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Giveaway and Book Review: New Lace Knitting

February 13

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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY

In the knitting world, lace offers a romantic flair. Since it’s Valentine’s Day, I’m celebrating by giving away a fantastic book – New Lace Knitting: Designs for Wide Open Spaces by Rosemary (Romi) Hill.

New Lace Knitting cover

Fans of Romi’s shawl designs will be happy to know that the book contains several delightful shawls, including the “Main Triangle”:

New Lace Knitting shawl

Romi has a real gift for pairing stitch patterns and proportions. Check out her “Hope Valley Flounce” skirt:

New Lace Knitting skirt

Whenever possible I like to work a pattern from a book before I review it, just to see how the instructions are presented. I made the “Virginia City” cowl and was very impressed by Romi’s clear instructions. The gauge really did result in the indicated finished dimensions, which is refreshing! She even includes fantastic directions for blocking and finishing. I’ll devote another post to my finished cowl, but here’s the cowl and and matching cloche photo from the book:

New Lace Knitting VA city

Romi’s attention to detail is fantastic. She includes several beautiful tops in the book, including the “Williwaw Cardigan” with its unusual construction:

New Lace Knitting cardigan

Sometimes I’m in the mood to make a smaller project. One of my favorites is the “Silver Birch Slouch”, with its lovely leafy motif:

New Lace Knitting hat

New Lace Knitting is a book I’ll have on my shelf for years to come. Romi’s designs are beautiful with clear instructions. The book includes a lovely variety of yarns and colors. I know from my own book that it takes a lot of thought and effort to strike just the right balance between types of projects, yarn weights and colors. Romi’s book accomplishes it all.

[Here I am going to interject my pet peeve (listen up, publishers!). Books today are pitifully lacking in indexes. This book is no exception. I would have liked to have seen index entries for types of projects, such as “shawls”, “cardigans” etc. Index entries for yarn weights would be great, too, so if you had stash yarn you wanted to use up, you could just find which projects use them.]

Now, about the giveaway… Wouldn’t it be great to have a Valentine’s Week instead of just one day? In keeping with this sweet notion, you’ll have the whole week to enter your comment to win this book. Leave your comment here on this post by the end of the day on February 21st (midnight Eastern Time). Please include your contact information in your comment so I can let you know if you’re the winner. I’ll be conducting a random drawing to determine the winner. (One comment per person, please, with only one comment and email address per person.)

I can mail this book anywhere in the world as long as there are no postal or delivery restrictions.

Publisher’s Info:

New Lace Knitting: Designs for Wide Open Spaces

By Rosemary (Romi) Hill

Interweave/F+W; $24.99

http://bit.ly/1dlHNHx

 

Resources:

Errata (definitely check this out if you get the book)

You can see all the designs from the book here.

Romi Hill’s web site Designs by Romi features additional patterns

Please buy this book from your local yarn store! If you absolutely positively can’t get it through your local store, here is the link to its Amazon page.

40 Comments to

“Giveaway and Book Review: New Lace Knitting”

  1. On February 13th, 2016 at 2:55 pm VickiB Says:

    This looks like a great book! Such lovely designs. I love the cowl!! Thanks for the opportunity! My email is mrsb76@gmail.com.

  2. On February 13th, 2016 at 8:13 pm florapie Says:

    I love Romi’s designs! Happy Valentine’s Day 🙂

  3. On February 13th, 2016 at 8:57 pm Rebecca Says:

    Romi never lets us down! Beautiful patterns. My favorite is the shawl but I sure do like all the other photos you showed us, too.

  4. On February 16th, 2016 at 7:08 am craftyone Says:

    Not familiar with this author/designer, but from the images shown, I would not mind making any of these patterns.

  5. On February 16th, 2016 at 6:42 pm Amy Kathryn Says:

    That Virginia City Cowl is gorgeous! I need like three of them.

  6. On February 16th, 2016 at 8:34 pm Meghan Says:

    What a lovely collection of patterns! I just love lace!

  7. On February 16th, 2016 at 9:20 pm Sara Says:

    I love her shawls and all these patterns look gorgeous!

  8. On February 16th, 2016 at 10:40 pm Sheila Says:

    I borrowed this book from my public library and made a Virginia City hat, which came out great. I’d love to have my own copy to be able to knit a Manzanita tee or Salt Grass Pull.

  9. On February 16th, 2016 at 10:46 pm Kate Says:

    This book is definitely on my must own list. I don’t think there’s a Romi design I don’t love!!

  10. On February 17th, 2016 at 12:01 am Katherine Says:

    I don’t buy many pattern books these days, but Romi’s book would be an exception!

