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.
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.