Expand Your Knitting Horizons (My First Giveaway!)

Okay, so you’ve picked up your Knitting Stitches Dictionary and you’ve mastered the basics: You can cast on, you can knit, and you can purl. You can even combine knit stitches and purl stitches in different ways and get really cool results. What now?

Well, it’s time to practice some more. Do you want to try some color work? Some cabling? How about knitting on four needles? I have just the book you need: Learn to Knit by Sue Whiting.

Learn to Knit on Amazon.comThis is a great book for the Intermediate or Advanced knitter. The introduction is full of reminders of the basics, from fixing common mistakes to shaping and finishing your work. The book has clear diagrams and photographs throughout, including 20 “simple” projects. Just a note: the first project, a pot holder rated at one star (least difficult) is worked in three colors with slip stitching. Other projects include sweaters, gloves, and even a pair of boot socks.

I’m giving away one copy of this little book on Sunday, April 4th 2010. There are three ways to enter:

1. Subscribe to this blog by clicking on “Subscribe in a Reader” on the right-hand side. (Or Subscribe to The Landlocked Sailor by Email)
2. Follow @landlockedsailr (note spelling) on Twitter–you can use the Twitter button on the right, too.
3. Fan The Landlocked Sailor on Facebook
The next step is very important: Comment on this blog post and tell me how you entered. Each person can enter up to three times, once per method (subscribe, follow, or fan). Also leave contact info (Your Twitter @name at least) so I can notify you if you win!

One winner will be chosen at random on Sunday, 4 April 2010. Winner will be announced via Twitter and http://www.thelandlockedsailor.com on Monday, the 5th. If prize is not claimed within 48 hours, another name will be drawn. Happy knitting!

Sarita Li
aka The Landlocked Sailor

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37 Responses to “Expand Your Knitting Horizons (My First Giveaway!)”


  1. 1 Tami T March 28, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Pretty Book. I haven’t seen that one. It looks like one I’ll recomend to my friend when I teach her to knit this weekend.

    • 2 Melissa M. March 28, 2010 at 5:53 pm

      I’ve been knitting for a while and really have begun to find it difficult to find patterns that interest me. I’m excited to see what all you have in this book.

  2. 3 Amanda March 28, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Hello,
    I just subscribed as a reader on blogger. Please enter me in the contest. Thanks!

    ~amanda

  3. 4 Tracy March 28, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    I fanned you on facebook!
    -Tracy

    • 5 Tracy March 28, 2010 at 5:55 pm

      And I’m following you on twitter. I may have subscribed to you via Igoogle, but am not sure 🙂 I have to look over your website some more but so far so good. -Tracy from knitwerks.com

  4. 6 Angelique March 28, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    I haven’t seen this book yet but it looks interesting 🙂 I haven’t done MUCH color work… the extent is the Dr. Who scarf I’m working on for the boyfriend.

    I added you on twitter (I’m @lhriangel) and fanned on facebook… and am going to now go and check out your etsy 🙂

  5. 7 Amanda March 28, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    And I’ve now also become a fan on FB. Very happy to have stumbled across your site.

  6. 8 Debi Potts March 28, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Noticed your contest on my Facebook page and became a fan that way! Love all things knitted!

  7. 9 Melissa M. March 28, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Looking forward to viewing this book and hopefully finding new, interesting patterns. I entered via facebook and twitter.

  8. 10 Shellee F March 28, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Hi there, I have entered via FB,Twitter and by subscribing to the feed to my Yahoo address.

    I found you on FB…I am an avid knitter and am always looking to learn new stitches…Thanks for being here.

  9. 11 Shellee F March 28, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Oh yeah one more note I am Shellee2010 on Twitter 😀

  10. 12 SweetWaterPurl March 28, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    I was on Face Book and saw the ad on the side of the Page… I clicked on it and found this page… I hope I win… I never won anything before…Peace

  11. 13 Brenda March 28, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    I entered as a blog reader. I am fairly new to Knitting but would love to have this book. Thanks!

  12. 14 Ruth March 29, 2010 at 12:14 am

    I subscribed to your blog via e-mail and facebook. Thanks.

  13. 15 Alice March 29, 2010 at 11:29 am

    Hi! Great giveaway!

    I follow you on Twitter (@yarnpanda), I’m a fan on FB (Alice McElwee) and I subscribe via Google Reader!

    I’m also adding this giveaway on my blog to tell others about it. 😉

  14. 17 Heather Pease March 29, 2010 at 11:45 am

    Your Free knitting book giveaway caought my eye on Twitter..you can never have too many knitting books ( : I subscribed to your blog Via MyYahoo! and am on Twitter as @gemsofmyheart…love your blog!

  15. 18 jess March 29, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    I am now following you on Twitter and became a fan on FB. Good luck to everyone 🙂

  16. 19 Mya March 29, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Fabulous. This looks like a great book. I entered all three ways. I’m @MyaLMG on Twitter

  17. 20 Kayli March 29, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    became a fan on Facebook!!

  18. 21 Christa March 29, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    I entered all three ways and you can find me on Twitter as @hitzdrummergurl

  19. 22 Dani March 29, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    I subscribed using methods 1 and 3!

  20. 23 Loretta March 29, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    have never been able to master continental. i know i would knit faster if i could learn it but it just doesn’t stick.

  21. 25 Kelsey M. March 29, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Facebook fan!

  22. 26 Randee March 29, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    fanned ur fb page, following you on twitter (@randee_anne), and following your blog 🙂

    Thanks for the give a way!

  23. 27 Robin March 29, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    I just joined as a fan on facebook.com. Please enter me in the drawing.

  24. 28 Jean Payne March 29, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    I would like to take part in the knitting sweepstakes or what? THANK YOU JEAN

  25. 29 Ashley G. March 29, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    I became a fan on facebook!

  26. 30 Aik March 30, 2010 at 9:03 am

    Subscribed via Google reader.

  27. 31 Aik March 30, 2010 at 9:03 am

    Follow on Twitter @aikchien

  28. 32 Aik March 30, 2010 at 9:04 am

    I’m a Facebook fan (Aik Chien)

  29. 33 SweetWaterPurl March 30, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Just wanted to say it is nice of you to do this… there are still good people out there like yourself… that thinks of others… I am following you on Twitter, Face Book and have Subscribed here also… I can’t wait to see what is next on your Knitting Journey

    Twitter: @SweetWaterPurl
    Face Book: SewwtWater Purl

  30. 35 Carol March 30, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    I subscribed via email. Thanks so much for the great giveaway!


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