Posted by: Winged Knits | July 23, 2012

Landing in August!

I am so pleased to announce that my first self-published book is now at the printer and print copies are available for pre-order!

Landing is a collection of 8 top down sweater designs from me and 4 accessory designs from guest designers. The knits are in some of my favorite yarns from smaller yarn companies and hand dyers. There are a variety of yarn weights used, from fingering all the way to bulky.


The photography is by the uber talented Carrie Bostick Hoge, the graphic design was done by the amazing Mary Joy Gumayagay, and it was all tech edited by the fantastic Dawn Catanzaro.

Throughout the week, the designs will be previewed here and on Ravelry, a few each day.

Here are the first designs:

Deep Water (the cover sweater)

This warm cardigan can double as a great fall jacket. Neck and front bands are worked in seed stitch as part of the body: no need to pick up stitches! The simple style makes it easy to knit and to wear; overlapping fronts keep cold winds away.

Finished Measurements: 33 1⁄2 (36 1⁄2, 39 1⁄2, 42 1⁄2, 45 1⁄2, 48 1⁄2, 51 1⁄2, 54 1⁄2)” bust circumference.

Shown in size 33 1⁄2″ with 1⁄2″ of negative ease.

Materials

5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeinsBeaverslide Dry Goods 90% Wool / 10% Kid Mohair (90% merino, 10% kid mohair; approx 241 yds per 4 oz skein) in Glacier Shadow

Approx 970 (1065, 1165, 1240, 1300, 1400, 1450, 1515) yds.

One 29″ circular needle size US 8 (5 mm)

One 29″ circular needle size US 9 (5.5 mm)

One set double pointed needles size US 9 (5.5 mm)

Or size needed to obtain gauge.

Stitch markers

Large stitch holders or waste yarn

Two 1″ buttons (for fronts) and one flat 1″ button (for inside)

Gauge: 16 sts and 23 rows = 4″ in Stockinette stitch with larger needle

Seagrass

This little cardigan is just the thing to throw on over a tank as the weather starts to warm up. Knit in an open-front style with short sleeves, it’s just enough to add coverage without getting too hot.

Finished Measurements: 33 1⁄4 (36, 39 1⁄2, 43, 46 3⁄4, 50 1⁄4, 53 3⁄4, 57 1⁄4)” bust circumference.

Shown in size 33 1⁄4″ with 1 3⁄4″ of negative ease.

 Materials

2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins CJ Kopec Creations Delight (85% Polwarth wool, 15% silk; approx 325 yds per 113 g skein) in Moss

Approx 570 (615, 685, 740, 800, 850, 920, 985) yds.

One 29″ circular size US 7 (4.5 mm)

One 29″ circular size US 8 (5 mm)

One set double pointed needles size US 8 (5 mm)

Or size needed to obtain gauge.

Stitch markers

Large stitch holders or waste yarn

Gauge: 19 sts and 26 rows = 4″ in Stockinette stitch with larger needles

Dulse Hat and Mitts by Dawn Catanzaro

A guest design.

The gathered detail is the main feature of this hat and mitt set. Worked in a tweed, fingering weight yarn, Dulse will keep you warm without a lot of bulk. Simple lace and stockinette stitch patterns allow for a fun and easy knit.

Finished Measurements

Hat: 18″ brim circumference and 7 1⁄4″ deep

Mitts: 7″ hand circumference and 9 1⁄4″ long

Both pieces worked with negative ease.

Materials

2 skeins Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% Targhee-Columbia wool; approx 275 yds per 50 g skein) in Wool Socks

Approx 150 yds for hat and 200 yds for mitts.

One 16″ circular needle in size US 2 (2.75 mm)

One 16″ circular needle in size US 4 (3.5 mm)

One set double pointed needles in size US 2 (2.75 mm)

One set double pointed needles in size US 4 (3.5 mm)

Or size needed to obtain gauge.

Stitch marker

Waste yarn

Gauge: 28 sts and 42 rnds = 4″ in Stockinette stitch with smaller needles

24 sts and 40 rnds = 4″” in Stockinette stitch with larger needles

Landing is available for pre-order exclusively through Ravelry and scheduled to start shipping in August.

(You do not need to be a Ravelry member to purchase through Ravelry, click here to purchase http://rav.to/Mj9s9r)

Okay, so now, why should you pre-order?

Here are a few reasons:

A limited number of  book have been printed, and pre-ordering ensures that you receive a copy.

All print book orders come with a free copy of the e-book immediately.

AND, all print book (just print book orders are eligible) pre-orders placed by August 1st are entered to win this collection of some of my favorite yarns. (I will use a random number generator to pick the winner.)

To pre-order your print copy of Landing (you will receive a copy of the ebook immediately), click on the link to Ravelry here.

Thank you so much for visiting and I really hope that you enjoy Landing; I would love to get to publish more books!

All the best,

Cecily


Responses

  1. exquisit!! I’m off to check out more… Congrats!

  2. Dear Cecily,
    Congratulations on your book. It is beautiful and I have yet to hold to hold it in my hands. So looking forward to that feeling of woolly cherish.

    All good things to you
    Stephanie

  3. So so lovely! I couldn’t wait to pre-order. River Crossing is my favorite.

  4. What beautiful designs !! You are an amazing artist. This book is so like you. The designs are clearly dazzling and express your special “warmth”.

    Congratulations,

    Mom-in-law—Marsha

  5. you must be so excited!!! …. so am i!! off to preorder!

  6. congratulations ono your first printed book. you are such a talented and prolific designer – i think i have loved every design you’ve ever put out. best of luck!

  7. Your designs are always just so lovely. Congratulations! x

  8. How wonderful! I just preordered the book and am so pleased: the patterns are varied and lovely and you have used some of my very favorite yarns. Thank you for all your hard work, and congratulations on publishing your first book. All the best to you.


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