Anna Maltz is an avid sweaterspotter and knit detective who sees the world through yarn-tinted spectacles. Ashe is an independent knitting pattern designer with a background in Fine Art. She writes a regular column (and the occasional pattern) for Pom Pom Quarterly. She has published two books, Penguin: A Knit Collection and Marlisle: A New Direction in Knitting, as well as contributing to other publications such as A Stash of One's own, compiled by Clara Parkes and Making Magazine.
Anna lives in London and teaches all over the world.
Marlisle: A New Direction in Knitting is a beautiful, 160 page, full-colour, litho-printed book packed with photographs, schematics, knowledge, anecdotes and opinion to get you started on your Marlisle adventure. Whether you are accomplished or just starting to gain confidence, this book embraces the joy that, in knitting, there is always something new to learn and try – and it can be surprisingly simple! Marlisle lets you reevaluate rules, your yarn and what you thought were the limits of knitting.
Anna Maltz has designed 11 contemporary and wearable circular knits to introduce this technique to adventurous knitters of all levels. Spanning fingerless mitts, mittens, cowls, hats, a scarf, shawl, cardigan and sweaters, these cosy projects deftly show how Marlisle can be used to combine different weight yarns, create scattered motifs and mask jogs in unexpected ways. The results are strikingly graphic, textured, inspiring and intriguing.
Love penguins? Love knitting?
This is the book for you!
There are 11 creative projects to cast on, from hats to cardigans to a cuddly toy. Anna Maltz has come up with playful, clever and contemporary designs, all inspired by penguins: their striking plumage, caring nature and (of course) the way they can withstand the cold.
Any average knitter with an adventurous spirit can give these projects a go. The step-by-step patterns are interspersed with stories, photography and illustrations from Anna’s creative community.
PENGUIN – A Knit Collection is so much more than a practical guide, it’s a pleasure to dive into. Banish boredom, cast on and join a community of knitters who are making the world more interesting with every stitch.
How did all of this come about? Learn all about it on Anna's sweaterspotter blog.