Posted on | October 28, 2010 | 212 Comments

I’ve been so deep in the weeds working on projects for my upcoming knitting book with Interweave that I’ve felt very much out of the loop these days. What is the cure for the book doldrums? Why, a recent-release giveaway to celebrate all the wonderful, prodigious creativity of my fellow indie designers of course!

First up is Hannah Fettig’s Effortless Cardigan in Madelinetosh DK. I love Hannah’s designs. They’re easy to wear and have interesting details. Her newly released and aptly named Effortless Cardigan is no exception. She was wearing her sample at Rhinebeck so I got to see it up close and now I want to make it even more than ever. Plus, it’s in Tosh DK!:

Next up is Cecily Glowick MacDonald’s Coveside in Quince Osprey. Cecily has been producing and releasing designs at a dizzying pace. And every one of them is a winner. Her designs are as spare and elegant as the designer herself. It was hard to choose which of Cecily’s recent designs I wanted to include, but I picked Coveside because of its subtle lace detail and pretty lines:


I’ve had baby knits on the brain lately – it seems like my entire knitting group has either just been pregnant or is currently pregnant. Baby knits should be simple and relatively quick to knit and super adorable. Carrie Bostick Hoge’s Camilla Babe certainly succeeds on both fronts. A smaller version of her equally gorgeous Camilla pullover, Camilla Babe is that perfect baby sweater that you’ll just whip right off the needles. I have two in progress:


Everyone who knows me knows my predilection for cardigans. I find them easy to wear and endlessly adaptable to a variety of environments – especially when they’re knit in a fine gauge yarn. So, when my friend Melissa Wehrle pre-released her Idylewylde, I pounced on it. She knit the sample in a variegated colorway of Madelinetosh Sock, but you can easily substitute one of her more solid colors for a monotone look. As a professional sweater designer by day, Melissa imbues her work with subtle details for that polished finish. I’m a huge Neoknits fan:


To round out the selection, the last two giveaway patterns are wraps.

Laura Nelkin’s Winterlude somehow manages to have both pretty lace details and be very cozy at the same time:


And Angela Hahn’s Ondo Scarf/Wrap, features her trademark ability to play with texture to great effect. I just want to wrap that loveliness around my neck:


The rules are simple. Leave me a comment telling me what kind of things you’re itching to knit now that fall has come upon us in earnest and I’ll choose 6 comments at random to give away a pattern to. Of those I choose, whoever gets back to me first will have their first pick of patterns. I’ll gift the patterns to the winners through Ravelry.  You have until midnight next Sunday (November 6th) to leave a comment.


212 Responses to “Giveaway!”

  1. Liz Arrow
    October 28th, 2010 @ 5:58 pm

    Now that the weather has turned damp and chilly, I’m totally itching to knit sweaters…but am also itching to knit lots of scarves and other accessories for gifts!

  2. marina
    October 28th, 2010 @ 6:02 pm

    socks! and on really cold days, cardigans or thick fluffy shawls so that they can warm up your lap while you knit!

  3. JessG
    October 28th, 2010 @ 6:09 pm

    Sweaters for my son and a pair of thrummed mittens for myself — winter is almost upon us here in Minnesota!

  4. bellatulips
    October 28th, 2010 @ 6:11 pm

    What am I *not* knitting! The wind started up and the morning drive got chilly, and suddenly there are socks and mittens and sweaters and shawls on my needles, and I keep finding myself inexplicably ordering warm-looking yarns online!

    If I clear a couple of things off the needles, I plan to cast on for Elektra (shawl by @Romi) and for Sylvie (sweater by Mari Muinonen); have the yarn sitting ready for both!


  5. barefoot rooster
    October 28th, 2010 @ 6:20 pm

    now that it is solidly fall, i’m itching to knit cowls and cardigans and squishy, comfy stuff. something out of handspun too!

  6. jillian
    October 28th, 2010 @ 6:24 pm

    I am ALL about cardigans right now! In fact I’m working on a Metro right now (no brownie points intended).

  7. april
    October 28th, 2010 @ 6:26 pm

    i have a sweater/cardigan on the needles and a pair of socks, but i keep seeing all of these adorable mitts and i think i am just going to have to make some.

  8. samantha
    October 28th, 2010 @ 6:32 pm

    i just bought the pattern for effortless! i cant wait to start this cardi! but i really want a new scarf too. and of course baby stuff, cuz my due date is coming quickly.

  9. Jennifer
    October 28th, 2010 @ 6:34 pm

    Now that it’s cooler, I’m knitting everything! I have no fewer than 3 projects I’m working on each day. Xmas gifts, sekret project for hubby, and to finish his sweater finally! Then I can start on stuff for me!

  10. Sarah
    October 28th, 2010 @ 6:35 pm

    Much as I would love to make an Effortless for myself, (and hey, maybe I will one of these days,) the Middle Sibling is preggers and I need to get cracking on something more in the Camilla Babe style of things.

  11. Lisa
    October 28th, 2010 @ 6:36 pm

    I love wearing cardigans!

  12. LuisaM
    October 28th, 2010 @ 6:38 pm

    I’m itching to knit some cardigans from my Ravelry queue so that I get to wear them before another spring begins…
    And shawls, wraps, cowls, anything to keep necks and shoulders warm! Mine and my family’ and friends’ too. Xmas coming…

  13. Amy
    October 28th, 2010 @ 6:39 pm

    Cardigans, sweaters, and mittens rank high on my list of things to be knitting RIGHT NOW. And I am working on a cardigan, but it’s a gift for my mother. Sigh.

  14. nestra
    October 28th, 2010 @ 6:42 pm

    Fingerless gloves – long ones that go almost to the elbow and I would probably make little half fingers for them. The DH teases me about my ‘death hands’ because my fingers get so cold.

  15. Christine
    October 28th, 2010 @ 6:46 pm

    I’m kicking off the season with socks to be followed up by the perfect sweater as soon as the weather decides to go back to 60 instead of 80. Then it’s on to finish all my xmas knitting.

  16. Amy
    October 28th, 2010 @ 6:50 pm

    Oh man – every one of those patterns is a winner!! What I want to knit now – cowls and cardigans. The cowls are my quick “fix” and the cardigans are my longer projects. Loving both and have already finished one cowl.

  17. Maryse
    October 28th, 2010 @ 6:58 pm

    What a great contest! I also think I would like to knit the Effortless Cardigan! What I want to make right now are mittens and socks for myself, but first a few baby gifts ;-)

  18. Ivana
    October 28th, 2010 @ 7:00 pm

    I’m itching to knit a perfect new hat for myself… But also always looking for good baby knits for expectant friends – so I would love to win Camilla Babe!

