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Giveaway: A Handknit Romance (our new crush)

Feb 14, 2012

    
This Valentine's Day we have a crush on the new book, A Handknit Romance, and here at Knitting Daily we're excited to offer a sweepstakes giveaway of one complimentary copy to a lucky reader!

A Handknit Romance by knitwear designer Jennie Atkinson, known for her designs for Rowan and her previous book, Romantic Style, offers intricate and exquisite knitting designs inspired by women's clothing, lingerie, and accessories of the past. Atkinson's attention to detail in each piece makes for a gorgeous collection of unique, precious garments that reflect today's vogue for vintage-inspired fashion.

Techniques explored in the book include pin tucks, picot trims, crochet edges, lace beading, and embroidery that convey modest and flirty classic, fitted patterns using a range of lace, superfine, fine, and lightweight yarns.

Projects range from small accessories to full-size garments and suit beginner and seasoned knitters alike. Plus, this knitting resource has great advice on yarn substitutions as well as tips on how the patterns can be customized to fit all sizes.

Want to see all the garments in the book? View a photo gallery today over on Knitting Daily's Facebook page and we'll be adding more images soon to the book's Ravelry page.

So here's our question of the day: What is the most "romantic" piece of knitwear you've ever knit? Leave a comment below and you'll be entered into our random drawing to win a copy of A Handknit Romance.

We'll randomly draw one winner from all the comments on Tuesday, February 21st at noon Central Time, so be sure to comment before then. The winner will be notified by email on February 21.

Good luck,

         
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lhalfcent wrote
on Feb 21, 2012 7:54 PM

soooo who won?

NinaN@2 wrote
on Feb 21, 2012 7:46 PM

Romantic Shawl Story -- a friend of  mine has been Skype-dating a fella in Italy for over a year.  She planned to travel to Italy for the Christmas 2011 Holiday.  Just before the end of October, she asked if I would knit a Vintage Shawl that she could take to Italy as a gift for his elderly Mother.  I spent all of my spare time knitting this shawl -- not completely realizing what I had committed to do.  I was watching the days fly by -- right down to the wire -- I was knitting the lace edge,  finishing and blocking ....... and had the shawl ready to go just days before her departure.  The romantic part of this shawl story??  My friend returned from Italy with photos and sweet stories of this elderly lady wearing and hugging her new shawl ... ... ... and ... ... my friend returned ... ... ... with an engagement ring on her finger!!  Ahhhhhh -- how Romantic .....

BarbaraS@2 wrote
on Feb 21, 2012 1:31 PM

I absolutely love this collection; my most romantic piece was a lace peignor......

Stockannette wrote
on Feb 21, 2012 1:00 PM

The Hermione Hearts Ron lacy hat.

Stockannette wrote
on Feb 21, 2012 12:59 PM

I'm going to say the Hermione Hearts Ron lacy hat.  

on Feb 21, 2012 11:40 AM

The most romantic thing I've ever knitted would have to be my first knit lace scarf  a fern diamond pattern in a beautiful fuschia soysilk fiber! It was also my first introduction to charts and onto the road of more advanced techniques and lace patterns.

aymoo42 wrote
on Feb 21, 2012 11:18 AM

The most romantic thing I've ever knit would be a beautiful, huge, old-fashioned lace shawl I made last summer. It's "romantic" in the folksy, stand-on-the-moor-with-the-wind-blowing-your-hair sort of way.

on Feb 21, 2012 7:52 AM

Mine is a toss up between a lace scarf or beaded lace cardigan. The scarf was made from a fancy, laceweight seacell and silk blend. It is just long enough to drape over the shoulders and still short enough to tie like a cravat. My other choice is a silk and wool blend, also laceweight. The hems of the sleeves and body have the beaded detail and it adds a subtle sparkle.

needleworker wrote
on Feb 21, 2012 7:10 AM

My teenage duaghter complained that she couldn't find any sweaters that highlighted her face. She didn't like the sexy designs that showed off her figure. She wanted people to look at her face. So I designed and knit a sweater that still fit well, but drew your notice upwards. The hood draped softly around her face, as if she had loosely drawn a scarf around her head. Her boyfriend said it made her look beautiful. 12 years later, she still wears the sweater and her husband (then boyfriend) still comments on how beautiful she looks.

KathrynD wrote
on Feb 20, 2012 10:35 PM

I knit a very simple lace shrug from the book Lace Style, which started me on the road to knitting more complex things.

crazylilmek wrote
on Feb 20, 2012 8:26 PM

I think the most romantic thing I have ever knit was a scarf for my current boyfriend, I never really made anything for anyone else besides family and he really appreciated it since he was moving out west to Calgary in the freezing cold

bittermelon wrote
on Feb 20, 2012 8:08 PM

i knit a very small lace purse with dramatic scallops for the flap closure in fine light olive cotton.  i lined the bag with a black and beige butterfly fabric that made it one of the daintiest and romantic pieces i have ever knit.

i can't show it to anyone without people begging for one.  i am a "master it and move on"  type of artist, so after i made about five more for friends, i ended production.  i imagine that they will last a very long time and i know that they add romance to the wardrobes of the few who own them.

vettegirl53 wrote
on Feb 20, 2012 4:51 PM

The most romantic thing I ever knitted was a simple cabled scarf for my boyfriend when I had first started knitting. It was too small for him, but he loved it anyway and cherishes it to this day.

LisaM@7 wrote
on Feb 20, 2012 4:33 PM

I started knitting a pair of socks for my boyfriend but circumstances had me put the project on hold. When we got back together I finished the pair and each stitch put into the socks, apart from the X O design on the sides, just seemed to carry so much more importance than when the project was started.

JerseyJane wrote
on Feb 20, 2012 4:07 PM

Right after I graduated high-school I made an aran-style sweater for my boyfriend - popcorns, cables, the works - so he'd have something to remember me by as we went off to college. (A labor of love. I had never made a sweater before.)

Unfortunately, his mom gave me measurements from a sweater that had belonged to his older, larger, brother...... I had to take in the sides and sew them together as a double layer.

Suebriquet wrote
on Feb 20, 2012 2:37 PM

I made up a long panel with the letters W, A, N, and T running from top to bottom. Felted it. Sent it to my boyfriend living overseas. I thought I was sending him something he really desired - a long felt want! I don't think he got the joke.

cloverdilly wrote
on Feb 20, 2012 2:34 PM

I'm a beginning knitter. I knitted a very elegant yet simple head band/neck cowel. :)

on Feb 20, 2012 1:46 PM

The most romantic thing I've knit is a sweater for my husband that I finished and gave to him on our honeymoon.

PeggieA wrote
on Feb 20, 2012 12:39 PM

In terms of pure love - the 4x4 scarf that I knit for my love.  it was tedious and dull to knit but he adores it and I adore the way he looks in it.  For me?  The first lace shawlette I just finished for myself in a gorgeous red handdye - just in time for Valentines day.  (except to sleep I haven't taken it off since!)

haviland wrote
on Feb 20, 2012 11:59 AM

A lovely lace scarf for my daughter ....

DeniseM@48 wrote
on Feb 20, 2012 10:45 AM

A beautiful angora wool scarf in autumn colors!

DeniseM@48 wrote
on Feb 20, 2012 10:44 AM

A beautiful angora wool scarf in autumn colors!

Shayndelknit wrote
on Feb 20, 2012 9:43 AM

The Oriel sweater from Interweave Knits -- I made it out of pure cashmere -- Jade Sapphire yarn in a lovely green called Wasabi.  It was for my 20-something Manhattan sophisticate daughter and she loved it.  

This was my first all-over lace pattern and the first time I had to alter a pattern -- I had to nip in the waist and bust even from the smallest size and was so surprised when it worked!

ceilgrover wrote
on Feb 20, 2012 9:29 AM

For me, anything light in a pastel color qualifies.  A pale pink scarf that was beaded, inspired by a class taught by Lily Chin, comes to mind.

JChung@2 wrote
on Feb 20, 2012 9:20 AM

I knitted a lacy shawl using white laceweight yarn with very thin white mohair-silk yarn.  Very romantic!

JChung@2 wrote
on Feb 20, 2012 9:20 AM

I knitted a lacy shawl using white laceweight yarn with very thin white mohair-silk yarn.  Very romantic!

PattyR@17 wrote
on Feb 20, 2012 8:26 AM

Definitely the Ostrich Plumes wrap made out of Pearl colored Douceur et Soie for my daughter's senior prom.  It is still one of her most cherished items.

saintxmom wrote
on Feb 20, 2012 8:13 AM

I knit a very light and lacey/soft lavender wrap.  I love lavendar - the color and the scent - I think both are very romantic!

saintxmom wrote
on Feb 20, 2012 8:09 AM

a very lacy/soft lavender wrap.

heidimoon466 wrote
on Feb 20, 2012 8:00 AM

Most romantic: A cable-knit sweater for my husband who hates sweaters. I searched for weeks to find a textile to answer his complaints about rough textured yarn and heavy garments. I wound up with a light-as-air bamboo silk yarn in fingering weight, and then constructed a custom pattern to fit his very big frame and work in a collar to give him the v-neck placket he prefers. (He thinks a crew neck makes his head look like a pumpkin!) I restarted that garment no less than 6 times before I was happy with the cable pattern. Talk about a labor of love! Thank heavens he loved it!

on Feb 20, 2012 6:54 AM

Most romantic - I knit tiny lce purse to be used by a bride.

heathwitch wrote
on Feb 20, 2012 4:46 AM

Last winter, I knitted a basic 3x3 rib scarf for my husband, as he commutes to/from work via train and walking. The yarn used was supposed to make him a sweater but he filled out before I could finish it -- so I frogged the yarn, and made the scarf instead. He loves it :) The rest of the yarn I'll use to make matching accessories at some point.

