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Win Textured Stitches by Connie Chang Chinchio

Mar 10, 2012

On this season of Knitting Daily TV we welcomed many talented designers and authors, including Interweave's Connie Chang Chinchio. Known for her textural elements of classic, timeless, and somewhat simple knitwear, Connie joined Shay and Eunny this season to talk about the designs in her book Textured Stitches.

Watch Connie's segment with Shay this season, where she also demonstrates her favorite cast-on method, the tubular cast-on, which has a professional finish. This clip was taken from episode 807:

 

The designs seen on this segment feature small to large textural stitches, all from Connie's book Textured Stitches (Interweave). This book is available in print and as a digital eBook, and can be found at your local yarn store or online here.

Textured Stitches features Connie's signature combination of simple knitting with lovely patterned stitches in 20 flattering, wearable projects such as cardigans, gloves, jackets, hats, and more. You don't have to be a master knitter to enjoy Connie's lattice work, knitted pleats, ribbing, and twisted stitches, as all are combined with classic stockinette stitch in tailored, fitted pieces.

With Textured Stitches, you'll learn how various stitch patterns affect your gauge, how to properly choose yarn to showcase your stitches, and even how to approach garment shaping.

Win Connie's Book!
One lucky reader of this blog could win their own copy of Connie's book simply by commenting on this blog post. Tell us what your favorite textured stitch is, why your wardrobe could use one of Connie's smart designs, or even a fun story about a textural project you've tackled in the past. We'll randomly select one winner from all the comments at noon Central Time on Monday, March 19th, so comment before then for your chance to win.

To see more about our giveaways to celebrate our 100th episode on this Tuned In to Knitting Daily TV blog, please visit our sponsor page.

Catch Connie Chang Chinchio on episodes 807 and 813 this season, as well as other great knitwear designers and authors. Plus, you can now get the entire Series 800 of Knitting Daily TV on a 4-Disc DVD Collection! Click here to purchase DVDs and individual episodes of this season or previous seasons of Knitting Daily TV.

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knitnuts wrote
on May 10, 2012 2:35 AM

Loved the reversible shawl. Comment from the peanut gallery was "You should knit more of those types of things." Like the small yarn/needles and beautiful details of the red cardigan. Classy embellishments to enhance a simple sweater.

Knitnuts

on Apr 3, 2012 8:39 PM

Cannot wait to try the tubular cast-on. Thank you for sharing this video online. I watched it on TV but now I can replay it online as I try this method of casting on. :)

DawnaR wrote
on Mar 25, 2012 4:25 PM

I knit a lot of textured patterned sweaters and would love to add this book to my library!

on Mar 24, 2012 6:43 PM

As a new knitter I am eager to learn! This book sounds great.

Logcabbin wrote
on Mar 24, 2012 1:17 PM

I love textured patterns, they add warmth to winter wear. These shows have allowed me to expand on my knitting skills

on Mar 24, 2012 9:49 AM

I love knitting with textured stitches! This book would be a great addition to my library...

debbiedog wrote
on Mar 21, 2012 7:34 PM

The textures stitches add a whole new way of looking at things!

dccurtis wrote
on Mar 20, 2012 3:46 PM

I've been wanting to buy this book FOREVER!

susanedw wrote
on Mar 20, 2012 11:04 AM

Cool book.  Would love to add to my bulging library!

LinekeLy wrote
on Mar 19, 2012 9:26 PM

I've been knitting for about five years, but the past 3 have been nothing but baby gifts for friends & family. I'm dying to try new stiches, patterns, and skills. Would love to win this book. Thanks!

adawngus wrote
on Mar 19, 2012 3:39 PM

I would love to add this book to my library.

on Mar 19, 2012 1:56 PM

Wow that tubular cast on is awesome! My very first knitting project was a sweater vest in that honeycomb stitch. I love it and wear it all the time.

SharonP13 wrote
on Mar 19, 2012 1:38 PM

This looks like a great book to add to my library! :D

KT4JC wrote
on Mar 19, 2012 1:10 PM

I rarely do a project without adding something to "give it interest".  This book would be fun!

24JMM wrote
on Mar 19, 2012 11:39 AM

I'm not sure if you'd call it textured, but I like the stitch I've seen used for washcloths - k3, *k1, p1 to last 3 stitches then k3. Repeat row.  Knit 2 rows. Repeat pattern.   I've knitted baby blankets in this pattern and they come out very nice!  I'd love to learn more textured stitches from this book!

chackolate wrote
on Mar 19, 2012 11:37 AM

I haven't really learned anything much past stockinette stitch, but I would love to learn!

PeteJustPete wrote
on Mar 19, 2012 11:08 AM

I use seed stitch a lot. I would love Connie's book for the Albero Cowl Jacket. I like that it is assymetrical and worsted!

AuroraJules wrote
on Mar 19, 2012 11:08 AM

My current favorite textured stitch is the half tweed stitch, having just used it on socks to break up the solid stripes of color. I love how a change in texture can work like intarsia in design without changing colors.

Dydy wrote
on Mar 19, 2012 11:06 AM

I like seed stitch

joedmoe wrote
on Mar 19, 2012 11:00 AM

I am still learning to knit and like the textures of the mos and seed stithches.  I would like to learn more

KerrieJ wrote
on Mar 19, 2012 10:48 AM

My favorites are always changing (like the weather!); currently I love simple knit/purl textures like Moss stitch and Seed stitch.  If I had infinite yarn budget and knitting time, I would surely knit many of Connie's designs as wardrobe staples.  I love her aesthetic, feminine and polished.

bikrgran wrote
on Mar 19, 2012 10:47 AM

I would LOVE to win the book.  Love Connie, and wish I was able to get this show.  

Linda in TX

Angelsoma wrote
on Mar 19, 2012 10:46 AM

Any kind of cable and seed stitch.

kristinannie wrote
on Mar 19, 2012 10:45 AM

This books looks really interesting!  I would love to win a copy!

Krysstalline wrote
on Mar 19, 2012 9:49 AM

I'm just starting out with textured stitches, but so far am enamoured with brioche! I would love the chance to get to learn more about textures in my knitting! :)

Natalie@11 wrote
on Mar 19, 2012 7:47 AM

Love the Professora Cardigan!

