Colonial Lake Books

Knitting Books

150 Scandinavian Knitting Designs - $40.00
Mary Jane Mucklestone. This book creates authentic designs and patterns with actual size swatches, charts and colorways. Aimed at both the experienced and beginner knitter, this pattern book is an inspiring collection of beautiful and traditional Scandivanian two-color knitting. Each pattern has a clear life-size photograph as well as an easy-to-read black and white chart, and there are 4 stunning beginners projects as well. Pb.

200 Ripple Stitch Patterns: Exciting Patterns to Knit and Crochet - $30.00
Jan Eaton. New and experienced knitters and crocheters will discover all the instruction and inspiration they need to create amazing afghans, scarves, pillow, wraps and blankets in this exciting new guide. An extensive directory covers 200 ripple-stitch patterns and variations, describes the techniques used, and the level of experience required to complete each project. There are also tip for combining various types of yarns to create projects featuring a kaleidoscope of color. 128pp. Pb.

25 Knitted Accessories to Wear and Share - $19.00
Interweave. This collection of cozy patterns has been lovingly curated from a roster of incredible authors and designers and brought together in a single book. No matter what level of knitter you are you will find plenty of standout projects to make and love: from warm socks to delicate shawls; from colorful mitts to scarf and hat sets. Most projects can be knit up quickly to become timely gifts. Offering classic styles with some modern twists this book truly offers something for everyone. 128pp. Pb.

60 Quick Baby Knits - $24.00
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 yarn, these cute and colorful projects - designed for ages 0 to 24 months - will please even the fussiest babies…and their parents. 176pp. Pb.

9 Months of Knitting - $25.00
Alexa Ludeman & Emily Wessel. From striking lace and cables, to comforting knit and purl, 9 Months of Knitting has patterns for knitters of every level. Baby leg-warmers, a grandpa cardigan, and a hand-knitted undersea garden: Alexa and Emily have created patterns with a signature mix of retro quirkiness and playful attitude. 60pp. Pb.

A Bakers Dozen: 13 Knitted Hats For Baby - $23.00
Erika Flory. This book collects 13 of the kidknits hats currently available into one set of patterns. Included are: Sunflower Hat, Apple (Fruit) Hat, Strawberry Hat, Pumpkin Hat, Beehive Hat, Corkscrew Tassel Hat, Topknot Hat, Spring Flower Hat, Lemondrop Bobble Hat, Jaunty Hat & Scarf, Calypso Hat, Pea Pod Hat, and Carrot Topped Hat. Whenever you need a shower gift or a hat for your own baby, just browse through the patterns and pick up your needles! All the patterns call for worsted-weight yarn and size 7US/4.5mm needles to help speed along your project. They are all knit in the round, and are designed for the beginner to intermediate knitter. 29pp. Pb.

A Gathering of Lace - $46.00
Meg Swanson. This is first and foremost a book of knitting projects for which the common thread is lace. This book was "gathered" with care and insight. The details are here - the small edgings clearly graphed that you could work up with or without the gorgeous shawl they finish, the artfully decorated calf of Nancy Bush's sock pattern that adds one more dimension of elegance to that pedestrian bit of knitting. Flawlessly diagramed instructions, clearly photographed, minutely described. There truly is something for everyone's taste, but more than that, there is much to be learned, much to be shared. 174pp, Pb.

A Handful of Knitted Gloves for the Family Book 2 - $12.00
Ray & Vicki Moodie (Ed). 14 Designs for woollen gloves in 3, 4 and 8 ply yarn, for children, ladies and gentlemen. Most are knitted with 2 needles. 16pp. Pb.

A Handknit Romance: 22 Vintage Designs With Lovely Details - $25.00
Jennie Atkinson. Inspired by women's clothing, lingerie, and accessories from the 1900's to 1930's, this book offers designs that are intricate and exquisite. Step back in time with techniques including pin-tucks, picot trims, crochet edges, lace beading, and embroidery that convey modest and flirty classic fitted patterns using a range of lace, superfine, fine, and light yarn weights. Attention to detail is demonstrated throughout and the result is a collection of unique, precious garments that reflect today's vogue for vintage-inspired fashion. Rowan designer Jennie Atkinson offers beautiful projects that range from small accessories to full-size garments and suit beginner and seasoned knitters alike. Along with a fresh assortment of beautiful garments and accessories, you'll find advice on yarn substitutions as well as tips on how the patterns can be customized to fit all sizes. This is the ideal design book for knitters who embrace creativity and the want to produce truly unique pieces. 136pp. Pb.

A Knitter's Dozen: Scarves - $25.00
Knitters Magazine Editors. The best ideas for scarves from Knitter's Magazine are featured in this project book for knitters of all skill levels. Ranging from primarily functional pieces worn for their warmth to highly stylized accessories, and from simple one- or two-stitch creations to elaborately designed, multicolored variations, these 24 projects will appeal to those starting out with more ordinary yarns and stitches to those who yearn to experiment with luxurious yarns and complex, exotic stitches. The projects' detailed, visually appealing illustrations guide knitters through each step of the more complicated techniques. Ideas for customizing and personalizing the projects are provided for those seeking to create a more individual look. 80pp. Pb.

A Knitter's Gallery of Mitered Squares - $52.00
Jill Bigelow-Suttell & Jane Bigelow. This is a collection of 45 mitered squares containing color, texture and lace. The book starts with some basic information and instruction on knitting mitered squares. Then, it gives you a square chart and information on how to make it larger or smaller. 4 patterns give you practice combining different square designs, working squares in different directions, using squares as an accent on a garment and creating an entire garment with mitered squares. Use your imagination on the skills learned from the book and start creating your own squares and designs. Pb.

A Knitting Wrapsody (with DVD) - $34.00
Kristin Omdahl. The author is one of the most innovative designers working today, and in this book she showcases her signature motif designs and experimental construction in 18 original patterns - five scarves, six wraps, five shawls, and two skirts - that provide new ways to think about knitting pieces that wrap, drape, or tie. Unlike other wrap books, this collection offers some ingenious ways for wrapping your knitting, whether around the neck, shoulders, or waist. The designs for these garments are just what knitters are hungry for - inspirational, creative patterns that advance skills, explore shape and silhouette, and are beautiful to wear year-round. All of the garments incorporate interesting elements, from reversible stitch patterns and unique knitted edgings to interesting closures. Each project is knitted, but much of the aesthetic draws inspiration from the geometry, motifs, and techniques of crochet. With her passionate attention to stitch detail and one-of-a-kind motif designs, Kristin offers a wide range of projects in A Knitting Wrapsody for a variety of skill levels and time commitments. Expand your wardrobe with bold, stylish shapes and add form-flattering pieces perfect for layering. 136pp. Pb.

A Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns: Charted Knitting Designs - $50.00
Barbara Walker.A fabulous collection of knitting patterns in which the author gives examples of some new techniques she has developed. There are 350 designs with a photo and directions for each. Using charted designs seems to have given her an added freedom in design potential that is virtually limitless in its variations. Examples of textures, cables, lace and delightful little animal figures abound. There is a chapter on mosaic patterns. Profusely illustrated. 269pp. Pb.

A Fourth Treasury of Knitting Patterns - $48.00
Barbara G Walker. If you are wondering about Treasuries 1-3, then this publication will introduce you to one of the most valuable series of knit stitch pattern collections ever. All the author's knitting books have been transferred to Elizabeth Zimmerman's Schoolhouse Press, who has reorganized one of her later pamphlets with some unpublished work into this new Treasury. Treasury is the best word for this collection of samples and charts for original lace, cable, mosaic, and knit-purl texture knit patterns. Start or complete your collection of Barbara Walkers. Pb. Unicorn.

Adorable Knits For Tots - $21.00
Zoe Mellor. From whimsical flower power cardigans and lacy sweaters to adorable blankets, colourful mittens, and even a robin hood jacket, Adorable Knits for Tiny Tots contains 25 irresistible knitting projects suitable for all skill levels, from beginners to more experienced. These stylish, contemporary designs, shared by author Zoe Mellor and appealing to modern tastes and fashions, will delight every child. To ensure successful completion, each projects feature a materials list, measurement tables - including chest, length, and sleeve seam - tension settings, and tips and hints. Charts display colour variations to suit girls and boys and thoroughly map designs and edging patterns such as strawberries, daisies and pirates. 128pp. Pb.

Alice Starmore's Aran Knitting - $50.00
Alice Starmore. An expert’s guide to the history of Aran knitting. Includes 60 charted patterns, and patterns for caps, sweaters, and shawls, including two new designs. Beginning and advanced knitters alike will be inspired and challenged by this magnificently illustrated book. Starmore’s legions of fans will also celebrate the book’s return, especially in an expanded edition. 176pp. Pb.

Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting - $50.00
Alice Starmore. Scotland's Fair Isle is celebrated the world over for its distinctive, stranded-color knitting, and Alice Starmore is famous for her expertise in designing and instructing knitters in this appealing regional tradition. This volume is profusely illustrated with color photographs, plus drawings and charts that illustrate the art's history, patterns, and techniques. Reprint of The Taunton Press, Inc. 1988 edition. 208pp. Pb.

Alice Starmore's Tudor Roses - $48.00
Alice Starmore. Featuring new and reimagined garments based on the original edition published in 1998, this volume of Tudor Roses presents gorgeous knitwear inspired by the historical female figures of the Tudor Dynasty. Through garment design, Alice Starmore and her daughter Jade tell the stories of fourteen women connected with the Tudor dynasty. They weave a narrative around the known facts of their subjects' lives using photography, art, and the only medium through which the Tudor women could leave a lasting physical record in their world — needlework. Tudor Roses includes fourteen patterns for sweaters and other wearables that follow the chronological order of the Tudor dynasty. A different model portrays each of the Tudor women, from Elizabeth Woodville, grandmother of Henry VIII, through Mary, Queen of Scots. The stunning design and photography appeals to knitters seeking designs that offer an attractive balance of historic and modern elements. 176pp. Pb.

All New Homespun Handknit - $29.00
Amy Clarke Moore. A follow-up to the original Homespun Handknit (a perennial bestseller for two decades) this collection revitalizes the craft of handspun yarn for a whole new generation of spinners and knitters. Packed with modern and traditional spinning know-how and 25 sophisticated, easy-to-learn projects, the guide helps crafters create unique gifts and wearable fashion while refining their skills and enhancing their understanding of this popular art form. With designs from some of the most influential knitters and spinners working today — including Kathryn Alexander, Jeanine Bakridges, and Abby Franquemont — this inspiring resource features hats, mittens, scarves, socks, bags, children’s items, wraps, and home décor options to challenge fiber artists of all skill levels. Imparting essential and informative advice — on measuring yarns, reviewing woolen versus worsted, drive/tension differences, special techniques, and basic yarn dynamics — and complemented by basic knitting and spinning glossaries, this refreshing contemporary companion to a much-loved classic is an indispensable addition to every craft lover’s bookshelf. 144pp. Pb.

Alterknit Stitch Dictionary - $58.00
Andrea Rangel. This book takes an unexpected look at stranded colorwork with 200 new motifs. These non-traditional colorwork charts are perfect for the creative knitter looking to break away from the ordinary. Derived from graphic design elements, these fresh motifs include everything from geometric mountains, waves, and spirals to modern bikes, skulls, and sheep. Dive into stranded colorwork with confidence with a section on reading charts, working floats, and choosing colors. Learn how stranded colorwork can be used in design with five accompanying projects including mitts, cowls, and sweaters. Plus, use your imagination to modify, deconstruct, and combine the unique motifs to create your own designs. Be inspired to break the rules and use charts in creative ways. 164pp. Hb.

Alterknits - $29.00
Leigh Radford. Coloring inside the lines, thinking inside the box, knitting the same-old scarf - those days are over. for knitters looking for something new to spark their imaginations, AlterKnits is the answer. Featuring 27 imaginative projects, 10 creativity exercises, and thought-provoking quotes from Albert Einstein, Martha Graham, and many more, AlterKnits inspires knitters to expect the unexpected, to enjoy the rewards of experimentation, and to see the possibilities of knitting with broader vision. Some projects call for unusual materials plastic tubing (for a bag handle) or sterling silver wire (for a necklace). Others blend different craft techniques a pullover with sewn-on velvet cuffs, a baby blanket with painted-on polka dots. Still others apply knitting in unexpected places, such as laptop cases and bulletin boards. 125pp. Hb.

Animal Hats To Knit - $24.00
Luise Roberts. Go wild and unleash your creativity. Knit the ferociously fun animal hats featured in Animal Hats to Knit. You will love this menagerie of 20 adorable knitted hats in a whole range of delightful designs, from silly to fierce - to help express your animal instincts. Whether it's a funky fox, huggable bear, or a silly grasshopper, these knit projects will appeal to the young and young at heart. Make a hat for every member of your family: Rabbit, Zebra, Cat, Dog, Ladybird, Mouse, Penguin, Eagle, and more. Each project is easy-to-follow. The animal hat projects are all clearly laid out with: Sizes included for children and adults; Comprehensive techniques section with over 30 illustrations; Adorable photographs (147 in all!); Easy-to-follow pattern; Concise step-by-step instructions to provide you with all the know-how you'll need. 112pp. Pb.

Annetarsia Knits - $76.00
Anne Berk. This is a reference book for the Intarsia technique, presented in a fresh, informative and comprehensive format. Knitters have traditionally shied away from intarsia due to the annoyance of dealing with multiple yarn supplies on the needle, and weaving all of the ends. “Annetarsia” gives knitters easy options to manage those issues, so that they can get to the fun stuff; painting pictures on their knitting without stranding. Intarsia creates a flexible, lightweight fabric, wonderful for garments. The book begins with extensive instruction on technique, tools to make it easier, and intuitive ways to deal with problems that may occur. Photography illustrates each step. Then, there are 2 workshops with fun and useful projects to practice skills. “In the Kitchen” has patterns for a potholders worked in stockinette and garter stitch intarsia, and an oven mitt worked in the round (ITR). Worsted weight wool is recommended for ease of knitting, and feltability. “In the Loo” patterns for stockinette and garter stitch intarsia are washcloths, and the ITR project is a soap bag. Worsted weight cotton is recommended. “Yarn gauge” is introduced here, a new technique which enables knitters to measure how much yardage is needed for each intarsia section. Now that the knitter has intarsia skills, they are fully prepared to knit projects. Easy, fun to knit designs for hats, mitts, socks, pillows, scarves, and garments are presented with detailed photos and complete instruction. At the top of each pattern, a table lists skills needed for the pattern, and where to find those pages in the book. Charts are detailed with yarn supplies needed, where new ones are added, and how much yardage is required for each section. 224pp. Hb.

Arm & Finger Knitting - $34.00
Laura Strutt. If you like large-scale knits or you appreciate the bigger stitches and open texture you can achieve by knitting with your arms or fingers, then you will find plenty of inspiration in this book. Breaking free from the constraints of normal needle sizes, Laura Strutt demonstrates how to do all the usual stitches and techniques using just your arms and hands, from plain garter stitch to moss stitch, increasing and decreasing,and knitting with two or more strands of yarn at a time. To make the best use of the unique texture and scaleof no-needle knitting, she has designed 35 stylish projects for you to make, for the home and to wear. There are stylish arm-knitted scarves and cowls, and a simple stool cover, but also finger-knitted wall art and even jewellery. You can arm-knit a blanket in under an hour, or create a stylish gilet from three rectangles of knitting in toning neutral shades. It's no wonder there is so much interest in arm and finger knitting when you can get spectacular results in such a short time. 112pp. Pb.

