At long last the book that I’ve been working on for most of this year is ready to release for presale; please welcome Cosy Knits! I’m so very happy with this book, the projects and photography really came together to convey that feeling of cosy that I wanted to permeate the book. It’s a book that you’ll reach for when you want to snuggle down and cherish your knitting in quiet contemplation. The book explores why we knit, our friendships and deeper meanings woven into our stitches. The book uses Stolen Stitches Nua Worsted yarn with designs of various difficulty levels which will allow you to add to your existing technique tool kit while you work through the patterns.
As an introduction to the collection, each designer describes what ‘cosy’ means to them and how this influenced their thought process and design inspiration in their own words along with supporting introductory essay by Nadia Seaver and photography by Joseph Feller.
Designers included in this collection are:
- Rachel Coopey
- Eimear Earley
- Carol Feller
- Joan Forgione
- Louisa Harding
- Kate Heppell
- Bristol Ivy
- Jimenez Joseph
- Louise Tilbrook
Cosy Knits is now on presale with an automatically discounted early bird price. It is currently only available in print (with a complimentary digital copy) until after the presale period is over. Early bird purchases will get exclusive first access to the digital version in mid-September and print copies will ship at the start of October.
Presale purchases will get an information pdf (including a Nua Worsted yarn discount) initially that will be updated to the full pdf once it’s released.
Over the next month, I’ll be releasing details of each new pattern in the book. First up is our wonderful book cover design, Rutland Cowl by the very talented Bristol Ivy. This cowl is seriously cosy and elegant to wear. The sample knit by Bristol uses 3 colours of Nua Worsted; August Storms, Bare Necessities and Rolling Bales. The design uses a variation on entrelac that creates a series of chevron panels that are ‘filled in’ using garter stitch rectangles that sit along the top edges of the chevrons. This creates an enjoyable knit that feels very modular.
There’s always a few knits in every book that I’m itching to get my hands on and this was one of the patterns in Cosy Knits that I knit up myself. It travelled around Greece with me over the last month and I just finished and blocked it this weekend! I’ll post photos of my finished version as soon as it’s dry so you can see how it knits up in different colours. For the main colour, I used Cafe Flamingo and the two contrasting garter triangles were in Kitten Fluff and Cerebellum. It’s brighter than the original but a lot of fun.
Are you ready for the Cosy Knitting season ahead?