Lili wrote
on Mar 19, 2012 7:41 AM

Textures are beautiful - in the right place! Ms. Chinhcio's designs do that so well. I'd love to win her book.

bauerle wrote
on Mar 19, 2012 7:25 AM

I LOVE knitted pleats - especially with a peplum jacket!

sallyt7 wrote
on Mar 19, 2012 6:49 AM

I'm a fan of the Chinese Waves dish cloth.  That texture is great for scrubbing!

lert wrote
on Mar 19, 2012 12:54 AM

What a wonderful book!  It would be a terrific resource.

Mariangello wrote
on Mar 18, 2012 10:28 PM

my knowledge of texture stitches is so limited! which is why I'd love to win this book :)

I know seed stitch and I love the twisted rib :)

-Mari

NE1 wrote
on Mar 18, 2012 10:01 PM

great patterns -- I love textured knitting, and this book.

GailReed wrote
on Mar 18, 2012 9:54 PM

Love the idea of these textured stitches. Can't wait to see the book/video.

GailReed wrote
on Mar 18, 2012 9:54 PM

Love the idea of these textured stitches. Can't wait to see the book/video.

Pam@314 wrote
on Mar 18, 2012 9:49 PM

I really like the moss stitch.

tomboy1381 wrote
on Mar 18, 2012 6:44 PM

This book looks really interesting and the video was very informative.

tomboy1381 wrote
on Mar 18, 2012 6:44 PM

This book looks really interesting and the video was very informative.

tomboy1381 wrote
on Mar 18, 2012 6:44 PM

This book looks really interesting and the video was very informative.

on Mar 18, 2012 6:23 PM

I'm currently working on 'Hermoine Socks' with a nice K3P1 pattern repeat.

diyknitter wrote
on Mar 18, 2012 5:42 PM

I really appreciate the lesson on tubular cast-on, and seeing the difference it makes.

EllenD wrote
on Mar 18, 2012 4:25 PM

My favorite textured stitch is the single cable knitted in the back of the stitch.

jan.cote wrote
on Mar 18, 2012 4:12 PM

My favorite texture stitch is the moss stitch. It is simple and easy to put into many project to add interest. I would like the challenge of new ways to add variety into my projects. I once thought it would be great to make a sock leg from moss stitch. I made brown socks carefully following the pattern and knit up the leg in moss stitch. What I didn't realize was the stitch has a GREAT expansion factor! The leg of the sock grew by a couple inches. They are  now my "slouchy" socks!  They fit very loose and fuzzy:0) but I still love to wear them. - peace to you - jan

D LouiseG wrote
on Mar 18, 2012 4:12 PM

Textued Stitches has me, a committed worsted-wt knitter, browsing in the lighter weight areas of my LYS-, and, oh my, that cover sweater has learned MY name, for sure!

D LouiseG wrote
on Mar 18, 2012 4:12 PM

Textued Stitches has me, a committed worsted-wt knitter, browsing in the lighter weight areas of my LYS-, and, oh my, that cover sweater has learned MY name, for sure!

D LouiseG wrote
on Mar 18, 2012 4:12 PM

Textued Stitches has me, a committed worsted-wt knitter, browsing in the lighter weight areas of my LYS-, and, oh my, that cover sweater has learned MY name, for sure!

on Mar 18, 2012 2:03 PM

I really enjoy reading the blog

LaelW wrote
on Mar 18, 2012 1:19 PM

Probably not very original, but I love to knit those "ball band" dishcloths - I like that basketweave pattern.  And I have knit several scarves in a broken rib - a nice easy knit and I like the way the broken rib looks.  Would love to win a copy of this book.  Thank you.

Debbie Lee wrote
on Mar 18, 2012 11:49 AM

I knitted an entire garment using moss stitch. I must say that I do not have a lot of experience with textured stitches. But I do have an Aran sweater in my queue that I'm going to try. The cast-on looks interesting. I'll have to give it a go. I have one of Connie's patterns in my queue too. I'd love to have her book.

debmc wrote
on Mar 18, 2012 11:25 AM

Adding texture to any knit improves the final garment or accessory.

Finding a balance between a texture and the shading of a hand-dyed or hand-painted yarn can sometimes be tricky, but woth the effort of marrying the two elements. Connie's tubular caston in the video was ingenious! It added texture, but also made a professional, stretchy edging to cuffs or hat bands. I loved it!  Deb in Colorado

rachosaurio wrote
on Mar 18, 2012 11:11 AM

Connie's designs are amazing! I'd love to add her book to my collection, and to knit her patterns. Seed stitch and moss stitch are among my favorite stitches, and I've been using them on the Beatnik sweater I've almost completed.

LauraT@4 wrote
on Mar 18, 2012 10:39 AM

I love Connie's textured stitches, and would love to learn more about the tubular cast on - love the look of it!

JerseyJane wrote
on Mar 18, 2012 10:36 AM

Textured patterns have always attracted me both for their tactile and visual interest. What fun!

on Mar 18, 2012 10:27 AM

I love textured patterns... they are so much more interesting to knit, and seem to impress non-knitters since most of them look more complicated than they really are! I've been a fan of Connie's since first seeing her patterns in Interweave Knits.

EvelynV@3 wrote
on Mar 18, 2012 10:21 AM

My favorite textured stitch is simply seed stitch. It's a great alternative to both garter stitch and ribbing for borders on blankets, scarves, shawls, and sweaters. My Beginning Knitting students love it too! I often use it in my patterns (www.evelynarts.com).

ebbyjake wrote
on Mar 18, 2012 8:42 AM

I just got some scrumptious yarn, and it's in need of a new textured stitch to use with it.

dmcduff2 wrote
on Mar 18, 2012 8:16 AM

The comeback, and creation of new textured stitches, has re-energized my love of knit and crochet.  This book looks incredible and I would love to have my very own copy.  Thanks for all the wonderful info that you provide for us.

wendystagg wrote
on Mar 18, 2012 8:01 AM

I love using textured stitch patterns that add interest without interrupting the "flow" of my knitting, i.e. no cables, color changing, etc,. just knits, purls, bobbles, yarn overs, twists, etc., etc., etc.

jbeitz wrote
on Mar 18, 2012 5:04 AM

I love to do cables and my wardrobe of sweaters needs some freshening up.

jaclyna wrote
on Mar 18, 2012 3:40 AM

I'm actually not that experienced with textured stitches, but I'm working on some textured socks for my Mom for Mother's Day.  It's the Shur'tugal socks by Alice Yu which uses a twisted stitch basketweave pattern.  I'm enjoying them very much and I hope my Mom loves them!

reinej wrote
on Mar 18, 2012 3:40 AM

OOO this would be a lovely book to own and treasure! I know I could learn to make some stunning clothes with it's guidance!

ashburnaggie wrote
on Mar 18, 2012 12:21 AM

I've been crocheting since I was 8 years old and taught myself to knit by watching Knitting Daily this past year.  I've got to try this provisional cast on with a crochet chain.  It looks like a great way for me to try something new in knitting and use my crochet at the same time.

jefferypark wrote
on Mar 18, 2012 12:19 AM

My favorite texture is the moss stitch -- very understated and versatile.  I especially like Aran swearters, and they always have to have the moss stitch for a background.

ldgknits wrote
on Mar 18, 2012 12:02 AM

I love the pullover on the cover of the book.  I think it would be a fun knit and easy to wear.  The textured panel on the front really makes this into a stylish garment. Will post it in my queue.

