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Tin Can Knits

Strange Brew

Strange Brew is a guide for everyday knitters who might find designing a unique colorwork yoke a little bit daunting without a road map.

Strange Brew (Book)

Written by Alexa Ludeman and Emily Wessel of Tin Can Knits, Strange Brewoffers up a collection of 8 sweaters and 4 accessories in addition to the "design-your-own" yoke sweater recipe that is truly the heart of the book. Whether you prefer knitting bottom-up or top-down, this book will guide the way, including instructions for 3 gauges and 25 sizes for the whole family, from baby through women's 4XL plus male-specific sizing too. (136 pages, full color, bound)

The recipe includes:

  • Instructions for designing your sweater top-down or bottom-up
  • An overview of round yoke design
  • A "plug and play" round yoke guideline pattern (just follow the pattern - no math!)
  • Nearly 100 stitch patterns to get you started
  • A "wedge design" strategy for the more adventurous knitter

Strange Brew Recipe

For those who want just the recipe, Ludeman and Wessel turned their book into a scaled back, printed "recipe only" version, which includes the same recipe for a colorwork yoke sweater knit bottom-up or top-down in 3 gauges and 25 sizes that appears in the book, without the additional 12 patterns. (36 pages, B&W, saddle stitched) 

Both versions include download codes for the digital versions.