Cowl Girls Review and Yarn Giveaway!

UPDATE: Our friends at Soho Publishing caught wind of our giveaway and have offered 10 copies of Cowl Girls to give away! That means one First Prize winner will receive the book AND the yarn required to make one of four Classic Elite cowls; and 10 Second Prize winners will each receive a copy of Cowl Girls! Thank you Soho Publishing!!

In our examination of all things giftable and fast, a review of the fabulous Cowl Girls by Cathy Carron seems appropriate (and aren't you lucky you can win a copy in the Winter 2010 issue of Knit Simple!). This is a must-have book for knitters who love portable, fast projects. This richly photographed book of cowls, gaiters, snoods, balaclavas and all things neck-hugging (don't worry, a glossary is included!) is a wealth of patterns in a variety of shapes, sizes, fibers and skill levels. And its chock-full of Classic Elite yarns! I think we have an abundance of rich, soft fibers that translate perfectly to sophisticated accessories, and clearly, Cathy Carron agrees.

And now for the cherry on the sundae, we are holding a giveaway! One lucky commenter will receive the yarn required to make one of these cowls. Just let us know what you're crafting for the holidays by next Tuesday, December 14th, and you can choose between either of the Ariosa cowls, the adorable Sprout striped cowl, or the La Gran stackable cowl. Unfortunately, winners are limited to the United States and Canada. Comment here to win the yarn then head over to Knit Simple to enter to win the book! Don't forget to leave a Ravelry name or other identifier in your comment.

This fun checkerboard print is for the colorwork lover. Knit in 8 different colors of Ariosa, I wonder if it would make a good stash-buster too?

These stackable cowls take 4 hanks of La Gran and are knit in Trinity Stitch, a pattern you would be likely to see in an Aran sweater, translated into soft, lofty mohair.

This striped cowl in Sprout adds tassels for fun, and is an easy beginning colorwork project! The color effect is achieved by knitting stripes in a pattern--the effect reminds me of Charlie Brown's sweater, zigzag stripes!



This striped little gaiter is knit in 2 skeins of each color (in this case, navy and white) of Ariosa. I would love to see it in a crazy combination like navy and red, or pink and green. Why not? With accessories, you can take much bigger risks than you can with a sweater...

Twinkle Soft Chunky is all over the place! Talk about fast, this could probably be knit in an evening, and the super soft roving-style yarn comes in a spectrum of colors from bright to sophisticated. I love how it tucks into your coat!

This sumptuous cowl is knit in Posh, our cashmere and wool blend, with an optional beaded embellishment. For your most disciminating (or sensitive-skinned) friend.

This cowl in Inca Alpaca might take a bit longer to knit, but its worth it. These are three concentric rings cinched together with a ribbon for a flouncy, layered look.

This striped number is a balaclava AND a gaiter in MinnowMerino! A balaclava is a tight hood to keep the cold out, and a gaiter is a snug neck covering designed for the same purpose. The i-cord at the top lets out to cinch it around your neck or pulls in to tighten the top of the hood.

Comment away to win!

216 comments:

  1. I would love a copy of this book.

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  2. Hi kleggett,

    Thanks for your comment! The giveaway is for the required yarn, not the book. I hope you win!

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  3. I will have to get the book because this striped number is a balaclava AND a gaiter in MinnowMerino would be something ALL my granddaughters would wear without putting up a fuss!! Fingers are crossed and candles will be glowining.

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  4. Since November I've been knitting small projects for my husband and me. Things like hats and fingerless mitts that keeps us warm and take no time to do. This book would be a perfect addition to my library!

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  5. What am I *not* crafting? I have two ornaments, a bag, and a toy on the needles; I've finished a hat, a scarf, and a pair of mittens. Everyone's getting knitted presents this Christmas.

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  6. I'm knitting a few cowls and scarves for the holidays...and now, cheering to win those fab yarns!!! yey

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  8. I have been doing lots of chunky yarn gifts....shrugs, shawls, felted items. I would love to do the stackable cowl. Great yarn, awesome patterns.

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  9. I have been knitting cowls, fingerless gloves, socks and scarves for Christmas gifts this year. I have this book on my Wish List that I gave my husband! The stackable cowls look so warm and snuggly, I'd love to win that yarn! :)

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  10. My mom, the knitter, would love a copy of this book. She is a knitter but not an internetter!

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  11. I've been knitting a cowl, but a girl can always use another!

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  12. Oh, what a hard choice! They're all wonderful... but I think I'll choose the "stackable cowl" I live in cowls all winter & can't ever have too many to wear or give as gifts!

