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Review: Rugged Knits

2016-06-19 003

First, the facts:

Title: Rugged Knits: 24 Practical Projects for Everyday Living

Author: Andrea Rangel

Published by: Interweave Press, 2016

Pages: 143

Type: Patters

Chapters:

No chapters, just a list of patterns

KS: Rugged Knits

The In-Depth Look:

As nice as it is to find a book filled with edgy, stylish, unique kinds of garments, there’s something very comforting about a book filled with patterns you can easily wear. Simple pullovers, classic yoked cardigans, basic hats … things it’s easy to pull on and go about your day.

If it’s not obvious, those are the kind of patterns you’ll find here.

The author writes that, “I want my knitwear to work with all my pursuits, so I’m drawn to knitting functionally for an active lifestyle–think hiking, cycling, and camping. But if you look over my portfolio, you’ll notice a whole lot of very pretty things, too. I knit lace in every weight and in many different shapes. I love bright, eye-catching colors and revel in fine details. While I strive for utility, I also want to infuse each piece with beauty and luxury.”

I kind of love that she specifically says that she really does envision wearing her sweaters while doing farm chores.

Not everybody has an active, outdoor lifestyle, of course, but there’s a lot to be said about a garment that’s meant to be worn.

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This review copy was kindly donated by Interweave Press. Thank you!

My Gush: Simple and functional

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