I have been excitedly waiting for the release of Stitchy McYarnpants & Caro Sheridan's new book Knitting it Old School . I was not only eager to get my hands on a copy because I have a pattern in it, but I knew that any book that combined the talents of Stitchy and Caro was going to be great. My copy arrived the other day and it's every bit as wonderful as I thought it would be. I had a non-knitting friend over on Friday night and as she browsed through the designs she declared that she must learn to knit just so she can make a several of the patterns in this book!
Knitting it Old School is packed full of fun retro patterns, both knit and crochet. My daugher Sofie really, really wants Maryse Roudier's Go-Go Granny dress. Her sister IJK wants Adrian Bizilla's Peppermint Lounge Hat and Mittens. I wish I could find the time to make Annie Modesitt's Sunday Drive for myself.
My own contribution to the book is Swing Time a curve-hugging, ribbed sweater. Its cuffed short sleeves are adorned with buttons and a touch of puff and the top.
Sofie modled for a few quick shots of Swing Time before we sent it off for the real photo shoot. I think it suits her. She loves it because it works well with the high waisted pants and skirts that she is so fond of these days.
I have two copies of this book so I thought I'd share the wealth. Leave a comment to this post telling me how you'd wear Swing Time if you made it and I will draw one winner at random to receive a copy of Knitting it Old School. The contest ends one week from today on September 6, 2010 at midnight EDT.