The other project that springs to mind is the "Lovely Day" lace shawl I've just finished; c.880yards of sock yarn, 525 beads, and lots of purple/blue merging together. It's for me but just looks gorgeous!

Thanks for the giveaway; this book looks awesome! :)

heathwitch wrote
on Feb 20, 2012 4:45 AM

Last winter, I knitted a basic 3x3 rib scarf for my husband, as he commutes to/from work via train and walking. The yarn used was supposed to make him a sweater but he filled out before I could finish it -- so I frogged the yarn, and made the scarf instead. He loves it :) The rest of the yarn I'll use to make matching accessories at some point.

The other project that springs to mind is the "Lovely Day" lace shawl I've just finished; c.880yards of sock yarn, 525 beads, and lots of purple/blue merging together. It's for me but just looks gorgeous!

Thanks for the giveaway; this book looks awesome! :)

Tuesday@2 wrote
on Feb 19, 2012 11:18 PM

Most romantic?  A ribbed cardigan with a smocked yoke.  I used crystal beads to smock it.  I finished it with crocheted center fronts and neckline.  I sewed crystal buttons down the front.  It has long ribbed sleeves which are topped by smocking (without the beads).   I gathered in the center top of the sleeves before setting them in which adds to the soft, romantic, but taylored appearence.  I made it out of yarn I selvaged from a sweater someone had given me that I didn't care for, so  I don't know what it is.  It's a cream color and looks like a polished cotton so it has a bit of a shimmer.  Right after I finished it, I laid it on a table as I left the room to put something away.  I came out and my boyfriend was standing over it staring.  I asked him what he thought.  He was stunned, "I can't believe you can make such a thing."  Then he said that he wanted to see it on me -- Hmmn, I'd say that passes the Most Romantic test ...

Tuesday@2 wrote
on Feb 19, 2012 11:18 PM

Most romantic?  A ribbed cardigan with a smocked yoke.  I used crystal beads to smock it.  I finished it with crocheted center fronts and neckline.  I sewed crystal buttons down the front.  It has long ribbed sleeves which are topped by smocking (without the beads).   I gathered in the center top of the sleeves before setting them in which adds to the soft, romantic, but taylored appearence.  I made it out of yarn I selvaged from a sweater someone had given me that I didn't care for, so  I don't know what it is.  It's a cream color and looks like a polished cotton so it has a bit of a shimmer.  Right after I finished it, I laid it on a table as I left the room to put something away.  I came out and my boyfriend was standing over it staring.  I asked him what he thought.  He was stunned, "I can't believe you can make such a thing."  Then he said that he wanted to see it on me -- Hmmn, I'd say that passes the Most Romantic test ...

on Feb 19, 2012 10:26 PM

Plain stockinette socks for the hubby using grey alpaca yarn and size 0 needles.  They were so boring it had to be love that allowed me to finish them!

luckyb4u wrote
on Feb 19, 2012 10:03 PM

I'm finishing a pair of mitts up for my sister with a lily of the valley knitted motif & ribbon embroidery surrounding it.

on Feb 19, 2012 9:56 PM

On the first Christmas my future husband and I exchanged gifts, we were both young 20's starting out in our first jobs. I only had enough money to pay to fly home to visit my family 1000 miles away. I could barely afford the family gifts let alone afford something wonderful for this then boyfriend. So I pulled out my knitting needles and knit him a simple ribbed scarf and stocking hat in inexpensive acrylic yarn. Last year, after 28 1/2 years of marriage, I though he could use an upgrade. I bought some beautiful blue cashmere yarn intending to  make an intricate cabled scarf and hat as replacements. But before I could begin, the gift was flatly refuse by him. He wants nothing new to replace that old simple gift. He says it suits him just fine. That's romantic knitwear!

ColleenD@9 wrote
on Feb 19, 2012 8:48 PM

i would love to knit the sailor collar blouse!

HeidiI wrote
on Feb 19, 2012 8:46 PM

Cuckoo clock mittens, for my beautiful daughter

katquick wrote
on Feb 19, 2012 8:43 PM

By far, over the years, the most romantic item I knitted was a pair of opera gloves out of a sturdy old fingering weight wool yarn I had in my stash. It was a beautiful off-white shade and it allowed the lace panel inset to show beautifully.

Now if only I had the occasion to use them more often. :)

LindaW@4 wrote
on Feb 19, 2012 8:22 PM

I used a beautiful pearl grey mohair blend to knit a scarf with a lacy pattern and even a few bobbles, and gave it to a friend for Christmas. It's hands down the prettiest thing I've ever knitted!

DeeJ@8 wrote
on Feb 19, 2012 7:56 PM

As i knit for the people I love I often think and pray for them....everything I knit is made with love....I love knitting and giving.

BetaniaAllen wrote
on Feb 19, 2012 6:48 PM

I am just starting to knit, so I guess the most romantic thing I have knit is a triangle-shaped kerchief (to learn increases and decreases) which I knitted half in grey alpaca and half in pale pink worsted wool. It does have two errors, I admit, but it was good practice. I love the things in the Handknit Romance book.

brye wrote
on Feb 19, 2012 6:34 PM

I knit my love a willy warmer, in hot pink! Now if that's not romantic, I don't know what is, lol.

annakaye wrote
on Feb 19, 2012 6:30 PM

a lacy shawl to twirl in

kpoertner wrote
on Feb 19, 2012 6:01 PM

A sweater out of recycled fibers for my super-green husband for our anniversary.  I told him he couldn't wear it every day, but he tried!  :)

on Feb 19, 2012 5:07 PM

a 'tweed' wool scarf for my first (and only!) husband

O-Lillian wrote
on Feb 19, 2012 4:01 PM

The warm hat my dearDH wears climbing in cold temps: he's lost two, wore out one he snagged on an approach hike and he didn't tell me... very same design, every hat, for his shaved head, and the same very soft but "manly looking" dark yarn (thanks,Craig). He brags on these plain little watchcaps, with the bit of interesting decrease snuck-in. He loves them, so I love them!

CathyB@14 wrote
on Feb 19, 2012 2:42 PM

It was a Rowan pattern with a kind of frilled collar and a lacey bottom edge.  It was made out of Alpaca and was so soft.  It was Aelf by Leah Sutton.

Lisagriffith wrote
on Feb 19, 2012 2:08 PM

I just learned to knit last summer. My most romantic knit so far is a simple hood in white. I think hoods are beautiful, and very romantic.

pamelad@2 wrote
on Feb 19, 2012 1:11 PM

The most romantic piece I've knitted is Summer Flies, a lovely little lace shawl designed by Donna Griffin and published in Holly and Ella Knits.

shadi_sf wrote
on Feb 19, 2012 11:26 AM

Lace would be very romantic to give or receive as a gift!!

shadi_sf wrote
on Feb 19, 2012 11:20 AM

A hat and scarf I made for my sister a couple of years ago!

on Feb 19, 2012 11:19 AM

Made a multi coloured jumper for my husband out of all my left over stash.  He loves it so but I have to sneak it into the washtub as he wants to wear it every day.  He ges cross but after a marriage of 55 years, I shrug my shoulders and say needs must.  Is a comfort jumper romantic?    I am now knitting the Theme Scarf from Jane Austen.   Barbara Jean

jimena2 wrote
on Feb 19, 2012 10:55 AM

Hope I win!!!, I'm looking for inspiration....

CassandraW@2 wrote
on Feb 19, 2012 10:40 AM

The most romantic thing I've ever knit was a lacy blue scarf  - it was very pretty and a little frilly

nomi wrote
on Feb 19, 2012 10:35 AM

A sweater for my husband out of a blue  mohair blend wool - I got him to pick out the yarn.

1spiritwind wrote
on Feb 19, 2012 10:06 AM

I knit my first sweater for my husband the first year of our marriage.  The sleeves were way too long but he didn't complain .  He decided to wash it, thinking it would shrink and hung it on the line.  it was made with acrylic yarn and instead of shrinking the sleeves stretched to the ground and was fit for a guerilla !  However, it all came from the HEART!

tysgramum wrote
on Feb 19, 2012 9:47 AM

Knitted lace edge to a hankie made out of my wedding gown for my daughters and daughter-in-law

nbuch4242 wrote
on Feb 19, 2012 9:13 AM

Hummm.  I would say a sweater I knitted for my husband back in the early 69's.  It was done with much love and patience and turned out really well.  So, did he wear it?  Nope.  Sad, isn't it because it had a wonderful pattern to it and was really different.  Ah, well, at least I had the experience of knitting it.

