I’m super excited to bring this new pattern to you all! My current obsession with woven decor and wearables inspired me to make this beautiful cowl.

I found a unique slip stitch in a Russian knitting magazine that looked amazing and appeared to be woven but was actually just staggered slipped stitches….BUT, the stitch was only shown knitted flat. I knitted up a swatch and was bummed when I realized there was no practical way to make the stitch work for a piece worked in the round. I LOATHE seaming!!!

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So, I sat down with my nifty charting software program and various different fibers and needle sizes. And FINALLY found a way to make the stitch pattern transition in a constant, shifting spiral. So, not only can you knit this in the round…but it also eliminates all Purling, which just happens to be another thing I loathe. Can you say “win-win” with me!

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I knit this cowl in a soft alpaca to begin with but found that the gorgeous stitch got completely lost in the halo of the Alpaca fiber. So I tried a washable acrylic next, which also led to disappointment when I saw the twist in the yarn totally encroached on the stitch pattern. Fooey. So back to the drawing board. And then I found it. The PERFECT yarn for this stitch.

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Knit Picks’ Comfy Worsted. A soft blend of Pima Cotton and Acrylic. It knits up into a luscious fabric that’s not only beautiful but easy-care. And the colorway…..ooooohhhh. Just the prettiest burst of bright poppy pink. Love. it.

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The cowl features a sturdy I-Cord edging on both the cast on and bind off, creating a more polished look.

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Now, unfortunately the issue with this stitch is that with slipped stitches every knitters tension is going to differ. So, I give instructions for a gauge swatch which needs to also be knit in the round. However, in order to do that you need to knit in Magic Loop OR on Dpn’s. Also, you may find that the size US #8 that I created the gauge in is either too large of a needle size or too small for your particular tension.

So, the only remedy for this situation is whipping out your full set of Interchangeable Knitting Needles….in super durable, glossy, slick and sexy Rosewood.

Wait…..you don’t already have a set??? No worries. I’m giving away a set of Symfonie Rosewood Interchangeable Needles (Value: $100), along with 2 balls of Knit Picks Comfy (Value: $6) in “Rosehip” (pictured) to one lucky duck!

This is my go-to set of needles for even projects that are knitted flat. I use the 40″ cable for my Through the Woods Hood, instead of straight needles. And I also use it for my Magic Loop projects. The set comes with a 24″, a 40″ and 2-32″ cables and needles tips size US #4 through 11.Β Your stitches will dance right over the needles. The tips also feature lovely tapered points that are perfect for lacework and….slipped stitches. See how badly these needles want to come home with you?

To enter the Giveaway, simply leave a comment on your FAVORITE project of all time. You also gain bonus entries for reposting the Giveaway on your social media pages and by following me on mine (if you haven’t already).

The Giveaway will end next Thursday, May 28th at midnight PST and the winner will be announced here on the blog on Friday, May 29th. So be sure toΒ subscribe to the blog so you’ll automatically hear if you’re the winner. (NOTE: If the winner does not respondΒ via email within a week of announcement and notification, they will forfeit their prize and another winner will be randomly selected.)

Until then, download your copy of “Desert Poppy” for FREE for a limited time. It’s still in the Beta stage so do drop me an email through the link or QR code in the pattern if you stumble upon any errata or have any questions.

I’ve also created a few helpful videos that cover some of the special techniques used in this pattern. They’re all linked to in the pattern but here’s a link to my Youtube channel, so you can check out ALL my videos and also subscribe to my channel.

Happy Knitting lovelies!

xoxo

Kalurah

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Join the discussion 310 Comments

  • diane says:

    My favorite project of all time is one i’ve made more than once – it is the Cascading Hearts Baby Blanket by Susan Adkins – this project combines my love of hearts with the promise of new life. – I’ve made it for friends and now for the children of those friends having children. It’s just challenging enough to keep me going but not so crazy that i want to throw it across the room.

  • Christine says:

    My favorite project is the shawl I made for my niece, that I designed. it’s a prayer shawl for her and nephew while baby is in the hospital. I wish I could keep it! πŸ™‚

  • Dina Gaborko says:

    Not sure this is posting my comments. I am new but completed some scarves and dish cloths.

  • Dina says:

    I am still learning and dish cloths and scarves are my favorites at the moment.

  • Dina says:

    Scarves and dish clothes for now. Still learning!

  • Elizabeth Trace says:

    Jared Flood’s Seasons Hat taught me so many things. I learned how to knit english, I learned how to catch up floats, and I learned that I LOVE fair-isle. Thanks for the great cowl pattern! We need more patterns for Comfy Worsted — it’s a great yarn, so soft and so great for gifts for allergic/sensitive folks.

  • Rosemarie Carvalho says:

    I’ve just finished the Cecilia Knitalong, and I can’t believe how much I enjoyed it. So much so that I’m hoping to knit two more.

  • My favorite projects to make are shawls (very delicate ones), either crochet or knit, and socks. But recently am more into cardi for my baby, and I have been collecting Olga Buraya-Kefelian’s shawl patterns they’re so pretty! I haven’t tried knitting handspun though.. would love to try it out sometime.
    Currently am doing a lace shrug for my newly graduate daughter and she will be leaving us soon to pursue her college med studies this August, so I want to send her away with a few shrugs to remind her my warm hugs whenever she needed one.

    • Christine says:

      which shrugs did you do? I love those an want to knit some for my daughter, but am never sure which ones look good. bronxknits AT gmail DOT com
      Christine

  • Diana says:

    My all time favorite is the shawl that started BcauseofYou. It’s Anna’s shawl designed by Linda Illingsworth. Gorgeous piece of lace knitting. Took me ooooh almost a year to complete because I kept losing track of where I was and I really had no clue what yarn to use πŸ™‚

    My second favorite would be my first design: The Egyptian Collar. It’s crochet and pattern is on Ravelry πŸ˜‰

  • Nancy says:

    I’ve made so many projects it’s difficult to pick a favorite…but one of my most recent absolute favorites was the Rising Sun shawl which I made with Knit Picks Chroma. It’s gorgeous! Just need to block it then it can be photographed and worn.

  • tymajor81 says:

    My favorite project of all time was the Cookie A. Monkey socks with Handspun wool! So gorgeous!

  • Christine says:

    I love woven-look stitch patterns, too, and definitely prefer knitting in the round! Even though it was knit back and forth one of my favorite projects was the Faberge shawl made with Madelinetosh. Wonderful yarn, great beads, challenging but do-able pattern. Thanks for offering this pattern. I’d love the needles as well.

  • Kathy McCann says:

    Thank you for the beautiful pattern. My favorite project was a simple cowl that I made for my mother to wear around the house to keep her shoulders warm. She has not been well for the last couple of years and lost a lot of weight after a serious problem in the hospital. She is cold most of the time so this little cowl makes her more comfortable. It is a washable wool and acrylic blend that gets softer each time it is washed. It makes me smile to know that we may live across the country from each other but she has something of me with her to keep her warm.

  • Mary C. says:

    My favorite knitting project has been the Sherlock Scarf, an exclusive pattern at my local yarn shop. Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway. Love the cowl pattern~!

  • BarbaraG says:

    My favorite project of all time? Whatever I have currently of the needles. Let’s see, I have 5 WIPs and some swatching.

  • Laura Lee Evans-Gray says:

    This is a gorgeous cowl! Can’t wait to try it and have the perfect yarn to do it with. My favorite all time knitting pattern was a comfy raglan for my now-full-grown son – it was adult sized, and fit him like a charm – done in camo yarn, and he loves it! Seeing his face when he first tried it on? Priceless!! Looking forward to exploring your blog – just found it this morning and have to start work, so I’ll be back!! That’s a promise!

  • Elation says:

    My favorite project was Swan Lake & Lily Stole, which came from my heart. Otherwise I probably like Charlotte’s Web in KPPPM yarn as I have made to many, watching the merger of lovely handpainted colors is thrilling. I really like Desert Poppy from your collection best, as the color and design are so nice and I love that you did it in a yarn that is all season, and soft and comfortable around the neck. Thank you for sharing, and may your goodness return to you many times over! πŸ™‚ Elation

  • Robyn says:

    My fave project is the Gaptastic. I’ve made MANY of these! They’re an easy gift and look great with any fall/winter/spring wardrobe. I’ve knit it over & over again in Marble Chunky, which is easy care washable! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  • suzanreed says:

    I finished a cashmere hat for a friend who has had to shave her head. I made up the pattern and it was a joy to knit, and so soft. I never thought I’d get it done in the three days I had to do it! Lots of knitting on size 3 needles. Photos are not on my Ravelry page yet.

  • Kerry W says:

    thanks so much for sharing this lovely pattern.

    My favourite project of all time …. of my own? Probably the Flickering Flames Skirt. I wish I had a better figure to show it off better, but it’s a lovely garment anyway.

