I’m a sucker for a hefty knitting book. When I wrap my hands around it and feel the weight of it in my lap, I know if it’s heavy that it’s going to be full of information, patterns, tip, and hopefully lots of things I want to cast on for.
Over the years I’ve done quite a bit of work for Interweave - patterns, online classes, Knitting Daily TV, and a live lecture on fibers. I was delighted when they announced their new 100 Knits (Interweave, 2018, $45.00) book coming out today, October 2nd. I’ve been waiting to do a giveaway and I’m thrilled to be part of this eclectic collection. My Badge Cowl is featured on page 92 and it’s always been one of my favorites for its simplicity and wearability.
100 Knits is a massive book comprised of Interweave’s most popular patterns. It’s chock full of sweaters, shawls, accessories, you name it. Nestled into this all-star collection of knits is their 5 most popular patterns of all time. With over 500 pages of knitting instruction, this is a book that is ideal for when you’re in a “what should I knit?” funk. I really enjoyed paging through it and recognized things in my queue that I want to cast on for, as well as a few I hadn’t seen before. There are so many sweaters in this book that I need to make for myself!
The book is organized in chapters like “hats & socks,” or “pullovers.” It makes it easy to find what you’re in the mood for, rather than just going by the pattern names (I don’t know about you, but I don’t always remember the names of the things I want to knit, there’s too many). Lots of compilation books have only a handful of sweater designs, but this book is generous in its sweater patterns and doesn’t overly rely on smaller knits as filler. It’s a well-rounded collection.
Let’s give away a copy, shall we? Correctly answer the below trivia question in the comments on this post for a chance to win a copy of this book directly from Interweave. Contest open to USA residents only.
Ever the eccentric, Dumbledore has a scar above his left knee that is a perfect map of what?
A winner will be chosen at random on Friday, October 5th, and I will contact you for your mailing info. Happy contesting!