It was April 2012, I had finally decided to take the plunge and sent in a proposal in response to a call for knitting patterns inspired by Hitchcock films. And, even though the submission itself was cringeworthy at best, it got accepted (which helped me enormously to cope with the score of rejected proposals that followed it).
And now the book is finally almost finished. All patterns written, all samples knit, all pictures taken, editing almost done, layout finished and only a few i’s to dot and t’s to cross.
I’ve got the proof copy open in the window right next to this and I’m super happy with it! The layout is fantastic and very fitting for the film noir theme. The pattern selection for this first volume (yes, there will be a second) is diverse and interesting and I plan on knitting quite a few of those sweaters.
And here it is:
Doesn’t it look great?!? And will you laugh at me if I admit to being insanely proud that my Rio Gloves made it onto the front page (though in small)?
From the product page:
Alfred Hitchcock is the world’s recognized master in the art of cinematic suspense. His films, particularly those from the 1940s–60s, offered a signature blend of mystery, glamor, and wry humor that movie-makers have been mimicking ever since. If Hitchcock can inspire the film industry, then why not knitters as well?
In this dramatic collection, knitwear designers hailing from seven different countries have taken inspiration from Hitchcock’s films to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind garments for you to knit. Whether you are planning a train ride to Mount Rushmore, a shopping excursion to a Bodega Bay bird shop, or simply a night peering out your rear window, this collection will keep you in the proper, stunning wardrobe for your Hitchcock adventures.
We’re in the process of adding all patterns to the Ravelry database
, in case you want to take a look at what to expect. There’s also a Ravelry group
where we’ll be hosting KAL’s over the next months and where all the designers lurk to answer questions and share gossip about their favourite Hitchcock characters…
The book will be available for preorder starting September 5 and the PDF version will (if all goes as it should) be shipped out September 27. Print version will be available at Rhinebeck and shipped out after that.
Just the facts