Sunday, January 27, 2019

100 Knits

100 Knits is a new collection of previously released knitting patterns from Interweave Knits magazine, Knitscene, special holiday releases and a few miscellaneous other sources.  Released 2nd Oct 2018 by Interweave in collaboration with F+W, it's an encyclopedic 512 (!) pages and available in hardcover format.

I'm a magpie knitter.  I spend a ridiculous amount of time on Ravelry with a list as long as my arm of 'must knits'. I also often find myself flipping through knitting magazines and thinking 'I must remember this pattern and do it later'.  I generally forget where I've seen the project and spend a large amount of time with the nagging feeling of not being able to remember where I saw it.

When I was flipping through this colossal collection, there were several projects which immediately dinged that 'THAT' project bell up in my head.  It's so cool to have them at my fingertips and know where they are instead of having to look through years of magazines and books to (maybe) find the particular one I'm looking for. This book literally made me really happy.

The projects are up to Interweave's artisanal standards.  They're beautifully curated and most types of knitwear is represented.  There is a dearth of plus sized, men's and children's projects, mittens, and there aren't any afghans/quilts/decor projects.  There are a number of unisex projects (mostly hats and cowls) which are suitable for and pictured with both male and female models. 

There are so many of these I want to do.  In fact, the projects I didn't want to do were by far in the minority.

The designers are credited on each of their projects. Many of these projects have coordinating projects on Ravelry, just search by designer (or project).  Many of these have literally thousands of finishes in the Ravelry galleries.  Truly impressive.

Classic, funky, gorgeous, stylish, beatnik, hipster, whatever you're looking for, there's something in this collection which will satisfy.

Five stars. 

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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