Jared Flood from Brooklyn Tweed tips us to a new book from Jimmy Beans Wool and Vogue Knitting, and he is reworking his Druid Mittens pattern for the book. Knit Red: Stitching for Women’s Heart Health has 30 patterns with a “red” theme to raise awareness of the #1 killer of women – heart disease. Some awesome knit designers include Debbie Stoller, Nicky Epstein, Debbie Bliss, Norah Gaughan, Deborah Newton, Melissa Morgan-Oakes, Iris Schreier, and Ysolda Teague.
I’m excited to have been asked to be a part of Knit Red – a new book collaboration between Jimmy Beans Wool and Vogue Knitting.
For my contribution to the book, I thought a red reprise of the Druid Mittens (Remember these? They were featured on the cover of Vogue Knitting magazine in the Fall of 2008) would be beautiful. The submission timeline dovetailed with the launch of Loft last year, so I had to give these classics a whirl in our Long Johns colorway. I love how rich they are – a nice contrast to the apple green Shetland wool of the original pair.
The book is officially released in June and features patterns from a host of great folks – I’m looking forward to seeing it!