Thursday, April 25, 2013

Two Books with Heart ~ A Double Giveaway!


Hi, Knitters,
I am excited to bring you a double opportunity to win a copy of either Knit Red or Sew Red. Both books are published by Sixth & Spring and in conjunction with the fabulous Jimmy Beans Wool. I have shopped at Jimmy Beans Wool for years and years and I love that this company has a heart for charity as well as for their customers. Both of these red-themed fiber books are part of the Stitch Red Campaign which you can read about in this blurb straight from the website:

As a part of the Stitch Red campaign, a portion of the profits from this book will be donated to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health in support of The Heart Truth® to help raise awareness of heart disease in women. We hope you'll join us in the fight against heart disease and in knitting red! 

(photo from Knit Red)

The publisher, Sixth & Spring, and the author, Laura Zander (the heart and soul of Jimmy Beans Wool), have pulled together some of the top names in both the sewing and knitting industries for the books. Needless to say, there are wonderful designs in both books and many I would like to make myself.



The books are beautifully done. The patterns and projects in both books have a huge range from clothing, accessories, home goods and more. The photography is perfection and has the sewer and knitter in mind at all times. It is very clear.

There are two specific projects that I am going to knit from Knit Red. The photo above is a cardigan style that I just adore. It is simple and practical and pretty. I am going to knit this hoodie in a beautiful red Valley Yarns worsted weight wool that I have in my stash. The cardigan is called the A-Line Hoodie and it's designed by Diane Soucy. Click here for the Ravelry page for the A-Line Hoodie.

(photo from Knit Red)

The Cowl Neck Vest is another project from Knit Red that I am going to knit for sure. I think it is so cute. I have some Dream in Color worsted weight (in a variegated green) in my stash that will be perfect for this one. I love the designer, Cecily Glowik-MacDonald. She never misses. Click here for the Ravelry project page for the Cowl Neck Vest. Plus I always love pockets, don't you? 




Anyway, both books are winners not only because they do some good by donating part of the profits to a women's heart health organization but also because they are so well-done and beautifully crafted. Plus both books have versatile and varied designs by top designers in their fields. It's a win-win for all.

Congratulations! I am impressed.

To enter to win a copy of either Knit Red or Sew Red please leave a comment on this blog post. Please leave only one comment, specify which book you are interested in or if you are interested in both of the books. Also, please leave your email or rav id so I can get in touch to get your mailing address if you should win.

I will be back in a couple of days to randomly select two winners, one for Knit Red and one for Sew Red!

Good luck and let the comments begin!
best, susie

295 comments:

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Amber said...

Oh, how to pick?! I'd love to have either book. These both look wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win!

Amber

Debbie1085 said...

What a great way to help the cause..
Love the hoodie!
Please enter me in the drawing and I will be happy with either one of them.

Debbie
Debbie1085

Becky Ingledue said...

Would love to win either book! Thanks for the chance.

Savannagal said...

I would love to win Knit Red. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Both books look sweet!!

Rav ID- melsparks

Lindsay said...

Thank you! I would love to knit the A-line cardi as well and have the Knit Red book.

Jill C. said...

Winning either book would be great! Thank you for exposing us to them. RavID: nmujillybean
{I tried to post a second ago and Blogger gave me an error, so if this is a duplicate, I'm sorry}

nook. said...

what a fantastic giveaway! i'd love to win the knit red. i love the patterns you've chosen to knit! beautiful! xo
gundyknitter (rav id)

jane said...

I have the Knit Red book, it is wonderful!
I would love to have Sew Red, have a lovely weekend

Jane
Rav ID-Knitter

Laura said...

I'd love to win either book!
culabrat on Ravelry

Kathy Wallace said...

The Knit Red book has been on my wish list for a while now - would love to win!

Andrea said...

I'd especially love the knitting book but both look beautiful. Andrea andibrown@msn.com

Sara said...

Wow! I've had my eye on the Knit Red book for awhile and would love to win it.
Sara
Survivor

Malin said...

Great giveaway! My first choice would be the knitting book but I wouldn't say no to the sewing book either :-)

Chaniknits said...

