Month: April 2014

Silver Screen Knits Volume Two’s Sensational Cover

This is just beyond gorgeous.  Art director Elisa Morsch did a fantastic job on the cover and layout for Silver Screen Knits, Volume Two.  The pre-order is in progress and books will begin shipping May 15!

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Silver Screen Knits, Volume Two Pre-Orders Have Begun

Pre-orders for Silver Screen Knits, Volume Two by Kathleen Lawton-Trask have begun! Order your copy here! When you order the print version you will receive the PDF version free on its release date. Be sure to sign up for Kathleen’s newsletter to receive your discount code, which will be good for a limited time. You’ll also receive a discount code for both volumes, so now is a great time to order Silver Screen Knits, Volume One. Plus, if you order both copies together you’ll only pay shipping and handling for one copy.

Print copies of the book will be shipping on May 15. The PDF version only of the book will be available for sale on May 8 on Ravelry.

To whet your appetite, here are some highlights from Silver Screen Knits, Volume Two:

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Photo credits: Brandy Crist-Travers and Ky Quan, copyright: Kathleen Lawton-Trask

Mia Farrow Strolling Blouse

Daisy Buchanan (Mia Farrow): “Rich girls don’t marry poor boys.”  The Great Gatsby (1974)

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The Mia Farrow Strolling Blouse, shown here next to Kathleen Lawton-Trask’s Robert Redford Tennis Sweater, was inspired by Mia Farrow’s Daisy Buchanan in the 1974 film version of the The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  The yarn is The Fibre Company Meadow, a 2-ply laceweight blend of merino, baby llama, silk and linen, which gives the sweater a soft feel and excellent drape.

The patterns for both of these sweaters will be published in Silver Screen Knits, Volume Two by Kathleen Lawton-Trask, which will be released on May 15th.  For more information and to receive a limited time discount code for the book, please visit Kathleen’s website:  knitlikeyoumeanit and sign up for the newsletter (wherein the code will appear).

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Photo credit: Ky Quan, copyright: Kathleen Lawton-Trask

Lauren Bacall Millionaire’s Cardigan

Schatze Page (Lauren Bacall): “You wanna catch a mouse, you set a mouse trap.  All right, so we set a bear trap. Now all we gotta do, is one of us has got to catch a bear.”  How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)ImageThat voice.  So deep, so alluring, so downright funny!  In How to Marry a Millionaire, Lauren Bacall manages to be conniving, stubborn, sympathetic and witty at the same time.  I had planned to watch the movie once while designing the Millionaire’s Cardigan.  So far, I’ve watched it about 15 times and counting!

Below is one of my designs that will be published in Silver Screen Knits, Volume Two by Kathleen Lawton-Trask, which is set to be released on May 15th.  For more information and to receive a limited time discount code for the book, please visit Kathleen’s website knitlikeyoumeanit and sign up for the newsletter (wherein the code will appear).

ImagePhoto credit: Ky Quan, copyright: Kathleen Lawton-Trask