I am so delighted today to bring you a review and giveaway of Jane Richmond’s first published book, ISLAND.
The book contains 5 designs, a pair of fingerless mitts, a cowl, a hat, a scarf and a cardigan all in Jane’s modern simplistic style.
Photography in the book is done by Jane’s brother, Nicholas Kupiak. His partner Kylee Shaw modelled all of the pieces. All photographs in this post are © Nicholas Kupiak.
Jane also worked with Shannon of Luvinthemommyhood to create an aesthetically appealing coffee table book. The first half of the book features Kupiak’s stunning pictures of Jane’s designs in the beautiful nature the Island has to offer, while the remainder of the book contains the written patterns.
Lets have a look at the patterns you will find on the pages of Island.
A simple pair of fingerless mitts with detailed cuffs perfect for everyday wear.
A uniquely constructed cowl that uses short rows to create what looks like stacked columns.
A reverse stockinette beanie/slouchy toque with a cabled panel running up the side.
A great unisex hat to have in your library.
A fingering weight scarf that really appealed to me.
I’m not usually one for scarves but I love the construction of this one and think it would be a perfect Spring accessory.
Any of these accessories are a great way to use those single skeins of yarn that have been in your stash just waiting for the perfect project.
My favourite piece in the collection, Grace, is a raglan cardigan featuring a simple lace motif on the front and back that really turns this cardigan into a gem. Jane’s pattern writing style for garments is probably my favourite to work through. She sets the pattern up as a fill in the blank. You simply choose your size from the table and fill in the correct numbers and you have a pattern written for your exact size. Genius!