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Gifted: Lovely Little things to knit & crochet Gifted: Lovely Little things to knit & crochet

Gifted: Lovely Little things to knit & crochet
by Mags Kandis


There's nothing quite like receiving a handmade gift. Designer Mags Kandis inspires with this delightful collection of beautiful and colorful little projects for you to knit, crochet, and felt.

From wearable accessories such as hats, mittens, scarves, socks, and wraps to home decor including a tea cozy, pin cushion, needle case, and laptop cover, these 30+ pieces are sweet, lively and add a little joy to every household. Each project features creative embellishments and personal touches, including beading, buttons, needlefelting, applique, and embroidery.

Gifted will inspire you to grab another ball of yarn and invest a little time and love to create something special for someone special.

  • Paperback
  • 135 pages
  • 30+ projects
  • Charts

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The Harmony Guides Knitting Techniques Vol. I The Harmony Guides Knitting Techniques Vol. I

The Harmony Guides
Knitting Techniques Volume I
The Harmony Guides are a series of highly practical, illustrated guides to hand knitting and crochet, explaining basic techniques from start to finish. This volume is a "how-to" of hand knitting, including a wealth of professional tips and useful working methods.

  • Paperback
  • 95 pages
  • Illustrations

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Knitter's Handy Guide to Yarn Requirements Knitter's Handy Guide to Yarn Requirements

The Knitter's Handy Guide to Yarn Requirements This laminated pamphlet will help you estimate the amount of yarn required for all sorts of garments for multiple sizes and multiple gauges appropriate for fine to bulky yarns.  In both metric and English measurements.  Indispensable information in a very useful form.  From Interweave Press.

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Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitter's Almanac Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitter's Almanac

The year begins with an Aran sweater and proceeds to February baby things, a March Shetland, an April blanket, May mittens, and so on through the months, completing the Zodiac with a December last-minute
wishbone sweater. The author continuously comments on the project, its history, other ancient and modern customs and personal beliefs.
Elizabeth Zimmerman's patterns are classic.

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How to Crochet How to Crochet

How to Knit   part of the Needlecraft Resource Library  of The National Needlearts Association        The knitting basics from choosing yarn and tools, stitch pattern types and correct garment details make this an invaluable reference book for the novice who might want to check out another method to obtain perfect knitting results. Full illustrations and written explanations.

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Chicks with Sticks Guide to Knitting Chicks with Sticks Guide to Knitting

More than 30 patterns arranged in lessons designed to build skills naturally.  Easy to follow, full color illustrations accompany each lesson, while each pattern offer detailed schematic diagrams, assembly and finishing instructions, and lush photographs of the finished pieces. Learning to knit has never been easier or more rewarding – just trust the Chicks with Sticks! Paperback, 160 pages.

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Beautiful Knitting by Luce Smits Beautiful Knitting by Luce Smits

Beautiful Knitting
Techniques & Patterns for Creating Elegant Designs
by Luce Smits
Four hundred color photos, the basic techniques shown step by step, plenty of detailed diagrams and grids, advice from a top stylist, and exquisite projects. this is the knitter's ultimate guide. All the different yarns, from cotton and silk to mohair and merino are described. Keep this encyclopedic, profusely illustrated guide handy.

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Scarf Style by Pam Allen Scarf Style by Pam Allen

Scarf Style
by Pam Allen

This collection of 31 elegant and ingenious scarf designs tap the expertise of more than 25 knitwear designers who offer new ways to think about this most basic of garments. Designs by Kathryn Alexander, Debbie Bliss, Nancy Bush, Lily Chin, Nicky Epstein, Sasha Kagan, Sally Melville, and Kristin Nicholas are included, representing a varied exploration of techniques that provide innovative ways to think about knitting and crochet. Sections on knitting and crochet basics, making a scarf without a pattern, and a designer's notebook with templates for basic scarves and suggestions for design variations are provided.

  • Paperback
  • 152 pages
  • 30+ projects
  • Charts

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Vintage Baby Knits by Kristen Rengren Vintage Baby Knits by Kristen Rengren

Vintage Baby Knits
by Kristen Rengren

The author brings us the result of her combined passions in
Vintage Baby Knits, a charming collection of more than 40 contemporary updates of timeless baby patterns.

