Sep 7, 2014

Meet Graphic Knits

Graphic Knits is my new book from Interweave Press that hits the shelves in just a few weeks (available for pre-order here) . The book, with 20 exciting new garment and accessory patterns, is the pinnacle of my design career and I couldn’t be more proud to share it with the world!

The process from start to finish took just over 2 years, and consumed most of my waking/non-day-job-working hours. If you've ever wondered what it's like to write a knitting book, you're in luck. Over the coming weeks I will tell-all, divulging everything I wasn't supposed to talk about from start to finish. I will introduce each design from the book here on my blog, talk about my life during the design process, discuss inspiration, show sketches, and finally share all the difficulties and the triumphs I encountered on the way.

To kick off my blog campaign, I'm running a YouTube contest! Check out my video below, and comment for a chance to win a free signed copy of Graphic Knits. Comment here on my blog AND on YouTube to double your chances of winning!

Contest Rules:
One comment per person at AND at Contest ends September 30th, 2014. The winner will be contacted via their profile on YouTube or via the information provided in the comment form at

Update: Winner Announced
Anita Nauman won a signed copy of the book and a couple extra bonus patterns.


  • Jessica
    over 9 years ago

    Love the Rook pullover and Rockling cardi! Hoping to cast one on for the KAL w the Stockinette Zombies!

  • kim dawson
    over 9 years ago

    I really love your patterns there are several in this book that stand out to me but I choose 2 as my favorite the : Rockling Cardigan Barbet Turtleneck

  • Laura
    over 9 years ago

    This collection is so beautiful! Can't wait to get my hands on it!

  • Wendy
    over 9 years ago

    This is a beautiful collection of patterns! The more I look at it the more of them I want to knit! My top two favorites are the Barbet Turtleneck and the Rockling Cardigan, but the Trilogy Cardigan is growing on me, too!

  • Jennifer Stover
    over 9 years ago

    I love geometric projects and the play in your designs with color, short rows and architecture is stunning! Thank you for providing fun, modern colors and techniques in your designs!

  • Mara
    over 9 years ago

    What an incredible collection! I have long admired your lines and the way your patterns make the eye travel. So many great options in this book! Best of luck to you, Alexis. You've got a great sense of style!!

  • Kara
    over 9 years ago

    I can't wait to make the Rockling Cardigan! It looks so comfy that I'd want to live in it all winter long. Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

  • Kirsten
    over 9 years ago

    Congratulations on this, you must be so proud! Can't wait to cast on for Laszlo! The color options are endless!

  • Chantal Boucher
    over 9 years ago

    Your book looks very interesting!!! I like very much : Germander Shrug Good luck!!

  • Autumn
    over 9 years ago

    Just found your site and book, it looks awesome! Congrats on your effort. I will look forward to giving the Sweetness Pullover and Orly Cardigan and whirl!

  • Bonnie
    over 9 years ago

    Lovely! The Sweetness Pullover is especially attractive to me. I think it's the combination of the bright colors with black. Congratulations!

  • Jan
    over 9 years ago

    What a beautiful book! The trilogy cardigan is my fav!

  • Cksknitter
    over 9 years ago

    I love the Rockling Cardigan. I find cardigans so useful in the cold climate that I live in. Can't wait to get my own copy of Graphic Knits!

  • Mengar Thomas
    over 9 years ago

    So difficult to choose, but I'll have to go with the barbet turtleneck with the rook pullover a close second.

  • Betsy Wilds
    over 9 years ago

    I've already made a couple of your designs and absolutely love them. How do you think of this stuff? The Trilogy cardigan is just beautiful.

  • Jaclyn
    over 9 years ago

    I love all the sweaters in this book and Rook is my favorite!

  • Martha
    over 9 years ago

    the first thing I will make is the Germander Shrug. Love it!

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