10.18.2012

November Knits Blog Tour and Giveaway!

Welcome to the next stop on the November Knits Blog Tour!  Last year I was honored to be asked by Kate and Courtney of The Fibre Company to be part of their latest book project November Knits.

I adore the last book they did together, Vintage Modern Knits and said yes right away!   November Knits captures the essence of fall with 23 projects that range from casual cardigans and scarves to sweet, stylish wraps and sweaters. The book is divided into three moods: Farm Hands, Ivy League and Southern Comfort. There is MUCH to drool over and knit in this book!

Want to see my design, Bluebonnet Scarf?
Bluebonnet is knit with Schaefer Yarn Audrey in Thistle with 2,012 size 8 glass beads. It's worked in two halves and grafted at the center back so that the two bottom edges match perfectly!

Luckily before I sent it off I got some lovely pictures on my dear model Caitlin....
The beaded lace center panel is sandwiched in between two intricate lace panels the travel up the length of the scarf.
I spent many a happy hour knitting this... and I can't wait until I (hopefully) get the sample back so I can wear it again!

For YOU:  Interweave has generously offered a copy of November Knits! I know you'd love to take a peek through it's pages : )!  Just leave a comment letting me which patterns you are drawn to in the book by Monday October 22nd at midnight EST.  Remember to leave a way to get in touch with you!

Of course if you don't win the book I encourage you to purchase November Knits from your LYS... they can use all the support we can give them!

Next stop: Melissa Wherle of Neoknits, who has a book of her own coming out soon!

67 comments:

  1. Market Jacket has moved to the top of my queue ans I would LOVE to win this book, as Cobblestone Trench and Thayer Street are also calling my name! The Market Jacket is exactly what I have been looking for. I love cable sweaters, love cable knitting, but I am busty and big and just look even larger in an all over cable design. The cabled lace motif is interesting but not nearly as bulky; the front and back panels add flattering vertical lines, and the stockinet side panels,provide the perfect place for short row bust darts! Sweet!

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  2. Nice scarf! I could see knitting it and I really love the market jacket.

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  3. I love your Bluebonnet Scarf. It is so feminine and the drape is gorgeous. The Cobblestone Trench looks interesting enough to try too. I always need new book s for my ever expanding library. Ladybanker0831@gmail.com

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  4. I will definitely be getting this book! Too many good patterns to choose from but I would start with the McIntosh Boot Socks. They would make a wonderful Christmas gift for my daughter!

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  5. Wow, that's a tough question! I do love your Bluebonnet Scarf, and my other favorite is the Market Jacket--that looks like a piece I'd live in! Would love to add this book to my collection too! JerseyShoreDeb on Ravelry

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  6. Love that scarf! This new book has too many - I am drawn to McIntosh Sock, Palomino Mittens, Burdock Cardigan and Barnwood pullover.

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  7. I love your scarf and I actually have a skein of that very Audrey in my stash. I also like the Market Jacket.

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  8. The Cobblestone trench looks like it would become an instant wardrobe favourite. And I love the Walden pond socks, and the unusual beading on your scarf. Looks like a lovely book :)

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  9. The Trefoil Cardigan is hands-down my favorite and I'll be knitting it up just as soon as I can get the book :D

    My Rav ID is SillyLittleLady, much luck to everyone!

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  10. The Market Jacket for sure! I love how the cables morph into lace and back into cables. I also like the Cobblestone Trenchcoat (especially since I'm from Boston) but am not sure I'd make something that seems to emphasize my hips so much. I guess that means I should go with the Trefoil Cardigan.

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  11. Gorgeous inspiration! But the design I'd like to knit first is the Bluebonnet Scarf. After that, I might knit up the Tallulah Shrug, as I've never had a shrug, and this is the first design I see that I might enjoy wearing.
    Mariyn

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  12. Oh, I love Bluebonnet! And the Cobblestone Trenchcoat is calling to me... It looks like the sort of thing I'd live in in the fall.

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  13. Your scarf is lovely, and I love the Texas reference!
    This book has so many other great designs, too... the Market Jacket looks perfectly November-y, as do the Boot Socks. The shrug is also really pretty!

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  14. I would knit your wrap, of course, because it is fabulous!

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  15. Several patterns took my interest: Bluebonnet scarf, Market jacket, and two cardigans, Trefoil and Savannah.

    Overall the book looks great with many good patterns.

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  16. I really like the Burdock Cardigan, Barnwood Pullover and the Cobblestone Trench Coat. There are lots of lovely designs in the book.

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  17. I have been eyeing the Burdock Cardigan ever since I saw the cover of this book. Also love the Bluebonnet Scarf and the Trefoil Cardigan.

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  18. I happen to have two skeins of Rowan Felted Tweed, so would love to make the McIntosh Boot Socks.

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  19. Hello Cobblestone Coat... I wish to make you! PRONTO!

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  20. It was so hard to choose only one pattern. This has to be the only booklet where I absolutely love every single pattern in it. Since I must choose only one, I chose what I would knit first,if I won.... the Cobblestone trench coat.

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  21. Palomino mittens for me! And maybe for the neices for Christmas presents

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  22. Hi Laura - Congratulations on the design, I love it. The other one I really like is the Burdock Cardigan. Thank you

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  23. I love your Bluebonnet Scarf, but I also really like the Abilene Cardigan.

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  24. I love your Bluebonnet scarf and the McIntosh socks

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  25. Cobblestone Coat - hands down.

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  26. I love their designs and yarn as well!

    knitterlydesigns on Ravelry

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  27. The Bluebonnet Scarf, of course. I also like the Mockingbird Tam and Scarf set and the Tallulah Shrug patterns.

