First up, the winner of my review copy of Classic Elite Shawls, Wraps & Scarves: 20 Ideas * 3 Ways is Cathie Jones, who has been emailed.
I’ve got a couple more books waiting to be reviewed. Here’s the next one up:
This is Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Hat Book: History * Technique * Design, another Sixth&Spring book. As you may have cleverly deduced from the title, this is a book about knitting hats. And it is pretty darn comprehensive.
The book starts with a brief history of knitted hats, including an interesting “then and now” mosaic of different hat types:
Many different type of hats and how they are constructed is covered, along with information on fit and measuring, yarn substitutions, blocking, etc.
And then there are 51 patterns for hats.
Some of the patterns have appeared in the pages of Vogue Knitting magazine, but many have not. By my count, 35 of the patterns are new. I think there must be a pattern for everyone.
Rather than post a few random photos of some of the patterns, here is a link to the book’s page on Ravelry.
My bottom line — awesome book with great patterns!
And now I have some rainbow knitting to do.
And Lucy appears to want her dinner.
“Feed me, dammit!”
ETA: I am not doing a giveaway for this book. It’s a large hard cover that does not fit into a flat rate priority envelope so it would be rather expensive for me to mail out!