What do you think of when someone says “New England”? Myself I think of storm swept beaches and rocks jutting out into the ocean, snowy landscapes, rolling hills in every color imaginable, big red barns, and of course cozy fisherman sweaters.

This book has all of that and more.  And not just sweaters but  vests, hats, bags and mittens too.

Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa La Barre have teamed up to bring us 25 patterns with classic wearability and contemporary style for knitters of all skill levels.

This book is available over at Interweave Press on July 1, so you’ll be one of the first to get this. To enter, tell me what you think of when someone mentions a “New England Knit”. What’s the first thing that pops into your mind?

Leave me a comment! This giveaway is good until next Friday, July 2, 2010 (yes, I know, July already… deal with it!), when I will, with the help of my 65 lb lap-puppy pick a winner.

Ready, set, go……

By Terrye


153 Comments so far

  1. Julie on June 25, 2010 1:14 pm

    Something classic, with a light by-the-sea twist. Definitely!

  2. Jeanne on June 25, 2010 1:47 pm

    This is a pretty book… I’d love to win it!

  3. turtle on June 25, 2010 1:50 pm

    i have had this one on my wish list!

  4. Maureen (suburban prep) on June 25, 2010 2:37 pm

    I would so love to know some of the wonderful patterns that this book includes.

  5. amy on June 25, 2010 2:39 pm

    New England and sweaters are two of my favorite things!

  6. Kitten With A Whiplash on June 25, 2010 3:04 pm

    I think of the Newhart show, becasue of the sweaters Joanna and Stephanie wore, and lots of caps, scarves and mittens also come to mind.

  7. Shelly on June 25, 2010 3:53 pm

    I definitely think of fishermans sweaters and cables. And though a little non-traditional, I think of cotton yarn.

  8. Debbie on June 25, 2010 4:14 pm

    I love New England and knitting, so I’m sure I’d enjoy this book. What I really want to know is…how is your dog going to help pick the book winner? I’m picturing choice by drooling, LOL!

  9. Sarah on June 25, 2010 6:57 pm

    Hee! I’ve been ogling the patterns in this since they went up in Ravelry.

    Honestly? I think of mittens, mostly because I’m in one of the adjacent mid-Atlantic states, and when I think of cold weather knits, my mind automatically turns to everyone’s favorite snowball throwing, sidewalk shoveling, frostbite fighting winter accessories, and what oddball things I can do to make them more interesting. :)

  10. Jesse on June 26, 2010 3:36 am

    I think of densely knit cream coloured cabled sweaters in warm rough wool. Thick and weatherproof.

  11. LizzieK8 on June 26, 2010 5:53 am

    Great book!

  12. Anita Adams on June 26, 2010 7:42 am

    When I think of New England Knits I think of “fisherman’s wool” sweaters.

  13. Elaine R on June 26, 2010 7:58 am

    I associate warmth with this kind of knit.

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  15. Brooke on June 26, 2010 8:02 am

    I think of that first cold day in the fall when it’s really crisp and you see your breath for the first time. The dogs are wild in the cool air and your coffee tastes soooo good and that great sweater is just the right thing for a morning walk.

  16. Kim R. on June 26, 2010 8:27 am

    I’d love a chance to enter – I’m thinking of warm sweaters and accessories :)


  17. Robin on June 26, 2010 8:30 am

    I would love to win. Thanks for the chance

  18. tia on June 26, 2010 10:20 am

    Knitted goodness is my FAVORITE thing about living in New England. Mittens and scarves and sweaters, Oh My! This book looks fabulous. What a cool giveaway. And for those of us who are snails-pace knitters, now is the time to prepare :)

  19. Danyelle on June 26, 2010 10:33 am

    I think of big burley men wearing fisherman sweaters.

  20. Diane on June 26, 2010 10:50 am

    Clam chowder, fishing boats, misty water….I’d love to win this book!

  21. Marilyn Coombs on June 26, 2010 11:11 am

    Wow! The book looks great. Even though it is very warm outside I think it is time to get out the needles and get ready for the cold. brrr. I know these patterns will keep me busy.

