February 2nd, 2013

The Finer Edge Giveaway

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 We’re pairing up with one of our favorite designers, Kristin Omdahl, to give away a signed copy of her newest book, The Finer Edge!

We’ll also be giving away a bottle of her Wrapture scent from Eucalan, a cone of our 2/14 Alpaca Silk (to make the Palmira Shawl featured in the book), a Knitter’s Pride Dreamz Crochet hook: US size E/4/3.50mm, and a $25 Gift Certificate to WEBS.

Just leave a comment here and on Kristin’s Blog letting us know why you’d like a copy of the book. All comments must be posted by 11:59PM  EST on Thursday, February 7th to be entered to win. We’ll announce the winner on the blog on Saturday Feb 9th.


Marketing Coordinator at WEBS - America's Yarn Store
Sara learned to knit and crochet as a child and added spinning and weaving to her skills after being hired at WEBS in 2006. While crochet is her #1 love, she is also very fond of her husband and their 2 daughters.

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178 Responses to “The Finer Edge Giveaway”

  1. missmoxie Says:

    Is it bad luck to be first? I need this book because every baby blanket that I make has a boring edge. I’d like to knit something that doesn’t look so rustic and I think some of these edgings will make even a simple knit look spectacular. Thanks!

  2. Sheri Says:

    You can never have too many crochet edge patterns!

  3. Caroline Says:

    I don’t know nearly enough about edging options, and I’d love to learn more.

  4. Gracey Says:

    It’s always wonderful to have new ideas for those finishing touches…

  5. Amy Lamash Says:

    I would love the book because everything Kristin does is amazing!

  6. Jen Says:

    I’d love this book because I think it would help me be more adventurous with my crochet!

  7. Amy Mason Says:

    I would love this book to give my hubby who is the crocheter here!

  8. GinaSwanson Says:

    I am currently working on two afghans and they both need some nice edgings. Will get lots od ides from this book

  9. Samantha Portugal Edwards Says:

    I would love this book because the edging of a garment can really change the way it looks. Edgings can be used on everything from shawls to blankets. Thanks for a chance to win!

  10. Chelsea W Says:

    I would love to win this book because I would love to learn more crochet and make Kristen’s gorgeous garments!

  11. Tasha M. Troy Says:

    I have been crocheting for a long time, since 1985 at least, and have worked primarily with worsted weight yarns making afghans. Recently I’ve become interested in making garments with lighter-weight yarns, and I really like the designs of Kristin Omdahl. I find them to be very flattering. This prize would enable me to increase my skills in garment-making.

  12. Sheila Says:

    I’m still a newbie at crocheting. This would be a great reference book for me and help me expand my skills.

  13. Skye Allyn Stolnitz Says:

    Please enter me to win this book! I am just diving into learning more about edging and this would be a perfect tutorial! Thanks!

  14. Meg Howard Says:

    I’ve been meaning to learn how to crochet for a very long time…I’m a pretty darn accomplished knitter but have never learned past the simple chain or poorly crocheted single crochet edge. With my own copy of this book I’m certain to pick up a hook and really go after some of the beautiful techniques shown here! And besides, shortly I will have a plethora of grandbaby clothes to knit!!

  15. MelodyJ Says:

    I need to take on crocheting to the next level. I love making hats but I’m ready for something new and different.

  16. Patricia Says:

    One of the most fantastic things about knitting is you are never done learning. I am now ready to begin to enhance projects with edgings and I would love to win this gift!

  17. Jessica Says:

    That looks like a wonderful book. I don’t crochet nearly enough myself and it looks like a great addition to any crafters library.

  18. betford Says:

    I have a closetful of woven shawls and wraps (I LOVE! them), but several of them seem, well, unfinished. Some of these lovely, lovely edgings would be just the thing!

  19. Steff Says:

    Tried several edgings from KDTV episodes and loved how easy they were. Can’t wait to see them all in one place!

  20. hotknitter Says:

    I’d love to learn about new edgings – always great to have handy to top off projects.
    hotknitter on rav

  21. Petra Says:

    The edgings look so beautiful on the cover of the book. I’d LOVE to learn them.

  22. MaryB Says:

    I have been drooling over this book for quite some time – it is on my official wish list.

