Wednesday, May 01, 2013

 I can't tell you guys how happy I am to be able to write this post!  

Amy is a  good friend of mine and I have been watching her work her tush off for a few years now.  All so that you can knit sweaters that look and make you feel great.  She's put her heart and soul into this project and it shows.


From the original tank top photoshoot and subsequent blog tutorials, to teaching umpteen thousand Fit to Flatter classes, to planning and shopping the book idea around, and then to I-dont-know-how-many months of straight design and knitting these 20 patterns every waking moment, she has left no stone unturned and has managed to compile an amazing collection of tips and tricks and thoughts to make your knitting all it can be. 
 

  You did hear me say 20 patterns, right?  

Each one designed with Amy's exquisite attention to detail, employing different elements of Amy's philosophy on what looks good and how to make it work for your body.   

 

She's included classic, wearable shapes, and added easy to follow commentary throughout on modifications, techniques, and styles that you can adapt to these sweaters - or any others you may be working on - so they work best for your shape.  


And if you want to see for yourself,  I've got a copy to give away.   

You can enter to win it by commenting on this post by noon on Friday May, 3!  

Since it's MAY and the sun is finally shining, how about a springy drink while you wait to see if you're the winner?

This was Maya's idea and it was amazing.  
 

Strawberry-Lime-Cilantro Smoothie

10-12  fresh strawberries
zest of one lime, and juice of half the lime
4-5 sprigs of cilantro chopped up
10-12 oz of vanilla yogurt
splash of milk
ice cubes 
 
Blend and pour.   
Serve with sliced strawberry and lime on rim. 
 We are still experimenting with our favorite booze to add.  So far gin works,  tequila is amazing, and rum is the next thing to try.
 
 

 

143 comments:

Fabiknits said...

I would love to win get this book! Thank you!
Rav ID: fabiknits

Teresa Gregorio said...

I LOVE the ideas behind this book. I have my fingers crossed to win a copy! (also, thanks for the Strawberry-Lime-Cilantro Smoothie recipe. That sounds amazing).

Sally R. said...

I was impressed she was able to get a book out with all her other activities but didn't realize she came up with 20! new designs. Now I want it even more! Thanks for the giveaway.

Christine said...

I am going to get this book either way but I would love to throw my hat in the ring. Thank you!

Saisquoi said...

That? Is a nommy looking drink. To go with the nommy book!

Savannagal said...

There are so many cute garments in this book. I would love to win a copy. Thanks for the delicious looking cocktail. I think I might add some coconut or pineapple rum to it.

Kathy Wallace said...

Love this book - it's on my wish list!

Madeleine said...

I've heard a lot about this book but haven't "met it" in person yet... Also, your cocktails seems coming from the future as rains is pouring here in Paris...come summer, come !

Liz said...

Book looks great (as does the drink)

Jessie said...

I would love to win the book, and that smoothie looks amazing!

MOB said...

Oooh this book would certainly help me level up...

Taloferia said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Would love to have this book; I've been taking the Craftsy classes and they're great.

Maureen said...

Ooh, I took one of Amy's classes a few years ago and I can't wait to get my hands on this book.

Patricia said...

I would so love to have this book! It is on my wish list on amazon.

rav: pattymatt

thefeministknitter said...

I think I need this book!

Allison Mehlenbacher said...

I adore each and every one of the patterns in this book... And I would love to win it!

Katie said...

This sounds like a book I should have in my library.

Ann said...

I would love to win this book! I'm a new knitter, haven't tackled a sweater yet, but it would be devastating if when I do it, it doesn't fit and flatter, so I will definitely need the help!

kanitta said...

So excited for this book! Amy does some really beautiful designs and I heart when designers support each other!! Great post.

Barb T. said...

Oh boy, I'd love to win this fabulous book!

Mary Buchan said...

I've been wanting to get this book - hope I win!!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

I follow both blogs and have been eyeing this book....it looks like just the thing I need to make a sweater that I will actually wear in public! Thanks for the giveaway.

meezermeowmy said...

I'd really love to win - 20 patterns! That would be inspirational!

Lisa said...

I love this book--I've been ogling Amy's patterns since I saw her in Knitscene. Can I hope that because the giveaway ends two days before my birthday that I'll have some birthday luck?

Hiedi said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win! The book and the drink look fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Oh I would love to win this book - it looks fabulous! Thanks for the chance. Terry

Tiffanie said...

Thanks for the chance to win a copy. I've got a few sweaters going (or not going as the case may be) because I'm not sure of the fit. T his book would be so handy to have.

