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Botanical Knits - Blog Tour

As part of the Botanical Knits blog tour I've got a book review and giveaway for you today.

But, before I start I want to tell you about a few classes I'll be teaching in April.

First up on Saturday April 7th I'll be teaching Abby's Blanket at The Wooly Monmouth in Red Bank, NJ. Abby's blanket works equally well in a single color or as a stash buster using 10+ colors! Head over to The Wooly Monmouth website to learn more and to sign up.

April 20 & 21st I'm heading to Pittsburgh to teach 3 classes at Natural Stitches - Triangular Shawl Design, Mitten Design, and Stranded Colorwork. If you live in the Pittsburgh area I hope you'll join me for one or more classes.

Now on to Botanical Knits, if you are the kind of knitter who adores botanically inspired knitting patterns this is the book for you. Alana embellishes the 12 lovely designs in her new book with leaves of every type. As the daughter of a pair of passionate gardeners (and hybridizers), I have a weakness for this sort of thing.

A pair of mitts with spring foliage growing up the thumbs? Yes, please.


(Spring Foliage)

A pretty cardigan with neat little leaves, standing at attention along the yoke? Don't mind if I do.

(Twigs and Willows)

A vintage inspired cloche with an oak leaf jazzing up one side? Absolutely!

(Oak Trail)

With 4 sweaters and 6 accessories, all beautifully photographed, this book offers something for everyone. The only difficulty will be choosing which pattern to cast on first.

Alana has been kind enough to offer one lucky winner a copy of the digital version of Botanical Knits. To enter simply leave a comment on this post by midnight on April 2nd and I will use a random number generator to select the winner. One entry per person please.

But there's no reason to wait for the drawing. Alana is offering incentives for preordering the printed version of the book - which will be available in May (the digital version is available for immediate download). Head on over to the Botanical Knits website for more information.

Photos © 2013 Alana Dakos, NNK Press and Never Not Knitting. Used with permission.


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oh wow, am I really the first one to comment? I would of course loooove to get a book gift from America, and this one looks especially scrumptious.
best wishes from Iceland

oh my! you are right, hard to choose, but I LOVEEEE that grey hat!

These designs look lovely! The idea of organically inspired knits is very appealing! I look forward to seeing the rest of the designs.

Would love to win! The designs are lovely.

I really like this book. There are so many cute patterns. Thanks for the giveaway.

a great looking book!!

Such gorgeous designs! I love that hat, especially.

This collection is amazing.

Really like the designs!
I would love to win!

I love Alana's designs. So earthy and beautiful.

Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

So many lovely designs. I'd love to win!

Well, it looks like I'm going to have to find this book one way or another! I absolutely love natural themes rendered in knits, and it would be great to win a copy. Thanks for the giveaway!

Lovely patterns! Best wishes for big sales.

This book is chock full of gorgeous patterns.

Ooooh, I love these designs! Hard to say which one the most.

Love love every design in this book!

This is on my wish list! I have already picked out the cardigan to start with - Entangled Vines.

Oh! I favorited that hat without realizing it was from a new book! I would love to win a copy. All the patterns are lovely!

I love the leaves! I've been putting knits on trees, it's about time I put leaves on people:)

I've been ogling these patterns since pictures of them first started coming out.

I want to make the Spring Foliage mitts. All of the patterns are gorgeous.

I would so much like to knit twiggs and willows, so beautiful leaf pattern!

I was eying Oak trail hat already for quite some time on ravelry. It would be so great to win not the whole book!

Thanks for the chance to have this lovely collection! There are several I have my eye on...

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