Friday, May 1, 2015

Book Review: Wanderlust

Explore 46 new knitting patterns that celebrate bohemian style!

Let Wanderlust take you on a journey through 46 delightful knitting patterns! Discover a wide range of knitting projects, including knit cowls, scarves, shawls, hats, mittens, and sweaters. Ideal for knitted gifts, the projects range from easy garter stitch and stockinette to pretty lace patterns, chunky cables, simple colorwork, and more.

Discover bohemian designed patterns using fun techniques, including cables, lace, colorwork, plus stockinette stitch and garter stitch. You'll whip up gorgeous garments quickly, with some patterns only requiring a skein or two of yarn. Perfect for creating a plethora of gifts, you'll learn to make scarves, cowls, hats, sweaters, mittens and wristers. Plus, give your next quick-knitted gift with confidence-all the patterns in Wanderlust use gold-standard (but affordable) yarn! Enjoy Cascade Yarns Longwood, which is ideal for knitted wearables. This aran weight 100% superwash extrafine merino wool yarn comes in over 30 colors. It has the bounce and texture of traditional wool without the itch, pills, or shrinkage, and it is machine-washable! You'll be in lust with this gorgeous yet affordable yarn (and these inspiring designs) in no time!
All of the knitting designs in Wanderlust are made with 100% super wash extra fine merino wool--perfect for active modern lifestyles. With quick accessories and garments for both men and women, including seven glorious sweaters, you will find something for everyone on your knitting list, and more importantly, for yourself!


Tanis Gray A graduate of RISD, Tanis Gray lives in Alexandria, VA with her green Mechanical Engineer husband, toddler son and lazy pug. Having worked at Martha Stewart, HBO, Focus Features, in the art department in the film and television industries, and a 4-year career as the Yarn Editor at Vogue Knitting and co-editor of Knit.1, she has been working in the creative field for many years.

Tanis has over 350 published knitting designs, and her work has been featured in many major publications and books worldwide, including 11 covers. She also edits other knitting books, manages the social media for numerous yarn companies and teaches often in and around DC.

Check out her books Knit Local: Celebrating America's Homegrown Yarns (Sixth & Spring), Capitol Knits, (self-published), Knitting Architecture (Interweave), Cozy Knits (Interweave) and 3 Skeins or Less - Fresh Knitted Accessories (Interweave).

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I really enjoyed this book, I haven't knit anything yet, I don't seem to knit much at all during the warmer months.  But...the instructions are easy to read, the photos are great, and I love the pattern choices.  Some great items to knit up! 

There are of course a few items I would never knit up, but that happens with every pattern book, the
majority of the patterns in this book are ones that I would enjoy wearing or giving as gifts!

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from Tommy Semosh | Publicity Manager, Craft Group

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