A few months back my friend Anne sent me an email and asked me if I would review her upcoming book of knitting patterns. I immediately said YES, not only because I know Anne but also because I knew (because I know Anne) just how awesome this book was bound to be. And I was right.
Legendary Knits vol. 1 by Anne Podlesak is a terrific book of designs. There are patterns for several sweaters – including an awesome guy-sweater, some socks, a stole, a cowl, and a shawl that I’m having a difficult time not casting on right.this.minute. The directions are clear and precise without being overwhelming and the yarn choices include some of my favorites: Woolen Rabbit, Dream in Color, Wooly Wonka Fibers (Anne’s own company) and Berroco. The photographs are beautiful and show not only stylized shots but also the shots every knitter wants: shoulder seams, cuff details, neck edgings, lace motifs and more. Each pattern is accompanied by an explanation of the name chosen for the design inspiration, whether it be fairy tale, myth of legend. And, while those stories are often tragic, they make for great romantic names!
Have I convinced you to run right out and get yourself a copy of this book? I hope I have but one of you won’t have to do that because Anne sent me a copy to give away! All you have to do to enter is leave me a comment with the name of your favorite fairy tale. The contest will be open until midnight (of course!) on Thursday, September 26, 2013.
In the meantime I’ll be dreaming about knitting and princesses and legends!