around the campfire. I don't have a Ravelry name, and don't want to leave my email on here.

    Thanks,
    Nancy

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  4. I like the Red hot Textured Shrug.

    Rav Id: RareJewel

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  5. There are quite a few patterns that I really like from this book. The Weekend Away Lace Gaiter looks interesting as does the Twist & Shout scarf. But I also think the Poncho looks like something I'd love to have around when there's a chill in the air. Thanks for the give-away.

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  6. I love the designs. I particularly like the Make Mine Mocha Stockinette Poncho.

    msgb245 at gmail dot com

    Ravelry I think the id is msgb (I do not go on too often).

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  7. I've been waiting for this book to come out! I would love to do the Twist and Shout Scarf--it's one of our "songs" so it would be perfect!! Lutemama on Rav

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  8. Love love love the Victorian shawl. so lovely. im morgaine24 on rav

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  9. Victorian Lady Shawl is beautiful and looks like it would be fun to make!

    Purplepeace on Ravelry

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  10. I'm dying to knit the Brioche Pullover! (fjcruiser on Rav)

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  11. Love the Victorian Lady Shawl and the Turquoise Trail Fingerless Mitts.

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  12. I love the Make Mine Mocha poncho. It look cozy. beezwiz on Ravelry.

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  13. I just love Make Mine Mocha Stockinette Poncho! I want to start making one today!
    JVMu1999 on Ravelry

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  14. Make mine mocha!
    Dariasmom on Ravelry

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  15. I just added the Shawl to my Rav library this morning, but I hadn't seen the Make Mine Mocha Stockinette Poncho - how would I decide?

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  16. The double duty mitten scarf is adorable and the twinkle, twinkle hat and... gee, I like lots of the patterns! PamonMars on rav

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  17. Love the Victorian Lady Shawl!

    Ravely: Brbmom

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  18. I love the Fair Isle Wristers- they'd be so great for fall and winter! My ravelry id is emyfish.

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  19. I love the Victorian Lady Shawl.
    Rusbec1

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  20. Make Mine Mocha! MashRx

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  21. The poncho! Loving ponchos right now

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  22. That Make Mine Mocha poncho is for me! I love to wrap up in a generous hand knit,; but tea for me, please, not coffee!

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  23. The Victorian Lady Shawl! Thanks for the giveaway.

    Adia on Ravelry

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  24. Here Comes the Sun!! orangegiraffe on Rav

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  25. I love the poncho, it would suit me to a T -

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  26. I love the Make Mine Mocha Stockinette Poncho. Looks so cozy :)

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  27. Like many others, I love the Victorian Lady Shawl. I like the poncho too. Oh, I love them all!

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  28. I love the wristers! Gorgeous! Good luck to all of us!

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  29. The Victorian shawl is beautiful and love the Jane Austin shrug.

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  30. I would love to knit the Tiptoe Through the Tulips Cowl.

    40MilesToDenver on Rav. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  31. I love the cowl pattern. I have 5 teenage granddaughters and they all love to wear cowls. I seriously need this book :)

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  32. I would like the Make Mine Mocha Stockinette Poncho & any blanket that is in it.

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  33. I like the tiptoe through the tulips cowl. Heather-D on ravelry

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  34. I'd like to cozy up somewhere and knit the mittens on the cover.

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  35. I love the hat and gloves on the front cover!!!!

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  36. I'd like to cozy up somewhere and knit the mittens on the cover.

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  37. Ooh, the Silver Plates cloche is neat! Textured hats are so much fun.

    My Ravelry username is karameister.

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  38. I love to make that stockinette poncho! That would be an awesome book to work from.
    Tralaaje

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  39. Mocha poncho YAY! I would wear this on those lovely days I treat myself to yummy coffee after dropping off the Bear.

    I'm keeperofbear on Rav.

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  40. Hmmm- the slip switch neck gaiter???

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  41. I love the style and technique of all the items you showed us. This looks to be an amazing book and I want one! Thanks for making that possible, maybe.

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  42. I love the set on the cover and I have the yarn sitting right here to make it in!

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  43. These patterns look amazing! I have a giant stash of yarn that would be excellent to use for these patterns!

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  44. It's a toss up for me between the Victorian Lace Shawl and the Slip Stitch Neckwarmer

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  45. I love the Slip-Switch Neck Gaiter. It would be lovely in a colorways blues/lavenders. My email for notification/identification is tselbick@hotmail.com Thanks!

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  46. Cozy Knits has such great patterns!

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  47. I love the shrug to keep my shoulders warm

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  48. I like the Make Mine Mocha Poncho. It looks so cozy!

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  49. I love the Tiptoe Through the Tulips Lace Cowl. So pretty!!

    txlady129

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  50. I like the wristers, colorful ,and cute.