  22. Betty Maple on June 26, 2010 12:28 pm

    Maple Syrup of course!

  23. Sharyn on June 26, 2010 1:51 pm

    New England Knits = wooly scarves and mittens, classic and practical designs

  24. DeeAnn S on June 26, 2010 1:52 pm

    One can never have too many knitting books! I’d like to add this one to my stash. Thanks.

  25. milai on June 26, 2010 2:23 pm

    I think of Fall and a New England knit sweater….I’d love to win that book…. :o)

  26. Mandy on June 26, 2010 3:06 pm

    I think of walking along stone scattered sand on a cool windy day wrapped in a hand-knit shawl in the perfect blend of purple and gray.

  27. Jane Campbell on June 26, 2010 3:20 pm

    New England, storms, rocky coast, beautiful old homes..they are all Katherine Hepburn movies to me. I live in Australia, so just have to imagine what such a place really feels like. The jumper on the front of the book is snuggly but stylish, so perhaps that would be a good place to start an imaginery roadtrip!! Thanks

  28. Susan Spiers on June 26, 2010 3:42 pm

    Great book! I’m an avid knitter too!

  29. lorraine on June 26, 2010 4:34 pm

    When you say New England Knits – I think of crisp white cotton and blue or red accent – sailor style – soft cotton knit tops with lovely style and border knitted patterns

  30. geri actor on June 26, 2010 5:05 pm

    looks like an interesting book!

  31. Mary Anne on June 26, 2010 7:15 pm

    I think of a lovely warm gansey with mittens and a toque. I’d actually love the sweater on the front cover! Thank you for a chance to win!

  32. Michelle on June 26, 2010 7:40 pm

    I think of clam chowder and light houses. I’m originally from New England and would love to win – thank you for the give away!

  33. edina on June 26, 2010 8:18 pm

    Ooo I just saw some of these patterns on Ravelry and they look terrific – thanks for the opportunity to win the book! :)

  34. Terri Moran on June 26, 2010 8:30 pm

    After living in New England for many years I would have to say that fisherman sweaters jump straight to my mind. What a lovely idea for a book!

  35. Stephanie Henderson on June 27, 2010 8:30 am

    I immediately think of all beautiful fall days I would spend sitting on my front porch knitting in New Hampshire. I lived there for two short years and miss it dearly!

  36. Teresita on June 27, 2010 10:32 am

    Hi,I think of a lady knitting on a chair,in a green meadow.Daylight of course.

  37. One Sheep on June 27, 2010 1:05 pm

    I think the old days of whaling ships and sailors warm, sturdy sweaters.

  38. DebbieKL on June 27, 2010 2:00 pm

    New England Knit makes me think of a nice warm sweater for a cozy winter. Thanks for the chance!

  39. Rebekah on June 28, 2010 1:29 pm

    I think of navy blue wool, either in a classic raglan crewneck sweater, or in a bulky Aran style knit. This book looks great!

  40. Carmen on June 28, 2010 3:45 pm

    warmth and wool

  41. Cheryl on June 29, 2010 1:37 am

    What first comes to mind
    is a warm, cuddly sweater
    to put on when the wind
    blows, while by the sea.
    Thank you.

  42. Karen on June 30, 2010 6:48 am

    I think of cold snowy day curled up on a couch with hot cocoa a fire and knitting…..

  43. Jeannine on June 30, 2010 10:56 pm

    I think of beaches with beautiful sea grass and lots of sweaters.

  44. jackie on July 1, 2010 2:29 am

    cables of course. and soft yarn

  45. sacha on July 1, 2010 8:16 pm

    I think of sweaters: some with cables, and all classy.

  46. Gaby on July 1, 2010 8:45 pm

    I think of fisherman sweaters, like the ones grandma would knit for my grandpa (he’s a legit fisherman, away for weeks at a time).

