CrookedKnitter & Zabbers
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One of my most favorite things to do is to share indie knitting designers and their patterns with you that I admire. At the top of my most favorites list are the two very talented, super sweet ladies I have for you today: Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting and Hannah Fettig of Knitbot. I have drooled over their individually published patterns over the last several years as they have grown and found their place in the knitting world, but now (if you haven't already heard) they have teamed up on a self-published, collaberative, awesome, beautiful, work of art knitting book named Coastal Knits:
This book is truly my favorite to have come out in a long time (if ever)! Every one of the ten patterns included is a stunner! There is not one thing in this collection I wouldn't knit up if I had the chance. So much knitting and so little time!
I had the wonderful opportunity to interview Alana and Hannah right before the book was released and before baby Dakos showed up. Take a listen...
If you cannot see the player click here.
Links and such from the interview:
- Alana on Rav & Never Not Knitting
- Hannah on Rav & Knitbot
- Coastal Knits on Rav & Coastal Knits website
- Tactile Fiber Arts, Temecula Sock, the special colorway dyed with eucalyptus leaves, & Rustling Leaves Beret.
- String Theory, Caper Aran, colorway Skerry, & Water's Edge Cardigan.
- Rocky Coast Cardigan
- Wildflower Cardigan
- Gnarled Oak Cardigan
- The String Theory yarn I'm thinking of using for a Gnarled Oak Cardi of my own.
- Quince & Co.
- Special Season Finale episode of NNK that brought tears to my eyes.
I was also priviliged to have knit two items for some of the Coastal Knits trunk shows: the Rustling Leaves Beret & the Sand and Sea Shawlette. Unfortunately, I don't have any pics to share, but they both turned out beautiful and were a true pleasure to knit up. If you own the book already, check out the last page. It's got my name on it under "fabulous test knitters"!! Sorry, had to brag a little there.
I have big plans to knit up a Gnarled Oak Cardigan (Alana)...
...and a Rocky Coast Cardigan for myself...
I'm still looking for just the right yarn and colors though! I'll know it when I see it, I'm sure.
The Coastal Knits duo has put up for grabs two of their lovely, shiny, new books for you to have a chance at winning and what's a YOTH giveaway without the yarn, right?! So, I wrangled up a few of the yarn brands used in this book to send over a couple skeins to give away as well for a sampler set of sorts!
(From the bottom up) String Theory's lucious Caper Aran in the colorway Tavikki, The Fibre Company's romantic and oh-so-very-soft Organik, and Quince & Co.'s interesting and wonderful sparrow yarn.
Two followers have the chance at winning a printed copy of Coastal Knits and a skein each from the sampling above. That way you can meet the yarn in person and swatch for a project or two or three if you feel like it!
I would like you to do the following if you would like to be entered into this week's giveaway:
1. Read over the rules if you have not done so already.
2. Leave a comment on this blog post by the end of Sunday, 12/18/11. Have you seen Coastal Knits? Do you possibly own the book already? If so, what have you knit or are wanting to knit from the collection?
I'll randomly pick the winners in 2 weeks and post the results along with the new giveaway, so be sure to check back. Good luck everyone.