Brave New Knits: 26 Projects and Personalities from the


Brave New Knits: 26 Projects and Personalities from the Knitting Blogosphere Brave New Knits by Julie Turjoman, cofounder of Ravelry 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 enthusiasts With a Foreword written by Jessica Marshall Forbes, co founder of Ravelry, Brave New Knits includesmust 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 stars 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 knitter I bought the Kindle version of this book because I was mainly interested in the designer biosso than the patterns It s a really nice collection, and I enjoyed reading about how each of the individuals featured came to be knit designers I can think of enough other popular knit bloggers that would make a wonderful Volume 2 for this Interestingly, but not all together unexpectedly, almost every bio sang the praises of Ravelry as being instrumental to their successes In that way, the boo I bought the Kindle version of this book because I was mainly interested in the designer biosso than the patterns It s a really nice collection, and I enjoyed reading about how each of the individuals featured came to be knit designers I can think of enough other popular knit bloggers that would make a wonderful Volume 2 for this Interestingly, but not all together unexpectedly, almost every bio sang the praises of Ravelry as being instrumental to their successes In that way, the book may have been about individual designers, but it was just as much a love story, so to speak, for Jess Casey s brain child Personally, I d have enjoyed reading a chapter about them, as well 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 To my surprise, my local public library acquired 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 yet This book features 26 short essays about prominent knit bloggers, as well as a pattern from each I quite enjoyed reading the pieces Some were about knitters I know a lot about Anne Hanson, Clara Parkes and others were new To my surprise, my local public library acquired 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 yet This book features 26 short essays about prominent knit bloggers, as well as a pattern from each I quite 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, technique, etc.Sprinkled 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 hence.Will 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 techniques 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, quick gift And if I wanted to make a lace scarf, Kathy Veeza s Lubov Scarf is a nice one that usesgeometric patterns than floral ones which are so common in lace I like to collect patterns about as much as I like to collect pretty yarns, pretty beads, pretty paper, well pretty anything really, so I couldn t believe my luck when Rodale Books offered the digital version of Brave New Knits through NetGalley for reviewers I m thinking teehee, it s sooo good to do reviews Yum, yum, another good treat More on that later.The Brave part of the title is that it has a short bio on several of

  • Paperback
  • 242 pages
  • Brave New Knits: 26 Projects and Personalities from the Knitting Blogosphere
  • Julie Turjoman
  • English
  • 24 January 2019
  • 1605295906

About the Author: Julie Turjoman

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