Friday, January 08, 2016

Susan B. Anderson's Kids' Knitting Workshop ~ Giveaway!


Cover photo provided by Artisan Books/Photographed by Lauren Volo

Hi, Knitters,
Be sure to read to the end to find out about a huge giveaway opportunity! Also, early registration for Yarnover 2016 in Minneapolis starts Jan. 9th at 8am! It's on April 23rd and it sells out quick. 
Here is the LINK for Yarnover.

A couple of weeks ago my latest book was published, Susan B. Anderson's Kids' Knitting Workshop. Today I am very excited to share a little bit about it with you. I have been teaching kids to knit for many years now. I have taught kids in small groups, individually, and through my daughters' Girl Scout Troops and in a lot of different settings. Do any of you remember these photos from TC's Girl Scout Troop's knitting lessons at my house in 2009?



If you want to see and read more about how I taught the Girl Scouts to knit Click Right Here!

First of all, this book was a labor of love on two topics that are near and dear to my heart, kids and knitting. The book is geared to reach 8-12 year olds but it is a good book for any age person, including adults, wanting to learn how to knit. The book takes you step-by-step through the basics of knitting in the round as the ideal place to start, and lesson-by-lesson techniques are added through tutorials and projects. If the beginning knitter works through the book she/he will come away with a great base of knowledge about knitting,  and could tackle any number of projects out there in the world of patterns. It's exciting to think about.

Click here to see the Kids' Knitting Workshop on Amazon! (I am not an affiliate, by the way.)

Included in the book are 17 do-able, snappy projects that are fun and appealing for a wide age-range but will also hold young attention spans. Most of the projects are fairly quick and are knit on needles ranging from a US size 7 to a US size 13 or so.  There are a couple of slightly bigger projects including a tube scarf and a pillow. 


The photography, by New York City-based photographer Lauren Volo, is fun and bright, and the models are adorable. One aspect of the book that I am especially impressed by is the illustrated tutorials by Alison Kolesar. Alison is a remarkable artist. I would provide a photo of my hands doing a certain technique and then Alison would create the illustrations to show exactly what I intended. It was a really fun and successful aspect of the book. Both of these creative women were wonderful and added so much to the pages of the book.

There have been some generous reviews if you'd like to read or hear more about the book from some other industry people. Here are a few to start:

The Knitting Pipeline

Knitty.com Cool Stuff Reviews

The Knitmore Girls

The Knitgirllls

I have made a couple of supplementary book tutorial videos on my YouTube. One video is on how to do magic loop and the other is on how to use double-pointed needles.

Click here to visit my YouTube Channel, SusanBAnderson.

Okay, here are a few of my favorite projects from the book.....

Copyright 2015 Artisan Books/Photographed by Lauren Volo


Copyright 2015 Artisan Books/Photographed by Lauren Volo


Copyright 2015 Artisan Books/Photographed by Lauren Volo


Copyright 2015 Artisan Books/Photographed by Lauren Volo


Copyright 2015 Artisan Books/Photographed by Lauren Volo


Copyright 2015 Artisan Books/Photographed by Lauren Volo


Copyright 2015 Artisan Books/Photographed by Lauren Volo



I am so excited to be able to offer you all a gigantic giveaway today to celebrate! 

I am offering 10 winners each a prize package. Each winner will receive a signed copy of my book along with 3 skeins of Schachenmayr Leana yarn! Along with the book you will get one skein each of three different colorways (rainbow, blues, pinks and purple all mixed with gray), perfect for many of the projects in the book. Thank you to Artisan Books and to Schachenmayr for the prize packages.

Please leave one comment on this blog post to enter to win. The comment must include either your Ravelry username or your email address so we can get in touch if you win. Tell me about who you might teach to knit or your favorite project if you'd like. I'd love to hear about it.

Please click on the "Publish" button only one time when you are leaving a comment. There is a delay before your comment will appear. 

The Mason-Dixon Knitting blog/website is reviewing Kids' Knitting Workshop soon along with a giveaway so be sure to check them out, too!

And don't forget that StevenBe's has Kids' Knitting Workshop kits (including a bag, yarn, needles, the book and a furry pom-pom) all set to go if you want a gift set for a new knitter.

I'll be back soon with the 10 winners!
Let the comments begin.
xo ~ susan 

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Pam D said...

Great job on the book, Susan, it looks fantastic! :))) pamelajd on Rav

Anonymous said...

I love the projects in this book. I tried to teach my girl scouts to knit, this would be a great resource to have for teaching kids and adults . Leanne1969: Ravelry

Jo M said...

This is so right up my alley! I'm retiring later this fall & I hope to teach school kids how to knit! It's my retirement plan!

I'm Josockmonster on Ravelry. Thanks so much for the wonderful give away!

Janie Stultz said...

How fun Susan! My grandson wants to learn to knit, yay! Thanks so much for doing this!

Ratch (Ravelry)

Rachel Slote-Brown said...

I have 7 nieces and this would make a great gift for one of them. Looks like a great book. Love the snowman.
Thanks for the great giveaway. Love reading your blog.
Calliopesmom on ravelry

Abby Lauerman said...

This would be a wonderful gift for my nieces! Ravelry name: abbythealaskan

Sandra said...

