I have in my possession a review copy of The Knitter’s Curiosity Cabinet by Hunter Hammersen.
As it says on the cover, this book has 20 patterns inspired by vintage botanical illustrations. Ten different botanical illustrations are represented (and reproduced) in the book, and for each one, there are two patterns: a sock pattern, and a non-sock pattern: mitts, a hat, a cowl, or a shawl.
The cover socks (see above photo) are chysanthemum frutescens, and there is also a chysanthemum frutescens hat:
(This pattern really caught my eye because of the gorgeous green yarn used: Traveller by Verdant Gryphon in the “Ireland” colorway.)
These socks are crocus vernus:
And narcissus pseudonarcissus socks:
And linaria bipartita socks
One of the patterns for mitts is rosa rubiginosa:
As you can see, the photography is lovely, and each pattern is accompanied by several photos of the item. The charts are large and clear and there is an excellent key to the symbols used in the front of the book.
The patterns are for the most part sized in 2 or 3 different sizes (one cowl is 4 sizes and one shawl is 1 size only) so you can fit pretty much everyone. You could bet a lot of gift knitting covered with the patterns in this book.
Hunter sent me a review copy and very kindly offered to send a copy to one of my readers as well. Who would like a copy?
To be entered in a drawing to win a copy of The Knitter’s Curiosity Cabinet by Hunter Hammersen, please leave a comment on this blog post by 11:00am Eastern time on Sunday, June 24, 2012. I’ll use the Random Number Generator to choose a lucky recipient then.
Summer Solstice Mystery Shawl
Are you ready? Got your needles? Got your yarn? The first clue for the 2012 Summer Solstice Mystery Shawl will be released in a few short hours!
Lucy can hardly contain her excitement!
“A KAL? I gotta bulk up!”