Blogiversary Book Giveaway!

In celebration of my four year "blogiversary" I have a nice stack of knitting books to give away!

I love knitting books. Love. Them. 
There are so many fabulous books out there, but here are a few newer releases that will really round out your knitting library.

Starting at the top of the stack...

What a completely charming little book this is. This isn't just a book of knitting patterns, a book of essays, or a recipe book.. it is actually all three. And it is put together in a very touching way. This book is written and illustrated by Michelle Edwards and in it she shares the role that knitting has played in her relationships with family, friends and her community throughout her life.

A great, go-to accessory book of 60 patterns all using Cascade 220 Sport yarn. There are 20 hats, 20 scarves, and 20 mitten designs for you to choose from. This book offers many cute patterns in a wide variety of styles so there is something here for everyone. This is a great resource for knitted gift ideas.

If you enjoyed Wendy Bernards first book offering, Custom Knits, as I did, then you will also love Custom Knits 2. As someone who loves sweater knitting, I really appreciate Wendy's amazing insight on how to plan, alter, add-on, convert, and customize sweater patterns. This book contains tons of extremely useful information as well as several beautiful garment designs. An amazing publication for sure.. although the pictures of the women modeling their sweaters with their bikini bottoms will always make me chuckle just a little bit. :)

In this book, Vicki Stiefel and Lisa Souza offer up a fun and relaxed approach to knitting with their 10 secrets to knitting success. Its a great read with lots of fun stories, information, and interviews.. not to mention... some seriously cute patterns too! I desperately am wanting to make my daughter the
Princess Garden Skirt.

Finishing School: A Master Class for Knitters

Ok... I seriously am in love with this book! My time as a knitter has taught me how important finishing is for every knitted project. This book covers it all. Zippers.. seaming.. steeking.. blocking.. everything. It's a great reference book. I think that everyone should own a copy!

To enter to win this collection of five fabulous books, please leave a comment (including contact information) under this post. In your comment I'd love to hear how long you have been a reader of Never Not Knitting and what your favorite knitting book is. And no.. you don't have to say Coastal Knits. :)

I will randomly pick and announce a winner from among the comments left on Sunday December 4th.
You have until December 3rd to enter.

Remember only one comment per person please. And if you do not leave any contact information for me such as an email address, ravelry id, or so forth, I will have to pick another winner if your name is chosen.
I have had too many problems with unclaimed prizes and it's important that I am able to get ahold of you if you win. Thank you!

And just to make sure.. you do know about the blogiversary pattern sale, right?
Click HERE for more information!


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riverwaters said...

I'm a fairly new knitter so I don't have very many books but I've learned a lot from Stitch n Bitch. I would love the chance to win a new book.

riverwaters on ravelry

Jen said...

I'd love to win!

CeltChick said...

Let's see, I guess I've been reding Never Not Knitting for about 18 months (more or less). As far as which book of these 5 would be my favorite, I'll say it's the one with the finishing techniques--I can use some help there! But my all time favorite knitting book is Debbie Stoller's Stitch 'N Bitch, as that was the one that made knitting "make sense" to me. Find me on Ravelry as AnnBan, or email me at adevineATmywayDOTcom. Thanks!

jhall said...

I have been reading your blog for about 3-4 months, just in time to pre-order Coastal Knits. Have finished Rustling Leaves Beret so far and loved knitting it. Coastal Knits is one of my favorite books, along with a Toe Up Sock book from Wendy Johnson. jhall84057@yahoo.com, and jhall84057 on Ravelry.

Kate said...

Been reading about a year - Happy Blogiversary!

My favorite is EZ's The Opinionated Knitter.

asdfjkl; said...

I really like Debbie Bliss' Simply Baby, it's my go to book for gifts. I love CK2, as well. I've been reading/listening for 3 years and can't wait for many more years to come, congrats!


Shorty said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win! I'm a relatively new knitter so I need all the resource books I can get!

Bonnie said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! I'm not sure how long I've been reading your blog--It's on my Google Reader so I always know when you post something new. It may be nostalgia talking, but I love the original Stitch 'n' Bitch. That was the book I turned to when I first learned how to knit. I was too far from my mom to show her every dropped stitch, and there's a limit to what can be done over the phone! That book was really helpful to a beginning knitter. Now I'd love to add the Cascade book and the finishing book to my library.

livin4fishin said...

