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. Thanks so much for these giveaways! Revelry ‘maizeke’!

  2. Love love love your cowl. Would be thrilled to win.
    Fingers crossed

  3. loki is very busy as usual! 😉
    jen´s last blog post ..Shameless Brag Post (SBP)

  4. loki is very busy as usual!!! 😉

  5. Sandra Kerr says:

    I would love to win. Never uses that yarn before, and the cowl is lovely.

  6. Melanie Simmonds says:

    I am frightened of colorwork but because I know how well you write your patterns I really want to give this a try.

  7. Love the yarn. But where are the bunny girls’ November dresses?

  8. I love these natural colors! They are beautiful in your cowl. I’d love to add them to my stash.

  9. Absolutely the correct name for this lovely pattern – crazed for sure!

  10. Katelyn M says:

    This cowl is so beautiful! I would love to make my own! That you for the chance to win!!!

  11. This cowl is a real stunner, would love a chance to make one.

  12. Joan Spurgin says:

    So excited to start this! I already have the pattern and I’m looking forward to cold weather to knit it and wear it.

  13. Love the pattern – so appreciate your talent!

  14. pam huang says:

    I love your design and the colorway. I’d love to have a chance at it.

  15. Love the cowl and the yarn would be terrific.

  16. I’d love to win this yarn to knit your beautiful cowl! Thank you.

  17. I am an avid cowl knitter it have never knitted one in fair isle. This would be a challenge for me.

  18. Joan from Wisconsin says:

    Not talented enough to make the cowl, but would love the yarn and make something else with it. Thank you for the opportunity. I am always amazed at your talent. Love all the photos of the kitty.

  19. Barbara Riddle says:

    What a lovely cowl. This would be a fun knit with so many different patterns. Never a dull moment with this one. I would love to win this kit. I read the reviews on this yarn, and everyone just loves it. Would love to have the chance to try it out.

  20. Winning this would be such a treat!

  21. thank you so much for this giveaway! I purchased your cowl when it first came out, but I haven’t started it yet. So this would be perfect.

  22. kathleen in wisconsin says:

    What a pretty cowl, and a great give away. Thanks.

  23. Such a beautiful pattern and yarn. I have wanted to try knitting with this yarn. Thank you for offering this up!

  24. Thank you for extending the pattern purchase!! Cant wait to try this!

  25. Natalie Doyle-Hennin says:

    Beautiful work, Wendy. Have always wanted to knit Cormo wool.

    The mouses are delightful. Wondering if this is a new pattern?

    Cheers and good luck to all,

  26. What a lovely and generous offer! I would love to win this and make this beautiful cowl! Thank you for your kindness and generosity!

  27. Sorry if this is a duplicate but i’m having trouble posting.

    Loki is so cute!

  28. Love love love your cowl. Thanks for the generous giveaway opportunity!

  29. Your cowl is fabulous and the colors you picked are beautiful.

  30. I really want to get into more complicated colorwork, so the cowl would be a great next project. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  31. I am in awe of your knitting!

  32. How generous! You will make someone quite happy!

  33. I’m probably crazy for even considering it with my schedule, but it’s so lovely.

  34. I would love to try this yarn. And this cowl!

  35. What an amazing giveaway! Can I enter to win even if I just won a book? 🙂 Hi Loki!

  36. This would be such a great win, thank you for the chance to win. I love Elsa’s yarn. A few years ago I did some knitting for her and so enjoyed working with her yarn. I have purchased the pattern and I am looking forward to getting it on my needles soon. Love the mice and Loki has the right idea.

  37. Ohhh how exciting! Love the intricate pattern and colors. The yarn looks luscious. Thanks!

  38. Pat Converse says:

    Would love to try this cowl.

  39. This is the most beautiful cowl I have ever seen! I love your blog, your knitting is amazing and I love Loki too.

  40. Oh! Thank you! Thank you! I am so excited just at the prospect of possibly winning this beautiful yarn…and pattern. What a womderful thing you are doing for someone.

  41. Jennifer T says:

    Thanks so much for the chance. The cowl and yarn are both gorgeous.

  42. Kelly Lauta says:

    Your cowl is scrumptious! Would love to win such lovely yarn and pattern. Thanks for your wonderful blog and hugs for Loki!

  43. What a thoughtful thing to do. I’ve been admiring the beauty of this cowl all along. But to have the chance to actually make one using the “right” yarn would be fantastic!

  44. I would love to make that cowl.

  45. Wow, what a gorgeous cowl, and what a generous giveaway! The yarn looks scrumptious.

  46. I’ve been wanting to knit with cormo so it’d be fantastic to win some. The cowl is lovely!

  47. Love your pattern—and Loki is cute too!

  48. Linda Snow says:

    I purchased the pattern the day I saw it. It’s gorgeous! Thanks for the opportunity to win that beautiful yarn.

  49. The pattern and Yarn are beautiful!

  50. What a wonderful giveaway! I bought the pattern as soon as I saw it was available. It’s gorgeous!

  51. Betti Felton says:

    Would love to get the yarn for this cowl. Love the pattern so much I bought it as soon as it came out.
    All I need now is the yarn!

  52. Have wanted to try this yarn for a while and such a gorgeous pattern- fingers crossed!!!

  53. Jenny Hubbard says:

    I love your cowl patterns. Keep them coming.