  23. Crystal Says:

    I love adding crocheted edging to a lot of my projects. This book will added to by go to edgings.

  24. AnnP Says:

    I’d love to win this and learn some of the edgings for my shawls. Thank You!

  25. Sara Z Says:

    They look gorgeous! I always wanted to learn how to create beautiful edgings!

  26. Maryanne Cadwell Says:

    love to add those edgings to my knits for a classy look

  27. Sally H Says:

    I love crochet edgings, and am always looking to learn new designs. They can add so much interest to any project. The Alpaca Silk is gorgeous!

  28. Shadow Byrd Says:

    The yarn is a gorgeous color and the cover hints at so many beautiful projects. I’d love to make a stunning shawl with the yarn using some of the patterns in the book.

  29. Helen Says:

    I love to knit and crochet but as a poor college student I don’t have the money to buy good materials :(

  30. JudyAnn Says:

    Oh, I’d love that book! And that yarn is my color!

  31. Diane Says:

    Always nice to have an “edge” reference book….

  32. JudyAnn Says:

    Edgings on a simple shawl would be a perfect new idea, and that yarn color is so me!

  33. dfuller55 Says:

    Lovely book! Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway!

  34. MargaretK Says:

    I enjoyed the podcast, as always. Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful book!

  35. Trina Says:

    I love to crochet and would enjoy having a new book to work from.

  36. darsynia Says:

    What a lovely book, I’m excited to take a look at it! Crafting runs in my family and for years I was so frustrated that I couldn’t get the hang of crocheting! Now I have finally mastered it in my 30s and one of the reasons I set out to learn how no matter what was because of the amazing edgings that are possible in crochet, no lie! So a book like this is totally up my alley!

  37. diane tetreault Says:

    It’s about time I learn how to do this gorgeous stuff… many thanks

  38. Michelle Kroll Says:

    I love Kristin’s crochet aesthetic. What a splendid prize pack!

  39. Mindy Says:

    My to do list for 2013 includes improving my crochet skills. This giveaway could send me on my way!

  40. Deanna MacCrone Johnson Says:

    Beautiful stuff, and perfect antidote for day job woes.

  41. Jean Castle Says:

    I absolutely love this the 2/14 alpaca silk. I both crochet with it and use it on my knitting machine.

  42. Mary Anne Sedney Says:

    I think I would find this book an inspiration, for new ways to use crochet edges—expand the repertoire!

  43. Mel Sundquist Says:

    What a great giveaway! I’d love the book because crochet edgings are so versatile and useful and beautiful – I use them all the time but am really horrible at coming up with my own patterns.

  44. Judy11 Says:

    I knit for a toddler granddaughter and loe these trims as option to make her items girly girly!!

  45. Doris Moran Dempsey Says:

    Inspiring book-would love to own it!

  46. Deb Smith Boyle Says:

    The right edging can really make a simple design so special. I’d love to add this book to my collection.

  47. alepont Says:

    What a lovely giveaway!! Thanks for the chance!!!

  48. BethM Says:

    I love year on comes!

  49. BethM Says:

    I love yarn on cones!

  50. Jio Says:

    Love the idea of crochet edging updated. Great interview.

  51. Maryann Walsh Says:

    Love to have the book and be inspired to see all the ways crochet edges can be used.

  52. Christine Tochihara Says:

    Although I’ve been exclusively knitting for several years, I was recently inspired to pick up my hook again. This book looks truly inspiring and useful for many crocheted and knitted items.

  53. Judy Says:

    Perfect in every way !

  54. Megan Erikson Says:

    I love to crochet and would enjoy having a new book to work from

  55. Bobbie Eicher Says:

    Some of those look like they’d be really interesting to learn to make!

  56. Geraldine Scott Says:

    I would love the book because crocheted edges give such a nice finished touch!

  57. Tammy Long Says:

    What crocheter wouldn’t want a copy? (big eyed smile) I would love a copy simply because I would love a collection of crochet edging in the convenience of a book.

  58. Hope Says:

    Such a great idea!

  59. Maureen Says:

    What a helpful book of ideas and such.

  60. JoaninMo Says:

    Love the blanket and shawl!

  61. Janet Says:

    The book looks wonderful. I love learning g to styles and techniques. I enjoy watching Kristin on her TV segment. It plays every week on our local PBS .

