Cathy Carron, designer of Bright Star, has just released a new book with the playful title, Cowlgirls. But don't be fooled by the title, this book doesn't cover just cowls, it has gaiters and balaclavas and snoods and more, ranging from simple to the most elaborate designs, all meant to keep you snuggly warm when the weather is cool. Whether you love knitting lace or cables or stripes or ribbing, there are patterns to please both the process and product knitter amongst you.
Check out Cowlgirls over at the publisher's website and pick a copy for yourself.
Julie Turjoman, who designed Passiflora for our last Spring/Summer edition, has just released her first book entitled Brave New Knits. This beautifully photographed collection features an assortment of designs from a vast array of designers including; Norah Gaughan, Ysolda Teague, Connie Chang Chinchio, Kat Coyle and many more. Julie explores how blogs and the internet have changed the landscape for both designers and knitters. Each pattern is prefaced with a biography of the designer, focused on their path to knitwear design. If you've ever wanted to get to know some of your favorite bloggers a little better or if you just want to knit something beautiful, this books has plenty to offer.
Get your copy of Brave New Knits here.