Is it Wednesday already? This week has flown by, and it's finally time to share with you the list of designers from all over the world, who have contributed to our new book, A Year of Techniques. To say that we are enjoying working with them all doesn't really cover it. This is a dream line up for me - these are the designers whose work I turn to when I want to cast on something new. We really hope that you will enjoy their creations as much as we do. Jim and I spent many hours on the sofa, chatting about who we wanted to work with, and how we wanted our book to be, and the time has finally come to share all our plans. We can't wait to be knitting along with you from March!
Drum roll please...
Bristol Ivy - known for her unusual eye for construction, Bristol's designs are always heaps of fun to knit.
Ella Austin - Ella has an incredible talent for colourwork, which she often uses in her irresistible knitted toy designs.
Ella Gordon - Shetland Wool Week Patron in 2016, Ella is known both for her wonderful colourwork designs, and for her extensive collection of vintage knitwear.
Martina Behm - Martina's patterns are the magic combination of moreishly easy to knit and interesting in construction.
Mary Jane Mucklestone - Mary Jane has a deserved reputation as an inventive stranded colourwork specialist, and her Stopover yoked sweater was a runaway hit last February!
Rachel Coopey - entertaining to knit and amusing to wear, Rachel's sock and accessory patterns exude joy.
Romi Hill - stunning the knitting community with the beauty of her lace designs, Romi's gorgeous aesthetic is instantly recognisable.
Sarah Hatton - working extensively with Rowan, Sarah has created many iconic designs, her designs often feature beautiful cables and texture.
Tin Can Knits - famous for their baby to big sizing, extensive tutorials, and colourful designs, Tin Can Knits is the creative collaboration of Emily Wessel and Alexa Ludeman.
Woolly Wormhead - Hat architect extraordinaire, Woolly's never-ending creativity and clever constructions make her patterns hard to put down.
Jen Arnall-Culliford (me!) - more usually found editing knitting patterns for others, Jen is sometimes tempted into creating her own designs.
Jim Arnall-Culliford (VeufTricot) - Jim is somewhat bemused by the turn life has taken of late - editing and designing knitwear wasn't where he thought his chemistry degree would lead him!
We're sure that many of these names will be instantly recognisable to you, but if not, do click through to their websites to learn more - you'll be in for a huge treat!
So here come the products...
A Year of Techniques print book and complimentary eBook: £19.99 plus shipping
A Year of Techniques brings you 12 patterns and tutorials to upgrade your knitting skills. With projects from world-class designers accompanied by clear step-wise tutorials and online videos, there's always something new to learn. This product must be purchased as a separate transaction, as it will be shipped separately in September 2017.
A print copy of A Year of Techniques will be shipped in September 2017.
In the meantime, this product also includes the following items which will be delivered digitally:
Welcome to A Year of Techniques (immediately)
March digital pattern and tutorial (1st March 2017)
April digital pattern and tutorial (4th April 2017)
May digital pattern and tutorial (3rd May 2017)
June digital pattern and tutorial (1st June 2017)
July digital pattern and tutorial (6th July 2017)
August digital pattern and tutorial (1st August 2017)
Complete A Year of Techniques ebook with remaining 6 monthly projects and tutorials (6th September 2017)
Preorder A Year of Techniques Spring Kit: £50.00 plus shipping
Due to unprecedented demand we are now taking preorders for the next batch of kits. Estimated shipping date: 27th February 2017
This kit includes the following items:
A Year of Techniques project bag.
A total of 375g of luxury yarns to accompany the March, April and May projects from A Year of Techniques (the book is NOT included in this kit).
Brands included in the kit are: Schoppel Wolle, Fyberspates and Coop Knits.
We are treating the kits like a mystery yarn club, and thus not sharing the full contents online. However, if you're really keen to see what the kits include, there is a SPOILERS thread for the kits in our Ravelry group.
An eBook only option is also available over on the product page for A Year of Techniques in our online shop.
Kay and Ann over at Mason-Dixon Knitting will be selling yarn for A Year of Techniques shortly, and they ship to the USA and Canada only. So do stop over there if you're the other side of the Atlantic from us.
If your local yarn shop is interested in stocking A Year of Techniques from September 2017, when the print book goes on sale, they can preorder by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks for all your support and enthusiasm! We can't wait to knit our way through A Year of Techniques with you.
Jen and Jim