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Book Review: Glam Knits

Stefanie Japel fans have been eagerly anticipating the release of her new book, Glam Knits: 25 Designs For Luxe Yarns.  The wait has certainly been worth it. glam.jpg

Glam Knits features 25 knits, each glamorous in their own way.

There are four sections:

Show It Off - Camisoles, Tunics and Sweaters

Dressed to Kill - Skirts and Dresses

Over the Top - Shrugs, Wraps and Jackets

Finishing Touches - Accessories, Handbags and Clutches

As all the designs feature luxury yarns, there is an overview of working with luxe yarn along with an explanation of some of the properties of fibers such as angora, cashmere and silk.

There is also a section on fitting your knits, which will help you determine which size to knit along with adjustments you can make.

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A pattern I was most excited to find in  Glam Knits was for a Texturized Tweed Coat.

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The same day I received the book I cast on using some stashed yarn I was saving for the perfect project. It's Khroma by The Fibre Company, a baby alpaca & merino blend.

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As with many of Japel's patterns, it is knit from the top down in one piece.  Brilliant.  Love it.

Glam Knits is a fun addition to any knitters library.  You are bound to find several somethings you will want to make.

Tomorrow I will post an interview with Stefanie herself.  Be sure to check back in!

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