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Favorite Book of 2012

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The Readers' Choice Awards for 2013 highlight the best in knitting blogs, knitwear designers, books, yarn and needles. Share your thoughts and vote in the favorite book of 2012 category.

You may vote for one selection in each category and may vote once a day between Feb. 19 and March 19. A valid e-mail address or Facebook login is required.

Finalists are listed in alphabetical order; you can vote at the bottom of the page.

Circular Knitting Workshop

Circular Knitting Workshop by Margaret Radcliffe is essential reading for anyone who wants to learn how to knit in the round or to sharpen their skills. The book includes techniques, tips and patterns worked in the round, as well as all-important advice on how to convert flat patterns to be knit circularly.

Knit Red

Heart disease is the number one killer of women and Laura Zander, co-owner of Jimmy Beans Wool, wanted to spread the word about healthy habits women can undertake to reduce their risk as well as raise money for a charity that works in heart health.

Both of those goals were accomplished with the publication of Knit Red, a book that includes 30 patterns by a wide range of knitwear designers as well as healthy living tips and recipes.

Knitting in Circles

Nicky Epstein is a knitter obsessed in the nicest way possible. When she explores a knitting concept, she goes after it in all the possible ways she can think of.

So it is with her book Knitting in Circles, which looks at many, many different ways to make circular shapes in knitting, including from the center out, the outside in, side to side and using short rows.

November Knits

Inspired by the need to knit projects for the changing seasons, November Knits by Kate Gagnon Osborn and Courtney Kelley is a pretty collection of 21 patterns that make the transition from summer to fall – or winter to spring, for that matter – a little easier.

These projects are pretty, casual and just the sorts of things you’d want to wear on a fall day at the farm or a springtime visit to the market.

Step it up Knits

Vickie Howell has written several knitting books, and with Step it up Knits she sought to help readers take their knitting skills to the next level with small, approachable projects.

If you’ve ever been afraid to try color knitting, lace, cables or knitting a sock, this fun book can help you with all that and give you some great gifts or projects for yourself as well.

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