AngelaAlter wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 10:14 PM

I may look silly making a hat when it's already 80 degrees here in Arizona, but I have to try this cast on. It looks great! (Now for new stiches for the hat...)

NathanneV wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 10:05 PM

It was a big help to see provisional cast on with a crochet chain.  Her designs are really nice.  Hope I win her book!

GiselleF wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 9:07 PM

Connie is one of my favorite designers!  Thanks for offering this book giveaway.

babler wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 8:54 PM

I bought some beautiful camel yarn on sale and want to make a scarf for my husband from it.  But I don't want to use st st since it curls or garter stitch because it is boring.  I'm hoping Connie's book on textured stitches would help me find something really eye-catching and suitable for this scarf.  I would love to wine a copy.

babler wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 8:53 PM

I bought some beautiful camel yarn on sale and want to make a scarf for my husband from it.  But I don't want to use st st since it curls or garter stitch because it is boring.  I'm hoping Connie's book on textured stitches would help me find something really eye-catching and suitable for this scarf.  I would love to wine a copy.

1newbie wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 8:49 PM

It is content like this that makes me want to really expand my newbie skills. Thanks

Anne@164 wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 8:43 PM

I had some yarn I bought from a LYS going out of business (Nashua chunky) and tried to find a pattern for it. I found a cabled jacket and it was perfect- I mean really really perfect) because the yarn had the right qualities to highlight texture. All the stiches- the dramatic as well as the delicate "popped" where as the wong yarn would have made a soo- mediocre garment. After 35 years of knitting I now am really beginning to understand  the need to pair the correct yarn with texture as never before. The more articles you can have about this- the better!!!!! Anne from TX

sheri@14 wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 8:36 PM

Beautiful stitches keep knitting from being boring-and add the challenge "Can I do this??"  Keep it coming!  

sheri@14 wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 8:36 PM

Beautiful stitches keep knitting from being boring-and add the challenge "Can I do this??"  Keep it coming!  

nathanadia wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 8:05 PM

I just got back into knitting and would like a book to show me more of this fantastic art form.

JoanV wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 8:03 PM

I made Connie Chang Chinchio's Ringlet Tank a couple of years ago, and I love her patterns.

ColleenMc wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 7:42 PM

I've noticed that there are apps for the Ipad, etc. and wonder if you plan to make apps available for the users of Android phones, etc. Also, I would love to win this book!  Thanks.

MandyM@4 wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 7:40 PM

Textured stitches are what inspired me to pick up knitting. As a kid I'd only ever been taught the knit stitch (ie, garter) and I thought knitting was boring. As an adult I inherited my MIL's tools, including an old stitionary. I was inspired by the textures and the simplicty of how alternating knits and purls could create something beautiful and NOT GARTER.

folkart705 wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 7:14 PM

I love cables.  They add so much interest to your knitting.  Would love to win Connie's book.

NinaN@2 wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 7:00 PM

I am entering .... hope that I win ...

crafty203 wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 5:31 PM

Learned something new: I've never seen the tubular cast on or cast off before.  I'll be trying that on a project soon, I hope.

ccaj wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 5:30 PM

My wardrobe could use all the help it can get. Connie's designs are fantastic and look great on everyone!

on Mar 17, 2012 5:09 PM

I've been knitting for over 50 years and I've never heard of the tubular cast-on before. I'm always keen to learn new things, so I will be trying this in my next project.

w6pd wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 5:05 PM

I am overly fond of the honeycomb stitch, would love to win in order to expand my textured stitches!

w6pd wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 5:05 PM

I am overly fond of the honeycomb stitch, would love to win in order to expand my textured stitches!

Maggie1961 wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 4:44 PM

I've noticed that there are apps for the Ipad, etc. and wonder if you plan to make apps available for the users of Android phones, etc.

DeirdreM wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 4:27 PM

I love textured stitches and use them all the time in my knitting.

Deirdre

on Mar 17, 2012 4:10 PM

My favourite textured stitch is the 'K2P2 Double Seed Stitch' The reason is that my mother knitted me a surprise pair of socks in that stitch the one and only pair of socks she ever knitted me.

SAChoirgirl wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 4:03 PM

I love knitting cables, and took up knitting in part specifically to knit cables (I have crocheted for many years). Textured stitches are especially useful to me though because my partner really prefers rather bland colours (black or grey mainly) and the textures keep me from feeling utterly bored when knitting for her.

Jeannette81 wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 2:41 PM

I'd be so excited to win Connie's new book!  I've been admiring all of the patterns on Ravelry for weeks now.  I love all kinds of textured stitches - slipped stitch patterns, honeycomb, cables, moss stitch.  They create such beautiful and interesting garments (that I would love to fill my closet with)!

echu wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 2:33 PM

Thank you for this video! I love textured stitches and think it would be really nice to have garments that are both flattering and show off different kinds of textured stitches.

MargaretK@9 wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 2:05 PM

I am always drawn to texture and what most appeals to me is small intricate texture.  A challenge to knit but well worth it.

JohannM wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 1:45 PM

My favorite textured stitch is really more of a class of stitches: cables!

I like to do cables as stand-alone motifs, rather than as a narrow, long design. I'm currently experimenting with ways to make them reversible.

