Giveaway: Vintage Knitting Books

vintage knit hats

Congrats to our winner Chantel!

This week I’ve got a two-book set to give away: Vintage Knit Hats and Vintage Knit Gloves and Mittens, both by Kathryn Fulton. (In the interest of full disclosure, these are from my publisher. But they don’t pay me to say nice things about other people’s books.)

These books are full of patterns — 21 and 25 respectively — that look back at the classic shapes and designs of these accessory staples and make them interesting for today’s knitter with textured stitches, cables, colorwork and more. Some of the patterns are for kids, though most are for adults, and mostly women, but they’re nice, wide-ranging collections that cover the basics and beyond.

And don’t worry if you’ve never knit mittens or gloves before. Basic patterns take you through the step by step and are sized from small child to large adult, so you can knit a basic pair for every member of your family and graduate to the more complicated designs when you’re comfortable.

To be eligible to win this book set, leave a comment on this post before the end of the day Sunday, Feb. 9. I’d love to know if you’re a mitten person or a glove person. I prefer to knit mittens but I wear gloves more often, I have to say.

Thanks for visiting and good luck!


  1. Gail Frank says

    I took a glove class. It has become too complicated for me to finish. They have been a WIP for 2 years now. I’d love to learn to knit mittens.

  2. Tammy K says

    I love to knit fingerless mitts/gloves.
    I wear fingerless when it’s warmer or gloves when it is colder.

  3. says

    I LOVE to wear and knit fingerless gloves, I’ve made them for many of my friends. I love that you can wear them your whole trip through the grocery store and never have to take them off. I also knit mittens but have never knit gloves.

  4. says

    I feel the same as you do. I like knitting mittens much morethan knitting gloves (and fingerless mitts are great, too), but I like wearing gloves better.

  5. Bonnie Blackburn says

    I would really like to have the Hat book. I am very interested in making hats especially since you can’t find many in the stores – where I live.


  6. Brenda says

    I am both a glove and mitten person. Here in Maine our winters can be very cold and snowy; so wearing gloves are an every day must. And playing in the snow calls for nice warm wool mittens. But on days when Arctic winds blow through, I have been known to wear my mittens over my gloves!

  7. says

    I’m just delving into the world of knitting! The most challenging project I have done so far is a hat with a fair isle pattern. Fun! Now it’s time to learn how to make my own mittens.

  8. MarilynC says

    I like to wear mittens. I knit mittens once and the thumb gusset was equal to mitten itself. Would like to try again. lol

  9. diane brides says

    I love mittens tons, they are not only too cute, but they sure keep your fingers warm and toasty!!!!

  10. Becky PS says

    Haven’t tried to knit gloves yet – the finger parts scare me but I adore knitting fingerless gloves and mittens!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  11. maureen murray says

    I love to knit with vintage patterns normally I wear mitts but a wonderful hand knit glove is an absolute essential these books would be muchly treasured thanks

  12. geri actor says

    Made gloves but right now I’m into fingerless mittens for cold mornings at the computer ;-).

  13. says

    I wear gloves, but haven’t tried knitting them yet! I’ve made one pair of mittens, and about elebenty-hundred sets of fingerless mitts. Seriously, can’t have too many of those! I do like knitting hats, but have a hard time getting them to fit well.

  14. Kirsten Ruth Rundberget says

    I wear gloves and I’m always looking for interesting new patterns. I must admit that knitting mittens is easier, but there is a satisfaction that comes with mastering gloves.

  15. Ellen says

    I think I am like you. I prefer gloves so I can more easily drive, but I like knitting mittens better.. probably because it seems that there are fewer steps.

  16. Stephanie says

    I have a pair of mittens and a pair of gloves that I knitted, and honestly I can’t decide which I like better. So I alternate wearing them. :)

    thanks for the giveaway!

  17. Chantel Lee says

    I absolutely LOVE vintage! As for mittens vs. gloves, I’m an equal opportunity wearer.

  18. Holly says

    I tend to lean more toward gloves but have wanted to get around to knitting mittens forever. Thanks for the opportunity! :0)


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