Handmade in the UK: Â luscious lace + artisan yarns, Â by Emily Wessel of TinCanKnits, Â 52pp. (Find it here on Ravelry, $16 CAD. Â You can preorder the print version at TinCanKnits.)
This lovely collection of lace items offers a little something for everyone: 3 sweaters (1 cami, 1 cardi, 1 pullover); Â 3 different shawls; 1 pair of socks; 1 pair of mittens; 2 hats; and a baby blanket.
The sweaters are sized generously, from XXS to 4X for all; Windswept & Lush also include baby & child sizes.
(The hats, mittens and socks also come in multiple sizes: Â bravo!)
Of the shawls, Botany, a half circle/ crescent available in two sizes, shown below, is my favorite. Â I love how the stitch patterns are integrated.
The book itself is so pretty — Emily includes sketches and landscape/cityscape photos to round out the book, making it something fun to spend some time looking at, not just working from.
She also includes a small techniques section, referring the knitter to her website’s list of tutorials for further help.
Want to win your own PDF copy of the book? Â Leave a comment on this post by midnight PST July 9th 2013 with your favorite design(s) from the book. Â I’ll contact you for your Ravelry name & Emily will gift you a copy of the PDF.
Note: My review copy was given to me by the author. Â All opinions are my own.