knitting by design | a giveaway.
by victoria comment



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. 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!

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


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

  4. 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!

  5. 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!!

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

  7. 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!

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

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

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


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

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

    Followed gladly :)

  13. 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!

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

  15. 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!

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

  17. 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.

  18. 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 :)

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

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

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

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

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

  24. 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 :)

  25. 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!

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

  27. 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!

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

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

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

  31. 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!!!

  32. 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. :)


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

  34. 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!!

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

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

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

  38. 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.

  39. 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!

  40. 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)

  41. 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.

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

  43. 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 (“,)

  44. 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. :)

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

  46. 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!

  47. 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!!

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

  49. Following on Instagram and twitter
    I have just taken up knitting so would be perfect

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

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

    thanks for a great giveaway!

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

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

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

  55. 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!

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

  57. 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!

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

  59. 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!

  60. 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…

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


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

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

  64. 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!

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