All my life I have loved old movies. Especially the black and white movies of the 30′s, 40′s, and 50′s. There is a simplicity in them that gives me a respite from my hectic life. They are often my company when I label yarn, respond to emails, or knit. I love the sweetness of an Audrey Hepburn movie, the witty banter of a Kathrine Hepburn movie, the eye-candy of a Cary Grant movie. And the there is Hitchcock. The wry twist of a good Alfred Hitchcock movie gets me every time.
When the lovely and aptly named Stephannie Tallent mentioned that she was editing a book of designs inspired by Alfred Hitchcock movies, I knew I needed to be a part of it.
Now the book is here and I have to say that it is fabulous! The palette is limited to red, black, gray, and white. Genius! It is one of the latest books published by Cooperative Press. I am continually impressed with the range and quality of their publications. Plus, they are an independent press. I do love supporting independent business!
But I digress.
Inside Hitch there are 29 patterns from 29 designers. There are sweaters, scarves, hats, gloves, and socks. And shawls! My favorite shawl is the Francie Shawl by Triona Murphy. Why you ask? Triona designed it with Tactile yarn, Larkspur lace in Pomegranate, our rich, saturated red.
The book is full of patterns I want to knit. Usually I like one or two patterns in a book. Not his time. I thought I’d pickout a few other patterns to mention and ended up with a dozen. Here a just a few of my favorites. I love the lacy goodness of the Madeleine Gloves by Rebecca Blair or the Greenwich Village Cardigan by Linda Wilgus, stranded beauties like the Alicia Tam & Mitts by Dani Berg or the stunning Thornhill Cowl by Stephannie Tallent, or the elegance of the San Juan Bautista Shawl by Elizabeth Green Musselman.
So pretty! Which to knit first?
Want to learn more about the book? There is a blog tour. It starts here.
The Full Blog Tour
9/28/2013: Sunset Cat Designs
10/5/2013: Knitting Kninja
New! 10/05/13: Knit One, Heart Too Podcast
10/8/2013: Knit and Travel
10/9/2013: Knit & Knag Designs
10/10/2013: Wooly Wonka Fibers
10/11/2013: Verdant Gryphon
10/15/2013: Impeccable Knits: Shifting Stitches
10/21/2013: Knitwear Designs by Carolyn Noyes
10/22/2013: Peacefully Knitting
10/23/2013: Dark Matter Knits
10/24/2013: Turnknit: Dani Berg Designs
10/25/2013: SweetGeorgia Yarns
10/28/2013: doviejay knits
10/29/2013: Triona Designs
10/30/2013: Tactile Fiber Arts (you’re here!)
11/4/2013: A Knitter’s Life
11/6/2013: Yarn On The House
11/12/2013: Hazel Knits
11/22/2013: A B-ewe-tiful Design