24 Modern Knits Inspired by Iconic Women features knitwear patterns dedicated to incredible women — both real and fictional — who have influenced Susan Crawford's life; such as authors Beatrix Potter and Virginia Woolf, musicians Cyndi Lauper and Kate Bush, and also photographers, activists, artists, businesswomen and more. Each design is accompanied by an essay discussing its inspiration and why they have been so important to Susan.
This versatile collection features a variety of styles and techniques. It includes cardigans, sweaters, vests, jackets, and a dress, as well as shawls, socks, hats, mittens, and even a tie. Susan intended the designs to resemble heirloom pieces, well-loved and handed down through generations, with stories interwoven into their fabric. The book showcases the continuing impact of others on each of us, and how inspiration often works: creating layers within layers, echoes within echoes.
Susan created the designs to resemble heirloom pieces, well-loved and handed down through generations, with stories interwoven into their fabric. Garments are sized from 30-60 inch chest with many designs having options for different finished lengths and other customisations.
From Susan: I hope the book provides you with many things you would like to knit and that you will turn to this book again and again and that it will become as dog-eared, worn and loved as any novel that has been read and re-read.
Echoes is a beautiful and inspiring book with stories and knits that will stay with readers for a lifetime!
Designs by Susan Crawford
Photography by Jonna Hietala
Published by Laine Publishing
Hardback book, 232 pages