Ok folks, are you ready to really cozy up for the fall/winter season? I'm drooling over here! I'm so excited to be a part of the blog tour for Knitting Without Needles: A Stylish Introduction to Finger and Arm Knitting by Anne Weil of Flax and Twine's! The lovely & talented Anne sent me one of her amazing arm knit poufs to join in the Great American Pouf Tour! To say I love mine is an understatement! This thing is AMAZING!
Knitting Without Needles brings your next creation within arm's reach. An all-in-one resource for a new kind of craft, this book shows you how to loop yarn with your fingers or forearms to create charming knits.
I'm just dying over how cozy this makes one of my fave spots to curl up and knit or hand sew! The kids are also enjoying our new pouf! It's lofty, soft and oh so fun to have around the house! I'm sure it will be used and loved in more than one room in our home. And the great thing is that now that I have Knitting Without Needles I can make our family another one!
Knitting Without Needles doesn't disappoint either! This book is filled to the brim with gorgeousness! True to Anne's signature style and aesthetic the book is stunning! The kind of book that I just get giddy over! Clean, bright, and inviting with photography so pretty you just want to jump in!
The styling, done by Brittany Jepsen (of The House that Lars Built) and Pam Morris, is top notch and creates such a fabulous vibe for the book! Add in great graphic design and Anne's well written and easy to follow patterns & designs and you've got yourself a pretty rockin' book!
Knitting Without Needles is definitely going to be one of your go-to resources for this revolutionary craft. The book covers "two popular techniques: Finger knitting, a form of weaving loops of yarn through one another on your hand to create long chains of knit fabric; and arm knitting, which uses your forearms to loop strands of yarn into chunky knits".
Both of these techniques are fun, super easy (and no, you don't have to know how to knit to do them), great for all ages and provide great near-instant gratification - some of the projects can literally be done in just 45 minutes!! These sound like my kinds of project folks! Bring on the holiday gift making!
KNITTING WITHOUT NEEDLES includes the following:
Infinity Cowl, Statement Necklace, Double-Strand Headband, Hemp Twine Necklace, Color-Block Scarf, Pom-Pom Hat, Two-Tone Dog Collar, Slouch Hat, Beanie Hat, Cashmere Scarf, Purl-Side Tote
Oversized Pillows, Rope Rug, Covered Stool, Giant Monogram, Grand Pouf, Lace Pillows, Faux Sheepskin, Linen Baskets, Cabled Blanket
Octopus Family, Use-Everywhere Bows, Wired Word, Jump Rope, Reading Nook, Tassel Doll Blanket, Woven Rug, Princess Crown, Prince Crown, Baby Booties
Finger Knitting 101, Arm Knitting 101
The book’s yarn and all the yarn for this tour were graciously sponsored by Purl Soho. This fabulous floor pouf was made with Cascade Magnum yarn - yum! Kits for the poufs or signed copies of Knitting Without Needles can be purchased at Anne’s shop - Flax and Twine!
Knitting Without Needles will help you make items from "lavish home decor to stylish accessories you'll love to wear to fun projects to make with kids". Seriously, all you need is some fun yarn, "and your own two hands (literally) to create a cozy cabled blanket, a pom-pom trimmed hat, a pouf for your living room, tiny baby booties and plenty of other must-have items"! Anne makes these projects acheiveable and with superb results!
I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK FOR:
Those of you looking to learn a fun new craft or as a treasured gift for someone who is! Arm and finger knitting is fast and super easy with rewarding and often quick result projects! Knitting Without Needles is a beautiful & wonderful addition to any makers craft library.
YOU'LL LOVE THIS BOOK IF:
You enjoy a beautifully made book filled with accessible and gorgeous projects to fit all realms of your lifestyle and home!
MY FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT THE BOOK ARE:
The gorgeous and stunning styling. I love that these really make Anne's projects truly come to life and showcase them in the best light. I also enjoy that the book reflects Anne's gorgeous aesthetic and that her patterns feature clear, easy to follow instructions and how to photos. It truly is a book for all levels and ages of makers.
THE GREAT AMERICAN POUF TOUR
A huge thank you to Anne for the awesomely fun pouf (my living room thanks you too!) and for having me along on this amazing tour filled with some insanely talented ladies! Seriously you guys, you def don't want to miss the rest of The Great American Pouf Tour (& a stop in Canada too...hehe, that's me!)! Check out all the stops above & find the links below or over on Anne's blog HERE.
DON'T MISS THE REST OF THE TOUR!
- Design Mom 9/23 Gabrielle Blair |
- 9/25 Lisa Congdon | Today Is Going To Be Awesome
- 9/28 Brittany Jepsen | The House That Lars Built
- 9/30 Erin Souder | House of Earnest
- 10/2 Susan B Anderson | Susan B. Anderson Blog
- 10/5 Victoria Smith | SF Girl By Bay
- 10/7 Melissa Coleman | The Faux Martha
- 10/9 Mari Richards | Small for Big
- 10/12 Shannon Cook | Very Shannon
- 10/14 Delia Randall | Delia Creates
- 10/19 Caitlin & Manda | The Merry Thought
- 10/21 Meredith Crawford | One Sheepish Girl
Have you tried arm or finger knitting? What's your favourite project to make for arm & finger knitting? Do you have a go-to yarn that you love for these kinds of projects?