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stitch heaven barbara walkerOne of the first books I picked up when I started knitting again after college was Barbara G. Walker’s First Treasury of Knitting Patterns. This collection, which blossomed into four volumes, is full of stitch patterns from the simple to the sublime.

I would never give away my Walker set, but I do have a fun Walker-related giveaway this week. It’s a DVD called “Stitch Heaven Salutes Barbara G. Walker.”

This video collection includes 18 stitch-along patterns. There’s lots of lace and cables, if you’re into those sorts of things. The whole DVD runs three and a half hours and includes an interview with Walker (knitting didn’t come easily for her, which should give us all hope) and a piece with Laura Bryant of Prisim Yarn that offers an education in combining colors.

This DVD is fun and especially helpful for knitters who like to learn by watching but might not have a knitting instructor nearby at all hours.

Enter to win this giveaway by leaving a comment on this post before the end of the day Sunday, July 7. The winner will be picked at random. The DVD says it is regionless, so

By Sarah White

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26 Comments so far

  1. Linda Rumsey on July 1, 2013 3:07 pm

    I’d love to win this. Should be a great way to spend an evening or two!

  2. G. K. Green on July 1, 2013 4:38 pm

    I too have all four of the Barbara Walker Treasuries, and I would not part with them … Please enter me for the DVD giveaway; it sounds great. Thanks!

  3. Barbara on July 2, 2013 4:17 am

    I’d love to win the DVD. Thanks for the chance!

  4. Anne Marie on July 2, 2013 4:43 am

    This looks like a great help and resource. Thanks for the chance to win.

  5. Karen on July 2, 2013 4:57 am

    You can take a plain pattern and turn it into a unique one with her patterns. I have had hours of pleasure reading and re reading her books. I would love to win this.

  6. Betty on July 2, 2013 5:12 am

    Thanks for the fun giveaway! This would be great inspiration to take my knitting skills to the next level.

  7. Wendy Hatton on July 2, 2013 5:37 am

    I’d love to give this to one of my daughters who struggles with patterns. She doesn’t live close to me so rings me for help. It’s quite tricky explaining stitches and patterns by phone!

  8. Pat morris on July 2, 2013 5:46 am

    Please pick me. I love new books.

  9. Anita on July 2, 2013 5:53 am

    Would love to get this and be inspired to knit more.

  10. Andrea B on July 2, 2013 8:10 am

    would love to add this to my collection

  11. Colleen Smith on July 2, 2013 8:44 am

    I am a crocheter who knits and I would love to get this dvd to add to my knitting skills. Thanks and God Bless.

  12. Rose S. on July 2, 2013 9:00 am

    Such a useful resource. Please enter me in your fabulous giveaway.

  13. maura on July 2, 2013 10:30 am

    oh boy just what i need as i begin planning all my christmas prezzies.
    thank you for an excellent blog, hope i win

  14. Shirley on July 2, 2013 10:57 am

    I would love to learn new stitches. I hope to win!!

  15. Pat Dunn on July 2, 2013 11:12 am

    Learn by watching is the best way to go.

  16. Jane S. on July 2, 2013 11:22 am

    This sounds like a wonderful DVD! Learning visually is always so much easier.

    Thank you for the chance to win. :)

  17. Connie on July 2, 2013 5:32 pm

    Count me in, please! don’t have any knitter friends so a chance to listen to Barbara Walker would be a real treat.

  18. Sandra on July 2, 2013 7:17 pm

    I love Barbara Walker and would love to win this!

  19. Andrea W. on July 2, 2013 7:21 pm

    Add me to the want list! I can picture myself with needles and yarn and actually spending the day with Barbara instead of just reading her? Sensational give away!

  20. Loretta on July 2, 2013 8:08 pm

    I am leaning how to knit and this DVD would be a great teaching tool. Would love to win this ! It would probably be better than learning from a book

  21. joyce on July 3, 2013 1:26 pm

    This DVD sounds like a great one to add to anyone’s collection. Thanks for the giveaway!

  22. Constanza Natalino on July 3, 2013 6:44 pm

    Oh wow this Would be a great way yo learn!!!

  23. » Giveaways-July 4, 2013 on July 4, 2013 5:30 am

    [...]  Knitting @ CraftGossip – a DVD called Stitch Heaven Salutes Barbara G. Walker.  Comment before end of the day Sunday July 7. Note: This says the entries are closed, but it was already “closed” the day after the giveaway was posted. I’d enter anyway. [...]

  24. Carmen on July 4, 2013 1:11 pm

    Sounds wonderful – I love lace and am just getting into cables.

  25. Mila on July 5, 2013 10:39 am

    This would be perfect as I’m a new knitter… Thanks.

  26. Robin Peoples on July 5, 2013 12:44 pm

    This would be wonderful to have. It is much easier to learn if I can see how to do the stitches.

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