Deep winter knitting & an exciting giveaway!

Welcome back to the Loop blog! We hope you all had a lovely holiday season, and we want to wish you a (slightly belated) happy new year!

January is often very grey and cold for those in the northern hemisphere, so this week we wanted to look at the fabulous book Knits About Winter by Emily Foden, which was published just over a year ago. We are also running a really exciting giveaway this week, so keep reading to find out more!

Knits About Winter is a real staff favourite at Loop, many of us have knitted multiple projects from it. Emily has written really fantastic patterns, guaranteed to keep you warm throughout the winter.

Knits About Winter - Emily Foden
The Persephone Mittens with Interchangeable Mitten Liners

Some of our favourite patterns from the book also happen to be the ones we have started stocking a beautiful kit for! The Persephone Mitts and Interchangeable Mitten Liners are set to become winter essentials, and you can knit both pairs of these mittens with the Double Mitt Kit from Moel View.

The yarns used in this great kit are a 100% Icelandic wool, raised and spun in Wales, for the Persephone Mittens, and then the yarn for the Interchangeable Mitten Liners is the beautiful Drift base from Moel View, which is a blend of baby alpaca, silk and cashmere, and is naturally dyed. It will knit up a hard-wearing outer mitten, and a super soft and silky inner mitten.

The Double Mitt Kit comes in three different colours, all naturally dyed

Knits About Winter is packed with beautiful patterns, but some of our other favourites are…

Skyhill Hat and Skyhill Mitts – this set uses DK weight held double to create a super warm fabric. We would recommend either The Uncommon Thread BFL DK for luxurious knits, or CaMaRose Hverdagsuld for a more cost effective but very hard wearing alternative!

Emily’s Favourite Socks – for the perfect pair of socks! How about knitting these in one of the beautiful shades of La Bien Aimee Tough Sock?

Snowshoe Socks – these socks are fab for using up odds and ends, they use two strands of 4ply held together for a thick boot sock.

Knits About Winter - Emily Foden

Knits About Winter also has patterns for wraps and shawls, and several different styles of garments, all designed to keep you as warm as possible through the winter. A truly special book!

Now for our giveaway news…

Today we are starting a giveaway that will run for two weeks, to win one Double Mitt Kit in the the Madder colour way and one copy of Knits About Winter. This is such a great opportunity to kick start some more cold-weather knitting for you!

To enter please leave a comment on this post, telling us what else you would like to knit from Knits About Winter. One entry per person please.

The giveaway will close on Thursday 23rd January at 12pm (GMT) and the winner will be announced in our post on Friday 24th January.

As always, our giveaways are open to everyone, no matter where you live! Good luck everyone!

Helping Australia…

Loop is working on supporting the animal charities currently working so hard in Australia, during the ongoing wildfire crisis. We have received word from the Animal Rescue Craft Guild (@animalrescuecraftguild) that the hubs in Australia are now AT CAPACITY and need breathing space to assess and take inventory of what they do have currently. They don’t need anything else sending for the moment. Please see THIS Instagram post for reference. We will be keeping you updated on the situation in the coming days, it should be via our Instagram stories, and you can always check in with UK Crafters United (@uk_crafters_united) who are based in the UK for more immediate updates. On their Instagram page, in their highlighted stories, they have a list of both local hubs and patterns for handmade items.

Sample sale for charity at Loop London

Lastly, we wanted to mention the fact that we have recently raised over £600 for Medicins Sans Frontieres over the holidays. We held a sample sale at the shop, and then doubled the amount we raised. Thank you so much to everyone who bought items! And thank you so much to Loopette Emma who organised the sample sale and generously gave up her own time to plan it.

All photos copyright of Emily Foden, apart from Double Mitt Kit and sample sale photos, which are copyright of Susan Cropper and Loop Knitting Ltd.

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440 comments on “Deep winter knitting & an exciting giveaway!
  1. Vicky Webb says:

    I’d love to knit the Skyhill Hat or the Double Mitts. Looks like a beautiful book. I have loved all the makes I see appearing from it over the last year or so

    • Juliet Humphreys says:

      I love the Soirée sweater and the Snowshoe socks but really I think I’d work through the whole book. It all looks so wearable and cosy.

      • Merideth Lee says:

        I have lost my daughter to London for the next three years and have been covering here in knits! I think the Skyhill hat would be an excellent addition to her Northern hemisphere kit!

    • Carol Evans says:

      Love this publication. I have never knitted mittens before and I would definitely love to knit the bobble and cable tank top – I love tank tops ❤️❤️
      Keeping my fingers crossed

    • Jaclyn Culver says:

      The Persephone mitts and liners have been on my wishlist for a while now, so I would love to knit those! The barn sweater also looks like a lovely wardrobe staple I could totally use!

    • Simone Hunter says:

      I think I’d start with the soirée jumper, it’s been one of my favourites for ages, and then I’d just have to knit the Persephone mitts they’re just gorgeous

    • Daniela says:

      I love Winterberry and Favourite Sock Variations. See you soon. Daniela :D

    • Mary Boarman says:

      Well I probably would work through most of Emily’s book as everything is so beautiful, but I’ll start on my top three. First would be the Persephone Mitts and Liners. I have a painful condition that when my hands get cold, the blood leaves my fingers. I believe these will be the best mittens to help ward that off. Second, the Barn pullover is so beautiful and looks incredibly comfortable. Finally, the Full Moon wrap is exquisite!

    • Janette Field says:

      I’d knit the lovely hat on the cover. I had my hair cut pixie style just before Christmas and my ears are freezing!

    • Sara Colbeck says:

      I would knit the Frost sweater. I love the neckline and side seam details.

  2. Bonnie says:

    Oh wow!! What beautiful Double Mitts! Such a fun knit and I’ve never knitted any mittens before.

    • Tineke Stoffels says:

      A beautifully presented book with lovely projects. A tough decision to choose one of the many lovely designs, but really would love to knit the Persephone mitts.

  3. Rachel Spreadborough says:

    Would love to knit the Soirée sweater but would have to brush up on my cable work, so maybe start with the sky fall hat ( or the double mitts, obviously ). It is a seriously beautiful book with stunning photographs.

  4. Elizabeth Gault says:

    I would love to knit the soirée sweater. I really love the boxy shape and the cable pattern. Knits about winter is a beautiful book from a talented designer.

  5. Tricia Kidd says:

    Such a beautifully presented book with lovely projects and gorgeous coloured yarns. I love the Persephone mitts with their clever liners and the Soiree’ sweater!!! There are so many projects I’d love to make!

    Thank you to UK crafters for working so hard to making, to support our Australian wildlife victims. Love is in the air!

  6. Julie Abbott says:

    Like a few others I would love to knit the soirée sweater. I love the shape, the cables and the whole cosiness of it.
    What a wonderful giveaway, thank you.

  7. Emily says:

    I would love to knit the snow shoes socks. I have never quite been able to understand how to knit socks but would love to be able to give some to family.

  8. Tiffany Fraser-Gillard says:

    I’d be making the brown sweater with the bobbles on it. It looks so cute and feminine. Thanks for helping our injured wildlife too, every bit counts.

  9. Emma Rossiter says:

    Just got in to sock knitting and am completely hooked! As I’m planning to visit Norway later this year, the snow boot socks would be a perfect knit from the book as would the mitts! What a fantastic book for a bit of winter hygge!

  10. Elizabeth says:

    I would love to knit winterberry from Knits about Winter. I love the detailing in it and I think it would make a great item for layering with a big chunky cardigan.

  11. Ellen T. Andresen says:

    The Snowshoe socks sounds great! Who doesn’t need a pair of good socks when it’s cold?

    • Koreen says:

      I like the Snowshoe socks and Persephone w Interchangeable Mittens (for myself ) and Winterberry to gift!! I think I would knit Skyhill hat and mittens first for a quick gift set!! Thank you!

  12. Katherine Ravenswood says:

    I’d love to knit a cosy pair of socks

  13. Josephine Dempster says:

    I would knit the snowshoe socks. I have lots of 4 ply bits and pieces leftover, a great way to use them up.

  14. Tereza Ekström says:

    However tempted I would be to knit the soirée sweater, I’d first have to knit the Snowshoe socks. This year’s Swedish winter could definitely use a pair of very warm and cozy socks.

  15. Henriette Tietze says:

    Hi Susan and Team Loop
    Ever since i bought the book i have been in love with the Soiree sweater. I just havent found the right yarn yet…. second on the list is the Full Moon scarf …..
    But maybe y can advise me what yarn to use for the Soiree???
    Best, Henriette

  16. Toria says:

    Argh such a touch decision to pick just one of the patterns I’d like to knit, but I’d probably start with winterberry – look at those textures!

  17. Rhubarb.rhubarb2 says:

    What a beautiful book, I love all of the designs! I particularly like the Persephone mittens and Soirée Sweater.

