Synopses & Reviews
Brave New Knits by Julie Turjoman, cofounder of Ravelry.com is the first book to celebrate the convergence of traditional hand-knitting and modern technology. The Internet has made it possible for the knitting community to connect through photos, pattern-sharing, and blogs that document the knitting projects and passions of dozens of designers and enthusiasts. With a Foreword written by Jessica Marshall Forbes, co-founder of Ravelry.com, Brave New Knits includes 26 must-have garment and accessory patterns, all gorgeously photographed by knitting celebrity Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed. Contributors range from established designers like Norah Gaughan, Wendy Bernard, Anne Hanson, and knitgrrl Shannon Okey, to rising stars such as Melissa Wehrle, Connie Chang Chinchio, and Hilary Smith Callis. In-depth interviews with the designers reveal their design philosophy and passions. From shapely sweaters and delicate shawls to fingerless gloves and stylish hats, each of the knitted designs features detailed directions and charts to inspire both the beginner and experienced knitter.
The first-ever collection of original, new knitting patterns from the most popular personalities in
the red-hot knitting blogosphere Hip young knitters know the Internet is the freshest source for knitting information, inspiration,
and materials. Many follow knittings creative bloggers obsessively. In Brave New Knits, Interweave magazine contributor Julie Turjoman has gathered a talented group of the most popular bloggers, each of whom shares a new pattern created just for this book.
Contributors include Clara Parkes of KnittersReview, Stefanie Japel of Glampyre Knits, Jared Flood of BrooklynTweed, and many more. With 26 exclusive, previously unpublished patterns and an extensive resource section, Brave New Knits provides todays generation of knitters with their own insiders guide to their favorite personalities and gorgeous patterns from newer bloggers.
About the Author
An accomplished knitter for more than 20 years, Julie Turjomans original hand-knit designs have been published in Interweave Knits and Twist Collective magazines, as well as the book Vampire Knits (Potter Craft, 2010). She writes and designs in the San Francisco Bay area, in a room filled with yarn.