    My favourite project done by someone else on Ravelry – the Pretty as a Peacock Shawl (I don’t feel I should mention another knitter’s “name” here, so won’t) that was knitted then hand-painted to really show off the eyes of the peacock “feathers”. Wowzer!
    (I am beluke on ravelry)

  • My favorite project is the first thing I knit for myself and my first sweater. It is a Katerina Ballerina sweater and I am still working on it. I would love those needles!

  • Sandee says:

    My favorite knitting project, would have to be my Catkin, which was a gift for my mother.

  • cwknitnut says:

    My favorite project right now is actually a crochet bedspread I’m working on. It’s called Pineapple Frosting.

  • Rebecca W says:

    Thanks for the pattern! It’s really hard to pick my all-time favorite project… The one I think I’m most proud of was a Mariposa lace shawl in a vibrant golden yellow. I ended up giving it to my grandmother (in-law, but she and her husband treat me like their “real” granddaughter which is amazing since I have no living grandparents) and she gushed over it and wears it all the time in the evenings when she’s a little chilly but not enough to need a jacket. I love me some lace!

  • sarah says:

    I guess my favorite to knit would be my first moebius. But my most worn would be the Noro stripe scarf which my husband, to my surprise, claimed when it was half done; and my daughter in law thought I had bought for him!
    Thank you for making this beautiful cowl. I’m looking forward to knitting it – and the chance of winning the needle set is icing on the cake!

  • brenda a says:

    my favorite projects are lace shawls and cowls!

  • lindaran (on Rav) says:

    So many choices…
    I think my favorite is the ‘Norma’ blanket I made for my grandson. It was a huge undertaking; I had made blankets for all of the step-grandchildren, so when my daughter got pregnant she wanted something “special” since this would be my first grandchild. I had just bought and played with my first drop spindle, so I said, “I know! I’ll spin all the yarn for his blanket!” Ha! All I can say is that I sure improved my spinning technique over the course of the project. πŸ™‚ But it turned out beautifully and both my daughter and my grandson love it. I smile whenever I see him snuggled up with it.

    p.s. she’s pregnant again – what do I do for this one!?

    p.p.s. Love the stitch you used for your cowl – and the color of the yarn! gorgeous! And the needles? Drool! Thanks for the pattern and the giveaway.

  • sarah says:

    Simple tho it was to knit, my most successful project was Jared Flood’s Noro stripe scarf. Halfway thru my knitting it my husband claimed it for his own and has worn it a lot!

  • Calypso says:

    Beautiful pattern! Thank you! My favorite project is an Abyssal shawl that I knit and lost a few days after I completed it. Need to make another one!

  • Stephanie W says:

    My favorite project would be my very first cowl, it was a simple pattern, but the soft alpaca with hand-painted colors complement many outfits and always attract complements. Though the first project for any new knitting stitch or skill is always an enjoyment.

  • Meghan N. says:

    My favorite project was a tiny cabled cardigan that I made for my infant son. I used a teal superwash merino yarn and made a matching hat to go with it. He looked so sweet bundled up in his cozy set.

  • koreakiwi says:

    Beautiful cowl! I have been a knitter for nearly 40 years & the appeal of knitting for me is variety of designs to knit and fibers to knit with. I think my favorite project is always the one I’m working on. Even after all these years I’m still picking up new tips. Those needles look lovely too πŸ™‚

  • Kay Standefer says:

    I started knitting when I was 8, some 55, 56 years ago…. yarn is so much better now!
    I think one of my favorite projects was Pink Lemon Twist’s mystery stolel II, Scheherazade. I’d just learned to spin yarn well enough to use, so I knit each clue quickly and spun my fingers off to get ready for the next clue. The next year, I bought lace yarn to use in the Swan Lake, a beautiful asymetrical design that, oddly enough, some knitters complained bitterly about. Both were pre-Ravelry days and quite an exciting time.
    Love the cowl and I think I have some lovely handspun Tencel to use.

    Now, if I just had a lovely set of interchangeable rosewood needles….
    ; )

  • quinn says:

    My favorite project is socks! I don’t think I can pick one pair that has been my all-time favorite project, but I pretty much always have a sock on needles πŸ™‚
    Thank you sharing your pattern, and also for this lovely giveaway!
    quinn on rav

  • I’ve been knitting for nearly 30 years, so it’s hard to come up with just one favorite project.

    For myself, I’d have to say my Equinox sweater, which is a pretty salmon/apricot color and is nice for spring and fall. I made a rose scarf with that ruffley yarn that is such a pain, but it is gorgeous and was worth all the irritating stuff with that yarn. Also, I made a flower basket shawl for the wife of the priest who married us when her health wasn’t well, as a kind of a hug for her. I really loved that, it was knit in a rose pink Koigu yarn.

  • Tasha Cooper says:

    My favourite knitted project of all time??? After so many years of knitting it would be really hard to pick just one. I have fond memories of the first cabled sweater I made many, many years ago – it even fit, so I guess that could be my favourite?

  • Dana Bach says:

    My all time favorite project was a shrug I recently completed to go with a dress for a work event. The yarn and the pattern just melded together so well, it was hard not to love!

  • Noreen says:

    My favorite project I have done was a spider I knitted my daughter. She loves it so much.

  • Karen Latuchie says:

    My favorite project is the Bandana Cowl pattern published by PurlBee. I’ve knitted six of these cowls as gifts, but, strangely, I haven’t made one for myself yet – I need to get on that! Two of the cowls were made for very special friends and I used pure cashmere – so scrumptious! Thanks so much for your pattern – I really love the texture – and for your generous giveaway!

  • stitcher75 says:

    I love to make hats and cowls – especially cables and/or lace. I really like colorwork, but I’m not very good at it. It’s a matter of practice, I guess. When my hands and elbows stop hurting, I hope to get to practice a lot more.

  • Rachy says:

    A shawl I made for my grandma. It’s less than perfect, but it’s the thought that counts for her.

  • Valerie says:

    My favorite knitting projects are cowl which I enjoy wearing….

  • Deena Harper says:

    My favorite so far…a hat I knitted and completely went off pattern with it! It was so much fun just to change up so many variable design elements for the hat. It doesn’t fit real well, but it is my creation.

  • I lace shawl is top of my list!

  • laura sequeira says:

    My favorite pattern was the girasole by Jared Flood. But honestly I love most of his patterns.

  • Mnemosyn says:

    My favorite knitting project atm are the entrelac mittens that I’m making and a bunny, that made my bff very happy πŸ™‚

  • Melissa says:

    My favorite knitting project is anything that actually fits when I’m done!

  • Pamela Narveson says:

    Any linen stitch type pattern is my favorite because I like the woven look of the pattern and because it is a pattern I can do while knitting with my favorite crazy funny knitting ladies. I am anticipating that your Desert Poppy pattern is about to be a new favorite! Going to rummage for some needles and yarn right now! Thank you for the free pattern and the opportunity to win the beautiful set of needles and yarn!

  • Ann says:

    I find it hard to pick just one, as I seem to have fond memories knitting a lot of projects. There was the blanket which taught me cables, the shawls introducing me to lace and mosaic, the cowl being my first colour work project…
    It’s impossible to choose… πŸ™‚
    Thank you so much for the pattern & give away.

  • craftyone says:

    My first item I knitted, a scarf, is my all time favorite, because it gave me confidence and the desire to knit more.

  • Maria says:

    My favourite project has to be my Shipwreck Shawl by Bethany Kok! I was so proud when I finished it! I enjoyed the lacework and beading. It took a long time to finish but so worth it! πŸ™‚

  • Anneke says:

    Thank you for the chance to win those lovely needles and the yarn. The color is absolutely stunning and perfect for you cowl I downloaded. Thanks!
    My favorite knitting project: socks! Can’t help it, totally addicted to knitting socks πŸ™‚

  • Oh gosh! This is such a neat cowl, sounds like there was a TON of work into the pattern. Well done!
    My favourite project is a little Cowichan style sweater for my dear little ‘monkey’, who refuses to wear it. Makes for one sad knitting mama!

  • Hi there and thank you for the wonderful cowl pattern – I really like the Herringbone look the stitch pattern seems to have. Asking what my favourite pattern is is a bit tricky. Patterns that I don’t like tend to not get finished, so I love all of my FO.s. Currently, I am leaning towards the dress that I knitted last year for myself as being my favourite. It was a Drops pattern that I modified a bit to suit both my gauge and my measurements and I used a truly beautiful gradient yarn from Twisted Fiber Arts so that the colour changes gradually over the length of the garment. Come and see it on Ravelry if you like – my username is felicitymcrowe. Anyway, thanks again for the lovely pattern, and thank you, also, for the chance to win the needles and yarn : )
    Cheers,
    Felicity Crowe

  • Donna O says:

    My favorite project of all time was the first pair of socks I knit. I was so in awe that I actually did it! They were for my mother who has now passed away. I still have those socks which bring me many fond memories.

