Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Capitol Knits ~ Review and Giveaway!


Edited to add on Feb. 23rd: The giveaway is closed and entries are no longer being taken! Thanks to everyone who entered.

Hi Knitters,
I am happy to be able to share a book review and giveaway opportunity with you today. I was surprised recently to see a project or two by Tanis Gray pop onto the Top 20 patterns on Ravelry. I knew she had just published Knit Local through Sixth & Spring but I didn't know she had another self-published book in the works, Capitol Knits. I quickly starting looking around for more information.

The book is all Tanis and all Washington, D.C., which is a great combination.
Click here for Tanis' website! Be sure to click on "Covers" on the top menu bar to see all of Tanis' covers from books and magazines, very impressive! I bet you'll recognize a few.
Click here to see all of the projects in Capitol Knits!
Click here to see Tanis' book on Amazon!

The book is thoughtful and informative not only about how to knit the projects but with facts about D.C.'s urban forest, various locations and history, and about taking inspiration from the environment and history around you. Capitol Knits is a salute to Washington, D.C. in a sweet and honorable way. All in all, I find this a charming and enticing small publication.

Tanis Gray  has been a long-time favorite of mine in the knitting world. She has worked in various careers but I first came to know her as an editor for Vogue Knitting and their other magazine publications. She is a smart, clever and super talented designer. She produces knit garments and accessories at lightning quick speed. Her patterns are always interesting, tasteful, and fun.

Here are some of my favorites from Capitol Knits, including the cover shot above which is the Capitol Shawl. There are 12 projects in the book including mitts, hats, a scarf, shawls, and cardigans.


The Union Station Infinity Cowl is a gorgeous understated colorwork project made in Brooklyn Tweed's Shelter. I love this project and the yarn, a winning combination.


I have the yarn set to go to whip up this Library of Congress Hat that is made in Madelinetosh Chunky. I love the twists and turns in this one, such movement. This will be a fast and fun knit.


I love this cable and lace cardigan called, The Lincoln Cardigan. The sample is made in Red Barn Yarn Plied Worsted. This would be a well-loved garment in my wardrobe. I see making one of these in my future.

I love a good scarf and this is a good one. I love the colors, the stripes in different directions and the lace border that pulls it all together. The Constitution Hall Scarf is made in Viola Silky DK.


I think this little shawlette, The National Gallery Shawl, is incredibly sweet. There are two versions shown in the book. The shawl above is made in Knit Collage Stargazer Silk & Sequins (see the sparkle?) and the other is made in KFI Lustrous Extrafine Merino DK.

One thing you can be certain of is that as a former yarn editor for Vogue, Tanis has selected the best yarns to suit each of her designs. This woman has had an incredible access to every yarn available under the sun for years. She knows her stuff. I love to see which yarns she has paired with the projects.

I am so excited to offer you a chance to win a signed copy of Capitol Knits! Please leave one comment on this blog post. Please include your email or your Ravelry ID so I can easily get in touch if you win. I will then collect your mailing address to pass on to Tanis so she can send you your book!


I pulled out this 2007 photo of the first time I met Tanis when I was on a book tour for Itty-Bitty Nursery. This photo was taken (by Jaime Harder Caldwell, my former publicist) at the Vogue offices in NYC (from left to right, Faith Hale, Tanis Gray and yours truly). We are holding the knit tea set from my book. They were both so fun and down to earth. I felt an instant connection with Tanis from that point on. She is an honest, funny, no-nonsense kind of person plus she is a genius knitter. I like all of that about her. We have stayed in touch through different venues ever since.

If you like this book and you don't win I recommend picking up your own copy. I want to make every project in this book and that doesn't happen often.

Tanis recently had a book signing/trunk show at Fibre Space in VA. Click here to see their review of Capitol Knits!
Also, check out this class Tanis is teaching (she's a fantastic instructor) at Fibre Space this Sunday:

Fair Isle Design and Tricks with Tanis Gray

Sunday, February 26, 3 to 6 p.m.

If you’re looking to take your Fair Isle knitting to the next level, this is the class for you! Whether you want to combination knit, learn to color knit with both yarns in one hand Continental or English style, or knit without tangling your yarn, all levels are welcome. We’ll also design our own mittens and begin using techniques we learn in class as well as cover the history of Fair Isle knitting.  Many people dislike Fair Isle because they don’t know the tricks…you’ll be addicted after taking this class.
Take care and good luck! Let the comments begin!
best, susie

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AthertonCA said...

