take it off my hands, part III – Classic Knits at Home

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I’ve got one copy of Erika Knight’s Classic Knits at Home to give away! (Also see my give away of Twinkle’s Weekend Knits, one post down!)

This is a gorgeous book that makes me wish I lived in that particular house! There are 15 patterns total for various around-the-house knits, using simple textures and gorgeous yarns to produce luxurious pieces that really would “keep forever”. I’m quite inspired by a few projects in particular – a circular rug worked in hemp with short rows; a big chunky floor cushion knit from bulky yarn, and the patchwork hexagon blanket on the cover. Even the knitted plant pot covers, as improbable as they might be, are rather cute!

Somehow, though, I don’t see myself getting to any of these patterns anytime soon (not the least of which is because I don’t have a house to decorate), so I want to give it to someone who’ll appreciate it!

To enter, just leave a comment. I’ll use a random number generator to pick a winner on Friday.

Comments will close Thursday, April 17, at 11:59 PM EDT.







206 responses to “take it off my hands, part III – Classic Knits at Home”

  1. Kaitlin Avatar

    The only pattern book I have is a home knits one (different one though) I love it since it has some great stuff for a beginner and I just bought my first home. Sign me up for this one please!

  2. Nancy Hilsgen Avatar
    Nancy Hilsgen

    I love your website! What I find so cool is that you throw in a little bit of everything, great recipes, knitting and the sewing are what I’m most interested in! You inspire me to take on knitting projects that I wouldn’t normally choose to do! Keep up the great work and I look forward to the next read!

  3. Michele Avatar

    Thanks for offering up this book – please add my name to the list of supplicants.

  4. ann Avatar

    yes please! I love erika knight’s stuff.

  5. Diana Avatar

    Hi Laura, please add me to the list as well.

    I’m always inspired by your lovely work (though I admit to not having the time or
    patience to knit a sweater in 4-ply!). Thanks for your free patterns/knit ‘recipes.’

  6. Kate Avatar

    Oooh. That book looks great!

  7. Davy Avatar

    Thanks so much for doing these giveaways! I’d be more than happy to take this fine book off your hands =D

  8. Anna Avatar

    wow, how generous. thanks for offering these books. i am definitely interested in this one. i wonder what other de-stashing you are going to do.

  9. Jane Avatar

    Sign me up!

  10. Sascha Avatar

    Ooh, this offer looks even more exciting than the last one!

  11. maria Avatar

    ok, i’m popping in for this one too – i think we have the same taste in books, clearly :-)

  12. Heather R. Avatar
    Heather R.

    I’d love this book. Thanks for the give-away!

  13. Michelle Avatar

    Yippee! I’ve been wanting to get my hands on this book for a while. You’re the best! :-)

  14. Amy Avatar

    Wow! Great response already. Throw another on the pile!

  15. Ariel Avatar

    Looks like a neat book – thanks for the giveaway. :-)

  16. pia Avatar

    sign me up! ps. love your blog!

  17. Nicole Avatar

    Ooh ooh! I just bought my first house and am dying to have this book to help me decorate it. Pick me! :)

  18. Joy Avatar

    I love Erika Knight’s books, and would love to add this one to my library. The occasional a-little-too-quirky pattern usually resides inside, but is worth all the other wow-inspiring patterns packed around it.

  19. Christina Avatar

    Oh, that one looks nice, too!!

    ; )

  20. Cobbalicious Avatar

    Count me in. The book looks neat!

  21. Lauren Avatar

    Please add me to your drawing. I would LOVE to knit something from that beautiful book. Thanks!!!!!

  22. Courtney Avatar

    OHHHHHHH! I love Erika Knight’s classic styling. And, unlike you, I do have a house that needs (make that yearns) to be decorated.

  23. Tina Avatar

    Count me in too. Love your blog – delurking (to win!) HA!

  24. sappmama Avatar

    LOL, and the comments come pouring in. We all love giveaways! I’m happy to join the list.

  25. mick Avatar

    Please count me in! Thanks!

  26. Lynn Avatar

    Add me to the drawing please! I like that afghan on the cover. :)

  27. Cynthia Avatar

    Thank you for offering this book to us, I would love to be entered for the draw :)

  28. Ivy Mae Avatar

    Me too! Thank you!

  29. Michelle Avatar

    I could make space on my bookshelf for that homeless book! The afghan on the cover looks nice.

  30. courtney Avatar

    Oooohhh, I’ve been eyeing this book up for a while, I love like EVERYTHING in it! :)

  31. Xiuxiu Avatar

    I love the afghan. Put me in the drawing please

  32. Sarah Avatar

    I’m interested! The blanket on the cover looks amazing. Thanks for including me in the drawing! :)

  33. The Spun Monkey Avatar

    heya! i love your blog adventures…will start on the rayne wrap as soon as i can get my hands on some noro…
    by all means, sign me up! i love random drawings for fun stuff! and i love knitting books! all of them!

  34. Angie Avatar

    I’d like a chance :)

  35. Rachel Avatar

    Thanks for having great giveaways!!

  36. Diana Avatar

    Count me in!

  37. Megan Avatar

    I’ve heard great things about this book, count me in!

    Thanks for doing this drawing, it is so generous of you!

  38. Jody Avatar

    Thanks for the freebie!

  39. yoel Avatar

    Eep! Count me in too! This book looks great!

  40. Leona Avatar

    Ooo, that is the one home-knits book I am wishing for… mostly because of the cover picture. Thanks for offering up your extra copy!

  41. Keatyn Avatar

    Thanks for offering these giveaways count me in for the contest.

  42. Charity Avatar

    Me, too, please! :0)

  43. Jen D. Avatar
    Jen D.

    Count me in for this one too! Thanks again for being so generous!

  44. femiknitter Avatar

    Thanks for offering up this book! I’ve had my eye on it for a bit now. X

  45. miss ewe Avatar

    ooo! ooo! pick me!
    This book has a couple things that make me shake my head, but a couple of really great patterns too!

  46. aija Avatar

    I’d love to be entered in your drawing for this… I have been wanting to make that cover afghan since I saw it!

  47. Javafreak Avatar

    I didn’t even know this book was out. I have the other 2 Erika Knight books. I’d love to add this to my knitting bookshelf (that’s right, whole seperate shelf, just for knitting books & patterns *blush*).

  48. eSS Avatar

    I would love to have the book. Please sign me in.

  49. joanne117 Avatar

    Wow, this would be such a great addition to my bookshelf. I’d love to win. THANKS!

  50. Alyssa Avatar

    You know I never win these contesty things. But I do like decorate!

  51. Sylvia Avatar

    I’m definitely interested in having the book and hope I’m chosen!!

  52. Jennifer Avatar

    I’m in love and I’ve only seen the front cover. I must have that hexagon afgan!

  53. Miss Muffy Avatar

    I’m a sucker for a give-away! My apartment could use a little more knitted love too!

  54. Zhenya Avatar

    I was just looking at this book last weekend. I’d love to get a copy. Thanks again for the great give-away!

  55. Nancy Avatar

    i love knitting useful items. Thanks for the chance to win.

  56. edina Avatar

    Please enter me in this one, too – thanks!

  57. mai Avatar

    ooh, enter me, please!

  58. Dao Avatar

    OMG this will be great for my new house decoration project!

    Enter me!

  59. Linda Avatar

    hi Laura,

    Your blog looks great. Food and knitting. Knitting and food. What else is there?

    I’d be delighted to have the Erika Knight book so please enter my name in your draw.

  60. Vanknitter Avatar

    Would love to be entered into this draw – thanks for setting this up!

  61. Keri Avatar

    That looks like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  62. Joan Hamer Avatar

    I would LOVE that book. Please add me.

  63. sue Avatar

    You are so kind and generous to be giving away that book. It does look as though it has some beautiful patterns in it too.

  64. Michelle Avatar

    Please sign me up! Thanks for your generous giveaway!

  65. Willie Avatar

    Wow! What a sweetheart you are!

  66. erin Avatar

    yes please! (hi!)

  67. Julie La Salle Avatar

    I would like to enter the give away.
    Thank you

  68. Grace Avatar

    I would love to be the new owner of this book! Thanks so much for sharing!

  69. Tracey Avatar

    Me too, please.

  70. Juliana Avatar

    I never won something before, so maybe I am the random number this time. (Wow, that did sound kind of bad, didn’t it? Well good that we all know what we talk about here.)
    Good luck to everyone!

  71. Tara Avatar

    Looks like a great book. :)

    I tried the paneer with the wholefat milk (instead of 2%) and it turned out much better. :) Now to venture into making it into matter paneer. :) Thanks for the recipe!

  72. Michele Avatar

    I’m in – thanks!

  73. Dani Avatar

    Oooh, this would be a good one for my new house!

  74. chris Avatar

    hey, i didn’t know that erika knight had a new knitting book out?

    please count me in!