I have been reading the blog for close to 2 years now. Love it! My favorite book is Socks from the toe up by Wendy Johnson. Happy blogiversary!

livin4fishin on rav or livin4fishin@yahoo.com

Catherine said...

I discovered your wonderful blog in late 2009 and have been a devoted follower since. Melanie Falick is a favourite and though I have about 500 knitting books, I would say that every time I look through Melanie's Handknit Holiday book from a few years back, I get completely lost. It's a treasure, for sure. Catherine.Mumby@gov.bc.ca

Catherine said...

I've been a devoted follower of your blog since late 2009. I have many favourite knitting books, but Handknit Holidays by Melanie Falick is particularly special.

Catherine said...

I have been a devoted follower of your blog since late 2009. I have tons of favourite knitting books, but Melanie Falick's Handknit Holidays is particularly special. I adore Coastal Knits and have planned out yarn for every pattern in the book. Catherine.Mumby@gov.bc.ca

Ellen said...

Hi! I would love to read all of these books. My favorite knitting book is Knitting Rules, because it's the first one I read and it taught me so much! I am Neller on ravelry.

Nancy said...

I'm new to the blog and I'm very excited I found it. Looking forward to following along.

Michwelle said...

I love your podcast. It was actually the first podcast I'd ever listened to, knitting or otherwise. Thank you for everything.

Michelle D.
michwelle on Ravelry

Sandy said...

every new book is my favorite!

Chantelle said...

You have a very nice blog, and WOW would I ever like to win a book "got my eyes on that Finishing School". Happy Blogaversary.

brighidgreen on Ravelry

1ststarleft said...

Hello! I've been reading silently for a little while, and I love your blog and your designs.
This is an awesome giveaway! My favourite knitting book currently is Purls of Wisdom by Jenny Lord. I haven't been knitting long, and her book has given me the confidence to try a lot of things out.
You can reach me at jennovajones@gmail.com
I'm off to browse your patterns now!

Girl in a Throttle said...

Me me me me me! I love knitting books SO. MUCH.

I have been following never not knitting for about 1 year. Can I have many favorite knitting books? If I have to name one, ok two, they would be Clara Parks Knitters Book of Wool and Knitters book of Yarn. But, really, I'm reading 3 or 4 other knitting books currently and they are my 'now' favorite too. I am the knitting book junky. I prefer technical, historical or specialised books versus pattern books, but I buy those too on occasions. Do we get a Coastal Knit in the mix?? hehe

My email is katerimc@gmail.com. Crossing fingers! And thank you for such a great giveaway.

Kate said...

I've only been knitting for about a year, and first found you at Stitches West last year. I have several books that I really like, but Coastal Knits, IS my current favorite. I could happily knit everything in it, and aside from the patterns, its just a lovely book!
ravelry: KateMisbehavin

Nancy N said...

Happy Blogiversary! Thanks for letting us celebrate with you by giving us a chance for goodies.

My favorite knitting book at the moment is "Knitter's Book of Yarn" - soooo much to think about.

Thanks for the chance!

n2n on Rav

bwillydesigns said...

I've been listening for the last couple years.
The book give away looks great...I would love them all.
I am enjoy the fleece and fiber book right now
ynwilly at gmail dot com

Sabra said...

Congratulations on the anniversay. I've been a blog reader for about 2 years. I too love books. Right now my favorite book is The Knitters Book of Socks since I'm trying to become a sock knitter.

RavId - SabraB

Bridget said...

You were the first knitting podcast I ever found. I've been salivating for that finishing book... and the first Custom Knits book was just used today to plan my own raglan for my daughter. Congrats on your blogiversary!

BridgetTX on Ravelry

ami said...

it's always such a treat to see a new entry on your blog--but wow, this is one awesome giveaway! i started listening to your podcast about a year and a half ago, and subscribed to your blog at the same time. i'd have to say my favorite knitting book is the one that got me started doing more than just garter-stitch scarves--Stitch 'n' Bitch. i will always be grateful for all the things i learned from it! hope all is well w/ you & your family! oh, and i'm littlegrey on ravelry, just in case you need to contact me for shipping info! :)

Anth said...

Hi! I have been reading your blog for several months, but I don't think it's quite been a year.

My favorite knitting book...that's hard! I love a lot of books, but the one that probably gets the most use is my copy of The Knitting Answer Book.

I am morganlf21 on Ravelry.

sampling said...

I started reading your blog this year! I am sampling on ravelry.

ElinH said...

Congratulations on you blogiversary but last, but not least, congratulations on your adorable little son!
He looks so precious in his hand knits!