  19. Nancy
    October 28th, 2010 @ 7:01 pm

    So many beautiful things to knit so little time. I’m waiting for a vintage pattern to come in the mail for a cowboy sweater my daughter is ecstatic about but I’d really love to knit myself a cardigan. I’ve recently lost 30 lbs and feel I deserve to make myself something. Got to treat yourself right!!!

  20. Barbara
    October 28th, 2010 @ 7:04 pm

    It seems I lost my deep dark blue Felicity, so I’ve been looking at many many hat patterns lately. I just wish I had the time to finally cast on for one.

  21. Jen
    October 28th, 2010 @ 7:07 pm

    This is my busiest time of year as a teacher (conferences, first term report cards, still getting the kinks out of my class culture, holidays), so fall is for knitting little stuff. I love fingerless mitts and quick hats.

  22. Melissa
    October 28th, 2010 @ 7:09 pm

    Thanks for having a giveaway! I am itching to knit so many things right now – WAY more than I actually have time to work on. Mostly I would love to finish a few sweaters, but I think I’ll have to throw a hat and mittens in there just so I have the feeling of finishing something right away… :)

  23. Lauren
    October 28th, 2010 @ 7:16 pm

    I love the Effortless Cardigan. Especially in madeleinetosh, which I haven’t been lucky enough to use yet! However, I think my next sweater will be your Alexandria Cardigan. I have some lovely pink wool that’s been tied up in a sweater that doesn’t fit me.

  24. Amy J
    October 28th, 2010 @ 7:20 pm

    Ooooh, so glad you’re going to have a book out…your designs are among my favs :) I’m definitely on the cardigan bandwagon!

  25. Joy
    October 28th, 2010 @ 7:23 pm

    I never thought I would say this, but I am itching to knit blankets! It’s kind of chilly inside, and I love cozying up under a knit blanket with some tea, tv, and more knitting.

  26. Kim O
    October 28th, 2010 @ 7:30 pm

    Easy question to answer – A hoodie ! Austin hoodie to precise ! Can’t wait for your book – I LOVE your designs !

  27. Ruth
    October 28th, 2010 @ 7:39 pm

    I have a bazillion sweaters in my Ravelry queue; but, two hav surfaced. Tea Leaves Cardigan and Garter Yoke Cardi. Noticing a theme? Two top down cardigans designed by Melissa LaBarre.

  28. marilyn
    October 28th, 2010 @ 7:40 pm

    I’ve been wanting to make a big cozy cardi — honestly, I’ve been thinking about one of yours, the farmer’s market is high on the list of which of yours to choose, that and the lace one whose name is eluding me at the moment (I think it’s in Twist?) or the one on rav inspired by Stella McCartney.

    But since I’ve only been thinking about them but haven’t chosen yet, I’ve been wearing a big chunkly black with cables and pockets cardi my mother made for me over 20 years ago. . . .

  29. Marci
    October 28th, 2010 @ 7:41 pm

    What am I itching to knit? EVERYTHING! My queue just keeps getting longer and longer!

  30. dclulu
    October 28th, 2010 @ 7:42 pm

    Wow, that is so nice of you! I want to knit cardigans.

  31. Anne
    October 28th, 2010 @ 7:42 pm

    I am itching to bring out some UFOs and get working on them. Celtic Cardigan, from Green Mountain Spinnery, and a double knit blanket that has been sitting idle for about 2 years… something that will be warm on my lap while I work on it.

  32. cindy
    October 28th, 2010 @ 8:02 pm

    I would love to knit a cardigan. A comfortable one like the effortless cardigan. In a wonderful yarn!

  33. May
    October 28th, 2010 @ 8:09 pm

    As soon as I finish my Bay Cardigan I’m going to knit the XoX vest and then the Wood Hollow vest.

  34. mary
    October 28th, 2010 @ 8:21 pm

    I always want to knit heavily textured sweaters in the fall. This year I’m wanting to knit some cozy warm shawls/wraps too. Now if only I could finish the stuff I start while the weather is still cold… :-)

  35. Jorie T
    October 28th, 2010 @ 8:39 pm

    I will be knitting gifts! Also maybe some socks and a shawl.

  36. Deb
    October 28th, 2010 @ 8:48 pm

    I am back to knitting on an afghan that has been dragging on for over a year now that the weather is cooler. I’m interspersing that with a warm jacket (Sunrise Circle), so it’s all about the heavier yarns now that fall is here.

  37. marri
    October 28th, 2010 @ 9:01 pm

    oh goodness! i’ve now just added three projects to my ravelry queue!

    it’s sweater time, without a doubt. i’m just finishing up cecily’s goodale and next up needs to be something with SLEEVES.

  38. Laurenn
    October 28th, 2010 @ 9:31 pm

    I’ve got to get back to the stranded pullover I started last fall.

  39. SusanI
    October 28th, 2010 @ 9:36 pm

    With winter weather in the near future here in New England, toasty accessories are on my knitting list: scarves, shawls, hats, mittens and fingerless mitts

  40. Chantal B
    October 28th, 2010 @ 10:07 pm

    This fall, i knit Annabel Pullover
    by Carrie Bostick Hoge. Thank you for the give away!

  41. Irina Holeyfiber
    October 28th, 2010 @ 10:37 pm

    What fun! In the last few months I am dreaming on taking on some complicated project, the one you really have to concentrate on your work. Something along the lines of beautiful Japanese lace sweaters – the flow of sophisticated patterns is pure pleasure for knitter’s eyes.
    Sadly, this will remain a dream for another … years till by baby grows. For right now I only have time to knit for 15 minutes during commute to work. Sad..

  42. Elizabeth
    October 28th, 2010 @ 10:48 pm

    I’ve been knitting cowls this fall. I see so many great ones on the street, it makes me want to play with the form–and use up leftovers!

  43. MsVicki
    October 28th, 2010 @ 10:56 pm

    I’ve aready started some new hats … to accompany the partially finished sweaters ;–)

    Thanks for the giveaway — very generous!

  44. Jennifer
    October 28th, 2010 @ 11:11 pm

    I hope the book work is fun! I have been seriously itching to get another sweater on my needles. I’ve been working on socks & hats lately, but want to do a new sweater.

  45. Roopali B
    October 28th, 2010 @ 11:14 pm

    I have three WIPS and I just realized they are all blue! The next things I want to start is the Austin Hoodie for me! Just need to find the right colour – maybe blue ???

  46. EmilyW
    October 28th, 2010 @ 11:22 pm

    I love making sweaters, I’m so happy it’s sweater weather again!