  18. Mary Dobbie says:

    The sweater Barn is lovely, I’d like to knit that also! Many lovely knits in the book

  19. Amy Kadison says:

    I would love to knit the Eastwind coat — seems the perfect garment for so many outings, from city to snowy woods meanders.

  20. Deb Hickman says:

    I love this book, I’ve knit the Sky Hill Hat and would like to knit the Sky Hill Mitts next.

    • Janet Keenan says:

      I would like to make the snowshoe socks, using up odds and ends has to be good. A truly beautiful book with amazing projects!

  21. Sarah Crowe says:

    What a truly beautiful book. I would love to knit the tunic – I can’t see what it is called! Thank you for introducing this book to me and for supporting charities.

  22. Kay Brackett says:

    I’d love to knit the snowshoe socks!

  23. Claire Woods says:

    Knits About Winter looks a great book. So many fabulous patterns. The question is where to start? It will be a toss-up for me between the Double Mitt Kit and the Snowshoe Socks. All very tempting ….

  24. Carolyn says:

    I would love to knit the big baggy jacket to cover me up and keep me snug walking the dog.. ( after I’ve learnt fo do socks)

  25. Sally Kaemer says:

    Such a beautiful looking and inspiring book.
    Lots of tempting projects.
    I am particularly drawn to the mittens and the beautiful shawls.
    Gorgeous looking yarns.

  26. Monika Boothroyd says:

    Would love to knit the Persephone mitts complete with liners – for my wintry dog walks with my Golden Retriever Amy

  27. Jane says:

    I would knit the snowshoe socks to use all my little balls of sock wool left from other projects, and remember the people I made the socks for.

  28. Lotta Jansson says:

    I would like to make both Snowdrift and Soiree from the book. And also the mittens and socks which look super cozy.

  29. Daniela Clarke says:

    This is a beautiful book. I would love to knit the Skyhill hat and the Soirée sweater.

  30. Michi says:

    Ich würde unheimlich gerne Snowdrift stricken.

  31. Sarah Dudley says:

    I would love to knit the Persephone mittens, in all my years knitting I have never made a pair of mittens, it would be so reminiscent of my childhood ( but without the elastic threaded through both sleeves so as not to lose them ) The book looks so beautiful even without the snuggly patterns, just conjures up a perfect winter scene ….

    • Uylond says:

      I love all the patterns in Emily’s Foden’s “Knits about Winter”.
      I would love to knit Soirée and the Persephone Mitts.
      All of them are beautiful!!!!

  32. Freddy says:

    They’re all beautiful so it’s hard to pick but to start with, I would love to knit Snowdrift and the Snowshoe socks!
    Beautiful book altogether! Thank you..

  33. Kimberly Osborne says:

    I would love to knit the snowshoe socks ! The entire book is beautiful!
    Thank you for the chance to win !

  34. Susan says:

    Soirée is a lovely timeless classic sweater that has been hedging towards my queue since seeing it in Pom Pom Mag. And love the socks! So good!

  35. Alison says:

    I’d love to knit The Persephone mittens – very cold on the station platform this morning!

  36. Ruth Ann says:

    The other items I would love to knit are Frost, Winterberry and Snowdrift. Makes me feel warmer already!

  37. Sue Woodcock says:

    I love Emily’s favourite socks

  38. Vivienne says:

    I could do with some Snowshoe socks right now as my feet are chilly, but I also plan to make the Snowdrift shawl. And the Skyhill hat. And a Soirée sweater is definitely on my wish list!

    • Rebecca says:

      Emily’s Favourite Socks in La Bien Aimee….because I am aiming to have a drawer full of hand knit socks for next fall/winter ❄️

  39. Joyce says:

    My 2020 knitting challenge is to knit a cozy pair of socks for cold winter feet !
    This yarn and a warm sock pattern would fit perfect for this challenge.

  40. Maxine Timms says:

    Oh how I would love to be able to knit a pair of Persephone Mittens. The snowshoe socks also sound very appealing. I love the look of this book. The pictures are so evocative and the patterns beautiful.

  41. Alicia Smyth says:

    I think Emily’s favorite socks look so squishy and cosy, and I love the options for customisation. Would love to cast on a pair.

  42. Caroline says:

    A hard call as all the patterns are gorgeous but I would start with Eastwind and take it from there…

  43. Ailsa Busby says:

    Oh my! I think that after I had knitted the mittens and socks I would like to knit the barn sweater and the full moon scarf/shawl.

  44. Ally says:

    Oh, this looks just fab! I would like to knit the double mitts and the snowshoe socks (nothing like a pattern that uses up odds and ends!).

  45. Annika says:

    I‘d love to make the Snowdrift Shawl. Such a clever design!

  46. Shawn Walker says:

    Emily’s favourite socks & the baubles vest! ❤️

  47. SuzeJo O'Connell says:

    Oh I so so NEED to knit the Snowdrift shawl and the Barn sweater, the Eastwind jacket, the Full Moon wrap and … Oh just absolutely everything! *sighs* it’s all just so so beautiful and the book looks simply magical ! I’d even wish for a heap of snow for the rest of the Winter just to be able to knit & wear those garments! ⛄⛄⛄⛄⛄ good luck everyone !

  48. Debra Garman says:

    I would to knit a shawl from the book.Shawls are perfect for the mild winters in Australia as it doesn’t get very cold in winter in this part of the country.Thankyou so much for the support during the awful bush fires

  49. Nancy says:

    I would knit the soiree sweater. The book is beautiful.

  50. Louise says:

    This is such a sweet set and such a generous give away. There are many patterns in the book I would like to knit – particularly the mittens. But as an avid sock knitter I would also like to try Emily’s favourite socks.

  51. Mary Apikos says:

    Da socks!! Dose socks!!!
    I’ve never knit socks before but I’ve been lurking at patterns for a long while. I have been waiting for a sock pattern that was just the perfect amount of ribbing. Of course those mittens with a madder lining are just de-licious :)

  52. Faye Gray says:

    I love the mitts and one of the lovely shawls would be a treat.

  53. Faye Gray says:

    one of the lovely shawls would be a treat.

  54. Letty says:

    I almost couldn’t pick which thing I like most in that beautiful book. Because really, it’s the look of all the knits together that really is what is so beautiful. So I would just say a whole outfit. And if I had to choose one the shawl.

  55. Morag Duller says:

    So much choice about what to knit. But I love the Persephone mitts so I would have to start with those. They are so versatile. You could wear them in so many different ways – 1 layer or 2 – depending on the weather.

  56. Jane Brindley says:

    I would love to knit frost for a delightfully light and warming sweater.

  57. Jill says:

    I would love to knit the soiree sweater. Happy new year.

  58. Jacqui Galloway says:

    I love the Soiree sweater. It looks so comfy and I love knitting cable.

  59. Kathleen Robertshaw says:

    All of the patterns look enticing, and would suit my outdoor lifestyle, but I’m especially intrigued by the bobbly-fronted vest. There again, the overjumper looks especially practical and attractive. Hmmm…

  60. Patti Black-Lightfoot says:

    Oooh I love those socks! I would have to make a few hats too. Thank you for the give-away. ❄️⛄️

  61. Loren Gaffin says:

    I would like to knit the Sky Hill hat and a pair of mittens. Overall, I love the projects in this book!

  62. Donna Leonard says:

    Emily’s Favourite Socks

  63. Maria Pimenta says:

    What a lovely way to begin a sunny Friday!
    – An email from my favourite yarnshop;
    – A lovely book from a talented designer;
    – An exciting giveaway.

    My last time in London was special because I’ve been in Loop. Of course I had to buy some beautiful skeins and magazines.
    Can’t wait to start Soirée and Winterberry at the same time!
    Bless you for helping wildlife in Australia!

    Love from Porto , Portugal

  64. Liisa Salminen says:

    I Will knit Emily’s Favourite Socks and many others from that lovely book

  65. Dorothea Tilroe says:

    I would knit a pair of snowshoe socks for my son. He saw me knitting socks and said that his feet get very cold and he needed a pair of warm socks!

  66. Helen Kurtz says:

    I love the fluffy sweater with the triangular side insert but would also like to knit the mitts as they sound very cosy with the liner.

  67. Asteride says:

    Thank you for all you are doing for Doctors Without Borders and all the other initiatives. You are truly an inspiration. The book is rich and full of beautiful patterns. I would knit Soirée.

  68. Elizabeth Fison says:

    I would like to knit the Barn sweater, and some socks , the Persephone mitts, oh and one of the shawls

  69. Donna Cahill says:

    Emily’s favorite socks are on my list. I was lucky to snag a Viola yarn sock set at the Loop Pop Up shop this past November in New York

  70. Teresa says:

    It’s hard to pick just one because I’d like to knit them all. So I choose the one on page 22 because if I had the book, this would be the first to knit.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  71. Kate Newton says:

    I love the look of the socks, a nice traditional rib pattern you don’t often see. I can see myself knitting several pairs of these.

  72. Peggy says:

    The socks! I am already trying to determine my 2020 Christmas gifts for my great nieces. Three teens! Or maybe the mittens…

  73. Zelah Pengilley says:

    Let 2020 be the year I crack socks! Snowshoe socks for me.

  74. Michelle says:

    I would love to knit Soirée It would be a learning curve for me but who wouldn’t want that challenge to end up with a beautiful sweater.

  75. Kelli Winter says:

    The sweater in photo number 21 looks just perfect for me. I am excited to get this book.

  76. Michelle M says:

    I would love to knit a Frost sweater. The decorative raglan seams are so cool.

  77. Pamela Manning says:

    What beautiful patterns & amazing photography. I would start with the mittens & liners (what a great idea!) & then the cosy Barn Sweater.

  78. I would knit the soirée sweater and snowshoe socks. They’d be perfect for Maine winters!

  79. Gillian says:

    I would love to knit the boot socks as well as the mittens to keep me warm when I visit my daughter and grandchildren in the far north of Norway.

  80. Haylee Bruce says:

    I would love to knit Full Moon shawl. The pattern looks beautiful and would be really cosy on a cold, crisp winters morning

  81. Cate Hursthouse says:

    Definitely Emily’s socks for me. My new year resolution is to tackle socks this year.

  82. Cate Hursthouse says:

    Definitely Emily’s socks for me. My new year resolution is to tackle socks this year.

  83. RoseMarie says:

    Hey knitting Folk.
    I would knit the Skyhill Mittens.
    I‘am bicyclist and need Mittens all the Time for warm hands.
    Best wishes

  84. Etta Van Buhler says:

    I would like to knit the mittens now that you’ve drawn my attention to them, I love the design, elegantly simple.

  85. jam says:

    The Favourite Socks! If your feet are warm, the rest of you will be fine.

  86. Kim says:

    I will knit the mittens. In winter I love mittens b3cause the fingers can keep each other warm. Denver, Colorado

  87. Janice says:

    I would love to knit the Skyhill Hat! The Icelandic wool would make it a dream to cast on!

  88. Karen H says:

    4ply held double? Snowshoe socks sound amazing!

    • Sarah Donson says:

      This is a hard one but I think I’d go for the Snowshoe socks first. It’s getting frostier every day and harder to keep the toes comfortably warm.

  89. Helen Wilson says:

    I’ve been a fingerless mitten cheerleader for some time but the Perephone mittens are fingertip treats! I’m liking the Frost sweater, the name compliments the mohair lace yarn.

  90. Susannah Crowley says:

    Such a delicious opportunity to immerse myself in the uplifting sensory experience of warmth colour, texture and quiet concentration in the deep midwinter!

  91. JBP says:

    Love the look of those Favorite Socks variations — so cheerful and clever in the use of color.

  92. Alison Fowler says:

    Emily’s favourite socks are just what I am looking for. Tending to my llamas on a cold winter’s day can be foot numbing and these socks are just perfect, along with the double mitt kit for my frozen fingers.

  93. Ailsa says:

    The Soiree sweater is gorgeous, perfect for layering up or going over my pyjamas of an evening.

  94. Beverley says:

    I would love and to knit the Persephone Mittens for my extremely cold hands. Liners would be perfect with the hardwearing outer mitten. Just reading the blog has made me feel the warmth and comfort of the soft lining. Single mittens are just not warm enough for me now.

    Emily’s favourite socks are very appealing too! Extremities covered, warmth would be amazing as cold hands and feet are something I suffer from winter and summer.

    This blog post brings warmth to 2020

  95. Devette Lancon says:

    Oh my…definitely the Skyhill mitts. In all the years I have knit I’ve never made a pair of mittens but it is happening this year! That is one of the many things that I love about knitting…the constant opportunity to learn something new.♥️

  96. Anne Lenjou says:

    I follow Emily on instagram, she makes such gorgeous things and her photos are magnificent
    I would love to win her book and the yarn so I could knit the Skyhill hat or her lovely mits!
    I’m keeping my fingers crossed for this fantastic giveaway!

  97. Heather Doyal says:

    I would love to knit Emily’s favorite socks because my house is cold and drafty and a colorful pair of socks would be ideal to brighten up a dreary winter’s day. I seem to have a year of the sock, year of mitts etc. It’s time for more socks but I could do with some inspiration.

  98. Jen says:

    Both sock patterns look lovely. I’m always interested in ways to use up scraps of yarn

  99. Suzan Minton says:

    After suffering from the cold so badly, I yearn to knit all the items from this book to keep me snuggle and warm.

  100. Tiina T. says:

    Soirée sweater would be on my knitting list. Looks so warm and cosy to wear in cold winter days.

  101. Loraine McLean says:

    I would knit the Persephone Mittens, with such a soft and cosy inner they would be a godsend for cold fingers. But to be honest there isn’t anything I wouldn’t knit in this book, what a beautiful collection.

  102. Sara Foster says:

    I’ve seen lots of great looking Skyhill so would love to knit those, plus Emily’s Favourite Socks.

  103. Shannon Russo says:

    All the designs are so beautiful. I just favorited the Snowdrift shawl in Ravelry, and I would also like to knit the Barn sweater. Thank you for the giveaway!

  104. Gail M says:

    The Eastwind cardigan/coat has been my favourite from the first moment I received this beautiful book.

  105. Snow says:

    I want to knit whichever pattern is the warmest as it is -50℉ here in interior Alaska and that doesn’t include chill factor. I’m currently knitting mittens so my hands will stay warm handling the wool. I have to admit knitters do get a bit giddy about this weather because it’s usually wrap up, knit and watch dvds kind of weather.

  106. Aara Suksi says:

    I have the Soiree sweater near the top of my queue. I love the shape and the softness of it.

  107. Jillian Hunt says:

    Sweaters and shawls would be first but love them all x

  108. Lesley says:

    I’d definitely want to knit the Eastwind jacket – it looks so cosy warm and comfortable – like a massive hug.

  109. Kathleen A. English says:

    I need to knit the Persephone Mittens and Interchangeable Mitten Liners! As well as the jacket/sweater modeled with the mittens! What a beautiful collection!!

  110. Ilaria says:

    I love handknitted socks, and I’d love to knit Emily’s favourite socks♡

  111. Louise Doire says:

    Such a beautiful book. I’d love to make the mittens, the socks and a shawl!

  112. Carolyn Kendrick says:

    I’d love to knit the double knit mittens for my daughter who suffers from cold hands in winter

  113. Nicola says:

    I’d love a hard copy of this book as I have the digital version. I knit a pair of snowshoe sock over Christmas – so sumptuous!. My plan would be to knit the Skyhill hat next as it reminds me of the one Lyra wears in the recent Dark Materials dramatisation.

  114. Mariaeb says:

    A beautiful book! Would love to work through every pattern in this book! I would start with the Skyfall Hat, and the mittens!

  115. Jan says:

    May I answer, “all of them”…starting with the Soiree sweater!

  116. Jorunn Mjåland Ellen says:

    I would knit the Skyhill hat and the snowdrift shawl :-)

  117. Claudia says:

    I am hoping to knit the snowshoe socks and the mitten liners, right after I finish some knits for a new grandchild who is on the way. Just time more time!

  118. Laura Stephens says:

    I would knit the Snowdrift wrap… I love snuggling into a big warm cloud, and this one looks SO soft. I’m quite taken by the idea of wrapping and tying behind as it is so big.

  119. Penny says:

    A glorious book. The long pink scarf has an interesting texture that speaks to me. A generous giveaway. Thank you

  120. Alicia says:

    Snowshoe socks – you can never have too many.

  121. Judith A Brake says:

    I would embrace the Soirèe sweater – it caught my eye immediately so simple, cozy and a mild twist of cable – that’s my path thru my knitting journey. Thanks for the giveaway – Beautiful Book.

  122. Dectora Gander says:

    I love this book! I would knit the snowshoe socks to use up some yarn remnants, but would start with the Persephone mittens because I love the idea of a lined mitten and could learn the techniques to add linings to other mitten (and hat?) patterns.

  123. Malinda Conger says:

    Emily’s Favorite Socks! I am in full-on sock knitting mode :)

  124. Gail says:

    Cosy Snowshoe Socks would be top of my list – thanks for the opportunity to win.

  125. Jacinta says:

    I’d love to knit the Snowshoe socks from Knits About Winter for my hubby for his photography trip to the Scottish Highlands.

  126. Laura Brookes says:

    Love this book, viola yarn and moel view yarn, have both in my stash. Have made favourite and snowshoe socks and for my next garment I am using my own handspun for a barn sweater.

  127. Fiona says:

    I’d love to knit a pair or two of the Snowshoe socks. I’ve recently restarted knitting socks again and am loving trying different patterns and yarns. This book would be a fantastic addition to my knitting library!

