the cat is out of the bag


or rather the book is shipping early from amazon!

pure knits sneak peak

I’m so excited that it’s finally out there for people to knit from! I may be biased, but this is a gorgeous book. there’s cables, there’s lace, there’s cashmere, there’s silk… pretty much all of my favorite things. I’ll be posting photos of the designs this week, but in the meantime you could win a copy of the book plus a bundle of yarn.

yarn bundle

I’ve been saving up this yarn now since we wrapped up the book, which feels like eons ago! the bundle includes some louisa harding grace, pear tree merino, a little ball of shibui sock yarn, and some kraemer yarn. grace and kraemer yarn are used in a beautiful hat and scarf set, so you’ll be able to start right away! all you have to do is leave a comment on this post or any post this week and I’ll pick someone at random by monday the 26th.

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  • Amanda Elizabeth October 20, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    I’m so excited to see this book, it looks FANTASTIC!!! Congrats friend!!! xoxoxo

  • kris October 20, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    yay! congrats; can’t wait to see the book in real life!

  • Amanda October 20, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    I can’t wait! So excited to see the pics.

  • Elinor October 20, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Congratulations!!! I can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to!

  • Rebecca October 20, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Congrats on a great looking book!

  • Kassia October 20, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Congratulations! Looks like a beautiful book. 🙂

  • Emily October 20, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    Congrats! Can’t wait to see the book!

  • Lori October 20, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Wow! What a beautiful book! Love the idea of the white yarns. Congratulations!

  • kittykitty October 20, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Congrats… I am so happy for you that the book finally came out.

  • Alexis Layton October 20, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Oooh lovely…congrats on the book.

  • Lori October 20, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    It looks gorgeous – can’t wait to check it out! (And white blends in nicely with all the cat hair in my house.)

  • Kaitlin Graham October 20, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    Congrats on the book. Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. 🙂

  • Sheri Karobonik October 20, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    The pictures look yummy. What level are the patterns?

  • tiennie October 20, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Yay! Congratulations! I can’t wait to get a copy of my own!

  • Jennifer October 20, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    How wonderful! Congrats! Can’t wait to dive into it head first 🙂

  • Kim October 20, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Looks like a great book. I love that little girl’s dress. Would love to win the yarn, too! Thanks.

  • Allyson October 20, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    What a lovely idea! I can’t wait to find this book (or win it!) and look at all the beautiful pictures. Congratulations!

  • velmalikevelvet October 20, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    holy CRAP! that book might just snap me out of my “I-don’t-do-beige” phase.
    Spectacular, congratulations.

  • Hattie October 20, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Wow, some of those patterns look really great!

  • Jenna S October 20, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    I’m very excited for the book to come out in the wild! It looks fantastic.

  • kirsten b October 20, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Congratulations! I’m looking forward to this book. And an early release!!

  • lauren October 20, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Congratulations! I absolutely cannot *wait* to see the book.

  • Tara October 20, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    I can’t wait for this book! Beautiful designs!

  • Mary Catherine October 20, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    how pretty!!!

  • Adorably Alice October 20, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Congrats! Looks like a great book!

  • riaknits October 20, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Congratulations on the book! The designs are beautiful, and uncannily appropriate for me right now – I seem to have entered a natural/cream colored yarn phase~

  • Angie October 20, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Congratulations on the book! That white yarn must have gotten tedious after months of working with it, lol.

  • Susie October 20, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Congrats on the book! Gorgeous yarn

  • Terra October 20, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Congrats on your book – particularly love the dimple v-neck sweater!

  • grumperina October 20, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    Yes, please! The yarns look divine!

  • Katherine October 20, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Wow! if the cover photos are any indication this will be a great book!

  • Clumsy Knitter October 20, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Oh, I’m so excited! It seems like we’ve all been waiting forever for this book to come out. Congrats! 😀

  • Dianne October 20, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    looks beautiful. I can’t wait to see the patterns. Love the little girls dress.

  • Marta October 20, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Congratulations! I’m sure it’ll be wonderful.

  • Sarah October 20, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    The book and yarn look beautiful. Looking forward to seeing all of the patterns.

  • Amy October 20, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Congratulations! Gorgeous!

  • Lori in Michigan October 20, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    oh the preview is just gorgeous! how proud you must be! congrats!

  • Lori October 20, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    congrats on a beautiful proud you must be! Congrats!

  • AnaMarie October 20, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    I remember when the call for designs came out for this one. I was excited to see what people came up with, and I still am! Can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  • Karma October 20, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Congratulations! It’s looks beautiful!

  • Susan October 20, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    :::::So much more to knit….knitting as fast as I can….I can’t keep up!! Gorgeous yarn!!!:::: Congratulations on the new book.

