First, the facts: Title: Everyday Lace: Simple Sophisticated Knitted Garments Author: Heather Zoppetti Published by: Interweave Knits, 2014 Pages: 144 Type: Lace clothes and accessories Chapters: 1. Lace-Knitting Essentials 2. Warm 3. Transitional 4. Cold The In-Depth Look: Lace is one of those techniques that can be great fun to knit, but which people avoid [...]
Fall and Winter are coming, and so are some great new books! (Note that this list is in no way meant to be complete. There are LOTS of great, new books out there!) 3 Skeins or Less Aran and Nordic Knits for Kids Brioche Chic Color Knitting with Confidence Chunky Knits Entrelac2 Faux Taxidermy Knits [...]
I can't believe how long it's been since I did one of these posts! But since summer is just about over and Fall and Winter are coming ... now seems a good time to point out some great recent books that I haven't had a chance to review (Note that this list is in no [...]
First, the facts: Title: Knockout Knits: New Tricks for Scarves, Hats, Jewelry, and Other Accessories Author: Laura Nelkin Published by: Potter Craft, 2014 Pages: 144 Type: Accessories patterns Chapters: 1. Wrapped Stitches at Play 2. Get Your Lace On 3. Beaded Beauties The In-Depth Look: You can tell this book began as a labor of [...]
Amy Christoffers has filled this book with patterns--sweaters, wraps, hats, and the usual assortment of accessories--that look fun to knit but will be easy to throw on and wear for years to come.
This charming book of lace patterns is a self-published creation of the author, Gina House.
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.