ISLAND blog tour and giveaway! [closed]

I’m super pumped to be included on the ISLAND blog tour today!!  Thanks so much to Jane and Shannon for having me!  I can’t believe that I finally learned how to knit and I can even follow a pattern (so far so good).  I was beyond thrilled to get a copy of the book ISLAND by Jane Richmond and designed by Shannon.

It’s a truly stunning book.  I’ve been drooling over Nikolos Kupiak‘s photography everyday since I got this little gem.  The layout of the book is perfection, I love how the projects are beautifully showcased in the front of the book and the hardworking instructions are at the back.  It’s a book I’ll be proudly leaving on my coffee table to show off.  Yes, it’s that cool!

Beyond that I’m just so impressed with this lovely collection of projects.  There are even projects that a newbie like me can complete and feel really proud about!  Someday I really hope to work my way up to cardigan status, but I’m having such a blast now with the  hat I made so far!

[my renfrew hat in Madelinetosh Vintage in Wicked]

ISLAND is a collection of handknits designed by Jane Richmond and inspired by life on Vancouver Island. This book was a special artistic journey to bring Jane’s patterns to life with photography by Nicholas Kupiak, modeling by Kylee Shaw, and graphic design/layout & conception by Shannon Cook & Jane Richmond.


ISLAND is available now through,, and  The e-book is available through the ISLAND Ravelry shop.


  • Just leave a nice comment, maybe tell me what’s next in your knitting queue.
  • One entry per person. Please leave your email address in your comment. You can leave it in a format like this if you wish: anna [at] gmail [dot] com, it’s up to you though, if you have your email listed in your blogger profile, that works too! 
  • One winner will be chosen. Open to international entries. 
  • Giveaway ends Saturday, February 16th.


 8th – Vancouver Yarn
 10th – KD Quilts
 14th – Canadian Living
 17th – Celtic Cast On
22nd – Canary Knits
 24th – Hey Jen Renee
 29th – The Yarniad
 31st – Knitted Bliss

 F E B R U A R Y
 5th – French Press Knits
 7th – Truly Myrtle
 12th – Noodlehead (you’re here!)
 14th – Miso Crafty
 19th – SweetGeorgia
 21st – A Playful Day

230 thoughts on “ISLAND blog tour and giveaway! [closed]

  1. MeganW says:

    wow this looks lovely! my husband mentioned something about a sweater?! but as the hardest thing i’ve ever knit is a hat… that one’s got me a bit worried.

  2. Jessica says:

    yay! I’m working on a cowl/shrug in brioche stitch which is giving me a hard time… would love to win this book!

  3. What a wonderful book. I am starting a sweater for my niece. Should be interesting, since all I have made so far are scarves!

  4. Lisa Mather says:

    Ooh, what a neat looking book! Right now I have a fingerless glove on one set of needles, a sweater on another and a pair of socks on another. Nothing like trying to multi-task!

  5. Nowelja says:

    Let’s just START to knit… that would be my ‘next’ knitting project! I’m in for this give-away. nowelja[at]gmail[dot]com

  6. First of all you look so cute in that hat! I’d love this book, my sister is planning to teach me to knit in March, and I cannot wait! I think I’d make her and I both a pair of fingerless gloves first, and I’d also love to learn how to knit an ‘animal hat’ for my niece, but that’s far and above my skill level for now 😉

  7. i have a cowl i’ve seemingly been knitting forever. i think i’m the slowest knitter out there, but i do love it so!

    sewlovedshop [at] gmail [dot] come

  8. Looks wonderful!
    I’m making a crochet jacket for my girl and I’ll knit a vest for my boy.
    mirincondemariposas (at) hotmail (dot) com

  9. Allison says:

    this book looks like it is full of fantastic projects to knit! I’d love to win a copy so I can add to my mother’s knitting queue 😉 {she is a master knitter, while I can barely knit & purl} thanks for the giveaway!

  10. photosarah says:

    I’ve got a cowl on my circular needles and a brightly colored scarf on straight needles. I have a goal of making a sweater this year, and that cardigan looks awesome! as do the fingerless gloves on the cover.


  11. Monica says:

    I’m finishing my first pair of socks and plan to knit “Nova” for my daughter next. That could easily change if I get this book…as I love the “Grace” cardigan. Thanks for the opportunity!


  12. junglemama says:

    Beautiful color of the hat, I like the hat and the sweater

  13. I’m planning on whipping up Marin by Ysolda Teague, I’m in the process of a massive jacket with cables so want to do something quick and pretty. stitchedtog(at)gmail(dot)com

  14. no4daughter says:

    I have been making hats myself, lately. I love the hat that you made and would love to add that to my queue.


  15. This book looks wonderful! I want to knit a pillow now;)


  16. Your hat turned out so cute! I’d make pretty much every project I’ve seen in this book!

  17. Quiltgirlie says:

    Looks like a great book. I have just started to knit a loop.

  18. Hannah says:

    I actually am looking for some new projects and have had my eye on Island for a while!!! I so hope I win it!!!!

  19. MadameRenard says:

    The book looks really lovely!!! Thank you for this giveaway! 🙂
    I’m going to knit some soft toys, like kitties and hedgehogs. But I’m thinking to a cotton bag for spring, too.
    I think this book will be appreciated by my aunt, a talented knitter, who makes sweaters, scarfs, hats and all sort of things for the whole family (+friends!). So… fingers crossed for me (ehm, my aunt!).
    silvia triv [at] g ma il dot com

  20. Lynn says:

    I’m making a scarf next….still haven’t graduated from scarf and cowl making but a book like this would definitely help me make the leap!

