The winner is Carmen.
I really thought I had done a giveaway of Amy Herzog’s Knit Wear Love before, but here it is in my pile of books, so here it is for you.
Knit, Wear Love does have sweater patterns, 24 of them, in fact, but it’s as much about empowering knitters to find out what works for their body and their style and to adjust patterns accordingly as it is a pattern book.
The book explores different styles such as casual, vintage, sporty, bohemian, modern, romantic, classic and avant-garde, discussing the sorts of fibers, fabrics and colors people who enjoy that kind of style might like, as well as iconic sweater designs that fit that theme (like crewneck pullovers for classic style). It then looks at all the different things that go into a sweater looking good on you, how to make sweaters you own and how to put them together so they look great.
Then the patterns are shown with a bunch of different options built in. For example, the pullover is shown in classic, modern and romantic styles, all with different necklines and stitch patterns. The patterns offer 12 sizes and three weights of yarn so they’re super customizable within the variations.
In addition to the pullover, there’s also a cardigan, vest, cowl-neck, tunic, wrap, tank and bolero. You could use these patterns as a jumping off point for a great variety of sweaters for a great variety of women.
If you’d like a chance to win this book, leave a comment on this post before the end of the day Sunday, April 10. If you’ve knit sweaters before, I’d love to know what your favorite one is that you’ve made (here’s mine). And if you haven’t, what would your dream sweater look like?
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