Botanical Knits / Review & Giveaway


I was so excited when the preview for Alana's new book Botanical Knits launched on Ravelry, the pieces from the book took over the top 20 chart in no time flat! So when Alana asked me to be a part of the blog tour I jumped at the chance to have a look inside this gorgeous collection of knits.

True to Alana's aesthetic, the book is inspired by foliage, and I love this because it's something Alana does so very well. I also love the layout of the book, all of the little details and the gorgeous photography make this book a stunner. I absolutely adore all of the scalloped edges in the book, LOVE. Alana also shares her story of how her fascination with knitted leaves began, which I really enjoyed reading.
Another thing I love about the book are the Ravelry buttons throughout. Each pattern has it's own direct link to it's Ravelry pattern page. It's so handy, because if you're like me, the first thing you do when considering a new project is jump over to Ravelry to check out project photos, substitutions, modifications, and all the rest of it!

Here are a few of my personal favorites from the book...
 
I adore the boat neck and how the all over leaf pattern looks delicate but very wearable. I especially love the Candied Yam colourway that Alana chose for the design, this garment would get a ton of use in my wardrobe.

 
This might be one of my favorite pieces from the book. I love the style of this hat and the trailing oak leaf along the brim. The construction looks super fun and the shape is so flattering.
 
...I also LOVE the coat the model is wearing!
 
 
I also love Twigs and Willows. I think the yoke detail is so creative, I love how the little embossed leaves and branch flow effortlessly from shoulder to buttonband. I can imagine this took a considerable amount of planning and swatching to get it just so. The end result is gorgeous! And of course, this colourway is lovely, it's totally something I would chose.

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The book is now available for pre-order which includes a complimentary copy of the eBook as well as an exclusive bonus pattern when the book ships in mid-May!
I've thoroughly enjoyed my copy of the eBook, would you like to win a copy for yourself?
 
Leave a comment below telling me which of the designs from the book are your favorites, along with your contact info (email address or Ravelry ID), and I will announce the winner on Thursday, April 4th!

* * * This contest is now closed. Thank you to all who entered * * *

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