Thank you all for your very kind email messages and comments on my last post. I appreciate every one. Today, we have happier news–first, the winners of the online release giveaways! Always very exciting.

  • The Draper cardigan goes to Carol, who said “My must have is at least elbow length or 3/4 length sleeves (or long sleeves that can be squished up) in a really great yarn. I want it to fit great, thus the interest in the book and not have to continually feel like I need to pull it into place where it should be on my body! I think this sounds like Draper Cardigan—after I’ve done my homework in the Craftsy class!”.
  • The Classic Pullover goes to TK, who said: “I tend to favor cardigans with buttons, so I guess buttons are the must-have for my favorite sweaters. Of the sweaters above, my favorite is the Classic Pullover.”
  • Finally, Andie’s Cardigan goes to Bridie, who said “My must have is it needs to look good layered – cardigan’s are great for that but also the neckline on any of them often determines whether it will look good layered… I would love the yarn for Andie’s cardigan.”

Congratulations, everyone! And I hope everyone is enjoying the stops on the blog tour as much as I am. It’s so wonderful to see the way different aspects of the book, and different projects, pull at different people.

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Next: I am honored to have two designs included in the latest issue of the wonderful Twist Collective. I’ll do full posts on each of them, but here are some quick peeks. First, Cayley:

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This is a super-sweet cardigan, perfect for spring with longer sleeves and an open stitch pattern. I found the little vintage buttons in a lovely yarn shop while traveling last year, aren’t they great?

And I also designed Lilium:

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Lilium is exactly the kind of thing I throw on all of the time and I’m constantly searching the stores for. Easy, classic, wearable–and the cables and lace keep it interesting to knit, too. I’m looking forward to showing you sketch-to-release posts for them both!

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Finally, of course I’ve been knitting too. Want a peek?

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It’s almost ready!