6.21.2012

Review and Giveaway: The KCC!

Oh my goodness, I am completely smitten with Hunter Hammersen's new self-published book, The Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet, that landed on my doorstep yesterday afternoon!  WOW, this is a self-published book? They can look like this? The book is stunning: it's layout, the designs, the photography, the feel, the whole shebang! Hold the phone, maybe it's time for me to get my own book in the works!  But I digress.... and I've only written a paragraph, you want to see more of this book, don't you?

The blurb on the back cover sums up the Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet perfectly:
The concept behind KCC is wonderful, Hunter became inspired by 10 Vintage Botanical Illustrations and provides two patterns for each of the drawings... one of which is always a sock!  This means the book contains 20 patterns: 10 for socks, 2 mitts, 2 hats, 2 shawls, 3 cowls, and 1 cuff.
Rosa Rubiginosa Mitts
Narcissus Pseudo-Narcissus Sock
Chrysanthemum Frutescens Hat
This is just a sampling of the designs in KCC... you can see them all on Ravelry here and on the KCC website here.  I am so very impressed by this book, and I think you will be too!

Hunter has generously offered to give away three copies of the book, one in print (hard-copy) and two in *.pdf.  Would you like to win one?  Just leave a comment by the end of Tues June 31st letting Hunter and myself know which pattern you are drawn to in the book... it's so fun for a designer to hear which patterns are your favorites!

I'm off to TNNA this weekend with my first booth and will be posting pictures and tidbits on
instagram (LauraNelkin), Facebook (NelkinDesigns) and Twitter (LNelkin) as time allows... feel free to follow along, I promise y'all a post chock full of yarny/designer goodness when I get back!  In the meantime, enjoy the giveaway and have a great weekend!

246 comments:

  1. I really love the Loasa lateritia Socks.

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  2. It is such a beautiful and cohesive project, and it is hard to choose, but I really love Linaria Bipartita Shawl.

    knitterlydesigns on Ravelry

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  3. I love the Chrysanthemum frutescens Socks for the amazing lace and cables and the Rubus suberectus Socks the first because the combination of that ribbed heel and the bands of garter stitch on the leg are to die for! anythingbutsnow on Ravelry

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  4. Oh my.......I just might have to learn how to knit socks!! Each one is so pretty.......I love the lace look! My favorite has to be
    The Loasa Lateritia socks!

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  5. I can't wait to knit the Rubus Suberectus shawl. It's beautiful.

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  6. Laura, thanks for sharing this amazing self published book! It is fabulous to see designers publish this way. And, I love that you can look at all the patterns in the book on Ravelry. I already added at least 5 to my queue! But it think the Chrysanthemum sock will be the first thing to hit the needles!

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  7. Oh my gosh, this book is beautiful! I love the concept. Look forward to seeing it in person.

    ~Jen

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  8. Oh, and I forgot, I also like the Chrysanthemum frutescens Socks - such a balance of delicate and substantial.

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  9. I love the Polypodium vulgare Cowl (and I totally had to cut and paste that.) Such a great book.

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  10. Wow, I'm really loving it too!!

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  11. I really love the idea of this book and the patterns look gorgeous. Oh, how I would love to win! I love the Narcissus Pseudo-Narcissus socks, as well as the coordinating wrist warmers.

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  12. I would love to win this book. I'm a big fan of Hunter's socks.
    My favorite sock pattern is Loasa Lateritia. But I do like them all!

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  13. I'm completely smitten with the purple socks.

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  14. Yes! I want!!! Very much so! Please and thank you! PDF is fine, much cheaper then postage.

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  15. Very cool! Love the cowl with the fern pattern.

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  16. I checked out the patterns on Ravelry and it's rare that I like so many in just one book! My favorite is the Narcissus pseudo-narcissus Sock.

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  17. Every pattern is wonderful. but i'm especially drawn to the Narcissus Pseudo-Narcissus Socks- kjgon on Ravelry

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  18. Love them in the garden, love them on my feet! Narcissus Pseudo-Narcissus Sock

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  19. Good Luck at TNNA!

    I like the Loasa lateritia for the pattern being on the folded over part of the cuff, but with science and knitting, all the patterns are full of win : )

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  20. I was really drawn to the Loasa lateritia Cowl....so airy looking.