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  13. The La Gran cowl looks incredibly warm. I've finished socks, booties, and slippers for xmas gifts. Now on to needle-holders, mittens, and hats. 10 more days to go! - Amanda

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  14. I have been finishing a Vickie Howell ascot and need to do the edging for "Simply Tasha's Shawl" by Nancy Bush.

    Would love to win either the Posh or Inca Alpaca.

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  15. Enter me to WIn! I am currently working on a baby jacket.

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  16. I'm crafting as much as possible! a family of earflap hats for a family in Alaska; a family of felted slippers, including baby elf boots; some alligator mittens and more if possible. A cowl would be a terrific, and quick!, addition.
    Thanks!

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  17. I love the Ariosa colorwork cowl! I'm making my first cowl now - a Very Braidy Cowl which is a free pattern on Ravelry. It's a gift for my sister.

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  18. My wife and I are both into knitting cowls for men and women and this book would be a great addition to our library. The yarn would be nice too as we live a fair distance from a LYS. I have a cowl idea in my head I can't wait to translate into pattern and knitted format to share!

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  19. I'm knitting a cowl for my niece for Christmas but would love to finally make one for myself! Maybe winning some yarn would entice me to do just that!

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  20. I am getting into colorwork and would love to knit the multicolor Ariosa cowl...it's gorgeous!

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  21. I'd love to get yarn to make cowls to go with the wristers I hope to finish.

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  22. I am COWL CRAZY these holidays and making as many as I can from so many different yarns and textures. Even if I don't win, please let me know where to find this book.

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  23. I want this book! I love all the pictures, texture, color, different stitches and techniques. Plz pick me! <3 <3 <3

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  24. Busy knitting cowls, hats, scarves,fingerless gloves, cabled headbands, and braided headbands. Our knitting guild has knitted many cute baby items for our local charity project.

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  25. I am making knitted and crocheted ornaments and knitted bookmarks (with a pattern from More Last-Minute Gifts, in linen-blend yarn, using linen stitch)as gifts for coworkers and others who surprise me with an unexpected Christmas gift.

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  26. I am a recent convert to cowls, for wearing OR knitting! Love them so much...
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  27. Oh, yum! Just finishing up a beautiful, ruffled scarf and would love to start on some cowls!

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  28. I'm knitting fingerless mitts for presents this year! I would love some LaGran for a stackable cowl. **fingers crossed**

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  29. I've got lots on the go for the holidays, hats, cowls, one shawl and probably some mittens and some smaller items like cup cozies. I'd love to win this book - thanks for the chance!

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  30. I have looked at this book and found lots of wonderful cowls. My daughter would love the Inca once since it is in purple. I love most of them. This would be a great addition to my knitting library.

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  31. I've started knitting fingerless mitts and scarves for the holidays - please enter me in your wonderful giveaway for the yarn!!
    Thanks :)
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  32. Hats, my "thing," I guess...embroidered hats, beret for Secret Hat Exchange at my LYS...always hats this season.

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  33. I am knee-deep into my gift knitting, with a couple of baby items, a hat and mitten set, and a COWL left to do yet. So I could really use the yarn!

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  34. Just finished knitting a Sweater from Knitty 2009 winter edition - now knitting a beautiful long Sirdar vest for my niece for Christmas...Would love to make a cowl! Thanks for contest and good luck everyone!

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  35. I've already made several cowls, and various pairs of fingerless mitts...want to make more cowls! I would love to win the yarn for the stackable cowls; I really want to learn the Trinity stitch and try the mohair yarn.

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  36. I am drawn to the striped cowl/gaiter due to the various colors and the design. I am an runner/walker and can imagine myself wearing this cowl as I enjoy the cold outdoors!

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  37. I would love to win the yarn. I have made a few cowls, and love them. I am also interested in learning new stitches and working with new yarns.

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  38. Love the purple ruffled cowl. I just might get the book for this pattern alone.

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  39. I am finishing leg #6 of three pairs of wool/mohair leggings. Next I will go on to fingerless gloves and hopefully one cowl. Please enter me in your yarn contest. Thanks-

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  40. I am trying to complete my first scarf by Christmas. I started knitting in September and my friends refer to me as the "slow learner." Ha! :) I still love it and have fun doing it.

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  41. Mother Hestia (Ravelry)December 7, 2010 at 12:40 PM

    I'm knitting the following:

    1. Baby hat
    2. Socks for hubby
    3. Sweater for charity
    4. Lace scarf
    5. Thrummed mittens

    Lots of yarn, not so much time!

