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Filed under: In the Kitchen, Knitting Patterns, Designing — Kristi at 6:58 pm on Monday, November 29, 2010

Nourishing Knits: 24 Projects to Gift and Entertain

The first installment of Nourishing Knits is now live on Ravelry! All 27 pages of it so far. I’m already hard at work on the next installment and perhaps even more excited by that one :-)

I thought you might like a little peek inside…

From Installment 1

Each recipe and pattern pair has a full page spread with full page images so you are sure to be able to see detail.

From Installment 1

Here is the Cranberry Gingerbread Cobbler with the Cornucopia Cowl.

From Installment 1

Each recipe and pattern layout is based upon my most recent pattern layouts that I launched last November. But with a little twist to make it fun. If you uncheck the “scale pages to fit” when printing the yarns across the top are actual size, as is the ingredient at the corners!

From Installment 1

Here is the Bow Wow Biscotti with much thanks to Brandon and the Guided by Love Socks.

From Installment 1

And Slow Cooker Black Bean Chili (great for groups, even with multiple dietary restrictions) with Bordeaux.

From Installment 1

All of the patterns so far include both charted and written instructions for any stitch patterns and usually there are a few smaller images included on the pattern pages.

From Installment 1

At the back there are abbreviations and acknowledgments. The abbreviations section contains mostly those that experienced knitters are familiar with and use often. Less used abbreviations can be found with each pattern so that if you print out a single pattern the info you likely need to reference while knitting the project is all right there. That means chart legends are also a part of each pattern rather than at the back of the book.

If you want to see more, I’ve put thumbnails of all the spreads in a Flickr set in the order they appear in the book (for now).

I’ve designed the e-book to be much like a real book so I highly recommend using Acrobat Reader to view the PDF. Then from the View menu choose to View Pages>Two-up and make sure “Show Cover Page When Viewing Two-Up” is checked and then you can view the book as it was designed to be viewed.

I’m doing what I can to be greener and more economical, which includes saving on ink and paper. I expect some of you would wish to do the same. To print just the text pages, put “2-5, 8-11, 14-19, 22-27” in the print dialog box and you’ll skip printing the cover and the full page images. Of course you can print each pattern or recipe out individually too. I’ve also looked at it on my phone in GoodReader and iBook and it looks good. GoodReader is even able to reflow the text for you which might be handy if you cook from your phone.

You can add the book to your cart on Ravelry from the book’s page or if you are not on Ravelry - buy it now.

I’m going to back off on my computer hours per day a bit after this hard push of the last couple weeks. But I think I’ll try to have a new linkity for you on Wednesday or Thursday to make up for missing it today. Of course tomorrow is 10 on Tuesday and I think I can handle the theme this week :-)


Comment by Alex

November 29, 2010 @ 8:21 pm

Wow! You have put so much time and effort into this, and it really shows! This is a fantastic idea and will be great!

Comment by ana @ i made it so

November 29, 2010 @ 9:37 pm

congrats kristi! it’s obvious you’ve put a lot of time and energy into this. i hope you can take a well-deserved break now… enjoy!

Comment by mrspao

November 29, 2010 @ 11:38 pm

That looks great! Well done :)

Comment by Rae

November 30, 2010 @ 12:45 am

You book looks wonderful. I love the idea of the patterns & recipes. You deserve some time off for a break after all the hard work you put in.

Comment by CindyCindy

November 30, 2010 @ 7:01 am

I’ll be there when I get a minute to enjoy it. I’m so excited for you, Sweetie!!!!

Comment by Rebekah

November 30, 2010 @ 8:50 am

It looks fanatastic. Congratulations! Now I understand the title more with the recipies. I guess I wasn’t paying attention very well, something I’ve had a problem with since childhood.

Comment by neuroknitter (Gail)

November 30, 2010 @ 9:01 am

Yippy skippy!! Congrats!! Just waiting for the download now!! It looks awesome :) :)

Comment by Bobbie in AK

November 30, 2010 @ 3:04 pm


This looks wonderful. I want to purchase one for myself and I also want to gift one as well. How can I do that? If I gift one will the other installments go directly to her? I am sure my friend has a Ravelry account. Let me know thanks!!!

Comment by Chris

November 30, 2010 @ 9:19 pm

Congrats! It looks lovely. :)

Comment by Ann

December 1, 2010 @ 9:32 am

Absolutely lovely, Kristi! Congrats on the fruits of your labor, although it’s clearly a labor of love. I could eat a piece of that cranberry gingerbread right now, it looks so good.

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December 21, 2011 @ 9:03 am

[…] Nourishing Knits is available for download through Ravelry. Ravelry members can learn more about the book and purchase it here, and non-Ravelry members can purchase it through my Ravelry store at . Everyone can browse all my patterns, including those in Nourishing Knits, here. Also, every pattern in Nourishing Knits is available individually, but the recipes are only available in the the book. I blog at Fiber Fool and am on Twitter as @FiberFool, Facebook and Google+ if you’d like to connect with me. […]

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