Hunter Hammersen picked up the needles in 2001 and taught herself to knit and purl. After an ambitious start that didn’t quite work out, she put down the needles for a while. Eventally she came back to knitting with a pair of socks and she has been going strong since!
In 2011, she attended Cat Bordhi’s retreat for designers. With her first adventure in to self publishing, Hunter Hammersen has hit the mark! The book, The Knitter’s Curiosity Cabinet, is full of patterns drawn from vintage botanical prints. Each print is used for 2 patterns, 1 for a sock and 1 for an accessory. The book includes 10 socks, 3 cowls, 3 cuffs, 2 hats, and 2 shawls.It is availabe in paper and electronic versions. You can find out more about the book and the author by visiting her blog www.violentlydomestic.com or visit her book’s website www.knitterscuriositycabinet.com
The colors of the yarns used are faithful to the botanical prints and the yarns used are from many independent dyers. Hunter is a big fan of the slightly heavier “fat sock yarns” that are often found in a merino-cashmere-nylon blend.
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