Stretch Your Knitting Mind – A Lynne Barr Giveaway!

Lynne Barr has an exceptional knitting mind. She stretches the boundaries of knitted fabric and encourages knitters to think about knitting with new eyes.

The wonderful folks at Melanie Falick Books have donated at set of Lynne Barr’s books for a giveaway.

I think spring is the perfect time to try something new and a little different, don’t you?

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One reader will win all three book. Prize  value, $82.85

You know how it works: leave a comment on this post between now and midnight eastern time, Thursday, May 2. One comment will be chosen at random to answer a skill testing question. If the commenter answers correctly they will win the prize. If you have already won a prize from us in the past year, please do give other knitters a chance.


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Jillian is the​ author of the best-selling spinning book Yarnitecture. She is the editor​ of Knittyspin and Developmental Editor for PLY and PLY Books. She kinda loves this spinning thing and wants everyone who spins to love it too, so she teaches and writes a lot. She knits, weaves, and stitches and tries to do as much of it as she can with handspun yarn. She's always cooking up all kinds of exciting and creative things combining fiber arts. She likes her mysteries British, her walks woodsy, and to spend as much time as she can laughing. Spy on her on her website

369 thoughts on “Stretch Your Knitting Mind – A Lynne Barr Giveaway!

  1. G. K. Green

    Please enter me in the drawing. Thank you for another great giveaway! Lynne Barr *always* delivers a great reading/knitting experience, and these would be a wonderful addition to anyone’s library, but particularly mine, so there … 8^)

  2. Maryanne

    Lynne Barr has a completely new and different way of looking at knitting techniques and stitches. I’m just glad she’s willing to share her experience with us! Thanks so much for sponsoring this giveaway.

  3. Liz

    One simply cannot have too many knitting books. And if I don’t win, I may just have to buy ‘the Shape of Knitting’ myself.

  4. Erika

    I SO need to stretch my knitting mind! Just picked up my needles after a long hiatus and feel like I’m on training wheels again!

  5. Cathy Gwozdz

    I love Knitty! I love on line magazines. You always have them and they don’t take up space in the home!
    And Knitty help us “Stretch our knitting minds”!

  6. Anne

    I love exploring new techniques. These books address two things I have been experimenting with recently: shaping and reversible knitting!! What a great prize!!

  7. Christiane

    Thse 3 books will look so beautiful in my library and the reversible knitting is a must. I will have to buy it if I do not win

  8. Tara K

    You can never have too many knitting books, and these look like they would be great additions to my library. 🙂

  9. Shannon

    I always love to try new stitches, techniques and even structures in my knitting. These books look like a lot of fun.

  10. Jamie Grace-Duff

    What a wonderful collection. I have often ogled these, what a rare treat to get them as a collection!

  11. Dari Trout

    I am always fascinated by new ways to knit!!! This would be an awesome addition to my library!

  12. Keisha

    Reversible knitting is a beautiful book, so I have no doubt the others are too. I’d love to keep adding to my collection of Barr’s fine work.

  13. Donna H

    I’ve always loved the Reversible Knitting book but have not bought it. The other two look really interesting too. Thanks for the great giveaway!!

  14. Geraldine Scott

    What a wonderful set of books to add to my library! Thanks for the chance to win this giveaway!

  15. Dawn

    I never saw these three books before—-can’t wait to see what is inside of them. Thanks for the opportunity to win them.

  16. jltrask

    I’m very interested in all the books, especially the reversible knitting book. The idea of answering a “skill testing question” makes me nervous, though. What types of questions do you ask? Something a beginner could answer?

  17. Barb T

    I haven’t seen these books advertised, but they look wonderful. Please feel free to ask me a question; I’d love to win them.

  18. Kaitlin

    What a great prize! I loved peeking at a friend’s copy of Reversible Knitting last month– Lynne Barr has such a creative way with stitches. I might have to pick up my own copy of The Shape of Knitting.

