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Knits of a feather
20 stylish knits inspired by birds of nature
By Celeste Young

We are proud to present Celeste Young's first book, Knits of a feather!

The 20 hand-knit designs in Knits of a Feather are inspired by author Celeste Young's love of birds--the patterns in their feathers, the shape and colors of their beaks, and in flight, as they lift and glide above us. Young has created a perfect blend of the abstract and the literal, the natural and the artistic in her designs. The hats, the scarves and cowls, the shawls and capelets, sweaters, and household items are reinterpreted as beautiful, one-of-a-kind knitted pieces.

Using an assortment of our yarns such as: Cascade 220®, Cascade 220® Sport, Heritage Silk, 220 Superwash®, Cloud, Heritage, Greenland, Cascade 220® Fingering, and Ecological Wool®, these whimsical patterns are worth the knit.

According to Publishers Weekly: Taking inspiration from our feathered friends, this collection of knitting patterns designed by needlework teacher Young runs the gamut from hats and wraps to sweaters and household pieces. Patterns range from more abstract takes on the feathered theme, with pieces like the geometric Cardinal Cap or the speckled Robin’s Egg Wristlets, to more literal renditions, such as the pictorial Birds on a Wire Cowl and the Feathered Shoulder Warmer, a whimsical accessory composed of oversized knitted feathers. Lace and cablework make occasional appearances, but the collection forefronts colorwork designs as a way to relish patterns from the natural world. Although the difficulty key indicates how challenging each project is, most patterns fall in the intermediate range. Bird lovers and fans of colorwork will flock to this sweet collection of fun knits. (Oct.)
About the Author: Celeste Young has been knitting since childhood and is currently pursuing Level III of the TKGA Master Knitting Program. She began teaching classes in 2008, using her graduate training in fine arts and education to provide high quality instruction to her students.

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