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Coastal Knits
Coastal Knits

Coastal Knits

A Collaboration Between Friends on Opposite Shores


92 Pages, 8.5 x 11

Formats: Trade Paper

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

Publication Date: September 2011

ISBN 9780615529349

Rights: WOR

NNK Press (Sep 2011)

Price: $22.00


Knitwear designers Alana Dakos and Hannah Fettig are two friends living on opposite ends of the United States. They have come together to produce Coastal Knits, a compilation of ten fresh designs inspired by Alana's California and Hannah's Maine coastlines. Each design captures the essence of their favorite local destinations, and is accompanied by photographs and essays on the location's special meaning to the designer. It is a personal, inspiration-based collection of sweaters and accessories that knitters of all levels will appreciate.


“Each selected five landmarks, land features, neighborhoods, or locales and designed a piece inspired by each. There's not a loser in the bunch.  [...] there are projects of all sizes (hat, wrap, cowl, cardigan, pullover) to entice.” —

“They've labored to include ample sizing for every single sweater design.[...] I really love it - classic and different all at the same time.” —   

“As I perused the book I was impressed with all the care that designers Hannah Fettig and Alana Dakos put into it... This book isn't just a pattern book. It's a travelogue, sketch book and photo journal too.” —

“Their collective style and creativity are perfectly complimentary and have resulted in the kind of book you want to have around even if you never have time to knit from it because its just so pretty. But really, you should MAKE TIME to knit from it.  I can’t help you figure out where to start–my advice is to open to a random page and just begin.  You can’t go wrong.” —

“The patterns are simple, but with that extra touch that makes them unique, special. Looking at the pictures I seem to smell the salty air and the sound of waves on the shoreline, or saw the light of the lighthouse in the fog.” —

“It is rare that a book comes along that contains more than two or three garments that I want to knit. Today we got a delivery of the brand new Hannah Fettig (Knitbot) and Alana Dakos (Never Knot Knitting) book, Coastal Knits. It is just stunning... They are all classic and gorgeous.” —

“I was very excited for the release of their new book which includes 10 designs inspired by the California and Maine coasts. Now that it has arrived, I’m even more thrilled.” —

“A truly beautiful little work that makes you want to jump into the pages and take a walk along the shore, through the trees, and then back across the meadow, before you settle down with a cup of cocoa around a bonfire on the beach... [...]  I love the fact that, in addition to the great projects, the whole book is so well done, so evocative, and such a great realization of the underlying idea.” —

Author Biography

As an East Coast native, Hannah Fettig designs classic sweaters for a modern audience. Her Knitbot pattern line is known for wearable and stylish sweaters, the most popular being her Featherweight Cardigan. Alana Dakos, a West Coast native, is drawn to romantic styling, feminine details, and intricate stitches. She draws most of her inspiration from the natural world around her and enjoys working botanical design elements into her stitch patterns.