  75. Kate Avatar

    Hi! I would love the addition of your book offerring to our Mobility business….we have an in-shelter program to help people with disabitlies and seniors with limited mobility issues. Often I teach caregivers how to knit…making blankets for people/families, etc. thank you, thank you for the consideration….oh, and yours was the first knitting blog I found some years ago!

  76. Robin Avatar

    Looks like a great book! I’m in for the draw.

  77. Julie Avatar

    How sweet of you! Sign me up please! Thanks!

  78. Jeannette Avatar

    I have long wanted this book. Great idea to share the love!

  79. Anna Avatar

    Please add me to the drawing!

  80. Marta Brás Avatar
    Marta Brás

    Count me in, again! I’d love to get that book :)

  81. melissa Avatar

    sounds like lots of cute patterns! :) i love the idea of knitting a whole rug.

  82. Beverly Foyse Avatar
    Beverly Foyse

    Oh man, I need that afghan on the cover!

    Thanks for the chance at it.

  83. Beth Avatar

    I wouldn’t mind winning this!! Especially since I’m moving to a new apartment soon!

  84. Jenn Avatar

    Oh! Sign me up, my house is in desperate need of decoration!

  85. Jenny Avatar

    Ooh! Ooh! Pick me! Pick me! :)

  86. Kate Avatar

    woo hoo! sign me up – I bought a house YESTERDAY. :)

  87. April Avatar

    Hi – just wanted to share that I tried your flourless choc cake recipe & it was great – please keep sharing your recipes!

  88. Sami Avatar

    Ooh, I love Erica Knight.

  89. Mandy Avatar

    I’d love to win this, enter me!

    Thanks for a nice contest.

  90. Abbe Avatar

    That’s a really nice looking book and I’ve got a house that could use some handknits.

  91. brella Avatar

    Mm, sounds good. Sign me up!

  92. Nadia Lewis Avatar

    Sign me up too! That is such a gorgeous book.

  93. Caroline Avatar


  94. Rachel Avatar

    Thanks for the generosity! Throw my name in the hat! Thoroughly enjoy your blog by the way!

  95. Meredith Avatar

    I love that hexagon blanket on the cover! Please count me in the drawing… this is so generous of you! PS–Thanks for your great blog!

  96. Cynthia Avatar

    Oh, I would love to have this book!

  97. Emily Avatar

    How exciting! Add me to the list, please!

  98. Stacie Avatar

    What a great contest of sorts. Please add me to the list of contestants :o)

  99. Margaret Avatar

    Please add me in the drawing! It looks like a lovely book!

  100. Heather Shelton Avatar

    this is alot of comments!!!

  101. Kristeen Avatar

    Wow….giving away two books!! It must be Christmas!!!

    Thanks for including me.

  102. Eileen Avatar

    Thanks for doing this! Sign me up.

  103. dani Avatar

    That looks like a great book– I like the afghan on the front…

  104. sarah e Avatar
    sarah e

    Just got this from the library -would love a copy of my very own!

  105. Jewell Avatar

    wowza! great giveaway!

  106. yuvee Avatar

    ooohh…hope I’m not too late.

  107. alejandra Avatar

    Thanks for offering this book, and thank you for being so generous, with your patterns too.

  108. Kate Avatar

    I’d love to win it! We’re moving (and, thus, redecorating) next month and I’d love to warm up the new place with some handknitted decor :-)

  109. Lisa Avatar

    Hey! Delurking to enter your contest. Pick me! LOL!

  110. Grace L Avatar

    Sweet, I’m in! Thanks!

  111. Lori Avatar

    I know what you mean about wanting to live in the house! It looks so nice! I adore the cover blanket!

  112. Elle Avatar

    wow! thanks for the giveaway!!

  113. Josiane Avatar

    I’m about to buy a new house, and I’m sure some (if not all) of those patterns would be a great way to add a personal touch to that new home! Thanks for the giveaway!

  114. Linda Avatar

    “pick me, choose me, love me.” meredith grey, grey’s anatomy.

  115. LizKnits Avatar

    Count me in too. Thanks!

  116. L'Allumeur Avatar

    love your blog… keep it up!

  117. Anabella Avatar

    Thanks for offering this! It’s a book that’s long been on my list to buy… Love your blog!

  118. SheKnitsHeSpins Avatar

    Please sign me up as well–the book looks great! Thank you!

    I’m looking forward to seeing your next sewing projects–they very inspiring!

  119. melinda Avatar

    Lucky number 88? I think so!

  120. Kristina Avatar

    Looks like a great book. thanks!