MagistraK wrote
on Feb 19, 2012 8:52 AM

While I love knitting lacy, beautiful knits, the most romantic knit I've done was not lacy or particularly beautiful. I think that it was the sweater I knitted for my then fiance. I picked out my first sweater pattern, and some dark green yarn, but, alas, I didn't know his chest measurement so I didn't know what size to knit. I wanted this to be a surprise (and to be able to back out if I couldn't do it) so I hugged him, mentally noted where my hands overlapped and got his father to measure that inner circumference of my hug with a tape measure. True to form, the boyfriend curse came into play and he's long gone, but thirty years later I still have, and wear, the sweater.

tdrmoma wrote
on Feb 19, 2012 8:32 AM

2-3 years before I started knitting, my young son became entranced with a hank of kool-aid-dyed (cream, orange and lime green) fingering-weight alpaca sold by a local alpaca farmer at our farmers' market.  It was affordable so I bought it for him.  He slept with it and treated it as a stuffed animal for many months.  Once I started knitting, I tried several different ways to use it.  My son, now 11, picked out the 'fallen out of love' scarf pattern on ravelry. I'm halfway through that, combining it with a bulky black yarn, and it's gorgeous!

terriglo wrote
on Feb 19, 2012 7:13 AM

This past summer I visited an alpaca farm in Maine, and purchased some undyed baby alpaca yarn. After my purchase I was taken out to the pasture and introduced to the actual animal who had donated the roving for my yarn. What a uniquely romantic experience for any yarn lover! Sharing this story with my best friend, who received the lovely hand warmers I knit with that yarn, made the gift just that little bit more exquisite.

terriglo wrote
on Feb 19, 2012 7:09 AM

I visited an alpaca farm in Maine and purchased some beautiful undyed baby alpaca. After my purchase I was taken out to a pasture and introduced to the actual animal that had donated the roving for my yarn. It was such a uniquely special - and romantic - experience for someone who loves yarn. Sharing this story with my best friend, who received the lovely handwarmers I knit from that yarn, made my gift just that much more exquisite.

on Feb 19, 2012 6:44 AM

A sweater w/ribbon woven through.

lreinbach wrote
on Feb 19, 2012 6:38 AM

I've never knitted anything I would consider romantic. I would love to try. There are some beautiful patterns in this book.

Ingiz wrote
on Feb 19, 2012 1:21 AM

I am a new knitter that would love the challenge and the inspiration of this book. The garments are lovely and I have fallen for each and every one of them.

Crosses my fingers and hopes!

umhmmihearu2 wrote
on Feb 19, 2012 12:58 AM

In my fantasies I've knit many romantic pieces, but my favorite is a simple cardi in an alpaca, angora mix. In reality the most romatic thing would be lacy mitts for myself  and for one of my daughters a lacy cardi. I love what I see so far from the book and just looking makes me feel feminine allover.

snglmom73 wrote
on Feb 19, 2012 12:15 AM

The most romantic thing I've knit is a amethyst-colored version of Cecily Glowick MacDonald's Hamptons Cardigan. Although the yarn isn't particularly delicate, the combination of vine lace with wooly softness makes me feel cozy.

on Feb 18, 2012 11:47 PM

I knit a cabled cowl that buttoned with antique shell buttons that were my grandmothers, probably the most romantic in style that I've knit so far.

lizamoss wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 11:44 PM

The most romantic thing I have knit would have to be the Ashley skirt I made to wear to my son's wedding last year. I used a linen/silk mix yarn and a silk yarn so it is very luxurious and the fabulously full skirt is tremendous for dancing on a romantic evening.

Mimi F wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 10:22 PM

I knit Miss Lambert's Shetland Shawl and it is so lacy and beautiful, makes me feel very sexy in a wholesome way.

Lrussell wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 9:49 PM

Not a romantic knit...but I love a feather/fan scarf that I knit. It is over six feet long and is knit in very bold colors.

Thanks for the chance to win the book! I would love to knit these romantic lace patterns.

SusanA@47 wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 9:44 PM

My most romantic knitting was probably the lacy shrugs I made this year for holiday gifts, light yet warm and feminine. I would love to win this book and expand my romantic knitting!

on Feb 18, 2012 9:35 PM

I love the idea of romantic knits. The four photos of examples are lovely. I would love to win this book.

foxtrotter wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 9:30 PM

I would love to win a copy of this pretty book!

suzyi1 wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 9:18 PM

I don't know if it would fall in the category of 'romantic' but the one item I knit with the most love was an afghan to give my sister for Christmas one year.

kortman wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 9:15 PM

I made a beautiful sweather for my husband called Starry Night from the Maine Island group that he wore for years until he "outgrew" it and passed it on to our son.

SherylM wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 8:20 PM

I knitted my husband a sweater even though I was told not to as it would mean the end of the relationship, apparently there was a superstition about this, I ignored it and knit it anyway. That was thirty years ago and we are still happily married. I think knitting is romantic as you do it for those you love, it doesn't have to be hearts, lace and flowers, even socks knit with love are romantic as they are so beautifully personal.

blafleur44 wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 8:12 PM

The most romantic thing I've ever knitted was a tied capelet with motifs straight out of a gothic novel. It is glowing, deep red and I feel warm and very feminine wearing it.

Peachie12 wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 7:50 PM

I've knitted mostly scarves, hats and stuffed animals.  Nothing romantic so far, guess I'll add that to the list.  Lots of gorgeous items in this gorgeous book.  

CathyW@29 wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 7:47 PM

I knit a cardigan for my husband when we were expecting our first child - she is now 36 years old.  He still insists on wearing that sweater - still loves it.

on Feb 18, 2012 7:41 PM

A wedding garter!

fathoming wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 7:35 PM

The lace is lovely, but I especially like the blouse shown above--it looks like something right out of the '20s!

fathoming wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 7:34 PM

The lace is lovely, but I especially like the blouse shown above--it looks like something right out of the '20s!

on Feb 18, 2012 7:31 PM

I made a beautiful openwork shawl made with shimmery latte colored ribbon yarn.

Kim177 wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 7:29 PM

I am a new knitter so I have not made anything "romantic" yet unless you count my one sock with a heart motif (about to cast on its mate!)

joshel wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 7:28 PM

I have crocheted a lacy afgan for my granddaughter. Your site is very inspiring.

pcl721cck wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 7:01 PM

The most romantic piece I ever knitted was a Norwegian style cardigan for my husband. He loved it.

macthebrit wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 6:51 PM

A lovely lace shawl, knit in a soft shade of lavender alpaca, so elegant to snuggle up in on wintery evenings, macthebrit@ msn.com

Renee Fisher wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 6:43 PM

I made a wonderful triangular lacy shawl in soft sage green.

casmith79 wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 6:14 PM

What a lovely publication!  I have a "thing" for lace and always seem to have a shawl on the needles.  So I would say that my lace is the most romantic thing that I have knit.

LindaM@89 wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 6:12 PM

I made a sweater for my husband , quite a long time ago..   He wore it everywhere!!  lindamac@winco.net

Annette Beck wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 5:49 PM

The most romantic piece of knitware I've ever knitted is a shrug with pretty vines and beads on the front - it is beautiful!

on Feb 18, 2012 5:23 PM

The most romantic thing I ever knitted was a scarf for my boyfriend.

LynnM@12 wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 5:21 PM

The most 'romantic' item I ever knit was a cardigan sweater for my grandaughter.  It was a top down and when finished it just wanted something MORE, so I added a lovely lacey edging to it and it just made the sweater.  When she put it on she twirled it made her feel so pretty!

Empire59 wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 5:21 PM

The most romantic thing I have knitted was a lovely lacy shawl from 'A Gathering of Lace' The first lace I had ever done. Beautiful and because the yarn and pattern was a gift from my friends, even more meaningful.

rebeccabear wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 5:09 PM

Probably a pair of fingerless mitts - they've in a mottled forest green with picot edges on both the wrists and the fingers and suuuuuper soft :)

bedfse wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 5:09 PM

The most romantic item I have knitted was a long, lace Christening gown with matching long lace overjacket, bonnet and booties.  I had to take many a row out and redo due to messing up part way through the rows that made up the pattern.  There were times that I asked myself why??? However, the end result was something to be proud of.  

bedfse wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 5:09 PM

The most romantic item I have knitted was a long, lace Christening gown with matching long lace overjacket, bonnet and booties.  I had to take many a row out and redo due to messing up part way through the rows that made up the pattern.  There were times that I asked myself why??? However, the end result was something to be proud of.  

Nancy Roozee wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 5:03 PM

I love making flowers with beaded yarn in soft, textured colors.

on Feb 18, 2012 4:51 PM

A ruffled purple scarf.

Rachel Etta wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 4:34 PM

My most potentially-romantic knit ended up a failure -- the pattern was for lovely crocheted elbow-high opera sleeves, but my yarn was too heavy and the one I finished was so ugly I gave up on the second.

on Feb 18, 2012 4:26 PM

The most romantic thing I've knitted is the Live Oak Shawlette in a soft mohair/wool blend.

Tessle wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 4:08 PM

I've always knit for my children and grandchildren. Romantic? Perhaps the pair of long, cabled fingerless gloves I knit for my newly married daughter...  I am ready to try something romantic for myself.

bethcaster wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 3:49 PM

I love this style of knitting!! especially the Fitted Jacket!

katyas wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 3:24 PM

Knitted a pair of matching beanies for my son and his girlfriend.  I realized after the fact that men are not too keen on matching outfits, but his girlfriend really liked them.  They weren't identical since I reversed the stripe colors on each.  Being a good sport, my son did not roll his eyeballs and wore the hat immediately.  Thank you Jared Flood for your romantic beanie.

JessicaB@2 wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 3:19 PM

The most romantic item I have knitted was a lace baby bonnet (and booties) for a friend's new baby.  I so wanted to add satin ribbon ties, but since it was a gift I left them off.  If I made it again I would gather the ribbon at the ears like they did in the past, that way it's sweet without being a hazard.  I would love to knit something romantic myself or for my daughter and I think this book would offer some great inspiration!

ConnieR wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 3:17 PM

I love these patterns, and her earlier romance book too!  Best of luck to everyone, but I really want a copy of this book.  I knit myself a camisole which is probably my most romantic knit.    

on Feb 18, 2012 3:00 PM

The most romantic item that I have ever knitted was a victorian style cropped lace top that flatters so much, knitted in truffles((a cashmere and wool blend) in a dreamy dusty pink color. I also knitted lace mohair Estonian scarves and shawls adapted from Nancy Bush's "Knitted Lace of Estonia" book.. Candice Massey

Andreasmith wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 2:57 PM

I made the Lace and Cable Capelet by Michele Rose Orne for my friend on her wedding day.

