The most exhilarating knitting we know: Field Guide No. 13, with designs by Kaffe Fassett.

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  • The post is missing a cushion photo under Pam. Want to get every bit of inspiration!

    • There must be a gremlin in the bloggerator today. I put it back, and hope it stays. Thanks for the catch!

  • Wonderful to see these projects all together. I love how each of the knitters used the patterns as springboards for their own palettes and style. Bravo!

  • I am obsessed with the coins! Great work, everyone!

  • Hi,
    I live in the UK. Where can I purchase this field guide?

    Angela

    • The Field Guides are distributed in the UK by Rowan, so I’d suggest looking for them where you find Rowan or letting your LYS know that they can get them from Rowan. (We do ship to customers in the UK.)

  • What is the pattern for the red sweater in Benedetta’s photos?

    • A Rowan pattern, originally in summer tweed, Humbug, by Carol Meldrum, Rowan mag 37, 2005.
      Thanks for the trip back in time, it took me a while to find it, even though i knit two of them!The one in the photo used a thick cotton yarn, not Rowan.
      My original one, in summer tweed, was worn until it literally fell to bits

      • Benedetta, you’re the only knitter in the set modelling your work! You look gorgeous. Love your colour choices x

  • So much fun to see! How is it possible that I have NO Felted Tweed in the stash? I did my annual tossing of the stash last weekend, so I know it is true. Darn, I’ll have to buy some!

    • Kind of retro seventies-ish?

  • I cannot believe the amount of extraordinary goodness in this wee volume. I mean, all of your wee volumes are jam packed with excellence….but this one?! It’s like a guide to living your best knitting life. I already started a striped mistake rib scarf then I had the excellent idea to make a Churchmouse easy folded poncho!!! Right?! I’ll see you all on the other side of winter with a colorful smile on my face and — hopefully — wrapped in hand knits! Squeeeee! Thanks for the brilliance!!

    • I agree, an “extraordinary goodness” for such a wee guide.
      I want to start a pillow cover, right now and here I go, or rather, leave this talk and go to my stash.
      Bye.

  • So excited about this! I’m a huge fan of Kaffe Fassett and Rowan. Will definitely be purchasing!!

  • Oh my, I thought I would wait until after holiday knitting. Those Striped Cowls. They now are holiday knitting.

    And ditto all of the above comments!

  • I am so excited for my field guide to arrive snail mail (maybe tomorrow? Please mister postman!) I had to get the hard copy, as my printer would never do justice for these gorgeous yarn photos… digging through the stash looking for some old felted tweed. if I can’t find enough, one of the kits just might go on my christmas list. These colors are going t ol get my through the long New England winter ahead!

  • Is this book available in e-books or do you have a supplier in the UK please

  • Looking forward to getting my own copy of this Field Guide. I count myself lucky that I got to take a workshop with Kaffe back in the 20th C. Such a generous and inspiring coach. Key advice: add more colors!

  • Could we learn what colors Benedetta used and what her stripe pattern is? The scarf is gorgeous.

  • Absolutely wonderful. My favorite is Kathy’s Coins. That particular shade of light green is speaking more and more to me. So happy.