The smoothy sounds delish, although I would swap the cilantro for basil or mint. I'm one of those for whom cilantro tastes like soap.

Shirley said...

I've been following Amy for years via her blog and think her Knit to Flatter book/classes are the best thing to hit the knitting world in a long time. I'd love a copy of her book.

ellymae68 said...

I would love to win this book, I could use the help to make this fit.
Cheer
Elly

Sherman Hill Knits said...

I would love to win a copy of the book. Just read a review by the yarn harlot. Sounds good.

nancy88 said...

I've been watching Rav as these patterns come out and I know I'd get such great use out of the book. Thanks for the chance!! :)

Rav ID: nancy88

Bridget said...

Ohhhh, what a delightful give-a-way!! I'm intimidated by knitting sweaters for myself for this exact reason- the fit! Would love to take my knitting to the next level with this!! Thank you!

Heidi said...

That would be such a wonderful book to receive! I am going to cross my fingers that luck is on my side on Friday. cheers

Sheila said...

I would love to win a copy of Knit to Flatter! Thanks for the chance.

That smoothie recipe looks pretty yummy too. I bought strawberries at the farmstand yesterday, but will need to go out and get the limes and yogurt.

Caitlyn Myers said...

I went looking for advice in Amy's old tutorials and was surprised but ultimately pleased that they've been formalized in a book. I can't wait to add it to my growing knitting library. Thanks for a chance to win it!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a very informative book....thanks for the contest.
Lyn. Ravelry. lyn41

Bethany said...

Would love to win this book!

And the drink is a great idea - love lime and cilantro!

rav id: chathamgrad

Deb C. said...

Oh yum. Thanks for the drink recipe and also for the chance to win Amy's new book. I have always admired her designs and find the custom fitting tips very innovative and exciting.

Lauren said...

What a lovely giveaway! I've heard GREAT things about this book - I'd love to have a copy come to live with me.

shanalines said...

I signed up for the craftsy class- would love to also have the book!

Katy C said...

I've never knit one of Amy's patterns, but a lot of very smart knitters are singing her praises these days.

Katherine Chapman said...

Great companion to the craftsy class. Thanks for a chance to win.

Lianne said...

I would love to win this book!!!

kayT said...

I got closer than ever before to flattering fit with your Bombay Sapphire. I know the Herzog book will push me over the edge to perfect fit!

Jan Berry said...

Looks like an awesomely useful book!

knitterlydesigns said...

My front is bigger than my back, so I always modify. I would love to have this book!

Rav: knitterlydesigns

Kathy said...

I'd like to win this book in your give a way. Always looking forward to learn more about how to fit 'me' better. Thank you!

Gwynne said...

this is like 2 gifts for spring, a head's up on a new book and a smoothie recipe to boot! Count me in!

kayteau said...

As someone who doesn't seem to be "standard" I've been reading Amy Herzog's blog eagerly. This book is going to be mine, soon!

Anonymous said...

I know this book is a winner as hopefully I will. This book will be so helpful to so many of us
Ps. Love the drink. Making one now.

Cherylann S. said...

I'd love to win the book. Being on the short and curvy, mods are always a plus in a pattern, but being able to make them "on my own" would be even better!

Erika Simmonds said...

I would love to have the book.

Pat said...

I have had my eye on this book since before it came out. would love to win it--it looks like it has a lot of great info. Thanks for the giveaway.

Gemfireknits said...

I would LOVE to get this book. I have made a few garments for myself, and more often than not I am unhappy with the fit. This looks like the perfect fix!

jensknits said...

I'm loving Amy's designs! My Ravelry queue is full of babycocktails and Amy Herzog's designs.

Love how the smoothy coordinates with the book's cover! Going to try that recipe soon.

Sarah said...

I have been following Amy and her work for a while now, and I would LOVE to win her book. :)

Anonymous said...

Long time fan of Amy's approach and it really makes a difference.
Gail

Anonymous said...

This is such an amazing book. I remember bookmarking all of her fit to flatter posts when they first came out. But it would be so nice to have them all together. I would love to win a copy. ;)

cherylmac on Rav

Serena O. said...

I can't wait to see this book in person. It looks fabulous. I am a fan of Amy's designs.
(Peacefulsea on ravelry)

ChrisC said...

I've been dying to get my hands on this book, but it's not in the budget right now (literally, just today, signed my first mortgage!) Crossing my fingers that I win :-)

Raiyne said...

I'm new to knitting sweaters and would love to have Amy's book in my library! I've been enjoying your blog as well!

ThatCleverClementine said...

Pick me, pick me! Oh yes. Please. Me. Me. Me.