  11. On February 17th, 2016 at 12:50 pm Rose Scott Says:

    Such a delightful array of lace patterns. I would certainly love to own this book. Thank you for a very generous Valentine!!

    rosebudscott1 (at) yahoo.com

  12. On February 17th, 2016 at 3:22 pm Virginia City Cowl | Knitting Patterns, Instructions, Projects & Designs. Learn How to Knit! Says:

    […] I had a great time making the Virginia City Cowl from Romi Hill’s book New Lace Knitting. (You might have seen my recent review of the book.) […]

  13. On February 17th, 2016 at 4:15 pm Reenie Murley Says:

    Beautiful, beautiful patterns! Contact via Reenie Murley on Facebook. Thanks for the fun.

  14. On February 17th, 2016 at 4:46 pm Lisa R Says:

    I love her designs! I saw an interview with her on the Must Stash Yarns podcast, and got so excited about this book! Would love to win it!

  15. On February 17th, 2016 at 6:11 pm Caryn Alper Says:

    What creative patterns! I have several balls of red lace weight yarn without a pattern in mind – bet I could find some beauties in here! caryn.alper@gmail.com

  16. On February 17th, 2016 at 6:41 pm Janet Says:

    What a gorgeous book!

    Thanks for the chance to win a copy – I can be contacted on Ravelry as jani22 or at jani22_us@yahoo.com – I love to knit shawls 🙂

  17. On February 17th, 2016 at 9:39 pm Alexis Says:

    As always, her designs are just lovely and inspiring!

    tktl on Ravelry

  18. On February 17th, 2016 at 10:18 pm Rusty M Says:

    My sister would love these designs and I would love to knit them for her. Thanks for the chance. Knitsensei on Ravelry or lockesdaydreams@aol.com

  19. On February 17th, 2016 at 10:20 pm Oakbayknits Says:

    Rome Hill designs are always lovely. I would be grateful to win this beautiful collection.

  20. On February 17th, 2016 at 11:10 pm Peter Says:

    These patterns look so fun! I’ve always wanted to try lace knitting…

    MusicalFedoras on Ravelry

  21. On February 18th, 2016 at 12:40 am Ellen Toothacker Says:

    Wow, beautiful patterns! hardware_queen@hotmail.com

  22. On February 18th, 2016 at 2:54 am Amanda Says:

    What beautiful designs! Missamandasue@yahoo.com

  23. On February 18th, 2016 at 7:04 am Barbara - poodlelady on Ravelry Says:

    Romi’s designs really shine. I would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance.

  24. On February 18th, 2016 at 8:58 am Patsy Coats Says:

    Beautiful lace patterns

  25. On February 18th, 2016 at 9:49 am Emily Says:

    Love the cloche. Can’t wait to try the design.

  26. On February 18th, 2016 at 10:30 am Scarlet Says:

    Romi’s patterns are always as well-written as they are beautiful.

  27. On February 18th, 2016 at 2:45 pm Eileen Says:

    Romi has great patterns & always good instructions. I’d love to win this!

  28. On February 18th, 2016 at 5:32 pm Linda Says:

    I’ve purchased Romi’s shawl ebooks and have enjoyed them – this book would be an excellent addition to the library!

  29. On February 18th, 2016 at 9:36 pm Marie Says:

    I love Romi’s patterns; I have several that I just adore. silverlightstar (at) gmail (dot) com.

  30. On February 18th, 2016 at 10:28 pm Kristen Says:

    Lovely book and patterns!

    I’m globalite on Ravelry.

  31. On February 19th, 2016 at 9:51 am Elise Says:

    What lovely uses of lace in construction! You can reach me at elise(dot)cohen(at)verizon(dot)net

  32. On February 19th, 2016 at 1:18 pm NanaMamah Says:

    I love her designs!
    Thank you for doing this. Someone is going to be very happy.

    NanaMamah on Rav

  33. On February 20th, 2016 at 11:58 am Ty Says:

    Lively designs!

    treadingclouds@gmail.com

  34. On February 20th, 2016 at 3:50 pm Carmen Says:

    I think it would be great to have Valentine’s day always… chocolate calories don’t count that day, right? I love these lace designs. Thanks for the chance to win. (asimplehomestd on Ravelry)

  35. On February 21st, 2016 at 8:29 am Sandee Says:

    Love the designs and would make the Virginia City Cowl and matching hat. Sandee8908 on Ravelry.

  36. On February 21st, 2016 at 2:20 pm Anne Marie Says:

    Such beautiful projects! Rav amchart

  37. On February 21st, 2016 at 4:22 pm Connie Says:

    Beautiful patterns! Thanks for the chance to win this lovely book!
    greyowl60@yaho.com

  38. On February 21st, 2016 at 11:32 pm Elle Says:

    I love the uniqueness of the Williwaw Cardigan, what a fantastic design! I’d love to win this book. Thank you for the opportunity.
    -elle1031 on Ravelry

  39. On February 22nd, 2016 at 12:16 am Janice Says:

    Gorgeous patterns. The photos are wonderful to show th beautiful designs. I’d love to win this book.

    canuckeh on ravelry

  40. On March 1st, 2016 at 10:08 am Kim Says:

    The patterns in this book look so lovely.

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