boutiqueWhat’s funky, trendsetting, head turning, styling and just flat-out fun? Boutique Knits, 20 Must Have Accessories by Laura Irwin from Interweave Press.

You can get it from Interweave, here:

Or, leave me a comment telling me about your knitting blog (or your favorite blog if you don’t have your own) and maybe win this book free! As usual, I’ll try to get my puppy to wake up long enough to pick the winner!

Boutique Knits includes:

  • Patterns that cover a variety of knitting techniques in varying degrees, including felting, intarsia, Fair Isle, lacework, and cables
  • Advice on incorporating non-knitting tools and techniques to transform your knitting to achieve that one-of-a-kind boutique feel: pliers, hammers, a sewing machine, use of millinery techniques, and handsewing techniques.
  • Unique adornment inspiration, such as buckles and bolts borrowed from leatherwork close an intricately cabled belt, a chain handle finishes a felted bag with circle pockets, leather lacing dresses up a knitted bag, and grommets finish a half-felted handbag.
  • Inspiration from vintage lace, beads, ribbon, and fabric-covered buttons!
  • Knitting and felting techniques to create effects like ruffles, shibori-style pleats, and clever shaping.
  • And more!

This collection of modern, stylish patterns will inspire beginning and intermediate knitters with its uncommon techniques and materials. Transform your knitting with Boutique Knits!

By Terrye


54 Comments so far

  1. Jen on October 17, 2009 1:31 pm

    Well, my blog is not devoted to knitting but I do talk about knitting with pictures of projects and how it helped me get through some tough times.

  2. Shelly on October 17, 2009 2:44 pm

    I started a blog with the express intent of it being a knitting blog. But, then I had a baby, and with how long knitting takes, I just haven’t had a lot of time to accomplish much. I’ve done some amigurumi and other crafts, though, so there’s usually something to see. Now that baby is 6 months old, I’m getting back to my knitting and purling, and loving every minute of it! So, I’d definitely love this book!

  3. Shelly on October 17, 2009 2:45 pm

    Ah! I forgot to leave the link with my name!

  4. Carrie on October 17, 2009 4:23 pm

    I started keeping track of my projects, thoughts, feelings, random knitting observations and yarn dislikes and likes at my blog.
    I’m actually hoping to transfer all the knitting related posts to a knit specific blog one day.
    I heard great things about Boutique Knits, a friend just made the cover hat and it’s gorgeous :)

  5. Marisa on October 17, 2009 4:45 pm and are my faves!

  6. Jeanne on October 17, 2009 5:09 pm

    I don’t have a blog but I started reading the yarn harlot’s blog… Then expanded to others, like yours. I like your blog because you post every day (almost) and share fun sites for freebies.

  7. Carmen on October 17, 2009 5:38 pm

    I don’t have a knitting blog since I just started learning to knit a few short weeks ago. I love this blog :). I have several others I subscribe to – most of them company sites like Berroco, Lion Brand, etc. Some fun sites are (great dishcloths), and (fun, quirky items)

  8. Dawn on October 17, 2009 8:42 pm

    Hi!! My name is Dawn and my blog is I love to knit, just wish I could finish more things (I’m s l o w!).
    I checked this book out from the library and would love a chance to win a copy. I also love your blog, it’s one of the ones I always keep up with in Google Reader. Thanks Bunches! :)

  9. egater on October 17, 2009 11:35 pm

    I have a blog, but not knittingbloog, so I give you link to this Estonian blog
    She knits beautiful lace and photos are stunning

  10. sarah lynne on October 18, 2009 4:12 am

    i don’t have a knitting blog, but i do enjoy the yarn harlot’s site, and franklin habit’s panopticon blog.

  11. Becky on October 18, 2009 8:19 am

    I have a semi-new blog. I don’t think I have blogged about knitting yet. I have so many WIPs that i really should tell on myself in blog form ;)

  12. vanessa M on October 18, 2009 10:29 am

    i loove this blog =
    I get really inspiration from all those lovely pictures!!!
    thanks for the lovely give-away,; I hope I’ll win!!!

  13. Juli on October 18, 2009 11:15 am

    I love LOVE the Spud and Chloe blog ( There are always fun (and very bright) patterns. The Photography is particularly impressive. This is so as many Knit-centric blogs, books and magazines fall a bit short on this (NOT all, mind you!!!!), which is O.K. for us knitters out here as we can usually see the potential in the technique or general idea and don’t need our hands held too tightly. But on the other hand, it is nice to see a blog that even a non-knitter can appreciate the beauty of!

