Pick your stitch: 80 knitting options (+ giveaway)

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Martingale's Knit & Crochet Friday

Pick Your Stitch, Build a BlanketA stitch dictionary can be one of the most exciting resources in your knitting library. But what if you’re new to turning those stitches into finished projects?

Best-selling author Doreen Marquart has combined 80 unique stitch patterns and 11 blanket knitting patterns into one complete resource. This two-in-one reference guide and pattern collection also shows you how to mix and match your favorite stitches into a sampler throw—or even your very own design!

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From Pick Your Stitch, Build a Blanket
See all 11 blanket knitting patterns using stitches from Pick Your Stitch, Build a Blanket

You’ll find unique designs, ideas for sampler afghans, a comprehensive knitting stitch dictionary, and instructions for turning stitch patterns into your very own design. Ready to learn how to make your own blanket? Pick Your Stitch, Build a Blanket is available now at ShopMartingale.com—and remember, when you buy the book, you’ll get the eBook PDF version to download for free, right away.

YARN GIVEAWAY ALERT

Vintage yarn by BerrocoWe’ve teamed up with Berroco to offer a BIG giveaway! Leave your comment at the end of this post and you’ll be entered to win skein of Vintage by Berroco as well as an eBook PDF copy of Pick Your Stitch, Build a Blanket.

Visit Berroco’s blog for another chance to win!


What is your all-time favorite knitting stitch pattern? Tell us in the comments and you’ll be entered to win a skein of Vintage by Berroco along with an eBook PDF copy of Pick Your Stitch, Build a Blanket. We’ll pick a winner one week from today, and notify the winner by email.

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

"I love all stitches but am so fascinated with cable stitches of any kind. I love to make blankets for wedding and baby gifts so this book would be invaluable to me so thank you for the chance to win it and the yarn."

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


217 Comments

  • I love to knit….alas, all I know how to do well is your basic purl and knit stitch. I need this book! Great give-away. Thanks.

    —Connie on January 16, 2015
  • I like to make scarves fast so I use the garter stitch. It goes so fast. I really love knitting.

    —Patricia D. Roberts on January 16, 2015
  • I really like the look of cables, but I still like plain old stockinette stitch the best. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Debby on January 16, 2015
  • Woo hoo!!! this is the time of year perfect to be making a blanket and learning new stitches. Please pick me!!! Have a great day. Vicky

    —Vicky Petry on January 16, 2015
  • I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the feather and fan stitch combination. I use it for scarves, baby blankets and prayer shawls. It’s easy to memorize and it just looks so beautiful in every yarn I have tried.

    —Celene Thelen on January 16, 2015
  • I’ve made over a dozen Aran Isle sweaters, for which I’ve designed the patterns. Each one has had a tree of life and a honeycomb section.

    —Alice Kane on January 16, 2015
  • I like the seed stitch but I don’t have lots of experience knitting.

    —fun on January 16, 2015
  • I love Berroco and would love a free skein. It is the best! A stitch Dictionary would be great since I don’t presently own one. Thanks for the opportunity!

    —Sharon N on January 16, 2015
  • I’ve been learning how to do lace stitching, and although it is a challenge for me, I love how it looks! Beautiful! I’d love to be your winner! I’ve yet to use Berroco yarn!

    —Jan on January 16, 2015
  • I’m fairly new to knitting so I’m still learning, but im definitely hooked!

    —Lynda on January 16, 2015
  • I love cables; they have great texture and dimension for hats, cowls, sweaters.

    —Arlene on January 16, 2015
  • I like the "rick rack" stitch.

    —April on January 16, 2015
  • I’m so excited about this book! I didn’t knit for years and have just gotten back to it, so I really can’t say that I have a favorite stitch. At this point every new stitch is my favorite for the moment. My go-to resource thus far has been the internet but I would love to have all the information I need in one place. And the Berroco yarn would be a lovely bonus!

    —Carol Bakaj on January 16, 2015
  • Love the possibilities this design book offers!

    —Patty on January 16, 2015
  • I love this wool and the book is amazing i have 5 grandkids and it woudl be great to have to make them all differnt blankets

    —dawn harding on January 16, 2015
  • Other knitters say I’m strange, but I love making nupps!

    —Cynthia Wilbanks on January 16, 2015
  • I’m a new-ish knitter, so a plain old knit stitch is my favorite (or a purl if I’m feeling dangerous!)

    —Heather on January 16, 2015
  • This looks like a grat book and I like Berrorco Vintage.

