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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!
Custom Crocheted Sweaters
Presenting the only how-to guide to focus specifically on customizing crocheted sweaters, so you can create the perfect fit for every body type. Ranging from simple to more sophisticated, the 10 basic patterns selected by expert Dora Ohrenstein offer different techniques for adjusting and personalizing the design, construction, and shaping. With a wealth of diagrams and charts, along with photos of the sweaters themselves, Custom Crocheted Sweaters is the book that every crocheter has been waiting for.
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.
How to Knit Socks: Three Methods Made Easy
This book focuses on teaching knitters all three methods of knitting socks, using step-by-step photos and a series of helpful hints and tips.
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.
Here are eight great crochet hat patterns that use simple stitches to create elaborate designs. With detailed instruction and close-up photos of each stitch used, Quick-Crochet Hats offers crocheters an easy guidebook to great-looking crocheted hats.
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.
Knitting's gone to the dogs - and it's absolutely adorable! There's something for pups of all shapes and sizes - and for every occasion - in this collection of 22 whimsical knitwear patterns, all created by design sensation Debbie Bliss. The fun selection includes a classic cabled Aran pullover to keep Fido warm on cold winter days, while the “Sherlock Bones” matching cape and hat will make a bloodhound out of any breed. These are what every well-dressed dog will wear!
Embroidery Pour la Maison
Embroidery pour la Maison presents more than one hundred designs to add charm to objects throughout the home, and twenty-one needlework steps teaching how to do this. In no time you'll be hand-stitching telephone motifs to address book covers, bubbles to bathrobes, baguettes and macarons to tote bags. The designs featured inside will allow you to personalize your accessories and create lovely embroidered gifts for your friends.
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."
The Joy of Sox
Obsessed with sock knitting? Heighten your passion with more than 30 beyond-the-basic patterns that will keep the spark burning brightly. From fantastic cable and lace patterns to killer colorwork, The Joy of Sox offers the very best in challenging constructions and techniques. There are also fun stories and helpful tips straight from the designers. Laura Bryant and Shannon Okey explain how to make the most of hand-painted yarn, Crazy Aunt Purl describes her first time knitting socks, and much more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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