WWW: New Cookie A. Book & Giveaway!

We’re thrilled to hear of the release of friend of Knitty’s Cookie A. new’s book, Knit.Sock.Love.

Indeed we do!

Full of her wonderful and creative work, Knit.Sock.Love contains 19 patterns, 7 of them entirely new.  A PDF version is available now, and the book physical book can be preordered, from Cookie’s site above.

Marilinda: lovely.
German stockings: hot.

And, as I’m sure you’re hoping, our next ninja-bonus giveaway is a whole bunch of sock knitting love in the form of Cookie A’s brand new book Knit.Sock.Love  and a pairs’ worth of Shepherd Sock yarn from the wonderful people at Lorna’s Laces to make the socks Stalagmite from the book, a prize package valued at $49.95 USD.

Stalagmite: typical Cookie fabulousness.

One lucky winner will receive a copy of Cookie’s new book, first as a PDF download and then as a hold-in-your-hands-type book, when they become available later this month.

Want to win? Leave a comment to this post by midnight eastern time today Wednesday November 3rd. We’ll pick one winner, ask them a skill-testing question, and if they get it right, announce them as the lucky winner on our Knitty Friday post.

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586 thoughts on “WWW: New Cookie A. Book & Giveaway!

  1. Portia

    I just finished my first Monkeys – a present for my aunt. Now I want to make some Cookie A socks for ME. Help?

  2. Kaitlin

    Cookie’s Monkey (from Knitty, of course) was the first sock pattern I ever knit! I love the simultaneous simplicity and complexity of her designs.

  3. britt

    I love cookie’s patterns and my friend finishes a pair every week I swear! I have only knit a couple pairs, but would love to knit more!

  4. Autumn

    Those German stockings look awesome. I’m a sock virgin; I’ve never knitted a pair before. Cookie’s designs are swaying me dangerously close to the dark side, though…

  5. meghan

    Oh, I want it, please! At this point I think half of the socks I’ve made have been Cookie A. patterns (the other half are Nancy Bush). 😀

  6. Katharine

    Oooh, pick me! As a graphic designer, I have to make this design-nerd comment: WHAT a pretty book cover. 🙂

  7. Jenn

    Amazing! I’ve just started knitting socks, and I’m addicted already. This book looks like it has great patterns–the German socks would make the perfect gift for a friend of mine.

  8. Diane

    Oh my. I would *love* a copy of Cookie’s new book – I’ve been knitting out of her last one for quite a while. *fingers crossed to win*

  9. Katharine

    ooh – I love Cookie A! i am so excited that she has come out with another book of beautiful patterns. This book is already on my Christmas list!!!

  10. Kayten

    Count me in, though I seem to specialize in collecting sock books rather than accumulating the skills necessary by actually using them to answer any forthcoming question accurately!

  11. Queue

    Cookie has designed most all of my favorite socks. I’m working my way through Sock Innovation right now!

  12. mellenknits

    Cookie’s patterns are so inspiring – even when I’m not in a sock-knitting mood I love to look at them!

  13. Liz

    Love! I barely ever knit any more (too much time spent spinning and stitching), but I will pick my needles back up for this book!

  14. Jenny

    I’m making Kai Mei from Cookie’s Sock Innovation right now. Her patterns are so visually pleasing as well as interesting to knit!

  15. Christine

    Such an enticing book cover! I’ve never knit a pair of Cookie A. socks. I want to…just haven’t gotten to it yet.

  16. Caralyn

    Wow. I love her first book and I was just looking at the new one yesterday and wondering if I should buy the PDF. What a great giveaway.

  17. Abby

    I love Cookie A.’s socks!! And I’m a geologist — how can I resist a pattern named “stalagmite?”

  18. Laura Duren

    A down load, yarn, and a book, what a great giveaway! I love to knit socks, and this looks like a great new book.

  19. Bekah

    Oh, how beautiful! I’ve admired Cookie A. and her sock designing skills for a looooong time, and never made any. Maybe now’s my chance 🙂

  20. Susan

    Love to knit socks, love sock yarn, love Cookie A! I ‘ve been waiting for the release of this book. Great contest!

  21. Linda

    Oooh! I just want to know what category of skill based knowledge I should be studying! Eek! Pick me, pick me, pick me!

  22. Cecile

    Cookie A socks rock! I’ve never had the opportunity to even touch Lorna’s Laces yarn… I’m in!

  23. Jeanne

    Cookie A. is incredible. I love her designs and innovative approach to socks. I’d love to get this book. It would be a great incentive to challenge myself to try new techniques!

  24. Rachael

    I hope the skill-testing question is not about knitting socks, because I’ve never tried it – but I want to, and winning this book would inspire me to learn!

  25. Heather W.

    My jaw DROPPED when I saw that prize! Please pick me, oh random number thingy! The carpal tunnel in my wrist has finally healed and I can finally make good use of this prize!

  26. Donna

    I LOVE Cookie A designs. I have a 40% off coupon from Borders so was hoping it had already been released. Pick me random number generator!

  27. maget

    I love Cookie A’s socks! I’ve never been lucky enough to play with any Lorna’s Laces yarn. Ohh I hope I win! Thanks Knitty peeps!!

