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Book Review: Fickle Knitter Vol 1: Leaves by Michelle Miller

© Michelle Miller

Fickle Knitter Design Volume 1: Leaves by Michelle Miller, Tin Hat Press, 2011, 32pp.

I was so excited to see this book from my friend Michelle!

Michelle is known for her lovely, one-skein designs, and this collection doesn’t disappoint.

Michelle’s first book includes a lovely cabled cowl, three shawls, slippers, a beret, and a small bag.  All the projects (except one of the shawls, Tulipan) take well under 1 skein of the recommended yarn.   She also gives yardage for each project, making yarn substitutions easy.  (The yardage required for Tulipan isn’t that much; it’s just that the recommended yarn comes in 170 yds/50g balls.)

Leaf Relief Cowl © Michelle Miller

The book is a delight to flip through, with gorgeous pics and a clear, easy to navigate layout.  (The only request I’d have is a close up of the slippers.)

My favorites included the Leaf Relief cowl (I love novel cable & bobble motifs, and this has a cute one in the flower), the Shawl in Bloom with its dainty flower repeats, and the Wave or Particle Shawl.

Stitch patterns are both charted and given line by line.

If you purchase the print book, you also get a download code for the PDF.

Shawl in Bloom © Michelle Miller

You can order the book from Michele’s website, buy the PDF through Ravelry, or find Michelle at many of the US fiber & knitting shows.

Disclaimer:  I received my copy of the book from the author.

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