First, the facts:
Title: Sherlock Knits: Patterns Inspired by the World’s Most Famous Consulting Detective
Author: Joanna Johnson
Illustrator: Laurel Johnson
Published by: Slate Falls Press, 2016
A Sweater for John
Mrs. Hudson’s Tea Cozy
Elementary in Pashmina
Speckled Band Shawl
Socks for Mary
Scotland Yard Vest
Mycroft & Moriarty Casebook Cozy
Copper Beeches Cowl
The In-Depth Look:
Everyone who knows me knows that I love Sherlock Holmes. I love the original stories by Arthur Conan Doyle many time, have read any number of variations and pastiches, and seen so many filmed versions of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson … I’m something of a fan.
So it’s no surprise to learn that I was reasonably certain I’d like Joanna Johnson’s latest collection–ten patterns inspired by Sherlock Holmes.
Because of course I do.
This is a collection of ten patterns: a sweater, a vest and assorted accessories, including a cover for your Kindle or Tablet, for when you need to take a break from reading the stories. I love the classic coziness of the cardigan, and love the houndstooth in the knitted vest. There are several things to wear around your neck, a tea cozy, and, of course, a classic Deerstalker hat. (Because naturally Sherlock Holmes has to wear the hat!)
The photographs are definitely inspired by the Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman team from the BBC series Sherlock, though they are not limited to that 21st century duo. They are teamed up with quotes from the original stories and line drawings by Laurel Johnson.
This is such a nice collection. It’s not a huge book–it’s the same size as Joanna’s Anne of Green Gables collection.
Really, at this point I’m just wondering what other fandom I love she’ll be tackling next?
This review copy was kindly donated by the author. Thank you!
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