    —Thelma Crape on January 16, 2015
  • I have always liked seed stitch. It’s easy but looks so nice. Thank you for such a great blog. I enjoy it every day.

    —Cathie Lanier on January 16, 2015
  • My favorite new stitch is the cable stitch. I recently tried it, and am hooked!
    thank you for the free skein contest.
    Cheri
    Muskego, Wi

    —Cheri on January 16, 2015
  • I am learning to knit, just beginning, and don’t have a favorite but love the look of textured patterns.

    —Elaine on January 16, 2015
  • I love the Aran stitches. There a little more difficult and take a little more concentration but I love the results. Thanks for the opportunity to win this fun book.

    —Darla E on January 16, 2015
  • My all-time favorite knitting stitch pattern is the diamond brocade stitch. It is easy for beginners (like me) yet it can create really beautiful pieces.

    Annette J. on January 16, 2015
  • My favourite us the seed stitch. It can be used in a variety if projects.would love to win and be able to try. The yarn and pattern. Here’s keeping my fingers crossed!

    —Penny on January 16, 2015
  • My all time fave stitch is the Diagonal Fern stich from Barbara Walker’s first Treasury of Knitting Patterns. It’s always wowed me 🙂

    CarolynJ on January 16, 2015
  • I am new to knitting so really have no favorites yet. Still learning.

    —Mary Ann on January 16, 2015
  • Favorite stitch? Might as well ask favorite child! I love a 1×1 rib for a warm tight hat, Brioche for a cuddly scarf or sweater and the y/o eyelet for a lovely deceptively easy scarf or shawl. Thank goodness, we didn’t get started on cables, cables, cables.

    —ckachel on January 16, 2015
  • A knit-purl stitch variation that creates a raised or depressed image. Using graph paper, it’s so easy to design a unique image.

    —DebbieLynn on January 16, 2015
  • I don’t know how to knit yet, but one of my favorite crochet stitches is the shell stitch. I love how easy it is!

    I want to learn how to knit soon.

    —Donna on January 16, 2015
  • Hard to pick just one favorite, but I like cables of any kind. The blankets in this book are beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Mary on January 16, 2015
  • The garter stitch

    —Lynda on January 16, 2015
  • This sounds like a really good book that will be very helpful to us knitters that have gotten involved in other crafts and want to come back to knitting.

    —Sandy Ryffino on January 16, 2015
  • I really love the broken rib stitch. Its easy for me to remember, its reversible, can be used for so many types of projects and can be both feminine and masculine. Its an all purpose stitch! Of course I love my lace stitches too. 🙂

    —Susie on January 16, 2015
  • Oh, so many fun stitches. I think right now my most favorite stitch is star stitch. It’s fun to make and just makes me look like an awesome knitter.

    —Judy Morris on January 16, 2015
  • I do not have a favourite knitting stitch, I like to try different stitches

    —Sharon on January 16, 2015
  • I always liked the look of seed stitch or cables.

    —Carole Diehl on January 16, 2015
  • seed stitch

    —Katherine on January 16, 2015
  • I like a soft cable stitch.

    —Virginia Degnan on January 16, 2015
  • I love to knit cables and leaves.

    —Connie Kellis on January 16, 2015
  • I love to knit. Learned eons ago but don’t do much of it lately. I used to love to do cables but, to be honest, I’ve been doing lots of hats and scarfs in the past few years. I would love to have this book for inspiration!

    —Nancy Eriksen on January 16, 2015
  • I am just learning to knit, so don’t yet have a favorite stitch!

    —Bari on January 16, 2015
  • It’s cable for me! I love the patterns you can create with it and I love the Aran wool to knit with as well.

    Jan Allston on January 16, 2015
  • I like the seed stitch. It lays flat and is such an interesting texture.

    Kathy on January 16, 2015
  • If the pattern has a cable, it’s calling my name.

    —Whiskers on January 16, 2015
  • My favorite go to stitch is the Moss Stitch. It’s quick easy and gives many yarns a lot of depth.

    —lk on January 16, 2015
  • I’m still a beginner, but I would so far have to say stockinette or seed stitch, both with solids and variegated yarns. ^.^ I haven’t tried too many though, and I also really love the look of different laces!

    Thanks!

    —Natalie on January 16, 2015
  • I enjoy knitting, but I really don’t have a favorite stitch. I like to mix it up and use different stitches.

    —Dorthy on January 16, 2015
  • I’d have to say cables are probably my favorite. I can only think it has to do with the fact that they look like the quilting design that one might use in a border of a quilt. Talk about overlap…

    Cindy A. on January 16, 2015
  • You just can’t beat the Trinity Stitch for texture! I love it!

