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
Who wouldn’t want a book like that? It sounds lovely!
Thanks for the chance!
And here I thought that Diana Gabaldon’s involvement with knitting was providing books long enough to last through most of a sweater.
Oh! This is a contest to really get excited about 🙂
Yes, please–this book sounds amazing! I clearly need a copy posthaste, but an official Knitty copy would be so special.
Oooh, thanks for the chance to win!
Favorite authors, favorite subject — what could be better? Thanks for the invitation!
Sounds like a great book, thanks for the chance!
I would love to read this book! THanks!
Sounds like a book any knitter would want to read. Sign me up!
Can’t wait to read this book.
I’ve had this book on my want to read” list for a while, so I’d love to win a copy — thanks!
This sounds wonderful and I didn’t know that Diana Gabaldon knit!
I would love to read this book!
Sounds like a fantastic book!
Sounds perfect for reading with a cuppa tea (while mulling over my next project)
Oooh, sounds like an awesome book to take to my knitting group’s cottage weekend retreat! 🙂
Wow, I love learning that Diana Gabaldon is a knitter! Now I really can’t wait to read this book!
I’m definitely adding this book to my wish list!
This looks like a great book! I can’t wait to read it!
Sounds really interesting. Can’t wait to check it out. Thanks for the opportunity.
This looks awesome!
Pearls from the knitterati! I’m in!
Loved Knitting Yarns, would love this one too.
Sounds like a good read!!
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!
What a great lineup of writers!
Thank you fir this opportunity! I love reading, knitting and books and this book has it all!
I can’t wait to dive in to this book!
This sounds like a terrific book!
Sounds like a great read and patterns ,too. Thanks for chance and Happy Knitting.
Sounds amazing! Sign me up!
I can’t wait to read it!
Wow, that looks like it’ll be a really fun read.
Oh! Yes please! This book really wants to come live with me in Scotland
I would love a copy of this book. The only thing as good as knitting, is reading about knitting. 🙂
Can’t wait to snuggle up with this book! Will be definitely be reading it, win or not.
oh that just sounds like fun…count me in!
I loved Knitting Yarns and would love to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway.
Thank you for the giveaway. This looks like it would be a great book to read and share.
I’d LOVE to win a copy of this book – and the tea cozy sounds just like something I need to make ASAP 🙂
Sounds like a lovely book! I keep my fingers crossed
Love Ann Hood’s books! What a treat to win one!
Oooo, I saw this book at Barnes and Noble the other day and thought it looked intriguing. Thanks for the chance to win!
Ooh, yes, please!
Thanks, Knitty and W. W. Norton!
I’d love to win!
I *love* Diana Gabaldon! You just know she knits from all the knitwear in the books/TV series.
Heck yes I want one!!
I’m in! Thanks for the chance!
This sounds like a lovely book to immerse in.
This looks like such a fun book; I would love to read it and knit from the patterns!
Great giveaway! I would love to win!
Lovely giveaway, thanks for the chance!
Looks and sounds like a great book
Sounds like a good read. Yes, please!
I LOVED reading “Knitting Yarns” and am sure I’d equally enjoy “Knitting Purls”!
Thanks for these fun give-away offers.
Loved the first book and I’m looking forward to this second book!
Oh yes, me want! Can I?
Thanks for the generous give-away! Looks like a great holiday gift for my knitting friends!
Your write-up of this book really makes me want to read this. 🙂
Sounds like a book I would like!
I’d love to cozy up with this book. Hope I win (keeping my fingers crossed)!
Thank you for the wonderful give-away
I love to read about knitting while knitting. Thanks for the giveaway!
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!
This would make a lovely gift for a knitter (but winning it would be better).
I only own a handful of books but this one looks like it’s worth having!
Loved the first book–would love to win this one too!
Oh yes. I do want one. Absolutely.
Sounds like an interesting book! Thanks for running the giveaway!
Sounds awesome, I’ll have to put this book on my to-read list
I would love to own that book-thank you for the chance.
David Tennant is my doctor.
Sounds wonderful! Thanks for having the giveaway.
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.
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.
I would love to have this book:)
Looks like a great book thanks for the chance
Looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win.
What fun! Sounds like a great read.
I’ve been waiting for this to come out! Can’t wait to read it!
Thanks for the giveaway–sounds like a lovely book!
This looks like a really fun book. It combines two of my favorite things, reading and knitting.
Finally got to read Ann’s book this summer and would love a chance to own one!