Thank-you for the chance to win this wonderful book. My oldest Granddaughter is almost at the age where I could teach her to knit.....& I look forward to that day!
Sandra
istitchfast on Ravelry

Kerry15 on Ravelry said...

My 5-year old has just started to show interest in learning to knit so I would love this book for her!

Dana (DanaRae19 on Rav) said...

My daughter already crochets, but says she's ready to move onto knitting, so this would be perfect! Thanks for th chance to win. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh how amazing!! You are :) thank you for being so generous and sharing your talents. Ravelry: 3Wildtrout

DebKnits2 said...

Just picked it up at the library. Can't wait to look at it.

Anonymous said...

What a generous giveaway, Susan! I would love to win this and teach a young girl in our community who is battling Alopecia Universalis. She loves to wear "funky" hats and would be so proud of wearing something she had knit herself.

I am threadsgal on Ravelry.

PS And, I love the mason jar cozies as well as the snowman!

Kimberly (@lilpixls) said...

What a beautiful book, my daughter would love this. Thank you for the chance to win! Lilpixls on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

I've been waiting for this book. Would love to teach my daughter! I also love the mason jar cozies!
RavID: DrSoy

Rosie Fujita said...

Love this! I have 3 step granddaughters that would love these items!! Love the color combos and modern designs!

norahkate said...

Oh, and I am norahkathleen on Rangeley

norahkate said...

...ravelry, norahkatebrown@yahoo.com. thank you! :)

lorrie said...

What a wonderful book! I really don't have anyone in mind to teach, but I would like to make all the projects myself! What fun and instant gratifying projects to make for myself and for others! Susan you are so talented! Thank you for the giveaway. lorrie7711 on ravelry

Rosie Fujita said...

I have three step-granddaughters that would love these! Love the color combos and modern designs!

Margaret said...

I have just been asked to teach our local teen club how to knit and this book would be an invaluable resource. Love the concept! Westlamum @aol.com.

the nest said...

this would be such a treat! I would teach my nephew to knit and my friend's daughter, then they could knit along with my daughter & me! thank you for the giveaway.
~ Annri (budaknit on Ravelry)

Clare Keenan said...

This is a brilliant book. I love to see children learning to knit and keeping this great hobby going. I think you're fabulous Susan.

robin silver said...

what a super-duper giveaway!!!!
thismarieknits on Ravelry

Lee said...

How wonderful to have another beautiful product from you! I own a few of your books already and would love to add this to my collection. A colleague from work has asked me to teach her daughter's friends to knit as part of her birthday party. This would be a perfect resource and the projects look so delightful! Thanks for the giveaway!
Lee mamagiff on ravelry

Clare Keenan said...

Brilliant book Susan and it's fantastic to see young kids knitting. I love your podcast and blog Susan !

Diane said...

would love for my 12 yo grand-daughter to win this! She is interested in knitting, and has started some easy projects with my help. She is left-handed and knits right-handed. thankyou so much for having this contest.
ravelry: iamladydi
knit on! I love your webpage and I use your sock pattern exclusively.

Holly said...

Wow, how exciting, love the projects that you've shown. I have young grandchildren that I could create for. Holly/Grannyslove (Rav)

Julie said...

I have been so excited about this book!! My 8 year old son is fascinated with how things work, and has always inquired about my knitting. I've taught him the knit stitch, and he loves to make his teachers knit coasters. His birthday is in February and I was just talking to my husband about getting him this book for his birthday :)
Rav ID: julie0629

Anonymous said...

I love many projects in the book! I'd love to share my love of knitting with my daughters!

bbean33@bellsouth.net

Thanks for the giveaway and your great tutorials.

Auntie Shan said...


Great looking pics!
I've got a 5-yr-old Great-Niece that will likely be wanting to learn to knit in a couple of years... [you're never too old or Young to learn!]
And, I didn't buy any lottery tickets this week. So, "winning" some yarn too would be COOL! - [you can NEVER have *enough* STASH, either!]
:-D

[auntieshan@hotmail.com]

Pat Salvatini said...

Another fab book, but I wouldn't expect otherwise.... I just ordered mine so I'm anxiously awaiting its delivery, but I'm hoping to gift my winning copy to a friend who teaches knitting to her students at school. Wouldn't she be thrilled?


Pat
Rav id - plynn

Sara Byron said...

I'd use your book to help our guild teach the new knitters of the High School Knitting Club that was started by my daughters friends in Marching Band. There does seem to be a connection between knitters and musicians! SareBearKnits on rav and sarabyron@att.net

Anonymous said...

I want to teach my granddaughter to knit and this book looks like a lovely way to do it! Thanks for a chance!

Anonymous said...

What fun, love this book!
Rav ID - knitgineering

Anonymous said...

Forgot my rav name on my post.
Nanaelliott

Beth said...

My soon-to-be 8 year old! Her birthday is approaching and she shows interest.
Bamszoo is my Ravelry

Mary Bensel said...

My 8 year old DGD would love this book! We were inspired by you to make a rag quilt during the Christmas holiday, so what would be nicer than to knit with you, too! My Ravelry ID is GRANDMATUTU, email is JRMINT06@YAHOO.COM.

Thanks for always inspiring!

MJ said...

My 14-year-old daughter has told me that she'd like to learn how to knit. It's one of those things where you can't push a teen but having the right book, with great looking projects, would be the perfect tool to have on hand.
I think she'd like the cowl and the mason jar cozies. I'd knit the fox pillow for a friend who loves foxes.
Ravelry ID: MaryisContrary

Anonymous said...