Projects range from small, quick-to-knit items like hats, booties, and shrugs to larger, more challenging designs for sweaters, onesies, and dresses, including a lace christening gown. Also included are sidebars on baby fashion and knitting culture in this bygone era, and a complete reference section. Destined to be a classic itself, Vintage Baby Knits promises family heirlooms for 21st-century babies.
  • Hardbound
  • 160 pages
  • charts, schematics
  • 40 projects

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Morehouse Farm Merino Knits Morehouse Farm Merino Knits


Morehouse Farm Merino Knits:
More than 40 Farm-Fresh Designs

by Margrit Lohrer

Margrit Lohrer has developed more than forty patterns that range from lacy shawls and classic sweaters to adorable baby garments and colorful mittens, along with a selection of gorgeous accessories for the home—all inspired by the beauty of merino wool and the comfort of life on Morehouse Farm. These inventive patterns include something special for each member of the family, even the cat. Lively sidebars include anecdotes about farm life, helpful knitting tips, and methods for caring for merino wool.

As you escape into this charming backdrop, discover the enchanting tale of the farm and follow the wool from sheep to shawl as you read firsthand accounts of caring for the flock, shearing, dyeing, spinning, and knitting with merino wool.

  • Hardbound
  • 144 pages
  • schematics
  • projects

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First Book of Modern Lace Knitting First Book of Modern Lace Knitting

First Book of Modern Lace Knitting  by Marianne Kinzel   This is Dover's reprint of the original 1954 edition.  Not so modern any more!    But on the other hand, this book has a lot to recommend it, not the least of which is a true appreciation for the art of knitted lace and an historical perspective.    Arranged into sections of straight needle, circular, and square-on-circular designs (remember there were no circular needles at the time). This is a book for adventurous knitters who have some experience with lace knitting.

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Kids Knit! Kids Knit!

Kids Knit! Simple Steps to Nifty Projectsby Sara Bradberry Knitting made easy for kids!  This helpful how-to book will provide you and your kids plenty of fun ideas to get kids knitting.  This book is written using language suitable for a pre-teen, or you can read  it to your younger child while doing the projects together.

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Knitting 101: A Workshop in a Book Knitting 101: A Workshop in a Book

Knitting 101: A Workshop in a Book
by Carri Hammett

Written with the absolute beginner in mind, this book teaches all the basics for learning to knit with step-by-step instructions and photographs. Knitting skills are learned by working on projects, beginning with something very easy and getting progressively more difficult as the reader works through the book. New skills are explored in depth as they are introduced. The introductory section covers all the basics of knitting—selecting yarn, needle types and sizes, other tools and accessories, knitting gauge, casting on, forming stitches, reading patterns—making this the most comprehensive beginner's book available. The accompanying online videos include a how-to guide illustrating all the knitting techniques presented in the book. The videos are very useful for those who learn better by seeing a step in action as opposed to still photographs.


  • Hardbound over Spiral
  • 192 pages
  • DVD with video tutorials included
  • line by line instructions
  • 20 projects

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Lace & Eyelets: 250 Stitches to Knit (Harmony Guide) Lace & Eyelets: 250 Stitches to Knit (Harmony Guide)

Lace & Eyelets: 250 Stitches to Knit (Harmony Guide)
edited by Erika Knight
An inspirational collection of 250 different stitches with photos and line by line instructions. From simple Swinging Triangles to more complex Butterfly Lace, allover patterns and insertion panels

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Kids Knitting The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting

The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting
by Margaret Hubert

This volume is a comprehensive how-to book about all aspects of knitting. This book is a reference for all knitting techniques, beginning with the basics of how to knit. A large section of the book is devoted to showing different stitch patterns, arranged in style categories for easy reference. Special knitting topics will be explored in depth: cables, intarsia, entrelac, Fair Isle knitting, and lace knitting. A section will discuss yarns: fibers, how they are spun, gauge, and how to choose.


  • Paperback
  • 240 pages
  • 400+ color photos
  • illustrations

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