  62. Kris Says:

    I would love to win this book and make my first shawl! Everything looks so gorgeous

  63. Ember Isle Says:

    I want to show my daughter some creative stitches she can use for embellishment, because she thinks she’s too slow to start from scratch!

  64. Michelle McMillen Says:

    My MIL crochets and this would make an AWESOME Mother’s Day gift for her!

  65. Kara Says:

    These borders look gorgeous! I just finished my first large crochet project (a granny square blanket), and I’d love to try something that would continue to push me and develop my skills.

  66. Kara Says:

    Would love a copy of The Finer Edge.

    Question: Where on Kristin’s blog should we comment?

  67. Maria Beuttenmuller Says:

    Another amazing podcast…full of great info and alas, a truly great chance to win a fabulous prize! Thanks, Kristin! Here’s hoping!

  68. rlyn Says:

    Beautiful book! I would love to win a copy.

  69. Kate Says:

    I love to knit, but have never managed to learn to crochet. A friend offered to teach me the other night, and it would be lovely to have a new book full of things to try to inspire me to keep going with it!

  70. Susan aka paintermom Says:

    I have recently rewhet my whistle regarding crochet. It would be lovely to have this book as fresh inspiration.

  71. tri Says:

    Those borders looks amazing. I’ve been into knitting lately, but looking at the gorgeous pattern will strike me back to crochet :D

  72. Pat Says:

    I really would like to win. Even if I consider myself an expert knitter and an intermediate crocheter is always a pleasure to browse and rediscover stitches and techniques.

  73. Fran Says:

    My husband is in the hospital and I want easily picked up then interrupted projects to work on while there. I’ve been making entrelac shawls with crochet borders. Just from the cover I can see that this would be a wonderful book for me now.

  74. Vickie Says:

    The alpaca silk looks lovely!

  75. Dawna Says:

    I would love to have a copy of Kristin’s book as I love to add crochet edgings to my knitting. The book cover is very inspirational!

  76. SpecialKnits Says:

    I stopped crocheting when I started knitting and have been thinking of picking it up again. This would be just the right start for me.

  77. Appy Says:

    The edgings on the book cover look gorgeous, and very inspirational!! The book+yarn+hook+eucalan would be the perfect combo to have for my next project.

  78. Anne Clark Says:

    I’ve been a fan of Kristin’s work for quite a few years now. I’m always looking for that perfect finishing edge for my crochet and knitting designs and would love a copy of this book!

  79. kimlaird Says:

    beautiful book and love all the finishing edges.

  80. Violet Luciak Says:

    Just what I needed a great edging book for my afghans

  81. Jessica Snell Says:

    I’ve enjoyed Kristen’s patterns for a long time – I made her Petals Wrap cardigan and it was such a lovely design. Love to have another book by her!

  82. Rachelle Crosbie Says:

    I’d love this book as I don’t have much on crochet and I’d like to learn how to do crochet edgings.

  83. EL Says:

    I’d be delighted to have this book.The edgings would open up new creative ways to embellish my crocheted cardigans.

  84. Mom2Schnauzers Says:

    I mainly knit but what a lovely way to finish things off! Crochet edgings look so elegant!!!

  85. Vicki Lynch Says:

    The edging patterns in the book would really add to a project. I don’t know how to crochet yet, but it might be time to learn.

  86. Carmen Says:

    I need some new ideas for edging and these look beautiful!

  87. Amanda Says:

    This book looks great! I’m currently struggling on the edging of an afghan (my first big experience with it) and this would help greatly!

  88. SallyV Says:

    Patterns look interesting…..and alpaca / silk…….great combination!

  89. lewaletzko Says:

    I think this book might make my birthday wish list. Thanks for the give-a-way!

  90. Margo W Says:

    I am always looking for edging ideas. This book looks great.

  91. Teresa Says:

    I love using fine yarn when I knit and crochet. I think it makes the finished item look so much more elegant.

  92. Sylvia Bloch Says:

    I really enjoy knitting lace shawls, and I’d love to try adding new techniques and borders. Thanks for the chance to win!

