- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (8 May 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470416661
- ISBN-13: 978-0470416662
- Product Dimensions: 20.7 x 1.2 x 22.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,750,177 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Knitting in the Sun: 32 Projects for Warm Weather Paperback – 8 May 2009
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From the Back Cover
Bulky sweaters be gone! Knitting in the Sun gives you more than 30 projects designed exclusively to knit and wear in warm weather. You′ll find patterns to keep your needles clicking whether you′re lounging by the pool or taking a break at the beach: 5 sleeveless tops 4 short–sleeved tops 4 lightweight long–sleeved tops 6 summer–weight cardigans 2 skirts, a sleep set, and a wearable bathing suit 9 accessories ranging from a beach hat to a cotton wrap to a beach chair Whether you′re new to knitting or a seasoned stitcher, you′ll find fresh patterns and compelling designs to create gorgeous lightweight pieces that will make a splash on sunny days.
About the Author
Kristi Porter is an author, designer, technical editor, and teacher. In addition to authoring Knitting for Dogs and Knitting Patterns For Dummies (Wiley), her work has been featured in the Knitgirl series, the Big Girl Knits series, No Sheep for You , and Knit Wit . She is a frequent contributor to Knitty.com and has been a part of the online magazine since its start in 2002. As a knitter and teacher in Southern California, Kristi is an expert in choosing projects and guiding her students in creating garments that they will enjoy knitting and wearing in warmer weather.
Top Customer Reviews
This is destined to become one of my favourite pattern books.
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Billed as "The first-ever knitting book to offer projects exclusively for warm weather," Knitting in the Sun is divided into categories such as tanks, wraps, bags, and more and features 32 projects for warm weather.
There are several beautiful projects in the book I want to make, which means a thumbs up from me. I especially like and want to knit Santorini, Coronado, and Anacapa (the cover shawl).
While the book includes traditional warm weather fibers like cotton and linen, it also features patterns using the best of newer natural offerings like yarns made of or blended with hemp, bamboo, and soysilk. More than 80 full-color photos showcase these knit projects.
By only real quibble with the book is that there are many patterns that could have been written for circular knitting and few, if any seams that instead are written so each piece is knitting separately and seamed together. I hate sewing together knitting so would jiggle the projects as much as possible so I could knit in the round. This caveat aside, I still recommend Knitting in the Sun.
My favorite patterns were the Windansea Hat, the Anacapy Aran Wrap (though, for the life of me, it did not seem like a summer project), the Bordeaux Lace Shawl, the Cinnamon Bay Beach Bag Blanket (which, after all the time it would take me to knit that I would NEVER EVER NEVER use it for a bag) and the Bridgetown lace-paneled cardigan. The cardigan actually made me salivate and I can't wait to knit it.
As for the blanket-bag, I'd fold it and use it for a shawl - -it's that beautiful. It would be such a waste of time to shlump it all up to use as a beach bag.
This book has many patterns that I'd knit, it's a good resource and the instructions are very clear. For that reason, I rate it a '5'.