I mentioned last week that there was a book to talk about as well as the Debbie Bliss Magazine.
Here it is:
(That’s my lovely pal Jen Arnall-Culliford’s Golden Wheat shawl on the front cover.)
Some of you may know that Belinda used to design and write occasionally for The Knitter. Well, now they’ve gathered together a rather useful selection of their ‘Masterclass’ articles and some of their patterns that then work through / demonstrate the techniques talked about in said articles. So you can read B wittering on about how to add waist shaping to a garment and why it’s nigh-on inpossible to write waist shaping into a pattern to make it flattering for everyone, altering patterns to use the yarn you want to use up rather than the yarn specified in the pattern (both for cable patterns and plainer, st st patterns) and how to read cable charts and fix mistakes (should they happen) in your cables.
There are also a couple of B’s pattern in there – the Charleston Cushions and Trott (or Carmine, as The Knitter know it). It’s also, frankly, just a beautiful thing to have around, they’ve done a lovely job on the production and binding (always important, we think).
Even better, we have a copy to give away from the lovely publishers, Anova! Tell us why you’d like it in the comments and we’ll pick one of you out. You’ve got until 11.59pm on Friday 22nd February, (GMT, obvs). If you don’t win, or can’t wait, you can buy it here. And yes, we know that’s an Amazon link, but it’s the easiest way for people to get an insight into the book and even though Amazon might not pay much in the way of tax to HMRC (or whatever they are these days) they provide jobs for all sorts of people. Which is cool by us. And no, we’re not being paid by Amazon or have any relatives that work there.
There will be new patterns, too, before the end of the week! Hats! Collar! Cowl! Knitted! Crocheted!