this is one great great book — i liked it so much i bought it full price no questions asked, and for me, the bargain never-buy-unless-on-sale queen, that’s a sure sign of a hit. i’ve posted a gazillion photos here, i know, but you should’ve seen what i started out with!
i’ve loved teva durham‘s designs for a while now — not only from scarf style but interweave’s knits too. a couple of these patterns were familiar — there’s a short-sleeved version of a ballet pullover featured in a recent IK, as well as a ruffles scarf version similar to the one in scarf style. some of these patterns have been up on her site for a while now — but there are about 30 brand spankin’ new patterns in this book. i also am enoying a lot her thoughts about knitting, and playing and experimenting with the medium as a whole, and is worth the price of the book alone.
btw, some of these have already been knitted up, notable the naive knitter’s gorgeous braided scarf. ..yikes i’m late for class, gotta jet..
p.s. just found out that if you code “socks” when ordering from knitpicks, no matter the price you get free shipping. gulp. just passing the info on, really!
It’s a great book and the scarf is such fun to make! I can’t wait to try another pattern.
I love that bias fair isle pullover, but I too have never done a stitch of fair isle. How do you think it would look in a solid color? Or something handpainted? I love the lines.
Thank you so mych for the preview, Andrea! I have not gotten to the LYS or bookstore to see it… there really are some amazing designs in there. My jaw dropped with that bias fair isle… that is an amazing piece… however, like you, I have not done a stitch of fair isle—but for that? I might just have to learn!
Take care :)
Is it just me, or is the cabled riding jacket really Delphine Wilson-ish? Not to cast aspersions on Durham’s originality, which is pretty unassailable.
Have you been to Durham’s web site? A number of the patterns you’ve shown from the book are up there, available for sale individually. There are lots of photos, often with different variations on the patterns (some of which may not be illustrated in the book). My favorite is the multicolored version of the braided neckpiece.
I just have to say that I love the way you have your photo album displayed in your blog entry..did you code that yourself? very cool!
I need to got check out that book. great patterns in there.
ooo, such lovely pictures! thanks for sharing!
i ordered this book from the us last week; hopefully it will get here soon. i’m even more eager to get it now i’ve seen pics.
I love that Bias Fair Isle sweater. It may well be my next project, it’s so beautiful and so cool.