knitting by design | a giveaway.

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have y’all ever stumbled upon emma dime (aka emma robertson)? she’s one of those creative and completely adorable people that all of a sudden i start seeing everywhere, all over the internet. emma is a graphic designer, blogger and knitter from dallas, texas who just moved to oakland and has a fabulous studio there — and she’s just put out a brand new book, Knitting by Design. It’s a crafting book she wrote with Chronicle Books and it’s beautifully photographed by max wangerso we decided to give a copy away to three lucky readers.

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Knitting by Design includes 15 stylish projects, which emma presents with hand-drawn sketches, eye candy–laden mood boards, and Polaroids of the objects that inspired her — and encourages knitters to think outside of the yarn box by incorporating other materials into their wares, from a knitted vest with a leather pocket to a breezy tank with a dip-dyed finish. With page after page of stunning photography by max, this book will motivate us to look around, cull inspiration, and design our own fabulous looks.

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**COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED AND WINNER’S HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED ON TWITTER.**

to enter to win one of three copies Knitting by Design all you need to do is simply:

• hop on over to emma’s beautiful instagram account and follow along by monday, february 3rd. if you don’t have an instagram account (and you should — it’s so much fun!), you can follow me on twitter or facebook instead.

• comment back here letting us know you followed her on instagram; (or me on twitter or facebook) to enter to win.

• as always, be sure to leave a way to reach you via twitter, facebook, email or your website.

• we’ll announce the three winners on my twitter account the week of february 3rd, so be sure to follow me.

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* all photos by emma dime.

Comments
222 Responses to “knitting by design | a giveaway.”
  1. Nicole says:

    Followed! (how exciting!)

  2. Greta says:

    I know exactly who I would gift this book to, meanwhile, I get to enjoy her Instagram. Thanks for introducing me to another new talent!

  3. Hester says:

    Done! I’m cross stitching myself, but I would love to get my hands on one of Emma’s designs.

  4. emma lamb says:

    Oh, Emma’s book looks utterly gorgeous, I’m excited to see it for myself!
    Following you on Facebook, Victoria :)
    xx

  5. RACHEL Elsey says:

    This book looks great. I already see sho many projects I’d like too try.

    Vintagehoneybee.blogspot.com

  6. Alana B says:

    Gorgeous!
    (Following Emma’s Instagram)

  7. Xenia Apos says:

    Followed!!! Cross my fingers for luck!

  8. Christina says:

    Followed! The book looks great!

  9. Britt says:

    Stunning book! Thanks for the introduction to this intrepid knitter:)
    Followed her on my insta: thelakenative

    X

  10. Anna Conway says:

    Following you on Facebook.

  11. Meredith says:

    I followed her on Instagram! Would love to knit these pieces for myself – how gorgeous!

  12. Xenia Apos says:

    Followed!!! Instagram & facebook
    Cross my fingers for luck… :)

  13. Wendy D says:

    Followed emma on Instagram. Thanks for this inspiration – supposed to get snowed in tomorrow, perfect knitting time!

  14. Nelly says:

    I am following! I love to knit and try something new! I hope I win the give away! I’ll have a new project to start on my train ride into work! Thanks!

  15. Mary says:

    Just started following Emma on instagram. Love her feed!

  16. Mary Atkins says:

    Followed Emma on Instagram!

  17. Abby says:

    I followed Emma on Instagram. Such a beautiful book!

  18. Started following your twitter and Emma’s Instagram! I am so excited!
    I’ve recently started this obsession with knitting and was going to ask for this book for my birthday, but maybe I can win one here instead! Fingers crossed!!

  19. Ann Marie says:

    Lovely! I just started following Emma’s Instagram.

  20. thank you Victoria for this opportunity!
    being an almost daily crocheter, now a knitter wannebe is following Emma on instagram now #woodwoolstool

  21. Kate Davis says:

    I’m always looking for knitting inspiration! Followed in a heartbeat :)

  22. Stephanie (afunhouse) says:

    I’m following Emma on instagram! I could really use some fresh inspiration for knitting, the book looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

  23. Johanna says:

    I’m following Emma on instagram! Would like to get some new inspiration! Thank you for sharing.

