All about knitting—for less! (+ giveaway!)

Martingale's Knit and Crochet Friday

All about KnittingHey Knitters! Don’t you just love everything about knitting? Or perhaps you’re just starting out and you want to learn more about knitting. Or maybe you’re like me and you love almost everything about knitting, but every once in a while there’s something you need to look up to make sure you’re doing it correctly. (Dare I mention Kitchener stitch?)

That’s where All about Knitting comes in. A few years ago, Martingale released this book in hardcover format. Since then thousands of knitters have added this fabulous reference and project book to their knitting libraries. We’re happy to announce that this popular book is now available in paperback—for just $22.99! So whether you already have a hardback copy that sits nicely on your bookshelf, or you’ve never seen this book before, you’re sure to want a paperback copy of this excellent reference on, well, everything you need to know about knitting—perfect for tucking into your knitting bag!

All about Knitting is a comprehensive reference book for knitters of all experience levels. If you’re a beginner, it walks you through the basics of making knit and purl stitches, increasing and decreasing, understanding the knitting language used in patterns, and even fixing your mistakes. (That’s one lesson every knitter should learn. It will save you so much frustration!)

Correcting knitting mistakes

Beyond the basics, you’ll also find illustrated step-by-step information on how to make buttonholes (horizontal, vertical, and eyelet styles), how to block (wet, dry, or steam), how to sew seams, how to set in sleeves (the bane of my sweater knitting), and so much more.

Picking up stitches and buttonholes how-to

You’ll discover techniques for making cables, bobbles, smocking, and drop-stitch patterns. Learn to knit in the round on double-point or circular needles, the right way to join new yarn, and how to add colorwork—horizontal or vertical—to your repertoire. Reading charts, turning a sock heel, adding embellishments, making cord and fringe, adding beads or sequins…and yes, even basic crochet techniques for knitters are covered. And you’ll learn how to make hems, make knitted-in pockets, insert zippers, and other advanced techniques. This is one handy reference.

Knitting horizontal stripes

This 192-page book is not only jam-packed with illustrated how-to help, but you’ll also find patterns to put your newfound knowledge to work. Get your needles clicking with 20 eye-catching projects from bags and blankets to hats, socks, and sweaters. There’s something for everyone in the family.

Knitted Rugged Hoodie
“Rugged Hoodie.” Perfect for chilly days, this cotton cover-up will make a great addition to any discerning young child’s wardrobe.


“Baby Slippers.” These adorable little slippers make a charming gift for a new baby and will be treasured in years to come as a reminder of tiny infant feet.


“Toasty Warm Gloves.” A soft yet practical pair of gloves, with or without fingers, can be knit in bright stripes or a solid color.


“Big Blanket.” Each square in this thick and cozy blanket is knitted separately—which makes it an easily portable project. The squares are then sewn together so you can arrange them to suit your own taste.

If you’re still hungry for more, this book includes a stitch gallery, for knitters who want to explore patterns on their own. There are 40 stitches, including textured stitches, cables, lace and colorwork motifs, even edgings that would be perfect for your next shawl or scarf.

Knitting-stitch gallery

To make this jumbo-sized book easy to use, there’s an index at the end, so you can quickly look up just what you need.

If you don’t already have a hardcover copy of All about Knitting, now is the perfect time to add this paperback version to your personal library at a fabulously low price of just $22.99. And even if you do already have a copy, you might want this lighter-weight version to carry in your knitting bag. While you’re at it, get an extra one as a gift for a favorite knitter in your life!

Below is a photo of the Big-Ear Bunny I recently knit from this book. I have a few friends who are going to be grandmas soon, and this pattern from All about Knitting is sure to make treasured gifts.

Karen's big-ear bunny
Karen’s big-ear bunny!


What is one knitting technique you need a refresher for? Tell us in the comments and you could win a copy of All About Knitting in paperback! We’ll pick a winner one week from today and notify you by email if you’ve won.

Comments are closed for this post.

Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The randomly chosen winner is Jane. She writes:

“I need to win this because I am knitting deficient!”

Jane, we’ll email you about your prize. Congratulations!


137 Comments

  • I need refreshing on setting in sleeves.

    —DebrafromMD on October 25, 2013
  • I am a beginner, so there are many techniques that I need to learn. This book looks awesome. Thanks!

    Jocelyn on October 25, 2013
  • I don’t know how to knit, but I’d like to learn!

    —Laura F on October 25, 2013
  • HI,this book looks so neat!
    Thanks,would love to win it!

    —LINDA on October 25, 2013
  • I need a refresher on knitting on ALL the stitches! My Great-grandmother knitted me a similar bunny in 1963! I cherished that rabbit and still have it at age 52! Now seeing that bunny pattern I would love to win this and make one for my son’s children someday!

    —Kari on October 25, 2013
  • Picking up dropped stitches! Nice, clear illustrations.

    —E on October 25, 2013
  • I need help in correcting "stitches gone wrong." I don’t drop stitches, generally speaking, but I do find places where I have K instead of P or done something that I can’t even describe!

    —Sydnie on October 25, 2013
  • I used to knit, but RA has made my hands unable to make a fist so that I cannot grip the yarn. I would love to know if others with RA have solved this dilemma. The book looks wonderful and I’d love to win it…I can knit, but very slowly,

    —Arlene on October 25, 2013
  • I am a beginner and think this book would be amazing to have and learn from

    Misty on October 25, 2013
  • I dread the kitchener stitch even with the steps in front of me.

    —Linda on October 25, 2013
  • I can knit but when I see the directions say go in behind and purl or pick up in front to knit (not how I normally do things) I do get flummoxed, maybe a new instruction manual would clear this up for me..

    —Karen on October 25, 2013
  • I am an intermediate knitter but I still have problems with picking up stitches around the thumbs in mittens.

    —Anita Bydlowski on October 25, 2013
  • I learned to knit when I was a teenager. I didn’t knit for a long time but started to knit again when I inherited my Mom’s needles and yarns. I would love a book that gives me some basic information so I can refresh my stitches. Maybe I could try to finish some of the projects she was working on.

    —Sherri Hoy on October 25, 2013
  • I am a beginner. I can cast on and stitch. That’s it! A comprehensive book would be a great asset! Thanks for the opportunity! I have made a million ruffle scarves and it is time to expand my repertoire LOL.

    —Shannon Olden on October 25, 2013
  • How to correct dropped stitches, seems to be my nemesus.

    Liz O'Neill on October 25, 2013
  • I need help with correcting mistakes in my knitting! This book looks like the perfect choice for me!

    —DeeAnne on October 25, 2013
  • How to get STARTED!!!! Talk about something compact to ‘tote’ around!Knitting supplies would be the thing! And small items to large; there would be no end to what you could create!

    —Adrianne on October 25, 2013
  • Kitchener stitch! I have to look it up EVERY time I need it, even if it has only been an hour or two since I used it last. For closing sock toes or sweater shoulder seams I use it or the three-needle bind off. I prefer Kitchener stitch for socks because it doesn’t leave a welt like three-needle does. As much as I’ve used it, Kitchener stitch just won’t stay in my memory! Having a book that fits in my knitting bag would save me time digging out my fat, tells everything, hardcover book from my bookshelf.

    —Patricia Johnston on October 25, 2013
  • I just picked up knitting again a few years ago after learning to knit as a child. The technique I struggle with is picking up stitches as for a heel gusset on a sock or a button band on a sweater. I’m sure this book would be an indispensable help!

    —Susan C on October 25, 2013
  • I need to brush up on Kitchener Stitch for socks & other finishing techniques for a few other things in my WIP basket… thanx for having this contest!

    —Judy Summers-Gates on October 25, 2013
  • I need a refresher course in sewing the garment together.

