An accomplished knitter for 25 years, I relish the challenges of designing everything from garments to accessories. I love knitting and designing, and if a day goes by when I haven’t picked up my needles, something is seriously wrong!
2014 will see the release of my first two self-published knitting books. First up is Knits That Breathe: 12 Breezy Projects To Keep You Cool. It’s the result of a year-long exploration of alternative and plant-based fibers that take the “sweat” out of sweater.
If you live in a hot, humid climate, or suffer from an unreliable internal thermostat (hot flashes, anyone?), or have a sensitivity to wool and other animal fibers, Knits That Breathe means that you can finally wear your hand-knits again. And you know you want to!
The e-book is available for purchase and instant download on Ravelry or on my website now, and you’ll also be able to take advantage of pre-order specials when you order the paperback book (coming in mid- to late June) from my website. In addition, be sure to ask for it at your LYS or buy through Amazon.
The second book is still in “secret” mode, but it will be released in time for the holiday gift-knitting season this fall. Stay tuned!!
My first knitting book BRAVE NEW KNITS: 26 Projects and Personalities From the Knitting Blogosphere was released by Rodale, Inc. in August, 2010, and quickly made Amazon’s list of Best Books of 2010, in the Top Ten Craft books category. The book features original creations by a select group of the blogosphere’s celebrity designers as well as some of its most talented rising stars. For more details, please visit Amazon.com or my website, http://www.julieturjoman.com.