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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Book Review: Stitch New York- 20 Kooky Ways to Knit the City by Lauren O’Farrell; D&C Publishing


You'll Love This If:
  • You enjoyed Stitch London
  • You want Big Apple knitting patterns

In this Stitch New York book, Lauren O'Farrell will show you how and have you knitting in a New York minute. Want a breakfast with Handmade Holly Golightly? Knit neurotic Woolly Woody Allen? Or hail a Small Yellow Taxi that really rolls? From proud and purly Little Lady Liberty, to the Squishy Empire State, to the star-struck Broadway Beanie, Stitch New York is a melting pot of Big Apple knitting patternsThe properties of color & basic color theory


My Review:

There are many things that New York is known for: Tons of taxi’s, the Statue of Liberty, Woody Allen, and more. Lauren O'Farrell has conquered capturing these amazing little things that make New York so captivating in her new book Stitch New York: 20 Kooky Ways to Knit the City and More..

She has a previous book Stitch London, that done the same thing—taking these details of what makes these cities what they are, and making them available in tiny little knitting patterns!

The patterns are rated from easiest to more difficult -- 7 for tourists, 6 for Gothamites and 5 for yellow taxicab drivers. So whether you have known how to knit for as long as you can remember or you started not long ago, there are patterns for everyone!

The patterns are split into different sections- whether they are inspired by a person, place, or thing.


*The people section has Woody Allen, A Firefighter, and Holly Golightly.

*In the Mini Metropolis section you’ll see taxi’s, the Empire State Building, and Lady Liberty.

*In the I Heart New York section you’ll find Leg Warmers, a beanie,and a Pooch Poncho.

*The Home Turf section contains a Big Bad Burger, Huge Hot Dog Cushion, and a Cocktail Teenie.


*City Critters has King Kong, Scram the Alley Cat, Snap the Sewer Alligator and Scuttle the Cockroach.


I love that they have full color photographs to go with the instructions! This means that you can actually see what your project is supposed to look like before AND after it’s made.

About the author:

Lauren O'Farrell is a writer, traveller and giant squid wrestler, who founded Stitch London, the UK's woolly Godzilla of a knitting community and runs it as Head Woolly Godzilla Wrangler (official title). She is also rumoured to be sneaky stitching graffiti knitter Deadly Knitshade, of Knit the City fame. though she will neither confirm or deny this if you ask. She lives in London, UK, with five cats and Plarchie, an 8-metre knitted squid. She works from the Fleece Station studio in Deptford.

Buy IT: You can buy the Stitch New York: 20 Kooky Ways to Knit the City and More.. for $15.00




Jessica Renee


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Jess is the creator of Stylish Southern Mama + Southern Rambles. She is a freelance writer + designer, Social Media Marketer, and Journalist. She has 2 amazing kids, Aidan and Adisyn, and has been with their dad Adam for 12 years, and has 2 amazingly adorable dogs; Harley + Cheyanne! :)

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