My favorite knitting-book is a norwegian one; Myk Start
Lots of baby knits and very beautiful photos. I have knit quite a lot from it.
If I should be a lucky winner, I would love the Finishing School-book, I could need some good advice when it comes to finishing touches. My revelry id is Juni71. Thanks, Elin

knittaroo said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! I've been reading your blog for about a year and think it's great. And such beautiful patterns and photography to boot!

I have a great love of stitch pattern compendiums, so Barbara Walker is definitely up there on the favourites list, but of the other books I have, I'd have to say Entrelac - The Essential Guide to Interlace Knitting because it is really good for learning entrelac (and has stitch patterns as well ;) ).
I don't have Coastal Knits but covet it greatly, so it's on my Christmas list.

Omppu said...

I don't have a large knitting book library yet, and I'd love some new books to add to it! So far my go-to books have been a basic "learn-how-to-knit" guide in Finnish and Wendy Bernard's Custom Knits.

I've only been reading knitting blogs, including yours, for a month or so. Now I'm hooked! :)

You can find me as Vilhelmine on Ravelry, or at omppu60(at)hotmail.com

Kellie said...

I have been a blog reader and podcast listener for over a year now. Love both! :) You do such a fabulous job. Congrats on your new little one.

My favorite knitting book changes. Currently I am loving Last Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson. Great Christmas knitting. :)

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.
My contact information is
kellieps3 at windstream dot net

grammy robin said...

As a young retired grandma, one can never have too many knitting books. Thanks for all the fabulous ideas. My friends and I are now Never Not Knitting. Please keep it coming.


Val said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I've been reading a few months, and as a relatively new knitter, I don't really know if I have a favorite book or not. It might have to be the Knitter's Bible. It's been very helpful for learning to decipher patterns!

Heather said...

Happy Blogiversary. I have been a reader/listener for just over year. Right now my favorite book is 60 Quick Knits for Babies. Someone. Is going to be very lucky indeed to win your prize! By the way, you have a beautiful little family!

Marie-Hélène said...

It is absolutely amazing what you have done in only 4 years. I admire your work and have also always been impressed by the quality of your pictures. Good job!
I have been a readear of your blog for the past 2 years I guess and my favorite knitting book (for the moment, since I'm expecting, is 60 quick baby knits).
Thanks for the draw, the prize is awesome. :)

Teresa said...

I love this blog and your hand knits and your patterns. I've been reading this blog for a little over a year - wish I had found it sooner. I am constantly amazed at how much knitting you get done.

I love, love, love knitting books of all types but Finishing School looks like one I absolutely NEED. Will have to ask Santa for it. trhfox at gmail

MNetzer said...

I love Vintage Knits for Modern Babies but I have to say Coastal Knits is on my Christmas List this year. I would have already bought it since I love the designs if it wasn't so close to Christmas it would be in my hands already. I think I've been reading the blog for two, I can't really remember when I started, but I read every post!
You can email me at redmelbug at yahoo dot com or find me as redmelbug on Ravelry!

asteride said...

My favorite books are the Last minute Knitted Gifts books. They are so inspiring! And I have your blog on my Google Reader since the beginning of the year.

zenmaria said...

Great books!! Happy Holdiays!
zenmaria on Ravelry

zenmaria said...

Great books! Happy Holidays!

SnohoTina said...

I stumbled upon your blog about a year ago and really enjoy your beautiful patterns. I really like the various one skein books.

Rav id snohotina.

Ana said...

Hi Alana,
I've been listening to your podcast since Episode 10 - "A Good Yarn"...I was hooked with the 'never-ending Dad Sweater' and promptly went back and listened to all the previous episodes.
I don't just have one favorite book...I just have to mention 3: "For the Love of Knitting" by Kari Cornell (editor) reminds me that my knitting makes me an artist. EZ's "Knitting Without Tears" reminds me that my knitting is my own unique expression. And finally, "The Yarn Girls Guide to Kid Knits" by Julie and Jordana Jacobs. I found it at a yard sale and I love it for re-awakening me to the knitting I knew as an 8 year old. The sweater on page 58 is the best!
Love and kiss that baby's head....

thatdarncat said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win. I love knitting books too!

I can't say how long I've been reading your blog...over a year I think. I've also subscribed to your podcast in itunes. I'm way behind in those.

Rav id thatdarncat

Rach said...

Oh, man... such wonderful looking books. They are all on my xmas list. ralac71athotmail.com

Kathy said...

