Knit in New Directions
by Myra Wood (XRX, 128 pages, $24.95)
If you have been afraid to step into designing your own sweater because you feel you are not creative enough, take heart. Designer Myra Wood’s mantra is “everyone is creative.” In Knit in New Directions, she takes knitters on a journey of creativity. Rather than offering a rote approach to knitting a sweater, she introduces us to the idea that the creative process can be liberating and fun, and as a bonus, it can result in a beautiful sweater.
By creating a life-size template of your garment, choosing your favorite yarns and colors, and using the most basic knitting stitches, you can create a unique and well-fitting sweater. The patterns for 16 beautifully photographed sweaters and six bags present plenty of explanation and inspiration for the timid. More adventurous knitters will be empowered by the construction and creative details including creative short rows, crazy-quilt knitting and free-form. Let Knit in New Directions be your guide to creativity in knitting.