    —Heartsdesire on October 25, 2013
  • I am just learning to knit and this book looks awesome.
    Thanks
    Anna

    —ANNA on October 25, 2013
  • I need a refresher coarse in cable. I haven’t been knitting recently but have a few projects to work on, one has a cable pattern, I’d be interested in seeing if there is any new methods to knitting stiches I learnt 60 years ago.

    —ELIZAJANE on October 25, 2013
  • I could use a refresher in gloves— and that big blanket is gorgeous!

    Jenni on October 25, 2013
  • Always good to have a reference book like this on hand. Want! 🙂

    —Claudia on October 25, 2013
  • I need a refresher in knitting cable stitches, thanks!

    —Kim Reid on October 25, 2013
  • How to knit tidier selvedges, to make it easier to sew all the pieces together when finishing off.

    —Janet on October 25, 2013
  • When I am attaching a collar, I always get confused as to how to pick up the stitches so everything blends nicely.

    —Deb Marshall on October 25, 2013
  • I’d love to learn some better techniques for stripes and changing colors.

    —Barbara on October 25, 2013
  • I am a beginner knitter so this book will sure help me to learn.

    —Karen on October 25, 2013
  • I would like to relearn how to put a zipper in a sweater. I have finished a nice sweater for my granddaughter and have hesitated about putting in the zipper.

    Carol on October 25, 2013
  • I really need help feeling more confident if fixing dropped stitches! And I would love to try the zigzag strip techniques! Would love to win!! Thanks.

    —Bobbi Palagi on October 25, 2013
  • I need help w/ cables!

    —Lee on October 25, 2013
  • I really need help putting finished knit pieces together. Lots of unfinished projects in my stash, including a sweater started in 1990. Help!

    —Deborah on October 25, 2013
  • Cables

    —Nancy L on October 25, 2013
  • I need a refresher course in knitting with various yarns at one time. I think it is called intarsia knitting. The book looks like it is loaded with info for knitters of all experiences. Thank you for letting me enter.

    Cindy Holthaus on October 25, 2013
  • I am trying to learn to knit and this would be great! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

    —Linda Kay on October 25, 2013
  • I can never remember haw to start grafting using the Kitchener stitch, or how to make jogless stripes.

    —Heather Koncz on October 25, 2013
  • I would like to learn how to shape with short rows. I’ve heard of them but never tried.

    Nita on October 25, 2013
  • Casting on to make a stretchable binding is always the hardest thing for me to do – next hardest is casting off without a stiff ending. I have tried a few things but have had no luck – a comprehensive book like this would probably have some great hints! Judy R from Buffalo

    —Judy Rychnowski on October 25, 2013
  • I have been a knitter for 9 years now and I love all aspects of this fascinating craft! One thing I would love to improve is sewing seams, mine are always so bulky!

    —Amanda Best on October 25, 2013
  • No matter how long I’ve been knitting there are always times I need a refresher. Sometimes it’s a certain technique that I haven’t done in a while. Like knitting on double pointed needles. Or a certain way of casting on. This book looks excellent for any knitter to have in their library!

    —Nancy D on October 25, 2013
  • I need a refresher on casting on–it’s been a while since I have knitted.

    —Susan on October 25, 2013
  • It’s been several years since I’ve done any knitting but the popularity of this craft has whet my interest. This book would be a great help!

    —Alice on October 25, 2013
  • Finishing a garment and the Kitchner stitch. Also Entrelac.

    —Mary A Helgesen on October 25, 2013
  • This looks like a wonderful reference book. I always have to look something up so this would be a handy book to have. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Paula W. on October 25, 2013
  • Cables – they plague me to this day! I love to knit and have been doing some "charity knitting," so I am sure this book would be a major blessing!

    —Karin on October 25, 2013
  • I think I will always need to look up Kitchener stitch whenever I need it. This book looks awesome and I really hope I win! Thanks for the opportunity!