I am excited to use this book with the middle schoolers I teach. After a full week of teaching Eartg Science, each Friday afternoon a group of 6-8 graders get together with me to learn new knitting skills. It is such an enjoyable time.

Resorta said...

I have a copy of this book for myself already. I would love a copy to share with my 14 yo niece, who was knitting a scarf for her school art class when I saw her at Christmas. Her younger sister, who is 11 yo would surely enjoy learning from it too.
I am Resorta on Ravelry.

Julia said...

Hi Susan,
I absolutely adore and love your patterns. They are the best!

Julia said...

Congratulations on your new book! I absolutely love all your patterns!

Julia said...

Congratulations on your new book! I love all your Patterns!

Wendy Wilken said...

What an amazing looking book! My daughter would love this, she can do a little knitting, but this would help her LOVE it again!

Cindy said...

If I am lucky enough to win, I'm sure my 11yo will insist I share! :D looks like an amazing book with fun projects. Thanks for the giveaway and sharing pics of the projects.
Yarnstead on Ravelry

anne said...

Congratulations! Rav annejz

Robin said...

So great! I love the projects. Rav name: knittermama7

Lilea said...

This is an absolutely fabulous giveaway! Thank you! I am in the process of mentoring two new 11 year old knitters and I'm sure they would love your book.
Lilea on Rav

TaraMPaine said...

I would teach my daughter - she's not quite 7 yet so a bit on the young side but she's been begging to learn.

Tara
arianrod on Ravelry

Pam Boulet said...

Thank you Susan for a wonderful and generous giveaway! I am keeping my fingers crossed that I win this book! I taught my niece how to knit and this book would have helped a lot!
PamfromNOLA

Susan Basinger said...

I would love to win your book. Your projects inspire me to learn more

Thanks!
Susan
Ravelry id: gatlinbear

Nevernotknitting said...

Awesome book! I'd love to get this for my mom who wants to learn to knit but is intimidated. I like how you start with the basics in such a fun and modern way! Congratulations on yet another great endeavor!
Kelli
Pkworman@charter.net

pattytrish said...

I can't wait to get this book for my granddaughters. Pattytrish on RAV.

Liz said...

Izzybeff on Ravelry. While I don't have children myself, I do volunteer with a local organization that does an afternoon and summer program for kids. We've been talking about starting a knitting class for kids. This book would be very helpful.

Mary Anne said...

My grandson, Henry, just turned 8 in December. He loves creating things and I think he would take to knitting like a duck to water. He wears everything I knit for him and he'd love to wear things he knit for himself.
Mary Anne
meemacox on Ravelry

cherie amour said...

Super cute book! Super cute patterns! Super fun!!! Thank you for keeping me inspired!
sheheath on Ravelry

Linda said...

I am teaching my youngest to knit. I think this book could come in handy. The projects look fun.
ljgreenlaw on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

I would give this to my 12 year old niece....I'm trying to teach her to knit long distance, this book would be so helpful for her :)
RavID triciaknitz

Catherine Kay said...

Would love to win your beautiful book! Rav ID: caitkay

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this for my daughters. There are so many things they would love about the book. 😀 Ravelry: melartsyfartsy email: mel_artsyfartsy@yahoo.ca

Patricia Christensen said...

Susan I have learned so much from you over the last 6 years or so. You are such a great teacher and this book looks amazing! When I very first learned how to knit I used Melanie Falick's Kids Knitting book. Then 10 years after that you taught me the rest through your other books, blogs and tutorials. A kids knitting book is a great way to learn how to knit, even for adults! Thank you for many years of teaching and inspiration.
PatriciaLovesYarn on Ravelry
Patriciachris on Instgram

Lizzy said...

Would love to win this, as my boy (7) has been begging to learn how to knit. I honestly have no idea how or where to begin. This will definitely be added to my bookshelf...

Susan C. said...

Dear Susan- I love your new book! It would make a great addition to my knitting enrichment class I teach at school. The children are in grades three through five. They would be so inspired by the projects in your book. My favorite is the snowman, kitty and owl. They are too cute to pick just one!.

Ravelry: scappello

Yvonne MW said...

I taught my grandson and granddaughter to knit with a not-as-great-as-this knitting book. They are adults now and still knitting. I may have to buy them each a copy of yours to keep for the time when my greats- want to learn to knit.

Anonymous said...

Kids and Knitting, Knitting and Kids I can't help but smile. I would love to share this book with my grandaughter whom I taught to knit. Keeping fingers crossed. NanaPat3H

Melinda Brooks said...

Fingers crossed! What a great resource for my middle school students or nieces!!
Thanks!
Melinda
msbknits on Rav

Jenna said...

My soon to be 8 year old son has really been wanting to learn how to knit. This would be a great resource for us! gidgettm on Ravelry

Sharon Dawn said...

I love your new book! I had preordered it for a Christmas gift and when it came and I had looked through it, I quickly ordered two more. As a learning knitter, I found it so informitive! I would love a signed copy and special yarn ;-)

Thanks for the chance!

Sharonkeeney at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this! My granddaughter is only 8 months old but i can't wait to teach her to knit.

Kathy
Losthersheep on Rav

Sandra Seidel said...

