There are so many reasons!
Nantucket is an island located 30 miles south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. People from all over the United States travel to this northeast summer colony for its unique charm, deep history, beautiful beaches and food, not to mention, relaxation and fun!
For the past 14 years, I have spent each July vacationing on the island. From the first time I stepped off of the ferry, I was in love. The charm and lure of this place is so magical to me that it is not easily described.
There are many long-standing, understated but understood, traditions of style on Nantucket. The fashion, plain and simple, is preppy. In fact, while researching the definition of preppy, Nantucket popped up. The best way to describe it is people who are prone to wear polo shirts, pants with small prints (such as lobsters or whales), madras, seersucker suits and needlepointed belts. Women may wear their hair pulled back in ribbon headbands, pearls around their necks and, naturally, anything monogrammed or with a family crest is universally accepted... you get the idea!
Colors are also very specific to the island. Although the colors of bright pink and lime green are frequently spotted, the most revered color would have to be Nantucket Red. This color can best be described by thinking of a deepred shirt that has been left out in the sun until faded to a washed-out pink. Throughout the book, many of the patterns are knit in variations of that famous Nantucket Red.
Nantucket style is comfortable, preppy and timeless.
This first book in my series combines two of my passions: Nantucket and knitting. I hope you will fall in love with both as much as I have. Be sure to look for for future books in the Nantucket Knits series, featuring teens, women, men, pets, accessories and home.