Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Handy Sweaters--Register to Win

There's more! Those e-media folks at Interweave have also turned The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns into an app for the iPad (sorry, I was told earlier that it was available for the iPhone as well, but that is incorrect). Appropriately called Handy Sweaters, this "handy" app, provides instructions for more than 1,500 sweater design options, including drop shoulder, modified-drop shoulder, set-in sleeve, saddle shoulder, raglan, and circular yoke silhouettes--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 Sweaters, and I'll draw a lucky winner Sunday, March 25.

59 comments:

Jody said...

Hi Ann, I'd really enjoy and utilize this sweater app! Plus, I have never once won anything on any site I've ever registered for! I know, I know.
Loved your most recent book - it is truly making me a better sock knitter!

Andrea said...

i was thrilled to see these "handy" books in digital format, and already bought the Handy Patterns app, so now I need sweaters to complete my collection. Please?

theresa burich said...

This would be so awesome! Easy to carry and I can take it with me to jury duty to plan my next sweater since they won't let me actually knit one while I'm there.

Sewfast said...

My hubby just bought me an iPad for my birthday and I would love to work with this app. Thanks for the opportunity! Drawing March 15th though> I think that ship has sailed...did you mean the 25th?

Jen said...

I've never made a sweater, though I have a bag of yarn waiting to be made into one ... this app would be nice and portable so I could take my project to the yarn store whenever I needed help!

Elizabeth D said...

Well, for heaven's sake, why WOULDN'T I want this book! I lose my paper copies all the time; so far I've had much better luck with my phone. I would love to be able to look it up.

Elizabeth D said...

Um -- I meant look it up ON MY PHONE. And also, I'm guessing MArch 15 is the wrong date for the drawing?

mk said...

I like handy sweaters because it's so cool to create smth only with the yarn and the needles! Also, very important thing - the handy sweaters usually knitted with the good quality yarn. I'm knittinh only from natural fibre...

lilith anne said...

It would be so great to have all of this info at my finger tips when ever I need it! Nothing is worse than when inspiration strikes and you're away from home/the resources you need.

Savannagal said...

My comment didn't make it this morning, so trying again. This would be a great app for me if it helps me finish the sweater I started well over a year ago. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jersey Shore Deb said...

Hi Ann,
I love the book and I love apps...so...I think I would love this app!
I have an iPhone and am very close to getting an iPad. Winning this app might push me over the edge.

pudgypooh said...

I would love to have this app.

Teddy said...

I tried and tried to think of something really clever that you wouldn't be able to resist but finally realized that occasionally the truth wins the day. I have never knit (knitted?) a sweater, being obsessed by socks, and my husband finally said these crushing words about a month ago: Are you ever going to learn to knit anything else?

Sigh.

Teddy

Irene said...

What a great app to be able to have everywhere you go. Thanks for the opportunity

Michelle said...

this app is a must have for me!!!! So hopeful to win!!!!! woohoo

Liisa said...

Hi!
First of all let me say I'm in awe of your Socks Masterclass, it is great!
I was just looking into this sweater book the other day, as I have plenty of ideas for decoration but lack the "form", it's like having in your head lots of toppings but no clue as to how to bake the actual cake you'd cover witht hose toppings..
So here goes, let my try my luck at winning this app, it would be great!
Have a good day,
Liisa

Maryanne & Duke said...

This book is an awesome reference for even amateur designers like me. The selection of the patterns provides for endless mix and match combos (raglan sleeves, crew neck; raglan sleeves, V-neck...). All the math is calculated, and how wonderful is that when you're substituting yarns in a pattern you already have?

Donna ;} said...

This app sounds awesome! I enjoy designing and reworking patterns to make them my own! I am also a 'very big girl' so I have to adjust them! My iPod has become my 'go to' place for storage of most of my knitting info, patterns, stash, tips, videos etc. I will probably buy the app anyway but free is a price I can't resist! ;}

Denise said...

I would love to have access to all of these pattern references with me all the time.

Melissa said...

It would be so cool the get this! I am finishing up my first cardigan now and am ready to tackle more. Thanks for the opportunity!

