Once Upon a Knit
28 Grimm and Glamorous Fairy-Tale Projects
Paperback ISBN: 0385344945
"Iconic fairy-tale characters from storybooks, movies, and television inspire this collection of magical knitting patterns perfect for modern knights, villains, and princesses. Once again, Genevieve Miller taps a wide range of contributors (from knitwear designers to students) to create a collection of 28 wearables, accessories, and toys that can be knit for adults or kids. Inspired by the recent resurgence of fairy-tale and fantasy characters, these projects draw from classic stories as well as pop-culture phenomena featuring romantic, feminine costumes. Projects range from kid- and teen-friendly animals hats to an Alice in Wonderland beret to a crystal-embellished vest fit for a Snow Queen, adding a little dress-up fun to knitters' everyday wardrobes"--
Stitch 'N Bitch
The Knitters Handbook
Paperback ISBN: 0761128182
A complete guide to the craft of knitting offers detailed instructions for a variety of techniques and stitches, from plain to fiancy, as well as information on the different types of needles and yarns, tips on shopping for yarns, finishing techniques, and forty stylish patters from everything from scarfs and hats to sweaters and a bikini.
The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater
Essays on Crafting
Hardcover ISBN: 1250095611
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.
Vintage Knits for Babies
More Than 30 Patterns for Timeless Clothes and Toys 0-18 Months
Hardcover ISBN: 1909342815
Nothing can beat the individuality and beauty of hand-knitted shawls and garments for babies, which will be treasured for years to come and handed down as family heirlooms.Vintage Knits for Babies contains a wonderful selection of knitting patterns for little ones, from birth to 18 months, based on traditional babies' and children's wear from Victorian times to the 1950s. Drawing upon her own collection of vintage knitting patterns and photographs, expert knitter and designer of period costumes Rita Taylor has updated everything from lacy shawls, elaborate Christening gowns and matinee jacket sets to pretty dresses, cute cardigans and cosy coats. There is even a chapter on adorable knitted toys. Traditional stitch patterns, such as stripes, basket-weave and blackberry, and many lace patterns are combined with delightful details and pretty finishing touches. Each item has been chosen for its timeless quality and adapted for knitting with gorgeous modern yarns, including merino, cotton, cashmere, bamboo, alpaca and other mixes - all widely available worldwide. With fascinating insights into the history of babies' and children's wear, Vintage Knits for Babies has an irresistible homespun charm that will appeal to all knitters who appreciate a nostalgic vibe.
Hardcover ISBN: 1589236467
" Written with the absolute beginner in mind, this book teaches all the basics for learning to knit with step-by-step instructions and photographs. Knitting skills are learned by working on projects, beginning with something very easy and getting progressively more difficult as the reader works through the book. New skills are explored in depth as they are introduced. The introductory section covers all the basics of knitting-selecting yarn, needle types and sizes, other tools and accessories, knitting gauge, casting on, forming stitches, reading patterns-making this the most comprehensive beginner's book available. The accompanying DVD includes a how-to video illustrating all the knitting techniques used to knit the projects"--
Baby Knits from Around the World
20 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 30 designs by well-known artisans hailing from classic knitting traditions in Scandinavia, Ireland, Scotland, England, the Baltics, Europe, South America, and North America. The 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.
Knit Christmas Stockings
19 Patterns for Stockings & Ornaments
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1612122523
Make this holiday one your family will remember forever! With these 19 fun, simple patterns, even first-time knitters can create beautiful knitted Christmas stockings, as well as delightful knit and felt ornaments for the Christmas tree.
Colorwork for Adventurous Knitters
Master the Art of Knitting Stripes, Slipstitch, Intarsia, and Stranded Colorwork through Step-by-Step Instruction and Easy Projects
Hardcover ISBN: 1589237064
This step-by-step technique reference introduces and thoroughly explores several styles of knitting that involve color/yarn changes to create intricate patterns and designs. With Colorwork for Adventurous Knitters, you'll delve into exciting methods including striping, slipstitch, mosaic, stranded, and intarsia knitting and duplicate stitch and embroidery embellishment. While colorwork is commonly found in knitting projects, each colorwork knitting method requires skills that are difficult for someone to simply grasp on their own without careful guidance, which is just what this volume provides. Each section includes easy-to-follow, illustrated instructions, teaching all that is necessary to master the required knitting skills. Charts, diagrams, and graphs are also provided, and swatch exercises in each section give the reader a chance to try the skills. Sections end with three to five small projects. This volume is an inspiring addition to any knitter's library.
Free Spirit Shawls
20 Eclectic Knits for Every Day
Paperback ISBN: 1596689048
"Free-Spirit Shawls features 20 shawl projects-including top-down triangle, crescent, and semi-circular. While some projects feature the stockinet-plus-lace designs driving the current shawl and shawlette craze, others explore textured stitches, simple color work and stripes, and unusual stitch patterns. Technique features forcus on special skills such as Shetland construction. Lisa also takes care to push designers beyond the current trends, making this book relevant for some years to come. Technical essays on top-down, bottom-up, side to side, crescent, and circular constructions will mix with tutorials on knitting attached edgings, finishing, blocking, and how to best use hand-painted yarns. The style of the book closely aligns with the Knitscene aesthetic, a style that draws largely from indie trends in both fashion and the online knitting community. Yarn choices, colors, and presentation fit seamlessly with what these shawl knitters see on their favorite knitting blogs, on Ravelry, and in the independently-published booklets they purchase. "--
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.