Book: The Best of Interweave Knits

by kath_red on 23/10/2007

in Books, knitting+crochet+yarn

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Interweave Knits, the editors picked their favorite designs and published them in a new book, The Best of Interweave Knits: Our Favorite Designs from the First 10 Years (Interweave Press, $24.95, available in bookstores and craft shops nationwide). Now it’s readers’ turn to tell the editors their favorites.

Interweave Knits Announces Readers’ Choice Awards Readers’ Favorite Designs from the Magazine’s First 10 Years Will Be Published in a Free eBook, The Best of Interweave Knits: The Readers’ Choice Awards Collection. Readers are invited to nominate their all-time favorite pattern from Interweave Knits online. Designs must have been published in Interweave Knits magazine between Spring 1997 and Spring 2007, excluding patterns published in the new book (view the table of contents online ).

A great design should be beautiful, be wearable for seasons to come, and above all, be fun to knit! I can’t wait to see which designs rise to the top as our readers’ personal favorites from the last decade

Eunny Jang, editor of Interweave Knits.

The nominating process continues till December 15, 2007. There will be a vote-off of the top 10 nominated patterns in January 2008 on, and the top five patterns to receive the most votes will be published in a free eBook titled The Best of Interweave Knits: The Readers’ Choice Awards Collection. The eBook will be available exclusively on for a limited time in Spring 2008 as the editors’ gift to their loyal readers.

About the book The Best of Interweave Knits: Our Favorite Designs from the First Ten Years (Interweave) edited by Ann Budd with an introduction by Pam Allen – former Interweave Knits Editor, includes 25 designs ‘that stand the test of time’ mostly sweaters and cardigans. These projects represent the work of more than 20 notable designers including Véronik Avery, Debbie Bliss, Norah Gaughan, Kate Gilbert, Faina Letoutchaia, Marta McCall, Charlotte Morris, Kristin Nicholas, Leigh Radford, ….

My favourites in the book would have to be (there are three) – Marcel’s Sweater by Véronik Avery: a slightly fitted sweater with a lovely simple slightly raised neckline and textured knit based on traditional Indian designs. Cambridge Jacket by Ann Budd: a fitted mens zippered cardigan which use placed ribs for fit. Union Square Market Pullover by Kate Gilbert: with a gently contoured fit, slightly flared sleeves and an unusual neckline. You can see I like the simple lines and more fitted styles – but their are plenty more included lacy shawls and argyle vests, stripy scarves and a big felted tote. Also included in the book are ‘beyond the basics’ sections throughout that give step by step illustrated instructions on such things as casting on and binding off, increases and decreases, lace knitting and reading charts, and more. (see an online preview of the book here) What are your favourites? did they make it in the book – if not – why not have your say and vote for your favourite to appear in the online pattern book.

For those completely out of the loop – Interweave Knits is a quarterly knitting magazine with stylish knitwear patterns, inspiration and detailed instructions ranging from introductory to challenging and from traditional to cutting-edge, with a full range of sizing.

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