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Kelbourne Woolens: Volume 1, Blog Tour! {+ a chance to win!}

Last week we released our new book, Kelbourne Woolens: Volume 1, a collection of some of our favorite, and most popular patterns from the past five years. When putting together this anthology, we were able to take a look back and bring some of our favorites like Alice, Give a Hoot, and Hawthorn back to our daily wardrobe, and by giving some of our favorites a new look, it made us look at our closet as well.


We turned to Polyvore, an online-styling website, where people can generate outfits from different online merchants.  From small Etsy stores to large companies like Gap and Madewell, Polyvore takes online shopping and puts it all in one place, allowing the participant to see how that grey sweater will look with those mint jeans.  So, for the Kelbourne Woolens Volume One Blog Tour, we decided to ask some of our favorite shops, designers and bloggers, “what is your favorite item and what would you pair with it?”.  So far we’ve received some pretty amazing outfits, but you’ll have to follow the tour to see more!  To kick it off, here’s some of our favorites paired with our infinate Polyvore wardrobe, enjoy!


Kate chose to showcase Hawthorn, a simple and feminine cardigan, paired with an adorable pair of mint oxfords and a utilitarian leather purse, this outfit is perfect for a Saturday filled with activity.


Leah planned for a transitional night out on the town, the classic combination of black jeans with a simple white shirt compliments the Rhodalite colorway of the Alice cowl. Throw on a jean jacket and some ankle booties and you’ll be set to dance the night away.


Maura was inspired by the need for warmth when running errands on the town during the winter months. She paired the Give a Hoot Mittens with this amazing vintage poncho and fair isle inspired leggings. Add a pair of knee-high lace-up boots and you’re set for any temperature!


For Courtney she chose to showcase the Linden Shawl, a non-traditional lace shawl in our Cabernet colorway.  Throw on some mint jeans, black motorcycle boots and a black denim jacket and you’re ready to go out to an awesome concert or to a small hole in the wall bar for a drink.

However, we’re not just sharing our outfits, we’re also sharing signed copies of our book! Leave a comment on this post and one person will be randomly selected to win a signed copy of Volume 1! {one comment per person, please. Contest will be open through Feb 18th midnight EST}

Next up, we head over to one of our favorite craft-inspiration blogs, The Sweatshop of Love. From sewing to knitting, The Sweatshop of Love keeps inspiring us to pick up even more hobbies, and we hope you get as inspired as us. While you’re over there check out these awesome Quilted Tea Cozies and don’t forget to keep an eye out for the upcoming stops on our blog tour!

58 thoughts on “Kelbourne Woolens: Volume 1, Blog Tour! {+ a chance to win!}

  1. docksjo says:

    Such grate ide, I love Maura outfit.

  2. Jennifer says:

    What fun! It’s like paper dolls for grown ups!

  3. Debbie H says:

    I would love a copy!!!

  4. Katie says:

    Hawthorne looks like a great go-to sweater -and I love it paired with the patterned jeans!

  5. Anne Marie says:

    This looks like a great collection.

  6. Marilyn (Merry) Fenton says:

    How fun!

  7. Cecily says:

    loving that vintage poncho! i think hawthorn is my favourite pattern from this collection, it’s so elegant & i love all the buttons. keep the great designs coming, girls!

  8. Amy Mason says:

    Love the last one with the mint jeans and purple shawl!

  9. jessicac says:

    I love the outfit Leah picked.. but also love the one Courtney picked too!!

  10. Hannah says:

    I also love the last one. I love the look of the shawl with the boots!

  11. Anne Van Meter says:

    I love the purple shawl in the last outfit, but the green one in the book even more!

  12. Gerry Rogers says:

    Polyvore! What a brilliant way to show off these knits! Looks like an amazing collection.

  13. Michaela says:

    Love the outfit with the Give A Hoot mittens and the poncho! Great boots, too!!

  14. Michele says:

    I love Kate’s outfit. My Saturdays are very busy and what a great way to look stylish while running my errands.

  15. Sally says:

    I hadn’t heard of Polyvore before. What a great concept! Thanks for sharing it.

