With a growing reputation for gorgeous patterns, the owner of Dolce Handknits presents 16 of her top-selling designs. Stylish and contemporary, these patterns range from weekend casual to office chic.
- Find something luscious for every season and skill level, including tanks, pullovers, and cardigans
- Enjoy a skillful combination of fashion and wearability; you'll reach for these garments again and again
- Experience the joys of knitting--the patterns feature soothing, meditative repetition with just enough challenge to keep things interesting
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Dolce Handknits: Simple, Sophisticated Designs by Kim Dolce contains several wonderful patterns that I'd like to knit. There is also a section on yarn and size considerations, along with techniques, abbreviations, useful information and resources.
The book is divided up by seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. My favorite winter knits are the Kilimanjaro pullover lace sweater knit with heavy worsted yarn. The yarn used is a mixture of alpaca, wool, and silk. I also like the Covent Garden cardigan in two lovely shades of gray. This is knit with a yarn comprised of wool, lama and bamboo. In the spring section, I like the Santa Fe pullover knit with Habu Textiles 100% silk yarn. Yummy! My summer favorite is the Captiva summer tank knit in white out of a nice cotton yarn. For fall, I'd choose the Sienna cardigan in a lovely dark brown. It is knit in a yarn comprised of alpaca and wool.
There are several patterns in this book that are not for me but might well appeal to a younger set. However, there are enough patterns that I like to make the purchase of this book worthwhile. I recommend it.
Kim Dolce has been an avid knitter for 20 years and has been designing knitwear professionally for nearly a decade. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, and Knitter's magazines. She designs and publishes the Dolce Handknits pattern line, which is available in fine knitting shops everywhere. More of her work can be seen at www.dolcehandknits.com.Visit Kim's website
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