  14. Kim R. on October 18, 2009 11:22 am

    I don’t have a blog – but I enjoy Vickie Howell’s Blog – always something new and fresh! Thanks, Kim

  15. Billie K on October 18, 2009 11:33 am

    I like looking at the Green Apples blog.

  16. Judy on October 18, 2009 2:58 pm

    I don’t have a blog and I really haven’t checked out many online yet. I do love to knit though having some patterns from before computer to keep me busy. Maybe some of you can give me some good web sites or blogs to check out….thanks

  17. sarah on October 18, 2009 5:24 pm

    i have a knitting and craft blog – – that i’m trying to get really started! i like to post giveaways (got one going on right now!) and patterns and things i’ve made or want to make. sometimes i just rant about knitting! i think it is a lot of fun to have my blog :)


  18. Jennifer on October 18, 2009 5:53 pm

    I have a knitting blog and publish patterns. I also like to share recipes although lately it seems all about hats hats hats!

  19. MelodyJ on October 18, 2009 7:46 pm

    I don’t have a blog. I like Lion Brand’s blog. They have KAL/CAL’s. I learn interesting things, tips and new skills.

  20. suzala on October 18, 2009 8:38 pm
    Amy Singer of Knitty fame.
    Knitting and Ukes, What could be better?!!!

    the book looks cute too!

  21. Marin on October 19, 2009 5:23 am

    My knitting blog:

    I share projects I’m working on and recent posts to Etsy. I also like to feature other Etsy artists :)

  22. tongue in beak on October 19, 2009 8:49 am

    My blog is multipurpose and includes my knitting. :) Some of my favorite knitting bloggers are brooklyntweed, cosmicpluto, and techknitting

  23. LT on October 20, 2009 5:00 am

    favorite blog -
    craft gossip of course! :-)
    pick me! would love the book…

  24. Marianne on October 20, 2009 9:59 am

    Not too much knitting on my blog (unlike my real life), but I like sknitter! (

  25. Diane on October 21, 2009 4:16 pm

    My blog began as a tribute to my obsession to knitting, then it turn to my venting of working in a hgh school library and now it is a tribute to my puppy girl Zadie.

  26. Amy J on October 21, 2009 6:21 pm

    I have a blog of my own, but it’s not about knitting. A favorite knitting blog that I visit often is

  27. Heather S on October 21, 2009 8:10 pm
  28. Aja on October 24, 2009 8:02 pm

    I blog about knitting too:)

    thanks for running this giveaway!!

  29. Lucia M on October 25, 2009 3:12 pm

    Well, my blog is not about knitting but little bit of knitting is included in my creations. But I definitely enjoy blog full of knitting, sewing, pictures, and interesting writing.

  30. Cat on October 26, 2009 2:22 pm

    I’d love to win this book – I knit and have a blog. It started off as a knitting blog but has developed into more of a fibre and craft blog. It’s a slippery slope from knitting to spinning to weaving…. and a bit of drawing and art thrown in.

  31. Bernadette F. on October 26, 2009 3:49 pm

    I don’t have a knitting blog of my own, but my sister loves to knit and just put together a blog to place all her knitting and sewing adventures on. Take a look!

  32. Jackie on October 27, 2009 7:45 am

    Well I am just brnad new to knitting…. I made my first dish cloth this past weekend!So my blog mainly talks about scrapbooking my other addiction. How wonderful I am going to have to check out some of these sites! And the book looks fabulous :)

  33. Milai on October 27, 2009 1:59 pm

    I’ve been reading major knitter and yarn harlots blogs…..

  34. rabid on October 27, 2009 2:09 pm

    My blog isn’t solely for knitting, though right now I am learning to do 2 socks toe up at once on one circular needle (not as hard as I thought it would be). My blog should be linked in my name :)

    The book looks awesome!

  35. Teresa Novak on October 28, 2009 5:52 pm

    I just discovered the Green Apples knitting blog and I’m really enjoying it. I’d love to win this book. :)

  36. lia keller on October 29, 2009 12:26 pm

    My blog used to be more about knitting, but it now mostly about my son and son-to-be!