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  21. Oh love all the patterns in this book and struggle just to pick one to start with but I think the Linara shawl and then onto the mitts and socks

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  22. Lots of lovely designs here, very hard to choose just one... ok: Rosa rubiginosa Mitts.

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  23. Wow, what a beautiful book. Gorgeous designs, all of them.
    I think I like the Pinus Silvestris Socks best

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  24. I am really in to cowls and the Dianthus Supurbus is lovely! I'll have to check out my stash now...

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  25. I love the Crocus vernus Socks. The concept of the book is wonderful and I could see knitting most of the projects.

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  26. Love these patterns! Can't wait to see the rest! I need to go yarn shopping!!!

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  27. These patterns are beautiful! Its so hard to choose but I would definitely make the Polypodium vulgare Socks first!

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  28. Socks Socks and more Socks! I will have a hard time deciding which pair to knit first.

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  29. What a beautiful book. I would start with the Linaria Bipartita Shawl.

    Great job, Hunter!

    pipnmilly on Ravelry

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  30. What a wonderful giveaway! I've been in love with the cover socks (Chrysanthemum Frutescens) and the Polypodium Vulgare socks. So pretty!

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  31. I love many of the patterns, but the one i would first make is Pinus Silvestris Hat. I really love the style of this and it would help keep me warm as I move back to a place with real winter. :)

    I love that the book is also available digitally. Traveling the world is much easier with digital files than boxes of books.

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  32. WOW! Unlike lots of other books, there is not one pattern in that book that I wouldn't want to try. Seriously!

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  33. It's definitely the Rosa Rubiginosa Mitts for me. So pretty!!

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  34. Love the theme of this book! So far it's a toss up between which pattern I'd cast on first, either Pinus Silvestris or Narcissus pseudo-narcissus.

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  35. I would love to knit the green leaf socks - they're beautiful.

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  36. I would love to make Rosa Rubiginosa Mitts! Every pattern looks wonderful, though. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

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  37. I really love Linaria Bipartita. They're stunning!

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  38. I am drawn to the Rubus Suberectus Shawl because it is beautiful and reflects my love of both knitting and yummy berries!! It's a lovely lace pattern and I am a huge fan of a picot hem! Good work Hunter!!

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  39. I"m drawn to Pinus Silvestris because of its unusual construction. I'm always challenged by new thoughts and ideas. All of them are beautiful, though!

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  40. I like the Narcissus pseudo-narcissus socks. Great texture!

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  41. I'm loving the Narcissus socks today!

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  42. I'd love to knit the Pinus Silvestris socks - I like how the panel travels across the sock!

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  43. Hmmm. The Narcissus pseudo-narcissus Sock is really calling to me. But maybe it's the green... I do love a green sock. Gorgeous!

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  45. I love the purple patterned socks... Crocus Vernus. It makes me want to quit using self-patterning sock yarn and try some lovely solids again!

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  46. The Linaria Bipartita Socks are particularly appealing. But I can see myself knitting all of the patterns in the book.

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  47. I love them all- especially the Linaria Bipartita Shawl !

    katiejo on ravelry.

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  48. I have a thing lately for shawls so of course my favorite is the Linaria Bipartita shawl. It is beautiful. That being said I was also quite taken with several of the sock patterns. If I don't win may have to purchase this one.

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  49. I am loving the Narcissus Cuff and the Pinus Silvestris Hat. I would love to win this book.

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  50. Wow! I am not a sock-obsessed knitter like so many out there, but I think I am coming around to the "genre." I am merely a beginner (I have knit one pair to date)...but I was literally drawn to the gorgeous Chrysanthemum frutescens socks. I really like the creative pattern in the C. frutescens hat as well, but those socks really drew me in and had me re-evaluating my sock yarn stash. Yep, I need some autumn-colored sock yarn. =-)

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  51. I love hunter's Narcissus pseudo Narcissus socks. Love the green.

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  52. I'm smitten with the Rosa Rubiginosa Mitts. And..the socks. Would love to learn to make them.

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  53. The sock patterns are amazing... I am simply in love with the Chyrsanthemum Frutescens socks :) The cuffs are extremely beautiful!

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  54. I really do love the Linaria Bipartita Shawl!!