  47. Gail
    October 28th, 2010 @ 11:40 pm

    Welcome Back Connie — missed your musings.

    I hover between shawls (to keep me warm) and cardigans, and this winter I think I will be knitting cardigans. Need to keep warm … (tho the weather here in NJ is wonderfully balmy, which is fine by me!)

  48. Anjali (BloreKnitter on Ravelry)
    October 29th, 2010 @ 12:13 am

    Now that the air is slightly chilly, I am itching to knit a cardi for myself. I have my eye on Hannah Fettig’s Effortless Cardigan since a long time.

  49. robin54
    October 29th, 2010 @ 12:51 am

    I have a shawl on the needles for me – just finished some Maine morning mitts from Clara Parkes for me (it’s getting cold in Indiana!) & I have finished 3 Belle Ascots from Quince & co. for 3 of my 4 sisters for Christmas presents – just 1 more to do there (unfortunately this sister is allergic to wool!!!) then I start on knitted goodies for my 2 adult sons & significant other for the holidays!! I couldn’t wait … I just purchased Coveside – so there’s another one in my queue….

  50. Bridget
    October 29th, 2010 @ 2:57 am

    At the moment my knitting queue just keeps getting longer; socks, sweaters, mittens and shawls but all for me. Sadly it’s getting to the time of year when i’ll be knitting for other people if I want to be sorted for christmas.

  51. picadrienne
    October 29th, 2010 @ 3:13 am

    Sweaters for me, cardigans, pullovers and vests, and accessories for everyone else. It is supposed to be a cold winter here in the Pacific NW, so everyone will be needing hats, mittens and scarves.

  52. Owlmania
    October 29th, 2010 @ 3:46 am

    I will be knitting cardigans and mittens!
    Thanks for the giveaway ;o)

  53. julie
    October 29th, 2010 @ 4:06 am

    can’t wait to see the new book!

    thanks for doing the giveaway. after working my way through tons of hats as presents/learning-tools, i am ready for some sweaters this winter.

  54. KarenJ
    October 29th, 2010 @ 5:07 am

    Sometimes living five time zones away is an advantage. Sometimes it’s not! I checked your blog before I went to bed last night and there was no new posting. Checking this morning, I’m still in my bathrobe and you’re probably still in bed, and sure enough, I miss your giveaway. Ah well, like I said, sometimes it works and sometimes… In any case the answer is a multiple – Jackets, socks, mitts (for computer time-my office is chilly)and small animals from Susan B. Anderson! I’m with you. I loved the Idylewylde cardigan. I’ll have to keep my eyes open for it. Thanks for the tip.

  55. Mara
    October 29th, 2010 @ 6:18 am

    What am I wanting to knit….. This is going to sound really lame…. but a Tea Cosey for my tea pot.

    One of the best parts of Winter is to snuggle up on the sofa with a blanket and a mug of wonderful hot steaming tea. Unfortunately the tea in the tea pot tends to go cold FAR to quickly….. hence the tea cosy :-)

  56. Shnoodle
    October 29th, 2010 @ 7:46 am

    My knitting predilections have less to do with the changing seasons, and more to do with the fact that I’m expecting my first baby in January. I’ve been working on knitted toys for the nursery, and socks for me (since my feet are the only thing that haven’t changed size)!

  57. Laura B
    October 29th, 2010 @ 8:25 am

    I become cardigan-obsessed in the fall. I think it’s because I want to keep using the pretty, detailed tank tops I wear in the summer and hate the idea of surrendering to heavy pullovers. This year I am also knitting up some fair-isle mittens.

  58. Elaine
    October 29th, 2010 @ 8:31 am

    Sweaters, scarfs and shawls! And I’ve never wanted to knit a shawl in the 5+ years I’ve been knitting. Gotta start sometime, I guess!

  59. Emily
    October 29th, 2010 @ 8:35 am

    I’m with you on the cardigans! I have about 459,543,954 in my queue and only one on my needles. Need. More. Cardigans.

  60. Michela
    October 29th, 2010 @ 8:36 am

    I’m knitting tons of hats and cowls, but on my needles I have a cardigan (a Coraline) and some mittens too! The Christmas’ gift list is long!
    I just wish I had more time to knit!

  61. kelly-ann (on ravelry)
    October 29th, 2010 @ 8:40 am

    I am starting to look into comfy cardigans again – I just love throwing on to keep the chill away.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  62. Paige
    October 29th, 2010 @ 8:41 am

    Cardigans and pullovers! I’ve got so many queued, need to buckle down!

  63. Katie
    October 29th, 2010 @ 8:56 am

    It’s gotten chilly in Chicago and I just ordered some cute warm boots, so I’m itching to work on my burgundy tunic dress to wear with some thick tights. Those designs are all so lovely!

  64. Karen
    October 29th, 2010 @ 9:12 am

    It’s cabled cardigan season – can’t you feel it in the air?

  65. Natalie
    October 29th, 2010 @ 9:14 am

    Lovely patterns! I’ve been thinking about knitting more than one of them! I’ve been working on shawls, scarves, & Hallowe’en accessories, but I’m itching to do a real garment for myself.

  66. mel
    October 29th, 2010 @ 9:15 am

    It’s so great to see you here Connie :)

    Summer was just awfully here and I started knitting warm woolly stuff in July, willing Fall to come!! I need more cardigans, I wear them the most, but am working on a pullover right now. Maybe a cardigan next. You’ve chosen some really lovely stuff here – I love how knit design seems to be evolving, I’m seeing more and more wearable, elegant, flattering stuff. There will never be enough time to knit it all ;)

  67. Anne
    October 29th, 2010 @ 9:18 am

    Right now, I just want to knit cardigans. I run hotter than usual these days!

  68. Patti aka oldgoatwoman
    October 29th, 2010 @ 9:51 am

    The Effortless Cardigan is so me, I was surprised my face wasn’t in the photos! Your book will available when? Can’t wait!

  69. liz
    October 29th, 2010 @ 10:08 am

    I’m itching for a new cardi. I’ve knit three sweaters in the last year and they have ALL been too big…frankly, I know better than to keep knitting when I know it’s too big.

  70. Bea
    October 29th, 2010 @ 10:11 am

    I have a giant Cowichan-inspired cardigan I want to finish, and I really want to figure out how to knit this Alexander Wang Asymetrical cardigan.

  71. Jonty
    October 29th, 2010 @ 10:27 am

    With the change in seasons, I’ve switched from lacy scarves to sweaters. Plus I’m itching to knit with the rich earthy colours of Fall too!

