I rarely buy knitting patterns or books. But I just had to spread the word about the fantastic knitting book that arrived in the post this morning. It is "Fresh Fashion Knits" edited by Kate Buller and published by Potter Craft in 2010. I am not connected in any way to this book. I simply found a pattern on Ravelry and the only way to see it in full was to buy the book. It never even crossed my mind to try to borrow this book from a library which is rather amazing as I work in one on Sundays!
The pattern that caught my attention was this one:
I like the centre detail. The pattern also uses this detail on the back of the jumper.
There are lots of patterns in the book that are now on my "to do" list. Here are some of them:
I desperately need some new cardigans and jumpers but can't find anything I like in the shops. I'm not pretending to look like the model in the book. But if I go to the trouble of knitting these gorgeous tops, I will be motivated to stay slim and trim. I can see that next year I will be busy knitting for me as well as for my various charities.
I would say this book is aimed at the slightly more experienced knitter as there are no knitting instructions and the yarns recommended are all from Rowan. However, an experienced knitter will be able to find suitable substitutes.
I bought my copy from Amazon and had to wait for it to come from the USA. It was definitely worth the wait.
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