Cathy McCabe wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 1:44 PM

Love texture knitting. I have a favorite aran baby sweater pattern i like to knit for babies.

jefilleul wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 1:36 PM

I am having so much fun with textured knitting - I finished a kit from Knitpics that has bubble stitch for my youngest grandaughter and just now did a waistcoat for her 3 year old sister with a pattern the knit into the row below every 4th row and creates a lovely bubbly texture.  I am looking forward to trying the honeycomb stitch with seems similar to the bubble stitch.

on Mar 17, 2012 1:06 PM

I'd love to win Connie's book as it would enable me to learn new techniques.

on Mar 17, 2012 1:05 PM

I'd love to win Connie's book as it would inspire me to learn new techniques.

mountyjoy wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 1:04 PM

This would be great for top-down socks, too!

Mariaeb wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 1:03 PM

Love, Love, Love, Connie's designs ! Simple but with an interesting twist !

sdhobbs wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 12:39 PM

I love the tubular cast on and will try it with my next project! I recently "rediscovered" the moss stich and really liked the way it brought out the beauty of my alpaca yarn.

Remincin wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 12:21 PM

I come from a sewing and needlework background, where my favorite techniques were texture work.  The many textures available in knitting is what drew me to learn a new skill (and all the great people I know who knit!). My favorite so far is drop stitch, I was really nervous to let something drop off my needle on purpose --my friend had to practically hold my hand!

Barbara@197 wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 12:16 PM

So many techniques for casting on and binding off!  I appreciate the visual of the tubular CO shown here, and will definitely add it to my own repertoire.  Having a copy of  "Textured Stitches" would be a great addition to my needlework library, not that I really need another technique tome:-)

Thanks of all the useful information!

on Mar 17, 2012 12:14 PM

That is so neat!  A Tubular Caston!  I am excited to try that out on my future endeavors! :)  I think I totally understand how my friend knitted a couple of presents for us now. hehe she would not tell me how she did it so...lol "now I know!"  

Thanks for this great video clip!

on Mar 17, 2012 12:09 PM

Very neat!  I always wondered what a provisional cast on is--never was able to start a blanket I wanted b/c I could not find a good video talking about it and why to use it.  I love watching videos that are just so easy to understand.  Would love to win her book :)  sophieandmomma at gmail dot com

cashgorad wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 12:08 PM

i love the look of simple seed stich and knitting continental style makes it quick & easy to do.

sweetie41 wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 12:07 PM

My favorite textures in knitting are cables.  They are beautiful and there are so many combinations you can do to create different things.

CarolH@30 wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 11:57 AM

Would Love to Win Connie's Book.  I love the honeycomb pattern.  Textured Stitches are what drew me to learn how to knit.  I love textured cardigans, sweaters, hats and scarves.  I find them visually pleasing and just want to touch the fabrics.

michalvy wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 11:39 AM

oooh can I try? :)

my favorite is probably basketweave but I'd love to learn something new.

lpbarre wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 11:19 AM

I very rarely use more than one colour in my kitting- it's texture that I use to add interest. My favourite stitch right now is linen, followed closely by simple garter.

Valoria wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 11:19 AM

The tubular cast on looks great.  I'd love to have the book to learn more stitches and shaping garments.

caoinwales wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 11:12 AM

Favourite textures are moss stitch and honeycomb - and good old fashioned bobbles. My favourite yarn store in London was called The Yarn Store and just off Carnaby Street - it's been gone long since and I miss it. Friends and I still circulate our Yarn Store Patterns. Connie's book looks like it's written in very much the same style - simple stitches to make amazingly complex looking garments. I'd love to give her patterns a try - and they may get replicated for twenty years too!

SallyG wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 11:07 AM

I am knitting a pullover sweater vest that was designed to be mostly stockinette after the lace enhanced ribbing. Although the yarn was nicely striated, it seemed very blah until I found a textured pattern in a library book that is just right! Now I am excited to work on the vest again!

I'm putting Connie's book on my wish list, because I am sure it will provide the inspiration for many project upgrades, as well as new, "from the book", projects.

fibrefan3 wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 11:05 AM

I have a design by Connie in my wardrobe already. Her designs are always so interesting to knit!

on Mar 17, 2012 11:02 AM

I, myself, am very partial to aran sttich work. The collection of so many different textures to create different sections for an overall theme is fascinating to me. I am especially appreciative of cable stitches without using a cable needle. I've also developed a second fascination ofr slipped stich patterns. So many patterns, so little time!

dendia wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 11:00 AM

Just used a basket weave stitch to edge a cardigan, can't wait to try something new.

nomi wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 11:00 AM

I like the details that can be added by using twisted stitches because they add lovely design without adding bulk.

dendia wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 10:58 AM

Love learning new techniques and changing patterns to suit my own tastes. Just used a basketweave stitch to edge a cardigan. Could really use this book.

misshes wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 10:51 AM

My favorite texture stitch is the seed stitch. It's easy to do and gives a neat, put-together look.

Carlyflower wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 10:47 AM

I really love regular, old moss stitch.  I'd love to get some more variety into my wardrobe with Connie's book!

eileen-s wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 10:39 AM

this book has been on my wishlist for awhile now ...

ekendall2 wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 10:31 AM

The tubular cast on looks terrific. I can't wait to try that on my next hat and mitten project. My favorite textured stitch this month is the mini japanese rib, but I can't wait to try the honey comb stitch. Thanks Connie!

PeggyR@3 wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 10:28 AM

I would love to win this book for several reasons.  I'd love to see how to do the tubular cast-on, since AOL chose to block it, as they do most everything on dial-up!!  As for my wardrobe, I love to tackle different and exciting stitches.  I have been making things for other people, and finally started on items for myself.  My pride and joy is a feather and fan pullover that I love.  I have a cardigan which I sort of outgrew, and a couple of spring sweaters.  I'd love to desperately add to my wardrobe.  This book could be a springboard for me.  The other problem is that I can't pick up your program where I live.  I'm also on a fixed income, and can't afford to purchase your DVD's.  I'm just enamored of all the guests that you have on the show, and wish you had these guests on Canadian tv, so that I could watch the show!!  Thank you for the chance to win!!

sweinberg wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 10:27 AM

What a wonderful book! I'd love to own a copy.

itsflts wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 10:21 AM

My first knitting project when I was 12 was a heavily cabled cardigan. I have been hooked on texture ever since. Thank you Connie for your amazing designs.

itsflts wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 10:21 AM

My first knitting project when I was 12 was a heavily cabled cardigan. I have been hooked on texture ever since. Thank you Connie for your amazing designs.

