First, the facts: Title: Viking Knits & Ancient Ornaments: Interlace patterns from around the world in modern knitwear Author: Elsebeth Lavold Published by: Trafalgar Square, 2014 Pages: 189 Type: Patterns and history Chapters: 1. Follow the Threads 2. Read This Before You Knit 3. Loops 4. Rings & Chains 5. Little Knot and Fourknot 6. [...]
The author writes, "This book is about embracing knitting tradition without being bound by it. ... For New Vintage Lace, I set out to reinterpret kunststricken for contemporary appeal. Although I take pleasure in knitting doilies and tablecloths, I wanted the projects in this book to attract a wider audience. "
Did you know the Comfort Knitting & Crochet Afghans by Norah Gaughan, Margery Winter, and the Berroco Design Team is now available as an ebook? I reviewed the original paper edition here, and still consider this one of the nicest collection of afghans I've seen in a while. While we're at it the Comfort Knitting [...]
First, the facts: Title: Knitting Reimagined: An Innovative Approach to Structure and Shape with 25 Breathtaking Projects Author: Nicky Epstein Published by: Potter Craft, 2014 Pages: 175 Type: Patterns Chapters: 1. Directions 2. Cool Construction 3. Woven Weaves 4. Stitch Impact The In-Depth Look: One of the things I love best about Nicky Epstein's books [...]
It's hard to resist a collection of cute, knitted toys ... so why bother?
Most of us know only a few ways of starting and stopping our knitting, but this book can change all that.
An interview with Amy Gunderson, author of "Knitted Mitts & Mittens".
Sometimes, all you really want in life is warm hands.
I saw this post about why knitting books are really about more than just the patterns over at Donna Druchunas's blog and wanted to share. I pretty much agree with everything she said, and couldn't have put it better myself. Here's a taste to whet your appetite. What makes a knitting book great? It reaches [...]
It should say a lot that, after getting this review copy, I bought myself a rigid heddle loom.
Well now, I've actually read the book and can tell you what I really think!
Today is publication day for my friend Rachael Herron's latest book, Pack Up the Moon, and it's time to spread the word.
First, the facts: Title: Cozy Knits: 50 Fast & Easy Projects from Top Designers Author: Tanis Gray Published by: Interweave Press, 2013 Pages: 183 Type: Accessory patterns Chapters: 1. Heartfelt Hats 2. Warm and Wonderful Mittens 3. Cuddly Cowls & Scarves 4. Snuggly Sweaters, Shawls and Shrugs 5. Quick and Clever Gifts The In-Depth Look: [...]