  93. pattybsparks Says:

    would love to win this

  94. HicksNeunert Stephanie Says:

    I really enjoy Kristin’s designs, and this book is on the list to add to my crochet library. This is an awesome giveaway.

  95. Kristin Says:

    I would love to add some elegance and new life to my garments using this book.

  96. Debbie Hallamek Says:

    Yes please!!! I would love to win. Thanks!

  97. Julie Slusser Says:

    I would love a copy of The Finer Edge so that I can add beautiful edgings to my knit and crochet shawls that I make for our Shawl Ministry :D

  98. Heather HS Says:

    I love the emerald green border on the cover – so pretty!

  99. Rosemarie Says:

    I’d love a copy of The Finer Edge so that I can start crocheting attractive edgings to add to some of my knitwear. Definitely an awesome giveaway!!!!

  100. MiriamR Says:

    I just enjoyed the interview. I have made a few of Kristin’s designs, and if I am not luck enough to win this book, I’ll simply order it!

  101. Melissa Hellman Says:

    I’m glad to see a new book about edgings. I have a knitting machine, and edgings are always an issue with large pieces of stockinette stitch.

  102. Shannon Yeaton Says:

    Thank you for a great interview. I really like Kristin’s designs and have been wanting to start crocheting!

  103. Adriana Says:

    I would love to win this book and other prizes. The edgings would look amazing on my baby blankets! :)

  104. Terri Says:

    I’m keeping my fingers crossed I win Kristin’s new book and other gifts!!! I have never won anything in my whole life and I would be on ‘cloud nine’! Kristin is one of my favorite people in the fiber world. I watch “Knitting Daily” and became familiar with her there, so now I follow her on her blog, facebook, and Ravelry. She’s just a super sweet person. Her edgings that she so often illustrates on “Knitting Daily” totally amaze me, they’re beautiful. Thanks. Terri in TN

  105. Amy Says:

    I love Kristin’s designs and 2/14 alpaca silk. Thanks for the great contest and another interesting podcast.

  106. Kathy Says:

    What a great giveaway!

  107. lisa Says:

    Fantastic! I’ve just finished an afghan, and need to actually finish it!

  108. Annie Says:

    Amazing edgings make such a difference in making knitted garments look professionally done, and Kristin’s are really wonderful. I can’t wait to use her book for a wedding afghan I am working on!

  109. LoriB Says:

    I’m always looking to challenge myself with new techniques and finishings. Thanks for the giveaway!

  110. Kathleen Says:

    Loved the interview. Can’t wait to see the book.

  111. Meredith Says:

    I would love a copy of this book! It looks beautiful and full of great ideas and information.

  112. MMRICH Says:

    I am crochet beginner.This is gonna be excellent inspiring .

  113. Sarah from Ctown Says:

    I love the idea of combining edges. I have a couple knit and crochet edging books that I look to for inspiration and this would make a great addition! Thanks for the opportunity.

  114. Christina Oehl Says:

    It is the edging that makes a simple item special and one of a kind.

  115. sjanova Says:

    I’m still learning to use my crochet hooks (and those I inherited from my mother) and moving on with both knitted and crocheted edgings. I always enjoy Kristin’s segments on the TV program and it was great to hear from her.

  116. Mamta Motiyani Says:

    Beautiful edgings!! I always love Kristin’s designs. It would be a pleasure to have a copy of one of my favorite designer.

  117. Linda Says:

    I would love to win a copy of Kristin’s book. I enjoy adding crochet to my knit projects.

  118. lsk Says:

    love the edgings!

  119. Abby Sinclair Says:

    I’ve never though about adding edging to knits I’m going to have to add this to my reference liberary.

  120. Erica Barker Says:

    I love Kristin’s work, and have one of her other books. Plus I’m an avid crocheter and knitter, and I adore the fact that she works in both areas. Crocheted edging on knit fabric is particularly lovely.

  121. DonnaM Says:

    The finishing touches on any hand-made item takes it from rustic to craft. This book is on my wish list now.

  122. Margaret Says:

    I am always looking for ways to finish a project right! I really want to try the Wrapture. What a cool name.

  123. angela mcwhorter Says:

    this would help with the edgings on my blankets in progress! thanks :)

  124. Karen S Says:

    What beautiful edgings! I would love to win this book so I can beautifully finish some handmade items.

