Knitting Pearls Book Giveaway!

Knitting Pearls edited by Ann Hood
Knitting Pearls edited by Ann Hood


Are you ready to cozy up with a book about knitting? Following in the footsteps of Knitting Yarns, Ann Hood has gathered 24 writers to pen essays about knitting in Knitting Pearls: Writers Writing About Knitting. Included in this paper bound knit night are : Anne Bartlett, Stuart O’Nan, Laura Lippman, Jane Hamilton, and the one and only Diana Gabaldon (yes, she knits). Knitterati Clara Parkes and Jared Flood also make an appearance.

Because a book so thoroughly drenched with knitting absolutely shouts for patterns, Knitting Pearls obliges with five accessories and a tea cozy from six legendary U.S. yarn shops, Purl Soho, Hill Country Weavers, Churchmouse Yarns & Teas, Loop, The Yarnery and Knit Purl.

W. W. Norton has supplied us with 5 copies of Knitting Pearls to give away, I know you want one!

Our usual rules apply:

Leave a comment on this post between now and midnight eastern time, Tuesday October 27th. Five comments will be chosen at random to answer a skill testing question. If the commenter answers correctly they will win a copy of Knitting Pearls. If you have already won a prize from us in the past year, please do give other knitters a chance. Giveaway value $25.95

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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

279 thoughts on “Knitting Pearls Book Giveaway!

  1. Christine

    And here I thought that Diana Gabaldon’s involvement with knitting was providing books long enough to last through most of a sweater.

  2. Aelcee

    Yes, please–this book sounds amazing! I clearly need a copy posthaste, but an official Knitty copy would be so special.

  3. Sheena Hyndman

    Wow, I love learning that Diana Gabaldon is a knitter! Now I really can’t wait to read this book!

  4. Rebecca

    Thanks for the giveaway! This book looks great. If I win, I will send it to my Granny across the country. She’s a big knitter whose name is actually Pearl. Perfect. Meanwhile, great gift idea in case I don’t win. Thanks!

  5. APRIL

    I would love a copy of this book. The only thing as good as knitting, is reading about knitting. 🙂

  6. Rebecca

    I LOVED reading “Knitting Yarns” and am sure I’d equally enjoy “Knitting Purls”!
    Thanks for these fun give-away offers.

  7. Mary Kay Smith

    Thanks for the generous give-away! Looks like a great holiday gift for my knitting friends!

  8. Tania

    I’d love to cozy up with this book. Hope I win (keeping my fingers crossed)!
    Thank you for the wonderful give-away

  9. Peggy P

    As an Outlander fan, I sort of thought I knew a lot about Diana Gabaldon but I did not know she was a knitter. Obviously, I need this book!

  10. Jennifer

    I love books of essays, especially on a favorite topic, because they are easy to dip in and out of when you have bits of time and you get such a great range of perspectives.

  11. Julia

    I was just looking for more “knitting/crocheting prose” the other day! I hadn’t heard about this book, and I’m definitely going to pick up a copy.

  12. Jennifer Bailey

    This looks like a really fun book. It combines two of my favorite things, reading and knitting.

  13. Beth Rudowske

    I read Knitting Yarns and would love to read and knit from another book like this. The first book was a great read.

  14. Ricki Isralowitz

    I was knitting and then started reading the fall knitty. I had such a good time going back and forth, learning and virtual shopping, that before I knew it three hours passed. Loved the issue. Thank you!

  15. Bonney

    The patterns sound great! I’d love to read this and add it to my collection of books that have knitting as a theme!

  16. Maggie

    Ooh this book sounds like it’s just my cup of tea – knitting tales from some terrific designers plus patterns!

  17. lynne huggins

    A cup of tea, bannana cake, my knitting, a book on knitting, a cozy chair in the sun this is what memories are made off

  18. Melanie C

    What a wonderful idea for a book! A friend pointed me in this direction and I am so glad she did 🙂

  19. Julia

    Sounds like a fun read! And your post, with its list of “six legendary US yarn shops” sounds like a knitter’s bucket list! Three down, three to go…

  20. Julie M

    Nothing satisfies like a book about knitting and knitters. If I don’t win, I will be grumpy for exactly 3 minutes and then go out and buy this book. Thank you!