Juliest wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 2:54 PM

An ecru lace dress, tea length, with an a-line skirt and a surplice top. 1/2 length sleeves.  I sewed a sky  blue liner for the skirt..  The top was more solid. The sleeves and skirt were crazy lacey.

on Feb 18, 2012 2:51 PM

After my Mom passed away, 2 years ago, I made a shawl for each of my sisters. I am now finishing one for myself. Each is made of Brown Sheep Legacy lace, but each is in a different pattern and color. I wanted to give each of them a hug, but live too far away to do so.

I also made my  SO 2 pr of socks and spun the fur from his pyrenees dog to knit up into a hat. I guess dog fur dosnt seem romantic, but pyrenees fiber spins up into yarn as soft as angora bunny.

on Feb 18, 2012 2:49 PM

For me, romantic knitting has to involve lace!  I have only knit small things so far to build up my confidence: fingerless mitts, a hat, a cabled (!) scarf and 3 pairs of houndstooth (!) fingerless mitts. However, I have big plans, as I am currently enrolled in the 'Mastering Lace Shawls' class by Laura Nelkin.  By the end of that class I hope to be the proud owner of 2 lace shawls. It would be so inspiring for me to have something to continue with, the patterns in this beautiful book.  Thanks for the opportunity!

dicraw wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 2:41 PM

I have not knit anything romatic.  I need this book so that I can.

folkart705 wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 2:22 PM

A ruffled scarf!

DianaJ@12 wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 2:21 PM

I knitted a beautiful lace sweater for my lovely 18 year old granddaughter.  It was the first garment that I knitted for her, she was thrilled.

fjheller wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 2:16 PM

A scarf knit in a lace pattern of gossamer kid mohair and silk yarn.  Then crocheted an edge around the entire scarf with an elaborate 2" border at either end.  Divine!

on Feb 18, 2012 2:07 PM

An airy lace scarf/shawl (my first real lace knitting) to be worn to dinner for my 40th wedding anniversary.

DeirdreM wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 2:02 PM

so far - a lace shawl is the most romantic, but more fancies are in the works in progress.

ChirineD wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 2:00 PM

The little valentine shawl for my new daughter in law (they make the most adorable couple ever). I hope she takes it t0 their trip in Italy this coming spring.

Chirine

jpusel wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 1:48 PM

The first sweater I knit my husband.

JeanHe wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 1:45 PM

The most romaintic knit I've done was a lace dress to wear for Argentine tango, a Lily Marlene  design.  I changed it by adding I cord straps and a beaded hem.  I have a picture of it on Ravelry/Jeanhe.

Krizteenah wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 1:27 PM

I sat down and graphed a custom design for a hat for my beloved, complete with "FREE KUWAIT" stitched into the hat!  He adores that thing :)

babler wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 1:16 PM

The most romantic pattern was a ruffled scarf in Kid Silk Haze that fit inside the neckline of a plain top to make it more glamorous. It was a gift to a friend.

mglackin wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 1:14 PM

I knitted an aran pullover for my then fiance 40 years ago as an engagement present. I managed to finish it without his knowledge ans surprised him before the wedding. It was his favorite garment for many years.

EllaNyx wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 1:10 PM

The most romantic  thing I've knit (so far!) is a Purple hat of lace and cables in a beautifully soft yarn with a ethereal halo to it that gives a dreamy 'soft focus' effect every time I wear it!

JWilla wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 1:09 PM

I made the Seduction Socks out of a soft cotton bamboo, in pale blues. Also a lacy circular shawl about 37 years ago I used to wrap my first baby in. I love all the beautiful patterns in your book!

lilyredcloud wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 12:55 PM

I knitted a red washcloth with a heart pattern and gave it to  my husband for Valentine's Day one year instead of a card.

Craftmouse wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 12:49 PM

The most romantic thing I've knit visually was a light blue lace wrap. Very pretty and airy.

The most romantic thing I've knit is a pair of glittens for my husband.  He has odd shaped hands, so a lot of love and math had to go into them!  It's makes me so happy to see him wearing them, and each time he puts them on he knows that I care about him.

lrrh wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 12:42 PM

I think socks are very romantic- I knitted a yoga pair so my painted toe nails show.

Miryam wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 12:42 PM

I made a scarf for a guy who rode motorcycles and I made it short to tuck inside his motorcycle jacket, but bought outrageously expensive yarn so it would feel fantastic next to his skin.

ShellyD@4 wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 12:41 PM

I knit a fisherman's gansey for my hubby with his initials in it. He loves it especially for all the love for him that was knit into it.

woollyrover wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 12:25 PM

I knit a sexy...opps, i.e., "romantic" pair of fingerless gloves which were lacy with an edging of fake fur.  Not very practical, but fun!

on Feb 18, 2012 12:15 PM

I knitted a gorgeous 4-inch edging for a Brides Handkerchief. It was light and filmy and something I'd never do today. Back in the day I was too naive to know I probably was biting off more than I could chew. It was wonderful and even more so when I remember it now.

on Feb 18, 2012 12:12 PM

The most romantic thing I ever made was a lacy camisole..... Love the book!

Jackie

cashgorad wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 12:11 PM

the most romantic thing i ever made for myself is probably the beaded sweater i designed & knit using 12,000 beads on a black cotton DMC yarn.

PattiI wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 12:09 PM

The Diamond Fantasy Shawl by Sivia Harding in cashmere for my daughter's wedding.

susan daly wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 12:08 PM

The most romantic piece I ever made was a simple, ordinary vest for the love of my life.  Wanting to surprise him, I vowed never to work on it at home, and stashed it in my desk drawer at the office.  At lunchtime, I closed the door and asked the secretaries not to disturb me.  They later said they thought I was napping, but I was

knitting and remembering.  Memories of our first date, the decision to share a home, travels and adventures we had experienced and many other semi-forgotten details of our years together, made the lunch hours quickly pass as the vest grew.

He was surprised and delighted with that Valentine, and still wears it today, telling me he feels "wrapped in love" every time he puts it on.

susand39

on Feb 18, 2012 12:04 PM

The most romantic thing I have knitted is the Rosebud Lace Stole published in the Knits magazine. (I think it was either the Spring or Summer issue 2011). I used a merino/alpaca blend which I purchased from a local Alpaca farm on PEI - Green Gables Alpacas. It is not only beautiful, but warm as well. The edging is so feminine!

KarinM@2 wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 11:59 AM

This might not qualify me, but the most romantic item I knit was a teeny cotton bikini which I gave to a teenager in my family.  It was appreciated and is being used, so I am told.

mrsdavis86 wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 11:58 AM

The most romantic thing I've made is a beautiful blush pink mohair shrug; it turned out very "Victorian" looking and I get compliments every time I wear it.

on Feb 18, 2012 11:55 AM

I love history, so this is awsome to see, but all I really !  This site is way to COOL! LOVE IT!! thank you for your time that all of you put into this, so that we can enjoy,and learn.

on Feb 18, 2012 11:51 AM

I think romance is all in the intention!  My most romantic item is a pair of thrummed mittens I made for my partner.  I adore doing things for him and it makes me feel lovey to know I'm keeping his hands warm in the cold.  Also I have a matching pair...that's romantic right? :)

jstseng wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 11:39 AM

The "And so are you" shawl--I actually made two, one for me, one for my mom.

dahartig wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 11:39 AM

I knit a beautiful baptismal dress for the birth of my niece years ago.  

Carole G wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 11:38 AM

Most romantic in concept?  Has to be Shirley Paden's lace up camisole from VK (sorry Interweave) 2005 Spring/Summer, but made for a niece so not very romantic. Recently made Videvik Shawl by Nancy Bush from Knitting Green (love that book) for my son's best girl friend using Hand Maiden's two ply cashmere which is discontinued in the most beautiful blue, turquoise, violet colorway, like Pansy but more intense, it is so soft, cuddly, warm that of course it's romantic

on Feb 18, 2012 11:35 AM

The most "romantic" piece of knitwear I've ever knit was just a scarf with ruffles. The sample projects pictured are quite inspiring!

TalZ wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 11:24 AM

A lace shawl from Victorian Knitting Today - it is intricate, with a leaf border that looks like a ruffle. The yarn was a sage-green silk-cashmere cobweb yarn, and it is gorgeous!

on Feb 18, 2012 11:23 AM

I don't think that I have ever knit anything romantic.  Most of my items have been too practical.  It's probably time I made something that is just lovely.

chimellie wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 11:16 AM

A darling blanket for a much longed-for baby girl. It had a great ruffle on too and bottom, and vining leaves on each side.

accordionmom wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 11:16 AM

I knitted my daughters wedding shawl.  She needed something warm since her wedding was in January.  She passed away suddenly and unexepectedly 9 days later.  her husband asked to have her cremated in her wedding dress and shawl.  It was a comfort to know my daughter was going home to the Lord with something I made her.

on Feb 18, 2012 11:15 AM

The most romantic thing I ever made was a ruffle edged lace hat for my granddaughters. Both of them love it!

LindaHensens wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 11:12 AM

I am too new at knitting to have knitted anything romantic yet. I have been browsing through the Jane Austin Knits magazine and I have found a couple of things that I would want to tackle once I am a bit more experienced.

Ekealey wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 11:12 AM

I knit my sister's wedding shawl out of a lovely mohair-silk-wool blend from Habu, very fine and airy.  Designed it myself using a rose lace motif for the center and a deep lace border.  Only could bear to give it away because it was my sister!