Reader72 wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 10:13 AM

I love all sorts of cables, but for pure texture, there is nothing like seed stitch.

on Mar 17, 2012 10:09 AM

I really like the unique tubular cast on method. Thanks.

dmeade wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 10:06 AM

I too love the Honeycomb stitch and found this cast on method very interesting.  I could see how much neater and professional any sweater would look with this tubular cast-on.  Will have to try it myself.  I would love to win her book to add to my library.  Thanks for this opportunity.

langlade wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 10:01 AM

I like the contrast of textured stitches with plain stockinette. It doesn't take much to change blah into beautiful.

Bell ringer wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 9:46 AM

I really like all the variety that textured sts can bring to a simple scarf or hat or sweater front and/or back......the list goes on.  Connie's book would be a great addition to any knitters' library including mine ;) ....jj

SG1net wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 9:40 AM

I really love Connie's designs! Such simple design with intriguing textural work, I want to knit them all!

dvanalstyne wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 9:33 AM

I'm such a beginning I haven't had any experience yet! I need this book! I'm excited to try the honeycomb that you posted earlier this week. Wish me luck!

mauger wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 9:31 AM

I love this cast on method...there is always something new to learn in knitting....I love it!

sheilakay wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 9:30 AM

I particularly like the look of the lattice work.  I am ready to take on new knitting challenges and textured stitches would be a great way to start. Sheilakay on Ravelry

Seakay wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 9:26 AM

I love the appearance of moss stitch, and it is so simple to do! I'd love to win this book so that I can expand my repertoire.

cgeyarn wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 9:25 AM

Winning Connie's book would certainly inspire me to try some textured knitting stitches.  Recently learned the tubular cast-on method and love the way it looks!

K Bonnette wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 9:22 AM

Although I have known how to knit for a very long time, I have not knitted many items.  I am now getting more active with knitting and absolutely loved the segment showing the cast on using the "waste yarn" technique.  I am looking forward to checking out more of her work, and would love to win the book!  Kim in Louisiana

3dzupko wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 9:22 AM

Seed stitch can be a different alternative then ribbing for cuffs.  Always looking for new ideas.

on Mar 17, 2012 9:19 AM

I love texture, so this would be a great addition to my library.

dimmera wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 9:17 AM

I find the cast-on method very interesing and will try it on my next sweater. I have been trying to find textured  patterns for a long time and at last there are some I can use. I have been an avid knitter since the age of 10. I am now 82! and still going strong, even stronger since retiring two years ago.

on Mar 17, 2012 9:15 AM

Like to try this stitch!

mphippsm wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 9:14 AM

Not sure if this is the blog spot for entry into the winning a copy of Textured Stitches, but hope so because I would love to have a copy of this book!  

One of my favorite textured stitches is Connie's star-flowered lace pattern (Textured Stitches, p. 51).  I knit mostly socks and hats and this book has a beautiful hat knitted with the star-flowered pattern.  Is it possible that Connie has come up with such beautiful designs because she is also a physicist ?

Since I have never really figured out how to do colors, I focus on textured stitches for my projects.  I choose a beautiful yarn and a beautiful pattern and then go for it!  This book looks like it has a lot of good ideas for fun projects.

Thanks.  ~~ Melanie  

KariF@3 wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 9:05 AM

neat stitch...now i have to find a pattern for it!

marilyn1423 wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 9:03 AM

The tubular cast on looks so professional and easy. I love the textured knit projects in the book.

mwilliamsboe wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 8:59 AM

With each new project, I try to challenge myself with something new to learn, such as a cast on/off or textured stitch. This would be a great resource.

on Mar 17, 2012 8:51 AM

I love to take a simple  pattern and add a textured stitch to make it more interesting. Would be great to have Connie's  the book for my knitting reference shelf! I would be able to use it to learn to do even more interesting patterns in my knitting.

raejeanriver wrote
on Mar 17, 2012 6:37 AM

my first attempt at texture was using a slipped, and a yo, and psso, i don't know the name of the stitch. when i finished the shawl i noticed that one half was completely different then the other. both are great but i can't remember how i did it.  the stitch came from a library book. having a book on my own shelf would be ever so helpful. connie has much to share, thanks.

hobobird wrote
on Mar 16, 2012 3:17 PM

After nearly 40 years of knitting, it's so funny to me now how intimidated I was by anything other than a basic knit or purl stitch.  Scared to death of a cable but longing to have a hand knitted item that showed off the undulations of a simple cable.  And then when I did the first one, I was hooked!  Wrapped stitches, twisted stitches, and lifted stitches were next.

I'm amazed at how much interest and creativity can shine through with using textural stitches.

I'd love to win this book and take the textural adventure even further.

llmcguire wrote
on Mar 16, 2012 2:47 PM

I'm really loving cables and intrigued by the challenge of doing them without a cable needle.  They have relatively little effert for such a huge impact. Winning Connie Chang Chinchio's Textured Stitches would be the perfect addition to my knitting library. I trust her instruction would also help my left twist stitch and my right twist stitch to look good. Thank you for this opportunity!

knitpick56 wrote
on Mar 15, 2012 9:18 PM

I would love having this book in my collection of knitting books.  I am fairly new to knitting and enjoy learning new stitches.  Keeping my fingers crossed I win!  I've never won anything in my life, so hope my name is chosen! Terri in TN

DebbyB@9 wrote
on Mar 15, 2012 7:12 PM

Currently my favorite textured stitch is any cable pattern.  I would love this book to introduce some new texture to my knitting.  Thanks for the opportunity.

needleworker wrote
on Mar 15, 2012 6:36 AM

I love learning new textural stitches because they add so much interest to your work. Recently, I learned the Brioche stitch which adds a lot of dimension to a project.

CelineArch wrote
on Mar 14, 2012 2:50 PM

I love any type of cable since just a little can add such pizazz!  They really help a project move along and there is such a variety that there is one for any project.

chkg wrote
on Mar 14, 2012 1:44 PM

Would love this book!

Nancy@246 wrote
on Mar 14, 2012 9:09 AM

Tubular cast on.  How unique.  Would love to try it.

LoisB@19 wrote
on Mar 14, 2012 8:19 AM

I love to use cables to create texture and interest in my knitting and am loving all the owl cable patterns around at the moment.

I would love to win this book as I have just borrowed it from my library but had to return it because someone else wanted it!!! I would love a copy of my own

kifknits1 wrote
on Mar 14, 2012 6:43 AM

I love to see how texture affects hand dyed yarn.  The Landscape Shawl is a perfect example how with its stockinette, garter, seed and moss stitches makes such a difference on how textured stitch affect this kind of yarn.  I also love cables for the high relief that they offer on a knitted piece.  And I would like to learn how to do traveling stitches also.

GaleW wrote
on Mar 13, 2012 11:21 PM

Regarding texture. I recently made a texture shawl. I think it would be so nice to have a differece in what I wear because it is so blane. I need some happy texture in my life.  Ms  Chang your amazing. Blessings to All Gale Martinale

Debi@16 wrote
on Mar 13, 2012 9:26 PM

I love most textures as it adds so much interest and dimension to garments I knit

sevenpineslb wrote
on Mar 13, 2012 8:56 PM

I have been experimenting with reversible stitch patterns.  I would enjoy this book very much.

sevenpineslb wrote
on Mar 13, 2012 8:56 PM

I have been experimenting with reversible stitch patterns.  I would enjoy this book very much.

Wickedcat wrote
on Mar 13, 2012 8:29 PM

I love to use cables--easy to do and they look fantastic!

dbaines wrote
on Mar 13, 2012 8:12 PM

Pick Me Please!  Love embellishing with texture and cables.  Moss stitch is a favorite for edges and bands.  And traveling cables are just so cool.  

tamarque wrote
on Mar 13, 2012 8:07 PM

Love the idea of textured knitting.  Am always looking for ways to add texture.  Did a lot of that with crochet, but not as skilled yet with knitting.  Will love seeing this book of Connie's.

realjkb wrote
on Mar 13, 2012 5:20 PM

Just starting to play with pattern knitting and looking forward to learning to make more clothing items.   Would love to see this book and try something out!

acaruolo wrote
on Mar 13, 2012 4:28 PM

I would love to add this book to my knitting library!

P�iviJ@2 wrote
on Mar 13, 2012 3:50 PM

I like her designs, especially her cardigans (already made two). PäiviJ

kempgirl wrote
on Mar 13, 2012 3:25 PM

what a cast on method connie! cant wait and read your book!!!!

on Mar 13, 2012 12:29 PM

I've done so much in seed stitch lately it would be nice to have a bigger repertoire!  I always look forward to my next challenge in learning something new in knitting!

Bobbi Jung wrote
on Mar 13, 2012 12:26 PM

What a great opportunity to add a spectacular book to my library.  My favorite stitches are cables and seed stitch.  I just love the look of the variations of cables that look so complicated but are not so complicated to knit.  I have been knitting a long time but really enjoy all the new to me techniques that I see on Knitting Daily TV.  Thanks for the great show and the opportunity to win a great book.

hc1951 wrote
on Mar 13, 2012 12:23 PM

WANT! Shamelessly ;-)

artsyshell wrote
on Mar 13, 2012 11:22 AM

I just saw Connie on Knitting Daily recently!  I love her use of the finer gauge yarns for her textured projects.  It's right up my alley and I would love to learn more from her book!  Crossing my fingers and toes!

niseyknits wrote
on Mar 13, 2012 11:18 AM

I love Connie's designs! They are so simple and flattering, and the details in each design are simply stunning. My favorite textured stitch right now is mistake rib, because it looks like seed stitch but is more flexible. I hope I win this book! :)

bpreston wrote
on Mar 13, 2012 11:11 AM

This book would be a great addition to my library. Amazing what you can do by combining knit and purl stitches!

pt6356 wrote
on Mar 13, 2012 10:20 AM

I made an alpaca scarf with the half-linen stitch.  I shaded it with natural shades of my handspun yarn - it got a 2nd place ribbon and a special prize at our state fair a few years ago.  I love using texture with my handspun yarns!

CarolC@27 wrote
on Mar 13, 2012 10:09 AM

I would love to win this book.  

JaneC@35 wrote
on Mar 13, 2012 9:23 AM

I'd love to try linen stitch.  I love textured hand knits & would love to have Connie's new book!!

MegM@7 wrote
on Mar 13, 2012 8:58 AM

Cables are my favorite - my current obsession is figuring out reversible cables.

tititeje wrote
on Mar 13, 2012 7:41 AM

I love the mix  with cables and seed stitch...I think it looks gorgeous!

Thanks, Alba!

Anonymous@2 wrote
on Mar 13, 2012 7:18 AM

Beautiful patterns in this book. I love cables and crossed stitches.

mommitta wrote
on Mar 13, 2012 7:18 AM

As a new knitter, I need all the help I can get.  I'm still learning new ways to knit and I want to try everything.

Thanks

D Lewis wrote
on Mar 13, 2012 7:09 AM

I love all of the designs in Textured Stitches; it will be very hard to decide on which one to start with.

kovacsantoin wrote
on Mar 13, 2012 6:44 AM

hard to pick a favorite! I think a simple but beautiful one is the twisted moss stitch, and I love when textured stitches are beautifully combined in one project.

on Mar 13, 2012 6:40 AM

My favorite textured stitch is cables! I love them. I'd love to have a copy of her book because I like to have something interesting to wear with jeans/pants and something structurally knit would really dress up an otherwise boring outfit.

ValM@4 wrote
on Mar 13, 2012 6:30 AM

beautiful designs! yet another must have for the collection of inspiring knitting patterns!

rbndbld wrote
on Mar 13, 2012 5:13 AM

I really don't have a favorite stitch but I do love cables. They are like putting hugs in to all that you knit

Miss Colleen wrote
on Mar 13, 2012 5:02 AM

I'm a sucker for cables,,, they never fail to amaze me!

RayJ wrote
on Mar 13, 2012 4:34 AM

I love cables, and I think Connie is a fantastic author, and I'd LOVE to win the book.  :-)

TammyS wrote
on Mar 13, 2012 4:12 AM

I confess that I can get lazy about knitting and only want to knit the mindless, easy stuff like garter sometimes.  I do want to get more into doing textures like cables and more intricate designs.

lindarumsey wrote
on Mar 13, 2012 3:41 AM

Cable stitches always fascinate me - look much more complicated than they really are!

on Mar 13, 2012 2:47 AM

I've recently resumed knitting as away to work through the grief of losing my dad in January. The therapeutic effects of stitching amaze me. I've always stuck to basic projects in the past, but this time around I really want to work on the craft, learning new techniques in an effort to increase the quality of my knitting. That tubular cast-on has me mesmerized. I can't wait to try it out. And the idea of textured stitches intrigues me.

skeasey wrote
on Mar 13, 2012 2:41 AM

I have just been making something with a moss stitch band and I am loving how it looks.  I think because I live in the tropics and only usually knit accessories the little details make all the difference.  Can't wait to see this beautiful book!

