Knit The Sky

Cultivate Your Creativity with a Playful Way of Knitting

With Knit The Sky, Lea Redmond offers 32 wildly creative knitting projects that will inspire you to create beautiful finished pieces full of personal meaning and memories. Record the beauty, emotions, and experiences of everyday life -- not in your journal but with your knitting needles. These are knitting projects like no other! Instructions, tips, techniques and patterns are all included!

  Knit The Sky is the most charming knitting book I've had the pleasure to read. Lea Redmond's big heart meets her knitting needles and reminds us that the sky's the limit--in knitting and in life.     —Ann Hood, author of The Knitting Circle

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Knit The Sky

32 Enchanting Patterns For Adventurous Knitters
  • Sweet Possibilities Revisit the gumball machines of childhood in the service of a new mission: a pair of colorful striped socks.
  • Twin-Stick Treat To knit in the spirit of a twin-stick Popsicle, you and a friend will knit two scarves at once on one pair of needles.
  • Nectar Collector Here's your assignment: stick your nose deep into flowers, inhale, and knit a honeycomb purse.
  • Patchwork Postcards As you travel, knit postcard-size swatches along the way and send them home one at a time — addressed to yourself!
  • Monster Under Your Bed What is a knitter to do when she wakes up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep? I suggest keeping a friendly monster under your bed.
  • Inching Up Celebrate the growth of a special child from birth to 18 years old.

    And 26 more beautifully illustrated original patterns...

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Download Sample Pattern: Mood Ring Cowl >

Here's what other knitters are saying about Knit The Sky...

  Knit The Sky is the most charming knitting book I've had the pleasure to read. Lea Redmond's big heart meets her knitting needles and reminds us that the sky's the limit--in knitting and in life.     —Ann Hood, author of The Knitting Circle and editor of Knitting Yarns   Knit the Sky has dozens of whimsical, thoughtful idea, such as The Monster Under the Bed, a knit-in-the-dark concept for dealing with insomnia; and knitting a pencil skirt, using pencils as knitting needles! If you're ready to incorporate imagination and fun into your knitting, this book is for you!     —Kimberly D, via   This is not your usual book of knitting patterns. Instead it is a book of ideas. Ideas of how to turn everyday events into knitting projects, and begin seeing both those events and your knitting in a new light...     —Maria Elmvang, via   This book is utterly charming. It's not your standard knitting pattern book - it's a pattern book that doesn't contain a single photo of a finished object! Instead, it's about approaching knitting in a different, free kind of way...     —Belinda, Melbourne (Australia)   The greatest thing about this book is that you can replace the word "Knit" in the title with any crafty word you please and you can still get an enormous amount from the book...     —Bruce Gargoyle, via See more Knit The Sky reviews at → and →
Knit The Sky

About The Author

Lea Redmond Knitter, Artist, Writer...

Lea Redmond is always looking for the poem hiding inside of things: a salt shaker, a clothes tag, a hand gesture, a cloud. Forever fascinated by the way experiences can slip from the ordinary to the extraordinary, she endeavors to make things that hold this possibility.

Lea has been knitting up unusual creations since her grandmother Mary Ann taught her to knit at the age of seven. Knit The Sky is Lea's first full length book on knitting.

She is also the creator of the successful Letters To My... series of journals, which includes Letters To My Future Self and Letters To My Baby, among others. Visit her online shop Leafcutter Designs, where you can send a World's Smallest Letter and order other playful gifts.

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About The Illustrator

Lauren Nassef Illustrator, Mapmaker...

Lauren Nassef is a freelance artist and illustrator. She lives with her husband and shepherd mix on the south side of Chicago. Lauren was born in North Carolina and grew up in central Pennsylvania. She graduated from The Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Painting in 2001.

Some of Lauren's other clients (in no particular order) include The Folio Society, The New York Times, The French Culinary Institute, The American Institute of Architects and Travel and Leisure Magazine.

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Ready to Knit? Check out our yarn kits.

Every pattern in Knit The Sky was tested by a knitter just like you.

We spent countless hours selecting yarns for each cowl, scarf, and pair of socks. It was loads of fun and we invite you to do the same. Carefully wade through your stash and pluck just the right weights and shades for each creative knitting pattern in Knit The Sky.

Yarn stash running low? Our creative yarn kits are a great way to get your next knitting adventure started with ease!

Each yarn kit includes:
→ All the yarn you'll need to complete the pattern
→ Full color printed pattern on cardstock
→ Exclusive patch to sew into your finished garment