Learn it once, knit it thrice: Jen Lucas returns with Stunning Stitches (+ giveaway!)

Knitters, take note: these stitches are too stunning to knit just once!

Best-selling author Jen Lucas is back with her fifth book, Stunning Stitches, sharing more exquisite wraps that are way easier to knit than you might think!

Jen’s dreamed up an all-new system for knitting through her latest book: first, she chose seven of her all-time favorite stitch patterns. Then she designed three different wraps highlighting each stitch pattern in all its stunning glory. Once you learn each stitch, you’ll have a trio of gorgeous wraps to create, and you’ll feel confident knitting them all.

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Choose from 21 projects in a variety of yarn weights, from fingering weight to bulky, and knit every style of wrap: shawls, scarves, cowls, a poncho, a hooded scarf, a Mobius scarf, and more. Jen’s wraps make wonderful gifts—one size fits all!—and they’re so luxe, you’ll feel like royalty when you wear them.

Jen’s our guest writer today, and she’s here to tell us more about her beautiful new book. Welcome, Jen!


Jen LucasAs a designer, I’m constantly poring over the pages of my stitch dictionaries, looking for the perfect stitch pattern to use in my design. After I pick one, I use it once, check it off in the book, and most of the time, never use it again. It’s so sad. Some stitch patterns are just too pretty to use only once!

In Stunning Stitches, I explore using the same stitch in three different accessory patterns. You might find a beautiful lace panel used in a poncho, shawl, and scarf, just like in the Glarus set.

Glarus knitting trio
Glarus knitting trio: where a beautiful lace panel is the star of the show.

The book goes beyond lace stitches: I explore using cables, texture, and slipped stitches. There’s something for everyone.

Glarus stitch pattern
Detail of Glarus stitch pattern

Looking for something simple? The Cyprus collection features a stitch pattern that’s made up of only knits and purls. You can have the cowl, dickie, or stole whipped up in no time.

Cyprus knitting trio
Cyprus knitting trio: grab a soft and squishy yarn to knit these richly textured pieces.

Cyprus stitch pattern
Detail of Cyprus stitch pattern

You’ll also notice in this book that I’ve designed a few things that you haven’t seen from me before. There’s the poncho and dickie (pictured above), but I’ve also designed a couple of cowlettes—they’re triangle shawls that don’t fall off! If you like the shawls in my book Sock-Yarn Shawls, you’ll love these sweet cowlettes!

Bampton cowlette
Bampton cowlette

Pomelo cowlette
Pomelo cowlette

This book was a blast to put together, and I hope you love the patterns as much as I do!


Stunning StitchesThanks for showing us all your stylish and truly stunning new stitches, Jen!

What’s your favorite type of wrap to knit for yourself: shawls, scarves, cowls, ponchos? Tell us in the comments and you could win a copy of the Stunning Stitches eBook! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck, and happy knitting!

See more from Jen Lucas:

Cozy Stash-Busting Knits Sock-Yarn Accessories Sock-Yarn Shawls II Sock-Yarn Shawls

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Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winner is Karen, who says:

“I’ve learned to knit several times – having been a crocheter for over 40 years, that second needle still gives me trouble. But having these patterns as incentive would get me to finally learn to knit for real!”

We’ll email you about your prizes, Karen—congratulations!

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