Crochet Book Giveaway

To recognize National Crochet Month, I’m giving away two copies of my best-selling crochet border book, Every Which Way Crochet Borders! It’s filled with step-by-step written instructions and crochet charts, and features 139 borders. Plus, just like my previous border book Around the Corner Crochet Borders, all of the borders in this book turn a 90-degree angle, so there’s no fussing when you’re trying to complete an edging.

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Every Which Way Crochet Borders

How to Enter

To enter for a chance to win, just comment on any March 2020 blog post! More details:

  • Comment on any March 2020 blog post
  • One comment per blog post, but you can comment on every post throughout the month
  • Each new on-topic comment counts as one entry
  • Only US residents eligible
  • Comments accepted as entries from now through March 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern
  • Two winners will be chosen at random on April 1, 2020
  • Winners will be contacted via the email they used to leave a comment
  • If winner does not respond within seven (7) days of being contacted, a new winner will be chosen
  • Books will be sent via US Media Mail

Good luck!

Review & Giveaway: Knit Noro Accessories 2

Knit Noro Accessories 2
Sixth&Spring provided a copy of Knit Noro Accessories 2 free of charge. The opinions expressed here are entirely my own. This page may contain affiliate links, which help support my day job but don’t cost you anything extra.

NKnit Noro Accessories 2oro Yarn is the quintessential color-changing yarn. It offers wonderful, sophisticated colorways and a range of weights.

But with all that beauty-in-a-ball comes with a challenge: What can I knit that will show off the yarn to its best advantage? Add too much stitch patterning and you muddy the loveliness of the color changes.

Knit Noro Accessories 2 meets that challenge, with 30 designs from a multitude of designers. Although the tagline on the cover says “30 More Colorful Little Knits”, that’s a bit misleading because there are plenty of not-so-little projects included. Of course, you’ll find the expected hats, mitts and scarves, but there are plenty of larger shawls and ponchos to choose from.

I loved seeing the unisex designs photographed on guys. In my experience, that’s a great way to convince your guy that he needs a hand-knit something. (“See, that guy is wearing a scarf! Don’t you want a scarf just like that?”)

Knit Noro Brickstitch Scarf The photography is good. Really good, with lots of full-page beauty shots and smaller shots from all angles, making the book a delight to flip through. The text is clear and easy to read.

I was disappointed that there weren’t more charts. While there were some charts, there could have been more. Another disappointment is that is not a way to look up projects by yarn weight or yarn name. I have a few skeins of Noro waiting to become something, but found myself having to flip through the pages—not that that was a hardship (see above)— to find projects that used the yarn I have. It would have been nice to be able to check the table of contents or index and go right to those project appropriate for my yarn.

Knit Noro Square ShawlThe projects run the gamut of skill level, technique and yarn weight. If I had to tag attributes for the projects, the list would include (in no particular order):

  • Garter stitch, stockinette stitch, lace stitches, slip stitches
  • Short rows, miters, cables
  • Hat, cowl, scarf, gloves, boot toppers, socks, cape
  • One skein, multiple skeins
  • Fingering, sport/dk, worsted, chunky

Pros: Appealing projects, good variety, great photography, cute models, easy-to-read text

(Little) Cons: Not enough charts for this chart-loving knitter, indexing

Win a Copy

Thanks to Sixth&Spring Publishing, I’ll be giving away a copy of Knit Noro Accessories 2. Simply fill out the form below to enter and to join my mailing list. (Make sure you “confirm” through the email you’ll get when you sign up.) If you are already on the mailing list, please sign up below to win, but don’t worry, you won’t get onto the mailing list twice!

On the morning of April 28, I’ll notify the winner via email. Check my Facebook page to find out who won!

In the meantime, I have some colorful knitting to plan.

Update: The giveaway winner has been chosen. Stay tuned to the blog for upcoming giveaways.