From knitting expert Brandi Harper, a must-have pattern book for modern knitters, with essays on self-care and sourcing creativity
There is no such thing as being kind-of a knitter—the wobbly scarves and that oversized sweater you tried to shrink all count too. Each contribution that you make to the world through knitting is meaningful, but maybe you’ve slowed your commitment to this craft, or you can’t seem to find the time to be creative. There’s a lot to be distracted by, and the path forward isn’t always clear. Brandi Harper aims to bring those challenges to the forefront and help you unearth the immense benefits that knitting has to offer. In her debut book, Knitting for Radical Self-Care, Harper offers tips and suggestions for carving out time for creativity, alongside beautiful patterns to try yourself. The book includes ten original patterns inspired by revolutionary women of color, and Harper will speak to these women and their immense impact on her life and our world. The patterns include detailed instructions, alongside her original prose, all designed to inspire.
A Modern Guide to Knitting
Includes 10 knitting patterns designed within a framework for creating modern, handmade knitwear. This book includes how-to photos for all the techniques used to make each garment. They are organized into 4 sections: Adventurous Beginning Knitting, Casting On and Binding Off for Modern Edges; All About Shaping and Construction; and Finishing Like a Boss.
Each pattern’s essay is rooted in eight self-care principles, all an exploration of how to love ourselves and each other a little deeper in the context of making. Imagine every word is a brightly lit room, designed for our comfort as we explore who we are, what we want, and how we are getting there. Knitting is a constant companion as we grow and expand our capacity for joy.