In less than five words, my review goes something like this:
You need this book.
Ok, so you probably know that Gale and I teach together regularly, and I’m pals with the book’s two other co-authors Kirsten and MaryLou, too (I like to surround myself with smart, talented people!), so you might think there is no way I can give an unbiased review of Drop-Dead Easy Knits. I’m going to be honest with you, people.
The patterns are insta-classics!
The quality and timelessness of the patterns reminds me of some of my favorite knitting books: Weekend Knitting and Last Minute Knitted Gifts come to mind. Books I turn to again and again, not only for the great patterns, but because the books themselves are beautiful.
That’s the deal with Drop-Dead Easy Knits: wearable patterns you can knit while slightly distracted by friends or food or wine or movies…what the Mason-Dixon duo have dubbed #knittingbelowonesSkillLevel, with brilliant warnings when you have to pay attention. Gale shot the gorgeous images, and the writing is funny, smart, and just plain companionable. Which makes sense. The book idea grew out of conversation when the authors were hanging out together, well, knitting!
I’m lucky enough to have two copies in my possession, and I want to share. If you’d like to win a copy, here’s what you do:
- Hop over to the Ravelry book page and add it to your favorites.
- Peruse the patterns and “favorite” your top three.
- Come back here (I’ll be waiting) and tell me in the comments what you can’t wait to knit from the book.
The contest will close at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, September 26. One lucky winner will get their own copy!
I’ve got a Camurac Cardigan in progress (just finishing work left to do…hoping to wear it at Rhinebeck), and tomorrow I’m picking up yarn to make the Keynote Pullover and Glama Wrap. What’s on your list?