    —susan on October 25, 2013
  • I am self-taught knitter and want to make own design. I would love to have this book in my collection.
    Ravelry Id: syeda

    syeda iffat sultana on October 25, 2013
  • I have knitted off and on for many years( nothing fancy but I’ve done a lot). One stitch I have never heard of or done is the Kitchener Stitch.I would like to learn it. Also years ago I learned how to weave a seam together rather than the usual joining and sewing of the seam. It made such a beautiful finish,I would like to review this method.

    —Louise B. on October 25, 2013
  • Entrelac!!! I’ve tried several times and still can’t get the hang of it!

    —Maria on October 25, 2013
  • lace knitting

    —Julie on October 25, 2013
  • Always the sewer, rarely the knitter, whenever I get motivated to knit something simple (because I’ve never developed beyond simple), I always have to relearn the very basic casting on stitch.

    Bonnie on October 25, 2013
  • I haven’t done any stranded colorwork in a while (about 4 years) and just found out that even though I remember how to do it, my fingers don’t! Betrayed, I’ve been betrayed by my faithless fingers!

    —KittenWithAWhiplash on October 25, 2013
  • Picking up stitches is one of the techniques I need assistance with. Thanks.

    —Joyce Mitchell on October 25, 2013
  • What amazing inspirations, and I need help being able to count rows and keep my project even.
    Also ideas for 4 needles would be fun.
    Thanks you for having this site and all we can learn about knit, crochet and quilts.
    Would be fun to learn and keep making new charity items.

    —Joanne on October 25, 2013
  • I could use a refresher on joining my sweater or jacket pieces together. There is a better way than the one I am using. I wonder if I can just hold stitches and knit them together?

    —Judi on October 25, 2013
  • I need to learn grafting or Kitchener stitch to join seams so they won’t show.

    —Cindy S on October 25, 2013
  • I often need to look up various increases and decreases, so that would be my refresher course.

    —Karen Watkins on October 25, 2013
  • I’d love to have this as a reference for the different types of grafting and cast offs. Thanks.

    —Virginia S on October 25, 2013
  • I could use some help on joining colors and stitching sweaters together.

    —Vickie on October 25, 2013
  • I would like a refresher on the importance of blocking, pinning the project, etc.

    Oh the love of knitting, nothing is more heart warming or comforting.

    —Susan Stone on October 25, 2013
  • Shaping is one thing I could use a refresher on. I am fine
    with a scarf or shawl but am apprehensive starting a sweater.
    I would love to win the book. Thanks for the opportunity!

    —Pam L on October 25, 2013
  • I sometimes need help deciding g on an appropriate cast on…

    —Robin M on October 25, 2013
  • I need a refresher in everything. I haven’t really knitted since high school a few decades ago and I am expecting my first grandchild very soon, Halloween. Tried a couple of things, son just looks at them and gives me a funny look.

    —Patti Hauser on October 25, 2013
  • I need a lesson on reading charts…would much rather read a pattern in words than pictures!

    —Lorraine on October 25, 2013
  • I definitely need to learn how to take out mistakes. My grandma always did it for me, and unfortunately, she is no longer with us! So now it’s my turn to learn. Looks like an awesome book!

    Thanks–Susie

    —Susie on October 25, 2013
  • I often need a refresher when I am casting on/binding off on different projects. Some work better for projects that need more stretch, other methods work better for projects that require more stability. Since I am working on bettering my skills, this info would be invaluable.

    —Barbara Y on October 25, 2013
  • I have watched videos and read about knitting with the Magic loop method. But I haven’t ccmpleted a project with that method yet. I still plan to do so very soon. I’ll probably watch a video on YouTube first!

    —Jean Blythe on October 25, 2013
  • I’m stuck on how to turn the heel of a sock. Half a sock never kept two feet warm!

    —Claudia on October 25, 2013
  • I need a refresher on how to bind off, of all the basic things to forget! I make lots of preemie hats for my local hospital, and I make them flat with a seam up the back, so I decrease over the last several rows and then draw the yarn through the last row and use it to make a nice, very tiny seam down the back. So I’ve forgotten how to bind off now.

    Marlyn Pilliar

    —Marlyn Pilliar on October 25, 2013
  • As a new knitter I have oh so much to learn! I have been diligently practicing getting my knitting stitch to look consistent. Now that I feel I have mastered this all important first step, I am very anxious to try new stitches and techniques. This wonderful book would sure help me!!

    Elizabeth Petersen on October 25, 2013
  • I knitted extensively when I was younger. I’d like to start up again but am afraid I’ve forgotten lots.

    —Pat Hockett on October 25, 2013
  • I need to learn how to make cables!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Joan on October 25, 2013
  • What I need to learn is how to mend something I knit years ago which is coming apart because the joins were not sufficient to hold it together. I’m sure that is not the only thing I will learn from the book but the illustration of the sample page convinces me I will learn that technique.

    —Nancy on October 25, 2013
  • I need a refresher on increases/decreases and on raveling back past a mistake and picking up the stitches.

    —Sally on October 25, 2013
  • I learned to knit when I was a child, and preferred crochet, so I havent done any knitting in over 40 years. Now I am making prayer shawls, and want to diversify. I need a refresher in knitting, period!

    —Madeline on October 25, 2013
  • My refesher course needs to start from the beginning! I knitted when my children were small and that was a long time ago. I’d love to win this book so I can get started again.

    —Pat on October 25, 2013
  • I first learned to knit in 1960, and have just picked it up again. I would enjoy this book as a refresher course.

    —Connie on October 25, 2013
  • My increases and decreases rarely come out just right. And it I have to take out stitches, I have trouble getting them back on track without twisting them.

    —Pamela Reim on October 25, 2013
  • Cable stitch. I used to do them, but now I am having trouble keeping the crossover correct.

    —Mike glahn on October 25, 2013
  • I, too, have not knitted in a number of years but now have a new granddaughter and no one on the other side of the family does any type of handwork! Some of it is starting to come back to me, but the little details that really help to create a nice finished product are what I am most "fuzzy" about at this point. Example: how to switch from one color to another "gracefully" when working a pattern. Of course, I also realize that there must be many new techniques since I was taught and would like to "update" myself.

    —Kate on October 25, 2013
  • I have trouble fixing mistakes in garter stitch

    —Robin D on October 25, 2013
  • I would love a copy of this book as I am teaching knitting and will projects to Grade 3 to 6 children who want to learn.

    —Michelle Kotynski on October 25, 2013
  • I am not good at sewing seams. Of course, there are lots of technique at which I am deficient. When I make a hat, I always try to do it in the round to avoid a seam.

    —Susan in OK on October 25, 2013
  • I’ve tried knitting several times – but a crocheter of more than 30 years, that second needle really gives me trouble.

    —Karen on October 25, 2013
  • I definitely need refreshers in how to pick up dropped stitches, and how to fix errors that happened several rows back! Right now I just (ahem) tear it all out and start over. Boy that gets old if I end up doing it over more than once. Thank you for the chance to win this book, I know I could learn a lot from it!

    —Jane S. on October 25, 2013
  • that would be "Button Holes" I don’t make them often and when I do I’m always looking for directions – I would love to win this prize book

    —Jennifer Essad on October 25, 2013
  • I need a refresher course on correcting mistakes. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful book!

    —Kathy C on October 25, 2013
  • I need all the help I can get, I am a self taught knitter and there are a lot of stitches I would love to learn but don’t have the confidence to know where to start. I am passionate about learning new things and would love to win this book to help me grow in my knowledge of knitting.

    —connie on October 25, 2013
  • I’d like to learn how to cast on other than with the long tail loop. Knitting these 200 stitch cowls seems impossible when you need to cast on that large number of stitches!

    —Cindy Rader on October 25, 2013
  • I need help remembering the provential cast on that has the live stitches, not sure my spelling is right and the Kitchener to go with it.

    —Jane Achilles on October 25, 2013
  • Kitchener stitch is always a struggle for me no matter how many times I’ve done it.

