Stitching in the Stacks

Beverly skirt

I’ll be writing more on this later, but hey, guess what? Sarah Barbour has edited a new book of librarian themed knits called Stitching in the Stacks, and I have a pattern in it! Aurora Teagarden is a bottom up knitted skirt with two colors and easy lace striping for a gorgeous result. Aurora is one of 28 patterns in the book, which covers a wide range of garments, accessories, and more. It’s a really lovely collection and I’m proud to have a part in it. The paperback books will ship in July, but in the meantime you can get a digital copy right now.

I just want to say a little about the yarn I used for this project, Becoming Art Agave Sport. It is well worth using if you can get your hands on some. The yarn is, like all Becoming Art yarns, beautifully dyed, and it knits up into a plush, velvety fabric that is amazing to touch. I cannot say enough good things about knitting with it. I made the Beverly hat out of some of the leftovers, and you may notice that the two patterns coordinate very well!

Anyway, check out Stitching in the Stacks! I think you’ll like what you see. Sarah collected a lot of fascinating stories about librarians of history and fiction and in addition to all the beautiful patterns, there’s an enticing story for each one. Cooperative Press is also holding a knit along for all of its titles this summer, so if you pick it up, you can join in the fun in their Ravelry group. It’s a fun opportunity to knit along with others and potentially win yourself another Cooperative Press book!

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