  24. carlene says:

    I follow you on twitter already! I have seen her name around, too…I am sure I’ve Googled her, too, but can’t remember why.

    I’d love a chance to win this book, it’s lovely!

  25. Iris says:

    I followed Emma on IG – this book looks great.

  26. Alina says:

    The book looks quite lovely. Follow on twitter: @AlinaConn

  27. Brittany says:

    I just followed her on instagram and I already follow you on Twitter! fingers crossed I’d love this book!!

  28. Tory says:

    Just followed her! Love the look of this book.

  29. Sean C says:

    Twitter follower: @connsean71

  30. Lavinia says:

    Already love it. Fingers crossed, following you on fb! ;)

  31. jessica says:

    I’ve been following Emma’s instagram for a while now, her style + photos are gorgeous. And her book looks amazing!

  32. Heather says:

    Just started knitting! This is an excellent timed giveaway ;)
    I started following you on Twitter, no instagram.

    Thanks

  33. sydney85 says:

    Great looking book! I follow you on twitter @MareeSperle1

  34. Barbara says:

    Following you on Twitter! Great giveaway and blog – thanks.

  35. L'Oliphant says:

    Knitting seems so cool now! :)

  36. Tiffany says:

    Followed! I’ve been wanting this book since she first wrote about it.

  37. Josee says:

    I follow you and Emma on facebook! Your blog is my favorite, thank you for such great inspirations!

  38. Jill says:

    Beautiful! I love knitting, especially at this time of year! I follow you on Twitter!

  39. Steph says:

    My NY Resolution is to learn how to knit! This is such amazing inspiration :)

    Followed gladly :)

  40. I’m now following Emma on instagram ! ;)

  41. Stephanie Ogren says:

    So lovely! I am following knitting by design on instagram.

  42. Terry says:

    Hi Victoria. I am following you on Facebook. This looks like a wonderfully inspiring book.
    Thanks for all your design finds, posts and endless inspiration!

  43. chelsey says:

    i’ve been following emma dime for a while now, love her blog and work! i want this book!!

  44. beth says:

    Following her (and you) on insta! @livemusicbeth on twitter

  45. Margaux (yourfroguette) says:

    I followed Emma on Instagram as “yourfroguette”. I was willing to start knitting for a very long time but did not dare yet. This book would be the perfect kick :)
    Thank you for your inspiring blog and everything you share with us!

  46. Jean says:

    Hi! Following both Emma and you on instagram! :)
    @jeanskim on instagram

    As always, love your photos.

  47. studio meez says:

    Followed! It looks like a gorgious inspirational book!

  48. Robin says:

    Followed!!

  49. jess says:

    this book looks great, i’ve just started knitting!
    i already follow Emma on instagram and you on fb.
    jessy53200@hotmail.com

  50. Diana says:

    Following both you and Emma on instagram! :)

  51. Hannah says:

    Followed! Can’t wait to see more of her lovely pictures. Thank you, Victoria! xx

  52. Caroline A says:

    Looks wonderful! following her instagram, which is just beautiful.

  53. Grace says:

    I followed Emma on Instagram.

  54. Leana says:

    I followed Emma on Instagram. Book looks so delightful!

  55. Kate says:

    Oh what an exciting giveaway! I’ve followed Emma on IG and have my fingers crossed tight on this one. :) my twitter is @KateMetcalf

  56. Judi says:

    I’ve been following you for a while (sorry that sounds so weird)…I can’t knit worth a damn but a very good friend is a champion knitter and would love this book! Thanks for the great giveaway.

  57. Jennifer Griffin says:

    Following on Instagram & Twitter. I’ve been trying to get back into knitting, and what a lovely book. Would be a great motivator!

    jlkgriffin@gmail.com

  58. Maggie says:

    So fun! Always looking for new knitting inspiration.

  59. Yelan says:

    Followed! Thanks for pointing me to her. She’ll be a great addition to my feed!

  60. Torri says:

    Followed you on twitter! I was just saying to my friends that I want to get my knit on! :) I can be reached through my email or my twitter is @torrimyers :)

  61. Meredith says:

    I love this knitting. I am at this moment wearing a hat I just finished knitting half an hour ago before I start work on a baby blanket that I need to complete asap.

