sweet shawlettes

Saturday, January 21, 2012

I bet you've heard the buzz around blogland as the blog tour of Sweet Shawlettes has been going on for a few weeks. It's Jean Moss's latest book which includes 25 irresistible patterns. Jean has included patterns for all levels and all interests. Lace, colorwork, texture and cables.

The book is broken down into four different categories... country, couture, folk and vintage. I like the little explanation and brief story at the beginning of each. A little peak into how the pieces came about.
Couture:
I really love this two-piece shawl made out of gossamer kidsilk. The drape looks dreamy to me.
Folk:

Ceilidh shawlette and Polperro Cape caught my eye immediately.
I really like the tweedy look of the ceilidh and rowan denim (used for polperro) is an all time favorite yarn of mine. (Love the buckle!)
Vintage:
Mantilla shawlette. Oh, do I love this. Knit in the round out of rowan kidsilk haze. Light enough to be worn several ways.

Taunton Press would like to give away a copy of sweet shawlettes to one of my readers. If interested, please leave a comment before Tuesday, January 24, 12 p.m. EST. I will have the random generator choose a name.

Enjoy your weekend!

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153 comments

  1. I hope I win--shawls are my favorite thing to knit!

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  2. I so want this book! Love the entrelac shawlette.

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  3. What a beautiful book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. Such a lot of lovely design. Here's hoping.

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  5. Looks great! Thanks for the giveaway

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  6. I've been a Jean Moss fan for ... gosh, not sure how many years! She always finds interesting new ways to adapt traditional knitting.

    Thank you for organizing this drawing, and best wishes for this still New Year.

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  7. Oooh, another book to add to my wishlist. It looks really neat.

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  8. Looks like a wonderful book! I think the range is amazing. Jean Moss has always been one of my favorite designers.

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  9. kathryn1/21/2012

    Thank you once again for another generous give-away.
    Looking forward to seeing just which one you decide to make first.

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  10. sue courtney1/21/2012

    Oh how fun!!! Sure do miss your entry's!!

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  11. I must be living under a rock. I hadn't heard of this book! It looks like a great book to own!

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  12. I love the shawlettes! These are so beautiful. I so want this book!

    Nicole W.

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  13. This looks like such a nice book. I'm always looking for smaller shawls for Katie since she seems to like them.

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  14. Gosh, this looks like a beautiful book. And some of the shawlettes are kidsilk haze my favourite. How generous of you to give it away

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  15. This is such a sweet book. I hope I win it.

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  16. So many cute patterns. I really like Harlequin and Kitty. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  17. Looks like lots of fun shawlettes to knit up! I especially like the one using Rowan Denim.

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  18. I've been following this contest around blogland and still haven't won. Oh, well. . .enter me for another try! The book is a keeper.

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  19. super cute! I love the last one. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  20. I really love the look of the plaid and cabled shawlettes. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. My first visit here, since I've become a groupie on the Sweet Shawlettes tour. With every image I see from this book, I crave it more! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  22. Little shawls are so fun to knit... so addictive! This would make a great book to add to my shelves. I've really got my eye on making the Mantilla!

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  23. This looks really nice. Keeping my fingers crossed :-)

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  24. Anonymous1/21/2012

    Oh, I love these! Would love to win! That tweed one is amazing. - Robyn

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  25. I have everything crossed. Those patterns look fab. x

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  26. I can't decide which one I love best. Every picture posted here is beautiful!

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  27. Anonymous1/21/2012

    Just the right amount of project for me!

    Norma

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  28. Such a beatiful book. Thanks for the opportunity.

    Lisa L-H

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  29. Shawls have become my favorite item to knit. They are so versatile and can be worn with almost every outfit. Plus, no measurements needed for gifts!! Looks like a great book.

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  30. The mantilla is simply lovely. :]

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  31. I love this book! The first shawlette I would cast on for is the Ceilidh shawlette, I love that plaid.
    Rav: zenitude

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  32. Beautiful! Would love to knit any of these beauties.

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  33. Looking great - maybe this time I'll be lucky - thanks as always

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  34. Would love to win this book!

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  35. Wow those shawls look amazing! Pick me, pick me!

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  36. Oh, pick me please :)!

