Find Your Style and Knit It Too By Sharon Turner

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Teens that knit have no doubt found their place in pop culture. In fact, since 2002, the number of knitters in the 18-and-younger age group has grown 100 percent, to 5.7 million. Just in time to be fashionable for back-to-school this October, comes Find Your Style and Knit It Too (Wiley, $14.99, paperback). This trendy new book will give a population of evolving knitters a chance to create projects true to themselves, and have fun doing it. Completely unique, this reference book first helps the knitter identify what his or her own style is, and then provides creative and trendy projects to compliment it. Knitting has never been so cool.

Teens that knit have no doubt found their place in pop culture. In fact, since 2002, the number of knitters in the 18-and-younger age group has grown 100 percent, to 5.7 million. Just in time to be fashionable for back-to-school this October, comes Find Your Style and Knit It Too (Wiley, $14.99, paperback). This trendy new book available at http://www.wiley.com will give a population of evolving knitters a chance to create projects true to themselves, and have fun doing it. Completely unique, this reference book first helps the knitter identify what his or her own style is, and then provides creative and trendy projects to compliment it. Knitting has never been so cool.

Author Sharon Turner custom tailors the patterns to each reader by providing Cosmopolitan magazine type quizzes to guide readers right to the projects that suit their personalities and the instructional material they need. Throughout the book, there are fun and quick quizzes to help determine their style identity, what knitting know-how they need, and which projects suite both their style and skill level. The fun patterns featured offer variations to help readers modify other style-type patterns to suit their taste. For example, Loyal Prepsters can use their school colors in the Preppy Bobbled Hat, and Music Lovers can custom make iPod cozies for all of their friends various music styles. In Find Your Style and Knit It Too readers will find patterns to match just about any style, including:

  •     Mini Skirt, Sunglass Case, and the Perfect Clutch for Fashionists
  •     Bolero Sweater, a Not-Just-Ballet Bag, and a Tutu Too for Budding Dancers
  •     Raglan cardigans, socks, a belt, and a hat for Preppy Gals
  •     A Newsboy Cap, Sweater-less Sleeves, and a Hip Belt for the Artistic and Funky Types

Even if you're a teen or preteen who has never knitted before, or who has some basic knitting knowledge, but want to advance your skill level, this is the book for you.

For a free bonus chapter that includes even more projects and patterns, visit http://www.wiley.com/go/wileycrafter

About the Author
Sharon Turner of Brooklyn, NY, is the founder of Monkeysuits®, a playful line of knitting patterns distributed to yarn shops across the US and Canada. Sharon also runs two weekly after-school knitting clubs for kids and teens ages 8-18 at two New York City schools.

Find Your Style and Knit It Too
ISBN: 978-0-470-13987-5; $14.99; 168 pages
October 2007

About Wiley
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