  21. jessica says:

    I’ve had this book in my queue since it came out. Love seeing all the projects, and there’s so much I want to make! I’m currently working thru Erika Knight’s baby sweater pattern and blanket. We’re having a girl (our first addition to our little family), so lots of fun baby girl knitting for the next few weeks. 🙂 Thanks for showcasing a great book and hosting the giveaway! mfrapp_83 {at} yahoo {dot} com

  22. stephigordon says:

    I think this book looks amazing! I first saw it on the Single Handed Knits podcast (video) and ironically it is a pattern from the same podcaster that is next in my queue – a mystery knit-a-long for a sweater! ( : It is a pullover, raglan sweater style, but that is all we know at this point…. Thanks for the chance to win!!! Stephanie (indigodogmt on Ravelry)

  23. lounatine says:

    Pretty hat! Thanks for this giveaway!
    I’m knitting a “Folded” from Veera Valimaki, and then certainly a cowl (but I don’t know yet wich one).
    My e-mail :

  24. hollymade says:

    Lovely book! I’m wanting to learn how to knit-this might be just the push I need!

    holly.hacker at

  25. Anna says:

    I have far too much in my queue! Last night I cast on for a Harry Potter style jumper for my 9yo son, on which he commented ‘weren’t you going to make that for me LAST year?’!! Hopefully it won’t take too long as the pattern is simple and he’s much smaller than me! Thanks for the give away!

  26. Kelley says:

    oh my! learning to knit (again) is on my list for my 365makes! would love this book!

  27. Kathy MacKie says:

    I’d love to win, I’m pretty new to knitting but have many hopes for something great!

  28. What a cute hat, and such a nice giveaway!
    grannie_square at

  29. QuiltyGirl says:

    Oh, I didn’t know she came out with a book! I have a cardi pattern that she wrote, I just haven’t had time to knit it. 😉
    I’m currently working on a herringbone stitch scarf for my husband. Up next is the Daybreak shawl by Stephen West. It’s amazing!

    And now I’m off to amazon to add this book to my wish list!

  30. Monica says:

    I have to hurry up and knit something for my sisters new baby…. But then I would love to try Renfrew. It is a great pattern collection

  31. katiemarie says:

    I don’t know how to knit yet, but I’m dying to learn. That book looks gorgeous! And good job on the hat!

    ktbbc01 at aol dot com

  32. amelia says:

    Oh! I would love to win this — the sweater pattern shown in the second photo is lovely!!

  33. Jeanne W. says:

    Those are just gorgeous! I haven’t learned to knit but I didn’t buy a book so I should really sit down and figure it out!

  34. cherylj says:

    I would love to make one of the hats shown, they all look so cute.

  35. What a gorgeous book! I’m just learning to knit myself, but I’d love to make those gloves on the cover!

  36. Grandma G says:

    I’ve never knitted a thing in my life, so I have nothing in my queue, but if I won this book, I guess I’d make something from it! 🙂

  37. sharon says:

    Wow would love to win the book! I started knitting about 14 months ago and started with scarfs and socks. I finally braved a vest this month and next in line is a sweater with sleeves, I am going to try Ann Hanson’s Sticks and Stones sweater pattern.Have to admit after 25 years of quilting, I love knitting and it has been fun to learn some new tricks! Thanks for the chance to win and sharing your knitting journey with us too!–I always love to see what you are creating!

  38. Naomi says:

    The book looks so amazing! You did a great job on the hat! My next knitting project is a hat with a beard for a friend’s son.

  39. Naomi says:

    The book looks so amazing! You did a great job on the hat! My next knitting project is a hat with a beard for a friend’s son.

  40. Pam says:

    I’m finally ready to block my first cardigan and am so excited. Not sure what is next for me …maybe something from this book!

  41. suebe says:

    I would love to try a hat or a sweater. At the moment, I’m finishing a scarf (6 inches and fringe to go). Then it is on to a car seat blanket and baby elephant for my cousin’s baby.

  42. janine says:

    The book looks very interesting. My next project is Northmavine Hap from Kate Davies’ new book Colours of Shetland. My rav name is janineny2001.

  43. eva lo says:

    I started kintting a month ago, this book is a jewel!
    Thanks for the giveaway
    Elocose at gmail dot com

  44. VAS says:

    I am planning to knit an infinity scarf..:)

  45. Megan says:

    I’ve been knitting for a decade and I follow lots of knit blogs…but this is the first I’ve seen of this lovely book! Thank you.
    I just started Kari Blanket for an expectant friend.
    I’m off to ravelry to look up the ebook…

    fredandmegan93 at gmail dot com

  46. Elsa says:

    At the moment I’m knitting a shawl (which is what I knit most) called Ananke in 2 colors of Madeline Tosh cashmere (I splurged). Think the next is going to be Piper’s Journey, another shawl and I’ll be doing that with Malabrigo DK.
    Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

  47. Rae says:

    Knitting a sweater is actually one of my New Years Resolutions this year! I”m still debating over the pattern though, and seeing that one in Island Knitting may delay me further… 🙂 piratesrock[at]gmail[dot]com

  48. LizA. says:

    I’m actually trying my hand at a lace shawl. It’s slow going but I’m learning a lot, most especially, how to “read” my knitting and not have to keep frogging back a row or two or three…..

    The sweater you showed looks divine. Must put that on my “to do” list.

  49. Amy Friend says:

    Great job on the hat! My knitting friend has a birthday in April. This might be a good idea for her!