RiikkaG wrote
on Mar 13, 2012 2:36 AM

Oh, I would love to win this, so many lovely patterns! Honeycomb Tunic is so pretty. I love cables and also very many other textured stitches like seed stitch etc.

cmendes wrote
on Mar 13, 2012 1:45 AM

This is great! I just resumed kitting after some years of innactivity and I've been looking for techniques to expand my "repertoire".

bhappy41b wrote
on Mar 13, 2012 1:39 AM

My favorite stitches are two: fair isle knitting and Intarsia knitting. One of my other favorites are cable stitches; have just learned them and need to study more. Thanks for offering this book.

auntbot wrote
on Mar 13, 2012 12:51 AM

I could use some knitting inspiration right now and this book looks like just the thing.

Jwirelan wrote
on Mar 13, 2012 12:44 AM

So gorgeous. I love watching my toddler explore the textures of my cables. Thanks for the tubing cast on technique.

on Mar 13, 2012 12:35 AM

I didn't know that you can do different things with textured stitches. I want to keep learning more.

foxtrotter wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 11:50 PM

I have see this book - it's on 2 of my wishlists - I'm excited!

TiinaV wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 11:03 PM

I love Connie's designs and my wardrobe screams for Professoressa cardigan and Honeycomb tunic!

Marcia Ells wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 10:40 PM

I just finished a sweater vest with a traveling vine lace pattern.  I love texture in knits I always look for textural interest in every project I knit. Pick me! Pick me!!

LGB-MD wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 10:08 PM

Oh my. Such pretty designs!

I am currently having a love affair with tiny 1x1 cables. I keep picking out patterns with them.

My wardrobe could use some serious updating (time to go from comfy "mom" clothes back to semi-professional attire), and classy designs like these are just the ticket!

sandrajn wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 9:54 PM

I would love to win this book and learn more about textured stitches in order to go beyond SEED STITCH (love it tho!).

Debra Hooks wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 9:49 PM

II would love love love to win this book.

kleinmb wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 9:42 PM

Making a baby hat now with knitted pleats. It is too cute and I hope it turns out good!

kykolka2000 wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 9:24 PM

This is fantasti! Here's hoping I win the book:)

itamer wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 9:24 PM

That looks so good and is explained so sensibly. I'd love to have the book to spur me back into knitting. I have a couple of projects lined up but would love to knit something for me from her book... if not I'll be looking at buying a copy from kindle or kobo.

Nanctx wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 9:12 PM

Am knitting Apres Surf Hoodie right now... would love to wind Connie's book and knit more of her creations.! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

w_nlambert wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 9:09 PM

I love the way textured stitches can perk up a basic pattern- be it a cardigan or an afghan. Would love to add this fabulous book to my knitting library.

mec_lec4610 wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 9:08 PM

I love how different cable stitch combinations make depth in your work - I am currently doing a twisted braid hat that is lots of fun.  I would love to try some of the designs in Connie's book.  thanks for the chance to win

amymomcat wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 8:57 PM

My most favorite textured stitch is the moss stitch....it add so much interest and is so easy!

PatD wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 8:53 PM

I love how textured stitches can add elegance to an otherwise simple project. I used twisted stitches in portions of a stockinette shawl, and it looks really nice. I've been wanting this book -- thanks for the chance to win it!

Angelsoma wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 8:51 PM

What a fabulous giveaway! I would love to win Connie's book. Thanks for the opportunity!

karlytay wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 8:41 PM

I just finished the Koolhaas hat and I love the cabling in that hat.  I also recently did a purse that used a sort of modified seed stitch where the stitches were reveresed every other row instead of every row, so 2 rows of K1,P1, then 2 Row of P1, K1.  It made a very pretty fabric.

MaryjoO wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 8:36 PM

The most fun thing I've done with textured stitches is use it in a knitted glove pattern -- they get lots of compliments!

ShirleyY wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 8:35 PM

I am working on a shawl made with repeating short sections of a basic lace stitch. The stitch sections are divided with garter and then restarted, as I am making it up as I go I cannot make a mistake.  As the stitch count differs from even to odd the pattern slants differently each time.

I love making a textured patterns, they hold my interest through the whole piece and I would like to have Connie's book as a source of inspiration.

JoanS@3 wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 8:34 PM

I love to do cables and I woud love to win Connie's book!

sdthomson wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 8:32 PM

I started yarn crafting with crocheting but the second I learned how to knit I was in love how the textures came out.  This book would be an asset to any knitter's library

wooddragon wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 8:24 PM

I'll have to add my voice to the chorus of their favorite stitch being moss stitch.

Tobybowen wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 8:20 PM

I love the moss stitch, but I'd love to win the book and add new textured stitches to my repertoire!

cloverdilly wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 8:18 PM

I love the Irish moss (seedstitch)!!! I am new to knitting and love all textured stitches...and need to learn them all too!

Zaelia wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 8:14 PM

I'm a new knitter,and this book would be a welcome addition to my small but growing library!

on Mar 12, 2012 8:11 PM

The work Connie did was clear but I wish it didn't appear as rushed - and I'd have loved to watch the tubular cast off as well.

luvnknittn wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 8:10 PM

My all time favorite textured stitch is the seed stitch. It looks wonderful in any size and you can use it just about everywhere!  I've been wanting to learn how to do the tubular cast-on, this video has spurred me on to finally learn it once and for all-thanks! :)

BarbaraC@3 wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 8:09 PM

I so wish Knitting Daily was in our community!!!!

Barbara

madcables wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 8:03 PM

I'm just mad about cables and twisted stitches of all kinds. This book looks fabulous!

katgat wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 8:00 PM

Since most of my wardrobe is very simple t-shirts and jeans, it would be great to add some variety with some of these textured pieces!

Faith@16 wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 7:58 PM

I love knitting with textured stitches and I am definitely going to try this cast on for my next project.  

mhmatus wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 7:53 PM

Looks like an awesome book!  Thanks for the chance to win.

PainterT wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 7:51 PM

My friend has this book and I love it! I think textures are wonderful accents to my knitting. I love simple cables and I think the moss stitch adds a lot to some items.

Thanks for the opportunity to win this fabulous book! ^_^

ElleH wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 7:51 PM

I love ribbings, cables, seed stitch, and simple textures that elevate plain knitting to something very interesting - especially when the yarn is, like so much of mine, plain vanilla handspun.

