Crafting

"Knitting Off the Axis" book giveaway

Why not try a brand new approach to knitting? Designer Mathew Gnagy offers insight into non-traditional ways for knitting sweaters — sideways and at odd angles in his recently published book, “Knitting Off The Axis, Projects + Techniques for Sideways Knitting” (Interweave Books/$24.95).

The book is divided into three sections, Truly Sideways, Mostly Sideways and Every-Which-Way. The patterns are unique and offer a close to the body fit with lots of interesting texture. The designs are unique and modern. Check out the fancy bell-shaped sleeve sweater on the cover, featured on page 20 with easy-to-follow detailed instructions. It’s one that’s sure to bring tons of compliments and you’ll be the envy of fellow knitters.

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

Happy Knitting and Good Luck!!!