Giveaway: Fun & Funky Knits

enter to win a copy of fun & funk knits!

The winner is number 47, Jodie!

This week’s giveaway is perfect for a new knitter or to give to someone who you would like to teach how to knit.

Betty Junor’s Fun & Funky Knits is all projects made with unshaped garter stitch. There are bags, hats, scarves, legwarmers and more. This book has a decidedly young bent, so it’s perfect if you’re ready to teach your daughter, granddaughter or another young friend how to knit (or if you’re young yourself and want to learn).

One copy of this book will be given away at random to someone who comments on this post before the end of the day Sunday, June 15. Why don’t you tell me who you would like to teach to knit? (I’m ready to teach my daughter, but at 4.5, she doesn’t seem quite ready yet, though I know it’s possible to learn that young!)

Thanks for visiting, commenting and sharing. And good luck!


  1. Mel says

    I’d love this for my daughter. She’s a little over scarves but not ready for shaping.

  2. Stephanie says

    Well I am actually just learning to knit myself, and my 11 year old is trying to learn with me. So we would both like the book!

  3. Cathy says

    I would love my daughters aged 13 and 8 to learn, even my 6 year old son is keen. I am left handed though so it’s been a struggle trying to teach them backwards to my way and I am sure this book would really help us out!

  4. Leanne says

    Each school year I teach my 6th grade students how to knit as part of our service learning project (we make hats for the hospital). This would be really helpful to have in my classroom!

  5. beverly says

    My daughter would love this. I just bought her one of the American girl style dolls and she wants to learn to knit the doll some clothes.

  6. Tori R2 says

    Last year I started to teach my now 9-year-old daughter, and this year, we started an after-school Knit Club, because several of her classmates wanted to learn. The knitters ate at all different levels. My daughter is just now exploring shaping…her first hat is currently on her needles!

  7. says

    I think I would like to teach my step-grandchildren to knit. It would be neat to see them interested in something that didn’t have an electrical cord : )

  8. Patricia says

    I’m a beginner myself and my 9 yr. old granddaughter is always asking me how I knit, so this is something we could do together.

  9. says

    Ive always wanted to learn how to knit and i’d like your book to teach me. I’ve always wanted to knit a long thick sparkly winter scarf with huge pom poms on the end. Would you bekieve I’m almost 50!

  10. Siaron says

    My little girl, who is 6, is desperate to learn to knit – she gets her needles out every time she sees me knitting. This book would be great for inspiration for her (and me!).

  11. Linda Rumsey says

    I’ve taught my daughter to knit, but she likes quick and easy projects still, so this book would be ideal!

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  13. sally dixon says

    I would like to teach my oldest granddaughter. I can do simple knitting so we might learn something together!

  14. asteride says

    I would love to teach my daughters but they are not patient at all. I think this could be a great book to inspire young kids to learn and make something.

  15. Delaine says

    My daughter has expressed an interest in learning to knit. This would be perfect for her. Thanks!

  16. Cynthia Wilbanks says

    I am going to teach my 7-year old granddaughter how to knit – if I can get her to realize that I really do know more than she does!!! Sheesh, they start young don’t they?

  17. Theresa says

    I haven’t knitted in quite a while–I can only do basic knit and purl. I would like to try making another project.

  18. Karen in KS says

    I would love to teach my granddaughter. Not sure she’s quite old enough at 5 but would love to try.

  19. says

    This would be absolutely perfect for the little learn to knit group I host at our local elementary school! This past year we made garter triangles which we turned into fingerless gloves. The kids loved them but would go crazy for this instead!

  20. Marilyn (Merry) Fenton says

    Neither of my sisters knits so maybe them. Not sure if they’d want to but I’d be willing.
    wahoomerryf on Ravelry

  21. Dennis Mullins Sr says

    I would love to teach myself how to knit. I am trying to teach myself. I watch people and watch videos so I am learning at a slow pace. One day I will be good at it. Thanks for the giveaway and have a great day.

  22. Vicki H says

    I would love to learn to knit myself. I did a little in home ec class, but don’t remember much.

  23. B says

    I would love to learn to knit. I see co-workers and friends making lovely items as gifts. This book would be great to have!

  24. Karey says

    I have a few friends that have expressed some interest in learning to knit so hopefully I can convince them to start!

  25. Michele T says

    This would be perfect for my daughter, she’s mentioned it a few times about wanting to learn to knit again!!

  26. Tina S says

    My friend’s daughter wants me to teach her to knit and this would be the perfect vehicle! She’s young and funky and fun and I know these projects would interest her. Thanks for the opportunity!

  27. Jackie says

    What a fun looking book! I’d love to teach my 6 year old to knit, but all of my patterns are way too complicated for her. This book would be a great teaching tool!

  28. Jennifer Brooks says

    I’m not a master knitter or certified in any way, but I frequently find myself teaching children to knit, at folkdance camp, children’s activity tents at festivals, or at our local library. And then there’s my grand daughter, 5, who is coming along as a knitter. This book looks like an excellent source of achievable projects for young beginners, and I would love to have it in my collection.

  29. Helen says

    I’m a VERY novice knitter myself so I need a little help with anything other than a dishcloth or simple afghan. Then perhaps I could teach my granddaughters when they are old enough.

  30. Diana T. says

    One of my friend’s daughter is asking me to teach her to knit. She is old enough to be able to understand and assimilate this skill and I am thrilled she has chosen me to be her teacher. This book would be a great gift to her to take home and start her off on her great knitting adventure.

  31. Carmen N says

    I can’t wait to teach my daughter but she’s only 3.5. She loves to pretend by clicking needles together though :)

  32. maueen murray says

    I am often out in public with my needles and end up showing children mostly how to knit, cast on etc

  33. jodie a says

    would love to teach my daughter, I’ve tried b4 but….hmmmmm lol will try again.


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