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Tars such as Melissa Wehrle Connie Chang Chinchio and Hilary Smith Callis In depth interviews with the designers reveal their design philosophy and passions From shapely sweaters and delicate shawls to fingerless gloves and stylish hats each of the knitted designs features detailed directions and charts to inspire both the beginner and experienced knitt With a foreword from Jessica one of the co owners of the facebook for knitters site ravelrycom I jumped at the chance to get a copy of this book to review from netgalleycom While the galley was very rough there were notes back forth in between the actual text and I had a few dozen pages of garbage to skip through the true light of the book shown through Different designers shared a project something that was suggestive of the designer s usual style The book comes with 26 patterns divided up into different sections that s the usual for knitting books There s a good variety of projects in different skill sets Each one starts with a little biography about the designer their blogging historybackground before one dives into the pattern There were a couple of projects that caught my eye especially including Working all the Angles blanket the Lubov Scarf

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Brave New Knits

Brave New Knits by Julie Turjoman cofounder of Ravelrycom is the first book to celebrate the convergence of traditional hand knitting and modern technology The Internet has made it possible for the knitting community to connect through photos pattern sharing and blogs that document the knitting projects and passions of dozens of designers and enthusiast To my surprise my local public library acuired this book Their craft book budget has plummeted to nearly nothing over the past couple of years I made sure to check it out right away and then renew it to communicate interest And because I wasn t done with it yetThis book features 26 short essays about prominent knit bloggers as well as a pattern from each I uite enjoyed reading the pieces Some were about knitters I know a lot about Anne Hanson Clara Parkes and others were new to me I ll be adding some blogs to my feed reader The patterns are a potluck mix of garments and accessories There are several photographs of each item so generally you can get a good look at it though I noticed one hemline is not falling properly and is mostly cropped out of the picture My only criticism is that the garment photo usually falls on the second page of the pattern so you have to flip back and forth when looking at the basic info like specified yarn needle size techniue etcSprinkled among the pages are definitions of knitblog jargon I didn t find any surprises here but these would be helpful and informative for a new knitter to get up to speed on the lingo and may be fascinating to knitters reading this 50 years henceWill I be making anything from this book Hmmm I like Jared Flood s Woodsmoke Scarf which is a simple garter stitch rectangle with a pleasing lace border in a slightly contrasting yarn I m oddly drawn to Kirsten Kapur s Sockstravaganza which features a busy mix of techniues that work well together stranded knitting and cables these are the socks on the cover by the way Clara Parkes Foxgloves are simple and sweet fingerless mitts though I was surprised that she used a 100% merino wool knowing that one of her chief goals is to educate knitters about other breeds of sheep maybe that was an editor s call Clara s mitts would make a thoughtful uick gift And if I wanted to make a lace scarf Kathy Veeza s Lubov Scarf is a nice one that uses geometric patterns than floral ones which are so common in lace

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S With a Foreword written by Jessica Marshall Forbes co founder of Ravelrycom Brave New Knits includes 26 must have garment and accessory patterns all gorgeously photographed by knitting celebrity Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed Contributors range from established designers like Norah Gaughan Wendy Bernard Anne Hanson and knitgrrl Shannon Okey to rising s I m of mixed minds about this book which is why it s a middling 3 stars from me Pros Good diversity of designers represented Definitely different personalities of designs so a wealth of inspirations A bunch of my favorite designers were in here as well as some new names to look up on Ravelry Always good to broaden my knitting influences I don t think I d make many of the patterns just personal taste and needs but I did really like the Global Cable Coat the Orchid Thief Shawlette and the Foxgloves Lovely photography from Jared FloodCons The biographies of the bloggers got a little repetitive after a while Especially when it was 2 3 pages for each one Though I haven t made any of the patterns yet I checked her website for errata There were a good number of errors actually 10 of the 26 patterns had something to correct Nearly half While there was a lot of design variety there wasn t a lot of variety in the skill levels represented Of the 13 garments only 1 beginner 2 easy and 1 advanced the rest were intermediate The 13 accessories were even worse 3 easy 2 advanced 8 intermediate and no beginner at all When so many new knitters are coming to the craft via the Internet seems like it would make sense to have a bit variety in the experience levels represented especially for a book focusing on blogging designersOverall that puts this book in my Glad the Library Has It But Not One For My Home Collection category Certainly worth a look but would rather just borrow it ifwhen I ever get around to knitting the Orchid Thief


10 thoughts on “Brave New Knits

  1. says:

    There are some amazing projects from big name designers here This book exceeded my expectations I think it's because of the use of blogosphere in the subtitle Editors get rid of blogosphere Who says that

  2. says:

    To my surprise my local public library acuired this book Their craft book budget has plummeted to nearly nothing over the

  3. says:

    I like to collect patterns about as much as I like to collect pretty yarns pretty beads pretty paper well pretty anything r

  4. says:

    I'm of mixed minds about this book which is why it's a middling 3 stars from me Pros Good diversity of designers represented Definitely different personalities of designs so a wealth of inspirations A bunch of my favorite designers were in here as well as some new names to look up on Ravelry Always good to broa

  5. says:

    26 projects and personalities from the knitting blogosphere pretty much sums up what this book is all about Lots of the personalities have connections to Ravelry I borrowed the book from my boss for a uick look and really liked the book My library doesn't have a copy so I can't borrow it for a in depth review I didn't re

  6. says:

    Chronicles the convergence of knitting blogging and online social networking 26 personalities prominent in the knitting blogosphere are showcased Each has contributed an original pattern with the finished object beautifully photographed The good Each of these designerbloggers has a compelling personal story The biographies are well done and very inspirational There is a wide range of lovely patterns with 13 gar

  7. says:

    With a foreword from Jessica one of the co owners of the facebook for knitters site ravelrycom I jumped at the chance to get a copy of this book to review from netgalleycom While the galley was very rough there were notes back forth in between the actual text and I had a few dozen pages of garbage to skip through the true

  8. says:

    Lots of projects I'd love to knit this would be a great gift but I'm glad the library has a copy tooThe ones I'd like to do

  9. says:

    A great collection featuring knitbloggers with a profile and a pattern apiece Stephanie Japel Shannon Okey Jordana Paige Melissa Wehr

  10. says:

    I bought the Kindle version of this book because I was mainly interested in the designer bios so than the patterns It's a really nice collection and I enjoyed reading about how each of the individuals featured came to be kni

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