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 is a banner year; I’m celebrating the release of my first two self-published knitting books.
Launched in October is A Head For Trouble: What To Knit While Catching Crooks, Chasing Clues and Solving Murders (20 Hats and Adornments Inspired by Lady Detectives of the Roaring Twenties).
If you’re obsessed with the fabulous 1920s fashions in Downton Abbey, and if your reading preferences lean toward historic mystery novels with strong female characters, A Head For Trouble is for you! Just in time for holiday gift-knitting, this collection of ten hats - each with a companion project - blends vintage glamor with wonderfully wearable contemporary style. The projects make great use of those single skeins of luxury yarn in your stash, and are easily personalized.
In June, Knits That Breathe: 12 Breezy Projects To Keep You Cool was launched. It’s the result of my 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!
My books are produced in both hard copy and electronic format. Once released, they are available for purchase and instant download on Ravelry or on my website, and the hard copy is available for purchase there as well (shipped via Priority Mail in a secure padded envelope). In addition, be sure to ask for it at your LYS or buy through Amazon. Errata are posted on the Ravelry project page as well as in my group: Julie Turjoman Designs, and on my website. I am always glad to answer questions about the projects in my books, and your feedback and comments are welcome!
My first knitting book BRAVE NEW KNITS: 26 Projects and Personalities From the Knitting Blogosphere was released by Rodale, Inc. in August, 2010. For more details, please visit Amazon.com or my website, http://www.julieturjoman.com.