Knit your wildest dreams using windswept color and texture!
In Free Spirit Knits author Anne Podlesak shares a gorgeous collection of 20 knitted garments and accessories that combine the richly-colored beauty of the high desert with a sense of play and adventure.
The pieces, for both men and women, have beautiful silhouettes and rich color palettes. From a gorgeous knitted cardigan-style coat (Grand Canyon Coat) to monochromatic knitted socks (Petroglyph Socks) to the lace knitting techniques showcased in the Aspens sweater, you'll love creating each stunning project. Wild-at-heart knitters of every skill level will find something to make and love.
Whether your nearest canyon is made of rock or skyscrapers, treat yourself to the collection that will see you knitting off into the sunset.
About the Author
Anne Podlesak is an indie dyer who also knits, spins, and designs in the mountains of northern New Mexico. Her designs have been featured in Spin-Off magazine, Interweave special publications such as Jane Austen Knits, The Unofficial Harry Potter Knits, as well as her own independently released designs.
"One particular thing I personally like in Anne's book is the use of an introduction at the beginning of each design. To me this provides the reader with a very vivid description of the southwest and enables them to understand how Anne drew her inspiration to create that particular garment." --Peacefully Knitting & More
"Anne is an amazing photographer, writer, knitwear designer, indie yarn dyer and all-around fiberista. Her technical background in historical fashion design and her love for fiber and color shines through in all of her work... Anne's attention to detail and sophisticated color sensibilities shine through in this carefully curated collection of hand knits." --Slate Falls Press
"Anne visually captures the feeling of being a free spirit. The landscapes and the jewelry and the relaxed posture all add up to the essence of the story of free spirits in every place and every time." --Talitha Kuomi Design
"There is enough variety here to satisfy most knitters, with simple stockinette, cables, lace and colorwork designs. Projects for men are included." --My Central Jersey's "In Stitches" column