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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!
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.
Superhero Sewing: Playful Easy-to-Sew and No-Sew Designs for Powering Kids' Big Adventures
Help your kids look the part for their imaginative play with Superhero Sewing and bring superheroes, pirate captains, wizards and more into your living room.Superhero Sewing presents easy sewing projects for encouraging and satisfying your child's love of richly imaginative play. Lane Huerta, a mom and the owner of Lovelane Designs, a noted independent maker of imaginative, silk-screened playwear, shares her creative know-how and adapts her charming designs for sewers and other crafters.Following an overview of essential materials, tools, and techniques, Superhero Sewing offers 20 projects in five playful themes - heroes and heroines, pirates, fairies, magicians, and animals - with color palette suggestions for both boys and girls. Each project is marked with a level of difficulty -- no sew, easy, or intermediate -- and two full-size pull-out patterns sheets are included.Whether you have a young heroine that needs cuffs that give her super strength, or a pirate sea captain that needs his hat specially made, Superhero Sewing has plans for ever situation.
Stylish Knits for Dogs: 30 Projects to Knit in a Weekend
Women - and men - of all ages are learning how to knit. Knitters, especially the new ones, enjoy easy-to-make projects that can be completed in a short time. Pets are equally popular in our modern society. Pet owners who often indulge their animals with special treats and accessories will like these easy and quick-to-make designer-quality dog sweaters. These projects can be completed in a weekend, an evening, while watching television, or during an airport layover. They are simple enough to be a first knitting project for a beginning knitter. Design variations and embellishments add the personal touch, and can make each design a more challenging project for an experience knitter. Additionally, the small size of the projects in this book makes them ideal to tuck into a purse or tote bag, so that they can be worked on at odd moments during the day when the knitter finds a few free moments.
One part project book and one part resource guide, Stitched Blooms will be the go-to collection of floral embroidery motifs for today's stitchers and crafters. Its 300 designs run the gamut from classic flowers to folk-art leaves and borders, and the accompanying CD offers yet more possibilities! Use them on the 20 featured projects, including a blouse, Swedish stuffed horse toy, cute girl's skirt, and more. Beginners and experienced embroiderers alike will appreciate the basics section, as well as in-depth instructions for each stitch, and the useful motif reference.
Stitch Love: Sweet Creatures Big & Small
Love stitching? Love animals? Then this sweet collection of creatures big and small is perfect for you! Featuring beginner-friendly embroidery patterns from a rising star in the craft community, it features a variety of irresistibly cute critters - pets, farm animals, dinosaurs, even mythical favorites like Pegasus. There are 25 projects in all, from a hedgehog stroller quilt to a dachshund keyboard wrist rest, plus dozens of motifs.
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.
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.
A Stash of One's Own: Knitters on Loving, Living With, and Letting Go of Yarn
Clara Parkes gathers tales from twenty-two knitters and examines a subject that is irresistible to us all - the yarn stash.Anyone with a passion has a stash, whether it is a collection of books or enough yard to exceed several life expectancies. With her trademark wry, witty approach, Parkes brings together fascinating stories from all facets of stash-keeping and knitting life. Whether the yarn stash is muse, memento, creative companion, career guide, or lifeline in tough times, these deeply engaging stories take a surprising and fascinating look at why we collect, what we cherish, and how we let go.
Simple Knitting is a unique workshop-based, how-to-knit book that will teach you the key techniques while creating an enviable collection of knitted items. Each of the 20 projects in the book teaches a new skill, as well as building upon and consolidating those knitting techniques already learned through preceding projects. With a series of workshop-style masterclasses Erika Knight explains all the essential information--from achieving a perfect tension and substituting yarns or stitch textures, to more advanced cables and shaping--alongside broader design principles, such as building a color palette.Providing a unique opportunity to learn the design secrets of one of the world's most highly-respected knitwear designers, Erika shares her special tricks of the trade within this book. Erika's signature style, for which she has become renowned worldwide, is her sophisticated simplicity. Simple Knitting is the embodiment of that elegant reductivism. Her designs prove that you can make wonderful, original items for your home and yourself at the same time as mastering a repertoire of skills. Likewise, her preference for a refined natural palette of earthy shades with the odd highlight hue is perfectly in tune with the current mood for relaxed, homely interiors.With inspiring photography by Yuki Sugiura that showcases each of the beautiful designs, supported with clear charts and artwork, Simple Knitting is the ultimate learn-to-knit book.
