Friday, August 03, 2012

Wearwithall Giveaway!


Hi Knitters,
The authors of this fine book asked if I would like a review copy and I jumped at the chance. I had read Kristin Nicholas' review and interview with Theresa Gaffey, one of the authors, and thought the book looked like something I would sincerely love to own.

Please go read Kristin's excellent interview with Theresa by clicking right here!

The book is authored by the combined talents of five designers from Minnesota, Mary Lou Egan, Theresa Gaffey, Scott Rohr, Shelly Sheehan, and Sarah K. Walker. All have vast experience in the fiber world and have strong connections to the Yarnery in St. Paul. I was at this yarn shop on a book tour stop in 2007 for Itty-Bitty Nursery and it is fantastic. The book is also printed in Minnesota. I love the local feel of the book.

Whenever I get a book I am always anxious to open up the cover and read the introduction. I want to find out the intentions of the author for the book. Wearwithall is for all levels of knitters from beginner to experienced. There are beautiful basic patterns that can be knit several ways, which the designer walks you through. There are a variety of projects including scarves, wraps, mittens, blankets, baby-wear, a couple of truly wearable men's items, hats, and a woman's cardigan. The main goal on these pages is to be able to use this one book to create a collection of knits to suit just about anyone you can think of. It will be a book that you will come back to again and again altering the knits to suit your needs and style.

Please click here to see all 13 patterns in one place!

Please click here to go to the Wearwithall site where you can buy the book and all of the yarn for the projects!

The photographs are by one of my favorites in the fiber world, Gale Zucker. I absolutely have loved her work for years and years. She is such a talent.

Here are a few of the projects:

(photo by Gale Zucker from Wearwithall)

I love this sweater/tunic project but I especially love baby legs in stripey tights. What a great photo.

(photo by Gale Zucker from Wearwithall)

I think this stole is the most popular project in the book according to Ravelry. I love this and would knit it in a heartbeat because I would wear and use it all of the time. Remember that you can get all of the yarn from the Yarnery for the projects in the book.

(photo by Gale Zucker from Wearwithall)

This is such a cute garter stitch cardigan. What a perfect, simple project. I can never get enough of a baby in garter stitch with stripes.

(photo by Gale Zucker from Wearwithall)

A woman's cardigan in Rowan Kidsilk Haze is another perfect option. There are also other yarn options for this project and for all of the projects in the book which is always helpful.

(photo by Gale Zucker from Wearwithall)

These socks are perhaps my favorite project in the book. They are made out of Cascade 220 which would make them a very fast knit, but also the colors are gorgeous. I think I will have to knit these at some point soon. The book also shows a photo with the socks knit in the dark gray with the light gray accents.

(photo by Gale Zucker from Wearwithall)

And of course, being from Minnesota you always need a pair of mittens or two. These wonderful colorwork mittens are also shown in a solid version and with different cuff details. Modifications for all of the patterns are explored in detail.

I guess my summary of this book is that it is a very thoughtfully compiled group of patterns that any knitter would benefit from owning. The book is carefully thought out and stylish and beautiful. I want to knit up several of the projects right away and there are many gift items that would be perfect as well. Every single pattern is a winner. I know that you will all love Wearwithall.  You can feel the experience of the authors exuding from the pages. I like that.

If you would like to win a copy of Wearwithall, Knits for Your Life, please leave one comment on this blog post. Please leave your email or rav id so I can get in touch with you to get your mailing address if you win.

I'll be back in a couple of days to randomly select a winner. Good luck and let the comments begin!
best, susie

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D said...

I would love to win this! Danielle.Alkire *AT* Gmail.com

Mim said...

What a great book. Thanks for the giveaway. I'm mim on Ravelry or mimsfam at gmail dot com

Abby said...

Practical knitting for the people you love (including yourself). What could be better? I would love to win!

Abbyebee on Ravelry.

Betz White said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I have some boy feet around here that would love to wear those grey socks! :)

Anonymous said...

COOL! coutrem on raverly

Michelle said...

What a great book! My rav ID is stitchywitchy. :0)

Zenitude said...

