12 Days of Indie Holiday Shopping 2009 – Phydeaux Designs


It’s getting cold around here, as it is in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere about this time of year, and for me that means I pretty much live in scarves & other warm wear. I wear scarves, hats, & gloves outside and cowls, neckwarmers & fingerless gloves inside. It’s really the only way I can manage to keep warm…especially since we are committed to keeping the thermostat down as much as possible. I also like to accessorize, so there are plenty of opportunities to do that.

If you want to be warm this season or are looking for warm wear for gifts, you must visit Phydeaux Designs. There’s so many gorgeous things to choose from.  I really like the cowls (so much so that I own one myself), which you can purchase in all sorts of colors or if you are knitty, you can knit yourself from the pdf pattern. There are also scarves for guys & girls, fingerless gloves, the prettiest neckwarmers & more.

I’m feeling warmer just writing about all these goodies! How about you, would you like to win some Phydeaux Designs goodies?  Of course, you do! Read how to win a $75 gift certificate below.

To win: Leave a comment below with your Phydeaux Designs favorites for yourself or your gift recipients. Multiple entries will be accepted, but you must leave a comment for each entry, i.e. if you find 3 favorites, then leave 3 separate comments. This will increase your chances for winning

I will choose one random commenter to win. This contest ends December 10th at 11:59 pm EST.

The entry period for this contest has ended, please stay tuned for the announcement of the winner.  



  1. My favorite for me is the Cranberry Merino Cowl and for my daughter is Winter Woods Fingerless gloves

  2. The Blush Mocha Wool light colors scarf is very nice. I have a red coat, a black coat and a grey coat, would have to try it on for size!

  3. Browsing through all the Phydeaux Designs goodies was kind of nice. I like anything that’s violet like the Soft Violet Fingers.

  4. I am totally into scarves this season and I love all of these beautiful colors! My favorite… the Tropicale Scarf. yummy!

  5. I love the patterns too! I would love to try all of them, by mainly the Lovely cowl. so pretty! what a great accessory!

  6. Oh I just love the designs! All of them. I know some one who will just flip over the Ivoire cowl. So pretty!

  7. Warm Indigo Fingerless Mittens or Mitts look tempting. My fingers are always cold during the winter.

  8. The grey tweeds cowl would look great with my winter coat — and keep me nice and toasty!

  9. The Grey Tweeds Cowl / Shoulder Warmer would be a perfect gift. Cuddly and warm and a neutral colour that would go with anything.

  10. I love the colour of the Under the Mistletoe Fingerless Wool Mittens. Like a pine forest in winter.

  11. Ohhhh! I love the cowls! But for me… a thicker neck they would not do. I love the Kodiak Lace Shawl… would be so snuggly! Beautiful items…and great for gifts!

  12. I love the Under the Mistletoe Fingerless Wool Mittens… they would be so fun when I am riding on the back of my husband’s motorcyle! I love them.

  13. Winter accessories are by far the best part of winter. I love the Christmas Lights Alpaca Scarf and the Cherries and Chocolate Scarf. These are so pretty!!

  14. I have a love addiction to fingerless gloves. It might be unhealthy how much I love them. I looked at the Etsy site and decided that any one of the pairs of fingerless gloves would absolutely make my day. Everyone needs to get themselves a Christmas gift…right?

  15. My mom would love the Olive Cowl for Christmas! Ever since I got my first apartment a few months ago, she has been such a big help getting me settled in. This would be a great way to pay her back for her amazing support. Thanks =)

  16. I actually just found this designer the other day, & was highly interested in making their Twist Cowl/ Neckwarmer. I think this design is lovely!

  17. I think the warm indigo fingerless mittens would be quite handy here in my cold home in Connecticut!

  18. I love the use of their designs with luxurious colors…I’ve been wanting to try the pdf of the cowl neckwarmer for a few eeeks!

  19. the mariner cowl! Your work is gorgeous, awesome designs and everything looks like knitted candy. 🙂

  20. The warm indigo fingerless mittens would be perfect for hanging out laundry on a cold winter day.

  21. Hi Anna S.! I do have a pattern for Nutmeg in my shop and a pattern for a version of Olive, too!

    Thank all of you for your wonderful comments!

    xo Brenda (Phydeaux)

  22. my last favorite scarves which have beautiful deep colors, are richly textured, look interesting and inviting:
    Kodiak Lace Scarf
    Plum Pudding Scarf
    Soft Brick Scarf

  23. my favorite thick scarves which i think would be super-flattering and feminine and just lovely:
    Prairies Scarf
    Apricot Blush Scarf

  24. my favorite thick scarves which i love for their deep blues and natural color combinations, and because they look cuddly-soft:
    Winter Jewels Merino Silk Scarf
    Mediterraneo Scarf
    Oceanus Scarf

  25. my favorite cowls, because they have a modern/vintage feel and i love the colors and the lack of bulk: Antique Fig Cowl / Neckwarmer; Soft Violets Neckwarmer ; Soft Gold Neckwarmer

  26. The “under the Mistletoe” fingerless mitts are quite pretty. I wouldn’t mind owning a pair of those (and by the time I ever got around to making something similar, it would be spring). So much easier to have the elegant pair knitted so beautifully for you.

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