8.12.2009

Kim Hargreaves ~ Precious


It's that time again ~ Kim Hargreaves newest book is available and it looks gorgeous! I love the colours these knits are sampled in. There's no such thing as too much gray or blue as far as I'm concerned.


I'm not a hat person. I wear them to keep from freezing ~ but they look dorky on me. I just don't have a "hat head". I really like the texture and cables of this pattern. It might look ok on me, maybe even presentable, since the model has a long narrow face like I do. If it could make me look like her it would be some sort of magic hat...


My favourite knit from this release is 'Vivienne'. Described on the web site as:
FITTED SWEATER WITH WIDE NECK
A sweater with button trim on a garter stitch yoke, knitted in Rowan Pure Cashmere DK.
Oh, yum!


'Ronnie' in Rowan Big Wool for those weekends by the fire after being out snowmobiling really appeals to me too. I'd shorten it to just past my hips, I'm not keen on the length.
If you haven't tried a Kim Hargreaves book yet, check them out. The patterns and Rowan yarns are lovely and the photograph in the books is exceptional.

11 comments:

Celestial said...

Totally agree on the blue/gray. And that wide neck sweater is so lovely. But I'm not sure I could ever really knit a sweater in cashmere. So expensive and I'd be afraid of anything touching me while I had it on.

margene said...

Kim is hands down my favorite designer. I can begin to keep up with all she produces. Thanks for the heads up.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

They look beautiful! I love reading book reviews.

Sheila said...

I have never knit a Kim Hargreaves pattern. I agree about the wide neck pullover. It is beautiful. But then again, I don't think I've ever since a pullover knit in cashmere that I didn't like.

raining sheep said...

I have never made one of her patterns, but her books are so beautiful. I just love looking at them. I will have to go and look for this one in the local LYS. Hope you are having a great summer.

Journeying Five said...

oh my goodness, the patterns are so gorgeous! i would love to see more!

ablackpepper said...

they are indeed gorgeous designs! So which one are you settling on?

happy knitting!

t does wool said...

another book to add to the list...everything is gorgeous..Renee...how's the spinning?

The Wooly Wumpus said...

Sorry, bit behind on following blogs! This looks beautiful - can't wait to see it finished...if you can tear yourself away from the spinning!

gwen said...

I would like to know how your spinning is coming along too! I started spinning 4 months ago with a drop spindle and now my DH made some more, I bought some fibers (BFL, merino,...), I dyed them and I can´t stop! Next step would be a wheel...
I found Ravelry very helpful, then Spin-off and of course Youtube videos.
Take care.
By the way, grey and blue, that´s just what I am knitting/spinning at the moment.

amanda said...

lol at you hat comment! :D I don't have a head for hats either!

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