Metropolitan Knits Giveaway!

Written by Sarah on July 25th, 2013 Posted in giveaway, knits, new york city

I recently got a copy of Melissa Wehrle’s new book Metropolitan Knits. I was really intrigued because the patterns are all inspired by New York, designed by a New York designer. Obviously, I love everything inspired by this city. While I thought the city would be hard to capture in knitwear, Wehrle’s designs are all beautiful and diverse! I love that there are a lot of different textures and shapes. I think she was able to really capture the feel of the city in the garments.

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It’s really fun and exciting to think about New York as an inspiration for knitwear. The people here inspire me the most. I see a pattern or a shape or a color and it gets me thinking. The atmospheres of different neighborhoods give me great ideas, too, but I’m not sure if I’ve ever looked at the architecture and drama of New York with that kind of eye.

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And there are so many pieces in this book that I like, I’m having a hard time choosing which one I want to make first. I love the Skyline tunic. It really reminds me of Hearst Tower with that diamond pattern. That’s definitely one of my favorite buildings! But I have really fallen in love with the Bleecker Street cardigan. It looks super comfortable, just what I’d want to wear on a crisp fall day, walking down Bleecker on my way to work!

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And you’ll have a hard time choosing, too! Because Interweave has been nice enough to give away a copy of Metropolitan Knits to one lucky reader! Here’s how to enter: Check out the Ravelry page for the Metropolitan Knits book. Leave a comment below with your favorite pattern (and don’t forget to leave your contact info so I can get in touch if you’re the winner). (Only fine print: US only, sorry!) It’s that easy. I’ll be choosing the winner on August 1st!

So, which design is your favorite?

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Comments (31)

  • Emma
    July 25, 2013 at 2:35 pm |

    Wow, there’s a lot to choose from! I’d have to go for the Sunday Henley – I’m a sucker for a good bit of lace, and I can imagine it in a rich jewel tone, wandering the streets of NYC in the autumn (I wish!)

  • GemfireKnits
    July 25, 2013 at 3:51 pm |

    Oh, I love so many, especially the Skyline Tunic, the Meier Cardigan and the Magnolia cardigan. But oh, look at the Brooklyn Bridge…Too many to choose from!

  • July 25, 2013 at 4:40 pm |

    Lovely patterns but I’d have to say my favorite is the Union Square Cowl. I’m a fan of both cowls & Union Square!

  • July 25, 2013 at 4:59 pm |

    I like the skyline tunic!

  • Cindy
    July 25, 2013 at 7:16 pm |

    They are all lovely but I really like Le Cirque.

  • July 25, 2013 at 7:51 pm |

    I love so many of these patterns. The collection as a whole is great, but I think Washington Square Cardigan would be the first thing I knit from this. And in Eco Wool!

  • July 25, 2013 at 8:36 pm |

    The Meier Cardigan is really my favorite. I love that eyelet lace on the sleeves!!

  • July 26, 2013 at 1:25 am |

    The Atrium Cardigan is what caught my eye!

  • Jessie
    July 26, 2013 at 2:51 am |

    I think my favorite is the Atrium Cardigan, because it looks super comfy & ‘dressy’ enough to wear to work! I’ll definitely have to make it, maybe in a neutral so it’s less obvious when I wear it every day.

  • Heather Burris
    July 26, 2013 at 7:43 am |

    I’m having a hard time choosing, but I love the Open Air Cardigan and the Carriage House Cardigan. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Allispin
    July 26, 2013 at 8:04 am |

    Aah I can’t pick between the Washington Square Cardigan and the Union Square Cowl. Both so beautiful!

  • Molly
    July 26, 2013 at 8:54 am |

    I would love to knit up the open air cardigan

  • July 26, 2013 at 2:25 pm |

    I love the skyline tunic. And the cobblestone hoodie, cause stripes!

  • Jessica
    July 26, 2013 at 2:44 pm |

    After the cool spell yesterday I’mgoing to have to start the Washington Square Cardi soon! And I can see making a few Union Square Cowls as Christmas presents!

  • July 26, 2013 at 2:52 pm |

    Hands down, my favorite pattern is the Open Air Pullover!

  • KristiLynn
    July 26, 2013 at 3:01 pm |

    Oh the Carriage House Cardigan!! I’ve been obsessing over drape lately and this has the perfect amount.

  • July 26, 2013 at 5:01 pm |

    That’s been on my wishlist since I saw it in the window at Knitty City ages ago! I think the Skyline Tunic is my favorite!

  • Julieca
    July 28, 2013 at 7:29 am |

    I think the Skyline Tunic is my favorite, it looks so interesting and elegant and still easy to wear (although with the current temperatures, I’d probably prefer the Atrium Cardigan)

  • Carol Aull
    July 28, 2013 at 11:36 am |

    I love the Carriage House Cardigan – hope I win!

  • Aristi
    July 30, 2013 at 5:04 am |

    I am very intrigued by the courtyard pullover and the museum sweater! Thank you and Interweave for the chance to win such a lovely book!

  • Megan
    July 30, 2013 at 7:11 am |

    I can’t decide between the Union Square Cowl and the Skyline Tunic as my favorites, but they are all amazing designs!

  • July 30, 2013 at 10:45 am |

    I love, love, love the Bleecker street cardigan! I have been mentally going through my stash to pick the perfect yarn for it. Such a classic design!

  • lea tribble
    July 30, 2013 at 6:22 pm |

    I’ve had the Washington Square Cardigan in my ravelry favorites list for a while now. Would love to knit one for myself.

  • Sarah Mahoney
    July 30, 2013 at 9:17 pm |

    I think I have dreamt of the courtyard pullover before seeing it on ravelry just now. It is so beautiful and I hope to make it one day in navy with a touch of sheen.

  • July 31, 2013 at 12:44 am |

    love the inspiration behind this book, beautiful patterns. i think i love the bleecker street cardigan. so simple and perfect! thank you!

  • Olivia Pham
    July 31, 2013 at 2:45 am |

    I’ve seen this book all over lately, and I have to agree that all the patterns are so chic wearable! My two favorites have to be the Skyline tunic or Museum sweater. I picture myself roaming the Met in those knits!

  • angie s.
    July 31, 2013 at 11:08 am |

    I truly love them all. It is rare that I want to knit the entire collection.

  • Susan Lingren
    July 31, 2013 at 2:30 pm |

    Love the Washington Square hat! I’m a sucker for hats:)This is a great books with lovely photos!

  • tamara h.
    August 1, 2013 at 8:44 am |

    They are all beautiful but I would like to make the Bleecker Street cardigan!

  • Brynna
    August 1, 2013 at 12:57 pm |

    I’ve been in love with these patterns since I first saw them… I think the Skyline tunic or the Magnolia Cafe cardi would be the first things on my needles.

  • August 1, 2013 at 1:12 pm |

    Very difficult to choose, but I’ll take the Courtyard Pullover. Beautiful designs and photos.

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