Mystery Novel Cover by Heather Broadhurst

Mystery Novel Cover

June 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 56 rows = 4 inches
in garter
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
250 - 255 yards (229 - 233 m)
One size as written will create an 8" wide x 14" long book cover
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This pattern is available from for $6.00.

A quick and easy way to get your feet wet with shadow/illusion knitting and send a message without saying a word.


HUSH Cover:

MC Cascade Fixation Colour #6388 (Purple/Blue); 175yds (1.75 skeins)

CC Cascade Fixation CC #5487 (Light Green); 76yds (.75 skeins)

READ Cover:

MC Cascade Fixation Colour #5487 (Light Green); 175yds (1.75 skeins)

CC Cascade Fixation CC #6388 (Purple/Blue); 76yds (.75 skeins)

US # 3.0mm knitting needles

Blunt tapestry needle


32 sts/56 rows = 4 inches / 10 CM in garter.

The cotton/elastic mix of Fixation offers easy care and gives the cover a snug but flexible fit.

Pattern can be adjusted to fit a larger book by adding additional border (non-illusion) stitches and/or deepening the spine.

In addition to the shadow/illusion knitting, the pattern features a contrast colour fold over flap and a geometric illusion/shadow knit spine.

Stitching in the Stacks also includes a 2nd book cover pattern that reverses the MC and CC colours and sends a different message.