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Literary Knits: 30 Patterns Inspired by Favorite Books Paperback – November 1, 2012
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Literary Knits artfully brings together the worlds of knitting and literature with a collection of gorgeous projects that are evocative of favorite characters from classic books. From Wuthering Heights to The Great Gatsby, Pride and Prejudice to A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, the 30 projects found in Literary Knits offer ideas and inspiration for all ages and skill levels, with supporting photographs showcasing techniques unique to particular patterns.
Categorized by beautiful women's accessories, classic women's shawls and garments, unique projects for men, and adorable children's pieces--and complemented with diagrams, assembly instructions, and schematic illustrations to ease completion of each project--you'll knit and purl your way through two centuries of literature to create:
- Daisy Cloche
- Jo Mittens
- Tess Fingerless Gloves
- Emma Shawl
- Elizabeth Bennet Summer Blouse
- Galadriel Hooded Dress
- Sal Paradise Vest
- Gregor Sweater
- Scout Cardigan
- Eppie Bonnet
- And more
From the Back Cover
Inside, you'll find gorgeous knitting projects inspired by favorite literary characters from:
- The Great Gatsby
- Wuthering Heights
- Anna Karenina
- Tess of the d'Urbervilles
- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
- Madame Bovary
- A Room with a View
- One Hundred Years of Solitude
- Pride and Prejudice
- The Sun Also Rises
- Anne of Green Gables
- The Lord of the Rings
- Moby Dick
- The Metamorphosis
- On the Road
- The Call of the Wild
- A Tale of Two Cities
- To Kill a Mockingbird
- The Tin Drum
- The Golden Compass
- The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
- And More
Top Customer Reviews
I purchased as a Kindle PC version. I cannot read any of the charts - so, I cannot knit them. I did email the author but have not yet received a reply. Very disappointed!!! But I've learned my lesson, if I want to knit I'd better buy the book
There are patterns for men, women, children nd some accessory patterns in here. The patterns range from being somewhat simple styles to being very unique representations. The Laura pinafore is a simple shift style pinafore, but then, what else would you expect from Little House on The Prairie? in contrast is the Lyra hood, a girls lion-maned hood pattern.
Since many of these patterns are inspired from now classic texts, several of the designs have a nice retro or vintage flair. One section of the books is dedicated to shawls. The patterns range in difficulty from advanced beginner to advanced knitter. The pattern variety is a particular standout in this knitting collection.
Almost every knitting book has a few special techniques you will need to know to properly execute the design. There is a very good, visual guide to those techniques in this book. The special techniques section includes close-up photos with added directional arrows and text instruction, similar to the online knitting tutorials often seen on the web.
The is a great add to your personal knitting library if would want make projects inspired by well-known literary titles or you like vintage/retro looks. If you knit for children who love to read classics such as Little House On the Prairie or Chronicles of Narnia, this book will have several gift options for you.
FCC disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this title from the book's publisher for my knitting site at bellaonline.com. I received no compensation for this book review. All of my reviews are my honest opinion.
I love this book - I would recommend this book to people who are past the beginner stage and want to develop their skills. The book presents a range of techniques and some of the most beautiful simple lace shawls I have seen. (the Meme and Emma Shawls). Even if you never intend to knit most of the projects the construction and details are worth the price of the book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Overall this book didn't have many patterns that I would want to make.Published 2 months ago by The Bookend Family
Loved some in this book, but others were a bit too simplified and unattractive.Published 7 months ago by C. Davis
This will be the perfect gift for a friend who is a fantastic knitter. Love the fact that the projects are based on literature classics!Published 18 months ago by adnil
A beaytiful trip with your favourite character, lots of beautiful kids knits.Published 18 months ago by Jann Smith
Beautiful book...particularly like the explanations of special techniques and construction schematics. Read morePublished on August 26, 2014 by Rebecca Coulter
A beautiful book with lovely patterns that are truly evocative of the works that inspired them. I have not tried knitting any of them yet, but have several in my "to do"... Read morePublished on August 16, 2014 by Linda