The idea had come to me when I was making a new set of placemats as I had been playing around with different stitch variations and loved the new stitch that I ended up with.
I e-mailed Anna and said how I'd love to add this to a new updated E-book, and we got to wondering if we could find some others. We chatted about getting together to work on lots of new ideas and made our travel plans accordingly. Of course, what we didn't know at the time was that the Coronavirus lockdown was about to happen and that full program of travelling was going to be cancelled...
At first, there was a tremendous disappointment at so many plans being abandoned and that awful feeling of helplessness watching the news unfold around the world. However, in the end I was grateful to have such a fun project to focus on during the extra time at home.
We decided to focus on 4 areas: Firstly, we wanted to add some more easy stitches so beginner knitters could extend their range and produce great knitted projects without having to concentrate too hard.
Then secondly, we wanted to add some more examples of colourful reversible stitches. These are, of course, the Holy Grail of knitters since it is so hard to make multi-colour items that really look good on both sides. We did have some examples in the 1st Edition but we wanted to make sure we had a few extra ones to add to the new update.
Then lastly, we thought the reversible cable chapter was a bit 'thin' before, so we wanted to add a good number of additional cable samples. We are very pleased with the new ones and I am excited to try some of them out for warm winter scarves and sweaters.
We are so pleased to have been able to add so many new stitches, and hope that everyone enjoys the extra examples we have included. We were only hoping for an extra 20 stitches but the ideas really started to flow once we got down to it.
We already have all the photographs taken and the pages formatted so the book is now going through its final editing. We hope to complete that in perhaps another month or so, all being well. So we are currently on target to have the new edition up and ready by the autumn.
Until next time – Happy Knitting!
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