  • Lynn in VA October 20, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Gorgeous! Can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  • becky October 20, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    The book looks lovely! I can’t wait to see it!

  • Liza October 20, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Congrats! My white kitty is hoping I’ll pick this up and quit glaring at him.

  • Louise October 20, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    I want to roll in the lovely soft knits! Will the book be distributed overseas? Amazon doesn’t send to Australia…….booo hooo!

  • Josi October 20, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    I am so in love with that tank top with the chain-link straps. SO SO SO cute. I have pure love for that design.
    (I don’t need to be entered into the contest, though. I just wanted to comment that I the book looks delicious!)

  • swandive00 October 20, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Y, it’s GORGEOUS. Yay!! Happy book birth!

  • Aimee October 20, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Oh how lovely! Your book would be a perfect addition to my knitting library at the tea house. I hope I get picked. 😉

  • Amber October 20, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Awesome, looking forward to checking it out!

  • Megan October 20, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    beeyooootiful! congratulations on the gorgeous book!

  • Punkin October 20, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Congratulations! It looks like a beautiful book.

  • bettyc October 20, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Congratulations! The photos you’ve posted look great. I’m going check it out right now on amazon

  • Kate October 20, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Stunning. Just gorgeous.

  • Marie October 20, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    OMG, I must buy this. Love the designs!

  • Tanya October 20, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    The book looks like it has some beautiful patterns. Adding this one to my wish list. Congratulations!

  • Samantha October 20, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    The book looks great, CONGRATS!!! I can’t wait to see all of the designs!!! I can tell you right this minute that I will knit the Snow Princess Dress for my niece. 🙂

  • Paula October 20, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    I live in the desert where white works about 9 months of the year ! Beautiful patterns … beautiful yarn.

  • Cabbage October 20, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Rad! I’m excited that your new book is out, I’ve knit a few things from your first one and they turned out great!

  • Amanda Boltz October 20, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    WOW! The snow princess dress and the tank top at the top of the blog page are both just absolutely gorgeous! I can’t wait to get a copy of this beautiful new book!

  • Nicole October 20, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    This book does look gorgeous. I can’t wait to get my hands on it!!

  • erin October 20, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Congrats on your new book! The tank on the cover is so pretty and the straps are so unusual!

  • Kirsten October 20, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Congratulations – the book looks amazing! Can’t wait to order my copy 🙂

  • Kirsten October 20, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Congratulations on the new book. I’m looking forward to seeing more of it. It looks beautiful!

  • LauraC October 20, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    How exciting! Book looks gorgeous!

  • soknitpicky October 20, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    very excited! I’ve been waiting for this book and am so glad to see it includes kids’ knits too!

  • Dixie October 20, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Looks like a great book!

  • Richelle October 20, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    The Dimple V-Neck looks exactly like something I HAVE to make! Congratulations on the new book – can’t wait to see it!!!

  • Eileen October 20, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Looks like a fantastic book!

  • Oiyi October 20, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Congrats on the new book! I am so excited for you.

  • Hanna October 20, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    Yay!!! Looks absolutely beautiful!! And I love the concept, the pureness and cleanness of it. How exciting that it’s out!

  • Andrea in Argentina October 20, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    The book looks gorgeous, congratulations!

  • CarolK October 20, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Congratulations!. I love the top on the cover. The cables turning into a loop strap is very creative. I like the shaping over the bust too. It looks like the texture changes from the side panel to the front. It looks like a complete well thought out design and I can’t see the rest of it. I’m assuming it is a top – could be a dress. Can’t wait to see the rest of the book too. Good photography too.

  • Kathy sullivan October 21, 2009 at 12:24 am

    Incredible shaping on white top on book cover. Cable straps are quite unique. Cables and cables, pretty funny!

  • nat October 21, 2009 at 12:38 am

    Looks lovely, congrats!

  • thuy October 21, 2009 at 1:32 am

    congratulations! i haven’t seen the book at my local bookstore yet but i will definitely keep an eye out.

  • KAtie October 21, 2009 at 1:38 am

    The book looks fabulous! Congrats

  • otismurph October 21, 2009 at 1:49 am

    Looks great! I really like the look of the crosshatch top.

  • Tricia October 21, 2009 at 2:02 am

    Your book looks beautiful – I’m looking forward to it!

  • GinkgoKnits October 21, 2009 at 2:53 am

    Looks great!

  • dawn s in texas October 21, 2009 at 3:23 am

    I ordered this book last year. then it evaporated into the ether. I should still be receiving my copy soon but if I win another, I can give it to my sister!

  • CrazyVet October 21, 2009 at 4:31 am

    That’s wonderful, congratulations! It looks like a great source for inspiration, as I am looking for a pattern for some off-white 100% alpaca I got a while ago 🙂

  • Min October 21, 2009 at 6:24 am

    Gosh, this looks lovely. I love that it’s all white or shades of. You clever thing.

