My current work in progress:

Geiger by Norah Gaughan, knit from Wollmeise Merino DK in the “Schwefel” colorway, using 3.25mm and 3.75mm needles.

Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book

I recently received a review copy of this:

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This is Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book by the Editors of Vogue Knitting Magazine, which came out last month. It was first published in the late 1980s, and a second edition came out in 2002. This is the latest update.

The 2002 edition was pretty great, and this new edition is even better. It has a huge library of techniques: cast-ons, bind-offs, increases, decreases, different stitches, etc. Also has sections on different types of knitting — colorwork, entrelac, brioche, etc. There is lots of information on design and construction, and info on knitting tools, correcting errors, finishing, etc. There’s even a section on crochet.

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According to the press release, there are more than 70 additional pages over the previous edition, and the book has more than 1600 illustrations.

I’m keeping my review copy, but I want to send a copy to one of you as a gift. Who’d like a copy?

To be entered n the drawing for a copy of Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book, leave a copy on this post be noon on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at noon Eastern time. I’ll draw a winner at random at that time.

Almost there . . .

I am a few rounds from completing the body of Strathendrick.

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I am making it a bit longer than the pattern directs, with the armholes a bit deeper as I don’t want the sleeves as tight as shown. Once the body is done, there is still a lot of knitting to be done, but finishing the body will definitely be a milestone!

Loki is surprisingly chill abut the whole thing.

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  1. Aimee P says:

    It’s great to not only republish such a useful book but then to add even more information to it.

  2. Donna Goad says:

    This book looks great. I have been thinking of buying it, but haven’t yet. Thanks for having the give-away.

  3. I would love a copy! Thanks for the opportunity 🤓

  4. I’d love a chance at the book.

  5. Robi Vogel says:

    I love your work. I’m almost done with my Starmore poncho. So happy for snow days. Lol

  6. What a beautiful piece of knitting! And I would love to have the book also.

  7. I’m donating my old copy to my Knitting Guild’s yarn auction–so I would love to win the new one!

  8. That book looks like the most amazing reference to come out in quite a while. Please sign me up!

  9. Beverley says:

    Hi I would love a copy of the vogue book. Thanks for the chance. Just a quick question how did you get on with all the snow!?



  10. I’d love a copy. I will be adding that to my knitting library.

  11. SHERRY Beason says:

    You’re knitting is incredible! So… pick me, pick me! The book looks incredible.

  12. would love a copy of that book

  13. Jacquelyn says:

    I’m enjoying seeing the Shathendrick growing. When I first follwoed your blog this was the daily diet. Yum.

    I’m happy to put my hand up for your new Vogue book offer – if your good for OS postage.


  14. Jacquelyn says:

    Woops – pardon my typos – wrong glasses. JJ

  15. Roslyn O'Neill says:

    I would love to win a copy!!!

  16. One can never have too many knit reference books on hand! And I do not have one from Vogue, please include me in this drawing.
    I would also like to say I admire your Fair Isle knit work so much. The tension always looks spot on. And the colors are great. I am currently working on a nice little vest for my little one and I am hooked!

  17. I have been thinking of getting this book! Thanks for this chance!

  18. Yooper in Mississippi says:

    Maybe lightning will strike twice in one year.

  19. Christel Y says:

    You are so generous! That is a beautiful book!

  20. Wendy, your work on Strathendrick brings up a question that has been bugging me lately and knitting in the round and twisting – There’s a cardigan pattern I adore on Ravelry called Blaer, it’s not stranded like this, not knit in the round, but it is knit in lace weight Icelandic yarn. Some of the projects mention that they didn’t want to bother doing purl rows in lace weight yarn, so they knit the pattern in the round and then steeked it. I LOVE that idea (I haven’t steeked anything yet), but some of the steekers put notes that their final sweater has a twist to it from knitting in the round. I knit hats all the time and never seem to have any twist. Is it a problem due to size, i.e., a cardigan vs. a hat? or is it due to the fine weight of the yarn, or would it just be due to some knitters’ way of knitting causes twisting? Can twist be blocked out? I am literally obsessed with this matter, lol! 🙂

  21. Never too old to learn something new!!!Love the old editions (borrowed from library a few times) so would love to see a copy on my bookshelf!!

  22. Wendy, thank you for the opportunity to win this book!

  23. Melissa (aka Witchknit says:

    I’d love to win this. Thank you for the giveaway and your fabulous “knittings” oh and for pictures of Loki too.

  24. I have the original, but would love an updated version! Thank you for sharing the goodies!
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  25. Since I learned how to knit from a book, I am sure this one would be great as well. Would love to have it.

  26. What a treasure this would be! Thanks for offering it to one lucky reader!

  27. Cindy Decker says:

    Keep on blogging, look forward to your updates and inspirational projects. I’d love to have the new edition!

  28. Julie Gentes says: