Book Giveaway: Sweater Girls

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Sweater Girls: 20 Patterns for Starlet Sweaters, Retro Wraps & Glamour Knits

Sweater Girls: 20 Patterns for Starlet Sweaters, Retro Wraps & Glamour Knits

We are giving away one copy of our fabulous new book Sweater Girls by Madeline Weston and Rita Taylor, (The Taunton Press, 2013). Get transported back to the 1930s, '40s, and '50s with this book of vintage knitting patterns, all of which have been updated with a modern twist.With exquisite photographs and detailed descriptions, this pattern guide features great ideas for tops, cardigans, sweaters, twinsets, and accessories. 

Leave a comment on this post before the deadline-11:59 P.M., January 16 and you could take home a copy of Sweater Girls. The winner will be chosen at random and announced via email the week of January 21st.



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Comments (99)

DreamyDahlia writes: What fun it would be to make and wear these vintage style sweaters!
Posted: 8:42 pm on January 16th
Mtarlue writes: This reminds me of my mother's knitting when she was in college. I think she would like the pictures and patterns as reminders of her past knitting.
Posted: 8:30 pm on January 16th
Alvapairam writes: I love vintage! This book looks great.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to get a copy!
Posted: 2:15 pm on January 15th
Erdna writes: Mama - The Vintage is Back, make it work.
Good Luck to you all :)
Posted: 12:33 pm on January 15th
HeavenlyPrincess writes: Oh, fun! I'd love to try out some of the designs in this - winning it would be great!
Posted: 8:18 pm on January 14th
alohawahine808 writes: I think vintage/retro style are absolutely AWESOME! I love the looks!
Posted: 1:31 pm on January 14th
knittingirl writes: When asked "what's your style?" I always answer "Retro". As a child of the 50's, I a remember how sharp my mother always looked (she still does by the way). I loved her style! I love the costuming in AMC's Mad Men! Then came the 70's and, WOW, I loved the 70's style so much too. I'd love to have this book!
Posted: 12:03 pm on January 14th
lpeirce writes: I am learning to knit, along with the other ladies in our office at a high school. We are having so much fun together and are planning on taking some classes together. The book would be fun to share!
Posted: 11:54 am on January 14th
pzebra writes: Beautiful book. I am looking forward to learning to knit the gorgeous'30's & '40's projects. They have so much more "class" than today's styles. Thank you for creating this book.
Posted: 11:33 am on January 14th
cmarchg writes: Looks like a wonderful book. I want to get into sweater knitting and this looks like just the thing I need.
Posted: 11:09 am on January 14th
flickwolfe writes: Love this! I have a large collection of vintage New Zealand patterns and this would add to my collection and wardrobe immensely. Just beautiful!
Posted: 4:45 am on January 13th
ChickenKat writes: I can't wait for this book. Now I can knit sweaters to go with my vintage skirts and dresses!
Posted: 1:35 am on January 13th
MammJ writes: So happy to see Vintage patterns
Posted: 8:58 pm on January 12th
MammJ writes: So happy to see Vintage patterns
Posted: 8:58 pm on January 12th
MammJ writes: So happy to see Vintage patterns
Posted: 8:58 pm on January 12th
Weena writes: Love retro looks and vintage style. Thanks for the opportunity to win this fun book.
Posted: 5:29 pm on January 12th
user-744327 writes: This book looks promising, looking forward to learning more about it.
Posted: 3:27 pm on January 12th
Hlrturner writes: Love the vintage sweaters!

Posted: 1:59 pm on January 12th
TomatoQueen writes: Who doesn't want a starlet sweater? I'd wear mine to drink Tequila with George Clooney.
Posted: 1:16 pm on January 12th
donmaur writes: I have made a resolution to knit one sweater a month this year this book would really facilitate this idea
Posted: 12:13 pm on January 12th
donmaur writes: I have made a resolution to knit one sweater a month this year this book would really facilitate this idea
Posted: 12:13 pm on January 12th
denise50 writes: Love the cover! So vintage!
Posted: 9:32 am on January 12th
CoolPixMom writes: I love the beautiful, feminine look of this vintage style.
Posted: 9:16 am on January 12th
Janice424 writes: I love the feminine look of this vintage/retro style.
Posted: 8:39 am on January 12th
Najujanne writes: I love the aura and glamour of the Sweater Girls era. Would love to indulge in the sensual fibers and styles of that period! Thanks for this wonderful book!
Posted: 2:34 am on January 12th
yarnaddicted writes: I love the vintage looks, thanks for the chance to win!

