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.



Marketing Coordinator at WEBS - America's Yarn Store
Sara learned to knit and crochet as a child and added spinning and weaving to her skills after being hired at WEBS in 2006. While crochet is her #1 love, she is also very fond of her husband and their 2 daughters.

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

  1. freres Says:

    The Slip Stitch Diamond Hat is my favorite of the projects I could see from the book. Contact me @ gelert on Ravelry

  2. anne Josephy-Zack Says:

    Hats in bulky yarn. annejz on rav

  3. Kristen Sylvia Wilkinson Says:

    I have found over the years, I most enjoy making the small projects. This book appears to be another addition to my library.

  4. Linda Says:

    Hats are my favorite quick knit project.
    lmecoll on Ravelry

  5. Sandy Foster Says:

    I made some mitts that i just love!

  6. seamer45 Says:

    I love to knit mittens from a very old Jack Frost pattern book. I’ve made many pairs, 2 needle, #3 or #4 yarn, or if you prefer sport or worsted weight yarn. Some with cables, some with stripes, all just the best and most fun to do. I somehow managed to lose my first Jack Frost Book and found a replacement which made me a very happy knitter.

  7. Penni Malin Says:

    I always seem to go with cowl, hat and fingerless mitts for a warm cozy gift set. They are always appreciated and it makes them feel like I am giving them a hug!!! Each is a small project and almost instant gratification!

  8. Beverly Davis Says:

    I prefer to make hats and fingerless mitts. They are always welcome in Wisconsin…can never have too many! Ravelry ID bdgrammy

  9. Alexis Says:

    Cowls and fingerless mitts.

  10. Robin Barnett Says:

    My favorite cozy knit project was a collared shawl from my 86 year old father. The collar gives the shawl a more masculine look and he wears it all the time to keep the drafts off his shoulders while watching TV.

    Ravelry ID – faenster

  11. Michele Sewell Says:

    Fingerless Mitts and Hats are always needed in Maine.

  12. lynnf Says:

    Most definitely the hats & mitts…great gifts!

  13. Vero Ruf Says:

    Hats with aran or bulky yarn… I can finish one in a few hours, possibly add some cute touches like initials, college lettes or a pompom with a little more time and I have a quick personalized gift. It’s all I made this year for the holiday gifting season. I even made one for the Yankee Swap for my office… [Ravelry: vruf]

  14. Laurel B Says:

    I love cowls … Warm and cozy … And fingerless mitts!

  15. Nadine F Says:

    Cowls seem to be the quickest knit. With 2 at a time fingerless mitts a close second.

  16. Dena Says:

    Great book!

  17. Beverly Says:

    Love making cupcake hats for babies, And have figured out a matching mitt pattern. Big hit with new mothers.

  18. Melinda Rucinski Says:

    I am obsessed with hats and cowls. I am giving them away, because I can’t stop knitting!

  19. Stugy Says:

    I absolutely love making hats especially for those I love

  20. Elaine Says:

    Just made a pair of fingerless mittens for my mother-in-law – she has animals to feed in the morning, in her barn, and her hands get so cold! A surprisingly quick knit – I’ve never made them before.

  21. Belchickie Says:

    Hats are my fav quick and cozy project 🙂

  22. Corlene Says:

    I love all the peojects that i’ve seen so far. The cover hat is adorable!!!

  23. joan Says:

    My great niece was born December 17th and would love to make the baby sweater.

  24. Becky Geer Says:

    I love making mittens. We all need them and (sadly) we all lose them!

  25. Deb Says:

    Mittens are my choice!

  26. Saisquoi Says:

    Cowls. I’m on a huge cowl kick and I just can’t make them quickly enough!

  27. Jen Riley Says:

    I’m on a cowl and fingerless mitten kick. Love quick items, breaks up working on the sweaters and afghans haha.

  28. Monique Lazartic Says:

    I love the fingerless gloves with the colorful designs. I would dye to have this book pun intended lol

  29. littleheck Says:

    Hats and fingerless mitts are super fun to make!

  30. Dbsknit Says:

    I love making cowls and scarves in the chunkiest yarn I can find.

  31. Patricia Orner Says:

    Scarves are my favorite cozy knit to make, followed by shawls as a very close second.

  32. Casmith79 Says:

    I have been knitting the Greyre Cloche. So quick with bulky yarn.

  33. Emily Schofield Says:

    I recently made a big chunky cowl out of Malabrigo Rasta and it was so quick and satisfying!

  34. Sandy Foster Says:

    I like making scarves and shawls, but I’d like to make some hats and maybe some cowls!

  35. Ginny Says:

    Hats and mitts are my fast and fun knits. I must be the only knitter who hasn’t knitted a cowl. I do like the looks of that light green cowl.

  36. all year knitter Says:

    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.

  37. CindyT Says:

    I love the cover projects and would love to see inside!

  38. Mippy Foofalina Says:

    I love making a lapghan or a Snuggle! 😀

  39. Sara Mattson Says:

    Dishclothes are the easiest to knit. I’ve come to like socks and bulky mittens.

  40. Loretta Says:

    LOVE, LOVE scarves. I’m never cold if my neck is warm.

  41. E Chak Says:

    My favourite quick and cozy knit is a cowl. Can’t beat it for warmth and blocking out the cold.

  42. Kathleen Says:

    My favorite quick knit is to make hats. I love making hats for my daughter

  43. Robyn Burnside Says:

    I would love to make the Twist & Shout Cables and Garter-Stitch Scarf. I would probably use this pattern over and over. There are so many great patterns in this book.

  44. Aerie703 Says:

    I think I would make one of the cowls, such a fun and favorite present.

  45. Pbcreed Says:

    I made a bandana for my sister’s dog, embroidered with his initial, amd a matching hat for her. Made out of the Lumio reflective yarn, it worked up very quickly and will help keep them safe during walks at night!

  46. dswgr6 Says:

    I like knitting fingerless gloves, socks, and scarves when I’m thinking cozy!

  47. c8h10n4o2 Says:

    I have a chunky cabled cowl pattern that I can make in a couple of hours in a pinch. (caffeine72 on Ravelry)

  48. Olivia Says:

    Mittens….I love to mix up all the leftover bits of yarn for fun mittens.

  49. Marilyn Fenton Says:

    That book has lots of fun projects. I especially like the fair isle mitts.
    Wahoomerryf on Rav

  50. Betsy Pratt Says:

    My favorite quick knits are hats of any type – baby, adult, plain, slouchy, cabled, ribbed – anything! And a chunky yarn makes it extra quick,

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