This month I chose to feature Knit One, Embellish Too: Hats, Mittens And Scarves With A Twist by Cosette Cornelius-Bates.
Cosy's book features hats, mittens and scarves that require a minimal amount of time and yarn. She then shows you how to use these as a platform for creativity, providing easy to follow embellishment instructions.
The book starts by talking about alternative places to find wool. Cosy searches for both yarn and sweaters to recycle at thrift stores.
She has written an excellent guide to finding and recycling sweaters.
She speaks from experience. You need to look from sweaters with the right seams and wool that is in the right condition.
She gives detailed instruction on properly deconstructing the sweater, taking you all the way from sweater to usable wool.
Next, there is 17 page technique section that gives you all the instruction you need to knit and embellish every project in the book.
Check back tomorrow for an interview with Cosy!