Sunday, November 29, 2009

REVIEW: Pure Knits

Pure Knits: Sophisticated Designs In Shades of White
by Yahaira Ferreira

Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Lark Books (November 3, 2009)

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As a knitter, you know that the details really need to shine when you are knitting in white. That is exactly what the 25 designs in Pure Knits: Sophisticated Designs In Shades of White do... they shine!

Pure Knits is a collection of projects for intermediate to advanced knitters, using luxurious yarns, all in shades of white. From delicate women's sweaters to adorable baby outfits to beautiful children's dresses to rugged men's sweaters, these garments take "plain white" to a whole new level of creative excitement. You’ll find that using white yarns only draws attention to the gorgeous textural details of each piece—the complex combinations of knits and purls, show-stopping lace, and sophisticated cables.

As someone who tends to stay away from white in my knitting, I have to admit that I am truly intrigued with the turn of each page. The designs are absolutely beautiful and while some may very well be beauties in color as well, they really do make a statement in white. Textures, cables, lace - the designs have a little something for everyone and the attention to detail is amazing! Each pattern was photographed in stunning natural settings, only adding to the beauty of the design. I just might have to invest in some white yarn... and extra large ziplock bags!


About The Author: Yahaira Ferreira is the author of Sensual Knits. She received her MFA in Photography from Savannah College of Art & Design, a background that gives her a sophisticated eye for colors and shapes. A passionate knitter, she saw the need for luxurious and hard-to-find yarns, and so launched her retail website, PureKnits in April 2006.


3 comments:

Anita said...

Hmmm, that might be the first book I've been tempted to buy in a while. Thanks for the review.

Sue said...

All white? Not in a house with then dogs. Sometimes I think about how nice it would be to wear white again.

Channon said...

No white here. Sure, most of the dog hair would blend right in, but on days like today, the muddy paw prints would show up too easily...