I Knit New York

The Big Apple. The City That Never Sleeps. The Empire City. I Knit New York contains ten knitting patterns inspired by the history and geography of the Capital of the World. We asked five of our favorite New Yorkers to design patterns and share their favorite New York secrets from subway to skyscraper.

Designers include Brittney Bailey (b.woolens/Purl Soho), Kathleen Dames (kathleen dames knitwear design), Kirsten Kapur (Through the Loops), Xandy Peters (creator of Fox Paws and other stacked stitches), and Lars Rains (Modern Lopi), plus an essay from Kay Gardiner (the Northern half of Mason-Dixon Knitting), a #buttonhunt in the Garment District with Kathleen Dames (host of The Sweater with Kathleen Dames podcast), and a multiborough yarn crawl with Lisa Chamoff (founder of Indie Untangled).

Want to know where to find the New York that the locals know and love? IKNY shares shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, museums, and more. And if you can't make it to the City, we include lists of our favorite books, movies, TV shows, and songs, so you can bring NYC home.

Patterns include:

  • 42nd & Lex - open-front lace cardigan
  • Brooklyn Botanic - lace beanie
  • Go Lightly - boatneck pullover
  • Jane Jacobs - three-color triangle shawl
  • Lenox Avenue - cabled stocking cap
  • Manhattanhenge - two-color cowl and gloves set
  • Metropolitan Opera - stranded colorwork hat
  • Opal Clock - cabled rectangular stole
  • Rockefeller Center - bias top with openwork yoke
  • Sheep Meadow - five-color funnel cowl

Yarns for all patterns provided by Backyard FiberworksAlice O'Reilly, the dyer behind Backyard Fiberworks, contributes an essay on color theory plus a guide to the various yarns used in I Knit New York.

Shot on location in Manhattan by award-winning photographer Gale Zucker. Illustrations by Laurel Johnson, Mountain Laurel Artwork.

Join One More Row Press on our very first Knit Like A Local adventure in New York City.

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