Fair warning: I got a few knitting books for Christmas, and I’m just now finishing reading through them. So there are a few more book reviews coming over the next couple weeks!
The first one I finished was Typographic Knitting: From Pixel to Pattern by Rudinger Schlomer.
The interesting thing about this book is that it is written by basically a non-knitter. He is a type/font guy. He learned to knit as an extension of his graphic design capabilities, and the book definitely reflects that. He has some knitting instruction in there, but it is super basic, and mostly leads to recommendations that people check out YouTube or find a knitting circle to join. But for people who come to this book already knowing how to knit, that is no barrier.
Mostly what the book focuses on is how to use various techniques to achieve different looks and fonts.
He does use an array of techniques to create different graphic styles and different looks, including shadow knitting, mitered squares, and slip stitches, to name just a few. There are some charted font alphabets, and some projects as well, including the Initial Mittens, which he calls Selbu Mittens, shown on the front cover. If you have any interest at all in using lettering or characters in your knitted items, this would be a valuable book!
Reading anything good lately? Knit-related or not!