  72. grace
    October 29th, 2010 @ 10:34 am

    wow, i LOVE that effortless cardigan. is it really effortless? :)

    seeing as it never gets really cold here in southeast tx, fingering weight cardigans are perfect. now if i could just knit faster…

  73. Erica
    October 29th, 2010 @ 11:04 am

    Now that the weather is cooler, I want to knit EVERYTHING. Mostly warm things like shawls and sweaters, mittens, scarves, blankets… I’m cold blooded, so the more knits I’m wearing, the better!

  74. Sarah C.
    October 29th, 2010 @ 11:29 am

    I feel the urge to knit cozy, bulkier things – like Cirilia’s Baudelaire and Cecily’s Idlewood…

  75. Rachel
    October 29th, 2010 @ 11:30 am

    Hats and mittens! Even though I have about a million of both, that’s all I want to knit when it turns cool!

  76. Jennifer O.
    October 29th, 2010 @ 11:30 am

    I thought that I’d want to start a bigger project like a sweater for myself now that the weather is starting to cool off, but I’ve mostly been drawn to smaller projects like baby sweaters and hats. I think I’m feeling an urge to use up some of the random balls of yarn I have in my stash before buying anything new, which a larger project might involve. All my friends with babies are certainly benefitting!

  77. Lisa E
    October 29th, 2010 @ 11:36 am

    Cardigans, pullovers, fingerless mitts — an endless parade of these would be marvelous.

  78. Lisa
    October 29th, 2010 @ 12:16 pm

    Cardigans! I want to knit smooshy lovely warm things I can just layer and wrap around me and snuggle into.

  79. jen
    October 29th, 2010 @ 12:37 pm

    First off, congratulations on the book! I can’t wait to see it! I going to knit my first dress this fall, Kiloran by Cirilia Rose. Swatching tonight, once I bind off my Delancey cardigan.

  80. Anna
    October 29th, 2010 @ 12:40 pm

    I’ve got a couple sweaters on the needles right now, but I really want to start a lacy cowl. I’ve never worn one before, but it seems like a perfect solution – faster to knit and easier to wear than a scarf!

  81. Alissia
    October 29th, 2010 @ 1:00 pm

    Hm…I think I definitely want to knit something for myself finally! It’s been literal years of knitting all for people! I just cut my hair suuuper short and am thinking I want/need a hat and scarf to keep me warm this winter!

  82. Gwen
    October 29th, 2010 @ 1:10 pm

    Hints of cooler weather are making me want to knit socks (working on my second pair ever now) and long-sleeved sweater (only done short-sleeved ones before). Probably a neutral cardigan I can wear with lots of different things since I’m such a slow knitter.

  83. Jenmarram
    October 29th, 2010 @ 1:55 pm

    Cowls, cowls, and more cowls! I’m in love with the long ones, I think some people call them eternity scarves? I love wearing a different one every day, and they make such great gifts!

  84. reluctantmango
    October 29th, 2010 @ 2:09 pm

    Everything. I want to knit everything, all at once. Currently I have a sweater, a pair of socks, a new design-in-progress, two shawlettes and a baby hat, all calling my name!

  85. Laura
    October 29th, 2010 @ 3:19 pm

    I’m working on a cardigan right now. The weather is encouraging me to make gloves and scarves. And I always love to knit socks.

  86. adrienne
    October 29th, 2010 @ 3:20 pm

    I have decided to conquer my fear of gloves and knit my first pair this fall.

  87. Gina Beirne
    October 29th, 2010 @ 3:22 pm

    Now that colder weather is setting in, I am itching to knit socks, scarves, and other cozy accessories.

  88. Julie
    October 29th, 2010 @ 3:28 pm

    I’m very excited about your upcoming book, Connie! And thanks for the generous giveaway. I didn’t know about a few of these beautiful patterns and have now added them to my already-lengthy queue.

    Because I’m living just shy of the artic circle in Canada (Yellowknife, NT) and we’ve had approx. 15 cm of snow for nearly a month now and temperatures in the -10C range, I am happiest knitting anything that promises to help keep away the ever-present chill. I’m halfway through my own Camilla right now (really loving the pattern), and am just beginning to swatch for a sweater for my husband. I just finished a pair of thrummed snowflake mittens for my 8 month old son. Also on the go are new hats for each of us. I just love knitting and being cozy in the winter. :->

  89. Natalie
    October 29th, 2010 @ 3:29 pm

    I life in FL but all I can think about right now is knitting cardigans! Thanks for the lineup of lovely patterns! I too love Hannah Fettig’s patterns!

  90. Liz
    October 29th, 2010 @ 3:49 pm

    All I can think about is sweaters right now!! I have 6 sweater quantities of tosh merino light waiting to become cardigans and lightweight sweaters for fall/winter–including an Austin Hoodie! Once I finish this scarf on my needles (which is a time-sensitive gift)–it will be all about the sweaters!

  91. Meghan
    October 29th, 2010 @ 4:01 pm

    Ahh fall, I have the urge to make sure that all the little fingers and heads at my house are cozied up in mittens and hats. Not to mention that marathon of Christmas knitting to get done!

  92. Bethany
    October 29th, 2010 @ 4:08 pm

    Mitts and pullovers … always goodness for the little one … squishy wool things … warm things!

  93. Kim
    October 29th, 2010 @ 4:21 pm

    I so love every pattern you’ve shared! Right now I’m all about toddler mittens and fingerless gloves (for the grown-ups). I am really loving the Point Reyes Mitts that was in the recent Classic Elite Web Letter. Must make those!

  94. Cindy in Billings
    October 29th, 2010 @ 4:26 pm

    I’m like you–I love a cardigan, especially in a fine guage.

  95. vera
    October 29th, 2010 @ 4:36 pm

    actually, cardigans! i’m knitting liesl right now and want to get to a couple of cardis for my 17mo girl.

  96. Denise L.
    October 29th, 2010 @ 4:48 pm

    Great to see you back in cyberspace! I am itching to knit EVERYTHING now that fall is upon us, but I am trying to be disciplined and finish my Christmas knitting first.

  97. Erin
    October 29th, 2010 @ 5:02 pm

    I’m so excited to knit hats and scarves… the typical things, but it’s such a different feeling when the cold weather sets in. I just cast on for a hooded wrap called “Through the Woods.”

  98. LindaK
    October 29th, 2010 @ 5:58 pm

    I would love to knit the effortless would be a step up for me and it looks like a great pattern!

  99. Kate
    October 29th, 2010 @ 6:04 pm

    I want to be knitting something warm and cable-y! Trying to get some other projects finished so I can start a cardigan.

  100. Jane
    October 29th, 2010 @ 7:15 pm

    I’m itching to knit cozy sweaters and hats!

