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Record the beauty, emotions, and experiences of everyday life -- not in your journal but with your knitting needles! Author Lea Redmond offers 32 enchanting projects that will inspire you to create beautiful finished pieces full of personal meaning and memories. Stock up on shades of blue, gray, and white and knit one strip of a scarf each day for a year, using the color that matches the sky on that day. When you're done, you'll have a unique memento of your year better than anything you can keep in a scrapbook. Or when you're traveling, knit postcard-size swatches at each place you visit, using the colors you see around you. When the trip is over, piece the swatches together into a throw or scarf that will remind you of your journey every time you use it. Or knit a height-chart scarf for a beloved baby, starting with her length at birth and adding inches each year until you have the perfect gift for her 18th birthday. These are knitting projects like no other, resulting in one-of-a-kind heirlooms that tell a story only you can tell. Redmond provides instructions for all the stitches and techniques you need, as well as required patterns.
Look up from your knitting needles and explore the world around you! That's the mantra of Lea Redmond, the creative instigator behind Knit the Sky. Challenging herself to capture the changing colors of the sky in her knitting, Redmond loaded up her yarn basket with shades of blue, gray, and white and set out to knit a strip reflecting each day's shades. In 365 days, she imagines having a one-year weather report in the shape of a scarf. This is just one of 30 adventurous knitting challenges she shares with readers in this whimsical, inspiring collection. These are knitting projects like no other, as the goal is not just to have a finished project but to have a one-of-a-kind piece that tells a story about the knitter's life experience. Accompanied by basic instructions for all the needed stitches, techniques, and patterns, Knit the Sky is a complete creativity starter kit for any knitter looking for a fresh approach to the craft.
Record the beauty and emotion of everyday experiences -- not on the paper pages of your journal but on the soft and woolly surface of your knitting. Lea Redmond has 32 inspiring ideas to start you on your next knitting adventure.
Doodle Daydream: Let your imagination wander, knitting a pencil skirt on actual pencils while experimenting with a variety of stitch patterns.
Knit the Sky: Every day, knit a stripe in colors that match that particular day's sky, slowly creating your own wearable weather history.
Patchwork Postcards:When you travel, knit colorful swatches to remind you of the places you visit. Piece them together in a patchwork-postcard throw.
Inching Up: Knit a height-chart scarf for a beloved baby, beginning with her length at birth and adding inches every year until adulthood.
About the Author
Lea Redmond is an artist based in Oakland, Calfornia, who is dedicated to creating a more playful, peaceful world. With her brother, Devin, she founded and operates Leafcutter Designs, a creative studio offering curious goods, surprising services, and participatory projects designed to invite people to experience life in whimsical, thoughtful new ways.
Table of Contents
Knit the Sky
Bundle of Joy
Monster under Your Bed
Navigating by Heart
Heirloom Time Traveler
You Are as Beautiful as the Moon
String of Pearls
K1, B1 (Knit One, Breathe One)
Grandmother's Basket of Berries
Mind the Gap
Walk around the Block
A Fine Pair
Pins and Needles
Out on a Limb
With Hands Just So
How to Invent Your Own Project
- Pattern Stitches
- Helpful Charts
About the Author