Now that knitting has become so popular, it seems that there are new books published every week.
New books are a good thing.
But often the majority of these books are aimed at very new knitters, and a lot of the pages are filled with instructions about casting on, knitting and casting off. There’s also lots of discussion about different yarns and needles. None of that is a bad thing – but it isn’t what I want from a knitting book.
Then I found this
Reversible Knitting by Lynne Barr
I love this book – it has amazing new stitch patterns including lots of ways to make something which looks like crochet without having to wield a crochet hook. All of the stitch patterns are reversible – as are the garments.
There’s a pattern for a cardigan from Norah Gaughan which can we work either way up and inside out – so it’s reversible twice. I’d have bought the book just for the pattern.
Now all I need is a bit more time in the the day as this has really inspired me to look at my knitting in a whole new way.
I was also lucky enough to get a sneak preview of the first handspun yarns for a new Etsy shop SpinSpun. Isn’t this luscious?
Created by my lovely, clever and talented friend Ella, the colour combinations are amazing.