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Stitching the Big Apple, Part One

By February 13, 2013

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It's funny how knitting books seem to run in themes. Sometimes I'll get books on very similar subjects from different publishers around the same time, and while it's hard not to compare one book to another on the same subject, it is fun to note when these similarities happen.

stitch new yorkStitch New York by Lauren O'Farrell. David and Charles.

Right now, apparently, is the time for knitting icons of New York City. In the past few months two books on the subject have been released, and I'm reviewing them back to back, which I'm sure will be confusing for me but ought to be fun for everyone else.

First up is Stitch New York by Laure O'Farrell. This book has around 20 patterns for knitting icons of the city -- the Statue of Liberty, dirty water hot dogs, Woody Allen, King Kong -- as well as projects for things like legwarmers and beanies inspired by the city.

The book is really cute and covers a nice range of people, places and things you'd find in the city, much like her previous Stitch London book. If you're a fan of the Big Apple and of knitting, this one is certainly worth checking out.


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