Enter to Win 3 New Knitting Books for Your Collection!

Editor's note: Thanks to all who entered this giveaway! We've selected three crafters for these prizes: October6, ligiabfra5057629 and Ariskelmys. Congrats!

We know knitters are always eager to add more beautiful books and patterns to their collection, and today, we're giving you the chance to win three books from a few of our fave Craftsy instructors. Read on for details!

Enter to win these three knitting books on Craftsy!

We're giving away new knitting books from three of our awesome Craftsy instructors: Faina GobersteinKate Atherley and Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark.

Take a peek at what's included in each book, and enter for your chance to win! You can enter for all three or just the one that piques your interest. Thanks to our friends at F+W Media, we're giving away two copies of each book — that's a total of six books and six winners!

The Art of Slip-Stitch Knitting

The Art of Slip-Stitch Knitting book

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Brought to you by Craftsy instructor Faina Goberstein and Simone Merchant-Dest, The Art of Slip-Stitch Knitting is perfect for knitters who want to try slip-stitch color work for the first time (and knitters who are already in love with the technique will like it, too!).

The book is divided into five chapters, each focusing on different types of slip-stitch stitches, from traditional patterns to woven, fancy and reversible patterns.

There's also an intro chapter included for knitters who aren't familiar with the technique or just need a brush-up. This chapter features info on reading charts, as well as designing patterns, reengineering patterns, and even choosing yarn that works best with the technique.

The Art of Slip-Stitch Knitting

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I have my eye on so many patterns in this book! I like Faina's Bordo Shawl (pictured above) because it proves that slip-stitch isn't just for multiple colors. The shawl has an awesome texture that you can achieve with just one color at a time, so it's a little less fussy than patterns that have color work.

The Art of Slip-Stitch Knitting

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Simona's Jetelinka Boot Toppers pictured above are also on my list. This pattern uses a reversible slip-stitch, and the book makes a good point about them: These make great gifts since they look like handknit socks but take way less time to knit.

For a great supplement to the book, be sure to check out Faina's Slip-Stitch Colorwork class!

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The Beginner's Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns

The Beginner's Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns

Photo courtesy of Caro Sheridan and Gillian Martin

If you've ever thought about selling or distributing your own patterns, check out Craftsy instructor Kate Atherley's new book The Beginner's Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns. Kate's book helps you write clear patterns that other knitters can easily follow.

Kate reviews the format of a complete knitting pattern, including what information you should include and how to clearly communicate it. Kate also provides tips (and in some cases even entire chapters!) for styling and photography, adding schematics, giving size info, making charts, copyrighting and more essential info for designers who want to make their patterns the best they can be.

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Brioche Chic

Brioche Chic book cover

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Craftsy instructor Mercedes Tarasovich knows how to make brioche look so cool. Brioche Chic is a technique-based book that's divided into chapters based on types of stitches. The first chapter covers basic brioche, while the following chapters slowly add twists and colors to your repertoire. 

Brioche Chic book

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This Men's Shawl-Collar Pullover caught my attention, as I'm always looking for stylish men's sweaters to add to my queue. Only the collar and sleeves are knit in brioche, while the rest of the sweater is in seed stitch. It's a great option for knitters who want a little bit of brioche practice without having to think about it throughout the entire project.

Brioche Chic knitting book

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My favorite part of brioche is incorporating color, so I am all about this Braided-Cable Toque. This chapter includes not just two-color accessories, but also several beautiful two-color brioche garments so you can really show off what you've learned.

Mercedes's class Brioche Knitting Made Easy pairs great with this book. It features technique guidance as well as more beautiful brioche patterns.

Enter to win Mercedes' book »

3 Comments

Louise

Am waiting eagerly to win the three books especially the one for beginners. Thanks to Craftsy.

Amen

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Eileen

I just pray that I win that first book……also I would like that shawl pattern it is beautiful! Just think what I could do for my prayer shawl knitting with that book

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