    Terry SailingKnitter on January 16, 2015
  • I really like cables. There are so many different ones. Then again, there’s popcorn. And fan. And….do I have to just have ONE favorite!!?? If it’s knit, it’s my favorite.

    —Martha on January 16, 2015
  • My favorite stitch is the cable stitch. There are infinite ways to create patterns with the cable stitch and I love the challenge and the result

    —Mary Mekelburg on January 16, 2015
  • I love cable stitches! It is amazing the amount of patterns you get from a simple knit and purl.

    —Geri Campbell on January 16, 2015
  • Since at the moment all I can do is knit and pearl, I really cannot pick a favorite stitch. Well, I guess I could say that my favorite stitch is the one that turns out correctly at the moment since I am not too good yet.

    —Karen L. on January 16, 2015
  • My email address was wrong when I just posted so I am posting this again but please note that it is a double post for my name.

    Since at the moment all I can do is knit and pearl, I really cannot pick a favorite stitch. Well, I guess I could say that my favorite stitch is the one that turns out correctly at the moment since I am not too good yet.

    —Karen L. on January 16, 2015
  • I love all stitches but am so fascinated with cable stitches of any kind. I love to make blankets for wedding and baby gifts so this book would be invaluable to me so thank you for the chance to win it and the yarn.

    —Melissa Massey on January 16, 2015
  • Almost any kind of cable.

    —Sydnie on January 16, 2015
  • Herringbone is my favorite – thanks the for the great giveaway.

    —JoyceLM on January 16, 2015
  • I love the seed stitch.

    —crlebrn on January 16, 2015
  • I like easy to remember stiches, even better if reversible – seed stitch?

    —Karen on January 16, 2015
  • My favourite is Fair Isle knitting in the portugese style.

    Birgitt von Dewitz on January 16, 2015
  • Seed stitch. It is reversible and sturdy. Does not stretch out of shape as garter stitch tends to. And it lays flat unlike stockinette stitch. Lifted stitches are in the top of the list. I love cables and lace, etc…

    Tina Mikhael on January 16, 2015
  • HI,the Star Stitch is certainly a favorite!
    Thanks for a neat Giveaway!

    —LINDA on January 16, 2015
  • The garter stitch because I am a newbie 🙂

    —Jo-Anne Cooper on January 16, 2015
  • I love just the common ribbing stitch…it’s mindless knitting.

    —Judy Maggio on January 16, 2015
  • I’m still very new at knitting. I haven’t even mastered pearl yet. But I do a great basic knit-or at least I did last winter…I wonder where that project is…I probably should finish it.

    —Sarah on January 16, 2015
  • That is so my color!

    —Ellen on January 16, 2015
  • All stitches are great!…I LOVE to knit & crochet….A mix of stitches makes it challenging and add a touch to every blanket patterns…

    —Leola Levesque on January 16, 2015
  • I love stockinette stitch! 🙂

    —Heather S on January 16, 2015
  • I have recently rediscovered knitting after 40 years and would love to learn new stitches. A new book would supply some encouragement in this attempt. Here’s hoping!

    —Elaine Gates on January 16, 2015
  • All I know is knit and purl so I need a lot of help. Thanks for a chance.

    —Elaine Gates on January 16, 2015
  • The sampler type blanket looks fun to make! I like to knit with the seed stitch and all the different cable patterns.

    —Nicole Sender on January 16, 2015
  • I love to knit socks and so it’s usually just stocking stitch. I am an experienced knitter and so enjoy cables and intricate lace stitches as well. I would love to win the book and skein of yarn. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    —Karyn M. on January 16, 2015
  • Wow!! Beautiful examples of ways to combine stitch patterns for blankets. Ready to get started knitting for Christmas giving.

    —Blanche Snow on January 16, 2015
  • I don’t knit but I crochet and would love to win the yarn. My favorite crochet stitch is the bobble.

    Carrie P. on January 16, 2015
  • The joy of simple knitting and purling in a basketweave design always relaxes me because the end product always presents itself as a calming quilt made with love.

    Margaret Apodaca on January 16, 2015
  • I just love to knit. It’s pretty much saved my life and I just want to keep furthering my new found obsession! My favorite stitch is brioche!

    —Vincent Sexton on January 16, 2015
  • My favorite knitting stitch is one my great-grandmother used on a pair of pink mittens she made for my grandmother. My grandmother was never able to wear them because her hands were too big. When I was in my teens my grandmother gave them to me and they fit perfectly. Apparently my hands are the same size my great-grandmother’s were. We were never able to find out the name of the stitch she used. Maybe now I could, thanks to the internet!