Both books look awesome...i think id prefer the knit red but its hard to tell. Once again thank you for your generosity.
RAVID is Chaniknits

Anonymous said...

Red - my favorite color!!! I'd like Knit Red.

C. Borden

anita said...

Hi Susan! Enjoyed both of your classes at Spring Fling very much! I would be interested in either book.

anita said...

Hi Susan! Very much enjoyed both of your classes at Spring Fling! I would be interested in either book.

Kristebee said...

Both books look great. I'd like the knit one of course but I could always give the sewing one to my grandma! Thanks for the fun giveaways!

Kriste (rav ID Kristebee)

anita said...

Hi Susan! Very much enjoyed both of your classes at Spring Fling. I would be interested in either book!

710 East Myrtle Avenue said...

Both books are lovely but my first choice is the sewing book. Thank you for a great give-away!

Tracey said...

Both books look awesome and I would love to win either. But I think i would get more use out of the knit red. Beautiful designs. Thank you so much for the chance to win!!!

Tbmccarthy on rav

Callie LaPoint said...

Love both of them! I personally would take the Knit Red, but would gift the Sew Red to either my sister or mom as they are excellent quilters! Thanks for the opportunity. CallieP on Ravelry.

Retha said...

I would love to win a copy of either book! thank you!! maybaby23 on rav

Shelley said...

I would love to win Knit Red!

Ruth said...

Either book would be great
Rav ID RLake

Retha said...

I would love either one of these since I knit and sew! thank you!!

Carolyne said...

I would love to have a copy of Knit Red!

Rav ID csomdecerff

Carolyne said...

I would love to have a copy of Knit Red!

Rav ID csomdecerff

Lila B said...

I've looked at Knit Red a couple times in the past - I am definitely adding it to my books wish list now.

Lila B said...

I've looked at Knit Red a couple times in the past - I am definitely adding it to my books wish list now.

Amy said...

I would love the knitting book, thanks!!!!!

Joanne said...

What a lovely giveaway. I'd be interested in the knitting book. Ravatar-snowywolf

Anonymous said...

Me for knit red! coutrem on rav

Megan said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway - these look so fun! I would love to win either :) Rav id showandtellmeg

Marti said...

I'd love the knit red book. I've been coveting it since it came out! madmartiknits on rav.

trish v said...

Another great giveaway! Would love the Knit Red book!
RavId triciaknitz

trish v said...

Wow, another great giveaway! Would love the Knit Red book!
RavId: triciaknitz

Elisabeth Calmes said...

I would love either, but Knit Red is preferable. Love that cowl vest. Thanks for the giveaway!

Elisabeth Calmes said...

Would love either book, but the Knit Red would probably get more use by me. Thank you for the giveaway!
rav id: averill73

Lynne said...

Would love to have 'Knit Red', even have some red yarn on hand.

Tiffany said...

I've been eyeing Knit Red for a long time now. The winner will be very lucky!
-Tiffany (howspiffy on ravelry)

Debsnubs said...

I would love either one thank you

zwergenzwirn said...

Oh, I'd like either one. Zhanks for the opportunity!

Suzanne said...

What a great pair of books! Thank you for the review. Either would be perfect on my bookshelf.

Anonymous said...

Love the knit Red.... the sweater is darling.

Becky said...

I would love the chance to win either.

Thanks, Becky (gathersnomoss)

Harriett Basham said...

What a great way to support a cause! The Knit Red book looks wonderful. And red IS my favorite color!

Karey said...

What a great book and way to increase awareness of heart disease. My preference would be for the Knit Red book. Thanks for the giveaway.

phyllis said...

What a fantastic give away. I have a desire for for the "Knit Red" as I have looked at it several times on Amazon. Thanks for offering these great book, Susan!
Rav ID: daylily1220@yahoo.com

Pat Salvatini said...

Love the books, but I'd prefer the Knit Red. Thanks!

plynn

Enid said...

I would love to have either book. I know there are knitting projects I would like to do in the one, and could use some sewing encouragement from the other.

Jessica Solinsky said...

Both are lovely though my preference is the Knit Red. Rav ID is theferret.

robin silver said...

