It is no secret that I love Gudrun Johnston. In my opinion she’s the best handknitting designer out there. Her designs are creative, elegantly shaped without being fancy, deceptively simple by which I mean “knitterly” a term that means clever and fun to knit!
If you’ve been following along with the blog tour,
Susan B Anderson – January 2nd
Kristin Nicholas – January 9th
Laura Nelkin- January 16th
Kirsten Kapur-January 30th
you know that Knit with Me is a collection of patterns that both mom’s and daughters will want to wear. You can each make the same one…only different! A different color, or a just different way of wearing it, as simple as buttoning it differently as demonstrated by the mom and daughter wearing Empire!
My own daughter Sophie was quick to pick up the book when she came to visit. Funny enough she arrived with a big bag of clothes that she’d “borrowed” some that I’d totally forgotten about or thought that I had lost!
She’s a knitter too, so for Christmas I promised to get her the yarn for whichever project she’d like.
So hard to choose….look at the simple sleeve detail on Brock.
But in the end she chose McIntosh, the stripey one. It was the curved front that sold her.
She’s still undecided on colors…all of the designes feature Quince & Co yarns. McIntosh uses Lark, a yarn I love and have been using in the newest book I’m working on. It has great stitch definition, and is wonderful for colorwork. I’m going to make myself a MacIntosh too…
The patterns are written beautifully, with sensational schematics. Hello! I love a good schematic, and theses are the best I’ve ever seen.
I have to mention the styling of Knit with Me, so beautiful. Who doesn’t’ like gingham and chickens! That hat is called Rubens. Carrie Bostick Hoge is the photographer of all the garment images, she always brings things to clear and beautiful life. Thanks to her and Quince & Co for sharing the images.
So for you dear readers. Leave a message in the comments for a chance to win your very own copy of Knit With Me. You’ve got until midnight on Sunday January 27th … Tell a story…mom daughter, knitting or your thoughts on gingham and knits! Or chickens! Or Apples…each of the garments is named after an apple. I’ll contact the winner and get your mailing address on Monday.
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