knitting by design | a giveaway.


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.


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.



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.





* all photos by emma dime.

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 :)

  5. RACHEL Elsey says:

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

  6. Alana B says:

    (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


  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.


  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:


  49. jess says:

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

  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!

  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!


  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:

  73. Elaine says:

    I want to be in the giveaway.

  74. Luisa says:

    Beautiful book!

  75. Alex Petroff says:

    I followed on Insta!

  76. Barb cooper says:


  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:

  82. andrea says:

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

  83. Amanda Thornton says:

    Following Emmadime on Instagram.

  84. MFree says:

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


  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!

  105. justine a. says:

    great, i followed! i love discovering new people and inspiration for projects.
    (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. :)


  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:


  123. Lindsay says:


  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!

  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.

  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 Emma Dime
    Love sfgirlbybay

  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
    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

  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 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 =)


  199. Kate says:

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

  200. Oana says:


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

  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!

  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!

  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.