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  37. I'd love this... I'm trying to teach my 7 year old daughter to knit, but finding things that are inspiring, but not overwhelming is tough! Please pick me :)

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  38. Cindy yoshimura1/21/2012

    Would love to win this! Thanks for considering us all!

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  39. Shawls/shawlettes are just so versatile, you can never have too many! And these designs are gorgeous!

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  40. Love this book, looks so nice!

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  41. Love this! I particularly like the entrelac shaw! Hope I win!

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  42. Would love to have this book!

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  43. Oh, Leslie, thank you for your peek into this book. Ceilidh! and then, Enigma... I could even love the entrelac shoulder shawl!

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  44. Love shawlettes. Best accessory for any outfit.

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  45. Anonymous1/21/2012

    Fingers crossed! I love shawls!!

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  46. Oh boy I would LOVE this!

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  47. Lovely shawlettes, the idea of different types is great

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  48. What a wonderful looking book. I have been knitting lots of shawlettes this season.
    Leslie

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  49. Gorgeous! I'd love to win!

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  50. I have seen this book several places and love it more each time I see it.

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  51. So many adorable designs. I like the lace shawls the best. Thanks for counting me in, Leslie!

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  52. I would love to win! thanks!

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  53. Maybe, just maybe one day the random number generator will pick me!?! What a great book - thanks for having a contest.

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  54. What a great book - there is something in there for everyone. Congrats for being chosen to be on Jean's Shawlette book "tour"!

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  55. Great book! I have yet to knit a shawl, but this would be great place to start! Thanks Leslie!

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  56. shawlette--just saying it makes me smile!! Thanks for the give away!

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  57. I would love to win this! The entrelac shawlette and the plaid one you've shown here are lovely!

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  58. Would love to win this and make a shawl for my mom. Thanks for the contest!

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  59. I've been in a shawl state of mind.

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  60. Oh my, they're so beautiful!

    Thank you for another giveaway :D

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  61. What great shawls....LOVE!

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  62. I would love to win. Thanks for sharing

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  63. looks so pretty! thanks for the chance.

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  64. I see several in this book I'd love to knit. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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  65. Would love to win this wonderful book!!

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  66. I would love to win! Love the shawls.

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  67. Anonymous1/21/2012

    Beautiful patterns in this book! Thanks you for the opportunity to enter the drawing.

    LesleyAnn
    http://frommylefthand.wordpress.com/

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  68. Taunton Press always does a nice job with their publications. Love the look of the Polperro Cape, and I would love to win a copy of the book!

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  69. Looks like a lovely book! Count me in. Thank you!

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  70. The book looks lovely. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

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  71. That book looks simply beautiful! How inspiring, Thank you for the chance to snag one of our own.

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  72. the plaid looks like so much fun to knit!

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  73. Some very lovely shawls! I would like to have this book!

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  74. One can never have too many wraps and shawls!

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  75. I would love a copy of this book. It has so many wonderful items. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

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  76. I've recently discovered the lovely small projects and would love this book.

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  77. This lovely book is already on my wishlist - would be fabulous to win!

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  78. I love shawls, and would love to win this book!

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  79. I'd love to give this a try, so many beauties just in the pics you chose to share. Thanks for offering this giveaway :)

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  80. Wow, it looks like there is a lot of variety in this book. Thanks, Leslie for the review.

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  81. Oh my goodness. I am so into shawls right now. I finished four before Christmas and sent them to my sisters. Now I am working on shawls for my sister in laws.

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  82. This looks lovely! Going on my wish list!

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  83. It's my birthday tomorrow so perhaps that will bring me luck in winning this lovely book!

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  84. I would love to try making a shawl! So many pretty ones to choose from in this book. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed!

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  85. I love that kidsilk haze poncho shawl thing. Thanks for having the giveaway

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  86. Pick me, pick me!!! I would love to get this book, I am knitting shawls for all my friends for this Christmas!

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  87. Okay....love this book. Awesome giveaway!

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  88. Well, I am obsessed with shawlettes, having made 5 so far with no sign of fatigue. Of course, looking for something "newish" to try. Fingers crossed.

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  89. What a beautiful book. I hadn't seen this before. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  90. Ooooo. Pretty and very doable projects! Thanks for the opportunity... :)

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  91. Perhaps I should have crossed everything I own AFTER I write the comment but you can never be too careful!

