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I guess Thursday is shaping up to be giveaway day! Now that I finally got the felting books shipped off to the winner of that contest, I’ve got another trio of great books I’d like to take off my shelf this week.
This time they’re knitting books, and they’re really great ones for anyone who’s interested in design or adding stitch patterns to basic projects. It’s so fun to just pick a pattern and make a washcloth or a scarf, or make a bunch of swatches for a baby blanket or whatever whimsy strikes you.
Now, I have to say I love stitch pattern books. I have a ton of them! It’s hard to part with any of them but I’m being honest with myself and admitting that I have more than I can ever possibly use. So that’s where you come in.
What prompted this giveaway is the fact that I unearthed this paperback copy of Vogue Knitting’s Stitchionary Volume 1: Knit and Purl. (That linked review, which goes to my knitting site, actually covers the first three books.) I love this whole collection, and this volume was recently released in paper (I will never part with my hardcover set that’s now six volumes!).
But there’s more. Here, too, is the excellent Super Stitches Knitting by Karen Hemingway. This one has good pictures and a nice variety of stitches. And there’s 400 Knitting Stitches from Potter Craft, another really nice, pretty book. They did all the swatches in off-white yarn, which may have driven the sample knitters insane, but it really makes you focus on the stitches and not the yarn.
How can these books be yours? Just leave a comment here between now and end of business next Thursday. If you wanted to go like About.com Knitting on Facebook and tell me that in a separate comment, I’ll give you extra credit.In your comment, I’d love to hear how you use stitch patterns in your knitting.