  47. Jodi on July 1, 2010 8:49 pm

    Oh, I’d love a copy! The preview pictures on Ravelry have been tantalizing.

  48. Tami Arnold on July 1, 2010 8:51 pm

    I think of fall, colorful leaves, warm beautiful sweaters, and long walks along the beach with my dog. Then starting a new sweater from the book that I just won! Wow! Have a great 4th of July!

  49. kala on July 1, 2010 8:54 pm

    When I think of New England knits, I think of toasty cabled sweaters :)

  50. Megan on July 1, 2010 8:54 pm

    I think of the fabulous cabled car coats my Katharine Hepburn-esque eleventh grade English teacher wore all winter. I always imagined her roaming on some rocky shore in them, pining for Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. (I was a nerdy kid.)

  51. Melynda on July 1, 2010 8:55 pm

    When I hear New England Knit, I think of the movie Dan in Real Life. I loved the setting of the movie- New England in the fall, totally charming!

  52. vanessa on July 1, 2010 9:02 pm

    the first thing that new england makes me think of is HOME. i grew up there and now live far, far away. i miss it and love revisiting through the knitters that live there. what a beautiful book!

  53. Meghan on July 1, 2010 9:06 pm

    Cozy woolen sweaters on a rocky beach.

  54. Rebecca on July 1, 2010 9:08 pm


  55. Annie on July 1, 2010 9:16 pm

    I think of something wooly, and cabley, in natural colors…something to keep you warm on those New England mountainsides. :)

  56. Abby on July 1, 2010 9:22 pm

    New England knits brings to mind traditional warm wooly sweaters.

  57. Jessica on July 1, 2010 9:34 pm

    I always think of fishermen cables and cozy hats.

  58. Kiersten on July 1, 2010 9:38 pm

    SO excited about this book coming out!

  59. dclulu on July 1, 2010 9:39 pm

    what do I think about New England? it’s home! I miss it.

    Choose me! tx for the giveaway.

  60. cristalle on July 1, 2010 9:46 pm

    I think of adorable houses with shutters on every window, sailing, chowder, lighthouses, and the Red Sox!! I really hope to win this book… I’ll send your puppy some treats!

  61. Oiyi on July 1, 2010 10:05 pm

    I was born and raised in New England. So when I read New England Knits, I think of warm heavy sweaters and big cozy mittens.

  62. Lisa on July 1, 2010 10:06 pm

    I’ve been stalking this one on Ravelry. I’d love to win it!

  63. Sushi Pie on July 1, 2010 10:07 pm

    Definitely modern cables!

  64. Rebecca on July 1, 2010 10:41 pm

    New England Knits… hrmmmm definitely fisherman’s wool. And it smells like the sea. And the wind is giving me a cool embrace while I knit on the rocks…
    Beautiful!! The patterns look lovely. And very warm and comfy.
    What a very generous giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

  65. Sara on July 1, 2010 10:42 pm

    i think of aran fisherman’s sweaters. and maine.

  66. Allison on July 1, 2010 11:10 pm

    I think of a casual cardigan over a crisp button down shirt with the collar turned up. :)

  67. sy on July 1, 2010 11:15 pm

    the projects in this book look lovely. thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  68. Daria on July 1, 2010 11:18 pm

    Oh wonderful. I love Melissa’s designs, so I’d love to win a copy of this book =)

  69. Karol Vellines on July 1, 2010 11:19 pm

    Fisherman sweaters for sure.

  70. Signe on July 1, 2010 11:35 pm

    I think of beautiful, classic knitted sweaters in the colors of the leaves in fall

  71. Margret on July 2, 2010 1:54 am

    What pops into my mind is nobless and autumnal seaside-weather…

  72. Ingrid on July 2, 2010 2:02 am

    New England in Australia is hot in Summer and cold in Winter – the sweaters should be warm!

  73. Meya on July 2, 2010 2:35 am

    When I hear about a new england knit, a few weeks ago it wouldn’t have triggered anything in my mind, except an appreciation of the poetic sounds it creates. But now I see lovely and stylish garments that can be worn on the seashore.