  128. Allie Lazell says:

    I would knit the Eastwind jacket… it’s just the shape I’m looking for, it would be a joy to knit and it would probably become an heirloom to be handed down, I can only imagine the snugliness it would give me. Heaven!

  129. Nicola McGovern says:

    The snowshoe socks look gorgeous. I love a good sock project.

  130. Anne Dagrun Bråthen says:

    I would love to knit the beautiful vest. I don’t know the name but it’s wonderful ❤️

  131. Carole Finger says:


  132. Heather Forsythe says:

    The Persephone mittens caught my attention right away (I love knitting mittens!), but the subtle details and great underbust stitch work in the Barn sweater would have my needles clicking fast!

  133. Michele says:

    It would be all about the double mitts for me-living in NYC, our winter days can start ice cold and change to just a bit cold by the afternoon. It would be great to have this layering set to add/take away layers as the temperature changes throughout the day. Thank you fir this generous giveaway!

  134. stephanie says:

    in my pursuit of knitting down the stash, emily’s favorite socks would be a first knit for me….but then, in the spirit of INCREASING the stash, I would probably need to gather yarn to the soiree sweater. Love it@

  135. Rachel Gleed says:

    Love this book! I would make the Skyhill Hat first as I have the perfect amount of John Arbon Textiles Viola yarn.

  136. Barbara Vassallo says:

    The Everyday Socks – I have been knitting since I was a young girl, but have never made socks. I purchased 3 skeins of Life in the Long Grass @ the NY pop up to start learning & have been researching patterns since November.
    Thank you for this fun, timely giveaway.

  137. Leslie says:

    I would love to knit the Snowdrift shawl for my grandmother. She’s 95 and is going south to Florida for the winter but is always cold, and wears one of my hand knitted shawls daily.

  138. Dani says:

    Emily’s socks. I am in the mood for socks. And it’s great to find a new pattern. Looking forward to getting some of your great sock yarn to try out.

  139. Susanna Craib-Cox says:

    Full moon. The whole book is amazing but I’d pick that first

  140. Paula G Barta says:

    The book looks fabulous and I love the idea of the mittens with a luxe liner. I would be thrilled to win either.

  141. Sarah says:

    I would like to knit the Snowdrift Shawl and am busy collecting different colour mohairs :)

  142. Elizabeth Stone says:

    I’d love to make the Persephone mittens to keep me cozy while walking my dogs in Colorado!

  143. Sandy says:

    I’ve had my eye on Barn but then there is Eastwind or me Frost….
    . Definitely hard too choose

  144. Sue says:

    I’ve been planning on knitting Soiree for ages! Now that I’ve finished Christmas present socks ( for my lovely dog walking neighbour) I could start now?
    It is such a wonderful book..

  145. Laura H. says:

    I have in my queue the Snowshoe Socks, but knit with some sport-weight locally-made mohair/wool blend, which will hopefully make a warm and indestructible boot sock! I also want to knit the Interchangeable Mitten Liners; I never wear handknit mittens because they don’t keep my hands warm enough, and the liners are a genius idea!

  146. Peta~Ann Cowan says:

    What an lovely give away. I just love the whole book but I love the cardigan, and I’m actively looking for a cardigan to make. The photography in the book is superb. It would be such a treat to have. I’ll cross my fingers till the 2th.

  147. patti ratchford says:

    I love the Full Moon wrap and that would be first one. Love everything about it. then its a toss between the Skyhill hat and Emily’s Favourite socks.

  148. Valerie Tucker says:

    I’d love to make the snowdrift shawl it is truly exquisite!

  149. Samantha says:

    I love all the patterns in the book, but this new year I have set myself a task of learning to knit my first pair of socks… I would LOVE to knit the socks in this book!!

  150. Kathleen Kurz says:

    I would love to knit the Eastwind jacket. Such a gorgeous pattern!

  151. Kari Chamberlin says:

    I would like to knit Emily’s Favourite socks. They look so cozy!

  152. Beate says:

    Soirée sweater is so lovely – and I would like to take up sock knitting again with Snowshoe or the Favourite Sock Variations.

  153. Lynn says:

    I have had the Persephone Mittens in my queue for ages. They are the prettiest, timeless mitts I have ever seen.

  154. Lisa Fairhall says:

    I am in love with the Barn jumper!!

  155. Ros Atkins says:

    I would love to knit the double layer mittens my fingers get so cold when walking my dog this time of year and they’d be much easier to wear than gloves!

  156. Jane Cavolina says:

    I’m all about socks, but I would love to knit the Apricite sweater in Emily Foden’s beautiful wool.

  157. Sandi Pellikaan says:

    After the mitts, i would love to knit the snowshoe socks. So warm & cozy!

  158. Donna says:

    I’d knit the alluring Skyhill Hat! And such beautiful photography in the whole book

  159. You had me at the Persephone Mitts pattern, but then I started looking at the rest of the patterns and the beauty of the book and I had to jump from my smartphone to a larger screen to appreciate the photography. And the color ways—yum! I’ve played around a bit with natural dyeing using gathered materials and love the soft subtlety of the colors. Winter, indeed!

  160. Merrill Hayes says:

    Snowshoe socks. What my son and family living in Finland have been requesting but I have been uncertain about. Both yarn and pattern look perfect for their winter and me to make.

  161. Stacey B says:

    I love the Skyhill hat ! It looks so cozy !

  162. Lulu says:

    The Eastwind jacket! Beautiful pattern!

  163. Helena Vallis says:

    I would love to knit the Snowshoe Socks

  164. Jane says:

    I would love to have a go at knitting Emily’s favourite socks. I have knit socks and it is on my list of things to do in 2020

  165. Shiela says:

    It’s a snowy day here – our first snow day! I’m finishing up a hat and wow, this book. I’m going to make the cabled sweater coz cables are next on my Learn It list. Those beautiful socks too…Happy New Year to all of you at Loop.

  166. Lindsey Fairweather says:

    I’ve never made socks, but I think I’m ready! I’d give those a try. After making mitts on a small circumference, I think it should be do-able!

  167. Anna Renton-Green says:

    It looks like a gorgeous book. I love the Soirée sweater and would love to have a go at that – after the Persephone Mittens and the Snowshoe socks. Beautiful!

  168. emily dupras-carceles says:

    I love a lot of the accessories in this book – the mittens definitely but also the Skyhill and Full moon shawls. Most of all though, I’ve wanted to knit Barn since I saw it – simple and easy, just looks so comfortable. And maybe another Soirée – truly a beautiful sweater.

  169. Johanna Wood says:

    What a lovely book! I was immediately drawn to that lovely shawl- Would be perfect right about now!

  170. Judi Gomes says:

    I’d love to knit a pair of the mitts with liners – perfect for keeping my permanently cold hands warm when I’m out walking the dog!

  171. Cheryl Higgins says:

    Oh, so beautiful, all these Knits About Winter! I have my eye on knitting Barn, then Soirée, and some socks of course. The Full Moon wrap is also lovely. All this will likely take more than one winter!

  172. Sara Ann Critser says:

    I’d start with the Soirée sweater and just keep going. So many nice needed things!

  173. Barbara Paul says:

    I have had this book on my wish list for a while. I would knit the beautiful cardigan/jacket that is fastened with duffle coat buttons.
    I have been wondering how best to make a donation to Australia – your mention of Doctors Without Borders has given me the answer.

  174. Judith burke says:

    I would knit winterberry so cosy if I am not lucky enough to win I 5hink I will be buying the book anyhow making me wish for snow

  175. Erica K says:

    What a beautiful kit! I really want to make the vest too!

  176. Mara Palmer says:

    I live on a small farm on Vancouver Island called La Ferme des Rêves’. I would so like to make the double mittens shown in this blog.

  177. Elle L says:

    I love the look of the lovely shawls in the book – so cosy for next winter

  178. Caroline Edwards says:

    I am relatively new to knitting and would love to try the Skyhill mitts and hat. I would also love to read more about Emily’s journey to having her own dye studio and the inspiration for her colour ways and designs. I hope that in time my skills would be up to trying some of the more adventurous patterns in the book.

  179. Sian says:

    The socks! I don’t think you can have too many socks. The book looks beautiful.

  180. MJ says:

    All the knits are so beautiful. I think I’d knit Winterberry as I often find that vests are perfect for winter warmth. Although I’m also sorely tempted by Persephone because nothing beats hand-knit mittens.

  181. Sarah Lord says:

    What a lovely book, I would love to knit the snowshoe socks

  182. Carol Baumann says:

    Happy New Year!

    I would love to win the give away of the Double Mitts with clever liner and Emily’s book Knits About Winter and knit one of the beautiful shawls or Soiree sweater.
    We were lucky to visit London last October and one of my highlights was a visit to Loop London! We found our way from the tube in central London to your beautiful shop. I’m knitting with the fabulous yarns I lugged back to the USA – Weepaca, Uncommon Threads, etc. Just fabulous! Can’t wait to visit London again and your beautiful shop!

