Hunter Hammersen, a very talented knitter who has been on the Yarn Thing Podcast before, has now jumped head first into the self publishing world. With her first self published book, Firmament, now hitting shelves I wanted to share this beautiful book with you.
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Hi everyone, it is Katelyn. I got a copy of Hunter Hammersen’s new book, Firmament, and I must say that it is a beautiful book and Hunter did a great job with self publishing. The book is a smaller square book making it quite different from many other books out on the market. Below I will share with you what you can find in the book to see if it is a perfect fit for you!
What’s inside the book:
Opening the book the first thing that I noticed was the beautiful photography of each item. Although there aren’t any photos of the items on a person you can still get a feel for how the hats will look on a person from how they were styled.
Through the introduction you will find that the book came from Hunter enjoying a stitch and not being able to stop. She started with one hat pattern and enjoyed what she calls the dip stitch so much that she ended up making enough patterns for a book.
What I find most interesting about the book is that Hunter offers charts at the back of the book so that you can make your own matching cowl for each hat. Although there aren’t exact patterns for the cowls she gives you all of the information you will need to make the matching cowls.
The dip stitch, as Hunter has named it, is at the foundation of the book. She started with one pattern using these stitches and it morphed into an entire book. Because the dip stitch isn’t found often in the patterns we see today there is a section in the book that shows you exactly how to work them.
No only does Hunter show you how to work the stitches but she also has a section to teach you how to read charts. Another section in the book helps you to figure out how many stitches you will need to alter the pattern to be the right size for you. Really it is all about working the numbers and figuring out the math, but she has done it for you in an easy chart.