  101. Thao
    October 29th, 2010 @ 8:21 pm

    I’ve been knitting sweaters lately. Itching to cast on a quick win project like a cowl or mittens.:-)

  102. Katerina
    October 29th, 2010 @ 8:46 pm

    I’m itching to knit some beautiful shawls, but find myself knitting many baby hats for new arrivals – It’s actually been kinda fun… but doesn’t quite scratch the itch :)

  103. miriam
    October 29th, 2010 @ 9:32 pm

    It has definitely become sweater weather. I am longing to make a cozy cardi.

  104. Emiko
    October 29th, 2010 @ 10:16 pm

    Hats and scarves is what I want to knit, when I first start to feel the chill in the air. Sadly, this time of year I don’t knit much for myself, as I’m frantically starting holiday knitting.

  105. Susan
    October 29th, 2010 @ 11:12 pm

    Well I wish I were knitting snuggly cardigans and a huge warm jumper for my husband that I could pinch, but it’s socks.

    I’ve now had requests for socks at Christmas so they come first.

    Cardies will have to wait a while.

  106. Jen
    October 29th, 2010 @ 11:52 pm

    sweaters!!! I just need to get some stuff off the needles so I can move on to sweaters:)

  107. Meredith C.
    October 30th, 2010 @ 12:47 am

    I’m going crazy for hats right now. i’ve got two going and plans for several more.

  108. Sarah
    October 30th, 2010 @ 1:10 am

    Sweaters…sweaters…and sweaters (even though lace is my love!)

  109. Rae
    October 30th, 2010 @ 1:19 am

    Right now I am itching to knit hats, mittens & a nice heavy throw for the Winter.

  110. Ella
    October 30th, 2010 @ 3:49 am

    I can’t wait to knit some more wraps or scarves- they are best way to add some interest to an outfit you’ve had for a long time, and so satisfying to knit since you never have to worry about fit!

  111. Pixiewear
    October 30th, 2010 @ 9:18 am

    I’m almost finished with my Christmas knits and I’m itching to get back to knitting for myself. A pair of French Press slippers for instant gratification and then it’ll be back to my wip, a cabled gilet I started last spring. Here’s hoping I finish it before next spring! Thanks so much for the chance to win. I especially like the Effortless Cardigan!

  112. Holly
    October 30th, 2010 @ 9:45 am

    I’ve been working on holiday knitting for gifts. As soon as I make some progress in that direction, I want to make some lighter-weight layering pieces for myself. First on my list will likely be a wrap or a cardigan (the ULTIMATE layers).

  113. Knitmomma
    October 30th, 2010 @ 1:26 pm

    I’ve been craving simple hats most recently, and also in the process of knitting my first ever sweater! Love it!

    Knitmomma (at) gmail (dot) com

  114. Samantha
    October 30th, 2010 @ 1:32 pm

    It’s been chilly in my office so mitts and cowls have been in the works as a necessity. I’ve had Cecily’s Idlewood on the needles for a few weeks but got distracted by baby knits for my first niece/nephew due in January. I would love to make the Effortless Cardigan, and it would be a perfect addition to the spare wardrobe at work!

  115. Julie
    October 30th, 2010 @ 1:57 pm

    Cardigans, cardigans, cardigans…I have two on my needles right now and have so many more in my que.

  116. Lori in Michigan
    October 30th, 2010 @ 3:23 pm

    Easy! The Effortless Cardigan…so lovely & drapey! Pick me!

  117. Jaime
    October 30th, 2010 @ 4:33 pm

    Shawls shawls shawls and a cardigan are in the queue

  118. Allison R.
    October 30th, 2010 @ 4:34 pm

    I’m craving shawls, scarves, hats, mittens… all things to keep cozy as the weather turns colder.

  119. Michelle Hutcheson
    October 30th, 2010 @ 4:50 pm

    I’ve been obsessed with scarves and mittens lately. Anything with a leaf design seems to be catching my eye. And lots of hats from a vintage Red Cross pattern for Christmas gifts.

  120. Knittingdancer on Ravelry
    October 30th, 2010 @ 4:52 pm

    I am knitting a shawl now but want to knit myself an afghan this winter.

  121. deidre corbet
    October 30th, 2010 @ 4:54 pm

    I am obsessed with scarves and wraps right now. In fact the Onda scarf pattern is in my shopping basket on Ravelry right now. Thanks for the chance.

  122. love2stitch
    October 30th, 2010 @ 5:42 pm

    There are a number of things I am itching to make or already have on my needles 1) sweater in lace-weight yarn (scrumpteous alpaca-cashmere-silk bouhgt from Indie dyer on Ravelry); planning on keeping very simple with just a cabled border or similar 2) cowls as Xmas gifts; both chunky and lace weight 3) childrens’ items as give aways (test knits through ravelry – good opportunity to learn new techniques on small project) 4) cardigan by hannah fettig 5) several scarf that my mom would like to have… guess I will be busy the next few months =)

  123. Linda
    October 30th, 2010 @ 7:12 pm

    I am on a cardigan kick! There are so many lovely patterns out right now, and great yarns to mix and match with them!

  124. Beth
    October 30th, 2010 @ 10:28 pm

    Having knit lots of socks, shawls and baby gifts, I am itching to knit a sweater for ME.
    Thanks for the giveaway and I look forward to your upcoming book.

  125. Meppy Nesbitt
    October 30th, 2010 @ 10:50 pm

    OOOOOOOhhhhh, i’m into baby knitting, no, wait, I think cardis, no, let’s see, scarves, = hmmmmm All of it!!!!

  126. Kimberley
    October 31st, 2010 @ 4:06 am

    Long, cozy cardis. I’m halfway through the Farmer’s Market Cardi now and can’t wait to cozy up in it. After that, mittens, socks and tiny sweaters for the Christmas tree!

  127. adrienne
    October 31st, 2010 @ 7:32 am

    Now that the weather has cooled off, I kind of want to knit everything! Warm cozy sweaters, warm woolly socks…. Accessories to keep me warm from head to toe!

  128. Doreen
    October 31st, 2010 @ 9:56 am

    Last month I cast on my first lace shawl quickly followed by the second and now the third. I am also knitting baby things, including pumpkin hats and the adorable Baby Uggs – my nieces and nephews are reproducing beautifully! I am dying to knit a cardigan for myself and hopefully that will be next on my needles if I can just decide on the pattern – winning one will surely help. Yesterday I knit a sunflower – I just couldn’t stop myself and it is a beautiful reminder of sunny summer days.

