My current work in progress:

Seaforth designed by Alice Starmore, knit in British Breeds 5-ply Guernsey Wool on US 3 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 would be a huge leap for my knitting skills, but would love to try.

  2. The cowl is stunning! I love the color choice.

  3. You are so creative…love your work!

  4. Such a generous giveaway! Yes please enter me in the drawing. The cowl is amazing!

  5. Sqeal! How very beautiful and generous! I have such an urge to cast on something new…

  6. This is a charming pattern. And the giveaway is very generous.

  7. What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity. I’ve been wanting to try the Elsa Wool cormo, and this cowl would definitely help me improve my colorwork skills.

  8. Beautiful pattern! Thank you for the opportunity.

  9. Great pattern, beautiful yarn, fuzzball kitty. Life is good.

  10. Thanks for the chance to win the yarn. Long time reader & enjoy every minute of it.
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  11. Your cowl design is beautiful, as are all your patterns! Thank you for offering this giveaway – please count me as entered.

  12. Ooh yes please! I’ve been wanting to try elsawool, and this pattern is lovely!

  13. Lovely pattern and yarn. Thanks for the chance to win.

  14. It really is a stunningly beautiful pattern. Well done!

  15. Love this cowl

  16. So love this pattern and the yarn you’ve selected for it.

  17. Wow – love the cowl – would love to win the pattern and yarn. It would be a big leap in my knitting skills but I would love to try it.

  18. Lovely pattern, beautiful yarn. It would take me most of the winter to knit, and would be a cozy lap blanket at the same time.

  19. Great give-away!

  20. What a wonderful choice of colors! This would go well with my winter coat and most of my winter suits!
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  21. The cowl is beautiful and I would love the chance to make it.
    Pets for Loki.

  22. Oh those yarns look gorgeous! I’m a bit intimidated by colorwork but it’s on my goals for 2016 to tackle.

  23. I love the colors. They are perfect for dreary winter days. I gotta say though, I am more than a little jealous of the warm weather in your neck of the woods.

  24. So gorgeous, I’d love the chance to win! I bought the pattern the day it was released, and I’m actually heading out tomorrow to pick up another set of needles for it (weather permitting…)
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  25. Wow. I’d not know what to do with such lovely yarn! Thank you for the opportunity to win.
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  26. Ooh, I’ve been coveting your cowl since I saw the finished result. Would love to make my own with this gorgeous yarn.

  27. April Flowers says:

    Beautiful work and a generous giveaway! Thank you.

  28. Oh so squishy!

  29. Jane Penrose says:

    Wendy, your Crazed Scandinavian Cowl is gorgeous. Thank you for the opportunity to win a kit. The yarn looks luscious! Hi to Loki from my furbabbies Jupiter and Juno.

  30. Oh, pick me! I downloaded the pattern as soon as you released it. I’m trying to finish my projects so I can cast on

  31. Congratulations on the success of your new pattern, it is stunning!

  32. Elaine in NYC says:

    It would be a tremendously fun knit!

  33. What a fun giveaway! Please enter me.

  34. Wow! I can’t wait to knit this cowl.

  35. I have already purchased the pattern for your lovely cowl, but I would love to win this amazing wool.

  36. Freya in Californeya says:

    Neato! Please enter me.

  37. Lovely cowl. Thanks for the giveaway.

  38. The colors of these skeins and your cowl sample are so beautiful. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  39. Mary Anne F. says:

    You are so talented and you have an awesome kitty too.

  40. I would love to win that beautiful yarn and your pattern. Thanks for the contest.

  41. What a generous prize! The cowl is so lovely, and, oh, Cormo!
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  42. Beautiful yarn and pattern. Thank you for the very generous contest.

  43. I’m looking forward to trying this pattern. Hope I’m the lucky one!

  44. Awesome Wendy. Very kind of you!
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  45. Your cowl is gorgeous! Thank you for the discounted pattern

  46. Very pretty! Fingers crossed!

  47. I’ve had an email reminder of this in my inbox and just never got around to purchasing. Now I’ll wait with my fingers crossed! That is gorgeous yarn. I bought your pattern for the Leftovers Cowl when it came out, but never made it. Maybe this will give me a push to try out this kind of pattern.

  48. What a lovely giveaway! Would be great to win, it’s a lovely cowl!

  49. Stephanie W. says:

    I love this cowl! I’ve been toying with the idea of using this to learn stranded knitting.

  50. Jessie Percival says:

    Your cowl is beautiful!! I love the catnip mice too and can’t wait to see more of your sweater!

