Magpies, Homebodies, and Nomads A Modern Knitter's Guide to Discovering and Exploring Style

Magpies, Homebodies, and Nomads

A Modern Knitter's Guide to Discovering and Exploring Style


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  • Publication Date: November 4, 2014
  • Imprint: STC Craft
  • Trim Size: 8 12 x 9 78
  • ISBN: 9781584799535
  • Page Count: 144
  • Rights: World/All

Cirilia Rose is the epitome of the new knitwear designer—young, educated, curious, and excited to share her passion for all ideas knit and purl. Her attitude toward curating her own collection of designs is informed as much by travel, cultural history, and tried-and-true sourcebooks as it is by modern media and technology. In Magpies, Homebodies, and Nomads, Rose takes readers behind the scenes of her design process, showing them how she curates and organizes ideas and translates them into knitwear designs. Through 25 projects that fall into three categories—Magpies (accessories for the small amounts of precious yarns that knitters inevitably collect), Homebodies (garments for time spent close to home), and Nomads (garments to wear when venturing out into the world)—Rose shares her modern aesthetic and invites readers to develop their own.


“So not only do we have twenty-five patterns—many of them timeless and some of them quirky—we also have a lot of attentive commentary on color selection, styling tips, and useful info on substituting yarns. This is one new book that I would highly recommend. Not only for the patterns, but especially for the spirit of the book and the thoughtful way Cirilia Rose approaches her knitting and explains her process.”
Knit and Tonic
“I very much enjoyed reading it and admiring all the designs, so many beautiful knits.”
“This is a gem of a book.”
Kangath Knits

About the author

Cirilia Rose is the brand ambassador for Woolyarns, a New Zealand mill, which develops and promotes singular yarns for hand knitters. She lives in Seattle, Washington.