Great give-away! what fun
I would love the Knit Red

Thank you!
Rav ID luvsknittin

jenb69 said...

I love these books! Either of them! Thanks for doing this,

Jen (jenb69 on Rav)

jstultz50 said...

How nice to do this! I would love the Knit Red book. Thanks!

jstultz50 said...

How nice to do this! I would love the Knit Red book. Thanks!

KNT said...

Lovely books for a wonderful cause. My preference would be Knit Red.

KNT (Ravelry)

Squirrel said...

Would love to win either book as they both look wonderful.

Rav ID- sqyguy

Desiree said...

What a fun way to raise awareness and knit! I love both books! Thanks!
Rav ID nonosmom

Amy M. said...

I would LOVE to win Knit Red!! It looks like such a beautiful book!! I am NanaKnitz on Ravelry.

Donita said...

I would love to win a copy of Knit Red. Thanks

Donita

Eleonora said...

would love to win the knit red book.
Thank you so much for this great chance!

Eleonora said...
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Kelly said...

I would love to win the "Knit Red" book! I really like that cowl vest! Thanks for the chance to win, Susan.
Kelly (KnitsbyKelly on Ravelry)

michelle said...

Would love Knit Red... and I agree, Cecily Glowik MacDonald never misses!

Michelle
freddygirl on Rav

kendraja said...

I've been eyeing the Knit Red book for a while. Just bought 7 skeins of Malabrigo Ravelry Red so I'm ready to start!

Anonymous said...

Red is my favorite color, either Knit Red for me or Sew Red to get my daughter to sew something for me :)
cguard (on rav)

Jackie Jaquette said...

As a knitting and sewer, I'd love to win either!

Ravelry Id: JJ1216

Judi A. said...

Both books look fabulous and my first choice would be "Knit Red."

Zowmom on Ravelry

slmiller8 said...

I would love to have either of these books, sewing or knitting. Thanks!

Velda said...

I would love to win Sew Red because I already own Knit Red. It looks like a great book.Thanks Velda my email is
vjferguson@comcast.net

Maria Armijo said...

Would love to knit red!!!!!

Maria Armijo said...

Would love to knit red!

Jessica said...

These both look like great books! I'm more of a knitter so Knit Red would be my preference. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Jessica
RavID: jakb3

MegR said...

What a great cause! I would love to knit the Infinity Lace Scarf and the Cowl Neck Vest. I imagine if my name isn't chosen I will be looking for the Knit Red book at my book store! Meagan, ravID: mradford.

Mamacass said...

I would love to win the KNIT RED book! Thanks for another great chance to win!

mamacass (on rav)

Jackie - Luna Grey Fiber Arts said...

That's a tough one! I would probably choose the knitting book (big surprise ). Thanks so very much for the chance, Susan : )

Cher said...

I would love the knit red book. I never did learn to sew. I am grammacher on Ravelry.

Marianna said...

Both books look great and since I knit and sometimes sew either is a winner with me. Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I sew and knit, so either book would be lovely. Thanks for introducing them to us!

Susan (nuts4crafting on Rav)

sara said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I would love to win the Knit Red book, have heard so many good things about it thru several podcasts.
saradenbo on ravelry

Sheila said...

I mainly knit but have recently started to get back into sewing, so I'd love either book!

smozerose said...

Wow, what fantastic books, I would love either one!

Rav ID: smozerose AKA Mary Rose

smozerose said...

Wow, what fantastic books, I would love either one!

Rav ID: smozerose AKA Mary Rose

Zenitude said...

I have the Knit Red book and love the patterns. I already have socks on the needles from that book. I would love to have a copy of the new Sew Red book!
Rav: zenitude
Zenitude (at) live(dot)ca

Samantha said...

I/ already own Knit Red and it is fabulous, so I'd love to own my own Sew Red as well!
rav id: Samantha

adodds said...

Both books would be a pleasure to have. Thanks for another great give away.
Anita, skibum on Rav

Teresa said...

They both look fantastic!

Delores Thai said...

Both Looks fantastic but I would love the knit red now! How wonderful

Kim @ Peace of my Heart said...

Knit Red sounds great!
kseckels@computerizeme.com

stephigordon said...

