Whoops, sorry it’s taken me so long to get to this! When I went to get the names of the winners, I realized that in the site redesign I’d forgotten to add a bit of code that numbers the comments for me to make it easy for draws! Well, that’s all fixed now.

winners of my book!

Without further ado, the names of the winners are Heather N, Nada and Jennifer (comment #19). I’ve emailed the winners, so you should get your book shortly!

Also, since it seems like it’s been a rather long time since I had an FO to show, here’s the mini Simple Yet Effective shawl out of Noro Kureyon Sock.

noro mini shawl

Noro Mini Shawl
Pattern: my Simple Yet Effective shawl
Yarn: Noro Kureyon Sock, 1 skein
Needles: 3.5 mm Addis
Finished Size: approx. 45″ across the top, 19″ deep

love those stripes!

I’m reformatting my pattern into a little pattern card, memo size (half the size of letter paper) to sell at lettuce knit along with the yarn. It looks like this, which I’m quite happy with:

(ETA: I’ve decided to offer the pattern for sale, so I’ve taken down the photo of the pdf.)

Since it’s a free pattern and all I’m not going to worry about it if you guys want to decipher the pattern from that screen cap to knit it! I just wanted to have something small and inexpensive as a pattern to accompany the Kureyon sock (or any sock yarn, for that matter). Now I just have to figure out how to print them properly!

It’s quite a little shawl, but great for an accent scarf.

noro shawl, on

And it photographs awfully nicely!

18 Responses to “winners!”

  1. kristin

    Aghhh, that shawl is absolutely stunning. I haven’t tried the Noro sock yet, but for that shawl, I could be convinced…

  2. Jocelyn

    Ooh, a nice little quick knit for some of my sock yarn stash. Thanks for this, Laura.

    Looks like I will have to go to Amazon to get your book. Congrats to the winners!

  3. Jennifer

    Nice! I can’t believe you got that from 1 skein! People have criticized that yarn and said it would be better for a shawl or scarf. Care to review the yarn at all?

  4. Cynthia

    The shawl is wonderful!! Thank you for the pattern. After seeing yours done with Noro sock yarn this is on my must knit list. Thanks!

  5. Julia

    this is awesome, Laura! Thanks for sharing! Definitely queuing this one up…yours is beautiful! Like a sunset.

  6. gleek

    it’s gorgeous! i love that color! i’m actually planning on knitting the SYE shawl soon with some cashmere i have in the stash :)

  7. Tiffanie

    Thank you for giving me something pretty and perfect to gaze upon at the end of a long, long day. :)

  8. Kim

    Your shawl is gorgeous. I didn’t know (way out of touch!) you’re a TYV author, too! Your book looks amazing!

  9. Jennifer

    Yippee for the book–I am really excited about it! Also love the shawl so much I picked up a skein of Noro sock yarn today and want to start it NOW!!

  10. Shannon

    Save me a signed copy @ Lettuce in case I don’t see you next week, ok? I am superpsyched to see it! Congrats! (Love the shawl, too…)

  11. Seanna Lea

    The shawl is pretty nice! I have a skein of sock yarn that I don’t think I’m going to get around to making socks out of which would be pretty nice for this. Though, I’ll probably want to bead the heck out of it!

  12. Jessica K.

    Wow! I don’t knit socks so I don’t have much reason to purchase sock yarn, but this project has inspired me to pick up a skein and try it!


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