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Drop Dead Easy Giveaway

Drop Dead Easy Knits, by Gale Zucker, Mary Lou Egan, and Kirsten Kapur, is the book that I as a knitwear designer want when I take a knitting vacation. It has the kind of projects that are interesting enough to hold my attention, but not so involved that they require all of it.  The book features 29 patterns for everything from quick little knits, such as toys and hats, to beautiful sweaters you’ll actually wear and beautiful knits for the home. All the projects are designed so that you can enjoy the time spent knitting them.

There are three projects that feature Berroco yarns in this book. The Searsport Market Bag, designed by Mary Lou, is exactly the project I’ve been hoping to see for Indigo. It takes just 3 skeins, but it’s big enough for all your beach-day essentials.


The Oxbo socks are a quick knit in Vintage. They come in 3 sizes and both one and two color options. Shown in Solid Socks: Oats 2 (2, 3) skeins, two color socks: (MC) Cerulean 2 (2, 2) skeins, (CC) Caramel 1 (1, 1) skein. Vintage comes in 96 shades so the possibilities are endless.


And Keynote—a winner of a pullover knit in Fiora. I was lucky to get to see Gale’s test-knit version of this pullover before the book came out, and its a perfect match for the yarn—a good shape to show of the drape of this yarn’s unique fiber blend of cotton, rayon, alpaca, nylon, and wool.


This week we are thrilled to have a copy of this beautiful book to give away—better still, we’re going to give away enough Fiora to knit your own Keynote.

HOW TO ENTER: Leave a comment below telling us your which shade of Fiora you’d use to knit your Keynote.

DETAILS: Must be 18 years or older to enter.

Comments must be posted by 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, January 22, 2017. One winner will be chosen at random and announced on the blog next Monday, January 23.


133 thoughts on “Drop Dead Easy Giveaway

  1. I’d love to have these patterns, and if I did I’d love a Keynote in Georgia just like the model’s. It would be such a useful piece!

  2. i’d knit it in Buford……………i have a fave B&B in Searsport…..and everything there is calm and peaceful…………………like this shade……..

  3. I love the Buford colorway. It has just a hint of color while still being a soft neutral. I love that the colors are all Southern towns. Can’t wait to get a look at the book.

  4. So many pretty colors! Today, at this time, I would choose Cornelia as my color to make that great sweater.

  5. I think I would use Buford to knit a keynote in although there are other great choices including the one the sample was knit in.

  6. Thanks for this giveaway, the book looks beautiful! I would definitely make the sweater in Georgia, a subtle but classy color😊

  7. So many lovely shades! But I think I would use Magnolia. It is not too dark that the stitches are less visible, but it looks like a rich vibrant color of life! Sounds like a wonderful blend and I hope to use it soon. Thanks so much for the lovely designs and patterns 😉

  8. What a beautiful sweater. I would knit it in Cornelia 3856, matches my eyes. And I would knit it for myself, something I’ve never done before.

  9. I love the yoke detail – what a beautiful pattern! I would knit it in Magnolia (3865). (Love all the colors – and the names evoke fond memories of my travels in the South!)

  10. I’m a sucker for a great contest–this is a book and yarn that I’d love to have. Keynote is a great sweater, I’d choose Buford or Cornelia as my color

  11. Such a tough choice, I love all the colors Fiora is offered in, but My favorite for this sweater is Ray!

  12. Oh my goodness, that is not an easy choice! I’ll say florence because I’ve made a vow to put more colour in my wardrobe and that is a stunning shade of blue. 🙂 crossing my fingers you pull my name out of the hat!

  13. Such nice colors! Augusta would be my choice, but I can see this would be great in any of these colors. Looks like a fun book to have.

  14. So hard to choose. Tybee looks the most versatile for my wardrobe but I love Elberta too. Would have to get a skein of each before I commit to one

  15. I would make the Keynote sweater in Elberta. It would go with gray or navy pants, Its a good color that is still pretty neutral.

  16. I love the yoke! And the luster of the yarn. There are several colors that I like. I’m torn between Magnolia and Peach Tree. I’d love to knit this sweater in both colors — but probably Magnolia first.

  17. The patterns sound perfect, and those colors are gorgeous! It is hard to decide, but I would probably make it in cornelia.

  18. I would knit the sweater in Peach Tree because my granddaughter thinks I need to brighten up my wardrobe. My son would love the socks in a neutral color!

  19. I would love owning this book and I would choose Buford for my Fiora Color. Thanks for the opportunity.

  20. Definitely Ray!! I love that yellow-green color. Book looks amazing – hope I win! 🙂
    PS. I use Vintage to knit socks – wears well and feels great.

  21. I would choose Elberta from this lovely palette. This a great book, Keynote has been in my queue since it came out.

  22. I would knit the Keynote sweater in the beautiful greeny yellow shade of Ray – perfect for spring!

  23. I’d knit Keynote in the Tybee color. It’s a lovely shade and will complement so many other colors.

  24. Bristol would be my colour, and Keynote is my kind of sweater- clever yoke detail without the hassle of two colour knitting.

  25. Wow – I had a hard time picking, so I picked my top three in priority order: 1) Elberta, 2) Florence, 3) Belmont. I am using Berroco Weekend Chunky in one of my current WIPS. I LOVE Berroco!

  26. It’s so hard to pick just one shade! Sanibel is a great color though and happens to be where my Uncle lives in Florida. Thanks for this opportunity

  27. I would make an ombre effect using both Belmont and Georgia for the keynote sweater. Gorgeous pattern!

  28. All of the Fiora yarn colors are beautiful, but a sweater made using Ray would be a classic and youthful pice.

  29. Florence! Definitely Florence – the colour is that of the sky in the summer as the sun has just set but it is getting dark…..unbelievable colour….

  30. I took this book out from the library and really like it. Easy but great looking is my goal with knitting. I’d knit Keynote in Fiora, but I can’t decide i what color. I love cotton blends and am knitting a sweater in Remix now. Remix is great and I hope to try some in the lighter weight. I hope Berroco will make even more cotton blends as they are my favorites.

  31. It is very hard to decide upon one shade of this beautiful yarn. I found about five different colors I really liked. I think I’d settle upon ‘Elberta’. It is a beautiful color, not too much, kind of mellow. If I had to choose another day, I might choose ‘Buford’, or one of the other three or four colors that are so wonderful. Thanks for the opportunity.

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