calling all cowl lovers

Friday, September 24, 2010

I should be home right now.
However, I took my annual trip out west and decided to spend an extra day in San Francisco with a great friend. (That's Noreen!)
We did a bunch of fun stuff which of course included a trip to ImagiKnit. Allison couldn't be nicer... oh, how I love knitters.
Of course, a bazillion photos where taken of the city and the bridge. (And everything in between.)
I mentioned I would be talking about this fantastic book. Unfortunately, since I am en-route, I have no other photos than this to show you. (Sorry!) I can tell you that there are a bunch of cute cowls in this book. (Forty to be exact.) They range from quick and easy on chunky yarns to a little more advanced with intricate designs on finer yarns. Some are knit in the round, some back and forth. Lace, cables, striped. Really, a cowl for every cowl lover.

If you are interested in receiving a copy please leave me a comment between now and September 27th at 12 p.m. EST and I will have the random generator draw a name.
Happy Weekend!

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351 comments

  1. I love knitters, too!

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  2. Sounds like a fun book! Glad you've enjoyed SF.

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  3. I have never made a cowl - this would be an awesome addition to my knitting book collection! Thank you for always being so generous.

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  4. What an awesome book. Would love this!

    Rosebelleknits

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  5. The book is on my wishlist! It looks like so much fun.

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  6. I hope you enjoyed our fair city! I know exactly where you were standing when you took that crouching photograph photo! :)

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  7. Anonymous9/25/2010

    Oh! Thank you for th chance!

    As a Summer Girl who lives in th often cold midwest [Winter can last 5+ months -- yikes], this book looks perfect for me! Thank you for alerting me to it...

    Karen E

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  8. Looks like a great book!

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  9. Angelica9/25/2010

    Cowls are great for Christmas gifts!! The cover looks great, I would love to see what's inside :D

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  10. these look so cute!

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  11. Oh...I love San Francisco and Imagiknit :) I miss them...and cowls, what can say? They are one of my favourite things to knit!!
    I would love to get this book :)

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  12. I wanna be a cowl girl! (and you can be my cowl... friend?) Remember that song? :)

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  13. I love cowls so this would be fabulous - thanks for doing giveaways

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  14. once again - a great looking book. Would love this!

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  15. I would love to get a copy of this book. it looks great! thanks.

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  16. Anonymous9/25/2010

    Yes, I'm a Cowlgirl!
    From "Twizzler" on Ravelry

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  17. Lennie9/25/2010

    i just thumbed through this book but didn't purchase it at the time! Lots of great patterns and I would love to have this in my library!

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  18. Guess what?! I'm making cowls for Christmas! One done and one on the needles. I'd love a new pattern so would love this addition to my library.

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  19. I LOVE cowls!!!!!

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  20. I have been wanting to knit a cowl for the winter! Thank you for the opportunity. I have really enjoyed reading your blog.

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  21. this book looks fabulous!

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  22. Cynthia in NC9/25/2010

    This sounds like a great book. It would be great to spark some creativity.

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  23. Looks like a great book, I would love to have a copy.

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  24. Your giveaways are great. I hope I'm the lucky one this time!

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  25. Anonymous9/25/2010

    I love to knit and wear cowls....would love it!!!

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  26. Carolyn9/25/2010

    Yet another giveaway! You're the best! Thanks for the contest and the great blog!

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  27. Oh...yes, please enter me for a chance to win this book...thank you for having this great giveaway!

    Joanne
    jcleuci@comcast.net

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  28. Looks like an interesting book....I am into making cowls as Christmas gifts.

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  29. What a great city. I have been itching to return! Thanks for the generous give aways!

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  30. The main reason I would love this book is that I knit a cowl out of chunky yarn last fall. I showed it to my sister, and she asked if it was a halter top. I quickly replied, " Dude, it's a cowl!"

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  31. Adella9/25/2010

    I would love....LOVE this book. A cowl was my first completed knitting project!

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  32. Living in a cold climate and a drafty older house cowls are an essential winter accessory. Fingers crossed that my number is drawn! naismith@yahoo.ca

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  33. What a great book to start the fall!

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  34. Marie-Lucie9/25/2010

    What a great looking book. A fine addition to a knitters bookshelf . Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  35. great book - I've been eyeing it for awhile. thanks for the giveaway.
    jsample on ravelry.

