With winter over we can look forward to the summer time and attention is turned to the fabulous yarns produced for the Spring/Summer season. This year I have published six new books for this Spring/Summer Season, all highlighting the fabulous range of yarns and colours produced for Knitting Fever.
The inspiration for my first book for this season is Catwalk 2 Collection. These garments have been designed with high fashion in mind, all the items look great worn with the latest fashion accessories, bringing the catwalk look directly to you. Together with some classic stitch detail and elegant shapes this collection is a fantastic, versatile assortment of garments that can be worn by all ages.
The second book to be published was my debut Children’s collection, Cuddly Cotton. This book comprises of 4 designs specifically for babies and 4 designs for slightly older children. The great colours of the Cuddly Cotton range enables you to create fabulous garments for all age groups. The smooth texture of the yarn gives a soft, silky feel, which is delicate against the skin and ideal for your children.
A further baby book, Cotton Candy, was complied. This is a delightful book specifically for babies, with a whole range of complimentary pieces that would entice you to knit for your favourite little one. The soft cotton marl creates
lovely textured appearance that is soft and silky to touch. Comprised within the book are designs that range from simple stocking stitch to all over lace. A chance to develop your knitting skills and give the family’s newest arrival something very special to wear.
My fourth book this season was the Araucania Fabulous Collection, Book 5. In this book I have endeavoured to put together a range of garments that are ideal for the up-to-date Woman. The range consists of some classic and simple designs that be created for high fashion requirements, to the more traditional needs. The Araucania yarns provide a lovely, soft, and unique aspect to each garment and highlights the designs beautifully. Yarns used include Itata, Lonco, Nature Cotton, Patagonia, Ulmo and Ruca, all having some lovely new colours in their range.
The penultimate book for this season, was the Ester Bitran Hand Dyes, this is a small book of 8 designs, including two blankets, two sweaters and four cardigans. As well as using the existing Linaries and Tabali yarns, two new yarns have been introduced, Canela and Pichasca. Together with these lovely yarns I have been able to create a diverse collection which offers designs suitable for many requirements.
My final book for this Spring/Summer 2010 season was the Queensland Collection 12. This is a collection which offers a fun and versatile range of Children’s garments. The range consists of existing yarns such as Prima Fresca, Haze, Beb Cotsoy, and Sugar Rush and also introduces a new silky yarn, Joey’s Baby Silk. Together with these lovely yarns and complimentary designs, this book gives you a complete collection of children’s garments for all occasions.
As always I enjoy the whole publishing process of these books and will, along with my much appreciated team, endeavour to produce future brochures that will be a well worthy addition to any knitter’s collection. I hope you continue to take pleasure from my books and I thank you for your endless support.