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Cat Bordhi giveaway winners

It was fantastic to meet the lovely Cat Bordhi when she visited Ireland and stopped off at The Constant Knitter.  We’ve long been fans of her inventive knitting design, and as you can see from the photograph above Lora has three of her books in print (like hen’s teeth now).

Cat has self-published eight knitting books to date and as we mentioned in our original article, she now prefers to offer her work in a digital format.  The digital format allows much more flexibility; you can access the patterns anywhere via your phone, tablet or computer.  If you still prefer to work from printed patterns, you have the option to print the design you’re working on – great for the environment and let’s face it printer cartridges are a little on the pricey side aren’t they?

The other great thing about digital books is that they can easily be gifted, which is the whole point of this blog post. Cat very generously gave us a digital copy of seven of her knitting design books to use as a reader giveaway (thank you Cat).

To accompany each entry we asked you to tell us What knitting (or crochet) technique has made your life easier or that you enjoy the most? 

So without further ado, we’d like to announce the seven winners of our Cat Bordhi Book Giveaway, each of whom will receive a copy of one of Cat’s books.

Olann and Cat Bordhi

Our first lucky winner was Triona O’Connell who told us:

“Despite having to look it up *EVERY TIME*, I love Jen’s super stretchy bind off for anything ending in a rib.”

Second to be selected by the Random Number Generator was Evie McGuinness.

Evie told us “I’m only knitting a year, it took me a LONG time to master basic knitting techniques. Recently I’ve become addicted to knitting socks and am finding it’s teaching me lots. Recently I’ve mastered how to rescue a dropped stitch using a crochet hook.  It’s saved a lot of tears and frogging!  Lifelines are also my best friend in case things do go wrong”.

Olann and Cat Bordhi
Olann and Cat Bordhi

Third out of our ‘virtual’ hat, was Trish Walsh who told us “I loved learning Tunisian Crochet & using all the various different stitches”.

Winner number 4 was Mairin Keogh.

Mairin told us “Learning to adapt patterns to knit in the round and minimise seaming!”

Olann and Cat Bordhi
Olann and Cat Bordhi

The number 5 must be Sandra Jansen’s lucky number, as she’s our fifth winner.

Sandra told us “Recently, I discovered “continental” knitting, this has transformed my knitting! Being much more confident at crochet than knitting, this way of holding and picking up thread seems more like crochet, and I feel less strain knitting this way”.

Winner number 6 is lucky Lindy Taylour who told us “Magic loop with circular needles is great. Also the Twisted German Cast on for top down socks”.

Olann and Cat Bordhi
Olann and Cat Bordhi

Last but by no means least, lucky winner number 7 is Maria Boyle.

Maria told us “There are two things that have really made my life in knitting easier.  The first is when I realised that cable needles weren’t necessary…It took me many years to learn this but what a difference it makes to the speed of my knitting just being able to hold the stitches to the front or back of the needle with my fingers rather than go through the stages of using the cable .  The second thing was learning how to use a circular needle.  This really did take some perseverance but I’m pleased to say that I have finally got there”.

A massive thank you to all of you that took the time to type a quick entry and send it in to us.

For those of you that won this time round, well done! We’ll be in touch with the seven lucky winners over the next couple of days to get their Ravelry user names so we can gift them their book.

If you weren’t so lucky today, there’s always next time.

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