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Holiday Giveaway: Week 3 (Dec 14-18)

The prizes for the last two weeks have really been geared toward projects for kids. So let’s do something for the gown-ups this week!

Harmony coverLouisa Harding book #132-Harmony features 14 knitting designs using the grace yarn collection, which consists of Grace Hand Beaded, Grace Wool & Silk, and the new Grace Harmonies.

Louisa says the Autumn/Winter pattern collections were inspired by the Jazz Age and reading “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. (Raise your hand if you reread it before watching the new movie.)

The pattern names reflect this influence.

FitzgeraldThe “Fitzgerald” pullover has a flattering empire waist, with a bit of lace to dress things up. You can work it in one color as show above, or work the trim in Grace Hand Beaded.

Simone“Simone” has eyelets highlighting the raglan line. The lace edge is knit first, for a bit of challenge, then it’s smooth sailing to the yoke. The body is knit flat, while the yoke is worked in the round.

There is also a cardigan (Armstrong), a vest (Ellington), and another garment that can be worked as either a capelet or a shrug (Basie).

But my favorite is the “Gillespie” shawl.


It’s shown on the cover in a solid color and above using Grace Harmonies for the main body and Grace Hand Beaded for the trim.

I like the size of it (12″ wide x 45″ long) and I love the leaf edging. I find myself obsessed with leaf motifs lately.

It is my plan to knit Gillespie in the new year. I think I’ll start on January 1 to have a “harmonious” start to the new year.

Care to join me?

Simply leave a comment on this blog post for a chance to win a copy of this book. (US residents. Void where prohibited.)

5 people will be randomly selected. Winners will be notified by email.


  1. I agree with you. The Gillespie shawl which is on the cover in the gorgeous colors is definitely my favorite! I would definitely like to make this. I’m so tired of making scarves for Christmas presents!

  2. I love Louisa Harding’s designs. It would be great to win the book.

  3. Love the idea of a collection based on the jazz age. I live in Kansas City and we are lucky enough to have the American Jazz Museum and have a number of local events where I would be proud to sport my own Fitzgerald!

  4. Roxy64 on Ravelry

    December 14, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    These patterns are pretty. Love the detailing on the edges of sleeves and hems.

  5. I would love to make “Fitzgerald”! Would be so nice to have the pattern.

  6. I have had a desire/urge/need to knit shawls of late. I may just have to add the “Gillespie” to my “Have To” list. Maybe we can get the Tuesday night knitting group to join in on the fun!

  7. What lovely flattering patterns! I especially like the Gillespie shawl and the Simone sweater.

  8. These are such lovely designs. I’d love to have the trouble of choosing which one to make first!

  9. I love Louisa Harding´s designs. Would love to add this one to my collection!

  10. i’ve enjoyed Louisa Harding’s designs for many years & this book looks like she has outdone herself.

  11. I love Louisa Harding’s designs and yarns. Fitzgerald will be a great project

  12. I love Louisa Harding and especially love this book.

  13. I love Louisa Harding’s designs and yarns. The Fiztgerald sweater will be a great project.

  14. Would love to knit anyone of those patterns.

  15. Lovely patterns. Thanks for a chance to win the book.

  16. I love your patterns and yarns!!

  17. ittybitty pilgrim

    December 14, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    I am new to knitting…but what a wonderful book to help me gear up for some projects! 🙂 I love Louisa Harding’s designs.

  18. Lovely designs. Just lovely.

  19. ittybitty pilgrim

    December 14, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    I am new to knitting…but what a wonderful book to inspire me and help me gear up to some serious fun. I love Louisa Harding’s patterns! 🙂

  20. Cynthia Wilbanks

    December 14, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    What a beautiful collection of patterns. I especially would like to make the “Basie Shrug” – beautiful!!! Gillespie is a close second.

