(Psst, the giveaway is over, but the discount code is still good until April 25. You can use the code HUNTERSENTME on any of the things here for 10% off!)
So you know how there are books full of lovely patterns? And then there are books packed with lots of great techniques? Well how about a book that has both?
A Year of Techniques takes twelve knitting tools (one for each month of the year), teaches you how to use them, then gives you a pattern for each. I absolutely love this idea. I’m a tiny bit jealous I didn’t think of it first!
The techniques included cover a wide range of skill levels (meaning it’s great whether you think of yourself as a beginner or a more experienced knitter). There are things here that I’ve never done (knitted on edgings, intarsia), things that I have sort of a general idea how they work but feel much more comfortable with now (helical knitting, short row shaping in garter stitch), and things that I was already confident about, but reading how someone else does it is still fun (cables, turning a heel).
And I haven’t even mentioned the niftiest bit yet. There are videos for all of the techniques! You can check them out right here. I suspect there’s something in there you’ve been wanting to try.
Once you’ve learned your new technique, the best way to perfect it is with practice. The patterns in the book let you do just that. They’re all lovely, and lots of them are the sort of things I like to make most (socks, hats, cuffs, snuggly neck things).
The book comes in both electronic and paper + electronic forms (there are also nifty kits where you can buy the yarns used in the book projects!). And I’ve got two copies of the ebook to give away (one here, and one over on instagram). To enter, just leave a comment on this post telling me which of the projects you’d knit first if you won! (You can enter on the instagram post too if you want to up your chances of winning!)
And, if you suspect you need the paper book instead (which really…I have such a soft spot for paper…I would totally understand) or one of the awesome yarn kits, you can use the code HUNTERSENTME on any of the things here for 10% off. Because really, we should all learn something new!
Comments left between now and the end of the day (eastern time) Friday, April 13, 2018 will be entered to win. I’ll pick a winner, contact them to get their info, and arrange to send the book their way. Be sure to use a real email address so I can contact you if you’ve won (I won’t do anything with those email addresses besides notify the winner). If I do email you, I need to hear back from you within 72 hours or I will pick a new winner and contact them. Oh, and for anyone playing along at home, the pictures are © Jesse Wild and used with permission.