Giveaway: Step it Up Knits

step it up knitsI really meant to post this giveaway last week, and then my daughter was sick and it was Thanksgiving and then I was sick, so here we are.

I recently shared with you the pattern Vickie Howell did for my other knitting website, and about the same time I reviewed her latest book, Step it Up Knits, over there. It’s a fun book that helps knitters build their skills in things like cables, lace, colorwork and felting while working on relatively small and quick accessories projects.

There’s lots of really cute stuff among the 25 patterns here, and you’re sure to come out with some really cute projects and some great new skills in your knitting toolbox.

I have a copy of this great book to give away, and all you have to do is leave a comment below. I’d love to know what knitting skill you’ve avoided but would still really like to learn.

Leave your comment between now and the end of the day next Monday, Dec. 3, and the magic random number generator will pick a winner.

Thanks for entering and good luck!


  1. ros says

    I’ve avoided cables for the seven yrs of knitting I’ve done. But I just did my first cable of one cable stitch and I’m hooked!

  2. Ashleigh B. says

    I’d love to learn intarsia/fair isle/colorwork in general.
    Thanks for a chance to win this book. It’s definitely on my must have list!

  3. Paula says

    I’ve avoided learning how to figure out gauging my projects. Sometimes it works out in the end, sometimes it doesn’t!

  4. says

    I’ve managed to avoid knitting altogether, but would absolutely LOVE to learn! I love the look and would love to be able to make things for my children.

  5. Joyce says

    Continental knitting. I know it’s much faster after you get the hang of it but it’s so slow in the beginning

  6. Jennifer R. says

    It seems that I avoid intricate colorwork “like the plague”, but I want to overcome this obstacle.

  7. says

    I love knitting! But I’m scared to try knitting with double pointed needles. I would love to get over my fear and have a whole heap of new projects to work on!

  8. Mila says

    I’m a self taught knitter. (very basic stitches) My first knitted item was a cabled scarf. I’ve avoided lacework and socks!

  9. Meg says

    I’ve avoided lace in thin yarn (I’ve done hats and such), beading, and entrelac and want to try them all soon. What really intimidates me is steeking!!