I LOVE the Union Station Infinity Cowl. That's the first object I'd knit if I were fortunate enough to win the book!

Tamara
Ravelry ID: AthertonGirl

hege said...

Wow! These designs look really great!! I think I fell in love with the sparkly shawlette.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed;-))

hege.hopen@kleppnett.no

Hamms said...

Hi Susie! Love all that you do with knitting in general and donor doubt your high praises of Tanis's work. The colorwork scarf is simply amazing! Would so, so, so love to win a copy of the book. RavID: joonepah

grandmastatus said...

Wow I would love to take that class! The book looks great as well.

Rav ID: grandmastatus

Sally said...

Thanks, Susan! I hadn't heard about this one, but it looks terrific!

Eileen said...

What beautiful patterns! Would love to have this book.

Ravelry ID: Fizbin

Thanks!
Eileen

Anonymous said...

I love the Lincoln Cardigan! I would love to win a copy, thanks for supporting another giveaway!

Ravelry ID zoeynicole

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Thanks Susan for the chance to win this!

Robyn aka knitpurlmama on Ravelry or knitpurlmama at gmail.com

Kieran Andersen said...

I LOVE the infinity cowl and I've already made the Potpourri Mittens for the class that Tanis is teaching! I hope I'm the lucky recipient of her lovely book. Fingers crossed!

Nicole Ryan said...

What beautiful mixing of fabrics, textures and colors! Thank you for keeping us updated.

Gina said...

Hi Susan,

All of the patterns look amazing! Thanks for giving us a chance to win this great book.

Gina
Rav ID: gccknits

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

Exciting giveaway...I love the shawl on the front cover of the book.
Rav: zenitude

mom said...

I simply loved looking at all the knits. I am renewing my skills after taking a 25 year break. I am so ready to make new things. I would love this book!

Savannagal said...

Such cute patterns. I wish I could take her class, but I live states away. Thanks for the giveaway.

Savannagal on Rav

Tricia said...

I love that Fair Isle scarf!

Rebekah said...

Never seen such a scarf like Tanis' Constitution Scarf. I think that would be the first thing I'll knit from her new book!

Rebekah
Ravelry ID: needlestohook

Jedimommy said...

The Union Station Infinity Cowl just went to the top of my knitting queue. Would love a copy of this book!

Ginger said...

I would love a copy of this book! The patterns look amazing and D.C. is one of my favorite cities.

Ravelry & Twitter ID is gswart

Julie said...

Oh wow, great projects! Love the cowl!

Vicki Maynes said...

I don't buy many books because it usually ends up with only one pattern I'd knit, but this one has a bunch of good patterns! I really love the shawl and the scarf!

Vicki.maynes@ gmail.com

Vicki Maynes said...

I don't buy many books because it usually ends up with only one pattern I'd knit, but this one has a bunch of good patterns! I really love the shawl and the scarf!

Vicki.maynes@ gmail.com

Elise said...

What a neat idea Maybe she should do a book for every major city or the capital of every state :)

Rav ID Knittingknot

Karine said...

Nice giveaway!

karinelarose@gmail.com
Ravelry ID: taffywduck

emilou said...

They are all so gorgeous!

Karen said...

Gorgeous patterns. I would love to make the striped scarf.

Ravelry ID: fortunate1

Faith said...

Apparently I'm especially drawn to Tanis' scarf patterns. The Constitution Hall and the Union Station scarves are absolutely stunning.

Jany said...

Hi
Thank you for your generosity
The book looks great
I use to crochet, I'd like to learn about knitting

Emma said...

Those projects look amazing. I would love to make those.

toemma@gmail.com

Suzanne said...

I will have to go look at her work on Ravelry. The photos you showed leave me longing for more. Thank you for the review and giveaway.

KatJobson said...

Love love the Lincoln Cardi and the constitutional scarf, and those fingerless mitts, oh yeah. I would love to win this book!

Mae said...

As a Madisonian I thought this was going to be our Capitol and another great Madison designer! Thanks for alerting us to Tanis' great talent. Love the Constitution Hall scarf combination of classic stripe with the touch of lace.
RavID: maeven

sandyiowa said...