  183. Dm Stuart says:

    What a fab book! It would have to be the Persephone mitts and liners – never seen anything like them. Can’t wait!

  184. Dorothy Umans says:

    Choosing which one to do first is the challenge. I was so excited when I saw the persephone and liner patterns. If there was no other reason to purchase the book, this alone would have done it. But also loved the skyhill hat and will probably do the mitts (mittens). but then too am interested in the barn sweater and one of the sock design versions. and… they say, don’t buy a book unless there are at least 2 – 3 patterns you want? Let’s try just about everything!

  185. Cath Bellerby says:

    There is a pop up shop near where I live and all the items from the book are on display. I love the persephone mittens and liners and the socks as I am an obsessive sock knitter.

  186. Laura G says:

    The motif and textured edging on the full moon scarf are beautiful and unique, I would love to knit and wear that!

  187. Sue says:

    I think Barn is a must – although Soirée is also amazing! So many beautiful patterns – can I find the time to knit them all!

  188. Sonja Loyd says:

    I would love for knot the
    Soirée sweater, or the snowflake socks. Most likely both ,

  189. Pauline french says:

    I have this book which I love to lay in bed at night and look at the lovely pictures the patterns are all so lovely I would like to knit them all

  190. Lynn Krekemeyer says:

    Thanks Loop for another great give away offer! 2020 is going to be my year of socks so I would love to knit the Snowshoe socks!!

    Have a great one!

  191. Vanessa B says:

    “Snowshoe socks” look brilliant and a perfect way to use my yarns of many colours. They would brighten the coming winter days to perfection. Thank you for another amazing giveaway.

    • Trine says:

      I am allmost finished with my beautyful Soiree sweater in the most stunning yarn from viola ✨✨ i can’t wait to live in it the rest of the Winter ❄️

  192. Carmel Mayfield says:

    I’d love to hit the Snowhill hat. You can never have too many knitted hats in winter!

  193. Louise Aka Lavender Loops says:

    I think one of the mitten patterns as they are something I’ve not tried before … although the whole thumb thing I find scary.

  194. I just started knitting again after more than 20 years. This book looks like a real treasure. The striped shawl is my absolute favourite.

  195. Naomi Bowie says:

    Snowshoe Socks just right for winter!

  196. Judi M says:

    Eastwind is beautiful, would be lovely to knit! Thank you!

  197. Nia says:

    What a stunningly beautiful book! I love Eastwind especially <3

  198. Charlotte says:

    What a lovely giveaway! I’d already been looking at the Persephone kit, but apart from that I really like the look of the Frost sweater, and have the perfect yarn in my stash :).

  199. Brenda Matthews says:

    I don’t think there’s anything in this book I wouldn’t love to knit, but first up ALL THE SOCKS. The double mitts are gorgeous, and the Welsh wool would be fantastic for knitting up for my husband, who was born in Wales but has lived here on the west coast of Canada since he was a small child.

  200. Michelle P says:

    I would love to knit Snowdrift, as I’m in a serious mohair phase of my life! Mohair makes everything better:)

  201. Bridie says:

    I love the look of the Snowshoe Socks :) You can never have enough warm socks!

  202. lori says:

    i have been coveting the persephone mittens, especially with our temps dipping to around -25c here for highs this coming week here in alberta.

  203. cj jensen says:

    I would love to knit Emily’s favorite socks

  204. Michele Wass says:

    I want to make Emily’s favourite socks – I love the colour blocking. The simple elegance of the Persephone mitts makes me want to cast on tonight.

  205. Janet Stepura says:

    Soirée! But the socks would be wonderful too. So proud of the contributions you have made to Doctors Without Borders and thanks for the update on Australia’s needs. xx

  206. Nanci Cartwright says:

    Like so many others, the Soirée sweater would be my choice. I knit a lot of sweaters. That’s in addition to the favorite socks and Persephone mittens and liners that you have already mentioned. Lovely patterns all, in this book!

  207. Kathryn says:

    Thank you Loop for another great giveaway. After knitting The Persephone mitts I would like to knit Emily’s favourite socks (in La Bien Aimee, tough sock, Bois de Rose) and then when my hands and feet were toasty warm have a go at Snowdrift.

  208. Lisa says:

    As you can never have enough layers in the winter, I would definitely be doing the tank top. It’s impossible to imagine how we will ever get cold again here in the Adelaide Hills, with the temp up to 45c and bushfire affecting our lives so much. However, even here is gets chilly in the winter,feeding into my love of crafting next to the woodstove.

  209. Anne says:

    Oh lovely !! I’d love to knit the winterberry vest and the full moon scarf!! I need to try at once to knit some socks too!! The book is very tempting!! Xxx

  210. Jill Zarestky says:

    I love the snowdrift shawl! Such beautiful colors.

  211. Calypso says:

    What a beautiful book! My favorite is Eastwind.

  212. Carol Matthews says:

    I think the mitts with liners would make an absolutely wonderful gift for someone special.

  213. Emma Keenan says:

    Beautiful book and patterns! I would love to knit both socks, Winterberry and Snowdrift- probably Soiree and Eastwind too! As well as the Persephone mittens and liners, such a clever idea.

  214. Eleni Zachari says:

    I really like the Persephone Mittens pattern and the idea of Mitten Liners! So cute! And then I would like to knit a nice and warm shawl, the book has lovely suggestions! What a wonderful present!

  215. Maggie Hagman says:

    This book has been on my list for a long time. Unfortunately we don’t have many yarn shops in my area. I would love to make the Double Knit mittens. I live in Northern Minnesota where the low last night was -27 Fahrenheit!

  216. Steph says:

    It’s such a beautiful collection! I would love one day to knit the Eastwind jacket, I think it would get so much wear!

  217. Carole C says:

    So many beautiful patterns in this lovely book …quite spoilt for choice !
    I think I would start with the Snowshoe Socks .

  218. Gale Organist says:

    I would make the mitts and liners!

  219. Gale says:

    Winterberry! I love the bobbles and cables! Texture work is my favourite! And any and all of the socks!

  220. Alison Belsom says:

    There’s so many I’d like to knit,but I think I’d start with a cosy pair of socks and the mittens!

  221. Zsu says:

    What a beautiful book! I would love the Persephone mitts.

  222. Anita says:

    My feet are always cold! The snowshoe socks look fabulous and would love to have go at those!

  223. Julia says:

    I’d love to knit a pair of cozy winter socks to keep my tootsies nice and warm.

  224. Barbara says:

    This book is just too beautiful to pick one pattern, but I’d probably start with Winterberry. How beautiful is it?!

  225. Dorothy says:

    So much to love about this book and Persephone mitt pattern! I had to switch from my smartphone to a larger screen to take in the beauty of the photography. The landscape resonates with me as I, too, grew up in a “harsh, yet magical” landscape. Wonderful subtle shades of winter in photos and yarn.

  226. Imke Himstedt says:

    I bought the book last year specifically to knit this mitten set – alas I haven’t got round to it yet…
    Emily’s favourite socks are in the running too.

  227. Manuela Jiménez Porras says:

    !!Me encantan los jerseys y los chals!!

  228. Diana says:

    The Persephone mitts and Favourite socks would be first on my knit list! Lovely!

  229. Tamara says:

    Thanks for a lovely giveaway! I have the yarn to knit Soirée, and I’m just waiting to fit it in. I’ve loved this design, since it came out in Pom Pom Quarterly. I also love the idea of Snowdrift, but I don’t have enough stashed mohair/silk yet.

  230. Carol says:

    Wow! What absolutely beautiful patterns! Apart from the Persephone mitts, I’d love to knit the Eastwind Jacket, the socks, Frost and and ….

  231. Louise Cowey says:

    I would love to knit Emily’s Favourite Socks, I love hiking and have taken to knitting my own boot socks and the ones in this book look perfect. Such a beautiful book.

  232. Martina says:

    I am currently knitting the Frost tunic, I am nearly there. I had been thinking about the socks but I would love to win the yarn for the mittens.

  233. Angela Secker says:

    What a lovely prize! I love all of the patterns obviously but I am particularly drawn to Emilys favourite socks just now . Toasty hands and feet are the best antidote to the chilly winter weather

  234. Christina says:

    What beautiful yarn and inspiring patterns! I could definitely use the mittens and also love the Snowdrift pattern. Thanks for offering such a great prize.

  235. Jessica Jutila says:

    I would love to knit Persephone Mittens and Liners!

  236. Jane Leverton says:

    I would love to knit all of the projects in this gorgeous book, difficult to choose they all look cosy. Love the yarn of course…….

  237. Laura says:

    Provided that if i were a more experienced knitter I would just commit myself to realizing all the patterns in the book in the course of 2020, I would anyway choose to start with Full Moon.

  238. Susie says:

    I can’t stop thinking about Emily’s favourite socks… they caught my eye from the get-go! They would be my first project.