    Lynn Whinery on January 16, 2015
  • My favorite knitting stitch is one that I don’t even know the name of so I really need the help:) But I can tell you that a good friend taught me the stitch and I love it. The way the stitch goes is knit one purl one. Then on the return row do the opposite of the way the stitch looks. So if it looks like you would purl you then knit and vice a versa. Love this stitch because it give my work so much texture, it is easy to remember how to do it, it lays down flat, and is fast.

    —Toni Smith on January 16, 2015
  • My cousin said she would make it

    —jamie fisher on January 16, 2015
  • I have always loved the Feather and Fan stitch. There are so many beautiful stitches but this one was my first love and I LOVE almost everything made with this stitch.

    —Debrielle Welch on January 16, 2015
  • I only knit stockings so basic stitches..Thanks for the chance to win..

    —Lois Auger-Barrie on January 16, 2015
  • I think my favorite , quick and easy stitch is the basic knit stitch for a ruffled scarf.

    Susie on January 16, 2015
  • My favorite knitting stitch is cable. I would love to win yarn! Thank you.

    —Karen Pollard on January 16, 2015
  • I love this yarn. This company has great yarn and patterns. It would be nice to win yarn rather than pay for it. But regardless Berroco yarn is the first yarn I look at when I am starting a new project.

    —JaniceCarole Allen on January 16, 2015
  • I love any form of cable!

    —Gwen W on January 16, 2015
  • I always love a cable stitch.The fatter the better

    Mary G on January 16, 2015
  • I just know the basic two, purl and knit. I keep working on it though. Nice giveaway, this would motivate anybody to learn.

    —Anita on January 16, 2015
  • I didn’t know there were so many different knit stitches. I have tried the cable stitch but mainly use the basic knit and purl. Would love to learn more.

    —Gwen on January 16, 2015
  • I love knitting a challenging stitch but must confess to being faithful to garter.

    —MarthaO on January 16, 2015
  • haven’t knitted in a few years but am itching to get back to it with all the cute scarves I see. I have received and purchased quite a few single skeins of yarn and need a book on how to use them up (in scarves, of course, for next year’s xmas presents.) my favorite stitch is stockinette; it just seems to fly.

    —chris smith on January 16, 2015
  • I like many different stitches, but seed stitch is a favorite.

    —Elena on January 16, 2015
  • faux cables!

    —Mellzy Barker on January 16, 2015
  • I love doing lace patterns! They are magical! Thank you for the chance to win these lovely gifts.

    —Sherill V on January 16, 2015
  • feather and fan.

    —e on January 16, 2015
  • Haven’t tried knitting in years but this purple blanket may just be the one to do it. Would love to try it in Berroco yarn.

    —Diane Hearne on January 16, 2015
  • Right now I’m knitting a vest in seed stitch, and it seems whenever I pick up needles for something else I automatically knit seed stitch. I love the texture. But also love cables in the form of tree branches and basket weave is also a great texture.

    —JulieJC on January 16, 2015
  • I love cables…any of them. This book looks wonderful and I love Vintage, it’s my go-to yarn for almost everything. Great giveaway and I really hope I win! Thanks for the opportunity!

    —susan on January 16, 2015
  • I like the look of the garter stitch

    —Hildy on January 16, 2015
  • I am normally a crocheter nd quilter . I have knitted in the past , but would love to knit a blanket instead of crocheting one. I like the seed stitch.

    —Kerilee on January 16, 2015
  • My husband bought me a stitch dictionary for Christmas and it was a wonderful surprise! I would love to have all these patterns to make blankets.

    —Cindy S on January 16, 2015
  • I love the basketweave/checkerboard stitch on 8 rows. (Work multiple of 8 stitches and 5 extra stitches) Row 1 and 5 (Right side): Knit all stitches; Row 2 and 4: Knit 5, *purl 3, knit 5; repeat from * to the end of the row; Row 3: Purl 5, *Knit 3, purl 5; repeat from * to the end row; Row 6 and 8: Knit 1, Purl 3, *Knit 5, purl 3; repeat from * to the last stitch Knit 1. Row 7: Purl 1, Knit 3, * Purl 5, Knit 3; repeat from * to the last stitch Knit 1. Repeat.
    It looks more complicated than it is, and, I’ve made a vest from it that always gets admired!