    My ravelry name is Tahirra

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  51. hard to pick a fav, climbing vines legs warmers? maybe twinkle twinkle hat? they sll look so cozy

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  52. I really like the Hugs and Kisses set. I'm on a hat and mitten kick, and I love the cables on this one!

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  53. I've been waiting for this book! I love the Make Mine Mocha Stockinette Poncho....and the Final Frost Lace Capelet is absolutely gorgeous! It's hard to choose...there are so many wonderful patterns in this book :) The vest ~ Flower Girl Lace and Stockinette Shell ~ is another must-knit!
    my ravelry name: mndeborah
    thank you!!!

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  54. I can't decide! Love the Victorian Lady Shawl. But really like the Mocha Stockinette Poncho too. There are so many other projects to knit in Cozy Knits that are just as tempting! Yum!
    (Sorry… couldn't help myself. Had to take a peak at it on Ravelry!)

    dbird3

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  55. I must say, it was really hard to decide on just one favourite pattern,so I've narrowed it to three:

    1. Red Hot Textured Shrug
    2. Tiptoe Through the Tulips Lace Cowl
    3. Victorian Lady Lace-Border Shawl

    Love them all,though!

    Ravelry Name: AliceRobinson

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  56. I love the Turquoise Trail Fair Isle Wristers-colorful and so cute. I also love the Victorian Lacy Shawl. The book has so many cute patterns. I would love to add it to my library.

    Ravelry Name: ladriatico2010

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  58. The Victorian Lady Shawl looks...cozy!
    whimZknits on Ravelry

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  59. OK this is a tough one...I'm a poncho person so really loving the Make Mine Mocha pattern. But, I think I like the fair isle wristlets even more. There's something cool about this color pattern that makes me want to have these (the first time I ever wanted fingerless gloves, so that's saying something!). Thanks :) jenny-t on ravelry

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  60. I have to have the Jane Austen Lace Panel shrug. Although not particularly an Austinite, I can see that with a change of ribbons going from "flash and trash" to a very classic look for everyday. Love knits that can serve more than one need and be worn over and over (on a cruise perhaps with grosgrain ribbon and a wool skirt, or metallic silver ribbon and a cocktail dress??) Pick me! Pick me! I'm Ideas4Knitters on Ravelry.

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  61. Love theTurquoise Trail Fair Isle Wristers!

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  62. I love the Make Mine Mocha Poncho!

    katgat on Ravelry

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  63. Simple & elegant-I went right to my stash to see what I have to use for the Make Mine Mocha. Rav= caible

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  64. I love the Fair Isle Wristlets. I can picture me wearing them at work. I work with computersso need to be able to type but nmy hands get cold. So they would be perfect!

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  65. I love the Toasty Tootsies Slip-Stitch Slipper Socks.

    SheilaOKeefe on Rav

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  66. I really like the Slip-Switch Neck Gaiter and would really like to win this book. My revelry name is Missyd.

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  67. I have to pick the Jane Austen Lace Panel Shrug. I just picked up the latest issue of Jane Austen Knits, so I guess I am just in the mood for all things Austen!

    -Sara (rivieraknits on Rav)

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  68. Love the Slip Switch Neck Gaiter...definitely on my list!
    rav id: gerscott

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  69. I love the slip stitch neck gaiter!

    rav id: vstarborn

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  70. I really love the Make Mine Mocha poncho

    Rav name is O-kami

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  71. The Victorian Lady looks like a very rewarding quick knit! I'm all aobut the quick right now. The hat on the cover is also very nice.

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  72. I really like the climbing vines cabled leg warmers. Perfect time to knit those!
    mimifan on rav

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  73. What a useful book!! Of course any knitter would love this in their library of knitting books. My ravelry name is lilywillow. thank you for your generosity in giving this away and good luck to all. I love this blog.

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  74. must add that the first thing I would knit is the slip stitch/switch neck gaiter

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  75. Beautiful designs...I especially love the slip switch neck gaiter.

    Ravelry ID cookier293

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  77. I love the Titl-A-Whirl Lace and Garter Afghan (asimplehomestd on Rav)

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  78. Make Mine Mocha looks warm and snuggly, so I would love to make that!Bren7na on Rav.

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  79. I have been wanting to do some Fair Isle and those Fair Isle wristers look like just the project look like just the thing to do. Swakins rav id.

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  80. I have several favorites, first is Make Mine Mocha and the Turquoise Trail Fair Isle Wristers. To be honest, I've never tried Fair Isle and this pattern I think would be a good learning project.

    Raverly Id- zelababy

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  81. Definitely the cable hat on the cover. It's exactly what I've been looking for. Thanks for the chance! My ravelry name is khare.

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