Carol Feller, the lovely woman behind Stolen Stitches designs has been celebrating the success of her collaboration with Fyberspates with a blog tour and it is our turn to talk about why we love the book so much.
Firstly, the book is laid out with the kind of clear and informative directions that fans of Carol have come to know and trust and includes close up photos and details of all the knitted items. Patterns are written and charted where appropriate and there's an item in here for every season.
The collection includes 3 garments and 4 accessories, all knit from Fyberspates Scrumptious yarn in a range of weights from lace weight right up to chunky. The book includes the following designs:
Ignus - Knitted in Scrumptious Aran. This hip length tunic has delicate cable details that complement the smooth flattering shape. Knit from the top down, with raglan shoulder shaping, the side cable detail has decreases worked down each side for smooth shaping.
Bakersville - Knitted in Scrumptious 4ply/Sport. This hooded cardigan is knitted from the top down. It features a hidden pocket and i-cord edging.
Taupo - Knitted in Scrumptious Chunky. The unusual construction of this cap-sleeved cardigan makes this a very fun knit. Worked from side to side starting at the center of the back, curvy short row hip shaping, clever side joining and short row sleeve caps can introduce you to several new techniques. Vertical accent rows add visual interest and help make this a very flattering knit.
Flama - Knitted in either Scrumptious Lace or 4ply/Sport. Simple and effective, this shawl has a delicate central lace panel and garter stitch outer panels. Worked from the bottom up, optional beads are added to the lace central panel. They add weight and sparkle to the shawl.
Haruna Gloves & Haruna Hat - Knitted in Scrumptious DK/Worsted. These simple gloves have a little flair at the wrist with a decorative gather and faux bobble buttons. Wrist fastens using a snap to ensure a perfect fit. A gathered edge and garter stitch detail create an off centre interest for this hat. Knit in the round from the bottom up, the head band is fastened using a snap for a perfect fit.
Vesuvius - Knitted in Scrumptious DK/Worsted. A cowl is the perfect winter accessory, and an eternity cowl is twice as good! Wrap it twice around your neck you’ll keep yourself warm and look stylish at the same time! Knit in the round, this simple dropped stitch pattern creates a lovely textured cowl.
Here at Fyberspates we've been fans of Carol for some time and so it's been great to see the enormous positive reaction the book has enjoyed. There have been lots of knitalongs both in the Fyberspates and Stolen Stitches group on Ravelry with lots of inspiration for colour choices and styling. You can buy a hard copy of Scrumptious Knits here at the shop or get the e-version on Carol's own site here.
To celebrate the success of Scrumptious Knits, we are hosting a competition here on the blog. You can win 2 skeins of Scrumptious 4ply, enough to make the Flama shawl, in a colourway of your choice. All you have to do is leave a comment on the blog telling us which colour you would knit the Flama shawl in. Be sure to enter before 10th May 2012 as the winner will be selected by random number generator here on the blog on Friday the 11th May 2012. Good luck!
Next on the Scrumptious Knits Blog Tour is Romi Hill so be sure to pop along and see what Romi thinks of the collection.