Carol Feller asked me if I would like to review a copy of her new book and I said YES PLEASE! Carol designs beautiful and wearable things and this book Short Row Knits is packed full of them, but it is much much more than that. Short Row Knits is an in-depth workshop of different short row techniques and information on how to use them.
The book is full of super clear illustrations and photographs of each stage in each different technique. Each chapter has designs using the techniques explained at the start of the chapter so you can apply what you learn to a project. The book has a range of projects, garments with a great size range and very clear schematics and beautiful accessories.
From Left to right: (top to bottom on a mobile browser): Riyito is my favourite design from the book, I love the shape with its dipped curved hem, I love the subtle texture pattern and I love the colour! It's a light-weight sweater knitted in Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend Fino and it would fit right in to my wardrobe. It's gone right to the top of my TO KNIT list.
Claro is a basic top down sock with a really interesting short-row heel which incorporates a gusset. I'm a big fan of trying different heels and seeing what fits you (or the lucky recipient of your hand knitted socks) best and what you like knitting best, this heel is definitely one to try! The Zauberball is a great yarn for socks and this colour way in particular makes for very happy feet!
Salto is cardigan knitted in a lovely blue DK from Hedgehog Fibres, the stitch pattern is interesting but not too complicated. I love the detail on the sleeves and the v neck. Short rows are used to shape the shoulders and sleeve caps,
I'm really looking forward to working my way through this book and especially the section on adjusting patterns to fit me better using to short rows. The publisher has very kindly offered me a copy to give away so if you would like to enter to win just leave a comment below telling me which design is your favourite (you can see all the designs on Ravelry here)
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