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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.
Transform your home and make unique gifts using a loom!Loom knitting is a great craft for beginners - you can start small and build your confidence as you go.Clear, informative artworks guide you every step of the way.Most projects take very little time and can be made with no more than one ball of yarn.
Knitted Animal Hats
By combining simple knitting techniques with soft and colourful yarns, Fiona Goble has created a fantastic collection of 35 animal hats, ranging from cute and cuddly to wild and woolly. Choose from hats for tiny babies such as Buzzy Bee, Tweet the Robin or Rudy the Rabbit, or make something to keep bigger kids cosy, from Blizzard the Reindeer (complete with bright red nose) to Otto the Octopus. Most of the hats can be made in a range of sizes and many of them come with matching accessories, such as boot toppers, wrist warmers and baby bootees. Each hat has easy-to-follow instructions and uses the simplest of stitches, with clear step-by-step illustrations and photographs to help with the all-important features, making this ideal for beginner knitters as well as more experienced ones. With essential yarn information as well as a helpful techniques section, you'll be ready to start knitting gorgeous animal hats in no time.
Stitch 'N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker
Lacy, sexy summer tops. Chic, cozy sweaters. Chunky, funky hats and colorfully crafty afghans - it all starts with the single, simple act of wrapping a hook around a strand of yarn. Then come the stitches, the flourishes, the unlimited creativity. Stylish, cheeky in tone, chock-full of information and inspiration, this is the indispensable guide. Learn the skills. Speak the lingo. Make the stuff. And give old granny square a chance.
Made by Hand
Curates a collection of twenty-six studio classes hosted at the author's Brooklyn studio, offering step-by-step instructions for projects that use classic craft techniques showcased in modern styles.
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.
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.
Edward's Crochet Imaginarium: Flip the Pages to Make Over a Million Mix-and-Match Monsters
(Wire Coil/Wire Combination)
Crocheting has never been so much fun . . . or so imaginative! With these split pages, you can choose exactly the head, arms, and feet you want to customize your own individual crazy critter. On the back of each photo you’ll find crocheting instructions, and it’s up to you to decide on the colors; to add stripes, spots, or scales; or to sew on one of the extras, like hair, eyes, horns, wings, or tails. Just work from the top down, selecting one of the 30 options for each part of the finished creature.
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.
Magpies, Homebodies, and Nomads: A Modern Knitter's Guide to Discovering and Exploring Style
Cirilia Rose is the epitome of the new knitwear designer - young, educated, curious, and excited to share her passion for all ideas knit and purl. Her attitude toward curating her own collection of designs is informed as much by travel, cultural history, and tried-and-true sourcebooks as it is by modern media and technology. In Magpies, Homebodies, and Nomads, Rose takes readers behind the scenes of her design process, showing them how she curates and organizes ideas and translates them into knitwear designs. Through 25 projects that fall into three categories - Magpies (accessories for the small amounts of precious yarns that knitters inevitably collect), Homebodies (garments for time spent close to home), and Nomads (garments to wear when venturing out into the world)—Rose shares her modern aesthetic and invites readers to develop their own.
Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns: A Guide to Customizing a Hand-Stitched Alabama Chanin Wardrobe
In this final volume of the four-book series, Chanin offers, by popular demand, three new core patterns—the A-Line Dress/Tunic/Top, the Long and Short Wrap Skirt, and the Classic Coat/Jacket/Cardigan—and a guide to customizing garments to fit and flatter. For ease, convenience, and to ease its ecological footprint, this book comes with a CD rather than paper patterns. The disc contains patterns for all of the garments from the previous books in the Alabama Studio series with additional sizing for XXL, the three new patterns, plus five Alabama Chanin stencil designs, including the Polka Dot in three sizes, the popular New Leaves, and the classic Magdalena (all for readers to print as needed for their individual sewing purposes).
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.
100 Snowflakes to Crochet
Create a gorgeous collection of crocheted snowflakes. Bring the lacey beauty of a snowfall into your home with 100 Snowflakes to Crochet. Crafters of all levels can easily crochet up a storm - or just make a simple snowflake or two. The designs range from simple ones requiring only a few rows to large intricate ones for more advanced stitchers. Starting with a review of crochet basics, a discussion of materials and finishings, the structure of snowflakes, and methods of blocking and starching your finished flakes, anyone can easily learn to craft one of these gossamer creations. Then onto the Snowflake Selector to browse for a pattern that matches your skill level. However, as you work through the book, you will improve your skills as you go along! These lovely flakes - intricate, delicate, and symmetrical - can be used as appliques, to hang in windows, or to adorn your Christmas tree. With full patterns and lots of project ideas for your finished snowflakes, you're certain to find hours of enjoyment and inspiration from the next book in our bestselling series.
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!
Knit Wear Love
In this follow-up to Knit to Flatter, author Amy Herzog is back with more real-talk for knitters. In Knit Wear Love, she guides us through picking a base pattern that not only works for our inherent shape, but also suits our size and style - all with the skill of a top-notch teacher and designer and the honesty and humor of a BFF.Known for her uncanny ability to simplify what might initially seem complex, Herzog masterminded for Knit Wear Love an easy mix-and-match pattern system that allows us to choose among the eight key sweater forms (pullover, cardigan, vest, cowl, tunic, wrap, tank, and bolero/shrug); eight fashion styles (modern, classic, romantic, sporty, bohemian, avant-garde, vintage, and casual); a trove of customization details; ten sizes; and three gauges of yarn. The result? Sweaters we can knit with confidence, wear with pride, and love for many years to come.
Knit Noro: 30 Designs in Living Color
Japanese designer Eisaku Noro creates some of the world's most magnificent yarns - made from exquisite natural materials and color-blended into stunning hues, they're prized by knitters everywhere. This lush, beautifully styled book offers needleworkers of all skill levels a collection of patterns that make the most of Noro's breathtaking creations. The projects, which range from an Entrelac Scarf and Cowl Neck Vest to a Felted Cloche and Chevron Throw, include on-trend fashion and accessories.
Loom Knitting Primer (Second Edition)
The "must-have" book for loom knitters by the top expert on the subject is now updated to reflect the newer looms on the market. Like the previous edition this new edition still contains everything you need to know about loom knitting, like gauge, yarn thickness, increasing, decreasing, color work, different cast on and off methods, and more. Additionally, it includes Isela Phelps's precise and easy how-to instructions, now newly updated, for making basic stitches and variations, and for using all the different types of looms, round and long looms, currently in the market. The project section is also updated to include more specific information about the looms used, with a handy chart of all the looms, with their gauges, currently on the market. But what hasn't changed is the straightforward information and the need for this book, making it the one to have for all loom knitters. If you only purchase one loom knitting book, this is the one to get!
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.
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.
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