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Lovely Knitted Lace
Lace knitting gets a fresh update that finally makes the craft accessible to all! From a Triangle Tulip Shawl and Floral Tunic to a Starry Nights Bolero, these stunning projects showcase rich textures and beautiful detail. Working with four basic shapes, Brooke Nico creates 16 gorgeous wearables plus two “bonus” variants. You can use needles and yarn of any size to knit these garments, and each one features simple construction and elegant lines.
Wee Garter Stitch: Must-Have Knits for Modern Babies & Toddlers
From knitting personality Vickie Howell comes an adorable collection of modern baby knits featuring a fresh new take garter stitch, everyone's go-to for easy projects. Taking this stitch into new creative territory, Howell--designer, author, Knit Simple® columnist, and host of PBS' Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell--has created 28 standout garments for boys and girls, including plenty of unisex items. These pieces wow with their inventiveness and modern appeal--including stylish fringed moccasins, a boho hooded poncho, a feathered pom-pom toboggan hat, and a baby Cowichan sweater that grownup knitters will envy!
A Stash of One's Own: Knitters on Loving, Living with, and Letting Go of Yarn
A new, addictive-to-read collection of essays and stories celebrating yarn—specifically, the knitter’s reputation for acquiring it in large quantities and storing it away in what’s lovingly referred to as a “stash.” The pieces in this collection span from comical to earnest, lighthearted to deeply philosophical, in a celebration of the how, why, when, and what of stashes each knitter has accumulated over the years. We’ll hear from bestselling authors, designers, yarn-store owners, essayists, sheep farmers, mill owners, and the people behind the world’s largest collective online stash, Ravelry.com.
Are you ready to embrace your inner geek? This fun and fashionable compendium of knitting patterns definitely leans toward the Dark Side--but who says the Dark Side can't be chic and colorful, too? With projects ranging from easy to advanced, there's something here for everyone: sci-fi geeks, dice rollers, and fantasy enthusiasts alike. And if you're less into the culture and just need something unique to hold your comic book collection, author Joan of Dark has that covered, too. Inside you'll find fun and funky projects modeled by some very familiar faces, including Rene Auberjonois of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and his Blue Box Scarf, John Carpenter and his Asylum Comic Book Cover, and George R. R. Martin with his trusty knitted Dire Wolf! Whether you consider yourself aligned with the Chaotic Good or take a more Neutral Evil approach to life (and knitting), Geek Knits has everything you need to dress the part.
Popular knitwear designer Cathy Carron has gone from head (her bestselling Hattitude) to toe, with this unique collection of socks, stockings, legwarmers, slippers, sandal socks, and more. Perfect for advanced beginner to advanced knitters, the more than 40 fashion-forward designs offer a variety of fun styles and challenges, including tube or spiral shapes, turned heels, afterthought heels, and toe-up. A helpful introduction gives readers a leg up on terminology, sizing, and fiber choices.
Brooke Nico, author of Lovely Knitted Lace and a nationally known lace teacher and designer, presents 16 new projects that offer a fresh and original take on lace knitting. Think sweaters, capelets, tunics and cowls, knit in yarns both thick and thin - contemporary designs that give knitters a wealth of new possibilities. Organized by overall shape - circle, square, triangle, and rectangle - these lovely garments will change the way you look at lace knitting. Step-by-step illustrations clearly explain any advanced techniques, while every pattern regardless of difficulty contains both written and charted instructions. Carrie Hoge, well known for her images for the Quince & Co yarn brand, contributes gorgeous and inspiring photos.
60 Quick Baby Knits
Sixth & Spring Books
From cozy cardigans and a whimsical blanket shaped like a sheep to a pinwheel beret, embroidered booties, and tiny legwarmers, 60 Quick Baby Knits has something for every knitter - and every tot! Featuring the popular, affordable, and surprisingly soft Cascade 220 Superwash yarn, these cute and colorful projects - designed for ages 0 to 24 months - will please even the fussiest babies - and their parents.
The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater: Essays on Crafting
The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater is a memoir about life truths learned through crafting.People who craft know things. They know how to transform piles of yarn into sweaters and scarves. They know that some items, like woolen bikini tops, are better left unknit. They know that making a hat for a newborn baby isn’t just about crafting something small but appreciating the beginnings of life, which sometimes helps make peace with the endings. They know that if you knit your boyfriend a sweater, your relationship will most likely be over before the last stitch.Alanna Okun knows that crafting keeps her anxiety at bay. She knows that no one will ever be as good a knitting teacher as her beloved grandmother. And she knows that even when we can’t control anything else, we can at least control the sticks, string, and fabric right in front of us.Okun lays herself bare and takes readers into the parts of themselves they often keep hidden. Yet at the same time she finds humor in the daily indignities all crafters must face (like when you catch the dreaded Second Sock Syndrome and can’t possibly finish the second in a pair). Okun has written a book that will speak to anyone who has said to themselves, or to everyone within earshot, “I made that.”