... taking my grabby hands away from the computer keyboard now ...

kjechard said...

Ordered it from amazon on Monday...expecting it today...just received noticed it will not ship for 7-10 days.....made me sad!

Amanda said...

I have been looking for something like this ever since I first learned to knit five years ago! I would love a copy!

Rebekah said...

Count me in! I would love to own this book. Rav id: needlestohook

Kate said...

I need this book!

ctexas said...

the Smoothie was great it was so very hot here today it was a treat.
I so want to make sweaters fit me something that has not happened for me yet. Maybe with this book.

knittynurse said...

This book is getting such rave reviews. I am totally intrigued to see it in person.

janna said...

Oh, yes, I would like this book!

Debknits said...

I deperately need this book! I have stayed away from garments due to my shape.....larger girlw/ large bust. I would love to win this but if I don't, I will definitely be buying it.
fowlervillesdeb (Ravelry name)

Sarah {The Student Knitter} said...

This is the book I need to take my sweaters to the next level. i always feel too curvy for the knits out there, but i don't know how to do it different!

Stacey said...

- I am 6' 1" and curvy, so I always have to customize sweaters -- a must-have book for me!

Julie Kelsay said...

I would love to win this book. I bought her Craftsy class and it is amazing!

Marilyn said...

I'd love to figure out how to knit sweaters that better flatter my body. I've heard great things about Amy's new book. Thanks for the chance to win!

Angela said...

Love your smoothie recipe - never thought to put cilantro in it - must try. I'd love to win a copy of Amy's book!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win the book. I rarely make sweaters fearing they will not fit properly.This book would definitely help.
Rav id busymom07755

Jersey Shore Deb said...

Have been hearing raves about this book. It sounds like it would be great for me; I am 5'2" tall and usually need to make modifications for my short stature. Would love to REALLY know how to do it!

Sophie (MmeSissi on Rav) said...

Oh! I think I need this book. I have a cardigan I never wear and two unfinished pullovers because I don't quite like how they fit...

Suze said...

I'm 34 and just figuring out what does and does not look good on me. Some of us are late bloomers, you know.

Jenn said...

Looks like a great book! And I can't wait to try the smoothie!

Kelly K. said...

Great book and thanks for the smoothie recipe. A refreshing drink just in time for summer!

Rav ID: kellknit

lkmemphis said...

I'm taking Amy's Craftsy class, which I cannot recommend too highly. I've learned so much. So, of course, I'd love to get the book.

AmyP said...

I love Amy's work and her approach. I can't believe I haven't purchased this book yet!

Pam D'Esopo said...

I've heard all good things about this book, can't wait to see it. I'll be making this drink tomorrow-gotta substitute vanilla almond milk but it still sounds great--thinking of adding cassis or framboise!

Heli said...

I'd love to win this book :)

Anonymous said...

We are all different shapes and sizes and it's great to finally see a book for everyone. I would love to win!

Rav id - 1pbob

Velda said...

I would love to win this book.
vjferguson@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

Wonderful patterns! I'd love to win the book.
Rav id: Sannie

Karen said...

The smoothie looks yummy! I would never have thought to put cilantro in a smoothie.
The book looks fantastic! It is on my wish list:)

Debbie said...

I would love to win this book. I will be buying this one for sure (I am never lucky enough to win these things!). BUT, I am going to wait to have a spring drink. I live in Minnesota and we are getting a HUGE snowstorm right now, in May!!! No travel advised because the plows can't keep up with the snow!

Kathleen said...

This books looks like the key to helping me knit a sweater that I'm actually happy with! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

The smoothie looks delish!

katbetty on Ravelry

Dreamin Diva said...

Amy's book looks fabulous. Hope you pick me for the win.

Anonymous said...

I would be thrilled to get this book. Thanks for the chance.

Ann said...

I learned about Amy Herzog from Plucky Knitter's Blog for her sweater Alight. Since then I have followed her blog and enrolled in her Crafsty class, Fit to Flatter. I would love to win her book and start knitting sweaters. This past fall, I knit your Vodka Gimlet and love the design. I have some SQ Plucky yarn waiting to be turned into sweaters.

Lisa said...

I would love, love, love to win this book! No, seriously... :)

Lizzi said...

Thank you for the chance of winning this book. It looks amazing.

pixiewear (ravelry name) said...

mmmmmm! strawberry lime cilantro! brilliant.

as is Amy's new book. thank you so much for the chance!

Tybearwat (Rav Name) said...

I've been eyeing this book. Looks great!

Su1282 (rav name) said...

I love Amy's concepts, can't wait to apply them to some of your patterns also. Thanks so much!