What an interesting collection. Can't wait to see the book.

Rae Lynne said...

Oooh! Pick me! Pick me! I found this book on Rav a little while ago and was instantly intrigued. I'd love to own my own copy. :)

Thanks for the opportunity!! :)

Rae Lynne (raelynne01 on Rav)

redsoxgal5 said...

Wow, looks like a great book! I LOVE the scarf...love the colorwork in it.. I see another book being added here. Thanks for sharing the information!!

forevermore said...

Wow! What an interesting combo of a scarf! Rav: Forevermore

Lydia said...

I saw this book on Ravelry but haven't been able to find it in stores/at the library! I am from the DC area and work in the city, and I would love to rep the district in my accessories. I especially love the hat.. perfect for our mild DC winters!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful patterns! Thanks for the chance to win.

mkjewett@aol.com

Marilou

Schmath said...

Pretty sure I will die if I don't knit that shawlette.

schmath on ravelry

Sharon said...

Beautiful projects in a beautiful book. Right now I'm into shawlettes so would love to win the book.

Sharon
craftysbs@juno.com

Melanie said...

Love the striping the constitution hall scarf! Would love to win a copy of this book!
Ravelryid: greenemel

Lacey said...

I have been stalking those patterns on Rav. The shawls are jawdropping!
venutianbeauty

Amanda said...

Oh, my goodness--what a lovely book! If I don't win, I will have to track it down--I love Washington D.C.
Amanda
Rav ID: QuiteCool

Kelsie Butler said...

I Love this! I would so like to win this! I would love to make all the projects I saw. Her designs are so gorgeous! My revelry id is: soonerknitter.

Kelsie Butler said...

I Love this! I would so like to win this! I would love to make all the projects I saw. Her designs are so gorgeous! My revelry id is: soonerknitter.

Bonnie said...

Love all of these designs. I really think I need this book.

JayJay said...

Wow, those are really pretty! Thanks for making us aware of this publication.

Ravelry ID: JayJay

Mamacass said...

Another great giveaway! Love the shawlette and scarf.

scrappnb@yahoo.com
Ravelry ID: mamacass

Mamacass said...

Another great giveaway! Love the shawlette and scarf.

scrappnb@yahoo.com
Ravelry ID: mamacass

Anonymous said...

Would really love to win something so nice!!!
Sabine
ravelry: zwergenzwirn

Anonymous said...

Love all those patterns in this book (especially the scarf with lace & the shawl on cover !! Please pick me !

Cory
cshort50@yahoo.com

memphish said...

Such beautiful patterns and each would remind me of fun visits to DC. The winner will be very lucky.

Barb T. said...

What a gorgeous book, Susan! Thanks for the opportunity to win.
barblt99@yahoo.com

rebekah said...

Looks very lovely!

Kristi said...

Hi Susie, Those are beautiful designs! I love your blog and everything you do.

Kristi

KLCknit on Ravelry

tresa said...

would love to win, I want to make the scarf. rav id tresabyrd

leslie said...

Love these designs! Thanks for the opp to win her book.

"tinkerer" on rav.

Melissa said...

Wow! Those designs are beautiful! I would love to own this book! Thank you. Melxcloud on ravelry

Katie said...

Part of me will always be in DC! I worked on the Hill for 3 years before moving home. I'd love this book!!

ElishaC said...

So many great patterns, and I love DC also! I would love to have a copy of this book; it would be wonderful to take on my next DC trip. Ravelry: ecram. Email: elisha23@roadrunner.com

hangin' on by a thread said...

what a great giveaway! I love all the designs! RavId triciaknitz

Tara said...

The Union Station Infinity Cowl is amazing! I'd love to knit that. All of the designs are beautiful.

taralyn1104 on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

I saw these patterns when they hit ravelry. What a great book.

Becky (gathersnomoss)

Amanda J Anson said...

Oh how I love the Library of Congress Hat! It is every thing I love in a hat, and for a book lover the name is to die for. I very much look forward to seeing how her book takes me back to my own trip to D.C. And this time I could have something to Knit about. Ever hopeful Amanda

phyllis said...

I love the 2 directional stripe scarf. It would work nicely for a man. Those colors look great together for a nice eye pleasing contrast.
Phyllis
daylily1220@yahoo.com

Armida said...