  50. 3Ms +1N says:

    A cowl, now a hat, nice work! I say go for the cardigan- if you can make that adorable little hat, I’m sure you’ll find the cardigan a breeze 🙂

    I’ve wanted to try a Jane Richmond pattern for years now- I would LOVE to win her book! Thanks for the chance 😉

  51. The hat and cowl are beautiful! I am currently working on a pair of socks. Hopefully, you’ll give those a whirl soon. If you’re a bit nervous, I”d suggest for a great tutorial.

    Happy Knitting!

  52. Kim says:

    Love the hat you’ve made! Right now I’m knitting a chevron baby blanket from purl bee. But I’d loe to knit something for myself 🙂

  53. veronicamade says:

    I love this book! The photography is beautiful. I’m not knitting anything right now because I’ve mostly been quilting. But I would love to knit some cute cowls. I really love the Arbutus cowl in this book, so I hope I win it.
    vkoh159 (at) mchsi (dot) com

  54. kristin says:

    Seriously, Anna, you are a newbie knitter inspiration! Glorious hat. I’m hoping to pick up some more lessons from my knitting friend this weekend…would LOVE to win this book for the future!

  55. Brooke Boon says:

    I love that hat! Right now I’m knitting swiffer covers…not very exciting. I have big plans to do a cardi someday too.


  56. Alex M says:

    I would love to learn how to knit – this book would be perfect!

  57. CARU says:

    I want a copy!!!!! I’m hoping to start a jumper for my niece who lives in the other pole. Will start to be cold very soon down there.

  58. amchart says:

    Next in my queue is a birthday pair of socks, but the Grace cardi would go right to the top of my list if I won this book!

  59. Joanna says:

    Woohoooo, it’s open to international entries!!! : )
    I’m traveling the other direction: from knitting to sewing! As for knitting, I’m in the middle of a Vitamin D cardigan and about to finish my second mitten. And a lot of serious sewing is awaiting me: I’ve got everything (but time and a little courage!) to start on a washi dress, then move on to a Sureau dress, designed by a French seamstress, check it out, her patterns are brilliant: the Sureau dress is the first on the left on that page.
    Would love to see, feel and try out that book!! I love Jane Richmond’s patterns!

  60. Anonymous says:

    What a cute hat! This book looks awesome. I currently have too many projects on the go (baby blanket that turned into a full sized blanket, infant cardigan, some fingerless gloves…), but I always like to start a new one anyway!

  61. I keep queuing baby things for my friend’s new grand baby. It’s so much fun knitting for girls and there are SO many cute patterns.

  62. Tammy says:

    That looks like a great book. Nice hat! 🙂

    My current knitting project is a pair of socks. I’m on the second one! 😀

  63. meg says:

    next thing in my knitting queue is learning how to knit!
    elsiemarleyblog {at} gmail {dot} com

  64. Linda says:

    This book looks beautiful! As a very new knitter myself (currently stuck on dishcloths!) I look forward to making a cowl or scarf next. Thanks for the giveaway!

  65. Thanks for the giveaway! I really like your renfrew hat. If I win, I would definitely make one, and the Grace cardi, too. I just finished a pair of socks this morning, so I am thinking of casting on another pair today.
    hotcheese on Rav

  66. Ann Dolina says:

    I love Jane’s patterns they are so easy to follow! I’m currently knitting Valentine Gnomes for my son’s School Store at City of lakes Waldorf School. I’d love to knit that cardigan instead! Thanks!

  67. Kate says:

    I just made my husband the Chicago Bears colorwork hat of his dreams for Valentine’s Day. I now have two days to make another one, only San Jose Sharks this time, for my sweet stepson. kate_p(at)sbcglobal(dot)com

  68. Becky says:

    i am a beginner and I’m working on a cowl.

  69. Evie Jones says:

    I’m currently working my way through Jane’s Audrey cardigan. It’s taking forever because its so fine and I’m a slow knitter, but it’s lovely.

  70. La Pantigana says:

    Tengo unas cuantas cosas a medias, como una chaqueta circular, una bufanda y un par de cuellos… supongo que algo más, pero no lo recuerdo… debería retomarlo 😉

  71. Drae says:

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  72. Drae says:

    Been following the blog tour and would love to win this. So many lovely patterns. Trying to finish working on sweater Cotilion by Classic Elite.
    email is alcbrooks [at] (always seem to be forgetting to add that…)

  73. Susan says:

    I have seen so many Jane Richmond designs that I like. I like several of the patterns is this book, and would love to win it so I can get started on one soon. Right now I am knitting a scarf that I HOPE to have finished before the month is over so I can make a matching hat and wear them both before the winter is over! susandotlemire65atgmaildotcom

  74. I can’t knit for the life of me, but my mom and sister do all the time. Right now my sister is making a bunch of bow clippies for my girls.

  75. muchadored says:

    I am so excited about this book! I have literally made Jane’s “Christopher” hat pattern more times than I can count. Her designs are lovely!

  76. mhchong says:

    I’d love to win this book. If I do, Strathcona is going straight to the top of my queue. I love all of Jane Richmond’s designs… such a classic style.

  77. Tiffany C says:

    I’ve got a sweater vest on the needles for my son – it’s got little paw prints all over it.

  78. Beautiful patterns- thanks for the chance to win! I’m currently making the Business Casual Socks (pattern by Tanis Lavalle).

  79. Kelly says:

    You did an amazing job on your hat! Lovely! I’m casting on for the Springtime Bandit shawl / scarf today (hopefully!)I’ve been knitting for everyone else for quite some time and now it’s my turn!

