CraftSanity Episode 187: A conversation with knit pattern designer and author Wendy Bernard

by jennifer


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On this episode, blogger, knitting pattern designer and author Wendy Bernard talks about her creative roots, social media and her new book, “The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary: 150 New Stitch Patterns to Knit Top Down, Bottom Up, Back and Forth and in the Round,” (29.95, 288 pages.)

This is a wonderful follow up book the “The Up, Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary” that she published in 2014. Once again, Wendy has created a fine book  for knitters of all skill levels and a great reference for those interested in designing their own patterns or customizing patterns written by others to suit their style.

IMG_1992The stitch patterns featured are beautifully photographed and both written out and charted, so this book is very useful for those who want a work a little more texture into their knitting.
I sampled the Wavy Rib pattern on p. 65 on a recent car trip and really enjoyed how easy this book makes experimenting with a new stitch combination. The book includes full project patterns for items including cowls, mitts, wraps and tops and directions to swap in different stitch patterns to make each design your own.

You can sample a pattern from the book for a basic top down shawl here.  And check out the rest of the blog tour below.

4/28 – Leethal

5/2 – Yarniacs

5/5 – Mason-Dixon Knitting

5/9 – You’re here!

5/11 – WEBS

5/16 – Knitcircus

5/18 –

5/23 – Craftgossip

Also check out Wendy’s…
Twitter: (@KnitTonicWendy)
Instagram: (@knitandtonic)

IMG_2006Thanks to the podcast supporters
Thanks to ACS Home & Work for being a longtime podcast sponsor and also thanks to my Patreon sponsors for helping me keep this show going.

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Carolyn May 11, 2016 - 6:53 pm

This was a great, insightful episode. I’m working on a downloadable book for my craft, and there is a great deal of useful tips and things to think about as I work on this project.

Herbin July 30, 2016 - 8:34 am

Amazing book, recommended for Knit lover.

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