- Edith

HeidiP@11 wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 11:10 AM

What I'm working on now- the Barton Cottage Shrug from Jane Austen Knits 2011. I think it's so pretty, I can't wait till I'm done!

HeidiP@11 wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 11:07 AM

What I'm working on now- the Barton Cottage Shrug from Jane Austen Knits 2011. I think it's so pretty, I can't wait till I'm done!

Angie@70 wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 11:05 AM

I've never knit anything I would call romantic, but I think I am due.

Laura wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 10:52 AM

Lace stockings and thanks for having the giveaway!

SheriC wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 10:51 AM

A lace baby cape.

faemprs wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 10:49 AM

It's going to sound weird: socks. I wouldn't knit my husband a pair of socks until we were wed out of superstitious tradition. When I finally did, I picked yarn that matched his eyes and pretty much slaved over what were my first pair of socks for months. They turned out pretty great!

DonnaLGG wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 10:45 AM

A lace shawl for my daughter for the father dance at school.

graygirl wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 10:44 AM

I am currently working on my most "romantic" piece, lace fingerless gloves...a definite challenge, as lace and I don't get along!!!!!

knitingbus wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 10:38 AM

The most romantic thing I ever knitted was a lace sweater for myself. It is beautiful, but made out of cotton and not very warm for were I live. So I save it for warm summer days when I want to wear something special.

flutegal64 wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 10:37 AM

The most romantic thing I knit was a rose for my Valentine.

knitingbus wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 10:35 AM

The most romantic thing I have knitted so far was a lace sweater I made a few years ago. It was a cotton sweater which was so beautiful, but not very warm. I keep it for warm summer days when I just want to wear something romantic.

on Feb 18, 2012 10:32 AM

I think the most romantic thing I've knit is a huge blanket for my son and his wife.

raintree wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 10:30 AM

I made a lacey shawl when I was a teenager.  It made me feel "pretty"  when I wore it, although as a teenager I know I didn't always look so pretty.  I have knit for those  ?@+40#-something years since and I love it so Much!

jeanrob1958 wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 10:30 AM

When I heard my daughter was expecting my first grandchild, a grandson, I knitted a light blue and brown striped zip up the back hoodie.  He is the love of my life and now we are expecting his little sister.  So back to the needles for my precious granddaughter!  That's about as romantic knitting as I get.  

on Feb 18, 2012 10:28 AM

Probably the most 'romantic' is the Ruffle Edged Top by Filiatura di Crosa [Fall/Winter 2008] which I knit to wear with a black ruffle skirt I made. I love all of the patterns in the book and would set myself a goal of working through all 22 if I am lucky enough to win.

on Feb 18, 2012 10:28 AM

I made a lace tablecloth for my parents 40th wedding anniversary with their initials intertwined, to use on the table for a celebration dinner which I hosted.  My mom was a wonderful knitter and taught me to knit.  She passed away just a few months after their 40th anniversary, but both she and my dad were thrilled to see the cloth.

Dark Yarns wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 10:26 AM

The mmost romantic thing I've knit- in the sense of an object somewhat fanciful and impractical (but also gorgeous) is my Lothlorien Cape.

on Feb 18, 2012 10:25 AM

A blouse with lace trim at the hem, collar and sleeves.

on Feb 18, 2012 10:25 AM

The most romatic (which means ruffle-y to me)  piece that I have knit is a basic 'potato chip' scarf for a precious sweet 91 year old woman who is very dear to me.  What made it soft and lovely was using baby weight yarn in her favorite shade of blue.  I will always treasure her delight in receiving it!

JoanieB

KathyM@4 wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 10:22 AM

When in Canada I picked up some quivit....then knit a beautiful lacey scarf with it. It is so romantic, soft and my favorite!

Sunimp wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 10:19 AM

The most romantic thing - this could be interpreted so many ways, but I think I would pick the ruffled lace weight scarf I knitted for my daughter.  There was certainly lots of love incorporated into each stitch.

KathleenL@9 wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 10:06 AM

Definately the lace blouce.  In addition to how it makes me feel pretty, my husband TELLS me that I am... me, not the sweater.

Jacqui Z wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 10:06 AM

Not a romantic pattern, but I taught myself to knit by making my husband a scarf for Christmas

MaidMarrion wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 10:05 AM

I think the lavender Baby Alpaca lace weight shoulder shawl I knit for DD is the most romantic so far.....

jillywilly wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 10:02 AM

Lace gloves from a 100-year-old pattern. sweet.

WendyP@23 wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 9:58 AM

One of my first attempts was a baby blanket for my nephew's newborn baby... ! The book would help me consider other things... especially now, when I have a bit more time while taking care of both Mum and Dad at home, in Caracas, Venezuela. Another reason is that I have no access to wonderful things like this over here...

Thanks for posting this!

Wendy

bjelice wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 9:55 AM

a lace camisole I made for myself - own design - wear it a lot and always feel ultra feminine!

LizW wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 9:53 AM

The most romantic piece I've actually knitted: a lacy shawl with tiny glass beads, in beautiful deep blue cashmere-silk yarn.  The most romantic piece I've imagined....still in my head, and those two skeins of ultrafine laceweight merino yarn in my stash!

sewbiz53 wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 9:52 AM

I'm new to lace knitting and just can't seem to get enough....my most romantic one so far would have to be a Clarus Shawl I knit using a lace weight cashmere.  I just LOVE it.....

I see lots more romantic knitting in my future....

JillD@10 wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 9:52 AM

So taken with the beautiful patterns, I forgot the romantic part! I made a very flowing sleeved sweater with beaded trim for wearing while playing the harp. So Victorian.

on Feb 18, 2012 9:50 AM

I once knit lacey gloves for a friend's wedding.

JillD@10 wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 9:49 AM

Soooo pretty!

MMandy wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 9:48 AM

Oohh, a wonderful pair of tiny gauge mittens with a beautiful cable pattern!

tomboy1381 wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 9:45 AM

I like the Jacket it is nice.

tomboy1381 wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 9:44 AM

I like the Jacket it is nice.

on Feb 18, 2012 9:41 AM

I would love to make that little sailor collar blouse in a soft soft mohair.

on Feb 18, 2012 9:40 AM

A lace square shawl with silk yarn.

maigheoyank wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 9:37 AM

The first pair of socks I knit for my husband.  I worked very hard for a perfect fit.  He loved them and now won't wear them for fear he'll wear them out!  The object itself isn't particularly romantic, but the care taken on both sides certainly is!

diranid wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 9:34 AM

For my beautiful daughter, I made the Variation Scarf and the Kensington mitts from your wonderful Jane Austen Knits.  

mgoodell wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 9:33 AM

A lacy pashmina shawl out of a creamy silky beige yarn

CarolL@35 wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 9:32 AM

One of the very first things I knit was a beautiful dressy scarf for my mom. She picked all the yarn and I made up the pattern!

mranstoller wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 9:31 AM

A delicate scarf in a lace angora wool

NinaN@2 wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 9:28 AM

I knit a lace Chuppah for our wedding.  I used a lace-weight alpaca yarn with a merino yarn that had irridecent sequins.  Our wedding was outside and the sequins sparkled in the Colorado sunshine !!!  6 months later, any time I see anyone who attended our wedding, they comment on the beautiful Chuppah and share pictures that were taken with their cell phones ...it always reminds me of our wedding day ...

yarnlady@6 wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 9:25 AM

an intricate lace facecloth, in a pale rose pink

Joleen Knits wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 9:25 AM

Also made a cable square afghan for a special someone.

spikeaboo wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 9:24 AM

I made the spiderweb lace blouse that I wore for my wedding.

Joleen Knits wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 9:24 AM

A lacy sweater with gorgeous bell sleeves.

EileenB wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 9:23 AM

The most romantic thing that I have ever made was when I learned Fair Isle in order to make my SO a hat. He had spent a day graciously yarn crawling with me, and the hat's shop model had caught his eye.

PeggyR@3 wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 9:23 AM

I have never knit a romantic garment before.  I've mainly stuck to sweaters, some that were a little lacier than others.  That's why I'm hoping I can win this book.  I've always wanted to try making something along these lines.  Thank you for making it available to us.

Marcia Ells wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 9:21 AM

The most romantic thing I've knitted is on the needles right now.  A red lacy vest in honor of Valentine's Day.  Maybe by next Valentine's Day it will be in the wardrobe.

4dscheer65 wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 9:20 AM

Probably a tie between some recent lacy socks and  a soft pink vest I knit over 25 years ago--it turned out to be softer, prettier, more romantic than I had anticipated.

seaflower wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 9:16 AM

a lacy cardigan for myself!

CaCharb wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 9:11 AM

I am in the process of learning to knit. I am able to crochet and tat because my grandmother taught me when I was quite young. I know now that she made Clones lace.

lindarumsey wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 9:09 AM

A beautiful lace beaded shawl for myself. I feel totally different when I wear it - even with jeans - so feminine!

zinnia@2 wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 9:08 AM

The most romantic thing I ever knitted was a red shawl for a friend.

on Feb 18, 2012 9:07 AM

The most romantic thing I have knitted was an over-sized shrug in an off-white mohair and then I embroidered flowers randomly all over it and then I sewed in sequins and pearls for the flower centers... everyone loves it!

zinnia@2 wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 9:05 AM

The most romantic thing I've ever knitted was a red shawl for my next door neighbor.

She loved it.

Marie@44 wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 9:04 AM

I don't often knit "romantic" things, but I think the shawl I knit before my little girl was born is probably the most romantic. The book looks gorgeous!

silly rabid wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 9:04 AM

definitely gloves for my husband

Divemuse wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 9:03 AM

The most romantic item I have knitted was a shetland lace shawl. The feel and visual movement reminded me of the vintage black and white romantic movies I used to watch with my mom.