  80. Fran says:

    Next on my knitting needles is a Scottish croft house, it looks so cute and I really hope to get on and make one!

  81. melanie says:

    I hope I win, I’ve always wanted to learn how to knit … I’ve been seeing so many beautiful knitted items on the bloglands, and your hat too …
    Thank you for doing the giveaway and what a great book!!!
    hippolicious [at] hotmail [dot] com

  82. Tiffany C says:

    Forgot to leave my e-mail address…tiffypyke{at}hotmail{dot}com

  83. Lise says:

    I’m working on fingerless gloves for a swap at the moment. If you can do a hat, you can do anything!

    lisejackson000 at gmail dot com

  84. Susan says:

    I love this giveaway tour. Very fun. I am on yahoo at sdavis05401

    I am working on Miette, a free download from Ravelry. It’s a cool, cropped cardi. After that, I have another sweater for my daughter in my queue.

  85. Genesis says:

    What a lovely book! I need a serious knitting project, and now I’ve got my eye on that cardigan. Gorgeous!

    gdhansen [at] gmail [dot] com

  86. anu*miki says:

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  87. anu*miki says:

    What a beautiful book! I’d love to make the fingerless gloves on the cover.Destoffenstudio (at) gmail (dot) com

  88. Judith says:

    The next thing on my list is a scarf for my son. He gave me some beautiful cashmere fibre for my birthday and even helped me to dehair it. The time we spent together doing this was the real gift from my perspective, and now I’d like to make him a scarf from that fibre in return. Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity.

  89. Gemma says:

    hello I´m working in a cowl for my daughter.
    Iam gbengoaa at gmail dot com

  90. Miss Maman says:

    I have to confess that I have nothing planned and no WIP. I have been too busy sewing! I would love to win this book and then maybe I`de pick a project from the book!

  91. CeltChick says:

    Thanks for bringing us another chance to win this lovely book! I’m working on several projects right now, so the queue must wait ’till I finish at least one. I’ve promised myself that I’d learn to do stranded knitting, ‘coz I adore Kate Davies’ designs.

  92. gpc says:

    I finished a scarf today, and am working on a shawl for a hospice patient. I’ve never made a hat and want to try that next and socks are on my fantasy list if I ever get good and confident enough!

  93. Sue Vaughan says:

    I am very new to the world of knitting and have managed to knit a cushion cover only so far. I am at present just starting work on a blanket and loving every minute of it. I would love the chance to win thank you x susan(dot)vaughan4(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk Sue x

  94. Suvi says:

    Wow, this looks like a great book! My next project – after the cardigan and baby blanket I’m knitting now – will be new socks.

  95. Karen says:

    Thanks for a chance to win this book. The patterns you posted look great! I just started a pair of birthday socks for my DIL. After that will be making a new pair of slippers. The bottoms are falling out of my current pair.

  96. Kim says:

    Thanks for the giveaway–it looks like such a great book! I just started the Abalone cardi a week ago, and next up in my queue is something for the baby I’m growing in my tummy! Maybe some fun little knit pants, or maybe a soaker, I haven’t quite decided what to make just yet.

    kimberly [dot] k [dot] ray [at] gmail [dot] com

  97. I just finished knitting up the Arbutus cowl that is in this book. I purchased this pattern on Jane’s Etsy page. Would love to win this book and try some of the rest of her patterns, as this Arbutus pattern was very easy to follow. Thanks for a crack at winning it!

  98. bonniep says:

    I know what my next project should be–unraveling the garter stitch cuffs on the Tiny Tea Leaves cardigan finished for my daughter two months ago so I can add the extra inch of length that it really needs. That, and several items that need only their ends woven in. Must stay strong…otherwise a baby dress is next.

  99. Lorie says:

    Love the hat, very cute. Right now I am knitting the Still Light Tunic. This book looks lovely! lorie(at)yahoo(dot)com

  100. Sarah says:

    This book looks lovely. The project I have to get on with next is finishing a vest for my husband for next winter (it’s summer over here in New Zealand now), that I started last winter- got a bit distracted!


  101. Macska says:

    Oh, what a lovely looking book! That photography looks amazing. 🙂 I’d love to be in the draw, please. macska at gmail dot com

  102. Oh! Thank you very much for the giveaway, it looks like it is an amazing book! I am now knitting a couple of teddy bears

  103. You are adorable!! I love that hat, and I’m so glad you learned to knit. I am currently working on a sweater and some mittens!!! xo

  104. Joy says:

    I’m a beginner, too, and it’s nice to know there’s a pattern for me! Love the brown yarn!
    Joy at toolboy dot net

  105. Btrflywmn says:

    I’m a beginner, I really want to try knitting some fingerless gloves.

  106. Sabs says:

    The book looks great. I’m a complete beginner so would love to get good enough to make a cowl or something similar. My aim is to knit a cardi but I think that’ll be a long way off yet!!

  107. Linda says:

    HI! This book looks so interesting!
    Love the modeled hat!
    Thanks for sharing!

  108. Debbie says:

    Just learning to knit. This book looks great.

  109. Elisabeth says:

    So far I’ve only ever tried a scarf (and a very simple scarf at that), maybe I should try a hat now?

  110. I’m making a cowl and hope to make a cardi soon. The one from the book looks great

  111. bronwen says:

    I’m completely new to knitting, so I can’t say what my next project would be, but I’d love to do a cowl!! Thanks so the chance to win a copy of this beautiful book!

