botanical knits is inspired by alana's love of leaves and she has incorporated it into a stunning collection of hand knits that fits so perfectly with her beautiful aesthetic. true to her style and signature look botanical knits is filled with 12 patterns ranging from sweaters & cardigans, to shawls, socks and mitts. and let's not forget the hats! some of my fave projects alana designs are her hats. this collection features 3 hat patterns all of which are awesome! i have already cast on for my fave - forest floor and i'm loving it!
alana's patterns are well written, clear and easy to follow and the layout of the book is truly inspiring. i really enjoyed the special touches that graphic designer Mary Joy Gumayagay added to the book. in particular her table of contents and yarn pages just made me clap with excitement. they are fresh, unique and fit the vibe of the book perfectly. i also enjoyed how she tied in the "botanical" aspect of the theme and really reflected the vibe of specimens. i thoroughly enjoyed it! alongside Neesha Hudson's soft and endearing illustrations and the breathtaking photography by Carlee Tatum this book is sure to be a new fave for anyone's collection. i can't wait to make more of the projects!
what do you think? are you ready to go on a wee walk through the woods? let's go get inspired by the leaves shall we? and maybe at the end of it you might win a copy of botanical knits of your own??? hehehe....
i just couldn't resist showing off alana's beautiful projects! i hope you enjoyed the pics! you can find all of the projects from botanical knits on the website - www.botanicalknits.com or on ravelry here.
the printed version of botanical knits will be available in mid may but you can purchase it now for $22 + shipping. as a special thank you for those preordering the printed copy alana is offering the e-book for free immediately after purchase of the print copy so they can start on their projects! you will also receive an exclusive botanically inspired garment pattern with the copy of their printed book as a thank from alana for preordering.
you can also just order the e-book by itself for $18. note the pre-order ends in may and then the book will only be available EITHER in print for $22 or ebook for $18. The digital and print bundle will not be available after the print book is released in may. you can find more info and purchase on www.botanicalknits.com.
|| THE PRIZE ||
- one lucky winner will receive an e-copy of botanical knits by alana dakos. yay!
|| HOW TO ENTER ||
- pop on over to www.botanicalknits.com and check out the lovely patterns then come back and leave me a comment letting me know which one is your fave!
|| THE RULES ||
- you must leave a valid email address to qualify to win. giveaway is open until march 19th, 12:00am PST.
good luck everyone and a huge thank you to alana for such a wonderful and inspiring book! happy knitting!