My current work in progress:

Stornoway, designed by Alice Starmore from her book Fishermen’s Sweaters, knit in Frangipani 5-ply guernsey wool in the Aran colorway, on a 3.0mm needle.

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. Oh, how I would love those shades of Elsa Wool Company Woolen-Spun Fingering Weight Cormo. I already bought the pattern!

  2. Kathleen Kennedy says:

    I would soooooooo love this!! LOVE the colors!!

  3. I love your designs and your blog. A knit shop in my area hosts classes featuring famous knitting teachers–I think you may qualify! It would be great to take a class from you. 🙂

  4. I love this cowl, absolutely beautiful both in pattern and color choice.

  5. Your gorgeous pattern would be a challenge but I’d love to have that cowl. It looks so warm.

  6. Wow! What a giveaway! I’d love to win this. The subtle colors are beautiful.

  7. Love, just beautiful.

  8. Monica Cortada says:

    You are so nice! Please enter me in the giveaway.

  9. Me and the kitties have our paws crossed! 🙂

  10. Lisa Adcock says:

    The mousses are cute. The cowl is absolutely gorgeous!

  11. Birgit Rosenberg says:

    I would love to knit this cowl

  12. I do so love that cowl? Thank you for the lovely chance to win!

  13. The cowl is so amazing, and I would love the challenge of making it myself. Thanks so much for the chance to win the yarn and pattern. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us!

  14. Susan James says:

    the cowl is beautiful!!
    but I also really like those mice!

  15. Suzan Tiemroth-Zavala says:

    I would love to win this! The pattern is beautiful. Thank you

  16. I’ve already ordered the pattern and can’t wait to start working on it. Thanks for the opportunity to win the yarn! It looks beautiful!

  17. Thank you for the giveaway!

  18. It is a lovely cowl and I’ve been trying to pick colors of TML but it would look lovely in the original inspiration. 🙂 Thanks for the chance!

  19. Midnite Baker says:

    Yummy Yarn Giveaway!! Count me in. Looks like Loki just wants to be left alone to enjoy the breezes. Have a Great Week. M

  20. It has been a long time since I visited your blog. I love you new cowl and your kitty is as cute as ever. Hopefully I am not away for so long again. Masters classes are keeping me busy and I just don’t have time to read blogs like I used to 🙁

  21. Love the pattern and the yarns! … Kind of have a kitty crush on Loki…

  22. I love your Fair Isle creations, this one is really beautiful, I also love the colorful one you did while riding back and forth to work … of course both patterns are in my library waiting for me to bring them to life one day! Thank you for being a woman we can all relate to, you seem like a close friend even though we have never met!

  23. Your Scandinavian cowl is absolutely gorgeous – probably beyond my knitting skills, but it would be worth a try to make something so lovely. Thanks for the chance to win the yarn and pattern.

    I also have made quite a few of your knitted mousies for my cats, and they dearly love them. I have a few awaiting finishing touches, so when they wear out the current set I have replacements ready.

  24. I would love to win this 🙂

  25. Judy smith says:

    Beautiful cowl. Great kit.

  26. Oh Wendy, what a nice give away

  27. Would love to knit this. Huge challenge, but I’m up for it. Cowl is beautiful!

  28. Cindy Fuchs says:

    Wonderful giveaway, would just love to win!

  29. Two neutral colors make such beautiful colorwork! I just bought the pattern.

  30. paula henderson says:

    Beautiful cowl. Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter the giveaway.

  31. Great colorwork cowl pattern.

  32. Love these colors together. They look so good in your cowl. I’d love to have the chance to make one of my own! Thanks for the giveaway.

  33. Kathy Sasser says:

    Your cowl is absolutely gorgeous! What a wonderful giveway!

  34. I will throw my hat in the ring for such lovely yarn. Thank you!

  35. I do need an excuse to learn multi-color knitting……
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  36. I would love to win this kit. Thank you for being so generous. I’ll be happy to purchase the pattern if I’m lucky enough to win

  37. I’m with Loki it’s WAY too hot for November 1st. We had a record high today 89 which is ridiculous and is squelching my interest in garment knitting. Id love to be able to win your giveAway and try the Cormo and your beautiful cowl pattern. Thanks Mel
    Melody Bryan´s last blog post ..HAPPY HALLOWEEN !

  38. This cowl is beautiful, Wendy!
    –Deb´s last blog post ..Review: Unexpected Cables

  39. Please include me in you drawing! That cowl is beautiful!!

  40. Love your multi-pattern cowls!

  41. I bought the pattern for my daughter and I’d love to win the yarn to give to her as well! Thank you for offering it.

  42. Wendy–This cowl is amazing and beautiful…I have the pattern in hand already and it is in the queue-to-go! Thanks for offering it as a goodie!

  43. Would love to win this kit, I haven’t seen this yarn before. Love the little mice!

  44. I love this cowl.

  45. My first love in knitting is colorwork. I love the way this yarn knit up in your beautiful cowl pattern! This could be the most exciting giveaway I have entered. I have the pattern and needles, so all I need now is this fabulous yarn. I have not worked with cormo, nor have I had chance to feel the hand of this yarn. Thanks for the opportunity to win this yarn.

  46. marseille says:

    I’d love to knit the cowl! I plan to, one of these days!

  47. Anne Marie B says:

    Absolutely gorgeous kit! I would love to make this! Thank you.