  112. Robin says:

    I’m hoping to knit something from this fantastic book next! Or a cowl… 🙂

  113. Rachael says:

    I just finished two of those hats, I’d love to win the new book! Currently working on one of Jane’s Raglan Pullovers. ravenaurlana[at]gmail[dot]com

  114. Maryvonne says:

    would love to win the beautiful book!!! I am currently knitting a poncho for my sister and hearts for valentine!

  115. elizlind says:

    I will be starting the ‘beehive quilt’ soon. (yes, I am a little crazy). But I love all the patterns in this book.

    eliz_lind at yahoo dot ca

  116. Anonymous says:

    Looks like a great book! I am working on a hat. It is my break away from a sweater. Thanks for a chance!
    LynnIL ravelry

  117. Rebekah says:

    Just finished a cowl – I think a hat may be next on the list.
    The book and finished products are beautiful!
    Thank you for such a great giveaway!


  118. Erin says:

    Your hat looks terrific, Anna – I love working in madelinetosh! I’m finishing up the Rikke hat for a sweet friend and have a hat and wrap on tap for me. And I have a jumper in the queue for Millie. This book looks beautiful; I would love to work any of the patterns you’re showing. My email is whitcrafte [at] yahoo [dot] com

  119. Mim says:

    What a lovely book. I am currently working on a baby cardigan. I need new inspiration so would love to win the book 🙂

  120. Carolyn says:

    Look at your hat! Fantastic!
    Man, I really need to dust off the knitting needles again!

  121. angelina says:

    awesome book~~~
    can i be lucky xxxx

  122. K says:

    I really want to win this!
    Next in my queue to knit is Ahni, a sweater for me, but I’ll probably end up knitting another cardigan for the wee man
    Kirstyl on ravelry

  123. K says:

    I really want to win this!
    Next in my queue to knit is Ahni, a sweater for me, but I’ll probably end up knitting another cardigan for the wee man
    Kirstyl on ravelry

  124. laputain says:

    ooh, gorgeous! I love the look of that cardie. Cardie’s are what i’m working up to (and jumpers) because a)I really feel the cold and b)i am a medical student, soon (ish) to be doctor, and in the UK infection control policies dictate that we be ‘bare below the elbows’ in clinical areas. it’s really hard to buy cosy jumpers with midlength sleeves, so it seems to me that the obvious solution is to get better at knitting and make myself a wardrobe of sophisticated doctor-knits that won’t upset the microbiologists!

    Next on the needles, however, is Dogwood (by tincanknits, find it on Ravelry) a baby blanket for one of my closest friends who is currently pregnant with her first. I am *assured* it is basically an easy project, but I am struggling a wee bit with the pinhole cast on at the beginning. Wish me luck!

  125. Ginny says:

    Ah, I want to knit Grace from Jane Richmond’s book in the SweetGeorgia BFL sock – only in one of her new spring colourways. Sitka, or maybe Wisteria. I don’t have a lot of lilac pale purple in my wardrobe. 🙂

  126. Jilly says:

    The book looks fantastic. I’ve just finished a pair of socks and next up is a cowl. jillyharris(at)outlook(dot)com

  127. kbzelazny says:

    Well, I’m new to knitting this winter, so this book would be really inspiring! I would be so happy to make a hat just like yours!!

  128. Susan Evans says:

    I just started knitting again after 20 years! My goal is to make some hand warmers. I am starting out small with a cowl to get those knitting juices going. Loving it!

  129. Lynne Tilley says:

    I’m just learning to knit, and I’m simply going to make a scarf. My sweet daughter in law is teaching me. If I win the book, I will probably give it to her because she would appreciate it so much, and is more advanced than I am at this point. Thanks for the chance!

  130. Katie says:

    I’m thinking I might knit Loxley and a hat, I have some fun hand painted sock yarn that I’m dying to use soon!

  131. zaeliablue says:

    Lovely, lovely book. I’d love to add a copy to my little library. Next up for me is my first knit sweater. Excited and nervous… (Ravelry = Zaelia-Blue)

  132. shez says:

    lovly hat and book,i am starting a baby jumper with matching hat for my little grandson who is due in June,thankyou for such a lovely giveaway.xx

  133. Cyndi Haupt says:

    Don’t be scared of the cardigan! It’s really not more difficult to make an easy cardigan than to make a hat — just more stitches. And you’ll learn along the way.

  134. Beach Angel says:

    You are my absolute favorite blogger. I don’t knit but would love to learn.

  135. Pat says:

    Your hat is stunning. My next project is a baby swearer.

  136. Joyce says:

    The people I work with are all of the “new grandmother” age, myself included. One friend makes all the new babies a quilt, I knit them all hats. The book looks wonderful….and so does your hat!

  137. booboomac says:

    I learned some knitting years ago and made a sweater for my then 3 year-old daughter. She is now 10 and I haven’t knitted since. I’d like to get back to it now that my kids are a little older. I love the hat you made! It’s so cute on you!

  138. Shelley says:

    I haven’t knit anything but a couple of scarfs for years but that brown cardigan would get me started again – after I practiced on the cute hat!! Beautiful book. Thanks for the chance to win it. shelquilts (at) aol (dot) com

  139. shira says:

    Thanks you so much, I love their work and would be so happy to try one of the designs in the book since I’ve never knitted Jane Richmond’s


  140. I just cast on my first cardi today: Pamela Wynne’s February Lady Sweater! Might be a reach for my abilities but I’ve knit hats and cowls out the wazoo so I’m ready for a challenge. Your hat looks lovely and that color of madtosh suits you to a tee. (You should SO try the sweater.)

