Learn to knit, love to knit is a book by Anna Wilkinson, published by Quadrille only a few weeks ago. It's the book I wish I had when I just started knitting a couple of years ago (oh my, how time flies). The styling on the book is great! Both the patterns and styling invoke a bit of a modern retro, quirky feeling, which I really like. I love the use of colour in this book, clearly Anna is not afraid for the use of bold colours and colour combinations, which adds to her signature style.
|Cropped cardigan with cabled sleeves|
|Lace top with bow|
Now for the patterns, the book contains 12 sweaters (cardigans, tops, vest), 2 collars, 2 hats, 2 pair of mitten/gloves 1 pair of socks, 1 scarf, 1 snood and 1 handbag. So for those who counted, this is indeed more than 20 patterns, this is because some patterns "belong" with eachother and are therefore listed as one, for example a scarf and mittens that form a pair. The book has included simple, plain projects, lace, fairisle, intarsia, cables, bobbles and embroidery. Anna has made a video for her book, this give you a good idea of what to expect from the book and the style it's written in.
|Shawl collar cardigan|
For the real yarn freaks (of which I proudly regard myself to be one) there are some really great designs by Anna in the relatively new magazine Pom Pom Quarterly, which you can check out here.
That's it! I think I've deserved a nice evening of knitting, drinking tea, something watchable on tv and most importantly no uni work!