    —Diane on January 16, 2015
  • What a wonderful book with so many stitches. What a great way to learn. I just love the book. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    —Margaret Andrews on January 16, 2015
  • I love cables!

    —Amy Cofer on January 16, 2015
  • I love cable stitching in my knitting. A cable is so versatile that you can pop it in a project for any age. For an elegant woman’s jumper, try substituting cables into you rib bands when you cast on. And who can resist a baby in a little cable sweater? Yes, a cable is at home in your knitting whether the project be for your favourite uncle, latest grandchild or for yourself. I even have cabled knit cushions on my couch!

    —Lynne A on January 16, 2015
  • Garter stitch

    —Laura on January 16, 2015
  • I love the yarn! and the book. My favorite knitting stitch is a fan. It was the first lace pattern I learned. Several afghans were made from this pattern, and it is still a go-to for scarves.

    —Lynne on January 16, 2015
  • i love the look of the cable knit but i usually just do simple knit and purl i have recently just got back into knitting my grandaughter takes knitting and crocheting at school once a week for 1 1/2 so i started up again would love to win that gorgeous yarn thanks for the oportunity to win

    debra on January 16, 2015
  • I love cable stitches, but some of these could become new favorites

    —Judy on January 16, 2015
  • I love the look of the daisy stitch, and I’ve been working on several different lace stitch patterns. I really want to try to do some celtic cables.

    —Christine Milway on January 16, 2015
  • I like the feather and fan stitch or the chevron stitch.

    —Teresa Knittingdancer on January 16, 2015
  • Lovely,need I say more. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity,good luck everyone.

    —Dianne on January 16, 2015
  • Hi, I love to knit and one of my favorite stitch is the seed stitch. This book will give new ideas for many blanket to do. Thank you.

    —Pascale Perron on January 16, 2015
  • Gather stitch is still the easiest to make just about anything

    —Doris Read on January 16, 2015
  • Garther stitch

    —Doris Read on January 16, 2015
  • My favorite stitch is a narrow cable.

    —Beckie on January 16, 2015
  • love knitting, looking to make quilt for new grand child

    —ann on January 16, 2015
  • Love the simple seed stitch. It looks great in plain as well as multicolored yarn.

    —Kelly on January 16, 2015
  • I like any handwork, as long as good quality yarn or thread is in my hands and I am "playing" with it. Now, folks, this is what retirement is about!

    —Linda on January 16, 2015
  • I have always been drawn to Aran stitches. Love those cables with moss stitch inserts

    —Kerry Grose on January 16, 2015
  • I like to do the popcorn stitch in making afghans.

    —Jackie Wisherd on January 16, 2015
  • The cable stitch is my favorite. I remember thinking it would be so hard; but actually it is very easy.

    —Sara Upchurch on January 16, 2015
  • Right now my favorite stitch is the linen stitch. Looks good on both sides and looks very pretty with multiple colors of yarn.

    —Donna Norris on January 16, 2015
  • WHAT A GREAT GIVEAWAY!

    —GrrannyH on January 16, 2015
  • I am working in basket weave stitch now. I like the cluster stitch.

    —jeannie on January 16, 2015
  • My all-time favorite stitch has to be Pinnacle Chevron stitch, that I found in one of Barbara Walker’s stitch dictionaries. I’ve used it to make fingerless mitts, mittens, hats, scarves, cowls, ponchos, even an afghan!

    —Jane on January 16, 2015
  • I like the look of the seed stitch

    —craftyone on January 16, 2015
  • May be boring, but I still love the stockinet stitch.

    —Joan on January 16, 2015
  • My all-time favorite knitting stitch is the popcorn stitch. It adds a lot of texture and interest and is easy enough for beginners.

    —Pamela Zajicek on January 16, 2015
  • I recently knitted a shawl for my daughter (pattern from French Press Knits) — it had a beautiful texture stitch that was easy to memorize and beautiful to both touch and see! I don’t think it has a name, but I’m going to make myself a cowl using that stitch.

    —Robin May on January 16, 2015
  • I love to to all sorts of lace stitches.

    —Karon on January 16, 2015
  • Just started knitting again and would love to win the Stitch Dictionary and a skein of Vintage yarn.

    —Cindy B. on January 16, 2015
  • Not knowing more than knit pearl and Garder stitch, I would have to say Garder. I would love to learn more!

    —Avon Bingham on January 16, 2015
  • I like the cable stitch, but what really excites me is trying something I haven’t tried before.

    —Janie on January 16, 2015
  • Perfect timing! I’ve just jumped back into knitting and could use all the help I can get, plus that yarn is yummy!