HI Susan & congratulations on this great book & all the rave reviews! What a gift to the knitting world : )
My favorite project is the snowman & I would love to teach my son's girlfriend to knit.
Many happy stitches,
Sandra (haveyarnwillfly on Ravelry)

Janet said...

I have looked for a learn to knit book for kids without ever finding one that was helpful. This meets the bill. The projects look like so much fun.
jbradyster on Ravelry

Krista said...

I love how many comments you've gotten! I have 6 little people between my children and nieces and nephews and this would be awesome to help them learn to play with sticks and strings.

Ravelry ID knitonepugtwo

Joojoobean (rav) said...

I would teach my nieces, and eventually my own kids, who are a bit too young right now. The leg warmers would be perfect for my ballet-dancing nieces!!

StevieBee said...

I am currently teaching an 11 year old to knit. She has been interested for about a year and in the past couple of months has sit down with me for a few minutes at a time to learn. I think that book will really help with the lessons and she is already interested in making the Stripy Legwarmers!

Rav ID: StevieBee

Maria Galicia said...

Interesting projects. My daughter would love to learn. I'm hoping this is a great tool it will also give us time to bond.

Ravelry name: mariagalicia

DrKate said...

I'd love to share this book with my daughter's Brownie troup.

Kicfamily on Ravelry

Beth l said...

Looks like a fun book! I'm working on teaching my middle two kids to knit. I'm sure they would love learning with one of these projects (that fox pillow!) instead of the boring scarves we've been doing. Zuleicamoon on rav.

Heidi Nawrocki said...

Beautiful! Your Itty Bitty Hat book is what got me hooked on knitting. Would love to add another book to my collection!

heidi.nawrocki@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would live to teach my son to knit. My husband grew up in Germany and learned to knit as a kid in his Waldorf school. I feel like knitting teaches kids so many things character-wise (patience, perseverance, quiet), but also can help kids to imagine objects in 3D better, to do math with a purpose.... Well, I digress. But I do think it's important for BOYS-- not just girls!-- to learn to knit. I'd love to use your book as a starting point!


jennifer@rosenheinz.com

BCGramma said...

I've been working with my granddaughter, she enjoys knitting with me, but is tired of the scarf. I do think she'd enjoy knitting in the round and creating some of the fabulous projects in your book.

Ana said...

Thank you Susan, for the opportunity to win this! I plan to teach my friend at church who knows how to crochet, but now would like to learn to knit. My name is Ana - anahuron@gmail.com

saraj0179 said...

Thank you for such a generous giveaway! Rav ID: saraj0179

Anonymous said...

I'd love to teach my son to knit. It's so important for BOYS (not just girls!) to learn handiwork. There are so many amazing things that knitting teaches us-- perseverance, patience, failure (ha!), how to ask for and receive help... Not to mention helps kids to think about math as a very practical thing and helping kids to understand and visualize 3D forms.

I know this myself because I've learned many of these same lessons-- and your books (especially on you construction) have been real eye openers for me.

I'd love to have you as my guide to introducing my son to this amazing life skill!

jennifer@bravaenterprises.com

Kerry said...

I would love to teach my 8-year-old son to knit but he has ADHD so teaching him anything can be tricky so your book would be a terrific foundation to help me! My name is Kerry, my Rav ID is: kpmcqs

JKH51 said...

What a great book! Perfect for my nieces who are wanting to learn to knit. Thanks for the giveaway!


JKnits51 on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

I would love to make the fox pillow for my very outdoorsy, tom girl grandaughter....who also loves owls :)

gdenise on Ravelry

Lindsey said...

So so cute!! I'd love his book for my son.
LindseyScott on Ravelry

Artifax said...

What a great beginners book! I'd love to teach my sons to knit. I'm only an advanced beginner knitter myself, so I can teach them what I know, while we all learn new things making cool stuff :)

artifaxgirl{at}gmail{dot}com

BethM said...

I would love to teach my kids and their friends how to knit and I would love the help of your book:). Thank you for this awesome giveaway!
Rav ID Bmaldonado

Susan said...

Congratulations Susan!

Rav ID Suuzzeeq

Katrina said...

I'm going to teach my girl scout troop how to knit! It should be interesting :) maniacknitter on rav

kim nelson said...

I am so excited about this book. I have a 10 year old daughter that I would love to teach how to knit. Thank you for doing such a great book. Ravelry name. Sheepycurls!

Velda said...

I would love to win your book. I will be teaching my 5 yr old grandson to knit soon. When he was 2 he would "help" me knit by standing in front of me and holding the yarn with both hands and "throwing" it over the needle for me. I also taught my nephew to knit when he was about 7 and he said it was the most fun he had ever had with 2 sticks and string! My email is vjferguson@frontier.com

Sheila Ricker said...

would love to win this book I have a set of twins that I can't wait to teach to knit, this would be so helpful

sricker/rav id

Kathy said...

I really love this book. If I don't win, I will be going out to buy it!
kathyg on Rav

Tin Lizzle said...

Yeah! Looks like even adults can make use of this book!
Rav: whistlinliz

Anonymous said...

I know the perfect person who would love this book!!! I bought this book for my 9 year old and she is already enjoying it, it is a great book and the projects are things that would interest a child unlike other kids knitting books that I have seen.

mommytofive on ravelry

Christa Lakeknit said...

