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.