January 17th, 2012

Sweet Shawlettes Review

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Hi Everyone,

We’re participating in the blog tour for Sweet Shawlettes by Jean Moss. At the end of the post, you’ll have a chance to win a copy of the book!

Sweet Shawlettes is the latest book by UK designer Jean Moss. It is a collection of 25 shawlettes, cowls, and scarves. You’re sure to find something you want to knit in this book.

Sweet Shawlettes is divided into four different categories – Country, Couture, Folk, and Vintage.


This book is full of impressive projects, many that don’t take a lot of knitting time. The black and white cowl above features shadow knitting, and I think that this project would be a great way to give it a try and get a finished project that has an incredible amount of impact.

You’ll find projects that span techniques and skill levels. From simple stockinette  to fantastic cables, lace, Fair Isle, and more, you have many options.

To win a copy of the book, please visit the project gallery for Sweet Shawlettes and come back here and leave a comment with what your favorite project from the book is. The winner will be chosen at random from the comments. Please comment by Friday, January 20th at 12:00pm EST. We’ll let you know the winner after that!

Check out the rest of the stops on the blog tour:
Mon 2 Jan – More Yarn Will Do The Trick – Jean Moss
Tues 3 Jan – Wendy Knits – Wendy Johnson
Wed 4 Jan – Knitgrrl – Shannon Okey
Thurs 5 Jan – Yarnagogo – Rachael Herron
Fri 6 Jan – The Knitter – Rosee Woodland
Sat 7 Jan – Rhythm of the Needles – Joanne Conklin
Sun 8 Jan – Knit Purl Gurl – Karrie Steinmetz
Mon 9 Jan – CraftSanity – Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood
Tues 10 Jan – Planet Purl – Beth Moriarty
Wed 11 Jan –  Sunset Cat – Stephannie Tallent
Thurs 12 Jan – A Really Good Yarn – Julie Schilthuis
Fri 13 Jan – knit 1 chicago – Lynn Coe
Sat 14 Jan – Go Knit In Your Hat – Carol Sulcoski
Sun 15 Jan – Redshirt Knitting – Erika Barcott
Mon 16 Jan – In The Loop – Cheryl & Ellen
Tues 17 Jan – WEBS – Kathy Elkins
Wed 18 Jan – Zeneedle – Margene Smith
Thurs 19 Jan – Knitspot – Anne Hanson
Fri 20 Jan – Urban Yarns – Alexa Ludeman
Sat 21 Jan – A Friend to knit with – Leslie Friend
Mon 23 Jan – Tentenknits – Margaux Hufnagel
Tues 24 Jan – Fancy Tiger Crafts – Amber Corcoran
Thurs 26 Jan – The Panopticon – Franklin Habit

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148 Responses to “Sweet Shawlettes Review”

  1. Janpat9 Says:

    Green at Heart is just my style!

  2. Robin Says:

    I love Mantilla.  It is so femine and elegant.  I’ve always loved lace knitting and this is just beautiful.

  3. eviltammy Says:

    Thank you! Some lovely pins 🙂

  4. Jennifer Skerritt Says:

    Penumbra! Love the classic black and white.

  5. ashestoashes Says:

    Love Penumbra! Classic black and white.

  6. judi7597 Says:

    What a difficult decision. So many pretty ones, but think the prettiest is Vamp,

  7. Pam Seymour Says:

    Loved the Harlequin.  I’ve been meaning to try the entrelac pattern.

  8. Karenza Says:

    Penumbra does it for me!  Shadow knitting just makes it more enticing.

  9. Teresa Says:

    I love the Frost Cowl!

  10. Ms. ohsewcrafty Says:

    So many beautiful designs!  I think my favorite is Vamp.

  11. Holeman Says:

    Wow it is hard to choose just one.  I will choose Vamp because I think a granddaughter would love it.

  12. Kate in AK Says:

    I like miss garricks a lot, though some others are intriguing, like evergreen.

  13. Kristin Says:

    My favorite is Harlequin. I love doing entrelac.

  14. Bmill Says:

    Evergreen or empty circle, hard to decide

  15. Prattsister Says:

    They’re all lovely but I think the Penumbra would be my choice.  I don’t think it’s beyond my knitting ability and I’m already imaging a custom made pin to go with it!