Doodle Stitching: Embroidery & Beyond
In her first two Doodle Stitching books, Aimee Ray proved that doodling isn't just for paper anymore! Now she brings her irresistible art to a variety of embroidery techniques in a timeless resource for anyone with a needle and thread. Appealing to stitchers of all levels, the beautiful decorative stitches and techniques here include stumpwork, applique, Shisha, cutwork, and Sashiko. They're all presented in Ray's fresh, accessible, and whimsical style, with more than 20 fun projects and extra motifs so readers can personalize their creations.
Pixel Crochet: 101 Supercool 8-Bit Inspired Designs to Crochet
Pixilated patterns have a really cool, retro feel - and these 101 unique and original motifs are created by seaming simple one-color squares. Take this technique to the next level, and crochet a range of beautiful themed home accessories, from flowers and food to animals and typography. Fifteen inspirational projects include a "Love" cushion, a cheeky monkey blanket, and a rainbow placemat.A comprehensive crochet basics section covers all the skills needed to complete the projects.
Protest Knits: Got Needles? Get Knitting
In despair? Work out your issues with wool.From peace flowers to protest scarfs, nasty woman gloves, and shy anarchist socks Make your point with a crochet hook or pair of knitting needles. With patterns both easy and complex, Protest Knits has more than fifteen projects for some crafty therapy.Stay in the loop and protest in style.
The Very Easy Guide to Lace Knitting
This easy-to-follow lace knitting guide transforms the complete beginner into an accomplished expert. With step-by-step instructions and a preliminary section explaining all the essentials - yarn, needles, gauge, techniques, and how to read knitting charts - this guide could not be more accessible. All swatches are clearly photographed and each stitch pattern appears in both written and chart form, so even novices can start right away. Hone your skills with stylish projects, including delicately-trimmed linen, silk pillow covers, elegant stoles, and heirloom baby blankets. And with each stitch pattern illustrated in both fine and thicker yarns, you can create a truly individual garment. So whether you covet a vintage look or desire a more contemporary feel, The Very Easy Guide to Lace Knitting will give you the skills - and the inspiration.
Lace Yarn Studio: Garments, Hats, and Fresh Ideas for Lace Yarn
sulcoski, Carol J.
Knitters who think lace-weight yarn is difficult to work with or only for old-fashioned shawls are in for a big surprise! These 25 patterns - created by Carol J. Sulcoski and a group of talented designers - break beautifully free from the flowery, heirloom mold. The fresh, contemporary ideas range from an asymmetric tank top and beaded skirt to opera-length gloves and airy infinity scarves. And to make the knitting easy, a comprehensive basics section offers tricks for avoiding yarn tangles, tips on knitting with a lifeline, information about choosing fiber content, and much more.
Iris Schreier's Reversible Knits: Creative Techniques for Knitting Both Sides Right
What a winning combination: celebrated author Iris Schreier, 24 exquisite projects, and dozens of in-demand techniques that result in garments that look great on both sides. Using knit/purl, two-color, double knitting, cable, lace, and modular knitting methods, Iris creates beautiful shrugs, shawls, scarves, throws, hats, socks, and more. Some of the items actually have different looks on the front and back while others simply show the same clean, finished fabric throughout. Iris walks novices through all the essentials, then shares modern adaptations of classic stitches, illuminated by photos of hand-knitted swatches. As a bonus, there's a super-handy yarn substitution chart and an appendix with extra variations for advanced knitters. Knitters of all skill levels can now achieve true "revers-atility."
Crochet!: Techniques - Stitches - Patterns
This indispensable guide shows you all the techniques you'll need to learn to crochet, or for those of you who have already embraced the craft, to take your current skills to new and challenging heights. Basic techniques explained step by step and illustrated with more than 250 color photographs. 80 crochet stitches, from the simplest to the most elaborate. 20 original designs - including a tote, slippers, sweaters, home decor, toys and more. Illustrated indexes of stitches, techniques and patterns for quick reference.
Knit Your Own Dog: the Second Litter
The knitted dog is an ideal pet - there's no feeding, barking, walking, or vet bills, and he'll live forever! Since the publication of Knit Your Own Dog, dog lovers have been howling for even more breeds to knit. This second volume includes easy-to-follow patterns for 25 all-new breeds, including a Beagle, Golden Retriever, Shih Tzu, Yorkshire Terrier and 21 others. The dogs are surprisingly easy to make - with a few evenings of work you can have a covetable companion for life. Scores of photographs show the finished dogs, as well as close-up shots of their detailed and adorable features. Authors Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne also include brief accounts of the characteristics of each breed and offer tips and advice on sewing up the dogs.