  54. Oh, that is SO beautiful! It’s been a while since I’ve knit anything beyond a dishcloth, but I’d love to honor my Scandanavian heritage with this project.

  55. I am with Loki, in front of the fan….dreaming about it being cool enough to knit those gorgeous skeins right up! Enter me in for those, please.

  56. That looks to be a lovely comination of yarn and pattern.

  57. Beautiful yarn for a beautiful pattern. Thank you!

  58. Your cowl is fantastic! Purchased the pattern already. It is so well written!!! LOVE it!
    Thank you for such great inspiration and cuddles to Loki! He is ever so handsome!

  59. Hi Wendy and Loki,

    I’d love to win this yarn t make something warm for out Michigan weather. Cassie and Zoe love your Mousie pattern and think Mommy should make bunches of them for their friends!!
    Guess who’s going to be very busy for the next few weeks?!?/

  60. Amy Schulze says:

    I would love to try this cowl. Yours is beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway. It’s very generous of you.

  61. I purchased the pattern as soon as I saw it and having the yarn to complete it would be wonderful!

  62. Susanne Scheurwater says:

    What a wonderful giveaway! The cowl is amazing….so gorgeous! I am sure you will get lots of wear out of it this winter.

  63. Holly Janzen says:

    Oh my, what a fantastic chance!

  64. Elsawool is just the best!

  65. whooohoo, what a great giveaway ♥ love the cowl – take my chance to win the kit 😀

  66. Sara Smith says:

    Oooooooo. Yes please!!!!!! Cowl is lovely and I’ve purchased the pattern already – this will be a challenge to myself as cablesvand lace is usually my thing.

  67. Teri Kepner says:

    Oooh, Mr. Random Number Generator, please pick my number! That is an amazing cowl and I would love to win the kit to make it! Thank you for this opportunity!

  68. Dear Wendy,
    Just love the Cormo yarn and all your designs. Would love to win this. Thank you for your inspiration.
    Clarisse ODonnell´s last blog post ..Crazed Scandinavian Cowl Kit Giveaway

  69. Kathy in Alaska says:

    Wendy, your cowl is spectacular! Thank you for the chance to win the yarn and the pattern so that I can try my hand at it, too. Best to you.

  70. Your pattern is so beautiful! Thank you so much for the giveaway chance!

  71. Wow, such a generous giveaway , thank you its so beautiful!

    Ummrania on ravelry

  72. Have never tried this yarn, but would love to change that. And I love this cowl, but fear that DD would definitely appropriate the FO–oh well, she is definitely knit worthy!

  73. DillwyniaPeter says:

    I love the colours, and the design. I also love the squishiness of Cormo, so please add me to the competition.

    Would make a nice difference to all the red I see outside my window every day.

  74. what a beautiful cowl.x

  75. What a great giveaway! The yarn looks amazing!

  76. Knitwith Jill

    Love love love this cant decided the colour way yet

  77. The cowl is amazing.

  78. I’d love to give this yarn a try. What a delicious cowl!

  79. Working on your Sanquhar at the moment and the perfect next will be the Scandinavian – please include me the chance for a kit.

  80. One can only dream about this beautiful yarn. Thanks for the generous drawing!
    Barbara Seiver´s last blog post ..A magnificent cat

  81. Already have the pattern, just waiting til I finish the replacement for the hat that I made two years ago and “can’t” find! – Having 2 houses can be a royal pain when you are not sure where you last saw something!

  82. I love this pattern, it is like a little stitch dictionary of colorwork patterns! I would love to knit it in the colors you chose Wendy, so please add me to the giveaway. Thank you.

  83. What a fabulous giveaway…this would definitely challenge my skills. The colors are beautiful. Thank you so much of the chance to win….this is something I always wanted to try.

  84. I have knit some of your other patterns and would like to try this one too. Thanks for the opportunity!

  85. Your cowl is gorgeous! Thank you for the opportunity to win…..

  86. I love the idea of knitting an artful treasure..

  87. Your work is amazing and it gets better and better each time
    Laritza´s last blog post ..Almost time to go!

  88. Debbie Goedtel says:

    I would love to win the yarn! I bought the pattern already!

  89. What a wonderful winter project this would be!! I have the pattern. Crossing my fingers……

  90. Elsa wool!! Really wonderful squishy soft! I purchased your pattern already and would love the wool to make it.

  91. Beautiful! Love the pattern and cowl. Thanks for the contest AND for your blog!

  92. Beautiful cowl, beautiful yarn, and wonderful giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity!

  93. Love the cowl. It would be a big push for my color work, but I’d love to try.

  94. Marti Keefe says:

    Thinking that knitting this beautiful pattern would certainly improve my color work knitting.

  95. I just started doing colorwork and I love it! What a great giveaway; thanks for the chance to win!

  96. Oh I hope I win this yarn! This pattern is just what I need to kick my knitting ennui to the curb!
    Amy´s last blog post ..[crafts] Skull Jack o’lantern

  97. Betty Penick says:

    I would love to have this Yours is beautiful and it would be perfect after Christmas knitting!

  98. Thanking you in advance for drawing my number in the giveaway! (Ha ha.)

    Love Loki’s gift mousies as well.

  99. SuthernGirl says:

    Your pattern and yarn choice are so brilliant together! Well done….

  100. SuthernGirl says:

    Love the yarn and love the design! It would be a lot of fun to make…..