  74. Christine on July 2, 2010 3:06 am

    Something warm and cozy to take you through our New England winters.

  75. Janet on July 2, 2010 3:29 am

    I think of all that you mentioned, hats, cream cabled sweaters, mittens, thick scarves, as well as old wooden wind-weathered cap cod houses and salty, windy weather.

  76. Cyndi on July 2, 2010 3:41 am

    I would LOVE to own a copy of New England Knits!!

  77. Beth on July 2, 2010 3:51 am

    Oooooh, from what you can preview on Amazon & Ravelry, this book looks absolutely yummy!

  78. Liz Flores on July 2, 2010 4:09 am

    I think of a white aran pullover knit out of cream colored wool!

  79. Bonnie on July 2, 2010 4:18 am

    First I think of mittens and big, comfy sweaters–and anything warm–that’s “traditional” New England. But from the patterns I’ve seen in this book, it’s “modern” New England and that’s very exciting. Can’t wait to see it!

    Thank you for the giveaway.

  80. Jess on July 2, 2010 4:23 am

    I’m just beginning to tire of the summer heat, so the thought of cool fall mornings with a lovely sweater sounds so appealing right now.

  81. Kathy on July 2, 2010 4:26 am

    I think of home–I live in Vermont–and all the great knitted items I get to wear. What do knitters do who live in warm climates?

  82. Gina B. on July 2, 2010 4:41 am

    New England Knits brings to mind classic garments to wear while walking on the beach in winter.

  83. amy on July 2, 2010 4:42 am

    Ooooo, I’d love to try projects from this book!

  84. Maryse on July 2, 2010 4:50 am

    It makes me think that they are very close to us (Quebec), so the knits must be perfect for our weather! Also, we used to take family vacations in New England when I was a kid!

  85. Margaret Harvey on July 2, 2010 5:05 am

    I love the look of the book!!thanks for the giveaway!

  86. Jenny on July 2, 2010 5:07 am

    I’ve been looking forward to the release of this beautiful book!

  87. Megan on July 2, 2010 5:11 am

    I’m in love with the Chelsea Skirt. So unique and pretty.

  88. orinda5 on July 2, 2010 5:27 am

    I think of beautiful, warm sweaters.

  89. Lori on July 2, 2010 5:30 am

    the first thing I think of is a gorgeous cream-colored sweater with cables, on a beautiful woman with windswept hair and faraway eyes. I wish that were me!

  90. Essie on July 2, 2010 5:55 am

    I would need to start a sweater in summer because it will take me several months to knit it! just in time for cold weather. I’d LOVE to win this book!

  91. patty on July 2, 2010 6:08 am

    I think of lobsters, cold breezes from the ocean and warm, classic sweaters that are stunningly beautiful

  92. robyn on July 2, 2010 6:13 am

    i’d love to win this!

  93. Sara on July 2, 2010 6:25 am

    Ooh. I have been eyeing this book since I first heard about it. I’d love to win.

  94. Emily on July 2, 2010 6:27 am

    I think of lighthouses and patterned gansey sweaters. Looking forward to flipping through this once I can get a hold of a copy

  95. Anisa on July 2, 2010 6:38 am

    The first thing I think of is: WARM! I am from Kentucky and have lived in New England for the last 7 years, and although I don’t like the cold, it is nice to be able to wear sweaters out of wool and other really warm natural fibers.

  96. Ivy on July 2, 2010 6:47 am

    Oh! That book looks fabulous. Mmmmm, New England. I think of adorable small towns, beaches, and cozy sweaters.

  97. Leslie J on July 2, 2010 6:54 am

    I think of my grandmother in an aran-knit pattern, in soft white yarn…

  98. Kelly on July 2, 2010 7:19 am

    I think of crusty old sailors. Luckily, it doesn’t look like this book contains anything that looks like something an old sailor would wear!

    I also think of clam chowder and sailing.