  19. RachelG

    Oooo! I’ve been thinking about that reversible knitting one for a while. I didn’t realize there were two others! I’ve been knitting a lot of accessories lately because they are instant gratification so the scarves one looks great…then again, the shape book is also rather intriguing! I would love even just one of these books!

  20. Vicky

    These look like great books! I’ve had my eye on the reversible knitting one for a while now 😀

  21. Fara

    I’ve had my eye on the Reversible Knitting book for a while now. Thanks for another great giveaway!

  22. Tiffanie

    Wow, thanks for the chance to win these. I had seen The Shape of Knitting, but hadn’t seen Reversible Knitting. I’d love to have these in my library.

  23. Nigel Pottle

    I’m particularly intrigued by The Shape of Knitting – even the architecture of the hat on the cover is calling me. I thing I’ll enjoy my books.

  24. holly

    ooh! I have checked out Reversible Knitting from the Library and it remained on my list of books ‘to buy’ – something that is not always the case. I would love this set.

  25. Mimi

    I was thinking it’s time to leave my knitting comfort zone and try new things. These books seem the perfect opportunity!

  26. Betsy

    Hi…I have a modest stash of knitting books but I’ve never heard of Lynne Barr??!! Please enlighten me! Thanks for Knitty…love love love it.

  27. Pilaar

    I’ve never even heard of Lynne Barr, it will be off to search her on the interwebs after this post! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  28. Lisa B.

    Lynne Barr’s work is sheer delight. I really enjoy how her mind works and the amazing shapes she pulls from her needles and yarn – genius! Wonderful idea for a giveaway.

  29. Yun Kang

    I have one of Lynne Bar’s books and enjoyed how she approaches knit wear. Her creativity and perspective broaden my imagination. I would love the chance to read more of her books.

  30. Kim

    Wow, what a great offer! (I remember Knitting New Scarves – my friend made quite a few scarves from it when she was getting ready to move to Milan. Not much use for scarves here in Florida.)

  31. Steph

    This looks like a great book — I’m always trying to tweak my knitting to make it fit better.

  32. mollysusie

    Oooooh, wow! I’ve heard about these books online but have never had the chance to see them in real life. Thanks for the giveaway!

  33. Sueh

    I need these books. I have recently bought some lovely yarns and I need really good patterns.

  34. Rowan Falar

    OooOoooH! 3 books? all about knitting techniques? That’s my idea of a mother’s day present!

  35. Emily

    I love her designs! They are amazing! I wish I could be as innovative. Perhaps her books will help me learn to let go!

  36. Gill

    Wow, I thought that book looked amazing when mentioned in a previous post, so would just love to try out the designs and think about my knitting in a different way!

  37. mary mcmahon

    LB’S the shape of Knitting looks really intriguing. thanks for the chance. Mary in Cincinnati

  38. Tina_R

    Oh random number generator (as if you could hear me – heehee) pick me oh please do please!

  39. Imke Himstedt

    Lynne Barr is a great designer. If I don’t win the prize I’ll probably have to buy a copy anyway… I love bending knitting rules, but I’m no match to her. Big hat tip.

  40. amy

    I have The Shape of Knitting out from the library right now. So many interesting patterns and techniques. I’d love to win this set. Thanks for the giveaway!

  41. LindaR.

    Would love any one of these books; 3 would be way over the top! Thanks for the opportunity.

  42. Jodie G

    I love knitting books. I like pouring over them. I like looking through them for projects. I like looking at them to learn new skills. I don’t feel like I could ever have enough knitting books.

  43. Niki

    The geometric dress in the Reversible book looks amazing! A lot of work but it would be worth it.

  44. Nicki

    Love Lynne’s designs and would love to win these amazing books. Fabulous giveaway, thank you!


  45. Amy

    How fun these look! I am currently learning various ways of shaping and would love these books!!

