WINNER!!!! Giveaway: Sweater Shawl

Thanks to all those who did the “like” thing on the MaryJanesFarm Facebook page!

Before I tell you who won, have you heard the one about the cop and the knitting driver?

A cop was patrolling the beltway and saw a minivan driving somewhat erratically, so he flashed his lights. The van didn’t pull over, so he drove up beside it and motioned to the driver for her to pull over. He saw what the problem was; she was knitting! He motioned again, so she rolled down the window. He yelled out his window, “Pull over!” She yelled back, “No, cardigan!”

Hope you didn’t “cast-off” that joke as t-o-o corny. Now, onto our winner.

She is …

Mitchie Gordy Lindgren! Congratulations!

Mitchie said:

“Have been your FB page fan for a while now, and love to see your posts every day. LOVE this shawl idea. Only wish it hasn’t been 50 years since I’ve knitted anything! HA!”

Keep your eyes on your inbox, Mitchie, for an incoming email shortly.

And here’s the original post:

When you travel by air, you’ve probably noticed how the temperature of airplanes fluctuates. It’s not an easy feat to stick your arms out to take a sweater on and off repeatedly.

Here’s the solution, and it’s SUPER easy to make since it’s just one long rectangle with only ONE buttonhole. The top and bottom buttons are for decoration only OR you can change the look of your shawl by buttoning onto any of the three buttons.

The shawl I’m wearing here uses a garter stitch—every row is knitted using two strands of yarn, making a thick, reversible “fabric” that doesn’t curl at the edges.

Finished size:
16″ x 62″
Gauge: 1″ x 1″ = 4 stitches and 6 rows in garter st

Size 10 (6.0 mm) circular knitting needles
8 100g skeins worsted weight yarn
3  2¼” buttons

Use 2 strands yarn for all.
Cast on 63 stitches.
Knit every row until piece measures 9″
Buttonhole rows:
Row 1: Knit 15 stitches, bind off 5 stitches, knit to end of row.
Row 2: Knit 43 stitches, knit on 5 stitches, knit to end of row.
Continue knitting every row until piece measures 62″.
Bind off.
Button placement: Center buttons 4½” in from long edge at 9″, 13″, and 17″ down from short edge.


If you aren’t the knitting type, don’t fret—enter below to WIN this shawl!!!

To be entered in this we-pulled-the-name-from-our-hat giveaway, do these three things:

First, go to the MaryJanesFarm Facebook page and “like” it. Then tell us you did the “like” thing by posting a comment on that page. Third, tell us in a comment below you did the Facebook “like” thing. 1-2-3 Bingo, you’re entered!

  1. Hello, Liked (LOVED) your Facebook page!

  2. Terry Steinmetz says:

    I went to MJF facebook page & I did the “like it thing”. But I really like the shawl. I like the color and normally I’m a “blue color” person.

  3. I “like” you, I really do! So many fabulous ideas. The shawl is marvelous. Even though I knit, I’d be thrilled to receive the finished product. Love the color also.

  4. Jenny Williams says:

    I went on facebook and did the like for the shawl. I really LOVE everything about it. With the weather we are having right now it would not only be good for airplane trips, but everyday around the house as well.

  5. Kimberly Busby says:

    I “liked” the FB page. How did I not know about that page? Looking forward to staying in touch. Love the shawl! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  6. Laurie Dimino says:

    Well, I love you and love the shawl, but I don’t “do” facebook” so I could not hop over there and like you.
    I sure could put this shawl to good use, as I will be traveling by plane, all the way from New York to Arizona, in March to meet up with our very own CJ, for some Arizona glamping fun!Definately looking forward to the adventure- and wouldnt it be so nice to do it in style sporting this beautiful shawl!
    So if you can throw my name in your cowgirl hat, great, but if not I understand.

  7. Cathy R says:

    What a lovely shaw! Can we enter here without doing the facebook thing? I really like your blog and everything MaryJane! Thanks for your generosity! Cathy in Orofino

  8. Winnie Nielsen says:

    I love this great shawl and it is easy enough for me to knit!! Can you please clarify this detail? On row 2 of the buttonhole rows, do you mean knit 43 and then increase 5 stitches before finishing the row? Then do you repeat these button rows at 13 inches and 17 inches? Also. Did you start with chunky thick yarn or just regular yarn? I am wondering if I start with chunky yarn there will not be a need to knit two Strands at once?

    I love your color chosen and the look is both chic and so fun!! Thanks for sharing.

    • MaryJane says:

      Oh boy, we worked on this several years ago and so I can’t handily answer your question this morning but I thought, at the time, thata our directions were correct. We never got any feedback otherwise. Any knitters out there able to answer her question this morning????? We used regular yarn. Let us know how chunky yarn turns out. The two strands keeps regular yarn from curling on the edges. Depending on the chunky yarn you have, make a Barbie doll version and see if it curls:)

  9. Tammy Bradshaw says:

    Done and Done. Wish I could handle something like this – I am better with a sewing machine, but I did learn to make dish rags thanks to your book 🙂

  10. Mitchie Lindgren says:

    Have been your FB page fan for awhile now, and love to see your posts every day. LOVE this shawl idea. Only wish it hasn’t been 50 years since I’ve knitted anything! HA!