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  92. Kaylee Cammack1/22/2012

    Oooh, beautiful shawls! I've just discovered your blog and I love it! Thanks for sharing! And thanks for the giveaway!

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  93. There are some amazing designs in that book! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  94. Lauren1/22/2012

    I'd love to have this book! Fingers crossed now...

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  95. Anonymous1/22/2012

    Fun book
    Catherine C

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  96. jenna mcgw1/22/2012

    Those are some gorgeous shawls!

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  97. Anonymous1/22/2012

    I have just started knitting shawls and would love to win this book. cynshep on Ravelry

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  98. Anonymous1/22/2012

    Love it! Thanks for the chance. Kellyd2420

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  99. skyewendy@hotmail.com1/22/2012

    what a fun book - l like the one on the cover.

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  100. It is so nicebtomdiscover a designer who I have yet to knit one of her patterns. Love that the book is such a great blend of different styles, traditional and beyond.

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  101. It is so nicebtomdiscover a designer who I have yet to knit one of her patterns. Love that the book is such a great blend of different styles, traditional and beyond.

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  102. What an interesting book. I hope I have good luck on this one! Thanks.

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  103. Anonymous1/22/2012

    All of the projects look dreamy. I want to cast on.
    Francis

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  104. What fun!! I love drawings :) !

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  105. How nice - please enter me. Thank you.

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  106. Really pretty! Would love a copy.

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  107. I've been seeing alot about this book lately. I shall have to check out all the patterns on Ravelry as well.

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  108. Anonymous1/23/2012

    Thank you for the giveaway. The patterns look great and I would love to start knitting them. Hoping to win!

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  109. Love the shawls... very feminine!

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  110. Beautiful patterns! Love the Lace.

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  111. Such gorgeous patterns! Fingers crossed.

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  112. Beautiful shawls! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  113. I just saw that book somewhere and thought it would be fun to have!

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  114. OH!! I would love to have a copy. I am having surgery in February and would love to be able to knit a new shawl for recovery.

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  115. What a great book, I love the patterns! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  116. Gorgeous designs. Thanks for the giveaway. I'd love to win.

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  117. Ooooh--those look so wearable. Can't wait to see the book in person. Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  118. Thanks Leslie for organizing this, I especially love the entrelac shawlette.

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  119. shawlettes! count me in

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  120. I just sorted my stash and need
    something fun to knit, like
    shawlettes!

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  121. knit knit
    I like to knit!

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  122. LOVE this book... LOVE all the contents.. Hope you are well!!!!

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  123. What an inspiring book! Projects for every kind of knitting urge! Full of my favorite types of projects. Thanks for the opportunity!

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

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  125. Oh.....I think I'll knit a shawlette today.....
    xoxoxoxo M

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  126. Thanks for the giveaway! It looks like a great book!

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  127. Love all the shawls. thanks for the giveaway.

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  128. Anonymous1/23/2012

    Beautiful!!!! Looks like so much fun.
    Jenn S.

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  129. I hope to win this book but if I don't I will purchase it myself!

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  130. Looks like it is full of wonderful projects for the wintertime! I just finished making a pair of Toasties for my sister - they turned about beautifully and she loved them. Thanks for a great pattern!

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  131. what a generous give away!! lovely shawls!

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  132. Always down for a new book!

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  133. Anonymous1/23/2012

    Thisis a great opportunity! Thanks, I'd love to win Sweet Shawlettes. Marilyn

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  134. It is the Year of the Dragon, my sign, and I'm feelin' lucky. Shawlettes please.

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  135. That kidsilk shawl looks divine! Love your blog, Leslie. Cheers!

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  136. Ooh, how fun these shawls look to knit! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  137. it's soo cute...!
    i suddenly want one copy only because see the book cover!

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  138. Great giveaway. Love the look of the projects.
    Thanks.

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  139. What a great book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  140. This is a really cool book- I love several of the designs!

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  141. WOW there are some great patterns in there!

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  142. kathy crispino1/24/2012

    They all look awesome...great book!

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  143. This looks like so much fun. I am on a shawl kick (probably has something to do with all the sock yarn in my stash) and would love to win this book. Thank you for sharing!

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  144. awesome looking book! :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  145. just thinking of you...

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  146. Am I too late? I have the flu . . . :-(

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  147. Great looking book, even if I don't win, I'm looking that one up

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  148. thanks for the chance to win!

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