Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Cool Weather Fashions Review and Giveaway

Uptown Jacket
COOL WEATHER FASHIONS                          Creative Crochet Designs For Every Wardrobe
by Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby for Shibaguyz Designs and Leisure Arts.

I am honored to be reviewing one of Shibaguyz's newest crochet pattern books, Cool Weather Fashions.  Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby is one of my favorite crochet wearables designer. His designs are trendy, cutting edge and very well designed. Your won't have any guesswork when you crochet one of Shannon's designs.

Wrap Front Cardi

Cool Weather Fashions is no exception.
The designs in this book look fun to crochet. Each one is perfect for Fall, Winter and even early Spring. They are all classics with a new spin and can be your 'go to' pieces for everyday wear.

Boyfriend Hoodie


This crochet book has wonderful large photographs and easy-to-understand schematics. The shapes of the crochet pieces look easy to do, yet the details of these designs take 'easy' to the next level. Sizes run from X-Small (33" chest measurement) to 3X (53"), a great size range!

Perfect Cardi

I love all five of the crochet fashions in this book, but my favorites are the the Perfect Cardi, with it's pretty pattern stitch

Vintage Opera Jacket

and the Vintage Opera Jacket, with it's trendy bulky weight collar and 'over-the-hand' sleeves!

You can purchase this book at Amazon or on the Leisure Arts website.  If you click on the NAME of each design below it's photgraph, the link will take you to it's Ravelry page for more information!

Would you like to own this book? Leisure Arts has graciously offered to give away a copy of Cool Weather Fashions to ONE lucky winner! To be eligible to win, please COMMENT below. Let us know which sweater from this book is your favorite design. PLEASE, PLEASE do not forget to include your email address, or I will not be able to contact you! One winner will be chosen at random on Wednesday, January 23, 2013. Thank you to all who participate!

DISCLOSURE: Leisure Arts provided Cute Crochet Chat with a free review copy of Cool Weather Fashions.
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Shannon said...

OOOO! I would love to win this book! I've been crocheting squares forever and keep thinking I should really try a sweater. I love the hoodie one, I think it would be wonderful in rainbow colors. What a great giveaway! thanks so much for sharing it!

Nanette Seale said...

Its hard to pick just one favorite. So its a toss up between the Uptown Jacket and the Perfect Cardi. Crossing all fingers and toes hoping I win a copy of this book! Thanks for the review and offer.

Cris Crochets said...

Oh, I don't know if I have a favorite, but I know for sure if I won this book I would go STRAIGHT for that front wrap cardi - OH its just lovely and COMPLETELY my style.

SimchasJewels said...

The jacket on the cover is stunning.

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Lilly said...

Wow, what a great book. I have been looking for some patterns on some sweaters to make for myself. I would definitely make the Front Wrap Cardi pattern first, I love it!!! Great Giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity and I will be saying some prayers to be the lucky winner. Thanks

Unknown said...

Nice! I like that Perfect Cardi a lot.

Tryllyam said...

I've fallen in love with Shannon's designs over the last year. Out of this lot, I think my fav would be the Boyfriend Hoodie. Cute, casual, but not too casual. Oh, and comfi.

Joyce Armstrong said...

I love the uptown jacket and front wrap cardi. They do awesome work.

Unknown said...

Love the Uptown Jacket, but I'd probably start with the Boyfriend Hoodie for my daughter. They're all gorgeous.

jackie-tn said...

Love the Boyfriend Hoodie!
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justme said...

Love all the patterns in this book!! How do I enter to win it?? I am always looking for patterns to try and improve my experience

Ann Le Roy said...

I would love to make the wrap Front Cardi for my daughter, looks like a fun book.

Connie K. said...

I love the Wrap Front Cardi. I usually crochet for everyone but myself, but this one I would make just for me.


Anonymous said...

I love the Uptown Jacket! Thanks for this wonderful giveaway

Ellisen said...

I love the designs on Too Cute Crochet (Etsy). So many sweet items for babies.