Knitty.com December 2020
Wow, wow, wow! This book knocked my handknitted, but not embroidered (yet) socks off. Britt-Marie Christifferson has been using knitting as her design medium of choice since the late 1970s. Embroidery on Knitting is a portion of the third part of an ongoing design project, that stretch the idea of what can be done with design and knitting. There are more than more than 250 ideas for embroidering knitted fabric whittled down from 481.
This book is packed with creative jumping off points. There are only four written pages, about her on-going knitting project, how she works, her inspiration, and the materials she uses for her knitting and embroidery. The rest of the book are brief illustrations of stitch styles and enough inspiration to shift your thinking about embellishing knitting.
It has me reimagining knitting completely – the serotonin bomb of knitting stockinette or garter stitch followed by a creative foray into embellishing.
I’m going to start by using some of her ideas for mending. I have an men’s LLBean wool cardigan that I have worn ragged. It has holes to mend and this book will help give it an overall boost in flavor.