It's always better when you sew together! The art of sewing should be shared, and these delightful child-centered projects are made for parents to do with their kids aged 6 to 12—or for tweens to try alone after they've learned the basics. From simple nesting dolls and a cute plush fox friend to a drawstring game board, pennants, pillows, patchwork throws, scarves, and stuffed animal sleeping bags, there's something fun for everyone. Contributors include: Mollie Johanson, Heather Jones, Cal Patch, Mary Rasch, Aimee Ray, Cynthia Shaffer, and others.
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.
Scarves, Shawls and Shrugs
One + One = Two skeins! That's all it takes to make any of these 25 breathtaking knitted accessories.Scarves, Shawls & Shrugsis the first in a new series by renowned designer Iris Schreier that showcases the many possibilities of working with just two skeins of yarn. Mixing yarn types, weights, and colors, she presents a dazzling array of stylish and sophisticated wraps. Schreier created about half the projects herself, while other prominent designers provided the rest.    The projects range from easy to unique and offer new ideas for blending yarns and creating pieces with high appeal, beautiful drape, and practical functionality.
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.
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.
One + One Wraps, Cowls & Capelets
One + one = just two skeins of yarn! That's all it takes to create these gorgeously wearable accessories, created by bestselling knitwear author Iris Schreier and 15 featured designers. Ranging from the delectable Star Stitch Shoulder Wrap to a reversible Double Eyelet Lace Cowl in luxurious cashmere, to a lacy Vineyard Shawl with beaded pearls and sequins, this chic collection includes 29 projects in all.nbsp; Many of the garments can be worn in a variety of ways, and the patterns are perfect for beginner and intermediate knitters.
The Needlepoint Book (New, Revised, and Updated Third Edition)
Christensen, Jo Ippolito
The Needlepoint Book is the only needlework guide you'll ever need - now including more than 430 stitches and more than 1,300 illustrations.Since its original publication in 1976, The Needlepoint Book has become known as the bible for all stitching enthusiasts - the one resource for every needlepoint aficionado. Whether you’re new to the craft or have been practicing for years, this guide covers your stitching journey from inspiration to achievement with specific guidelines on how to make the painted canvas yours.Featuring all-new projects and stitch patterns for every level of expertise, you will learn practical skills, such as how to:• Choose your project with purpose• Tell its story with stitches and fibers• Create mood with color and texture• Fill that blank background• Select and use embellishments such as beads and sequinsIncluded in this revised and expanded edition is a crash course on how to use new fibers; updated information on materials, as well as how to work with and care for them; dozens of new stitches; and diagrams and stitch guides for select projects included in book. Also featured are thirty-two pages of color photographs with all-new projects; dozens of new stitches explained with photos and drawings; and a new ribbon stitch chapter.The Needlepoint Book is the one book to own on the topic. In one comprehensive volume, it has everything you'll need to create your own artistic, high-quality heirloom.
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.
Mini Skein Knits: 25 Knitting Patterns Using Small Skeins and Leftovers
Mini skeins are the hottest new trend in the fiber world and this collection of 25 knitting patterns will give you plenty of ideas on how to creatively use these tiny collectible skeins. Create 25 beautiful patterns that range from a woman's striped crewneck pullover and cardigan to a slouchy beanie and a trio of matching winter accessories to a hanging kitchen towel and coffee cup cozy. This is also the perfect pattern collection for using up leftover yarn. Mixing and matching mini skeins with yarn leftovers will make a colorful and budget-savvy new project.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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