It's here! 'WEEKEND: Simple, Modern Knits' / by jen geigley

Over the weekend, I listed my new book for presale. The timing was appropriate, because it's called 'Weekend: Simple, Modern Knits'. 'Weekend' is a collection of 12 handknits for women, men and children. Knits you can live in on the weekend; knits you can create in a weekend.

Knit using bulky and super bulky yarn, these sweaters and accessories exude comfort and ease. My mission is to create casual, contemporary, wearable handknits that can serve as foundation pieces in anyone’s wardrobe. Approachable patterns that aren’t too complex, making knitters say, “I want to make that!”

I’m a minimalist at heart and I truly believe less is more, and simple is good. To me, simple equals wearable. Simple equals doable. And there’s no greater satisfaction than finishing a hand-knit piece, trying it on and falling in love with it. My goal as a knitter is to make go-to pieces that feel just right, like my favorite soft gray pullover from college. If you spend precious time knitting a garment, you want to love it and wear it a lot. It’s as simple as that. That, to me, is the definition of hand-knit success. And that’s what I hope to share with you in this collection.

For the past two years, it has been my labor of love and I can't wait to share it with you! In all the craziness of setting up the shop on my website and uploading the patterns to Ravelry, I somehow ran out of time and didn't write a blog post!

Here are all of the details.

PREORDERS – hard copy + PDF ebook

For a limited time, U.S. residents can preorder a hard copy of 'Weekend: Simple, Modern Knits' + a free digital copy for the sale price of $25 + shipping. (Regularly $28 + shipping.) Hard copies of 'Weekend' are paperback with a soft matte finish on the cover. Gorgeously photographed, this 140-page collection will look fantastic on your knitting resource shelf or your coffee table. Hard copies will ship in mid-September. Look for the PDF download link (for your electronic copy of the book) on your receipt. PREORDERS END SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2015.

RAVELRY – PDF ebook + PDF individual patterns

I have also listed each individual pattern for sale on Ravelry, along with the full PDF ebook.

'WEEKEND: Simple, Modern Knits' is also available on

Apple iBookstore – iBooks

'WEEKEND: Simple, Modern Knits'is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device, and with iTunes on your computer. Books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.


Available as a Kindle eBook here.


Want to take a look inside? Check out the complete 'Weekend' Lookbook.

I think that's it for now! Please feel free to comment below if you have any questions.

Also, you guys are amazing. THANK YOU for the wonderful response so far. Writing this book was a leap of faith. It was a somewhat frightening moment when I hit the final 'send to print' button after I had finished putting my book's files together. And it was equally scary to flip the 'on' switch to activate my online shop yesterday. I've been working on this book for a long time, all by myself. It's a thrill to finally share it with the world. Thank you for being there and thanks for all your supportive words along the way.