Wow, such beautiful designs!! Thanks for a chance to win a copy!

Ravelry ID: Armida21
vintage.style@ymail.com

Bonney said...

Looks like a fun book to own with some great knits. I love the infinity cowl. Just beautiful!

Sandy W said...

I'm thinking of what yarn I would have in my stash to knit the Lincoln Cardigan; I just love it. This would be a great book to win.

Ravelry ID - sandyw

TcuFrogRN said...

Wow this looks like a wonderful book, I really love finding new patterns and books. Thank you for bring it to my attention!

Ravelry: tcufrogrn

Meg A (yarnoverATL) said...

The E Pluribus Unum cowl looks like a fun knit to me.

birch7 said...

The whole book is filled with classy must have items. It would look so good in my new knitting room just wish I could get a copy here in Australia as I feel so far away

PghCathy said...

Love the Lincoln cardigan & Constitution Hall scarf...it would be a toss up which one I would cast on for first.

Kate (KnitsInClass) said...

Thank you (once again!) for introducing me to another great collection of patterns. I am loving the Lincoln cardigan!

Sherral said...

This book looks amazing! Somehow it totally flew under my radar, so thank you Susan for introducing me to it! So far, I like what I see!

sherralandmax At yahoo DOT com

Anne said...

This is a lovely book!

abcallen(at)earthlink(dot)net

Ravelry ID: abcallen

Hind DP said...

Hi Susan, thanks for a wonderful giveaway, it gives me a chance to tell you how much I love your blog. Beautiful book, the Lincoln Cardigan is the pattern I'm most drawn to.

Ravelry ID: MamaMustKnit

Kepanie said...

What a patriotic knitting book. She is so clever! Entering to win here :O). RavID: Kepanie

Ana said...

Wow...so many beautiful things...I sure hope to win this book!
Ana - anahuron@gmail.com

Shannon said...

Hi, thanks for a great giveaway! Love Tanis' work. Can't have enough great knitting books, right? I can only hope.

Shannon
skyeaton@insightbb.com

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you told us about this book, and I really hope I win!
Jennie
rav id: dayartist

K. said...

Until recently, my brother lived in DC and I went to visit a couple of times per year. I miss it so much! I will definitely be picking up this book if I don't win!

My favorites are the Union Station Cowl, the Constitution Hall Scarf, and the Lincoln Cardigan.

Ravelry ID: bungalow312

Mama H said...

Oooh... fun!

Ravelry: MamaH

Mama H said...

Ooh... cute stuff! Love it!

Ravelry ID: MamaH

Judi A. said...

Looks like a great book with wonderful designs.

Zowmom on Ravelry

Sara said...

I already have a bunch of these favorited! Would love to win a copy!
Rav: sms394

tammy said...

Pick me, please!

Ravelry id: tyeatts

idiosyncratic eye said...

Wow, that looks a cool book. Sort of a travel cum knit guide. I think I'd make the red and grey scarf, maybe because it looks 'doable'! :)

Beathag said...

They look really lovely! I'd love to win a copy!

craftink on raverly

Amanda said...

Beautiful patterns.

raveid: awikstrand

Jill C. said...

My queue isn't long enough (haha) so let's add some of those beautiful projects to it.
uptoypartyATgmailDOTcom
Rav: nmujillybean

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great book! I would love to win! jillpickle on Ravelry

Rachelle said...

Love the Lincoln Cardigan

sewsable on Rav

MNetzer said...

What a great book! I love the Library of Congress Hat too!

Anonymous said...

oh, I love this book! Pick me, pick me! (pretty Please)
Kally - Ravelry

Ruth Colville said...

The photos of the projects have me wanting to pick up this book if I don't win. They are inspiring.
MuttiRuth on Ravelry

lakchi said...

Love this book and the Lincoln cardigan. I visit DC quite a lot so hope to meet her someday!
Raverly name. LAKCHI

Jennifer Wiatrowski said...

Love the hat! Looks like a fabulous book. Congrats to Tanis! Would love a chance to win her book!

Jennifer

RavID: jenb69

Johnston4kids said...

What a great book. I had seen some of these also and would love to flip through all of the patterns. I am Johnston4kids on Ravelry. Thanks!

Lucy said...

I love the Constitution Hall scarf. What a great looking scarf!

Debbie1085 said...