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  42. Kaleidoscoptic on RavelryDecember 7, 2010 at 12:41 PM

    This is the year of the hat for me. I have been making Bramble from Knitty as gifts.However, cowls might make the perfect gift for next year!

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  43. Finished one cowl, 7 christmas wash cloths, one afghan. Still have another cowl, two hats, 1/2 pair of socks to go....AAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHH!

    But I would LOVE this yarn!!!!

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  44. I have knit four Christmas stockings in the last week alone... I have three more to knit, block and ship to their rightful owners in time for Christmas. I have six hats and a cowl to knit as well - The cowl is going to be insanely beautiful as it is knit out of your Fresco! Wish my addi's were caffeine loaded. :)

    I would love ARIOSA!!! If you were giving this away in Lush, I would be in hog heaven. :)

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  45. I'm knitting fun scarfs for 2 girls and colorful caps for 2 boys. Also just finished a neckwarmer for a Yankee swap. And for me, on the needles, is a shawl, scarf, and sweater all of which I'm dying to get back to! I just bought Ariosa on Sunday but would be more than happy to get some more. Have been lusting to knit with it!

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  46. It is cowl weather here in Michigan!! I'm making my mother a headband to keep her ears warm, a hat for my daughter and mittens for all the kids.

    I love the stackable cowls!

    (Ravelry= sensistar)

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  47. G. K. Green (g_k_green@hotmail.com)December 7, 2010 at 12:59 PM

    I'd be thrilled to be the lucky commenter to receive the yarn required to make one of these cowls! I am knitting scarves and mittens for the holidays this year. It would be wonderful to be able to make the La Gran stackable cowl after all the gift knitting! I am ...

    G. K. Green
    g_k_green@hotmail.com
    Ravelry.com ID gkgreen

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  48. Knitting shawlettes and clapotis for Christmas gifts.

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  49. I have this book and have already made the "in the snood" pattern for my daughter. I've also made as gifts fingerless gloves and a fair isle hat. I'd love to make "Polo Match" with your lovely Posh yarn.

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  50. On my needles is cowl for my daughter and a shawlette for me. Winning the yarn for the La Gran stackable cowl would make a great gift for my sister.

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  51. Rav's knittingloulew: I am finished with the mini-stockings and hat/scarf sets for charity. Now we move forward to Christmas gifts for the nieces and nephews -- fingerless gloves, I think because I'm running short on time. I would love to knit the balaclava/gaiter combo.

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  52. I am absolutely in love with cowls and have already added this book to my library. I just finished a cabled capelet, have some socks on the needles and about to start a scarf and hat for my niece to go with her new coat.

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  53. Gifts......several cowls, fingerless mitts, thrummed mittens (it is COLD in Minnesota where my family lives), hats and scarves, coffee cup sleeves,socks and a sweater that I must finish for a super special granddaughter's Christmas birthday! Yes, I have been stockpiling for months. I'd love to have the winning entry..more YARN!

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  54. I am almost finished knitting a cabled wrap for my mother. I made a shawlette, a baby sweater and i-cord Xmas wreaths.

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  55. I already own the book (!), love the book, and would love to win the yarn for any of your offerings (although High Contrast, Layer Cake, and Zig and Zag are especially calling to me). I've already knitted up the Wrapture and Hidden Treasure patterns from the book and just now finishing up Candy Wrapper. So fast, great gifts, and not hugely expensive.
    faeriesandpixies on Rav

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  56. I'm making my daughter a hooded sweater and pair of socks to match as one of her Christmas gifts. While she's' home on break from college I plan to make some fingerless mitts to layer over fingered gloves. I'm making myself another pair of socks and a cowl.

    dcabrera on Rav

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  57. Great patterns. I would have fun knitting any of the cowls featured here as well as others in the book.

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  58. I've been knitting since the late summer of 2008. I only knit hats and I only give them to cancer patients.

    I currently send my hats to four hospitals and to date, I am working on number 373. (I keep track of each hat, the color, pattern and where it goes)

    I am always looking for something different to knit, and when I saw the "Balaclava and Gaiter," I just knew that this will be a pattern that I will make for the 2011 winter season. (I will be entering the contest to win the book) It's a pattern that's fun and colorful and one that will be sure to keep the children warm and snuggly.

    Last week I mailed 91 hats that consisted of reindeer, jester hats with long braids and pom-poms and a variety of red, green, white and blue hats to the hospitals.

