My current work in progress:

Stornoway, designed by Alice Starmore from her book Fishermen’s Sweaters, knit in Frangipani 5-ply guernsey wool in the Aran colorway, on a 3.0mm needle.

Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book

I recently received a review copy of this:

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.

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.

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.


  1. Birgit Rosenberg says:

    Love seeing your knitterly progress. I would really like that book.

  2. Camille says:

    This looks great. I need to add it to my library

  3. OMG…I’d love a copy!

  4. Kathryn says:

    Your Strathendrick is gorgeous! How are you liking the Milarrochy Tweed? I was undecided about making one but yours is looking so good that I have changed my mind.

  5. Judy Morin says:

    Always learning and would love this book.

  6. I’d love a copy.

  7. Ohhh, I am salivating to have a copy of Vogue’s updated text. Thanks so much and your Strathendrick is, utility, and georgeous beautiful!

  8. I have the first 2 editions and would love to have this one too.

  9. Thank you for the chance to own this beautiful reference book. My copy is dogeared and most definitely on its last legs as I refer to it constantly. Your Strathendrick is beautiful.

  10. Mary Beth Cavert says:

    Please add my name to your drawing. Loki would be the perfect accessory for your new sweater. All you would need is a basket for him to sleep in as you show them both off.

  11. Would love a cooy! My original was stolen ny a “friend”!

  12. If anyone needs this book, I do. A great addition to any knitter’s library. I’m in awe of your Strathendick.

  13. knittingdancer on Raverly says:

    I would love to add this book to my knitting books library.

  14. OOOooo, this looks like the mother of all in knitting references. Thanks for offering a chance to win a copy. P.S. I love to see in each post how Loki participates in your knitting activity. What a cat!

  15. Natalie Doyle-Hennin says:

    Thanks for your generosity. Please count me in.

  16. Helen Johnson says:

    I would love the latest copy of the Vogue Knitting Book. 🙂
    That Strathendrick is amazing! So is Loki–he’s so handsome.

  17. I’ve heard that it’s quite the book ~ would love to have a copy! Please include me in the. Ontedt! Thank you for the chance to win 🙂
    PS. Your knittting is coming out amazing! Do you find the pattern difficult?

  18. I’ve read other reviews of this book-it sounds fantastic! Crossing my fingers.
    Rav ID:Ettenna
    Thank you for offering it!

  19. Thank you for your generous offer to gift one copy of the new Vogue Knitting Book. I’d love to be the lucky recipient! Your Strathendrick is fabulous. Hope you’ll post of picture of you modelling when it’s complete.

  20. I have that book from the library right now, but would love to have my own copy. Throw my name in the hat!

  21. Celeste Culpepper says:

    As always another wonderful give-a-way.

  22. Who wouldn”t want a copy of the new edition of Vogue Knitting? Always in good taste. Thanks for always sharing.

  23. Looks like a great reference book. I would love to win!

  24. Who wouldn’t love to have this book?
    Loki seems to be a big help on your beautiful sweater…:)

  25. Susanne Scheurwater says:

    I have wondered about this latest issue. Nice to have your “review”. Would love to have it..thanks for the opportunity.

  26. I’d love a copy of this. I don’t have anything like it.

  27. The existing Vogue Knitting book has been very useful, but it’s great to hear about the new improvements. Would love to add the newest version to my (ahem) rather extensive knitting library.

    Your Strathendrick is lovely, I’m very much looking forward to seeing more as it progresses.
    Barbara´s last blog post ..FO | The Thinking Cap Works

  28. Would love a copy. It looks like a wonderful resource.

  29. Beautiful book and cat. Count me in for the book, please.

  30. What a great resource. Thank you for offering it.

  31. Heather Koncz says:

    Your Strathendrick is exquisite! And your knitting is beautiful! I just love seeing all the knitting on your blog. And maybe – just maybe – the latest edition of the Vogue knitting reference would help me emulate a bit of what you accomplish. Thanks for the chance, and for your generosity.

  32. francine magnan says:

    yesss!!, would love to win this knitting book!!!hank you for the offer

  33. Hi Wendy. I would like to be entered to win this book. Thanks.

  34. That book would be an amazing resource to have on hand. I would love to win a copy, but may need to buy one if I don’t win.

  35. Nancy F says:

    It’s my birthday today and this would be a wonderful gift…..

  36. I would love a new bible, I mean Vogue Knitting Book. Thanks

  37. Looks like it’s worth while reference. I hope I get picked.

  38. Carolyn says:

    What knitter, except for the most advanced, would not love to have this book!

  39. I would love to win!

  40. emcknits says:

    I would love to win a copy of that book! Thanks for the chance to win.

  41. Ann Ross says:

    Your Kate Davies is beautiful. I am hoping she will make it up in a kit when the club membership is done. Glad to hear you like the newest Vogue. It was my only refernce for years. Would love to see the newest one and then be able topass it on , doing the Swedish Death Cleaning!!! Ann

  42. I’d love a chance to win this book, since many of my books were smoke damaged in a house fire in December.

  43. That would be a great reference book to have! Loki doesn’t look like he cares. LOL

  44. Marilyn says:

    Hmmm. I have been dying to take a look inside this new Vogue Knitting reference. Would love to win the draw, for it thanks!!

  45. I love my old Vogue Knitting book and would sure like to have the newest version. Thanks for sharing!

  46. I’ve got the original edition, but would love to add this to my knitting book collection.

  47. patricia says:

    Count me in! The sweater is gorgeous! something to aspire to.

