Behind every great knitter . . . (+ giveaway!)

Posted by on September 30, 2015, in crochet & knitting, , , , ,

Knit and Crochet at Stitch This!
Have you heard the saying that begins, "Behind every successful person . . .?" According to the saying, there may be a number of things behind a successful person, including great mentors, years of practice, and lots of coffee.

This got us thinking: behind most knitters and crocheters are great friends, family members, and teachers who generously passed on the gift of fiber art.

So who’s behind you? Did someone teach you to knit or crochet?

Tell us in the comments, and you’ll be entered to win two free eBooks—one for you, and one for a friend. Give it to your crafty mentor as a thank you, or give it to someone you’d like to see succeed at knitting or crochet.

Here’s how some of our authors answered the question:

Cap Sease
Cap Sease, author of Cast On, Bind Off, thanks her grandma for teaching her to knit.
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Lorna Miser Megan Kreiner
Lorna Miser (left), author of Knit Pink, and Megan Kreiner (right), author of Crochet a Zoo and Bathtime Buddies, have grandmas (and moms!) to thank.

(You can find Helen’s Lace, a hand-dyed yarn named after Lorna’s grandma, at
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Nancie Wiseman
Nancie Wiseman, author of The Knitter’s Book of Finishing Techniques and The Essential Book of Crochet Techniques, was taught by her favorite aunt.
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Sharon Sebrow
Sharon Sebrow, author of Seamless Knits for Posh Pups, is indebted to her Grandma Ruth.
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Jen Lucas
Jen Lucas, author of Sock-Yarn Shawls, Sock-Yarn Shawls II, and Sock-Yarn Accessories, taught herself with the help of a book. Now she’s teaching others with her own books!

Did someone teach you to knit or crochet, or did you learn on your own? Tell us in the comments, and you’ll be entered to win two free eBooks of your choice—one for you, and one for a friend. We’ll pick a winner one week from today, and notify the winner by email. Good luck!


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