  37. Catie on October 29, 2009 7:50 pm

    Hi there :)
    I don’t have a blog – but I LOVE yours.
    I have just been introduced to the world of blogs – wow is yours good
    I would enjoy winning your book

  38. Eva de Witte on October 30, 2009 8:39 am

    I don’t have my own blog but I love the “Kantsteek en Co” blog. It’s a Dutch blog all about knitting and felting and there are many inspiring projects.
    I’ve been knitting for years thanks to my grandmother who taught and inspired me. Love to win this book!

  39. Deborah on October 31, 2009 11:52 am

    My blog is in need of updating! I did have fun setting it up, though, and hope to get back to it some day.

    I love the Boutique Knits book and hope your drawing has not taken place yet…and that if it has not, I win the drawing!

    Happy knitting!

  40. Grace Wong on November 1, 2009 7:19 am

    my favorite knitting blog is!

    Her patterns are so beautiful and unique!

  41. Sheryl on November 1, 2009 7:31 am

    I have a crafting blog, with half the content about knitting and the other half other crafts, like sewing. However, my poor blog is rather neglected at the moment. I hope to get it updated it soon, though!

  42. Ellen on November 1, 2009 8:48 am

    I don’t have a blog, but I loooooove interweave press. I am a crocheter and whenever I get a copy of interwaeve crochet I find a lot of things I have to make. I made a gorgeous felted bag from an interweave press magazine and I have lots of other projects waiting in the wings!

  43. Joanne Carpenter on November 1, 2009 10:19 am

    I will be knitting most of my gifts this year. I’m stuck lying around with my legs up because of a bad case of vasculitis.
    KNITTING has been my LIFESAVER. I can’t sit at my sewing machine but I can KNIT to my heart’s content.
    It is now the main outlet for my creative drive. I hope to win the book so I can make the projects as gifts for family and friends.

    I started my blog so I could keep track of which books I read so I wouldn’t buy duplicates.

    I’ve expanded to showcasing my latest creations and pictures of my pets.

    I knit my son a hat with beard attached for Christmas. I can’t post the photo to my blog because it would ruin the surprise.

  44. Janet Dulin on November 1, 2009 1:10 pm

    I don’t have a blog, but I love to read them. I love craft gossip the best. It has so many different crafts to inspire. I borrowed this book from my local library and am knitting the one on the front cover. I would love to own it though. My kids live in Russia and I could keep them in warm hats for sure! Smiles, Janet

  45. Amber on November 1, 2009 1:29 pm

    I don’t have a knitting blog, but I always like Whit’s Knits at

  46. Mimi on November 1, 2009 3:37 pm

    I really can’t give any one blog that could possibly be my favorite… sheesh that would be like asking what is my favorite dessert!! I love to knit and quilt and do all sorts of crafts… I am always inspired by so many creative people on the internet. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

  47. Aubrey Dettmer on November 1, 2009 4:04 pm

    I am new to knitting, so my site is not devoted to it, but I’d love to get more involved with all the knitting fun!

  48. Crazyqstitcher on November 1, 2009 4:36 pm

    I love the hat. It is a real Flapper variety. My Gds would love to make something like this.
    As I don’t have a blog regarding knitting I will include this one. It covers lots of knitting/spinning/dyeing as well as other wonderful crafts

    I’ll be back to check more of your blog.

  49. Jessi on November 2, 2009 8:12 am

    I keep a blog that is supposed to be about mostly knitting, but I forget to update it! (It’s the website link…) I’m trying to do better with it.

    Yarn Harlot is most definetly my favorite.

  50. Sharon Parsons on November 2, 2009 1:18 pm

    I’m a total Yarn Harlot junkie. Also I check the Yarn Boy Yarn Blog every now and then. He doesn’t post often but I love his stories, and knitting projects and patterns.

  51. Jill S. on November 2, 2009 2:37 pm

    I admit, I don’t knit, I crochet, but this book might just motivate me to start. That hat is gorgeous!

  52. Catie on February 1, 2010 5:27 pm

    Hello there
    I must admit that I am soooo new to blogs!
    My sister (bless her) just introduced me to the mania!! I am sooo hooked I don’t have a fav at this time so I will start with yours

  53. Anne Martin on February 15, 2011 9:58 am

    Don’t have a blog, but love the read and listen to Never Not Knitting. So many interesting patterns and her little girl is darling.

  54. pelican knits on March 15, 2011 5:07 am

    I don’t have a blog.. but read many.. I especially love Spud and Chloe and natural suburbia, as well as Helene Rush from Knit one Crochet two.. Hope I win this book

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