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Shades of Green Blog Tour & Giveaway

© Erica Jackofsky

Shades of Green, by Erica Jackofsky, 52 pp.  $18 PDF, $20 print.

I’m very happy to be part of Erica’s Shades of Green blog tour!  Erica’s put together a great collection of patterns in a clean, well-styled package that’s lovely to explore.

The Shades of Green collection includes a variety of patterns inspired by, yes, various shades of green.  It also includes tidbits of green facts:  the meaning of green, serpentine stone, etc.

The patterns are primarily accessories:  five hats, a scarf, and two shawls.  One of the hats, Green with Envy, is unisex and shown modeled on a man (husband?).  Also included are a few small home accessories:  two travel mug cozies and a cellphone sock.  The Peridot Tunic rounds out the collection.

© Erica Jackofsky

Both charted and line by line instructions are included.   Each pattern includes multiple photographs showing the pertinent details of the item.  Thorough pattern notes are included as needed (primarily for the first shawl).

None of these patterns seem particularly tricky (Erica rates them as Intermediate), and most would knit up very quickly — holiday gifts, anyone?

Visit other blogs on the tour:

Tuesday, August 30 – Knit-a-While blog hosted by Ida
Sunday, September 4 – The Knitgirllls blog/videocast hosted by Laura and Leslie
Friday, September 9 – Here on Sunset Cat!
Wednesday, September 14 – Rainlover Knits videocast by Sarah
Thursday, September 22 – Crafty Girly (Deco Handspun) blog hosted by Lissette
Friday, September 30 – Subway Knits podcast hosted by Maria
Friday, October 7 – Knits with Benefits blog hosted by Kate

Would you like to enter your very own PDF copy of Shades of Green?  Erica has graciously supplied a download for one lucky winner!  Comment on this post with your favorite pattern and for whom you’d knit it (check out all the patterns here on Ravelry) by next Friday, midnight PST September 16th 2011.  I’ll draw the winner on Saturday.

Disclaimer:  I received my review copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

32 comments… add one
  • Amy Lounsberry September 9, 2011, 7:46 am

    I love all the patterns – but I’d have to say the Green Travel Mug is what I’d make first.

    Thanks for the chance.

    amyknit40 on rav

  • lorraine September 9, 2011, 8:07 am

    i love Garden Grove Slouch Hat and would knit it for myself! thanks!

  • Emily September 9, 2011, 8:14 am

    I would love to knit the Green With Envy hat for my boyfriend!

  • Angie S. September 9, 2011, 8:14 am

    I really like A Certain Shade of Green Shawl. I like a simple shawl accented by some beautiful lace.

    Knitterlydesigns on Ravelry

  • Anne Marie September 9, 2011, 8:27 am

    I like the Peridot Tee and the Certain Shade of Green Shawl on the cover. LOVE the cover design. Rav amchart

  • Zabbers September 9, 2011, 9:07 am

    I love the A Certain Shade of Green shawl, but I would probably knit it for meeee.

  • Amanda September 9, 2011, 9:18 am

    My favorite is the Garden Grove Slouch Hat. It looks like a quick knit, so I would probably make it for several people on my Christmas list (and one for me!!!).

    Super-Nova on Ravelry

  • Zilliah Bailey September 9, 2011, 9:57 am

    I’d knit the Peridot Tunic for myself! I love knitting tops, and this one looks great!

  • InJuneau September 9, 2011, 10:07 am

    I love the Cutting Ferns Shawls, which I might knit for myself or maybe my mom or aunt.

  • lindaran (on Rav) September 9, 2011, 10:28 am

    I really like the Peridot tunic – and I’d probably knit it for me!

  • Lotsofhermies on Rav September 9, 2011, 11:24 am

    I would like to try A Certain Shade of Green Shawl I would knit it for myself I have the perfect skein of yarn for it too.

  • Julie September 9, 2011, 12:40 pm

    I would love to knit the Peridot Tunic – not just because it’s my birthstone but also because it has long been my favorite shade of green. The lace is a classy upgrade for a summer top!

  • knittingdancer on Ravelry September 9, 2011, 1:30 pm

    I would knit th Blackberry Blossom Scarf for myself. I have been wanting to incorporate beads in my knitting. This has beads in the cast on.

  • Trisha September 9, 2011, 4:19 pm

    I am a fan of Erica’s, her signature style appeals to me. I like her hats a lot. In this collection, I love the Garden Grove Slouch hat.

  • Ilina September 9, 2011, 4:29 pm

    I think my first one would be the Blackberry Blossom Scarf – for myself, because I’m a shawl addict, and because a beaded cast-on sounds like quite a challenge. I can see several of the hats as gifts though, I especially like the Garden Grove Slouch Hat.

  • Karen September 9, 2011, 4:50 pm

    I really like the green with envy hat. I have a couple of guys on my Christmas list to knit for that would look great in this.

    Rav ID KAMAOR

  • Sara September 9, 2011, 8:01 pm

    I love the Cutting Ferns Shawl – it is beautiful…

    nhsarab at yahoo dot com
    nhsarab on ravelry

  • Debbie H September 9, 2011, 8:48 pm

    My fav is the Cutting ferns shawl. Thanks! Debbie H

  • Kathy Nielsen September 10, 2011, 8:07 am

    I am loving the baby beanie – soooo cute! And a certain friend just announced her pregnancy, so what could be better?

  • Rose September 10, 2011, 9:01 am

    My son would look awesome in the green with envy hat.

  • june September 10, 2011, 4:51 pm

    peridot tunic! mysticmoon on rav

  • Laura September 11, 2011, 6:14 am

    I’d knit the Blackberry Blossom Scarf first… probably for me!

    gynx on Ravelry

  • Michaela September 11, 2011, 9:10 am

    Hi,
    I thought that the Garden Grove Slouch Hat looked fabulous, and would probably make myself one 🙂 Cheers!
    Knitmish on Ravelry

  • Billi Cummings September 11, 2011, 11:39 am

    Hard to choose, guess I’ll pick the Green with Envy souch or beanie. My daughter would look great in this hat. Thanks for the chance.

  • Elizabeth Lowe September 11, 2011, 3:02 pm

    I have to go with the crowd and say I like the green with envy hat! Love Hats!
    thanks
    biddy05 on (RAV)

  • Carmen September 11, 2011, 5:21 pm

    I think my favorite is the Blackberry Blossom Scarf, which I’d love to make for my sister-in-law who was just diagnosed with cancer. (I can’t see her using a traditional shawl or chemo cap)

  • cguard (ravelry) September 12, 2011, 3:48 pm

    I would make the green travel mug cozy for my best friend who could use some indulgence for her long commute and yuchy job.

  • Delusional Knitter September 13, 2011, 3:52 am

    I really like A Certain Shade of Green … probably for myself.

  • Lea September 13, 2011, 6:39 am

    first up would be the Certain Green of Shade Shawl….. and I would use some nice warm and smooshy merino.

  • chels September 14, 2011, 5:11 am

    I would like my mom to knit the Green with Envy hat for me, of course. Thanks mom!

  • Lynn September 14, 2011, 5:26 am

    I need a new knitted hat and the Green with Envy fits the bill. Thanks for a chance in this giveaway.

  • Mette September 20, 2011, 3:54 pm

    Wow they are all kinda cool looking. Hmmmm dont know what I would start with first , but I am thinking the hat. And for me!!!
    Have a fleecy day….

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