Monday, March 21, 2011

Knitting Wrapsody

Most of the time when I take part in a blog tour, it's so I can shamelessly promote Lorna's Laces yarns. But sometimes I get intrigued enough by something in a book that I want to talk about it even if our yarn isn't featured. Kristin Omdahl's newest tome, Knitting Wrapsody is like that.

Kristin made her name as a crochet designer, but the fact of the matter is that she's a fabulous knit designer as well. While Knitting Wrapsody is a book of knitting patterns, many of the designs have a distinctly crochet vibe.

Take for example Summit:

Bijou Basin
















This is made from Bijou Basin Ranch's Bliss, a 50/50 blend of yak and cormo wool. I've dyed a bit of this yarn and it's really nice.

Another garment that caught my eye is Leilani.


















Again, there's a crochet feel to it and the six flower motifs along with the two side triangles would make for an interesting knit.

The last thing I'm going to share is I Do Diamonds.

Buffalo Gold

















I like the combination of the angles of the diamonds with the curves on the inside of the those diamonds. And the yarn, Buffalo Gold's Lux, couldn't be any finer. What's not to like about bison, cashmere, silk and tencel? Plus, you can make this shawl with just one skein, and I'm sure you're worth the splurge.

And, I just happen to have a signed copy right here on my desk. Reply to this post for a chance to win! Contest closes at 5:00PM CDT on Wednesday March 23.

54 comments:

MNStitcher said...

Wow those are some lovely and different wraps! The diamonds one is my fav!

Enid said...

I like the I Do Diamonds shawl. I really agree that the book has some interesting knits that are definitely inspired by crochet.

LunabudKnits said...

Love the Shawls posted! Love the crochet feel the patterns give off;)

Susan said...

Oh my gosh, these are beautiful! I hope I win!

glitterglamgirl (at) gmail (dot) com

kristine said...

this book looks fabulous. count me in as someone who would make good use of a copy!

Kim Ledford-Hauser said...

What beautiful designs! I'd love a copy to add to my knitting library ; )

leni425 said...

Love it! Simply love it!

pencraftco said...

Interesting patterns. I'ld love to take a look to see the construction on those. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

myjenrose said...

The patterns in this book look amazing!

Anne said...

I've been looking for something different and this looks great,I would love to win. Thank you for the opportunity!

Nutty Knitwit said...

Those are lovely! I have heard a lot about this book (all good, of course). I will own it someway, somehow!

Kay said...

The Diamonds shawl will definitely be in my "must knit" pile as well as the stole and the wrap shown on the cover, and..........most everything in the book! :)

Susan said...

Thanks for another lovely post and a chance to win a fabulous book!

Kate said...

I liked the round shawl with the cinched belt.... Hope I win the book!

Jennifer said...

I'm a fan of Summit (and Lorna's Laces, too!)

Roopali said...

Love the wraps and would love to do a few in Lorna's Laces :-)

Patti Anne said...

Very interestingly beautiful crochet inspired knits! I would love to own this book, thanks for the review.

Leslie said...

These are very different patterns compared to other wrap patterns. I love the textured looks.

teabird said...

I would love to win a copy!

Melanie Teabird on Facebook

KV said...

What a neat give-away! The diamond shawl looks like a must-do pattern, too . . . .

Kathy V in NM

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, interesting patterns. Good luck with the book!

a2z said...

Very pretty wraps! Thanks for the chance to win.

Kejia said...

Oh my oh my ... What lovely patterns. They make my hands itch for a pair of needles.

Brenda said...

those are great patterns! I hope i win!

LaurenS said...

I'd love to win.

LaurenS

Laura said...

Love the wraps! Thanks for sharing!

Wendy TC said...

Looks like such fun projects. Would love to win!

Jody said...

what a great book and how wonderful that you brought some of the creations to us! They seem very organic and juicy! I'd LOVE to have this edition join my little loved collection! Fingers crossed!

woolwoman said...

I'd love a chance at the wrap book - some great looking designs previewed in your post. Thanks Melody - mbryan10@comcast.net

CathPete said...

Beautiful patterns. I have to win this book--tomorrow is my birthday! I need to have something good happen besides turning 58. Yikes.

Robin said...

Love the "I Do Diamonds" wrap! Thanks for the chance to win.

Dutch Girl said...

Beautiful patterns; I'd love to win a copy!

fairy godmother said...

I like knits with interesting shapes to them.

Diane E said...

Summit is stunning

Knit Chic said...

Most of the ladies in my knitting group are working on shawls and I have yet to take the plunge. I think this book would definitely give me the push I need. These shawls are gorgeous!

Deanna said...

these are fabulous!! would love this book! :0)

deb said...

My Cousin is a knitter and inspired my Aunt to take it up as well, this would make a fabulous gift for one of them!

Kallie said...

There are many LL skeins in my stash just waiting for this book!

Ruth G. said...

Kristin always has such beautiful patterns. She is a crochet diva!! I'd love to have one of her books and admire her talents..

Anonymous said...

Ooohhh.... Lovely patterns!!! Would love to challenge myself with some of these patterns.

Kate said...

Thanks for sharing the book and for the give away!

Katherine said...

Love her wraps. All so very beautiful.

laura.elliott.monroe said...

I'm particularly enamored with Leilani myself - incredible design, and perfect for warmer weather! Thanks for offering this prize!

Ulrika Reinholdsson said...

I really need a big wrap right now!
It's cold and stormy here, no spring in sight!

Anonymous said...

Such beautiful wraps! Please enter me in the contest. Angele Ortiz angele_tx@hotmail.com

Elizabeth said...

Tres cool - I've always admired the way she uses crochet in ways that enhance the technique. It looks like this book is another step on this glorious path.

Susan said...

Fabulous designs. So couture!

Eva said...

Funny, it hadn't occurred to me how crochet-like some of the patterns are. Really love what I've seen of this book so far.

Kalos said...

Ohhhh, I would LOVE this.

Elly said...

Those are so beautiful!
Thanks for the chance to win a signed copy :)

Eliana

Kathleen K said...

I love the designs in this book. Would love a chance to win.

Ronda said...

Beautiful stuff!

Lisa said...

I would love a copy of this book!

Lorna's Laces said...

And the winner is...Number 43, laura.elliot.monroe!

Look for an email from us and we'll get you all set up.