Knitsonik Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook review

Knitsonik Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook
It’s worth pointing out that I’m pretty biased about the author of this book. Felicity Ford and I were both part of the Oxford Bluestockings stitch n bitch (up until I had FB back in 2008), she was the first person to buy any OxfordKitchenYarns, and when I told her my plan to start my naturally dyeing business she replied “fantastic!”

She even drove my stock and me to my first show in 2007.

And now she has created a book and put it out into the world. If it wasn’t very good I probably would have bought it anyway, but not talked about it on the blog.

But the reality is that it’s clever, and thorough and heartfelt and really creative and while I’m writing this I have no idea what images I’m going to post from it, because I want to choose all of them.

 Knitsonik Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook

And she did it from start to finish in a year!
I think colour work is both fascinating and daunting. It feels like there is a lot of work between having your idea, and actually picling up your needles. But Felix grabs your hand and enthusiastically leads you through finding inspiration, creating colour work patterns, creating a pallet that will work, playing with colour in swatches, and after all that gives you great pre-designed colour-work and accessory patterns in case you want to jump right in.

It’s all clear, and friendly. And you’ll come out a better knitter. Or at least I know I will.

So there you have it. I backed her on Kickstarter and it was so very worth it.

And if you want to see it for yourself, you can find out more here..

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  1. Aw this is so nice, Katie, thank you for your glowing review. I remember how you first told me about stranded colourwork back when we were in the Bluestockings and helpfully suggested I begin with mosaic stitch as a starting point! I also remember driving around London with me having no idea where I was going and you being a very sweet and patient passenger as I swore and got lost at every turn. I’m really thrilled you like the book and it means a lot to me that you backed my Kickstarter. I am really happy that my intentions for the book to feel enthusiastic and inspiring and friendly have come through for you in the final product!!! 😀

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