seed stitch. beyond k1, p1 giveaway

Thursday, September 28, 2017

"Ribbing, moss, seed and garter are all balanced and combine the yin and yang of knitting" 
-Stephanie Pearl-Mcphee

Well, that is just so true.  In life, it's all about balance.  Even with/in our knitting.  
In this book Seed Stitch, Beyond knit 1, purl 1, Rosemary Drysdale uses seed stitch and incorporates it into color work, cabling, geometric patterns and more.    It's pretty amazing to think of all the combinations that can be made from using the two stitches we all know;  knit and purl.
There are over 60 swatches of show you what combining different textures and patterns can do for a project.
Drysdale has an introduction in the book that explains the beginning of our beloved passion.  I'm shocked I have never taken time to learn more about the history of my love!  I learned that until the early sixteenth century, the knit stitch was the only stitch used.  Working in the round with every round knitted produced the "stockinette stitch" pattern.  Purl stitches first appeared in the mid-sixteenth century and earned its name because their stitches represented beads, or "pearls".
Combining stitches Drysdale designed twenty-five gorgeous projects ranging from pillow and bags to cowls and sweaters.  I'm really thinking I want to add some knit pillows to our family room this winter!

The nice peeps over at Sterling would like to giveaway a copy to one of my readers.  If interested, please leave a comment here before Monday, October 2nd at 5pm EST, and I'll have the random number generator choose a number.

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71 comments

  1. This looks like a fascinating book.

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  2. OOOHHHHH....on my wishlist now!

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  3. Would love this book just for all the different swatches you have shown here!!!1

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  4. Anonymous9/28/2017

    The book looks wonderful. Would love to have it in my collection. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  5. Yes, please! This looks like a very interesting book.

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  6. Looks like a fantastic book to add to anyone's collection!

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  7. I would love to have this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  8. What a great give away. I love the seed stich.

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  9. Wow. What a fab giveaway. I would love to learn new ways to add texture to my knitting projects.

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  10. What a fascinating book! This one is definitely going on the "must read" list.

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  11. Anonymous9/28/2017

    I would love to have this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

    sigfridpettersen63@hotmail.com

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  12. This book looks fantastic, love the swatches shown. Thank you for the giveaway...

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  13. Looks amazing, thanks for the chance!

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  14. I have always loved seed stitch - this book looks wonderful!

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  15. Barbart T.9/28/2017

    This book looks great...added to my book list. Many patterns in this book look like fun to knit.

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  16. I always look for geometrical designs, they're so cool. The book looks great.

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  17. Looks like a great book with some interesting patterns. I would love to add this book to my library! Pick me, please!

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  18. Wow! The pictures of the projects in the book look fantastic. Nice to know that you don't always have to go "fancy" to make something beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. Wonderful way to start Xmas gifts by seed stitching!

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  20. Love the different uses of seed stitch! This book would be a great addition to my knitting library!!

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  21. Sounds like an interesting book! Thanks for the chance!

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  22. Oh my! I'd love to win the book. I see several things that interest me.

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  23. Mary henaghen9/28/2017

    This looks like a great book!

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  24. I love the cover of this book and I would love it in my knitting book collection.

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  25. The book looks great. I have always loved the look of seed stitch and this takes it to a whole other level!

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  26. Ooh this book looks great, I will keep my fingers crossed

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  27. Wonderful book with so many delightful items to knit!!!

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  28. I’ve made three seed stitch blankets, one for each of my kiddos, and by far these were my favorite knits. I’d love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for hosting such wonderful giveaways!!

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  29. Great collections of projects

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  30. Something old made new again! I'd love to win. Thank you!

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  31. What a beautiful book. I hope I win!

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  32. The book looks great and I just love your blog!

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  33. Great book! Thanks for giveaway!

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  34. I would love a copy!

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  35. Fantastic book and would love to win it.

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  36. Looks beautiful and inspiring!

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  37. I love the look of seed stitch but never quite know how to use it. This book looks like it has several ideas I want to try!

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  38. I lofe that this is mostly small projects. Great for "doodling" with a new technique/ combinations

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  39. Love seed stitch! What a wonderful book.

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  40. Awesome book love the swatches you show...thanks for the chance to win!

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  41. Anonymous9/29/2017

    I like the zig-zag!

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  42. There is nothing like an awesome new knitting book to welcome in the cool fall weather!

    rachelealpine@gmail.com

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  43. Dcwally9/29/2017

    Love new knitting books

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  44. What an interesting book. Thanks for writing about it! And for the chance to win it, too.

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  45. I'm definitely interested! It looks like a great read!

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  46. Anonymous9/29/2017

    Oooh would love this xx

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  47. Sounds so interesting! Thanks for the chance!

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  48. Lovely book....crossing my fingers and toes.

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  49. This book looks great. Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

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  50. Very interesting book. Thank you for the offer.

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  51. Marie-Lucie .L.9/30/2017

    It's knitting season and here comes the holidays, sure would be lovely to knit from it. Thanks for a lovely offer.

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  52. Book looks very interesting!

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  53. This book looks really interesting! I put it on my wishlist ;).

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  54. Anonymous9/30/2017

    The book looks fantastic! Love traditional seed stitch. This takes it to a higher level.

    Carly Carter (Nashville)

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  55. The book looks interesting and I love geometrical design.
    Thanks,
    lavavreck@gmail.com

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  56. Would love to explore this book. Thanks for doing a giveaway!

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  57. Ooh! I'd love to have a copy of Seed Stitch. Thanks so much for the offering the chance to win it.

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  58. Oh this book would be a perfect help for me to get the right inspiration to restart knitting this fall!

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  59. It looks fascinating and I would love a copy. :)

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  60. This looks like a lovely book. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  61. Looks like a beautiful book, with many opportunities to learn something new!

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  62. Anonymous10/01/2017

    Looks like a great book to add to any knitter's library!
    srgrieser@yahoo.com

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  63. Looks like some interesting projects from the pictures you're showing. Count me in!

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  64. What a beautiful book! Thanks for the give-away.

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  65. Anonymous10/01/2017

    Would love to win this.

    Emjay in NE Montana

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  66. I have learned to love seed stitch and this book looks gorgeous. What a great giveaway, Leslie!

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  67. Thanks so much. This looks like an interesting book.

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  68. Just gorgeous, looks so fun!

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