  • adrienne October 21, 2009 at 7:25 am

    It looks like a gorgeous book! Congrats 🙂

  • Kelly October 21, 2009 at 7:37 am

    Congrats!! I love the v neck on the cover, looks like a fantastic book!

  • birana October 21, 2009 at 7:56 am

    There’s many nice designs in that book. Love the little boy sweater and crosshatch(not sure about he name;)Unfortunately not available through for now…but it I added to my list for future 😉

  • Jes October 21, 2009 at 8:12 am

    Oh YAY! I’ve been looking forward to this book for some time now – congrats!!

  • Laurynn October 21, 2009 at 8:37 am

    Congrats! I love the detail of the cable/straps on that cover piece!

  • Joyce Laurie October 21, 2009 at 8:40 am

    Looks interesting! Good luck!

  • cathy goldman October 21, 2009 at 8:58 am

    Congratulations. the book looks lush and beautiful….

  • lisa October 21, 2009 at 9:07 am

    Congratulations! I’ve been wondering when this would be available, the patterns look lovely!

  • Beth October 21, 2009 at 9:17 am

    yay! Pick me!

  • Megan October 21, 2009 at 9:25 am

    Congratulations…the book looks gorgeous.

  • Nancy October 21, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Looks gorgeous. Congratulations!

  • Mira October 21, 2009 at 10:04 am

    Congratulations! The photos really show off your work, I can’t wait to look through the patterns one by one!

  • Carrie October 21, 2009 at 10:12 am

    wow, congrats! it looks like a really amazing book! I can’t wait to see it in person.

  • erin October 21, 2009 at 10:16 am

    Congratulations! The book looks phenomenal!

  • Marisa October 21, 2009 at 10:24 am

    The book looks fantastic! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. Congratulations!

  • Katie B. October 21, 2009 at 10:27 am

    awesome! congrats on the book!

  • Hillary October 21, 2009 at 10:28 am

    Congrats! The book looks gorgeous. I can’t wait to see it in person.

  • Diana October 21, 2009 at 10:28 am

    Congrats on the new book!! looks like there are some great patterns in there 🙂

  • Avalee October 21, 2009 at 11:04 am

    Congrats on the book– it looks lovely 🙂

  • Nicole October 21, 2009 at 11:21 am

    The book looks beautiful! Congratulations!

  • mai October 21, 2009 at 11:32 am

    HOORAY!!! congratulations! 🙂

  • gale (she shoots sheep shots) October 21, 2009 at 11:33 am

    So beautiful, congratulations. You mak eme want to knit white yarn, something I rarely choose.

  • Anna October 21, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Congrats on book two! Everything looks cool to me.

  • Sara October 21, 2009 at 11:47 am

    congrats on the book! it looks stunning.

  • Megan October 21, 2009 at 11:52 am

    I never much liked the idea of white yarn, but after seeing these patterns, you’ve converted me. Congratulations on the new book! I’m really enjoying the previews.

  • Jasmine October 21, 2009 at 11:53 am

    Such a great looking book. Can’t wait to dig in to it!

  • Amy October 21, 2009 at 11:57 am

    This book looks completely fantastic! Great, great job.

  • Elisabeth October 21, 2009 at 11:59 am

    Looks like fun!

  • melissa October 21, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    congratulations! looks like a lovely book!

  • Kristen October 21, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Can’t wait to check out the book!

  • Sara October 21, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Lovely book, and lovely yarn.. 🙂

  • turtle October 21, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    wow! congrats! the book looks great , i love the fresh clean, natural look of white and white shades in knitting!

  • egater October 21, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Congratulations! Book look absolutely amazing and beautiful

  • ikkinlala October 21, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Congratulations! The book looks great!

  • Seanna Lea October 21, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    I love how sleek and classic these pieces look. They are the types of things I could see wearing to work or to a theater outing.

  • Marlyn October 21, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    The book looks gorgeous!

  • barb October 21, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Love the tank on the cover!

  • Katie Weber October 21, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Congratulations! It looks lovely!

  • Logan October 21, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Oooo! This could have some great patterns for gifts!
    And that yarn is beautiful! I hope I win!

  • Erin October 21, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Awesome contest! Congrats on the book.

  • Heather October 21, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Oh baby, that cover is too sexy!! So happy for you:)

  • knitography October 21, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    The book looks awesome – congrats!

  • Robin October 21, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Beautiful! Can’t wait to see the rest!

  • Brenda Pricco October 21, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    I’m intrigued! Cashmere and silk are two of my favorite words!

  • Sara October 22, 2009 at 12:41 am

    My favorite is that short-sleeve dress for the young girl. My daughter would love that dress.