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  55. Hi and boy are these beautiful! Every pattern I especially like the narcissus sock pattern so very elegant on your feet!!

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  56. Thanks for this opportunity to win this great book. I love all the socks in this book, but my favorites are the Chrysanthemum frutescens and the Rubus suberectus.

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  57. I love the socks on the cover.

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  58. I like them all but top of my list Pinus Silvestris Socks. And I have the perfect yarn for it too.

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  59. Rosa Rubiginosa Mitts are my favs… I have Hunter's first book in pdf and hard copy. Think I gotta have this one too ;) What a master designer!!

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  60. Love the Chrysanthemum Frutescens Hat. Love the color of the yarn used on this hat. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to win the book.

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  61. My favorite is the Chrysanthemum Frutescens sock. Hard choice, though--they're all gorgeous!

    By the way, did you mean to say Tues, July 31? There is no June 31, and if there were it wouldn't be a Tuesday. :)

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  62. What a beautiful book.....I love the socks. They are so decrative. The photography in this book is amazing.

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  63. I love all the designs in this book! It was tough to choose just one! The purple socks...Crocus vernus Socks...looks amazing. I would love to own this fabulous booK!!

    Thank you!

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  64. I love the green socks and the red mitts and the socks on the cover. This is awesome Laura.

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  65. I had a hard time choosing a favorite. My first choice is Rubus Suberectus Shawl followed closely by Linaria Bipartita Shawl.

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  66. My fav is the Rubus suberectus Socks. very pretty. Thanks

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  67. I've gone through the patterns about 5 times now! It is a toss-up btwn Polypodium (cover photo) and Pinus Silvestris.

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  68. Loving the narcissus pseudo-narcissus cuff. Simple but elegant design, and quite functional for my lifestyle.

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  69. I'm drawn to the Rubus Suberectus and the Linaria Bipartita Shawls since my latest fad is shawls and such. But I like the socks too. :-)

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  70. I'm having a hard time picking too - they're all stunning! Favorite socks are the Chrysanthemum Frutescens and Linaria Bipartita.. favorite accessory is Loasa Lateritia! Must have this book!

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  71. I love the Rosa Rubiginosa mitts -- I am always looking for new patterns for the mild winters here in CA.

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  72. Loasa lateritia Sock and the Crocus Vernus Mitt are both beautiful to me!

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  73. Many beautiful patterns so it was hard to choose. However, I really like the Rubus Suberectus shawl. It looks light weight and with all that beautiful lace around the bottom. (Great shawl pin, too!).

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  74. I love the Crocus vernus Socks!

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  75. Oh, I've loved this book since the moment I learned about it. I would have to say that Rubus suberectus, although all of the patterns are lovely.

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  76. I adore the Chrysanthemum frutescens Hat -- I would knit several of them in a flash! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  77. I love the Loasa lateritia socks, I think the design on the top of these socks is gorgeous xx

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  78. Gosh...just one?? I think the first thing I would make is
    Narcissus Pseudo-Narcissus Sock. Thanks! Have fun at TNNA.

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  79. What a beautiful book...Love it...the socks are to dye (die) for but I'm especially drawn to the beautiful pink shawl.....it's gorgeous...

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  80. Gorgeous book, and right up this gardening knitter's alley. Yummy! Enjoy TNNA!

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  81. I love the Chrysanthemum socks. I'm not usually a yellow person, but I think I'm going to have to make an exception for those socks!

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  82. I LOVE the Linaria bipartita and can see it in a bright green. I also want to give a shout out to Hunter who walked me through what was a tricky part for me in her Inlay sock pattern. I make chemo caps for charity and really like the Pinus silvestris hat.

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  83. What a lovely book - I love the Linaria Bipartita Shawl, just stunning. Thanks for the chance to get my hands on the book. Have a good trip.

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  84. I see myself knitting most of these patterns for gifts. My family is very nature oriented and all the women would love your botanical inspired designs. I love that there are so many patterns to choose from in one book! I think my Holiday knitting list is coming right out of this book. My 76 year old mother's hands are always cold, so I will make the Rosa Rubiginosa Mitts (my personal favorite) for her!