    —Sherryl on January 16, 2015
  • I like garter stitch

    —Sharon Arrington on January 16, 2015
  • I love cable knit but it is beyond my talent. I love the patchwork
    sampler in the picture and would really like to try it. In fact I can’t wait to try.

    —Susan L on January 16, 2015
  • I love seed stitch. It inspires me to try all kinds of variations which, in turn, leads to putting together some very interesting patterns, and some really great textures.

    —Carmen on January 16, 2015
  • My favorite stitch for a knitted blanket is the waffle stitch. It works up quickly and is easy to remember.

    —Lynn Drzewucki on January 16, 2015
  • I can only basic knit and purl; and have never used good quality yarns…only the brand sold in dept. stores; so would love to be the winner and try making something with a nice yarn for myself.

    —Nancy on January 16, 2015
  • I could use some more yarn! Would love to win this yarn and the book. Thank you for the chance to win.

    —Karen Funk on January 16, 2015
  • Cables!

    —Karen Cohn on January 16, 2015
  • love the lace look stitches, but also like getting things finished so basic knit & purl with yarn overs to add some lace look

    —Leona on January 16, 2015
  • I usualyy work with the seed stitch, and also the basic one for prayer shawls k3, p3, alternating from row to row. Gives a nice effect.

    —Bobbie Molony on January 16, 2015
  • My favorite pattern was a fair isle sweater. The cables kept me hopping and I enjoyed it.

    Thanks for the great giveaway.

    —Cynthia on January 16, 2015
  • For a challenge, I like to knit cable stitches – thanks!

    —Kim Reid on January 16, 2015
  • Moss stitch was my absolute favourite stitch until just recently when I completed a honeycomb stitch cowl. This new publication has such potential and Vintage is wonderful yarn to work with. Thank you for offering an opportunity to win this giveaway.

    —Audrey on January 16, 2015
  • I love the feather and fan stitch pattern. It is definitely one of my favorites.

    —joyce on January 16, 2015
  • I love lace stitches because they look so elegant. But when I just want to knit and not think too much, I always go to stockinette.

    —Barb Johnson on January 16, 2015
  • I really like knitting cables-but knitting any combination of knit, purls and yarn overs is also a lot of fun

    —Sandra Gardiner on January 16, 2015
  • I like the cable stitch. It is great for sweaters! Would love to win the yarn and the Pick your stitch book! Wonderful giveaway!

    —Linda Heckman on January 16, 2015
  • I love some of the shell type stitches and cable or mock cable stitches when used in a blanket. This looks like a wonderful book that would be a great addition to anyone’s collection who loves to knit.

    —Leslie Williams on January 16, 2015
  • I just love cable patterns!

    —Janet Beyea on January 16, 2015
  • I enjoy the "Seed Stitch" simple for me as I’m pretty much a beginner, I love how calming it is for me to knit or crochet (beginner) thanks for this wonderful opportunity

    —Jennifer Essad on January 16, 2015
  • I loooove to knit -hard to choose a Favourite stitch, but do really like cables and seed stitch. I never had the pleasure of using Berocco yarn. Would love to win. thank you.

    —Linda Beyerle on January 16, 2015
  • Beautiful yarn! I’m not very experienced with knitting and would love to be better. One of my favorite patterns is for slippers, a checkerboard pattern. It uses just the basic stitch but with two different colors of yarn. Would love to win!

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

    —usairdoll on January 16, 2015
  • I would like to win a book and yarn as I’m just learning and making a blanket would be an achievement, it would prove to my husband I can do it!

    —Debbie salmon on January 17, 2015
  • I love cables, always have!

    —Linda Bragg on January 17, 2015
  • I’m a newbie and think this would be a good project to learn on.

    —Linda Bee on January 17, 2015
  • Woohoo!!! With winter just around the next corner this book would be wonderful!!
    Perfect timing to have a lovely new woolly, cuddly blanket ❤️

    —Sue P on January 17, 2015
  • I am pretty basic would love to learn how to do these patterns. Your book looks great, love to have this.

    —Carolyn Fraser on January 17, 2015
  • I like the look you get with the seed stitch. Would love to win the book, thank you for sharing the giveaway
    akk_nana@yahoo.com

    —Alesha on January 17, 2015
  • I am a new knitter, basically its knit and purl, only scarfs. I have seen so many patterns with beautiful designs, but I would need a video tutorial for each one. The sampler afghan seems like a good start to learn stitch patterns. If I make a mistake, I could use it as a doily under a planter. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Virginia Bronner on January 17, 2015
  • I like the seed stitch, interesting enough, but not too hard and looks great.

