Can we all say a woot woot for cooler weather? I'm so excited that the fall brisk air has arrived so I can dig into Jen Geigley's new book Weekend: Simple, Modern Knits! Filled with 12 fab patterns ranging from hats, scarves, cowls & more, all knit with bulky or super bulky yarn, with patterns for both men/women and kids! Weekend makes for a book filled with great gift knitting & for satisfying that need for the perfect weekend knit!
"'Weekend' is a collection of 12 simple, modern knits for women, men and children. Knits you can live in on the weekend; knits you can create in a weekend."
Weekend's projects all "exude comfort and ease". Jen's mission when creating this book was to "create casual, contemporary, wearable hand knits that can serve as foundation pieces in anyone's wardrobe". She really wanted to create a book with "approachable patterns" that weren't too complex that make knitters say "I want to make that".
If you know Jen's style you know she's a minimalist at heart. She believes that "less is more, and simple is good". She feels that her goal as a knitter is to "make go-to pieces that feel just right", like her favourite soft gray pullover from college.
I think Jen's achieved her goals with Weekend: Simple, Modern Knits. It's projects are all achievable, simple without being boring and all result in a fulfilling and totally wearable project. I can't wait to get some yummy super bulky yarn and get knitting!
WEEKEND: SIMPLE, MODERN KNITS features the following 12 patterns:
- 3 hats (Distortion/Sliver/Atmosphere
- 4 scarves (Floor/Minnie/Evenflow/Retrograde)
- 3 cowls (Feedback/Valhalla/Little Earthquakes)
- 1 sweater (Undone) + 1 Kimono (Debut)
I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK FOR:
Anyone who loves simple, modern and chunky/bulky knits that are quick to whip up! The patterns are cozy and fast knits and some are suitable for unisex and the book features 2 children's patterns as well!
YOU'LL LOVE THIS BOOK IF:
You love knitting with big yarn and big needles and like fast, simple projects that are clearly written.
MY FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT THE BOOK ARE:
I really like that this book stayed true to Jen's style aesthetic and photography. I also liked that the patterns were are all modern and great quick and relaxing projects.
Photo credits: Joelle Blanchard, Geof Fischer, Joey Leaming
Do you love knitting with bulky and super bulky yarn? Which pattern do you see yourself making first from Weekend?