by Maggie Jackson
This is a big picture book about Ireland's past to it's future, through it's countryside, landmarks, food, and it's contemporary knitting. They are all beautifully photographed, but forget about what you remember of the past knitting, this book is the future. These are all patterns that explore the "fringe", not bulky cable sweaters, but gorgeous dresses and evening wear. The patterns extend what can be done with yarns and knitting needles, what can be done to the flat pattern with slits and fringes, and new yarns. Each section explores a color range and a new way of thinking about knits. What a journey this book is!