  129. MaryAnne Williams
    October 31st, 2010 @ 10:23 am

    Wraps and hats! I have two wraps in progress – great as gifts because you don’t have to worry about size and because they are so versatile.

    Hats are like knitting snacks – quick, satisfying and also great gifts.

  130. Arizona
    October 31st, 2010 @ 10:40 am

    Cardigans and scarves are what I’m knitting and crocheting lately. I love the Effortless Cardigan. It has both comfort and style! The Ondo scarf is also fabulous.

  131. janjan
    October 31st, 2010 @ 11:16 am

    I bought some beautiful shetland at Rhinebeck – dark brown and light brown tweed – that I’m dying to knit Whipporwhirl with… Thanks for the giveaway!

  132. Laura
    October 31st, 2010 @ 12:16 pm

    Fingerless mitts are what I always want to knit in fall.

  133. LauraBeth
    October 31st, 2010 @ 1:06 pm

    Warm, snuggly cardigans and shrugs are the best to throw on when it gets chilly. Also, I’ve seen several stunning sweater coats recently; I think there may be one of my very own in the future…

  134. Rosie
    October 31st, 2010 @ 1:42 pm

    Since I’m such a perfectionist I always tended to make things for myself only (that way I can allow some ‘imperfection’). But when cleaning out my closet a few weeks ago I was shocked to see that I only had ONE cardigan and not a single knitted sweater there, and I’ve made tons in the last couple of years. When I went back to see where they’ve all gone I realized I had given them all to friends and family. So now it’s ME time :) It will be warm, cozy and feminine ;)

  135. TrishKnits
    October 31st, 2010 @ 2:20 pm

    I’m dreaming of soft, wooly, tweedy cardigans, cable-y hats and lacy scarves and shawls, all in a range of heathery greys/lavendars/plums.

  136. Kristen
    October 31st, 2010 @ 3:11 pm

    I’d really like to try my first cardigan (but I’m nervous, lol). Otherwise it’s fun to do hats and mitts which are quick projects.

  137. amy
    October 31st, 2010 @ 11:09 pm

    I am loving making cardigans and pullovers with nice, big turtlenecks as the cold weather approaches.

  138. Melissa
    November 1st, 2010 @ 8:34 am

    Fall is hat season for me.

  139. Beckyinvt
    November 1st, 2010 @ 10:19 am

    I’ve been itching to knit (and knitting!) turtlenecks and cowl-necked sweaters. It’s been COLD in my office, and that’s my best excuse!

  140. Naomi
    November 1st, 2010 @ 10:28 am

    I love the weight and variety of sock yarns but am not a big sock yarn knitter. I love other projects made out of sock yarn, particularly sweaters.

  141. Courtney L.
    November 1st, 2010 @ 10:48 am

    Now that the weather has finally cooled off here in the Midwest, i am itching to knit cozy pullover sweaters to chase the chill away. We try to hold out as long as we can before turning the heat on. Currently, it’s in the low 60s when i wake up these days. Definitely indoor and outdoor sweater weather!

  142. Heather
    November 1st, 2010 @ 10:51 am

    Wow, these are all wonderful patterns! I think everyone I know is having babies, too – lots of baby knitting happening everywhere. These are all lovely picks for fall. Although I live in tropical climes at the moment, I feel fall through all my knitting blogs, and I love working on cardigans – I have a fun bulky cable-y one I’m starting now.

  143. Bhavana Stephen
    November 1st, 2010 @ 11:46 am

    Well as it gets colder (yes it does get cold in parts of India) I am suddenly on a scarf knitting spree. Love the Ondo Scarf/Wrap, it sure looks cozy.

  144. Kathryn Dane
    November 1st, 2010 @ 4:41 pm

    I am itching to knit your Metro cardigan from the fall issue of the Twist Collective. It seems infinitely wearable, tailored yet not stuffy, and has just enough lovely details to be interesting to knit. I like it so much that I have ripped out a cardigan in progress to use the yarn for Metro.

  145. Karey
    November 1st, 2010 @ 4:48 pm

    As it gets cooler, I am looking forward to knitting some scarves and wraps as I just learned how to knit lace patterns. :)

  146. Pushpa
    November 1st, 2010 @ 6:39 pm

    As soon as I am done with Basic Cardigab (Bruce Weinstein) for hubby dearest I am making something for myself!!! Top on my list: Wispy cardi, Varese Hoodie, Every Last Yard, Austin Hoodie – and any of the wonderful patterns you are giving away!!

  147. Trudy (Bluebird49)
    November 1st, 2010 @ 7:48 pm

    Oh–soft cowls, mitts and socks!!

  148. Emily
    November 2nd, 2010 @ 12:23 am

    I’m gearing up on my Christmas knitting, but I think it might all be done ahead of time this year. In which case, I’m promising myself I’ll make a second Mohana shawl, as my first one is getting a lot of use whenever I need a shawl under my coat for the evening.

  149. Grace
    November 2nd, 2010 @ 2:05 am

    I should be finishing my UFOs, but I am casting on for wool/silk cardigans in DK or light worsted with cable and/or lace details.

  150. Judy H.
    November 2nd, 2010 @ 3:22 am

    Cardigans and shawls.

  151. Amy
    November 2nd, 2010 @ 5:30 am

    I’ve been knitting SOCKS! Normally takes me months to finish a pair and I’ve knit 2 pairs in less than 10 days!

  152. gingembre
    November 2nd, 2010 @ 5:41 am

    I love cardigans et shawls!

  153. tracey
    November 2nd, 2010 @ 6:45 am

    When it starts to get colder, I always want to make hats and scarves for those I love. This year, I want to make some lace shawls as well.

  154. Laura
    November 2nd, 2010 @ 8:21 am

    Now that it’s finally cooled off I am itching to knit wool sweaters with lots of cables.

  155. Teish
    November 2nd, 2010 @ 8:53 am

    I’ve been knitting mittens and hats for my kids and discovered that I need mittens and a hat of my own! I’m also 18 weeks pregnant, so I’m tempted to knit scores of baby things!

  156. Susan
    November 2nd, 2010 @ 11:19 am

    Now that it’s cold out, I think I’ll knit up a few scarves. Angela Hahn’s Ondo Scarf/Wrap is gorgeous! I also have a few vintage Spinnerin pattern books with some bulky sweater patterns in it that I’d love to start soon…

  157. Maribel
    November 2nd, 2010 @ 12:02 pm

    In autumn I love knitting scarfs and jackets, so that’s what I’m doing: a scarf for my boyfriend, a jacket for a sweet baby and a shawl for a friend. These patterns are really bautiful!

