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Enjoy these first wonderful days of the new year!
Soon to Be a Winter Wardrobe Favorite: Knitted Jackets by Cheryl Oberle
Baby, it's COLD outside! As I am writing this, the temperature is 12 degrees Fahrenheit here in Canada where I live; it is 30 degrees Fahrenheit in Loveland, Colorado, where the main Interweave offices are. My town is buried under a foot of blowing snow (I'm beginning to understand the entire reasoning behind having a snowblower oh-so-much-more-clearly now!). And I'm dreaming of warm things, lovely, lovely knitted warm things...
What could be nicer than a handknit jacket this time of year? A book chock-full of patterns for gorgeous hand-knitted jackets, that's what, which is exactly what we have for you this winter: Cheryl Oberle's Knitted Jackets. I'm already in love with the Northwest Celtic Jacket pictured here; there are twenty patterns in this beautifully photographed book for everything from lace wraps to simple coats to warm you against the chill.
Now all I have to do is figure out if I have the time to knit that beautiful Celtic jacket...Ah, well. It's good for knitters to have patterns that inspire our dreams of yarn and long evenings by the fire with our favorite projects in hand.
Look Inside Knitted Jackets: 20 Designs from Classic to Contemporary
Look for Knitted Jackets at your local yarn shop; or buy it online from us.
Sandi Wiseheart is the editor of Knitting Daily.
What's on Sandi's needles? I finished it! I finished my mom's Leaf and Nupp Shawl from Knitted Lace of Estonia by Nancy Bush--but alas, not in time for it to go under her Christmas tree. By the time it was all blocked and dried, it was New Year's Eve...so now I have to take a few zillion photos and then I will mail it off to her. I'll only keep it for a little while longer, Mom...