  28. Sanya

    Can you make the skill testing question easier for those of us who don’t have any? Skills, that is. 😀

  29. Jeane

    Those socks would really be a challenge for me but I am up for it. Nothing better to keep the brain strong than to work on a new pattern.

  30. Emily

    I don’t really understand what the skill testing questionnpart means, but I would live to find out!

  31. Jen C

    I am totally in love with Cookie A’s patterns! Her book Sock Innovation opened my eyes to the possibilities of sock design. The swirl on the foot of KaiMei totally blew me away.
    I have knit 3 of her patterns already, and would love to peruse her new beautiful book and try a few more!

  32. Suellen

    I love Cookie A – I’m currently working on my fourth pair of the Monkey socks – time to move on!

  33. G. K. Green

    Ooh, I want to win! I am positive that “Stalagmite” — which you called “typical Cookie fabulousness” with amazingly restrained understatement — was designed just for me! Thanks for having the contest!

  34. Sylvia Titgemeyer

    I must confess to not yet having taken the plunge and knit a pair of socks or even a single sock. But I would like to. Winning this would get me started.

  35. Chelsea

    I haven’t knit anything from _Sock Innovation_ yet, because all of my sock yarn stash is to variegated. Half of her first book is in my Rav queue, though, so I’m looking forward to her second!

  36. Jane

    I love sock knitting and have a bunch of Cookie A patterns in my Ravelry queue. If I don’t win I’ll be putting this book on my Christmas wish list.

  37. Carolyn

    Can’t wait to see this book in my hands, and knit some wonderful socks. I hope I can answer the question about knitting.

  38. Christine

    I want to live in the place where the cover was photographed – so restful! I love Cookie’s patterns. I saw her at a retreat last Spring and had such fun just looking through the massive heap of socks she brought along as teaching aids.

  39. Jennifer

    WOW–I’ve done nothing but knit socks these last few months. A whole book to keep it going is a wonderful prize. Thank you!

  40. Jessica

    I just purchased Cookie’s first book a few weeks ago, and I’m hooked! Her socks are so beautiful, and I would just love to add this book to my repertoire!

  41. carolyn

    Cookie A sock patterns and Lorna’s Laces yarn – knitting doesn’t get much better than that. Thank you for a perfect giveaway.

  42. BrittanyLaine

    Yes, I’d love to win this book!! I adore Cookie A’s designs. Pomatomus is still one of my favorite pairs I’ve ever knit.

  43. elizabeth

    you can never have too many sock patterns and Lorna Laces yarn is a dream, we’re proud to say they’re made right her in Chicago

  44. Michele

    Would love to win the book and yarn. Hope the skills question isn’t too difficult,,,I’m just learning to make socks and sweaters after having completed 9000 scarves (well, maybe not that many)!!

  45. Lynn

    Oooh, I love the German stockings. I want to make them for my daughter-in-law. She would love them as much I would love making them. Perfect.

  46. Toni Van B

    I love Cookie’s sock patterns. They look harder to knit than they really are — and she gives great directions on how to knit her patterns up.

  47. Laura

    How exciting! I bought Sock Innovation, made one pair of socks, and then managed to lose the book– I plan to replace it soon, but the new book looks just as interesting.

  48. Trishia

    Here is my november comment. Also I just saw the blog about the top down vest in left over Noro. So amazing. 🙂

  49. Vera Nadine

    I have always loved Cookie’s sock designs! The new book looks great!

    I feel so happy to have finally conquered sock knitting…it took more than 4 years. 😉

  50. GinkgoKnits

    Cookie’s designs make me want to knit nothing but socks. Her design sense is just incredible.

  51. Amber

    This book has been getting awesome reviews, and I always love her designs. Winning would be awesome!

  52. KellyLee

    A skill-testing question? I was hoping to squeeze by on luck alone. The book looks lovely. Thank you for your generosity.

  53. Stargazer

    I have knit every one of Cookie A.’s Sock Innovation book, and would LOVE to repeat the feat!!! Oh how I want this prize! And the gorgeous yarn from Lorna’s Laces. Please pick me!!!!

  54. Sarah

    While today is a Very Bad Day for me, it seems to be a good day for my knitting life. I know very little about knitting socks, but that doesn’t stop me from trying. Or buying absurd amounts of sock yarn.

  55. Heather

    Please enter me in the drawing. I’ve never tried socks before but this book means I just might be tempted over to the dark side, LOL! 🙂

  56. Jamie J

    I have really gotten into sock knitting and this book would help me break out of the plain vanilla sock mess I’m in.

  57. Anne

    Patterns like these (and LL yarn) are a dangerously seductive call to the Sock Knitting side!
    I am tempted, very tempted…

  58. AlisoninOz

    Very pretty. I would soooo love to win. Hope I am in with a chance as I don’t know if it is still the 3rd – I am in Oz it’s the 4th already!

  59. Kirsten

    From the samples above, it looks like a wonderful collection. Just in time for warm sock weather!

  60. Jen

    I’ve already bought my own – but I will share this one with a good friend of mine who is knitting my baby a hat. She’s an angel!