  11. Cheryl Ann Shipley says:

    This is a great idea for traveling and does not take up much roon either…. like the color you made it in…. Been getting your emails for over a year now. Loads of good ideas..thanks!

  12. Dolly Sarrio says:

    Meg, I have already liked the Facebook page and love it..I love your knitted shawl and would love to be entered to win it! Love the color too..I can not knit and in fact think I have a mental block as far as knitting goes….Thanks for that opportunity!

  13. Paula Boyea says:

    What a great idea! Air travel is part of our life in Alaska and I can certainly see this would be a great addition to my travel garment!

  14. Paula Brown says:

    Did the Facebook thingy, was already following you so I shared you.
    Love Love Love the sweater/shawl. I am a collector of sweaters/shawls and this one is really nice. Alas I cannot knit so I need to win one. (-;

  15. Barbara Grace says:

    Hi Megan!

    Love the shawl! Please enter me in the drawing.

    I did the “like” thing on FB a while back….my FB name is Gracie Grace.
    Love your all your media products and looking forward to trying some recipes and ordering a couple of “Outpost” meals to try on my first FGoL”Glamping” trip in May. Thanks to all at MJF for creating such an inspiring product line. Grace

  16. Esther Landsverk says:

    I saw this on Facebook and came on over. This is a cute shawl!

  17. Terri Dingman says:

    I have always “liked” you…..LOL

  18. Frances Fowler says:

    I did “the like” thing a long time ago 🙂

  19. Kim Fusco says:

    I have liked your facebook page and made a comment. I’m glad to have found you!

  20. Christina says:

    I liked your Facebook page long ago. Left a comment under the giveaway picture. I love MaryJane stuff. This it’s cute, to bad I don’t knit, but crocheting is my thing. Thanks for all the great things you share MaryJane!

  21. Vivian V says:

    I ‘liked’ the post and love the shawl. I am not a knitter at all but would love to have the shawl – it’s in my favorite color 🙂

  22. Patty says:

    I did the facebook thingy! I love the shawl and love the page!

  23. Christine Veert says:

    I would love to win this beautiful shawl. Thirty some years ago, I knit something similar for my Grandmother, who we called Nana. She was in a Seniors Residence and was always cold. She loved it and she wore the shawl everyday until she passed away at ninety five. Seeing the shawl brought back a lot of memories of a little girl of ten knitting for my Nana.

  24. Laurice Cox says:

    I hit “like” a long time ago on your Facebook page! I do love all things Mary Jane! I love the shawl, too! Not sure if you will enter me because I can’t hit like twice! My best to you all!

  25. Lynne says:

    Love the shawl sweater . . . I have been looking for a winter knit project. This might be it! Would be fun to win this one too . . .

  26. Sara Laughlin says:

    Entered to win! Love this for it’s warm cozy color, big chunky button and easy temperature regulation 😀

  27. Deb Stoller says:

    I liked the mjfarm page ages ago, but have left my comments, because I <3 the shawl! Wish I had time to learn to knit! Farmgirl Hugs, deb

  28. Jacqui Stuart says:

    I love all things Mary Jane!!! I “liked” you on facebook some time ago & look forward to your postings on Facebook & in my email account. I have read your magazine since the first issue. The shawl is lovely!!!

  29. Cheri Richards says:

    I hopped over to Facebook and did the like thing but I really love your magazine,blog and the sweater shawl. I am very crafty but somehow knitting is not my forte so would love to win the shawl.

  30. Debbie Fischer says:

    Liked it on Face Book. It is a beautiful shawl and I love the color. Would love to win this as it looks so soft and warm. Thank you again Mary Jane for another wonderful give away.

  31. Turtle says:

    tag me!

    would love to have something knit by someone else to enjoy!

  32. Alesia Richburg says:

    Facebook liked done, I just came across your blog page love it thank you for sharing with us. Love the sweater great color too!! I’m trying to learn this knitting thing.

  33. Krystle Townsend says:

    I’ve already liked the Facebook page (more like I LOVE it!). I also commented on the post of the shawl on the page and now I’m commenting too. Knitting is the next thing on my list of things to learn. Actually learning to knit is on my list this weekend!

  34. Heather Burke says:

    I have “liked” the facebook page previously and left a post. I would love to win this warm shawl.

  35. Louise Daigle says:

    Liked MJF on facebook, Huge Fan! Please enter me to win this awesome shawl 😀

  36. Karla Reinhart says:

    I love this shawl, I followed the steps. What really makes me love this is you mention being on an airplane, well for my job I travel often 3-4 times a month, so am on airplanes a lot and yes they are chilly. This would be such a fun addition for my trips.

  37. FJ Wilson says:

    I did the like thing on your FB page, I love the pics and your magazine.

  38. FJ Wilson says:

    Love your pics on FB and your magazine.

  39. Traci Hacker says:

    I already “like” your fb page… and I truly love it as well! It is always a nice pick me up in an extremely busy day at work!

  40. Christina says:

    Congratulations Mitchie!

  41. Martha Lott says:

    I am not on fb, but would love to have the shawl. I am a knitter, so will try the pattern. Hope I am not too late to enter the “shawl draw”. I would love to get your email ideas also.

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