Today, I’m really excited to share a jumbo knitting book giveaway! It’s that time of year where many of us are stressed about holiday knitting or shopping, so what better time to take a moment to focus on a little something for yourself?

I’m giving away 6 great knitting books today. A winner for each book will be chosen at random, and you can enter the giveaway for as many or as few as you are interested in having.
I’ll ship any prizes free to those with a U.S. address, and international winners will need to pay the cost of shipping. To enter, share a comment below about your 2015 knitting plans by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, December 21, 2014. There are all kinds of extra entry points, too, so check the Rafflecopter widget at the bottom of this post for details and terms and conditions.

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And the prizes are…

50 Sunflowers to Knit, Crochet & Felt

50 sunflowers

50 Sunflowers to Knit, Crochet & Felt: Patterns and Projects Packed with Lush and Vibrant Colors That You Will Love to Make by Kristin Nicholas is a collection of patterns for sunflower appliqués and motifs. The book begins with a 22 page Before You Begin chapter that includes an overview of supplies such as knitting needles, crochet hooks, yarns, and other notions; a review of basic knitting and crochet techniques and special stitches used in the book, with both written instructions and illustrations; tips and instructions for felting, stuffing, blocking, and embellishing with embroidery and beads; and an overview of color theory. A gallery of the projects in the book follows, and then the patterns are presented. There are 31 knit and 25 crochet patterns (yes, there are more than 50!), some of which are shown felted. The knitting patterns are written with U.S. pattern abbreviations, and the crochet patterns include both stitch symbols and pattern abbreviations. The Projects chapter includes instructions for transforming the designs into a variety of home decor and wearable projects.

Although the title suggests that only patterns for sunflowers are included, there are actually other types of flowers and leaves, and a variety of creatures you might find in a garden, such as bees, butterflies, lady bugs, and birds. This book is ideal for an advanced beginner or intermediate multi-crafter who loves to make portable projects.

A free review copy of 50 Sunflowers to Knit, Crochet & Felt was provided by St. Martin’s Griffin. You can read my review disclosure here.

Expand Your Knitting Skills

60 Quick Luxury Knits

60 quick luxury knits

60 Quick Luxury Knits: Easy, Elegant Projects for Every Day in the Venezia Collection from Cascade Yarns® is another book in Sixth & Spring‘s 60 Quick Knits series. (You can read my review of 60 More Quick Knits: 20 Hats*20 Scarves*20 Mittens in Cascade 220® Sport here.) As the title suggests, this book features patterns designed with Cascade Yarns Venezia Sport and Cascade Yarns Venezia Worsted. About 2/3 of the patterns are in Venezia Sport, with the remaining patterns in Worsted. There is a variety of accessory designs for women, including 20 projects for neckwarmers (9 snoods/cowls/infinity scarves, 8 scarves, 2 collars, and 1 kerchief), 14 hats and headbands, 12 projects for the torso (including 8 wraps/shawls/shawlettes and 4 capes/capelets), 7 armwarmers/mitts/mittens, 2 bags, 2 belts, and individual patterns for legwarmers, socks, and a necklace. About 2/3 of the patterns are at the intermediate level, with 12 easy projects and 3 experienced level projects. All patterns are written with U.S. pattern abbreviations, and 16 also include charts (typically for color, lace, or cables).

The book is beautifully presented and definitely inspires you to start knitting! However, as with all pattern books, you’re more likely to enjoy it if you like the patterns included, so be sure to check out all of the projects in this book on its Ravelry source page here. My favorites are the Bow Clutch by Devin Cole, the Button Cable Beret by Kim Haesemeyer, the Buttoned Cable Cowl by Angela Tong, the Knotted I-Cord Belt by Alex Capshaw-Taylor, Solid and Stripe Infinity Scarf by Steven Hicks, and the Two-Color Cloche by Elena Malo. Hmmm, I guess it’s obvious that I like buttons and cables… If you’re an intermediate knitter who enjoys making women’s accessories, this may be the right book for you!

A free review copy of 60 Quick Luxury Knits was provided by Sixth & Spring Books. You can read my review disclosure here.

Arm Knitting

Arm Knitting

Arm Knitting: How to Make a 30-Minute Infinity Scarf and Other Great Projects by Mary Beth Temple is a fabulous introduction to the world of arm knitting. You can read my full review here and my interview with Mary Beth here.

Free review copies of Arm Knitting were provided by Design Originals. You can read my review disclosure here.

 

Chroma 2014 Collection

Chroma 2014 Collection

I have two print copies of the Chroma 2014 Collection, a pattern booklet including six (really eight) knitting patterns using Knit Picks Chroma Worsted. My Symmetrical Scallops Scarf (below) is one of the included designs, so I don’t think I can give it a fair review :).

Photos (c) Knit Picks.
Photos (c) Knit Picks.

You can see all the patterns in this collection here on Ravelry. There are two blanket patterns, two neckwear patterns, two mitten patterns, and individual hat and shawl patterns.

Free giveaway copies of the Chroma 2014 Collection were provided by Knit Picks.

 

Knitted Mitts & Mittens

Knitted Mitts & Mittens coverKnitted Mitts & Mittens: 25 Fun and Fashionable Designs for Fingerless Gloves, Mittens, and Wrist Warmers by Amy Gunderson is a collection of patterns for the hands. You can see all 25 patterns here on the Ravelry source page. I actually shared an interview with Amy here as part of the blog tour for the book in April, but due to some technical problems on my blog at the time, I couldn’t host the giveaway.

The little projects are a fun way to try out different techniques on a smaller scale. My favorite designs are the Gradient Flip Top Mittens, It’s a Fish Eat Fish World Mittens, and It’s a Plaid Plaid World.

