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July 2020


Newly-published books

[Book: 'How To Knit' by Mollie Makes] [Book: 'Granny Square Academy' by Shelley Husband] [Book: 'Norwegian Knitting Designs - 90 Years Later' by Wenche Roald]

One of the colorwork patterns in How To Knit is to make a toy cat that looks like a burger. Is that bizarre or genius? If it moves beginner knitters beyond knit and purl and into colorwork, I'm going to say it's genius.

I found a lot of useful crochet tricks in Granny Square Academy that I didn't know that I didn't know. For example, it was news to me that you can make a 'fake stitch' instead of using a crochet chain as the first stitch of a new row. It looks so much better! Shelley Husband has such a friendly and encouraging style of writing too. I like it a lot.

In a book that was first published in 1929, Annichen Sibbern Bøhn gathered knitted motifs and designs from across Norway with the intention of "preserving and developing them by giving [them] entry into a thousand homes". Wenche Roald's updated version, Norwegian Knitting Designs - 90 Years Later, includes a respectful reworking of the original patterns. I have my fingers crossed that the collection will find entry into a thousand new homes.

Three knitted cats lined up, the one on the left has red and white stripes, the middle one is pink and the one on the right is brown on the top and bottom with a red and darker brown section in the middle - like a burger.

Knit a cat that looks like a burger from How To Knit by Mollie Makes

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New and discontinued yarns

New yarn: Urth Yarns Monokrom Cotton

New yarn: Urth Yarns Monokrom Cotton – Image © Urth Yarns

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Take care, and see you in August.

Wendy


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