    This book looks amazing and I would love to win it! Even if I don’t this is going on my wishlist.

  62. Laura says:

    the polar vortex has made picking up my needles such a joy this winter. i made 17 cowls for holiday gifts! i’m just loving it – and every photo and project i can get my hands on as inspiration.

  63. Laura says:

    Ooh exciting! Followed her insta & your twitter! Can’t wait to find out the results!

  64. Carmen says:

    Just followed her!!! How exciting :)

  65. Pam Erwin says:

    I followed Emma on instagram! I’ve loved her blog since she was in Dallas :)

  66. Ashley says:

    Following all! Thank you, love the graphic design/knitting/image inspiring mix you have going!

  67. Bettina says:

    Lordy those are gorgeous. Following!

    @bettinasays

  68. Michelle says:

    Love love love Emma and her blog, Emma Dime! Have been eyeing her book for a while :)

  69. Ally says:

    followed on instagram!! so inspiring x

  70. Lien says:

    Followed on Instagram :) The book looks gorgeous!

  71. Anabela says:

    Hi Victoria, I already follow both of you and even though my chances here are no so great, what the heck, I’ll give it a shot.

  72. I just followed your amazing Insta! Can’t wait to get back to knitting this year. I’m also giving away a book too if you want to hop over, it’s an MFK Fisher first edition print: http://www.princesstofu.com/?p=3387

  73. Elaine says:

    I want to be in the giveaway.

  74. Luisa says:

    Following!
    Beautiful book!

  75. Alex Petroff says:

    I followed on Insta!

  76. Barb cooper says:

    I DON’T DO TWITTER, BUT FOLLOWING ON INSTAGRAM & FACEBOOK!

  77. Emily says:

    Followed her Instagram! Beautiful!

    Twitter: @emilyslouise

  78. Sarah says:

    following on instagram!

  79. amynicole says:

    Following on IG! And Twitter!

  80. Shivani says:

    I follow on instagram! shivanimb.

  81. Rachel says:

    Following on the lovely Instagram:
    @rachel_desire21

  82. andrea says:

    I was already following both of you on instagram and now i’m following you on twitter! yay!
    twitter.com/AndreaMcArdle

  83. Amanda Thornton says:

    Following Emmadime on Instagram. Email:a.nicolethornton@gmail.com

  84. MFree says:

    Love EmmaDime! following. And I’m on twitter @substances

    Thanks!

  85. Jennifer says:

    I followed Emma on instagram! @flaggjl I am thrilled about this giveaway. I love Max Wagner too!

  86. Amelia Leigh says:

    follow both of you! would love to win this charming book!!

  87. Veronica C. says:

    These pieces are gorgeous. Exactly up my alley for knitting projects!

    I’ve followed Emma on instagram and you on twitter via @veronicalvage

  88. julia says:

    Her book looks so beautiful!!
    Following emma on instagram!

  89. Elise says:

    Followed! Love your site and sense of style. Looking forward to my first knitting class next week!

  90. Amanda says:

    Love this! I would love to have a copy of this book!
    Followed her on insta :)

  91. Anne says:

    Love Emma and have been following her for a while! Would love to win a copy of the book

  92. I do indeed follow her beautiful instagram feed! I would LOVE to add this book to my shelves. My birthday happens to be on the 3rd, so this would be a very happy birthday gift :)

  93. Jensen says:

    *fingers crossed!*

    (following on insta)

  94. Gali says:

    Following you on FB :)

  95. Megan says:

    Love YOU and HER! Following her on Instagram now :)

  96. Following you on Facebook. That book looks very inspiring!

  97. Danielle says:

    <3 i love her work so much. @danijelajk

  98. Sara jacobsson says:

    Following her on instagram 😊 / MsSarita

  99. Sarah says:

    Oh, I want to knit all the projects from this book! Following Emma’s Instagram.

  100. Jessica Hougen says:

    Ooooh, pick me pick me pick me!! I love her stuff! I’m a crazy addicted knitter!! I’ve already been following her on instagram!

  101. Sandy Ho says:

    Looks like a great book. Following her insta now.

