Book review: Sweater 101 by Cheryl Brunette

This post contains affiliate links. Last June, I had the great pleasure of taking a series of Bruges crochet classes with designer Tatyana Mirer at Knit-a-Way.  Tatyana had some stunning sample garments, and I asked her about her favorite resources for sizing.  She brought me over the bookshelf and pulled out Cheryl Brunette‘s Sweater 101: How … Read more

Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: Patterns for Guernseys, Jerseys & Arans by Gladys Thompson

This post contains affiliate links. This week’s pick: Patterns for Guernseys, Jerseys, and Arans: Fishermen’s Sweaters from the British Isles by Gladys Thompson. Source:  Amazon. Publication date: 1971 second revised edition. Status: 3rd revised edition (1979) is available as a Dover book for $14.95. Condition: Good. Craft: Knitting. I bought this book online a few years ago after I first learned to … Read more

Book review and giveaway: Knitting with Icelandic Wool

This post contains affiliate links. Back in the winter, I received a review copy of Knitting with Icelandic Wool by Védís Jónsdóttir from St. Martin’s Griffin.  I was immediately drawn in by the stunning photography and the beautiful designs.  The nice folks at St. Martin’s Griffin were also kind enough to share another copy which I’ll be giving … Read more

Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: The Crochet Sweater Book by Sylvia Cosh

This post contains affiliate links. This week’s pick: The Crochet Sweater Book: Over 30 original designer patterns by Sylvia Cosh. Source: Publication date: 1987. Status: Out-of-print but widely available online. Condition: Very good with protective library-type plastic cover. Craft: Crochet. The Crochet Sweater Book is the first true crochet fashion design primer that I’m aware of … Read more

Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: Fishermen’s Sweaters

This post contains affiliate links. This week’s pick: Fishermen’s Sweaters: Twenty Exclusive Knitwear Designs for All Generations by Alice Starmore Source: Gifted to me by one of my students who found it for $1 in a thrift shop. Publication date: 1993 Status: Reprinted by Collins & Brown in 2010. Condition: Mild wear on dust jacket. Craft: Knitting In her introduction, Alice Starmore explains that “knitting … Read more

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