Knitting
Protest Knits: Got Needles? Get Knitting!
Protest Knits
Got Needles? Get Knitting!
Hardcover      ISBN: 1912217007

Are you in despair? Want to work out your issues with some wool? Stay in the loop and protest in style

Knitting and handicrafts have a long history in protesting. The pussy hat project taking protests by storm has been particularly successful, but it joins a long tradition of crafty activism. In Canada, there's the Revolutionary Knitting Circle, which first made headlines for their protest at the 2002 G8 summit. Australia has the Knitting Nannas, who protest about environmental issues by holding "knit-ins." In the UK, activists from Wool Against Weapons knitted a seven-mile-long pink "peace scarf" to protest against the country's Trident nuclear weapon program. Then, a year later, they re-purposed it into thousands of blankets for those in need in war-zones and developing nations. And down in Chile, it's the hombres tejedores (knitting men) who break down stereotypes and teach other men to embrace the creative hobby.

In cities across the world, "yarn bombing" reclaims urban spaces with a pair of needles, covering everyday items in brightly colored knits. Like other forms of graffiti, yarn bombing can convey a message of protest--or it can just be street art for the sake of art. Knitting for change is a global activity.

It's time to get your needles and hooks out and change the world. From pussy hats to protest scarfs and voodoo dolls to seriously stylish sweaters, Protest Knits is the book for you. From the easy peasy to the more complex, there are more than 15 projects for some crafty therapy including:
- Pussy hat
- Trump pincushion
- Voodoo doll (to customize to the politician of your choice )
- Nasty Woman mittens
- Perpetually Worried sweater
- If You Can Read This I Smashed the Patriarchy socks
- Dedicated Follower of Anti-Fascism cushion cover
- Nevertheless She Persisted baby hat

Knitting from the North: Original Designs Inspired by Nordic and Fair Isle Knitting Traditions
Knitting from the North
Original Designs Inspired by Nordic and Fair Isle Knitting Traditions
Paperback      ISBN: 1611803888
Nordic knitting projects that blend contemporary patterns with traditional colorwork for a style that will appeal to all knitters.

Hilary Grant takes a thoroughly modern approach to Nordic knitting with this collection of thirty projects. With designs that are fresh, bold, and graphic, these geometric motifs give a contemporary spin to traditional colorwork patterns. With a range of accessories and sweaters there is something from everyone here: hats, cowls, fingerless mitts, sweaters, and more.

The allure of colorwork tugs at the heart of all knitters. From traditional Fair Isle designs to Icelandic Lopapeysa and clean Nordic patterns, knitting projects that use a kaleidescope of colors are eye-catching and inspiring. Knitting from the North is the perfect entry into knitting with color, with patterns to help you keep your hands warm and spirits high.
Zakka Embroidery: Simple One- And Two-Color Embroidery Motifs and Small Crafts
Zakka Embroidery
Simple One- And Two-Color Embroidery Motifs and Small Crafts
Paperback      ISBN: 1611803101
Embrace a simpler approach to stitching with bold one- and two-color embroidery motifs

Zakka Embroidery presents designs that are an elegant blend of Japanese and Scandinavian style. The motifs and patterns are spare and graphic, yet softened with organic shapes and imagery drawn from nature. The result is embroidery that evokes a personal feel and conjures a sense of nostalgia.
The task of picking just the right palette for an embroidery project can be overwhelming to beginners and experienced stitchers alike. But when you take away that challenge, a whole world of texture and style becomes available. Here Japanese designer Yumiko Higuchi presents embroidery motifs to be stitched using just one or two colors--creating patterns and designs that are more evocative for their form than for a play of colors. Each embroidery design is paired with a simple craft project, transforming the stitched fabric into a functional object, including pouches, pillows, aprons, and more.