  102. laura patterson says:

    hi there, ohhh la la these knits are luscious… i’m following on instagram & pinterest! hoping I win this awesome book, thanks.

  103. Kelly S. says:

    I recently took up knitting and have found Emma to be such an inspiration! I would love to have her book, and already follow her on instagram!

  104. Holly says:

    I’m already following Emma on insta!
    This book looks fab and I would LOVE a copy!
    X

  105. justine a. says:

    great, i followed! i love discovering new people and inspiration for projects.
    -justine
    (t) @bonjourjustine_

  106. Susannah says:

    Following Emma on Instagram! I just found her book at a great little bookstore the other day, and have wanted to own it since!

  107. Layla Hubbard says:

    I have be following her ever since I signed up for instagram and I would love a copy of her gorgeous book. Thank you.

  108. I am a confirmed knitting obsessive and have been recently doing giant knitting. Love both you and Emma and have followed you both everywhere possible. Thanks!!!

  109. Stephanie says:

    Love Emma’s blog and design work! Her knitting book has been on my wishlist for a while, too. Following on Instagram! And following you on Twitter. :)

    xo

  110. Danyelle says:

    Oh! I’ve been following Emma Dime on feedly for quite some time but now on instagram. So excited!

  111. Jessica W. says:

    Following on Instagram!

  112. Julia says:

    Oh my, how lovely! Following on Instagram :) xx

  113. alicia says:

    I love Emma, she is adorable <3 I already follow her + you :)
    I bought this book for a close friend of mine for christmas and now wish I had a copy for myself. I have never been interested in knitting but Emma has convinced me otherwise. A copy of this book would make my week…month!!

  114. gina says:

    i love knitting and have been wanting this book! i’m following sfgirlbythebay on facebook and emma on instagram!

  115. I followed you on Facebook :) I would love to learn more about knitting!

  116. Kate says:

    Followed her on instagram! I’ve been needing some knit inspiration lately, and this could be just the ticket!

  117. India says:

    What an excellent book! Such exciting designs! Followed on Instagram :)

  118. Darci says:

    I love a chunky knit. So quick to put together and instant gratification. Following Emma on IG and adding her blog to my Feedly.

  119. Emily says:

    Followed you on twitter! @emilymalheiros4

  120. heather a says:

    Following on instagram! I would love a new knitting book to devour!

  121. Ohh I would love this book! I followed on instagram & twitter, both usernames katiegariepy.

  122. Jeannie says:

    Followed!

  123. Lindsay says:

    followed!

  124. kcelwyckoff says:

    I’m following Emma, and I would love this book for myself! Though, I would certainly use it to make gifts for all my friends and family.

  125. Vicki says:

    Followed on instagram! instagram.com/vickibrightside

  126. Kati says:

    Looks like a lovely book. Thanks for introducing me to her work.

  127. Remie says:

    Would love this for my collection. Twitter: @remie_remie

  128. Already a follower of Emma’s Instagram account. She’s such a talented lady…so excited to see a few sneak peeks at her new knitting book. Feeling inspired just looking at these shots!

  129. Kjerste lee says:

    Oh gosh I love Emma! She knitted me a special scarf with wool yarn I bought on my
    Honeymoon in New Zealand a few years ago. LOVE the new book, I just started knitting and can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  130. Simone Anne says:

    She really has been everywhere recently! I love it. :) I followed along! Would LOVE to win! haha. :)

  131. Morgan McDougald says:

    Followed. This looks awesome!

  132. Design Blog says:

    This is a nice post.It has a good tips here. Thank you for sharing.

  133. Gorgeous book! I haven’t knitted in years. This book would be a great way to inspire me to pick up my needles again! I followed her on Instagram (@catshycrafts)

  134. I just followed her on Instagram. I hope I win! I would love to learn to knit.

  135. elflyn says:

    Such a gorgeous book, I would love to win.
    I am following Emma’s blog and Instagram.
    I also follow you on Twitter and Facebook.

  136. Amoreena says:

    Followed! I would love that book!

  137. Anna says:

    I love to find beautiful new IG-People, so for sure I followed her with pleasure!
    I would love to win this book.