    My step-father passed away from Multiple Myeloma in November of 2007, and I knit the hats in his memory. Happy Holidays!

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  59. Making hats as presents this year. Same pattern, but different yarns for different people. Looking to do cowls next year. So over scarves right now. Book looks so inviting... Loving me some knitting!

    Lynne5600

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  60. This is the year of the Hand-knitted Cowl, I've completed 4 and need another 5 for Christmas presents. I would love to win the yarn to complete the fun Sprout Cowl, love the tassels and colorwork challenge. The book looks amazing!
    llmcguire on Ravelry

    Lisa

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  61. Krista Smith-MoroziukDecember 7, 2010 at 2:17 PM

    I would love to win this book. I have a lot of things OTN, but one gift I am crafting this Christmas is a sweater for my oldest daughter.

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  62. Who cannot use more yarn???
    I'm working on a cowl as we speak!

    Karen

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  63. I have to knit a bunch of hats and scarves quickly for my friends and family. Then I have to whip up some amigurumi video game characters for my boyfriend.
    Love the colorful ariosa cowl!

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  64. Oooh, I love neck warming things! All the patterns look beautiful!
    - Julie

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  65. As a person who lives in a drafty old house trying to keep the heat down to an affordable level of consumption, I think cowls are a fabulous way to stay warm decoratively and not worry about dragging into my cooking!!!!!!

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  66. Another awesome giveaway! I'm knitting hats, scarves, socks, and ornaments for Christmas gifts this year. Oh, and thank you for the Love your LYS package - I received the Alpaca Stories book, and LOVE the patterns!

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  67. Right now I'm knitting the Soft Linen Shawl in the blue (color 2257). It's a fun knit. I think the Ariosa would be a great project to practice colorwork.

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  68. Right now I am working on a crocheted Tux for my 5 mo old grandson, then I have 3 other grands to finish sweaters for, then the sleeves for my youngest daughter's sweater-for spring. I'd love to do the striped cowl with the tassels for my older daughter, she has a more sophisticated style and it would suit her I believe. Thanks for the look-see.

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  69. Well, good luck with all of the responses so far..me, I have just starting back clicking away on my dear needles after a several year hiatus, due to depression...so I've already received my gift.
    That said, I love cowls...last thing I knit was a pink cashmere #, 2 yrs. ago...before they became so popular...
    The book is a wonderful tasty morsel for us knitters..with all it's colorful pictures..and great patterns... Well, enough of my 'review', I'd love to win one of these items..
    Presently I'm knitting a prayer shawl for a friend/co-worker, in a hand-painted merino/silk...and a scarf, I designed from the 365day calendar...That's it...Hope I win..Tx FC

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  70. Let's see: for my brand new nephew a cotton baby blanket and a fair isle hat; for my goddaughter a bulky brioche stitch convertible scarf; for my mother a worsted-weight Damson shawl and Through the Woods hood.

    I can't wait to see this book and love that you are offering the yarn to make one of the patterns. Stackable cowls please, mmm.

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  71. I have been knitting cowls for Christmas. I'd love the yarn to knit one of these cowls!

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  72. Laura B (can't get the comment field to take my e-mail info ahhh!!!!): I started knitting my Christmas gifts in March of this year. So far I have a hobo bag in Noro for mom, Pistons basketball hat for my boss who's recovering from cancer and now in remission!, dishcloths of various designs for mom, and Mason-Dixon kitchen towels that loop over the refrigerator handle. I'm still finishing up a hat for mom to match the scarf I gave her from last Xmas, same for my dad only manly-er :), and a set of hand towels for my dad's newly redone bathroom! I could really use the yarn to restash after all that!! Happy knitting all!
    laurabartlett9849@comcast.net

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  73. I am knitting mittens (red!) for Christmas. I would love to have the yarn to knit one of these cowls. Thanks for having this give-away!

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  74. I'm knitting the Tanis Grey leaf cable scarf (Vogue Knitting pattern) for my daughter for Christmas. It's working up fast on Rowan Big Wool and #17 needles.
    Would love to dive into the yarn for one of these cowls when I'm finished with this project.
    curlyknitter23 on ravelry
    www.etsy.com/shop/knitandcurl

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  75. I may live in Alabama but I still need cowls. Especially this past week and next!

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  76. making two shawls...
    ros.writing at gmail dot com

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  77. Thanks for the giveaway. I am busy knitting mittens for my daughter in Chicago.
    smdenbo at aol dot com

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  78. I'm cowl crazy right now in my knitting!!

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  79. Making shawls and hats and cowls. Everybody likes cowls, none of the fuss of scarf ends to worry about with all the armth and more.

    Would love to win this yarn.

    Thanks for the giveaway

    and

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ONE AND ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  80. Working on mittens and hats, socks, and knitted Christmas trees this year. I am already planning to give Cowl Girls to my knitting niece, so the yarn for a pattern would make a great bonus gift for her!

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  81. I'm really into smaller portable projects right now. I've got a small baby blanket, a pair of socks and a scarf on my needles. Thx for the give-a-way; I hope I win!

    poncie on ravelry

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  82. I have both knitted and crocheted all of my xmas presents this year. I usually start in Jan. and do prjects throughout the year so I have items handy for spur of the moment gifts also. I made shawls, gloves, socks and scarves this year.
    pgwood@mail.com

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  83. I'm finishing a sweater for darling husband's Christmas and making chokers for friends. I love cowls and will consider being kind enough to make those for friends next year!
    lexymccarroll on Ravelry

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  84. I'm working away on felted slippers. Three more pair to go! :)

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  85. I am on a total cowl bender right now, so they are all lookin' great to me!

    Ravelry ID: marstefmar

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  86. I would knit the striped cowl.
    Ravelry id: czknitter

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  87. I am making coffee cup cozies for everyone at work!

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  88. I would love to win! Thanks! My ravelry ID is gussek
    Debbie in Alaska

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  89. I'm making felted coasters, a couple of scarves and a couple of openwork triangle shawls. Thsnks for the opportunity! carringtonl on Ravelry.

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  90. I am making several prayer shawls for Christmas gifts! ;-)

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  91. I am knitting several bulky scarfs and hats for last minute holiday gifts and would love the checkerboard scarf. It seems like a great opportunity to learn fair isle on a smaller size beautiful project.

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  92. Hats are my "thing," so that's what I'm working on. But cowls are a welcomed addition especially the checkerboard one.

    Mylyne De Jesus at Ravelry dot com

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  93. I'm knitting mohair lace cowls for DILs and Daughter - and I'd LOVE to make the stackable cowl for a change of pace - yummy!

    rosemarywc on Ravelry

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  94. Hmm, just finished a cardigan last week. Still needs blocking and buttons. Have a pair of socks on the go and a shawl-like scarf thingy. Love the look of those cowls!

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  95. Am knitting a heavy winter sweater for this cold season here in New England. Crossing my fingers that I might be fortunate and win the yarn. I want to make a few cowls and this yarn would surely help

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  96. These cowls are so beautiful. And the yarn colors are glorious. The balaclava is the cherry on the cake. How many fabulous hours of knitting to present these lovely cowls, as gifts or not, depending on whether one could part with them.

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  97. These are gorgeous!

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  98. I'm making several hats, an undetermined number of wristers and two items yet to be chosen by their recipients. Luckily all have been told that the gifts will be ready when it's ready :)

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  99. I am knitting a shawl to use as a nice neck-warmer this winter while I am in school. No doubt I will start on a cowl when that is finished. Dug out the prairie silk for it a few days ago.

    Ravelry name : greymoon

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  100. I'd be working on a sweater if I hadn't thrown my back out. Unfortunately I can't find a position that I can comfortably knit in. But I'd love to have some CEY Yarns to work with when I heal :)

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  101. I'm working on a hat and a Clapotis. I don't even want to think about the sweater for my son that he has decided he wants in a different design (a new one every day it seems!). I'd love to make a cowl for myself (for a change).

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  102. I do own this book and have already made the Loop of Luxury for a cold daughter....it turned out gorgeous and the pattern was easy to follow. I'd knit another cowl (private pattern from my LYS), which spurred me to get the cowlgirls book. And now I have plans for a couple other cowls, notably the World's Fair, and would love to use Ariosa yarn for it... it's already cold here in Minnesota!

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  103. Super! I would love to have a copy of this book!

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  104. I think I'd like to try the MinnowMerino ... haven't even seen that around here yet. Happy Holidays and good knitting to you!

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  105. Your cowls look all very interesting I specially like the stripe one and the stripe Balaclava, both can be done for men or woman! Right now I am knitting one scarf every two days, to be ready for Christman, and I will love to include some cowls in my list. Also thank you very much for all your free patterns!!! Ana

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  106. Very imaginative! I'd love a copy of this book! Ginnie

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  107. This looks like a great book! I love carry-with-you projects!

