New England Knits

New England Knits : Timeless Knitwear with a Modern Twist

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Inspired by the vivid seasons of New England, where a sweater or cap is always at hand to chase off a breeze, this collection of knitwear by young Northeast designers is full of flattering, wearable sweaters and accessories (including hats, mittens, scarves, bags, and shawls). Choose among projects from the book's three themes: Around the Town, Fall on the Farm, and Along the Coast.
In addition to irresistible designs, the authors offer tips for knitting and designing with finesse, such as knitting in the round with the Magic Loop method, adjusting patterns for a better fit, and adding details such as button plackets and subtle embellishments. Patterns from the authors are complemented by four projects from New England guest designers.
Lushly photographed on the New England coastline, New England Knits is full of timeless projects that knitters will want to make and wear, as these up-and-coming designers present their fresh take on classic knitting.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 216 x 228 x 11.43mm | 539.77g
  • Loveland, CO, United States
  • English
  • 100 Illustrations, color
  • 1596681802
  • 9781596681804
  • 62,925

Table of contents

Auburn top
Hampton cardigan
Chelsea skirt
Ashfield cardigan
Groveland bag
Northampton kerchief
Greylock tunic
Fairfield top
Whale watch hat
Portland mittens
Greenfield cardigan
Providence hoodie
Augusta cardigan
Melrose peacoat
Mystic pullover
Montpelier jacket
Brattleboro hat
Salem jacket
Derry raglan
Old Port pullover
Lewiston vest
Middlefield pullover
Wakefield scarf
Cranston coat
Montague vest
Windsor warmer
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Review quote

Nov/Dec 10

If you're looking for timeless, wearable knits, this book's got you covered - um, literally. The book is filled with 25 patterns for cardigans, pullovers, hoodies, and accessories prompted by blustery seasons and seaside walk. Each project comes with generous photography (think multiple angles) to give you a clear idea of the finished piece. * Knitting Today (US) * Oct 10

A knitting book with a hint of travelogue, this is the work of first-time authors Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LeBarre. The subtitle 'Timeless Knitwear with a Modern Twist' tells you exactly what you're in for. Beautiful photos of the New England coastline set the tone, and the patterns by the authors plus four guest designers certainly do it justice. The patterns are divided into three evocative themes: Around the Town, Fall on the Farm, and Along the Coast, giveing you a sense of the inspiration behind the designs. We love the 'Greenfield Cardigan' by Melissa LeBarre, with its pretty leaf detailing, and the versatile 'Windsor Warmer' in softest cashmere by Cecily Glowik MacDonald. * Simply Knitting * Issue 22

This collection of 25 designs has a decidedly feminine feel, with a focus on flattering shaping. Cables are designed to emphasise waists; pretty stitch patterns work to elongate the body; textured cuffs and hems add interest, while the shapes are classic and wearable. There's a great range of designs, from jumpers and cardigans to vests and accessories. Most are knitted in subtle colours, to showcase the shaping and stitch patterns, although colourwork fans will love the "Whale Watch Hat". * The Knitter * Sept 10

Here's a lovely book of timeless hand knitwear with a modern twist, which captures the spirit of New England. Inspired by the vivid seasons, where a sweater or cap is always at hand to chase off a breeze, this collection is by young North East designers. The book is filled with flattering, wearable sweaters and jackets plus hats, mittens, scarves, bags and shawls. Lushly photographed on the New England coastline, these up-and-coming designers present their fresh take on classic knitting. The size range is generous - typically up to 50 inch bust. Full blocking diagrams, measurements and charts are included for most of the designs, so the ideas can easily be transferred to charting devices for machine knitting. * Machine Knitting Monthly *
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About Cecily Glowik MacDonald

Cecily Glowik MacDonald is part of the design and Webletter teams at Classic Elite Yarns. Cecily has published more than 80 designs in books, magazines, and Classic Elite Yarn Collections. She has designed for Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Knit.1, Knit Simple, Vogue Knitting, Cast On, Knitter's, and Creative Knitting. Her designs have appeared in Interweave's Color Style, Simple Style, and Knitted Gifts as well as Vogue's Knitting on the Go series. She lives in Lowell, Massachusetts. Melissa LaBarre has published patterns in Vogue Knitting, Knit.1, and Classic Elite Yarns Webletters and design collections. She lives in western Massachusetts and blogs at
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