With beautiful photographs, clear step-by-step instructions, and detailed diagrams, Zakka Embroidery will be an inspiring guide for those new to embroidery and a delightful experience for those experienced with needle and thread.
Dolce Handknits: Simple, Sophisticated Designs
Dolce Handknits
Simple, Sophisticated Designs
Paperback      ISBN: 160468013x

With a growing reputation for gorgeous patterns, the owner of Dolce Handknits presents 16 of her top-selling designs. Stylish and contemporary, these patterns range from weekend casual to office chic. Find something luscious for every season and skill level, including tanks, pullovers, and cardigans Enjoy a skillful combination of fashion and wearability; you'll reach for these garments again and again Experience the joys of knitting--the patterns feature soothing, meditative repetition with just enough challenge to keep things interesting

The Knitter's Palette: A Workbook of Color and Texture Techniques and Effects
The Knitter's Palette
A Workbook of Color and Texture Techniques and Effects
Paperback      ISBN: 1589237307

Explore the myriad of color and texture opportunities available to the hand knitter with The Knitter's Palette This comprehensive and creative guide uses a large collection of swatches--or palettes--to inspire and instruct as it covers every aspect of color and texture in knitting. In these pages, you'll find a library of 55 palettes, containing over 400 swatches, supported by over 70 illustrated techniques. Each palette illustrates variations on effects, patterns, designs, or techniques. While it's aimed at novices who understand only basic knitting techniques, this book will also appeal to experienced knitters looking for new and creative ideas.

Baby Knits from Around the World: Twenty Heirloom Projects in a Variety of Styles and Techniques
Baby Knits from Around the World
Twenty Heirloom Projects in a Variety of Styles and Techniques
Paperback      ISBN: 1589237897

Knitting expert Kari Cornell teaches you how to make your own baby knits in all of the world's authentic traditions.Baby Knits from Around the World showcases 20 designs by well-known artisans hailing from classic knitting traditions in Scandinavia, Ireland, Scotland, England, the Baltics, Europe, South America, and North America. This book includes detailed instructions for ever-popular baby hats, blankets, sweaters, booties, pants, dresses, toys, and mitts; while introductions to each pattern detail the history of the technique that the design employs. With over 100 gorgeous photos and diagrams throughout, knitters of all proficiency levels are sure to enjoy Kari Cornell's hand-picked collection of baby knitting projects.

350+ Knitting Tips, Techniques, and Trade Secrets: How to Be Better at What You Do
350+ Knitting Tips, Techniques, and Trade Secrets
How to Be Better at What You Do
Paperback      ISBN: 125012512x

Betty Barnden's updated edition of 350+ Knitting Tips, Techniques, and Trade Secrets is a perfect gift for creative crafters.

Give a stylish finish to your knitted garments and accessories with this essential compendium of knitting know-how. Over 350 tips, techniques, and secrets are explained and illustrated with clear step-by-step photographs and diagrams. Discover how to read patterns and charts, choose color and yarns, mix and match stitch patterns, and adapt designs for the perfect fit.

All kinds of stitches abound, from stockinette stitch and ribbing, to lace, Fair Isle, cables, and intarsia work. This book explains all the techniques you'll need in the order you'll need them, from casting on and joining in yarns, to shaping, and adding buttonholes, pockets, and embellishments. Plus, "Try It" and "Fix It" panels suggest ways of practicing and developing new skills and avoiding or correcting common knitting errors.

Knit to Flatter: The Only Instructions You'll Ever Need to Knit Sweaters That Make You Look Good and Feel Great!
Knit to Flatter
The Only Instructions You'll Ever Need to Knit Sweaters That Make You Look Good and Feel Great!
Paperback      ISBN: 1617690171
Knit to Flatter is about celebrating the body you have been given and creating sweaters that make you look and feel great. Part instruction manual and part pattern collection, Knit to Flatter teaches you how to assess your shape--top-heavy, bottom-heavy, or proportional-- and then knit accordingly. With a great sense of fun and acceptance, Amy Herzog presents silhouettes and styles that work with each body shape, along with four ideal sweater patterns per category. She then provides patterns for 10 more sweaters with guidelines for customizing, so they can be tailored to flatter. Each pattern is written in up to 10 sizes, and the garments are photographed on models with genuine curves. No smoke and mirrors here. Just real beauty

Praise for Knit to Flatter

"Knit to Flatter is $24.95 in the US, which works out to a little more than $1 per style, but you shouldn't expect to make all the styles in this book. What you will get is great lessons on what looks best on you and why--terrific information you can use to your own best advantage. Some people might say that sort of information is priceless." --My Central Jersey's In Stitches blog

"Garment knitters rejoice Knit to Flatter is the latest book by Amy Herzog, and its a mine of resources . . ." --Knit Edge magazine

