Echoes: 24 Modern Knits Inspired by Iconic Women, by Susan Crawford.

Susan Crawford’s new book is out today!

Echoes: 24 Modern Knits Inspired by Iconic Women ($50) is published by Laine, with lush photos, engaging essays, and intricate knitting patterns dedicated to incredible women, both real and fictional, who have influenced designer Susan Crawford’s life.

Susan Crawford is known for her work modernizing vintage knitting patterns, and her scholarly interest in fashion and history comes through in this book. Each pattern is accompanied by a short essay on the iconic woman who inspired it, the likes of Virginia Woolf, Dodie Smith, Kate Bush, Beatrix Potter, Cyndi Lauper, along with other activists, artists, garden designers and more.

Often, Crawford shows her designs in multiple colorways, something I always appreciate, as it can be tricky to visualize a dark garment in a lighter color, and so on.

Echoes is $50 – look for it here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop, along with all the materials and tools you need for your next project!