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.

64 thoughts on “Handy Sweaters–Register to Win”

  1. 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!

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

  4. 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?

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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…

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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! ;}

  14. 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! ;}

  15. 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! ;}

  16. 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! ;}

  17. 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! ;}

  18. 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! ;}

  19. 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! ;}

  20. 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! ;}

  21. 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!

  22. 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!

  23. 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)

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

  25. 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!

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

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

  28. 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!!

  29. 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!

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

  31. 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!

  32. 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.

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