  138. Luisa says:

    Followed! Instagram @lurapp

  139. Erin says:

    What a gorgeous book! I’d love to win it.
    -Erin

  140. Inge says:

    The book looks gorgeous and would be a great way to finally learn to knit again. I’m following the both of you!

  141. Vi Phan says:

    I followed her!

  142. Louise says:

    I followed Emma on Instagram! Looks like such a wonderful book!
    Keeping my fingers crossed ;-)

  143. Sara says:

    Followed! Beautiful book & Instagram!

  144. Aclure (Michelle Brown-Sloane) says:

    Love
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  145. Gabrielle says:

    I’m following Emma’s blog and thanks to her I’m following you no!
    Followed your facebook page too!
    Amazing book!

  146. Andrea says:

    Looks like a beautiful book! Just followed on instagram – would love to get my hands on a copy!

  147. I’m just learning to knit so this would be an incredible inspiration! I’ve followed/liked on twitter & facebook — and even shared thoug I have my fingeres crossed to win :) Have a wonderful day!
    - Ally Louise

  148. mad knitter says:

    I have followed on facebook, fingers crossed I win the book, I need some inspiration for my knitting and to bring it up to date (“,)

  149. Stephanie says:

    Following on Instagram. Beautiful work! Thanks for the knit-spiration. :)

  150. Lu says:

    I followed on instagram!!

  151. victoria says:

    Just followed Emmadime on Instagram and fingers are crossed to win her gorgeous book. I am an avid knitter and have been for many years. Would LOVE to add this book to my collection. :)

  152. Followed! Am excited to watch her on Instagram, and I’m going to buy the book (if I don’t win!).

  153. Lamirose says:

    I would love to have the book…I already follow Emma on Bloglovin and Pinterest and also Instagram.
    Thank you from France

  154. Jennifer says:

    Following on Instagram…knitting season is here!

  155. Caitlin says:

    Lovely book! I am an avid knitter always looking for modern and stylish patterns. Following her on Instagram for more inspiration!

  156. Christina says:

    I’m following Emma on instagram and you on twitter! :)

  157. yvonne says:

    I follow Emmadime on instagram

  158. yvonne says:

    I also follow you both on twitter!

  159. Wow, such a beautiful book. There really is nothing like creating something beautiful with your own hands. Thank you for the opportunity to win- and even just for showing me this beautiful book- if I don’t win I think I’ll have to buy it anyway! Followed on insta and twitter.
    Thanks again!

  160. Marta says:

    I follow you on Twitter (do not have instagram-yet!) :)
    I’d love this book, I want to learn to knit, so far I’m stuck with a scarf started last winter!!

  161. Sagal says:

    Following! Her feed is stunning. Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of her book and step up my crafting game.

  162. Sarah says:

    I am hoping to learn to knit this year, so this book looks perfect. And very cute instagram.

  163. Katie says:

    Following on Instagram and twitter
    @kalicat1
    I have just taken up knitting so would be perfect

  164. Kelsey says:

    Followed! I heard about the giveaway on the Emmadime blog. I didn’t realize she had a book! Love the previews!

  165. Margaret says:

    Following! Could use some new projects…

  166. Chaela says:

    Love this giveaway! Such a great way to get back into knitting.
    I followed you on Twitter.
    Contact: twitter: @chaelala and the email attached.

  167. Vanessa says:

    I’m following you both on Instagram! xo
    Vanessa

  168. Tiffany says:

    Already followed you on fb and followed Emma on insta (apettyquarrel)

    thanks for a great giveaway!

  169. Tania says:

    followed! i’ve been missing knitting lately and would love the inspiration from her book.

  170. Yuki says:

    How absolutely lovely. Happily inspired by Emma’s Instagram, and always, by you here. Thanks!

  171. Heidi says:

    You and Emma are both followed! I’ve been coveting her book for a while now. Would love to win this giveaway!

  172. Lindsay says:

    Following @emmadime on Instagram, plus you on instagram and twitter. Just learning to knit and this book looks so pretty.

  173. Following her on instagram!

  174. Laura says:

    Followed all accounts plus I already followed emmadime.com blog :)

  175. Michelle Lofton says:

    I am following you on IG @shellchellel
    This book looks amazing!

