I have the opportunity to share with you Jane Richmond’s newest collection of patterns in an ebook (or book!) called ISLAND. I have to say that the ebook is really well put together & the patterns are just stunning.
My favourite pattern in this book is the Arbutus Cowl. It’s very cute (my style!) and even the yarn/color is just stunning/a great choice. (I ♥ madelinetosh tosh dk!)
There are 4 other patterns in the book as well, Strathcona (bottom right), Renfrew (bottom left), Rathtrevor (top right), Grace (top left). The patterns are just amazing, and look at the photography of them… they are gorgeous. The photographer happens to be Jane’s own brother, Nicholas Kupiak.
The book layout is very well though out and put together. I caught on that the book had one sweater pattern, with 4 accessories to go with it – not sure if this was intentional or not? There’s a pair of fingerless mitts, a hat, a scarf and that fave cowl of mine. How genius! And the stunning photos taken on Vancouver Island, are breathtaking… I can’t express how much I mean this. The entire ebook shows that a lot of work was put into it.
I’ve always been a fan of Jane’s work. While I actually own several of her patterns, I haven’t yet knit any of them… I know, I know… But so many that I do want to make of hers. Jane’s designs come out so fast, that I don’t have enough time to knit them fast enough. (Especially since the current sweater I’m working on, has been in progress since last June, sigh). I’m off to go figure out which of Jane’s patterns I will start next. It will be my next project. (If my husband doesn’t notice that I’ve been neglecting his 2nd Sock…owed from Xmas 2009… oops, shhh!)
Would you like a chance to WIN your own copy of the ebook? Jane has generously given me a ebook to give away to one of my lucky readers!
** THE RULES **
-The giveaway is open to everyone since it’s a digital file sent to you from Jane herself
- The giveaway ends one week from now, so Friday, April 12th, 2013 at 12:00 midnight EST.
- All comments must include either a valid email address, Ravelry ID, or some way that I can contact you.
- Winner will be chosen via random number generator and will be contacted within 24 hours after giveaway ends/announced on my blog.
** HOW TO ENTER **
Leave a comment telling me which of these 5 patterns you want to knit & tell me what yarn you'd like to knit it in! For an extra entry, tweet about the giveaway, and leave me a secondary comment with the link to your tweet. For another extra entry, follow me on twitter @knitpurlmama & come back and let me know that you follow me (and what your username is!)
All photos in this post are © Nicholas Kupiak.