Arm Knitting - $22.00
Amanda Bassetti. Too little time and patience, cumbersome needles, and fiddly stitches often make knitting seem out of reach for the busy crafter. But what if you could fashion sumptuous, chunky knits in less than 30 minutes using only a few skeins of yarn and your own arms? Arm knitting is the latest technique to inspire a crafting craze, making a range of projects faster than you ever thought possible. Arm Knitting gives you all the techniques and instructions to satisfy your no-needle needs. Complete with 30 projects, there's plenty to try - from soft and snugly scarves and cowls to fingerless gloves, boot cuffs, throws, blankets, and more. Each project includes clear instructions and an easy-to-follow step-by-step format with helpful photography throughout. Learn the basics and then move onto a range of arm knitting stitches and projects. The possibilities are endless. 128pp. Pb.

Arm Knitting - $17.00
Linda Zemba Burhance. Arm knitting (in which big yarn loops are “cast on” just below the knitter’s wrists, then woven without needles to make chunky scarves and cowls) is the latest knitting craze. Especially popular among the teen and tween set, arm knit scarves and cowls knit up quickly (an hour or less) and require just a skein or two or of yarn. 32pp. Pb.

Arne & Carlos: Knitting Scandinavian Style - $35.00
Arne Nerjordet & Carlos Zachrison. Arne & Carlos derived the inspiration for this book from numerous Setesdal patterns. Many were found in the attics of old houses, in books, on postcards, and from old knitting patterns. In their newest book you will find patterns for gorgeous sweaters in bright colours, to suit both men and women, ideas for accessories such as mittens, hats, wrist warmers, stockings, small and large pillows, teddy bears, and much more. The levels of difficulty vary from completely easy patterns to those for more experienced knitters. Through experience gained from working alongside Scandinavia's most respected knitters, many of whom still use centuries-old techniques, Arne & Carlos seek to preserve tradition while creating pieces that are fresh and modern. 144pp. Pb.

Arne & Carlos: 55 Christmas Balls to Knit - $35.00
Arne Nerjordet & Carlos Zachrison. Who doesn’t love Christmas decorations? They are colorful and festive and bring joy to many both in the making and the decorating. Now Norwegian knitwear design stars Arne and Carlos bring fun-filled holiday crafting to knitters everywhere with their ornamental balls. They are easy to knit, easy to stuff and once you get knitting you won’t want to stop. Inspired by traditional Norwegian patterns each ball is a unique handmade creation ready to become a holiday heirloom. They are ideal for the tree, wreaths, mantels, centerpieces and window dressings, and make perfect gifts for friends and family. This book is bursting with creativity and inspiration, with one set of instructions and 55 patterns pick up your needles and start knitting. Arne Nerjordet and Carlos Zachrison, Norwegian and Swedish respectively, established Arne & Carlos, a clothing design company, in 2002. Drawing on their traditional Scandinavian influences and their natural environment, they create original and visually striking knitwear. Their creative base is in the Valdres region of Norway, north of Oslo. 140pp. Hb.

Arne & Carlos: Easter Knits - $22.00
Arne & Carlos. The holidays give us leave to dress up our home — to arrange centerpieces and hang window decorations, to indulge in a bit of whimsy or frivolity we might otherwise deny ourselves. Scandinavian knitting designers Arne and Carlos are fast becoming the go-to gurus when it comes to holiday style. Their fabulous first book 55 Christmas Balls to Knit is an international smash hit, and now they’re back, this time with Easter on the brain. Arne and Carlos provide a delightful collection of knit eggs, bunnies, and chicks, staying true to their taste for designs based on traditional Scandinavian knitwear, but giving them a fun, quirky twist by scaling them down into quick, small projects. In no time at all you, too, can enjoy the results of your knitting needles and these unique patterns: novel, handmade Easter ornaments, decorations, and dolls, perfect to lend charm to your abode while bringing a smile to your face. 65pp.Hb.

Arne & Carlos: Knitted Dolls - $40.00
Arne & Carlos. Scandinavian knitting sensations Arne and Carlos aspire to bring a little fun to your inner child with a fantastic collection of knitted dolls, as well as instruction for creating a charming knitted wardrobe for them. Based on the dolls Arne and Carlos used during their career in the fashion design industry (they would design clothing in miniature before transforming it into “human” sizes), you’ll find easy-to-knit instructions for five doll bodies and tips for giving them features. Then, dress them up: From underwear to overcoats, you'll find miniature knits to suit all seasons. Whether knitting dolls for your own enjoyment, or to collect and give to a child or grandchild, the playful universe created by Arne and Carlos is one you’ll enjoy exploring! 200pp. Hb.

The Art of Seamless Knitting - $25.00
Simona Merchant-Dest & Faina Goberstein. Learn how to convert flat patterns to circular techniques with 12 classic, beautiful projects suitable for all ages. With this book, take your knowledge of top-down, bottom-up, and seamless knitting to a higher level by adapting lace, cable, and color patterns to circular knitting and shaping techniques. The book delves deep, showing different modes of construction and stitch pattern adaptations for seamless (or nearly-seamless) knits while also offering a sophisticated collection of elegant and timeless designs that knit up quickly, give a custom fit, and do not require sewing. 184pp. Pb.

Artful Color Mindful Knits - $38.00
Laura Militzer Bryant. Artisan hand dyers build patterning potential — a color repeat — into each skein of yarn. When the repeat stacks as the yarn is worked into fabric, patterning happens. But if that patterning is just an occasional accident, it is often not attractive. This book turns those accidents into consistent, repeatable, understandable results. Stitch gauge, color repeat, and stitch count work together to create this intentional patterning. The author shows how to find and maintain it in simple scarves and more complex garments. But, if you want the colors to blend, she gives stitch choices and strategies that overcome unwanted pooling or patterning. Learn to use Laura’s key concepts for working with color: placing colors on a color-weight scale and recognizing contrast. These alone are worth the price of admission. 192pp. Pb.

A-Z of Knitting - $32.00
Country Bumpkin Publications. From Aran knitting to Fair Isle, from Entrelac to Intarsia, this book will tell you almost everything there is to know about this beautiful and practical craft. Starting with the basics, we teach you about the different types of tools and the wonderful array of yarns that are available today. We give you easy to follow step-by-step instructions for various ways to hold the yarn and needles, cast on and cast off, work basic stitches, increase and decrease, make buttonholes, knit bands, read and adapt patterns, finish off, fix mistakes and care for your knitted garments. And then there's more ... learn about knitting in the round, loop knitting, Shaker knitting, slanted knitting, lace knitting, and much more. Be inspired to embellish your knitting with surface embroidery, Swiss darning, smocking, beads and sequins. 156pp. Pb.

Baby Beanies - $14.00
Debby Ware. Sweet and sassy baby knit patterns that will bring a smile to your face! 7 adorable patterns include: Birthday Cupcake Cap, Baby Beastie Beanie, Greenie Beanie, Fancy Scrumptious Beanie, Pretty-in-Pink Cap, Peppermint Candy Cap, and Wee Wild One. Easy-to-follow instructions ensure success for knitters of all skill levels, and each original pattern has a whimsical twist both moms and kids will love. 32pp. Pb.

Baby Booties and Socks: 50 Knits For Tiny Toes - $34.00
Frederique Alexandre. This is a fabulous book full of contemporary designs for cute shoes, bootees, socks and even leg warmers. The patterns are divided into sections: Special Occasions, Fun, Cold Weather, Warm Weather and Cosy Socks. Most of the designs are knitted, a few are crocheted - how-to instructions are given at the back of the book. Each design is photographed on its own page followed by clear instructions. Patterns include simple stitches, through to stripes, ribs, cables, to lace and animal designs. Each pattern has multiple sizes from birth to 2 years, but most from 3-6 months. On the front cover flap is a useful ruler, on the back cover flap is a handy abbreviations chart. Our favourite design? The teeny tiny legwarmers, which are just adorable and so toasty for tots. Most of the designs are knitted with two needles with a seam but there are approx a third which can be knitted in the round with double pointed needles. The book also contains a few crocheted booties and socks. 160pp Pb.

Baby Washcloths & Afghan Squares - $14.00
Looking for a simple yet beautiful gift for that new one? Look no further than this Baby Blocks collection. This pattern includes instructions for 10 easy-knit blocks, each featuring a different textured pattern. Also included are instructions for a block with a slipped-stitch pattern; this block is worked 10 times, with each block using different colors for the stripes. Worked in a soft cotton yarn and sewn together, the 20 blocks create a lovely baby blanket. Knit individually, they work equally well as washcloths for bath time. The textured patterns are very geometric — diamonds, squares, basket weaves, circles, chevrons and more. I’m sure you’ll enjoy the variety of stitch patterns as you work each 8-inch block. Special consideration was taken that the blocks do not have any lace holes or strands of yarn to catch little fingers or toes. 32pp. Pb.

Beautiful Hand-Knit Baby Blankets - $25.00
Give your little one a special keepsake that will be treasured forever! These wonderful blankets are great for all skill levels with over twenty-five patterns to choose from. 56pp. Pb.

Best In Show: 25 More Dogs To Knit - $20.00
Sally Muir & Joanna Osborne. The authors are back with 25 even more fabulous dog designs. You can knit your own precious pet, reproduce your favourite breed, or even knit the dog you have always desperately wanted. The dogs are surprisingly easy to make. It will only take a few evenings to create a covetable companion for life. Patterns include Chihuahua, Golden Retriever, Cavalier King Charles, Greyhound, Irish Wolfhound, Yorkshire Terrier, Bichon Frisee and Cairn. Idiosyncratic descriptions of the various breeds accompany beautiful photography, making this book irresistible for both keen knitters and devoted dog-lovers. 176pp. Hb.

Best In Show: Knit Your Own Cat - $20.00
Sally Muir & Joanna Osborne. Cats and knitters are perfect companions. What's better together than a kitten curled up in a basket of wool or a frisky feline chasing a skein of yarn down a hallway? Knit Your Own Cat is packed with knitting patterns for 16 different fanciful felines, from a pretty Persian to a sleek Siamese, from a cuddly kitten to a traditional tabby. The cats are surprisingly easy to make: With a few evenings of work, you can have a covetable companion for life. Each cat includes clear, step-by-step instructions for both knitting and assembling the parts. The cats can be knit into various positions such as standing, sitting, crouching, and curled up for a nap. You can add details like collars, bells, and bows. Photographs throughout show the finished cat from various angles, and each cat is accompanied by a description of its real-life temperament and physical characteristics. Cats include: Abyssinian, Bengal, Black Cat, Black & White, British Shorthair, Burmese, Devon Rex, Kitten, Maine Coon, Orange, Persian, Ragdoll, Siamese, Tabby, Tortoiseshell, and Turkish Van. 144pp. Hb.

Best In Show: Knit Your Own Farm - $31.00
Sally Muir & Johanna Osborne. The authors are back with a collection of new patterns for farm animals. There is something here for everyone, with instructions for large farm favourites such as cows, bulls, horses and pigs as well as cute chicks, lambs and piglets. The animals are surprisingly easy to make. It will only take a few evenings to create yourself a loveable companion. These knitted animals in miniature are much easier to look after than the real things – they don’t need feeding, they won’t make a mess and they take up hardly any room. Join this evocative tour of the farmyard, with all the different animals you could hope to meet. Patterns include sheep and lamb, cow and calf, pig and piglet, goat and kid, chicken and chick, goose and gosling, horse and foal, llama, donkey, bull and even a rat. Idiosyncratic descriptions of the various species accompany beautiful photography, making this book irresistible for both keen knitters and animal enthusiasts. 176pp. Hb.

The Best of Knitscene - $33.00
Lisa Shroyer. Enjoy the 20 most popular knitting patterns from the first five years of Knitscene magazine in The Best of Knitscene. The knitwear designs of this one-of-kind collection have been knitted thousands of times by hundreds of knitters around the world. For the first time ever Lisa Shroyer, editor of Knitscene magazine, has compiled the most beloved, fashionable creations into a single all-star collection. Among the patterns included are Heather Lodinsky's Central Park Hoodie, Connie Chang Chinchio's Geodesic Cardigan, Katie Himmelberg's Phiaro Scarf, and other favorite designs. And these patterns are even better than ever, they've been updated with corrections, additional sizes, technique tutorials, and more. Some of these must-have knit patterns are now out of print, so Lisa is offering you second chance to add them into your knitting pattern collection. Plus, you'll get an exclusive inside peek into the making of Knitscene magazine with behind-the-scenes photos and stories, as well as interviews and profiles on some of the frequent designers such as Cecily Glowik MacDonald, Star Athena, and Kate Gagnon Osborn. 144pp. Pb.

Best-Dressed Knitted Bears - $15.00
Emma King. This book provides knitters with patterns for six different varieties of teddy bear, and then demonstrates how to mix up yarn types and color choices to completely personalize each one. But where would a teddy bear be without a snuggly sweater, or pirate outfit? These 18 adorable ensembles take teddy from a day at the beach to a jungle adventure. With so many special characters to create, you’ll love knitting these thoughtful gifts as much as the children in your life will cherish their cuddly new friends. 96pp. Pb.

Beyond Wool - $15.00
Candace Eisner Strick. Working on the premise that a luxury fiber needs a project that enhances its special qualities, Eisner Strick designs 25 garments explicitly for their source skeins. Silk's natural sheen is enhanced by a two-toned star-stitch twinset, an azure-toned shell peeking through a sky-blue lace jacket. A nibble of cashmere, in a beaded cuff, gives a starving knitter just a little taste of the great stuff; if your pocketbook allows, gorge on a gorgeous chevron-lace cardi. Ribbed cables lend stretch to a llama blend. Angora's halo fluffs up a smocked vest and fingerless gloves. Linen knits up into a sturdy market bag as bright as a battalion of international flags. Qiviut, cotton, hemp...pick your poison. 144pp. Pb.

Boho Baby Knits - $24.00
Kat Coyle. Groovy patterns for cool tots. Inspired by avant-garde literature, punk rock lyrics, and psychedelic art—and designed for tots with style and attitude—Boho Baby Knits is a fun, smart, and creative guide for bohemian parents to knit up projects with personality. From baby leg warmers that exude mod glamour to a striped vest perfect for the sandbox salon set, Boho Baby Knits is on the kids’ scene with 25 colorful and offbeat designs to knit and wear any time of year. 143pp. Hb.

Brave New Knits - $18.00
Julie Turjoman. This book by Julie Turjoman, cofounder of Ravelry.com, is the first book to celebrate the convergence of traditional hand-knitting and modern technology. The Internet has made it possible for the knitting community to connect through photos, pattern-sharing, and blogs that document the knitting projects and passions of dozens of designers and enthusiasts. With a Foreword written by Jessica Marshall Forbes, co-founder of Ravelry.com, Brave New Knits includes 26 garment and accessory patterns, all gorgeously photographed by knitting celebrity Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed. Contributors range from established designers like Norah Gaughan, Wendy Bernard, Anne Hanson, and knitgrrl Shannon Okey, to rising stars such as Melissa Wehrle, Connie Chang Chinchio, and Hilary Smith Callis. In-depth interviews with the designers reveal their design philosophy and passions. From shapely sweaters and delicate shawls to fingerless gloves and stylish hats, each of the knitted designs features detailed directions and charts to inspire both the beginner and experienced knitter. 256pp. Pb.

Bright Young Things - $27.00
Millamia. This book celebrates colour with a vibrant collection of baby and children's knitting patterns, inspired by clashing patterns and playful, quirky designs. Featuring patterns for dresses, jumpers, cardigans, outerwear, accessories, babygrows and blankets, for babies and toddlers up to age 5. With patterns suitable for beginners and the more experienced knitter. 112pp. Pb.