Nice video...I think we're all going to try the tubular cast on now!

Kalurah wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 7:49 PM

Oh, Boy! It's too hard to choose just one favorite textured stitch. But I tend to gravitate to anything that's reversible. Twisted stitch patterns are also quite lovely. The sweater I'm currently working on is the "Rosamund". The reversible cabled 1X1 ribbing is fast, simple and beautiful.

EAZ wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 7:49 PM

I loooove the idea of using a simple pattern style, and dressing it up and making it unique with a handpainted or kettle-dyed yarn or a special pattern stitch. It can keep the knitting interesting, instead of yards and yards of stockinette/garter, and make the finished product that much more professional.

LauraD wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 7:48 PM

What a great video and book!  Would love to have this in my Library!

peneloped wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 7:48 PM

The honeycomb stitch was pretty, but I was mesmerizes by the tubular cast on.

rblakeney wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 7:45 PM

Cool video segment; I hadn't paid much attention to the tubular cast on before, but Connie explained the purpose and how-to very well. I'm in!

I love so many of the designs in the book. One knitter on Ravelry who knitted the Raindrop Cardigan (hipparchia) described it as "sheer pleasure to make." Now that's something I like the sound of!

MartiL wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 7:39 PM

just saw this particular episode recently and would love to have this book for my library, she has a refreshing approach to designs that I would love to try

on Mar 12, 2012 7:39 PM

I would love some new inspiration!

sle2 wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 7:39 PM

Lover her work! :) Wish I could watch Knitting Daily TV but not offered on my PBS station in our area....

zekezac wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 7:39 PM

I love doing all sts!   except of course the bobble!  I love trying different st combinations.  I really would love to learn how various stitch patterns affect gauge.  I have been knitting for 34 years and have never made gloves so that is on my to do list for this year.

KYfarmgirl wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 7:37 PM

I'd love to win Connie's book!  Looks fabulous.  Thanks for the giveaway!

Cassytom wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 7:36 PM

I've wanted this book for a while. I like any textured stitch . Otherwise it would be boring to just knit & purl.

noodles001 wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 7:35 PM

I have never seen this done before....I love the way it looks when done.  Not like mine which is the traditional cast one and cast off.....I am working my way up to cables..I did them once when young, but now older and forgot:).....I wish I had the ability (can learn) to do this cast on method for the ribbing...it is so cool and looks much better....ty for the clip and a chance to win..(wish we had the TV by us, but we do not)

tatumdesigns wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 7:31 PM

LOVE this website and the video's.  This one is very interesting.  I sure like the look of the tubular cast on.

kbcgirl wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 7:30 PM

Love the designs in the book!  The tubular cast on looks fabulous.  I often struggle to find those loops in the provisional crochet cast on, but now I'm encouraged to try again.  Thank you for the great give away.  

patmeteor@2 wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 7:27 PM

I've had this book on my wish list for a while.  I have some lovely silk-alpaca teal yarn that is waiting for a project!

DonnaT wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 7:27 PM

I don't think I've ever seen a Connie Chang Chinchio pattern that I haven't loved.  Her designs are classic but with a modern flair.  My wardrobe could certainly use some sprucing up; I've been ignoring it since I retired almost 8 years ago!

D625 wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 7:26 PM

Fabulous giveaway!! Thank you for the op!! :)

Nina Paula wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 7:25 PM

She's a fab designer!!!

HeatherlyW wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 7:25 PM

beautiful stitches

i wish my pbs would air KDTv

Knitopus wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 7:24 PM

I love any kind of cabling.  As a professional in a very cold climate, I'm always looking for smart designs that are warm.  This looks like the perfect book for me!

craftmangler wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 7:22 PM

LOVE these patterns!!

on Mar 12, 2012 5:56 PM

I love this clip and am looking forward to trying this cast-on for my next hat.  My favorite textured stitches are cables, particularly the really Celtic looking cable patterns.  Thank you for the generous giveaway, the patterns in the book are lovely.

Flo_over wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 5:23 PM

Tubular cast on I wish to try you!

LisaR@2 wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 5:20 PM

Oooh! Fun!  Pick me! :)

sgeorge24 wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 4:39 PM

I  love her Ornati Gloves pattern...I could really use a stylish pair of gloves in this winter weather!

on Mar 12, 2012 3:19 PM

I really enjoyed the video  clip. I have this skirt I'm designing with an inset of open knotwork stitch. I still have some design techniques to learn  before I can bring it to life, but I'm learning as much as I can as quickly as I can. I hope it won't be too much longer before I can make a test version.

sbjdesign wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 3:17 PM

I love the finished look this gives to any project, and the elasticity is great. I've long been using a crocheted edging for many of my projects for a "finished" look, however the stretch is something I've needed to figure out! Thanks for sharing the clip!

dkegelmeyer wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 2:50 PM

I just love any cable stitch and am hoping to learn Connie's tubular cast on for my next project. Deb K

Dkegelmeyer@gmail.com

keedanlex wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 2:44 PM

Fun show to watch. Great stitches make great projects.

Sarah Gaul wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 2:33 PM

Love this show! Each episode gets better and better :)

Ksprague123 wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 2:28 PM

Sounds like a great book.  The demo was a bit fast.  Not quite sure I understood the tubular cast on.

NancyH wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 2:28 PM

I love to read about knitting as well as knit and would love to have this book in my library for great ideas. The video was great on tubular cast ons, which I always like to to when the pattern calls for it. I should use it more.

Debbie@25 wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 2:23 PM

My fav textured stitch is linen stitch.  I would love the book!  Thanks,  Debbie H

Amalthia79 wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 2:21 PM

Right now my favorite textured stitch is the Moss stitch.

dkelewae wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 2:20 PM

Would love to have this book!  I've always been a fan of Connie Chang!

Miss Quirky wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 2:14 PM

Would make a nice addition to my knitting library.

JanetM@12 wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 12:00 PM

It would be absolutely wonderful to be able to win this book.  It is the perfect example of passion in the needle arts!

DonnaW wrote
on Mar 12, 2012 11:33 AM

It's so nice to see and hear Connie on tihs clip...and to hear how her name is pronounced!  I love her designs, especially the cardigans; when I'm browsing patterns on Ravelry, very often the sweaters I ooh and aah over turn out to be designed by Connie.  Her book has been on my wishlist since before it was published.  Thanks for the chance to win a copy!