All right sock knitters, I know many of you out there are like me and love the designs by Hunter Hammersen of Violently Domestic but did you know she just published her third book, The Knitter’s Curiosity Cabinet, Volume II: 18 Patterns Inspired by Vintage Butterfly Illustrations !
Inside you will find 18 new patterns, a mix of socks and accessories, gorgeous photos of finished projects, tips, a history of butterfly collections, as well as the prints used as Hunter’s inspiration. I can honestly say, you will want to knit every project inside this book and I don’t often say that!
Hunter’s new collection features a ton of texture by using cable stitches, ribbing and lace. Knitters will love the fact that all the patterns offer well written step-by-step instructions, as well as charted instructions. From simple to complex, there is something for all levels of knitters and there is enough variety to keep you interested in what you’re knitting!
I look forward to casting on all these new designs but the first two on my list will be:
- Vanessa Antiopa Cowl – a project that only requires 125 to 200 yards of Aran weight yarn. Great project for stash busting or using a small amount of left over yarn.
- Smerinthus Ocellatus Sock - a project that requires 325 to 400 yards of fingering weight yarn and offers texture with a touch of lace.
If you have not heard of this designer, I can tell you she has gorgeous sock designs that you will truly want to knit!
You can find more of Hunter’s creations online at Raverly and her website,Violently Domestic. If you love knitting socks and have been looking for more enticing patterns, be sure to take a peek at her first book, Silk Road Socks: 14 Patterns Inspired by Oriental Rugs and her second book, The Knitter’s Curiosity Cabinet. You are able to purchase Hunter’s books and other beautiful designs directly from Ravelry by CLICKING HERE or visit Pantsville Press by CLICKING HERE.
For your information: If you order Hunter’s new book, or other books, directly from Pantsville Press, you’ll also get a free copy of the corresponding electronic book automatically. That’s a pretty good deal if you ask me, especially if you are like many knitters out there and use tablets for transporting your patterns, etc.
Disclaimer: This copy was purchased by me and the above opinions are my own.