  21. Carrie

    Oooh, what a fantastic book to have. Loved the first Knitting Yarns and the addition of patterns is brilliant.

  22. joyce hancock

    I love to read and I love to knit. What could be better than combining 2 of my loves together? Thanks for the contest.

  23. kayT

    I love to knit. I love to read. Of course I want this book! Hope I can answer the test question if I’m picked.

  24. Beth P

    Reading and knitting…my 2 favorite things. Even better when it’s reading about knitting! I would love to win a copy.

  25. Angela

    I adore this type of knitting book. These are the books I pull from my shelves when I need to get my mojo back. Can’t wait to read it!

  26. Chris

    I’m sure I would enjoy “Knitting Pearls”; i am currently reading “Wailing Wood a Yarn Woman Mystery”.

  27. Katherine H

    I adore reading books about knitting! I find I’m often drawn even to pattern books that are very “wordy,” or have like lots of articles and stories.

  28. Sarah

    This looks like a wonderful book. I read the short blurb on Amazon and the authors are awesome. Thanks for the chance at a giveaway.

  29. Lesley Barnewall

    I certainly would like a copy of that book. If I don’t win it I will have to purchase it. Thankyou for this opportunity.

  30. Ramona

    Lovely cover photo! I enjoy hearing about other’s knitting experiences so this would be quite interesting.

  31. Anne-Lise

    I’ve always found really interesting and moving to mix knitting and personal experience or knitting and writing. I can’t wait to discover this book : it seems quite stunning!

  32. Janet U

    I have been in love with reading since I was 5 and in love with knitting since I was 8 – both together is like heaven on earth!

  33. Elizabeth

    Came across this great little site looking for sock sizing! Decided to browse around and came to this! Just bought my first pair of knitting needles in 20 yrs. Time to learn all over again now that I’ve mastered crocheting again! 🙂 great site!

  34. Linda Hyatt

    I would be happy to win the book. I would be delighted, actually. It looks like a great read.

  35. Jo-ann

    Diana Gabaldon is a knitter? – Cool. Looking forward to reading her knitting story. i love books like this – little bite size chunks to dig into.

  36. Carolsue

    I would love to win a copy of this book to give my Mom for Christmas. She is a big knitter and an avid reader. I think she would really enjoy this book! (I would sneak a peek at it before I gave it to her also)

  37. Connie Christian

    I was given a copy of Ann Hood’s book “Knitting Yarns” for Christmas a couple of years ago and LOVED it. I lead me to read several of Ann’s other books. I would love to have a copy of her latest book of knitting stories.

  38. Connie Christian

    I was given a copy of Ann Hood’s book “Knitting Yarns” for Christmas a few years ago and LOVED it. It lead me to read some of Ann’s other books. I would love to have a copy of her latest collection of knitting stories.

  39. Gabrielle

    Sounds like a wonderful collection! I hope I win– if not, this is going on the Christmas list 🙂

  40. Betty Penick

    I think I may NEED this book! What a neat idea! It goes to show that talented people are not limited to just one genre.

  41. Hester Sturrock

    Oh goody – another fun knitting book to read on a cloudy sunday afternoon while knitting this year’s winter scarf or cowl.

  42. Ann Marie Leon

    What a great idea for a book, writers expressing in their inimitable way, the importance the art and craft of knitting has had on their lives. This one has already been added to my ever expanding “must read list”. Thanks for offering such a gem.

  43. Doreen

    The only thing better than a book about knitting is knitting!! Fortunately I can knit and read simultaneously.

  44. Kristen

    Reading and knitting are my two favorite pastimes. If I’m knitting plain stockinette, I can often do both at the same time!

  45. Karyn McLane

    Knitting and reading !!!Two of my favorite pastimes
    I started listening to audiobooks when I made my first of many baby blankets. Now i have 9 grandkids with 1 or 2 blankets handmade by Gramma.

  46. Betsy

    Hi! I guess I missed the contest. For some reason I didn’t get this in my inbox until 9:30AM 10/28/15. Is there a way to make sure I get Knitty Mag emails right in real time. Thanks, B

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