    —peggy on October 25, 2013
  • I have been wanting to learn how to knit. I follow directions well with images. :}

    —shay on October 25, 2013
  • I have a hard time assembling my knitted sweaters so it would help me to see different ways of joining my finished pieces.

    —Marie on October 25, 2013
  • I need a refresher on seaming. I’m terrible at seaming!

    Meghan on October 25, 2013
  • Oh my goodness — that page about correcting mistakes is exactly what I need right now! My neighbor has been teaching me to knit in the past week; and she’s amazing — she can knit socks without looking at the four needles she’s using; while I struggle with doing a full row of knit stitches followed by a row of purl stitches without dropping at least one stitch!! I sure need this resource — thanks for the timely tip!!

    —Jayne on October 25, 2013
  • Going back to knitting and deciphering the written instructions of do this then alt rows do that, at the same time do this every alt row….! UGH what do I do when? which decrease should I do where to get the slope I should. I also have wanted to knit socks forever but have not been brave enough maybe this book can help……

    Simone on October 25, 2013
  • I need to be ale to start again. I have forgotten more than I have learned in the past. I truly need a refresher course. I know nothing of some of the new stitch names and how to work them. So it is like I’m starting all over again. This book would help me get back to the needles again.

    —Marlys on October 25, 2013
  • I am desperately in need of this book. Any abbreviations beyond K, P, and YO snow me every time I pick up my knitting needles, whether it was yesterday or a year ago.

    —Lynne on October 25, 2013
  • I need a refresher on the Kitchener stitch. Thanks

    —Debbie H on October 25, 2013
  • I’ve been knitting for years and consider myself a professional knitter. Even I get struck and need to go back to the basics every now and then. Having a book like this on my shelve would be great. Julie Beard julie714@adam.com.au

    —Julie Beard on October 25, 2013
  • As a beginning knitter, there is so much I could learn from this book! I’d really love to learn to read a pattern, though. And good tips for fixes my oopsies!

    —Caitlin St Dennis on October 25, 2013
  • I have never made socks. I need to learn how.

    —Karen on October 25, 2013
  • I knitted for 40 years nearly all my life because I started out when I was only 4 years. but I’m a bit slow on using colours

    —Marthese on October 26, 2013
  • I always need to look up how to seam. And grafting. Those two things always get me a little confused, until I look it up and refresh my memory.

    —BJ King on October 26, 2013
  • It looks like a great book. I specially need to refresh the cast-on and bind-off technics, mine are never perfect, even I knit since a very long time.

    —Josee Vallat on October 26, 2013
  • I always need a refresher when it comes to grafting. Once I get started I can get into a rhythm but I need a reminder on how to start, all the time.

    —Melanie on October 26, 2013
  • I need help in fixing stitches or just recognizing when I’ve messed up so I don’t need to "unstitch" so many rows!

    —Pauline Sawatsky on October 26, 2013
  • I need help on picking up stitches. I never seem to get it right!

    —Karen Nicolella on October 26, 2013
  • I think I need a refresher on just about everything. I didn’t have anyone in my family that knit, so I tried to do it on my own. Not a good idea. I live in a very small town where lessons are not available. I love the feel of the needles in my fingers but can’t quite master the concept. I crochet, but would love to knit the correct way.

    —Leona on October 26, 2013
  • Socks on 4 needles are my nemesis. I can do them on 2 needles, but don’t really like the seam in the back. It is such a pleasure making socks, so I do them anyway, but would sure love to be able to knit them like my Granny did.

    Gail G on October 26, 2013
  • I am relatively new to knitting – I’d like to learn more about finishing garments. This book looks like a great resource!

    —Gwen W on October 26, 2013
  • Fixing mistakes

    —su3385 on October 26, 2013
  • I need to win this because I am knitting deficient!

    —jane d on October 26, 2013
  • I always have to check the web or ask someone when I start a new knitting project how to cast on and cast off!!! It would be AWESOME to win this great book and have all the information right at my fingertips. Thanks!

