From knitting expert Brandi Harper, a must-have pattern book for modern knitters, with essays on self-care and sourcing creativity
There is no such thing as being kind-of a knitter—the wobbly scarves and that oversized sweater you tried to shrink all count too. Each contribution that you make to the world through knitting is meaningful, but maybe you’ve slowed your commitment to this craft, or you can’t seem to find the time to be creative. There’s a lot to be distracted by, and the path forward isn’t always clear. Brandi Harper aims to bring those challenges to the forefront and help you unearth the immense benefits that knitting has to offer. In her debut book, Knitting for Radical Self-Care, Harper offers tips and suggestions for carving out time for creativity, alongside beautiful patterns to try yourself. The book includes ten original patterns inspired by revolutionary women of color, and Harper will speak to these women and their immense impact on her life and our world. The patterns include detailed instructions, alongside her original prose, all designed to inspire.
Brandi Harper is an up-and-coming knitter, designer, and teacher whose work has been featured on Ravelry and in Vogue Knitting. She has also collaborated with Purl Soho and A Verb for Keeping Warm. She lives in Brooklyn.