  16. Love Courtney’s collection!

  17. Sara says:

    Love the patterns in your book! And I love how you are showing what to combine with the lovely knits

  18. andrea says:

    i love all three outfits and, knowing you guys personally, they all reflect your individual personalities so well!
    great job on the book. you continue to rock the knitting world.

  19. Pat says:

    What a fun way to coordinate outfits to get the special look for each knit item! Great way to know what you can do with these fantastic sweaters & scarves.

  20. Aude says:

    Thanks for the collages! There are a lot of fun to look at. My heart is torn between Leah and Maura’s outfits…Congrats on the book’s publication. It looks fantastic , but I may be biased 😉

  21. janine says:

    I really like the idea of coordinating the outfits. Often I sort of puzzle over what to wear with a shawl, for example which leads me to “Save them for good”.

  22. patsy says:

    loved the Linden shawl.

  23. Andrea B says:

    I must say Courtney has great taste. The collection looks wonderful.

  24. Regina Cariello says:

    What a great blog post – love these ideas!

  25. Rachel says:

    I love Maura’s outfit! So cute.

  26. Aimee says:

    I’m loving this idea to put together knitwear inspiration outfits!!!

  27. Kate says:

    Love Maura’s outfit! One could easily run some winter bicycle errands in that!

  28. Susan B says:

    I too like the looks of the Linden shawl and the give a hoot mittens. Could have usaed these this past weekend during the blizzard.

  29. knittingdancer on Ravelry says:

    This looks like a great book. Loved the Linden shawl.

  30. Rose S. says:

    What fun. Makes me feel like a school girl all over again.

  31. Corlene says:

    This looks like a wonderful collection and I’ve never heard of Polyvore before but I do intend to check it out now.

  32. What a great idea! I love the mint oxfords in Kate’s selections, the Linden shawl in Courtney’s and the great leather bags in the tableaux of Maura and Leah.

  33. Shelley Gilbertson says:

    Great stuff! I must say, the colorway used to knit the Springtime Bandit is so gorgeous I am weeping with desire! Yum!

  34. Charlaine says:

    Love Courtney’s outfit, the colors are great together & Linden shawl is beautiful!

  35. Emily says:

    I love the blue oxfords!

  36. Angie S. says:

    I love them all. I love to accessorize.

  37. Zabbers says:

    Ooh, I’m going to go try this out. Looks like fun!

  38. Molly says:

    Ooo I wanna make Hawthorne!! Looks like I will be making a book purchase soon!!!

  39. ikkinlala says:

    I’m not sure I’d be that well coordinated, but the knitting would still be fun!

  40. Morgan says:

    Love this collection!

  41. Sue T. says:

    I love pattern anthologies and yours has great things in it! So I am putting in my bid to win.

  42. Niki says:

    Awesome outfits! I would love to win a copy!

  43. linda a roller says:

    I love the idea behind your book & the knitters involved.The outfits put together from different sites are wonderful.I would love your new book! rinebird on Ravelry

  44. Sarah says:

    How creative!

  45. Emily says:

    Congratulations on the book. Your patterns are things I can imagine knitting and then happily wearing for years

  46. Sue says:

    Would love to have this book to add to my bookshelf next to Vintage Modern Knits! Congratulations! Loved this post, what great ideas!

  47. Laurel says:

    Love the Linden Shawl

  48. China Doll 003 says:

    So glad I discovered your blog via Ravelry and contest! I’d love to win a copy.
    The outfits showcase how to ‘out’ colour Winter– Toronto had 40 cms of snow last week. We need brightness other than reflected in snow…………

  49. Valerie says:

    Looks like a beautiful book.

  50. Sue M says:

    You’ve inspired me to think of my knits and wardrobe in new ways! What great combos of colors and prints. Love your yarns and patterns, so looking forward to your new book.

  51. Sue W. says:

    Love the Hawthorne

  52. Susan Brunnett Munson says:

    Love your style!

  53. Jennifer F says:

    I really love all the outfits, but kate’s is my fave. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  54. Amy says:

    I love Kate’s outfit!

  55. Sigris54 says:

    I love the idea of creating different styles for our FO’s. Great idea and great book!

  56. Marcia says:

    The outfits are amazing!

  57. Kathy Guenther says:

    Really cute outfits!

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