Sunday, January 15, 2012


Many knitters are familiar with work of Connie Chang Chinchio. Her designs are published in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Twist Collective, a few books, and through her own line of patterns. Her book Textured Stitches which is published by Interweave Press just came out and it is very "Connie".
It is what you would expect if you know her designs preferences. This book is full of classic, well-made and well-designed projects ranging from mittens and gloves to hats and wraps and all through full garments. No matter what you are looking for, there will be more than one design that you would want to make.

The subtitle of this book is Knitted sweaters & accessories with smart details and it sums it all. Connie is using different textured, cable, or lace stitches to make an emphasis on a part of the pattern while the rest will stay in Stockinette Stitch. Sometimes she is using these stitches as a design element such as decrease or increase fabric without the actual stitch change. Most of the projects are knit in the round which is my preference for most of my work. There is an interesting introduction where we learn about Connie's passion about knitwear designs. There are tips on choices for yarn and explanations of used techniques.

Here are some of the designs to wet your appetite.

These designs can withstand any fashion streams. We always want to have steady smart and elegant clothes and Connie Chang Chinchio is offering it to us.