  • Linda says:

    Love this pattern! Thanks for the chance to be in the drawing. Keeping my fingers crossed. Those needles are on my wish list. My favorite happens to be my latest project, just off the needles: Jared Flood’s Guernsey Wrap.
    The pattern stitch in the Desert Poppy cowl intrigues me and I’m already searching my stash for just the right yarn to cast on today.The I-cord CO and BO look so professional.
    Happy Knitting!

  • Cat B says:

    I think my favourite knitting project is always the one I’m working on at the time! Right now I’m making Susie Rogers’ Reading Mitts which can be found on Ravelry. πŸ™‚

  • erindee5575 says:

    My favorite project was a lace Christening Gown I made for my friend’s little boy. She was in her 4th year of waiting on an adoption list when her munchkin came to her. Many very early mornings and late nights later, and the gown was finished. It’s a beautiful gown, and the story behind it, in its entirety, makes it my favorite.

  • Carol says:

    My favorite knitting project so far was the Rose Tyler Scarf I made for my daughter. It was a great pattern but far more important was the huge smile on my daughter’s face when she opened the package & pulled it out.

  • Ilknur says:

    Thank you for the pattern and the giveaway. I have no a favorit pattern but a favorit Designer Veera on Ravelry. Love all pattern fron her.

  • Laura says:

    My favorite knitting pattern so far is the Honey Cowl which is why I think I enjoy your Desert Poppy design so much!

  • Wow…..my (current) favorite project of all time has to be a sweater called Buttercup which was worked from the top down because I also loathe seaming. LOL

  • Sherrie says:

    My favorite projects are the ones I make for other people … especially my only grand-daughter, my sisters, my mother, and my best friend.

  • arzucarolina says:

    My favorite project of all time is probably the Through the Woods. I have since knit 5 or 6 of them for gifts. and I love making shawls.

  • Anne Boner says:

    I knitted the Dale 1984 Olympic sweater for my husband. A huge project, with many colors and intricate pattern – but WOW! He still wears it on cold winter days.

  • cerulai says:

    My favorite project is my first shawl. It was the Ojos de Dios pattern from Interweave. I used Chroma yarn from knit picks and adored the entire process

  • Marie says:

    My favorite projects so far were the dresses I crocheted for my granddaughters and grandniece. I’ve recently learned to knit, though, and my favorite knit project so far has been the Shoreline shawl.

  • Gemma says:

    My favourite project is a pair of socks. I love how intricate or simple you can make socks, and they are really easy to carry around with you; the perfect on-the-go project.

  • Donna B says:

    I knit a goddess doll for my daughter and I think my favorite part was when I embroidered designs on her. No face, just designs o liked. Also, a felted bearded helmet for my son. I guess my favorite thing to knit is something for my kids that they’ll really enjoy.

  • Katy Murphy says:

    So far, I’d have to say that Shizuku by Angela Tong is my favorite. I scored two skeins of Noro at a friends de-stashing sale, and I’ve worn it more than any other scarf I own.

  • Keebly says:

    My favourite project I’ve ever made is the first time I used handspun. I made myself a pair of legwarmers and I just adore the colours. Here’s the project: http://ravel.me/Keebly/uucdc

  • Like many others, my favourite is either the one I’m doing or the one I have queued up next! My tastes and skills change over time. Right now, I am enjoying Lucy Hague’s Malgven, but I dislike the purls. I am not a fan of purls either! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  • Saumya says:

    My favorite project is a malabrigo lace shawl that I made for my mother.

  • Ann says:

    I haven’t found my go-to, all time favorite project yet, but I knit a sweater for my daughter when she was tiny that I loved. It had a lacey yoke, and just two buttons at the top. Looking back, it is one of my favorite things I’ve knit. Too bad she outgrew it so fast πŸ™‚

  • whatzitknitz says:

    Call me crazy but my favorite project is blankets made with left over sock yarn. I have made 3 so far. You would think I would get bored or run out of left over sock yarn but I don’t . I love the colors and variety of sock yarns. And my family has fully stocked sock drawers.

  • Lala says:

    My favorite project is whatever I have just finished! The cowl is lovely-I recently got introduced to slipped stitches-love the way they make things look complicated, but it’s not. Beautiful needles,also~

  • Lori says:

    My favorite project is always the thing that I am working on now. So right now it is Graphic Jacket. More important than the pattern is the yarn…Malabrigo Finito. I also have another Finito project on the needles….Cinnamon Toast by Laura Aylor.

    I am very excited about your pattern. Love your thoughts on how yarn affects the project. Can’t wait to play….

  • Sue says:

    My favourite project to this point is a hat I made for my niece. It was a faux brioch and I’d never done any stitches similar in my life. It was a learning experience and I loved the finished product. My Niece liked it too and has requested mittens to match.

  • ktsmurf says:

    My favorite project changes, because I learn new things as a knitter and grow my skills and capabilities. Right now, my favorite project is the sleeveless top I just finished, because it’s a beautiful lace pattern, and it’s the first fitted garment I’ve ever made. I absolutely adore it.

  • Kristi says:

    My favorite project is usually what I have just finished! But probably most recently, I would consider the Sprig Sweater by Never Not Knitting to be my favorite at this time. I made it for my daughter for Easter and it fit like a dream and I learned a few new techniques while doing it too…

  • Sharon Veilleux says:

    I always enjoy knitting the Bermuda scarf. Can use different yarns for a different look each time.
    I also like to use natural fibers and yarns that are locally sourced (Maine)

  • Patricia says:

    My favorite project ever…hm…i have no favorite project,but it always makes me happy to knit a gift for someone who needs a hug β™₯
    I like your new pattern,thank you !
    Best
    Patricia

  • Laryssa says:

    My first completed sweater was Geoffrey, by Nora Gaughan, and it turned out amazing!!! In a DK, linen/cotton yarn, for a very tall, broad chested guy. I didn’t realize I loved him that much! πŸ˜›

  • Robin (RsIslandCrafts) says:

    I love the process of knitting. My favorite project is usually the one I am knitting on. I do love to make cowls and shawls.

  • Mary says:

    It is so hard for me to pick a favorite, but I think it would be the Mary Lennox shawl by Kate Poe. Lace! And beads! And I took forever to finish it πŸ™‚ But it is beautiful and I love it.

  • I love almost all knitting projects. I seriously enjoyed making two pairs of Monkey socks. Thanks so much for the chance to win this great prize. Also, this cowl is just what I have been looking for to knit for a friend.

  • Janie says:

    My favorite knitting project was my Thai Iced Tea sweater knitted from a yarn that was a cotton/silk blend. It fits me perfectly and people have actually asked where I bought it!

  • Patricia says:

    I think my favorite project is always the one I’m currently working on! If I get into a project and don’t like it, I tink it and find another favorite.

  • Sarah P says:

    My favorite project would be Flocked Mittens by Adrian Bizilia. It was a project full of firsts: colorwork, continental knitting, picot hem, braid (love it!), and picking up stitches for a lining. They are wonderful for really cold ND winters that last for 6+ months!

  • Shelly Castille says:

    My favorite project was a free kick one! A beautiful little shawlette. Thank you for offering your pattern for free.

  • Charlene says:

    I just started knitting about 2 months ago. My favorite project is the striped cotton cowl I made from purl soho. Love this pattern, plan to make a couple for Christmas gifts!

  • Dominika says:

    Winter Berry! I used my first handspun yarn πŸ™‚

  • marianne myrick says:

    I made a baby blanket that had a snowman on ths front with yarn carried across tne back – it was a mess. The front looked great. Even with tne yarn problem I really liked it. Thanks. (This may be a duplicate – my tablet lost the network connection when I tried to post originally).

  • marianne myrick says:

    I made a baby blankethat had a snowman on it. I carried yarn across the back – it was a mess. The front looked great and really liked it. Thanks.

  • stitcheanne says:

    A lacy knitted hand towel I made for a wedding gift. Thanks for a chance at a great giveaway!

  • Catherine Drake says:

    My all time favorite knitting project was my first top-down sweater I made for my daughter. Yes, it is true I ended up making twice as the first rendition was too large. But mistakes are part of the learning process and made me a better knitter. Fit, color, gauge, sweater increases and decrease; I learn more about all of them all to avoid seaming which I disliked even more! And Yes, I’m pleased to report she still wears it even after 5 years time.

  • June S says:

    So happy I found your blog. You are a talented designer! My recent favorite to knit has been a grocery tote with Knitpicks Dishie and the pattern from ravelry called “let’s go shopping”. After two dozen of those I’m ready for a new favorite. I think cowls will be next. I just finished two Brioso Cowl from the Knitting Boutique luxury yarn club. Looks like I will make your design next to go on my needles!

  • Ruth Dejam says:

    My goto sweater is Andi Satterlund’s Myrna sweater. It’s so simple with lovely details and works up so quickly and beautifully. The circle in the back is what I love most about it.

  • Jean says:

    Thank you for the pattern and the giveaway. It’s difficult to narrow down one favorite of mine but one of my most favorite are the Quatrefoil Mittens and Quatrefoil Fingerless Mitts designed by Stephannie Tallent.

