Free Spirit Knits by Anne Podlesak
Published: November 13th 2015 by Interweave Press
This was a really cute, fun book. Really nice designs, lots of orange and blue and brown and gold, solid bases with strips of simple fair isle patterns worked into the edges or the middle, or simple lace worked down the back of an otherwise solid sleeve. I love the southwest, and the patterns were reminiscent of the places they were named after. I really liked all the patterns, except one really awful random sweater that I don’t think anyone with any friends would wear in public. Some of them really represented the landmark or location they were named after, but others just looked free-spirit-ish because of the other clothing the models were wearing.
Most of the patterns are worked size 5-7 needles, with some smaller stuff thrown in there too. Each pattern has several photographs and charts. The sweaters have drawings of the composition. It is mostly sweaters, a few wraps and shawls, a hat, a pair of socks, a scarf, and a cowl. Recommended for intermediate knitters who have their hearts set on Nevada and Wyoming’s autumn nights.
About the Book
Knit your wildest dreams using windswept color and texture!
In "Free Spirit Knits" author Anne Podlesak shares a gorgeous collection of 20 knitted garments and accessories that combine the richly-colored beauty of the high desert with a sense of play and adventure.
The pieces, for both men and women, have beautiful silhouettes and rich color palettes. From a gorgeous knitted cardigan-style coat (Grand Canyon Coat) to monochromatic knitted socks (Petroglyph Socks) to the lace knitting techniques showcased in the Aspens sweater, you'll love creating each stunning project. Wild-at-heart knitters of every skill level will find something to make and love.
Whether your nearest canyon is made of rock or skyscrapers, treat yourself to the collection that will see you knitting off into the sunset.