  21. I love them all. Gillespie is my favorite. Would love to win!!!

  22. Louisa Harding’s patterns are wonderful. I hope to have more harmony, sparkle and knitting in the New Year. Winning a copy of this book would be awesome!

  23. Janelle Ritchart

    December 14, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    So pretty! Louisa Harding designs are my favorites. Not to mention her yarns!

  24. What lovely patterns especially the Simone! The delicate eyelets. It really sets it apart from any other.

  25. Beautiful patterns and yarns! They would be a joy to knit.

  26. I love Louisa’s designs, just beautiful!

  27. Love that shawl/scarf !!

  28. What a fun book, would really enjoy the patterns

  29. The book is beautiful!! I would love to win it. I have used Grace before and loved working with it!

  30. Love Louisa Harding designs!

  31. I love all of these designs! The “Fitzgerald” pullover is very nice, I would love to make and wear this pullover and think it would look great. I’ve been told I have an “empire” waist (by my loving husband), so I think this would be perfect for me. I would love to win this!

  32. I’ve purchased Louisa Harding patterns before and love them. These new ones are gorgeous. Love the Fitzgerald pullover.

  33. Love all the patterns but especially but especially the Gillespie Shawl!!

  34. Louisa Harding’s designs are always beautiful and some of my favorites to knit.

  35. These patterns are amazing. Louisa Harding is brilliant!

  36. I love the shawl and the Arrington (I think) sweater. Would love to add to my project que!

  37. All of these patterns (and yarns) look beautiful, I would love to knit them!

  38. These patterns are so feminine, love the detailing. I would definately make this shawl for my daughter-in-law.

  39. The sweaters are lovely.especially the shrug/shawl..My list of to do’s is growing.

  40. Would love to win this pattern book. Thank you for the opportunity.

  41. The patterns are beautiful,but the Harmony shawl and the Joplin scarf really call to me. Still have some Grace hand beaded in my stash-hope to win but congratulate whomever is the lucky person.

  42. Both the Fitzgerald and the Simone are beautiful. I especially appreciate the three-quarter length sleeves!

  43. What beautiful patterns!

  44. I love these looks, would be wonderful to make for my granddaughter. The only thing missing is being able to feel the yarn!!

  45. Love her designs

  46. Thanks for such a nice giveaway!

  47. This book looks lovely. I have not tried her patterns yet but really would like this book.

  48. What a nice collection of soft and feminine works of knitting artistry!

  49. I love these sweaters and shawls! I want to start one……as soon as I finish all the Christmas gifts I have in progress!

  50. Nina Martin-Anzuoni

    December 15, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Her designs are always fun to knit and beautiful to look at.

  51. I love the pullovers and would really appreciate the book to make these.

  52. These designs are really pretty especially the “Fitzgerald” pullover. 🙂

  53. Beautiful, That shawl is defiantly going on my list.

  54. I want to make the Simone sweater. If I win the book I can buy the yarn and not have to wait to make the sweater.

  55. I Love to knit, knitting is what I do. I’ll knit my lil’ fingers off if I win this book from You 🙂 I love these gorgeous patterns!

  56. Completely love her designs! Would love to have this book to continue enjoying all the great patterns!

  57. Hi Jan!
    A Tuesday night knit along would be fun.

  58. Such beautiful edgings and details!

  59. I think these patterns are absolutely beautiful. My mother loves The Great Gatsby. She would be very happy if I could make her any of these patterns.

  60. I would love to try to make Grace Harmonies, all patterns look beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity.

  61. Oh, the Green! Gorgeous.

  62. Merrilie Albrecht

    December 15, 2013 at 10:45 am

    These are absolutely beautiful. I love Louisa Harding yarns and designs. I would love to win this book and get started on the shawl pattern!


  64. Love all the patterns but especially “Simone”. Definitely would make more than one of these projects, would love to have the book!!!!!!

  65. The designs are feminine and fun. They would make lovely gifts.

  66. The designs shown are simple elegance. The yarn is beautiful. Thanks for the post and making the designs available to all knitters.