  141. Anonymous says:

    Your Renfrew is lovely! Next up in my queue is a Seedum sweater for me. Happy knitting! kandralyn (at) yahoo (dot) com

  142. Aristi says:

    You look lovely in your new hat 🙂 I have some fingerless mitts in my queue!
    I’ve heard so many good reviews of this book! I’d love to win it!

    wingsfromthemarsh on Ravelry

  143. Cassie says:

    Pretty hat! I am working on a honey cowl, so that I can then make a hat, so that I can make a baby blanket 🙂 I don’t have enough time to knit all that, but that’s alright. This looks like it would have some lovely things to add to my never ending list!

  144. Anonymous says:

    I am working on Business Casual socks and have lots more things on my list for me and charities. I would love the chance to win the gorgeous book!
    mamagiff on ravelry

  145. Anonymous says:

    I’ve got Grace in my Queue. Teapartyer on Ravelry

  146. Sherri says:

    Cool hat. I haven’t learned to knit yet. I signed up for a knitting class on craftsy. I just bought my yarn. I can’t wait to get started.

  147. Libby says:

    Such a gorgeous book! I just finished a Capitan hat for my son and a Latte sweater for my daughter. About to start a Capitan hat for my SIL. Thanks for the chance!

    Libby dot bloom dot hunt at gmail dot com

  148. legato1958 says:

    The book looks beautiful!
    I am making a ruffle scarf, with Sashay.


  149. Debg says:

    I am working on a second honey cowl in Madelinthosh. Your hat is gorgeous and I am going to Amazon to look at the book.


  150. Elena says:

    I just finished making the “Wiggle Scarf” using Kauni sportweight yarns. I really like the crayola effect. Since that took a while to make, I’m looking for a less time-consuming (smaller?) scarf project.

  151. Amy says:

    That hat looks great! I just finished my aidez cardigan, and am itching to start another. I think I’ll take a break and make some fingerless gloves or a baby blanket though.
    aesprouse at gmail dot com

  152. Kate Price says:

    I would love to win this book, and knit the Grace cardigan

  153. KAM says:

    OOOH, looks like a fabulous book! and I love the hat. Right now I am beading the fringe of a long, beautiful knitted scarf for my daughter, doing the last rows of a great mobius scarf for that same daughter…and my granddaughter always seems to be able to get some wearing time with projects I make for her mom. Then there is the new pair of socks for me, lovely wool in a cable pattern that are now below the ribbing with the pattern developing nicely…and another pair of socks with just the toes to finish and bind off. Knitting is a passion for me and Montana winters give me lots of home time for creating many items. Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity. Kristin
    rockymountainbirder at gmail dot com

  154. Rachel says:

    Yay! A giveaway open to Canadians 😉

    I’m a novice knitter – I’ve been doing it forever, but have developed very little skill. A couple of years ago, everybody got scarves and cowls for Christmas and I even tried a few hats. I’d love to make a Honey Cowl or a knitted hedgehog!

  155. Traceyg says:

    It is a beautiful book and I would love to have it in my library. After I finish the Garter Rib Baby Blanket I’m knitting for my baby, the next project on my list is another Marian Cowl (one of Jane’s patterns). These are my “birthday gifts” of choice for this year. Quick and easy to knit and look fantastic.

  156. Angie says:

    Very pretty book! I’ve just been knitting socks lately because it’s cold out and my old ones keep getting holes.

  157. Yana says:

    I plan to knit headband with cute bow:) thanks for chance!

    yana.malysheva7 (at) gmail d0t com

  158. Erin says:

    I am working on a cowl knitted in the round, my first time!

  159. Doreen B says:

    Thanks so much for the chance to win this book. And signed yet!!!!

  160. Kelly says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I don’t knit much myself, but I have many friends who do and this would be a lovely gift for them. I am currently crocheting a baby gift, though. It’s a tiny blanket with the edges crocheted into a robot. ~Kelly,

  161. Your beanie looks great and the book looks even better! I am having a break from quilting – I wore myself out over Christmas (lol) and have LITERALLY just returned home from a 100km round trip to get some yarn..I have a vest in mind… and I now have some lovely Zara to make it with.. my next mission (after my vest) is a cardigan… The one pictured above may well be amongst my Fav’s added on Rav!!
    love it. So excited to get back to knitting for a while.. I love it as the days darken sooner.. the fires get lit and the knitting begins!!
    Fingers crossed I get picked… after today I am on a craft supplies (self imposed) ban.. must work on the ones I have on the go!!
    All the best Sal. us_salad[at]yahoo[dot]

  162. emi love says:

    Am excited to check out this book. You had asked what is next in our queues. For me it is Gavotte by Cecily Glowik MacDonald

  163. Hind DP says:

    Great job on the hat, I would have never known you were a newbie. The book is lovely, there is a cowl in it that I especially like. Next in my queue is a Sea Princess sweater for my daughter and a Featherweight cardigan for me.

  164. Poppyprint says:

    Look at you go, knitting hats! Woohoo! I don’t knit. I rely on my personal knitter: my Mom. She’s awesome and has only given up on one super hard (unbeknownst to me) pattern I bought on ravelry to knit for me. I would happily gift her this book (with a list of all the things she could knit for me clearly tagged).

  165. rosewendy says:

    I have been thinking a lot lately of the gloves my grandmother used to make. She was a whizz at gloves and socks and made it look so easy. It’s about time I had a go I think.

  166. oh, that looks like something else to add to my Christmas wish list! And I love your hat.

