Bake, Knit, Sew – Book Review and Competition

We are delighted to take part in the Bake Knit Sew Book Blog Tour. For this stop on the tour TIK Team-Member Nadia takes us through the book and tells us about some of her favourite patterns & recipes…


This wonderful book is written by Evin Bail O’Keeffe, who just happens to be a lovely customer too! Evin’s Blog has gone from strength to strength over the last few years with two finalist awards in 2012 / 2013 and finally winning in 2014. This attention to detail in her blog has transferred to her wonderful new book which left us both drooling over the recipes and adding to our Ravelry queues with her knitting patterns.

This book is divided into months of the year with one baking recipe and a knitting or sewing pattern for that month. With 7 knitting patterns, 5 sewing projects and 13 recipes you won’t know where to start! The Strawberry Mascarpone tempted us to say the least. Just have a look at one of Evin’s beautiful pictures:

My favourite pattern in this book is the Falling Petals Lace Shawl. This shawl is deceptively simple even though the lace section may look a bit daunting, it’s a perfect beginner project. You can see the rest of Evin’s Knitting patterns over on her Ravelry page, though I won’t lie, the Cobblestone Boot Toppers are going to be the first thing I knit! I can just imagine them in some smooshy Cashmerino Aran!


I really can’t say enough great things about this book and in the spirit of the season, Evin is generously offering our readers a 10% discount on Bake Knit Sew. Head over to get your copy of the eBook on Ravelry or a signed paperback directly from the publisher. Simply use the discount code BLOGTOUR for 10% off. Thanks Evin!

Evin is also offering a free ecopy of her book, AND a free paperback copy, so we will have two lucky winners. To enter leave a comment below before Wednesday 10th of December 2014, telling us which of the designs you would want to make or recipes you want to bake to be in with a chance to win an ecopy of the ebook.

No purchase necessary. Winner must have a valid email address or Ravelry account. No cash equivalent will be offered for either prize.


  1. K

    Falling Petals Lace Shawl and Keating Hat both made from Beata’s yarn. As it comes to recipes, I guess the cheese cake wins here.

  2. Úna

    It has to be falling petals for me, since I am completely intimidated by lace shawls…so like the sound of a beginner friendly version!

    Pick me!

  3. Mairin

    I would start the Falling Petals Shawl. I have a family wedding next year and want to make a shawl for it. This looks perfect for a beginner without looking too simple!

  4. Kate

    Falling Petals Lace Shawl and Keating Hat both made from Beata’s yarn. As it comes to recipes, I guess the cheese cake wins here.

  5. Ziva Ellis

    This should be my book everything I LOVE! I just signed up to her blog. I think the Snikerdoodles look interesting.

  6. Debbie

    I’m with you, those Cobblestone boot toppers are calling my name! What a great book, would love to have it in my library!

    Debbie4 on Rav