Thursday, July 26, 2012

Cast on for a great Giveaway!


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Leslie Ann Bestor's new book called, Cast On, Bind Off: 54 Step- by- Step Methods 
 is a wonderful instructive guide to help your knitting project get off to a great start and help you make the perfect choice for adding the finishing touch to a beloved project.
Before reading this book I really never gave all that much thought to how I cast on or off for my knitting projects, and I had no idea how many ways there were out there to do so.
Finding the right cast on and off for a project not only can improve the function of that garment such as using a stretchy bind off for a mitten or sweater cuff to better the fit( Leslie show six different ways to do just that) it can also add a decorative element to a knit garment when you use a lace or picot method when you cast on. Just imagine how pretty and sweet a tri- colored braided cast on for baby blanket would be?
I can't wait to use the new methods I have learned in this book to jazz up my knitting projects from now on. I feel like a new door has opened. I was stuck in a rut and I didn't even know it! I have been knitting for over ten years now and am so excited to have this new knowledge.  I plan to use it to add my own personal touches to my knitting projects from now on. This is a simple way to take a pattern you love and make it even more unique and one of a kind.
Now it's your chance to learn these fun new methods too, simply leave a comment to have a chance to win a copy of this fun and helpful knitting book.


***** ***I will close the comments at midnight tonight, please make sure that I have an e-mail or other way to contact you in case you are the winner. Good luck knitting friends!************

Update: Comments closed and congrats to DebNC you are the lucky #3  picked by the number generator! Enjoy!Please send your address to humbleluna@gmail.com so I can send this great book out to you thanks!









43 comments:

slmiller8 said...

First comment-maybe I'll be lucky enough to win this great book! Thank you.

amchart said...

This looks like a great resource. I hope to win!

DebNC said...

Wonderful book, would love to have it for a reference. thanks

Teal said...

Following the blog tour and hoping to win. Looks like a book every knitter should own.

Heather said...

Great information at your fingertips for some lucky knitter.

Geraldine said...

Great book full of information...would love to win!
Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Mama Gone Green said...

sounds like a book i need! Thanks Heidi!

Anonymous said...

Would love book, thanks for hosting give away.

Barbara said...

Book looks great, thanks for hosting.

Knit-Chat said...

Would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance to win. I'm Loves2Dance on Ravelry.

Dana Bincer said...

I'd love to get out of my cast on and bind off rut, too! Would love to get a copy of this for sure.

Cozy Knitting said...

Thanks for the chance. This is on my wish list and I am hoping I am the lucky winner.

HJ K said...

OK - I'll admit it: I'm shamelessly stalking this book. I now know I need it.

Dawn Leonard said...

following the tour, this looks like an awesome book!

Diana C (rav: dianac) said...

Please add me to the giveaway list!

love the Mal colorway in your previous post. good luck with your quest to carve out some time for yourself!

andrea said...

thank your for the chance to win. i to am another that is watching this tour closely.

Jo M. said...

I am stalking this tour! Would love to expand my knitting repetoire! thanks for the chance to win!

Debbie said...

I really want this book! thanks for the giveaway!

flossieKNITS said...

Awesome giveaway! this book looks amazing!

Laurie said...

Would love to learn some new methods!

Robin said...

After reading all the blogs on this tour....I'm wanting this book REALLY bad!!

Susan said...

I've stopped at many spots on the blog tour, and this book has great reviews from everyone. I love that I have a chance to win it - thanks for doing this. Since I only know two cast on methods and one bind off method and have actually made decisions based on "I don't know how to bind off that way,".... I need this book!

Jeanine B said...

I've been stuck in a rut for years using the same bind on and cast off methods - I could definitely use this book. That you for the opportunity!

cmflame said...

Looks like a great book for any knitters library - I'd love to add it to mine!

Holli Yeoh said...

I need this book in my knitting reference library! What's not to love with so many excuses for starting (and ending) more knitting projects!

April Jeffers said...

I would love a chance to win this book please :)

melissa said...

Would love to win a copy! Thanks

Doris said...

I hope to win! I never knew there were so many ways to cast on or off.

Heather said...

I think it is great that publishers are going back to basics and what is more basic then the initial cast on and the final cast off.

eleanor@knittinginflipflops said...

I have been stalking this book all month! I'm about to finish a very, very large afghan, and I wish I would win before it's time to bind off ...

julie said...

I'd love to win this!

Karen Frisa said...

Thanks for offering a copy -- it sounds like a great book!

Patricia said...

Looks like a great book. I'm always interested in lerning new techniques.

Anonymous said...

This is a great book and I'd love to win it. It would make the perfect birthday gift for the knit friend who has everything...

Mary

Anonymous said...

Would like to win this book. Looks like a great way to learn new techniques.
LynnIL ravelry

Elizabeth said...

This looks like a terrific book!

Elizabeth said...

I didnt see a spot for my email address:

emcdonough at ymail dot com

Jana said...

would love this book

Ashley Farmer said...

THis looks like an amazing book!! It would be neat to learn all the techniques, esp. since I'd like to take a better stab at designing!

jeanine said...

Looks like a great book, thanks for the chance to win!

HJ K said...

Oh, I'm so shamelessly stalking this book.

mrspao said...

I'd love to win this book :)

Rainlover said...

I think I missed the cutoff with it being so short, but would love to win if I can be in the running. It looks like an amazing book.