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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Lit Knits // Review & Giveaway


I was lucky enough to be asked to join the blog tour for Audry Nicklin's new book Lit Knits. One of the first things that struck me about this book is just how well thought out it is. Audry took great care to design pieces that are inspired by classic literature without being costumy. I loved reading About the Book and all of the behind the scenes things like how the book came about and all of the little details along the way that lead to the end result. 

As for the projects, I love all of the fun details that make these pieces unique. 


...Like the hidden key on the bottom of Behind the Garden Wall socks inspired by The Secret Garden


The clever cable pattern names for Brinker, inspired by Hans Brinker or the Silver Skatesinclude "Skaters to Your Mark" and "Race to the Finish".


And the treasure map that lies within the stitch pattern of Sail to Treasure Island where X marks the spot!

The book is now available for pre-order until September 25th, order now and receive a complimentary copy of the eBook! Books ship mid-November.

And the best part, Audry is kindly giving away a copy of the eBook to one of my lucky readers! Simply leave a comment below and I will draw a winner Sunday, September 29th! 

Comment must include contact information (email, Ravelry ID, blog URL, twitter handle...) in order to qualify, winner will be announced Monday, September 30th. 

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Thanks again Audry for including me in the tour and for sharing your lovely book with us.

*** Edited Monday, September 30th: ***
This contest is now closed, congratulations to Kat (aka AK17 on Ravelry) and thank you to all who entered!


68 comments:

  1. Love the theme - the Treasure Island inspired blanket is gorgeous!

    3crazycats on Ravelry

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  2. This looks like a terrific book!
    Joanne M.
    Rav name: wildwoolly

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  3. These patterns are so original and beautiful - very exciting!

    Yvonne
    y.pattison@me.com

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  4. As someone who works in a library, I love the theme! Zaelia-Blue (Rav)

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  5. Lovely! I'm in love with the cover sweater!
    Barbie

    Rav id: Barbiewd

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  6. What beautiful patterns!! I especially love the treasure map blanket and Avonlea shawl. :)

    crescendoknits on Ravelry

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  7. Oh, this looks like a lovely book! Hope I'm the lucky winner!

    NanaKnits4Us on ravelry

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  8. Sounds like a lovely book! arteconsobras on ravelry

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  9. Love the hidden key socks! wholelottacolor on ravelry

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  10. Books and knitting - two of my favourite things! I love all the details in the designs, like the key on the bottom of the sock. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. I've been following this book on her blog too and I think it looks fantastic. The key is amazing and I love her description of the shawl that she made for Anne of Green Gables. Thanks for the chance to win.

    bbatting on ravelry

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  12. I'm seriously jonesing over the Robin Hoodie. I haven't seen anything interesting in guy's hooded sweaters, until this one. It will be mine. Oh yes, it WILL be mine!

    Thanks for the giveaway, I can be emailed thru my blogger profile.

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  13. Looks like a great book with really creative patterns. I'm impressed with the unique concept!

    Ravelry ID- sophie777

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  14. Really nice patterns! Would love to win :-)

    Mmgrrr in Ravelry

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  15. I just freaked out a little (in a good, nostalgic sort of way) when I saw the Black Beauty socks and Rabbit Hole socks! Ravelry ID is Nicholae. Thanks for doing the giveaway!

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  16. This looks Amazing!!

    Knittymeggy@yahoo.com

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  17. Excellent book! Thanks for a chance to win.
    Rebecca
    Dustytreeknits on Ravelry

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  18. Looks like a lovely collection of patterns. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  19. I don't know if I can resist this one! Truly inspired. I love it. Rav amchart theharts at windstream dot net

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  20. Oh my - those socks! ExpectingSam on revelry.

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  21. wow! this looks fantastic!!
    rav id: gundyknitter

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  22. oh, wow! what a great idea :-D
    rav: yarnlaw

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  23. Such great patterns!
    hardwarequeen on ravelry

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  24. Wow so fun! Looks great! Thanks or the chance!
    Ravelry: mvink

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  25. That blanket looks incredible!! Love the socks too :) RotherJackie@aol.com

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  26. The secret garden was one of my favorite books as a child. I love those socks!

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  27. Oh man, the colorwork on the secret garden socks is soooo cool!

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  28. I love knitting books, just to browse through the pages and find the inspirations to knit and make lovely things.
    thank you for this gorgeous giveway.
    Ilaria.
    audrey.couture@tiscali.it

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  29. Amazing, Jane. Thanks for the fantastic opportunity. Good luck to all your readers, including me, obviously! Alex

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  30. Great book and lovely patterns! OneMoreRowPlease on Ravelry

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  31. What an amazing book. AK17 on ravelry.

