I learned so much in the course of creating this book.
This was my first time acting in the role of a producer rather than an author. One of the awesome things about this is that I got to immerse myself in someone else’s expert knowledge for almost a year.
Apart from hand knitting, I’ve always been a wovens gal. I came into this project with some basic experience in sewing knits. I knew how to use my serger to put things together, I could figure out how to finish edges (like necklines), and I knew a few home sewing tricks (like using a twin needle to hem knits).
By the time we wrapped this book up, I could tell you:
- Which knit fabrics are best for any project, and what to look for when fabric shopping.
- Ten different ways your could finish just about any opening, like a neckline or armhole.
- If you don’t have a serger, what kinds of stitches work best for edgestitching, topstitching, or seaming.
- How and why to use different serger stitches for different parts or types of garments.
- All about the myriad options there are for adding details and trims to knit clothing.
I also learned that I really want to buy a coverstitch machine someday. I’m in love with the chainstitch! Sigh.
Today, I just wanted to share the cover (above), and a few peeks inside the book.
Learning from Alyson was like taking a class from a master and I’m so glad we got to document it all into this book for you guys.
The book comes out April 15th, and I’ll be sharing more behind the scenes, knits tutorials, and book details throughout the month.