I love all the new stuff in the book. Looks like a good book to read and start a new project...

Debbie

knitting1085@yahoo.com

Debbie1085 said...

I love all the new stuff in the book. Looks like a good book to read and start a new project...

Debbie

knitting1085@yahoo.com

Amanda said...

I would love to win this book! I want to make the Capitol Shawl. My ravelry ID is littletigercat

Ellen Bishop said...

I love them all!!! My daughter lives in D.C. and thought it would be so much fun to knit some of these patterns to give as a gift along with the book!

Ravelry ID: EllenLBishop

Ellen Bishop said...

I love them all!!! My daughter lives in D.C. and thought it would be so much fun to knit some of these patterns to give as a gift along with the book!

Ravelry ID: EllenLBishop

Jennifer said...

I love the idea of this book! Not from DC but I love the city. My Ravelry ID is ashestoashes.

Anonymous said...

Very intriguing book, Susan. Thanks for the recommendation.
Pattytrish (Ravelry)

Julie said...

I love the patterns you featured, and I can't wait to see more! Thanks for the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

All the projects are beautiful, but I especially like the striped scarf with the lace border. Really pretty!
Thanks!
Ravelry ID: rainydayperson

Small and Moody said...

I love Tanis Gray's new book!!! My favs are the Capitol Shawl, the Constitution Hall Scarf and the E Pluribus Unum Cowl. Since I am too far away to take her class, I would love to win her book!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan!

This book looks amazing!

Cheers!

som821@aol.com

Dorothy said...

This book looks gorgeous. Our daughter recently moved to the DC area, and since we've been getting acquainted with it on visits, that makes it all the more special.
brodorothy@gmail.com

Dorothy said...

This book looks gorgeous. Our daughter recently moved to the DC area, and since we've been getting acquainted with it on visits, that makes it all the more special.
brodorothy@gmail.com

Allisonjune said...

This book looks lovely! Allie.harris@yahoo.com

KusalaKnits said...

I'm pretty sure I need the Capital hat... Like now. :) Awesome giveaway! Thanks so much for hosting it!

XOXO
Jenifer
aka KusalaKnits (on Rav... And everywhere else ;))

KimW said...

Looks like a great book, lots of tempting patterns! (I'm KimW on Ravelry).

Lizzie said...

What beautiful patterns!

Rav: elisheva

Tammy K said...

Oh please ME!!!!! I so love this book!!!! If I win you will hear me squeal all the way from GA! Oh almost forgot I am TKhappybrush on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

What stunning designs! I would love to win this one.

Heather
ravelry id: mommytofive

claudia meyer said...

These designs are just wonderful. Please know that even if I am not lucky enough to win this book, I will be lucky enough to buy it. claudia
pbnd72@aol.com

Deborah said...

Love all these projects--what a wonderful book!

DeborahSW on ravelry

Renna said...

What lovely designs! I can't even decide on a favorite! If I win (hope, hope, hope), my e-mail address is renna@suddenlink.net .

Frauntene McLarney said...

Thank you Susan! Love your giveaways! And REALLY glad to see your blogging more again!!!

fraun Rav ID

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! I love absolutely every pattern. You're right. It so rarely happens that I want to knit every design, but I do! I'd love to win a copy of Capitol Knits!
My Ravelry ID: mum2grls

Blonde Catalogue said...

Looks like a lovely book! Ravelry: blondecatalogue

camby said...

I'd love to win! I really love the sweet shawl!

Creative Design said...

Would love to win! I, too, am a big fan of her work! Lovely, classic designs!

Best,
Sheila

Michelle said...

Pick me! Quique on ravelry

Maureen said...

Would love to win this book - all of the patterns look great! I would be hard pressed to decide which one to knit first.

Maureen
Acornknitster on Ravelry

LochKnitsMonster said...

This looks like a great book. Thanks for introducing me to a new designer.

Alicia Johnson said...

Looks like a really cool book full of fun knits. I'd love to win!

ravelry id: lafabulosa

Melissa said...

Love that National Gallery shawl! Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway!

mmetzbower on ravelry

Melissa said...

I love the National Gallery shawl! Thanks for hosting this great giveaway!

mmetzbower on ravelry

flora said...

love the designs! thanks for the chance!

ravid: flowerpot2

lulu said...

