Knitting with the Color Guys: Inspiration, Ideas, and Projects from the Kaffe Fassett Studio
by Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably
Published: February 7th 2012 by Sixth&Spring
This book made me really happy! I've never found a blanket pattern that I liked so much that I just had to knit it. I've found a few in here. (although I'll have to wait until I finish all my knit Pokemon.)
The book is organized by color sets: soft colors, brights, moody and earthy, bright and vibrant, etc. The patterns themselves are simple and straightforward, and the graphs are very good. My only complaint is that some of the patterns are duplicated, but they call it something else because the color set is different. Also, they have a Zig Zag throw, and a Zig Zag cushion. A shadow-box throw, and a shadow-box cushion. I feel like they could have just put them together, but instead they re-printed the graph on each pattern. they're little things, but they distracted me from the overall picture. I was like "hey, that scarf is in there twice, but two different colors. Why not just call one a "color variation" or something?"
The patterns were mostly pillows and throws. There was a shawl or two, some scarves, leg warmers, a hat, fingerless gloves etc. But mostly it was larger things. I feel like this book could be a great inspiration to people who like to knit and design accessories and sweaters, but if you're looking for those kinds of patterns, you won't find them.
All in all, I love the yarn they used, the color sets, the patterns themselves, and the photographs (which were fantastic).