About the Book
Fresh Designs is a series of pattern books by emerging fiber arts designers from all over the world. In addition to MEN, look for SWEATERS, HATS, BAGS, MITTENS GLOVES, SHAWLS, SCARVES, KIDS, TOYS and HOME, all available from Cooperative Press.
Why buy this book? Simple. Cooperative Press has partnered with designers to build a whole new revenue model. Every copy sold means more money in the designers’ pockets. Support design talent and you’ll always have great things to knit. We’d like to thank the generous Kickstarter patrons who helped to fund this series in its early stages: ten books, 70 designers, 100 projects = a lot of time and energy!
Designers in this book Amy Duncan, Erica Jackofsky, Jenna Swanson, Karen Bourquin, Katherine Vaughan, Nikki Adams, Rebekah Bromwell, Ruth Garcia-Alcantud, Stephannie Tallent and Susanna Ferguson
Yarns in this book We love indie! Yarn companies featured in MEN include: Pigeonroof Studios, Three Irish Girls, Hemp for Knitting, Ambrosia and Bliss, Flamboyance Yarns, Indigodragonfly, Spunky Eclectic, Spirit Trail Fiberworks and Debbie Bliss.
Just the Facts
This book is available in both print and digital format.
Meet the Editor
Fresh Designs editor Shannon Okey has written or edited more than a dozen fiber arts books, including The Knitgrrl Guide to Professional Knitwear Design. She is the former editor of a UK knitting magazine, was named one of Vogue Knitting’s six “New Guard of Knitting” in their 25th anniversary issue, and is also the founder of Cooperative Press.
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I find it’s pretty difficult to find truly great (not to mention wearable) men’s designs, so whenever I see a book or collection that is dedicated to solving this problem, I take note. I was certainly impressed with the ten designs offered by the series. Truth be told, there were several that I’d like to make for myself! — Stefanie Goodwin-Ritter, handmadebystefanie.blogspot.com
In the Cooperative Press app
The shawl pattern Fields of Malachite is included in the Cooperative Press Collection for the knitCompanion app!