My current work in progress:

Seaforth designed by Alice Starmore, knit in British Breeds 5-ply Guernsey Wool on US 3 needles.


Urban Knit Collection

Today, I want to talk about this book:

This is Urban Knit Collection: 18 City-Inspired Knitting Patterns for the Modern Wardrobe by Kyle Kunnecke, published by Interweave. My one-word review of this book:



There are 18 patterns, and as the title says, they are city-inspired: inspired by architecture, ironwork details, art deco theater details. You can preview all the patterns here on Ravelry.

I am fortunate enough to receive a lot of knitting books to review and this book really stand out for me: the designs are really unique and stunning.  there are sweaters, wraps, and accessories, and they are knit at a lot of different gauges, and in a wide range of sizes.

Some of my favorites:


The Rosema Wrap is a loose-fitting shawl-like garment with sleeves, and it has a lace and cable pattern. It’s knit from worsted weight yarn and is available in three sizes.  There are details about the pattern on the designer’s website here. I have some yummy Cormo wool that would be perfect for this and I may have to knit it!


This amazing piece is D’Amour Wrap and is worked in fingering weight yarn. What an stunning wrap! It is worked from several large charts and is definitely not a quick knit, but what a fabulous piece. I think it is well worth the time you would need to invest in the knitting of it. More details here.


Skyscraper is a beanie with twisted traveling stitches, worked in worsted weight yarn. I love the architectural look of it. You can find more details here.


Savoy is a deep v-neck cardigan worked in fingering weight yarn. I’m showing the back of it because it is such an amazing pattern. There’s a view of the front and more details on the designer’s website here.

I am not going to give this book away, as there are several designs in it that I really want to knit. So I am being greedy and keeping it for myself.

It’s a cold windy day, a good day to stay inside and knit. Or to hangout in a tote, if you are Loki.



  1. Great designs in a his book. Hope I win!

  2. Thanks for the heads up I will find this book and buy it for sure.

  3. Cool patterns! I think a visit to Loopy is needed for the larger tote.

  4. Stunning designs!

  5. Wow, those ARE amazing! I totally don’t blame you for not giving it away. 🙂

  6. Thanks for highlighting these lovely designs, this book is definitely worth tracking down. Looking forward to seeing the pieces you choose to knit.

  7. Helene Ross says:

    Just wanted to say hi to you and Loki, you shouldn’t only get comments when you have a give-away!
    Stay warm.

  8. Gorgeous patterns. Thank you for bringing it to our attention! I’ll be looking for it in the bookstores.

  9. Gorgeous book. Gorgeous sweaters. Not surprised you’re keeping that one!
    Loki seems to adopted that tote as his very own. I get a paper bag every time I go to the grocery store just for my two, or I get The Look.

  10. I looked at these designs a couple of months ago, and added this book to my “wishlist” — which I need to print off & give to my DH; let him surprise me with a couple of them! We found a big box of general “stuff” in the downstairs closet, that we’ve been going through to try to put away/throw away/recycle, but our ginger kitty keeps trying to claim box & contents as his nest. Of course every horizontal surface in the house is “his”, just like every bag & box is “his”. Whattayagonnado? Give Loki a hug from me.
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  11. I’m so pleased that you are keeping this one for yourself. Enjoy it!

  12. Cecilia David says:

    Have a great Thanksgiving. Cecilia David

  13. Looks like a neat book! Loki is much cuter though – in his aqua tote;O))

  14. Those are some great looking garments. I clicked on a few of the project links and I like the description of knitting skills needed for each pattern rather than a generic “easy” or “experienced” Lets each knitter decide if they already have the skills for the pattern or if they are ready to try something new.

  15. Amazing patterns. Will have to find out how to keep the back so neat….but I would never do a sweater. Hope you document the techniques when you make something. some were 3 colors in a row. I am sticking to 2. Making your mousies at present. Cats enjoy holiday gifts too.