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Vampire Knits!

I have some exciting news to share. This week marks the debut of a book called Vampire Knits, and I just happen to have a sweater in it. Actually…I happen to have the COVER!!

My contribution, the Lore Hoodie was a last minute one, and it had to be knit twice because the first one got lost in the mail (d’oh!). I was actually pleased to get the chance to reknit it because I made a few improvements to the closures, switching from buttons and snaps to toggles with slightly felted crochet loops.

Genevieve Miller, the editor of the gorgeous book gave a great interview at Comic Con that you can watch here. She’s also blogging about the book here. She graciously accepted my very last minute proposal, which was inspired by the long winter walks I was talking in between devouring Twilight and episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

The hoodie is knit in wonderfully light Peruvia Quick in a color that I have personally banned myself from using for awhile. Almost every Berroco yarn comes in this elusive purply-brown shade and I find it irresistible!! It goes with everything and it  warm, unique and flattering. I highly recommend it…if I can’t knit or design with it, YOU should!


P.S. The winner of the Remix/Acer cardigan kit is Seanna Lea! Congrats Seanna, and thanks to everyone who entered!

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  1. I have to admit that I really dislike Twilight, but I love Buffy. This shade is one of my favorites in the Berocco line along with a wonderful vibrant teal that you also have. Yummy!

    September 15, 2010
  2. ponka #

    I have more of this color (in Berroco Alpaca) in my stash than any sane person would. It and the pea green Alpaca are so fun together!

    September 15, 2010
  3. Beautiful sweater….toggles and frogs are a great idea.

    September 15, 2010
  4. I love it….stunning on this model too!

    September 15, 2010
  5. Mary Beth Olson #

    I LOVE your Lore Hoodie! I recently ordered a bunch of Peruvia Quick in Bing Cherry and just decided I want to knitt Lore with it. So, while ordering Vampire Knits, I also ordered Norah’s, Knitting with Nature. :) Thank you, thank you!

    September 15, 2010
    • That’s really cool! You’ll have lots of fun with both books, and that is a perfect color choice =)

      September 16, 2010
  6. I hear you on the purples, they are just so perfect, it’s hard to resist!

    The hoodie is beautiful – I love chunky yarn in lace patterns – and it’s perfectly vampire-y but not too much. My daughter has been eyeing it….

    September 16, 2010
  7. that looks wonderful! And i love the color too, congrats to you!! Living less than an hour from the heart of Twilight-land it is a bit hard not to get a little caught up in the hoopla! Of course i have always enjoyed reading such type stories.

    September 16, 2010
  8. beautiful looking patterns!! And right on trend, of course.😀

    September 16, 2010
  9. Congratulations! It’s (another) beautiful design. BTW, you are remarkably calm about the first getting lost in the mail.

    September 16, 2010
  10. Lore is gorgeous, I had the book on preorder based solely on the cover sneak peek!:)

    September 17, 2010
  11. This is so beautiful! Good call on the toggles. You can always spot a vampire by how he manipulates your toggles with chilling speed and precision.

    September 17, 2010
  12. i love the switch to toggles. very stabby stakey!

    September 17, 2010
  13. Love Lore and that color! What a great attitude about it getting lost… that’s my worst nightmare, besides, of course, getting bitten by a vampire!

    September 23, 2010
  14. Gorgeous!!!! Congratulations.
    Have you considered selling the pattern on Ravelry??

    September 24, 2010
    • Thanks, Denise! This pattern is only available in the Vampire Knits book at this time. It’s a great collection!

      September 28, 2010
  15. balzac #

    Vampires scare me but I love your sweater. I don’t like purple very much but I love purple-brown.

    I don’t know if you can answer this but just thought I’d ask anyway: what is the the pattern that’s featured up in the logo on this blog right now? It has the green yarn and the tulip looking stitch pattern. Thanks.

    September 25, 2010
    • I’m not really a purple person either, but this color is just gorgeous practically a neutral in my opinion. The pattern in the header is Loope from last fall’s Lustra book.

      September 28, 2010
      • balzac #

        I’ll look that pattern up. Thanks.

        Berroco has nice purples. It’s weird about neutrals. Last year I wore a bright mustard yellow scarf almost every day. Not only could I not believe how good it looked on me but it went with almost everything I own.

        September 30, 2010
  16. The model is my daughter. I can’t believe how beautiful she looks. It was a fun shoot.

    October 3, 2010
    • How cool!! She is indeed SO gorgeous, and she did a wonderful job in the whole book! The knitters are loving her look. I always try to hire red-headed models, and they often come to set with blonde hair instead–it’s a bummer!

      October 4, 2010
  17. Beautiful color, beautiful sweater & a beautiful girl.

    Congrats on your pattern and getting the cover. I just finished reading about this book and was surprised to see the photo of the sweater I liked best on your blog post when going thru my reader.:-)

    October 10, 2010
  18. Robyn #

    So pretty! Is the color Boysenberry, by chance? I hope so….I just ordered 13 hanks to knit my hubbie Pacey for Christmas. Of course, there’s no way it will be a surprise for him.

    November 5, 2010
  19. Amy #

    Wow, this is really weird. I just cast(ed?) on this pattern this afternoon. I bought the VK book at Borders during the big closing sale and was super excited to find it. Anyhoo, I was looking for a link to the pattern online to show a friend what I am working on, and how weird that I cast this on exactly one year after this was posted? It was meant to be! I can’t wait to finish it, it is a great pattern!!!

    September 16, 2011

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