I'm one of 3 teachers who have started a knitting club at my school. We've got 25 students coming out. They are all still learning but it would be so motivating to give this book to them. Rav ID Lakeknitchrista Thanks

Sarah Mahan said...

This looks like the perfect book for us. My 5 year old son wants to learn to knit. I'm sure in a few years, I will also be teaching my daughter. She's only 1, but I would love to share my passion for knitting with my kids.
SeraM on Rav

Anonymous said...

HI, I am margothatheway on ravelry and am just teaching my nephew's young woman to knit. everything in this tome is something I know she will love! Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

Anonymous said...

I began teaching a few of our children as part of our church outreach program. After seeing the reviews of your book, have decided to purchase. Would love to win a copy along with the yarn for the kids. This book will be a great help in teaching them.

Linda

Smokeybo on Ravelry.

lilpixie said...

I just received a request from my son's Montessori teacher to teach the class to knit and this would be perfect. Fingers crossed. My Ravelry ID is lilpixie124. Thank you!

Andrea Slonecker said...

My young knitting daughters would go crazy for these projects. It is time they learned to purl! AndreaCS on ravelry

Anonymous said...

What a fun book! I would love to use it as a guide to teach my daughter to knit. Thanks as always for your generosity!! Rav: seejennyknit

Robin V said...

I've heard so much about this book, I would love a copy, perhaps to teach one of my young nieces.

RobinV on Ravelry.

kymiryb3 said...

This book is as Must-Have! You may have had kids in mind when writing the book but I know I will enjoy the patterns, too. Soon time to teach my grandchildren. Guess what book I will use? wink!
Your patterns and yarn choices are so inspiring. Thanks for sharing your talent, Susan.
Kim

Laura Chutny said...

My daughter loves to knit, and is doing her first pair of mittens in the round, but she would be over the moon to have a book like this, especially with that adorable snowman! I have taught her and a whole class of 9 year olds, and enjoy teaching other adults too.
Thanks,
Laura
TriMomma on Ravelry

Katie said...

My niece, Sophia, turns two at the end of January. And, while I am in no rush for her to grow up, I cannot help but wonder if she will enjoy knitting someday! It's nice to know that this resource will be available if she does. Thanks for the chance! (She has a penchant for wearing woolens, so I'm very optimistic!)

jscos said...

Just saw your book today on Amazon and added it to my wish list. My three nieces are fascinated by my knitting, love to "help" and are so close to being ready to learn! And I love the fox pillow!

Gloriane said...

I'm Gloriane on Ravelry. Congratulations on your new book! I'd use it as part of ongoing knitting instruction for my niece, but I also like the patterns for me! The snowman is adorable! And the fox pillow is perfect for all the fox love right now.

Trishia Shaw said...

What an awesome book! I have been waiting patiently for this opportunity and for the release of this book. I would love to have this book to sit down with my beautiful daughters - ages 9 and 11 - and start their love of knitting that sustains me daily and has sustained me for many, many years. Next, their friends would be in the queue to learn to knit as they are forever admiring my hand knits. Love it! Thank you! Ravelry id is tchatcha.

Laurelena said...

Oh my gosh this is perfect timing. I'm a fifth grade teacher and every year my students ask me to teach them to knit. I do it off and on but sometimes I fins it hard to work into my schedule. I was determined this year to host a kid's knitting group this year and was looking for resources. This book would be perfect. I could also offer the yarn as a "prize" for students unable to purchase their own yarn.
I love your patterns so I know this book will be a winner.

Laurelena on Ravelry

ypsiknitti said...

As a former homeschool mom hanging out in the library with my kids, I learned that if you want to learn a new skill, start in the children's section. I'd love to teach my niece and several adult friends. Such generosity!
Ypsiknitter on rav

Julie Morgan said...

This book looks so wonderful! My son really wants to learn to knit, and all of these projects are fantastic. My favorite though is that snowman! I am zephyrdreams on Ravelry.

Anonymous said...

This book I would love to have. My daughter loves yarn and knitted things and shows interest in knitting herself. I see several things in your book that would break the ice for her. Elskebeth on Ravelry

Melanie Saderholm said...

I just recently learned to knit beyond the basics. I am totally hooked. I would teach some of the girls in my American Heritage Girls troop to knit. I am jzhmom on Ravelry.

limegirl said...

My niece started knitting with me on my lap at 6 yrs old. She would either poke the needle in, or wrap the yarn. My girlfriends would get together to knit n she wanted to knit also. She progressed at 7 to making a wonky scarf. At 8 she started taking off. I would live to get this book for her to knit together out of it. She is now 13 n I'm a little sad. She doesn't need me as much to help her because she has gotten quite good. There are a lot of great patterns. Pick me, pick me!!!!! Limeyarn on Ravelry.

Barbina said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful giveaway! I would love to teach my son and my niece how to knit! It will be a lot of fun doing this with your book!
Love, Barbina
barbina on Ravelry

Susan said...

I want to teach my boss and her daughters to knit! I like the idea of starting in the round. Bybiddie on ravelry.

Gaby said...

I would love to teach my daughter to knit and the patterns in this book look like great fun. Thank you for the opportunity to win. My Rav name is Gabyj.

josephine said...

I'm still working on getting my 26-year old daughter interested in knitting. I think she'd love the snowman! Jamf on a Ravelry.

Kim Watkins said...