  • Stephanie says:

    My favorite knitting project, in general, is socks; they’re fun, quick and portable. Right now, I’m knitting Flutter of the Wings shawl by Lily Go and I’m in love with it!

  • Sandra says:

    My favorite project of all time is probably the Saroyan shawl/scarf. I enjoyed the process of learning the lace and the chart. I have since knit 5 or 6 of them for gifts. Before my first one, I had never used a chart. So the process of learning to read charts was a great experience that led to many projects.

  • My favourite project (so far) is the first pair of fingerless mittens I designed myself. It’s not my favourite because it’s the best looking thing I ever knit (it’s not), but because I learned so much in the process and was so proud when they were done and looked exactly as I had envisioned them (don’t ask me how many times I frogged before that happened…)

  • Ronda Trent says:

    My favorite project of all time was the Clapotis that I knit from Brooks Farm Yarns Solo Silk. Not while knitting, it mind you, but the end product is lovely.

  • Rebecca says:

    My favorite project is always the next one!
    I enjoy the planning process of choosing the pattern and yarn, and then knitting it.

  • Carol katz says:

    My favorite project is usually the ones I have on the needles. At the moment, that is several shawls for myself, one for each outfit. I just gifted a baby blanket and hat in mock rib and the mother couldn’t thank me enough! And, the shawl I knit for my daughter in law who just finished chemo and radiation was the best. The look on her face when she wrapped herself up in it was priceless.

  • emily winkelstein says:

    So far, my favorite project has been the Flax sweater from Tin Can Knits…it is the first sweater I ever knit and it gave me the confidence to try all kinds of new things such as socks and lace shawls. It is a simple pattern, but I loved knitting it. Excited to have found your patterns! Thanks!

  • Martha says:

    I just finished a vest with cables down the fron in a dark heather end gray. Off to knit my “next” favorite. Thank you!

  • mjsantos55 says:

    My favorite project to knit was the Every Way Wrap by Okmin Park. I used Blue Moon Fiber Arts Silky Victoria which had almost 700yds/skein. Such a beautiful piece.

  • Kathy adams says:

    Picking one favorite after a lifetime of knitting? The first baby sweater for my first born holds fond memories of sweet anticipation and awe at the miiracle of life.

  • Marcia in Utah says:

    My favorite knitting project was an Estonian lace shawl that i knit for my ex-mother-in-law, whom I’m still very good friends with. The yarn was a silk and merino blend that felt like butter and the final project was loved by the recipient.

  • Christy says:

    My favorite knitting projects were the two In the Pinks that I have done. Such a fun knit and a beautiful FO!

  • Yarn Mouse says:

    My favorite project was a shawl that I made up on the fly while stranded with yarn, needles and no access to any patterns. While it was interesting to make and the yarn was a dream, what makes it my most favorite was the look on the face of the elderly lady at the nursing home who ended up with it when she got it. That made it all worthwhile! πŸ™‚

  • my favorite knitting project is always the one I am starting. I think that is why I have so many UFO’s

  • Virginia Smith says:

    My favorite project was a shawl that I designed a colorwork design for.

  • Helen Gavel says:

    My favorite pattern is one that appeared in Vogue magazine back in the 80’s. It’s called For Cat Lovers by Barbara Service-Hilliard and I made one for my friend and a smaller one for her 7-year old daughter. It was one of my first intarsia projects and I enjoyed knitting every stitch!

  • Pam says:

    I love making shawls, the more lace the better

  • devereux66 says:

    My favorite knitting pattern is a simple diagonal rib! It works for scarves, cowls, blankets, baby items etc. But I have recently started doing some patterns that feature slipped stitches so I am anxious to try yours!

  • jen says:

    My favorite project is the next one. πŸ™‚

  • Linda says:

    I guess my favorite pattern to knit is the “One by One, Two by Two” scarf pattern by Churchmouse Yarns
    I have made so many and given some away as gifts…and buy yarn combinations to make more. I get alot of compliments on them and it’s fun and easy. Also the Jared Flood “Turn a Square” hat (felted) is always a requested item.

  • Heidi Rosin says:

    My favorite project of all time….that would have to be the gigantic fish I improvised using Barbara Walker’s Mosaic Knitting book and various slip stitch patterns. It was made for the grandson of a friend of mine who was the victim of a hit and run incident and was in a coma for over a week but survived. It was a true labor of love, prayer and healing for me, my friend and her grandson. It can be viewed in my Ravelry projects by clicking this link:

    http://ravel.me/canaandogknits/sptf

  • Mary says:

    Thanks for the pattern! The one I get the most compliments on is the Robin Hood hat by Grace Akhrem. Through the Woods is in my queue. Looking forward to making that and this great looking cowl.

  • My favorite project was a doily I knitted with beads, which just happened to be my first knitted lace project and working with beads, too. Thank you for the free pattern. Wishing you a most lovely day.

  • Rose Scott says:

    My favorite project of all time is the lacy baby dress that I made for my best friend’s baby daughter years ago. She used it for her christening gown which thrilled me to bits.

  • Phyllis A. Dalton says:

    My favorite, at this time, is a Smocked Baby Cardigan and Smocked Headband, from Mary Maxim design 98041-2N. It came out so very lovely. I donated this to a raffle which my library is having to benefit its future programs.

  • Jan Langford says:

    My favourite project would be the Book of Knitty by Laura Brown. My granddaughter loved it and I would knit another it there is ever a new little person on the family.

  • Jan says:

    My favorite project of all time is my Wingspan from String Theory’s Continuum in Magnetism, a red, white and blue colorway, made for TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors).

    Thanks for the chance to win this lovely prize!

  • Sharon Amara says:

    Thank you for the free pattern.
    The project I’m most proud of is one of Nancy Bush’s Estonian Lace Lily of the Valley shawl with 7 stitch nupps. Challenging and rewarding.

  • michele says:

    I love any pattern that I learn something new. I love doing mystery kals. I knit a lot of cowls. Thank you for the pattern!

  • Kate says:

    Thank you for this pattern – it looks adaptable to so many different styles and looks just depending on the yarn and needles chosen. Well, I will find out as I intend to make several because I have Christmas in mind and eight grandchildren.
    Though I have loved making things for my kids and grandkids over the years I will say that the most rewarding projects for me were the socks and knee warmers I jused to make for my dad every year at Christmas. He always expressed such happiness at receiving those useful and colorful (I always chose a colorful yarn) items and always wore them.

  • Claudia says:

    My favorite project is the Tree of Life afghan. It is a perfect gift for anyone at any time – weddings, birthdays, anniversaries. And it’s gorgeous in any color.

  • Cassandra Gore says:

    Piper’s Journey is my favorite project. After I learned to knit, this was the first thing that made me feel like I was a real knitter.

  • Kat says:

    Choosing just one all-time favorite is difficult–it’s almost always the project I’ve just finished. πŸ™‚ I think for all-time favorite right now it has to be my French Can Can Shawl. Or maybe Aquitaine Cuffs. Or maybe it’s the Vintage Crocheted afghan. Or my Holden. Hmm, I really can’t decide!

  • Librada says:

    My favorite knitting project is a pair of sock. I find it amazing that I can make a pair of socks and that they fit and people love them, especially my mom who doesn’t like anything πŸ˜€

  • Lili Hill says:

    The Guernsey Wrap by Jared Flood is my alltime favorite project. I have made 3 and never tire of it.

  • Melanie Hayes says:

    I have been knitting for my granddaughter. I am a newer knitter, but knitting sweaters and tops for her is fun and rewarding. I begin to knit after I learned to spin. I have also taken up weaving. I love the knitting because it really challenges me to think. I have just finished the Entrechat by Lisa Chemery and the Loren Cardigan, by Sara Elizabeth Schmidt, .

  • Carolyn says:

    Favorite project probably the first doll’s scarf I made when my Dad taught me to knit. Maybe Desert Poppy will become my favorite.

    Cocosummer8 on Rav

  • Hmm, I think my favorite project of all time would be the lizard ridge blanket. I originally was going to make a throw, but kept making squares, so I thought I’d make a cover for our king sized bed…and not too long ago I discovered that I’ve made more squares than I even need for that! So I’ll likely have a king sized cover AND a throw by the time I’m done.

    Thanks for the contest!

  • Michele Christman says:

    I love all the baby knits that I’ve done. Nothing gives more satisfaction than making a baby gift. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Susan Korotkin says:

    My favorite project has to be the Multnomah shawl. I’ve made 7 as gift and they were all well received.

  • Donna Legare says:

    My favorite project is a shawl I did to learn how to do lace and follow a chart. Your give away is extremely generous.

    Donna

  • Beverly Brown says:

    I thought long and hard on this but my favorite project is the very first hat I made when I starting knitting. Just a wool roll brim hat in a wonderful green(ish) color — but it fits wonderfully and I smile every time I put it on.

