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Our Review

Tanya Alpert's pattern book Haiku Knits features knitwear inspired by the elegance and simplicity of Japanese design.

Including 25 patterns, the designs take inspiration from natural elements such as the ocean, snow, wind, stream, flowers and the various lights of the day. Create a Chrysanthemum kimono-syle cardigan, a Clear Water lacy scarf, a Seaweed asymmetric tunic and tie, Hazy Moon ethereal scarf, and a gorgeous Lantern Floating softly felted top and skirt. Featuring clothing and accessories, there are big and small projects for every skill level.

Pick up your sticks and take them on an oriental journey across Japan with this delightful pattern book.

Check out a sample project from the book Fisherman's Net Fringed Wrap. You can pick up a copy of the book from Random House now.

Publisher's Description

Haiku, the graceful and evocative form of Japanese poetry, celebrates nature in all its subtle and unobtrusive beauty. In Haiku Knits, this appreciation for understated, direct beauty is expressed in the texture of a felted skirt, the rhythm of a chain of twisted cables, or the casual elegance of an asymmetric sweater. Author Tanya Alpert, a knitwear designer and fiber artist, presents 25 simple, modern garments and accessories inspired by Japanese design, featuring innovative elements and beautiful fibers. These technically simple yet stylish and sophisticated designs will appeal to fashion-forward knitters at all skill levels. Illustrated throughout with stunning photographs, this elegant book also includes an appendix of essential techniques.