Thursday, October 24, 2013

Hitch Blog Tour

Almost 2 years ago, I saw Stephannie Tallent's call for submissions for a book she was curating with Cooperative Press.  It was intriguing, based on the films of Alfred Hitchcock and using a color palette of black, white, shades of grey, and splashes of crimson.  I loved working with Stephannie when she was with Knitcircus, so I couldn't pass it up.

I designed the Alicia Tam and Mitts, based on Ingrid Bergman in Notorious.  I actually used this image as a starting point for my sketch.

The lovely folks at Brooklyn Tweed provided the yarn, Loft, and I feel like the end result is just as current and wearable now as it was then.

 It was amazing opportunity to be included with all the talented designers that worked on Hitch.  There are 29 designs by Rebecca Blair, Glenna C., Kristen Hanley Cardozo, Brenda Castiel, Rachel Coopey, Jennette Cross, Anna Dalvi, Nina Machlin Dayton, Elizabeth Green Musselman, Becky Herrick, Elanor King, Triona Murphy, Carolyn Noyes, Luise O’Neill, Heather Ordover, Anne Podlesak, Stefanie Pollmeier, Jaala Spiro, Nadya Stallings, Jill Bigelow Suttell, Stephannie Tallent, Katherine Vaughan, Christina Wall, Christina Werge, Linda Wilgus, and Karin Wilmoth.

You can order Hitch from Cooperative Press or on Ravelry for $16.95. Or you can win a digital copy here, by leaving a comment.  The winner will be chosen by random number generator.  Be sure to leave your email or Ravelry ID so you can receive your prize.

Follow along for the rest of the blog tour:
9/28/2013: Sunset Cat Designs
10/5/2013: Knitting Kninja
10/05/13: Knit One, Heart Too Podcast
10/7/2013: Herrlichkeiten
10/8/2013: Knit and Travel
10/9/2013: Knit & Knag Designs
10/10/2013: Wooly Wonka Fibers
10/11/2013: Verdant Gryphon
10/15/2013: Impeccable Knits: Shifting Stitches
10/16/2013: Rewolluzza
10/21/2013: Knitwear Designs by Carolyn Noyes
10/22/2013: Peacefully Knitting
10/23/2013: Dark Matter Knits
10/24/2013: Turnknit: Dani Berg Designs (You're here!)
10/25/2013: SweetGeorgia Yarns
10/28/2013: doviejay knits
10/29/2013: Triona Designs
10/30/2013: Tactile Fiber Arts
11/4/2013: A Knitter’s Life
11/5/2013: Catchloops
11/6/2013: Yarn On The House
11/07/2013: Ramblings
11/12/2013: Hazel Knits
11/13/2013: Knitcircus
11/19/2013: indigodragonfly
11/9/2013: Fyberspates
11/22/2013: A B-ewe-tiful Design
11/25/2013: knittingkirigami


  1. Would love to win this book! I like the Alicia Tam! Ravatar: mamameow

  2. I haven't watched a lot of Hitchcock movies, but this looks like a great collection.

    I'm NicoleS on Ravelry.

  3. Hearing the inspiration behind the design is one of my favorite parts - thanks for sharing! Love the designs.

    Ravelry : ericaleigh11

  4. I LOVE the tam and mitts... definitely on my to knit list. knitschmidt on rag

  5. I love all the patterns in this book - they are wonderful! Thanks for the giveaway (asimplehomestd on Rav)

  6. I love the Francie Scarf. I'd like to make that some day. Savannagal on Rav.

  7. This is a beautiful design. In fact, the whole collection is gorgeous!

  8. Great collection of patterns, would be a treat to knit any of them!
    Thank you.