  99. liz on July 2, 2010 7:33 am

    I always think about crisp autumn leaves and cozy warm sweaters! Can’t wait to see the book!!

  100. molly on July 2, 2010 7:37 am

    I think of walking on a Cape Cod beach in the winter in a warm, cabled sweater!

  101. Andrea on July 2, 2010 7:44 am

    Ooh, New England Knits makes me think of clam chowder and Fall.

  102. katy on July 2, 2010 7:57 am

    i can’t wait until this book comes out, i’ve been stalking the photos on ravelry and everything in it looks so gorgeous!

  103. Monica on July 2, 2010 8:04 am

    Your description of “New England” is exactly what I picture in my mind’s eye. I think the sweaters would also look delightful with my high mountain desert as a backdrop!

  104. Barbara on July 2, 2010 8:10 am

    Well, the FIRST thing that pops into my mind is heavy and scratchy, but the second thing is classic styling.

  105. Bethany on July 2, 2010 8:26 am

    Having lived in New England my whole life, a New England knit is cozy and warm for wearing to November football games or light and airy for wearing for an evening walk on the beach.

  106. Beth on July 2, 2010 8:30 am

    I think of sailboats, fishing boats, rugged waters and windswept cheeks. And the wool sweaters to keep everyone warm and dry. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  107. Jen on July 2, 2010 8:42 am

    First thing that popped into my head was a big, cuddly fisherman’s sweater, with a turtleneck! Yum.

  108. Brittani on July 2, 2010 8:56 am

    I think of woolly natural yarns and fisherman sweaters, the book looks amazing btw…

  109. Sharon G. on July 2, 2010 9:19 am

    I think of fall back in New Hampshire curling up with blankets made by my Great Grandmother and my Grandmother. I also think of my daughter’s first fall in Maine, snuggled up with those same blankets!! I moved away from New England 2 1/2 years ago, and seeing the patterns in this book reminded me of some of the things I miss most about home! Thank you for such a great giveaway!!!


  110. Megan on July 2, 2010 9:21 am

    A brisk evening, a snuggly sweater, a steaming bowl of clam chowder.

  111. Liz on July 2, 2010 9:22 am

    I’d love a copy… the book screams great cozy sweaters I need

  112. jj on July 2, 2010 9:46 am

    I love reading Melissa’s blog, winning her book would be fantastic.

  113. Janet on July 2, 2010 9:58 am

    “New England Knits”? I think of bulky cable sweaters in cream colored wool, photographed near the shore.

    The projects in this book look wonderful. I’d love to win a copy.

  114. Bethany on July 2, 2010 10:12 am

    Whenever I hear “New England Knits”, I think of light Shetland wool in muted colors and knitting, late at night.

  115. Dulce on July 2, 2010 10:42 am

    New England Knits means practical, cozy and classic designs.

  116. Christina on July 2, 2010 10:43 am

    I think of chill winds outside while I am warm with hot chocolate and cozy sweater inside. I would knit everything in this book.

  117. Jurga on July 2, 2010 10:46 am

    I think of the blowing wind, sea smell and cosy sweater, would it be a perfect sweater for the seaside?

  118. Jenness on July 2, 2010 10:49 am

    I think of Ganseys for some reason. Would love to get a copy of the book.

  119. Bley on July 2, 2010 11:14 am

    I think of preppy sweater vests!

  120. diana on July 2, 2010 11:31 am

    Thick, cabled knits

  121. Gabriela on July 2, 2010 12:08 pm

    I think on cozy, warm and soft cardigans and sweaters.
    I love each design of this book :)

  122. Irene on July 2, 2010 1:31 pm

    something warm,thick, wooley and earth-toned with lots and lots of cables!

  123. karen stevens on July 2, 2010 2:11 pm

    Would super love a copy!

  124. michelle on July 2, 2010 2:23 pm

    I’ve had this on on my wish list for ages! Would love to win a copy.

  125. Celestial on July 2, 2010 2:42 pm

    To me New England = Marinas, crisp breezes and beautiful Autumns. How wonderful to be able to do a give-away.

