Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Book Preview

I know, I know. I've been talking about the book a lot recently.

I'm very pleased to announce that we have made a free preview available online.

And if this works, embedded here...

Beyond Knit & Purl -- Kate Atherley

It's a few select pages, the table of contents, and some of the project photos.  I hope it gives you a sense of why I'm proud of it, and why people I respect an awful lot are saying nice things about it...

And perhaps if you like it, you might wish to buy it.. ?

The coffee cup cozy in the picture is the Mini Project for the cables chapter.  It's a quick and easy way to try out a cable for the first time... an evening's worth of knitting, not a huge investment of time, and a great confidence builder.  And it's useful! I do recommend you knit it in a yarn that matches how you take your coffee.  Mine is a very dark shade of espresso brown...

All the sections - Shaping, In the Round, Socks, Cables, Lace and Colorwork have these Mini Projects.  And three other projects, too, to allow you to expand your skills.

(Once again, awesomely fab pic thanks to Caro Sheridan. She even brought the coffee cup with her from Boston when she flew up to Toronto to do the photography.)

6 comments:

Annie said...

Wow, NOW I'm excited! Congrats - it looks AMAzing!

curlysheep said...

Whoa. That's an awesome book, Kate. Congrats!!

murphytrinity said...

I was lying awake in the wee hours last night intermittently coughing up a lung (day 14 of a cold!)and of the many random thoughts that buzzed about was this gem, "I wish there was a way to preview Kate's book so i cd decide if i it wd be an appropriate gift for Lilly."

Bah! Now i am off to take a peek and then to bed again... Congratulations on sending it forth!

pip said...

It looks fabulous :)

kitchenoperas.com said...

Eeeeeee! Congrats again, I am so excited for you!

(also excited to see 'my' socks!!)

julia in KW said...

I picked up a book yesterday at Shall We Knit (couldn't wait for it to be signed) and I am very happy with the book - so easy to read and understand - really like to comparisons of various techniques - ie - M1, etc. along with your thoughts and commentary...so many echo my own thoughts as I am knitting...thanks - wonderful book!