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-minutewishbone sweater. The author continuously comments on the project, its history, other ancient and modern customs and personal beliefs.Elizabeth Zimmerman's patterns are classic.
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.
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.
Beautiful KnittingTechniques & Patterns for Creating Elegant Designsby Luce SmitsFour 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.
Scarf Styleby Pam AllenThis 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.
Vintage Baby Knitsby 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.
Morehouse Farm Merino Knits: More than 40 Farm-Fresh Designsby Margrit LohrerMargrit 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 pagesschematics projects
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.
Knitting 101: A Workshop in a Bookby Carri HammettWritten 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 Spiral192 pagesDVD with video tutorials includedline by line instructions20 projects
Lace & Eyelets: 250 Stitches to Knit (Harmony Guide)edited by Erika KnightAn 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
The Complete Photo Guide to Knittingby Margaret HubertThis 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.
A to Z of Knitting: The Ultimate Guide for the Beginner to Advanced KnitterNow in paperback, this must-have resource offers all the knitting know-how you'll ever need! With over 1,000 close-up photographs featuring real hands holding real yarn and needles, there's no easier way to learn!
Patterns for Guernseys, Jerseys & Arans Fishermen's Sweaters from the British Islesby Gladys Thompson This is Dover's reprint of the original 1969 edition. Great historical research! If you enjoy seeing where our knitting traditions came from, you will love this book. What will fascinate you are the many authentic stitch patterns so carefully documented with all their variations. There are patterns found in Yorkshire, Norfolk, Ireland, the Scottish Hebrides, and the Aran Islands. Many beautiful sweaters are pictured, but this book is not for beginners.
The Beginner's Guide to Needle Feltingby Susanna Wallace Susanna Wallis demonstrates how to create wonderful pictures and three-dimensional objects using wool and simple needle felting techniques. Learn how to make charming cards, pictures, jewellery, a bird and even a figure from wool. Simple techniques, clearly explained. Step by step photographs. Six inspirational projects. Get started on a new craft today. Paperback, 65pp.
This wonderful collection of 50 innovative square designs will quickly become a much-used volume in your personal library.