  • elsabean says:

    I’ve been knitting baby clothes for my Granddaughter to be and enjoying it a lot ~ my favorite is the Elsie Sundress ~ it’s so cute!
    Thank you for the chance to win these lovely prizes!

  • thisisl says:

    I think mt favorite project is the one that I have on my needles.. or maybe the next one πŸ˜‰ I mean, I can’t chooose and I have so many projects !!

  • Sue says:

    My all time favorite knit was a shawl pattern, Flambe, One Skein Shawl. I have knit this shawl several times with different colors and different fibers. Each has turned out so lovely and has received many nice comments when worn. It is a well written pattern as is each of this designer’s patterns.

  • Jessica says:

    My favorite knit was Celestarium. I love the idea of a shawl with all the stars of the northern hemisphere. Eventually, I will get around to knitting Southern Skies as well.

  • My very favorite project was an heirloom blanket for my lovely new Granddaughter…it was based on the ever popular Tree of Life blanket, but I added a little something extra. I am a biochemist by education and I added a cabled design of a DNA molecule to the sides. It has been used many times and I am very excited that it was received so well. Of course now, every grandchild will have their own special version, with the DNA cable added somewhere…

  • The project I am proudest of is a little ‘In Three’s’ cardigan for my daughter. Technically, it’s not very good – it has a hole in the back, the hem rolls us and the edge is rough. But it was the first thing I made for her and she loves it. It’s a manifestation of my imperfect, but completely overwhelming love I feel for this little person.

  • So pretty, cany wait to try this. My favorite project of all time is the first pair of toe up socks that I made. What a joy to,get to the end and have them completely finished!

  • Jeannine Napp says:

    My favorite project has to be the Telemark pullover by Erika Flory. It is a baby sweater, perfect to use as a shower gift & always well received.

  • kathy says:

    Like others, it is hard for me to pick a favorite project, but probably at this time it is the Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermann.

  • Linda says:

    My favorite knitting project is a pair of wool socks that accidently went tnough the wash and, yes, they felted to a size too small for me. They fit my youngest grandson who was around 9-10 at the time. The story goes that he wore them until the bottoms wore through!

  • christine jacob says:

    Aren’t you the clever one. I love your new cowl and how did you know I would love the poppy color? I am officially adopting you as my second daughter. My favorite work? So many, so many. I love learning new stitches and using Magic Loop on everything. Thank you for your lovely patterns!
    Christine

  • It is difficult to choose one, but my favorite is Gladys by General Hogbuffer. It’s socks. I knitted them to my mother and grandmother.

  • My favourite project of all time would either be my Stephen west Sun Satchel (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/SexyNinjaMonkey/sun-satchel) or the patchwork scarf i made with 80 4″x4″ woven squares of sock yarn (samples/scraps). (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/SexyNinjaMonkey/patchwork-scarf)

  • Janita says:

    I have many favourites, but the project I loved to knit very, very much was Bear Vera by Zijmaakthet / Annita Wilschut. I already knitted three Vera’s.

  • knittoc says:

    Hey, it’s so fun^^
    My favorite project it’s a pullover knit for me: Ingonish by Laura Aylor…and this cowl will be perfect to wear with its:-)

  • jayneyhugz says:

    My favourite project is socks for my SO. He loves hand knitted socks and he is truly knit worthy

  • The first one that pops into my little pea brain may sound like a slight kiss-up….but here goes…When you first came out with your fingerless mitt pattern called Trilsean, I made them as gifts so many times that I’ve lost count! One pair was for a close friend who needed something warm and lightweight to wear when using her Bible. She volunteered to travel to France and share in the door-to-door ministry for a few months. Using Knit Picks Capra DK Yarn, a cashmere blend in black, they turned out DIVINE!

  • I’m sorry if this sounds like I’m a kiss-up but…I have to say that the first knit project that popped into my little pea-brain has to be your Trilsean Fingerless Mitts. I’ve made them so many times as gifts and for myself, i have lost count! One pair I used a black cashmere blend by knit picks- Capra DK Yarn. They were for a close friend who spent a few months in France and needed light weight yet warm fingerless mitts. She needed to use them when in the door-to-door ministry and had to be able to turn pages in her Bible without constantly removing gloves. They turned out DIVINE! My second favorite has to be my very first lace shawl. I wear it year round, it’s teal blue and gets complements everytime!

  • Chiaralana says:

    Every new project becomes my favorite knitting project and I can’t wait to look for another project: so I have several projects on my needles!!!

  • kimberly soua says:

    My favorite project of all time is sock knitting my first ever sock in 2008

  • sgeorge24 says:

    My favorite project is the Nymphalidea shawl by Melissa VerMeer. It was so much fun to knit that when I finished, I immediately cast on another one. They are both so beautiful. Thank you for the cowl pattern!

  • Diane says:

    My favourite knit item, so far, is the Shetland Lace shawl I made for my nieces christening.I had only been knitting for a couple of years, I’d really only knit stockinette baby clothes before.
    The shawl was 2ply very fine lace weight, knit in the round, with 8 different motifs and was just gorgeous. It’s my favourite because it is the item that gave me the confidence to try new techniques so that I could knit all the things!

  • Lisa says:

    It is difficult to choose one, but my favorite memory of a project is when I was learning to knit again in adulthood. I took a hat knitting class before Christmas and I made a simple ribbed stocking hat for my husband. It was red and white striped, kind of like “Where’s Waldo”. I decided it needed to be larger because his head was bigger than I thought the pattern would fit. Well, I didn’t account for the stretching of the ribbing and the hat turned out a little too big. He wore it anyway every winter until we lost it in a move.

  • Tammy/GreenFuzzer says:

    You like to ask hard questions. I think my favorite project of all times would be either the one I have in my hands at that specific moment or one of my future projects that I am thinking about while knitting current project. I always have numerous projects going at one time.

  • Pamela says:

    My favorite project was probably the first time I knit a pair of socks without a pattern. I love knitting socks!

  • Elaine says:

    I have so many favorite projects. Being fickle, each new sweater that I knit is my all-time favorite, until the next one.

  • Elaine says:

    I have so many favorite projects. I knit sweaters constantly and each new one becomes my absolute favorite.

  • nadia says:

    my fav project must be shawl with beautiful lace but no nupp
    but i love my hitchhiker and leftie from martina behm, easy with beautiful result

  • Kerri says:

    Mine was my first mΓΆbius cowl by Cat bordhi. What a fascinating thing to do!

  • Lulu says:

    I love knitting, and so far I have several favorite projects. One of my absolute favorite projects was a dress I designed and knit for my best friend’s daughter. She was 11 months old and had just learned to walk when I gave the dress to her. Her mom immediately slipped the dress on to see how it fit, and sweet girl walked over as fast as she could to me and hugged my neck to thank me. Now, that’s a baby I love to knit for! She loves the way knitted items feel on her skin, and she acts like the hand knits I make her are her very favorite clothes in the world! πŸ˜‰

  • Vivian says:

    My favorite knit project so far is probably the giant Dr. Who scarf I made for my brother’s last birthday. It probably wasn’t the most interesting or fun project to work on (actually it was downright tedious at times), but I love it because of how happy it made my brother when I finally gave it to him. =)

  • Miriam says:

    My all time favorite knitting project was Rosa Socks with Malabrigo sock yarn. I love wearing knitted socks!

  • Robyn says:

    My favorite knit was cocktail jumper by rililie . It was a fun knit and it looks great on.

  • Robin says:

    My favorite project is a 3 way tie between 3 similar projects. The knitting group I am in (best group of supportive women ever!) has made blankets as wedding shower gifts for the 3 members who have gotten married over the last 6 years. All blankets were made from squares that different people made, but the remaining details were unique to each bride. Knowing that they will treasure the memories as well as the gift made these very special projects.

  • My favorite projects are definitely the ones I make for my husband – it makes me extra happy to see him wearing them around the house. In particular I made him a green beanie that fits just the way he wanted, and I added a purple mask to make him look like a Ninja Turtle!

  • Deborah Pendergast says:

    My first pair of socks taat.

  • Grete says:

    My favorite knitting project was a simple beanie that I made for my (now) husband when we were in college, mostly because it is the most used thing I have ever made! Every picture of him outside in cool weather for about 6 years has that hat in it πŸ™‚

  • KerryP says:

    I have knit many different and challenging knits, but my fave is a diagonal garter striped blanked by Purl Soho … Simple, yet classic. I have been coveting those beautiful needles for some time and am grateful for the opportunity to win. Many thanks for the lovely pattern!

  • Eleen Ray says:

    I’ve knit the Hitchhiker by Martina Behm twice so far and I’m getting ready to knit another one. I love “mindless” knits while I watch TV. I think your Desert Poppy pattern is lovely. This pattern will be great for Christmas gifts! Thanks for your generosity!

  • Deepa says:

    Wow, favorite project of all time… Tough question! I’ll have to go with the two projects I’ve knit multiple times- the Flared Lace Smoke Ring by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer and the Fetching mitts by Cheryl Niamath.

  • Mary says:

    I would say my favorite (today) is my Route 66 socks.

