Melissa Schaschwary and Alicia Plummer have created an absolutely gorgeous knitting book. The materials are luxurious: merino, cashmere, alpaca, silk and so on, but the designs are equally elegant – simple, yet impressive.
Melissa and Alicia met through Ravelry, the website that has changed so much in the knitting and crocheting world. They run the group Plum Dandi there to connect with fellow knitters. This book is also a fruit of the collaboration that started online in 2010.
Plum Dandi Knits gives clear and precise instructions on how to make these beautiful knits. There are different projects from mittens to sweaters and from shawls to cowls, thus giving something for all skill levels. The photos will make one want to cast on ones needles right away, but also to explore the nearest woodlands enjoying the outdoors.
I have a few personal favourites among the projects, which include the Genesee cardigan, Yarmouth vest, Langlade sweater and Keene pullover. Which one to start with? That is the question!