Brioche Chic - $35.00
Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark. A modern take on brioche stitch with gorgeous wearable garments and accessories that knitters will love. Knitters will create striking colorwork and beautiful brioche cable designs with Brioche Chic. Author Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark offers a solid introduction to brioche knitting and a collection of 22 garments and accessories for women and men, including hats, scarves, cowls, mittens, pullovers, vests, and cardigans. Striking brioche stitch designs that are not overwhelming or full of complicated techniques will reel in readers to this fun style of knitting. Starting with the basics, Brioche Chic offers mini collections of garments revolving around a specific set of techniques. Basic brioche knitting starts the first section, as Mercedes shows how the basic rib pattern can be adapted to simple motifs, lace, and various textures. Later, she offers more complex designs such as cables and various types of two-color brioche. Some of the featured garments are all-over brioche, while others integrate brioche with stockinette stitch for more streamlined, flattering designs. 152pp. Pb.

Cable Knit Notation - $35.00
Alexander Massar. Cable Knit Notation is a book about knitting broken down into three parts. 1. It starts with a description of knitting pattern notation systems, teaching different ways to read common knitting patterns. 2. Then, the book has one hundred knitting patterns of varying size and difficulty. These patterns show how the pictorial notation taught in the first section is used, and function as a wonderful set of examples to practice in order to better your knitting skills. 3. Finally, the book ends with a handful of blank pages to practice writing your own patterns, and gives a step-by-step description of how to draw knitting patterns using a computer. All in all, Cable Knit Notation is a good book for knitters of all ages. It is a good guide for those learning the art, and it is an inspirational tool for those well versed in the practice. A great gift for anyone interested in the art of knitting. 135pp. Sb.

The Cable Knitters Guide - $47.00
Denise Samson. Cables are beautiful and fun to knit - but if you've never worked one before, it's hard to know where to start! The Cable Knitter's Guide is divided into two parts: The first introduces 50 elegant variations on the basic cable, from the elegantly simple to the eyecatchingly complex, all accompanied by detailed photographs, diagrams, and step-by-step instructions. Novices in need of even more guidance can follow the links provided in the book to a series of YouTube videos of the author herself demonstrating how to work each cable included! The second section forms a collection of 25 patterns for garments, accessories, and furnishings, each using one or more of the cables introduced earlier to add a little something extra to these delightful, striking designs. Welcome to the complete book of cable knitting! 177pp. Hb.

Cast On, Bind Off - $27.00
Cap Sease. Now, in one extraordinary book, have at your fingertips more than 120 ways to cast on and more than 80 ways to bind off. This beautifully organized treasury is ideal for all skill levels. Find each technique presented with step-by-step written instructions, clear how-to illustrations, and a photo of the finished edge. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of each method, including suggestions for when to use it. Discover workhorse and specialty cast ons and bind offs for colorwork, cuffs, ruffles, fringe, lace buttonholes, and more. 160pp Pb.

Charts Made Simple: Understanding Knitting Charts Visually - $31.00
JC Briar. Knitting on paper: that’s what a chart is. Symbols take the place of stitches, forming a picture of knitted fabric. Charts Made Simple explains how this picture unlocks the secret of understanding charts, teaching knitters how to read charts and how to make the most of them: to make sense of the symbols in a chart without being overly dependent on its key, to use charts as guides for minimizing and recovering from mistakes, and to handle chart quirks — “no stitch” symbols, repeated stitches, changes in stitch count, and more — with ease. Copious examples clearly illustrate key points, and at the end of each chapter, a concise summary and a set of exercises cement the lessons learned. 104pp. Pb.

Classic Collection: Sasha Kagan - $39.00
Sasha Kagan. Iconic knitwear designer Sasha Kagan treats readers to a fascinating retrospective of her work from the past four decades in this beautifully presented collection of women's knitwear. Known for her innovative use of color, intarsia design work, and striking patterns, Sasha's designs transcend fashion trends and have become classic pieces in their own right. Updated and reworked in gorgeous contemporary yarns, these 20 sweaters, wraps, and jackets are just as wearable today as they were when they were created. The collection spans from 1969 to 2009, with five patterns representing each decade. In addition, swatches, magazine articles, and photographs are included to recreate the original design context for the pieces. Also included are essays by knitwear design notables like Trish Malcolm from "Vogue," and British designers Steven Sheard and Susan North. 160pp. Hb.

Classic Knits: More Than 100 Beautiful Projects - $35.00
DK Publishing. An all-in-one guide to knitting for just about anything and everything knitters want to make, Classic Knits covers equipment, techniques, stitch patterns, and includes more than twenty designs for cute things to craft and warm things to wear. Whether it's a new earflap hat or bright, cozy socks, Classic Knits will be the knitting "recipe book" crafters keep on their shelves for years to come. 320pp. Hb.

The Close Knit Gang: Modern Baby and Children's Knitting Patterns - $34.00
Millamia. This is an exclusive collection of baby and children's knitting patterns shaped by a timeless, elegant, vintage style. The patterns in this book cater for all levels of knitters from the absolute beginner to the more experienced looking for a challenge. Covering a variety of sizes, ranging from the newborn baby, to toddlers and young children. 100pp. Pb.

Color Style - $34.00
Pam Allen. Color work is a popular form of knitting for projects of all types and complexity. Knitting is more fun when two or more colors are used and gives the knitter an opportunity to learn new techniques. From simple repeating stripes to intricate Fair Isle patterns, two or more colors can add life and dimension to garments and accessories. Color Style, following in the footsteps of Bag Style, Folk Style, and Wrap Style – with gorgeous patterns, luscious lifestyle photographs, and step-by-step instructions – features classic and innovative use of traditional color techniques by top knitwear designers that will be a welcome library addition for beginner and experienced knitters alike. From an easy-to-knit pullover that alternates narrow stripes of solid and variegated yarns to a multicolored Fair Isle cardigan worked with steeks, readers will find loads of practical projects and inspiration from fifteen top knitwear designers including Veronik Avery, Mags Kandis, Deborah Newton, Kristin Nicholas, Shirley Paden, and more. In addition to seventeen inventive patterns, the Design Notebook chapter details the fundamental ways to incorporate color into knitting. Learn the secrets to successful Fair Isle, intarsia, and slip stitch or how different techniques can be used in combination for outstanding results. Soon you’ll be on your way to designing your own colorful masterpieces! Even if you’re a beginning knitter, shows easy ways to achieve colorful effects in your knitting. 144pp. Pb.

Colorwork Knitting - $45.00
Sarah E White. In fashion the right colors - and the right combinations - can make the difference between pretty and pretty spectacular! But what makes a winning color combination? Whether you know instinctively or need a little help, Colorwork Knitting gives you the tools you need to explore your love of color and takes the fear out of multicolor knitting. 25 patterns for gorgeous colorwork scarves, gloves, mittens, sweaters, hats, and socks. Five different color techniques - striping, striping with self-striping yarn, slip stitch, stranded, and intarsia - explained, with step-by-step instructions. How to choose colors for successful combinations. Construction techniques to spice up your knitting. 114pp. Pb.

Continuous Cables - $28.00
Melissa Leapman. Expert knitwear designer Melissa Leapman goes beyond traditional, ordinary cables, providing knitters with an original collection of projects and stitch patterns featuring beautiful, closed-ring cables. Melissa includes an abundance of step-by-step instructions on general techniques, 20 patterns, and more than 100 cable stitches for closed-ring designs — curlicues, rings, swirls, knots, and even intricate Celtic-inspired motifs. Projects include everything from simple starters and home accents to women's clothing and gifts. 192pp. Hb.

Cowl Girls - $29.00
Cathy Carron. Forget tired scarves and bulky turtlenecks-funky, chunky, hip and happening cowls are where it's at! Following up her hit book Hattitude, author and designer Cathy Carron weaves a fashion statement that puts in-the-know women head and shoulders above the rest. Among the more than 35 patterns provided here are a cozy neck wrap featuring a built-in iPod holder, a lacy drawstring hood, and a woven necklace sparkling with Swarovski crystals. 136pp. Pb.

Cozy Series: Coffee Cozies - $24.00
What does the well-dressed coffee pot wear? All knitters are sure to have their favorite among the 30 colorful, fun designs in this great new addition to the popular Cozy series. The cozies — all created and contributed by the readers of Knitting magazine — use a wide range of techniques, including intarsia and 3D embellishments, and even include several crochet designs and a delightful felted cozy. And because cozies are small and quick to knit, this is not just an instruction book for creating one-of-a-kind conversation pieces and charming gifts — it’s a great place for beginners or experienced knitters to polish their skills and learn new techniques. 156pp. Pb.

Cozy Series: Hats - $24.00
These 30 hats, from the classic and chic to the cute and quirky, will delight knitters and put the perfect finishing touch on any outfit. Many of the brilliantly imaginative designs were created by readers of "Knitting" magazine and showcase the designers' great eye for color and nifty skill with needles. Plus, they're easy, fun, and fast to knit - especially with the timesaving tips and special needlework techniques that add style and professional flair. 156pp. Pb.

Cozy Series: Knitted and Crocheted Slippers - $24.00
Alison Howard. Slippers make a superb gift, and home-made ones are the best. Making your own slippers is ideal – you can make them to fit the wearer perfectly and add your own personal touch. This book has projects for girls and boys of all ages and adults too, from delicate ballet slippers and dainty Mary Janes to moccasin-soled slipper socks, chunky felted boots and sparkly party pumps. There’s a project to appeal to everybody here, with a choice of knitting and crochet patterns. The book caters to all levels, from straightforward booties for beginners to slippers with details such as I-cords, pompoms, picot trims and lacy sock inserts. The tools and equipment section gives you all the basic know-how you’ll need to get started on your projects. All the knitting and crochet stitches and techniques are presented in a clear and easy-to-follow style. 156pp. Pb.

Cozy Series: Knitted Cushions - $25.00
Alison Howard. Little Miss Muffet had no idea how gorgeous her tuffet could have been. Knitted Cushions offers the easiest way to add comfort and style to any home. Beautifully designed, custom throw pillows add a splash of instant life and vitality to a dull interior, while mass-produced pillows lack quality and style. Bursting with 178 bright and cheery step-by-step photographs, this book will give you inspiration for your new creative pursuit on every page. There's a cushion for every room with 30 different, delightful projects to make - ranging in shape and size (not just squares) - that are suitable for knitters of all abilities and easy to follow with 30 illustrations and charts for guidance. 156pp. Pb.

Cozy Series: Scarves - $25.00
Here comes another great title in the popular and successful "Cozy" series. It presents 30 achievable projects suitable for knitters of all ages and abilities, designed by the readers of "Knitting" magazine. Colourful scarves are easy and fast to knit and make great presents for friends and family. When the winter months are drawing in, a huge, soft scarf is ideal to snuggle into. But they don't all have to be chunky cables and thick yarn, why not have a go at creating your own thin and slinky evening scarf or a light and lazy one for when summer breezes in. This new title is packed with colourful designs that are easy and fast to knit and detailed instructions explaining everything you need to know. Colourful scarves make fantastic gifts for friends and family and are an ideal way to use up odds and ends of yarn. This collection of fun and fabulous scarves will make you want to reach for your needles and get stitching right away. These original designs were created by the readers of popular "Knitting" magazine. Their great eye for design, colour and their nifty skills with needles and hooks explain the brilliantly imaginative variety of scarves in this collection. 156pp. Pb.

Cozy Series: Socks - $28.00
Chrissie Day. Throw out those holey old horrors and treat your feet with these inspiring toe-warmers! No need to wear boring socks when this attractive collection is simply packed with unique and wonderful designs, from cutie baby bootees and glamorous boudoir slippers to rugged outdoor knits for men. The 30 knitted projects — including “Lacy Racy Knee-highs,” “Cable Clogs,” and “Cashmere Slouches” — are fast, fun, and practical, with easy-to-follow patterns and techniques. Anyone who has mastered some knitting basics and wants an enjoyable new challenge will love making these. 156pp. Pb.

Cozy Series: Tea Cozies - $24.00
An essential accessory for your favorite teapot and the ultimate in homely comfort: tea cozies are a feel-good and fun way to enjoy tea! With many quirky examples to knit and crochet, culled from the pages of Knitting magazine, your teapot can be the talk of the town. The easy projects are accompanied by detailed patterns and instructions for how to create your own delightful cozies, and many of the suggestions can be made with spare bits of yarn lying around the home. Whatever your taste there will be something here to tempt you. From the classic rustic charm of a delightfully striped cozy to contemporary chic with a touch of kitsch (try the woolly sheep!), the world of tea cozies is just waiting to be discovered! Pb.

Cozy Series: Tea Cozies 2 - $24.00
This new collection features a fantastic range of motifs, including a cheerful Sunflower Garden with tiny bees, classic blue-and-white Cornish Ware pattern, and adorable Little Black Dress for the well-dressed teapot to wear. A techniques section explains the basic skills, and the original designs — all created by readers of Knitting magazine — are as easy to make as they are colorful and imaginative. 156pp. Pb.

Cozy Series: Tea Cozies 3 - $24.00
This is the 3rd in a range of bestselling titles for making tea cozies & sure to be as well-loved as the first two. There's nothing quite like sharing a pot of tea with friends. A tea cozy to keep your tea warm, therefore, is an essential piece of kit for the kitchen. This book features 30 patterns suitable for a range of abilities and includes knitting, felting and crochet designs. It pushes the boundaries of tea cozy design even further. It also includes a comprehensive, easy-to-follow techniques section. 156pp. Pb.

Cozy Series: Tea Cozies 4 $24.00
Warm, wooly, cute, classic, traditional, funky — whatever your style, there’s a tea cozy to fit your sensibility and teapot. Now you can make your very own cozies with the step-by-step instructions in Tea Cozy 4. In this latest edition of the best-loved guide, knitters and crocheters alike will find 30 imaginative and beautiful patterns suited for a range of abilities. Just getting familiar with your needles? Already proficient with your hook skills? Whatever stage you’re at, it’s time to cozy up to Tea Cozies 4 and enjoy a steaming pot of success. 156pp. Pb.

Cozy Series: Techno Cozies - $19.00
Sue Culligan. This title includes 30 knitted, crocheted, sewn and felted projects, varying in complexity, all from a UK author. Projects include cozies for ipods, laptops, computer screens and more. It is suitable for all abilities and featuring easy-to-follow patterns and a comprehensive, illustrated techniques section. Personalise your essential gadget or piece of technological wizardry with a striking handmade techno cozy. "Techno Cozies" is the ultimate cozy book with 30 projects covering four different crafts and numerous techniques. Choose from a funky collection of knitted, crocheted, felted or sewn cozies to add a stylish edge to your mobile phone, laptop or ipod. These fabulous designs, will appeal to all ages including teenagers, busy mums and high-flying executives and will make wonderful gifts for your family and friends. Each project is clearly set out with easy-to-follow patterns and concise instructions, providing you with all the know-how you will need. 156pp. Pb.

Cozy Stash-Busting Knits - $45.00
Jen Lucas. The author is celebrated for her lacy sock-yarn creations. Now she brings her light and lovely style to the heavier-weight yarn in your stash. You'll find snuggly and trendy hats, shawls, mitts, mittens, scarves, and cowls designed for your favorite DK, worsted, and bulky yarns. Easy tips make converting patterns to different yarn weights effortless. Projects feature a variety of textured stitches, including cables and lace. Fashion-forward accessories are perfect for handmade gifts, or just for you. 96pp. Pb.