I have been experimenting with small swatches of lace and am ready to jump into a project. This book would be fabulous to own. I just love the shawlette.

knapplaura@verizon.net

Rosemary said...

Beautiful. I love the concept of Washington DC tied in with lovely knitted objects. Would knit most of the garments myself. Thanks for your wonderful blog.

Rosemary said...

Love the concept of knitted objects and American landmarks. Beautiful designs. I would wear them all. Thank you for your beautiful blog.

Miss J said...

Fingers crossed

I sure hope I win this fabulous book!

Jen
Jenkingston2009@gmail.com

knitspinner69 said...

What lovely pictures! I want the book just to see the pics.

Anonymous said...

This book looks lovely. Especially the Grand Central Station cowl. Thanks Susan.

Rav id: loopylil

Victoria Hewerdine Thornton said...

Love the stripey scarf!

syd said...

What a creative scarf and inspiring photography. Thanks for the opportunity! My RavID is sydneypaige

smozerose said...

The patterns look amazing, thanks for the chance to win
RAV ID: smozerose

smozerose said...

The patterns look amazing, thanks for the chance to win
RAV ID: smozerose

Dawn in NL said...

That looks like a book specially for me. Thanks so much for sharing it!

Dawn

Lisa H. said...

I am blown away by her designs! Thanks for giving us a chance to win a copy. I just love the Constitution Hall Scarf!

rav: LisaknitsinGA

Sylvia said...

Great designs. Would love to have book. Thanks, Sylvia

thewalshfam said...

I live in a Maryland suburb of DC and I'd love to check this book out!
Thanks! Katie rnmama on rav

cindy said...

Love the book, Thanks for the giveaway.
Cindy
cseery72@gmail.com

Pat Salvatini said...

Thank you for yet another great book introduction.

Rav ID: plynn

Becky said...

wow! some beautiful patterns in the book.

JAAZ said...

I'd love to win - the patterns look wonderful!

Joanna

Ravelry ID: JAAZ

Anonymous said...

So many intriguing designs...where to start???

Susan R. (yogasuze on Ravelry)

Bernie & Halla said...

Hi Susan,
Love the projects shown and the yarns as well - gorgeous stuff!
The cardigan is fantastic! Color too!
So pleased too at the title and how the projects are worked together with monuments and buildings of Washington!
Love to have a copy of the book!

Halla aka Buzzette561 on Ravelry!

Anonymous said...

beautiful projects - would love to win this book!

amyknit40 on ravelry
alounsberry@cox.net

remmy said...

Wow, what wonderful patterns. Definately a book that I wouldn't mind having on my bookshelf.

Thank you Susan for introducing me to Tanis through your blog. Always a pleasure to read.

Ravelry ID: remmy

Judianne said...

Every project is a beauty. I love the detail...so extravagant yet subtle and classy. I ache to win this book.

pixiewear (on ravelry) said...

beautiful book!

Lizbert said...

Beautiful patterns celebrating my favorite city.

stephigordon said...

Oooh - I want to make the National Gallery Shawl! This book looks beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win! Stephanie (indigodogmt on Rav)

Luise in Cambridge said...

Wow! Knitting, history, and architecture in one fell swoop. What's not to love? Esp. in one of my favorite blogs. Thanks for the info.
lmerdmann@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Just love getting to see what you're up to today Susan! Love the new book give away too...hoping I'm lucky enough to win. mcnamara3@comcast.net

Carol Perecman said...

Looks like a beautiful and fun book; thanks for the opportunity to win a copy. The colorwork scarf is really gorgeous.

Ceejay on Rav

peartreejan said...

Washington, DC is one of my favorite places to visit, so I can't wait to see this book! The Union Station Infinity Cowl would definitely be my first project, and if the Lincoln Cardigan is as gorgeous from the front as from the back I think it's a must-knit. I would love to win this book!
thanks
peartreejan

ScottieGirl Knits said...

Lots of variey in projects. I'd love to win it, but looks like I will be getting it either way!

pjg said...

The Shawl is calling my name. Thanks for the heads up on this book!

Ravelry ID: pjgolenzer

ScottieGirl Knits said...

Great looking patterns, I hope to win, but will end up enjoying it either way!

Ravelry ID: ScottieGirl1

Marti said...

I spied the patterns on ravelry and fell in love with the lincoln cardigan. Tanis is extremely talented!