YettaBear wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 9:00 AM

I cannot classify ANYTHING I've knit as 'romantic.'  I'm not at that stage, either in knitting skills, or life, to do anything that qualifies this way.  Though, I've done a couple Scandinavian sweaters, and they bring up romantic (sort of) instincts in me.

Barbara@197 wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 8:58 AM

I crocheted a six-foot granny square afghan as a wedding gift to my brother-in-law and sister-in-law.  The main color is ivory, with ROY G. BIV worked in, sometimes in the usual double crochet, and other rounds as "confetti" of single crochet stitches.  Best part is it's still being used - after a full 17 years:-)

lagallant wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 8:58 AM

I knit a christening gown, cap and blanket for a friend's friend who was unable to purchase one because of financial difficulties.  It was a very intricate pattern but I was determined to make it the best I could and it ended up being absolutely beautiful and it made me both proud and extremely happy to have been able to make someone happy.

MariaJudith wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 8:56 AM

I knit a little sweater vest from sock yarn for my little boy with Down Syndrome. It was a sage green color and he looked spiffy if I do say so myself. That was and always will be the most romantic thing I have ever knit.

library_gal wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 8:50 AM

The most romantic thing i've ever knitI is a capelet. It has sort of a Victorian feel to, but a bit Bohemian at the same time. Is that possible? I love the Victorian era and would liove to win "A Handknit Romance".

LindaG@99 wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 8:48 AM

The most romantic thing I ever knit was a G-String  for my niece. I quess she will never wear it, but hang the G-String on her bedroom wall.

Linda G.

Flora Bunda wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 8:48 AM

I knit a sweater and hat set for a little girl with hearts just above the ribbing. It was a pink outfit with burgundy coloured hearts. I liked how it looked. I mailed it to the Mom and she phoned right away to say Thanks. It was cute!

Becky59 wrote
on Feb 18, 2012 8:46 AM

I am currently knitting my first lace shawl for my daughter.  The last "romantic" project was actually a king size afghan for my husband. I designed it to his specifications. He loves it so I guess it's romantic.

aja36 wrote
on Feb 17, 2012 6:34 PM

My first "boyfriend" sweater turned into a sweater vest (sleeves were way too advance).  It also was a few too inches short.  Nevertheless, the sweater vest remains in our dresser "ready to wear" and never to go missing, per my beloved's direction.  It's amazing how such an "unromantic" looking item, remains the most romantic item I've ever knit!

whizkim101 wrote
on Feb 17, 2012 9:08 AM

The first "romantic" thing I have knit was the Curry Cabled Cardigan for my Grandma. Her mom had recently passed away and she was known for knitting beautiful articles of clothing for her children. The cardigan I made for my Grandma reminded us of her, and she was so happy to receive it, and wear it with pride and joy.

BarbaraC@3 wrote
on Feb 17, 2012 8:18 AM

The most romantic "thing" I've ever knit was my very first sweater back in 1965.  It was for my baby boy.  It was a funny color green because I knit it befor he was born and we didn't know about forcasting sex in those early days.  It was made from an inexpensive yarn I bought at a local "5&10c" store because that was the only yarn in town.   As I recall it could stand up by itself!  But I was so proud of it because it was for the new love in my life, my little boy!

BarbaraC@3 wrote
on Feb 17, 2012 8:18 AM

The most romantic "thing" I've ever knit was my very first sweater back in 1965.  It was for my baby boy.  It was a funny color green because I knit it befor he was born and we didn't know about forcasting sex in those early days.  It was made from an inexpensive yarn I bought at a local "5&10c" store because that was the only yarn in town.   As I recall it could stand up by itself!  But I was so proud of it because it was for the new love in my life, my little boy!

BarbaraC@3 wrote
on Feb 17, 2012 8:18 AM

The most romantic "thing" I've ever knit was my very first sweater back in 1965.  It was for my baby boy.  It was a funny color green because I knit it befor he was born and we didn't know about forcasting sex in those early days.  It was made from an inexpensive yarn I bought at a local "5&10c" store because that was the only yarn in town.   As I recall it could stand up by itself!  But I was so proud of it because it was for the new love in my life, my little boy!

BarbaraC@3 wrote
on Feb 17, 2012 8:18 AM

The most romantic "thing" I've ever knit was my very first sweater back in 1965.  It was for my baby boy.  It was a funny color green because I knit it befor he was born and we didn't know about forcasting sex in those early days.  It was made from an inexpensive yarn I bought at a local "5&10c" store because that was the only yarn in town.   As I recall it could stand up by itself!  But I was so proud of it because it was for the new love in my life, my little boy!

pnrichkus wrote
on Feb 17, 2012 7:48 AM

The "Frosted Cashmere Flowers" shawl I knit in cashmere 2-ply fingering weight: the adaptation of Barbara G. Walker's Frost Flowers pattern is ethereal, and the bride, my daughter, looked like an angel wearing it at her wedding. ravel.me/.../j9swz

pnrichkus wrote
on Feb 17, 2012 7:48 AM

The "Frosted Cashmere Flowers" shawl I knit in cashmere 2-ply fingering weight: the adaptation of Barbara G. Walker's Frost Flowers pattern is ethereal, and the bride, my daughter, looked like an angel wearing it at her wedding. ravel.me/.../j9swz

M. Edelson wrote
on Feb 17, 2012 7:25 AM

My design - My valentine shawl.

Julied81 wrote
on Feb 16, 2012 3:50 PM

I think my Ishbel shawl knit out of a gorgeous purple silk blend yarn by quince and co is my most romantic knitting project.

on Feb 16, 2012 2:44 PM

My most romantic project isn't so romantic in and of itself but it is based off of a romantic book/miniseries.  Currently I am knitting a shawl inspired by the Jane Eyre miniseries that ran on PBS a few years ago (the best adaptation to my way of thinking).  I would love to win the book, I've been wanting it ever since I saw an ad for it in the Jane Austen knits magazine.  

CarolH@92 wrote
on Feb 16, 2012 10:51 AM

I would consider the tailored sweater trimmed in leather that I made for my new husband 45 years ago as the most romantic thing I have done.

Cheryltrue wrote
on Feb 16, 2012 9:09 AM

I am anxiously learning to knit lace. I can't wait to see how my beautiful lace scarf turns out! I have a problem of wanting to make everything that comes my way!

suetella wrote
on Feb 16, 2012 8:46 AM

The most romantic thing I've ever knit was a lace shrug. The golden threads reminded me of the Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale as I slowly knit the linen and silk yarn into my favorite summer cover up.

mirandafox wrote
on Feb 16, 2012 12:08 AM

I learned to knit when I was much younger, but never really became proficient.  Since I've been watching "Knitting Daily", I've found myself experimenting with patterns I would never had thought I could attempt.  The most romantic item that I have finished is a cowl made from Red Heart Boutique Magical yarn - the pattern was on the paper wrapper.  The most romantic item that I have not finished is the Bella Blouse from a recent KAL, the lace was just a bit too much for me, but I do hope to finish it someday.

Teresa F wrote
on Feb 15, 2012 8:14 PM

Gorgeous stuff - LOVE those purple gloves!

DebbyB@9 wrote
on Feb 15, 2012 7:43 PM

I usually don't knit anything that I would really consider romantic.  I have knit several lace scarves that might be considered to be romantic.  I think there are several patterns in this book that I would like to knit however.

on Feb 15, 2012 6:32 PM

These designs are lovely!  They may be inspired from a by era, but with updated details, beautiful!

-oIo- wrote
on Feb 15, 2012 5:46 PM

The most romantic thing I've knit was a pair of socks for the man in life. Although he is no longer my main man, he and I have remained very good friends and I know he still has that pair somewhere.

on Feb 15, 2012 3:11 PM

I would knit a lace shawl or scarf as a romantic knit.

Mallory99 wrote
on Feb 15, 2012 2:28 PM

I knit this romantic lace shall that I gave to a friend. The details in the lace were beautiful.

Carmen@114 wrote
on Feb 15, 2012 2:11 PM

It's a tie between a couple of lacy scarves, but neither looked as romantic as these patterns!

on Feb 15, 2012 1:11 PM

Frankly, I don't think I've ever knit anything "romantic", but this book certainly makes me want to!

Sheila 524 wrote
on Feb 15, 2012 12:58 PM

So many beautiful and romantic items to knit not to mention new and exciting stitches to learn. Very lovely book!!!

Dani@9 wrote
on Feb 15, 2012 12:51 PM

I think the most "romantic" knit item would be a blanket in progresively shift shades of rose, pinks, taupes, and cream....it was lovely.

DonnaW wrote
on Feb 15, 2012 11:04 AM

I've knit several  "romantic" beaded lace shawls, including the gorgeous Aeolian.  And I have a few lacy jackets in my queue.  The most romantic knitted piece I own is a beautiful wrap made with fingering wool; my father knit it for my mother sometime in the 1940s.  Thanks for the chance to win this lovely book!

hannahbrown wrote
on Feb 15, 2012 9:56 AM

The most romantic thing I've ever knit was Ysolda Teague's The Orchid Thief Shawlette

tinuviel wrote
on Feb 15, 2012 9:55 AM

I think the most romantic thing I've knit is the scarf I'm just finishing up for my boyfriend... he's really looking forward to it :)

lee simek wrote
on Feb 15, 2012 9:50 AM

I've been knitting since the age of  five, but when I was small m mother knit a vest for me.  It was intarsia with little white hearts and I love it!  I still have it decades later!

