© Erica Jackofsky

Shades of Green, by Erica Jackofsky, 52 pp.  $18 PDF, $20 print.

I’m very happy to be part of Erica’s Shades of Green blog tour!  Erica’s put together a great collection of patterns in a clean, well-styled package that’s lovely to explore.

The Shades of Green collection includes a variety of patterns inspired by, yes, various shades of green.  It also includes tidbits of green facts:  the meaning of green, serpentine stone, etc.

The patterns are primarily accessories:  five hats, a scarf, and two shawls.  One of the hats, Green with Envy, is unisex and shown modeled on a man (husband?).  Also included are a few small home accessories:  two travel mug cozies and a cellphone sock.  The Peridot Tunic rounds out the collection.

© Erica Jackofsky

Both charted and line by line instructions are included.   Each pattern includes multiple photographs showing the pertinent details of the item.  Thorough pattern notes are included as needed (primarily for the first shawl).

None of these patterns seem particularly tricky (Erica rates them as Intermediate), and most would knit up very quickly — holiday gifts, anyone?

Visit other blogs on the tour:

Tuesday, August 30 – Knit-a-While blog hosted by Ida
Sunday, September 4 – The Knitgirllls blog/videocast hosted by Laura and Leslie
Friday, September 9 – Here on Sunset Cat!
Wednesday, September 14 – Rainlover Knits videocast by Sarah
Thursday, September 22 – Crafty Girly (Deco Handspun) blog hosted by Lissette
Friday, September 30 – Subway Knits podcast hosted by Maria
Friday, October 7 – Knits with Benefits blog hosted by Kate

Would you like to enter your very own PDF copy of Shades of Green?  Erica has graciously supplied a download for one lucky winner!  Comment on this post with your favorite pattern and for whom you’d knit it (check out all the patterns here on Ravelry) by next Friday, midnight PST September 16th 2011.  I’ll draw the winner on Saturday.

Disclaimer:  I received my review copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.