  67. The designs are gorgeous! I would love to win this book!

  68. Love the Fitzgerald! Looks fun to make and incredibly flattering to wear!

  69. I would love to win this book. I’m working on making prayer shawls for all the women in my family. These patterns would be a wonderful addition to my collection.

  70. The Gillespie is my favorite!

  71. These are beautiful, what a great giveaway! I’m into cardigans right now so I would love to win and get the pattern for the Armstrong!

  72. I too have been fascinated by all things with leave motifs and love the Gillespie shawl

  73. Everything is so elegant! I love the designs and the yarns. Winning this book would be awesomeness!

  74. I am always looking for new patterns and inspiration.

  75. The patterns all look wonderful and i would pleased to win the Grace Harmonies book.

  76. Love them all especially the Gillespie shawl.

  77. I love the green shawl on the cover, especially the leaf motif. I recently finished a tree of life afghan and loved making the leaves.

  78. Tammy L. Mitchell

    December 15, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Love L.H. patterns!
    Just beautiful!

  79. Love these patterns. Would be difficult to decide what to knit first 🙂

  80. The “Gillespie” shawl is my favorite, would love to win this book. Merry Christmas!

  81. I love the shrug on the cover page!!! Love the color they used as well! Would be one to try for sure!

  82. I would love to have this book. The patterns are beautiful.

  83. Ohhh what a great book! I like the shawl but would love to knit the Fitzgerald it looks lovely. Thanks for the opportunity!!

  84. What a beautiful book – the perfect way to start a new year!!

  85. I love the patterns and the detailing. Would like to make shawl for daughters

  86. This is a lovely book and a great addition to any knitter’s collection.

  87. I love the Gillispie shawl. .. would be perfect for work. . warm and stylish :-).

  88. Great designs! Would love to win this book.

  89. Just love Louisa Hardings designs! I’d certainly have to start with the shawl on the cover it’s so beautiful.

  90. This is a perfect way to start Springtime early! It is difficult to decide which project to start first.

  91. I’m hoping to soon have time to knit for myself again. These patterns are lovely and a nice shawl is exactly what I would love to knit now!

  92. I’ve not tried Louise Harding’s patterns yet. They are beautiful.

  93. Love the patterns. Very pretty would love to win!

  94. I would love to win this. my nieces would go nuts for some of these patterns

  95. I love all the designs!

  96. These patterns are lovely!

  97. I love the colors, designs and edgings. This would make a great book to provide sweaters for me and my loved ones. I love the shawl but would have to knit the “Simone” raglan sweater first!

  98. I am in love with Louisa Harding’s designs. I have a couple of her books and the photography is stunning. Would love to knit a couple of designs from this one!

  99. These patterns are wodnerful. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  100. Love that shawl…it’s gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win.

  101. Even more wonderful if I could spell 🙂

  102. Lovely designs!! It will be lovely to win this!!

  103. Lovely! Thanks for the chance!

  104. Love all the patterns. I do have a soft side towards shawls! They are all beautiful.

  105. Would love to win this book. Lovely things to knit.

  106. these I know my granddaughters would love to wear and show off to their friends,

  107. Love the designs. Thanks for this chance to win them!

  108. The “Gillespie” caught my attention immediately! I am already inspired to be creative with this pattern-I have wanted to do blended works and this pattern would support this! Or particular color schemes for particular recipients! I would love to win a copy of this book and I would love to join a KAL on this particular piece, as well! Thank you!

  109. Would love to make several of the patterns from this book

  110. I adore Louisa’s designs. A great combination of fibers and techniques. Beautiful 🙂

  111. Love these designs, especially the Fitzgerald.

  112. Purrrrrrrty colors! Love these vibrant colors. Gillespie is beautiful. So yes!

  113. Started making prayer shawls when coworker/friend had an brain anyeziam and have been hooked ever since. Love all the patterns but the shawl was what caught my eye.

