Skill-Building Books Giveaway

skill building knitting booksI had so much fun giving away a bundle of books last week (and trust me, I have bunches and bunches to give away!) that I thought it would be fun to do another trio this week. This time I have books that are great for the knitter who wants to take things to the next level this year:

All three books aim to help knitters increase their skills with relatively simple projects, often using rectangles as the basis for bags, mitts, shirts and accessories.

To be eligible to win these books, leave a comment on this post before the end of the day next Tuesday, Jan. 22. If you want, why don’t you tell me what knitting skill you’d most like to learn this year.

The winner will be randomly selected from all entries. Good luck!


  1. maura says

    oooh I am so excited, knitting beyond the basics! that’s me. I’ve made afghans and scarves and next i want to try an infinity cowl. and then socks!
    can’t wait to get started

  2. Sherry says

    I am currently working on socks, gloves, and learning to do a lace shawl. It would be so nice to learn to make some sweaters and some intricate knit stitches. Thanks so much for the giveaway. Hope I’m lucky.

  3. Judy D says

    I’m a beginner so I’d like to start with squares that I can eventually wend together into something bigger. A shawl perhaps. My friend in Ireland led me to your blog. Thanks.

  4. Barbara says

    I’m trying to improve my knitting skills beyond just plain knitting and purling. I would love to learn a lot more about lace knitting – so many patterns, so little time.

  5. Claire C says

    I love new books on knitting. I love to learn new stitches and always are wanting new patterns, because I never like knitting a pattern twice if I can help it. I don’t know why this is but I have always done this. Thanks for the giveaway, and fingers crossed.

  6. TAnk says

    mastering increases and decreases! lace work is so pretty but vaguely terrifying :/

    also socks. I want to knit all of the socks.

  7. Dinonut says

    I am going to move from the hot Arizona desert to Washington and I’d love to hone my skills to knit some WARM clothing. In particular I’d like to larn to knit in the round, on double-pointed needles and, especially to knit socks.

    Thanks for this wonderful offer–love your site.

  8. turtle says

    i don’t have a new skill i want to learn but want to feel accomplished by finishing so many projects i have sitting waiting! :) (or using yarn already purchased)

  9. says

    I hope to learn to knit from a chart and perhaps give lace knitting a try. Thanks for a chance to win some inspiration towards my goals.

  10. Nancy D says

    I have been knitting tor many years but there are several techniques that I want to learn. One of them is doing a cable and I am happy to say I have completed a pair of mittens with a cable in it! I want to master lace knitting too. I love those gorgeous shawls! I also need to improve setting in sleeves! There is always something new to learn or something to improve on.

  11. Sydney says

    Charts . . . I would love to finally learn to read charts. Would certainly open up lots of knitting opportunities. Thanks for a chance to win!

  12. Jo Stires says

    I have been knitting for years but never got beyond beginner. I would love to learn more advanced knitting.

  13. Anna says

    I’m a pretty new knitter. I really love learning new tricks and stitches. I try to challenge myself by making something new every time. I would really like to learn how to knit patterns into my work :)

  14. Elena T says

    Short rows – I have tried a couple of times but mess up the wrap and turn (actually the next row when you come back to the wrap and turn)

  15. Sheri Simmons says

    Oh I have been wanting to just learn to knit. I am an avid cross stitcher,love to paint and am always doing small crafts for home decor. But love sweaters and would love to learn how to knit those for myself and as gifts during the year. I have my grammas knitting needles,a whole sack full and have yarn for crocheting..which isnt my greatest talent..need to practice that more too.Love the knitted things even the gloves and socks. So if luck is on my side for this giveaway then maybe I can start a new hobby. So excited. Good Luck Everyone….

  16. Giulia says

    Thank you for the great giveaway! I want to learn how to make an effective use of short rows, especially in the bust area!

  17. Viretta Gillespie says

    I am going to try and master cables this year. Would also like to make my first cardigan/poncho.

  18. Val F says

    I will learn to knit socks. I tried once but had no time to finish. Getting older gets me more time so the time is near to knit again.

  19. Kristy Ostergard says

    I love your site and check it frequently – here and on Facebook. I’d love to learn to cable this year. Been threatening to do it forever, but haven’t yet. And socks…just typing the work gives me the shudders. Maybe socks, too! Thanks for this wonderful site and for sharing it with everyone! Good luck to all on this giveaway!


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