I Knit New York: A Glorious New Book
One More Row Press is a new venture from knitwear designer Kathleen Dames and independent yarnmaker Alice O’Reilly of Backyard Fiberworks.
The designer roster for I Knit New York includes: Brittney Bailey, Kathleen Dames, Kirsten Kapur, Xandy Peters, and Lars Rains, and the designs are a juicy mix of accessories and sweaters.
The vibrant location photography is by Gale Zucker.
And some local gal wrote the foreword. (OK, it was me. Gather round, children, and hear how rough we had it in the hard-knitting days of turn-of-the-millennium New York. So long ago that I still ate carbs!)
The jig is up! We cannot be objective; we love this book and the people who made it.
A Peek: the Jane Jacobs Shawl
We’re especially keen on Kirsten Kapur’s mosaic shawl pattern, Jane Jacobs.
Isn’t it lovely? The design really does evoke the symmetry of an urban park, and it looks like a blast to knit.
The watercolor schematics throughout the book (by Laurel Johnson) prove that an illustration can be useful and also charming.
Sneak Peek: Manhattanhenge Gloves
I-cord fingers. I’ve been enchanted by the thought of this technique, ever since Kathleen Dames used it for the Bonnie Gloves in Filament No. 1.
Mind you, I’ve never been at all excited about the prospect of knitting fingers for gloves. Teeny-tiny tubes, in the round, put me right off the whole notion.
But i-cord? I could knit i-cord, happily. 10 fingers worth would be no problem at all.
Well. Kathleen has used i-cord for the fingers of the witty Manhattanhenge Gloves in I Knit New York.
Bonus: chevrons, or ziggurats. So so cute.
But Wait: There’s More!
One More Row Press is offering a special discount to our readers on the ebook edition of I Knit New York (Volume One), which is available on Ravelry.com. To get $5 off the ebook, enter the coupon code OMRlovesMDK. (Aw! We love them back, but that doesn’t get you any money off the book.)
PHOTOS BY GALE ZUCKER.
Update: Watch the Video!
Thanks to readers who let me know that Kristy Glass has released a video from the I Knit New York photo shoot. It’s a great showcase of some beautifully blocked knitwear, interspersed with fun chats with Kirsten, Alice and Kathleen, and footage of Gale Zucker working her magic on location in New York. Enjoy!