  121. stefanie Avatar

    I think its really cool that you are willing to give a book away. ::fingers crossed that I just might win::

  122. Carrie Avatar

    Huh, I’ve never seen that book! Looks interesting. I bet I’ll wish I had that house too!

  123. heidi Avatar

    great blog and great giveaways! You rock!

  124. Sarah Avatar

    De-lurking for this one, I love Erica Knight’s work!

  125. veronica Avatar

    Oooh, I like the afghan on the cover (although it looks like a seaming nightmare!). Pick me!

  126. heatherly Avatar

    oh! what a comfy house it could inspire!

  127. Hayley - Little Miss Avatar

    I love that book!! I saw it at our book store! I love the circular pillow! Hopefully I will be able to knit one soon :)


  128. Toni Avatar

    I don’t expect to win, but can’t resist the chance to try! Thanks for your generosity in sharing these books with the rest of us.

  129. Rebecca Avatar

    Hi, please enter me in the draw….will you post to Australia? If not, sorry to waste your time…

  130. Kandy Avatar

    Great giveaway – thanks!

  131. Nicole Avatar

    That’s super-sweet of you. It’s a book I’ve looked at many times at my LYS. Count me in please.

  132. Emily Avatar

    Looks like a neat book, count me in.

  133. Dove Avatar

    Ooo, pick me!

  134. diana Avatar

    Random Comment…Let me think…Ok OK There once was a girl from Nantucket no no no…TOO randy..OH She said random number Ok I got it
    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    I love your blog
    Sign me up for the book, too.

    Please and Thank you


  135. hpny knits Avatar

    I have never seen this book! what a great idea.

  136. Mary Avatar

    That’s really generous of you, thanks Laura!

  137. Hege Avatar

    Looks like a great book!

  138. Totoro Avatar

    The hexagon blanket does look lovely, count me in

  139. Karen Avatar

    Thanks for offereing a book. I am always looking to add to my book stash!

  140. Donna Avatar

    Love that patchwork hexagon blanket on the cover-what a great de-stashing project! Best of luck to all of us.

  141. Ebony Avatar

    I’d love to have this book. I’ve been looking for it in every bookstore I go to recently. There’s a particularly nice afghan I saw in a magazine from there.

  142. Kara Avatar

    I love getting new knitting books, count me in for the contest.

  143. Kate Avatar

    Love the blog, so nice of you to give away great books.

  144. Melissa Avatar

    oh, oh, pick me! pick me! :) It’s great of you to give away such great picks like these!

  145. Sandra Avatar

    sounds intriguing, and since I do have a house to decorate, I’m in!

  146. crystal Avatar

    I just bought my first home this year and I’d love to make the blanket on the front cover!! Count me in too!

  147. Joan Avatar

    Include me in! Thanks, Laura!

  148. Rachel Avatar

    Oooo, now this one I’d really like!

  149. Desiree Avatar

    What a beautiful blanket.

  150. Roxanne Avatar

    I have been looking at that book for some time and would love to make something from it, add me to the contest.

  151. helenlam Avatar

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  152. dana Avatar

    thanks, please add me to your contest pool.

  153. Turtle Avatar

    Oh! This sounds like just what i have been looking for! Have not seen this book!

  154. otismurph Avatar

    I just saw this book in Barnes & Noble and almost bought it (but then I reminded myself that I have NO money for anything that’s not food, gas, or rent). I hope you pick me! I want to make the cotton bathmat, so cute.

  155. VA Avatar

    I’m knitting the shrug from Classic Knits right now and so far, so good. The patterns are so lovable.

    I imagine this book will be the same.

  156. mel Avatar

    Add me to the list, please!

  157. Hannahbelle Avatar

    This book would be perfect! I’m moving into a new apartment and I really want to knit some cool stuff for my home…. :)

  158. Marianne Avatar

    love erika knight and would love a chance at her book…thanks!

  159. Shannon Avatar

    Well since I’m a long time reader, seldom commenter this seems like a good time to leave a note saying ‘sign me up!’


  160. Sanna, Finland Avatar
    Sanna, Finland

    This is my participation to the contest. I love your blog, always full of nice surprises :)

  161. Leah Avatar

    I don’t usually comment on your blog but I definitely enjoy it. You’ve inspired me to take up sewing this summer. huzzah!

  162. Charis Avatar

    Greetings from Germany! :-))

  163. Robyn Avatar

    Thanks for hosting the contest! This book looks great.

  164. Kassia Avatar

    Add me to the list for this one too please! :)

  165. Melanie Avatar

    I love home knits books! Sign me up too!