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  36. Nadine C.9/25/2010

    I would sure love to knit a cowl- hoping this book could be the inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  37. Looks like a great book! Cowls are a fun fashion and they are great for kids. I hope I win! Thanks again for the opportunity!

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  38. love reading all about your knitting adventures. would love a copy of this book
    laquetha

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  39. Mickey9/25/2010

    Oooh, this book looks fabulous! I love cowls!!! What an awesome give away!!!

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  40. Looks like so much fun!

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  41. I would love this book. I made cowls for my sisters one Christmas, they laughed and said they were bikini tops. Little did they know I was ahead of the trend. I wear mine all the time it is surprising how just wearing that little knit item keeps me so warm.

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  42. This book looks dee-lish! Love your blog!

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  43. The book looks great!

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  44. Sandra Dodson9/26/2010

    Omg that book looks awesome

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  45. Sandra Dodson9/26/2010

    Omg...that book looks awesome!

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  46. Sandra Dodson9/26/2010

    omg...that books looks awesome

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  47. Cowls! Faster than scarves and oh so cozy! Pick me...

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  48. looks like a great book. I would love to win a copy!!!

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  49. Cowls are probably my favorite thing to knit. I can't wait to see more of this book!

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  50. Imagiknit looks awesome! That photo was inspiring!

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  51. "i wanna be a Cowlgirl baby...
    knitting all night cause I sleep all day...
    Cowlgirl baby...
    i can smell a sheep from a mile away..."

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  52. Love this book! I have yet to make a cowl, what an inpiring reason to start.

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  53. Oh, what a great giveaway. I'm trying to find a pattern for a cute cowl right now. Fingers crossed.

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  54. That book looks like such great fun! Someone thing for everyone and everyone you know!

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  55. I love cowls! I would love to win too.

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  56. wow -- what a wonderful giveaway -- just in time for Christmas!!

    :)
    kim

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  57. Anonymous9/26/2010

    Would love, love, love to win this book! STibbles Thank you!

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  58. Cowls were the answer to my scarf blues. Love 'em and the book looks great.

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  59. Brenda9/26/2010

    A little late to the party but would love a copy of the book!

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  60. Your trip looks lovely. Please include me in your drawing for this cowl book. It looks very interesting!!
    Thank you for your kindness.

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  61. I would love a book about cowls! I am knitting one now!

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  62. I would love a book about cowls! I am knitting one now!

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  63. I would love a copy of this book; thanks for holding a drawing!

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  64. I love cowl necks! So cozy!

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  65. looks like it was a great trip! id love to try knitting a cowl! good luck everyone!

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  66. how blessed you are to have the flexibility to take another day...and to spend it with a special friend. how wonderful for you!

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  67. I visited Imagiknits a few years ago and loved it! The cowl book looks awesome!

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  68. oh, this looks like a goodie! thanks leslie1

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  69. I AM going to win one of these sometime, by golly!!!

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  70. So. Much. Fun! I would love that book. I'm so jealous that you got a fun little vacation! Yay!

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  71. I would LOVE this book. Thanks and blessings!

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  72. this book looks too fun! thanks!

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  73. Deidre9/26/2010

    Wouldn't cowls make the best Chrismas presents? 40 different patterns--sign me up please Deidre

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  74. Cowl weather is right around the corner...I would love to make a couple for some needy friends and I'm sure I'd find one in this book!

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  75. I am addicted to cowls lately. I'd love to win a copy of that book! Thanks!

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  76. Who doesn't love cowls!

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  77. A cowl is the next thing on my list to knit having just taking to motorbiking. Looks like an awesome place to start looking.

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  78. Sounds like a neat book! And San Francisco?!? Lucky you!

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  79. I've always loved a good cowl. In the 80's and 90's they were definitely MY thing. Am I dating myself with that comment?

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  80. Laura J.9/26/2010

    Cowls look like quick knits. I am all for quicker gratification!

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  81. I just saw this in Vogue Knitting and thought that I really need this! I'm a cowl-girl by heart! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  82. I keep seeing this book around. I must get my hands on a copy!

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  83. Great time of the year to start knitting cowls.

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  84. I would so love to get this book!

