The Knitter’s Curiosity Cabinet

Curiosity cabinets were collections of wonderful objects brought together to inspire, delight, and inform. I loved the idea of assembling a knitter’s curiosity cabinet—one full of fancy edgings and captivating stitch patterns and fabulous shapes instead of shells and fossils and seeds. These books are the result.

Each of the patterns here was inspired by a vintage natural history illustration (illustrations were one of the ways people documented and shared the contents of their curiosity cabinets), and each illustration led to two patterns: one for a pair of socks and one for something else entirely. Each project offers something special that I hope will catch your eye and inspire you to add it to your own collection of knitted treasures.