2.07.2012

Book Review & Giveaway: Knitting Pleats

Well, I am a day late, but I do have another book review this week. It's no joke that the pile of books to review around here is huge. But, I am glad to be making a dent in them and sharing some knitting goodness with you.

This week, it's Knitting Pleats by Olga Pobedinskaya.


As the title suggests, the book is full of projects that use knitted pleats as a design element. A couple of the designs were a little too fashion forward for my tastes. But there were several projects that I really liked:

The book also includes  a section on how to knit pleats. I am glad to find that in there because I have no clue how to do that! There are 17 patterns in the book, so there is bound to be something you would want to try.

The book is published by Martingale and Company and retails for $24.99.

Want my review copy? Just leave a comment between now and Sunday, 2/12 8pm central time. I will draw a random winner from the comments. Make sure you leave your Ravelry id or something in your comments so I can find you should you win. Good luck!

Note: I received this book as a review copy. For more info, please see my disclosure policy.

39 comments:

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  2. this looks like it would be an interesting book to have in my library. there are some cute patterns in there.

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  3. Very unique. Rav amchart

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  4. Anonymous8:56:00 AM

    This is a technique I would love to learn, some beautiful patterns too:)

    rosebob on ravelry

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  5. Definitely looks interesting. Love the chance to win this book.

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  6. I just did some pleats on my Walnuss, and I love the effect. I would really like to try them again.

    winterlover on Ravelry

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  7. There's a theoretical sweater that's been living in my head for the longest time based on a favorite t-shirt that would have pleats in it. I'd love to have a reference for designing that.

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  8. Wow, beautiful projects! I'd love to give pleats a whirl. Thanks for the giveaway :) Rav chriscrossed

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  9. So awesome! The Silver darts tee is gorgeous!
    Kenyetta on Ravelry

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  10. I would love to learn how to pleat. I'd love a chance to win the book.

    Sisterrobinson on ravelry.

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  11. That bag is brilliant! When I first tried cabling I experimented and goofed around and came up with a nice pleat. I was doing a 3/3 cross and tried knitting one from the needle, then one from the cable needle three times. I thought I was such a genius, creating something brand new in knitting! Needless to say, a few months later I saw the same thing in a pattern somewhere, so I figured I was at least as much of a genius as the designer :)

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  12. InJuneau12:26:00 PM

    Whoa, who knew you could knit pleats into so many interesting things?!

    (InJuneau on Rav)

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  13. I would love to win this book. My knitting guild is teaching a class on knitting pleats later this year.

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  14. The books looks really interesting! I always wanted to try something with pleats, this book would be a great chance!

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  15. the designs are awesome! i would love to know how to knit pleats :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  16. Thank you for the chance to win! There seem to be a lot of cute patterns in the book! :)

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  17. I would love to win. Thanks! Debbie H
    gussek on ravelry

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  18. This look likes a really interesting book I would love to own it!

    lotsofhermies on Ravelry

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  20. I just hope this is international! Interesting indeed!

    craftink on raverly

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  21. that book looks very interesting.
    I love the bag pattern

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  22. that book looks very interesting.
    I love the bag pattern

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  23. This looks so interesting. A different technique to learn. Definitely some cool designs which I would try.

    Oops - deleted my first entry because I realized I forgot my rav name. ;)

    Rav: aewsimmons

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  24. The book sounds interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  25. What a great opportunity! Thank you!

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  26. Looks like an interesting book. I like learning new techniques.

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  27. Anonymous6:43:00 AM

    I would love to have the chance to win this book.

    reiki on ravelry

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  28. Anonymous9:44:00 AM

    I always love to see a design in a store and say "I can do that!" this is one of those books I need to look into.
    Igg4kay on ravelry

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  29. I've never tried pleats, but that t-shirt and the bag alone make want to give it a go!
    Rav: brighteyesjessy

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  30. That shirt looks amazing!
    This seems like a very interesting technique. I haven't heard of it until now.


    Rav: GeneralBunny

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  31. Cute patterns, looks like a fab book to have around :)

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  32. wow would love to win this it seems like a very interesting book

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  33. This looks pretty cool. I'd love to give some of the patterns a try.

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  34. Oh that's a great bag! I'd be happy to welcome the book into my library. My rav id is: headspace

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  35. Love the top and bag, would love to win this! :)

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  36. I want to enter please

    PrettyPinkZebra on Rav

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  37. Please let me win this book, as this is one on my wish list.. Fingers crossed

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  38. Please let me win this book, as this is one on my wish list.. Fingers crossed

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  39. Anonymous11:48:00 AM

    After I originally commented I clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get 4 emails with the same comment. Is there any method you possibly can take away me from that service? Thanks!

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