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'A Handknit Romance' book giveaway

Knitwear designer Jennie Atkinson who currently designs for publications like Rowan magazines, “Vogue Knitting,” and “The Knitter” magazine, has just put together a collection of beautiful garments inspired by the past in her new book, “A Handknit Romance, 22 Vintage Designs with Lovely Details” (Interweave/$24.95).

The fitted designs featured in the book are created with techniques such as pin-tucks, picot trims, crochet edges, lace beading, and embroidery, adding to their vintage appeal. Fine yarns, in a range of textures, are used to achieve the finished look.

For a chance to win a copy of the book, just email me at jbrown@detnews.com with a story about your knitting experience. Please put the word “vintage” in the subject line, and REMEMBER to include your name and address.

Good Luck!!!

Jocelynn Brown
Jocelynn Brown is a Detroit News Features staffer who has always loved to make things. She likes to crochet, knit, make dolls, bead, sew and more.