Knittyiz wrote
on Feb 15, 2012 9:00 AM

The most romantic thing I have knitted is a pair of baby bootees....symbolizing the love for my child and  happiness in creating both :-)

ChristineE wrote
on Feb 15, 2012 6:37 AM

A lovely lace scarf/shawl for my daughter.

wkh25 wrote
on Feb 15, 2012 5:57 AM

The Fitted Jacket would be the first romantic item I would make.  I have never made anything romantic before.

wkh25 wrote
on Feb 15, 2012 5:55 AM

The fitted jacket would be my first romantic piece I would make.

ritaj540 wrote
on Feb 15, 2012 5:22 AM

A lace scarf in lovely greens and purples.

Sweeetie47 wrote
on Feb 15, 2012 4:37 AM

To me, ROMANTIC means anything that reallly feels like love. My knitting brings that to me as I put my heart and soul into evvvverything I knit. So, because of this, I'm just an old time "ROMANTIC", heheheee. I share my love with many people in this activity and pray it's accepted as such. Thank you for at least reading this, if you have.

jodibeamish wrote
on Feb 15, 2012 2:19 AM

The first sweater I made for my husband was the most romantic thing I ever made. It was too big right from the start and continued to stretch larger and more out of shape each time he wore it. He still wore and to this day wears it because it made it for him and that's why I think it is my most romantic knit.

CablingKaren wrote
on Feb 15, 2012 1:58 AM

The most romantic garment I have knitted is a sweater for my elderly dog since he was shivering with the cold a lot.  It was truly knitted with love. :-)

MaudF wrote
on Feb 15, 2012 1:46 AM

The most romantic I have knitted was a shawl in Rowan Kidsilk Haze. Loved it!

artsyshell wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 11:27 PM

I'm new to knitting, so I haven't knitted anything romantic yet.  But I LOVE the look of the lace blouse!!!

on Feb 14, 2012 11:25 PM

I'd be knitting my first romantic project from this book. :)

on Feb 14, 2012 11:23 PM

An item from this book would be my first. :)

JodiC@5 wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 10:58 PM

Something from this book would be my very first romantic project. I need this book to graduate to a romantic level!!!

Tobybowen wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 10:36 PM

The most romantic is hard, but the sweetest was a beautiful baby blanket in a lovely lace pattern that was still solid enough that I didn't worry about the baby catching her fingers and toes in it.

I'd love to ADD some romance to my knitting!

KristineS@6 wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 10:23 PM

I am working on this as we "speak"!  It is in my lap right now!  :o)  

It was supposed to be done for Valentine's Day but, alas, I've only made it half way!  

www.ravelry.com/.../mon-petit-chou

I was actually just coming on the site to get a reminder on provisional cast on again but this book caught my attention.  This project is my first time doing provisional cast on and the diagram on Knitting Daily is the best I've found!  

JeannieH wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 9:58 PM

Maybe not exactly romantic, but definitely well loved, and specifically asked for by my hubby - custom made to for his feet house socks.

mashetzer wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 9:54 PM

I once made a guernsey sweater for my husband that I designed myself.  The most romantic thing about it--I knit his initials in the left front just above the bottom ribbing.

lhalfcent wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 9:41 PM

The most romantic thing I have knitted was a couples handholding mittens of the softest merino  for my sis in law and her hubby. basically two sets of mittens but two mittens were joined together so they could hold hands on a cold winter walk. :)

EStuewe wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 9:08 PM

I am attempting to knit a beautiful lace scarf in a sport weight suri alpaca.  It is looking beautiful!  Not an easy knit though, I have to keep putting it aside and coming back to it every once in a while!

tsaiklops wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 8:44 PM

I heart toe up socks by Wilma Becker!

www.ravelry.com/.../i-heart-socks-toe-up-socks

on Feb 14, 2012 8:39 PM

A lacy shawl in shades of lavender and purple. Very delicate...I always feel so feminine when I wear it.

Wertful wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 8:21 PM

A lacy pair of stocking socks, from the Ravelry pattern "Bintje", and added satin ribbon around the tops instead of elastic.  

ElenaC wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 8:16 PM

A Lovely little bra

mtngal@2 wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 8:03 PM

I find many of my shawls romantic in the classical sense. The one item for myself is the Butterfly Dress from Rowan and Jennie's last book. I absolutely love it!

RebeccaG wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 7:40 PM

I think the most romantic thing I've knit is on the needles right now- a laceweight shawl with beading. It's so delicate! I have a pretty dress, I can't wait to finish it. My husband plans ont aking me out on a nice date once it's done too. Wonderful!

Terry T wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 7:24 PM

I recently finished the Belinda Shawl from Mason Dixon Knitting Outside the Lines.  It was for a dear friends birthday.

kbcgirl wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 7:20 PM

The most romantic thing I ever knitted was a white lace scarf.  Simple and ooooh so soft.  

BiancaBlue wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 6:57 PM

A cloche hat--it still needs the ribbon sewed on though!

Celeste@12 wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 6:53 PM

The hat I just made for my husband with his company's logo on it.  It was a special request, and not easy, but I did it for him anyway!

AmyP wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 6:35 PM

A lacy hat - that still needs to be blocked and wired!

J Loewen wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 6:23 PM

My most romantic knitwear project was a wedding gift of 2 pairs of his/her socks... for my sister-in-law + her new hubby :)

cossie wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 6:18 PM

My most romantic piece of knit wear was the most beautiful silk neck scarf .. small, lacey and fun to wear.

DebbyDOlin wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 6:01 PM

A beautiful lacy shawl for my daughters wedding!

JK_in_KCMO wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 5:56 PM

I just finished a pair of handknit bicycling socks for my husband for Valentine's day.  They are in black wool with an orange stripe to match his bicylce.  I knit them on size 1 needles and the guage is 10 stitches to the inch.  If that's not love I don't know what is!

sgraber wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 5:46 PM

I knit a beautiful lacy hat that reminded me of the 1800's.  I loved knitting it almost as much as I loved wearing it!

KarenS@6 wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 5:40 PM

Three years ago I asked each of my three son's girlfriends (at the time) to pick something they would like to wear from my stash of knitting magazines and pattern books, and I would knit  them as gifts. One chose a lacy shrug, another picked an Aran pullover, and the third  asked me to make wispy cardigan made with lace-weight yarn. It wasn't so romantic from my side, but I think they saw me as someone more than their "boyfriend's mother."

lizwashburn wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 5:36 PM

The most romantic thing I've made is a lace shawl, using Debbie Bliss Angel yarn, which creates a garment with a wonderful halo effect.  I've only worn this shawl once so far, but I think my husband and I are going to go out to dinner this coming weekend for a late Valentine's celebration and I'll wear it then.  

cloverdilly wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 5:36 PM

I thorougly  enjoyed creating a simple but Lacey  triangular . One for me and one for my daughter.

cathy@67 wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 5:35 PM

I knit a sweater for my mother. Pure love went into that. She's always cold so I knit her an Icelandic cardigan for her February birthday. She loved it! Wears it every day in the winter months!

TammyT wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 5:31 PM

The most romantic thing that comes to mind was a blanket I knit several years ago for a little girl.  It was knit in a very soft, smooth yarn for the main part.  It was lavender.  I put a big red intarsia heart in the center that was knit with "touch me" yarn which is chenille.  It was the cuddliest thing ever.  I'd love to do more romantic things so I hope I win that book!

LisaP@46 wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 5:30 PM

My most romantic knit has to me my Rock Island shawl.

Silvamint wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 5:30 PM

I just finished it! I made a lacy nightgown for a friend's bridal shower.

on Feb 14, 2012 5:26 PM

My most romantic knit would have to be my 'fun fur' scarf/shawl. I'm a newbie knitter and haven't made much outside of hats, scarves, and socks.

Meghan@4 wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 5:20 PM

A few years ago for Valentine's Day I knit Hubs the Great several felted olives, placed them in a glass jar topped it with an embroidered white ribbon saying 'OLIVE YOU" in red thread. It has remained on our sideboard in the years since and is fondly considered the most silly and romantic gift received.

on Feb 14, 2012 5:13 PM

The most romantic thing(s) I ever knit was a set of matching stranded colorwork hats. A friend had me make them for him to propose to his girlfriend (she got a ring, too!)

AmyK@35 wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 4:52 PM

I knit a silver gray lacy shrug made out of the yarn my husband picked out himself for my birthday... a $40 skein. When I wear it I think of him in the yarn shop, alone, for first time, trying to pick out a perfect color, yarn. So so sweet and romantic, before and after:-)

crabtreekl wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 4:50 PM

All the projects look so beautiful!  I would really enjoy this book.

Lisa1978 wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 4:47 PM

A lacy shawl, light and airy.

on Feb 14, 2012 4:45 PM

Not really sure what I've knitted that would qualify...maybe some of the many pairs of fingerless mitts I've made.  They're kind of romantic.  

opal@8 wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 4:37 PM

the mesh coverup for my bathing suits was pretty enticing!!

RubyZ wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 4:36 PM

The scarf I gave him for this Valentine's Day, which is also our 23rd anniversary--one of the first projects I've actually finished on time, yay!!!!

on Feb 14, 2012 4:30 PM

I'm working on a nightgown for myself right now!

Angelsoma wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 4:27 PM

A hat for my husband. I know that doesn't sound very romantic but he has trouble finding hats that fit and he ALWAYS wears the very first one I made for him.

on Feb 14, 2012 4:26 PM

a scarf for my boyfriend before he died of cancer.  he was often cold and the scarf could be worn all the time.