Happy Blogiversary! Love your patterns.
Kathy (kathyknits on Ravelry)

artgurl said...

Happy Blog-versary! I love books too, hope to win one!

Brenda said...

Hi, what a great giveaway! I have been listening to your podcast since the beginning I think. I have even contributed stories to it twice :-)

BTW my absolute fave of your kids' patterns is Sheepish. That one is genius!

Thanks for the years of great podcasts Alana!

(Goodstuff on Rav)

Dixie said...

Congrats. What a beautiful baby boy!

I am currently enjoying "Jane Austen Knits" mag.

Thanks for the great giveaway...

Marianne40 on Raverly...

Teri said...

Congratulations Alana on all your success!!
I've been listening to your podcast I think since it's inception (I love your song btw) and of course have enjoyed the blog right along with it.
My favorite knitting book(s) change often. Right now I'm enjoying Coastal Knits! It's the truth :-)
find me on Ravelry at f1fan
email ta_spunky at gmail dot com

Le said...

What a lovely gift for a reader.

I have no idea how ling I have been reading your blog but I have been loving it!

My favorite knitting books are my technique guides. I have a older gem from Debbie Bliss and a few newer ones. They get used over and over again.

Lap Dog Knits said...

Congrats on the anniversary,
I have been enjoying your new book and wrote about it on my blog awhile ago...I'm saving your patterns for my 2012 project list, and the locations? Close by thank you very much..we'll be doing our own photography trips while I wear my new handknits in the coming year.

Happy Holidays Girlfriend.

McNerdeltons said...

What an awesome giveaway! I have been reading your blog for around a year now. My favorite knitting book has to be The Opinionated Knitter by EZ. I'm sure it's not an original choice, but I'm a traditionalist. :) The best email to reach me at is:

Cottage Daughter said...

These books look really nice! I've been reading your blog since Mrs. Judy shared it with me about 4 months ago. Thanks for your encouragement and giveaways!
CrossroadsCottage on Ravelry

Natalie said...

Oh my goodness, what a great giveaway! Thank you so much! I've been reading the blog for just about three months now and what a great time! My collection of books is quite small, but I do love Shirley Paden's Knitwear Design Workshop.
Your growing family is in my prayers.
nittynat on Ravelry

Marta said...

My most used book is the Vogue Knitting Ultimate Guide.

What a great giveaway!

Marta said...

My most used book is the Vogue Knitting Ultimate Guide.

What a great giveaway!

rinebird said...

Congrats on four years,Alana & your beautiful son.I have many knitting books but not the giveaway set.I hope I win,doesn't everyone wish to win?
rinebird on Ravelry

Jody said...

I've only been reading your blog for a few weeks. Asking for my favorite knitting book is like asking which child is my favorite...but I am fond of Clara Parkes books. I'm a geek for technical fiber information.

RRM said...

Thanks for another giveaway, of course I would love to win and add to my collection.

Sarah P said...

You always have great give a ways. I would say my favorite would be Stitch n' Bitch (the original) because this is how I taught myself to knit.

lucyinthesky1 said...

Happy blogiversary! I have to admit that I'm not completely sure for how long I've been following your blog. I think it must have been a year or so?
Being a "poor student", I don't own that many knitting books, but I do love "Knitting socks with handpainted yarn" and the vintage 60s children's pattern book I inherited from my grandma. I haven't knit anything from that book yet, but then I don't have a baby yet either...

All the books you present look like great resources... but if, in the unlikely case that I win, I were given a choice, I'd prefer "Finishing School: A Master Class for Knitters" - simply because I think that's the one that would teach me most.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Juliane (Llule on ravelry)

k. casey said...
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k. casey said...

Your little one is so sweet and I am loving your handknits on him. I've been busy making baby knits for friends and coworkers (I hit 30 and suddenly so many friends are pregnant or enjoying their newborns). I have been taking direction from your knits and shower gifts! I'm looking forward to knitting your patterns as these babies grow, too.

One of my favorite knitting books if On The Road Knitting. It was the only thing that led me to learn how to make socks!

You can find me on gmail at katie.lacey.casey(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Fingers crossed!!!

bren_na said...

What an awesome gift. I'm addicted to knitting books. My favorite knitting book must be Vogue Knitting. It was my first and I still refer to it for any knitting question. Bren7na on Ravelry.

Holly Marie said...

What a grand blogiversary giveaway! Congratulations on 4 years of blogginf and also on the arrival of your son!

Hmm, most favourite book? That would be hard to say. I like the "Knitter's Book of Wool" by Clara Parks. Also E.Z's books. Stitch dictionaries. "The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook"


katelynn said...

I love Mason Dixon Knitting, both volumes. Laughter and knitting, what a great combination!

thanks for all you do and I love your book!


katelynn said...

Mason Dixon knitting (both volumes) is my favorite read. Laughing and knitting are my favorite activities!



reenknits said...

I have recently found your podcast and blog and since you are on a "hiatus" from podcasting, I have taken advantage of this time to start at the beginning and catch up!
Happy Blogiversary and thanks for the great sale!
My "favorite" knitting book changes as my needs change. I pick up Victorian Knits Today for inspiration and turn to EZ when I need practical help.
My library is sure to grow as most of my Christmas wishlist this year is knitting books.
I am reenknits on Ravelry.
Thanks again for adding to my knitting world!

Sharon said...

What a great giveaway! Hard to pick a favorite . . . lately the ones I reach for most often are Custom Knits and Knitting in the Old Way. Happy Blogiversary!

(stringfigures on Ravelry)

lovejoy65 said...

just found your blog recently and i love your stuff! Have to say my fave and most used knitting book is More last minute knitted gifts - though would love to peruse the ones you have listed! Congrats on the new addition, he's a cutie! Lovejoy65@gmail.com :)

flowerpotdesigns.ca said...

I've been reading your blog for almost 2 years now. I love your blog. Very inspiring.

My favourite knitting books are by Debbie Bliss. Her kids patterns are amazing.

flowerpot2 on ravelry.

Teresa said...

Happy Anniversary! What an awesome giveaway! I just have to say, you have one of the most gorgeous babies I have ever seen. Congratulations!
I've been a NNK reader for almost a year! I'm currently knitting the Spud and Chloe at the Farm set which you got me started on since I saw the book here. I guess I would have to say that's my favorite knitting book since it's the only one I own!


knitnsew said...

I have just recently started reading your blog. My favorite knitting book is Custom Knits!

sara213 on ravelry

b93c8dbe-b8b4-11e0-9dc1-000f20980440 said...

Happy Blogiversary!
I have been a happy follower for about a year.
I love all knitting books and I try to keep up with as many as I can. I am a fairly new knitter, so reference knit books are my favorite.
Thanks for a chance at a great giveaway! Hope to win!

knitnsew said...

I have just recently started reading your blog! My favorite knitting book is Custom Knits.

sara213 on ravelry

Teresa said...

Happy Anniversary! I just have to say, you have one of the most adorable babies I have ever seen!
I've been a NNK reader for about a year. It's so inspiring to see all the things you make.
My favorite knitting book is Spud and Chloe at the Farm. It's also the only knitting book I own, so I don't have any opinions on other books. I usually just download patterns.

adriana said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! I'm not quite sure how I found your blog. But it started when I began following links from my local yarn shop's website. Since I recently rediscovered knitting (my grandma had started to teach me, but time, distance and her death turned into a long break). Anyways, as a newer knitter, i'm just beginning to explore books, so no favorites as of yet, but I could certainly find one among these five! :-)

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Tui said...

I have been reading your blog for a year now. My favorite knitting books are Nancy Bush's sock books.

And you can find me in ravelry as Tui. :)

sara said...

What a great holiday present for ME! I would love to win your book giveaway. Have been a reader of your blog for years! Post more baby pix!
Sara on Ravelry: smdenbo

joezgal said...

Congrats on your 4 year blogiversary and thanks for the great book GAW. I have been reading your blog for several months now and have enjoyed seeing the photos of the baby in all his lovely knits. One of my favorite books is the original Custom Knits by Wendy Bernard, so I would love to win CK 2. I have the original 60 Quick Knits, so I'm also interested in the More 60 QK.

774b2696-1c1d-11e1-844a-000f20980440 said...

I've found your blog just a few months ago, and really like it. I don´t have much books of knitting but I love two japanese, with that preciselly diagrams.
Congratulations for the blogiversary and for your beautiful family.



774b2696-1c1d-11e1-844a-000f20980440 said...

I've found your blog just a few months ago, and I love it. I don't have much books of knitting, I have two japanese books and a lots of magazines.

Congratulations for the blogiversary and I hope I win!

Janne said...

I love your blog! I love the cute things you have knit for your little one. I would love to have the books.


