Urban Knit Collection
By Kyle Kunnecke (Interweave, 160 pages, $26.99)
Once you’ve gotten over any fear you had of knitting sweaters, it’s time to move on to more complex projects, which is where Urban Knit Collection comes in. Subtitled 18 City-Inspired Knitting Patterns for the Modern Wardrobe, the collection includes sweaters, wraps and accessories for men and women, many of which use complex stitch patterning. These are sophisticated designs that incorporate cables, lace, colorwork and stitch patterning. Each pattern heading includes the knitting knowledge needed for the design, so if you have the requisite skill or are willing to learn it, you can knit the project. In other words, just follow the step-by-step instructions, and you’ll be surprised at how easy it can be to knit a complicated-looking design.
Move beyond the basics with this pattern collection and look at home in the city or the country.