  114. Love the shawl on the front cover!

  115. I love her yarn and designs. I made couple scarves with her yarn, in seed stitch. They came out just gorgeous!

  116. So beautiful!!

  117. What lovely patterns these all are! It would be a pleasure to knit any of them.

  118. Love Louisa Harding´s designs. Would love to add this one to my collection!

  119. Such lovely patterns in this lovely book! I’m not an adventurous knitter, but this could be my inspiration!

  120. Deborah Prusiecki

    December 15, 2013 at 11:51 am

    The Fitzgerald and the Armstrong are my favorites. It’s a beautiful book.

  121. I love the Gillespie shawl!!! All of the designs are beautiful!!!

  122. I absolutely LOVE the Gillespie shawl on the front cover of Louisa Hardings newest release!! I think making shawls as gifts are perfect! I have 5 “sistas” that I have been lucky enough to know for the last 15 years, and I think this would be the perfect shawl to make for each of them in their favorite color!! Thank you for the opportunity to enter the drawing!! Good luck to everyone!!

  123. I would love the book, and put it to work almost immediately!

  124. such lovely patterns. I love absolutely love to win this book!

  125. I am astounded by the beauty of Louisa Harding’s new book.

  126. Love, love love all of these patterns! I would love this book!

  127. I am astounded and charmed by Louisa Harding’s new book.

  128. I love the simple elegance of and beautiful colors of these projects!

  129. What beautiful designs…I look forward to having this book and starting a new project.

  130. This book looks like a great collection of wonderful designs! I love the Gillespie shawl!

  131. Oooooo! I love these projects…would love to take them on! Come on knitting Gods…make it happen!

  132. i just looked at that book!

  133. how awesome is this! love all the patterns!

  134. I love the patterns in this book…especially the Fitzgerald pullover. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  135. Gorgeous designs. Love the Gillaspie Shawl.

  136. My Mom would look lovely in “Simone”! I would definitely make this for her. She is short-waisted and I could fix the length.

  137. Love all the patterns….especially like the Fitzgerald top….such pretty details make them all stand out…!

  138. all of the patterns look like they would be fun to make. maybe something my granddaughters would actually make

  139. Love the cover shawl! I’ve never tried Grace yarn…winning this book would be the perfect opportunity!

  140. I am still fairly new at knitting but I would love to be able to knit beautiful shawls like these in Louisa Harding’s lovely book in the not too distant future. Love this book!

  141. Oooh! Love these patterns. Thanks for the giveaway!

  142. I love shawls and I really like the empire waist design of the Fitzgerald pullover. It would be wonderful fun to knit these patterns.

  143. WOW!! What a great way to start a new year. Love the shawl.

  144. Simone is amazing! I can’t wait to knit that.

  145. A book filled with wonderful designs. Hope Santa brings it to me. Growing old never means that fashion goes out of style. Designs from the past remind me of my youth.

  146. I really like the Simone pullover best of all. Simple and graceful.

  147. Oh my, I just have to have this book. And I agree, The Gillespie is a definite to do for me. Merry Christmas!

  148. Love them all!


    December 15, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    I would love to knit so lovely! The photos are so pretty too.

  150. Inspiring!!!

  151. Simply lovely

  152. Lovely and innovative designs! Beautifully photographed!

  153. I am glad to see things getting back to the feminine side. Love the new patterns. Would be great to win this book.

  154. I would love to start the year knitting the Gillespie shawl.

  155. I love all of these designs, but the gillespie shawl is really speaking to me today… Love it

  156. The designs are gorgeous and in Jan our group is starting to make shawls for those who have no one to be with anyone. these would be great signs of ove for them

  157. Lovely grouping of patterns. , I would love to try Louisa Harding yarns and make one of these sweaters

  158. I love the leaf edging on the shawl!!

  159. Beautiful!

  160. Wow!!! I LOVE everything Louisa Harding! It will be awesome to win this gorgeous book!

  161. Gorgeous designs and beautiful patterns! One can never have too many books!

  162. This is a beautiful book. I would love the opportunity to knit from these designs.

  163. I also find myself drawn to leaf motifs right now. Nice as a trim, even better with some beading?

  164. What gorgeous patterns! I really like the trims in the beaded yarn.

  165. I love her designs. She’s a new designer to me. Even if I don’t win, I’ll go purchase her book. I must have the shawl.