I love reading about knitting as much as I love knitting. Sounds like a wonderful book.
This looks like a fun book! I’d love to read and knit it!
I love knitting anthologies! This one looks fantastic 🙂
Looks like a good read.
Love the first book. Very excited to know about the second one!
I’d love to win a copy of this book!
Reading and knitting. Perfect.
I read Knitting Yarns and would love to read and knit from another book like this. The first book was a great read.
Sounds like such a cool book!
I would love to read this book.
Looks like a fantastic book! Can’t wait to have a copy on my shelf!
I would love it!!!
Ooh! This book sounds lovely. Hope to win!
Looks like a great read – good luck everyone!
This sounds like an interesting book!
Oh, this looks wonderful!
Yes please! Pick me, pick me!
loved the first one, can’t wait to read this one!
This sounds like a great book!
i would love to win a copy of this book!
I am looking forward to reading this one!
Would love to have an afternoon, a cozy chair and this book!
What great give away and the perfect time of year to read about knitting.
I can never read too many books by knitters about knitting!!
I haven’t read a book in a long time. It would be a nice change of pace.
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!
Would love this!
Thanks for the opportunity! Indeed the perfect time of year for a book like this one!
The patterns sound great! I’d love to read this and add it to my collection of books that have knitting as a theme!
This sounds like an *amazing* book! I can’t wait to see it!
This sounds like a fabulous book.
I’ dolce to read this book and sure it with my knitting friends.
I hope I can answer the question….if called upon…..lol
I love to knit and love to write and I also like to read. I’d give this book a good home.
Ooh this book sounds like it’s just my cup of tea – knitting tales from some terrific designers plus patterns!
Sounds like a fun read!
Yay! A knitting book that is a good read! I can’t wait.
Would be terribly excited to receive this book!
Just listened to first book on Audible while knitting – loved it!
Oh – this would be lovely. Please pick me (fingers crossed)!
Bonus that it comes with patterns too, although I love reading about knitting.=)
I would love to win this!
I loved the first book so much, and so did my non-knitting mom. Can’t wait to read this one!
What a sweet book idea!
Looks like a fabulous book. I’d love to win a copy.
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
Sounds like the perfect book for the long winter evenings ahead.
What a wonderful idea for a book! A friend pointed me in this direction and I am so glad she did 🙂
Lovely! Thanks for the contest!
Absolutely, I would love one! What a terrific give away!
This looks great!!
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…
It looks like a great book. Thanks for the contest!
How exciting! Can’t wait to read this.
I have read and enjoyed Ann Hood’s other books very much. I would love to have this one!
Oh oh! I knit and I write…I want this book! 🙂
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!
This book sounds wonderful! I had no idea Diana Gabaldon was a knitter!
Sounds like a great book!
Knitting AND reading? I may never get my house clean!
I would love to win this book!
How fabulous that Diana Gabaldon knits!!
This sounds like a fun and interesting book! Even if I don’t win, I’m going to get a copy.
This looks like a fun book! I’d love to read it.
Oooh, what a fantastic book to have. Loved the first Knitting Yarns and the addition of patterns is brilliant.
I love to read and I love to knit. What could be better than combining 2 of my loves together? Thanks for the contest.
I love this type of book. I read KnitLit as well and it was such a good read.
Sounds like a wonderful book!!
sounds like a good read
This looks like a good book!
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.
I loved her first anthology. I definitely want a chance to cozy up with this one!
Some of my absolute favorite writers are on that list – SO cool!
This sounds lovely!
That looks like a wonderful book!
Pearls of wisdom from wise knitting wonders!
My dilemma: read or knit? 🙂
This looks marvelous! I’d love to get my hands on a copy.
This looks like an interesting book. Thanks formthe chance!
Oh, this reminds me of “Knitting Yarns”, which I enjoyed. I’d love to win a copy!
Love Diana. She’s an awesome person.
I can’t wait to read it.
Wow, this sounds like a really inspiring book!
This looks like a fabulous book, thank you so much for the chance to win it 🙂
I loved the first book and would love this one too!
Reading and knitting…my 2 favorite things. Even better when it’s reading about knitting! I would love to win a copy.
I love to knit, and I love to read. That book sounds perfect.
I love knitting, and reading about knitting!
What a wonderful combination. My 2 favorite things–knitting and reading/writing!
I would so love a copy of this book. Please!
I love knitting books. I have almost all of the Yarn Harlot books, and I have Knit Lit as well.
Pick me please. the book sounds just lovely. Thank you for the giveaway.
