December 27th, 2013

On the bookshelf this week: Cozy Knits

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Cozy Knits from Tanis Grey has 50 projects to keep you knitting all winter long. Whether you need a quick birthday gift, a new hat to match the coat you got over the holidays or you are determined to get a head start on your gift knitting for NEXT year, you’ll likely find what you’re looking for here.

With projects that range from hats and mittens to simple sweaters and adorable pieces for baby, you’ll find yourself knitting up colorful and interesting projects in no time.

Leave a comment below and tell us about your favorite quick and cozy knit project and you could win a copy! All comments must be posted by 11:59pm EST on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Please make sure to leave us a way to contact you if you win! The winner will be drawn randomly and posted here.

Edited, Monday January 6, 2014:

And our Winner is –  Debra who said, “Of the four projects on the cover, I can see making all four (and there’s 46 more to explore!). Hats and mitts are always needed and fun to work up quickly.”

Congratulations Debra! Keep an eye on your inbox, we’ll be contacting you soon.


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143 Responses to “On the bookshelf this week: Cozy Knits”

  1. Carmen N Says:

    I discovered late in 2013 that I love making hats! They’re so quick and stylish!

  2. Carol H Says:

    My favorite quick and cozy knit or crochet project would be a hat as they are useful for gifts even here in Florida.

  3. Connie Kline Says:

    Quick would have to be dishcloths – but cozy? that would be scarves. Everyone loves a soft, squishy scarf when the wind is cold.

  4. Almost American Says:

    I made my DD a hat that was quick and easy a couple of winters ago and she still loves to wear it. Other than that, scarves & cowls are my go to quick and easy and very portable projects.

  5. Chris Peter Says:

    Matching cowl and fingerless mitts in bulky wool makes everyone happy in a hurry!

  6. Leanne Says:

    I especially like the climbing vines cabled leg warmers!

  7. beverly Says:

    i love knitting cowls

  8. Katie Connell Says:

    I designed a matching hat and fingerless glove set that is made from one skein of lion brand homespun-nice and cozy and quick 🙂

  9. suburbancorrespondnt Says:

    Any cowl or fingerless mitt pattern will do!

  10. Suzanne Says:

    My quick knit, go to project this season has been cowls. I do love a cozy hat or a cozy pair of mittens, but I’ve been obsessed with cowls lately.

  11. Connie Johnson VanKleeck Says:

    A cozy cowl!

  12. Janet Jones Melcher Says:

    What a great way to get next years Christmas knitting done!

  13. Chanda Kim Says:

    Drop stitch cowl with a boucle yarn. They knit up so fast and have such a pretty lazy look. I made a bunch of them as Christmas presents this year

  14. Karen Cesarz Says:

    My favorite projects of late are, cowls, mittens and hats & recently slouch hats. Knitting has never been by forte, but I can honestly say it is becoming less intimidating, more relaxing & enjoyable. You can teach an old dog new tricks:)

  15. Susan Jacobowitz Krisch Says:

    i love hand warmers because my hands are always so cold

  16. Jessie Says:

    I love making hat. I have a few days off, I already make four hats for the family, quick and easy, and fun too!

  17. aglass5 Says:

    My favorite quick and cozy projects are hats knit with bulky yarn – the stitches just fly off the needles. ( at gmail)

  18. Donna Gerber Says:

    Cowls and scarves are a great quick project to stay cozy and warm!

  19. Taddy Says:

    I just made the Quick Slip Cowl. Love the Berroco Brio yarn and the instant gratification of a quick project.

    (Taddy on ravelry)

  20. Stacey Melquist Says:

    I love making hats as a quick and cozy project

  21. Lou Says:

    I love making scarfs, hats, cowls. I just love to knit.

  22. Kerry Says:

    I made a cowl late last winter in Cascade Eco+ that I’ve been wearing a lot lately. Very soft and warm, and the shade of blue is beautiful.

  23. Says:

    I have enjoyed making cowls this year in a variety of yarns and colors ordered from Webs. I had lots of happy friends with the handknit cowls that I gave them for Christmas. And I even kept a lovely one for myself.

  24. GinaC Says:

    Cowls are my favourite cosy project – and often make for a quick gift, esp since winter seems to last so long here :).

  25. Marrinan55 Says:

    Mittens and gloves

  26. Ginny Czuprynski Says:

    Hats and mittens for kids who need them 🙂

  27. Cheryl Leader Says:

    I love making baby items because they are always soo cute! I also love making cowls and fingerless mitts for me.

  28. Kimberly Butler-Gilkeson Says:

    I love knitting up a pair of baby booties! So fast so easy…especialy in a bulky weight yarn! ♥♥♥♥

  29. Shannon Y. Says:

    I think cowls are a nice quick project and what could be cosier than something you wrap around your neck?

  30. Happy M Says:

    I love the hat on the front cover! It would be fun to learn how to make it! 🙂

  31. Deb Holbrook Says:

    I love knitting hats and mittens (my ears and hands are always cold!) 🙂

  32. Debby Says:

    Hats 7 Scarfs or cowls are my quick projects!

  33. Pam Says:

    Hats are definitely my fun quick projects!

  34. Brenda Barnes Says:

    Hats, FTW! @Brenda Barnes on Twitter.

  35. Catherine Kahrs Says:

    Wrist Warmers. Basically just a tube with a hole for the thumb. Quick, cozy and they make great gifts.

  36. Sue Higgins Says:

    For me its been fingerless mitts.

  37. Judy11 Says:

    Mittens and hats have been m go to quick knit gifts. But I would love to get into cowls and the one in here looks perfect. Fingers crossed!!

  38. Maryellen C Says:

    Hats are the best quick project.

  39. Connie Says:

    I love making fingerless gloves and wristers. They knit up quickly and they have maximum fashion impact 🙂

  40. Sara O. Says:

    I love knitting hats and mittens!

  41. Susan Harrison Says:

    I made 4 hats for Christmas presents this year – just started three of them the Sunday before Christmas – quick knits are the way to go!

  42. Karen Grauman Says:

    The green cowl pictured would look lovely in a bamboo blend I have stashed!

  43. chris Says:

    My absolute favorite quick knit is a hand warmer pattern I’ve adapted over many uses. The original is knit flat and seamed but I prefer to knit them in the round, and I also added a detail of a thumb (rather than just a thumb hole- thumbs get cold, too!). It’s simple to adjust the cast-on and rib to any yarn. Knitting up a pair is an easy couple of hours and a sure-to-please gift!

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