Friday, August 6, 2010

New England Knits: Timeless Knitwear with a Modern Twist

I won this book in a giveway, which I must thank Diane from Bibliophile by the Sea ( Her daughter, Melissa LaBarre was one of the authors of this book. The projects in this book are absolutely beautiful! Here is what Interweave had to say about the book:

Cherish the gorgeous and timeless appeal of America’s northeast with this irresistible collection. Inspired by autumn, winter, and spring in new England (where the savvy knitter is never far from a sweater between September and March), New England Knits delivers 25 gorgeous patterns with classic wearability and contemporary style.

Inspired by their daily surroundings, New England-based designers Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre created each piece to distinctly showcase the weather, colors, and culture of the region they so love. Projects by four guest designers from new England yarn companies round out the collection.

Lushly photographed, New England Knits is divided into three classic themes: Around the Town, Fall on the Farm, and Along the Coast. Within each section you’ll find beautiful multiseasonal clothes and accessories, such as cardigans for layering or scarves to warm your neck when the temperatures dip. You’ll also fall in love with soft sweaters, durable bags, cozy mittens, and more! With New England Knits, you’ll have everything you need for a perfect new England-inspired wardrobe.

If you are a knitter, please check this wonderful book out. has this book listed for $16.47 right now. It is so worth it! Enjoy!


  1. Glad u love this Sherri. Hoping you make something beutiful for yourself using one of the patterns this fall :)

  2. Looks like a wonderful book...congrats on winning it!


  3. That looks like a great book. I love to knit too. Love & blessings from NC!

  4. When I see sweaters like this, I vow I'm going to learn to knit. Well, I do knit, but only socks. Socks, socks and more socks. I think I'm stuck!