One of the most delightful parts of this February’s Visionary retreat was getting to meet and spend time with some of the folks in the knitting world that I’d known before only through their work. One of the people I was most excited to meet was Sivia Harding. I’ve long admired her work and was more than a little thrilled at the prospect of spending time with her in person. She was even more charming than I could have imagined. We spent a lovely (if chilly) afternoon wandering around taking pictures of one of her beautiful creations. (That’s Ambrosial from her Mezzaluna Club.)
During the retreat, I got to hear all about her latest project. It’s called The Book of Cowls, and it’s an ebook of seven cowl patterns with matching cuffs (you guys all know how much I love cuffs, and these are absolutely smashing). The patterns will be released over the next year, and they all feature Sivia’s characteristic beautiful aesthetic and attention to detail. The first pattern pair, Sublimity, has been released and is lovely. (Picture used with permission, click to see it bigger.)
All the details are over on the book’s ravelry page. The ebook is available at a discount until the end of the month, so grab it now and spend the savings on some yummy yarn to make some of the projects. And, because Sivia is as generous as she is charming, she’s letting me give a copy of the ebook away to one of you. To enter, go take a look at the list of her designs. Then, once you’ve collected yourself and gotten over being dazzled at all that loveliness, come back and leave a comment here telling me which is your favorite. I’ll leave comments open until the end of the day (eastern time) on Thursday, March 28 and will announce a winner on Friday.