The Knitter's Activity Book
From a platypus scarf to a giant crocodile rug, this fabulous activity book features animal-themed knitting patterns and fun puzzles, stories and quizzes to knock your socks off.Louise Walker, also known as Sincerely Louise, presents a selection of her favorite knits for you to try out. Including patterns for both home and to wear, this book includes mini animal trophy heads, triceratops slippers, a lion mug coaster and a giant balloon dog for you to recreate at home. Also, knit along to the ‘Lola the Polar Bear Moves’ comic and create a killer whale, raccoon, corgi, meerkat and a toucan, among many other adorable animals. But this book is not just packed with patterns – have a go at the crafty crossword, the ‘Find the Fiber’ wordsearch, The Knitter’s Arms pub quiz, Louise’s scrap yarn challenge, and many more.Each project is easy to make, only using a basic range of stitches, increases and decreases, so is perfect for beginners wanting to knit something impressive straight away or experienced knitters who are looking for exciting patterns.
Knitted Animal Scarves, Mitts, and Socks
Knit your own animal accessories with these fun and colourful patterns from Fiona Goble. Everyone loves animals, and now you can add them to your wardrobe with this fun and fluffy collection of animal scarves, mitts, and socks to knit. Whether you like the bright colours of tropical frogs and fish, or you prefer the cuddly softness of a koala or a rabbit, you will find your favourite creature here. 'Furry Friends' include a fox scarf and mitts, and a marmalade kitten scarf. In 'Country Creatures' you'll find scarves in the shape of a duckling, a lamb and a pig, as well as hedgehog mitts. 'Water Lovers' include a shark scarf complete with fin, and a pair of penguin socks, while 'Wild Animals' range from an elephant scarf to a zebra cowl and snake socks. There are loads of scarves for small kids, big kids, and young adults, plus a cute collection of socks in the form of cats, owls, mice and more. Cowls and mittens, and some hat/scarf combinations, complete the set. With simple stitches, full instructions for making-up, and clear photographs to illustrate the all-important details, you can pick up your needles and knit a menagerie in no time.
Dedicated knitters will find a fresh, fun challenge in this follow-up to Rosemary Drysdale's bestselling Entrelac. Filled with 85 all-new stitch patterns for creating texture in fabric, Drysdale's innovative collection takes this hot new needlework craze to the next level. Advanced beginners and intermediates can try their hand at everything from cables, lace, and relief stitches to circles, triangles, and never-before-seen interpretations, along with 25 patterns for beautiful garments, fashion accessories, baby gifts, and home decor projects.
Doodle Stitching:The Holiday Motif Collection
Happy holiday doodles! This cheery installment in the popular Doodle Stitching series by powerhouse author Aimee Ray gives embroiderers a festive collection of motifs to try. Of course, it's filled with super-cute Christmas ideas, from Santa's sleigh to the Nutcracker ballet, but also with designs for New Year's, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, Hanukkah, and more. Loaded with more than 20 how-to projects and 300+ new motifs - in the book and on the CD - this is the ultimate year-round stitching resource.
Embroidery! (Tiny World)
Welcome to Tiny World!: A series of cutie-patootie mini-craft kits created especially for beginners. Coupled with materials to make an adorable, miniature project, this full-color, photographic, thirty-two-page book provides an overview of embroidery and step-by-step instructions to create your very own teeny-tiny cactus.The easy-to-learn project can be completed in just a few hours or less and looks fabulous on your bookshelf and desk, and to show off to your friends.Materials Included: Embroidery hoop, embroidery thread, embroidery cloth, and embroidery needle.
Super Easy Amigurumi: Crochet Cute Animals
Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting cute stuffed animals with large heads and small bodies.With clear and easy step-by-step instructions, Super Easy Amigurumi demonstrates the basic crochet techniques you need to know to create these adorable animals, and is designed for the absolute beginner. make pudgy pandas, rollicking rabbits, perky penguins, and eight other super cute animals!
Knitted Animal Socks and Hats
Cover your head and feet in animal fun with these 35 knitting patterns, including simple stretchy socks for all ages, and hats for everyone from babies to adults.The latest animal designs from bestselling author Fiona Goble.
SereKNITy: Peaceful Projects to Soothe and Inspire
Van De Car, Nikki
SereKNITy: Peaceful Projects to Soothe and Inspire weaves mindful crafting and peaceful reflection into this simple, yet beautiful, collection of knitting and crochet patterns.The projects here are not the complicated sweater patterns found in traditional knitting guides, but simple, beautiful objects anyone can create. Practical crafts, like fingerless gloves and mug cozies, are featured alongside more meditative patterns, like granny squares and crocheted flowers. Each is paired with an inspirational, intention-setting prompt and falls under an overarching theme - Color, Texture, or Structure - that encourages knitters and crocheters of all skill levels to be fully present in the moment.Author and crafter Nikki Van De Car gently guides readers to look inward as they work, releasing their anxiety as they create something beautiful. For experienced knitters and novices alike, this is meditative crafting of the very best kind.
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