    —Wendy M on October 26, 2013
  • I haven’t done any cables for ages, so that is one technique I could use a refresher for!

    —Barb Johnson on October 26, 2013
  • I need some help with cables, and would like to learn entralac from the beginning.

    —Debby Shoemaker on October 26, 2013
  • I’ve been knitting for a long time, but still only know how to knit and purl. I would love to learn the cable stitch and many other things! This book looks great!

    —Jan staples on October 26, 2013
  • I really need a refresher in how to pick up stitches as well as fixing a mistake without having to unravel my mistake, which becomes so frustrating

    —Anne on October 26, 2013
  • i need a refresher in fair isle knitting.

    —susan on October 27, 2013
  • I need help in picking up stitches and joining new yarn to a project.

    —Diane on October 27, 2013
  • I would like to know more about Continental Knitting.

    —Anne Alston on October 27, 2013
  • I would like to know more about Continental Knitting. Al so how to teach a young knitter. My granddaughters area 15, 7, 5 and 4. Are they too young to learn? (not the 15 year old).

    —Anne Alston on October 27, 2013
  • I always need some refreshing on left slanting decreases. My k2tog comes out perfect, but slip slip knit I’m always looking up.

    —Cassie Nichols on October 27, 2013
  • I would like to get back into knitting, I haven’t since I was a teen. This book looks like a great reference to have and I especially like the Big Blanket. I made something like that when I learned to knit. Made each square in a different stich to learn them all but it was made in a long row then sewed the rows together. I want to make that one because I also quilt and it looks like a quilt and it would be portable. Great book I will buy even if I don’t win it.

    —Karen Ambrecht on October 27, 2013
  • This looks like a phenomenal book for a beginner like me. I know how to do a few stitches but would love to learn more. Paperback or electronic would be wonderful to win!!!

    —Louise Proctor on October 27, 2013
  • My sister taught me the magic loop to start making socks and it seemed so simple watching her do. I’m afraid I need the crash course again.

    —Suzanne Shattuck on October 27, 2013
  • I’ve tried a lot of techniques in knitting but I’d still consider myself a beginner. I still struggle figuring out how to pick up dropped stitches.

    —Carmen on October 27, 2013
  • I’d love to learn more about double knitting.

    —Carol on October 27, 2013
  • I’ve taught knitting and crochet to more than 500 people aged 5 to 90 in the past 11 years. This looks like an excellent book to recommend to my students.

    Evelyn Van Orden on October 28, 2013
  • I could use some tips/a refresher on keeping my yarn from getting tangled when working on a project with multiple colours – I always seem to make a mess of the back side! Thanks for sharing this book, looks very helpful.

    —Koreen McCullough on October 28, 2013
  • I am a begginer, so I don’t know much about knitting techniques, only knit, purl and ribs. I have so much to learn, but I guess the most important/urgent thing I have to learn about knitting is knitting in rounds. Thanks for the opportunity!

    —Karen on October 30, 2013
  • Weaving ends. I always end up doing bad stitches that ruin the piece.

    —Tina on October 30, 2013
  • This is a wonderful book to have at your fingertips. I would love to explore the world of knitting with it. I would love to learn how to knit a hat, I think that would be in the round?
    Thank you for your consideration.

    —Marlene on October 30, 2013
  • I haven’t knitted in years but I am now trying to get back in it Would love this book for all the refresher stuff I would need Hope I win it

    —Betty Jo on October 30, 2013
  • I, too, am a self-taught knitter and can’t seem to get enough of it. I really need more hours in each day but always find a chance to pick up my newest project and that’s when I get a little bit of relaxation with each stitch. I have never ventured into working "color changes". I have seen patterns that seem to work a different color stitch by stitch and I always pass them by because I don’t know how to do that. "Love" is the word that comes to mind when I start a new project. I wish that every woman could learn to knit.

    —Nancy on October 30, 2013

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