The Scoop: January 3, 2019

Knit Fast, Die Warm

For most of us, a quick knit is a cowl or a hat, but Marie Greene of Olive Knits thinks otherwise. The woman who challenged knitters to knit a sweater in 4-days, is now proving that sweaters are a quick knit, too, with her forthcoming book Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2-Weeks. The book, which debuts in mid-February, features 20 very wearable, top-down patterns (think sweaters, cardigans, and tees) that intend to bust the myth that sweaters take 6 months to knit.

Pre-Order The Book Now: http://www.oliveknits.com/home/order-my-book/


Choose Your Own Shawl

From shawl designer Jen Lucas is Top-Down Shawls, a new book which features 12 lace-knitting patterns that are fun to knit and fun to wear. Use this book to explore different shawl shapes – including wedge, half-circle, and crescent – while getting lost in the designer’s mesmerizing and unique lace patterns. Follow the patterns as written or use the patterns as a “choose-your-own” shawl guide and make a one-of-a-kind shawl of your very own.

Get the book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HBFFF6Q/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1


THE NOT SO SECRET SOCIETY

Helen Stewart, the designer and podcaster behind Curious Handmade, has released her first book, The Shawl Society, which is a collection of the six shawl designs that were featured in her 6-month mystery shawl pattern club of the same name. Now you never have to wait again for a pattern to be released! Instead flip through the pages anytime to reveal one of the feminine, lacey shawls. The patterns offer shape and size variety while introducing new skills.

Get the book: https://www.amazon.com/Shawl-Society-Season-knitting-patterns/dp/1999340906/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1546487111&sr=8-1&keywords=shawl+society


CAST ON: KLEUR

Kicking off 2019 with a head-turning shawl, Anna Maltz’s Kleur is a collection of colors and shapes and unexpected wow. The asymmetrical shawl begins with a quarter-circle and quickly grows into a show-stopping piece that combines colored wedges, decorative eyelets, and contrasting garter stitch stripes. While we love the original with traditional rainbow wedges, you might consider an ombre fade or a monochromatic blend.

Get the pattern on Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kleur