  • Nikki T says:

    My favorite, so far, is Marin by Ysolda Teague. I made this for a fellow knitter. I learned short rows from this project. I still do not like short rows much but, …..The recipient loved her shawl. I was so proud.

  • Sarah says:

    I’m still sort of a novice knitter, but I made my brother a hat that I was pretty darn proud of. Beautiful knitting set and yarn! Thanks for the giveaway and good luck to everyone!

  • Katie Kehrig says:

    So glad to discover you. The Desert Poppy is really beautiful and I look forward to knitting it. Thanks for making it free!

    I love a lot of my projects, but the Tapestry Cowl by Minty Fresh is my favorite thing to wear when the winter is cold, and it’s my first double knitted project.

  • Michelle says:

    My favorite project so far is a green scarf I made a few years ago.

  • Teresa says:

    Beautiful orange and teal colorwork mittens. Then I lost one. I still have the remaining one and do not know what to do with it. It is too beautiful to throw out.

  • eannrn says:

    Oh gosh, favorite of all times…seems to be whatever I have finished most recently…but, I have 2 Dirty Martini by Ella Torrente out of handspun and Vivian by Ysolda Teague would be my tops.

  • Mel Ireson says:

    My favourite knit ever is so hard, I have so many I have knit but I truly loved every moment of knitting The Big Cable by Justyna Lorkowska The yarn, the pattern, the fact I was on holiday and knitting with a dear friend in her home all contributed to this being a happy, happy knit :0)

  • Carolyn says:

    Hard to say what is my favorite -probably my first dolls scarf when my Dad taught me to knit – maybe Desert Poppy will become my favorite knitted thing.

    Cocosummer8 on Ravelry

  • sbeep says:

    My favourite all time project is a scarf with an interesting stitch pattern that is easy to remember, that I can knit anywhere

  • J.K. Hall says:

    My favorite project was my first pair of socks! Thanks for the giveaway!

    JKnits51 on Ravelry

  • Doreen Savoie says:

    That’s a beautiful cowl, thank you. I think perhaps my favourite project is a sweater my mother started out of her head after she was first diagnosed with dementia. She had the back and one side of the front completed, then it languished for a bit, and my brother-in-law said she would never see it finished. So i picked up where she left off, finishing the second side of the front and adding the sleeves and collar. I thought I’d best add pockets too, because who doesn’t need pockets? I used the star stitch on the pockets, and I think that was my mother’s favourite part, she commented on them often. I’ve let her think she completed the whole thing, after all, I’d just followed her lead. Thanks again for the lovely pattern and the opportunity to share about my favourite project.

  • Rebecca says:

    My favorite is tied between my Grunge cardigan in Hayfield Bonus Aran with Wool and my Jelly Bean Monster. The cardigan was the first one I made and is the most snuggly thing in my closet, while my Bean is the perfect pink with the cutest toes.

  • Liisa says:

    Oooh, it is hard to pick just one favorite, but it is probably a square lace baby blanket knitted in the round from the center out with several sections of various stitch patterns. A set of interchangeables with various lengths of cables would be the perfect tool to have to knit it again.

  • Jennie says:

    My favorite project of all is probably my Aeolian Shawl. I stumbled on the pattern, finally learning how to get around on Ravelry, after finding fantastically priced mohair. While knitting that shawl, it felt like I was dancing or waltzing with the yarn! This project helped get me knitting more regularly, and also knitting more for myself. It was a delight to knit, and is still delightful to wear.

  • Debbie says:

    My favorite project of all time was the Debbie Bliss Alphabet Blanket made for a new (and only) grandson. It was beautiful!

    I appreciate this contest!

  • nancy says:

    My fav project to knit are cowls and more cowls — They add beauty to your outfits and are like necklaces around your neck — You can never have to many πŸ™‚

  • Cait L says:

    My absolute favorite project of all time is a Lapwing hat in a hand-dyed sock yarn a British friend of mine dyed. I wear it nearly every day in winter!

  • Annie D. Reardon says:

    Beautiful pattern! My favorite of all time is the one I’m knitting now- the Gingko Shawlette in Lismi Knits Gradient yarn.

  • My favorite project was a tulip lace hat I made using Outlaw yarn. It was cobalt blue and my daughter loved it so much she put it on the minute I finished weaving in the ends, even before I washed it. DGWhite on Ravelry

  • ariesknitwit says:

    I love this adorable cowl! My favorite knitted item is my current project(s). I love all the things I knit, whether socks, shawls, cowls, sweaters, baby things, or mittens.

  • Steffi says:

    Whow- that’s not easy! Right now I’m knitting Elena Nodel’s “Chance of Snow” – and I’m so in love with it (even though it’s not finished yet!), that I think I want to knit another one for sure. So this seems to be my favorite pattern :o)

  • Stephanie H. says:

    I love knitting the Sitka Spruce hat from tincanknits. Just thinking about it makes me want to knit another one.

  • Polly (neednap) says:

    I love your cowl pattern — I love trying new things. My favorite project was Anniken Allis’s Falling in Love socks. They were my first sock, first toe-up (which I prefer), and included cable and lace. I got lots of help from my dachshund, Sami the Sock Queen, who posed with them for my Ravelry project page. I miss her so much. I also remember with fondness my first sweater back in the late 1970s, which had ribbed button bands, collar and cuffs, as well as pockets. No simple stuff for me! I still have it but can barely sqeeze into it. My body-building hubby even squeezed into it and rocked it! He’s gone now too, sadly, but I look at that sweater and remember how hot he was wearing it.

  • Traci says:

    So many favorites! I’m going to go with Zuzu’s Petals, because it’s a relatively quick knit that yields a lovely FO that is very wearable and unique.

  • Carmen N says:

    I’d have to say my favorite is The Gift Doily / Two-Toned doily. I’ve made several of them (here’s one: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/asimplehomestd/two-tone-doily-4) and I’d still make more even though I’m usually a one-time only project maker

  • Nicole says:

    My favorite project of the moment is my Hitchhiker that I made in Wollmeise. I need to have like…seven more of them…at least. Must get knitting!

  • MaryJo says:

    My all time favorite project is a heavy cabled pullover hoodie that I knit when I was about 15 years old, 40 years ago (gulp!) Still have it, still looks great. My daughter wore it for a while. Unfortunately, it doesn’t fit me at this point, but I have hopes that someday I will wear it again.

  • Kriston says:

    I make up my own patterns usually, but my favorite knitting project is probably my lovely dark periwinkle angora sweater with beads…that I shrank in the wash by accident. So sad! However, it could just be that absence made the heart grow fonder. πŸ™‚

  • LaraG says:

    I’m still a novice knitter, so I’m not into anything super complicated yet. That said, I just knit a Nae shawl that I absolutely adore! My most worn (and probably favourite right now) is my Rivoletto Cowl.

  • Pamela Harrelson says:

    Thank you for the lovely cowl pattern. And also for the opportunity to win such amazing prizes! My favorite pattern of all time…I think May be the Shylo socks by Natalia Vasilieva, but my current favorite is Laneway by Veerab Valimaki.

  • Kim says:

    My favorite knitting project was a fair isle sweater jacket.

  • Shannon Booth says:

    I’ve only been knitting for a year so far, so I dont have a huge amount of projects under my belt, but so far my most favorite has been my Mullspice hat by Alicia Plummer. It was my first cabled project and I absolutely fell in love with cables after that.Other than that I really love just about every project I have come across so far. I have learned something from each one and they all help me to be a better knitter.

  • Rita says:

    My favorite project is usually a current project. But, when I look back at my past projects and I see the Rhea Silvia cowl made of briar rose fibers sea pearl, I don’t know how I could have forgotten it. It was fun to knit and the sheen of the fiber shows off the stitch pattern beautifully.

  • Amy says:

    I enjoyed making the sweater pattern Marlena by Paulina Popiolek in a merino-silk blend.

  • Nicole says:

    Thank you for the pattern! Super cute and I live in cowls unless it is hot out. I am not sure what my favorite pattern is. I typically don’t make the same pattern twice unless asked to. I really love my Gemini sweater though. It was fun to make and every winter I cant wait until it is warm enough to wear it again. My favorite patterns usually consist of lace. I am addicted to lace!

  • Susie says:

    It’s hard to narrow it down to just one. I did especially enjoy knitting a preemie Kiddie Cadet hat for a co-worker’s very premature little boy. And also different sizes for grandkids, friends and our church’s charity knitting for preemies and newborns. But it’s usually whatever I am currently knitting!
    Looking forward to knitting Desert Poppyβ€”thank you!

  • Paula says:

    My favorite pattern of all time has to be the rikke hat . I hate purling but whenever I knit the rikke hat, I hate purling a little less!

  • Mel says:

    One of my favourites is the Featherweight Cardigan, it’s a simple everyday classic!

  • Christine says:

    My favorite project tends to be the one I’m working at the time. Guess I’m fickle that way!

