Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Handy Patterns--Register to Win

Those e-media folks at Interweave have been at it again and now The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns is available as an iPad (sorry, I was told earlier that it was available for the iPhone as well, but that is incorrect) app. Appropriately called Handy Patterns, this "handy" app, provides instructions for more than 350 patterns, including mittens, gloves, hats, tams, socks, scarves, sweaters, and vests--all in multiple sizes and multiple gauges--at the touch of a finger.

Comment to this post (only one entry per person, please) and tell me why you'd like Handy Patterns, and I'll draw a winner Sunday, March 25.

62 comments:

Sparkee Spud said...

A Handy Patterns APP?!?!? Wow, I've been living under a rock! That would be a great addition to my iPad since I keep all my digital patterns on there for knitting on the go! Having that right there at my fingertips would be supremely awesome!

Lauren said...

Wow - fabulous app! That'll be very handy while out at my LYS!

Sewfast said...

I would love to have this new app...thanks for the opportunity!

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Jen said...

I own your Handy Patterns book, but I won't lie, an app would help slim down my already overstuffed purse!

Savannagal said...

Doesn't look like my comment made it. I'll try again. This looks like a really handy app to have, especially when a gorgeous skein of yarn presents itself and I have no idea what to knit with it. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jersey Shore Deb said...

Hi Ann,
I would love to win this app...it would be handy to have with me at a LYS when I am choosing something to knit. The books are fabulous and I'm sure the apps are too.

pudgypooh said...

I would love to have this app.

Natural fibre girl said...

Call me old fashioned, but I can't wait for the hard copy of the book. I use the sweater/hat etc pattern books all the time.
To have a top down version of the sweater book- perfect for me.
The i-pad download is really cool. Always having the bok at your finger tips does have it's advantages.
Thanks for keeping our creativity inspired. Karen

Kristi said...

I'd love this app - I tend to lose hard copies of patterns, so to have it electronically AND portable would be soooo helpful!

Maryanne & Duke said...

This is one of the books I check out of our library all the time, and to have the patterns at my fingertips at all times would be priceless! And I'm ordering an iPad this weekend!

Michelle said...

my ipad would love this!!!!!!! my knitting needles don't leave home with the ipad!!!!

It's Sunny on the Eastern Shore said...

Recently my work has shifted so that I travel a LOT. I'm trying to make the most of it and visit yarn stores in new towns --- my kind of souvenir. Wouldn't it be great to have patterns handy on my phone? Pick me, pick me, please!

Liisa said...

Oh boy,
do you realize what this app would do to my knitting? I travel a lot and during the travels carry only my needles, buying yarn at a LYS at my destination. But, of course I'm not going to be carrying a million patterns with me... so this would be a wonderful add to my brand new travel companion (no, I'm not talking about a hunk but about my iPhone...), a revolution in traveling!
Liisa

Denise said...

It would be so great to have all of that info at my finger tips!

Steven said...

I seem to constantly be referring fellow knitters to the book when I'm at the yarn shop. If I could flip open this app? I'd blow their minds!

Zytigg said...

This would be a great addition to my Ipad "book" collection. I love using the Ipad because I can always find what I'm looking for via my bookmarks.

bitsy8 said...

I don't have an Ipad or Iphone, but my LYS owner and friend does. I'd love to be able to give it to her. It wouldn't compare with all she does for her customers and friends, but it would be a start.

Nicola said...

One for this book too? What a wonderful resource this is. I already have the book but to have it accessible on my iPod Touch would be fantastic. Nicola
(nicolaknits.wordpress.com)

Marcie said...

Because I've probably paid the purchase price in library fines holding onto these books past their due date multiple times . . .

Malin said...

I love to have my patterns in my iPad, this would be a fantastic resource when I design things. Or just want to knit a basic such-and-such.

noallatin said...

I like digital books. Making this an ebookmwas a great idea on someone's part. Thanks for giving me a chance to win.

Leah S said...

I would love to have this app on my ipad. It would be great to have this information easily available to make beautiful and well fitting sweaters!

Cynthia Farr-Weinfeld said...

OOOH! This is a must-have app!

Ann said...

I would love to have this app on my ipad which is my must have tool for knitting.

KEM said...

It would be so great to have a selection of basic patterns right at my fingertips.

Sharon P said...

This is a great book - I bet it is a great app! :D

mystica103 said...

Oh wow! What an awesome idea! Handy Patterns would be a great addition to my most frequent form of knitting these days- on the T on the way to work! Quick, handy, patterns, most of which fit in my lap, and all available on my iPhone so no papers to worry about? Love it!

thepaintedsheep said...

It would be so nice to have this at my fingertips on my iPhone - easier than lugging a book around.

BCGramma said...

Wow, This is too good to be true, Ann Budd in my purse/pocket. What will they think of next.

vstarborn said...

Handy Patterns! How awesome is that? I would love to win.

Wilma.Smith said...

The less paper lying around the better - more room for stash! Thanks Ann. Wilma.

MelissaH said...

This sounds like a perfect use for an app!

Maaike said...

I have the book, but would love the app. Ann - you rock! your books are awesome.

PenCraft said...

What a wonderful idea. Would love to win this app--although the sweater app REALLY floats my boat. :)

rebecca said...

what a great idea please put me in the draw...

Mom1613 said...

It would be great to take this information when I travel. You never know when you will find that special yarn, and this would allow me to start while I am still on the road. Love your books.
Jean

Cath M said...

What a wonderful resource to have at your fingertips! I love to make road trips to different yarn shops and always seem to find a skein or two of yarn that I can't leave the store without! An app like this would (an will) be a great resource -and )if I am not driving :) ) I can start working on my project right after leaving the store! (I always travel with my Addi Clicks)!!

Thank for the opportunity!

Cate said...

This would be so wonderful to have at my fingertips when I finish a project on a trip and need some help planning the next one or a trip to a local yarn store!

Diane said...

I have the feeling this will be a much-used ap!

Hannah said...

I'd love to have this app. I have your sweater book, but not this one.

gartlande said...

Because I NEED it, of course!

chinders said...

I would love to have this app, (and no doubt I will purchase it if I don't win) because I think that it would compliment the book nicely!

Lucy said...

Love the book, would LOVE to have the app! Pick me, please.

Eve said...

Incurable knitter in public and this app makes it even easier to be a mobile knitter!

pattie in Geneseo said...

handy to have patterns at hand! what could be better?

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