CLOSED Giveaway: AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary by Andrea Rangel

Yep, we’ve got another giveaway for you! Again, thanks to the fine folks at Interweave/F+W Media, we’ve got one of their brand new books to give away to one lucky winner this week. Keep reading for more info!

We’re big fans of Andrea Rangel’s body of work here at Berroco. We’ve talked about her previous book, Rugged Knits (Interweave/F+W Media, 2016), and we borrowed her for a sizing demonstration, so when we heard she was working on another full book, we were so excited to see what she’d deliver! And boy, did she deliver. AlterKnits Stitch Dictionary (Interweave/F+W Media, 2017) is a wild romp through stranded colorwork patterns like you’ve never seen.

Andrea worked in collaboration with her husband Sean to develop the 200 modern knitting motifs that are available in this book, and they are simply amazing.Sean drew up and designed all of the stitch patterns, and Andrea knit them, and together, they refined the motifs. This book is truly inspirational for anyone who likes to play with colorwork motifs in their knitting.

There are stitch patterns that feel traditional yet contemporary, and there are fun and more “out there” patterns that you’ll want to immediately plug into your favorite mitten pattern (or go big and turn them into a sweater). Each chart has a corresponding knitted swatch, so you can know what they will look like when they’re knit.

Andrea includes a quick yet thorough reference guide to help you master colorwork knitting, including a lesson on color dominance (always important for colorwork consideration!) and even provides five patterns at the end of the book for you to knit as-is, or use to practice swap out your favorite stitch patterns.

Helix Cowl by Andrea Rangel from AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary

Skull & Bones Pullover by Andrea Rangel from AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary

For even more sneak peeks at some of the stitch patterns used in the book, head over to the Interweave blog, where books editor Kerry Bogert wrote about tips for managing colorwork knitting.

We have a copy of AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary to give away to one lucky winner this week, and to help you get started down the path to colorwork swatching, we’ll also send two skeins of Berroco Ultra® Alpaca Fine in two contrasting colors (your choice!) so you can practice your colorwork and knit any of the accessory patterns from the book. Note: the projects in the book use yarns from other companies and of other fiber compositions, so if you choose to use Ultra Alpaca Fine to knit one of these projects, be sure to do a small swatch to check your gauge.

To enter: Leave a comment letting us know which two colors of Ultra Alpaca Fine you’d like to use to practice your colorwork knitting. All comments must be received by 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, August 20, 2017. The giveaway is open to anyone in the world ages 18 and up.

If you just need to have your own copy of AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary right now (and we don’t blame you), you can find it at Amazon (hardcover) or in the Interweave Store (hardcover | eBook).

154 Comments

  1. I would love to do color work in tea rose and berry pie. Have done some color work but could definitely use some helpful hints!

  2. This book looks awesome! Definitely going to get it. For colors I love browns and blue so I would go with Starry night and Peat mix.

  3. I think Tea Rose and Berry Pie Mix would be beautiful toget her and show the lovely details in some colorwork. How exciting!

  4. Cobalt and seedling would be a nice mix. I’ve been eyeing this book as a means of getting over my color work fears. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  5. What wonderful patterns! I would like to think that I’m brave enough to attempt them. The colors I would choose are: Oceanic Mix 1285 and Turquoise Mix 1294. Thank you for this opportunity.

  6. I’d experiment with Grove Mix and Cobalt Mix to knit something to support our college football team- I think it would be really fun!

  7. Love the different stitch patterns! So hard to decide. Maybe Pitch Black and Moon Shadow or Blueberry Mix and Barley….. Sorry, but how do you choose just two….

  8. I love the new Starry Night Mix color, I think I’d pair it with another new color: Charcoal mix.

    Color work is my potato chip knitting – gotta knit one more row! The patterns I’ve seen from this book look like a lot of fun.

  9. I would love this book. I have never quite gotten over my fears of imperfection when doing colour work. Lots of swatches and nothing finished. My favourite colours are the white and berry pie.

  10. I love the wavy pattern shown in light blue and white in the photos. I’d choose ultra alpaca fine in winter white and starry night mix and knit up a cowl.

  11. It is very hard to choose. My first choice would be pea soup mix and oceanic. The book looks so beautiful and I am a little scared of color work, so it is needed.

    1. Hi Nicole! You’ve been selected as the winner for this prize package! Check your email. 😀

  12. I would like Salt & Pepper and Tea Rose. I think Tea Rose would give a soft, feminine touch to the strong, durable Salt & Pepper. I would use both to make a nice cowl, or maybe a hat? Thank you!

  13. Ultra alpaca is my go to yarn, have knitted many things and would be beyond excited to try out stitch patterns from this very cool book and ultra alpaca fine. Colors: berry pie mix and pea soup mix.

  14. I have had my eye on this book since the moment it was announced. Ultra Alpaca Fine is one of my favorite yarns to knit with! My husband chose it for the first pair of socks I knitted for him several years ago, and I also used it for my very first shawl. Choosing colors is the hardest part, but I would love to do a project using Turquoise Mix and Moonshadow. Thanks for chance to win!

  15. I have yet to learn how to knit patterns like these. Oceanic and Pea soup would be motivation to take on something so challenging!!! 😊

  16. Have done a few colorwork projects and this book would be a great addition to help me improve my skills. Love the pattern ideas. Tough choice on the yarn, they are all great shades and a lot would work well together for colorwork. But I was initially drawn to Charcoal and Starry Night combination – so that’s my vote 🙂

  17. Winter white and charcoal grey. I’d love to try out the sheep colorworks pattern. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  18. I’m going to say charcoal and buckwheat, but know that I had an impossible time choosing (as always) since these lines all have the loveliest color selections!

  19. Winter White and Buckwheat, please.
    I have fearfully avoided most color work for over 50 years.
    Time to become adventurous maybe?!

  20. I like tea rose and buckwheat! I love to do color work and the examples above are amazing. Thanks for this opportunity.

  21. Please enter me to win the AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary and two skeins of Berroco Ultra® Alpaca Fine in two contrasting colors (Winter White and Berry Pie Mix are my choices!) … Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  22. Getting better at colorwork is on my to-do list this year! (And I had a hard time deciding which colors of Berroco Ultra® Alpaca Fine I’d like the best — but finally couldn’t deny being most drawn to Grapefruit and Garnet…)

  23. I’d choose Pink Berry mix and Pea soup Mix. Those are my color and my husbands color! I’d like to make us matching hats with those colorways!

  24. Wow! What a gorgeous book! I would love to refine my colourwork. With this book and the Blueberry Mix and the Lime Mix. The Blueberry would make the Lime pop, and the Lime would underline how smooth and rich the Blueberry is!

  25. I adore Caribbean Mix and Grapefruit Mix -for a lively combination to try out some of these wonderful colour work designs

  26. Starry Night Mix and Grove Mix, but they’d be only the start. Eventually I’d love to try all of the them. Thanks for the giveaway.

  27. I was planning on some stranded projects for the winter so this book looks so great. It is so hard to choose but I think I would Berry Pie Mix and Winter White.

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