  • Darcy Watts October 22, 2009 at 2:02 am

    Congratulations the book is fresh the patterns look so soft and comfortable I just love it:)Hugs Darcy

  • sylphette October 22, 2009 at 8:16 am

    I have been eagerly anticipating this book for a long time! It looks gorgeous! 🙂

  • Knittingdancer October 22, 2009 at 8:48 am

    Congratulations on the book. The patterns looks beautiful and so does the yarn.

  • SylvChezPlum October 22, 2009 at 9:22 am

    Congrats on the new book Yahaira, it looks fantastic ! (and yum, that pile of white yarn is sooo tempting ! I love white handknit sweaters)

  • DoesLizKnit October 22, 2009 at 11:58 am

    The luxury cloche looks divine! Congrats on the book.

  • andrea October 22, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    this looks gorgeous! can’t wait to read your posts on the different sections. the pictures are lovely as is the concept. congrats.

  • Niki October 22, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    The book looks great. Can’t wait to see it in person!

  • TripletMom October 22, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    Congrats! Lucky us for the book release & the contest…thanks.

  • Bethany Foisy October 22, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Can’t wait to see the new book!
    email is
    Fingers crossed and thanks for the opportunity!

  • Little Miss S. October 22, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Your book looks really stunning. Must feel great.

  • helenlam October 23, 2009 at 12:26 am

    Congrats on the book!

  • Anna October 23, 2009 at 5:41 am

    Hey Yahaira, the books looks wonderful, well done youuuu!!! xx

  • Maureen October 23, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Wow what a fantastic looking book. I love using white because it makes everything look so crisp.

  • Allegra October 23, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Congratulations! The book looks fantastic!

  • Stephanie October 23, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Wow! What a great giveaway! All that white is gorgeous.

  • Alli October 23, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    The book looks great I can’t wait to see all the patterns in it!

  • Debbie H October 23, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    OOOH – Pick me!!! The book looks great! Debbie

  • patsy coats October 23, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    can,t wait to see your new book. it looks great.

  • Mara October 24, 2009 at 7:10 am

    Congratulations! What a beautiful book!

  • Debbie October 24, 2009 at 7:59 am

    Your book is just the inspiration I need to continue knitting. I am a “crochet” convert, honing my knitting skills. You make the color “white” look stunning!

  • arlette October 24, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Please count me in!

  • Katrina October 24, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    What a fabulous giveaway! Such simple and elegant yarn. I am crossing my fingers!

  • Kate October 25, 2009 at 12:23 am

    The book looks amazing! Congratulations!

  • OzKnitter October 25, 2009 at 12:55 am

    Beautiful, congrats! I love the way the cable transitions to the shoulder straps on the cover.

  • Teyani October 25, 2009 at 1:53 am

    oh my – It’s such a gorgeous book!! I see about 6 of them that I would love to knit.
    Congratulations!!!! It’s going to be a winner for sure.

  • Amybel October 25, 2009 at 8:17 am

    Stunning! Looks like a lot of people want to get their hands on this book, including me! Congratulations on a fantastic achievement.

  • Julie Cheek October 25, 2009 at 8:34 am

    eww wee……what a happy camper I would be if I won this.

  • Stacy October 25, 2009 at 11:49 am

    Congrats on the book and thank you for the generous giveaway. That bundle of white yarn is gorgeous and the book looks terrific.

  • KSee October 25, 2009 at 11:49 am

    love the cover. How wonderful it must be to see the fruits of your labor. White is beautiful yet I have never gone there. Maybe it will be in my future.

  • Cat October 25, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Just beautiful! The Snow Princess dress is lovely for a child.

  • Jane October 25, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    Gorgeous! Thanks!

  • rabid October 25, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    What a beautiful book! I love white 🙂

  • Stephanie October 25, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Congratulations! Glad to hear it’s out and available!

  • Kathy Sue October 25, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    I love white!

  • Renee G October 26, 2009 at 12:09 am

    This book looks great.

  • Chia October 26, 2009 at 1:15 am

    Lovely book. I like the chain link on the tank. Unique.

  • Shawn October 26, 2009 at 1:16 am

    That’s a really nice book. I look forward to buying it.

  • j. barrett October 26, 2009 at 10:11 am

    wow i’d love to have these! thanks for entering me in your contest.

  • Roxanne October 26, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    The book looks great, It seems like I have been waiting forever for it to come out.

  • kim October 26, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    Can’t wait to see the book. The pictures look great.

  • Renee October 26, 2009 at 10:24 pm


  • Ariel October 27, 2009 at 9:41 am

    The book looks great!! Thanks for the contest.

  • Kim R. October 27, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Please enter me in your wonderful book giveaway – Thanks!

  • Sarah Boyce October 29, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    What a wonderful book and in such lovely Yarn! Great job!