  166. Love the projects shown, especially the wraps. Would love to make one for my mom!

  167. Melinda Rucinski

    December 15, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    I love the Gillespie too! I’m on a shawl/wrap kick this year and I would love to add that to my collection

  168. I would love to do the Gillespie too. It looks so beautiful!

  169. Love all the designs, but my favorite is the Fitzgerald. It can be dressed up or casual either way it is a classic! Love it.

  170. I love making any kind of scarf or cowls.

  171. Don’t know which color Gillespie to start first!

  172. I am still frantically knitting for Christmas…felted mittens finished a few minutes ago and now 2 dog sweaters need to be finished by this Friday. I would look forward to browsing through this book and looking for an after-Christmas project, maybe even something for ME!

  173. Love these patterns!! Thanks for sharing!

  174. The Gillespie shawl is beautiful and would be a wonderful way to start with a design from Louisa Harding!

  175. Beautiful patterns.

  176. Oh, I love that shawl !!

  177. I see several items I would make immediately! Very creative patterns.

  178. I love the idea of jazz inspired pattern. I’m especially loving the ‘Joplin’ scarf and ‘Ellington’ Cardigan.

  179. Have been a big fan of Louisa Harding patterns forever!! Would love to have this beautiful book!

  180. Would love to win this! Beautiful!!

  181. Beautiful book. Would love to add it to my collection.

  182. I love the leaf motif, too. All these are lovely!

  183. I really like the beaded edge jacket.

  184. Have been a long time fan of Louisa Harding, because of her elegant and feminine designs. Her patterns have clear instructions and easy to follow. Her designs in yarn make me think of Yves St. Laurent designs for Audrey Hepburn. Definitely they are not “Oh it’s soooo home made” looking. 😉

  185. beautiful!

  186. Beautiful patterns I’d love to make. Thanks.

  187. I love these designs! GORGEOUS!!

  188. Love the gillespie shawl!

  189. This book would bring hours of knitting happiness 🙂

  190. I’ve never owned a Louisa Harding book even though I love the look of them all their patterns seem a tad above my skill level. As the new year approaches I will make it one of my resolutions ti challenge myself and make anything Louisa Harding!

  191. Love the designs! I want to knit all of them.

  192. I LOVE the projects shown. Thank you for the giveaway.

  193. Love Love her designs Thank you for the chance to win!!

  194. Love the shawl and sweater!

  195. Learned to knit in 2013 and anxious to learn new patterns in 2014

  196. These patterns are gorgeous, would love to win the book so I can knit all of them!

  197. Love this book! Gorgeous, amazing patterns. I’m a Louisa Harding fan all the way!!!

  198. Oh! All of these patterns are absolutely gorgeous! The colors are amazing too! I’ve really been into shawls lately, and I sure would LOVE to be able to knit these! So beautiful!

  199. Her designs are so beautiful and you’re right about the Gillespie shawl.

  200. Love the Gillespie shawl, so gorgeous!! 🙂

  201. Diane vanderwerff

    December 15, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Louisa Harding is so talented-I love all these patterns!

