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…
Each recipe and pattern pair has a full page spread with full page images so you are sure to be able to see detail.
Here is the Cranberry Gingerbread Cobbler with the Cornucopia Cowl.
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!
Here is the Bow Wow Biscotti with much thanks to Brandon and the Guided by Love Socks.
And Slow Cooker Black Bean Chili (great for groups, even with multiple dietary restrictions) with Bordeaux.
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.
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.
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 :-)