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  32. The book looks beautiful! Such sweet creative designs.

    shantiknits on ravelry

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  33. What a fun book!
    lhughes5 at me . com

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  34. Looks like this is a book that I must add to my knitting library! Thanks for the post :)

    Ravelry ID: wendoleneknits

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  35. Amazing! I love the Robin Hood hoodie on the cover :) Rav ID: madgiddy

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  36. My two favorite things -- reading and knitting -- brought together in the most beautiful patterns! I foresee a very literary project lineup for 2014.

    Rebecca5280 on Ravelry

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  37. What an awesome book! I love the little hidden details in the patterns.

    I'm anshaffer on Ravelry!

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  38. I am taken aback by this collection of patterns. In themed lit collections, I rarely find more than one pattern that I would knit. But the selection and interpretation of the literature in this collection is so compelling, so very clever. I especially love the Secret Garden and those socks are inspired - who would have thought to put a key on the sole of a sock?

    Who ever wins this giveaway is one lucky knitter!

    Bordergirl on Ravelry

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  39. I love the Alice in Wonderland mitts in this book. Thanks for the giveaway! thecraftyroach[at]gmail[dot]com

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  40. Those are beautiful patterns. Winnifred17 on Ravelry.

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  41. Interesting to see the interpretation.
    Chosen on Ravelry

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  42. Such a great book! The Sail to Treasure Island blanket has such lovely details!
    Rav ID: SmallandMoody

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  43. I love the idea. Great photography too. ravelry is carsonrach !

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  44. Such a great theme of knitting and reading....they definitely go hand in hand! fowlervillesdeb on Ravelry

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  45. What a lovely collection of patterns!
    sassykrafty on Ravelry

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  46. Wow! The Secret Garden is one of my faves! I love the key on the bottom of Behind the Wall. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

    Rav ID: tmueller128

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  47. Robin Hood's hoodie is fabulous!

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  48. I was looking through the patterns in this book just the other day and it is so fabulous! With every pattern, I thought to myself, "Oh! I loved that book as a kid! I need to make that...."

    urbanizer on Ravelry

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  49. Love the key on the bottom of the socks! That would inspire me to do colorwork :)

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  50. That is so awesome! Love the key on the bottom of the sock, so cool!
    rashooray on ravelry

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  51. Wow! That is quite a book! SAil to treasure island is amazing! It would be amazing to win this! Thanks!
    RavID: violingirl76

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  52. Oh, I hadn't seen that little key detail on the bottom of the socks - how beautiful! I'm venea on Ravelry!

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  53. I've had my eye on this book -- I'd love to win it! I'm EveningStarDust on Ravelry. Thank you!
    G

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  54. Hopefully third times the charm - the interwebs seem to have eaten my first two attempts. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book - it looks wonderful!

    SheilaOKeefe on Rav

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  55. I love this book. So unique and gorgous. Thanks for the opportunity to win this.
    Gabyj on Rav

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  56. What a GREAT collection! I love to see how books can be a creative inspiration for knitting. alcbrooks on Ravelry

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  57. Thank you for hosting! I can't wait to knit Avonlea. I'll think of Anne the whole time and it will make me happy. :) I'm bigblueice on Ravelry

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  58. I would love to knit the Treasure Island inspired blanket.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    purlyBear on Ravelry

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  59. What a lovely book. The pattern I would start first is Brinker!
    Rav ID - Humaha

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  60. hihi jane! oh man! that behind the garden wall sock - love!

    rav id: loveluckbliss

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  61. I have been "eyeing" this collection since its debut! I love the Sail to Treasure Island blanket!!! Thank you for the review and the giveaway. jaydawnrn on Rav

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  62. I just LOVE this collection, especially the Robin Hoodie. I want to knit practically all of the patterns!

    I'm vernalequinox on Ravelry.

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  63. What a wonderful theme! Such clever ways of putting books into knitting!
    Ravelry ID: Petitethings

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  64. These are wonderful designs! I just found your blog via the tangled web, and am finding lots to love. I think the secret garden socks would be the first piece I knit, but love all I have seen! Thanks so much for the intro.
    Ravelry id strickeyhands

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  65. Hey Jane! Great review and fabulous book Audry! I can't to knit the special key socks!

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  67. What a clever book! I'd love to be the lucky winner.

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  68. What a beautiful collection! Thanks for thé review and the giveaway. I'm peal on Ravelry.

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