The sweater that I get asked about most often is, hands down, Joanna Johnson’s Phoebe’s Sweater. It’s the red hooded sweater that you often see being worn by my girls. I have knit it not once, but three times. Beatrix having outgrown the first one I knit for her, is now wearing Larkspur’s original red one. I knit a new one for Larkspur last fall, as she couldn’t bear to be without one of her own. Joanna has designed so many wonderful knitting patterns, and she is joining me here today to share a little about her latest collection, Green Gables Knits, and to offer a copy to one of you.
Joanna and Eric Johnson, the creative team behind knitting storybooks Phoebe’s Sweater, Freddie’s Blanket, and Phoebe’s Birthday, have created a fourth knitting book this year. Although it isn’t an illustrated storybook, it still fits well within the crossover genre of knitting and children’s literature. Green Gables Knits is a knitting pattern collection inspired by the beloved story, Anne of Green Gables. It contains eight knitting patterns for garments and accessories: men, women, teens, along with a home dec item or two. The Johnsons collaborated with The Heirs of L.M. Montgomery, Inc. on this project, which allowed them to print 10 archival photographs from Lucy Maud Montgomery’s personal photo collection to go along with the quote and the knitting patterns inspired by the story.
If you would like to win a copy of Green Gables Knits, simply leave a comment on this post. I will close comments and randomly select a winner on Friday, January 24th. The winner will be notified via email and announced within this post.
Comments are closed, and the winner is Eileen, who commented, “I have been on Joanna’s etsy store so many times wanting to buy her books! This one in particular along with Phoebe’s sweater calls to me. How exciting of a give away!”