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Made by Hand on Planet Earth said...

Anything by Elizabeth Zimmermann! I've been using her books since the very beginning, over 30 years now! She rocks...

Thanks, Suzanne

Jenlyn said...

My apologies if this is my second comment, I realized I hadn't left my email (jc184304 (at) ohio (dot) edu) and went back to add it to me comment but couldn't find my comment. :(

In any case, it went something like this:

I've been reading Never Not Knitting for for about a year now. It's so inspiring to see how much knitting/designing that can be accomplished. As to a favorite knitting book, I don't have one. Currently I don't own any, limited funds means yarn not books.

Congratulations on the beautiful baby boy. His curls are so precious.

emsres said...

What a fabulous prize---what knitter doesn't LOVE knitting books?? I've been reading your blog for about a year and a half now. I love seeing your projects and new patterns.

I love knitting books with fabulous pictures and well written patterns. It's great when they use a variety of models too!

Eileen (emsres on Ravelry)

Angie said...

I've been following your blog for a few months now and it's great! I don't know if I have a favorite book yet but I am trying to knit more from books and magazines I have. I seem to like reading them and flipping through them admiring the patterns.


Angie (flangel813 on rav)

KatMcD said...

I have been listening to your podcast for about a year and am just now starting to read your blog. I have 2 favorite books, Coastal Knits - have the 2nd beret on the needles, love it! AND Little Red in the City by Ysolda Teague. It has so much technique information. The book giveaway looks like a super collection. Crossing my fingers and waiting...

Ravelry: katmcd

Naomi said...

What a fabulous collection of books!I have only recently (6 months ago roughly) discovered your blog but I love love love it! I would have to say my current favorite knitting book is The Opinionated Knitter. I adore Elizabeth Zimmerman.

Nomers on ravelry

Kell said...

I've been lurking around your blog and listening to the podcast for years. I don't remember when I started! I love knitting books, too, so it's hard to say which is my favorite. I really love Clara Park's books, though.

Congrats on your new little one!

kellpatt on Ravelry

KatJobson said...

I bookmarked your blog on my delicious account on Oct. 27, 2009 so that is how long I have followed you. I have so many knit books it is hard to chose one but I did pre-order your Costal Knits and LOVE LOVE it, so many sweaters I want to make. I have Custom Knit 2 and Laid Back Knitter but would love the Finishing Book.


Marcia said...

What a wonderful gift!! I have been reading your blog for about 7 months now. My favorite knitting book is Little Read in the City, but Coastal Knits is right up there with it!!!

Many thanks!

Abigail Marie Kramer said...

I'm new to knitting, but my husband gave me a great "baby knits" book, but i can't remember the author...not very helpful, i know.

this is an amazing giveaway! thanks for the opportunity!
abi aka: twiggyabi (ravelry) or abroise@gmail.com

Jocelyn said...

I love knitting books :). Have a great holiday season!

Deb said...

Wow! Is all i have to say. I've been a reader of Never Not Knitting, for well, 5 minutes. I know, right? I discovered your amazing podcast interview with your co-author of Coastal Knits, at Knitpicks. Inspirational indeed! I too, love knitting books, but don't seem to have ANY of these in my extensive collection *wink*

I've found a new blog to follow and very excited to share it with my "knitsters".

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Catalina said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary!
I'd love to have any of those, but I guess the opinionated knitter or the one about finishing techniques would win for me :)

theyarnkat on rav

pibble said...

Congrats on your blogiversary! I'm acutally a fairly new reader/listener, having found you just before your baby arrived. My favorite ever knitting book is Alice Starmore's Aran Knitting.

Josie, on Rav as Pibble

Mama said...

I've been reading for 2 or 3 years. I really like the first Custom Knits (and would love to have the second!), but since I became a mom my knitting has become much simpler - my go-to book now is The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns by Ann Budd.

Thanks for the giveaway,

natasha on Ravelry

Courses and Wales said...

I've been reading your blog off and on for about a year -- love your designs and the photography of them!

I think my most favorite knitting book is Barbara Walker's Knitting from the Top. It opened up a whole new universe of designing sweaters that I never even imagined. I rarely follow sweater patterns without confidently making modifications because of that book.

Carol said...

I have been listening to your podcast/reading your blog for about a year now. I have since listened to all the podcast episodes, and made a bunch of your patterns. I just got back into knitting after not having done it for 20 years, and not to blow smoke up your skirt or anything, but your patterns were really what got me excited about knitting again. I have already made several items from Coastal Knits, and truly that is my favorite knitting book.