  126. Jane on July 2, 2010 3:34 pm

    I think of warm and cozy sweaters!

  127. Melissa on July 2, 2010 3:54 pm

    I think of a big over sized fisherman sweater… yum!

  128. Tara on July 2, 2010 4:37 pm

    Definitely some cozy sweaters, knit in fall colours with lots of detail. This book looks fantastic!

  129. Beverly on July 2, 2010 4:39 pm

    I’d love to have a copy of this book. The sweaters are gorgeous.

  130. Debbie on July 2, 2010 5:01 pm

    I think of lovely restful beaches.

  131. janella on July 2, 2010 5:13 pm

    This book looks like it oozes cozy!

  132. Tobie Lurie on July 2, 2010 5:15 pm

    I’d love this one!

  133. Lauren on July 2, 2010 5:31 pm

    When I think New England Knits, I think classical and warm outfits. I think of a cup of tea/coffee and knitting my the fire on a brisk fall evening. I think wool and alpaca cuddled softly against my hands as I knit something for my mother, boyfriend, or (selfishly) for me!

  134. Beth I on July 2, 2010 5:34 pm

    I definitely think of fisherman’s sweaters and feminine cardigans

  135. Dee on July 2, 2010 5:49 pm

    My 103 lb yellow lab and I would love this book!

  136. Shannon on July 2, 2010 5:59 pm

    I have been drooling over this book ever since the previews were released!

    The title makes me think of stormy ocean waves crashing on beaches. Same as you, I guess!

  137. kelly-ann (on ravelry) on July 2, 2010 6:28 pm

    I can’t wait to peek at this book!

  138. Linda on July 2, 2010 6:42 pm

    warm and wooly with a turtleneck

  139. vivian on July 2, 2010 6:47 pm

    new england knits brings soft, cozy sweaters and hot tea in the snow to mind :)

  140. adrienne on July 2, 2010 6:50 pm

    Wow, that book looks awesome! Can’t believe I need to start thinking about warm cozy sweaters again already!

  141. melanie on July 2, 2010 7:39 pm

    I so want a copy of this book!

  142. jessica on July 2, 2010 7:49 pm

    Cheery red mittens, a bright spot in a snowy white New England landscape.

  143. Libby on July 2, 2010 7:56 pm

    Would love to have a copy, thanks for hosting this giveaway!


  144. Kirsten on July 2, 2010 8:23 pm

    Something tweedy and cozy for those New England winters :)

  145. Cassie on July 2, 2010 10:19 pm

    To be honest, I think of thick, warm, gansey sweaters. Or maybe a novelty sweater with an intarsia lobster.

    …I hope this book really sincerely changes my mind, since I think a New England knit could be quite chic!

  146. Leah on July 3, 2010 7:20 am

    I’m a huge fan of Melissa’s patterns! I’d love a copy!!

  147. Sarah on July 3, 2010 8:43 am

    Big thick wonderful sweaters for walking by the ocean – that’s what New England sweaters says to me! The patterns are so individual with great lines and design.

  148. Sarah on July 3, 2010 8:43 am

    Big thick wonderful sweaters for walking by the ocean – that’s what New England sweaters says to me! The patterns are so individual with great lines and design.

  149. Peggy on July 3, 2010 3:14 pm

    When I think of a New England Knit I think of the ocean waves and pretty shades of blues and greens:)

  150. Alli on July 4, 2010 1:35 pm

    I am really excited about the New England Knits book! There are some awesome sweaters in there!

  151. Amanda on July 6, 2010 9:13 am

    Gorgeous cabled sweaters and sheep, sheep, sheep. Baaaa.

  152. Haley on July 7, 2010 7:47 pm

    I think of hardcore turtleneck sweaters. In basic black. And the occasional bright blue just for fun.

  153. Margie on November 22, 2011 11:59 am

    I had the chance to see this book at the store and it’s fabulous! I’d LOVE to own a copy!

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