My current work in progress:

Sundew,by Martin Storey, knit from Rowan Softyak DK, using 3.25mm and 4mm needles.

Crazed Scandinavian Cowl Kit Giveaway

Thank you to everyone who has bought my Crazed Scandinavian Cowl from my Ravelry store. I’ve decided to extend the reduced price through Wednesday, November 4, so you can get the pattern for $3.00 until Thursday, November 5, when it will go back to the regular price of $5.00.

In celebration of the pattern release, I have a special giveaway:


This is 4 skeins of Elsa Wool Company Woolen-Spun Fingering Weight Cormo, in the colorways I used to knit my cowl: natural and medium grey and this is more than enough to knit your own cowl. I’ll include the pattern if you have not already purchased the pattern.


To be entered in the giveaway, leave a comment on this post by noon Eastern Time on Wednesday, November 4, 2015. The random number generator will select a winner at that time.

I am knitting along on my Claremont cardigan.


But I took time out to knit mousies for a couple of Loki’s online friends.


And Loki is hanging out in front of the fan because we are having unseasonably warm weather!



  1. It’s such a lovely pattern and that is some truly beautiful yarn. It sounds like a really great pairing and an excellent knit. Thanks for doing a giveaway!

  2. Great design! Great giveaway, thank you!

  3. I love all your cowl patterns as well as your yarn choices! Thanks for offering this giveaway

  4. I think I’d knit anything in cormo wool, even something much less pretty than your cowl!
    Caroline´s last blog post ..Random rant about knitting patterns

  5. Would love to win this yarn since I’m over my yarn budget for the year and can’t spend any more

  6. Linda Beyer says:

    I would love to win the kit you have made up. I think you cowl is beautiful and love all your patterns.

  7. Oh what a great giveaway. I’d love for a chance to win. Thanks!

  8. Thanks for the giveaway. Great pattern!!

  9. Amanda Wallace says:

    That is an amazing kit and pattern, Wendy! I think you hit it out of the park once again!

  10. How beautiful! I would feel very lucky to win such a wonderful kit.

  11. I am glad you extended the deadline. I was going to order last week and it plum slipped my mind. Now I have another chance to get it before I forget again.
    Loki is such a cutie.

  12. Love the colors. Would love to knit with those colors and the yarn

  13. Kristine M. says:

    I would love to win this! It looks like a real challenge.

  14. This pattern would definitely be a new knit for me. Come on, random number generator!

  15. Sharen Warren says:

    Ooh, what a great giveaway! Thanks Wendy.

  16. Your cowl is lovely Wendy. I love the color combination.

  17. knitttingdancer on Ravelry says:

    Beautiful cowl. Thanks for a chance to win the pattern and the yarn to knit it.

  18. Martina N says:

    Already bought the pattern and would love to have the grey/natural yarn to make it. It’s so beautiful. I alerted other friends about the pattern when you were first working on it and they were really excited about it. What a great gift this would be!

  19. You are making it all so easy to knit this beautiful cowl. It is beautiful

  20. Love the pattern and yarn!

  21. Susan D Smith says:

    Looking forward to making this pattern. I’ve never done anything like it before so wish me luck! Thanks for the chance to win yarn to complete it! These are “my” colors…

  22. Hello Wendy:

    I aspire to be able to knit like you do, the colourwork you generate is gorgeous and I already have been looking for yarn to make your Crazed Scandinavian Cowl, maybe I will be lucky!
    Thank you for the opportunity to put my name in for a chance to win.

  23. Whee! I’ve already purchased the pattern, but would love to get my hands on this wool!
    AnnBan on Ravelry
    Anna´s last blog post ..Slow day

  24. Beautiful cowl, beautiful yarn. Thank you for the giveaway.

  25. Love the cowl — Love the yarn. Thanks for sharing all you do.

  26. WOW! THis is stunning and would be a huge leap in my knitting skills, but I think I need to try it! Please add my name to the drawing if you would – what an amazing giveaway! I will be purchasing this pattern if I’m not the lucky winner. Aren’t you clever to design this??
    Caroline´s last blog post we go.

  27. Oh, that is beautiful Cormo! I really want to squish it for myself – and then knit it of course!

  28. Thank you for the opportunity to enjoy this beautiful yarn. I love both your cowl patterns.

  29. Thanks Wendy for the chance to win your beautiful cowl kit! You do amazing work! Happy knitting and creating, and keep Loki cool! Peace & blessings!

  30. Wonderful!
    Am knitting the Sanqhuar cowl as a xmas present.

  31. Your speed and attention to detail really are amazing! Would love to knit this. Thanks for always making these opportunities available. Maybe this will be my lucky day:)

  32. Jennifer Wollesen says:

    i would love to win this kit! Absolutely love it!

  33. Jeanette Belle says:

    Another great pattern–how do you find the time?

  34. That is such a beautiful cowl! Thanks for the giveaway!

  35. I’ve been admiring that lovely cowl as it has grown. Please enter me in the drawing!

  36. If I had that much fur, I’d hang out in front of a fan too! He is a handsome fellow!

  37. I was really tempted to buy the pattern & try it until I tried to knit a simple dragon chart into a cape for a wizard yesterday. I was even knitting on straight needles & using intarsia, versus knitting in the round like my Christmas balls. Four rows in I took it out.

  38. This cowl is just gorgeous! Pattern has been bought, although it may need to wait until after the holidays!

  39. I would love to have the yarn to go with the pattern!
    Sarah´s last blog post ..{this moment}

  40. It is a beautiful cowl and lovely looking yarn. Thank you very much for offering this!

  41. It is a lovely pattern and color selection. It would look wonderful on my Mum who is celebrating her 80th at the end of the month. I don’t have the pattern.

