First, the facts:
Title: Coffeehouse Knits: Knitting Patterns and Essays with Robust Flavor
Editor: Kerry Bogert
Published by: Interweave Press, 2019
Type: Knitting Patterns
No chapters, just patterns and four essays
The In-Depth Look:
This is an invigorating collection of knits clustered around a coffee theme–steamed milk, deep brews–and, more importantly, the idea of community that gathers in a coffee shop.
Knitting is one of those perfect crafts that works both on your own and with a group. (It’s best when that group is like-minded, though it’s not necessary. I’ve gotten through many boring family gatherings with my knitting to keep my hands busy.)
It’s just natural, then, that knitting and the world of coffee drinking go together, whether you’re grabbing that first cup before picking up the needles or gathering with your knitting friends to talk and swap patterns and tips.
How can you therefore not appreciate a collection with a coffee theme? The names are so evocative you can almost smell the sugar and caffeine in the air. Latte Swirl Sweater. Chai Latte Cowl. Breakfast Brioche Scarf. Extra Whip Socks.
I’m getting hungry just reading the table of contents.
The collection–with samples and photos that are usually largely coffee-colored–is as delicious as it sounds. Sweaters, cowls, shawls, socks … all the usual things you’d expect.
You can buy this at your local shop (if not an actual coffee shop), or here, at Amazon.
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This review copy was kindly donated by . Thank you!
My Gush: The theme alone would make me love it!