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  85. The purple sock will be my next. Wow, lovely patterns

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  86. Wow, and thanks so much, Hunter, for making all the pictures available, it makes the book that much more enticing. My favorite design is those crocus socks. I'm a self-taught knitter who learned to knit with a book to explain how to knit and and a simple sock book, and by the time I had produced 3 pairs of socks I wanted to explore design and line. Designs from nature are such a gift! That Crocus pattern really captures the essence of the graceful crocus flower shape, and placing it upside down captures the insatiable flow of SPRING rising from the earth. The lines, flow and balance are exquisite.

    I'm trying to limit "computer ID" signups but I'm if you pick me, Laura, I'm in the The Crafty Lace Shawls class and on Rav as "oceansprite".I don't really want to go through acquiring another one just to post this but I seriously admire this book!

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  87. I'm having a hard time deciding between Chrysanthemum Frutescens Hat or the Crocus Vernus Socks.. or really any of them. great patterns!!!

    Rav: jhoops7

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  88. Wow!I love the chrysanthemum hat!

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  89. I'm thinking there's a Pinus Silvestris in my future!

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  90. Linaria Bipartita Socks is knitted in a gorgeous colorway. I absolutely love Narcissus pseudo-narcissus Sock. The colorway chosen for all of the designs are amazing. These are great really....

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  91. I'm most drawn to the Loasa lateritia Socks. I really like the combination of the ribbed foot and fancy cuff. They look like they'd be really cute to wear with the wader type of pants that are a little shorter than others.

    Thanks for posting pictures of all the projects in the book. That really attracts me more to it. And from the looks of the pictures online, you've been super careful to get good resolution in your photos, which is something I especially appreciate.

    Best wishes for the book's success!

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  92. I love the gold sock on the cover of the book. It looks like a grat challenge.

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  93. I am in your Craftsy classes as marika16. Really love them - yay Russian join! Had to make second Skywalker in same color as my mother fell in love with it and took it home with her the day I showed it to her and I had picked the color to match several outfits. This is a great book. I would probably start with the Linaria bipartita

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  94. I like the Chrysanthemum frutescens socks

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  95. Crocus vernus for sure, but honestly, I love this book because I have never met a knitted object that couldn't be improved with the addition of a leaf.

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  96. I am draw to the Pinus Silvestirs. I just got into knitting in the last year and hats are always the request for me to make for my girls.

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  97. I love the Pinus Silvestris socks. They have such intriguing structure to the pattern and I think they would work well as gender neutral socks. It's hard to find those (especially in patterns that appeal to me).

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  98. I think both the Linaria Bipartita socks and shawl are very interesting.

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  99. This is an awesome book! How do choose just one?

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  100. OH, what a beautiful book!! I really like the Crocus Vernus socks & mitts....I'm into lace right now so the Linaria Bipartita shawl called my name....no really, I heard it, "Lauren, Please take me home"!!!!

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  101. A beautiful book! One of my favorites is the Narcissus pseudo-narcissus Sock.... it just screams try me....and this from a person who has not made socks in ages but wants to try again - a perfect project for the summer. I also love to do lace and these projects would let me try different patterns in small projects that appear very doable. Hope you have great success from this book.

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  102. I don't purchase a lot of books, but this one is definitely a keeper. What beautiful socks! I will knit the Linaria Bipartita socks first, and probably all of them, one at a time after that. If I win the book, I'll do it right away, if not, then it's on my list.

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  103. I love the Crocus vernus Socks, they have really amazing lace work, and I typically don't like lacey socks!

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  104. I love the look of the Rosa mitts and would welcome the opportunity to make a pair from the book should I win a copy.

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  105. All the socks look like they would be wonderful to knit

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  106. The socks, THE SOCKS!!!

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  107. Every time I look at the patterns in the book, I'm drawn to the Linaria Bipartita Socks. So beautiful!

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  108. marian.llera@me.comJune 21, 2012 at 4:53 PM

    All of the patterns shown are BEAUTIFUL, but my favorite is the Chrysanthemum Frutescens Hat. Very nice pattern and unisex. I love the idea of this book with vintage feel! Also enjoying your Knitting with Beads class on Craftsy, Laura! Have fun at TNNA.