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  85. Shannon9/27/2010

    I've knit two cowls and would love to knit more!

    sbiss60 at gmail dot com

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  86. Haven't seen this book, but will be sure to add it to my "must have" list. I love cowls and need them here in Michigan. Also, I must say I'm jealous, I absolutely love San Fran!! :)

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  87. enter me please. i know some people who would love to receive cowls under the Christmas tree!

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  88. People used to make fun of me when i wore cowls. They would ask if i was wearing a neck brace! It looks like i was ahead to the curve (i also recognized the practicality of cowls). Anyway, this book would be amazing to own. Thank you for this giveaway!

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  89. A cowl lover I certainly am! It seems like cowls are all I've been knitting lately. I'd love the chance to win this book!

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  90. Oooh, I would SO love to receive this book! Great giveaway!

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  91. I live in cowls in the winter. They are perfect for keeping my neck warm without being too bulky. Thanks for the chance.

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  92. This book is in my amazon wishlist. I would love it!

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  93. I would LOVE to have that book!

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  94. I'd love to win the book - just in time for holiday knitting! Thanks for the contest.

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  95. I've been looking for a new cowl pattern for ages! I'd love to flip through it and plan out all my fall knitting!

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  96. Oh my goodness, yes please!

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  97. Looks like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  98. love the pics...all that yarn, wow, would love to sit there and just look at all the luchious yarn..
    glad you had a nice time..

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  99. You find THE best books!!!!

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  100. Oh. I would love to recieve this book. Looks so great. Thanks for the amazing giveaways. You rock!

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  101. Pick me (please)! ;)

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  102. Oh, what a fun book! Glad you had a great trip.

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  103. SuzanneG9/27/2010

    Would love a copy!!

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  104. With winter coming and having a new commute that involves waiting outside for trains and buses, I would love to have this book!

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  105. I would love a copy. Thanks for the chance at it.

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  106. What a fun book to have. I'm sure I could put it to good use. Thanks!

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  107. I love cowls. Perfect season. I would love to dive into this book!

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  108. I would love to win a copy - I have never made a cowl and this looks like it would have lots of great ideas!

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  109. OOOO... I'd love to make a cowl for autumn/winter. :)

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  110. Oh, pick me! Pick me!!

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  111. omigosh! I have always wanted to make a cowl.. love SFran!!

    Your pictures look very professional :)

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  112. Looks like a fabulous book. Going on my wish list for sure!

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  113. GMGKnits9/27/2010

    As the weather turns chilly, a cowl would be perfect (another one that is!).

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  114. I made my first cowl last spring... and since then have had to explain to people what one is....
    this could come in handy for future cowls and future explanations!

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  115. I was just looking at buying this book!

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  116. Hope you had fun in SF. This is my knittinghood. The weather is finally beautiful and Imagiknit is heaven.

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  117. blueboa9/27/2010

    I love cowls! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

    And by the way, I am making my 7th or 8th batch of sea salt brownies since I read your post about them on your kid's first day of school! My family, friends and coworkers all thank you for sharing!

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  118. I love cowls and the book looks great!

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  119. Looks like a great book (especially since I'm not brave enough to do sweaters yet).

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  120. I am reading about this book everywhere but still have not seen a copy in person. It would be neat to have so many choices for a quick, useful project.

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  121. Love Cowls & love ImagiKnit. Would be a great book to win.

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  122. You always have the greatest giveaways! I love cowls! So cozy.

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  123. even though we're heading into summer this is one book I'd LOVE to have!
    Cheers, Lynda

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  124. Anonymous9/28/2010

    I'd love to have this book! Cowls are the best! A must have here in Maine. Larisa

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  125. What a great book! Hope I win!

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  126. Oh yes please! I need something to force me to pick up my needles again and now that the weather has turned this would do the trick!

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  127. Oh cool, you came to SF!! Imagiknit is my favorite yarn shop in the city, and Allison is great! (She's also from near where I'm from in the Central Valley, which of course makes her even more awesome :) ). I'm so glad you had a fun time!

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  128. OK - your NEXT trip out West really should include a stop in Oregon, doncha think!!??

    Oh - and Holy Wall of Yarn, Batman!

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  129. love love love cowls!!! I will never knit enough!

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  130. Cowls are fantastic! I can always use a new pattern.

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