Thursday, April 1, 2010

Free Give Away Contest - Win Projects or Yarn!

Well, KNITS MEN WANT has had it's official pub date today. I've booked a few signings at knitting stores and hope you'll drop by for meet and greet as well as a bite to eat. Yes, I always bring food to my events.

Wed, April 14th
Knitty City
West 79th street between Amsterdam and B'way in Manhattan
6 to 8pm
Buy my book there and get a chance to win a free 2-hour class with me - for you and up to 3 of your friends.

Sunday April 25th
7 Dutchess Ave, Millerton, NY
6 to 8pm
Again, if you buy my book there you get a chance to win a free 2-hour class with me - for you and up to 3 of your friends.

And now, for the big Knits Men Want "Cringe or Crush Sweepstakes!"

Think about a guy you made something for. Did he cringe and recoil when you presented him with your labor of love? Or did he totally love it? Go to and leave your story. You will be entered to win one of four great prizes. To enter, just share your story in the Comments section before noon (EST) on April 30th, 2010.

After the deadline, we'll choose four entries at random. All winners will receive a signed copy of Knits Men Want. In addition, the prizes below will be awarded in the same order winners are chosen--it's luck of the draw in this sweepstakes!

First winner: This print from Knits Men Want by photographer (and Brooklyn Tweed blogger!) Jared Flood.

Second winner: Two projects from Knits Men Want, knitted by author Bruce Weinstein: the Watch Cap (in red) and Fingerless Mitts (in olive)

Third winner: The Thick and Warm Socks (in green)

Fourth winner: From ShibuiKnits, two skeins of their gorgeous Hand-Dyed Merino Worsted yarn, in “Stone.”

For the full rules, click here.


  1. I'm all over the contest.... and I'd be honored to have something knit by you if I won!!

  2. Well Ms Kimba, I will cross my fingers for you then.

  3. Bruce, I just wanted to tell you how much I love the book. The hell with my boyfriend... these are knits that this girl wants! I am a larger woman and appreciate the classic shapes that I know I can make work for my extra curviness. I especially love the hoodie and the henley - and really dig the simple socks, too. I'm finishing up a sweater now and then those socks are mine! And yes, if he's good, the bf might just get something out of the book, too. He regularly despises every sweater pattern I show him, but he thought your patterns were spot on. So congrats on the book, and thanks for your hard work, and I look forward to seeing more designs from you in the future.

  4. Thanks Bruce. By the way, my guy already picked out what he loves from your book so it's PERFECT! To top it off he's easy to make stuff for. He wears everything I make him..PLUS..he buys me yarn and knitting books and fleece for spinning even when I'm not with him :) I'm so lucky

  5. I am writing this just because I felt I had to thank you for this incredibly good book. It has just arrived to my home and is already one of my favourites (and I have more than 200 knitting books).
    The patterns are great.
    The multiple gauge system is invaluable.
    The text is interesting: I'm going to read it like a novel.
    I have all I need to knit my son clothes for years and years.
    Again, thank you for this precious book.

    Cristina in Lisboa, Portugal


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