  48. Alice Moisen says:

    I have the original. Love the chance to update

  49. Gosh, what a terrific book. Would be glad for it to be in my library

  50. Caroline says:

    This is so kind! I’d love to be entered in a chance to win.

  51. Awesome looking book. Would love to add to my collection. I’m totally awestruck at your current project and how fast you knit! And always enjoy Loki’s “adventures”!

  52. Amy Schulze says:

    I am working on my master knitting course. I’d love a reference like this! I’ve been scouring the Internet for info on techniques, but a reference like this would be so helpful! Crossing my fingers and toes!

  53. Suzie Picciano says:

    Would just love to have this book in my library! Our looks fabulous!

  54. I would love to be to own a copy machine of this book!

  55. Strathendrick and Loki are both looking gorgeous. I have been considering buying the Vogue Ultimate Knitting book but I will attempt to win it first 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity!!

  56. Would love to have this book.

  57. Count me in, please.

  58. Elsie hughes says:

    I would love this book

  59. Lestersmama says:

    Oooooo! What a great book!

  60. Susan B says:

    I gave the 2002 edition but would love to upgrade and see all that additional material. Isn’t it wonderful how knitting is growing and evolving!

  61. Laritza says:

    I have the 2002 edition of Vogue Knitting, a wonderful reference book. Would love the updated edition. Strathendrick is gorgeous!

  62. Barbara A. says:

    Count me in! I have a Vogue book from the 80s, and it’s very dated. Would love to replace.

  63. Thanks, I would love a chance to win a copy.
    Your reviews of knitting books has been so helpful in the past, thanks for that also. It is difficult to sort through the tons of books newly published!

  64. I’d love to have that book. My 2018 goal is to tackle things I don’t know how to do. So far, I’ve made my first successful colorwork project! (It’s VERY exciting!)

  65. What a great reference.

  66. I would love to have a copy of the Vogue Knitting Book.
    Thanks for the opportunity!!

  67. Oh, my! Thanks for the opportunity! What a great resource!

  68. Philhellene on Rav says:

    Pick me! It looks like a must-have in my knitting library. 🙂
    I can’t wait to see your finished Strathendrick.

  69. This book is on my wish list. Would love to win a copy.
    Loki is one very chill kitty!

  70. Myrnalee says:

    It would make me very happy to win this wonderful book for my resource library . I have and use your toe up books . They have been a tremendous help.
    I love cats, have 4 and I am in love with Loki!

  71. Anna Housholder says:

    Oh, my!! I would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance to win it.!

  72. That would make a lovely addition to my knitting library!

  73. Jo Anne says:

    The Vogue Knitting Book looks great. Your Strathendrick is so beautiful.

  74. Who would not love a copy of Vogue Knitting They are my go to for everything knitting

  75. Jill McKibben says:

    This looks like an excellent resources, Wendy. Your kitty is very sweet. And I love your latest project.

  76. Lisa Morris says:

    Loki is so beautiful. He looks like a fluffy cloud. I would love the book as a knitting reference. Thanks for offering up a copy.

  77. catspaw says:

    It looks great. I had the first one until it fell apart.

  78. Anita J. Tinlin says:

    Yes, yes, I would love a copy. Thank you for the opportunity!

  79. I would love to have a copy of that book!!

  80. I love the colours you’re using in Strathendrick. Can’t wait to see the finished product.

  81. Would I ever! I love this book – so full of techniques. Hoping I’m the lucky one :). Thanks for always being so generous.

  82. MizMelly says:

    Love your latest knitting project! What a beautiful pattern!

  83. Oh, Loki.

  84. That looks like a great reference. And your Starmore is looking gorgeous!

  85. I would love a copy of this book! Thanks for the chance to win!

  86. Great reference book

  87. Michèle Juif Arenillas says:

    Hello Wendy
    Thanks you to be so inspirative
    I ll would like so much to have this Vogue book because it seems very complete and lovely

    best regards from France

  88. Wow, wow, wow, for the book, Strathendrick, and Loki!
    Kristen Chambers´s last blog post ..Tipping Point

  89. This looks like a fantastic resource. I would love to have a copy.
    Love the colors in your sweater.

  90. The reviews for this book are all good. I would love to win a copy. Thank you for the opportunity.

  91. I have an earlier edition and have found it a valuable when I need to learn a new technique. Thanks for offering it. Your Strathendrick is gorgeous, as is Loki!

  92. Hi Wendy, I would love a copy of the Vogue Knitting Book ! Thanks for sharing :-). Your Strathendrick is looking lovely and I always love pics of Loki, although we rarely see him in action !

  93. Judging by the pages shown this is a great knitting library book. I would love to have the updated version.

  94. Joey in PDX says:

    Thanks for the chance of winning a copy of this book!

  95. Roseann says:

    This looks like it would be an invaluable resource to which I’m sure is refer over and avert again. Thank you for the opportunity to win it.

    Your Strathendrick sweater is looking lovely!

  96. Lynne S. says:

    Strathendrick is looking good. Fine-gauge knits are quite an enterprise, but they drape so well (and look so good). I’d love a copy of the updated Vogue knitting!

  97. I’d love to win this book – I’ve been borrowing the older one from the library occasionally. Wonderful book!

  98. Rebecca J. says:

    Reference books may be my favorite type of knitting books!

  99. Jennifer says:

    Vogue Knitting would be an amazing resource to have!! Despite my many knitting books (including your Toe Up Socks), I don’t have a solid all-round reference guide. I always admire your projects and enjoy the photos of a Loki.

  100. It would be a great addition to my library!