I am interested in the Knitting book! I have noticed the pattern for the vest you like before this and want to knit it! (: Would be thrilled to win the book! Thank you for the chance! Stephanie (indigodogmt on Rav)

Sheri said...

I would love to win the Knit Red book.

Susan said...

Knit Red is on my wish list!

Thank you

Rav ID. SuuzzeeQ

Terri Hamilton said...

I'd love to win Knit Red! Thanks! My Rav id is holity

Tricia said...

Thank you for the chance to win! I'd love the Knit Red book!
I love that a-line hoodie, too!

Triciau on Ravelry

Auntie Shan said...

Guess I'll give the KNIT one a shot -- seeing as I come from "SEAMSTRESS" Family and already know how to sew... ;-D

Debknits said...

What a fantastic giveaway! I'd love to win the knit red!Thanks for the chance to win. I really like that a portion of each book goes toward such a good cause.
fowlervillesdeb (Ravelry name)

jaclyn622 said...

I would love Knit Red! Rav id: jaclyn622

Jenee said...

Both books look great, but I saw a quilt in the sewing one that I would really like to make! Thanks! Jeneer on ravelry

Brenda said...

I would love a copy of "Knit Red." I want to knit the hoodie and the socks, for starters.

Claudia Segal said...

Both books look great but I am further behind in my sewing than my knitting at the moment. I'd love to win a copy of Stitch Red.
Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I was not aware of the campaign to raise heart health among women. It's a great cause.
Claudia aka ClaudiaJane

Spinner said...

What a great cause! Would love to win either book, they both look wonderful. Thanks for the chance and for letting us know about them.

Jen

Rav ID: greenwgirl

Jane said...

Either book would make my day! My favorite color has always been red! Thanks for the opportunity.

Jane

Michelle said...

I would be absolutely thrilled with either! And am LOVING your new book! my rave id is antmeg and my email address is antmegmmm@verizon.net

lakchi said...

Since I purchased the knit red I would love a chance to win the Sew Red book!

Diane Ebel said...

I was just at barnes & noble and it was a toss up between Knit Red and Topsy Turvy....Topsy Turvy won! So winning Knit Red would be awesome! Thanks for the chance Susan.

michelle said...

knit red for me!! thanks, quique on ravelry

Melissa said...

I would love to win Knit Red. Thank you for this opportunity Susan! Rav I'd: pik2nit

Maureen said...

Would love to win the Knit Red book. Thank you for the great give away!!


Rav ID Acornknitster

margo momma said...

awesome! i've loved knit red since it first came out. happy to have an opportunity to win it! rav id: loveluckbliss (pick me pick me!)

linda in chicagoland said...

Great cause! I'd love either book. Thanks for the chance.

Linda in Chicagoland
pawsandknit on Rav

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Deb said...

What a wonderful cause. I would love the knit red book.

Harry said...

Another great giveaway! Love to win either one.

jenbrook96 said...

I would love to check these books out! I love Jimmy Beans! Either book would be great, but if I had to choose, I think I'd pick the sewing book!

jenbrook96 on Ravelry

Harry said...

Super giveaway once again. Love to win either one

Lucy said...

I love just about everything in the Knit Red book!

Lucy21780 on ravelry

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the generous giveaway!
I would be interested in the Knit Red book.

Nancy (n2n on Ravelry)

she knits said...

What great books, I would love to win either of them and I love the sweaters you chose to make Susan,
Love Mel x x
womaninashoe on ravelry

she knits said...

What great books, I would love to win either of them and I love the sweaters you chose to make Susan,
Love Mel x x
womaninashoe on ravelry

Maggie said...

I would love to have Sew Red! I am Mahgret on ravelry.

Daron said...

I would love to win the Knit Red book! You always have awesome giveaways
Thanks Susan

Rav ID Knitty48

Anni said...

I would love the Knit Red book! :)

knitterlydesigns said...

I love them both, but I would probably select the knit red book.

knitterlydesigns on Ravelry

amchart said...

I love to knit and to sew, so either book would make me happy!

Sandra said...

I would be thrilled to win either of these books! Thanks for yet another opportunity to win something fun!
(Rav I.D.: istitchfast)

valeriep said...

