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I've got another book review and giveaway today, but first let me say congratulations to Cindy who's name was selected using a random number generator to win a copy of Gudrun Johnston's Knit With Me.

Now on to today's book, Wearwithall.

When I was in Maine last September for Fiber College I was lucky enough to get to hang out with two fun, creative, inspiring women - Mary Lou Egan & Gale Zucker. At the time Mary Lou along with 4 good friends - Theresa Gaffey, Scott Rohr, Shelly Sheehan, and Sarah K. Walker, had just published Wearwithall and Mary Lou brought several samples from the book with her for the Fiber College fashion show. Theresa Gaffney's Stole was a show stopper. As the model walked the runway wearing this multicolored wrap the crowd could not restrain itself and comments like "that's gorgeous" and "how beautiful" were heard around the room. I could sense all of those knitters dreaming about what colors and yarns they'd choose for their own version of this very wearable stole. I know I was.


photo copyright Gale Zucker used with permission

Wearwithall is filled with designs like this that are both beautiful and versatile. And the book goes further to show knitters variations on each design, giving the 13 patterns limitless options. Mary Lou's sweet Baby Sweater and Tunic with it's choice of sweater or dress would make a wonderful baby gift for either gender. The Wearwithall website extends the options by giving us instructions for a pretty flower embellishment.


photo copyright Gale Zucker used with permission

The book is illustrated with Gale Zucker's outstanding photographs. I'm a HUGE fan of Gale's work, both her knitting photos (have you seen this chicken*?) as well as her photos of "Real People* in Real Places*", and this book is filled with photos that beautifully show off the designs through Gale's unique lens. One of my favorites is this playful shot of Sarah K Walker's Child's Vest.

*Give those links a second, a charming dog photo will come up first, then the photo I linked to.


photo copyright Gale Zucker used with permission

The authors of Wearwithall have kindly offered to send one of my readers a copy of the book along with the 2 skeins of Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light in the color Turquoise Mix. This is the yarn used for Martha Alvarado's slouchy Hat.


photo copyright Gale Zucker used with permission

For your chance to win the book and skein of Ultra Alpaca Light, leave a comment on this post by midnight on March 1st and I will randomly select one winner.



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I absolutely love these patterns!!!

This book looks like it's full of amazing patterns!

I hope I am the lucky one! Thanks for the giveaway.

What a great book. They are all very wearable patterns.

Looks like a great book, would love to have a copy!

The designs are truly fabulous, but I absolutely love her pictures of those kids!

Looks fantastic!

Wonderful patterns! And wonderful photos to match!

Awesome patterns

I love the classic and very wearable patterns in this book. I hadn't heard of it yet, so thanks for posting about it.

this book looks so great.

Looks like a fantastic collection. I'd love to have a copy!

oh my beautiful

That baby sweater would look really good on my new little grandson, gonna have to make that one for sure!!

Beautiful! That shawl certainly raised my eyebrows, and I could see that hat for myself or for a gift.

Lovely and very wearable patterns, hope I am lucky!

Such a fun set of patterns! I love how versatile they are.

Thanks for the giveaway. It's always fun to win something.

Children patterns are really nice! And what a colorful stole!

I love this book. Would really like to own

I love the patterns in this book -especially the children's ones.

What a great collection of patterns!

I love this book.

I hope it's me! But I never win anything.....

Oh, I'd love to win this book!

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