In 2005 this book by designer Teva Durham was cutting edge. Unique designs and photos by Adrian Buckmaster (google his name if you want to see some interesting photos – think Diane Arbus) made Loop-D-Loop more than just another knitting book. Cut to 2018 and the book is now out-dated.
It’s off my shelf. Sorry Teva, but I’m downsizing and it’s now one that works for my current life!
Loop-D-Loop – back cover
From accessories to full sweaters, there is a nice mix of designs.
Leaf Design pullover
I did think this is an interesting fairly simple sweater.
Cabled Riding Jacket
A beautiful classic design and lovely photograph by Adrian.
This is one of the more quirky designs.
Fair Isle short-row pullover
A classic type of design with a unique twist.
Not too much to say about this one!
Teva Durham – designer
Read about Teva. She’s an interesting designer. She and I did some work together and I have great appreciation of her creativity.
My next book is Loop-d-Loop by Teva Durham. It’s also a book by Melanie Falick and published in 2005. In full disclosure, I know and worked with Teva and also know the photographer of this book – Adrian Buckmaster. They are both extremely talented – Teva in design and use of yarns and Adrian in photography. I’m a fan of both of them.
By the way, if you love the quirky styles and interesting designs in the book – it’s out of print, but you can get copies – including mine!
I’m giving this book – thumbs down.
Why you ask? It’s a beautifully created book – I would expect nothing less from Melanie. It has a well-thought out layout and interesting photos. My problem is that none of the projects appeal to me. They are a little over the top and slightly out of fashion. I’m being ruthless in my quest to reduce my overflowing library!
Below is a sweater that Teva original did for Interweave Knits that she is updated. She says it was very popular and I do agree that it looks like an easy one to knit and is one that would look good with jeans or something more dressed up. Teva does add clever details to all her projects and this is clearly one of her signature look.
Lace Leaf Pullover
The last photo is a clever scarf and I really like the braided effect. This doesn’t mean I’m making this book a “keeper”. I just wanted to end with a positive spin!