  239. Shirley says:

    I’d like to knit my way through the entire book – such gorgeous patterns!

  240. Jo Farrell says:

    I would definitely knit the Skyhill hat; it is reminiscent of the hat worn by Lyra in the BBC’s recent Dark Materials series.

  241. Eugenia Sojo says:

    I would be very pleased to get the book and the kit.
    I do love Emily’s designs.
    She is great!

    I would knit her favourite socks too

  242. Elizabeth says:

    What a beautiful book and the colours are amazing. It would have to be the Snowshoe socks first for me for warm, toasty feet.
    Thank you.

  243. Sue Sutherland says:

    For me it would have to be the snowshoe socks – using up all my random balls of sock yarn means room for more and toasty toes too…win win situation!

  244. Helena says:

    I woulf like to knit full moon to wrap aroind my shoulders, skyhill hat, and I think its time to learn how to knit socks.
    What I have sern from the book it looks wonderful.

  245. Emma Fitzsimmons says:

    I would love to knit a wrap or shawl ready for our Australian winter. Although not as cold as yours, they do get a bit chilly out by the fire pit :-)

  246. Kay Meyer says:

    It’s all fabulous; the book and yarns – all yummy.
    Great photography, just would love to browse this book.
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  247. Zahra says:

    So hard to pick just one pattern but the Skyhill Hat and the socks look like the perfect portable project to make on the tube – and beautiful enough to gift.

  248. Eeva Valentine says:

    What a lovely book! My first project would be Emily’s favourite socks. All her designs are beautiful!

  249. Elaine Wolstenholme says:

    Love the Madder Colour way. I’d knit the Winterberry vest, lovely detail and looks warm and cozy.

  250. Melanie says:

    What a wonderful book of patterns. I would knit Eastwind and Skyhill, both look terrific. Thanks for all the inspiration. Happy January!

  251. Kelley Wong says:

    Soiree of course!

  252. Ali says:

    I’d love to make Eastwind, Snowdrift and Emily’s Favorite Sock Variations after the mitts….for starters. They are all lovely patterns!!

  253. Eva says:

    Love the persephone mitts but would also love a soiree sweater.

  254. Trish Austad says:

    Such a beautiful book! I’d love to make the Soirée sweater, Skyhill hat and Eastwind jacket. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  255. Julia Choate says:

    Definitely Emily’s favourite socks and the Soirée sweater (for starters!). I bought some really lovely yarn from your store while visiting from South Africa over the Christmas break, and these would be the perfect patterns to use my treasured Loop skeins on! :)

  256. Daniel Holroyd-Thomas says:

    Eastwind Jacket for my sister; I think she’d love it!

  257. Rosemary Tyler says:

    I would love to do the socks and a sweater. In fact everything is gorgeous!

  258. Laura San José Redondo says:

    Dear Loop friends,

    A wonderful book! I will love to knit a beautiful pair of socks for my mum.

    Best regards!

  259. Candice B says:

    I’d love to knit the Persephone mitts. While it’s summer here in Australia, I’d love to have them ready for our chilly winter.

  260. Anne-Sophie Le Foll says:

    Bonjour et Bonne année 2020
    I try to speak english HAPPY NEW YEAR
    I love your store and i hope one day i can come to meet you
    Thank you for the giveaway patterns in the book knit about winter are so beautiful but i have a crush for soirée

  261. Caroline says:

    I would love to knit some of the double mitts. Two pairs, one for me and one for my mum!

  262. Laura says:

    What a great giveaway! Thank you! All patterns are gorgeous, but I would choose Full Moon! <3

  263. Jule says:

    I just love the simplicity of the Barn jumper with just the right amount of du the detail that would perfectly suit my (in the works) capsule wardrobe. And -of course – I would love to make the mittens aswell! Basically most of the patterns, I would like to knit

  264. Naomi says:

    Those double mitts are great! I love the idea of putting the soft side next to your skin. I am eyeing to make Emily’s favorite socks and the soiree sweater.

  265. Yvonne says:

    Would love to knit Emiliy’s favorite socks But thee might be more beautiful options in this book I guess☺️

  266. Annelie Storbjörk says:

    First out I would like to make the double mitts and then look at all those mezmarising photos in the book for future knits

  267. Lauren D says:

    I would love to knit a nice warm pair of mittens; it would be my first pair!

  268. Jen N says:

    I’d love to try knitting the double mitts as the Moel View Yarn colours look beautiful for this pattern. I also can’t resist a pair of socks so definitely would try the snowshoe socks too!!

  269. Pippa Howard says:

    After knitting the Double Mitts, I would like to knit the Snowdrift shawl. It looks beautifully light and snug, and I love the soft colours, and the simple geometric design.

  270. Emma says:

    I would love to knit the Soiree sweater!

  271. Traci Roberts says:

    Definitely the Snowshoe socks! I cannot knit enough socks :)

  272. Ann Lloyd says:

    Hard choice! I liked the tank top with the moss stitch, cables and bobbles. Then I liked the shawl with the wavy pattern… THEN I saw the long pullover, longer at the back, with the side slits.. That’s the one!

  273. Beata says:

    I would love to knit the Emily’s Favorite Socks i am new to sock knitting but i especialy love the colors of them but honestly everything looks so pretty!!

  274. Amanda Harrison says:

    Would love to make the Double Mitts – mitts are so much warmer than gloves and these look super warm. Such a great book

  275. Harriet says:

    Oh what a lovely giveaway ☺️ I’d love to make the snowshoe socks – I’ve aleatory knitted socks in single 4ply weight, but it would be great to have a pair of boot socks for the winter ❄️

  276. Monica Gomez says:

    I will love to knit the persephone mittens They look so warm

  277. Sarah says:

    Amazing giveaway, this looks like a beautiful book, and Moel View Yarn is always super special. I’d love to knit the double mitts or any/all of the sweaters!

  278. Anneli Svensson says:

    I would love to knit the double mittens this winter!

  279. Jennifer says:

    I would love to knit the Soirée and the Eastwind jumpers along with the double mittens

  280. Louise says:

    So generous, so gorgeous! Socks, socks and more socks for me!!!

  281. Jane Brown says:

    How to choose from so many beautiful patterns! I think the double mittens would be my favourite to start with….

  282. Nathalie baharian says:

    I have never made mittens. So that will be in the list. And I am sure I will wip something else from the book. Have many yarn goodies from your shop

  283. Wendy says:

    I’ve been wanting to knit the skyhill hat.

  284. Susan Masseu says:

    What a lovely way to start the new year. I’ve really had my eye on the Persephone mitts and liners for a awhile. I love the idea of wearing them as I walk by the water. As for a second project, an afternoon sipping a hot chocolate flipping through “Knits About Winter” would be amazing. That’s how I would pick out that next project

  285. Nancy says:

    I would love to knit the mittens with the lining.

  286. Marie-Madeleine says:

    I would love to knit the Snowshoe socks as my first hand knitted socks! They would surely keep my feet very warm.

  287. Louise Ling says:

    I would knit the snowshoe socks to use the yarn I have left from other socks, and then work my way through the rest of this gorgeous book.

  288. Alina says:

    I would absolutely love to knit the mittens! They yarn is so amazing! I’ve always wanted some, but my budget won’t allow it yet :(
    Thank you for the opportunity x

  289. Philippa says:

    I adore to learn how to knit the mitts. Quite possibly not the best item to learn to knit with, but I would very much love some.

  290. Helena Andersson says:

    I would like to knit Full moon to wrap around my sholders, and also Winterberry. It seems to be a wonderful book.

  291. Marisa says:

    I would try the double mittens, simply and beautiful.

  292. I would knit the double mittens are so simple and beautiful.

  293. Alice says:

    I would knit the soiree sweater, it is beautiful like the book.

  294. Marie says:

    I would love to knit Persephone or Barn. I wish you a happy new year

  295. Sally GENTLE says:

    I would love to make the socks, they are so exquisite

  296. Deborah Stephenson says:

    I love the Knits about Winter book. I’d like to make the Eastwind jacket as well as her mitts and socks.

  297. Melanie says:

    I’d love to play with colours and knit Snowdrift. This book is gorgeous.

  298. Michelle Fayers says:

    I would love to knit Soirée or Snowdrift.

  299. What beautifull mits ! I’ll like to knit them,please enter me un the giveaway.Love.Couson

  300. MummaP says:

    What a fabulous melange of world knitting this gorgeous book offers. I love the idea of Icelandic yarn that’s been born, bred, and woven in Wales. The boot socks sound like a project with my name on

  301. Andre says:

    I think for me I would love to knit one of her shawls, so beautiful. Great giveaway thank you x

  302. Chloe says:

    It’s hard to choose just one but I’d love to knit Frost. It looks so cosy and soft as if you were wearing a cloud! Such beautiful patterns.

  303. Sara Denbo says:

    The Skyhill Hat looks like it would be perfect for every member of my family! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  304. Vicki Williams says:

    A cowl would be amazing

  305. Elise O'Connor says:

    You always have the most beautiful knits. I would love to knit the double mitts as a gift for a dear friend.