  61. Pat Prahl

    I would love to have a oopy of the book. I haven’t knit socks yet but have a couple of basic books. It would be nice to add this one.

  62. Rachael

    I am so excited about this giveaway! Cookie A. has such fantastic sock patterns, I’ll be putting this book on my Xmas wish-list for sure.

  63. E. Weaver

    Ooohh…Count me in as another who’d love to win this giveaway package! That’s a really lovely combo! 🙂

  64. Lisa

    Am I the 2000th person? I adore Cookie A., and have this on my Christmas wish list! The cable socks are my favourites, and Stalagmite looks awesome. Maybe Christmas (and yarn to get started with!) will come early? Thanks to Knitty and Lorna’s Laces for the contest!

  65. Glyn

    I’ve been eyeing this book for a while, and love Cookie A’s designs! I would love to win it and the yarn!

    Thank you for the opportunity!

  66. Beth Gray

    Oh, I would so love to have this book! I’ve borked up every pair of socks I’ve attempted, but I would use this one as a coffee table book with that lovely cover!

  67. jill

    Please pick me! I’ve nearly reached the end of my sock yarn stash and I wicked need to learn something knitterly new.

  68. Linda

    Oh, wow. This is on my wish list for Christmas, though I’m not sure my family will see it. I would love this book.

  69. Effie

    Poor grad student crossing her fingers (and toes) hoping the good luck knitting goddess will pick her!

  70. suzie

    These are fantastic sock designs by Cookie A. again. So I keep my fingers crossed –> I even stop knitting for it. So please pick me quickly 😉 that I can knit on with this wonderful book.

  71. Liz V

    Oh, Cookie A. has such beautiful patterns. It would be such a wonderful (slightly early) birthday treat if I won!

  72. Ellen

    I love socks, I don’t know if I would be more thrilled to have this as an art book or for the patterns!

  73. Brooke

    I really, really love the german socks too!! Socks are addicting and wonderful and ………not enough words to say all that is great!

  74. Clare

    Gorgeous – might have to ask for this one for Christmas. I love Cookie A’s patterns, and they’re well-written besides being beautiful.

  75. KathyR

    I would really, really love to win this book! I love Cookie’s designs and have even knitted some from her first book. I do hope this is THE lucky post!

  76. Faith

    I love Cookie A sock patterns! I’m amazed at her creativity and just wish I had an ounce of her talent. Fortunately, I can recreate sock patterns she publishes, which is the next best thing.

  77. Auntly H

    I just posted that I’m in need of inspiration on a lot of levels this week. Cookie A. would be just the thing for that in the sock-knitting part of my life. Pretty please.

  78. Cheryl

    I love those socks! Actually, I most love socks. The pictures above show great patterns. As I like to say “Everything in moderation but socks!” I hope to be able to knit a pair of those in the near future, and that book would be a great addition to my knitting library.

  79. Katy L

    oh please oh please? That book looks simply stunning. I love socks, I love knitting, and I love LOVE knitting socks.

  80. Rabbit

    I love the title–great takeoff on the movie Eat Pray Love but I know I’d like socks better! Love socks–making socks, wearing socks, gifting socks. Let me win!

  81. Danielle Taylor

    Just finally got her first book as a gift from my boyfriend last month. Cookie A is so Awesome!

  82. Rora114

    Pick me, pick me! I got skillz – both of the knitting kind, and of the skill-testing question answering kind! I promise I’ll do you proud.

  83. Katrina Garcia Spillman

    Just under the wire! I’d love to win this prize. I horde sock yarn and dream of one day having a drawer full of hand knit socks!

  84. Henrik

    Hi, I stumbled upon Cookie A on Twitter and the nice designs in her new book! This would be a very awesome christmas gift for my wife!

  85. Diane

    Oh lordy, I have been admiring this book since Cookie first released it online! I’m just in love with her patterns, and I really hope I win!

  86. Megan

    These socks are gorgeous! I would love to knit one (or all). Absolutely love your magazine. Thanks for a chance to win!

  87. MzTallulah

    Ooooh, I just hope I’m still on time for this, Cookie is an amazing designer, and I’ve never knitted with Lorna’s Laces yarn. Thankyou for the giveaway!

  88. tini

    ooohhh. I haven’t knitted one of the patterns of the last book (having 16 week old twins is kind of timeconsuming 🙂 ) but I love to win this one!

  89. Fiona Kelly

    I’m hoping I’m not too late to have a chance of winning! I have just got my crafting mojo back and now thinking about trying projects i’ve never tried before. In the 35yrs I have been knitting I’ve never made a pair of socks and Cookie now has me dreaming about them! Other peoples patterns have to be something I’d never do myself & beautifully challenging.. these look like I’d definitely not get bored! 😀


    Cookie A is the best! Her socks are always a challenge, but beautiful. Can’t wait to get her new book – hopefully through this contest!

  91. Latrilla

    I love Cookie A’s patterns! After I get past the intimidation, I want to knit the German stockings.

  92. Cath

    Book and Yarn! What a fabulous giveaway. I’d love to be entered into the drawing. Those stalagmite socks look stupendous.

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