Both books look wonderful! I would really like to win the Knit Red Book! Thanks for the opportunity.

coffeeknitgal ravid

Schmitzhaj said...

wonderful blog...thank you!

Schmitzhaj said...

Wonderful blog...thank you!

amy said...

Knit Red please

Amyknit40 on rav

amy said...

Knit Red please

amyknit40 on rav

Anonymous said...

My preference would be Knit Red, Susan. Great books and nice give-away. Thank you.
Margie (Rav ID: smithmks

Diane L said...

Either book would be just fine w/ me!
I think I'd love them both. Thank you for the great give-aways you have!

Anonymous said...

I'd love either of them!
Thanks for the great giveaway!

cathcart said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I would be thrilled to win a copy of either book. :)

Anonymous said...

I would love the knit red book! Pattytrish on Ravelry.

Anonymous said...

I would love to win the knit book. I love that a line hoodie which would look great on my figure. Berryqueen on Ravelry.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all your inspiration. I would prefer Knit Red for myself but Sew Red would make a great gift for my daughter - so either please. :-)
Kammber (rav I'd)

Anonymous said...

Knit red looks like an awesome book!

kmacmillan2003 on Ravelry

pixiewear said...

love the knit red book. i love the a-line hoodie. thanks for the chance to win!

Sally said...

Hi Susan-- They both look like fun! Thanks, as always, for blogging and for the chance to win!

JacquieK said...

What a great idea! I would love the knitting one.
Thanks!

Ontario Dunlops said...

I have had this on my Wish List for a long time!

Mrs. Krisch said...

i would LOVE to win knit red
never tried to knit anything on my own from a book and i think i can do this!!
rav id mooskers

mooskers said...

i would LOVE to win a copy of knit red- never made a project from a book, on my own...this will be my first!

Anonymous said...

I would have a hard time figuring out which one I like best. I would love to win either copy. Thanks for the opportunity!! :)
Rav ID-wklilly

Chelsea @ Garden-Me.com said...

Knit Red looks Sweet! Thanks for the chance :-)

steph said...

a friend just brought knit red to our knit nite a couple weeks ago.....i'd love to own this one!!!!

rav soyknits

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful offer! I love the concept of the Knit Red and Sew Read books. Definitely want to knit the vest you plan to knit.

Thank you for this opportunity. I'd love to win Knit Red.

RavID threadsgal

Happy knitting!

Jennifer in Ohio said...

Would love to get my hands on the Knit Red book. Gorgeous!

KnittingViolets said...

Would love to win Knit Red! I was noticing in my closet today how many neutrals I have. Really could use a pop of color!

Anonymous said...

I would love either copy!! Thanks for the opportunity to win.
Wylie K
Rav ID-wklilly

keatime said...

Would love to win Knit Red!
Melissa (keatime)

Johnston4kids said...

Got an error when I commented. Hopefully this does not go through twice. Both books look like fun. Thanks! Johnston4kids on rav

Susan Poisson-Dollar said...

Would love to win either one of them! I'm going to check out the cowl hoodie on Ravelry--so cute.
spdfish

Mya said...

Wow, both books look awesome. I'd love to win either!

RavID: MyaLMG

Leslie said...

Knit Red sounds great and I love the cause and Jimmy Beans.

pjg said...

Knit Red, Knit Red, KNIT RED! Thanks!

ElishaC said...

I would love to win a copy of either book. They both look fantastic!
Ecram on ravelry

Catalina said...

Thank you Susan for hosting such a wonderful giveaway!
I'd love to have knit red!
Theyarnkat on rav.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad I found your blog! I just love your patterns and all the beautiful stuff you make. Oh and those books look pretty cool too!

Marilou said...

I'd be thrilled to win either book.

Thanks for the opportunity!

grammiknit on ravelry
mkjewett@aol.com

L said...

I would love to win Sew Red! I already have Knit Red and love it. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

Rav: HollyBerries

PurlingPenny said...

I'd love Knit Red. I like every pattern, and would have trouble choosing where to begin.

Nancy said...