  125. debwp Says:

    These edges would really add a touch of elegance to my knitted sweaters and shawls!

  126. Papfabs Says:

    Love Kristin Omdahl and her designs. Adding “Edgings” to my library would be a great asset to my own projects.

  127. Merri Williams Says:

    I first learned about crocheted edgings from my husband’s grandmother who made them for all of her “pillow slips” that she embroidered. She lived to be 97 years old and made everything by hand or with her treadle sewing machine. The edgings on the cover of this book remind me very much of her work. I can’t wait to get it and try some of these out for myself. :-)

  128. Laura Says:

    Great podcast – thanks!

  129. Linda Says:

    Love the Palmira shawl. Edgings would be a great addition to my library.

  130. Sheri Says:

    The book sounds great.

  131. Ann Says:

    I have a friend, Brenda T, who has been there for me over and over! She is a dedicated crocheter and has passed on her love of crochet to many people. (myself included). I would love to give her this book. (may I please keep the yarn if I win?) The book is way beyond me, but would be perfect for Brenda.

  132. Mindy Says:

    Would love to try them!

  133. Martha Bond Says:

    I’m working on a project right now that needs a beautiful edge like one of these. Your book looks like exactly what I need.

  134. Debra Lea Says:

    I love crochet edgings and use them for a lot of different textiles. I’d love the opportunity to own the book! Thanks…debra

  135. Amanda Verwey Says:

    I love listening to Kristen talking about what she does. She’s always has something interesting to say. The edgings look wonderful.

  136. Amy C Berger Says:

    I live for reference books…edgings are so versatile!

  137. Rachel Says:

    I am always looking for stitch dictionaries that have more elaborate designs than just the basics. This seems like a wonderful collection of more feminine designs.

  138. Susan H Says:

    Edgings are the finishing touch on fine knits! Kristin is a fantastic designer!

  139. dmw Says:

    Love the idea of being able to embellish and/or finish my projects with the edgings of my projects! thanks for considering me

  140. Eileen Says:

    The details make the project irresistible. This work is a treasure for those of us who are fostering our creativity.

  141. Sue Schaefer Says:

    oh, pick me… I need this book

  142. Kathy Says:

    I think this book would be great to have. I’m always nervous about doing crochet edging.

  143. trois fois Says:

    I too started as a child to crochet and knit. I really enjoy ready set knit and look forward to future episodes. Absolutely love Kristin and I have purchased some of her books.

  144. Jean Says:

    Beautiful Edge designs <3

  145. Kmnsw Says:

    I hope to make something that beautiful someday

  146. Anne DuMont Says:

    Ah, yes, the edgings…the finishing touch.

  147. Jacqlin Sue Cannon Says:

    I started watching Kristin on the Knitting Daily TV Show on our OPB Station. She is so sweet and excited about her craft! As I do not have anything published of hers, I’d love to receive this new book.

  148. Cheryl Says:

    I love to collect knitting and crochet books.

  149. Jacqlin Sue Cannon Says:

    I listened to Ready, Set, Knit!, and agree with you, Kathy about crocheting an edge being less complicated than picking up stitches and knitting! Having this book by Kristin Omdahl would be a great addition to my knitting/crochet reference library!

  150. Merry Says:

    I love and admire Kristin…what an amazing fiber artist! Would love a copy of her new book! Have watched hr on tv and she makes things so easy to understand!

  151. Trish Says:

    No hedging on edging.

  152. Linda Hensens Says:

    My first podcast! I really enjoyed it!

  153. mary Says:

    I love the images from this book. I think decorative crochet edgings are one of the most beautiful treatments for any knitted garment. How great to be able to have a book for such great inspiration

  154. Carol Says:

    Such pretty edgings! Add a few inches of “body”.. instant shawl for those of us who’ve never made one yet!

  155. sweetie3480 Says:

    I would love to create a collection of crochet books including this new book by Kristin Omdahl! The edgings are gorgeous and I love everything she designs, I would love to win this book!

  156. Starkat Says:

    This is a must have book for those of us who are unimpressed with ordinary knitted edges and would like to add more beauty to our work. This book definitely needs to be in my knitting/crochet library. I sure would love to win it!