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  108. Hi I am working on grandkids mittens and cowl scarfs for Christmas

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  109. so little time, so many projects!
    finished a scarf, making a hat band to go w/it, working on a cabled vest w/ hood,
    a cat sweater for a 4 yr old, and the list goes on! and on!

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  110. Thanks for the chance to win. I am currently knitting a long sleeved sweater that has cables, and a vest using bulky yarn, so that is nearly finished. I've made knitted and felted slippers already and lots of socks in lots of sizes. Always have more than one project going!

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  111. I'm mostly buying, not crafting, BUT I hope to finish a pair of gloves I'm knitting for my son before Christmas.

    And if I won, I'd make the Sprout cowl ;-) Though all that La Gran is SO tempting

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  112. I am finishing the Liberty Wool "Molly" scarf, but a cowl from the Cowlgirls book is next on my list! I adore the World's Fair cowl!!
    -Kaylily on Ravelry

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  113. Right now I have on needles: the Every Way Wrap,
    the Kusha Kusha Scarf in merino and silk wrapped steel yarns, a sweater for my daughter's pooch, Layla.
    I'd love to have those gorgeous yarns to make the checkerboard scarf, a great combo of color and pattern.
    -Kathryn (winkm33 on Ravelry)

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  114. I am knitting several ruffly scarves and mittens for the grandkids!

    I would love to win this book...am a great fan of classic elite yarn
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  115. I'm in need of new cowls, I'd love this book! I'm working on a knitted dog sweater for Christmas.

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  116. Love, love, love Classic Elite Eriose Checkerboard cowl - the colors are fabulous!

    Knitting like crazy these - can't wait to get home from work to knit, knit, knit. If I could sneak it under my desk I would. Just finished a pair of mitts for a co-worker's birthday.

    - Bliss (cowgirlknitter on Ravelry)

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  117. I would love to win this, and try knitting a cowl

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  118. I'm am trying to finish up a pair of socks for my Mother for a Christmas gift and this has recently taken over all the rest of my knitting. I'm also working on Norah Gaughn's Orange Pop sweater from Twist Collective, knit out of CEY's Princess. I really love this yarn, especially after washing. It is sooo soft yet durable (no pilling yet!). Of course I have several other things on the needles that are background knitting for the winter, depending on time and my preference...

    Thanks for the offer! (SpinfleeceVT on Ravelry)

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  119. Thanks for the chance to win ... I'm working on my umptenth scarf and would love to work on one of these cowls.

    Ryan Ann (aka kollerskrafts on Ravelry)

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  120. Amanda (minna on Ravelry)December 8, 2010 at 11:41 AM

    I LOVE cowls!! This book looks like an excellent addition to a knitter's library!

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  121. Cowls are the bomb; would love this book.

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  122. sparky136 on RalveryDecember 8, 2010 at 2:36 PM

    I;m knitting fingerless gloves and a cabled vest for myself for Christmas. love the cowlgirls book

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  123. I am knitting a cowl with cables and a pair of mittens for my goddaughter. I love cowls and this book looks very creative and interesting.

    KathleenAnne from Ravelry

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  124. Wow! These are beautiful, and the yarns look great. Would love to give Sprout a try! Thanks for the contest!

    Kelly P.
    kiwibirder@verizon.net

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  125. I'm finishing some slippers for myself in bulky weight yarn.

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  126. I'm knitting fingerless gloves for my Dad. No matter how many I knit, he keeps wearing them out. There may be nothing else that I knit that is so loved and used!!

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  127. I have a copy and LOVE IT!! Would be great to win one as a giftie for my BFF!

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  128. What am I making?
    Scarves, neckwarmers, gloves, mittens, fingerless gloves, socks, slipper socks, and a sweater.
    I would love to have this book!

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  129. Someone made a cowl and it's wonderful. I am now looking for the perfect pattern and yarn to make another one for myself. Winning this yarn would be perfect.

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  130. I love knitting cowls. This book is on my wishlist to buy. I love the Ariosa cowl. I recently started knitting colorwork. Looks like a great project!

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  131. I got about 8 dishcloths, 3 ornaments, and a flapped ear hat waiting on me to finish up to be wrapped up for Christmas presents!
    These cowls are gorgeous!
    ohtimberkimber on ravelry

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  132. I am finishing a pair of socks I was supposed to have gifted LAST year! And a few dishcloths for new homeowners. And blanket for my house (me!).

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  133. Scarves and shawls for me this year, which is actually a departure from my norm.

