Handmade Los Angeles I & II
Have you ever wondered what knitters in a warm climate work on? What about the knitter who lives in a big city? Handmade Los Angeles I and II has the perfect answer! Classic Elite Yarns partnered with Stephanie Steinhaus, owner of the Los Angeles store Unwind, to bring you two pattern books (click the photo collages below to learn more about the individual designs).
Designed by Stephanie and other LA-based designers, these pieces are knit in lighter weight yarns and are perfect for layering – must knits for summer! Each booklet has five designs that include a variety of pieces that are easy to knit, stylish and figure-flattering.
Both books have a minimalist feel but are full of photos and anecdotes from the designers about their design process, style and the finished pieces. Of the Firefly Swing Tank, designer Suzanne Shaw writes, "Why can't my casual pieces be dressed up? Make the most of your closet. If I can wear it to a wedding AND wear it go for coffee, I'm good."
Look for the Handmade Los Angeles pattern booklets at your LYS or purchase the patterns online here and here.