  16. Kamigaeru Says:

    Lovely! I’m torn between Enigma and Mantilla. I love knitting shawlettes and this looks like a fun book!

  17. Knithappened Says:

    I could only narrow down to a project in each category.
    Frost in Country
    Penumbra in Couture
    Polperro in Folk
    And Vamp in Vintage

  18. Jane Says:

    There are so many unique ones but I think my favorite is Green at Heart.

  19. Mrdarcycreations Says:

    I think I love Polpero and Fizz. Alp so different.

  20. Carvalho1246 Says:

    Green at Heart was the first one to catch my eye, and I have some yarn in my stash that I think would look fabulous!!  Keeping my fingers crossed that I am the lucky one.

  21. gail Says:

    I like the retro look of the penumbra.  The striping is groovy!
    Ravelry – GSHD

  22. mdctknits Says:

    Vamp is my favorite – love the ruffles!

  23. Hannahlou88 Says:

    My favorite is ceilidh
    Ravelry: hannahlou88

  24. Mali Says:

    I quite love Grace.

  25. Laurawinz Says:

    I’m loving kitty! Plus it would give me a chance to try my hand at colorwork.

  26. Sarah Julian Says:

    Green at Heart or Vamp are my favorites.  I cannot pick just one!  Shawls and shawlettes are my very favorite projects to knit up, so this book looks like a delight!

  27. Brenda Says:

    My favorite pattern shown is Mantilla.  I love lace and though I don’t usually like orange, it looks wonderful in this pattern.

  28. lorraine Says:

    harlequin 🙂

  29. Linda Rumsey Says:

    I love Frost – great for when it’s cold outside!

  30. Deidre Says:

    I can’t decide between Garland or Green at Heart.  I love them both. 

  31. Bearknitter Says:

    Love Grace!  Classic Shawlette.  Will work with any outfit and dress it up at the same time.  Of course, I’ll be happy to knit most of them as they are all very well designed.

  32. Nicky Says:

    Mantilla is gorgeous!


  33. Carmen Says:

    Everytime I look at the patterns I find a new favorite. Current is Frost

  34. Lisa Says:

    Hmmm. a favorite is tough to pick. I’d have to say enigma or purple patch, but am willing to change my mind. Aloha,

    Lisa on Maui

  35. Sara GL Says:

    My favorite is Frost – it would be so warm! Hard to choose just one!

  36. Jamie Saphow Says:

    My favorite shawl is polperro; it looks very warm and cozy and will display brooches and pins quite well.

  37. Slj1807 Says:

    Wow!  I want to knit everyone of them!!!!

  38. Rhea Says:

    I think my favorite would be Treasure but they’re all beautiful.  Thanks for the chance to win.

  39. Esai21 Says:

    Like having to choose a favorite child, but I’d have to say Mantilla – I love the lace! 

  40. Debby Says:

    I love most of the designs, but I’d probably knit Harlequin first — it looks as though it would go with everything. Thanks for the chance!

  41. Lisa Gehrke Says:

    Purple Patch is my favorite. Without question, I know I will knit it someday. I might change the colors to match my wardrobe or I may knit the pattern exactly as pictured. I would love to win a copy of the book

  42. neddycat Says:

    Purple patch – I love the color-blocked clothing from the 60s!  I certainly like and would knit many others, but this is the one that instantly jumped at me.  Would love to win a copy of the book!

  43. Julie Libonate Says:

    Love Mantilla….tangerine is hot this year and the lace is beautiful! 

  44. Susanzuke Says:

    Ithink my favorite would have to be drift, or maybe enigma. They both speak to me! Pleas enter me in the contest.

  45. Nglines Says:

    Green at Heart is my favorite. I can see myself wearing it

  46. meppybn Says:

    What a great line up of different designs – mostly love them all but I think harlequin is so wearable yet noticeable 🙂

  47. Lisa L-H Says:

    So hard to choose, but I think Frost may be my favorite.

  48. Srecore0622 Says:

    Definitely Harlequin- I love entrelac!

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