First, the facts:
Authors: Kate Gagnon Osborn and Courtney Kelley
Published by: Interweave Press, 2012
1. Farm Hands
2. Ivy League
3. Southern Comfort
The In-Depth Look:
Well, speaking as a Scorpio who was born as early as humanly possible to see as much of November as she could (rather than appearing just a couple days before New Year’s as expected), this book is right up my alley. It’s devoted to one of my favorite months, after all–when it’s past the peak of autumn but winter hasn’t settled in yet, and brisk, cold days are still a welcome relief after summer–not yet the test of endurance they become by March.
The authors write, “The title November Knits evokes the essence of fall and early winter–a time for friends and family to come together and celebrate. With that in mind, we imagined three chapters, each reminiscent of times of togetherness and each representing its own type of knitting techniques. …We invite you to enjoy whatever autumn brings your way with these comforting designs.”
There follows an assortment of patterns to help keep you cozy. Sweaters (at least three that I would cast-on to knit right this minute), gloves, socks, scarves, hats … even a skirt. Most of them are aimed for the colder areas, but the third section includes lighter-weight knits for people living in warmer climates, who just need a little something for the extra chill.
I’m not kidding when I say there are three sweaters I would start right now, either, and really, there isn’t anything here I would say no to. The designs are classic and lovely. They come with charts and schematics, as well as good photos so you can really see the knits you’re making.
You can get your copy at Amazon.com.
This review copy was kindly donated by Interweave Press. Thank you!
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