Brave New Knits: 26 Projects and Personalities from the

Brave New Knits: 26 Projects and Personalities from the Brave New Knits by Julie Turjoman, cofounder of Ravelry is the first book to celebrate the convergence of traditional hand knitting and modern technology The Internet has made it possible for the knitting community to connect through photos, pattern sharing, and blogs that document the knitting projects and passions of dozens of designers and enthusiasts With a Foreword written by Jessica Marshall Forbes, co founder of Ravelry, Brave New Knits includesmust have garment and accessory patterns, all gorgeously photographed by knitting celebrity Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed Contributors range from established designers like Norah Gaughan, Wendy Bernard, Anne Hanson, and knitgrrl Shannon Okey, to rising stars such as Melissa Wehrle, Connie Chang Chinchio, and Hilary Smith Callis In depth interviews with the designers reveal their design philosophy and passions From shapely sweaters and delicate shawls to fingerless gloves and stylish hats, each of the knitted designs features detailed directions and charts to inspire both the beginner and experienced knitter

10 thoughts on “Brave New Knits: 26 Projects and Personalities from the Knitting Blogosphere

  1. Sarah Sarah says:

    There are some amazing projects from big name designers here This book exceeded my expectations I think it s because of the use of blogosphere in the subtitle Editors, get rid of blogosphere Who says that

  2. Janelle Janelle says:

    To my surprise, my local public library acquired this book Their craft book budget has plummeted to nearly nothing over the past couple of years I made sure to check it out right away, and then renew it, to communicate interest And because I wasn t done with it yet This book features 26 short essays about prominent knit bloggers, as well as a pattern from each I quite enjoyed reading the piec

  3. Deana Deana says:

    I like to collect patterns about as much as I like to collect pretty yarns, pretty beads, pretty paper, well pretty anything really, so I couldn t believe my luck when Rodale Books offered the digital version of Brave New Knits through NetGalley for reviewers I m thinking teehee, it s sooo good to do reviews Yum, yum, another good treat More on that later.The Brave part of the title is that it

  4. Lara Lara says:

    I m of mixed minds about this book, which is why it s a middling 3 stars from me Pros Good diversity of designers represented Definitely different personalities of designs, so a wealth of inspirations A bunch of my favorite designers were in here, as well as some new names to look up on Ravelry Always good to broaden my knitting influences I don t think I d make many of the patterns just person

  5. Laura Laura says:

    26 projects and personalities from the knitting blogosphere pretty much sums up what this book is all about Lots of the personalities have connections to Ravelry I borrowed the book from my boss for a quick look and really liked the book My library doesn t have a copy so I can t borrow it for ain depth review I didn t read the personality parts of the book They look like they might be interestin

  6. Heather Heather says:

    Chronicles the convergence of knitting, blogging and online social networking 26 personalities prominent in the knitting blogosphere are showcased Each has contributed an original pattern, with the finished object beautifully photographed The good Each of these designer bloggers has a compelling personal story The biographies are well done and very inspirational There is a wide range of lovely pa

  7. Natasha Natasha says:

    With a foreword from Jessica, one of the co owners of the facebook for knitters site, I jumped at the chance to get a copy of this book to review from While the galley was very rough there were notes back forth in between the actual text, and I had a few dozen pages of garbage to skip through , the true light of the book shown through Different designers shared a project,

  8. Tanya Tanya says:

    Lots of projects I d love to knit this would be a great gift, but I m glad the library has a copy too.The ones I d like to do Milk maiden pulloverGlobal cable coatSilke jacketDelysia camisoleOrigami shrugWoodsmoke scarf I think I may want to do this one soonChutes and ladders socks designed by a mom with young kids cute name Hydrangea neckwearLenina capFoxgloves would make great gifts and they seem

  9. Melissa Melissa says:

    A great collection featuring knitbloggers with a profile and a pattern apiece Stephanie Japel, Shannon Okey, Jordana Paige, Melissa Wehrle, Wendy Bernard, Kat Coyle, Norah Gaughan, and other knitters who got a start and or a boost from cyberspace.I found a must have must knit project I almost drooled on the book when I saw Melissa Wehrle s Origami Shrug pattern I Must Have It Note to self go to the

  10. Lisa Cannon Lisa Cannon says:

    I bought the Kindle version of this book because I was mainly interested in the designer biosso than the patterns It s a really nice collection, and I enjoyed reading about how each of the individuals featured came to be knit designers I can think of enough other popular knit bloggers that would make a wonderful Volume 2 for this Interestingly, but not all together unexpectedly, almost every bio sang

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