Curls: Versatile, Wearable Wraps to Knit at Any Gauge - $33.00
Hunter Hammersen. Curls are marvelously flexible, wearable wraps that work with any weight of yarn, can be knit at any gauge, and look beautiful at any size. Knit them small and wear them as a cowl. Keep going to make a scarf. Do a bit more, and you've got a shawl. They form a wonderfully curved shape that drapes beautifully around your neck and shoulders and can be worn in lots of different ways. Use your favorite yarn, and knit at whatever gauge gives you the fabric you like best. You're in charge, you can't mess it up, and you re going to love the result! One small note, the structure of these pieces lends itself much better to charted instructions than to written out instructions. So please be aware that all the patterns use charts. If you're new to charts, never fear. There is a lovely introduction to using charts at the front of the book. Read through it, and you'll be ready to go in no time! 68pp. Pb.

Curls 2: Versatile, Wearable Wraps to Knit at Any Gauge - $34.00
Hunter Hammersen. Do you love shawls but find them hard to wear? Struggle to get gauge? Have a stash full of special, single skeins? Then Curls are just what you've been looking for! Each of these 14 new patterns creates a delightfully curved shape that drapes beautifully around your neck and shoulders. They're easy to wear in lots of different ways, work at any gauge and can be knit to any size. Let your favorite skein of yarn determine your gauge and the size of your project. Make a cowl, a scarf or a shawl. You're in charge and you're going to love the results. One small note, the structure of these pieces lends itself much better to charted instructions than to written out instructions. So please be aware that all the patterns use charts. If you're new to charts, never fear. There is a lovely introduction to using charts at the front of the book. Read through it, and you'll be ready to go in no time! 68pp. Pb.

Custom Knits 2: More Top-Down and Improvisational Techniques - $33.00
Wendy Bernard. This book goes on from where the author left off in the bestselling "Custom Knits", empowering knitters to delve even further into customization. Each chapter begins with a tutorial on the featured topic — such as converting patterns to fit men, women, or children, or tricks and techniques for substituting yarn, gauge, and stitch patterns — and is followed by a selection of Bernard’s fashionable designs on which to try them. The patterns can be knit as-written or customized; specific prompts for customization are included throughout. Custom Knits 2 concludes with formulas for making garments without a pattern, using only body measurements as a guide — a graduation of sorts for adventurous knitters. 160pp. Hb.

Cute and Easy Baby Knits - $23.00
Susie Johns. This is a collection of 25 charming designs to keep little ones cosy and comfortable all year round. Discover classic designs for bootees and a bonnet to give to newborns or fresh, modern items like the textured tunic sweater using knit and purl stitches and the pretty skirt with daisy border and ribbed waistband. Make practical items that are certain to be a hit, such as the cellular blanket to wrap up a baby, or knit gifts for others, such as a big soft bear or bunting with bells on the tips that will jingle above a baby's bed. The projects are designed to be accessible to all as Susie Johns, an author of more than 30 books, uses her experience to create patterns that can be knitted by beginners as well as more competent crafters. A variety of techniques which give delicate detailing and eye-catching features to the knits are clearly explained in a handy section at the front of the book. 112pp. Pb.

Cute Knits For Baby Feet - $17.00
Sue Whiting. Making socks for tiny feet is rewarding and fun - and quick and easy, too! Whether you prefer stripes or dots, lace or cable, flowers or balloons, you'll find plenty of favourite styles and new ideas among the 30 designs in this book. Patterns range from the traditional to the quirky. As all the projects are small, they are a perfect way of trying out new knitting techniques such as intarsia or Swiss darning. All of the patterns offer a variety of different sizes, so you can keep knitting from the moment your little one is born, right up until he or she is four years old. The yarns used have been specially selected for each design, keeping tiny toes cosy in the cold and cool in the summer. Most importantly, the socks are soft and comfortable for sensitive feet. And, as almost all these little socks need less than one ball of yarn, they are the perfect way to use up oddments you may have left over from bigger projects. 144pp. Hb.

Deborah Newton's Cable Collection - $32.00
Deborah Newton. Knitters will rediscover their passion for knitting with these 19 refreshingly original sweaters, coats, and accessories by this renowned designer. The designs offer something for every creative mood and fashion need, whether casual, dressy, elegant, or fun. Stylish, curvy cables characterize a classic cardigan, a cropped sweater, a lush mohair hoodie, a hobo-style shoulder bag, a beret with matching fingerless gloves, and other exciting designs. Deborah offers knitters such professional details as toggle closures, raglan sleeves, cap sleeves, zippers, slit pockets, and more. The 19 projects are a cabled toggle coat; cable textured cardigan; simple oversized raglan; easy beret and fingerless gloves set; textured pullover with center cables; lush mohair hoodie; boxy jacket; zipped cabled vest; classic dressy raglan; short cabled cardigan; hobo-style shoulder bag; simple garter pullover with bell sleeves; summer boatneck; cabled lace panel pullover; easy family sweaters (three styles for men, women, and children, with texture and stripes); and shawl-collared jacket for winter. 128pp. Pb.

Deborah Newton's Finishing School: A Master Class for Knitters - $39.00
Deborah Newton. The word “finishing” fills many knitters with dread. Some even abandon projects rather than complete the necessary steps to achieve beautiful, wearable garments. Now, notable knitter and designer Deborah Newton shares her expertise and love of finishing techniques in an on-the-page master class. Deborah patiently takes her student-readers step by step through the ins and outs of blocking, seaming, edging, and embellishments, giving them the confidence and skills to create professional-looking knitwear. In addition to Deborah's expert instructions, the book includes patterns for 12 sweaters, jackets, and scarves, many with variations. 164pp. Hb.

Designs For Knitting Kilt Hose & Knickerbockers - $22.00
Veronica Gainford. The Dowager Lady Gainford has gathered over 50 designs for traditional Scottish stocking top turn-overs, including textures, cables, colour-patterns, lace and diced hose. And Schoolhouse Press has reprinted this gem of a book. 76pp. Pb.

The Divine Drop Stitch: A Collection of 14 Easy Fashion-Forward Drop Stitch Knits - $15.00
Kara Gott Warner. If you've been looking for an inspiring combination of boutique-quality drop stitch designs that are both brilliantly simple to make and fashion forward at the same time, then this new release from House of White Birches is the book for you! The Divine Drop Stitch approaches the traditional methods of working the basic drop stitch in a new way by utilizing various methods in one project, or altering some of the basic stitches to create some innovative and exciting results. Get ready to make some heads turn when you step out in style wearing your fabulous creations! 48pp. Pb.

Domino-Knitted Shawls - $48.00
P E Nikolajsen. Domino knitting is a very fascinating technique. It is quite simple. Normally you only have to work with a few stitches at a time. It enables you to work with special graphical expressions. And the result is attractive and exciting! The designs range from easy to quite complex. 80pp. Pb.

Double Knitting - $53.00
M'Lou Baber. The fascinating technique of Double Knitting produces a two-faced, negative-image fabric. This style of knitting has been simplified by the author to enable you to work both sides in a single pass. M'Lou's stunning designs for coats, jackets, and shawls are all easily accessible through detailed charts as well as written instructions. An extensive technical section along with a chapter of assorted practice items will help you fall into the rhythm of this increasingly popular type of hand-knitting.

Double or Nothing Reversible Knitting For the Adventurous - $79.00
Alasdair Post-Quinn. In 2011, Alasdair Post-Quinn wrote Extreme Double-Knitting, one of the most complete guides to modern double-knitting yet published. Now, expand your reversible knitting repertoire with his new book of innovative double-knitting. New to double-knitting? Get ready for an adventure into the unknown. Already love double-knitting? Up the ante - Double or Nothing! 208pp. Pb.

Easy Beaded Knits - $23.00
Jeanette Trotman. Combine knit and purl stitches with sparkling beads and sequins to create your own beautifully embellished designs. This book features 20 stunning projects plus a range of beaded buttons, corsages, and trims. From simply shaped garments and bags to jewelry and home accessories, each project has an easy-to-use pattern, list of required yarns, bead and sequins, plus clear color photos to help both novice and experienced knitters create beautiful projects. Gain clear instruction and demonstration of basic skills, including: Holding needles; Casting on to working knit and purl stitches; Adding beads and sequins; Simple shaping and finishing techniques. 128pp. Pb.

Easy Knitted Hats - $19.00
Amy Palmer. Hats, berets, cloches, tams, and more! A charming collection of stylish and easy 15 popular hat patterns from top designers. This beginner-intermediate collection is great for everything from stash-busting, to gift giving, to head turning. With projects for both women and men, any friend or family member would be lucky to receive one of these stylish chapeaus. With 15 patterns, there are plenty to keep and share! 32pp. Pb.

Easy Knitted Socks - $19.00
Amy Palmer. 14 easy to knit sock patterns. Explore the world of sock knitting with fun and fashionable designs for knitters of all experience levels. 48pp. Pb.

Easy Openwork Knit Tops - $22.00
Kennita Tully. These designs where chosen with the emerging knitter in mind, but they will appeal to many seasoned knitters as well. The garments feature a variety of techniques, ranging from the basic garter or stockinette stitch as a foundation for fine yarns and larger needles, to asymmetrical shaping and uneven hemlines. Most of the designs use yarn overs to create the openwork, often one of the first techniques new knitters are learn. Yarn overs form the basis for more intricate lace work and are a great place to start when ready to branch out and learn new stitches. The stitch patterns in this collection are simple and easy to memorize. The shaping is also minimal, making them an easy choice for beginners. Drape and comfort are important when choosing projects, so much care was put into the intended drape of each piece when choosing yarns for these designs. If you substitute yarns, please do a large enough swatch to determine the drape. Openwork is a wonderful way to show off your knits! 32pp. Pb.

Elizabeth Zimmerman's A-B-C-SJ SPP#5 (Adult Baby Child Surprize Jacket) Booklet - $17.00
Elizabeth Zimmermann's Baby Surprise Jacket has truly proven to be timeless, growing in popularity since its conception in 1968. The Jacket is knitted back and forth in Garter stitch, then cleverly folded and completed by weaving the shoulder seams. The updated pattern includes Elizabeth's original Baby Surprise Jacket instructions, and now - thanks to Elizabeth's grandson Cully - there are new instructions for custom sizing the Surprise Jacket for anyone: baby, child, or adult. Knit from row-by-row instructions for Elizabeth's original BSJ numbers, or follow step by step instructions to size your own with the dimensions, yarn, and gauge of your choice. Includes notes on color placement, options for hood, collar and more - plus instructions for EZ's Afterthought Pocket, One-Row buttonhole and more. The print version comes in a 3-hole, archival quality sheet protector.

Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knit One Knit All - $57.00
Elizabeth Zimmerman. The new book contains over 40 garter stitch patterns; none of which appear in any other of Elizabeth Zimmermann's 5 knitting books. There are hats, gloves, mittens, socks, slippers, baby garments, vests, sweaters and jackets, all in her favorite stitch. One of her recently found handwritten notes reads: “One can only cite the elegant appearance of Garter stitch. It forms beautiful crinkly ridges, which are handsome in themselves. They can be employed horizontally or vertically or both and enable the structure of offbeat knitted pieces to be visible and organically decorative. I like to think that the very first knitter, doodling with sticks and sinews at the sunny entrance to his cave, or peering at his knitting by the flickering firelight, doodled with, or peered at, Garter stitch; the bread and cheese of knitting, the basic stitch — surely the prototype.” Hb.

Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitting Around - $53.00
Elizabeth Zimmerman. For those of you who know of Elizabeth Zimmerman and her no nonsense, yet simple and practical approach to knitting, you'll really enjoy this book. Part knitting instruction book, (it is the companion book to the Wool Gathering Video Series) and part autobiography, it provides you with directions for making a moccasin sock and other stockings, a Fair Isle yoke sweater, knitted dickeys and a very warm hat, the Pie Are Square Shawl, a Norwegian pullover, an Aran coat, and more. Hb.

Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitting Without Tears - $26.00
Elizabeth Zimmerman. The author has such a delightful writing style that it is fun to read her books even if you don't knit. If you do, though, you have an extra bonus because the contents of her books are invariably excellent. This one is no exception. She starts off with a chapter called "The Opinionated Knitter" where she discusses her common-sense philosophy of knitting. This is followed by her chapter called "Gauge: Required Reading." From there on she is into the sweaters themselves. Illustrated. 120pp. Pb.

Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitting Workshop - $27.00
Elizabeth Zimmerman. This book is based on a workshop - and starts you at the very beginning - making a pull skein, casting on a testing gauge - and advances quickly to color-pattern knitting. In the next set of lessons, a seamless yoke sweater and a drop shoulder sweater are taught. Then you're ready for seamless shoulder shapings, lace shawls, Arans, and more. Principles are taught, but you must make calculations to suit your yarn and size. There is much information here, many questions answered, and many good ideas and hints. Hb.

Elizabeth Zimmerman's The Opinionated Knitter: Newsletters 1958-1968 - $53.00
Elizabeth Zimmerman. Many knitters considered the designs in Elizabeth Zimmermann's Newsletters to be timeless; from her first Fair Isle issue in 1958, to the now classic Baby Surprise Jacket in 1968. Long time fans will welcome these old friends and new knitters may discover the freedom and creativity that Elizabeth's patterns encourage. Also includes 15 "new" articles and stories from Elizabeth's journals and notebooks. 42 designs, 38 different knitters contributed garments. 128pp. Hb. Unicorn.

The Complete Surprise: Knitting Elizabeth Zimmermann's Surprise Jacket - $38.00
Cully Swansen. The Complete Surprise is truly a complete guide to Elizabeth Zimmermann's Surprise Jacket - filled to the brim with exciting projects for absolute beginner to experienced knitter! Most people learn to knit by making a simple scarf. The Complete Surprise uses this approach, with a twist: New knitters start with a Surprise Scarf, knit with a unique shape and incorporating all the basic knitting techniques needed to make Elizabeth Zimmermann's iconic Baby Surprise Jacket. Move from the Scarf to the Baby Surprise Jacket and knit one of the most popular knitting designs ever, with a wealth of optional variations. Add colors when and where you like, to create a one-of-a-kind look. Next try the brand-new variations: Surprise Dress, Surprise Bolero, and Surprise Snuggle Suit, along with the classic EZ Surprise Bootees and Surprise Bonnet. Plus, with the author's revolutionary analysis of Elizabeth Zimmermann's design and new approach to sizing, the book enables you to knit a Jacket of any size (Adult, Baby or Child) that is custom fit (in body circumference, body length, sleeve depth and sleeve length) using the wool, needles and gauge of your choice! Advanced knitters can incorporate new options from a curved neck to waist shaping, and the colorful Circular Stranded Surprise Jacket is covered in detail. 104pp. Pb.

Entree to Entrelac - $32.00
Gwen Bortner. Revisiting a forgotten technique, this resource guides knitters through the steps, skills, and concepts necessary for mastering etrelac stitching. Though this way of knitting may intimidate beginning crafters, this reference explains the simple ways to build an understanding of the basics, how to master advanced techniques, and even combine entrelac with other knitting methods. Projects include scarves, bags, mittens, slipper socks, hats, and other garments, all worked in a wide range of yarn types. 160pp. Pb.

Entrelac: The Essential Guide to Interlace Knitting - $37.00
Rosemary Drysdale. One of today’s hottest knitting trends is entrelac, a modular technique that results in striking basketwork designs of rows within rows and interlocking diamond patterns. Using only simple knit and purl stitches, knitters can create eye-catching pieces with incredible texture. Entrelac introduces both the history and how-to of this fun style, along with 20 patterns for a variety of garments, home décor items, and baby accessories. Comprehensive instructions and a wide array of swatches provide endless possibilities in lace, colorwork, and much more. 160pp. Hb.

