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November Knits: Inspired Designs for Changing Seasons [Kindle Edition]

Kate Gagnon Osborn , Courtney Kelley
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Fall is an ever-popular season for knitters, and with November Knits you can knit warm and stylish garments and accessories to make the season a little cozier. Popular knit designers and authors Courtney Kelley and Kate Gagnon Osborn join forces with all-star contributors, including Melissa LaBarre, Cirilia Rose, Cecily Glowik McDonald, Kristen TenDyke, and many more.

Capture the essence of fall with 20 projects that range from casual cardigans and scarves to sweet, stylish wraps and sweaters.

The book is divided into three moods:
  • Farm Hands is the most casual design section, filled with rustic and durable garments to shield you through afternoons in a brisk wind.
  • Ivy League features sophisticated and smart knitwear, featuring bolder colors and classic styling.
  • Down Home is ideal for holidays and special occasions, bringing warmth and comfort to slightly dressier garments. These patterns feature elegant knitted lace, layered and worked for warmth.

With knitted garments and accessories by expert designers, November Knits is a must-have resource.

Editorial Reviews

From Booklist

Many knitting books have a few good patterns, but in this one, with almost every turn of a page, crafters will find something that makes them want to pick up the needles. The premise is a bit convoluted. The title “evokes the essence of fall and early winter,” but the projects offered in three chapters—“Farm Hands” (rustic yet stylish), “Ivy League” (classic New England), “Southern Comfort” (feminine and decorative)—don’t always seem to support the theme. That said, each project gets a lovely introduction, and the sweaters, scarves, socks, hats, and mittens are on display in crisply colored photographs, and some are helpfully photographed from different angles. The instructions are clear, and the schematics usefully placed. There’s bang for the buck here with more than 20 projects, all by up-and-coming designers, and all delightfully profiled. Knitters will return to this one again and again. --Ilene Cooper

About the Author

Courtney Kelley and Kate Gagnon Osborn co-own Kelbourne Woolens, distributors of the Fibre Company's unique artisan yarns. They coauthored the popular book Vintage Modern Knits (Interweave 2011) and their best-selling patterns have appeared in Knitscene, Interweave Knits, Interweave Crochet, and Vogue Knitting. They live in Philadelphia.

Product Details

  • File Size: 8935 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Interweave (February 1, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DH40O3E
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #231,063 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book As We Shift Into the Fall Season September 28, 2012
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As fall is upon us and the colder weather hits, it is knitting season again. This book is filled with inspiring knits for the colder season. I love the variety and lovely patterns in this book. The sizing is for real women, not just those of us who are teeny-tiny.

My favorite patterns are the Barnwood Pullover knit with Manos Del Uraguay yarn in a rib stitched pattern with variegated dark gray yarn. The Burdock Cardigan is super lovely. It is knit in a bright green using worsted weight yarn. It can be used to dress up or down - it has that flexibility of use. I also love the Market Jacket in a soft tannish orange, knit with worsted weight yarn with running flowered cables and a collar. The Savannah Cardigan is sweet and light-weight, knit with sportweight yarn and size five needles. It is in a soft blue-gray hue with a low collar. It looks very feminine. The Abilene Cardigan caught my eye. It is knit in a dark gray with worsted weight yarn. There is a pattern near the top, the bottom of the sleeves and the sweater bottom, but most of it is strict stockinette stitch. I'd love to try knitting it, perhaps in a lighter color. I love the Bluebonnet Scarf. It is knit in a variegated rose color from Schaefer yarns, 50% wool and 50% silk, with size six needles. It is stunning, utilizing lace and beads. I have a friend named Elke who would love the Spanish Moss Leg Warmers. They seem to have her name all over them. They are in a light green hue with a lace pattern and are knit with fingering weight yarn.

When I get any knitting book I ask myself three questions:

Will I knit the patterns?

Are the instructions clear?

Will the book be a good resource?

The answer to all three of these questions is YES. I love this book.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book! October 17, 2012
I loved Vintage Modern Knits when Kate and Courtney published it, I didn't think a single book could get any better. This one has. Don't get me wrong, I still adore VMK and have several items I've made from it. I could also easily make every pattern in the first "Farm Hands" section of this book. I already have several of them clipped with what yarn to use. I'm not too preppy so the second "Ivy League" section isn't my favorite but I could still do the Cobblestone Trench coat and love it. The "Southern Comfort" section surprised me that I found so much I liked even though I'm no where near the south. The shrug, sweaters and leg warmers are terrific. And just to let everyone know, I'm 59 years old, live in Montana and love to stay stylish. I'm slim and love hand-knit sweaters with boots. You're only as old as you feel so I would recommend this book for anyone of any age who likes to knit!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book! October 14, 2012
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I am thrilled with this book! I want to make so many of the patterns! My Rav queue got much longer when I flipped through this book. There are 21 patterns, about half sweaters & cardigans (& one skirt) and half accessories, so an excellent blend of large & small projects. Some of the patterns are preppy, several are rustic. The patterns tend toward the classic, but very wearable! (For reference I am in my 30s with a girly & slightly preppy style.) I adored almost every single pattern, and that pretty much never happens. I highly recommend this book for intermediate to advanced knitters.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great patterns May 11, 2013
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The patterns are easy to follow, and there are at least five patterns that I plan on making. I did finish the market sweater and it is beautiful.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful March 30, 2013
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This is a wonderful book of sweaters - Picked out several that I will start making in the near future. Good normal options!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars November Knits: Inspired Designs for Changing Seasons December 7, 2012
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This was a birthday present for my daughter-in-law and she absolutely loves this book. She keeps thanking me for it and has all kinds of projects picked out to knit.

Item delivered on time, was as described.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lived up to the hype. March 19, 2013
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Really beautiful patterns! I love in New England where the weather changes may moment to moment and these are some great knits for all types of weather. I haven't started yet but the first thing will definitely be The Burdock Cardigan ( the green one on the cover) but its not am easy decision. These are some great patterns. So glad I bought this book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful! December 5, 2012
By Susan
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this book has beautiful, warm sweaters. Instructions are well written, and there are many views of each sweater, so you know exactly what you are getting into! Great book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Perfect. Excellent customer service
Published 12 days ago by C. Powers
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Published 27 days ago by Lindsay Gehin
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Lovely patterns. I will have to adjust some for size but I have plans to make several of these.
Published 1 month ago by Pat A. Huckeby
5.0 out of 5 stars This is my favorite knitting book
This is my favorite knitting book, so far I have made two sweaters. Easy to follow instructions , no fear book for knitters new and old
Published 4 months ago by hopper
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
my friend loved it
Published 5 months ago by Hopalong
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you.
Good, speedy service and product was as described.
Published 5 months ago by Laval49
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Pattern Choices
Love this book! I've already knit the cardigan shown on the cover, and there are others I plan to start soon. Read more
Published 7 months ago by A. Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars A KNITTER'S DELIGHT!
Courtney and Kate are high on my list of go-to designers when I need a great, wearable, and well-tailored sweater or accessory, and November Knits is a great example of their best... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Margaret Springer
5.0 out of 5 stars great patterns
This book contains many really nice designs and all are well written. Arrived quickly and in excellent condition. I look forward to making several of these.
Published 11 months ago by M. L. Griego
5.0 out of 5 stars on a wish list
Has several patterns she wants to try- has lots of pictures and patterns - she seemed to like it alot and will use it often
Published 12 months ago by elizabeth smeltzer
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