All of the books in this series share a clean, modern graphic aesthetic. Patterns are clearly-written and laid out in a way that's easy to follow. The images of the patterns are directly followed by the pattern, which is something I appreciate (I hate having to search through a PDF document when all the photos are at the front and the patterns are crammed onto a few pages in the back). Speaking of the photography, the photos feature non-conventional models (another win in my book) and each project is well-represented. The lighting and photo styling highlight the patterns' design feature, be it the stitch pattern, construction element, or even the yarn itself.
|Scrunchy Scarf by Heather C. Keiser|
|Looky! A model with tattoos!|
Scarf Scarf Revolution by Hannah Cuviello
|Intersection Shawl by Samantha Roshak|
|Tyrolean Capelet by Baerbel Hurst|
Fresh Designs: Shawls
Are you excited to get knitting? You can order hard copies and PDF versions of these books directly from Cooperative Press - click here! You can also purchase digital copies via Ravelry (here and here). I'll be reviewing Fresh Designs: Sweaters and Fresh Designs: Men next, so be sure to check back soon!