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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Giveaway - The Ohio Knitting Mills Knitting Book

This past Christmas, my mother gifted me The Ohio Knitting Mills Knitting Book.

I'm a sucker for vintage and vintage-inspired patterns, so I requested it, thinking it might have a few fun patterns. The photography looked amazing from the promo pictures online, and I love a knitting book with great photography - just inspiring, you know?

I was not prepared for the wealth of information this book contains! Not only does it have great vintage-inspired patterns with gorgeous photos (for men and women, both), it includes the entire history of the Ohio Knitting Mills. From inception to designers and designs, there are lots of interesting details about running a knitting mill in the early 20th century. Each pattern is inspired by not just one sweater, but many, and there are great photos of these lovely vintage sweaters. 

Now, if you're like me - you'll love the mix of interesting history and hip patterns, with a great visual aesthetic. Lucky for you, when my mom ordered this book for me, she accidentally clicked twice, and ordered two. So you can thank Jean M. Canavan for this giveaway. 

To enter:
  • Just leave a comment! 
  • For fun, tell me which decade inspires you most (I love the 60's. So much fashion packed into 10 years!)
  • Leave your email in your comment - written like this: katie (at) gmail (dot) com
  • Open to everyone
The giveaway will close Tuesday, May 10th at 9am. I'll pick the winner randomly at that time. If you're bored, hop over to my mom's blog and thank her for accidentally sponsoring this giveaway. She's a really talented watercolor artist, so there's lots to see!

Good luck!


  1. I've been wanting to read this just for all of the historical info. There aren't enough books out there about the history of textiles in the USA.

    The 50s is my favorite decade for fashion, but I think the 40s had better knits.

    andi.untanglingknots (at) gmail (dot) com

  2. Hi I'm new to reading your blog and really enjoying it. I am turning 28 next month and have promised myself that I will learn to knit during my 29th year (I am an avid crocheter, but long for a new skill).
    I don't think I can pick a single decade, I'm a mix of love for the late 50's and early 60's.
    epfink (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

  3. 1950's duh!!!!!!!!!!

    annie.e.moss (at) gmail (dot) com
    did i do it right????

  4. I've been told I dress very 80s-90's but I love the 60's too! haha this is too hard to choose.

    halfturtlesoup (at) yahoo (dot) com

  5. Awesome.. it looks like fun, but I'm no where near ready to take on a new craft! Good luck to your winner!

    I love my braided bracelets!!! they are adorable- thank you. Hope you're having fun in LA!!! :D

  6. Your mom is so talented! What a cool family you have! Oh, and I am into 30's 40's lately. kmzachary (at) gmail (dot) com

  7. I am so into the 50's, and the 60's were awesome. Beatles Mania is where it's at!