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.
First, the facts: Title: Yarn-i-tec-ture: A Knitter's Guide to Spinning: Building Exactly the Yarn You Want Author: Jillian Moreno Published by: Storey Publishing, 2016 Pages: 239 Type: Spinning Chapters: 1. The Blueprint: Yarn Vision 2. The Foundation: Sheep Breeds and Beyond 3. The Frame: Fiber Preparations 4. The Walls: Drafting 5. The Roof: Plying 6. [...]
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.
It's the architecture that inspired these patterns, and the idea of travel that shapes the structure of the book.
I would have loved it as a kid and it makes me smile now, too.
They say in their introduction that they started with the questions: "What would you want to make over a weekend, if you could really just spend a few days relaxing and knitting? What would you want to wear on an autumn weekend away?"
This book is filled with designs--mostly for women, but for men, too--that can be knitted and worn regularly, without fuss.
The author says, "I think of this book as a knitter's approach to the seven summits. It is proverbial mountain climbing for lace knitters who are adventurous; delighted by the basics, yet yearning for more."
First, the facts: Title: Cable Left Cable Right: Twists and turns to take your knitting in a whole new direction Author: Judith Durant Published by: Storey Publishing Pages: 216 Type: Cable stitch patterns Chapters: 1. Cable Basics 2. Simple Cables 3. Angles and Curves 4. Braids and Pretzels 5. Fillers, Ribbings, and Allover Patterns 6. [...]
The projects are all stylish--not always a word you think of when describing things for soft, cuddly, little people.
How can you resist all this cuteness? (Hint: You can't; don't even try.)
It's about time, frankly, that someone put together a book this good, this thorough, and this useful for pattern writing.