My current work in progress:

Benedict, designed by Michele Wang, knit from Rowan Softknit Cotton in the Cocoa colorway, on a U.S. size 6 and 8 needle.

Coffeehouse Knits

I have a new book to review:

This is Coffeehouse Knits: Knitting Patterns and Essays With Robust Flavor by Kerry Bogert, published by Interweave.

The book contains 20 patterns (you can see them on Ravelry here) that are a nice mix of sweaters and accessories. My faves:

This is the House Blend Cardigan by Hannah Baker, knit from The Yarn Collective Hudson Worsted. It is sized from 38″ – 58″ and looks like a nice cozy cardigan.

Steamed Mittens, by Emily Kintigh are worked from Berroco Ultra Alpaca, another worsted weight yarn. The pattern is sized for 4 different sizes.

The Gingersnap Pullover by Cheryl Toy, worked from Quince & Co. Chickadee (sportweight) is sized from 36″ to 56″.

In addition to the 20 patterns, the book includes a few essays about knitting and the knitting community.

All in all it is a pretty hardcover book with lovely photography and a nice range of projects in a good range of sizes.

Who’d like my review copy?

To be entered in the drawing to receive my copy of
Coffeehouse Knits: Knitting Patterns and Essays With Robust Flavor by Kerry Bogert, please leave a comment on this blog post and let me know which is your favorite pattern from the book. You have until 11:00am Eastern time on Sunday March 10 (which is the start of Daylight Savings Time — yuck). I’ll choose a comment at random at that time.

Loki says “Chill!”


  1. Gina Zahra says:

    I love the House Blend Cardigan. Such lovely patterns

  2. Rebecca Jones says:

    I love the look of the ginger snap pullover too!!


    Book looks so interesting! Loki sure looks chill.

  4. Clever title and project names! I like the Gingersnap Pullover

  5. Love the Chocolate Challah Pullover! Many nice patterns in the book

  6. Soho Shawl. Nice book!

  7. Celeste Culpepper says:

    Another interesting give-a-way.

  8. Celeste Culpepper says:

    Another interesting give-a-way.

  9. My favorite is the Houseblend Cardigan. I would love to knit and wear it! All the patterns are beautiful. Second favorite is the Chai Latte pullover. Love Woolfolk Far yarn.

  10. Marge Roberts says:

    Wow, this book has some beautiful patterns. I like the steamed mittens and the chai latte cowl best.

  11. I really like the steamed mitts and the gingersnap sweater. Both are lovely. Thanks for the chance to win a book!

  12. Ginger Klein says:

    I love the Twirling Socks! I’ll make them even if I have to buy the pattern. Why is there no sarcasm font, that’s my real problem.

  13. I like the Gingersnap Pullover.

  14. Mary Anne says:

    My first choice would be Gingersnap Pullver. Only problem is that I love ginger snaps and it would make me hungry!

  15. Wendy Tompkins says:

    I like the steamed mittens pattern….and Loki!

  16. Cremona shawl. I’m loving all the brown.

  17. Thank you for linking to photos of the individual patterns! I’ve seen this book advertised all over the place & I thought I’d even seen it on Ravelry, but nowhere showed more than 1 or 2 of the designs. I can see myself knitting quite a few of the patterns from this book. First up would probably be either the Fudge Swirls scarf or the Chocolate Challah. I seem to have a thing for chocolate. 🙂

  18. Roseann E. says:

    I love the Gingersnap Pullover. It looks like the perfect comfy sweater.

  19. Jill McKibben says:

    I love the Gingersnap pullover! I want to knit it. Thanks Wendy!

  20. Christiane says:

    It is a hard choice between the “Fudge swirls scarf and the Morning brew sweater. The scarf with its almost cable with a twist and the little bit of lace to make a nice brake. I might even make both of them. Thanks for sharing your bounty. Give a hug to Lokki for me.

  21. I like the Fudge Swirl Scarf!

  22. Melissa says:

    I would like to make The Gingersnap Pullover, for sure. Gorgeous book!

  23. House Blend Cardigan looks lovely.

  24. MizMelly says:

    Oh! I love that steamed mittens pattern! Now I need to go look at the other yummy patterns this book has to offer!

  25. MizMelly says:

    Oh! Love the steamed mittens pattern!

  26. Courtney says:

    I love the Gingersnap Pullover.

  27. Sue Nell Horlander says:

    The chai latte cowl is my pick. It would be something that I would use everyday.

  28. Sue Nell Horlander says:

    The latte cowl is my pick. Something that would be worn everyday.