  157. Shirley Says:

    I am new to Webs and your podcasts. I am going to have to start at the beginning. I am working on stretching my skill as I want to start designing crochet projects.

  158. Kathleen Says:

    Wow! What a great resource. I can think of many ways that I would use this book. And I might even learn to be a better crocheter. Thanks for the give-away.

  159. Laurie Says:

    Love love Kristin’s patterns! Fingers crossed!

  160. Mary B. Marx Says:

    I have a small knitting business and find new ideas always helpful toward giving variety and a sense of the special to products for sale. This book would clearly prove helpful in that. I also am a member of a weekly group of knitters and crocheters with whom I would share the book.

  161. ajoye Says:

    I was intrigued by your conversation on the podcast about using crocheted edgings on knitted items. I’m primarily a knitter but I would love to explore some of the edgings in this book to add interest to the shawls I love to knit.

  162. Spirited Bohemian Says:

    Hi, I received an email from WEBS about the podcast contest, so went
    through the motions of setting up iTunes on my new phone and subscribing
    to this interview. I thought I would listen to a few so I could comment. I have only just listened to the Finer Edge interview on Ready Set Knit, and will listen to it a few times more.

    My goal is to teach shawl and sock knitting and to design some of my own. I love to knit and can also crochet. I like the finer fabrics, so my crochet has
    been in thread most of the time in the past. The idea of combining Kristen’s
    edges/fabric with my shawl designs has my head spinning.

    I decided to get your book right away, and then you mentioned this contest. So
    let’s see if I’m randomly picked, and if not, then the book is the next
    on my list of things to do. I am 63, and have raised 6 kids since I was 15 – the second bunch of 3 are my grandchildren, the oldest is 28. Life is starting to slow down a bit and I want to teach knitting and have a shop and design shawls.

  163. Connie Miller Keck Says:

    This is beautiful, I love the design, color, everything.

  164. Tricia Miller Says:

    Oh wow, this looks like a fabulous book, and I’ve used crochet edges on every single one of my knitted winter scarves. I’m so much better at crochet than knitting, and I love combining both in my projects as much as possible. Thanks for this great opportunity.

  165. Lifeoneahomestead Says:

    I’d love to win a copy of this book. What a wonderful resource of edgings.

  166. mng Says:

    Thanks to WEBS for the crochet love! This book would be so helpful in designing shawl borders! And I love your 2/14 alpaca silk.

  167. AutumnsMom Says:

    I met Kristin at Stitches Midwest – what a great lady! It would be wonderful to win a copy of her new book and bottle of Wrapture.

  168. Lisa H-L Says:

    When I was 7 my mother taught me to crochet by having me crochet lace edges on linen hankies. I still remember the thin thread in shades of pink, and mom pulling out the edge whenever I made a mistake. I must have crocheted the edge on each hankie ten times before I learned to take care. I don’t think I’ll return to such fine crochet, but your book makes me think of many creative things I would like to do combining crochet with my knitting.

  169. Emily House Says:

    Oh, this looks like a great package and that purple is beautiful! I’d love to win this!

  170. maricela perdomo Says:

    Can’t wait to do some crochet trims from this book!

  171. Tara Dyer Broskie Says:

    I would love to crochet with this thread, I’ve never tried it. My Nane used to crochet finer items.

  172. Amy Williams Says:

    Can’t wait to try your new jasmine scent on my sheets.

  173. Gretchen Says:

    I’ve wanted to learn how to crochet and the trims look so cool that I want to learn now!

  174. Cindy Minota Says:

    Very interesting interview-thank you for the giveaway! I would like to add the edgings to my collection of crochets I have from my great grandmother and grandmother!

  175. Kari Says:

    Thank you for the giveaway! The edgings love beautiful and I LOVE jasmine!

  176. Tammy Says:

    I enjoy the podcast. I am interested in learning how to modify edging on garments. Thanks for the contest.

  177. rogue1 Says:

    I’d love to find some fun and fresh edgings to add to curtains for my daughter’s new house!

  178. Sue Says:

    I thank you for the opportunity to win this amazing gift package! I am relatively new to crochet and loving it! Learning how to do fancy lovely edges things would be great! I have a couple books now on the stitches and this would be a lovely match up.
    Thanks again for the chance!

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