"A knitter's manifesto " -- "Stash and Burn" podcast

"Every knitter that knits sweaters should own this book. The feeling of this book is 100% body positive. Go buy it already " --Knitty.com

"I feel like this book is one that is so needed right now. There are so many luscious knitwear patterns being designed and released these days, it's easy to rush into knitting everything that is popular. I know I've been guilty of that, and then disappointed in the end when the finished garment made me embarrassed to wear it in public. Getting more guidance on what styles would be more suitable seems like the smartest thing to do before investing a good chunk of change in a sweater's worth of yarn." --Sweet Georgia Yarns

"There is no doubt in mind that you are bound to fall in love with more than a few of these sweaters and the techniques that bring them into being." --The A.D.D Knitter

"If you have not rushed out to buy this book you should." --Blue Moon Fiber Arts

"What this book really is, is the girlfriend you take when you go shopping. The one who's not afraid to say, 'Hmmm maybe not those jeans, try these instead.' We've got Amy. She's going to help us all get over those numbers on the tape measure, on the scale, on the tag in our clothes and focus on what works." --Savory Knitting

"Such self-assuredness is a gift we all were born with and deserve to feel on a daily basis. You wouldn't think we needed a book like this, but we do. We're lucky it's here." --Knitter's Review

"I'm a little obsessed with knitters making sweaters that fit and look good on them. I was so excited when I got Amy Herzog's new book." --Knitty.com

"Gosh darn cute. the pink polka dot binding, the layout and graphic design of the book, the models . . . (i could go on & on), the book is just gosh darn welcoming, friendly, and like a great friend who always tells you the truth. it makes you feel awesome to see REAL women's bodies in here." --Luvinthemommyhood

"You pick a pattern and buy some yarn. One hundred and fifty dollars and forty hours later, you try on your freshly knitted sweater and . . . oh no. You vow to take up scrapbooking. Which is why we need Knit to Flatter. Kudos to the author and the production team for including models of diverse colors, shapes and sizes, creating a look book to which we can all relate." --Vogue Knitting

"Amy's collection is as beautiful as expected from such a talente
The Very Easy Guide to Lace Knitting: Step-By-Step Techniques, Easy-To-Follow Stitch Patterns, and Projects to Get You Started
The Very Easy Guide to Lace Knitting
Step-By-Step Techniques, Easy-To-Follow Stitch Patterns, and Projects to Get You Started
Paperback      ISBN: 0312675321

This easy-to-follow lace knitting guide transforms the complete beginner into an accomplished expert is a perfect gift book for anyone interested in the art of crafting.

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, Lynne Watterson's The Very Easy Guide to Lace Knitting will give you the skills--and the inspiration.
Knit Your Own Kama Sutra: Twelve Playful Projects for Naughty Knitters
Knit Your Own Kama Sutra
Twelve Playful Projects for Naughty Knitters
Paperback      ISBN: 0062352008

Spice up your needlework with this adventurous, irreverent, and fun guide featuring twelve projects inspired by the Kama Sutra--the classic illustrated handbook of sexual instruction--the perfect gift book for playful needle crafters.

Knit a variety of the most popular positions from the classic Kama Sutra, as well as a few of the more intriguing acrobatic poses with this frisky project book that is sure to get your creative juices flowing. All twelve projects include a witty overview highlighting quirky facts and information relating to each position, clear, easy-to-follow knitting patterns and detailed instructions for every stage, and gorgeous full-color photographs to help you visualize your progress, step by step.

In keeping with the lively spirit of the classic book of love, each project is given a different setting. Moving beyond the bedroom, naughty knitters can set their amorous couple in the back row at the movies, beside the fire in a cozy log cabin, in the hot tub, in an office closet, or camping under the stars. Here, too, are complete patterns and instructions for knitting a variety of delightful accessories to accompany each scenario, including miniature bags of popcorn, backpacks and hiking boots, tents and sleeping bags, as well as personal features such as hairstyles, glasses, and beards, and a selection of fun outfits, including lingerie, sweaters, dresses, cowboy hats, and socks.

A cheeky and light-hearted take on traditional knitting projects, Knit Your Own Kama Sutra is ideal for fun-loving crafters everywhere.

--Chicago Knits Magazine