Comfort & Joy by Melynda Bernardi


Comfort & Joy by Melynda Bernardi of French Press Knits

I’m so thrilled to be part of the blog tour for Melynda Bernardi’s new book Comfort & Joy. I met Melynda a number of years ago at a conference. She struck me immediately as a warm, inviting and lovely person. She is, and everything she makes and designs reflects that exactly. I love this sweet little book filled with beautiful stocking designs. Melynda’s color work is extraordinary and these stockings are no exception. Now is the time to pick up a copy of Comfort & Joy and give color work a whirl!

Comfort & Joy by Melynda Bernardi of French Press Knits

First, the stocking patterns include a little something for everyone in your family! They’re all so charming it’s hard to choose which I like the best. Guess what? You may have to soon. I get to give a way a copy of the ebook to one lucky reader. Just leave a comment below about your favorite stocking and why and I’ll announce the winner on Friday.

CONGRATULATIONS KAREN!! I’ll email you shortly ❤️

Comfort & Joy by Melynda Bernardi of French Press Knits

Next, this self-published book is lovely. The patterns are laid out just how Melynda wanted them, clearly and beautifully, with easy to follow directions and charts in a nice big font – ahhh!

Comfort & Joy by Melynda Bernardi of French Press Knits

Now, let’s talk about how incredible it would be to have your mantle dressed with hand made stockings for everyone you love.  The book or the stockings would make a wonderful holiday gift as well.  Did you get everyone off your list?  In the mean time, these lovely knitters hosting the blog tour, are worth taking the time to go visit:

Comfort & Joy Blog Tour

11/7- dreareneeknits.com

11/14- byannieclaire.com

11/21- knitterella.com

11/28- flaxandtwine.com (me!)

12/5- tottoppers.com

Comfort & Joy by Melynda Bernardi of French Press Knits

You may be familiar with Melynda’s company, French Press Knits, which rose to fame with the adorable felted slippers that everyone loves.  (Here’s my version of those.)  Now, I couldn’t be be more thrilled for these new patterns from Melynda. And I know, this is just the beginning.

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I love how cozy this all looks is in Melynda’s home. She better watch out or I may just want to go spend Christmas with her!

Comfort & Joy by Melynda Bernardi of French Press Knits

I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving. I, for one, am thrilled the holidays are upon us. It’s time to go get that Christmas tree and pull out the decorations. I get to decorate the new house this year and can’t wait to see how it all comes together.

  1. Tara

    I am also very excited about this ebook! I can’t wait to get started on a set for my family. Currently, I’m most attracted to the Midnight Clear stocking. I just love the juxtaposition of the different motifs!

    Thanks for the generous giveaway!

    Tara (chavahsdaughter on Ravelry)

    • Your welcome, Tara! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Lindsay

    I really like the patterns! My favorite is the navy, red and white one above with the Liam name.

  3. Ana

    The blue and red is beautiful !!!

    • Ana

      Why ? Just because he white in the blue looks like snow

  4. Nancy

    My favorite Christmas stocking? The one my mother knit for me many years ago. Why? You need to ask. 🙂

  5. Tricia B.

    I like the Papa one with the cute tree, but they’re all good!

  6. Karen

    These are so lovely! The Clara stocking is my favorite – I love both the colors and the design.

    • Anne

      You’re the winner Karen!! Please email me at flaxandtwine (at) gmail (dot) com.

  7. El

    I like Liam and Papa best

  8. Jessica F

    Evergreen is my favorite, Midnight Clear is a close second. I like the intricate design of the stocking and it’s green and my oldest loves green.

  9. These are so amazing, I’m in love with them! My great Aunt Barbara made my sister and myself stockings when we were very young. They were hand knit and in green and white with our names at the top and then she antarsia Santa’s face on each and the beards are super fuzzy longer yarn. They are amazing. My mom still has them and puts them up at my parents house every year.

    • Aren’t they beautiful!? It sounds like the one your Aunt Barbara made were stunning – how special! Merry Christmas!

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