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  109. Claudia cw8choc@mchsi.comJune 21, 2012 at 4:58 PM

    Ohhhh, thanks for sponsoring another give-away! I love those sock patterns and would have a hard time deciding which ones to make first - but I think I'd enjoy everything in this book.

    Have a good time at TNNA - looking forward to your tweets about it.

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  110. I love the Rubus suberectus Shawl and socks - they look fabulous!

    lindaran (on Rav)

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  111. love the crocus socks--the lace, the color, the way the pattern moves around the ankle. Plus my mom used to leave a crocus plant at my place at the breakfast table on my birthday (in February)!
    eat some jenny's ice cream for the rest of us :)

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  112. I would also like to be inspired with a hard copy so I hope you pick me.

    dawn-renee(ravelry)

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  113. I can't decide on a favorite as they all look wonderful...but I thing the first one I would make is the Purple Toadflax. I just love the open lacework.

    Knitglitz (ravelry)

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  114. I like the Linaria shawl and would probably start with it, but I'm nuts about all of the socks and I just might do the Crocus socks second, and then...

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  115. Love the Polypodium vulgare cowl, looks easy enough for me. would like the challenge of the the Linaria Bipartitia shawl, but I think it's a bit too much for my skills at this point.

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  116. Leaner on RavelryJune 21, 2012 at 8:23 PM

    I am absolutely smitten with Linaria Bipartita. Taking your Mastering Lace Shawls class on Craftsy has made me very confident with shawls and lace in particular. Thank you.

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  117. Oh my goodness, I was hooked at just the title of the book! I love the Rosa Rubiginosa Mitts. They are so pretty! The area where I sit at work is pretty cold year round - it's not uncommon for me to wear sweaters in the middle of a heat wave - and I am always looking for pretty fingerless mitts to dress up my hoodies (which are decidedly not business casual) and keep my hands from getting too cold. I really like the organic way the lace pattern just flows along between the columns. Makes me smile just to think about casting on for them. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this book!

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  118. The cover socks, chrySanthemum Frutescens really caught my eye-that yarn and color really show off the pattern.

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  120. vlvanslyke ya ya stitchJune 21, 2012 at 8:41 PM

    Laura you are generous as an instructor (I taking both of your Craftsy classes) and generous in sharing the talents of others. Hunters designs are ALL fabulous but I'm drawn to Rubus Suberectus. Being raised on a farm where wild berries ran free the simple lace of the socks and true lace border of the shawl are must do.

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  121. Do I really have to pick just one? This looks like a book that belongs on MY bookshelf :-) The design that spoke to me immediately was Chrysanthemum Frutescens. it is a really lovely sock. However I would be happy to knit any one of these designs . . .

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  122. OMG how amazingly fine! I just started knitting lace patterns and am hooked even though it drives me crazy when I drop a stitch and end up undoing more than knitting :-/
    elisekt on craftsy

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  123. How can I choose? I am a new knitter but I think polypodium vulgare would be the first thing I would try. Besides it sounds just a little bit naughty! After I finish the projects from your Craftsy lace shawls and beading classes I should ready, right?

    Debbie B on Craftsty

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  124. Joyce C (jmcmarie@frontiernet.net)June 21, 2012 at 9:05 PM

    I'm not sure how you pick just one favorite from so many beautiful patterns! I've been working on it for quite a while now, and I think the Crocus vernus socks have to get my vote. I also love the Linaria Bipartita socks and shawl and the Rosa rubiginosa socks and mitts. I can see myself knitting most if not all of these beautiful patterns starting with Crocus vernus socks!

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  125. I'm attracted to the rubus suberectus. And the overall concept of this book.

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  126. I'd have to choose the Polypodium Vulgare cowl first. I wish I had some experience knitting socks. The socks are gorgeous!

    Hollyje on craftsy

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  127. I love the chrysanthemum hat! But honestly, I think all are amazing!! Beautiful.

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  128. Amber N (gibbles_n_bits@hotmail.com)June 21, 2012 at 10:49 PM

    I really love the Rubus Suberectus Shawl. I am obssessed with shawls right now!

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  129. I am completely torn between 2 of the sock patterns. I think that Crocus vernus and Linaria bipartita socks are absolutely stunning.

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  130. I loved the Rosa Rubiginosa Mitts!!!

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  131. So many beautiful designs! I really love the Linaria Bipartita Socks which spoke to me first!