Best wishes with your new little one!


Tricia said...

Hard to choose just one favorite knitting book. I think the one I USE the most is Baby Beanies by Amanda Keeys - what a wonderful collection to choose from!
triciajohnson77 at hotmail.com

JodyH said...

I've been reading the blog for about 2 years now. I also love knitting books, and one of my favorites is Last Minute Knitted Gifts. This looks like a great collection - hope I win!

JodyH on Ravelry

6b7e45b6-3ac1-11e0-9fb8-000bcdcb5194 said...

What a great contest! I found your podcast on Itunes! I really like them - they're very informative and insightful. I don't have any knitting books, so this would be a lovely start to my book "stash". Raveler rsrinstructor.

Katie and Mark said...

I've been a reader for about a year. And my favorite knitting book? Hmmm...maybe Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush? Got me hooked on socks!

PrettySneaky on Ravelry

Musings from Resoulte said...

I really enjoy reading your blog, and such nice pictures! I just started knitting a few months ago, and I think I came across your blog for the first time about 6 weeks ago .. glad I did! I don't actually have a favorite knitting book (yet!) but I have been learning so much from ravelry. My fingers are crossed!

Tonia said...

Congrats - the little man is precious...love the blog. I'm luv2stch on ravelry :)

summerjc said...

I've been reading it since last December, just after I learned to knit. The book I have used the most so far is The Knitter's Book of Finishing Techniques. It has been really helpful.

My ravelry username is summerjc.

Kate said...

I just came across your blog after purchasing Coastal Knits (already knit rustling leaves twice as gifts and am working on rocky coast for myself - the first thing I have knit for myself after YEARS of extensive knitting for others).
Lately my favorite book as been Knitting Without Tears- basic but some techniques in there that I hadn't thought of yet.
karscottmills on Ravelry.

doulanana said...

I love your blog and your podcasts! I bet youa re having so much fun falling in love with your new little man! My favorite knitting book right now is 'Cowl Girls'Thanks for the chance to win!

pheasant said...

ooh, what a lovely giveaway!
i adore Elizabeth Zimmermann's 'The opinionated knitter' especially for the stories and hilarious quotes, but for practical and nice, i love purl soho's 'more last minute knitted gifts.

AJ said...

What a wonderful gift! I read knitting books like other people read a novel :)

Maria said...

Happy blogiversary! I have been reading your blog for about a year now and wishing I had a little girl around (mine are grown).

mariaknits2 on Ravelry

Sarah said...

Hi! I love to read and especially love knitting books! What a fun giveaway! My favorite knitting book is probably Itty Bitty Hats by Susan B. Anderson b/c it is the first one I owned and it really got me knitting. I am always on the lookout for books that a relatively simple knitter like me would benefit from though.

I have been reading your blog for about a year I guess. I started knitting 2 years ago, so it hasn't been that long.

I'm shiggins on ravelry!
Thanks for sharing!

Dana said...

I flow your blog fo about 2.5 years now.
I really can't choose 1 knitting book that is my favorite, there are so manny, but my most useful are the ones about techniques.

my ravelry user is samdana

ikkinlala said...

I've been reading since 2008, and my favourite knitting book right now is Sock Innovation.

Congratulations on four years!

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Zsoofi said...

I love knitting books, too - for my husband's deepest sorrow... :)
Anyway, my favourite's are books about baby knitting and an old Hungarian serial called Kniitng and Crocheting. They were published in the 70's and there are a range of awesome ideas!
I've been reading your blog for a year or a year and a half, and I check it every day.
I would be sooooooooo glad if i could win these books. :)

zsoofi on ravelry

Harmony Summers said...

This is my first time reading your blog, but I love listening to your podcast!I love knitting, but being a broke teenager, I can't do as much as I would like. These books would be a great prize! Looking at the Coastal Knit patterns online, I would love to make the Rustling Leaves beret and the Water's Edge cardigan. My favorite knitting book has to be Last Minute Knitted Gifts. It's a great resource. Thanks for all you've done, and I hope to hear more from you in the future! :)

Amanda (bookworm118@gmail.com)

Harmony Summers said...

This is my first time reading your blog, but I love listening to your podcast!I love knitting, but being a broke teenager, I can't do as much as I would like. These books would be a great prize! Looking at the Coastal Knit patterns online, I would love to make the Rustling Leaves beret and the Water's Edge cardigan. My favorite knitting book has to be Last Minute Knitted Gifts. It's a great resource. Thanks for all you've done, and I hope to hear more from you in the future! :)

Amanda (bookworm118@gmail.com)

susanF said...