  • Theresa says:

    I don’t know if I have a favorite project to knit. I like to design things for myself and I get really excited when something actually works on my needles as I pictured it. I guess right now it is a mitered square jacket that I am designing for Stitches.

  • Cassandra says:

    My favorite pattern was a baby blanket I made with a castle in the middle and cabled turrets – I think it was called sleeping baby castle blanket.

  • Donna Hale says:

    Thank you for the beautiful cowl pattern. Hard to say my favorite pattern, haven’t found one I don’t like. The one pattern I knit the most is Baby Surprise Jacket so I guess that is my favorite. The jacket is great for baby gifts and is also fun to knit.

  • lis says:

    wow what a color and stitch. My fav pattern?? I have e few πŸ™‚ but right now it’s “Rose Fragrance” by Larisa Valeeva …just finished the second one.

  • Kathy says:

    How about Win, Win. I do not mind purling or seaming but I sure do like not doing it better. To be honest I really have no particular favorite pattern as I knit what I like and if I feel like knitting it again I do. I do like your slipped stitches as that has caught my interest lately which brought me to your blog and free pattern. So I want to thank you.

  • Bcknits says:

    So hard to pick a favorite: maybe Lea Viktoria’s Strandwanderer? Or some of the things I made for my boys as children? Or Patricia Grace’s Bock Bock I’m a Chicken? All patterns I go back to because they’re fun!

  • kristihb says:

    I tend to forget the things I’ve knitted, especially if I’ve given them away (that’s where the Ravelry project page comes in handy). So the thing I like the most is a bright, red-and-blue striped sweater that I made for myself!

  • Leila says:

    Hello! First thanks for the opportunity to win the lovely knitting needles. I have never tried these and would love to be able to do so. My favorite project? Yikes that is a hard one. I really love knitting, almost always as gifts and mostly for the grandkids. Sometimes my favorite and the recipient’s favorite are not the same thing. I really loved making the Tea Party Frock, and have made 2 so far, with a 3rd waiting to be made for the newest grand daughter. It is such a cute knit, kind of vintage, and one that the child can wear for a long time. I also really love making felted bags – and have made several as gifts. So fun to see the final product, and the little anxiety of wondering is the shrinking will ruin whatever it is that you made. It is about the biggest gambling I can do .

  • moonbeast23 says:

    Hmmm my favorite knitting project of all time is a jester tentacle bag.

  • Roxy64 on Ravelry says:

    My favorite project I’ve completed is Rodeo Drive Poncho by Staci Perry. It was an easy knit and I was quite pleased with the final product.

  • Rosie says:

    Just downloaded you Desert Poppy pattern and thank you for the I-Cord CO and Off .Can’t wait to start it ! I was just looking at some of the favorites here and WOW , am getting a lot of great ideas . Really hope to win those beautiful needles too !

  • Tiffany says:

    My favorite project (so far) is one I’m working on right now, Kim Hargreaves’ Craft. I’ve made a couple of modifications to the original (I didn’t like some of the cables) and I love it, keeps me focused on knitting. http://www.ravelry.com/projects/peone/craft

  • Madeleine says:

    That’s a difficult question! My favorite is forest canopy shawl, but it is not the only one! I really like the sweaters from Hintermstein.

  • Rosie says:

    Thank for the chance to win something . But I have to say I feel like I already won something the day I knitted my very first garment as it gave me the confidence to advance in my knitting . It was a pattern by Sally Melville , the Einstein Not So Warm Coat . I didn’t think I would ever knit much more then dishcloths and scarfs until I knitted my first Einstein Coat that I went on to knit 5 more . I get so many compliments when I wear one people are always wanting to know if I’d knit them one. My second favorite was an EZ pattern the Tomten Jacket . Knitted two of them so far. Again Thank You so much for a chance to win a set of Needles

  • jardinrouge says:

    My very favourite projects are those I knit for my great-grandchildren, and while I loved all of those projects, my favourite is the Latvian Garden baby blanket…I love colourwork! The newest great-grandbaby’s gender will not be known until the 9th of June, and I’m so hoping for a girl this time. I’ve already dyed some yarn in shades of pinks and rose in anticipation!

  • Amber Nagel says:

    i am not really sure what my favorite project is. right now it might be my fluid slouch hat but i have several hats and shawls i am really fond of.

  • Lesley Innes says:

    Love this pattern and the gorgeous color yarn. Don’t know if the give-a-way extends to overseas knitters but worth a try. My favourite project at present is a Laura Nelkin Mystern KAL and any Lace project.

  • Rosie says:

    I have an all time favorite that I have knitted 5 times now , it’s the Einstein Coat by Sally Melville and the Tomten Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman ,2 of which I have done so far. I think Jared is the same Jacket pattern , not sure.

  • Zainab says:

    Hi Kalurah, thank you for such a lovely pattern . One of my favourite patterns is Aeolian shawl. Though I haven’t knit one yet but It is so pretty.

  • Calypso says:

    My favorite project is Annis, a nice shawl that I started long ago and I will finish one day…

  • Jacquelyn says:

    Like one of the commenters above stated, my favorite is the one I’m working on now. I like making hats for everybody as gifts and last December was the first time I gave away knitted hats. I got hold of some super bulky yarn and my favorite hat pattern became The Vermonter.

    • Heidi says:

      I love your cowl!
      My favorite pattern so far is SUNDRY- a shawl that also uses a slip stitch in the pattern.
      Thank you for your pattern and the give away!

  • Miriam Olsen says:

    I love making prayer shawls for others who have lost a loved one. These would be a heaven sent gift!

  • Rebecca says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! The gorgeous pattern and the needles. πŸ™‚ my favourite project might be my first as it opened doors to pleasures that were yet unknown to me (ie, the joys of knitting). It was a catnip whale. I think it’s still kicking around here somewhere, repaired more than once so its guts don’t fall out. My cat still loves it. (Knittingwithwords on Rav)

  • Jaedyn Smith says:

    My absolute favorite project to date is a colorwork cowl in the round. It was my first time working with 2 colors, and it was for my very deserving sister. She teared up when she got it, and wears it constantly in the cold months (7 months of the year here, in Saskatchewan, Canada, lol)!

  • Pam says:

    Beautiful cowl! My favorite pattern of all time is EZ’s Baby Surprise – it’s my goto project for baby showers and gifts for new moms.

  • asteride says:

    My favorite project is an Iceland Sweater I made for my husband. Is a lopapeysa called Hela in the colors of sky, snow and clouds.
    asteride on Ravelry

  • Tracie Cash says:

    Judging by it being my most often-used pattern, my favorite would have to be Haruni. I love working with lace-weight yarn, and this shows off almost any type beautifully.

  • Dan Ferren says:

    Hi, I NEEEEED these needles! I’m a male knitter and I’ve been at it about 7 or 8 years now. I love knitting shawls – I think the lace work is therapeutic (sometimes). My favorite project has to be the “Irish Diamond” shawl by Cheryl Oberle. I won sweepstakes at our county fair with it last year. My wife isn’t much of a shawl wearer but I discovered that she’ll wear cowls (this pattern is perfect – what a great opportunity for me to win some yarn and needles to make it for her! hint, hint). I found your pattern on Ravelry on the CPaAGg, Amazing Always-free Patterns thread. Favorited and I’ll likely keep it in mind for another project for the wife. Thanks for the opportunity to snag the pattern free for awhile!

  • Carrie says:

    Such a cool cowl! My favorite project is all the hats I have knit. I wear the heck out of hats and they all have a special place in my heart. So much so, that if I lose one it really hits hard. Here’s to more hats because I don’t think you can ever have too many! πŸ™‚

  • Felecia says:

    My favorite project is my incognito neck warmer. Simple, yet fun. Looks fun on me and great on cats! (For fun photo purposes only, though. I swear I don’t regularly dress up my cats!) http://www.ravelry.com/projects/fmarottoli/incognito

  • Gale Ashworth says:

    I have made several cowls, infinity scarfs and blankets for others, this I would have to make for myself. Beautiful stitch pattern and color! My favorite pattern was Honeycowl because of the stitch pattern.

  • Sylvie says:

    My favorite project is the Brownstone sweater I made for my son. First time trying a Jared Flood sweater and it was a dream to knit! But many socks that I made come very close to the first place! Thank you for the chance to win!

  • Jackie says:

    My favorite project is Later Gator Mitts by Laura Grutzeck. These always make me smile when I wear them, and I’m never without companions for conversation!

  • jealouslove says:

    Hi Kalurah, thanks for giving us the opportunity to win such nice prizes! I’ve been knitting for over 45 years and am always excited to see new patterns! I look forward to knitting this new pattern of yours,Desert Poppy! Right now I’m working on a cablely wrap from Lion Brand. I knit for a small business that I have and I also lead a group of ladies who knit for charity. We knit mittens and hats and lots of nice warm knitted items. There’s always something on my needles!

  • sherry says:

    I am such a rookie….the baby coccoon for my granddaughter but I have a delicious menu of projects waiting to be knitted including Huggable Bear by Gypsycream. I love your cowls.

