Jody Long has written two fantastic knitting pattern books – and today I get to show off my own copies, and give away a set to one lucky Moogly reader, courtesy of Dover Publications!
Disclaimer: This giveaway was sponsored by Dover Publications, but all opinions are my own.
Contemporary Cables and Adorable Baby Knits make the perfect pair of books for knitters – something for yourself, and something for baby! Okay, a lot of things – because both books are full of gorgeous patterns you’ll want to knit! First, let’s take a look at Contemporary Cables.
Contemporary Cables features 21 patterns for cabled sweaters and accessories. These are intermediate to advanced designs, from sweaters to handbags – and they are all stunning.
The things I love about Contemporary Cables, in addition to the gorgeous designs, is that it includes lots of information – written instructions, charts, and all the measurements and details needed to make the perfect piece. A variety of yarn weights are used, and the designs cover a great variety of styles and shapes to compliment different figures.
Contemporary Cables is a great book to have on hand if you love cables, knitting for yourself, and challenging designs! And I’ve got a discount code below for you to order with!
Adorable Baby Knits, on the other hand, is all about knitting for others (unless you know a baby who can knit, in which case, call me!).
Inside this book, you’ll find 25 super cute designs, on some of the world’s most adorable models. There are sweaters, blankets, banners, hats, and booties – and most of the sized patterns go all the way from 0-3 months up to 12-18 months!
Like Contemporary Cables, Adorable Baby Knits includes lots of sizing info, and charts and schematics when appropriate. A good variety of yarns are represented too!
I love the variety of patterns available in Adorable Baby Knits – the coats might be my favorite, but it’s so hard to choose! And you don’t have to choose if you have the book… And I mentioned there’s a discount, yes? CLICK HERE to use it today!
And be sure to enter the giveaway for both books below – they make great gifts for the holidays! One winner will receive both books, courtesy of (and mailed by) Dover Publications.
The Contemporary Cables & Adorable Baby Knits Giveaway on Moogly is open to USA and Canada addresses and ends 11/30/17 at 12:15 am Central US time. If you are on mobile and have difficulty entering, please use a desktop computer to enter. Only the email and blog commenting options are mandatory – all other tasks are optional, for bonus entries only. Good luck, all!
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So cool how the cables are split on the hem of the pink sweater. Love it!
I love these cabled sweaters.
I haven’t used Dover books yet – but would love to start 🙂 I just visited their site and they have something for everyone! I would have a hard time choosing where to start, however I think the two books reviewed on Moogly would be an amazing starting point. I could make a sweater for me to wear when I take out my grandbaby who would be wearing something I made.
I just checked out the Dover facebook page – my granddaughter and I could spend some happy hours doing crafts, especially the rock painting. So many ideas, so little time!
I would love to make so many of the patterns in the adorable baby knits book for my two young grandchildren under 18 months old. these patterns truly are adorable!
So many books on the Dover site – would be hard to pick and choose.
These two books make me want to knit something tonight! Thank you for sharing these two books with us and thank you for the chance to win them!
I love all the sweaters patterns from baby to adult. Looking forward to purchasing one of the books.
The knitted toys book looked super cute! I love the sweater ones in the giveaway too. They all look like a lot of fun!
This is a new site for me. I will be adding it to my list of sights to visit when I want/need a book. The Grumpy Cat book gave me a giggle!
I have not used Dover books yet.
I thought maybe the Creepy Crawly Crochet book, but then I saw some of the creatures and thought not.
Maybe Dumpling Cats, or Grimm’s Fairy Tales?
I always did love those stories.
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Once again I indulge in the age old whine of the crafty guys. More patterns for us men, okay? I just got the Crochet Oz book, and it is wonderful. The Fantastical Dragons coloring book looks like a must-have..
Just to let you know, right now I can see the Name and Email boxes below are prefilled with Michelle B and also her email address – don’t worry Michelle, it’s safe with me. After I leave this comment I’m going to leave one as anonymous with a bogus email address so that I can protect my privacy. Sorry to have to do this..
ok, why is the form with the required fields pre-filled with the previous commenter’s info?
as for the book, it looks like there’s gonna be lots of patterns i’d love to use to make gifts with.
Yikes! Looks like I need to call tech guy, thank you for the heads up!
Dover has so many cool books, its hard to know where to start.
I’m not familiar with Dover but I like what I see so far!
impossible to choose just one, but the cables always speak to me, especially in the beginning of the winter!
They have so many wonderful books I’d love to try. All of the fairy tale and princess ones are my favorite. I’d like to see a crochet book with detailed animal or character hat patterns.
I would love to see more thread crochet – like doilies 🙂
I only crochet but these books make me want to learn to knit! Thank you.
I own several Dover publications and have been using them for years. Of course, I would always vote for more knitting books.
I have not used any of Dover publications but I would like to have the Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Knitting Almanac book..
Since I have a new great grand ,and a grandchild on the way .. love the baby patterns!
Thank you for this opportunity. Looks like it could be a great magazine.
I have not used Dover Books. Just discovered this website. As we have grand baby no. 6 coming in February., this book would keep me busy making new stuff for him. That’s right, after 4 girls they are finally having a boy.
Congratulations on the new family addition! 🙂 And good luck!
I’d like to see more sweaters. I’ve never used Dover books that I know of.
I own both Alice Starmore’s Book Of Fair Isle Knitting and Tudor Roses but haven’t conquered colored knitting yet. I can never have too many craft books!
Love cables, looking to get into doing more of them and this would be perfect to start.
I Love Cables!!! The patterns in this book are just different enough to be really interesting and new! Cna’t wait to try some out.
I love that so many of their projects are smaller and likely quick to make.
I love to see more books with instructions in pictures.
The cables are gorgeous! I’m not familiar with Dover but would love the chance to own this!