Since I do most of the book reviews for Knitty, I read as many as 100 knitting books a year. Here are three from this year that I think would make great gifts!


Principles of Knitting

A classic!

This is a classic, finally rereleased with over 700 pages of knitting techniques. If you know a knitter that loves to study the intricacies of how knitting works, they would love this book. It also comes as an ebook, which is a little easier to take with you.


Needles & Artifice: A Refined Adventure Story with Ingenious Knitting Patterns

Stop in for a cuppa!

Steampunk + knittting, what’s not to love? For the knitter with a sense of adventure and a sense of humor. This is one of my favorite books of the year.


Knit Accessories: Essentials & Variations

Not just for newbies

Have a knitting newbie on your knitting gift list? Or a knitter always on a quest for the perfect basic accessory patterns?  This book by Knitty tech editor Kate Atherley would be perfect.



Knitty’s Anniversary Yarns Giveaway!

You knew this one was coming didn’t you? Three readers will win one skein of our special Knitty Anniversary yarns. I have one skein of each colorway and I will choose randomly who get which yarn. One skein of yarn is enough to make the corresponding pattern in the latest issue of Knitty.

The projects:

The yarn prizes, left to right:

Blue Moon Fiber Arts Knitty’s Rainbow in Marine Silk Sportweight, prize value:  $26.75

Indigodragonfly 50 Shades of Bazinga; or, When Your Stitch Count is Off, Your Skein is 2 Yards Shorter Than the Pattern, and the Yarn Gods Have Decided Now is the Time for a Needle Malfunction in Merino Nylon Sock, prize value $24

Lisa Souza Knitty Deep Fall in Polwarth Silk, prize value, $22

Regular contest rules: leave a comment on this post between now and midnight eastern time, Wednesday December 12th. Three comments will be chosen at random to answer a skill testing question. If the commenter answers correctly they will win one of the three prizes. If you have already won a prize from us in the past year, please do give other knitters a chance.


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720 Responses to Knitting Monday: More Gifts: Books Jillian Reccomends & A Knitty Yarn Giveaway

  1. Anne says:

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  2. Katherine says:

    Thank you for yet another great giveaway.

  3. terri says:

    such gorgeous yarns!

  4. Sam says:

    I love the book suggestions! I will have to make sure certain people see these, and if not then I might just have to get them for myself.

  5. Shirley says:

    Wouldn’t that yarn make a great gift for someone on my list? You betcha it would. Merry Xmas one and all!

  6. Deborah says:

    Yarn, yarn, I would love more yarn!

  7. Nuna says:

    I love the fractured light set.

  8. Marja Coons-Torn says:

    All three of these projects and color ways seem really happy to me. I would love making any of them.

  9. Angela says:

    These yarns are beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win one!

  10. Maureen J says:

    Just in time.

  11. Mary Jane says:

    Hope to win. Lovely yarns.

  12. dawn says:

    I never win anything- but thanks for 10 wonderful, inspiring years!

  13. Rosemary says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Katie says:

    gorgeous yarns. gorgeous projects. you’ll have three happy winners – and i hope that i may be one of them!

  15. Betsy says:

    Great yarns all and the patterns too. Happy anniversary!

  16. Sarah says:

    Another awesome giveaway from Knitty! Thanks!

  17. Fig says:

    Is it midnight? I hope not… but I would love to be entered if I haven’t missed my chance.

  18. Katharine T says:

    Ooh that accessories book looks intriguing.

  19. Harriet says:

    Would love to win yarn and the patterns are lovely!

  20. Savanna says:

    I missed the deadline. :( I haven’t been very lucky lately…

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