"Drawn to slow fashion, I appreciate clothing that stands the test of time, both in quality and design."
First, the facts: Title: Free Spirit Knits: 20 Knitted Garments and Accessories Inspired by the Southwest Author: Anne Podlesak Published by: Interweave Press, 2015 Pages: 143 Type: Patterns Chapters: No chapters, just a list of patterns The In-Depth Look: This is a nice, straight-forward pattern book. Except for a few technique pages at the back, [...]
The first sentence of this book resonated for me right away:
“One of the things I love most about knitting is the endless opportunity for learning.”
First, the facts: Title: The Time Garden: A Magical Journey and Coloring Book Author: Daria Song Published by: Watson-Guptill, 2015 Type: Coloring book The In-Depth Look: Just for something totally different ... When the publisher of "The Time Garden" asked me if I wanted to review their new coloring book, my first thought was, "But [...]
I love Romi's designs and have more than one of her shawls in my collection, so I was very excited when I heard about this new book of hers.
As a knitter who loves knitting top-down, one-piece sweaters, this is practically a siren call. How could I resist?
First, the facts: Title: The Art of Slip-Stitch Knitting: Techniques, Stitches, Projects Author: Faina Goberstein & Simona Merchant-Dest Published by: Interweave Press, 2015 Pages: 175 Type: Chapters: 1. All About Slip-Stitch Knitting 2. Traditional Slip-Stitch Patterns 3. Woven Slip-Stitch Patterns 4. Fancy Slip-Stitch Patterns 5. Reversible Slip-Stitch Patterns The In-Depth Look: Slip-stitch knitting is one [...]
The In-Depth Look: There are three things that tell you, right off the bat, that this book is going to be a good one. 1. It's a new book in the "One-Skein" series by Judith Durant 2. It's full of patterns for babies--which means, at the very least, lots and lots of adorable pictures of [...]
All in all, this is a great sock book. The information is thorough, the patterns attractive, the instructions easy to follow, and the photos are appealing.
Maybe knitting rugs out of strips of scrap fabric is just what you're looking for.
Moms know how much creativity their kids have--imaginations going wild, boundless curiosity about the world around them. It's the perfect time to introduce them to new experiences and teach them new skills.
Like, say, knitting!
Not a knitting book, but great for dressmakers!
An absolutely fantastic study of color techniques--now in paperback!
It is hot outside, and the last thing I want to do right now is bundle up in anything, much less a cozy, bulky sweater ... but that doesn't stop me from wanting to knit.