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Monday, November 30, 2015

WEEKEND: Simple, Modern Knits Giveaway!!!



Multi-talented designer Jen Geigley recently published her first book, a simple and modern collection of hand knits, titled WEEKEND. I was lucky enough to get my hands on a copy! You may know Jen for her uber famous GAP-tastic cowl that went viral a few years ago—with 54,018 likes and 16,478 projects on Ravelry, you know this lady has her finger on the pulse of what's hot!

The book is full of super bulky, incredibly fast, simple knits—perfect for gift knitting! It's very rare that I find a book I love and would make every single pattern from, but this book has accomplished just that. The knits are simple but striking—clean lines abound both in the knit pieces and the books layout.

 { Evenflow }

I wish I could show you every page because honestly they are all stunning! I love the photography and the use of black and white, it creates such visual impact.

I especially love how Jen embraces the word simple. Because I am a minimalist at heart, simple to me = good. As a designer however, I am constantly warned against using the word simple as a descriptor, as if to say simple means boring or plain. But not to me. To me simple is glorious! Simple is beautiful and striking—it's pieces that aren't fussy to knit or wear. Simple, to me, means clean, modern lines. Simple also means accessible—allowing a wide range of knitters to make and enjoy the patterns. WEEKEND encompasses all of this—the theory that less is more, and simple is best—so thank you Jen for publishing a book after my own heart. I thoroughly enjoyed every last page. 



This book is for everyone—knitters new and old, gift knitters and selfish knitters, minimalists and those who appreciate the finer details. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Find Jen and her gorgeous designs here:

WEBSITE | RAVELRY | INSTAGRAM

Jen has so generously given me a print copy of her gorgeous book to giveaway to one of you!! Enter using the form below for a chance to win!




And don't forget that today is the last day to cash in on the Black Friday + Cyber Monday sale!!! Receive 25% off all patterns and eBooks in my Ravelry Store or Etsy Shop—simply use coupon code BF2015 during checkout!