Entrelac 2 - $30.00
Rosemary Drysdale. 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 décor projects. 160pp. Hb.

Everyday Lace - $32.00
Heather Zoppetti. Learn how to knit lace patterns meant for everyday life. Knitters love lace patterns and want to add lace to their wardrobe in pretty yet non-fussy ways. In this collection of 18 garments and accessories, using lace motifs for edging is only the beginning. Author Heather Zoppetti shows how to knit lace into feminine garments meant for daily wear: as a simple panel insert, as edgings and bands, and in an increasingly all-over manner. Simple shaping and construction are the rule here, letting lace take center stage. Heather's work features thoughtful construction such as linen-stitch bands to prevent awkward stretching and shoulder slippage, mock cables to play up a raglan shoulder, and reversible stitch patterns on garments that show both sides. Hidden among the collection of lovely garments is a thorough introduction to the basics of lace knitting, including various cast-ons and bind-offs appropriate for lace knitting. Throughout the book, Heather offers tips designed to help the novice knitter. Pb.

Everything the Internet Didn't Teach You About Knitting - $14.00
Rita Weiss. Explains what yarns to buy for various projects. Lists the necessary supplies, including types and sizes of needles (straight, double point, circular, etc.). Tells how to do increasing and decreasing. Explains abbreviations and symbols, as well as how to read patterns. Teaches various finishing techniques, such as binding off, weaving in yarn ends, making seams, and blocking. 96pp. Pb.

Expand Your Knitting Skills - $19.00
Take your basic knitting skills to the next level! Seventeen stylish patterns help you learn these exciting and useful techniques - creating cables, knitting in the round, making thumb gussets for mittens, picking up stitches, and knitting on the diagonal. Whether you choose a hat, scarf, mittens, purse, or hand warmers, you'll be pleasantly surprised at how fast you'll finish your project! Made using a variety of yarns, these projects by Kim Haesemeyer include a Starter Cable Scarf and Hat, Lucky Horseshoe Hand Warmers, Three-Cable Hand Warmers, Color-Changing Scarf, Classic Ribbed Scarf and Hat, Impressive Scarf and Hat, Keyhole Scarf and Cozy Mittens, Long Spiral Scarf and Simple Hat, Three-Piece Gift Set, and Multi-Cabled Bag. 52pp. Pb.

Fabulous Fair Isle Knitting - $20.00
Patty Knox. This title is packed with vivid and creative garment designs for men, women and children, using the traditional and colorful Fair Isle knitting technique. Each project and technique is accompanied by clear and precise instructions, full-color charts and knitted swatch details. It includes advice for designing your own Fair Isle patterns. It is a must-have for today's creative knitter. 128pp. Pb.

Fair Isle Knitting - $22.00
Sarah Don. Boasting intricate geometric patterns and rich, natural colors, the knits of Fair Isle have roots in the fashions of Viking invaders, Norwegian immigrants, and Spanish sailors. In this treasury of authentic designs, Sarah Don introduces readers to the basic techniques and materials needed to create this form of patterned knitting, and provides practical advice on the use of color, repeats, circular needles, fitting, grafting, after-care, and much more. Included are: 28 traditional Fair Isle knit designs. Simple instructions for creating 13 authentic garments, from jumpers and pullovers to scarves and mittens. Easy-to-follow patterns, charts, and layouts. Projects include distinctive designs for men, women, and children, and are perfect for beginners as well as more advanced knitters.

Fashionista Arm Knitting - $17.00
Linda Zemba Burhance. Fresh on the heels of Taunton's first booklet on the subject, Arm Knitting, this follow-up deals with really expanding the project pool to introduce more variety into the craft. Arm knitting isn't just for scarves-you can create high-end fashionable tops, vests and capes as well, for a fraction of the cost of what you would pay to purchase in a store. This booklet features new Lion Brand, Bernat, and Red Heart yarns, along with clear instructions for each project and trouble-shooting advice for new-to-the-craft knitters. A range of difficulties from beginner to advanced are sure to appeal to new and advance arm knitters alike. 32pp. Pb.

Faux Taxidermy Knits - $34.00
Louise Walker. Faux taxidermy is the hottest trend in craft and now you can knit your own animal heads and tiger rugs without any animals being injured! This fun and contemporary debut book from knitting fanatic, Louise Walker, teaches you how to make your very own wild knits with an ironic twist. Faux Taxidermy Knits is packed full of 15 projects of wild and woolly animals to knit. Split into two sections - wearables and habitat - this book includes knitting patterns from mounted animal heads and rugs to stoles and mittens for the modern, young knitter looking for something different and new to make. 128pp. Pb.

Fearless Fair Isle Knitting - $26.00
Kathleen Taylor. Why "fearless"? In the past, knitters have considered Fair Isle knitting, or stranded knitting as it's also known, to be an advanced style that involves the frightening task of taking scissors to your hard-won work. As intimidating as this may seem, the cutting process, or steeking, is actually not something to worry about. In "Fearless Fair Isle Knitting," best-selling knitwear designer Kathleen Taylor walks knitters of all levels through the technique. With Taylor's simple patterns and large, easy-to-follow charts, the projects yield delightfully vibrant results. The 30 stunning designs, which represent Taylor's updates on classic Fair Isle motifs, include sweaters, socks, dresses, vests, mittens, hats, and bags. With this book, Fair Isle knitting has become more accessible than ever and that's a beautiful thing. 176pp. Pb.

First Book of Modern Lace Knitting - $21.00
Marianne Kinzel. Thorough, fully illustrated instructions for a beautiful array of lace patterns. Easily-learned, low-cost fundamental methods for over 25 distinctive projects, including Rose Leaf, English Crystal, Mosaic, Coronet, Valentine, Celandine, more. Includes diagrams, charts and photographs of completed articles. 92pp. Pb.

Floral Knits - $25.00
Martin Storey. Inspired by lush garden flowers here are 25 gorgeous knitted garments and accessories from top Rowan designer Martin Storey. The projects offer a mix of designs, some with applied flowers and others with floral designs knitted into them, others with the designs embroidered on top. The wearables range from sweaters, boleros and shrugs to scarves, bags, and berets. There is also a small bouquet of delightful home accessory projects, like cushions and throws so you can also festoon your home with spring blooms. Photographed on location, the stunning full-color pictures are fresh and pretty, and the styles are right in tune with current knitting fashion trends. All the projects are made with yarns from Rowan. 144pp. Pb.

Folk Hats - $29.00
Vicki Square. From Panama to China, from Nigeria to Russia, this heady collection features a German hunter's fedora, an American cowboy hat, a raffia pillbox from the Congo, a Peruvian hut hat, a Bolivian derby just to name a few! 144pp. Pb.

Folk Mittens - $25.00
Marcia Lewandowski. 38 mittens featured in this great book. All techniques are diagrammed, from cast ons to finishing; 5 thumb methods and how to change sizes are included. Lovikka, Bohus, and Tyrolean. All are beautifully photographed in colour and the charts are excellent. 120pp, Pb. Unicorn.

Follow the Yarn: The Knitting and Wisdom of Ann Sokolowski - $35.00
Reba Linker. Sometimes you don’t know what your story is until you start to tell it. When my teacher, Ann, passed away suddenly nine months into my beginner knitting class, followed by my dad and then my mom, the book I was planning to write — a lighthearted collection of Ann’s knitting tips and techniques — turned into something much deeper. As I followed the yarn where it led me, I discovered the ways in which my life was intertwined with Ann’s, and, in the process, I began to uncover my own true story. 194pp. Pb.

Freeform Knitting and Crochet - $40.00
Jenny Dowde. This book is packed with basic colour and design theory, creating knit and crochet fragments, 18 wonderful projects with instructions, plus special effects for your creations, polymer clay closures to create, a stitch collection, and finally a gallery of wearable art, jewelry and more. 160pp. Pb.

Freeformations - $40.00
Jenny Dowde. Her second book will take some of the mystery out of the freeform concept and give you lots of ideas for creating your own unique designs. 25 wonderful projects will put you well on your way to creating your own masterpieces and enjoying your creative journey. 192pp. Pb.

French Girl Knits - $20.00
Kristeen Griffin-Grimes. This book has sensuously feminine, superbly fitted garments, fashioned in luxurious yarns, using innovative seamless construction methods. It centers on four thematic vignettes inspired by French daily life, film, and history that use dramatically different types of yarns, colors, and stitch patterns: Enfant Sauvage (Wild Child), La Boutique Parisienne (A Vintage Dress Shop in Paris), Dans La Rue (Street Wear), and Creatrice (Creative Woman). A Design Workshop features in-depth tutorials that teach Kristeen's seamless construction methods featured in the book, providing valuable technical information for both beginning and seasoned knitter. The need for sewing seams has been almost completely eliminated by fashioning patterns in one piece from start to finish.Techniques involve constructing the garment in a more organic way either from the top down, from the hem up, from the back out, and picking up and using live stitches when possible. Another key element in the patterns is the silhouette. All of Kristeen's designs are body conscious and figure flattering. Many designs include curve-friendly waist shaping, empire-waist detailing, and stitch details that emphasize the feminine form. Inspired by historical costume, she uses unique detailing such as lacing, openwork, lace edgings, and bell sleeves to further highlight the silhouette. 160pp. Pb.

Glam Knits - $25.00
Stefanie Japel. "Glam Knits" showcases 25 patterns utilizing specialty embellished yarns as well as truly luxe fibers like rich, thick cashmeres; angelic angoras; and delicate silks.The sophisticated haute eveningwear pieces include camisoles, dresses, skirts, blouses, coats, wraps and accessories knit from luxurious fibers. The silhouettes for these pieces are straight from the runway, without being overly trendy or easily dated. The timeless Glam Knits aesthetic is inspired by designers like Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Luella Bartley and Stella McCartney. The photography is high-fashion, but the look is glamour at its most sassy, young and wearable. Patterns feature a wide variety of knitting techniques, including top-down construction, set-in sleeves, side-to-side knitting, hand-stitching and embellishment, beaded knitting, lacework and all-over stitch patterns. 144pp. Pb.

Gorgeous Knitted Afghans - $20.00
Fatema, Khadija and Hajera Habibur-Rahman. From classic to trendy, from summer throws to wintertime wrap-ups, from baby blankets to sofa-back decorations, these 33 fantastic original afghan designs will please any taste and fill any need. And, they’re great projects for even the beginning knitter, because there’s no fitting and no armholes: just knit away and you have a gorgeous handcrafted item to enjoy and share. The full-color photos, knitting charts, and easy-to-follow instructions will inspire anyone to make the luxurious Wintry Nights afghan, pretty, beaded Perfect Pearls project, and a bright Fiesta afghan, knitted from hand-painted wools. Knitters hoping to expand their skills will also find tips on creating a large-scale project, and on working with others in a fun-filled knitting group. 128pp. Pb.

Grannies Inc: Guide To Knitting - $19.00
Katie Mowat. When it comes to knitting, who knows better than our nan? If you get tangled in a ball of wool, she's always the first person you call to help you sort your cross stitch from your cable. While recruiting for her fledgling online knitwear company, Katie Mowat swiftly realised that it was mainly older women, namely grannies, who were volunteering their services, and so Grannies Inc. was born. Since 2009 they have gone from strength to strength, and from one product (beanies), they now design and produce a whole range of knitwear. Her crack squad of 15 grannies will be contributing their 'purls' of wisdom and patterns to help the new knitting generation in this attractive book. With knitting patterns for snoods, legwarmers, slouch socks, laptop cases and beanies, you'll be cool and cosy in no time. 192pp. Hb.

Graphic Knits - $35.00
Alexis Winslow. Go bold with gorgeous graphic color. The author makes use of color-knitting techniques such as stripes Fair Isle intarsia and slipped stitches to create visually appealing garments. A collection of twenty patterns featuring modern color work inspired by geometric motifs. 136pp. Pb.

The Great North American Afghan - $23.00
Knitter's Magazine. Straight from the pages of Knitter's Magazine: the second in a marvelous series, done in a brand new colorway. The Great North American Afghan features 24 new squares done by 24 great designers in a flower garden of color, motifs, and patterning. The Great North American Afghan conveniently encompasses the entire project including instructions for applying the beautiful, lacy leaf edge. It includes full-colour photos, easy-to-follow techniques, and helpful how-to's. 52pp, Pb.

Greetings From Knit Cafe - $19.00
Suzan Mischer. When former CBS vice president Suzan Mischer decided to open a knitting store on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, she wanted to create a place where people could gather, slow down, and talk (as well as buy supplies). The result was Knit Cafe, a sleek yet homey neighborhood yarn store in one of the most famous neighborhoods in the world. Colorful and chic, this book offers 30 of Knit Cafe’s most dazzling patterns for "California-style" projects ranging from hiking socks to a bikini to a "red carpet" gown. It also features stories about how the celebrated store came to be and how its eclectic clientele came to shape it. Even a few favorite recipes from regular customers are included. 144pp. Pb.

Hand-Knitted Nursery - $25.00
Melanie Porter. Create a cozy, colorful nursery for babies and toddlers with these brilliant patterns from a knitted interiors expert. Discover traditional items, such as booties and blankets, as well as contemporary uses of knitting from a knit-covered toy box to letter wall art. The projects will look great in your own home but also make a perfect gift for others. Includes a detailed techniques section, helpful to both beginners and experienced knitters. 128pp. Pb.

Happy Feet - $29.00
Cathy Carron. 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 beginners and advanced knitters, the 35+ 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. 160pp. Pb.

Head To Toe Knits - $25.00
Bronwyn Lowenthal. Fashion knitwear designer Bronwyn Lowenthal has brought together this collection of 35 quick and stylish accessory designs that will add catwalk chic to your wardrobe, whatever the season, and whatever your personal style. With hats, scarves, neckwarmers, gloves, armwarmers, bags, belts, legwarmers and socks to choose from, you'll find the perfect piece for any event in your social calendar. The Lowie catwalk collections have a quirky appeal that fits in perfectly with today's eclectic fashions, and all the patterns are tried and tested and clearly written out, so you can easily have a go at something wonderful. Snuggle up in a simple snood, step out in style in gold peep-toe socks or keep cosy with a giant scarf - all the designs are fashion-forward as well as brilliantly wearable. With projects to suit all skill levels, a comprehensive techniques section and on-trend designs, your fingers are going to itch to knit. 128pp. Pb.

Hip Knit Hats - $47.00
Cathy Carron. These chic hats look nothing like the ones your grandmother knitted! Caps, buckets, and boxes, berets and tams, and felted hats - you'll find 40 patterns, and nearly a hundred variations that will complement anything in your closet. 144pp. Hb.

How Tea Cosies Changed the World - $20.00
Loani Prior. Here is the follow-up to Really Wild Tea Cosies. Loani's outrageous imagination has produced 24 new designs that transform the conventional tea cosy into a knitted piece of art. It's not just about tea cosies though: use the easy-to-follow instructions and try your hand at Loani's knitted purse, or expand your skills with the double-knitted scarf. Full of humour, flair and creativity, this book will delight and inspire you. 160pp. Pb.

How To Knit Socks: Three Methods Made Easy - $19.00
Edie Eckman. This book focuses on teaching knitters all three methods of knitting socks, (doublepointed needles, one circular needle, two circular needles), using step-by-step photos and a series of helpful hints and tips. The basic designs are given in three sizes for children, women and men and are made with a popular self-striping yarn. Includes seven different sock designs. 48pp. Pb.