Sounds like the perfect fall read!
Looks like a great read!
What a wonderful give away. It sounds like a great read!
can’t wait to read this!
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!
Been knitting since 12….recently disabled and it’s been my sanity!!
Looks like a lovely read, adding to my book list now. 🙂
I would be honored to add this book to my library! Never enough about knitting.
Looks like a great book.
This book looks like a great read!
Love books, love to knit…..this giveaway is perfect! Thanks for the chance!
Looks like a good read!
Regardless of winning or not, I am looking forward to reading this new short story collection. 🙂
Perfect – a warm wooly winter knitting AND reading about knitting
Sounds like a great read!
Ooo, looks like a great book!
I’m sure I would enjoy “Knitting Pearls”; i am currently reading “Wailing Wood a Yarn Woman Mystery”.
Yay for knitting books!
Wow, knitting is everything. Give me more… books, patterns, yarn etc.
It sounds like a VERY interesting book!
Love books and love knitting. A perfect combination!
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.
Wow.. I’ve never read a knitting novel! Sounds like fun!
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.
It’s so cool that Diana Gabaldon knits!
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.
Lovely cover photo! I enjoy hearing about other’s knitting experiences so this would be quite interesting.
Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway, Knitty.
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!
Knitting and short stories … 2 of my favourite things! ☺️☺️
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!
Two of my favorite things: Reading and Knitting. 🙂
Knitting and books, two of my favorites!
I loved her last book and I can’t wait to read this one!
This sounds like a book to dip into again and again. I would love to win a copy!
Ooo…love, love, love…thanks for the opportunity to win a lovely book by Ann Budd!
This sounds like a great read.
I loved knitting yarns.
Audio book? No? ok, I can knit simple stuff and read too 🙂
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!
What a neat book!
I would be happy to win the book. I would be delighted, actually. It looks like a great read.
I loved Knitting Yarns. I look forward to reading Knitting Pearls.
This books sounds like nice fun. I mean nice knitting fun. Hope I’m a winner. Bless!
Looks like a fun book.
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.
I have been waiting impatiently for this book.
What a great book! Thanks!
Thanks for the great giveaway!
I don’t want to feel like a knit wit. Please choose me. I’ll have a great yarn to tell the family.
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)
What a lovely giveaway-thank you Knitty!
Sounds pretty cool!
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.
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.
“Paper bound knit night.” What an evocative way to describe it.
Sounds like a wonderful collection! I hope I win– if not, this is going on the Christmas list 🙂
Would love to read these knitting stories!
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.
Oh goody – another fun knitting book to read on a cloudy sunday afternoon while knitting this year’s winter scarf or cowl.
I love knitting books!
Sounds like an interesting book! Thanks for the chance to win
Reading and knitting combined. Sounds heavenly!
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.
I would love to read this book.
I love books and knitting!!!
The only thing better than a book about knitting is knitting!! Fortunately I can knit and read simultaneously.
Knitting and books together! my two favorite things.
Ann’s other books have been wonderful. I would love to have this one. Mary in Cincinnati
I would like to win this!
All those wonderfully talented folks….heck yes, I want one!
Great giveaway opportunity–thanks! I’d love to read this!
Reading and knitting are my two favorite pastimes. If I’m knitting plain stockinette, I can often do both at the same time!
Can’t wait to read this! Would love to win a copy!
This would be a great read.
Perfect read for the changing season,
The cover of the book is gorgeous. I would love to win a copy. Thank you for the chance!
It looks so good. I would love to win it. Thanks.
This sounds like a treasure of a book!
Hope this one is as great as The Friday Night Knitting Club!
Sounds like a great book, thanks for the opportunity!
This looks like a great book! Thanks.
Looking forward to reading this while knitting one of the included patterns.
Sounds like the perfect book to curl up with now that Fall has arrived!
Thanks so much! I’d love to read this book.
This looks likes an interesting read. Thanks for the chance to win it.
This book looks amazing!
I really hope I win and thanks for the opportunity!
Sounds like an interesting read. Count me in
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.
I’ve been waiting for this one. I can’t wait to read it.
I’d love to win a copy!
This looks interesting. My favourite topic.
Looks like a fun read.
I’m ready for some good writing.
I would love to win this book.
Just received this in my inbox – Wed 10/28/15 8:30 AM. Hope it is not too late to enter. M
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
Looks like a good read! Would love to win!
You’re right. I want one! Essays and patterns, a good combo. 🙂
I want this book so bad!