  48. To echo others – a beautiful cowl and a generous give-away!

  49. Wendy, you are sooooo talented. Going to order this pattern right now.

  50. That is an incredible pattern! I’d love to try my hand at it.

  51. I love your cowl. I was watching as you completed it and waiting for the pattern! Thanks for the reduced price and the giveaway opportunity!

  52. Love the pattern. Thank you for the opportunity to win it.

  53. I really want to knit this!

  54. I’d love to win that, need some challenging knitting for my recovery period.
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  55. I would love to win the yarn. I just bought the pattern but don’t have the yarn yet. Thanks for the chance to win.

  56. sophy0075 says:

    Omigosh, omigosh, I love this pattern and soft Cormo. Please choose me! I’d put knitting this at the top of my queue!

  57. Your cowl is downright gorgeous! And that Elsa yarn is a perfect match for the pattern – I really would not mind having both!

  58. Ruth hibberson says:

    The wool looks gorgeous. The cowl is a beaty.

  59. Chris Reeske says:

    I would love to get the yarn and cowl pattern. I haven’t tried this complicated color work and I want to give it a chance.

  60. I already had this in my queue. I would love to have the yarn to knit it with.
    Thank you for offering.

  61. Bonnie J Cocuzza says:

    Your cowl is stunning! I would love to win the yarn to make this.
    Thank you for the chance.

  62. This is a gorgeous pattern and i love the color choices that you used.

  63. Venice Smith says:

    How generous of you to offer this gorgeous yarn. I’d love to make your cowl with it. Thank you, Wendy.

  64. What a generous give away! Thank you! Yarn and a pattern, be still my heart!

  65. Susan Picciano says:

    Can’t wait to have my fingers fondle this yarn!

  66. Sharon M2 says:

    I would love to knit this beautiful cowl!

  67. Pick me! Pick me! Love your designs and this yarn!!!

  68. Absolutely love the new Cowl. I went back and looked over all the fun cowls you’ve made..what fun! Keep them coming and I know I’ll be knitting everyone.

  69. What an amazing give-away! Thank you! This Cowl is so lovely and know you will enjoy it so much! I would love a chance to tackle another of your great patterns and adding the same yarn you used would be so special. Thanks again!

  70. What a beautiful cowl! The yarn is gorgeous too. Please enter me in the contest. Thanks!

  71. I’d love this fantastic prize! I need to extend my colourwork skills. Thanks for the opportunity!

  72. alicia grayson says:

    This is what’s on my list to knit next! I love this pattern!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    alikat2004 on

  73. So pretty! Yes, please sign me up!

  74. I bought the pattern for my birthday today so the yarn would just be the icing on the cake, so to speak. Have many of your patterns with a mixture of socks, shawls and cowls as I really like your patterns.

  75. I’d love the yarn. I already bought the pattern.

  76. Awesome offer. Not sure my skills are up to it but I bought the pattern anyway. Love the chance at the yarn. 🙂

  77. Thanks for designing such a lovely cowl, already bought the pattern and would love to win the yarn, such a great chance for all of us who enter..

  78. Gorgeous cowl! I really enjoy color work, but I have never attempted a project this big. Winning the yarn would be a huge incentive to try.
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  79. I have always enjoyed stranded color work, especially when every pattern is different.

  80. Alexis Davis says:

    Gorgeous pattern and I love the colors.

  81. Gina Zahra says:

    What a lovely pattern… I have my fingers crossed

  82. I’ve been looking at this pattern since it came out and wondering if I should attempt it. It’s absolutely gorgeous!

  83. Oh wow-thanks for such a terrific giveaway! If I won, then I could cast on immediately and that would be just so……merry Christmas to me! :). You’re so fantastic!

  84. The pattern is so pretty! Looking forward to knitting it.

  85. Good work, Loki! He’s such a sweet boy. It’s warm here, too, but my fingers are itching to knit with wool. Your cowl is beautiful.

  86. Ilona Davis says:

    🙂 Awesome love your pattern, and love the yarn

  87. This would be a great holiday gift. For me, in particular.

  88. So generous!! I would love to win!!

  89. It is a great pattern. I’d love to win the wool for it.

  90. Fabulous design, though a little daunting. But needless to say . . . pick me, pick me!

  91. Great pattern!

  92. Adele Lott says:

    I love, lov, love this pattern! I’ve already got the pattern but would LOVE the yarn!

  93. Kathy in SE VA says:

    The kit, the yarn, the pattern. All gorgeous. What a treat it would be to win. Thanks for offering!

  94. Jessica Peled says:

    I would love to win this!
    jpeled on ravelry

  95. Gorgeous patterning work on the cowl. I would love to try Elsa’s Cormo. It’s on my list of ‘must yarns’ for the year.
    Thanks for offering this give-a-way.

  96. Love the cowl, although it looks to be a little over my head…..but I am certain I can make those mice!

  97. Loki is hard at work as usual i see! 😉
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  98. Wow, this giveaway is really something else!
    I can’t wait to try this pattern! I bought the Nordic Cowl and Leftovers Cowl patterns from you last year, those were really fun knits!

  99. Dorothy Bunch says:

    Oh my! That is a gorgeos cowl! And looks like so much fun to knit. I would love the yarn! Thank you for offering such gorgeous yarn!

  100. Stunning cowl! Your designs are always wonderful and so creative. What w wonderful kit to offer.