5.15.2011

Week 8: Book Review: Knit, Swirl!



Thank you so so much for all of the kind comments that everyone left on my last post!
Unfortunately Blogger has been strange the past few days and temporarily took my last two posts down. 
They finally got them back up but all of the first comments that were left are now gone. :(

I wouldn't have minded on any other post, but the last post was so special that I would have really liked to have kept all of your comments there. So disappointing!

Anyways, I'm back with a final book review before the beginning of my next podcast season. Originally I was only planning on reviewing seven books but I was sent this book during the past few weeks and I liked it so much I thought I'd add it on!

This is a brand new knitting book just hitting the shelves now... Knit, Swirl! by Sandra McIver.



This book contains patterns for beautiful, one piece circular shaped sweaters.
I think that the information on the inside jacket of Knit, Swirl! sums up the premise of this book very well.

It reads:

Elegant Design
Flattering Fit
Flexible Sizing
Versatile Styling

Basic Knitting Skills
Minimal Finishing
One Piece, One Seam

Eighteen Patterns 
In Four Dramatic
Silhouettes


Sounds like the perfect sweater doesn't it?
I want one!


Although each pattern follows the same theme, each sweater is different. 
The book contains lots of options regarding shape, measurement and style.

If only I had more knitting time, I would honestly love to knit one of these! 
The construction seems unusual and fun and the finished sweater itself seems so cozy and flattering.

The first thing that really attracted me to this book were the beautiful large photographs.
Here are a few of my favorite sweaters pictured.





I highly recommend that you check out this book. Its a gorgeous publication and the sweaters seem very wearable and easy to make. The style of these sweater looks like it would be flattering on a variety of body shapes and sizes.

Also.. this particular book that I will be giving away is autographed by the designer!


If you would like to enter to win this copy of Knit, Swirl! please leave a comment under this post.
Remember to please include your contact information and only one comment per person please.

Ill announce the winner of this drawing next week!

I already mentioned this on the blog, but as a reminder.. the winner of last weeks drawing for the 
Vogue Knitting Knitopedia was Susan J. Congratulations!





237 comments:

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Anjanette said...

Thanks for highlighting this book. It looks like a lot of fun!

Explodingpinecone on Ravelry

Isabelle said...

What a beautiful book!

marecolt said...

What a lovely sweater and book! I'd love to be the proud owner :)!

Bonnie said...

The circular knitting is an interesting concept. Thanks for giving away the book!

robin said...

omg, they are all so beautiful! I would love to make any one of these

Rachel said...

What a beautiful book! I love, love those sweaters!

rachakno at gmail dot com
or rachakno on Ravelry

Camo said...

I've been knitting this style of jackets lately and would LOVE a copy of this booK!

Rebecca said...

eek! I love them all!

rgoodsel@gmail.com

Jen said...

This book looks awesome!

billicummings said...

Oh my, this does look enticing! I would love to give it a twirl!

Billi Cummings
billicummings@gmail.com

Jodi said...

what an innovative idea!

jones2read (at) gmail (dot) com

Beverly (db81971) said...

Wow this book looks awesome!

Beverly (db81971) said...

This book looks really awesome!

Dhanu56 said...

Wow, those designs are beautiful ! What is nice is that they can be made for everyday wear but, with a good yarn choice, the same pattern could be made for a nice dress up evening out. I love the colors of the one on the cover.

dhww1956@gmail.com

Heather said...

I've been drooling over this book on Sandra's website, it's on my amazon wishlist.

Congrats on the baby news!

Heather
heathermg on ravelry

nancy said...

Wow!! Another GREAT book.

Ann said...

I've wondered whether this type of sweater might be flattering for my figure. I'd love to see more of these pics & patterns, so yes please put me in the drawing!
AnnBan on Ravelry

ladybug said...

I would love to win that book!

DanelleB said...

So georgeous!! I would love to knit a few of those beautiful sweaters.

sweetangel said...
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sweetangel said...

Congratulations on your upcoming new addition to your family :) Love your blog and patterns. Thanks for the opportunity to win this Knit Swirl Book. It looks gorgeous. fran AT tbaytel DOT net

bren_na said...

So cozy and warm looking. I would love to wrap up in one of these sweaters! Bren7na on ravelry

mimi said...

I would love to have it !!
Sounds fantastic!!
kisses

charlotte said...

Wow! What a beautiful looking book!

At my office, I practically live in sweaters like this. Hope I win!

villageknitter said...

This could seriously be the single most beautiful knitting book to come along ever! I'm drooling.

thuy said...

sounds like a great book. i love sweaters like that.

Bronwyn said...

What amazing sweaters!
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Shannon said...

Wow, gorgeous designs!

Marie said...

I 'heard' about this book on Ravelry. So glad to see some pictures - it looks luscious! Going straight to my Amazon wishlist!

greenbean said...

Simply beautiful!

BAM_2006@hotmail.com

karen said...

Would love this one!

Retired Knitter said...

Beautiful book and great patterns.

ccumberger said...

I can't wait to see the book in person! Thanks for your review.

Anita said...

Wow, beautiful sweaters. I would love to win the book and knit one or two of the models :-)

stitchkitty said...

As a Montreal knitter who's expecting a baby in Jan, Knit, Swirl really captured my imagination. I've been despairing about how I'm going to clothe myself once the weather turns frosty and it seems a shame to knit something that I won't be able to wear once I'm back to my normal size. Knit, Swirl seems like the perfect solution. I'm particularly enamoured of the yellow jacket with the thick and thin stripes. Ohh joy!
I have my fingers crossed and have no doubt this book will go to the one who will enjoy it best.
www.lifewithgeeta.com

writestuff said...

I love this book - wondering how hard the patterns are.

Janey said...

Those Swirl sweaters are said to fit every figure. I would really like to see if one would help mine!

Janey
janeyknitting@yahoo.ca

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