Finally, a knitting book featuring fantastic projects that don't require you to study a pattern for hours--a sure recipe for blissful, carefree knitting. A book of great potential gifts and keepsakes, this collection of 30 dynamic projects--from blankets to simple sweaters to wraps--is designed so you can easily pick up your needles during moments of free time, whether binge-watching a show, waiting for your plane to board, or having a "wine and knitting" night with friends. For key moments--such as joining an arm to a sweater or casting on additional rows--patterns are coded with "concentration zones" and "cruise control" segments for when you can go into a mindful state and let the knitting take a back seat. Thin enough to slip in your bag, with charming four-color photography throughout, Drop-Dead Easy Knitsis the answer to all your laid-back knitting needs.
About the authors: Gale Zucker is an award-winning editorial and commercial photographer. She is the co-author/photographer of the books CraftActivism (2011) and Shear Spirit (2008). Her clients include yarn companies, magazines, book publishers, knitwear designers and artisanal clothing manufacturers. Her publication credits include everything from Vogue Knitting and The New York Times to Forbes, Womans Day, and TV Guide. Gale can found be online at www.gzucker.com, as @galezucker in social media or as She Shoots Sheep Shots, the name of her long running blog.
Early in her career Kirsten Kapur worked in ready to wear as both an apparel and textile designer. During those years she gained a strong knowledge of garment construction as well as surface design, a combination of skills that led to designing knitwear which requires both. Kirsten particularly loves exploring the intersection of color and texture in design. Her most recent book is Kirsten Kapur Shawl Book One. She has had patterns published in many other publications including Knitty, Ply, Knit Simple, Vogue Knitting, KnitScene, Knit to Flatter, Loop's 10, Malabrigo Book 4, Brave New Knits, Knitting it Old School, My Grandmother’s Knitting, Craft Activism, Weekend Hats, and Fair Isle Style among others. Kisten designed Loop's 'Islington Shawl' for our book 'Loop's 10'.
As a designer, Mary Lou Egan specializes in accessible projects simple enough for a less-experienced knitter to accomplish but that also give experienced knitters a chance to relax and knit: while waiting at the doctor's office, reading the subtitles in a movie, or hanging out with friends. Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, she teaches in the nationally-known shop, the Yarnery and at other shops and fiber festivals. The insight gained from teaching plus working the shop’s free knitters’ clinic has given her insight in ways to address the challenges knitters face with many designs and patterns.Her designs have appeared in Knitty, Craft Activism, and Shear Spirit. Her line of self-published patterns are sold at yarn stores nation-wide, as well as on Ravelry and Patternfish.