  176. Natalie says:

    Oh how I love to knit, and now I’m following Emmadime on instagram, great inspiration!!

  177. Meghan says:

    I’ve been following Emma for a while – her aesthetic is to die for!

  178. Tamara says:

    Following her on Instagram, plus you on Insta and FB. I’ve really been wanting to learn to knit…and from a fellow Dallasite, no less! I’m so excited about this giveaway!

  179. Sonja says:

    Followed! I love knitting and want some more fashionable patterns!

  180. I love Emma’s work, and have been following her for a while now. Her instagram feed is so beautiful and inspiring, and her knitting book looks so fun.

  181. val says:

    Done! Followed. It would make a perfect v-day gift for myself eek!

  182. Rachel Carlin says:

    Followed – absolutely love this giveaway!

  183. shanley says:

    followed you on fb..

  184. Lois says:

    Hey! I already follow Emma, but am following you too now on Twitter whilst keeping my fingers crossed :)

  185. molly says:

    followed! yay!!

  186. Erin says:

    Yay! Following.

  187. Camille says:

    I have been following her for a while. Love her style and max Wagner is such a great photographer. I just need her book!!;)

  188. lcmerlini says:

    Followed! So exciting!

  189. Miriam says:

    Done! Following on Instagram

  190. Anna says:

    I have been following Emma now going on 4 years! Its so wonderful to see such talent grow and prosper. She was my first “blogger” I ever followed and she introduced me to numerous photographers, styles, music, & now KNITTING!

  191. Caylie says:

    Of course I follow you online. This is candy for knitters! What a yummy book and a great competition! <3

  192. Julia says:

    Followed her on Instagram. Wow, this will give me the opportunity to try something new! I’m in love with Emma and her creations.

  193. Ainsley says:

    Following and would love to win!

  194. My mother told me to give up trying to knit, but after reading this, I think I’ll give it one more try :)
    Started following “EMMADIME” on Insta!

  195. Alice says:

    I am following Emma and oh I want this book, pick me!!!! xx alice

  196. Tori says:

    Followed Instagram + Twitter, and am so grateful to have discovered Emma’s knitting/photography work, as she is such an inspiration to me in both fields. Now to cross my fingers and wait impatiently…

  197. Sarah z says:

    Following Emma on Instagram!!

  198. Cassidy says:

    Following on Insta!
    Such an inspiration. Extremely excited to see different kinds of knits to spark new ideas! LOVE TO LEARN =)

    Cass

  199. Kate says:

    Followed!!! Would so love to add this book to my collection – and these amazing projects to my wardrobe!

  200. Oana says:

    Hello,

    I follow you and emma on instagram! j’aime le tricotismo…
    Love
    Oana

  201. lyndee says:

    followed her on instagram! what beautiful projects!

  202. Megan says:

    Followed Instagram & twitter accounts! So excited about this book giveaway!

  203. caroline b says:

    Following :-) I just moved to chicago and these chilly days keep me wanting more layers! Would love to make tons of her creations!!!

  204. mary says:

    No smartphone to follow Emma on Instagram, but I do follow Victoria on Twitter and Facebook. Look forward to your daily posts in my mail box!

  205. Terri says:

    Following Emma on instagram! Very excited to see her pop up on my instagram feed!
    @misstinyt

  206. Jasmine says:

    Followed! I love the modern feel of her designs… Many knitting books are pretty old school. I want to knit that tank!

  207. Giustina says:

    I’ve added Emma… What a lovely gram & book. Fingers crossed!
    @haystack_charm

  208. What a beautiful book. Followed! Thanks for the chance. ;)

  209. Carla says:

    Followed on Instagram! Thank you! :)

  210. Sindy says:

    This looks inspiring. would like to win. following on facebook and twitter.

  211. Ana says:

    Following you since the world is world!!

  212. Jacqui says:

    Now I want to knit all day instead of work. Followed!

  213. Schirin says:

    Beautiful designs! Thank you!

  214. Sara says:

    Hi! I’m now following Emma on instagram! My e-mail is sara [dot]mcauley[at]gmail[dot]com.

    Thanks!