I Can't Believe I'm Entrelac Knitting - $22.00
Marlaina Bird. This book helps you learn the simple secrets of this classic technique! Marly Bird thoroughly explains entrelac knitting as you make a tablet cover. Additional projects include an afghan and pillow, hat, scarf and baby afghans. 48pp. Pb.

Icelandic Handknits: 25 Heirloom Techniques and Projects - $29.00
Helene Magnusson. This is a rich and varied collection of patterns for folk mittens, socks, scarves, hats, wrist warmers, sweaters, shoe inserts, and more, all inspired by traditional handknitted artifacts from the Textile Museum in Blönduós, Iceland. Iceland boasts a rich heritage of knitting; thanks in equal parts to the island’s special wool, the harsh climate, and the need to battle the elements, Icelandic knitters have developed unique traditions of needlework techniques and handknit styles. In the pages of this book, renowned Icelandic knitwear designer Hélène Magnùsson delivers an array of beautiful patterns that reflect the depth of the country’sknitting traditions. You’ll appreciate the fully illustrated techniques section, the ample color photographs, and the detailed list of resources for Icelandic and Scandinavian knitting. More than just a book of knitting, this book is infused with bits of Icelandic folklore and culture, vintage photographs, and classic Icelandic recipes. Magnùsson believes that the best way to preserve traditions is to continue using them, giving them new life. And with this definitive collection of patterns, she has done just that. 144pp. Hb.

Increase Decrease: 99 Step-by-step Methods - $26.00
Judith Durant. The secret to knitting great-fitting hats and shaping elegant sleeves lies in using the right increase or decrease techniques. Offering 99 different methods for widening or narrowing your fabric, Judith Durant shows you how to shape all of your knitting projects to perfection. Approachable and insightful, Durant provides clear instructions and step-by-step photographs that showcase swatches for each technique. From working shaped lace to adjusting necklines, you’ll soon have a go-to strategy for successfully tackling knitting challenges of all shapes and sizes. 256pp. Sb.

Inspired To Knit - $20.00
Michele Rose Orne. Get inside the artistic mind of this talented knitwear designer and discover her secrets to creating beautiful handknits for any season of the year. This book features four mini workshops with twenty-one patterns and spectacular photography conceptualized to help knitters think creatively, find inspiration in their surroundings, and shape those elements into garment design. Along the way knitters will pick up invaluable tips and tricks of the trade plus a wealth of inspiration. From an amber beaded cardigan that captures the feeling of hay fields drying in the sun to a long, belted coat with a spray of feminine coral roses inspired by flowers in her local market to an intarsia jacket that evokes memories of a fall hike in a forest, each pattern is rich with color, detailing, and romantic knitting style. Design workshops throughout the book guide and challenge readers to find inspiration in their surroundings, build color palettes, swatch creatively through knitting and sketching, and finesse their style and fit. Think more creatively about knitting and unleash your inner designer. 152pp. Pb.

Jil Eaton's Knitting School - $30.00
Jil Eaton. If you’re a novice knitter or returning after a knitting sabbatical, Jil Eaton’s Knitting School will have you knitting like a pro in just 19 lessons. Jil Eaton is a knitting dynamo and she puts her 18 years of teaching and design experience, plus the know-how her popular Knit Simple “Ask Jil” column is known for, into this fully illustrated knitting primer that covers it all — from buttonholes to socks, cables to Fair Isle. Each of the lessons features one of Jil's signature QuickKnits projects for men, women, and children. Projects include sweaters, shawls, mittens, hats, and kid knits selected especially to highlight Jil’s favorite tips and tricks for flawless knitting. These QuickKnits are designed for instant gratification, chic but simply made, with charming details providing that je ne sais quoi factor. Knitting every project will make even a true beginner feel like an expert. Chock-full of photographs and step-by-step illustrations, along with advice on color, decorative trims, finishing, and knitting fixes, Jil Eaton's Knitting School will encourage readers to build their skills and master the craft with aplomb. 144pp. Pb.

Kaffe Knits Again - $30.00
Kaffe Fassett. For the legion of Kaffe fans or for any passionate knitters looking to add warmth, color, and variety to their clothes, accessories, and home décor, Kaffe Knits Again is the must-have knitting book of the year to own. From a fresco-palette shawl that pays homage to the lovely colors of Charleston House or a Moody Blues cushion adapted from one of Kaffe’s Scottish Tweed sweaters, to a unisex V-neck that mimics the natural hues of a stony beach and a geometric-patterned Gridlock throw inspired by an ancient carpet, all of the 24 projects in Kaffe Knits Again reflect the color-conscious, fearless pattern-work that has elevated Kaffe’s knits to the status of art. Hb.

Kids Knitted Sweaters & More - $32.00
Cabin Fever. Following their creed of minimal finishing, Deb and Lynda Gemmell and fellow Cabin Fever designers bring you more than 30 delightful fashions for children. Most of the designs are knit in one piece or constructed from one of three different directions. Choose a cozy pullover knit in the round from the bottom up or from the top down. Or choose a cardigan or vest made in one piece, working back and forth on a circular needle. These can also be knitted from the top down with no seams to sew. For something different, work a sweater from each of the cuffs and then join in the middle. There also is a poncho, beaded bag, tunic and hat, hoodie vest, and bare midriff slipover. Your special little ones will love wearing these amazing creations, which are great for experienced as well as beginning knitters. 110pp. Pb.

Knit & Purl Pets: 20 Patterns for Little Pets with Big Personalities - $24.00
Claire Garland. Patterns for pets include a menagerie of animals readers have always wanted to create. Many of the projects include knitting instructions for accessories such as a dog bed and yummy carrots for the rabbits. The patterns make ideal knitting for beginners and the more advanced, with knitting techniques ranging from easy knit and purl to sock knitting styles on double pointed needles. 128pp. Pb.

Knit & Wrap: 25 Capelets, Cowls & Collars - $31.00
Nathalie Mornu. Capelets, cowls, and collars — whether in a chunky knit or dainty lace — have been storming the fashion runways for the past few seasons, but knitting books have been slow to pick up the trend. This collection of 25 knitted projects is the first to focus exclusively on beautifying the neck and shoulders. There are romantic capelets that float and flutter about, bold collars, and high-drama cowls that frame the face when worn slipped over the head or that drape elegantly when pushed down. With these projects - done up in a variety of yarns with simple stitches and techniques such as cabling - knitters of all skill levels will soon see how so little fabric can convey so much. 120pp. Pb.

Knit 2 Together: Patterns and Stories for Serious Knitting Fun - $17.00
Mel Clark & Tracey Ullman. Tracey Ullman has been known for almost 20 years as an award-winning comedian, actress, writer, and producer, well-loved for her eccentric and iconoclastic humor. She is also an avid knitter, and she brings the same freewheeling spirit to her most recent production, a book she created with knitwear designer and yarn-shop owner Mel Clark. Although she has been knitting since the age of four, Ullman was, she says “helpless to make anything other than long, holey scarves” until she met Clark, who taught her how to follow a pattern and knit for real. 168pp. Pb.

Knit Cowls - $15.00
Lisa Gentry. Add more color and texture to your wardrobe with easy-wearing cowls! These 10 patterns to knit were created by talented designer Lisa Gentry, and they use a wide variety of yarns ranging from light weight to super bulky weight. Besides being warm and attractive, cowls are your practical choice. They are seamed or knit into one continuous piece, or buttoned together for wearing. So while a scarf or muffler has loose ends that must be rewrapped or retied- once you put on a cowl, it stays put beautifully! 36pp. Pb.

Knit Fix: Problem Solving for Knitters - $47.00
Lisa Kartus. Dropped and twisted stitches, too-small button holes, and mis-crossed cables are only a few of the knitting dilemmas tackled in this humorous and useful guide. Beginners and seasoned knitters alike are promised that learning from mistakes improves technique and inspires personal style—and that sometimes the best solution is just to let a mistake stand. To head off problems before they start, the sturdy, spiral-bound book explains the correct way to cast on and bind off, decipher charts, choose fibers, calculate yardage, join yarns, work with multicolor designs, and—for more experienced knitters—how to alter a finished piece or customize a pattern. 112pp. Sb.

Knit It! Learn the Basics and Knit 22 Beautiful Projects - $23.00
Melissa Leapman. This inviting craft book lays the groundwork for a lifetime of knitting — no prior skills necessary! Expert knitting author Melissa Leapman presents step-by-step instructions for all the essential skills, techniques, and abbreviations needed to get started knitting, plus clear how-to illustrations for visual learners. After mastering the basics, knitters are ready to knit up the included 22 projects, from cozy scarves and chunky sweaters to classic décor items like an ottoman pouf and irresistible hearts. With an inviting design, vibrant photographs, and bonus ideas for customizing each project, this book will have crafters going from beginner to knitter in no time. 192pp. Pb.

Knit Nordic - $43.00
Eline Oftedal. Traditional Nordic patterns have become all the rage, and this fashion-forward collection from designer Eline Oftedal offers a modern spin on four iconic Norwegian patterns: Marius, Voss, Setesdal, and Fana. Twenty contemporary projects range from an iPad and phone cover to a teddy bear and hot pants. Oftedal delves into the inspiration behind the designs, exploring their origins and worldwide appeal. 112pp. Hb.

Knit Noro: 1 2 3 Skeins - $34.00
With no more than three skeins of the most beautiful wool available, advanced beginners can knit 30 stunning projects: hats, bags, cowls, shawlettes, shrugs, toys, and even a lacy cardigan and empire-waist top. Sumptuous, vivid Noro yarns are synonymous with unmatched color and luxury, and this collection by major knitwear designers features perennial favorites Kureyon, Silk Garden, and Taiyo, as well as the newly available Ayatori and Mossa. 144pp. Pb.

Knit One Below - $32.00
Elise Duvekot. Knit One Below introduces a new and exciting way for knitters to combine colors, weights, fibers, and types of yarn into wonderfully flexible fabrics. The technique alternates one simple action, knitting into the stitch one row below the stitch on the needle, with either the basic knit or purl stitch. When worked in alternate rows of two colors or two yarns, columns of color appear on one side of the fabric and a mysterious integrated mix on the other. A strong group of projects for the entire family spotlights the technique. The shapes are simple, the finishing is minimal, and the fabrics will be worn and enjoyed. Although many are easy enough for new knitters, some projects go beyond the basic stitch, adding cables, felting for bags, working color in intarsia fashion, and swirling the columns into socks and hats. In addition to her clean, European sense of design, Elise brings solid knitting skills to finding just the right way to seam a shoulder or add a closure. These innovative details hold the interest even of experienced knitters. 164pp. Pb.

Knit Red - $29.00
Laura Zander. Gorgeous knitwear - that does good, too! The knitting community has always come together to support a great cause, and Knit Red once again attests to knitters' generous, giving spirit. These 30 beautiful red-themed projects help raise awareness of the number-one killer of women today: heart disease. The patterns are all donated by top designers, including Debbie Stoller, Nicky Epstein, Debbie Bliss, Norah Gaughan, Deborah Newton, Melissa Morgan-Oakes, Iris Schreier, Jared Flood, and Ysolda Teague. In addition, the book offers important medical information, a Heart Healthy Resources and Action Plan, and powerful stories from survivors of this deadly ailment. 160pp. Hb.

Knit Slouchy Beanies and Headwraps - $17.00
Lisa Gentry. Trendy fashions! Quick gifts! These stylish beanies and headwraps knit up in a weekend or less. The designs fit adult sizes small/medium and large/extra-large, and add extra warmth and excitement to cool-weather wardrobes!

Knit Swirl - $56.00
Sandra McIver. Within the lavishly photographed pages of knit, Swirl!, designer Sandra McIver presents 18 designs that flatter all figures, each based on the innovative one piece, one seam circular construction she calls a “Swirl”. Using simple knitting techniques, she creates elegant sweater jackets in four dramatic silhouettes and three flexible sizes. Swirls are fun to style and may be worn in a variety of ways—some even upside down! Clear step-by-step pattern instructions and detailed schematics make knitting a Swirl a simple pleasure. Hb.

Knit The Sky: Cultivate Your Creativity With A Playful Way of Knitting - $34.00
Lea Redmond. Record the beauty, emotions, and experiences of everyday life - not in your journal but with your knitting needles! Author Lea Redmond offers 32 enchanting projects that will inspire you to create beautiful finished pieces full of personal meaning and memories. Stock up on shades of blue, gray, and white and knit one strip of a scarf each day for a year, using the color that matches the sky on that day. When you're done, you'll have a unique memento of your year better than anything you can keep in a scrapbook. Or when you're traveling, knit postcard-size swatches at each place you visit, using the colors you see around you. When the trip is over, piece the swatches together into a throw or scarf that will remind you of your journey every time you use it. Or knit a height-chart scarf for a beloved baby, starting with her length at birth and adding inches each year until you have the perfect gift for her 18th birthday. These are knitting projects like no other, resulting in one-of-a-kind heirlooms that tell a story only you can tell. Redmond provides instructions for all the stitches and techniques you need, as well as required patterns. 168pp. Hb.

Knit This Doll! - $19.00
Nicki Moulton. Discover the most adventurous way to knit dolls. Amigurumi is the Japanese hobby of creating dolls and anthropomorphic stuffed animals with an anime aesthetic. Long popular in Asia, amigurumi are on an upward trajectory as more crafters discover this unique form of artwork. Now, two great hobbies - amigurumi and knitting - come together brilliantly in Knit This Doll! Adventurous knitters of all skill levels can test their own creativity as they work their way through menus of options to create truly one-of-a-kind dolls. Each step of the way knitters by selecting skin tones, hair styles, various attributes and even making removable shoes, sweaters, hats, skirts, jeans, and more. Basic pattern for a large, 15-inch doll, with a range of detail options and accessories to make countless combinations of original dolls. No two will be alike! Illustrated, step-by-step instructions included throughout. Can you think of a more original way to knit? Grab your knitting needles, unleash your imagination, and get ready to Knit This Doll! 192pp. Pb.

Knit To Flatter - $29.00
Amy Herzog. 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! 160pp. Pb.

Knit Tricks! - $14.00
Rebecca Wat. These Knit Tricks are revolutionary! Author Rebecca Wat has created inventive methods to transform the simplest knitted shape into elegant shrugs, vests, tops, scarves, gloves, and bags. Then simple beading, ribbons, and easy embellishments add the finishing touch. Fun to make and fun to wear, many of these projects are worked in surprising ways: top down, sideways, sleeve first, even border first. And best of all - there’s no increasing or decreasing involved. These are rectangles that work all the angles to become something more. Pb.

Knit Vintage - $39.00
Madeline Weston & Rita Taylor. Knit Vintage offers a fantastic selection of more than 20 timeless designs based on original women's knitwear patterns from the 1930s to the 1950s. Drawing from their own extensive collections of vintage knitting patterns, the authors have chosen garments for their classic style and updated them to appeal to 21st century tastes. The patterns, which incorporate traditional stitch formations such as cables, lace, Fair Isle and other motifs, have been adapted to suit an array of gorgeous modern yarns in fashion-forward colours and sumptuous textures, including merino, angora, cotton, bamboo, cashmere, alpaca and silk. The five chapters 'Pretty Tops', 'Cute Cardigans', 'Starlet Sweaters', 'Twinsets & Two Pieces' and 'Finishing Touches' - include short-sleeve tops, cardigans, sweaters, twinsets, stockings, a beret, shawl and mittens. All feature classic touches that will appeal to anyone who loves the exquisite attention to detail found in vintage knitwear. Beautifully styled and photographed, this bespoke collection of 20 projects will delight every knitter and fashionista who appreciates the classic elegance of the original sweater girls and the retro silhouettes of the silver-screen starlets. 144pp. Hb.

