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Clara, Magnolia & Giveaway, Oh, My!

Greetings, readers! We’ve spent the last week shivering and drinking tea like there’s no tomorrow here at our house. Between the dreariness of the snow and the rain turning it brown and yucky, I’ve found myself reaching for bright fibers and fabrics to bring a little color back into our world. New project bags coming in my Etsy shop later this week, but for now, I have a few (old) patterns to share.

Last year (and again this year), I was invited to be 1 of 2 designers involved in the Knitting Boutique’s Luxury Fiber Club. 2014 was a year of accessories all knit in different luxury fibers in winter whites. 2015 is all tops, shells, shrugs and shawls knit in new fibers! 2 of the 3 patterns designed for last year are now available to non-club members, and I’m happy to bring the Clara Shawl and the Magnolia Cowl out of hibernation for you all. The Cameron Street Hat & Wristers will be available in April.





The Clara Shawl is a top-down, center back start shawl with an interesting lace panel with wrapped stitches marching down the center. The border is a meshy lace and the pattern is both written and charted out. Coming in just shy of 400 yards means you can easily make this a one hank project.



smallmagnolia3The Magnolia Cowl is a pattern chock full of techniques! Lace, wrapped stitches, back loop knitting, bobbles and faux cables make this knit-in-the-round cowl an exciting knit! Coming in at only 360 yards, this would be an ideal project for those hanks of sock yarn you have hanging around. This pattern is also written out and charted.

Now for the fun part! Two lucky readers will win BOTH patterns! Simply leave a comment in the comments section about which pattern you like better and why, and you’re automatically entered in to win both patterns. Two winners will be chosen at random on Thursday and the contest is open to readers worldwide.

Clara Shawl available for download here, Magnolia Cowl available for download here.




30 Comments Post a comment
  1. Oh, so hard to choose between two such lovely elegant pieces for the giveaway. I love the Magnolia cowl’s repetition of beautiful patterning, so I’ll say that one.

    January 13, 2015
  2. carrotmusic #

    I love all the fascinating stitch detail in the Magnolia Cowl. I am not a cowl wearer, but I bet I could knit one for someone else!

    January 13, 2015
  3. Naomi Hawes #

    I love shawls so it would have to be the Clara shawl…and my Grandmother’s first name was Clara!

    January 13, 2015
  4. mooskers5 #

    so hard to pick since i would make them both- but i guess im more in love with the cowl if
    thats possible:)

    January 13, 2015
  5. Savannagal #

    I prefer the shawl, because I like the edge pattern. It is lovely.

    January 13, 2015
  6. jahknot #

    I have never made a shawl before- and this clara shawl is really pretty; so I would love to make it my first shawl ever!!!

    January 13, 2015
  7. For me the shawl was love at first site. 🙂 But when I saw the cowl, I thought that the pattern was the most awesome I had seen. So if I had to pick one, I would say the cowl, but I love both. Thank you for this fun giveaway. 🙂

    January 13, 2015
  8. Anne #

    I love both with a little preference for the shawl, because on the lace edging that I find so lovely.
    Thanks for the giveaway! P

    January 13, 2015
  9. elaine #

    They are both beautiful! At this very snowy and foggy moment, I’d pick The Magnolia Cowl. It looks to be full of interesting techniques, which leads to the beautiful texture of the fabric. And it looks very warm 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win both patterns. Stay warm!

    January 13, 2015
  10. hawknitr13 #

    OMG!! those two patterns are beautiful! I would pick the Magnolia Cowl to knit first with all its texture! but i love them both!!

    January 13, 2015
  11. lindarumsey #

    The Clara shawl is beautiful, my mom would love this for her birthday!

    January 13, 2015
  12. Cheryl #

    Both patterns are stunning, but if I had to choose, I’d pick the Magnolia Cowl. Love the different patterns and textures. And, I’m in my cowl knitting phase right now as I’ve completed many for holiday gifts, and I’m still on a roll!

    January 13, 2015
  13. Jill Krone #

    Both are lovely but being a shawl person – I think Clara is my preference. Jill

    January 13, 2015
  14. Lise #

    I love the details in both patterns. If I had to choose, I would most likely knit the Magnolia Cowl first, just for the sheer joy of it.

    January 13, 2015
  15. Judy #

    I love them both but having have to choose, the Magnolia Cowl looks like it would be pretty fun to knit up!

    January 13, 2015
  16. Jacki #

    I prefer the Magnolia Cowl. It will keep me paying attention. I have just the perfect yarn for it!

    January 13, 2015
  17. Tammie #

    Both are lovely, but I must say that I am intrigued by the texture of the Magnolia Cowl!!!

    January 13, 2015
  18. They are both beautiful, but having to choose only one, I have to say the Clara Shawl. The spine detail is simply awesome!!

    January 13, 2015
  19. I’m coocoo for cables and with this insanely frigid weather a cowl is a lovely neck layer. Count me as a vote for the Magnolia Cowl.

    January 13, 2015
  20. Joanne #

    Difficult choice! But I so need a shawl!

    January 13, 2015
  21. Gabryelle #

    Even though both patterns are quite gorgeous, I think my favorite has to be the Magnolia Cowl. My childhood house had a huge magnolia tree in the yard and I have very fond memories of playing under that tree (: also the fact that it is down right beautiful helps as well lol

    January 13, 2015
  22. Gillian Halicki #

    Hi! Thanks for another contest; it sure is fun! I like the shawl for several reasons…It looks warmer than most and I love the pattern. I don’t have much experience knitting lace and yet it doesn’t look intimidating which is important to me. They are both beautiful patterns though.


    January 14, 2015
  23. Barbara #

    Thank you for the opportunity to win both patterns. The shawl is lovely but I I do love cowls and your pattern is one of the prettiest I’ve seen. Being from Wisconsin I do get to wear cowl frequently.

    January 14, 2015
  24. Both are very pretty, but I think my choice would be the shawl. I think, for me, it would be more practical.

    January 14, 2015
  25. Sharon B #

    The Clara shawl reminds me of my Grandmother who taught me to knit. Simplicity with a touch of delicate and challenging lace.

    January 14, 2015
  26. Anita #

    Magnolia cowl looks fabulous!

    January 14, 2015
  27. Debbie VanDerMolen #

    Although both are lovely, I really love the “show off” style of the cowl. And I plan to make it, whether I win the pattern or not.

    January 15, 2015
  28. Kathy #

    Magnolia Cowl shouts spring to me, in sweet pastels or jewel tones. Tanis, u are such a star!

    January 15, 2015
  29. fun #

    it’s a good thing you would still win both pattern, but I would choose the shawl because I have never made one and would like to do so.

    January 16, 2015
  30. craftyone #

    I like the cowl because of the different techniques used.

    January 16, 2015

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