Modern Heritage Knits (Paperback)

Sweaters, Shawls and Accessories Inspired by American-Made Yarns

By Christina Danaee

Page Street Publishing, 9781624148729, 144pp.

Publication Date: September 24, 2019

List Price: 21.99*
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Create Beautiful, Long-Lasting Knits with a Story to Tell

Take a journey to more thoughtful, sustainable knitting with Christina Danaee’s gorgeous patterns. Discover the story behind your knits, from the way the fiber was produced to the yarn that inspired the design. Striking details like easy-to-execute lace, clever colorwork and extra-plush ribbing turn these simple projects into handmade heirlooms you’ll wear today and keep forever.

The classic striped sweater gets an update in the Odiorne Point Pullover, complete with a comfortable, flattering shape and a cinching cowl neck for blustery days. Style blends with function in the Point Richmond Cap, a warm, double-layered hat topped with a modern Nordic-inspired pattern. The Trescott Slippers, featuring a chevron texture that knits up quickly using bulky yarn, are perfect for beginners. If you’re looking for a masterpiece, try the Celo Cardigan: the allover hexagon pattern creates a stretchy, luxurious fabric that’s easier to make than it looks!

With accessories, shawls and even tunics, these are versatile patterns you’ll return to through the seasons. Christina’s tips for creating meaningful, durable knits, substituting yarns and sourcing local fiber at any price point make this an essential guide for any knitter.

About the Author

CHRISTINA DANAEE is a knitwear designer with a focus on promoting a sustainable fiber industry. Her patterns can be found on Ravelry. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

Praise For Modern Heritage Knits: Sweaters, Shawls and Accessories Inspired by American-Made Yarns

“Modern Heritage Knits is a beautiful celebration of U.S. wool! Featuring stories of yarn producers and gorgeous, wearable designs, this book is truly ‘farm to needle’ and a gift to our fiber community.” —ANNA DIANICH, founder of Tolt Yarn and Wool

“Christina’s design approach goes hand-in-hand with the sustainability focus of this book. These are clothes and accessories that are fun for the knitter but also useful and wearable enough to be treasured for years and handed down.” —KAREN TEMPLER, founder of Fringe Supply Co.

“Christina draws from traditional patterns and techniques, adding her own modern spin. With apologies to my numerous works-in-progress, I’ll be casting on for the Odiorne Point Pullover.” —ALANNA OKUN, author of The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater: Essays on Crafting