A free giveaway copy of Knitted Mitts & Mittens was provided by Stackpole Books.

 

So, are you feeling inspired to knit? Let me know what your 2015 knitting plans are in the comments. Do you have a specific project you plan to make, a new technique you want to learn, or will you be waiting for inspiration to strike?

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33 thoughts on “Jumbo Knitting Book Giveaway!

  • December 14, 2014 at 9:27 am
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    I am planning to try entrelac again in 2015.

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  • December 14, 2014 at 10:04 am
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    my goal for 2015 (and for the past few years) is knitting-related — I am planning to learn how to read charts (knitting and crochet). i’d like to go from beginniner-intermediate to intermediate-unafraid to try new things! socks intimidate me, but I just conquered holiday stockings and i’m fearless now! ready to keep learning new techniques (maybe one new one a month — there’s plenty).

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  • December 14, 2014 at 10:41 am
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    Hats and MORE hats for charity, and blankets for project Linus . Other than that I want to learn color work! I will be concentrating on that.
    kmb34me on Ravelry 🙂

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  • December 14, 2014 at 11:51 am
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    I plan on finishing a really large blanket/afghan I am making for my son. Then I’ll switch to hats and scarves for charity for a while followed by a baby blanket I have yet to decide on.

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  • December 14, 2014 at 1:02 pm
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    I want to learn to arm knit!!!

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  • December 14, 2014 at 2:36 pm
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    I’m waiting to be inspired right now though I finished a sweater for my daughter a few weeks ago. I’ve just been relaxing and waiting.

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  • December 14, 2014 at 3:01 pm
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    I intend learning something new with every project.

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  • December 15, 2014 at 12:49 am
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    Going to try one of those chunky knit blankets with those size 50 circular needles

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  • December 15, 2014 at 2:10 am
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    I going going to make a hat. I would like to move on to garments. Maybe a vest.

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  • December 15, 2014 at 2:32 am
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    I have a ton of projects planned (and the stash to knit them). My main goal is to knit myself a few sweaters.

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  • December 15, 2014 at 4:25 am
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    I need to get up the gumption and try color work!

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  • December 15, 2014 at 8:27 am
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    My plans for 2015 are to incorporate Christmas knitting throughout the year so there isn’t a crunch time in December!

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  • December 15, 2014 at 8:46 am
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    For 2015, I’d like to get my queue down below 287 and my stash below 261 items. Sounds easy but I keep adding. LOL!
    Lmecoll on Rav

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  • December 15, 2014 at 9:56 am
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    Thanks Marie,
    2015 will be a year of projects. Finish somes shawls knitting patterns. Knit for me one winter sweater.
    make my first knitting patterns book.
    Happy Holydays, Susana

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  • December 15, 2014 at 2:16 pm
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    I’m planning on self-publishing a few patterns which have had their rights returned to me, and I’ve got a fairisle pattern that’s going to accompany a class I’m teaching in February! 😀 That’s it for knitting for 2015. I’ll be focusing on illustration and typography.

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  • December 15, 2014 at 3:48 pm
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    I will be knitting a baby shawl ready for the arrival of my new grandchild an knitting scarves for the craft stall for the school where I work.

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  • December 16, 2014 at 4:43 am
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    I want to knit my first sweater and a bellsleeved pullover.

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  • December 16, 2014 at 8:25 am
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    I pinned a book under books Here: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/271623421251463752/

    i tried putting my Pinterest name in and it’s telling me this.

    Pin any image from the Underground Crafter blog.
    Oops! Be sure to fill this in:

    Share your Pinterest name.

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  • December 16, 2014 at 8:26 am
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    nevermind it worked, not sure what happened, but it worked the 3rd time.

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    • December 17, 2014 at 12:19 pm
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      Glad it finally worked, Stephanie! My site was having some technical issues yesterday, so that could have been part of the problem.

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  • December 17, 2014 at 7:48 am
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    I have been playing more with colors and shaping, and want to expand on that this coming year. I have some fun ideas!!

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  • December 17, 2014 at 3:03 pm
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    For 2015 I am going to try to knit down some of my stash and maybe try sock knitting.

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  • December 17, 2014 at 11:48 pm
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    My 2015 knitting involves me starting an Etsy store and taking the CYC correspondence course. I also owe my sister a cardigan.

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  • December 18, 2014 at 4:35 am
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    I’m a crocheter. But I’ve scheduled and paid for my first knitting class in January – Christmas gift to myself!!!

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  • December 18, 2014 at 11:42 am
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    I’m going to knit a clap shawl.

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  • December 18, 2014 at 3:47 pm
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    In 2015, I’m hoping to perfect my knitted cables – they are always too loose around the purl stitches – or I start out loose and then the project gets tighter. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Pat

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  • December 19, 2014 at 9:16 am
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    for 2015, I’d love to learn a new technique, like brioche

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  • December 19, 2014 at 9:48 pm
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    This year I’d like to learn how to knit socks and cable knit!

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  • December 20, 2014 at 2:18 am
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    In 2015, I plan to do a lot of charity knitting. I also hope to start selling some of my work.

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  • December 20, 2014 at 11:15 pm
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    I haven’t given it much thought – I’m still scrambling to finish my 2014 knitting! I want to learn the magic loop and learn 2-at-a-time socks

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  • December 21, 2014 at 1:39 am
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    on 2015 I want a make some booties for my girls…I’m new to the crochet world…I will do my best….

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  • December 21, 2014 at 12:53 pm
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    I’ve been crocheting since my gramma taught me when I was 10. My goal for 2015 is to learn to KNIT!

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