It's Thursday and that means Question day with a book Giveaway. The book is The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting and today you get a free knit leaf coaster pattern from the jam-packed book of knitting fabulousness! Leave your answer to today's question in the comments section of today's post by Midnight ET on Thursday, September 2, 2010:What is your favorite leaf (real or crafted)?
Mine are Dusty Miller with a close second being fall maple leaves. The Dusty Miller because I love the idea of a leaf being so soft and fuzzy. The fall maple leaves just because the color range is just spectacular.
If you prefer to knit yours, here's a great pattern for knit leaves that I think would look great in green (as they are here) or in fall colors!
Click on the images to read the full pattern and instructions on how to knit a leaf coaster.
This great knitting project is from the comprehensive new book:The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting
*All You Need to Know to Knit *The Essential Reference for Novice and Expert Knitters *Packed with Hundreds of Crafty Tips and Ideas *Step-by-Step Instructions and Photos for 200 Stitch Patterns
This volume is a comprehensive how-to book about all aspects of knitting. It's a reference for all knitting techniques, beginning with the basics of how to knit. A large section of the book is devoted to showing different stitch patterns, arranged in style categories for easy reference. Special knitting topics are explored in depth: cables, intarsia, entrelac, Fair Isle knitting, and lace knitting. A whole section is devoted to yarns: fibers, how they are spun, gauge, and how to choose.
Margaret Hubert designs for yarn companies and book and magazine publishers including Crochet, Interweave Press, Quick and Easy Crochet, Crochet Fantasy, and Belle Armoire. She teaches at yarn shops, retreats, and national gatherings and rarely misses a national conference in the needle arts field. Among her specialties, she is a master at free-form crochet and knitting. She is the author of 11 other books including five books in Creative Publishing international’s Hooked series, Knits for Men, Plus Size Crochet, Knit or Crochet–Have It Your Way, and The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet.