I am so pleased to be the next stop on the blog tour for Jean Moss's new book Sweet Shawlettes!
Jean Moss is a British knit designer that has worked with fashion houses of the likes of Ralph Lauren! Her newest book Sweet Shawlettes is filled with designs that are sure to please every knitter's neck and shoulders.
Here are a few of my favorites!
Jean was amazing enough to take time to answer some questions!
When did you learn how to knit?
Originally I learned to knit before I went to school because I wanted to be like my beloved grandmother who spent hours teaching me. A fallow period ensued but my interest was rekindled in my teens when I started to make my own clothes. It was the swinging sixties and I loved what I was seeing on the street and in magazines, but had no way of achieving anything similar other than to pick up my needles again. From then on I was hooked. It never occurred to me that I'd ever be able to make a living out of it, especially as I had no formal training in design, but after getting requests for sweaters I'd made for the kids, I decided that it might be a way of making some extra cash from home. No-one was more surprised than I was to find that very quickly I was presenting my designs to luminaries such as Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein and they were placing orders! It was a meteoric learning curve!
Thank you so much Jean for creating such a wonderful book! Buy your own copy here!
Lucky for you all, I'm giving one copy of Sweet Shawlettes away to one of my fabulous readers! Leave me a comment by Wednesday 1/25 (midnight EST!)
For more stops on the Sweet Shawlettes blog tour visit these fabulous blogs!
|Mon 2 Jan||more yarn will do the trick||Jean Moss|
|Tues 3 Jan||wendy knits||Wendy Johnson|
|Wed 4 Jan||knitgrrl||Shannon Okey|
|Thurs 5 Jan||yarnagogo||Rachael Herron|
|Fri 6 Jan||the knitter||Rosee Woodland|
|Sat 7 Jan||rhythm of the needles||Joanne Conklin|
|Sun 8 Jan||knit purl gurl||Karrie Steinmetz|
|Mon 9 Jan||craftsanity||Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood|
|Tues 10 Jan||planet purl||Beth Moriarty|
|Wed 11 Jan||sunset cat||Stephannie Tallent|
|Thurs 12 Jan||a really good yarn||Julie Schilthuis|
|Fri 13 Jan||knit 1 chicago||Lynn Coe|
|Sat 14 Jan||go knit in your hat||Carol Sulcoski|
|Sun 15 Jan||redshirt knitting||Erika Barcott|
|Mon 16 Jan||in the loop||Cheryl & Ellen|
|Tues 17 Jan||webs||Kathy Elkins|
|Wed 18 Jan||zeneedle||Margene Smith|
|Thurs 19 Jan||knitspot||Anne Hanson|
|Fri 20 Jan||urban yarns||Alexa Ludeman|
|Sat 21 Jan||a friend to knit with||Leslie Friend|
|Mon 23 Jan||tentenknits||Margaux Hufnagel|
|Tues 24 Jan||fancy tiger crafts||Amber Corcoran|
|Wed 25 Jan||chic knits||Bonne Marie Burns|
|Thurs 26 Jan||the panopticon||Franklin Habit|