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  134. I've been working on an afghan that is not going to be done by CHristmas. Alas and alack, whate'er shall I do? Maybe think about some quick cowls instead?

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  135. I am doing a few fingerless mitts and have some more ornaments to make. What a fantastic prize!

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  136. My daughter is moving to Montana in January. As a Florida girl, I finally get the chance to knit legwarmers, hats, and COWLS!

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  137. Colleen said...
    My daughter is moving to Montana in January. As a Florida girl, I finally get the chance to knit legwarmers, hats, and COWLS!!!

    casmus@uwf.edu

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  138. I limit my holiday knitting so as not to drive myself off a cliff. But I'm working on a double-knit scarf for my husband, with a Jolly Roger motif to match a hat I made for him a couple years ago. He thinks I'm ignoring it, because he only sees me working on it every now and then. But I'm actually working on it about an hour every night while he's not home. :D Not sure if I'll actually finish it in time for Christmas, as I have knitting ADD and am also actively working on two other projects, but it'll be cold here till at least March and this isn't his main gift.

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  139. I would love a copy of this book. I love cowls!

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  140. I've been knitting lacy cowls and berets for Chanukah gifts. Now that the holiday is over, it's time for a cowl for me :)

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  141. I love. Love. LOVE! the Sprout cowl! So cute!!

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  142. starting to knit the annual sweater for the kiddo!

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  143. Hello fellow knitters. I am currently working on an entrelac scarf to go w/ a hat I just made. This book lQQks wonderful as I am a huge cowl and scarf person. The fingerless mittens are next to have a complete set. Cowls for any season is a girls must for her wardrobe, and I would love to have this book to work from. So, I hope I am the person who is picked for this, it would be fantastic!
    Janet :-)

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  144. This would make a nice Christmas present for me! Love Classic Elite Yarns!

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  145. Ohhh, I love that purple cowl!

    Of course I knit way too much during the holidays. I made gifts for all the kids and my mom and my aunt. And I still want to knit myself a cardigan!

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  146. Can't wait to get a closer look at this book.

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  147. I would love to win and start my cowl colletion :)

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  148. I would love to have this cowl book and yarn. I love doing charity knitting for caps and shawls.

    Ruby

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  149. I'm new to knitting cowls, have ripped out and started one over 3 times now at 240 cast on stitches in C.E. cashmere. Going to master that pattern yet! I would love the book to get a better idea of other possibilities and for the encouragement!

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  150. Working on hats for 1 daughter and 2 sons-in-law, dishcloths for a friend and a tea cozy for my sister.

    Holly

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  151. Rav: enlighten1


    Working on two blankets for my boys.

    Patricia

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  152. Oh my..this would be the perfect birthday present for me (my birthday is the 14th) but in all seriousness I have socks on my needles right now and will not allow myself to knit anything else until they are DONE!

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  153. I love this book. I took it out of our library and now I want it!!! Lu

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  154. I love to knit hats and cowls between and during longer projects because it gives me a quick sense of accomplishment! This book would be great, and free yarn is never turned down!!!

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  155. What great projects! I am working on a sweater for someone then a hat, but I would love to win the yarn and book to work on a cowl. :) Aved on ravelry.

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  156. With weather as cold as it is, I need two or three cowls!

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  157. I love cowls and would love the book

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  158. I would love this book! I would love to knit the Sprout cowl! I have knit 3 cowls, and two hats so far this month. I have two hats, a toy, and washcloths left to go!

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  159. Knitting mittens, a toy sheep, and several pillows as Christmas gifts. Would love to add a cowl to that list! andymeg on ravelry.

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  160. Right now I am finishing up a sweater I started for my husband a long time ago! I'm in the final stretch. Also making baby caps for charity. I'd love the yarn for one of the cowls. Frosty weather is coming here soon!

    EllenRonnie on Ravelry

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  161. I'm knitting lots of fingerless gloves - lacy patterns for females, cable patterns for males.

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  162. Cowls are a great gift idea-even faster to crochet. I have given away two already this month to one of my friends. I have been eyeing this book for months!

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  163. wouldlove to win so I could do the colorways cowl! awesome

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  164. These sure seem like the ticket for our NW Wisconsin winter! Count me in.

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  165. Never won one of these , but if at first you don't success.......that's what they say. Would love to have these items as cowls are one of my favorite things to knit. Thanks for the chance! Cindy C.

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  166. I absolutely love cowls!

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  167. New yarn would be great while waiting out this Minnesota Blizzard!