Knit Your Own Dog: The Second Litter - $36.00
Sally Muir & Johanna Osborne. 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. 160pp. Pb.

Knit Your Socks On Straight - $27.00
Alice Curtis. Many knitters are intimidated by knitting socks on double-pointed or circular needles. Now, they can knit them on the straight needles they’re comfortable with and make cozy, beautiful socks using these 20 patterns. 144pp. Sb.

Knitgrrl 2 - $12.00
Shannon Okey. It used to be that springtime meant putting aside knitting and other cold-weather pursuits. No more. For Knitgrrls everywhere, warmer temperatures mean it’s time to slather on the sunblock and pack the beach bag with needles, yarn — and KnitGrrl2! From choosing yarn and holding needles, it’s a few short steps to making Ooh-La-La Flip-Flops, Blossom Headbands, Beach-Read Book Covers, and Cabana Beach Bags, plus twelve other fun-in-the-sun essentials. All projects are presented with easy-to-follow photos and directions. Knitgrrls will be thrilled to the tips of their needle-brandishing fingers with such extras as a quiz on finding their best colors and do-it-yourself projects on making needle holders and knitting journals. And where else can teens and tweens learn how to custom-dye yarn with Kool-Aid? Only in Knitgrrl 2 — sure to be the hottest beach book of the year! 96pp. Pb.

Knits Extraordinaire - $34.00
Lena Maikon. Whatever the weather, a knitter's entire year-round wardrobe can be found right here in this book of wonderfully wearable fashions from this designer. Fresh and trendy without being too edgy, this collection of 17 designs includes Winter, Summer, and in-between weight dresses, tops, skirts, sweaters, and more. Made with wonderful yarns like organic wool, alpaca, bamboo, eco-cotton, and more, these stylish patterns are sure to excite fashion-conscious knitters while at the same time offering them practical wardrobe pieces they will really be able to use in their everyday work and play lives. 128pp. Pb.

Knits From a Painter's Palette: Modular Masterpieces in Handpainted Yarn - $34.00
Maie Landra. For more than a decade, Koigu Wool Designs has been a revered source for top-quality handpainted merino yarn and exquisite patterns. Its wools feature a unique and rich palette that’s as gorgeous as a painter’s. Now, the many needleworkers who are positively obsessive about Koigu can make 25 of the company’s best designs and learn more about how owners Maie and Taiu Landru achieve their amazing technicolor results. Over 100 photographs, many shot on location at the Koigu farm, showcase the special wool-dyeing process and fashionable garments, while a special essay discusses the family’s background, Maie’s influences, and Koigu’s day-to-day workings. 128pp. Hb.

Knits From An English Rose - $34.00
Louisa Harding. Timeless, accessible, and unabashedly romantic: this collection from renowned knitwear designer Louisa Harding will charm knitters of all levels. Inspired by Edwardian style, these 25 accessories all feature Louisa's signature touches: subtle shaping, masterful and delicate stitch pattern combinations (especially cables and lace), beautiful embellishments, and exciting fibers. The fashionable, feminine projects range from capelets, collars, and cowls to gloves, hats, purses, and scarves-and include notes from Louisa. 144pp. Hb.

Knits That Breathe - $46.00
Julie Turjoman. This book takes the "sweat" out of sweater! Knit and wear these 12 flattering, elegant, and oh-so-cool designs with comfort and confidence. These elegant tunics, cardigans, tees, tanks, and more will appeal to knitters of all ages, and are sized for a wide range of figures. 104pp. Pb.

Knits to Fit and Flatter - $29.00
Jane Ellison. A "must have" collection of 16 stylish knitwear designs for cardigans, sweaters, tank tops, shrugs, camisoles, wraps and more. The patterns have a truly modern finish and are designed to embrace any figure, with details instructions on how readers can achieve a variety of fits. Classic shapes and contemporary styling combines with detailed project designs are sure to appeal to knitters of all skill levels. 128pp. Pb.

Knitspeak: An A to Z Guide to the Language of Knitting - $20.00
Andrea Beman Price. Enter Knitspeak, a knitter’s dictionary that disentangles the mysteries of pattern language and translates it into plain English, helping knitters to easily transition from confused to confident. An essential guide written in a friendly, reassuring tone and formatted for quick reference. It begins with an overview of how knitting patterns are organized. It then offers a comprehensive alphabetical listing of all the abbreviations, words, phrases, and symbols typically encountered in patterns. Knitspeak’s many easy-to-understand drawings clarify basic and not-so-basic needle techniques, and a series of sidebars deals with issues ranging from keeping track of simultaneous shaping to substituting yarns and reading a yarn label. The book’s appendix is filled with valuable tips, charts, and worksheets. Hb.

The Knitster: 20 Patterns for Hip Knitters - $22.00
Robbie Dulaney. Featuring fun and fresh craft projects from a crafter and blogger with a lifelong passion, The Knitster combines simple, modern design with a colorful palette and vintage flair that is perfect for both women and men. The Knitster is an original, highly illustrated project-based knitting book (with a little crocheting thrown in for good measure). The twenty projects range in skill level from the basics to more advanced techniques and are designed to appeal to women and men. Clothing projects include a hooded infinity scarf, a slouchy hipster hat (knit from a bare yarn then dyed ombre), a freestyle bow tie, a color-blocked drop-sleeve sweater, and mismatched mittens connected with an i-cord (a grown-up twist on a kid’s look). Projects for the house include a zigzag throw, a patterned floor cushion, and a cute ice-cream-pint cozy (to keep your hands warm and the ice cream cold). Harness your creative energy and be inspired! 158pp. Pb.

Knitted Animal Scarves, Mitts and Socks - $35.00
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 colors of tropical frogs and fish, or you prefer the cuddly softness of a koala or a rabbit, you will find your favorite 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. 128pp. Pb.

Knitted Cats & Kittens - $26.00
Sue Stradford. A fabulous book of knitted cats and kittens, overflowing with style and personality, suitable for cat-loving knitters of all abilities. There are 20 projects to choose from, from the fun and quirky Monster Cat, stripy Rainbow Cat and the romantic Valentino to the cute and cuddly Kitty Kat and the delightfully realistic Floppy Moggy, so whatever your taste or ability there is something in this book for you. There's even a hot-water bottle cover and a doorstop cat, so (unlike real cats) they can make themselves useful around the house. And of course all cats need a few accessories, so the author has included a knitted scratching post (complete with dangly bird to play with), a cat basket and some colourful knitted balls – not forgetting an entire family of tiny knitted mice! Each pattern comes with a complete list of the yarns, needles and embellishments you need, and there are general notes too on basic techniques and materials. Filled with fun from cover to cover, you will love these adorable knitted cats and kittens – and so will anyone you choose to knit them for! 112pp. Hb.

Knitted Comfort For the Sole - $32.00
Lena Maikon. This creative collection of footwear includes a wide variety of socks, slippers, and leg warmers. The designer has captured a compelling mix of traditional styling with a flair for the unexpected. A wide range of yarn weights and textures are used to produce a thoughtful grouping of 22 intriguing designs and six enhancements. If this is your first time knitting socks, you'll find the Anatomy of the Sock section particularly helpful. If you're not quite ready to make a pair of socks yet, try adding one of the enhancement projects to a pair you've already got. Experienced knitters looking for a little challenge will find that here, too, in sock projects that include open gussets, intricate patterns, and diverse stitches. 128pp. Pb.

Knitted Dogs & Puppies - $25.00
Sue Stratford. This book is packed with friendly faithful dogs and puppies for you to knit. Suitable for beginners, but with projects to provide a fun challenge for more experienced knitters, this book contains 23 patterns. The dogs cover a wide range of styles from the quirky to the fun to the more true-to-life; and while some like Danger Dog are fun toys, others have a more practical purpose, like Stripy Sausage, the dachshund draught excluder. 112pp. Hb.

Knitted Lace: A Collection of Favorite Designs From Interweave - $19.00
Anne Merrow. Brought together for the first time, the projects of Knitted Lace represent the most intricate, beautiful, and sought-after lace pieces in the history of Interweave's knitting publications. Anne Merrow has assembled a world-class resource of eyelet scarves, delicate socks, elegant tops, and more, to inspire knitters of all skill levels. Knitted Lace offers all lace enthusiasts the broadest range of garment types, projects of all levels of difficulty, and expert design advice in one exceptional volume. Inside you will learn the techniques of expert lace designers as well as their time-honored traditions. Included are popular commentaries by knitted lace experts illustrating how to follow lace charts, execute perfect stitches, and understand the construction of even the most complex knitted lace patterns. Plus, Interweave Knits editor and lace expert Eunny Jang contributes a new introduction on the art and craft of knitted lace and the reasons why lace is so irresistible. 160pp. Pb.

Knitted Lace Of Estonia with DVD - $48.00
Nancy Bush. Deepen your knowledge of knitting in Estonia with the indepth look at the west coast town of Haapsalu, its knitting traditions, and how to make them your own. Inside you will find 14 heirloom quality projects for scarves and shawls, plus a stitch dictionary that gives more then 20 additional lace patterns. 160pp. Pb.

Knitted Nursery Rhymes - $34.00
Sarah Keen. Knitters everywhere can easily recreate traditional characters from best-loved tales…characters such as Humpty-Dumpty, Little Miss Muffet, Jack and Jill, plus delightful animals that children know and love including five little ducks, and five little monkeys. This charming guidebook teaches 15 adorable nursery rhyme toy projects of different levels to knit from scratch. All the orignal rhymes are featured alongside the easy-to-follow patterns, so you can snuggle up with your favorite child and pour over the pages together. There’s even a comprehensive, illustrated techniques section to guide you to completion. 144pp. Pb.

Knitted Scarves: Lace, Cables, and Textures - $20.00
Sheryl Thies. Explore a dazzling collection of 11 knitted scarves — all inspired by the wonders of the ocean. Knit a design that portrays sea horses hiding in coral lace or one that suggests sea turtle tracks in the sand. Try a fishtail lace pattern, a scallop-shell design, and more. Jump in! 32pp. Pb.

Knitted Sock Sensations - $19.00
Kirstie McLeod & Louise Butt. Forget shoes; take your sock obsession to new lengths with this fabulous collection of over 40 knitted sock designs. Easy-to-follow techniques and super-fun designs will have you filling up your sock drawer in no time! 128pp. Pb.

The Knitter's Bible: Baby Knits - $29.00
Laura Long. 25 adorable patterns for clothes, accessories and gifts for all year roound. 128pp. Pb.

The Knitter's Bible: Knitted Afghans and Pillows - $19.00
Claire Crompton. This book features an inspiring collection of knitted projects to brighten up the home, from luxury afghans and bedspreads to functional cushions and seating. The styles vary from basic beginner projects such as cushions and chunky throws to more advanced bedspreads and textured wall hangings. The author explores working with color, texture and embellishments to create projects that will complement and enhance the reader's current home decor. Easy-to-follow techniques ensure great results and alternative ideas take the projects further, showing different patterns, yarns and color variations through detailed photography and color swatches. 128pp. Pb.

The Knitter's Bible: Stitch Library - $39.00
Claire Crompton. Over 200 knitted stitches for creative knitters to discover, learn and use. Every stitch is shown as a clear swatch to show the effect and texture, and the pattern is given both written and as an easy-to-follow diagram. Conveniently grouped stitches allow for easy browsing and location of favorites. Includes projects that feature some of the stitches, and show how effective it is to incorporate new and different stitches into your work. 144pp. Pb.

The Knitters Handy Book of Patterns - $52.00
Ann Budd. The timeless, classic patterns can be made to fit infants though large adults. The finishing techniques and tips for compensating for different stitches or colour patterns gives you enough room for creativity to keep you satisfied for years! 112pp, Sb.

The Knitters Handy Book of Sweater Patterns - $49.00
Ann Budd. Multiple Sizes and Gauges. Each of the six sweater styles (Drop-shoulder, modified drop-shoulder, set-in sleeve, saddle-shoulder, raglan and seamless yoke sweaters) is given in fifteen sizes suitable for child or adult and in five gauges. Detailed instructions for eighteen sweaters (called “copy cats”) are examples of how the basic patterns can be changed and to explain how and why the author deviated from the charted instructions. Appropriate for all levels of experience. The colored charts are easy to follow; and color photos throughout. 224pp. Sb.

Knitting 24/7: 30 Projects to Knit, Wear, and Enjoy, On the Go and Around the Clock - $27.00
Veronik Avery. Women who love to knit are determined to find time to practice their craft, despite the many roles they fulfill throughout the day. They knit while traveling or commuting, while waiting for their kids, while socializing. Times like these call for projects that are easily transportable and have stitch patterns that are simple to memorize. Véronik Avery has created 30 such projects for Knitting 24/7, a collection of stylish clothing and accessories that make use of those “in-between” times when we’re busy, yet our hands are free. Ranging from sweaters, scarves, and shrugs to hats and mitts, the projects represent both what women want to wear and what they actually have time to knit. The book’s gorgeous color photographs capture women in a range of settings — a morning at work, a dinner with friends, a relaxing weekend afternoon — evoking the time of day when each wardrobe item might be worn. 128pp. Pb.

Knitting Architecture - $34.00
Tanis Gray. The parallels between knitting a sweater and constructing a building seem obvious when considered. Sweaters suspend from yokes and shoulders; vertical planes are shaped to provide fit and allow movement; necklines, sleeves, and hems are adapted for specific purposes. Tanis Gray has curated a collection of 20 designs from some of today’s most innovative designers, all inspired by architectural themes. From accessories based on art-nouveau ironwork to a sweater that mimics Bauhaus style, to a dress based on Greek sculpture. 160pp. Pb.

Knitting Basics: All You Need to Know About Knitting Stitches and Techniques - $22.00
Melody Lord. More than 30 inspiring projects written specifically for those who want to learn how to knit but don't know where to start. Showing just how easy it is to create impressive knitwear and accessories, this guide is full of useful information and easy-to-follow patterns to help a beginner on the path to becoming a confident knitter. With step-by-step instructions and photos of all the basic stitches, advice on how to choose and read patterns, and handy tips for mending and repairing knitwear, this book is an invaluable resource for all aspiring knitters. Once a new knitter has mastered the skill, there will be no turning back. 272pp. Pb.

The Knitting Book: Yarns, Techniques, Stitches, Patterns - $32.00
Whether you're new to knitting or a wonder with wool, The Knitting Book is the bible no knitter can craft without. Loaded with practical advice on contemporary styles and new materials, clear explanations of key tools and techniques, and galleries of popular stitches and patterns — from the basics to the more advanced techniques — The Knitting Book has everything knitters need to create beautiful accessories for their homes and wardrobes. 400pp. Hb.

Knitting Counterpanes - $29.00
Mary Walker Phillips. This author has, nearly single-handedly, brought 19th-century counterpanes, or bedspreads, to the attention of modern knitters. Expanded with dozens of brand-new charts, this revised edition features 46 counterpane patterns as well as 32 lace edgings and borders that Phillips discovered in museums, private collections, and magazines. 240pp. Pb.

Knitting Double - $29.00
Anja Belle. Knitting double also known as double knitting is a technique by which knitters can create two fabrics at the same time. This guidebook includes step-by-step instructions with photographs to help master this method. Crafters learn how the front and back are knitted simultaneously and the stitches are worked in pairs. This book contains more than thirty projects. The perfect resource for the intermediate to advanced knitter looking to expand their repertoire. 80pp. Hb.

