Book Review: Kung Fu Knits by Elizabeth Green Musselman

Kung Fu Knits front coverKnitting patterns to kick butt by! Excerpted from the contents page and a truly accurate summation of this delightful comic and knitting pattern book from the creative mind of Elizabeth Green Musselman and is published by Cooperative Press. Elizabeth sent me a copy of her new book last month and asked if the Must Stash Podcast would like to do a book review. Steph and I receive this kind of request pretty frequently but rarely have the time to invest in a proper review, however, when I peeked at the book I was immediately sucked into the story and I knew we had to be part of sharing this wonderful project.

hedge dragonKung Fu Knits opens with a funny and well written comic story about an imaginative boy who wants to play outside in the winter and his mother who likes to knit for him. In his comfortable and cool knitwear he battles Hedge Dragons and Frost Bite monsters! All of the patterns are knit with Berroco Vintage which is a machine washable blend of wool, acrylic and nylon in a fast to knit worsted weight. Vintage is currently available in a staggering 75 different colorways! Six patterns are included in this collection for a complete kung fu look replete with throwing stars and nunchucks that won’t give your boy a concussion.

So, like I said, I opened the PDF just to take a quick peek to see what this book was all about and after reading the it from cover to cover, I decided that YES this was an interested book and YES I do believe kids and parents/grandparents alike will enjoy reading and knitting from it. I have a 6 year old girl who is not the “target” audience but I can tell you that she loves this story and wants the cool bag the most. I think this book and any pattern knit from it will make an excellent and affordable gift for any kid from 2 to 10.

About the Author:EGM

Elizabeth Green Musselman is the designer behind Dark Matter Knits, specializing in knitwear for men and boys. She also does graphic design and editing work for the fiber industry, and hosts a biweekly podcast, also under the title Dark Matter Knits. Before launching her career as a fiber artist, Elizabeth spent 13 years as a history professor.

Just the facts:

Kung Fu Knits by Elizabeth Green Musselman

6 patterns + comic book storyline
71 pages
ISBN (print): 978-1-937513-61-0
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-937513-62-7
This book is available in both print and digital formats. The digital PDF format is $9.95 and for both the Print and Digital copies it is only $15.95.

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