First, the facts: Title: Knit Mitts: Your Hand-Y Guide to Knitting Mittens and Gloves Author: Kate Atherley Published by: Interweave Press, 2017 Pages: 143 Type: Mittens and gloves Chapters: Introduction: Why Fit Matters and How to Use This Book 1. Hand Size and Mitten Fit 2. Yarns & Warmth 3. Making Mittens and Gloves 4. [...]
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I've been hearing buzz about this book for a while now, and am really happy to see it living up to the hype--and thanks to Interweave Press, maybe you can, too!
First, the facts: Title: Stunning Stitches: 21 Shawls, Scarves, and Cowls You'll Love to Knit Author: Jen Lucas Published by: Martingale, 2017 Pages: 96 Type: Shawls, scarves, and cowls Chapters: No chapters, just patterns The In-Depth Look: The author writes, "As a designer, I'm constantly inspired by the stitch patterns that fill the stitch dictionaries [...]
Independence Day is coming up fast, and it’s important to remember what that means–and what better way than to listen to the words of our founding fathers?
She says in her intro: "In a perfect world, maybe you wouldn't need a 30-day challenge to find and fall in love with your most playful, imaginative, and colorful self, but we don't live in a perfect world. We live in a fast-paced, info-packed, high-octane society where feeling lost in the jostling crowd is the norm and locating our own significance is sometimes the biggest challenge of all. During a particularly difficult time in my life, when I was struggling both professionally and personally, I used my blog to publicly commit myself to a Year of Fearless Love. I went into that year needing to believe the power we all have to touch, lift, and heal each other."
For a book called "Garter Stitch Revival," two-thirds of the designs have very little garter stitch.
I think this is one of the most useful crochet books I've seen in a while. I only wish I could have seen what my grandmothers would have thought of it.
Stitch dictionaries (stitch and otherwise) provide the tools you need to feed your creativity.
Really, at this point I'm just wondering what other fandom I love Joanna will be tackling next?
It's a sweet book, filled with happy little faces ready to play. What's not to love?
This is, of course, primarily a knitting book site, but I can't pretend that crochet doesn't exist (I wouldn't dare), and there's no denying that crochet can create some beautiful things. In this case, it's all about making sweaters with top-down convenience that allows you to try the garment on, to assess things like fit and drape as you go.
Just like it says on the cover, this book is full of knitted hat designs. Twenty of them, suitable for women (all of them) and men (some of them).
Nobody ever said "easy" had to be "boring." Or that it had to be geared toward absolute beginners ... because, here's the thing. Beginners need challenges, and experts need a chance to relax.