Steven said...

Who wouldn't want to have this resource always handy? The book is fantastic, the app would be even handier!

Rebecca said...

Your Knit Handy app is great! I've only knitted top-down sweaters (am looking forward to your top-down app for sure) and would like to learn other ways. I generally prefer how-tos rather than patterns. Congrats on creating these fabulous tools in addition to your books!

Zytigg said...

How awesome it would be to have this app on my iPad.

Nicola said...

As other people have said, who could refuse such an offer! I think that someone who owns your Handy Books could knit forever without needing another pattern! Thanks, Nicola (nicolaknits.wordpress.com)

Rose said...

I've never made a sweater knitted by hand only by knitting machine. I would like to have every tool to be a success.

Dreamin Diva said...

What a great idea to have this as an app. Hope to win it and if not--it is on my list. Thanks Ann.

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Jamie Wang said...

Looking back over my knitting projects through the years, almost all of my favorite sweaters (fit well, lots of compliments from knitters and non-knitters alike) have been ones that I have taken yarn bought without a specific pattern in mind and chosen a simple sillhouette and a texture/color pattern that shows off the yarn.

I have used your handy books more times than I can count, but since I take my iPad with me more frequently, I think the app would be even more useful.

Thanks for making this possible!

Marcie said...

Because I don't have it and would use it - a lot.

Malin said...

This is an awesome book and it would be great to have it on the iPad, always accessible!

noallatin said...

Oooh, right up my tech crazy alley. My iPad is slowly turning into my personal knitting central. Thanks for offering this.

leah S said...

I would love to have this accessible on my ipad! The information would help so much...thanks for offering this to us!

Ann said...

This app would be great I like to design my own garment especially top down.

KEM said...

I'd love this app! I've never had the courage to design my own sweater, but I bet this would help.

Sharon P said...

I would love this app - I already have the book and love it!

thepaintedsheep said...

Love the book and the app would be so convenient, especially when I'm yarn shopping.

BCGramma said...

What a great idea for an app. Now I can have you with me all the time. Fantastic.

JoLynn said...

I would to add this book to my knitting library.

Suzasstuff said...

I love to knit sweaters...

vstarborn said...

I would love to win the app! I never win anything and this would be a great addition to my iphone.

Wilma.Smith said...

Sounds much more useful than an Angry Birds app! Wish me luck - and thank you.
Wilma.

MelissaH said...

I'd love to be able to take the app with me, anywhere I go!

Maaike said...

I'm just finishing spinning for a sweater and this app would be awesome to help design the sweater.

PenCraft said...

Oh my gosh, how awesome. Pick me random number generator. :)

Debra S. said...

Love your books! Love knitting! Love my iPad! Need I say more?

rebecca said...

pick me please...

Cath M said...

There are just some many reason that any knitter would love to have this app that a more difficult question would be "why not"!!!!

Thanks creating the book and offering a free app!!

Cate said...

My new iPad would love this app (and so would I)! In fact, the whole reason I got an iPad was to manage my knitting stuff (patterns, blogs, podcasts, notes, etc.) on something that I could carry with me on trips and to knitting stores. Thanks so much for sharing!

Diane said...

Perfect ap for all of those randome spun up batts that I have and can't find the right pattern for!

Meg A said...

I'd love to have this app so I can play around with it on my new Ipad and become a better sweater knitters!

gartlande said...

Oh, Yeah. I need this one too!

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!

karen alho said...

I´ve never found a sweater pattern that was exactly what I had in ny mind for a given yarn. (or fit!) this would be wonderful!

Claire Teagan said...

I love the books and use apps all the time now for knitting so what better way to combine the two. It makes it so easy to travel with knitting having the ipad.

Lucy said...

Oh, what a great app to have!! I would love to be a proud owner...

Eve said...

Something tat helps me be a mobile knitter and make sweaters that fit? What a good idea!

pattie in Geneseo said...

it would go perfectly with my new Principles of Knitting on my iPad!

Margaret Miller said...

What a great idea Ann. I'll come back and enter the android competition when they make the app. ; )

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