    —Irene on January 17, 2015
  • I love the texture of the seed stitch.

    —Barb Colvin on January 17, 2015
  • I’ve had fun making scarves with the linen stitch this winter. Thanks for the change to win!

    —Karen Watkins on January 17, 2015
  • I love lacy leaves to knit but my favorite is the crocheted pineapple!

    —Linda Towers on January 17, 2015
  • Been knitting for over 50 years, started at the ripe age of 5! My mom & grandmother knit, so it was natural that I wanted to learn. Not much I haven’t tried!!!!

    —Donna Purchase on January 17, 2015
  • I have always loved the look of the cable stitch. I am also a quilter and would like to venture into wool and embellishing it with yarn. This yarn looks very suitable for my different craft hobbies. Thank you.

    Doris Ramminger on January 17, 2015
  • I am fairly new to knitting, but love it! I find it so relaxing to sit and just let my mind drift as I make something beautiful!

    —Kathy E. on January 17, 2015
  • I am really enjoying the feather and fan stitch….ripples are in for me…..and I am now learning some more cables which I am enjoying as well….haven’t tried writing my own yet…but just to incorporate them into an afghan would be fun…..

    —Darlene Krystal on January 17, 2015
  • I don’t know how to stich, but Id love to learn! I like the look of cables.

    —Sunnie on January 17, 2015
  • I make a lot of charity scarves just using simple garter stitch but combine various yarns that give a special effect to the scarves.
    For personal stuff you cant beat the beauty of Aran patterns and cables!

    —Maryanne Wilson on January 17, 2015
  • I love anything with cable stitch!!!

    —Terry Woodrow on January 17, 2015
  • For me, it’s a toss-up between feather and fan stitch and cables. It generally depends on whether I want something mindless to work on (I could just about do feather and fan in my sleep) or want more of a challenge.

    —Kat Yeager on January 17, 2015
  • Not a particular stitch, but I like to knit Continental style.

    —Sam on January 17, 2015
  • I love the basket weave stitch and the Chinese wave stitch.

    —Diana Salmon on January 17, 2015
  • Definitely cables for me.

    —Mary S on January 17, 2015
  • I love cables. I did a scarf where I actually took the two cable stitch holders and tied them in a single knot and then kept knitting. It was a hard pattern, but I loved the finished product. And it was never boring!

    —Pam on January 17, 2015
  • I must say, I don’t have a favorite stitch because I just recently learned to knit and crochet from one of my best friends. She had a long list of stitches to teach me, but she passed away suddenly. She taught me to make dish rags, so I just keep making them until I find someone to teach me more. This book is amazing and I think I could learn a lot just from it. I want so much to feel that yarn.

    —Missy on January 17, 2015
  • My favorite is every new stitch I learn. love the challange of learning a new stitch. Winning this book would be like reading a mystery every block would need to be solved. Hope I win.

    —Susan leblang on January 17, 2015
  • I would love to learn new types of stitches. I love to crochet and to make afghans. Right now I use the double crochet a lot. I don’t have a lot of yarn so that would be nice.

    —Annette on January 17, 2015
  • I remember learning a cable stitch. It was so great looking at the scarf in the end and knowing "I did this!"

    —jean crowe-balliro on January 17, 2015
  • Hi All: I would like to get past knit and perl. Thank you for the give away, especially if a winner is selected named Debra ;o)

    —Debra Caughell on January 17, 2015
  • I love cables but there are times I just want a plain rib pattern that I don’t have to concentrate on and can just knit away.

    —connie b on January 17, 2015
  • I am currently debating about knitting a throw – hopefully with lots of textures etc. I’m sure this book will be beneficial in my quest

    —Denise Fuller on January 17, 2015
  • I am in my eighties and have started to knit for charities and enjoy cables as I find them challeging

    —Elizabeth Worthy on January 17, 2015
  • Cables

    —Elizabeth Worthy on January 17, 2015
  • I can do the initial chain stitch and that ends it for me. My sister crochets, so I leave this type of creating up to her. You might have seen her…while her husband drives their motorcycle, she sits on the back seat and crochets.

    Keep smiling,

    Lynnita Shipman on January 17, 2015
  • I knitted a vest for my daughter then 7 years old with a kangaroo on the front in a light blue and white, she and I both loved it, we still have it on a big Teddy, she is now 42. I have 2 beautiful granddaughters 10 and 8 years to knit for now, they love it and are learning to knit themselves.