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  168. I love to knit cowls!! Such a quick and great way to try out new techniques or yarn without a huge investment in time or yarn... plus they make great gifts!

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  169. I'm "mooing" over my 2x2 rib cowls in Twinkle. Fun and Quick to knit and oh so chic!

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  170. Knitting hats and cowls for Christmas gifts, mittens for myself.

    I love the stranded cowl and the concentric rings cowl!

    Kathy @ ATallCincyLady on Ravelry

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  171. I've been struggling to knit hats and scarves. I am the only one without a hat or mittens this year! I'd love a cowl for myself and my daughter. @tangneyc on Ravelry. THanks!

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  172. Working on Molly scarf in Liberty wool Sunset. Would love to try the flouncy cowl! Tamsyn on Ravelry

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  173. Tough choices! If I were to win, I'd go for the Ariosa or the Posh -- to make the sumptuous cowl or the striped gaiter. What's on my needles? Which set? Multiple projects including a slouchy hat, fetching fingerless mitts, and a marian cowl. Have already finished some fetchings and marians which are quick projects and great for Christmas gifts!
    sueknitmiller on ravelry

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  174. The book would be very appreciated,I need more ideas...
    I am knitting,caps,mittens and scarves in Lopi and Mohair for Xmas,
    Thank you and I hope to win!!!
    Francoise

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  175. Those cowls look wonderful! I've been busy knitting hot water bottle covers this year.

    I'll have to look for that book at my LYS.

    Thanks,
    Paradise (Ravelry)

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  176. I'm knitting two balaclavas for my sons right now, but I haven't started anything for my nieces yet. These all would work up very quickly.

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  177. Just finished a hat for my son, on to hats for my little nephew... and the second sock of a pair for myself.

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  178. I making a hat at the moment.
    I'm also collecting my supplies to
    make a pair of slippers.
    I just finished making a cowl.
    Please count me in for a chance
    to win.
    Thank you.

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  179. love cowls- so cozy and quick to knit!one more to knit for the holidays!!

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  180. Awesome! Sign me up folks, the cowl is the new scarf!

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  181. I've already crafted 52 cards with my daughter, 3 scarves for daughter & nieces and am now working on a jumper for my husband based on a sweater he saw in a shop! Phew!
    It'd be great to win something just for me! :)

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  182. At the moment on my needles are a pair of legwarmers for my daughter. I also have to get some coffee cup cozies done by next Tuesday and some coaster sets. Then I have to try to find the time to make a pair of fingerless gloves as well.

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  183. I've been knitting quite a few hats, fingerless gloves, and cowls! how I would love to win a copy! rav id rethers or rethahase AT gmail

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  184. I have 4 daughters and they are all receiving a variation of the "wham bam thank lamb cowl" that I found on Ravelry. If you wanna see pics...you can find me as ForMyKnittas on Ravelry. Happy Knitting and Happy Holidays!

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  185. As a new knitter - this book looks like a perfect collection of non-daunting sized projects! I knit a ribbed hat for my boyfriend for Christmas - my second finished knit project!

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  186. I'd love to win the book, the posh is beautiful!

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  187. I LOVE cowls! I think they're a million times faster than scarves, and it avoids the bulk of tucking scarf ends into your coat! These patterns are gorgeous!

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  188. I love the Sprout yarn & the cowl.My granddaughter went with me to a yarn mill in the USA near her home.She wants me to makeher a Daisy Chain scarf.Cowls are my choice for gifts this year.

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  189. I knitted up a cowl and am finishing up a (crocheted) bag. As a Merry Christmas to myself, I am seaming a sweater in one of my favorite colors (purple). Tai - Ravelry.

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  190. I would love the yarn for one of the cowls! I am knitting baby blankets right now- everyone seems to be having babies these days!

    (Angelica on Ravelry)

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  191. I love this book -- we carry it at the LYS where I work and it constantly sells out! I've been knitting cowls, a pair of socks, a beret, and hopefully a pair of mitts for holiday gifts. Great giveaway!

    annobananos on Ravelry

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  192. ooh I hope I win!!! I love cowls...

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  193. I'd love to win!
    I've been knitting mittens like crazy for Christmas.
    odessa.who.rox@gmail.com

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  194. i have finished 2 cowls, several hats & will make at least one pair of gloves for christmas this year.

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  195. I love wearing cowls -so much warmer than scarves!

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  196. I've been working on a lot of quick items. Hats, mitts, cowls. Cowls are great because there are no flapping tails to tuck in, and I love working in the round.

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