Would you believe that I don't own a single knitting book? I get most of my patterns and skills from various blogs, podcasts and Ravelry. I frequently check books out from my local library, and occasionally end up purchasing single patterns via Ravelry or Etsy. While many books are beautiful, I don't find more than one or two patterns that I feel like I MUST own.
That is, until I picked up Metropolitan Knits by Melissa Wehrle. I love this book. I love well over half the patterns in this book. I've renewed it two times from the library and either plan to buy it myself, or to hint liberally that someone should.
I love, in no particular order, the cover sweater, the Meier cardigan, which looks great for work
The Brooklyn Bridge cardigan is a fingering weight that would be great for summer days
The Carriage house cardigan is even lighter in lace weight, though I think I'd omit the ruching from the back and just let it hang loose
The cobblestone hoodie will be a weekend staple. I would make it long enough to cover the tush so I could wear it with leggings
I had a sweater like this several years ago, and still love it. It's the magnolia cafe, and I think the chunky cables look so cozy
Speaking of a cozy chunky knit, the Washington square cardigan calls for bulky yarn, and would be perfect for winter
Another sweater perfect for pairing with leggings if I make it another inch or two longer is the Skyline tunic
Perhaps one of the first things that I will knit is this super cozy looking cowl
And finally, perhaps my first adult cardigan that I already have the yarn for is the Bleeker street cardigan. I'm not sure how I feel about the pockets, but they are attached as one of he final steps so I can make that decision later
So there you have it! The knitting book that captured my heart enough to become the start of my library!