I work at my kid's school and have been having thoughts of starting a knitting group for 4-5th graders there, this book would be very helpful. I have taught a few kids how to knit and I think learning to knit in the round is the way to go!
sk13199 on Ravelry

Barb T. said...

My little buddy from up the road has a basic idea of knitting, but I would love to teach her using your book and these adorable projects she would go gaga over! Actually, I could help her mom with it, too!
barblt99. Ravelry id

Cate said...

I'd love to give this to a high school student I'm kind of related to - she is fascinated by my knitting and has learned the rudiments herself. She'd love these project ideas!
Cate ctashtonatgmaildotcom

Michele said...

Gosh, the projects are so appealing! How could anyone look at these projects and not want to learn to knit? Thanks again, Susan! Ravelry: MsCabrio.

Sue Wilson said...

Susan, you are just the best. Some of the sweetest patterns for new knitters. Will be sure to share with newbies!

I am sutton36 on Ravelry and am also a Susan :)

Lisa McGuire said...

Hello Susan! I have many nieces (and nephews) who I would LOVE to teach how to knit! Amara will be 8 in April and she has knit a few stitches with me here and there over the years. Her younger brother, Nathan, ALWAYS asks to "play with yarn" with me, so I see him being a fabulous knitter in the future. Then there is my own daughter, though 20 years old, I feel this book is perfect for teaching/reteaching how to knit, of course when she is ready. The projects in your book are perfect for sparking interest in knitting and quite honestly, I want to knit each and every one of them for me! (Is that weird?) Thank you so much for this opportunity!!

Lisa McGuire
RAV= llmcguire

Barb Buteyn said...

This would have been a wonderful resource a few years ago when I taught 6 adults in Uganada who were blind how to knit.currently I would love the resource for teaching my grandchildren in the future ( they are currently only 1 and 2 years old.) how to knit.
LoveAfrica on Ravelry

crazydazy said...

What a great giveaway....please count me in

crazydazyknits on Ravelry

Gale said...

So generous, Susan! I would love my daughter to pick up knitting. She goes at other crafts with gusto and I know projects would just fly off of her needles. Maybe I was pushing her too hard, I will let you nudge her along with your newest book!
Galey on Ravelry

Margie (and Fae) said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win this! My 11 year old daughter Knits a little, and this could help her home her skills. Yesterday, my 8 year old son asked me to teach him to knit, so he could use it too!
Margievz on Rav

Suzette said...
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Melissa F said...

Hi Susan,
I purchased this book last month when it came out to gift to my adult daughter who has expressed an interest in learning the craft of knitting!
Wouldn't it be fun to have a signed copy of your book as a keepsake for myself! Thank you for this opportunity!
Rav id: pik2nit

Mary Buchan said...

I would love to teach my great nieces to knit but they haven't expressed an interest yet. I also have a friend I am helping learn to knit and she is doing great. Love a good reference book to help teach. KnittingMaryb on Ravelry

Susan said...

Hi Susan!! I purchased this book for myself because I loved the projects so much!! Thanks for a great book!! ❤️
ApronAddict on Ravelry

Elizabeth said...

This book looks like it will be great for inspiring kids to knit. Congratulations Susan.

Linda said...

I'd love to teach my daughter and son to knit.
zinda on ravelry

Unknown said...

It would be nice to have a reference when asked to teach someone to knit. Your book would be a welcome addition to my library.

I follow you via email: clrmtroche@gmail.com

Thank you for your give away
Marie

Forevermore said...

I can only imagine how great your book would be to work w my nieces! Your books never disappoint!! Debi -- djandnoh@yahoo.com

Christine said...

Hi Susan
Just love the book--wish it was around when I was the Girl Scout leader for my daughters troop!
If I won I would try to teach my husband how to knit because he will be retiring in a few years and
will see all the yarn deliveries to my door!! I must convert him, so I can continue to buy yarn!
Joking aside, knitting will help him with cognitive skills and hand eye coordination. I don't want him to turn into a couch potato.
Besides, it will be like having my knitting circle right here in my house! What fun!
Hope I win!
Christine
northcoastchris on Ravelry

Suzette said...

Susan, I have a wonderfully creative granddaughter who I would love to teach to knit.,she is almost 7 and very knit worthy..she loves the socks I knit for her! Your book has some adorable projects in it that would be such fun to knit and learn to knit. Thank you for the opportunity to win it! Suzette aka Maddigram on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan! Looks like a great book! Would love to use it to teach my grandchildren to knit! Thanks for the opportunity to win a signed copy and some great yarn! Very generous! Will be purchasing the book for sure (unless I win one, of course :)

LibbyJo on ravelry

Unknown said...

I am so excited about this book! My daughter has been asking when she could learn to knit for a while now. She's still young, but she sees me knitting all the time. I think this will be the perfect way to get her started!

Mary Kate
girleen15 on ravelry

Nancy said...

I would like to use this to teach my granddaughter to knit. I am also considering starting a knitting group at the school I used to work in before I retired. Thank you for the give away! It looks like a great resource.

nancyswerner@gmail.com

nancyswerner on ravelry

bjpeterson said...

Looking for ways to teach others is always a great thing. Your book is amazing. I love how it lays flat with the spiral format and it is beautiful. Thanks for offering this opportunity to all of us!

Poohtum on Ravelry said...

