Sunday, April 29, 2012

Knitbot Essentials.

Last week, a sweetly-packaged bundle of books arrived at the shop.

Quince & Co. has just published a collection of knitting patterns by Hannah Fettig, co-author of last fall's beautiful Coastal Knits. Say hello to Knitbot Essentials.

Inside, you'll find simple cardigans, pullovers, and accessories that look comfortable and easy to wear.

The patterns are shown in Quince & Co. yarns, but written with yarn substitution in mind, making it easy to figure out what yarns will work well for each pattern, and how much you'll need. Fettig also provides an excellent section on how to achieve drape in knitted fabric, demystifying the gauge of her patterns, which is often larger than what you'd typically expect from the yarn.

Anne has already swatched her beloved sweater's-worth of Malabrigo Finito to get gauge for Fettig's Lightweight Pullover (above).

Copies of Knitbot Essentials have been quickly disappearing, but have no fear--a new shipment of them is expected this week. Come by to take a closer look at this truly tempting collection.

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