  • Kelly says:

    My favorite project is probably Barley from tincanknits. It’s a super simple beanie, but it always seems to come out so nice and comfortable. Plus the garter stitch panel adds a lovely patch of squishy goodness πŸ˜€

  • Denise C says:

    How can I pick just one?? I’ll just go with the one I’ve gotten most comments about- Irena wrap. It’s a vest. It’s just a rectangle but still fits well and looks stunning. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • andrea says:

    My current favourite project is my In Dreams beaded shawl that I’m working on. It’s taking a long time, but it’s glorious and totally worth it!

  • Linda Manley says:

    My favorite pattern is Le Bon Mariage by Tiziana Samurri. It was very challenging but so worthwhile, and my daughter-in-law wears it all the time!

    • Kalurah says:

      Linda,
      I just looked it up on Ravelry. It is stunning! Had to add it to my favorites. Thanks for sharing and commenting!

  • Rita says:

    I’m sorry if this gets repeated but the first time I tried posting it didn’t show up. My favourite knit is from a pattern on ravelry named Knubbelchen. I made it for my niece for her baby shower. Even though I’d also knit a baby sweater, booties and blanket, the Knubbelchen was what garnered the most eww’s and ahhh’s.

  • Rita says:

    My favourite project is one I knit for my niece as part of her baby shower gift. It’s a pattern I found on ravelry called Knubbelchen. It’s the first time I’d knit a toy. Even though I knit a baby sweater and blanket, the toy got the most attention.

    • Kalurah says:

      Rita,
      Awesome! And while a baby sweater and blanket are treasured heirlooms, a sweet toy can be held onto through the child’s life. I held onto some treasured toys well into adulthood. ☺️

  • My favorite project was the Adorable Fingerless Mittens by Andi Satterlund. These were the first mittens I knitted and I was so proud of them.

    • Kalurah says:

      Olivia,
      Everyone needs at least one pair of mittens! I’m not familiar with that pattern. I’ll definitely check it out. Thanks for taking the time to comment!

  • Sarah Swanson says:

    My favorite project of all time is my almond stitch pullover…greatest time commitment, greatest reward! “Prizebird” on Ravelry

  • Helen King says:

    My favorite project is a sweater that I knit just after learning to knit. It is not perfect but I am so proud of it and I learned so much while working on it.

  • Helen King says:

    My favorite knitting project is a sweater that I knit not long after learning to knit. It was a huge challenge and I learned a lot of new knitting techniques. It is not perfect but I am so proud of it, and I learned so much.

    • Kalurah says:

      Helen,
      I think we all have that one project, don’t we? Mine was a cream cabled scarf. I think it ended up over 6 feet long just because I found the cabling SO addictive I couldn’t stop! lol

  • Jan Isaacs-Wade says:

    Hi Kalurah!

    My favorite project was Hawthorne, a beautiful shawl by Susanna IC. Her shawl patterns are lovely. I find the crescent-shaped shawls are so flattering. I have been knitting a lot of cowls lately. They make wonderful gifts.

    • Kalurah says:

      Jan,
      Oh wow! I have Hawthorne IN my Ravelry library. I sigh when I run across it because I just haven’t found the time yet to knit it for myself. Too many designs wanting out of my brain! Perhaps I’ll make that my WIP when we head to the beach this summer! Thanks for reminding me. πŸ˜‰

  • Gaby says:

    My favorite project is Dark and Stormy, a babycocktails’ cardigan; very wereable; I knitted it in Yanabey 3 cabos (a local wool yarn, I live in Argentina). I love classic cabled sweaters with classic shapes

    • Kalurah says:

      Gaby,
      Oh my, that sounds glorious! I bet you have an insane menagerie of wools and alpaca to choose from. Heaven! Please do enter the Giveaway too. It’s open to everyone, no matter where you live. πŸ™‚

  • My favorite knitting projects are Aran sweaters for babies/children. Love the color “Desert Poppy”. Cannot get colors like that where I live. Would be very interesting to work with.

    • Kalurah says:

      Le Anne,
      I just love Aran projects! They knit up quickly AND all those cables just make me swoon. Isn’t this Rosehip color just DIVINE?! I can’t get enough of it. IT just creams SPRING!

  • Karen Grauman says:

    The tree of life afghan, knitted in cascade 220 is my current fave

  • Rita Wagner says:

    I made my niece and hubby’s goddaughter a sweater. It was my first big project that turned out exactly as I pictured. She loved it!

    • Kalurah says:

      Rita,
      How sweet! Those handmade gifts were always the most precious to me when I received them for my little ones.

  • julianna says:

    I made a cardigan/coat with a HUGE ruffle shawl collar…it has sequins in it is totally girly. I LOVE it and can hardly wait for the weather to turn every year so I can wear it!

  • Sandee says:

    I love your new cowl and may just have the perfect yarn for it. I’ve been trying to polish very rusty knitting skills before I tackle your Through the Woods hood. I love it too.

    • Kalurah says:

      Sandee,
      Through the Woods is a great pattern for learning some basic techniques…ribbing, basic cables, picking up stitches and seaming. Once you get a couple under your belt you can knit it in your sleep! πŸ˜‰

  • Iris says:

    My favorite project of all time is Fox Paws. I don’t even have the pattern yet but I have to make it.

  • Marti says:

    My favorite knitting project was a pair of socks. I loved the yarn and the pattern, and then I wore them a few times and they developed a hole. Now they stay in my bureau drawer because I’ve discovered that the yarn I used to knit them is just not made for socks . I admire them from time to time, but do not wear them anymore.

    • Kalurah says:

      Marti,
      My very first pair of socks, from 7 years ago are full of holes. But for me, it was because I dropped umpteen stitches while knitting them. LOL!!!

  • Denise Schichner says:

    I did a Wingspan in a yarn that I thought was ugly and it is my favorite!

    • Kalurah says:

      Denise,
      That is a really popular pattern right now! I’ve been seeing it everywhere and I can’t believe all the gorgeous variations knitters come up with just based on the yarn/colors they use. I just LOVE yarn and knitting!!!

  • kris brown says:

    right now, my favorite project is a small shawl/shrug i made for my aunt sharon while she was in hospice. after she passed in march, it went to my grandma (sharon’s mom) as an item of comfort during her grieving. my favorite before that was lounge socks for my dad, in seahawks colors. finished just in time for playoffs.

    • Kalurah says:

      Kris,

      I definitely think the projects for those closest and dearest to us are often our favorites! <3

  • Erin says:

    So far, my all time favorite project was this year’s (2015) Follow Your Arrow with Ysolda… we actually used these same arrows that are in this project! I’m excited to attempt it in the round! Great pattern!

    • Kalurah says:

      Erin,
      I LOVE Ysolda! She actually was one of the very first knitters to inspire me to learn to knit. I haven’t seen that pattern yet. I’ll go check it out now. Arrows are definitely on trend right now.

  • Lucie says:

    My favs are all the teensie baby things I’m making for my 4 lbs 4 days old niece <3 I bet it would be ton of fun on those Symphonie needles πŸ™‚

    • Kalurah says:

      Lucie,
      Ooooooohhhhh!!!! I just LOVE knitting for teensie babies. Quick, pretty, satisfying projects that are made even more adorable by their wear-er!

  • an says:

    My daughter’s latest wish is my favorite , if I was only faster!

  • Dagmar says:

    My favorite knit is the Piet on Point shawl inspired by Piet Mondrian, knitted in pure Alpaca in grey shades and a bit of red. It was knitted in panels and I loved how it developed into a large triangular shawl.

  • an says:

    My daughter’s latest desire is always my favorite !

  • JoannaB says:

    My favorite knitting project of all time, eh? Gosh, that’s hard! I knit lapghans for hospice patients and I LOVE doing that! But I also love knitting simple sweaters for my granddaughters (the last set I made with modified button holes and big buttons so that their toddler-fingers could button up all by themselves!)! Last year for MLK Day, I knit up 25 dishcloths for senior citizens, and even though they were “just dishcloths” I know they brightened up the day for 25 folks! So I think the *simple* answer to your question is this: my favorite project is the one I’m working on now! And I can’t wait to cast on for your new cowl– it’s really lovely (and a new set of needles would be very much appreciated!).

    • Kalurah says:

      Oh my, Joanna! You are a busy bee. I love that you find so many noble areas to make a difference and to share your wonderful talent. Thanks for entering the giveaway and for commenting!

  • gomergirl says:

    I am making the Gurnsey Wrap from Jared Flood. I love it so much. I really can’t wait to finish it. I love the idea of Through the Woods, but my execution was off and it was tiny….. I really need to learn to swatch.

    • Kalurah says:

      I love Jared’s designs. They totally speak to me. As far as swatches…YES! I’ve learned over the years that they can save you time, money and heartache!

  • My favorite knitting project was a sweater with a handspun yoke. I love knitting with handspun, and it was a perfect project to show it off!

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