Marti
MadMartiKnits on rav

Barbara said...

Love the scarves! Would be busy for years knitting all the wonderful projects. Thanks, Susan.
Ravelry ID: balsama

patonslake said...

The Union Station Infinity Cowl looks wonderful; great projects for knitting!

Kate said...

Beautiful knits, beautiful yarn, beautiful photography - this one's a "keeper"!

Anonymous said...

The book looks beautiful. I love the designs on the Lincoln cardigan. Thanks for the chance to win!
Nicole
Rav: Nicoleu0206

Anonymous said...

I love Tanis's style & would love to win a copy of her new book!

Jessica
Ravelry ID: jessicaandchucky

sandy said...

Looks like a fabulous book. Would love to add it to my knitting library and knit some of the great items

Julie P. said...

This looks like a beautiful book. I will try my luck. Thank you for the giveaway.

RAV: Tanknit

lynette said...

Thanks for introducing me to her work, Susie. I am still relatively new at knitting and I really love finding things that are as lovely and well put together as these patterns clearly are.

lynettelarkins at gmail dot com

Laura said...

I fell in love with the constitution hall scarf the instant I saw it. I'd love to win this book!
ravid: culabrat

sarahwak1 said...

I just love this new book! There are several patterns I would like to try, including Union Station and Constitution Hall. I'm SarahWak1 on Ravelry!

songsiren said...

Beautiful designs! Would love to win this.

Tammi
(songsiren1@yahoo.com)

Debbie said...

I would love this book! Thanks! Debbie H gussek on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan, would love to knit all of these also. Great book. Makes me want to take another trip down to D.C. on the train and knit the whole way!

Valli
sweetpeaquilts@yahoo.com

lorraine said...

outstanding designs! love love love the jefferson pullover! raineoc@yahoo.com

Susan said...

I'd like to try the National Gallery shawl.
esfay@juno.com

Naycha said...

My best friend of 32 years recently moved to DC from our home state of Texas. I've missed her terribly and have been wanting to knit her something warm to help her get through the winter. What better than a pattern inspired by DC, knitted by her best friend (since age 5) here in Texas?! A part of Texas (and me) will always be with her in DC to keep her warm!! Ravelry ID: naycha

Hilary said...

I love the patterns featured in Tanis's new book. I would love the chance to win a copy! Ravid: hilarylindsey

Samantha said...

Oh, man. I used to live in DC and the photos you shared from the book took me right back, esp the National Gallery shawlette. Looks like a wonderful book... fingers crossed.
Rav id: Samantha
madfabriholic at gmail dot com

Carol said...

I'd love to make the shawl, the cardigan, the wristletts and the scarf!!

Ravelry: auntiecarrot

Leslie said...

Looks like a fabulous book to add to my library.

Alan said...

The Lincoln Cardigan is the one I love most! Ann
annmadison@hotmail.com
akann on Ravelry

Twila said...

I can several of those patterns in my future . . .
Ravelry id: nctwila

Janelle said...

What a neat book! I adore that hat and the scarf is really fun. I love these themed ebooks that are popping up more often now. They have so much personality.

Fiona said...

The Lincoln Cardigan is completely fabulous. What a great collection.

RavID: pipnmilly

Tracey said...

Thanks so much Susan! This one looks like another good one!

karen alho said...

I grew up in Washington and though I now live 4000 miles away, I love seeing it in the photos and once a year when I get back to the U.S. I want that Lincoln Sweater!

adrienne said...

Love the patterns in this book! Thanks for doing a giveaway!

Sara said...

I've been looking for a cardigan pattern that I like and the Lincoln Cardigan looks PERFECT. I'm adding it to my queue. Thank you!

Lana@Avonlea said...

I really think the stripey scarf is unique...the use of colors and design is wow! Ravelry: puppet5

Mary Lea said...

This pattern book looks amazing...would love to be whipping up that shawlette!!

Anonymous said...

I love the designs you shared! I can't wait to delve into those patterns.

Rav ID: nendy

Michelle said...

Great patterns and clever theme for the book!

Michelle said...

Great patterns and clever theme for the book!

RavID: RainMomma
rainmomma (at) gmail (dot) com :)

L said...

Would love to have this book! Thanks.

Ravelry ID: hollyberries

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