I've been checking out your blog for 3 years, off and on. I find your designs match my own particular design taste--we both have very good taste then!! Keep up the fabulous inspired work.lilywillow on ravelry or sfoulds@mac.com

susanF said...

PS I forgot to leave my favourite book. It has to be Ann Budd Handy Book of Patterns. I knit many items using her patterns. sfoulds@mac.com

HollyCJ said...

One of my favorite knitting reference books is Barbara Walker's Knitting from the Top Down. I love top down knits and it is an invaluable resource.

Jayden said...

Hi Alana,
Congrats on your new baby!
I've been following your blog since early 2009. I remember seeing your Selbu Modern and thinking it was so pretty! And then your green Sienna cardi - I'm a green girl too and I was hooked.
Coastal Knits is on my Christmas wish list but if I had to choose a favorite knitting book I currently own I would pick The Knitter's Almanac by Elizabeth Zimmerman. I never get tired of reading through it.
Thanks for a great contest and blog!

suzygirl on ravelry

Kerstin said...

Congratulations on your Blogiversary!!! I have been following your blog almost from the beginning - since January 2008. I love your projects, your photos and your posts which are just the right length to fit into a busy schedule. You are an inspiration Alana. I love knitting books, so it's hard for me to choose a favorite...I have to say I enjoyed reading Elizabeth Zimmermann's "Knitting Around" because she has a great attitude when it comes to knitting. Hope you and your little munchkin are doing great!
Kerstinlee on Ravelry

Leah said...

Love the baby knits pictures...I dont even have a baby, but your pictures make me want to knit them all!

I wondered if the Finishing School book was good so thank you for the review.

janice said...

I've been reading your blog for about 8 months. Congrats. on the beautiful baby boy and your blogaversary. My favorite book is probably, The Principals Of Knitting. because I refer to it the most. I love your blog and the beautiful pictures that you post.
I'm Janice and my Addi is

Heather said...

All of those books look awesome!!

I started reading your blog in October when I noticed it on another blogger's "Blog List".

Coastal Knits is definitely a new favourite. I also love New England Knits - beautiful classic knits.

Twin-Heather on Ravelry

melsheljack said...

My favorite knitting book is the Knitters Companion, I am always referring to it. I also love Custom Knits and would love to have II.
Mel in Spokane

lorrie said...

I have been reading your blog for about a year. Congratulations on all your accomplishments. I would love to win the books. Thank you lrybaczy@gmail.com

Mystery... said...

What a great give-away! I own like... three knitting books; one of them is Coastal Knits, of course:) My favorite book, so far, is Knitting on the Edge by Nicky Epstein. I have been a regular visitor of your blog for a couple of months but I own most your patterns. In case I win, my ravelry name is mysterytops.
Happy Holidays!

Francesca said...


myknittingcircle.com said...

It's so hard for me to say which is my favorite knitting book as I seem to go to different ones for different needs. However, I have several "need to knit" patterns in "Luxury Yarn One-Skein Wonders: 101 Small Indulgences"

I have been reading your blog for only about six months but I find myself going back and reading posts from earlier years. Of the books in your giveaway, I'd love the Finishing School: A Master Class for Knitters! It's just what I need at this point in my knitting career as I am beginning to knit for others.

I do enjoy your blog and look forward to future posts. Take care,
Cottonblossom on Ravelry

mommieof4munchkins said...

Oh I would love to win these!! I purchased a copy of Coastal Knits for a swap on Ravelry but would love to have a copy of my own!

- LittleLippyEwe

Jenifgrr said...

I've been reading/listening for about a year now. I think that my favorite knitting book is Cables Untangled. I can't think of a project that I've completed this past year that didn't have cables in it, I heart me some cables. :)

Jenifgrr on Ravelry

fishgirl182 said...

I o.ly discovered never not knitting maybe less than a year ago but love the podcast and blog. Fave knitting book is hard. Maybe the opinionated knitter by ez or stitch n birch, which was my first knitting book. Thanks for the giveaway!

Lyn said...

Happy anniversary! Gotta love books.

Lyn862 on Ravelry

Cate said...

I've been a reader of Never Not Knitting for almost two years I think. And my favourite book right now is Coastal Knits. Really. :)

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