What a great book! I love the mitts and the stole so much! I would put this book to good use for sure.
Rav: zenitude

Anonymous said...

I would *so* love to own this book!

Brenda0312 (Rav ID)

Eileen said...

Looks like a wonderful book, would love a copy. My Rav ID is Fizbin.

pattytrish said...

I would love to make that toddler sweater, exciting!
pattytrish

OzKnitter said...

LOVE the garter stitch cardi!

OzKnitter on Rav

margo momma said...

looks like such an awesome book! Kids knits are so hard to resist. my Rav ID is gourmetfaerie.

oddaud said...

I would love to win! another lovely giveaway :)

rav id: oddaud

Jo Anne W-M said...

I love those socks too and I'd love to have the book.
joannewm on Ravelry

oddaud said...

I would love to win - thanks for another lovely giveaway :)

rav id: oddaud

Caity M said...

Count me in!

I agree with you: unlike with other books, I just love reading knitting book introductions. :)

Amanda said...

Those socks are awesome!
Rav ID: QuiteCool

Kelsie Butler said...

Oh I would love to win this! I love every project I saw and would love to knit them. What a great book and a great giveaway.
Rav id: soonerknitter

brooke said...

This might be just the thing to kick my knitting into gear again. I've been quilting up a storm and not knitting one single stitch ;-(

brookeali(at)hotmail.com

Ólöf said...

LOVE the stole! Would use it all the time in the winter.

OlofDrofn on Ravelry
http://www.knittingwitholof.com

Helen said...

Almost all the patterns are a "must knit" for me!!!
Helen
hwhosh@gmail.com

dcknitsandbakes said...

What a great book! I love all of the patterns you posted!
Rav ID: JACM

Amy said...

Wow! Love them all, but especially those socks, and the stole, and the baby sweater, and the.....

Rav ID: alsherer

Amy said...

Wow! Love them all, but especially those socks, and the stole, and the baby sweater, and the.....

Rav ID: alsherer

Marilou said...

Looks like a great book & I'd love to add it to my collection. I'm Grammiknit on ravelry or mkjewett@aol.com

Thank you!

cguard(on rav) said...

This is a book I would knit from not just drool over although I would do that too. The socks, the stole, or the cardigan (for me!) where to start?

Sara said...

I heard good things were coming out of MN with this book. I'd make a few of the projects just from your descriptions!
Sara (Survivor on RAV)

tammy said...

love the stole and the stripey tights!
maddgriffsmom@gmail.com
ravelry id: tyeatts

Carolyn & Reese said...

I would love to win this. Beautiful pattern!

Smallcreation on Ravelry

Rhonda said...

Oh my goodness, I must make that stole! I just love it!

Rhonda/Rhondito

Nicole said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I am loving those cute baby projects!
Rav id- espo

Becky said...

I would love to win a copy.

Becky (gathersnomoss)

Deborah said...

What a wonderful book! Thank you for this giveaway. I'm Woollyfa on ravelry.

Anonymous said...

I would love this book.

Rav nanaelliott

Anonymous said...

I would love this book.

Rav nanaelliott

cpeezers said...

great giveway! Thanks a bunch. I love that I can go to ravelry and see on one page what patterns are in the book. That's really a nice thing. Thanks for the link to that.

christinabieloh@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love the book! Love the socks and table runner especially!

Jen
(jenb69)

hueisei said...

Great book. I'd love to win.

Joanne Snyder said...

I would love to win this amazing book. I think the toddler sweater dress is super cute. Rav ID hedgiesyarn

Anonymous said...

Love the book! What a variety!

I'm pinkshabbyroses on Rav!

Thanks again Susie Q!!

Jen said...

Such a pretty book! Thanks for the giveaway - would love to win :)
jenATzingbiasDOTcom

Sandra said...

Would love this book. Love your blog. Don't know how you do all you do.

Desiree said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I love the mittens!!!
Ravelry ID Nonosmom
GMAIL dmbcutiepie AT gmail.com

neilsnana said...

I love how so many people got an idea and didn't just talk but ran with it to produce a wonderful book! the patterns seem to have an appeal that will stand the test of time!

Mary P said...

Pick me! Pick me!

jennysue said...

I'm already planning the colors for my stole and also the baby blanket. Now, all I need is the book for the patterns!

Yarnvixen on Ravelry
mrparch@yahoo.com

Mary P said...

Pick mr please!
I'm jmpoole@rogers.com

jennysue said...

Can't wait to get this book, I'm already planning to make several of the patterns.

Megan said...

These patterns look like just the cure for us lace-weary knitters. I love the basic patterns. Thanks for the giveaway.
Sugarlaneknits on RAV

Broogie said...

I think the stole is great too

Broogie said...

I think the stole is great too.

Will Knit 4 Ewe said...

spinning some cocoa merino on my new wheel from Scott Mack...love that cardigan pattern....looks like a wonderful book....new great grand-daughter would look cute in those leg warmers!! Sue

Will Knit 4 Ewe said...

spinning some mocha merino on my new Scott Mack wheel....would be pretty made up in that cardigan pattern....love it - looks like a great book...

Velda vjferguson@comcast.net said...

I would love to win this book! vjferguson@comcast.net

Sandra B. said...

The patterns in this book are enticing! I would be thrilled to win this book.
Sandra B.

Debby said...

What a great giveaway and book! Wouldn't this be great to win.
knittingrandma on rav

Jennifer said...

Those patterns are lovely - esp the kIds patterns.

Jen said...

What a beautiful book! I'd love to win it! My rav ID is pickleknits.

jstultz50 said...

Oh my... what a wonderful book!! Thanks for doing the giveaways!

Ratch

h2e said...

This book has been intriguing me for months! My rav ID is Iskierka. Thanks!

Ruth Colville said...

What a beautiful book! The patterns are great. I would love to win this...but I am lucky enough to be able to "buy locally" within MN if I don't win!
Muttiruth on Ravelry

jstultz50 said...

NOt sure my first comment worked. Would love to win this book! Thanks for doing these!!

Ratch

Karine said...

This looks like a lovely book to have!

RavID: Taffywduck
email: karinelarose@gmail.com

Sharon said...

I had just looked at this book and love what I see. Please enter me in the drawing.

craftysbs@juno.com

Pam K said...

Hi Susan; I love that yarn shop too. It is very near where we used to live in St Paul. The gals in the shop are very helpful. I think that soft cardigan would be first on my list:).
Pam. Rav id is. pamk

Georgia Dawson said...

Looks like great gift items.

Casemgr@bellsouth.net said...

Lots of really great designs!

Susan Mezzatesta said...

Love the mitten's!! Thanks for the great giveaway susan

Rav ID. Suuzzeeq

christine m. said...

would love to add this to my collection!

Emma said...

What cute patterns. I love to win.
toemma(at)gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Count me in! Zoeynicole on ravelry

Kate said...

I love every pattern!

Rav Id Colbykate

kateoeltjen@gmail.com

Kate said...

I would love love love to win!

Rav ID Colbykate, kateoeltjen@gmail.com

santaananana said...

Would love , love to win this one!
jms1228 ( on rav)

Anonymous said...

I love those socks and that Kidsilk cardigan! Kimberly RavID 4throse

Carolyne said...

The stole and scarf are beautiful.I would be happy knitting any of these projects.
csomdecerff on Ravelry

redsoxgal5 said...

Some really beautiful projects in there...!

Malin said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

malin on Ravelry

Jen said...

Way cool book!! Love love the colorwork mittens!! Please pick me ;o)
jendada on rav

Jen said...

Way cool book!! Love love the colorwork mittens!! Please pick me ;o)
jendada on rav

Jen said...

Way cool book!! Love love the colorwork mittens!! Please pick me ;o)
jendada on rav

Anonymous said...

Oh, pick me please! Thanks!!!
Ravelry name- maashrink

rebekah said...

Another lovely book on your lovely blog! Rebekah@scruffian.com

Lilea said...

Oh yes, I am one knitter that would definitely benefit from owning this book! Thank you for the generous giveaway!

Mae said...

Every time I think I have enough books for a lifetime of knitting you tempt me with another. The baby quilt reminds me of a pinwheel - my favorite quilt design. Just wish you weren't so dang popular - our chances of winning would be better :)

Patricia said...

Yes! I would love to win a copy of this book, the projects are beautiful!
Rav ID:PatriciaLovesYarn

idiosyncraticeye said...

I love a good pun but the patterns really make this book, I'm all ooh, ooh, ooh. I want to make that stole and the cute garter stitch cardy but I also love the woman's cardy and the mittens are gorgeous too. Great book.

Please enter me because I'd love to drool over this book, I'm under the same name on Ravelry too. :)

Tracey said...

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

MaryB said...

I would love to knit the Cascade 220 socks - Thanks for the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

This looks like my kind of book! I'd knit and wear the designs in it! :) samm@ravelry.com

viennajoyrunner said...

Thanks for The Review!
Love The womans cardigan!
Ravelry ID: ViennaJoyRunner

verver said...

I would love to win this book. That stole is gorgeous!!!

vereader is my rav ID

Amy said...

Love those baby legs, the stole is beautiful and I can see why it's so popular. Thanks for the chance to win!

rav id: languidknitter

robin said...

those tights! love love love

omgennie said...

would be awesome to win this! thanks!
rav id: indiasmom

robin said...

those tights! love love love

sandyiowa@juno.com said...

It's wonderful to see local influence so beautifully displayed.

Kimberly R. said...

thanks for the giveaway!

k_rampersad03(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sheila said...

This sounds like a great book! I would love to win a copy.

Elise said...

This looks like a really great addition to any knitters library.

knittingknot (rav id)

Elise said...

This looks like a really great addition to any knitters library.

knittingknot (rav id)

karen alho said...

Looks like an interesting book. I love it when the authors suggest alternatives for a pattern.

Bonnie said...

I love that all of these patterns are so wear-able. Not too trendy but current. Thanks to all of you for a great giveaway.

Monica said...

I would love to bring this book home. Thanks for the opportunity! Have a great weekend.

rav id = mmgrrr

smozerose said...

Fantastic collection of patterns!
Rav ID: smozerose

smozerose said...

Fantastic collection of patterns!
Rav ID: smozerose

Judi said...

I like books that have different designers and a variety of patterns. Thanks for offering this book in a giveaway.


Zowmom on Ravelry

sako said...

This looks like an awesome book would love to win it...Thanks for the chance masonrck@yahoo.com

Sami said...

Looks like an amazing book! Thank you for the great giveaway. foofymonkey on ravelry

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this awesome book..Thank you for the chance

Melanie J said...

Oh I love it! This post has great timing, I'm just making a list of things to get from my yarn shop and now I can add some yarn for these patterns!! Thanks for the giveaway! librarybird1 at yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

This book looks grand! The kids' knits are really cute. Thanks for the giveaway.

rainydayperson on ravelry

Katie said...

I've always loved your knits, Susan. I have enjoyed following your success - win or no - I've done Elephante, Sweet Pea hats, and heat dishcloths.

Johnston4kids said...

I've had my eye this one. There is great help at the website for the buying of the yarn as things have changed since the publication of the book. Also some other color combos for the stole that are fabulous! Johnston4kids on rav.

Anonymous said...

This book looks amazing! I would love to win it...

kmacmillan2003 on Ravelry

PghCathy said...

I'm torn between the socks & the striped cardigan. Or maybe the woman's cardigan. Count me in!

Unknown said...

Looks like a great book! I'm marilyn820 on Ravelry. :o)

Sally said...

Hello dear Susan! This looks like one terrific book. Can't wait to get my hands on a copy! Thanks for the constant inspiration and a chance to win!

ypsiknitti said...

The patterns in this book are soooo tempting!

Jen G. said...

Looks great! Thanks !

jdgough at hotmail. com

Tracy said...

Love the socks! I'm with you - want to do them soon. Please include me in the contest. teanc09 on Ravelry.

Jersey Shore Deb said...

Sounds like this would be a great addition to my knitting library. I'm JeseyShoreDeb on Rav.

QWERTY said...

Oh my gosh that stole is gorgeous. I would love to have the pattern!

QWERTY said...

Oh my gosh that stole is gorgeous. I would love to have the pattern!

Jenee said...

Looks like a great book! Jeneer on ravelry

Anonymous said...

Love the lines in the sweater for the toddler RavID atareen

amyroz said...

Love the books you review! amyroz@hotmail.com

Sandy W said...

Several projects look like fun. I especially like the baby garter stitch cardigan. Someone I know would love it in Packers green and gold! sandyw on Ravelry.

Jackie Vlcek said...

What a great book. I love it!!! The mittens would be a great reason to learn some colorwork skills! Thanks so very much.

Rav ID: Jeex64

Diana said...

Wow looks like some great patterns!

Rav ID Diana505

Julie said...

This looks like a fun book! RAVID: Tanknit

Lucy said...

Awesome patterns! I would love to make them all.
Lucy21780 @ Ravelry

Donna Bowman said...

Thanks for sthe giveaway -- I've been eyeing this book!

forevermore said...

So much practical, fun, feel-good, in one book. :) Love it! I am Forevermore on Ravelry.

Jodee said...

Would make that stole asap! Jods on ravelry

stemlec said...

the socks are my favorite too! I'm a MN girl who loves the Yarnery too! Looks like a great book!
Caryn.Stremler-birr@isd197.org

Tully Family said...

Looks great! My raverly is tullyfamily

Kathy V. said...

Oooh, great book! It would be a great addition to my knitting library. :-)

emilou said...

Oh, man! Those are pretty knits.

Kate (KnitsInClass) said...

Having met and worked with a three of these designers - they are wonderful! - and being a St. Paul girl myself, I would love to add this book to my collection!
knitsinclass on Rav

pat said...

I recommend these designers. I have knit their patterns often and they are very well written. Very fun patterns too!

Paula said...

I'd like to make the mittens!!
messiahkitty on Rav

Unknown said...

Either way....I need to get this book! Love the Stole. It'll be perfect for our cool Texas winters. Susan, you inspire in so many ways. Thank you!
from-indy on Ravelry

Unknown said...

Either way.....I need to get this book! I love the Stole. It'll be perfect for our cool Texas winters. Susan, you inspire in so many ways. Thank you!!
from-indy on Ravelry

Liz said...

What original patterns and colors. Love it all, and would love to win! lizwarner@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the look at the book and the review. I'd love to win a copy (of course! It's gorgeous).
Thanks for the opportunity
TipsyToes on Rav

Kirsten said...

What a great book. I'm interested in so many of those projects. I'm keb292 on ravelry. Thanks for the giveaway!

grandmastatus said...

Gah! All of those pictures just make me want to KNIT. The socks! The women's cardigan! Pretty pretty! ♥

(I iz suffering from knitting withdrawals)
Thank you for a wonderful giveaway- good luck to everyone!

grandmastatus on ravelry ;)

lakchi said...

Love these patterns. Great book
Rav I'd. Lakchi

Anonymous said...

All of the projects in this book are so wonderful it is hard to choose which one to do first!
Carol Knowles
caknowles@mac.com

camby said...

Looks like a great book! I'd love to win!!!

Camby on rav

Anonymous said...

I am quite in love with those socks!!!! Ravid: krys5797

Szandrah said...

Nice and useable patterns for the everyday life. Thanks for the giveaway!Szandrah on rav.

sara said...

Thanks for another great giveaway!
saradenbo on ravelry

sara said...

Thanks for another great giveaway!
saradenbo on ravelry

sara said...

thanks for another great giveaway!
saradenbo on ravelry

Kathleen said...

Looks like a great book! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

The book looks great. The garter stitch cardigan looks adorable.
Donna
drgoad@hotmail.com

knitster said...

what a great book with some great patterns. Lots of gifts to make in that one.

Ana said...

I would love to win!
Ana - anahuron@gmail.com

Unknown said...

