Tuesday, March 13, 2007

I love Twinkle

For a while now I have been craving knitting books. Big hardcover knitting books with pretty pictures and glossy paper. I really want to perfect my knitting skills and sink my teeth into a challenge. My mental list included Nancie Wiseman's The Knitters Book of Finishing Techniques, Teva Durham's innovative Loop-d-loop and most recently Eunny Jang's upcoming book. I was about to order Loop-d-Loop when I stumbled upon Twinkle's Big City Knits by Designer Wenlan Chia, and my god, I totally love the designs. Wenlan Chia is the designer of Twinkle whose designs regularly feature chunky knits. In this book, she has given us the patterns for her most popular knits straight off the runway. Have a sample:

Oh, By the way, I ordered this book from Amazon! Progress is coming along quickly regarding my Lace panel sweater. I am halfway through the second sleeve currently and after that is finished all I have to do is the seaming.


Austy's Mum said...

Those hard covers lure us all in! I luurve that first pic! Looks quick to knit too as it's so chunky, off to hunt that book down now, but before I do, I just want to mention that you are amazing! I can't believe you are almost finished that jumper already. Fantastic, and just in time for the cooler weather that usually arrives around Easter...maybe. (Been hot hasn't it - yay only 30C tomorrow!)

Kylie said...

Wow Bec - I just realised taht you are still in high school - It is so fantastic that you are into craft and things at your age. I have always been into craft and am getting into more knitting now that we are living in cooler weather.

I love that Sweater and the book - oh hard covers are the best.

Gina said...

I am soooooo obsessed with Twinkle!