  29. Cheri A. says:

    I love the Chai Latte Cowl! I love the texture and the Worsted weight yarn!

  30. Ellen Z says:

    Oh, the Fudge Swirls Scarf is stunning! And I love the Steamed mittens since they are my favorite things to knit but they would be second in line.
    Thanks for the chance and for showing new books all the time that I might not see otherwise.

  31. The Chai cowl and Gingersnap have captured my attention for sure. Lovely knits.

  32. Kimberly says:

    The Morning Brew is my favorite of the bunch. Thanks for a fun giveaway! 🙂

  33. Liz Grec says:

    I absolutely love the Latte Swirl Sweater!

  34. I love the Gingersnap pullover! The Steamed mittens are pretty sweet, too!

  35. Nikki Bufkin says:

    So many beautiful patterns in this book! If i have to pick one, it’s Morning Brew Sweater.

  36. Hi Wendy – Thank you for offering this book up! My favorite is the fudge swirls scarf. I love the look of all the cables swirling like that.

  37. I think the cables on the Latte Swirl pullover make it really interesting

  38. Jean Palionis says:

    I like the “Cremoso” shawl. What a very nice variety in this collection. Thank you for offering this book.

  39. I like the Cremoso Shawl. Of course, I like several of the other patterns, too.

  40. I love the Frothy pullover. It has the perfect mix of elegant lace and casual stucture. The picture of it spoke to my personal personality and style.
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  41. Jeri W. says:

    The gingersnap sweater is now on my list. Oh, and the steamed mittens!

  42. GeniaKnitz says:

    Torn between the Twirling and the Extra Whip Socks- but I’m always a pushover for socks!

  43. I like the Steamed Mittens. Thx.

  44. The sweaters look great but the Steamed Mittens pattern looks very pretty.

  45. Definitely the Chai Latte Cowl…. Loki, I’d love to chill but it is still disgustingly hot in Sydney, Australia

  46. Latte swirl sweater, but I would make it a cardigan.

  47. The Flat White Cowl.

  48. I’m so torn between the Gingersnap (love ginger, love this sweater!) and the Cremoso Shawl, and I think the Cremoso wins.

  49. I can really see myself practically living in the Dirty Chai Pullover next winter. This would be a wonderful book to have!

  50. I love the mitts on the cover of Coffeehouse Knits: Knitting Patterns and Essays With Robust Flavor by Kerry Boger! They look fun! 🙂

  51. Yummy patterns! I want, I want!

  52. I love the Gingersnap pullover, which totally figures because I love textured pullovers and gingersnaps. Also, my favorite cat (but don’t tell the others) is Gingersnap!

  53. Dirty Chai Pullover is my favorite; although I mostly wear cardigans, the description sounds like something I’d like to wear often.

  54. The Dirty Chai Pullover is my favorite.

  55. KC Monet says:

    The Fudge Swirl Scarf is amazing! I love the intricate look of the crossing lines.

  56. Gina in the San Francisco Bay Area says:

    So many adorable patterns and clever names. So hard to pick my favorite, but I would probably cast on first for the Dirty Chai Pullover or maybe the mittens.

  57. House Blend Cardi. But not in brown, I think. Maybe grey or burgundy or navy.

  58. The Chai Latte Cowl is so pretty – that is my favorite. Thanks for the chance!

  59. Lynne S. says:

    I like the patterns in this book, especially the Chocolate Challah pullover. Count me in. Thanks, Wendy!

  60. I hate this time change too. Totally messes me up

  61. Susan Ipavec says:

    My favorite pattern is the House Blend Cardigan. I like to wear cardigans and long sweaters to work because my office is really chilly most of the time.

  62. Kim Carter says:

    I LOVE the Chai Latte cowl. The textured design is pretty and it would go with everything! All of the designs are very nice, this looks to be a very enjoyable book.

  63. Michele says:

    I’m with you on ‘spring ahead’…Cremosa would be the perfect summer weight shawl for my super cold office -I have some Hedgehog Fibres in Blood Root that would look lovely knit up in this pattern. I’d also have to knit up a Gingersnap Pullover- it would be perfect for casual Friday’s at work and cozy for a Saturday afternoon knitting session. Thank you for this lovely giveaway!

  64. Bananieknits says:

    The Gingersnap pullover looks pretty sweet!

  65. Wow, all sorts of pretty stuff! I’m still obsessed with brioche, so I’ll choose the Breakfast Brioche Scarf.

  66. My favorite is the gingersnap pullover. It looks like it would be very comfortable.