I have a new book to review! Garter Stitch Revival: 20 Creative Knitting Patterns Featuring the Simplest Stitch by Interweave Editors.
Back in the olden days, I was not overly fond of garter stitch but in recent years I have gained a new appreciation for it. Perhaps this is due to all the lovely garter stitch shawl patterns that have cropped up over the past few years.
This book is a lovely celebration of garter stitch and contains 20 lovely patterns. You can see them on Ravelry, here.
This is the Boardwalk Brioche Cowl by Jessie Ksanznak. It is knit from Madelinetosh Vintage, one skein of each of two colors.
And how about this?
Cotton Candy Cardigan by Amy Gunderson, knit from Universal Bamboo Pop, a DK weight bamboo/cotton blend. The colorwork yoke is achieved using mosiac knitting.
Flapper Cloche by Megan Nodecker, knit from one skein of Cascade 220 (worsted weight). I am a sucker for clever shaping.
In addition to the lovely patterns, the book has a nice how-to section, illustrated extensively with clear drawings.
Who’d like my review copy?
To be entered in the giveaway for my copy of Garter Stitch Revival: 20 Creative Knitting Patterns Featuring the Simplest Stitch, please leave a comment on this blog post and tell me which pattern from the book is your favorite.
We’ll pick a winner at random at 11:00am Eastern time this Sunday, February 26, 2017.
Yes, I am still sewing. It was a three-day weekend last weekend so I made three doll dresses. I showed you the first one on Sunday. Here’s Number Two:
And Number Three:
Thank you for all your kind comments about my sewing. I am a bit of a ringer when it comes to sewing. While I had not really sewed anything for a good 15 years, I used to be pretty darn good at it. I’ve made tailored suits, wedding dresses, and other fairly complex garments. Doll clothes are great fun! They go much faster than full-sized garments.
And here is Loki, doing what he does best!