  46. Natalie

    Spring is in the air and yet there is still a bite to the cold in the morning. The hat in the first picture looks like just the thing for it! It looks like a quick knit that will give me the umph to get into a larger project!

  47. CatieP

    Looks like a great collection of books – I’m particularly interested in the reversible knits book

  48. Annamary

    These are books that have been on my wish list and frequently checked out of the public library. I would LOVE to own them! They are wonderfully inspirational.

  49. Patricia

    Interesting set of books. This is a set I haven’t seen before. Thanks for the chance to win them.

  50. Madeleine

    I heard about Lynne Barr, but never got the chance to look at one of her books.
    Nice giveaway idea !

  51. romney

    I’d forgotten about Reversible Knitting – which is silly as I’m always looking for reversible patterns.

  52. Robbie

    I’ve looked at the Shape of Knitting book and its got some great patterns. I’d love to win these books.

  53. Lori

    Awesome books! If they found their way to me, I would bring them to Monday Night Knitting and show everyone!

  54. Carol

    Every book on knitting I have ever read increases my knowledge somehow. I would love to add these books to my library.

  55. Mary jo

    I have had my eye on the Shape of Knitting on Amazon, it would be a real treat to win it!

  56. Pam

    I am always looking for new and intriguing ways to knit. please, send them to me!u

  57. Pam

    I am always looking for new and intriguing ways to knit. please, send them to me!

  58. Angie

    I love learning new knitting techniques, it helps me to become a better knitter and feel more comfortable with my knitting. Great set of books! 🙂

  59. Jeff

    This would be a great addition. I have finally conquered my fear of lace, so now I need a new technique to conquer. 🙂

  60. TRH

    I love her projects – so very innovative! I only own one of her books and would LOVE to own all three.

  61. Sara Esterly

    Would love these books! Just finished a lace shawl and need something new to sink into!!!! Pick me, please! 😉

  62. Ann Devine

    I’ve looked at Reversible Knitting; it’s an amazing book! Haven’t seen The Shape of Knitting yet, but come on–it’s gotta be great, too.

  63. Jan

    These books look great. I would love to learn reversible knitting and how to shape garments so they actually fit!

  64. Kristin

    Ms. Barr thinks in dimensions that make me think, too. Thanks for making these books available!

  65. Tia

    I’m a sucker for new techniques. And giveaways. And knitting…then again, who here isn’t?

  66. Keiko

    I loved “Reversible Knitting” and it’s always fun to learn new technique.

  67. Mary

    I love collecting knitting books! When I find a yarn I love, I look at my books for patterns and ideas. I would love to add these books and ideas to my collection.

  68. Kris

    These books are full of fashion-forward design and interesting knitting techniques. Myself, I’ve been coveting the Lice Jacket pattern in “Reversible Knitting” for quite some time!

  69. LauraBeth

    I haven’t seen The Shape of Knitting yet, but her other two books are AMAZING. I love the unconventional and creative shapes she uses.

  70. Kathy

    I like that idea – knitting outside the box. It IS time to think lighter and differently!

  71. Esther

    I’d love to try for these books. They look quite good. I am not the world’s most accomplished knitter but I do enjoy knitting.

  72. Jo-ann

    I’ve borrowed the reversible knitting one from my library a few times but they keep making me give it back! A copy of my own would be brilliant.

  73. Laurilee Jordan

    those books would be a great addition to my library. they look amazing

  74. leann

    just added this to my cart on amazon- but to win it means I could use the money towards wool for a project!!

  75. KathyR

    I love books, especially knitting books, and these ones look to be particularly interesting and would certainly be a welcome addition to my home library!

  76. Jenny

    I’ve been wanting to try something from her scarves book. Haven’t seen the others but I’d love to see more of her fantastic creativity!

  77. Ivy

    I’m a fan of Lynne Barr’s Reversible Knitting , so I’m excited to see The Shape of Knitting and Knitting New Scarves. Thank you for a lovely giveaway prize!

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