  166. Kate Avatar

    Thanks for offering up the book! I would lke a chance to win plz :)

  167. Debbie Avatar

    Thank you for the fun giveaway! Love the blog, and your work.

  168. Carol Van Rooy Avatar

    Thanx for the great post giveaway!!!

    Please count me in.


  169. Andrea Avatar

    So nice of you to offer up these books! Keep the great sewing/knitting/cooking content coming!

  170. Serenknitity Avatar

    I’d love the book, though I am in the UK and shipping may be prohibitive.

  171. Kari Avatar

    Looks like a really good book!

  172. Miss Amy Avatar

    Please add my name to the growing list. Thanks so much. Maybe this would help with some of my yarn I don’t have plans for yet.

  173. Timiae Avatar

    Another great prize! Count me in!

  174. Frances Avatar

    Thanks for offering the chance!! Please add me to the list.

  175. Rorra Avatar

    I Love your blog and designs! It just an extra bonus that your giving away this stuff. I’d love to win this book, I’ve been in the same mood lately of de-cluttering my home. It feels good to simultaneously get rid of something that is just laying around while giving it to someone who will use it.

  176. Amanda Avatar

    Well, if you’re just giving it away… Just found your site – love it!

  177. Peggy Avatar

    Thanks for the offer. I’ve always loved Erika Knight books!

  178. Vanessa Avatar

    How cool is that.
    Count me in :)
    Vanessa Upstate NY

  179. Sandra Avatar

    I’m looking to expand my knitting skills from just doing sweaters to other things. This book would be perfect to get new ideas.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  180. erica Avatar

    Thanks for the fun blog…yay!

  181. Estella Avatar

    Oh, that sounds like a great book!

  182. Yaya Avatar

    Since, I’ve been lurking for a few weeks now . . . guess it’s a good time to delurk. Thanks!!

  183. Sara Avatar

    That’s an interesting book. Please add me to the draw.

  184. Suzanne V. (Yarnhog) Avatar

    Wow! Nothing like free stuff to bring in the comments! Me too, please.

  185. abril Avatar

    I enjoy reading your blog. Maybe I’ll be the lucky one ;-)

  186. Leah Avatar

    Wow! That’s allot of comments.
    The book looks like it would have some patterns I might like.
    Leah ;0)

  187. Michelle Avatar

    I’ve never seen this book, but love knitting for my home & love Erika Knight. ;-)

  188. Kelly W. Pratt Avatar
    Kelly W. Pratt

    let me just throw it out there, i never win anything…..

  189. Carol aka Dragonlady Avatar
    Carol aka Dragonlady

    oooooooh, meeee, meeee, meeee, pick me!

    Aside from all that, I really enjoy your random postings of flowers, especially when you had crocuses and we still had feet of snow here in Maine! Knitting content is fun, too!

  190. Shayna Avatar

    Looks very cool! I’d love to enter for this one too!

  191. Preita Avatar

    Entering for this one! :)

  192. Alicia Avatar

    How kind of you to give me this book :)

  193. Bronwyn Avatar

    Oh god, I have so many books that I’m probably never going to knit from. I tend to look through them for inspiration.

    Count me in on the contest !

  194. Marilyn Phillips Avatar
    Marilyn Phillips

    Would love this book and especially enjoy your blog.

  195. bernie Avatar

    Oh my gosh! The coverlet on the front of the book is so nice! I would be thrilled to win this.

  196. kathy b Avatar

    LOve a contest. Im into the blanket/throw knits currently. LOve the blanket on the book cover

  197. Dottie Blair Avatar
    Dottie Blair

    Love your website. I would love your book just for the cover on the couch alone.

    Thanks, Dottie Blair

    P.S. Wish I lived near to get some of your dyed yarn or learn to do too.

  198. Dottie Avatar


  199. Dottie Avatar

    I would loe to have this book. Thank you for giving it away.

  200. Susannah Avatar

    Ooh, add me to the list please!! Thank you!

  201. Lulu Avatar

    Ooh, me, me! That book looks loverly. Thanks!

  202. Roseann Avatar

    Please oh please I hope I win. Thank you.

  203. marcie Avatar

    So nice of you to give it away.. I hope I win, Ive been wanting this one!


  204. Pix Avatar

    Well, count me in…. (nothing like books to draw me out of lurker-dom)

  205. Ingrid Avatar

    Living in Florida definitely changes your knitting focus. Home knits and accessories are the most practical things to knit. I haven’t put on a sweater in probably 3 years. Thanks again for your generosity.