Book Review: Knit Local

I have decided that the review copies of books are starting to pile up again, so it's time to reinstitute Book Review Monday!

First up, is Knit Local published by Sixth & Spring:


When I opened the front cover, I fell in love.

The book gives you all kinds of information about yarn companies, mills and farms, their business philosophies, and back stories. There are lots of lovely pictures to accompany each one's description.

The book is split up to companies by region, and each company has a pattern associated with it. The patterns in this book are amazing, and photographed beautifully.
I think this book would be a great addition to any knitter's bookshelf. There are lots of great patterns in it, ranging from simple scarves to sweaters. And, the information about some of the yarn companies within the United States was very interesting.

Want my review copy? Leave a comment on this post between now and 7/13. I will use a random number generator to select the winner. Make sure you leave a Ravelry ID or something so I can find you should you win.

Good luck and happy knitting!

Note: I received this book as a review copy. For more information, please see my disclosure policy. There is a link to it in the sidebar.


  1. I truly love this idea and would enjoy the book. Did you notice where it was printed? Sadly. Rav amchart

  2. It's always nice to see 'homegrown' things. This looks like a fascinating book. Thanks for the opportunity!

    lindaran (on Rav)

  3. looks like an interesting read!

    bellybuttonknits on rav

  4. I really love to buy local when I can. It is really important to support local comapnies for the health of our economy.

    knitterlydesigns on Ravelry

  5. Knitmish on Ravelry9:02:00 AM

    This looks like a very interesting book! I am located in Canada, so "local" wouldn't quite apply to me, but since so many yarns available here are from the US, knowing more about them would be great when deciding what yarn to get. Thank you for a chance to win!

  6. What cute book! I'd love to add it to my knitting library. I'm always looking for cute knitting patterns.

    Denebir on Rav

  7. What a great little addition to any knitter´s library.

    I´m OlofDrofn on Ravelry and my blog is http://www.knittingwitholof.com

  8. This look like an interesting book!

    ingleterra on Ravelry

  9. This book looks fantastic, and beautiful! Thanks so much for the chance! Jayellesea on Rav.

  10. A sure way to get America up and running again. Buy local and support US businesses.

    Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

  11. Sounds like a very interesting book to read about yarn.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  12. I would love a copy. It looks like a great book.

  13. I'd really like to read this book.
    sparky136 on Ravelry

  14. cguard(on rav)1:34:00 PM

    We try to eat as much local food as possible and support as many local businesses as we can so it is an obvious extension to knit local. Would love to sit and peruse this book.

  15. I am interested in getting to know the different yarn companies. The patterns look great also.

    schwip on Ravelry

  16. Those flag mittens would be a great project to work on during the Olympics :). Thanks for the chance to win!

  17. oooh, that book looks super cute. i'd love to win!

    supersharmie at gmail dot com

  18. Ooohh I'd love to knit out of this book. Sign me up please! Thanks.
    I'm Knitsensei on Ravelry.

  19. Love the inside of the cover!

  20. Love the look of the book and thoe mittens are super dooper cute !
    Fingers crossed
    kek5772 on Rav

  21. Connie K.7:47:00 PM

    Love this book. Checked out a copy from the library and have wanted a copy ever since. Thanks for the chance to win!

    greyowl (ravelry id)

  22. Looks like a great book! My Rav ID is MyaLMG

  23. I love this book and don't have it! daisyl

  24. A great review! Thanks for the chance of winning!

    ravelry MaryAnn1015

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  26. I saw this book at our local library and it is really a lovely book with patterns I'd love to knit. Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway.

    I'm Loves2Dance on Ravelry.

  27. I've not heard of this book but the photos that you have shared really piqued my interests - the patterns are adorable and the premise is fabulous.

    I'm PprmntMochaMama on Ravelry.

  28. What an interesting idea for a book! Goes so well with the locavore/but local sentiment. Thanks for the chance to own it. czsknits on ravelry

  29. Interesting book!
    Kenyetta on Ravelry

  30. I'm in with no time to spare! I am crazy for the review copy - while simultaneously checking the library...

    I'm yarnmiracle on Ravelry just like eeeeeeerywhere else. :D

  31. Looks like a cool book! The inside cover makes me smile, too. Some favorites in there!


  32. InJuneau6:21:00 PM

    Oh that looks like a fun book. Thanks for the chance to win!

    (InJuneau on Rav too)

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