Ms Fifikins said...

The drink looks great! So does the book...

melanie said...

Need to add this book to my collection! Have all the ingredients on hand for that drink so I may give it a try after work.

Coco said...

What a great book!

Susan M said...

The book sounds wonderful!

Leslie J said...

I definitely need this book--I've made too many things that didn't fit as well as I wanted. Thank you for the giveaway!

Lydia said...

i have heard so much about this book-EVERYONE needs it.

Kara said...

I've heard great things about this book & would love to win a copy! :)

Olivia (sethney on Ravelry said...

I would love this book....a perfect fit is what I want out of something I have spent hours and days and years to make.

Merinoredhead said...

There is still snow on the ground in Colorado and this would be the perfect thing to renew my faith in spring. Thank you so much for the give-away!

Eileen Dent said...

I would love to own this book! Thanks for the opportunity...and the recipe.

Hanni macht Faxen said...

I really would be happy to have this book! Thanks and go on writing your blog like you do - I read it every time you write sth new...

Hanni

Kate B said...

I took Amy's class in NYC last year. I think this book would be a nice supplement to what I learned.

Sara said...

This book has been on my wishlist for a while now! Love your blog!
Sara
sms394 on rav

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to read the book while sipping my smoothie! Yum!

ADA

Stephanie said...

I'm also very excited about Knit to Flatter and would love to win a copy. :) Here in Minnesota spring is STILL taking its time and my wardrobe could use some more flattering sweaters!

Donna said...

This book has my name written all over it. Maybe I could even finish the 4 partially done, ill-fitting sweaters in my UFO collection.

Ashley said...

Oh I love Amy's designs! This book looks fabulous and makes me sad I missed seeing her in Cambridge

Jennifer said...

Would love the direction this book would take my personal misguided style. Thanks for the opportunity!

Melissa said...

I have been excited about Amy's book coming out! Sounds like I'll need to try that smoothie this weekend!

Sarah said...

I want to win. Please!!

DianneB said...

I'm working up the courage to knit my first sweater - I think this book would help...

Margaret said...

This book has gone immediately to my must-have list. Can't wait to get a look at it.

Liz said...

Both the book and the smoothie look amazing!! Yum and yum.
-lizsto on ravelry

Erin said...

I saw the series on Amy's blog shortly before it came down for the book's release - so I'm looking forward to seeing the book (and hoping I win!).

Thanks for the smoothie and the great giveaway!

ravid: BlackPurlKnits

Gwen Manthey said...

Go GO birthday mojo! I have been asking for PayPal bumps from my friends and loved ones to get books just like this one!

Rav ID: gs1998

Lynne P said...

This book is definitely going on my wish list but I'd LOVE to win a copy :) Holloway is first on my To Do list!

Janelle Wertzberger said...

Cilantro with strawberry - inspired! And it matches Amy's book jacket!

Colleen said...

I've heard so much about this book. I'd love to have it in my library.

Beatrice said...

I've heard so many great things about this book! I'd love a copy!

suzenew said...

What a great opportunity. I would enjoy having this book.

Heather aka Proud Mama said...

This book has been on my list. Glad to know it is as good as it seems!

Jani said...

That smoothie looks amazing! And yes, please, I would love to win a copy of this book.

masshag said...

This book is definitely n my Amazon wish list. The smoothie looks delicious!
Rav ID Masshag

dianne said...

I'm really interested in this book and I'd love to take her class as well!

Renee W said...

Hoping I win this book! I live in Minnesota and Spring is taking it's time getting here. Winning this book sure will brighten my day. I know the drink will.

Anonymous said...

Oh me, me me! Please! Love your designs btw.

ravel id: thlang

Kristin said...

I've been hearing about this book all over and can't wait to get a copy for myself. I hope I win one!

Kristin

Rav: krismi

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this great book. My sweaters will look so much better!

Jane Pio said...

I would love to win this book. My sweaters are wanting to be more awesome. Thanks!

Susan said...

I'm looking forward to acquiring Fit to Flatter. I have learned much from comments of others and look forward to even more when I read the book.

Anonymous said...

I'm a big fan of Amy's and would love to knit sweaters with a better fit.

Judy said...

Bravo to Amy! Absolutely amazing and inspirational and exactly what I have been looking for. Fingers and toes are crossed in hopes of being able to even hold this book let alone knit all 20 designs.

jelam said...

The more I hear about this book the more I want it!

Lee said...

Please include me in the contest; I knit for the immediate family. None of us are "standard size" so I'm always interested in good ideas about fit, style, and adjusting published patterns. Thanks, Lee