Very Cute Book - saw it in person this past week!

Pearl said...

I would love to use your book to teach young people in my community to knit. Kids have intimidated me in the past, but knitting is such a good thing for everyone to learn. I'm lspearl on Ravelry

Jennifer Avery Anderson said...

I recently taught my 6 year old to knit, and I think that she would love to try some of these projects. I own 3 of your other books and have enjoyed knitting projecs from them. : ) averyjen on ravelry

allison achinapura said...

My daughter would love this! Thx

Ann said...

I found your blog about a month ago and have been obsessively reading theough your archives. So inspiring! My daughter wants to learn to knit along with me and I'd love to start with one of the projects in your new book!

--idest on ravelry

Ulrich Tribe said...

I love your books and patterns. I would love to reach my granddaughters to knit and this looks like the perfect book to use. One is 11 and the other is almost 8. One lines part time with me and the other I'll be visiting for a week this spring.
Ravelry ID: janetulrich

Knitterlymind (Carmen) said...

I will own this book and gift one to my 7yr old granddaughter who has been asking to use my "knitters" since she was two! I taught her to knit this year! Since l only see her a few times a year, this book will be A valuable resource for her and her 3 yr old sister who also just asked this year to try my knitters top. Thank you for filling the void for this "Abi" who can't be there full time to guide her journey into the fiber arts!!

Jami Clifford said...

What a great book! My 10 year old daughter just cast on her first project. This book would be great for her.

Jami

jjj.wy@mac.com

Irocknits! said...

Susan Your book is da bomb! Already bought and gifted 2 and would love to gift another to a young person. Thanks for the giveaway. Cori -irocknits

Alison Martin said...

How wonderful and fun!!! Thank you for offering this giveaway!!
Rav ID: amartin0728

annesatx said...

This would be perfect for my best friend's daughters! My Ravelry name is AnneSATX. Thanks!

Jennianydots said...

I love those stripy legwarmers and the squishy cat and owl toys! Rav ID: jennianydots

pattie in Geneseo said...

Hi Susan! I've been waiting for your book! I want it for our library, where we meet Monday's to knit our group is about half adults (80s down) a half kids(5-13.). I know your clear instructions for fun projects are just what they need!

Mary R. said...

This would be a great book to use to teach my niece to knit. I think she would really love those leg warmers. Looks like there are lots of great projects! Thank you for the opportunity to win this book and some yarn. What a great giveaway!

Rav id- robsgirl

Patty said...

Great book, full of appealing projects for young and old alike! This year I'll be teaching my sister-in-law to knit (finally!), and she wants to start with a hat :-)
PattyP on Rav

Anonymous said...

It looks like such a wonderful book and the comments from those who have seen it attest to that. My needlework guild works with different school groups that would get great incentive from this group.
Carol b, Ravelry greyty

linda in chicagoland said...

Another wonderful book, Susan. Congratulations!

Pawsandknit on Rav

Julia said...

I teach 2nd grade and all of my students know that I love to knit because I often wear my knits to school! I would love to teach a few of them to knit, they are the perfect age! I just love all of your patterns, Susan! You are such an inspiration! Thanks for this opportunity!

Rav: JustJulia

stephigordon said...

Congratulations! I love your new book! Stephanie (indigodogmontana on Rav)

CrazyGrammie said...

I've just recently discovered your wonderful techniques! Wish that I still lived in the Minneapolis area to attend Yarn over -- it's fantastic.

Shelley Chase Olsen said...

As I have two granddaughters, 6 and 8, we'll have this book to work with one way or another over the next few years, but I'd love to win one! So glad you wrote it! I've heard a couple of the reviews you mentioned, and they highly recommended it, which is not unexpected.

Thanks again,
Shelley
ravID: vermiliongirl

Anonymous said...

The cowl would be a good first project to teach my niece'so daughter.
Barb13 on Ravelry

denise said...

I have taught all six of my children to knit. Not all continued to knit into adulthood, but they all enjoyed it when they did it. My favorite story was when we took a train ride in China and the youngest three and I were knitting and their dad says, "I'm bored. The youngest, about five at the time looks up and says, "Dad you should take up knitting!"
I LOVE the kid friendly projects here! I can't wait to teach my grandsons, who are only 3&1yrs., but soon, oh so very soon. Thanks for your give away!

Whatzitknitz said...

I can't think of anything more rewarding than teaching some one to knit. it has brought me closer to both friends and family when we share our love of fiber. I listened to the Knitgirls podcast yesterday and they love your book. I would love to win a copy and promise to put it to good use.
I am mjm on ravelry.

Pam said...

What a fabulous way to pull kids away from their electronics & to teach them a skill that they will treasure all their lives. I was taught to knit by my best friend's Mom when I was small .. & am so very grateful now to have learned this skill. Your patterns .. And models ☺️ .. Are precious. Thank you.
Pressley.pam@gmail.com

Patti said...

I love this book! I'd first use this book as a refresher and then teach my daughter and my grandson. My first project would be the Snowman!

Anne Vally said...

Dearest Susan -- Congratulations on another wonderful book!! All of my son's friends see me knit while we're on field trips and such, and there are a few girls that have now taken up knitting. I gave one of your books (plus yarn and needles of course!) to one particular friend of Luke's, and she and I spent a SUPER companionable afternoon yesterday knitting together! Thank you SO much for this beautiful book that's helping the next generation of knitters.
Love, Anne
(PS - don't enter me for the drawing -- let another of your awesome readers win! I just wanted to share in the enthusiasm and love for your book!!)

