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Botanical Knits
Botanical Knits

Botanical Knits

12 Designs Inspired by Trees and Foliage

By Alana Dakos, Illustrated by Neesha Hudson, Photographs By Carlee Tatum


112 Pages, 8.5 x 11

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $22.00 (US $22.00) (CA $26.00)

Publication Date: February 2013

ISBN 9780988324923

Rights: WOR

NNK Press (Feb 2013)

Price: $22.00


Botanical Knits incorporates the natural beauty of plant life into twelve elegant garments and accessories.  Included in the twelve are four sweaters for every occasion, a stylish cloche, a matching pair of textured socks and mittens, and an elegant leaf-bordered wrap.  Each botanically inspired piece offers both charted and written pattern instructions that are easy to follow and fun to knit.


"...the book itself, and the 12 patterns it contains, are absolutely stunning." —

"...we love everything in this collection!" —

"Alana's newest collection is beyond breathtaking." —Veronic Jobe,

"...each project is thoughtful and meticulously designed, Alana is a master." —Susan B. Anderson,

"...just makes you want to curl up at home and knit till you can't knit anymore." —Shannon Cook,

"...all of the little details and the gorgeous photography make this book a stunner." —Jane Richmond,

"The only difficulty will be choosing which pattern to cast on first." —Kristen Kapur,

"...very typical of Alana's work: beautiful, elegant and feminine." —

Author Biography

Designer, knitter, photographer, part time knitwear model, customer service representative.. not to mention wife, mother, cook, and housekeeper too!Alana Dakos fell in love with knitting way back in 2002 and has been an obsessive knitter ever since. In 2003 she began working as a knitting / crochet instructor at her local yarn shop and sold her own knitwear creations in craft fairs and events around the community. In 2009, Alana decided to change career paths and try her hand at knitwear design and the Never Not Knitting pattern line was born!Aside from her design work, Alana is also the host of the popular Never Not Knitting podcast on iTunes. Alana has been podcasting since mid-2008. Thousands of knitters worldwide tune-in to her biweekly podcast to hear all about her latest designs, fun new knitting products she has discovered, and to hear a knitting story contributed by a podcast listener or fellow knitwear designer. Alana has had the privilege of interviewing some of the top names in our industry including Susan B. Anderson, Debbie Bliss, Hannah Fettig, Kate Gagnon-Osborne, Courtney Kelley, Kate Oates, Kristin Nicholas, Alison Stewart-Guinee, Ysolda Teague, Julie Turjoman, and Myra Wood.