I love the multi-colored shawl. I'm into knitting items that are simpler and that can go anywhere. Would love a copy of the book. Chris

Gina said...

Would love it.

Shing said...

I want to make that gorgeous wrap! Thanks for the giveaway!

Unknown said...

Pick me!

Margaret said...

Thank you so much for the review of this book. It sounds perfect for my knitting library. The stole is such a beauty.
Margaretadkins@embarqmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love especially the man's sweater and the grey sock pattern. Thanks for the chance!

VCR on ravelry

Melissa said...

Wow, I just saw the cover of this book the other day in an email from Knit Picks, and loved the title immediately. The patterns look amazing, I would love a copy of this book!
Thanks!
Melissa Page
mkdpage@gmail.com

Elizabeth said...

Love your blog and love giveaways! ElizabethDuke on Ravelry.

Pat Salvatini said...

The stole is perfect.

plynn on Ravelry.

Melissa said...

Looks great, thanks for the chance to own a copy!!
Melissa.

thewalshfam said...

Looks like a great book! Thanks so much!
Katie
Rnmama on ravelry

Kim said...

I'm in love with several of these patterns! This really looks like a fantastic book. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

Kim

kimmorrow @ tx.rr.com

Jen said...

Love the patterns in this book--thanks for the opportunity to win it!

Jen said...

Love the patterns in this book--thanks for a chance to win it!

pixiewear (on ravelry) said...

I have been eyeing that book since it came out. it looks like such a great resource. thank for the chance to win!

Margo said...

Sounds like a great book. Love reading your blog. Always interesting and helpful!

Margo said...

Sounds like a great book. Love reading your blog. It's always full of helpful information!

Alexis said...

I'd like !

Alexis said...

I'd love to make the stole.

Rav ID Fondlingfiber

Anonymous said...

I have been looking at the stole for several weeks and it is on my list. Would love to have this book. Thanks for another great give away. Rav is knitty48

lulu said...

Cute projects. I am always looking for a knit book that I can use for years to come.
knapplaura@verizon.net

lulu said...

Cute projects. I am always looking for a knit book that I can use for years to come.
knapplaura@verizon.net

Anonymous said...

Love the Cardigan. Poohtum on Ravelry

Linda said...

What clean lines a beautiful group of patterns.

Anonymous said...

I would love to make the stole. Looks like a wonderful book!

lgcalder@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Love the stole - I could give the book a good home! Thanks for the opportunity.

BeBerLuWeen on Ravelry

bibblebob said...

Would love this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

Carol said...

What beautiful projects! Thank you for showcasing this! I agree with you: the photographer is excellent, too! :)
On Ravelry I am Mom7plus.

Anonymous said...

Being a born and raised Minnesotan transplanted to Iowa, I would love this book. Muffie28@mchsi.com

Margie said...

The baby striped baby sweater is adorable!

margievz on ravelry

Laura T said...

I would love to win a copy of this book! The stole and socks are my favorite and love the idea that the socks are knit in 220:) my revelry I'd is: LauraT or lauratawney7 at gmail dot com.
Thanks Susan!
LauraT

cakegirl said...

Would lover win this fabulous book. Thanks for the chance.

Susan said...

The simple lines of the patterns are wonderful. I have been looking for a child's vest and the children's patterns are perfect. The sock pattern says, Knit me!
Great preview!
Susan in Sinking Valley

Anonymous said...

I see at least three things I want to knit right away!


Donna

Luvsknittin on Ravelry

Marta Telkamp said...

I really enjoy your blog and your patterns! Thanks for the great give-away opportunity!
idlehands1969 on ravelry

Anonymous said...

What a nice book! Thanks for the chance to win it! I'm ladywithneedles on Ravelry.

Cindy said...

I love the book! The Stole would be a great stash buster...I hope I win!!! Thank you Susan! I Love your Blog!!

Nancy said...

Looks like a must-have book for me. Thanks for the opportunity to win it, Susan.

nanheiner@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love this book! I could easily make most of the items for the family. Disyarnmama on Rav.

sandy w said...

Would love this book for my knitting library.

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