    NanaMay (Ravelry)

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  132. Love, love the linaria bipartita shawl! What beautiful designs, can't wait to read & knit the patterns.

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  133. It would be hard to choose which project to start with if i owned The Knitters Curiosity Cabinet. They are all appealing to me :)

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  134. I will shortly return to comment on the patterns (I am EXCITED about this!) but could not let it go by that June has a 30th but lacks a 31st :-). Which date is the actual end date to have the comment submitted by?

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  135. I love the Pinus Silveatrus hat. Beautiful!

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  136. I have two favourites: the Chrysanthemum frutescens socks and the Narcissus Pseudo-Narcissus socks. Beautiful book.

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  137. I love the Linaria Bipartita Shawl. I also like all of the sock patterns.

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  138. I love the Rosa Rubiginosa Mitts and would love to knit them!

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  139. Being a shawl person, my favorite pattern is "Linaria Bipartita Shawl". The "Crocus Vernus Mitt" would be my second choice!

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  140. I like the Crocus Vernus Mitts and the Linaria Bipartita Socks. These are all so gorgeous.

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  141. Absolutely love the Rosa Rubiginosa Mitts. The book looks wonderful. Hate to say this but June only has 30 days, June 30th is my birthday, the grand age of 52!

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  142. All the patterns are beautiful and I'd like to be skilled enough to try them all but my first choice would be the Crocus Vernus Socks in the same beautiful shade of purple as she used.

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  143. How to choose, how to choose. I love the concept of the book, so clever, and the patterns are great. I guess Crocus vernus is my favorite.

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  144. Ok, I couldn't decide on one so I picked two that I LOVE! Linaria Bipartita Socks and Rosa Rubiginosa Mitts. The book looks just lovely!

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  145. How do I choose a favorite? Well, OK I pick the crocus socks. Just the thought of them remind me of home in the Midwest. Wonderful pictures.

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  146. I could only narrow it down to two - the chrysanthemum socks and the rubus suberectus socks. I love them both!

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  147. I love all of the socks, but the Chrysanthemums are my favorites!

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  148. I'd knit the Narcissus pseudo-narcissus Socks. So pretty!

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  149. This looks like a wonderful gift book for a favorite knitter--if you can let go of it, that is. My favorite design is the Linaria Bipartita shawl, but I might actually knit some socks with these beautiful patterns. I would love to win a copy of the book!

    Melanie
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  150. dclulu on ravelryJune 22, 2012 at 8:34 PM

    Nice giveaway! Hard to choose a pattern, but I'll go with the Dianthus superbus socks. Beautiful.

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  151. Rosa Rubiginosa Mitts
    So elegant!

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  152. As someone who studies plants and knits, I love this concept! It was hard to choose but my first knit who have to be the Polypodium vulgare Cowl. Ferns are lovely.

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  153. My husband, the botanist, would love this book for the drawings. I would love it for the lace. The first pattern I would do is the Rosa Rubigniosa Mitts and then the socks. I wonder if this stitch pattern would fit into a shawl.

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  154. I loved the crocus vernus mitt because I do not knit socks. But after looking at these beautiful socks, I may start sock knitting.

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  155. Rosa Rubiginosa Mitts are my favourite! Thanks for the nice giveaway!

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  156. How can I have just one favorite? I love them all! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  157. My grandmother taught me to knit when I was little girl and I put it down for many years. Now I am back and re teaching myself and trying to be more adventurous in the process. These patterns remind me of her with all the beautifully delicate designs and amazing colors. I would love to forage my way back into this work with such a wonderful book!

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  158. Lavender socks are wonderful!

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  159. I love the Narcissus Pseudo-Narcissus Socks!

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  160. I luv the Rubus Suberectus socks. I have not knitted socks yet but they are on the list for my next project

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  161. Beautiful Patterns! Love them all!

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  162. I would love to own this book. The patterns are so pretty.I don't know which one is my favorite.

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  163. I've been saving up my yarn that is like 3 ply to be able to make socks but just haven't seen the right pair. i think i have just seen them from the above photos.
    thanks for sharing,
    Julie

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    1. I do read and review books for fun, not a lot of knitting books available but check out my blog http://community.knitpicks.com/profile/jbarr and my reviews/shelves at my library at ravalary.

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  164. Great book! The photography was wonderful, there is no possible way I can select a favorite. I want to make many of the patterns!

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  165. I really love all the designs in this book .... but I guess, to name a favorite, it would have to be the Chrysanthemum Frutescens socks. The scalloped edges look so feminine and lovely!! I would LOVE to win this book!!! Thanks for the chance to do just that!!!!!!

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  166. Love the designs, love the theme, love the botanical names! Today my favorite is Narcissus pseudo-narcissus. Tomorrow, who knows?

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  167. All of the designs are so lovely, but I really like the Rubus suberectus Socks. So unique!

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  168. Too cool. I'd love to be knitting a bunch of the pieces this summer as I listen to our book club's summer read - "The Cabinet of Curiosities" by Lincoln & Child.

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  169. Really? Just one favourite? But there are so many gorgeous patterns to choose from!

    Okay: Rubus Suberectum it is. But if I win a PDF copy of the book, I'm knitting at least half a dozen different pairs of socks and at least one cowl!

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  171. What fun names! I love the Rosa Rubiginosa pattern!

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  172. I love so many of these patterns the socks are amazing and the Linaria Bipartita is beautiful. Lovely book.

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  173. I love the Rosa Rubinagosa (is that the correct spelling?) Mitts!

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  174. Love, love, love the Ennoble Beaded Scarf. Beautiful!!

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  175. Absolutely gorgeous! Can't wait to get my hands on the book to knit them ALL but the Rosa Rubiginosa Mitts have to be first. Congratulations on a beautiful book.

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  176. I like the Rosa Mitts... I have a weakness for making mitts!

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  177. Win it or buy it ~~ I must have it. Love the socks, can't even pick out a favorite. Congratulations on a getting a book done that is so good it will fly off the shelves!

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  178. I saw the post on FaceBook!! Wow! I don't know what I want to do first - the awesome socks or the wristers! I haven't seen the book at my LYS yet! would be wonderful to win a copy!

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  179. They're all beautiful, but I could see myself making (and wearing) the Rosa Rubiginosa Mitts. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  180. I'm a shawl junkie, so naturally the Linaria Bipartita shawl gets my vote-- if I have to pick just one!

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  181. Rubus suberectus shawl is my favorite. The socks all look great, but I have never knit socks. Maybe that will be my giant leap this year.

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  182. I love the Linaria Bipartita Shawl!

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  183. It's so difficult to choose between them - they are all so lovely! But I think if I had to pick a favorite, it would be a toss-up between Rosa Rubiginosa Mitts and the Polypodium Vulgare Socks. I love the lace and the stories behind the designs!

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  184. As I am enthralled with shawls, definitely the Linaria Bipartita.......gorgeous......a have-to-do for sure. <3

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  185. Your elegant designs and color choices are breath taking. The intricate work on the socks is beautiful and interesting. I would love a copy of your book to try my hand at your creations.

    SEA (Nancy)

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  186. ohhhhh! The Chrysanthemum frutescens hat is terrific!

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  187. I love those purple crocus socks, they are just gorgeous. The design in the socks with that glorious purple reminds me of crocuses in the spring. Thanks Wendy

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  188. Really, Laura? You want us to pick. JUST ONE favorite pattern from this book?!?!

    I wil def knit up the Crysanthemum Frutescens Socks, then the Loasa Lateritia Cowl, then on to the Rosa Rubiginosa Mitts. And that's just for starters!

    You can find me on Ravelry as PrincessMommie

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  189. It's so hard to pick! They each appeal to me in their own way. I love the book theme. So cool! But if I had to pick one it would be rosa rubiginosa socks. They seem like an easy enough pattern for me to learn the style of patterns in the book. Then blossom into the other patterns.

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  190. The socks on the front cover give me a warm and fuzzy feeling

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  191. What beautiful designs! I would knit the Crocus Vernus socks first!

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  192. I love the chrysanthemum frutescens hat!

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  193. I loved the mitts, but these socks could turn me into a sock knitter! Wow!

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  194. Crocus Vernus and I have lots of sock yarn!

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  195. I have to say, I love the details on the toe and heel of Crocus vernus Socks. They're lovely!

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