Yes, this blog is mainly filled with quilting shares and tutorials, but if you have been around awhile, you know that I also LOVE to knit. I taught myself how last year, using you tube and other online resources. I immediately fell in love with the craft and it has been my go to traveling project as well as what I do every evening while catching up on TV.
I have been a reader of LovintheMommyhood forever….WAY before I learned to knit. Shannon is such a multi-talented gal, and creates some beautiful pieces. One of her strengths is knitting, she has all sorts of patterns, knit alongs and recently a new book!
Shannon paired up with Jane Richmond to create this seriously AMAZING book! I first found Jane when I was looking for sweater patterns on Ravelry (That reminds me, I still need to start that sweater!) Jane has such a good eye and really creates fresh, modern patterns for hand knits that people would actually really want to wear.
The first thing that caught my eye in this book was the photography. Even if you are not a knitter, you could get lost in the seriously gorgeous photos of the projects, by photographer Nicholas Kupiak. The first half of the book is full of these photos, really more of a coffee table book instead of a knitting pattern book.
Island has such a variety of projects, and I think each and every one is on my to knit list! Up first, for me is the Rathtrevor wrist warmers. I even happened to pick up the perfect yarn when I was in New York!
And the Grace cardigan, oh my! Such a beautiful knit!
The patterns are all very detailed and written in a way that even a beginning knitter can jump in create their own hand knit beauty!
Want your very own copy of ISLAND??
Shannon and Jane have given one of my readers a chance to win their very own copy!
Leave a comment on this post with your favorite project in ISLAND.
Giveaway will remain open until midnight EST January 23. Winner will be announced January 24.
Be sure to check out all of the other stops on the tour, there’s a chance to win at each one!
Thank you so much for having me as a stop on the blog tour! It was such a joy to review this book. If you don’t want to wait to get ISLAND, it is available for purchase on Amazon as well as digitally on Ravelry!