My new book, It Girl Knits: 30 Fresh Styles for the Young and Fabulous is scheduled to come out on October 14th.
I haven’t been allowed to tell you about my book (publisher’s orders) so I’m kind of excited about finally getting to talk about it. I made it last summer (with a lot of help from my mom), working on it all day, everyday, and I’m pretty pleased with the book. Once we finished making the garments, I had to go to NYC to model in it. I showed the pics of the Coney Island modeling job, I just didn’t tell you that I was modeling for my own book. The two other models working the same two days that I was were really sweet and did a really good job (despite the fact that we were all freezing).
For every design in this book I hand picked the best yarn I could find. For the most part the designs are made from natural fibers (with the except of course for the things like swim suits.. I’m sorry I just can’t wrap my head around the idea of a dog hair bikini) and for the ones that aren’t out of a natural fiber I found the softest yarns possible to give both style and fashion without being uncomfortable (you wouldn’t believe how many matallic yarns I interviewed that felt as though they would be better in the kitchen as a scrub brush rather than something you would wear).
It has 30 designs, all of them are easy and quick to make. These designs are different from any other knitting book; I made garments that area really wearable from day to day. They are functional but still fashionable. They range from skirts, swim suits, and ponchos, to little dresses (both for day time and evening), halter tops and shorts sets, baby doll tops, shrugs, a glittery matallic evening top and mini skirt, and felted boots, bags, and headbands (there is a lot more but I can’t list everything, I’d be writing all night you’ll just have to see for your self when it comes out). The bathing suits will not fall off or get really heavy when wet. I put a lot of time into making sure that no one who swims in them will have a Janet Jackson Superbowl moment… or worse.
I’ll tell you more about my book soon!