Thirty patterns inspired by favorite books, from Anne of Green Gables to Wuthering Heights. The patterns are for men, women and children. You will get a course in yarn substitutions, tips and tricks, what to keep in your knitting bag and even some apps that will prove helpful to all your knitting endeavors. Illustrations, graphs and schematics will help make the knitting stitches flow.
Influenced by the skating scene in "Anna Karenina", Nikol designed this beautiful Kitty Muff. This two color, light pink and ecru alpaca/merino yarn creates a warm insulated pocket for your hands. It is delicate and sophisticated in its Latvian braid pattern with a rolled edge.
If you love to wear hats, the Daisy Cloche from "The Great Gatsby" may be what you need in your wardrobe. This fitted hat requires a knitter with experience. Worked in short rows it produces a dense fabric of worsted wool.
The Sydney Carton Cowl based off of "A Tale of Two Cities" is knit to protect the neck. Not from the guillotine but from the cold. The Mariposa yarn used in a variegated color creates a color worked design that with or without the secret code knitted into it, will become a staple in your guys wardrobe.
"The Catcher in the Rye" brings the Phoebe Coat to life. It is child size 1/2 all the way up to an 11/12, for both boys and girls. Using size 10 1/2 needles and two strands of bulky yarn, will have this completed quickly. Knit with raglan sleeves, a collar and lightly fulled, with clasps or toggles to fasten the coat.
Just like some classic books, there will be patterns you will enjoy and others you will pass on. Out of the 30 patterns you will find sweaters, shawls, gloves, vests, dresses, socks and more. So look for your favorite bookmark, you will need it.
Tip: You can't very well turn the page while you are knitting so...listen to a book on tape.