  158. Carla
    November 2nd, 2010 @ 1:31 pm

    Winter in southern CA is like a cool fall for most people. Regardless, I have two sweaters on my needles and lots of scarves for holiday gifts. I am really itching to make Goodale in Madelinetosh Pashmina I just acquired. ymmmmm

  159. Kindra
    November 2nd, 2010 @ 2:04 pm

    Colorful socks for cold and dreary days!

  160. Robin
    November 2nd, 2010 @ 2:31 pm

    I want to continue working on my first ever sweater and my first ever pi shawl. But holiday knitting comes first — triangle shawl, fingerless mitts, and a cowl. And I just took a trip to my LYS to get some lovely organic cotton to make a blankie for a brand new nephew!

  161. rebecca
    November 2nd, 2010 @ 3:06 pm

    I’m definitely thinking about utilitarian shawls, the kind that are worn for warmth and quiet style, using great hand-dyed yarn, in garter stitch or stockinette. YUM.

    Cowls are also another project I’m itching to cast on for… along with fingerless mitts!

  162. Margie
    November 2nd, 2010 @ 3:42 pm

    Now that the weather is turning, I’m craving big chunky cardigans and hats (and I don’t even wear hats!). I have a bag full of Noro Iro and am just waiting to land on the perfect pattern. Metro’s in my queue, too, but at the moment, the yarn for it just isn’t chunky enough! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  163. Irene
    November 2nd, 2010 @ 4:10 pm

    Well, I’m sort of in between projects. I just finished a large Dale’s Aran, and before that, I knitted Hallett’s Ledge for my sister. I’m thinking a Fair Isle fingerless mitt will be just the ticket for now. Then a cardigan for myself, but have to figure out which one I want. Oh, the choices!

  164. Glenna
    November 2nd, 2010 @ 4:23 pm

    I’ve been knitting with finer weight yarns lately…with the crisp fall weather now I am all about getting into heavier weight knits.

  165. Katie
    November 2nd, 2010 @ 4:28 pm

    I have a few Christmas projects to knit and my boys both need a new hat before it gets too chilly, but I’m dying to knit myself a couple of new sweaters! I’m about 1/3 of the way done with metro! Can’t wait to wear it!

  166. Celeste
    November 2nd, 2010 @ 5:06 pm

    I’d really like to knit some type of shawl or cowl to keep me warm in class, the library and at home without looking like I’m completely bundled up to go outside.

  167. ohsewcrafty
    November 2nd, 2010 @ 8:19 pm

    It’s getting cold and I’d love to knit a cabled cardigan with a hood or maybe a cozy collar. I’d also love to knit a special sweater to wear on Dec. 25th but that will come after I finish my gift knitting, which includes a scarf, a sweater, and maybe another small accessory or two. I hope I have time!

  168. Maryanne
    November 3rd, 2010 @ 10:43 am

    What I’m obligated to knit right now are 2 XMas tockings for new additions to the extended family. What I want to start is an afghan from some cotton yarns I’ve been collecting. I wonder which will win? ;)

  169. Logan
    November 3rd, 2010 @ 11:27 am

    I’m itching to knit all kinds of cute and funky baby hats. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of these amazing patterns! :)

  170. Rachel
    November 3rd, 2010 @ 11:52 am

    I’ve been dying to knit a sweater. and, so I started one up. Actually, I’m also dying to knit a scarf.

  171. Leah
    November 3rd, 2010 @ 2:08 pm

    I’m always knitting sweaters, but this year I really want to knit some little accessories, gloves, headbands, maybe a hat, and definitely a blanket for my bed. Brrr!

  172. LittleWit
    November 3rd, 2010 @ 3:20 pm

    Icelandic sweaters. Followed by large cabled sweaters of goodness. :)

  173. Stephanie Yun
    November 3rd, 2010 @ 3:35 pm

    I’m itching to make Sunday’s Green Sweater that EZ made, Sunday de and reconstructed, Jared Flood photographed and Twist Collective told the tale. As always, there are socks on the needles.

  174. Michelle
    November 3rd, 2010 @ 4:16 pm

    Now that fall is here I’m itching to make some really cute hats, cowls and hopefully a sweater.
    It’s getting colder then I can stand!

  175. Amanda Barnhart
    November 3rd, 2010 @ 5:20 pm

    It’s always difficult to abide by my queue. I’m constantly switching projects around. So if I wasn’t knitting xmas gifts, I’d get my hands on Buckwheat by Veera Valimaki. At least, that’s how I’m feeling today, right now, 4:18 pm CST, a strong inclination towards St st. I suspect I’ll feel the same way in another half hour. I very much like her designs. But tomorrow, who knows?

  176. Michaeline
    November 3rd, 2010 @ 7:02 pm

    Autumn is passing quickly and the weather is starting to cool. Perfect for knitting! Although I knot all year long; winter is my favorite time. You cuddle up with yarn on your lap, an ipod, a movie or a book on tape. Warm and cozy while you watch the cardigan grow!

  177. Michaeline
    November 3rd, 2010 @ 7:03 pm

    Autumn is passing quickly and the weather is starting to cool. Perfect for knitting! Although I knit all year long; winter is my favorite time. You cuddle up with yarn on your lap, an ipod, a movie or a book on tape. Warm and cozy while you watch the cardigan grow! It’s the best part of winter!

  178. Deborah
    November 3rd, 2010 @ 7:13 pm

    I just happen to have enough yarn for three sweaters. I do want to start one of them, now that the weather is finally cooling down. But what I really really want, is to start something in the new Shelter yarn. I just haven’t decided what. Before I buy, I want to have a project in mind.

  179. Candis
    November 3rd, 2010 @ 7:38 pm

    I am just itiching to get back to my Mondo Cable Cardi!! I started it last year. I only have the last few inches of the body, collar, and half a sleeve. I really want to get back to it but am trying to finish a few projects first. I think I might just say, never mind, and leave everything to get to my Cable Cardi!

  180. sy
    November 3rd, 2010 @ 10:00 pm

    i’m itching to knit scarves! all the jackets look so pretty too.
    songyueyu at gmail

  181. Regina
    November 3rd, 2010 @ 11:57 pm

    A sweater and another cardigan – something with pockets. .. Effortless has been on my list, but what I really need to be knitting are Christmas gifts. Thanks for offering this great giveaway.:)

  182. Shannon
    November 4th, 2010 @ 12:20 am

    Some felted slippers with embroidered details. Just got to finish a big yummy cardigan currently on the needles before I can cast on for anything new.