  51. Who could pass up a stranded project or the chance to try Cormo wool? It is a lovely offer to accompany your awesome cowl. 🙂

  52. What a beautiful giveaway, I have not knit anything so beautiful I would love to try. Great winter knit.

  53. I love your cowl! Boy, a chance to win the yarn to make it is wonderful! Thanks so much.

  54. Love your cowl, love cormo, would love to win the kit 🙂

  55. I am doing my first stranded project in hopes of being able to tackle your amazing cowl. Thanks so much for the chance to win the perfect yarn!

  56. Your cowl pattern AND the Cormo?! Holy smokes, what a fabulous giveaway!

  57. I’d love to try this cowl!

  58. I hope there is catnip in the little knitted mice 🙂
    Lovely cowl!

  59. Thanks for the reminder that I need to make some mice. And I’d love to win the cowl kit!

  60. Yes pretty please! Echo of all the above comments!

  61. Alice C-T says:

    I’ve already purchased the pattern but would love to be entered in the drawing!!

  62. Phyllis G says:

    Would love to try your beautiful cowl esp. by winning this gift!

  63. Diane Deutsch says:

    I love, love, love your cowl especially in the subtle gray and cream colorway. I purchased the pattern yesterday and would love to start knitting it. Please enter me in the drawing.

  64. I love Elsa wool!

  65. Such a beautiful knit! The yarn is gorgeous!Please enter me in your generous giveaway!

  66. Really is an amazing cowl! Also, I would love to try out the Elsa Wool.

  67. Congratulations on the pattern release, it’s beautiful. The yarn looks super yummy!

  68. This cowl is amazing, well done! I’d love to cast it on right away but I am on a much needed stash-diet right now and there is no wool in my stash, that I could use for this project :-(. But since my stash diet only includes a “no new wool BUYS” – rule I guess winning some new wool would be ok so I keep my fingers crossed!

  69. What an amazing giveaway!! I would love to win!

  70. What a generous giveaway! If it is an international one, count me in!
    Your cowl is outstanding and totally next level! Congratulations on the release of the pattern. May lots knit it and cherish it…!

  71. As always, Wendy, you have come up with a simply gorgeous pattern and color combination. Sure wish I had your skill and imagination, but in the meantime, I’m working on both! Would love to win the pattern and lovely yarn.

  72. I love your patterns and would love to win the ingredients to make this one. Thanks for all of your contributions to the knitting community.

  73. Tina Roberts says:

    That wool looks snugly. And the pattern gorgeous.

  74. Oh my gosh I would be so excited to have this kit!! Oh man!! I’ve never done fair Isle tho…

  75. What a beauty!

  76. It’s a beautiful cowl! Thanks for the giveaway.
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  77. Win or no, I cannot wait to tackle this! Lovely!:)

  78. Julia in KW says:

    I’ve already purchased the pattern and would love the yarn – given that I have sort of told myself I need to stop buying yarn…no one said anything about winning yarn though! 🙂

  79. Love the pattern and have been trying to decide on colors.

  80. Thanks for the opportunity. It’s beautiful.

  81. Have the gorgeous pattern – you’re so nice to share!

  82. I love your cowl. This would be so cool to win! Mags9k on Ravelry.

  83. Your work is always so well-finished looking. Yes, please enter me in the drawing.

  84. I’m afraid of colorwork, but this would definitely help me overcome that fear! Beautiful design, as usual.
    cmjanz on Ravelry

  85. Linda Swenson says:

    I’d love to try this yarn. Your pattern is fabulous!

    pawsandknit on Rav

  86. Thank your for sharing such a beautiful pattern. Love this!

  87. Great giveaway!! 🙂
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  88. Jennifer B says:

    Mine wouldn’t look nearly as nice as yours, but I’d love to give it a try. Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  89. I’ve only done minor colorwork but my knitting skills keep improving. My very first project was your 2014 mystery shawl. Looking forward to knitting more of your patterns.

  90. Cynthia Acheson says:

    Your design is beautiful, Wendy! I bought the pattern already, and winning the kit would be amazing. Thank you so much for offering this contest!

  91. I’d love to win your kit. 🙂 I could knit a cowl to match my coat, instead of contrast with it…

  92. I would love to win and try this pattern.

  93. I have the pattern, would love the yarn!

  94. So beautiful!

  95. What pretty yarn!

  96. Such a beautiful cowl. I’d love to win the yarn and the pattern.

  97. This cowl is awesome – love the colors. Thanks for the contest, Wendy.

  98. Your cowl is absolutely beautiful. I love the yarn colors. Such a great giveaway!!

  99. Mary Beth says:

    Thanks for the chance! It’s lovely.

  100. Boy, would I love to win this kit! I’ve been wanting to try this yarn, and I love your pattern! Thanks for the chance.