Hi Susan,

I would LOVE the Knit Red book. Looks like another great one. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

nanheiner@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE Knit Red! I had congestive heart failure when I had my baby in September and love this cause!

maniloonie@hotmail.com

Susan said...

I would like either book! rav id is pyemb

Susan

Ana said...

Yes...the Hoodie sweater is beautiful. Thank you for the chance to win this! Either book would be wonderful as I have seamstresses in this house as well.....
Ana - anahuron@gmail.com

Mary's Petals said...

I would love to win Knit Red...thanks Susan:)
pinkshabbyroses
rav ID

Anonymous said...

I would love either book!

Rav ID: googoocreations

Marilyn a.k.a. Merry said...

Knit Red please!
Wahoomerryf on Rav

kt said...

I would love to win the knitting book. For many here in Nebraska red means Big Red Football. kt

Rae Lynne said...

Those look like great books - I'd love either one of them. :) Great patterns for a great cause! :)

grahamcrackerzz said...

They both look inspirational! I am more of a knitter, so I would like Knit Red. You are the best!
rav id: grahamcrackerzz

grahamcrackerzz said...

Both books look inspirational. I would prefer Knit Red.
Thanks!
rav id: grahamcrackerzz

Anonymous said...

Would love to win either of this wonderful books!

Wendy (twoaussiegirls)

Anonymous said...

What beautiful books and patterns. I'd love to have Knit Red!

Nancy Wilson said...

I would love to get either book as red has always been my favorite color! They look fabulous.
Nlwilson46@yahoo.com

Kathy said...

I love these books. Would love the Knit Red book!
kathyg on Rav

Laurie B. said...

I would be happy to win either book. Thanks for the chance!

Laurie B. said...

I would gladly accept either book. Thanks for the chance!

Anonymous said...

I would be happy with either one. I also like Jimmy Beans! Muffie28

Susan BANDEL said...

Susan, since my mother ,father and my aunt, died of heart disease,I am always in support of heart health. If I am
chosen, you pick the book. I also shop on Jimmy Beans and they have always been so nice. P.s. love the candy they send with your order!

Susan BANDEL said...

Susan, since my mother ,father and my aunt, died of heart disease,I am always in support of heart health. If I am
chosen, you pick the book. I also shop on Jimmy Beans and they have always been so nice. P.s. love the candy they send with your order!

Diane said...

Both of the books look wonderful. Knitting is my first love, but I just had my sewing machine overhauled, so either book would be great!
Rav Id ddknitter

Roberta said...

What a good cause! Heart disease has affected so many. I would be thrilled to win the sew red book as I am still just a beginning knitter.
Roberta
Rav id; Robbie5

Lynn said...

I'd love to win Knit Red. The color is so lively!
--flowerdancer on Ravelry

Pam K said...

Hi. I would sew or knit from either book. Thanks for highlighting them as I want to see about getting at least one. I would love to support the Heart Truth program this way.
Rav id is pamk
Have a great day. Pam

Susan said...

I was just diagnosed with a heart problem a few months ago, so both books are near and dear to me! Thanks to all who support the cause by the purchase of these books!

suzymc44 at gmail dot com

UmmRania said...

I would love knit Red.
Thanks so much

Ummrania on rav

Linda T said...

Winning the Knit Red book would be great. Thanks.
Rav ID: Humaha

Wendy said...

I want to knit that Cowl Neck Vest too! I would love either book. Thanks so much for the chance to win! RAVid- 4girlknits.

Terri Sue said...

I love the knitting book, but I am a seamstress so either would work. Thank you for the chance.
lovebirdmom at gmail dot com

cutter said...

Red is Best....and the knit red book would be my favorite!
Sue Cutt on ravelry or Susan.cutt@gmail.com

Miriam said...

I would love to win the Knit Red. What a wonderful giveaway.

Miriam
Rav Id ~ knitmim

cutter said...

Red is Best...and the knitting red would be even better. Thank you. Sue Cutt on ravelry.

sandy w said...

Wow, either of these books would be great. Looks like fun projects. Thanks for the chance at these.

MJ said...

What a great cause! I would be so happy with either book.

Janiegirl96 said...

Love the color red so either book is a wonderful gift. thanks

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