Greetings, Comrades, FROM THE KNITTING ROOM!
It’s been hard keeping a lid on this and going for so many months with NO KNITTING here on the blog but now I’m ready to start telling you all about my second book: the KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Playbook and I have the sense that now I’ve started, I won’t be able to stop! My amazingly talented brother Fergus Ford was here last week taking pictures. Here I am, peeping over some of the Playbook projects and swatches…
…and doing the obligatory over-excited FLIXFACE…
1. What is this book about?
The KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Playbook builds on concepts from the KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook. It contains five in-depth creative stranded colourwork projects for you to take forward in your own individual way. Each Playbook project addresses issues that have arisen in the KNITSONIK workshops I have taught since publishing the KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook, and each project is offered with a wealth of support information (extra/alternative charts and colourways; inspirational photographs and other design aids to be announced more fully in coming weeks). There are projects here to help with motif proportions; with developing your own site-specific knitting from a simple starting point; with making swatching more enjoyable and sociable; with customising patterns to your own unique palette and personal style; and with developing stranded colourwork as a collective project with your friends and knitting groups. The book contains a great many pictures, charts and colourways and is a feast for the eyes throughout.
2. When is the book coming out?!
Current estimated publication time is Winter 2017 but to be first in line for regular updates and pre-ordering information please sign up to the dedicated mailing list here.
The Playbook was made with many comrades and features the words and knitting of my friends Deborah, Judith, Liz, Mel, Muriel, Tom and Yumi. I shall be hard at work on it for the coming weeks and cannot wait to share it with you!
YOURS IN SELF-PUBLISHING,