  306. Sue Robinson xx says:

    I would knit the Snowshoe socks to wear in my Wellies. So snug and cosy !!!

  307. Della says:

    I love the sweater but reality tells me I would knit the simple socks. I love the simplicity and the colours used.
    When I visited your shop two years ago, all the way from Vancouver Canada, I ended up purchasing some Canadian Viola yarn as my souvenir because I have yet to find it in any local shop.

  308. Amanda says:

    I think I’d start with the Persephone Mitts and liners or Skyhill Hat. The whole book looks beautiful, I’d like to knit them all!

  309. Tracey says:

    I love the Eastwind and have Viola yarn to knit two different versions. All the patterns are so lovely!

  310. Hannah says:

    I love the full moon wrap and want to knit it in an undyed woolly wool

  311. Suzie says:

    ‘Knits about Winter’ is such a ‘cool’ name for such a ‘warm’ feeling book! Soirée sweater makes you welcome winter & overcome the January blues!!

  312. Allison Taylor says:

    Soirée is definitely on the top of my list! I also love the Skyhill hat! Such a delightful book of patterns for the cold winter days!

  313. Christine says:

    I would love to knit the snowdrift shawl, all the designs are amazing.

  314. Ana Valencia says:

    I will knit the Skyhill Hat and Skyhill Mitts

  315. Sarah Rose says:

    What a beautiful book ! As well as making the double mitts I would love to make a complete set and knit one of the shawls and hat.

    One of my aims for this year is to also knit a pair of socks and I would love to try Emily’s favourite socks.

    Thank you for such a lovely “giveaway”.

    • Such a dreamy book. Lovely pictures! I think the snow shoe socks would definitely be a bit, not only knitted by me, but also by my boyfriend. He loves knitting socks and is always looking for new and good patterns!

  316. Karen says:

    Would love to knit the soirée sweater

  317. Gail Roberts says:

    I am nuts about Knits About Winter!
    Beautiful photography of 12 inspirational knits.
    I’d particularly like to knit the cosy socks and shawl – “Bendigedig”❣️

  318. Himiko says:

    It would have to be the snowdrift…. what a glorious shawl/wrap…. But just about everything in this book calls out to be knit!

  319. Lucinda says:

    Such a beautiful book! The snowshoe socks because I’ve lots of 4ply to use up after n asking my mum the Tuli cowl which she fell in love with in yourshop of wonders!

  320. Clare Owen says:

    Ooh ..I would definitely want to knit the snowshoe socks..what a perfect way to use up loop stash on these cold nights. Definitely what midwinter evenings are for x

  321. Kate Howden says:

    I like all of the patterns in the book but I would first love to make the Frost jumper (and maybe one for my mum too!) – it looks so cosy yet stylish.

    Thanks for a lovely giveaway!

  322. Sarah Skinner says:

    I love the sound of those Snowshoe socks ! They sound quick to make and wonderful to wear.

  323. Sue Wright says:

    Soirée sweater and snow hill hat for me! Wish my winter view out the window this morning looked like that: snow days = knit days ❄️


    Definitely the Persephone Mitts!

  325. Susi Bancroft says:

    I would love to knot the full moon wrap – those beautiful textures many moons!

  326. Pia Benincasa says:

    Great giveaway! I would knit the hat for sure. This year my winter is all for Hats. Thank you and happy knitting days!

  327. Chiara Quaglia says:

    Love this book, it’s quite poetic.
    And I need a new pair of mittens … Or socks

  328. Siobhan Birks says:

    It has to be the cost sucks for me!
    A beautiful book – thank you for the give away chance!

  329. Lisan Knipping says:

    I would love to knit the socks, despite the fact that there is hardly any winter in the Netherlands. But on my way to work by bike (11km) my feet doesn’t get cold.
    Since last yearn I’ve started to collect beautiful knitting books and this book completes the collection more.

  330. Lou Crossley says:

    Skyhill would be my first project. The set would make me feel like I had had the oats for breakfast that gives you a warm glow but without the calories.

  331. Anna R says:

    The snowshoe socks look amazing but think I’ll need to get my knitting skills a bit better first!

  332. Helene Audren says:

    I would love to knit the “soirée sweater.

  333. Rachel says:

    I am hoping to knit the Soirée sweater. That glorious soft shape and the beauty of the detailing has my ❣as well as that name, making me think of lovely soft firelight and a close gathering of friends. Trying to knit with my stash from abandoned projects and bits and pieces of yarn at the moment so soirée will have to wait a while….

  334. I’d also love to knit the full moon scarf / wrap / shawl :) along with everything else in the book !

  335. Heidi Nerurkar says:

    First I would like to knit the Persephone mitts and then probably one of the beautiful socks. This is really such a lovely book full of interesting and good designs!

  336. Ellie says:

    I think the Soirée sweater would be top of my list from the book — good for London and heading home to Canada.
    Everything looks so beautiful, though. I’m sure there wouldn’t be a wasted pattern in there.

  337. Fiona Burrows says:

    I’d really like to knit the Skyhill Hat and Mitts. I remember the book coming out and thinking what a lovely knitting book.

  338. Carmel Corbet says:

    I would love to try knitting some socks, so the snowshoe socks
    Sound fabulous.

  339. Alison Macaulay says:

    I’d love to knit the Snowshoe socks so that I could stomp about in the winter weather. And because knitting a pair of socks is one of my main goals in life.

  340. Denise Dean says:

    A pair of the cosy socks would be a must knit for me. But honestly all the patterns look amazing and I would be spoilt for choice!

  341. Elizabeth Davey says:

    I love the Winterberry top, though I doubt my knitting skills would be up to it! But owning the book and knitting the mittens would probably spur me on to have a go.

  342. Anne Asquith says:

    I’m really getting into hand-knitted socks at the moment so I’d love to try the sock patterns in the book – you can’t beat having warm feet! And warm hands so I’d try the Persephone mitts too with maybe a couple of interchangeable liners for them. I’d love a shawl as well……….

  343. Amanda Lawler says:

    So many comments, how are you ever going to choose!
    I love the look of Emily’s yarns too. Fortunately it gets quite cold in our part of Australia, so I’d knit myself a cosy pair of socks, but I’d have to knit a hat for my daughter too. She loves a beanie. I’d like to think I’d knit one of those cosy jumpers, but I’m such a slow knitter I’d be afraid of not completing it. (But I think I need to buy the book regardless!).

  344. I could do with a pair of mittens today. It’s a cold day in Holland and walking the dogs in the early morning was very cold!

  345. Louise Keron says:

    I just love this book, I would not know which pattern to knit first.The mittens might be a good start to keep my hands warm.The colours in this book are all scrumptious.

  346. Margaret High says:

    I would start with the Snowshoe Socks and go from there. Lots of projects I would love to knit!

  347. Anna Borodai says:

    Knits about Winter book – all the designs are so essential for the warm and cosy Winter ! I am in love for a long time with the Persephone mitts, Winterberry west and Snowdrift shawl. This book can be a wonderful inspiration for gift knitting. All patterns are easy and fast knits with a lot of options.

  348. Andrea says:

    Oh wow! – the Soiree jumper. Just the thing to throw on as a top layer over a dress; gorgeous!

  349. Carrie Botkin says:

    I think I’d make the Skyhill hat and mitts. I love making hats but have never made mitts before.

  350. Monica says:

    This really is a lovely collection, I hadn’t come across it yet. I do love the Persephone mitts, just what one needs in this weather….but the Full moon scarf is quite lovely as well. And I have only just started knitting socks, and love the idea of a pattern that helps use up leftovers!

  351. Ann Skoglund says:

    I would love to knit the Snowshoe socks if I have to choose one pattern. But most of all I’d like to knit everything from that book!

  352. Meredyn McNeil says:

    I would love to win this beautiful book and kit to knit mittens for a dear friend who is undergoing chemo for ovarian cancer. She is in fact also my best knitting buddy, too – and I hope so much that when she recovers from this latest round of chemo and spring starts to appear again, that we can once more sit and knit together in our favourite places outdoors. Until then, these would keep her warm on our gentle walks, and the book would inspire her for our knitting adventures to come.

  353. Charlotte Surley says:

    It’s so lovely to see a pattern book that celebrates the snuggly side of winter!

    My birthday is in January (Not a hint, honest!) and it’s taken me about 40 years to realise that actually curling up with friends to knit can be just as special as a sun-drenched party!

    I’d love to knit one of the shawls and I have my eye on Qing Melted Baby Suri for a project so maybe that’s the perfect fit?

    Thank you for such a lovely giveaway! xxx

  354. Lorraine says:

    I’d loved to knit Winterberry. It’s a beautiful book and I would knit loads of the designs but just love the contrasts between the different stitches on this.

