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I run across quite a few knitting books in my travels, excursions and jaunts, most are kind of cool, however since my life and tastes run far, far from the NY runways, and while I can drool over patterns and techniques, a lot of them don’t have a practical use in my daily life.

Enter Simple STYLE. These sweaters, jackets, vests, wraps… offer a lot of style, with minimal “runway flair”.  13 designers contributed to this latest in the “STYLE” series including Veronik Avery, Deborah Newton, Ann Smith, and quite a few more. This book combines simple patterns and techniques to create stunning, contemporary designs, even garter stitch looks awesome, paired with lace edges. These styles seek to elimnate unnecessary details, minimize seams, and reduce finishing steps.

You can get Simple STYLE from Interweave Press, here:

Well, you don’t have to go to Interweave to get the book  now, I’ll give it to you.  Leave me a comment by 3.31.09 and tell me what your favorite knitting blogs are. I’ll put you in the drawing.

Wow! 3 giveaways in one day. Someone needs to clean out their stash more often!

By Terrye


31 Comments so far

  1. BeckyS on March 21, 2009 2:33 pm

    The blogs I check daily include The Yarn Harlot, Vickie Howell, The Rainey Sisters, Knitgrrl, And She Knits Too, The Heathen Housewife, and this blog, in addition to several others and some spinning blogs. Takes me forever to get through them all! LOL

  2. Kristi on March 21, 2009 3:00 pm
    nonaKnits (what happened to that?)

    I also hop around, depending on what I’m looking for.

  3. Sheryl on March 21, 2009 3:11 pm

    I would love to win this book.
    My favorites are (besides this one)
    Wendy Knits, Shut up, I’m counting, and Simple Knits.

  4. Mary Anne on March 21, 2009 3:25 pm

    This book sounds like something I could really use. So many of the books have no patterns that serve any practical use. Pretty to look at, but not worth buying.
    As for favourite knitting blogs? Stephanie Pearl-McPhee at is tops. Also like Franklin at

  5. Brittany on March 21, 2009 3:34 pm

    Where do I start with the favourite blogs? The Yarn Harlot is a given. Flint Knits and Through The Loops! are great too!

  6. Paula on March 21, 2009 4:02 pm

    My favorite knitting blog is Little Cotton Rabbits. I find Julie’s work amazing. Thanks much for the giveaway.

  7. Nova on March 21, 2009 4:07 pm

    I don’t follow any one regularly.

  8. Linda on March 21, 2009 4:22 pm

    Wendy Knits
    Mason Dixon
    Knit N Tonic

  9. Karen on March 21, 2009 5:59 pm

    Yarn Harlot hands down – she knit and makes me snort my coffee – what more do I need?

  10. Heather McM. on March 21, 2009 6:53 pm

    Yarn Harlot is my favorite!

  11. Angela on March 21, 2009 8:09 pm

    My favorites are Yarn Harlot and the Panopticon.

  12. Rabid on March 21, 2009 9:06 pm

    I follow flickr far more than blogs :)

  13. edina on March 21, 2009 9:14 pm
  14. Whitney on March 21, 2009 9:16 pm

    I love Knit N Tonic, Go Knit In Your Hat, Knitty, and CraftGossip.

  15. Robin C on March 22, 2009 5:47 am

    I love Ann Budd and don’t have this book. Please add me to the giveaway.

    one of my favorite blogs is Kris Knits. She is very talented and does some really cute dishcloths and other patterns.

  16. DeeAnn S on March 22, 2009 6:29 am

    I love! Their works are truly amazing and make you want to grab your needles and give the projects your best shot.

  17. luciep on March 22, 2009 7:29 am

    I really like the blog of Tikru (, the one from TechKnitter ( and the one from Biscotte (

  18. liza767 on March 22, 2009 7:38 am
  19. Sindy on March 22, 2009 8:35 am

    I think my favorites are Vickie Howell and but I am always in search of others too. I would love to win this knitting book.

  20. enidb on March 22, 2009 9:47 am
  21. Meg on March 22, 2009 11:36 am

    I’m afraid that I keep adding more and more knitting blogs to my RSS feed but the main one I always read is the Yarn Harlot. She is a riot and brightens my day. Other ones are Grumperina and Knitspot. I just added this one this week.

    I love Ann Budd and refer to her books often.

  22. Aik on March 23, 2009 12:07 am

    I can only say I LOVE this site!
    I also visit because I’m an amateur knitter.

  23. AJ on March 23, 2009 6:21 am

    Yarn Harlot! ( :

  24. ikkinlala on March 23, 2009 11:53 am

    It’s tough to choose favourites, but I really like Cosmicpluto and The Plucky Knitter’s blogs.

  25. Inbar on March 23, 2009 12:58 pm


    Your blog candy looks great!
    and it’s very nice to meet you… :-)

    Inbar, Israel

  26. Kim R. on March 23, 2009 1:37 pm

    Please enter me in this great giveaway! My favorite blogs are Vickie Howell, Yarn Harlot, and Rachel’s Knitting Blogspot. Thank you!

  27. Jane on March 23, 2009 2:17 pm

    My favorites are We Heart Yarn, Ysolda and Knitting Ninja.

  28. Janice on March 24, 2009 5:10 am

    Yarn Harlot
    Wendy Knits
    Knit and Tonic
    Mason Dixon

  29. faith on March 24, 2009 4:32 pm

    stash and burn
    yarn harlot

  30. RLJ on March 25, 2009 11:58 am

    I mentioned 2 on the other giveaway post. Other favourites are

    Wendy Knits
    (I can’t wait for her new book)



    (I just realized, the knitting books I buy are from my favourite bloggers)

  31. britt breu on March 30, 2009 4:41 am

    I love Brooklyn Tweed, Chopped Tomatoes, Flint Knits and BrittKnit.

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