  167. galy56 says:

    ciao! questo libro deve essere bellissimo! I modelli delle prime foto mi sembrano così….. dolci come cupcakes al cioccolato!! Sono così curiosa per gli altri! Ti auguro una buona giornata

  168. ziezo says:

    Looks like a great book. I am into scarves and cowls as many other knitted items do not work well in the African heat. Although, a hat is something I really need when I visit Europe next month. . .

  169. Elena says:

    What not to love in this collection??? I would cast on immediately an Arbutus and I think I have already cast on a Grace (in my imagination…)

  170. José says:

    What a great book, thanks for the change to win! I have been more into crochet lately , this seems like a good moment to start knitting again. It’s still cold here in The Netherlands, I can use another scarf 🙂

  171. tini-uk says:

    My knitted socks just had to go (the whole was too big) and I will have to knit some new ones, nothing beats warm feet!

  172. Tracie says:

    I’ve been knitting about 7 months now and love it! I have a small group that meets weekly at my house and I’d love to share this awesome book with my knitting friends. I am just starting to read patterns so what a beautiful teaching tool this book will be 🙂

  173. Tracie says:

    I’ve been knitting about 7 months now and love it! I have a small group that meets weekly at my house and I’d love to share this awesome book with my knitting friends. I am just starting to read patterns so what a beautiful teaching tool this book will be 🙂

  174. Lainey Molin says:

    I love this book! I’m working on some socks and a sweater right now. Socks are my absolute favorite to knit!

  175. Anonymous says:

    What a lovely collection ….I really like Grace and Renfrew. Just cast on a Brock sweater and another pair of socks. Thanks.
    Lyn41 on Ravelry

  176. What a beautiful book. Next up a baby hat for a gift and then a scarf or shawl for me.

  177. tamara says:

    I just finished making the wide mouth bags, thanks for the great tutorial! Next is back to knitting fingerless mitts. thanks for the giveaway!!

  178. sharpie says:

    Gorgeous! I still haven’t finished my first knitting project, but I think that’s probably because I decided to knit a striped twin-sized blanket… Guess that’s just what happened when a quilter designs her own knitting project rather than getting an awesome book like THIS for inspiration 😉

    Thanks for the chance!

  179. Amy says:

    I have some beautiful blue bulky yarn begging to become a snugly cowl! Thanks for the giveaway and great job on the hat! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

  180. Rebekah B. says:

    LOVE the hat! I need to finish some fingerless gloves that I started a while ago. Thanks for the giveaway. Looks like a fabulous book!

  181. LindaKnits says:

    What a lovely book and thank you for the giveaway. I would love to knit the hat and see what else is in the book.

  182. aandw6294 says:

    What a awesome book! I would love to make a hat like that! I’m in the middle of making a pair of socks and crocheting a blanket! I’m just trying to make time to finish them with two little ones! 🙂

  183. Brenna says:

    Nice book! I want to knit one of those gorgeous sweaters. adams(dot)brenna(at)gmail(dot)com

  184. Kelli says:

    I’m so ready to finish my February Lady Sweater (on ravelry) and up next is a Gaptastic Cowl for my sister who loves mine. But first I gotta finish the sweater…

  185. Kaye Prince says:

    Love this book so much! When I started knitting again Jane’s Autumn hat pattern was one of the first I tried. Right now I’m knitting my fourth honey cowl (short one for Alex) in Madelinetosh Vintage in Mare and I’m thinking I might knit another cardigan for myself next up!

  186. Kerry says:

    Hmmm, my next knitting project is currently unknown. 🙂 Probably a hat or a neckwarmer. Thanks for the chance to win!

  187. Kesha E says:

    keeping my fingers crossed — so much i’d love to try!!
    i am keshaevans on ravelry

  188. Krystina says:

    I’m so embarassed to admit this but my next knitting project is going to be a hat for my sister for… christmas. Oops.

  189. Susan says:

    I love your blog. Great job on the hat!

  190. zeef says:

    this really looks so nice… i am now crocheting a blanket, but I would love to add the cardigan on my “next to knit” list.
    (and thank you for making this international!)
    Eefdelhaye(at) hotmail (dot) com

  191. Sarah says:

    Oh, i just love the refrew hat. one of these days I’ll cave and purchase the pattern. I’d love to win the whole collection before then though 🙂

  192. i'm beccy. says:

    I think you have my orange coat! I love that hat with it!!! Beautiful pictures and I would love to win a copy, but am not allowing myself to buy one right now since I am still working on my O W L S sweater from last summer’s knit along. Sigh, having to stop and learn bust darts and short rows headed into Christmas making season did me in… Love the beautiful inspiration, though. Thanks for sharing!

  193. Whatzitknitz says:

    I just finished a blanket for my son and I am working on a vest for myself. next on my needles will be a cardigan. i would love to win this book so it could be a sweater from it.

  194. zuska7 says:

    Beautifull book! I am beginner in knitting, in the moment I am working on a vest for my daughter, but it seems I haven’t enought yarn, so I need order more. Greeting from Slovakia.

  195. C. says:

    It looks beautiful. I think some fingerless mitts might be my next project.

  196. What a wonderful book. I’d love to win. My next projects are little sweaters for my Blythe dolls. Then some mitts and a scarf. 🙂

  197. charlotte says:

    It looks like a beautiful book. I love good photography in a book like this. I do not knit, but my daughter is a great and prolific knitter. I would give this book to her. She knits socks for me in exchange for sewing projects.

  198. mohundro mom says:

    I’ve just started knitting!!! Perhaps a bit advanced for now, but I’ll work up to it. Everything looks so beautiful!