  355. Farzana says:

    I would knit the sky hill hat and the soiree jumper – to be honest I would work my way through the collection as they are all beautiful.

  356. Siobhán Power says:

    It’s hard to pick just one pattern, I’d love to knit the Skyhill hat and mitts, they look so cozy!

  357. Wei-Lin Allen says:

    I’d love to knit snowshoe socks from all my favourite leftover yarns. I think they would make cosy slippers.

  358. Aurora says:

    I just moved to the Alps with a minimalist wardrobe, determined to knit myself winter items. This book would be magnificent. Many thanks!

  359. Gavin Housley says:

    I would like to knit the Skyhill hat. I have only knitted a scarf so far, and I think they would make good companions.

  360. Rebecca says:

    Anything! It’s all beautiful

  361. Sonja Kreft says:

    I’d love to knit the Soiree sweater! I’ve seen it on the gentle knitter Podcast and love the cable!

  362. Elisabeth says:

    I would also love to knit the Soirée sweater. So beautiful.
    The mittens could also be very useful as its getting colder.
    Such a great book full of lovely patterns.

  363. Tammy says:

    I so love a hat or shawl. What a beautiful book and that yarn, swoon worthy. What a great giveaway.

  364. Tina Leigh says:

    I would love to knit the mittens. The book and yarn are just lovely.

  365. Sandra Currier says:

    I would knit the snowshoe socks. They look cozy and pretty. The book seems lovely!

  366. Carole Davies says:

    I love the ’Hyggeness’ (is that a proper word?) of all the patterns but particularly love Soirée. Imagine snuggling up by a warm fire surrounded by gentle candle light cocooned in soft fluffiness.

  367. River says:

    I would knit up the Snowshoe socks! (Although knowing me, I’d buy new yarn and still make them mismatch.)
    The whole book looks so dreamy!

  368. Nina Holst says:

    I would like to knit the vest with dots and twists, to keep me warm. What a great giveaway.

  369. Julianne M Browne says:

    I am eager to try the double mitts, but I also want to knit the socks. Just started my first pair of socks, and I want to try Emily’s patterns next.

  370. Carrie says:

    So many fun options! The skyhill hit is up there with the mittens and socks!

  371. Heather Lilley says:

    I would love to knit the Snowdrift Shawl, looks beautiful and would go so well with the Persephone Mittens (double mitts! wow – twice as warm!)

  372. Helle S. says:

    I would love to knit: Emily’s Favourite Socks

  373. Patricia Birbeck says:

    Lots of lovely ideas and designs but,it would be those crazy socks for me.

  374. Diane says:

    What a beautiful photographed book… And the patterns look too pretty not to want to knit them all. I’m a little obsessed with those socks and mittens. Simple and elegant.

  375. Charlene says:

    The book is so beautiful! I would love to knit up the Snowshoe socks. The feeling of coziness on every page!

  376. Susan Mitchell says:

    I would love to knit a wrap or shawl, lovely to put around your shoulders on dark winter nights.

  377. Deirdre Lee says:

    The Snowdrift shawl looks gorgeous and also Winter.berry. I’d love to knit through this beautiful book

  378. Deborah says:

    I love the double mitts! Brilliant and beautiful way to keep hands warm.

  379. Kirsten says:

    Ooh, the Persephone Mitts and the Snowshoe Socks are just my jam.

  380. Margit says:

    I love the Snowdrift shawl. It looks so soft and cozy and would be a perfect accessory to wear in chilly days❄️❄️❄️

  381. Allison G. says:

    After the mittens, I would tackle Soirée. It’s perfection!

  382. Meredith S says:

    The snowshoe socks look perfect for using up yarn in my stash!

  383. Amanda Carr says:

    I’d love to make the Eastwind jacket or the snowdrift shawl , they are just truly beautiful with the most spectacular colour ways imaginable they brighten up the coldest day with a touch of beauty and softness

  384. Inge Gammelgaard says:

    I would certainly knit Emilys Favourite Socks. A lovely pair.

  385. Alejandra Bezares says:

    I’d love to knit the double mittens! But everything is absolutely gorgeous!

  386. Suzelle says:

    I would absolutely love to knit up all these beautiful patterns, possibly starting with the irresistable socks, then Snowdrift shawl and most definitely the Soirée sweater and work my way through them all!

  387. Julia Hallsworth says:

    I would love to knit the Soirée sweater and the very stylish Persephone Mitts, in fact I’d love to knit everything in this particular book

  388. Melanie Jackson says:

    I love soirée, but I also love the snowshoe socks, eastwind and definitely the Persephone lined mitts. I need to look for this book and sit down with it!

  389. Michele Jacques says:

    Snowshoe socks or Emily’s favourite. I just love socks and mittens. They are such portable projects x

  390. Christine says:

    I would love to knit the Winterberry vest to keep me warm.

  391. Christina says:

    I want to knit every single pattern in that book, it’s been on my wishlist forever!

  392. Annabel says:

    Such a beautiful book! I would knit Soirée and Barn!

  393. Juliette says:

    This is a beautiful book! I would like to knit the Eastwind coat to keep warm and cosy in wintertime.

  394. Ali says:

    I’ve never made mitts before so would love to try that, otherwise I’d like to make the cosy snow shoe socks. Super giveaway, thank you.

  395. Kelsey says:

    The Eastwind jacket would be a dream! Also the Snowdrift shawl and the Persephone mitts and the Skyhill things and then also everything else. Love these patterns so much!

  396. Concetta Preller says:

    What a lovely giveaway – gorgeous combination of yarn and pattern. The Persephone Mitts are top of my list at the moment. Love them so much!

  397. Carin Glick says:

    Wow! So many beautiful patterns! I think the Winterberry vest and the Soirée pullover are must-knits, for sure!

  398. Val says:

    Definitely Snowshoe socks! So many odds and ends to use up.

  399. Sheila Kershaw says:

    I would like to knit the Soiree sweater, but would start with the Persephone mittens, to keep me cosy on my walks to and from work. Think I would knit them all though!

  400. Amy W. says:

    I would love to knit the mittens- with interchangeable liners- how clever!

  401. Trude says:

    I would knit the Persefone mittens for my daugther. I love the myth about Demeter and Persefone, how Demeter loves her dauther, and how she has to face being apart from her for half the year. Demeters longing for her daughter resulted in our seasons. The winter, when nature sleeps, I knit for my Persefone, to keep her warm. Love in every stitch.

  402. Diana Valk says:

    Eastwind looks like a lovely winter pattern. The shape and the closures in front make it look unique.

  403. Steph Moore says:

    Ooo hard to pick but the Persephone mittens I think, Steph

  404. Janet Brown says:

    Wow – Everything in the book is adorable and beautiful. I would love to knit the Snowshoe socks to wear in Chamonix inside my snow boots and the Soirée sweater which is just gorgeous. The colours are all so amazing – I need them all in my life

  405. Michelle H says:

    Who couldn’t use another pair of mittens to keep warm? Thanks for hosting a give-away! Such sweet patterns!

  406. Ninabeth Metcalf says:

    Definitely yearning to knit Full Moon with a mix of merino/yak/silk in a hand dyed Neptune!

  407. Karen Doherty says:

    I have been swooning over the Barn sweater for ages! That’s what I’d love to knit next!

  408. Clare says:

    I’m desperately curious about what makes those socks Emily’s Favorite Socks. That’s what I’d knit first.

  409. Kelly says:

    So many beautiful choices! Soirée to start..

  410. Leslie says:

    Oh so difficult to choose….I would have to say that the Skyhill hat and Full Moon wrap knit in Viola’s gorgeous Silver Birch yarn would be on the top on my list.

  411. Johanne Brøsted says:

    I would love to get stuck into the mittens, but also: I really want to conquer my fear of socks! I know, it sounds slightly silly, I mean: intricate lace shawls hold no trepidation for me, I can knit hats in my sleep, BUT I just haven’t found the knack for understanding a simple sock pattern. Maybe 2020 will be the year…

  412. Kat says:

    Snowshoe socks would be my pick! Thanks for the chance to win.

  413. Julia Roberts says:

    A fabulous giveaway!! The soirée sweater would be a ‘must knit’ for sure!!

  414. Jane Lockrey says:

    What a beautiful giveaway! I would love to make the snowshoe socks – I’m sure I could get them done in time for winter in the Southern Hemisphere!

  415. Aislinn Sweeney-Carter says:

    I would love to knit the Persephone mittens to keep me warm as a walk my baby in her pram this season. Those chilly fingers on long walks to lull her to sleep would be a thing of the past! I’m so excited about this book x

  416. Lisa says:

    There is such honest simplicity in Emily’s knits. I’d love to knit the Persephone Mitts and probably a heap of other patterns – hopefully I’ve just scraped in on the deadline. Thx

  417. Jayne Globe says:

    The Double Mitts for my always-cold-hands, or the socks – I like the sound of thicker socks using a double strand of 4-ply (feet are always cold, too!)

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