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Summary Brave New Knits

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. 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 garments sweatersjacketscamisoles and 13 accessories socksscarfsshawlglovesetc The bad I haven t personally knitted anything from here yet but the patterns have errors At the time of this writing the errata for the patterns can be found here Also although difficulty level and skills needed are listed for each pattern these projects are not approachable for new knitters Which is a shame since the book is so inspiring and a perfect gateway to the online knit

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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 hav

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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


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 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 abou

  3. says:

    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

  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 Definitel

  5. says:

    26 projects and personalities from the knitting blogosphere pretty much sums up what this book is all about Lots of the personalities

  6. says:

    Chronicles the convergence of knitting blogging and online social networking 26 personalities prominent in the knitting bl

  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

  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 Milk maiden pulloverGlobal cable coatSilke jacketDelysia camisoleOrigami shrugWoodsmoke scarf I think I may want to do this one soonChutes and ladders socks designed by a mom with young kids cute nameHydrangea neckwearLenina capFoxgloves would make great gifts and they seem to be a fast knitHelix socksLubov s

  9. says:

    A great collection featuring knitbloggers with a profile and a pattern apiece Stephanie Japel Shannon Okey Jordana Paige Melissa Wehrle Wendy Bernard Kat Coyle Norah Gaughan and other knitters who got a start andor a boost from cyberspaceI foun

  10. says:

    I bought the Kindle version of this book because I was mainly interested in the designer bios so than the patter