  199. JennOveeV says:

    The pictures are beautiful! It depends on the season for knitting projects, so I suppose something to keep me warm since its snowy now : ) jenniferlynnefreitas (at) gmail (dot) com

  200. Karen says:

    I’ve been knitting cowls and scarves all winter, and now I’m knitting an ear-warmer/headband for my daughter. I’d love to try that hat you’re wearing on the blog.

  201. Lynn says:

    Your hat looks really great. How did I not hear about this book tour? My only sweater that I made is by Jane Richmond, and I love it. My next knitting project will be to complete the February Baby Sweater by Elizabeth Zimmerman, but I would love to be distracted by this book!

  202. Anonymous says:

    Congrats on learning how to knit. I myself just learned how knit and just got my first sewing machine for Christmas. I have two projects which I am trying to get up the courage to do. First are some baby booties for a friend who just had son #4. Second I would really like to make a cardigan for my daughter.

    tkmar06 [at] gmail [dot] com

  203. Alex says:

    What a beautiful book! I’m a huge knitter, as soon as I finish the cat bed I’m working on I’m going to finish up a cable knit hat for a friend.

  204. Collette says:

    Oh, I’ve been eyeing this on Ravelry. I really like her patterns.

    I’m currently in the middle of a hat knitting spree. I typically don’t knit for other people if they know about it because then I think all they think of when they see me is WHERE’S MY STUFF??? But I have a queue of 3 hats for other people. Not sure how I got here but there it is!

  205. anotheryarn says:

    Oh, my queue is so messed, things keep jumping queue, long-standing WIP keep getting back-burnered… But next up (I’ve said who knows how many times) is my Feather Lace Shawl.

    The hat looks great, and I think if you want that cardigan you should dive in and make it! Often the hardest part of a cardigan is making sure it fits, a nice big gauge swatch helps with that.

    anotheryarn [at] yahoo [dot] come

  206. Emily says:

    I’m hoping to start on some socks soon. I have a ‘Pay it Forward’ project to think about – a cowl or hat maybe. This book looks perfect for some new fun projects.

  207. Lcubed says:

    I’m knitting a sweater from Vogue right now. Next on my list is a vintage jumper 🙂

  208. Raven Poppy says:

    Sweet! I love Jane Richmond I’ve bought SO many of her patterns already I would love to own her book too! Your hat looks great by the way 🙂

  209. Anonymous says:

    On my to do list for 2013 is learn how to knit. This book would be perfect to show of my new learned skills. Mariken

  210. Anonymous says:

    My next knitting project will most likely be the Oatmeal Pullover (another great Jane Richmond pattern)! kmelamed(at)comcast(dot)net

  211. I need that book! I already have almost every Jane Richmond pattern there is on ravelry waiting for me in my favorites… I’m currently working on a vest for me and a sweater for my son. Fingers crossed!

  212. kim says:

    That book looks nice! Jane R. lives on the same island I do 🙂
    Fingerless gloves are in my knitting queue

  213. Sondha says:

    That book looks stunning! Next up, I’m making a blanket. Not really sure which one yet, but I want something relatively simple technique-wise, but high satisfaction

  214. Pamela Nees says:

    Ooo Anna – such lovely things!
    Next up : a hat for a dear friend undergoing chemo.

  215. laurakam says:

    I would love to win that book. Anna, congrats on advancing your knitting skills!! laurakam at iowatelecom dot net

  216. Pattij says:

    It looks like a great book! I am working on a new baby hat right now, but need some new ideas!
    Evin5 at aol dot com

  217. rachieannie says:

    I want, I want! My next project is a hat; so far all I’ve done is straight line knitting, so I’m excited to go a little adventurous.


  218. I am also a new knitter, and I really want to tackle a cardigan. This looks like a great book!

  219. Jess says:

    So many projects on my needles right now. A herringbone cowl, a tie, and some socks. Plus a sweater to block and add buttons. Love the projects in this book. Thanks!

  220. Just learning to knit would be the first step I think but I am desperate to knit a funky pair of sock for myself – oh how I adore hand knit socks!!

  221. Phoebe says:

    I am lusting after a new knitting project. Right now I have nothing planned, but I currently have (at least) two scarves in progress….. One of these days I’ll have time to make something a little bit more advanced.

  222. Connie K. says:

    Next for me is a sweater for my daughter. I’m knitting ‘Hey Teach’ from Knitty for her.


  223. Laura says:

    These patterns keep popping up everywhere I look on ravelry! Beautiful. Still trying to finish some Valentine’s Day knitting – working on a pillow-sized felted heart.

  224. I have so many WIPs right now — baby sweater, Cookie A socks, a lightweight sweater by Hannah Fettig, and I am putting the lining in on a Wallpaper Cowl 🙂 But I could use another hat before Winter ends — and I think Renfrew would be perfect 🙂

  225. I am just about to finish a cowl from the purl bee website, I just want to keep knitting cowls and hats because it is slightly cold outside. I also need to start my owl sweater for next winter.

  226. Emily says:

    I’m thinking that cardigan might be next in my queue – it’s gorgeous! Other than that, I’ve got a few small trinkets for a new niece or nephew who’s on the way that are queueing up right now. Thanks for the giveaway!

  227. I am excited to get my hands on this book! I am working on a cowl, and hand warmers (fingerless), and newborn hats for expected twin boys (not mine!!)

  228. Sabrina says:

    My knitting is on hold for now, as I am crocheting an afghan for my daughter. BUT, I’m hoping to knit things out of my stash of yarn from thrift stores that I can donate to my my daughters’ school fund raiser next. 🙂

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