Kim Reid

Posted: 1:41 am on January 12th
Dee1380 writes: I love the retro looks-simple, feminine, designs. Right up my alley-kinda classic.....
Posted: 11:55 pm on January 11th
rubicat writes: Wow, what gorgeous sweaters. I'd love to have this book.
Posted: 11:36 pm on January 11th
cossmith writes: Would love to have a chance at winning this book. Thanks for the opportunity.
Posted: 10:44 pm on January 11th
Madame_Sew_n_Sew writes: I am vintage but with a modern twist, so guess this book would be an homage to my style. sure would love to have it.
Posted: 10:32 pm on January 11th
umhmmihearu writes: Yummy, would love to wrap my two daughters in some vintage sweaters rather I think they would love to wrap themselves in some.
Posted: 10:26 pm on January 11th
user-1150260 writes: I've just learned to knit - and love the '50s' style, so this book sounds wonderful!
Posted: 9:42 pm on January 11th
theresan writes: I'd love to look at this book.
Posted: 9:06 pm on January 11th
Derence writes: Have my Grandma's WWII knitting books and love the style. Sizing is all wrong for today though, we're not on ration cards. Love the look of this book.

Posted: 9:05 pm on January 11th
HollyL writes: Brings back memories. I'll bet this is a fun book!!!
Posted: 8:54 pm on January 11th
tinapickles writes: This knitting g book is right up my vintage-loving alley!
Posted: 8:53 pm on January 11th
Catmint writes: I've been knitting for almost 25 years and I am always searching for vintage inspired knitting patterns that have reinterpreted in a new way with unusual yarn combinations. This book looks like it will fit the bill. A girl can NEVER have too many hand knit sweaters, pattern books and a yarn stash!!
Posted: 8:40 pm on January 11th
10000lakesMN writes: Love the look; hope to get the book.

Posted: 8:39 pm on January 11th
Sassygram writes: Would love to knit a vintage item. Wearing an item from that era will make me feel classy and alluring. Wish me luck!

Posted: 8:32 pm on January 11th
LorWin writes: Hi!this new knitting book looks very interesting I have 2 knitting machines but I still love knitting by hand at the moment I have a cable jumper on my knitting needles.
But it is good to see the vintage styles again it shows nothing is lost from a past as we have been growing up to adult hood I enjoy getting my emails and have enjoyed a lot of the hints I have also joined one of your sewing classes which I am starting this year as before Christmas didn't have time.
Yours Sincerely
Lorna Snell in Victoria, Australia

Posted: 8:22 pm on January 11th
fozie writes: Ooh, looks like a fun book...fingers crossed! Thanks for the chance to win.
Posted: 8:16 pm on January 11th
RachelPhilips writes: Intriguing cover, wish to see more of the photos inside
Posted: 8:11 pm on January 11th
ScarletteRose writes: I've seen this book and the sweaters are perfectly retro. I would love to win this!
Posted: 7:46 pm on January 11th
Mizmash writes: ooh! this book looks so exciting!
Posted: 7:42 pm on January 11th
shines5 writes: Looks like fun!
Posted: 7:40 pm on January 11th
tkdla writes: Exactly what I was looking for. It would be great to win!
Posted: 7:33 pm on January 11th
EllenSu writes: Retro 50s... my best colors!
Posted: 7:19 pm on January 11th
pkgczarina writes: I would love to win this book. I thoroughly enjoy knitting
Posted: 6:55 pm on January 11th
MorningMorna writes: I love retro. I would wear it all the time if I could.
Posted: 6:52 pm on January 11th
JoleenKnits writes: This book looks just fabulous. Updated retro-how cool.
Posted: 6:51 pm on January 11th
tbsnyder writes: Looks like a great book, keeping my fingers crossed! Love the 40's & 50's styles.
Posted: 6:50 pm on January 11th
moniedust writes: It would be so cool to finally be able to knit these beautiful period sweaters with today's gorgeous yarns.
Posted: 6:49 pm on January 11th
love40sclothing writes: I love clothing from the early 1900-1960 era. I hope to see more patterns from this era.
Posted: 6:35 pm on January 11th
Kyrielle writes: This looks like a great book!
Posted: 6:27 pm on January 11th
Island_Gardener writes: This book would take me back to my college days in the 60's. Would love to win it.
Posted: 6:25 pm on January 11th
randy1ee writes: There are several patterns in this book that I would love to make.
Posted: 6:23 pm on January 11th
lk001 writes: This writer is really great and has great patterns!
Posted: 6:00 pm on January 11th
ebryson writes: love, love, love retro (read "classic") styles.
Posted: 5:51 pm on January 11th
squirrel_ee writes: Sweater in this styling remind me of all of the beautiful sweaters that my mother wore (she and my grandmother knit them)
These have such classic styling.
Posted: 5:42 pm on January 11th
jamama writes: If I win this, I WILL finally learn to knit!!!
Posted: 5:19 pm on January 11th
MissPat writes: My about-to-be 14 year-old granddaughter loves clothes from the 30's and 40's. This would be a great book for patterns for sweaters for her.
Posted: 5:19 pm on January 11th
ElsbethK writes: What a fabulous book this is! There is nothing like the design details of the sweaters from the '40's, 50's and 60's and giving them a modern twist is icing on the cake!!
Posted: 5:18 pm on January 11th
SilksWithAttitude writes: If the book comes to me, I promise to buy cherry red lipstick to do the sweaters justice! Thanks!
Posted: 4:56 pm on January 11th
zuro writes: That book looks beautiful!
Posted: 4:47 pm on January 11th
rdejam42 writes: I am a vintage sweater knitter and would love to make some of the sweaters in this book. Thanks for the giveaway!
Posted: 4:47 pm on January 11th
goldenstar writes: To have updated versions of vintage sweaters sounds terrific!
Posted: 4:47 pm on January 11th
timpson77 writes: Would love to have this - takes me back to 60's!
Posted: 4:46 pm on January 11th
beacontree writes: Wow! That looks like a lovely book!
Posted: 4:31 pm on January 11th
reginaanne writes: I adore the beautiful sweater sets my mom has carefully preserved over decades. On occasion one of my sisters or I may borrow one for an outing. The jade green set is our favorite. This book would be a wonderful addition to my
Posted: 4:22 pm on January 11th
user-169165 writes: Sweaters are the best and the vintage style is a have in our family!
Posted: 4:21 pm on January 11th
SewingDervish writes: I am dying for a vintage sweater set with monogram!
Posted: 4:18 pm on January 11th
pthgrl writes: I would love to win it. I love retro styles...
Posted: 4:06 pm on January 11th
Roya0629 writes: Looking forward to knitting the vintage designs. They are so in trend right now.
Posted: 3:59 pm on January 11th
cgoyer writes: Very cute patterns that look fun to knit!
Posted: 3:55 pm on January 11th
DLZD writes: Vintage, schmintage. Style is style forever!
Posted: 3:54 pm on January 11th
DeeJone writes: Oh, what a lovely book! I would love to win a copy!
Posted: 3:53 pm on January 11th
bozocat writes: Love the name "Sweater Girls"! Very clever!
Posted: 3:53 pm on January 11th
busyhands77 writes: My daughter and I have been sewing/knitting and crocheting all sorts of vintage clothes over the last few months.