Anonymous said...

Fabulous giveaway! Thank you for the chance Susan!
I work in a after school care center and would love to teach the kids how to knit. :) I think this book will be a fabulous help.
I'm planing to introduce the knitting this winter school vacation - so keep your fingers crossed!
Hugs, Anna
GrAnLu on Ravelry

beth jillette said...

My grandson is only four,however he is fascinated by my knitting he keeps asking if he can knit too. Would love to start with this book. As long as I can convince him knitting needles are not drum sticks!
Biscottibeth on ravelry

Marcia said...

I have an eight-year-old granddaughter who is just itching to learn how to knit. Those purple stripe leg warmers have her name written all over them!
Marcia
owlsfeathers on Ravelry

Anne Vavloukis said...

This book looks so delightful! In the past I have taught my three children to knit as well as my sister and a friend. I cannot stress enough how valuable a pastime, vocation, obsession knitting can be. 😄There is a youth service organization in my town that offers all kinds of services for children in need in our suburb. I am in the process of organizing an after school program to teach knitting and this book would be a great resource! Thanks for creating once again such a great book!

Becky Reavis said...

Thanks for the chance at the giveaway. My oldest daughter is learning to knit and I'm sure your book will help us both.
Ndgogirls@gmail.com. Thanks again.

Oatie said...

Awesome prize! Would love to have this great book to teach a few friends how to knit I love the yarn too! :)
Linda R (OatieP2 on Ravelry)

pekecrazy said...

I plan to teach my grandaughter to knit.
Pekecrazy on Revelry

Donna said...

Oh how perfect!! I'm teaching my 6 year old granddaughter to knit and she is loving it. Now all the others (and some of their friends) want to learn also! This looks like a must have in my house. I am determined to pass my love of knitting on to as many as I can!! I will definitely be getting this book on my own if I'm not a lucky winner! I love your blog and all you share so freely. Thank you! :) donahalle@hotmail.com

Britni :) said...

I plan to purchase the book if I do not win because I have a 5 year old who is becoming interested in all things crafty.
Rav: Beewing

Emmy Zuckerman said...

What a beautiful book! I would use it to teach my daughter,Holly, to knit. Holly is 27 and has autism. I think she would be able to follow the pictures and enjoy the colorful ideas as motivation.
My Ravelry name is emmyzuck, and I hope to be one of the 10 winners!

Gen said...

I would love this set. It would be a perfect birthday gift for my daughter's 8th birthday in April. She would love it! So would I. And her little sister. I am Knitgen on Ravelry.

Sunnyside Dru said...

Looks like a great book: I learned to knit as a kid, everyone should do so! drupeters on ravelry

Becki said...

Awesome!! I would like to teach my son and daughter how to knit. Thanks! Becki RavID: QuiltingGeek

Deb Joseph said...

I am teaching my niece Allison to knit and I think this book would be an awesome gift for her.

Anonymous said...

I thought knitting to a group of 4 H girls....2nd grade! What a delight! I would love to have this book.
Thanks for all your hard work and creativity!
zip022 on Ravelry
debbyrpeters@gmail.com

Sheila Jacobson said...

Wonderful! I have all of your other books and would love to win this one to add to my library. I would really like to help our younger family members learn to knit. Rav id - sheilamae.

Muffie Keenan said...

My granddaughter is very creative and would love to learn to knit. She doesn't live nearby so I am unable to teach her. With your book and Mom's help she could master the art. Muffie

sandi said...

Oh goodness - those leg warmers for my 7 year old grand! I can see her putting those on and NEVER taking them off! Love all the projects in the book! dallastx2 on Rav

sandi said...

Oh my goodness - those leg warmers for my 7 year old grand. I can see her putting those on and NEVER taking them off! Love all the projects in the book! dallastx2 on Rav

yarngirl32 said...

I used to teach third grader to knit on 'IN Days' in the winter. Now I am going to teach my granddaughter.
Thanks for the nice offer!

Anonymous said...

I love the snowman and the owl and kitten toys! Really cute. My daughter thinks so too.

Becky
rav rspeckha

Lorri Ferguson said...

I absolutely love the thought behinds how this book. On a couple of occasions my 4 year old granddaughter has sat on my lap to knit a few stitches. When the time is right it will be great to have this book of patterns and techniques to teach her to knit. I also work at a local Children's Hospital. I'd love to share the joy of knitting with patients & families.

Anonymous said...

What a great giveaway!
Ravelry ID: akspinedoc
akspinedoc@mac.com

Meriam said...

Another great giveaway, Susan
bethski3@yahoo.com

Meriam said...

Another great giveaway, Susan!
bethski3@yahoo.com

libraryleslie said...

I just borrowed your book from my library, but I would love to have a copy of my own, especially signed!
Rav: fromkersey

mellenknits said...

I can't wait to teach my daughter to knit (she's 4 - is that still too young?)
I have dreams of yarn-shopping together some day, but for now she's more interested in making yarn trails all over the house, under the table, around the chairs...

Mellenknits on Rav

Lindsay said...

I would love this to teach my 7 year old son. He has been asking to learn and this looks like a great place to start!

linzentart@gmail.com

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