  183. caroline
    November 4th, 2010 @ 1:57 am

    hmm…I’m wanting to knit with tweed yarns like Classic Elite’s Portland, especially the smocked cardi called Barley. I’d also like to try Quince & Co. yarn, and Jared Flood’s new yarn, Shelter. I suppose cardis and top down pullovers are attracting me the most these days. And how could I forget? I’ve never worked with Madeleine Tosh’s yarn so I’m looking forward to that, too.
    So much yarn, so little time..sigh!

  184. Erika
    November 4th, 2010 @ 3:05 am

    A cardigan for myself, probably Hallett’s Ledge.

  185. Jean
    November 4th, 2010 @ 6:15 am

    I have to make this sweater , lovely

  186. Nadine
    November 4th, 2010 @ 8:42 am

    What am I NOT itching to knit now that we’re in the fall? :) I have vests, mittens, and shawls in my queue. I have cardigans, woolly socks and baby sweaters on the needles! So much to knit!

  187. Retha Hase
    November 4th, 2010 @ 9:13 am

    I have been really wanting to knit a cowl but have had a hard time deciding on which one. Last night I cast on the Tuesday Night Cowl and am hoping I have the willpower to give it to my mom as a Christmas gift. I’ve also been on a cardigan craze – Cassidy is on my needles currently and Gemma is next up.

  188. Susan
    November 4th, 2010 @ 11:39 am

    I want to knit shawls, sweaters…..hats and fingerless mittens!!

  189. Margie
    November 4th, 2010 @ 12:23 pm

    I’ve never knitted a sweater or cardigan. I seem to be stuck on socks. But I’m itching to branch out and try new things. I have the Tea Leaves Cardigan in my site and have already bought 2 different colorways of Madeline Tosh. I can’t wait to get started.

  190. Dee
    November 4th, 2010 @ 2:29 pm

    Varese hoody is next on my list. love to do it in grey. yummy.

  191. Debbie Norton
    November 4th, 2010 @ 3:53 pm

    Today is wet, cloudy and cold here so all I can think of knitting is something soft, warm and huggable. On Ravelry today someone was looking for a pattern for a snoodie (hooded scarf) and to me that looked perfect for my mood.

  192. Lisa
    November 5th, 2010 @ 1:06 am

    Camilla Babe just made it into my queue. Must knit!

  193. Denise
    November 5th, 2010 @ 8:09 am

    I have been busy knitting scarves, wraps & hats for gifts. Xmas is coming soon & I want to be ready.

  194. Sandra Pendle
    November 5th, 2010 @ 9:54 am

    I have been on a baby knit kick lately as well. so many people having cute little babies I just can’t help myself. I have to make the Camilla Babe sweater. just so sweet.

  195. Teresa (teresat2t on rav)
    November 5th, 2010 @ 2:04 pm

    I am a big fan of anything lace – have Shetland Swirl by Dorothy Siemens on the needles. I love anything knit out of a fine gauge of yarn – perfect layering pieces!


  196. Angelique
    November 5th, 2010 @ 4:12 pm

    Mittens! Colorfull little jewels to go with my dull wintercoat

  197. Mediwiz
    November 5th, 2010 @ 7:48 pm

    Sweaters! I have 3 projects on the needles now (two of which need to be done by christmas), and have several cardigans in mind. I love fall and winter, I love warm, cozy wool. I´m not much of a summer knitter, since I don´t really wear summer knits, however, give me a cozy sweater or cardigan pattern and I´m happy to knit it all year long

  198. Karen Lauterwasser
    November 5th, 2010 @ 9:27 pm

    Hi! I never can resist a good contest! Top of my “to do” list is to knit myself a run-in-and-out, everyday cardigan. At the rate I knit and the rate I make decisions, it should be done in a few years!

  199. Beth
    November 6th, 2010 @ 7:58 am

    I’m late to the February Lady Sweater party, it’s on my needles right now. Also I’ve been itching to start some baby handknits for my 5-month-old. Other projects in the wings for me are several pairs of fingerless mitts for holiday gifts. I love a good contest. Thx for putting it together.

  200. Sarah
    November 6th, 2010 @ 3:18 pm

    I want to be knitting bright yellow socks with Bavarian twisted stitches!

  201. Kimberly
    November 6th, 2010 @ 3:19 pm

    I’m looking forward to making lots of warm hats,snuggly scarves, and hopefully even a sweater (I have a short attention span). Socks are my favorite go-to project, so I’m sure I’ll make a few more pairs this season.

  202. Diane Kerr
    November 7th, 2010 @ 12:15 am

    I love knitting cardigans. In fact I knitting your Effortless Cardigan right now.

  203. Sharon
    November 7th, 2010 @ 1:20 am

    I am excited to begin knitting a sweater for myself. It will be my first adult size sweater. Looking through patterns to chose just the right one is a great de-stresser!

  204. Cassandra
    November 7th, 2010 @ 4:38 am

    I’ve been itching to knit hats! I’ve been working on a sock-weight cardigan for months and I think I desperately need some quick gratification!

  205. Karina
    November 7th, 2010 @ 2:19 pm

    I’m itching to knit myself a cardigan, but first, must finish the Must Have cardi on my needles.

  206. noddingviolets
    November 7th, 2010 @ 2:23 pm

    I love knitting cardigans. I love the Melissa Wehrle one, it is beautiful.

  207. Kathy
    November 8th, 2010 @ 9:03 pm

    I’m too late, but thanks for the contest. I love seeing all these new designers (to me); I only knew neoknits.

  208. Kea
    November 9th, 2010 @ 12:25 pm

    Wishing I could knit a cozy cardigan and a thickly cabled scarf right now.

  209. Susan
    November 11th, 2010 @ 10:10 am

    I am itching to start the Alexandria cardigan! I love the wool/silk look and I think I could wear it year round (I get cold in air-conditioned places)

  210. Victoria
    January 23rd, 2011 @ 3:35 pm

    Cluster3 stitch in Alexandria Cardigan:
    If knitting the second stitch first, should the cable needle be turned, to reverse the order of the stitches knitted? Is there an easy way to leave the second knittedstitch on the cable needle before going on to knit the first stitch?

  211. stitch jones
    November 5th, 2011 @ 7:38 pm

    I’ve been itching to make another Baby Surprise Jacket! Just started one in two colors of hand dyed worsted merino…Stitchjones Dyepot Worsted in Michelle’s Magenta, and Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted in Vera. Gorgeous!

  212. Barbara Wright
    November 9th, 2011 @ 11:48 am

    Connie I am doing your henley perfected and I have not knit lace fefore. Is there a secret to being able to knit the yolk and sleeve tops with out problems? I would like to get it done quickly so I can get a sweater knit for my husband or christmas. Help!

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