Stitching in the Stacks, edited by Sarah Barbour, Cooperative Press, 2013, 178pp.
See all the patterns here on Ravelry.
Sarah’s collected a fantastic group of designers & designs to round out her librarian-themed book. She was careful to avoid the overtly ‘sexy librarian’ stereotype, instead opting for class and grace.
Women’s garments, men’s garments, and a variety of accessories are included.
Techniques run the gamut — lace, textured, stranded, cables, etc. I’d be surprised if you couldn’t find at least a couple patterns you want to knit out of this book!
I count the following:
- 3 Shawls/scarves
- 9 Women’s garments (including 2 skirts)
- 2 Men’s garments
- 3 Fingerless mitts
- 3 Hats
- And a variety of 9 bookish patterns include bookweights, pencil bags, bookmarks, bookend cozies, bookcovers, eReader cozies, and even a bookworm.
My favorite patterns include Rachel Erin’s Hypatia with its mix of simple lace faggoting & ribs, Kristin Hanley Cardozo’s Aurora Teagarden with its vibrant colors, and Stereotypical. I’ve had to start using reading glasses, and a pretty case for my glasses for around the house would be a nice treat.
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All photos © Caro Sheridan.
Note: My review copy was given to me by the author. All opinions are my own.