Having a new book come out is like finally let out a huge secret to the world. It's no secret I've been working on it, but only a handful of people at Interweave have seen the completed book, been there with me each step of the way offering advice and doing their part to make this the best book it can be. Now my little book is all grown up, in print and ready to be released into the wilds of the knitting world...
World, meet 3 Skeins or Less - Fresh Knitted Accessories. Book, meet the knitting world!
What I like most about this book is the concept - everything in it is made of 1, 2 or 3 skeins or yarn. Simple, yes, but fantastic because it applies to ALL knitters. We all have 1, 2 or even 3 skeins of yarn lying around that we're not quite sure what to do with. We're perfectly okay with buying that 1 fabulous skein of super-duper luxury yarn, yet we have no idea what to do with it.
This books runs the gamut of cleverness and creativity and all the talented designers stepped up to the plate with a fantastic design with limited yardage. We've got shrugs, socks, shawls, hats, mittens, fingerless wristers, scarves, cowls and even a cropped top! This books means you can go running to your yarn stash, pull out those lonely skeins and finally give them a home!
Packed with 25 projects with designers including Romi Hill (check out her Tanis Shawl!), Cirilia Rose, Carrie Sullivan, Thea Colman, Heather Zoppetti, Susan Anderson, Kirsten Kapur, Susanna IC, Ann Weaver and Marjan Hammink (to name a few), I want to knit everything in this book. I am proud to have these designers be part of this book and how they brought their ingenuity and talent to the table. They all rose to the challenge of designing with only 1, 2 or 3 hanks and the result is a wonderful collection you'll be knitting for years to come. You can see all 25 of the project on Ravelry here and the book is available for preorder (and on sale!) at Interweave here.
I and honored to see my Momentum Mittens on the cover! Knit in 1 hank of String Theory Colorworks Momentum Self Striping, this sock yarn wouldn't immediately strike someone as the perfect mitten yarn, but it absolutely is! I've always loved red and pink together, throw in some self-striping yarn, some cables and voila… A unique pair of mittens that won't break the bank.
I hope you enjoy my latest book with Interweave, 3 Skeins or Less - Fresh Knitted Accessories. It was one of the most fun books I've worked on and I am pleased as punch with the result!
Go round up those single skeins and get knitting!