JulieReed320 wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 4:26 PM

The most romantic thing I've knit is a Kid silk shawl that has been aWIP for a year now. Finished would have to be the socks for my husband. We live in south Texas & he needed winter wool socks for northern work travel. He texts me to tell me how warm his toes are!

aasinanna wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 4:26 PM

I recently made a friend a white lace sequined scarf. The yarn had a touch of mohair so it looked light and the sequins made it glow. Any white knit lace looks romantic and delicate to me.

Cleverknits wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 4:25 PM

Not your typical "romance" - but I used to knit hats to cure loneliness for all my single friends. It was remarkable and strange: I'd knit a hat for someone, and within a few weeks that person would meet the love of their life. It worked EVERY TIME.

MaggieG@3 wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 4:24 PM

The most romantic thing I knit was a beautiful red "Tongues of Fire" shawl for my Mom. I choose that pattern because she taught me to have speak my mind and stand for what I believe, just like she does.  I made it with all my love and every time I got visit her she has it on. She says she wears it to feel me closer to her. <3

LucyP@3 wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 4:23 PM

Probably a shawl out of Lorna Laces Pearl.

Luvlux wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 4:21 PM

I would have to say that the most romantic piece that I have ever knit was a shawl/wrap named Hawthorne by Susanna IC. It hsa an edging that reminded me of hearts. I used MadelineTosh DK in a color called Tart. The rich, red color of the yarn makes the pretty pattern even more romantic looking to me. It is one of my favorite projects that I have ever made for myself.

on Feb 14, 2012 4:20 PM

I just finished knitting a pair of  boxer shorts for my honey for Valentine's Day! I used Sundara merino/silk fingering yarn in crimson red...

Bead Weasel wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 4:18 PM

This Christmas, I gave him a finely knitted black cashmere scarf, done in the basket weave pattern. He picked out the yarn (after he agreed to go on an excursion with me) several years before. This in fact was the THIRD Christmas since I had the yarn. I knew he thought I had forgotten all about it (of course I hadn't!). He wears it to work every day.

JDThomas1974 wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 4:18 PM

I made a lightweight Spring/Summer shawl out of fingering weight Alpaca/Silk...my husband even likes to touch it when he walks by me ;)

nancy555 wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 4:16 PM

A lacy ,beaded shawl.

KassiaF wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 4:15 PM

I knit my husband a pair of shadow-knit socks with x's and o's (I don't recall the pattern name but it was from Favorite Socks, I think).  They were definitely a labor of love-- my husband wears a size 13 and I held 2 strands of sock yarn together throughout, so I ended up using 4 skeins of yarn.  They took forever, even with them knit on larger needles than called for.  He loves them though so it was worth it!!

Flo_over wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 4:15 PM

Knitting a blanket for my husband... the things he is planning to do on said blanket will be very romantic! :D

cathyinidaho wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 4:12 PM

Socks for my sweetie at Christmas time. He thinks of me every time he wears them, and I know his feet are warm in our winter weather!

BarbaraR@17 wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 4:12 PM

Soft handknit socks, size 1 needles, for my big-footed husband in his college colors. He really appreciates them!

BarbaraR@17 wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 4:09 PM

Romantic...hmm...I knit a pair of socks for my husband on size 1 needles, using his college colors of orange and white. (Go Vols!). I designed them especially for him.  And I say they were romantic because nothing feels better than soft handknit socks, and he thinks of me every time he wears them.

Beautiful book...hope I'm the lucky one!

BarbaraR@17 wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 4:09 PM

Romantic...hmm...I knit a pair of socks for my husband on size 1 needles, using his college colors of orange and white. (Go Vols!). I designed them especially for him.  And I say they were romantic because nothing feels better than soft handknit socks, and he thinks of me every time he wears them.

Beautiful book...hope I'm the lucky one!

BarbaraR@17 wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 4:09 PM

Romantic...hmm...I knit a pair of socks for my husband on size 1 needles, using his college colors of orange and white. (Go Vols!). I designed them especially for him.  And I say they were romantic because nothing feels better than soft handknit socks, and he thinks of me every time he wears them.

Beautiful book...hope I'm the lucky one!

JanetM@12 wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 4:04 PM

I knit the Aeolian Shawl-full sized in Rowan's KidSilk Haze.  The most luxurious wrap I could ever have imagined!

Evahelene wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 4:03 PM

The most romantic knitwear I've ever made was a shawl similar to this one www.garnstudio.com/.../visoppskrift.php the same kind of knit but with a thinner yarn and a larger size.  I made it for a friend, to match her wedding-gown.

on Feb 14, 2012 4:02 PM

I think the Emmaline sweater is the most romantic looking, but in intent it might be the tan ragg hiker socks I knit for my husband.

Paula@30 wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 4:01 PM

I knitted a lace scarf out of cashmere.

crafty203 wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 3:59 PM

I made a vest for my husband when we were dating.  And I've knit a few heirloom-quality baby christening blankets.

AndreaC@20 wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 3:58 PM

I knitted Valentine's socks with a red cashmere wool blend yarn and fuzzy fur black border.

Dydy wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 3:58 PM

The most romantic knitwear I've ever knitted : a red lace kebaya (Indonesian traditional clothing).

amicarose wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 3:57 PM

A lace scarf with kid mohair wool and wool and cotton mix, very pretty and pink. I am in love with these pattern they are so beautiful and elegant xx

Leah wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 3:54 PM

I knit the Butterfly Dress, also by Jennie Atkinson.  

on Feb 14, 2012 3:53 PM

Hmmm....romantic?  Most of my pieces have been practical (living in MN) but sense I love them all so much, I guess they were romantic too!  I'm still working on a beautiful lace throw that would qualify...

LindaB@145 wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 3:52 PM

I once knit a sweater for my husband three times before I got one to fit.

annie@103 wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 3:50 PM

I'm a romantic and would love to knit a romantic little something to go with the rest of me.  Hah.

on Feb 14, 2012 3:47 PM

i knit a lace stole for the wedding of a friend. she absolutely loved it and it fit so well to her wedding robe and it looked so romantic.

Stitchypooh wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 3:47 PM

Three Sisters Scarves, #2.... a beautiful lacy scarf knit with merino wool.  I loved knitting it and love wearing it even more!

PSentell wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 3:47 PM

The most romantic thing I have made is a simple feather and fan shawl made from a cashmere and silk yarn.  

Mercarter wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 3:46 PM

I knit my husband a scarf want to make him a swaeter but I am still learning

KalurahH wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 3:46 PM

I am completely drawn to romantic style of knitwear design. But one of the first garments that I ever took on as a knitter was a silk and bamboo nightgown slip for my 10 year wedding anniversary.

It was slinky, soft, lacy and I made it myself. Definitely the most personal AND romantic of my knits! ;)

BatLantern wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 3:45 PM

I've knit nearly one of everything for my wife in my career, but the most romantic thing is probably the first scarf I ever made.  She loves it, and didn't know it was for her.  She teared up a bit when I gave it to her.

emlynbriar wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 3:44 PM

I knitted a beautiful lace Fuscia and Turquoise feather and fan shawl for my grandmother (her favorite colour was Fuscia)  it was extra wide and kept her shoulders warm on cool days. But her smile was what made it the most beautiful.

LisaH@72 wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 3:44 PM

A shawl with an Eiffel Tower design, while I was visiting Paris.

caitwarnberg wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 3:44 PM

I knit an old boyfriend some mittens once to keep his hands warm during the cold Alaskan winter. He's a fireman. <3

Nina Paula wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 3:43 PM

an airy mohair shawl...

donmaur wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 3:43 PM

I knit a dozen roses maureen

juststuff456 wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 3:43 PM

I'm working on my first beaded wrap, it's still in the works...

ohmaduck wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 3:43 PM

The most romatic piece I ever knit is a tight black cardigan with a peplum and  sleeves with ruffled endings, and a big crocheted buttefly on the back and lots of crocheted roses and leaves applicated all over. It looks so romantic!

on Feb 14, 2012 3:42 PM

I knit a lacy swirl type wrap that I hand dyed myself. My first lace project.

bossmaam wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 3:42 PM

I knit my (then future) husband a sweater...and he loved it!  I do think socks are also romantic....

MicheleM@27 wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 3:42 PM

Desert Sun shawl in Tomato Red.

eliembree wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 3:39 PM

I just learned how to knit, but my favorite thing so far is a lace shawl. I'm making it for my mother-in-law since she's cold all of the time, but  I've half considered keeping it for myself. :)

on Feb 14, 2012 3:39 PM

Oh dear, my "most romantic" knit is not romantic at all other than it was knit w/ a lot of love - a hat for my darling husband.  Thanks for the giveaway.

anenuk wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 3:39 PM

So far, the most romantic thing I've knit is a scarf for my fiance!  Been busy knitting lots of baby blankets for all the new moms I know...

ledenec1 wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 3:39 PM

Knit? Lacy triangular shawl. Crocheted? Flower top  - Irish lace.

jbarr5 wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 3:38 PM

anogra lacy shawl-i made it for a local nursing home for their Christmas bazaar.

thanks for the chance

happy valentine day

Julie

acaruolo wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 3:36 PM

Socks for my family! Socks keep them warm and they know they are loved every time they wear the hand knit socks!

pt6356 wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 3:35 PM

I knit a shawl that I wear when I dress up to go out with my hubby!

KYfarmgirl wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 3:35 PM

I knit a large, circular, beaded, lace-weight shawl in yarn from a birthday swap.  It was such soft yarn and so pretty knit up.  Very girl-y!

MollieLazear wrote
on Feb 14, 2012 3:35 PM

I knit Mom a lacy shawl out of Koigu Painters' Palette Premium Merino fingering that is just luscious.  I'd do it again...Mollie