  42. Thank you for sponsoring this raffle! The cowl and yarn are lovely. I’d appreciate the opportunity to enter.

  43. Lois Conway says:

    Absolutely Gorgeous. Oh for more time to knit.

  44. Wow! that’s a wonderful giveaway! Makes me want to learn how to do charted colorwork!!

    And of course Loki is just a bundle of cute-ness!!

  45. Loki is such a lovely boy.

  46. A generous giveway, thanks forma the oportunity.

  47. I enjoyed watching your cowl progress. Thanks for a chance to win the giveaway. Can’t wait to start mine.

  48. I purchased your pattern because it has so many lovely designs. Thank you for the chance to win the yarn.

  49. Thank you for this chance. Lovely yarn and lovely pattern.

  50. Lovely cowl! Bought the pattern right away.
    Nan Palmer´s last blog post ..Finding Serenity – Knitting as meditation

  51. Lorraine C says:

    That is a beautiful cowl! Thank you for having a give-away and for the reduced price on the pattern

  52. Beautiful yarn!

  53. I would love to knit this! It’s a beautiful pattern!!

  54. I bought the pattern and was wondering which yarn to use for it…this would solve my problem perfectly! 🙂

  55. Beautiful colors, the neutrals are actually my favorites. Sure hope that doesn’t make me boring! LOL They are just the most soothing colors to my soul. Thanks for the chance to win…the pattern is just gorgeous!

  56. Susan Dobrowney says:

    What a lovely cowl. I would love a chance to knit this.

  57. Marilyn Nance says:

    It’s beautiful!

  58. Love your pattern and the yarn looks scrumptious

  59. Love the cowl pattern and can’t wait to knit it! Really hope I win so I can knit it with the Elsa wool.

  60. CORMO! Oh yes, please.

  61. All right – more colorwork insanity with some cool yarn. Thanks for the opportunity!

  62. I would love to make this beautiful cowl! Thanks for the giveaway!

  63. This is so gorgeous! Your colour choices are spot on.

  64. I absolutely love your beautiful cowl! Thanks for a chance to win a kit — that would be so amazing. And boy does Loki have some lucky friends — those mice are so cute!

  65. I don’t think I’m a quite a crazed Scandinavian, but I am part Norwegian, so I’d love to give it a go if I win.

  66. so amazing. thanks!

  67. I’ve been wanting to try colorwork. This may be a bit complex for my first attempt, but I’ve always been one to just jump right in! Thanks for the chance to win!

  68. Beautiful yarn and a beautiful pattern! Thanks for entering me in your drawing! 🙂

  69. You are so creative, Wendy! This cowl is gorgeous. I would the chance to win the yarn you made your cowl with. I already bought the pattern.

  70. I’ve been tempted by stranded colorwork, and looking for the perfect project to get started.

  71. Alice Moisen says:

    I would love to tackle that project. It’s absolutely beautiful

  72. I’ve already bought the pattern and will start looking for the yarn as soon as I finish my current project. Love your designs!

  73. I would love to win this yarn and knit this. I absolutely love the pattern.

  74. Joan Robertson says:

    So generous!!!! I would love a chance to win the yarn and pattern. Would take me a lot longer to knit than you did….but oh so worth it.

  75. I love the soft color combination you chose. Good contrast yet not “bold”.

  76. Those colors are so pretty.

  77. Wow. One of my favorite yarns (i’m obsessed with cormo) and your beautiful pattern!!!


  78. I would love to win this yarn! Already bought the pattern but not the yarn. Thanks!

  79. What a generous offer! Thank you for the chance.

  80. I love that colorway. I love your patterns. And I have finished all my summer projects – I’m ready for some winter knitting!

  81. WOW, great giveaway! I appreciate the chance.

  82. What an amazing pattern. I love the traditional look but incorporating so many different motifs at the same time!

  83. Heather K says:

    Wow! What a Christmas present and how , very generous of you. The cowl is astounding, it woulld probably take me all winter but it sure would be fun to try.

  84. That cowl is just gorgeous. It sure looks like some serious knitting!

  85. I think this is one of the most fun knits I’ve ever anticipated. Got the pattern, but must think about yarn another day – – lots to do before I can begin such an intense and beautiful pattern! Thank you

  86. That project looks so awesome!

  87. Please enter me in the giveaway. This would be a great project for a beginner in fair isle knitting. thank you

  88. celestine says:

    WOW, what a beautiful cowl. I would love to win this kit. Thanks for the chance.

  89. Dian MacNichol says:

    Would love to have this kit…would make some long winter days a lot more interesting

  90. The cowl is beautiful and yet infinitely wearable in that classic way. Thank you for offering the giveaway.

  91. Deena Crossett says:

    I purchased your pattern and have been trying to decide which yarn to use for it. And now you have come up with this, perfect! Yes, please pick me!

  92. Ginger Klein says:

    I love the cowl! Could I knit it??idk. Adult on-set ADD. 😉

  93. fabulous cowl parred. Wendy and lovely yarn to boot. Thanks for this generous giveaway. Please enter me.

  94. I just purchased the pattern, and would love to have the yarn!
    You’re so generous!

  95. It’s a beautiful cowl, and cormo yarn sounds delicious.

  96. What lovely soft yarn and one of a kind pattern!

  97. The scarf is beautiful, elegant. Would greatly enjoy the yarn and knitting one.

  98. I’d love to win the yarn to make the cowl. Thanks for opportunity to win.

  99. Wow, would I love to win this! It might take me a year to finish, as I knit slowly, but boy would I love this!

  100. Pam Mowbray says:

    The cowl is beautiful. Thanks for the great opportunity.