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Plum Dandi Knits & Giveaway!

UPDATE 12/11/17: Congratulations to winner Bridget! Check your email!

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I was excited to get my hands on a copy of Plum Dandi Knits – Simple Designs for Luxury Yarns by Alicia Plummer and Melissa Schaschwary (Interweave Press, $24.99, 2017). A collaborative effort between two designer friends (AliciaPlum and Dandiliongrl = Plum Dandi), this book contains 23 projects ideal for luxury yarns. I love the idea of making a book with your best fiber friend!

If you’re like me, you tend to hoard the luxury fibers. Buying them is a treat, but sometimes I’m not sure what to do with them. Is that hat worthy of cashmere? Do I deserve that silk blend shawl? I am always happy to use fancy yarns for gift knitting, but I get stuck in the cycle of waiting for the exact right project to come along to knit for myself. Personal knitting is a rarity, so I very much liked the idea of this book.

High Cliff

Ramsey

Beautifully photographed outside, I love the contrast of the soft knits in nature. These are simple designs to live your life in and I appreciated the natural environment. With leg warmers, cowls, socks, shawls, hats, multiple sweaters, a blanket, and a headband, I enjoyed that there were a lot of smaller, non-fussy projects that could be worked up quickly with a variety of techniques represented. Check out all the patterns here.

Langlade

Sawyer

I’m a fan of both Alicia and Melissa, having worked with Melissa for a project in Modern Baby Knits. This is a lovely collection and I have my eye on Sawyer, Langlade, and Exeter for a few last-minute knitting gifts for the holidays. I can picture this book combined with a hank of luxury fiber making a wonderful gift for any knitter this holiday season!

Exeter

Fennimer

Let’s give a copy of this book away, shall we? Answer the below trivia question in the comments correctly for a chance to win! Open to US residents only.

What are the 8 countries that produce the most cashmere?

A winner will be chosen at random on Monday, December 11th.

 

 

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31 Comments Post a comment
  1. China, Mongolia, Iran, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Turkey ….great idea for a book! guilty of doing the same hoarding

    December 8, 2017
  2. Cathie #

    China, Mongolia, Iran, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan,Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and Turkey!

    December 8, 2017
  3. Elke #

    China, Turkey, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Australia, New Zealand, and India

    December 8, 2017
  4. Shobha Nadarajah #

    The eight countries are China, Mongolia, Iran, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and Turkey.

    December 8, 2017
  5. Kate #

    China, Mongolia, Iran, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Turkey

    December 8, 2017
  6. China, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Iran, Morocco, Sudan, Russia

    December 8, 2017
  7. Elinor #

    China, Mongolia, Iran, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan,Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and Turkey

    December 8, 2017
  8. Jill Krone #

    According to the internet (which is always truthful, right?) they are: The world’s major cashmere producing countries are China, Mongolia, Iran, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Turkey and other minor countries.

    December 8, 2017
  9. China, Mongolia, Iran, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Turkey

    December 8, 2017
  10. Elaine K #

    Love Plum Dandi! The majority of all Cashmere is produced by China, Mongolia, & Turkey, followed by Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Australia, and New Zealand. (internet)
    Thanks for a chance to win 🙂

    December 8, 2017
  11. Linda Segal #

    Great looking projects in the book. The 8 countries are: China, Mongolia, Iran, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, and Turkey

    December 8, 2017
  12. Gillian #

    This was really surprising and interesting! 🙂 China, Mongolia, Iran, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, and Turkey.

    Thanks for having the drawing. The patterns look lovely.

    December 8, 2017
  13. laura irwin #

    China, Mongolia, Turkey, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Australia, New Zealand, Thanks, love that hat!

    December 8, 2017
  14. jean Yuryan #

    I think China, Mongolia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkey, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, & Kazakhstan.

    December 8, 2017
  15. dd #

    i hate to be an downer, but we need to be aware of this: https://www.peta.org/living/fashion/cashmere-mohair-goat-facts/

    December 8, 2017
  16. Vasiliki #

    What great patterns!
    China, Mongolia, Iran, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Turkey.

    December 8, 2017
  17. Sally McGee #

    China, Mongolia, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkey, India & Australia,

    December 8, 2017
  18. Cheryl L. #

    I have a rule about purchasing new pattern books – it has to have at least two patterns that I’d like to knit. This beautiful book has so many! I’m putting this book on my wish list.
    My guess is China, Mongolia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkey, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan.

    December 8, 2017
  19. Beautiful pictures!!! China, Mongolia, Iran, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Turkey.

    December 8, 2017
  20. Lee #

    Lovely book! My answer is China, Mongolia, Iran, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, and Turkey.

    December 8, 2017
  21. Judith VH #

    China, Mongolia, Iran, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Turkey

    December 8, 2017
  22. judithvh #

    China, Mongolia, Iran, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Turkey

    December 8, 2017
  23. Bridget #

    China, Mongolia, Iran, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, And Turkey ….I would love to get my paws on this book! Thank you for the chance💕

    December 8, 2017
  24. Sherry Long #

    The major cashmere producing countries are: China, Iran, Turkey, Mongolia, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan and Kazakhstan.

    December 8, 2017
  25. Rebecca #

    China, Mongolia, Iran, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Turkey

    December 8, 2017
  26. Sara Watkins #

    The eight countries are China, Mongolia, Iran, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and Turkey.

    December 9, 2017
  27. China, Mongolia, Iran, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Turkey – thanks for the chance to win this book!

    December 9, 2017
  28. Maile #

    The top 8 countries that produce cashmere are China, Mongolia, Iran, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan and Pakistan.

    December 10, 2017
  29. Linda H #

    China, Mongolia, Iran, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and Turkey.

    December 10, 2017
  30. Bridget #

    I can’t wait! Thank you so much ❤️

    December 11, 2017
  31. The eight countries are China, Mongolia, Iran, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and Turkey

    December 13, 2017

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