  202. I really like all the items, BUT the shawl is my favorite, too. (I think!)

  203. I love her designs, and her books are so beautiful!

  204. Would love to make ANY of those patterns!!

  205. These are absolutely gorgeous! I would love to knit the Gillespie! So pretty!

  206. There are many things in that book I would love to knit. I have my fingers crossed………….

  207. I’d love to win this book! 😀 Thank you for the chance! 🙂

  208. These are gorgeous! Would love to be a winner.

  209. Just beautiful. I’d be honored and very lucky to win this and be able to make them!

  210. Love the patterns in this book. Would love to receive this.

  211. I would love to win this book!

  212. Louisa Harding’s designs are magical. This collection is another example of that.

  213. So beautiful! Would love to make any of those and I’m sure someone would love to wear one.

  214. All of these designs are beautiful. I would love to make the Gillispie shawl in 2014.

  215. I, too, love all the leaf motifs showing up lately. So many are the same as in the old pattern books. I like to take the old ones ^& add them to basic shawls.

  216. I was reading and approving comments. This one made me LOL.

  217. What very lovely and feminine designs. What a thrill it would be to win!

  218. Florence Solowianiuk

    December 16, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    The “Fitzgerald” sweater would be lovely with a pencil skirt.

  219. Gorgeous patterns!

  220. Simply beautiful! Love the one on the cover!

  221. After weeks of knitting hats, legwarmers, mittens and scarves for my Grandchildren I would love to win this lovely book and maybe, just maybe make something for myself.

  222. Love the shawl and the leaf motif

  223. “Simone” is the one for me! Love the eyelets, the lace edging, the yoke, and the length of the sleeves! What a great treat it would be to win this! Thanks for the opportunity!

  224. Charity Burkheimer

    December 16, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Love the patterns shown!

  225. What a wonderful way to start the new year.

  226. So, so pretty!

  227. What a beautiful way to keep the chill away!

  228. They are all lovely, but I’m especially intrigued by Ellington and Gillespie.

  229. What a gorgeous collection of patterns. The Fitzgerald pullover is beautiful.

  230. Louisa Harding and her refined productions are a cosntant source of inspiration. I am in love with her Grace yarn and eagerly looking to start a new project with my Grace stash <3

  231. As a HUGE fan, I’ve got this on my list of must haves!
    Just hoping that I’m lucky enough to win!

  232. I have one of her other books and I’d love to have this one!!

  233. A stunning collection any knitter would love to embark on a day’s knitting! So tickled The Gatsby is back!

  234. Read the book and saw the original movie. Didn’t see the remake. I think a lot of the classics are butchered by the remakes.
    Love the patterns and wish I had 48 hours in the day to knit all the beautiful things you post.

  235. I really love the Fitzgerald – hoping to make it for my daughter who is going off to college next year. So special!

  236. Love the empire waist pullover!

  237. I love them all! I wonder how long it would take me to make one of each?

  238. Love the patterns. And I have so many gifts to make! Not just for this year, but whenever. I need new ideas.

  239. Louisa Harding’s designs are always beautiful and her patterns are well written.

  240. Love the clover Shawl. Louisa Hardings designs are so feminine.
    Would love to win this book!!

  241. Comment should have said “cover” shawl……..

  242. I will definitely be making the Fitzgerald Pullover one way or another.

  243. I love them all, but I would knit Fitzgerald first!

  244. Lovely designs and would love to make the “cover” shawl

  245. Love this pattern and the yarn. Really want to try the Gillespie 🙂

  246. Pretty yarn, pretty patterns! 🙂

  247. And Jan after you win the book, you can let me borrow it. 🙂

  248. Looks interesting

  249. Louisa Harding is one of my favorite designers. She struck a chord in my soul that encouraged me to start knitting again.

  250. I would lve to win!

  251. I would love to make the Fitzgerald pullover while I am out for winter break. I miss knitting, but when I am in school I can only focus on my classes. I knit only during semester breaks…Love to knit!!!

  252. Véronique RIVIERE

    January 2, 2014 at 5:24 am

    My favorite is the “Gillespie” shawl too in green color as on the cover! Wonderful book!
    I would be so happy to have it. So I try 😉 I am French

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