It would be great to have this book for fresh, new retro ideas!
Posted: 3:50 pm on January 11th
Moonchaser writes: This looks like it would be exactly what I need since I like classics.

Posted: 3:45 pm on January 11th
herb19355 writes: I am at that almost age.... almost old enough to have worn vintage style. Would love to be able to drool over this book and "remember the days!"
Posted: 3:45 pm on January 11th
Libby_OBrien writes: I would like to add this book to my knitting pattern collection.
Posted: 3:40 pm on January 11th
7YaksDesign writes: I would love to add this book to my collection.
Posted: 3:32 pm on January 11th
sharonan writes: Judging this book by its beautiful cover, i would love to have it in my collection.
Posted: 3:31 pm on January 11th
turtlesandowls writes: I've been wearing vintage before it was called vintage.
Posted: 3:31 pm on January 11th
sewingsabo writes: I love the cover and love to knit. It would be great to win this book!
Posted: 3:30 pm on January 11th
MBricker writes: I think this book would be great fun to knit from, would love to win a copy.
Posted: 3:28 pm on January 11th
sweetserenity writes: This would make a lovely addition to my crafts library.
Posted: 3:27 pm on January 11th
luckysue writes: This book looks great. vintage with a modern twist. What could be better.
Posted: 3:27 pm on January 11th
FernandaM writes: I would to win this book- Thank you.
Posted: 3:26 pm on January 11th
4Jeeperz writes: Would love the book. Love vintage styles glad it's back!
Posted: 3:25 pm on January 11th
MarthaO writes: I'm all about vintage meets modern. Plus I just started knitting and I simply can't get enough!
Posted: 3:21 pm on January 11th
BluGinhm writes: I love this book - I'd love to win it!
Posted: 3:18 pm on January 11th
mbs921 writes: One can never have enough starlet sweaters :-)
Posted: 3:14 pm on January 11th
tomsmama2 writes: Would love to receive a copy of the book. Love retro styles. Designers actually had taste then!

Posted: 3:01 pm on January 11th
design4less writes: This looks like a great book of patterns.
Posted: 1:20 pm on January 11th
jennieMB writes: This would be great for me b/c I have a closet full of high-waist skirts.
Posted: 12:59 pm on January 10th
miklod writes: I absolutely love this retro style...
Posted: 11:27 am on January 10th
RondaBowen writes: This would be really cool. I love the vintage style, and I'm looking forward to learning how to knit sweaters (all I've done so far have been pillow covers and scarves).
Posted: 5:29 am on January 10th
ShiningStar writes: I love vintage/retro style.
Posted: 3:36 am on January 10th
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