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  28. Trying to make it difficult by making us choose between all the wonderful patterns is just cruel ;) But if I must, Tallulah Shrug and Market jacket.

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  29. My favorite design is the Barton Springs Skirt by Cecily Glowik MacDonald. I have been wanting to knit a skirt (never have) and love this design. Also, Cecily is one of my favorite designers so it's the perfect choice.

    Thanks for having the giveaway!

    You can contact me on Rav, I'm there as EllenRonnie.

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  30. I really like Burdock just go with your favorite jeans while Apple picking!

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  31. I love your scarf and the Palomino mittens. I would love to have this book! (The Bluebonnet scarf is absolutely gorgeous.)

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  32. Laura, can't help it but I am very partial to your Pattern:-)
    how could I resist... hee hee
    hugs
    Karola (eyeknit4u@aol.com)

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  33. Just love your bluebonnet scarf and would love to make the Palomino mittens. Would love to win.

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  34. I narrowed my favorites down to the Barnwood Pullover, the Bluebonnet Scarf (perfect for your lace class that I've been taking), and the Market Jacket. All though it looks like this book has lots of great patterns.

    Thanks for the give-a-way! :)

    Charlotte (FiberArtist45@live.com)

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  35. So many great patterns! The Savannah cardigan lloks lovely. However, I also like the Market Jacket and the boot socks.

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  36. I love the new scarf....but I just may try Winterlude.....

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  37. All of the patterns look great. I especially like the Burdock Cardigan and the Bluebonnet Scarf.

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  38. Of course the bluebonnet scarf is gorgeous, but I like the Cobblestone coat as well. All of them are lovely patterns. If wold be hard to pick just one!

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  39. Mockingbird Tam & Scarf and the bluebonnet scarf. I love scarves!

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  40. Mockingbird Tam & Scarf and the bluebonnet scarf. I love scarves!
    Amber (gibbles_n_bits@hotmail.com)

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  41. love veeras cobblestone trench ! thank you!

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  42. I love a lot of the patterns, Cobblestone trenchcoat, tallulah shrug and the bluebonnet scarf. Love the variety of this book!

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  43. I love your scarf! I dream of doing some knitting with beads soon!

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  44. Love the Cobblestone Trenchcoat and the Bluebonnet Scarf!

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  45. I looked at this book last weekend at B&N. I really liked all of the designs and your Bluebell is lovely. However, I have wanted to tackle a sweater again, after being in shawl mode for the past few years. I'd go for the Market Jacket, but not in the tan shown - perhaps the lovely dark green of the Burdick Cardigan shown on the cover.

    Also like the Bozeman Jacket - nice vibe there. Oh and the Savannah Cardigan - whoops, that is more than one.

    So I need that book! (I'm on Ravelry as myself!)

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  46. All of the patterns are lovely, including your scarf. I'm still trying to finish your shawl course on Craftsy, so the pattern that calls my name the loudest is the Spanish Moss Legwarmers.

    I'm on Ravelry as cinnymom.

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  47. Along with your beautiful beaded scarf. I really love the Bozeman jacket and Palomino mittens. If I EVER finish the second shawl from your Craftsy class and then have time to finish your beadwork class, then I may be ready to try the Bluebonnet scarf. Wish me luck.

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  48. How about all of them? So hard to choose. I do like the Bozeman jacket, Morris Cove Hat & Gloves and the Market Jacket. And of course, the Bluebonnet Scarf now that you have me addicted to knitting with beads! My Trapeze Shawl should be finished this week so I am ready for a new challenge! BarbJay @ Ravelry

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  49. Love your scarf, but the Abilene cardigan is my favourite. I am always drawn to long-sleeved cardigans. They are just so versatile. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  50. The McIntosh boots socks & the Palomino mittens would make great gifts, but for me...I'd choose the Market Jacket. Soooo cozy looking! Find me as knitting-nene on ravelry.

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  51. I think my fav is Trefoil Cardigan. It's so pretty! Thanks!

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  52. I really like the McIntosh Boot Socks!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  53. I love the Ajiro Scarf but all the patterns are great!

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  54. I have to say Bluebonnet and I have a skein of Audrey waiting in my stash! czsknits on ravelry

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  55. Oooh, fall is my favorite time and these designs are all so gorgeous! Can't choose just one... Burdock Cardigan and Cobblestone Trench are both calling my name. Thanks for the chance to win! somanycolors on ravelry

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  56. I love the Palomino Mittens and Tallulah Shrug. They are so classic and will be great wardrobe staples!

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

    Rav ID: kellknit

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  57. I have to say that your Bluebonnet scarf is my favorite, and my runner up would be the Bartons Springs Skirt.
    Thanks!

    RavID: cmglen

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  58. Thanks for the giveaway!

    The Cobblestone Trenchcoat would be a nice fall wardrobe addition.


    ravelry: karitive

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  59. I love your scarf. I also love the mittens and the jacket. What a lovely book. I will look for it locally. Thank you carolm7323@aol.com

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  60. I would love to make your scarf to send to my Mother-in-law in Scotland as there is an old Scottish ballad called "Blue Bonnets Over the Border" with very special meaning to Scots. Also the color you have used 'thistle' would have special meaning because the thistle is a national symbol of Scotland. Thank you for a most delightful giveaway.

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  61. Your scarf is so gorgeous!!! I am also drawn to Burdock Cardigan, Abilene Cardigan, McIntosh Boot Socks and Savannah Cardigan. Actually I love about all the patterns!!!

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  62. the Burdock cardi and the boot sox are interesting

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  63. I love scarves!! Your's is gorgeous.

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  64. I love the cobblestone trenchcoat!

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  65. I love the cobblestone trenchcoat!

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