    —Helen Dow on January 17, 2015
  • I don’t know too many different stitches yet, but I do like how the seed stitch turns out!

    —Sandi on January 17, 2015
  • Feather and Fan is my favorite pattern. I taught my Mom to knit when she was in her 70s. She didn’t think she could do the feather and fan, but her afghan turned out beautiful and she was so pleased.

    —Anita Carlisle on January 17, 2015
  • Cables, they look so impressive

    —Jean Rutherford on January 18, 2015
  • I have 2 favorites, garter stitch and stockinette. Both are so versatile in making patterns. If I had to choose between these 2, it would be stockinette because you make cables!!! Endless cable choices enhance a blanket easily.

    —Sandra Burkhard on January 18, 2015
  • I love the look of cables and they’re much easier to do than most people think so they are my favourite!

    —Suzanne on January 18, 2015
  • Love the colors of your yarn…just started knitting…I use to crochet all the time….

    Judy Weaver on January 18, 2015
  • I love cables and feather and fan for blankets. I have knitted since a child and would love to win yarn and pattern book.

    —Cindy Hamilton on January 18, 2015
  • Feather and fan is my favorite.

    —Susan Goen on January 18, 2015
  • I have finally learned how to read patterns, thanks to the ladies at the knitting shop. Unfortunately it has closed, but what they taught me, will be with me forever. Now I am teaching some of my friends to knit.

    —Polly on January 18, 2015
  • Cables are my favorite stitch to use, it seems like almost all the patterns I make have a cable somewhere. The only time that I haven’t used them is when I’m making lace weight shawls.

    —Polly on January 18, 2015
  • As l am just a knitting newbie, l am only able to master the basic stitches which is knit and purl. Once l master the stitches with the correct tension l would love to try the other various stitches and increase my knitting skills.

    —Anne on January 18, 2015
  • I love cables and ribs but I found a simple seed stitch that is a lot of fun.

    —connie b on January 18, 2015
  • I was not fortunate to have a picture or printed directions to guide me beyond the basics. Reminds me my past flustrations when I did not have a picture, or printed directions to guide me beyond the bare basics. To have the "Build a Blanket" book would be an inspriation to make my family their own personal afghans.

    —Deloris on January 18, 2015
  • Love to knit and crochet scarves and prayer shawls. Thanks for including me in your giveaway.

    —Mary Burn on January 18, 2015
  • Definitely feather and fan.

    —Debora on January 18, 2015
  • My favorite stitch varies depending on the project: for example, the Right Twist rib for stocking caps, seed stitch for baby hats, feather and fan for shawls, and random cable for cowls. Used the Berroco alpaca blend yarn for a couple of cowl gifts at Christmas. Would love the chance to try this yarn.

    —Pearl on January 18, 2015
  • I don’t know much more than knit and pearl but I’m learning! I would love to try this yarn and do the sampler blanket.

    —karla on January 19, 2015
  • the basic stitch, simplicity knit and pearl is my favorite, loom knitting, tatting, embroidery SRE.

    —claudia corbett on January 19, 2015
  • I haven’t found many stitches I didn’t like in both knit and crochet, but I especially enjoy variations on knit ribs for the combination of texture and color play.

    —Jane on January 19, 2015
  • Love to work with mock cables and real cables to give texture to a piece. This looks like an awesome book that would help me go beyond the basics — I’m kind of in a rut! Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Jacque on January 19, 2015
  • I love to make cables and vintage is one of my favourite yarns, I have knit many a hat and mittens with it.

    Margaret Stewart on January 19, 2015
  • I love seed stitch and of course intricate cables.
    asteride on Ravelry

    —asteride on January 20, 2015
  • I love the trinity stitch. I did a shawl for my mother with this stitch and it is thick and fluffy while being light and airy. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —ronnie gosnell on January 21, 2015
  • Currently I really like the seed stitch in knit.

    —Carmen N on January 21, 2015
  • I love cable stitches! It is such a classic look for sweaters!

    —jessica e on January 22, 2015
  • Brioche stitch is my newest favorite along with any and all cables but I’m always on the look out for a new stitch pattern to use.

    —Joan Trautwein on January 23, 2015
  • Cable stitches are my new favorite! Some girlfriends and I (all in our 20s-early 30s) just started up a weekly knitting group, so I’ve been getting lots more practice and experience!

    —Catherine Lopez on January 28, 2015
  • I’m a big fan of slip stitch patterns, and I’m a stitch dictionary junkie.

    —Jessie on January 29, 2015

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