Knitting Everyday Finery - $38.00
Mel Clark. Every knitter knows the special feeling that comes from wearing hand made items. Knitting makes it possible to create lovely things that make you feel your very best. With this in mind, Mel Clark has created a collection of fashionable, practical accessories that can be worn at any time. Quick to finish, the projects make wonderful gifts, both to give and receive. A clutch made of multicolored wool with the entrelac technique, a quilt sampler tam with Fair Isle patterning, a pencil case for kids in the shape of a little dog, and a delicate scarf inspired by geometry, are just a few of the 26 projects for knitters of all experience levels. There's something here for everyone, with patterns for men, women, and children. 128pp. Pb.

The Knitting Experience 3: Color - $19.00
Sally Melville. 40+ projects that explore knitting with color. Knitters move from being intimidated by the choices to being excited by the possibilities as the skill-building chapters put color into practice. Clear, step-by-step photographs lead knitters through a progression of new methods punctuated by fabulous and fun projects to knit. The 36 designs range from simple to classic to unexpected and are presented multiple times showcasing different techniques, mixing and matching to yield more than 80 total projects. With advice, tips, and techniques, this tutorial inspires learners to take their craft to the next level. Sizes go up to 2X. 244pp. Pb.

Knitting For Baby - $10.00
Vicki Moodie. Layettes and Jackets in 3ply baby yarn for birth to 12 months. This book is a revised edition of old Paragon knitting book #200, originally published by Paragon Art Needlecraft Pty Ltd, Sydney, NSW. 28pp. Pb.

Knitting For Gold - $13.00
Sue McBride. Knit your own sports hero using simple knitting techniques. Bully off with field hockey, sprint for the finish with the track stars, or wow the crowd with your doll’s snowboarding prowess; there are twenty dolls just waiting for the signal to go. Imaginative author Sue McBride provides knitting patterns for both male and female dolls, along with all the sports equipment you need to get them ready to win the gold. The clothes and kit range from running shorts to ski-poles, and each project is illustrated clearly, making these knitted dolls a pleasure to make. Perfect as gifts for the sportsman or woman in your life, why not knit a doll in the colours of your favourite team or sports personality? On your marks... Get set... knit! 64pp. Pb.

Knitting For Little Feet: 40 Booties, Socks and Slippers for Babies and Kids - $28.00
Trafalger Square Books. What could be more fun than knitting for little feet? Both beginner and more advanced knitters will find a variety of 40 projects for newborns to four years, in this charming collection including dainty princess booties, sailor booties, striped socks, lace socks, snake socks, whimsical duck socks, warm felted slippers, dinosaur slippers and little jester slippers with bells to name a few. The projects are for both girls and boys in a rainbow of colors and levels of complexity. General knitting basics are covered in step-by-step instructions to assure success for all making these special knits for little feet. 128pp. Hb.

Knitting For The Absolute Beginner - $29.00
Alison Dupernex. Previously published as The Beginner's Guide to Knitting, this popular book has a new and updated look. It's now in a handy format, wire-bound so it lays open and with a fold-out flap of abbreviations for quick reference. Essential techniques are covered including garter and stocking stitch, casting off and on, plus increasing and decreasing all clearly explained using step-by-step photos and simple instructions. Alison's designs have a timeless appeal for knitters of all ages and she includes projects for children as well as adults. Packed with helpful tips and simple ideas, it's a 'must-have' for anyone who'd love to learn to knit. If you would love to knit but simply don't know where to start, this fantastic little book is for you! 144pp. Sb.

Knitting From the Top - $33.00
Barbara G Walker. Twenty years of waiting are over; this classic is back in print! Knitting to clothe the body, not strain the brain! The author was light-years ahead of us; thanks to Schoolhouse Press for reprinting this classic. You'll learn what to do and why you're doing it, starting with your pattern stitches and swatch. Twelve basic designs with numerous variations teach you to shape, measure, and finish. As you are knitting from the top, you can lengthen or shorten, but, best of all, you're learning construction for fit. Pb.

Knitting Green - $34.00
Ann Budd. Detailing a wide range of perspectives and approaches to environmental issues, this unique crafting manual offers ideas for knitting conscientiously. Leading figures of the industry, from designers to yarn company executives, share their methods for integrating green principles into their work and lives - selecting organic products, facilitating an alternative to chemical detergent, recycling old projects, reducing disposable plastic bags, and creating pieces that provide warmth and save on energy. Inventive and timely, this practical guidebook explains answers to important questions such as What makes a yarn organic? and Are natural dyes safer than chemical dyes? Providing 20 clever designs for earth-friendly garments, accessories, gifts, and home furnishings, craft enthusiasts of all skill levels will enjoy projects that balance the altruism of saving the planet with the joyful benefits of their favorite hobby. 160pp. Pb.

Knitting In The Details - $25.00
Louisa Harding. Learn how to bring big appeal to your knitting using only the tiniest of elements from best-selling author and knitwear designer Louisa Harding. Knitting in the Details explores different sets of embellishment methods through 24 small, quick-to-knit projects, from a beret with ribbon embroidery or a beaded scarf to a simple knitted vest with eyelets or a tank top with applique hearts. Additional variations and design tips highlight the boutique feel of each design, encouraging knitters to add their own personality to create a unique piece of knitwear. Filled with inspiring project photography from the coast of France, Knitting in the Details evokes romantic femininity, and showcases how a project can be totally transformed by creative and well-placed embellishments. 136pp. Pb.

Knitting In The Nordic Tradition - $30.00
Vibeke Lind. Translated by Annette Allen Jensen. Richly illustrated with photos, charts, and drawings, this guide to Scandinavian knitting features patterns for a wealth of handmade treasures. More than 100 graphed patterns in the authentic Nordic tradition include children's and adults' sweaters, jackets, caps, mittens, stockings, and shawls. Simple in cut and striking in decoration, the patterns are based on practical and aesthetic values. After a brief look at the historical development of wool into yarn, the Introduction provides tips on using the right tools, following patterns, incorporating designs, and making edgings and decorative borders. Above all, this book offers suggestions for adapting classic patterns to suit individual needs and to express personal tastes. In addition to scores of helpful diagrams, the chatty and informative text is complemented with many photos of finished projects as well as historical images depicting people dressed in these beautiful sweaters, hats, and other forms of wearable art. 128pp. Pb.

Knitting It Old School: 43 Vintage Inspired Patterns - $25.00
Stitchy McYarnpants & Caro Sheridan. 44 patterns inspired by the '40s, '50s, '60s, and '70s. Knitters love all things vintage - but it's not as easy as picking up an old pattern from decades past. Oftentimes, they use obsolete yarns, aren't sized for today's body shapes, and are written differently than current pattern instructions. Now retro-minded crafters get the best of both worlds in this unique collection. Drawing from the fashion trends of the '40s through the '70s, Knitting it Old School offers a bold new twist on vintage-inspired knitting patterns. Vintage patterns feature newly created designs that flatter today's figure and use contemporary yarns. Fun, wearable patterns that echo styles of days gone by. Four bonus sewing patterns to whip up complimentary vintage-themed accessories. With a balance of classic and kitsch, wardrobe basics and saucy specials, Knitting it Old School is a breath of fresh air for knitters who love "old" but want to be "new." 180pp. Pb.

Knitting Lace: A Workshop with Patterns and Projects - $53.00
Susanna Lewis. Susanna Lewis has done a beautiful job of dissecting and analyzing this fascinating 19th century lace sampler. Not only does she reveal the necessary techniques which enable lace knitters to duplicate each of the 91 motifs, but through ensuing chapters, Susanna provides detailed instructions for lace knitting - from basic to advanced - through which we are able to glean a thorough understanding of lace construction, stitch movement and how to chart lace. The series of garments in the final chapter is, indeed, an added bonus and she has not forgotten to include notes for machine knitters. 208pp. Pb.

Knitting Little Luxuries - $30.00
Louisa Harding. Learn to pamper friends and loved ones with lavish and fun knitted gifts. Projects are broken down into four different categories by style and include hats, mittens, purses, wraps, tops, sweaters, and socks—all of which are simple to make and require minimal yarn. Tips are provided for embellishing each project with different fabrics, edgings, and stitching patterns, making personalization easy, even for novices. Beautiful photographs and color illustrations detailing how to create each piece, as well as contemporary designs and small, quick projects make this guide a must-have for the gift-giving knitter. Pb.

Knitting Motifs For Babies and Kids - $19.00
Lucinda Guy. Whether seeking the perfect motif for embellishing the pocket of a child’s cardigan or inspiration for a colorful baby blanket, this practical reference is an essential sourcebook of custom knitting projects for babies and children. Each of the 50 designs includes charts, knitted swatches, and alternative colorways for a range of subjects from flowers and animals to folklore and geometric designs. Featuring illustrated ideas for children’s socks, mittens, hats, and more, this guide includes thoughtful suggestions for the placing and color combinations of motifs. Included in the final chapters is practical information on Fair Isle and Intarsia knitting techniques, as well as a guide to basic embroidery. 112pp. Hb.

Knitting New Mittens and Gloves - $20.00
Robin Melanson. Growing up in Cape Breton, on Canada’s Atlantic coast, the author learned early about the importance of gloves and mittens in a harsh winter climate. Now this self-described “mitten and glove aficionado” shares her enthusiasm for these ordinary items by presenting 28 extraordinary ways to make them for year-round style. This book combines traditional and untraditional techniques — as well as influences as far-flung as Gothic architecture, Estonian lace, and Wagnerian opera — in a winning collection of patterns for adults and children. From wool mittens filled with unspun fleece and arm warmers with leather laces, to cotton-mesh fingerless gloves and silk-beaded mitts to be worn as adornments, each design has an unexpected twist. Because they are small, quick to make, and don’t require a lot of yarn, mittens and gloves are perfect projects for knitting throughout the year, and they also offer an ideal opportunity for beginning and more seasoned knitters to experiment with new techniques, yarns, and styles. 144pp. Pb.

Knitting Off the Axis: Projects and Techniques for Sideways Knitting - $41.00
Mathew Gnagy. Explore a new angle on knitting. Emerging designer Mathew Gnagy has created a fresh collection of 15 sweaters for men and women that explore the possibilities of knitting off the axis in new angles other than traditional top-down or bottom-up constructions. Each of the patterns is designed in a one-of-a-kind way, focusing on knitting sideways or in an untraditional direction. Knitting at different angles gives these knit projects unique shaping, visual interest, and fashion-forward silhouettes. Most sideways knits tend to be simplified, less dynamic versions of more traditionally constructed patterns, but Mathew has brought you uniquely textured stitch patterns. The result is knitting projects that are classic, stylish, and lively. The book is divided into three easy-to-follow sideways knitting categories: Truly Sideways, Mostly Sideways, and Every-Which-Way with additional instruction on short rows, internal shaping, and more. 160pp. Pb.

Knitting Outside the Swatch - $39.00
Kristin Omdahl. This book is an exploration of non-traditional construction techniques for creating and joining flowers, motifs, and various geometric shapes to create inventive and dimensional fabrics. Kristin Omdahl presents a library of 40 original and innovative stitch motifs and shows how joining one or more motifs can create trims or whole fabrics. She demonstrates methods for center-out, top-down, and side-to-side construction. Enjoy 10 project patterns including shawls, cowls, scarves, and sweaters. Kristin illustrates how to interchange various motifs in these patterns and encourages you to incorporate motifs into other designs. Learn how to integrate these motifs into the body of a garment and how to decorate or embellish other knitwear by using motifs as edgings, bands, cuffs, and more. Think outside the box with this must-have knitting book! 144pp. Pb.

The Knitting Palette - $21.00
Kristin Nicholas. Learn to harmonize colours and textures to create knitted garments that are personal, contemporary, and stunningly beautiful. Look around for colours that please and inspire - in a flower filled park, at an art museum, in a child's picture book. Work those colours into your knitting with wide or narrow stripes, surprising bobbles and fringes, or basic embroidery stitches that lend playfulness to even the simplest patterns. Experiment with your wildest ideas. You can always unravel what doesn't work! Included in this book are 27 patterns expressly designed to showcase colour in combination. 208pp Pb.

Knitting Pleats - $19.00
Olga M. Pobedinskaya. Learn to apply a time-honored dressmaking technique to knitwear and create fascinating garments that are wonderfully unique. Knitting enthusiasts will love the range and inventiveness of these captivating designs. Use genuine pleats — not simply ribbing — to create decorative effects or to shape garments. Place pleats horizontally, vertically, or diagonally; make them full length, sectional, or slightly irregular. Choose from more than 10 fashionable projects, including gorgeous sweaters and wraps, plus a beret, vest, hat, collar, and bags. 80pp. Pb.

Knitting Plus - $31.00
Lisa Shroyer. Knitting Plus is the must-have manual for plus-sized sweater construction and knitwear design. With this helpful guide, you'll learn how to design wearable, tailor-made sweaters. You'll explore basic pullover and cardigan sweater construction styles from raglans and set-in sleeves to drop shoulders, seamless yokes, and dolmans. Knitting Plus explains each specific sweater element and then offers key tips for plus-sized knitting. Included throughout are simple versions of each construction type as easy-to-reference templates so you can quickly adapt and alter each sweater for a custom fit. An invaluable reference about fit and shape, Knitting Plus includes 18 irresistible designs by a variety of designers including Mandy Moore, Lisa R. Myers, Lou Schiela, Katya Wilsher, and Kathy Zimmerman, as well as Lisa's designs. Each pattern offers a broad range of sizes and instructions for bust sizes from about 44 to 56 inches. Packed with design information and ready-to-knit patterns, Knitting Plus is your go-to technique and design reference for customizing patterns to fit all sizes. 176pp. Pb.

Knitting Short Rows - $39.00
Jennifer Dassau. Shape your knitwear seamlessly - using short-rows! Add seamless curves, soft angles, and depth to your finished pieces with Knitting Short Rows. Inside, Jennifer Dassau teaches you this essential technique in a beautiful package, providing know-how and design inspiration. Learn to create short-rows through five easy-to-learn methods: wrap and turn knitting, the yarnover method, German short-rows, Japanese short-rows, and twin stitch shadow wraps. Master each through an illustrated step-by-step guide, discover how to choose your short-row method, and more! Then, show off your short-row skills with 17 knitting patterns for fashionable hats, cowls, mitts, shawls, and garments. 144pp. Pb.

Knitting Socks From Around the World - $28.00
This book collects 25 fantastic patterns for socks inspired by knitting traditions from around the world. Patterns from top designers including Star Athena, Beth Brown-Reinsel, Candace Eisner Strick, Chrissy Gardiner, Janel Laidman and Anna Zilboorg are featured, along with an introduction from Nancy Bush, author of Folk Socks. 144pp. Hb.

Knitting Sweaters From Around the World - $19.00
Kari Cornell. The earliest sweaters, at least those we would recognize today, were first knitted sometime between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, evolving into cardigans, pullovers, hoodies, wraps, and many other favorite styles and techniques created in countries and traditions all over the globe. This book brings together a sampling of these sweaters from Scandinavia, Europe, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the East, and the West, featuring patterns from well-known designers like Beth Brown-Reinsel, Melissa Leapman, Hélène Magnússon, Candace Eisner Strick, and many others. The world’s classic sweater styles, including Fair Isle, Fisherman’s Gansey, Swedish Bohus, Icelandic Lopi Yoke Sweater, and more. Along the way, knitters will learn about traditional patterns and unique knitting techniques from around the globe. 144pp. Hb.

Knitting Tams: Charted Fair Isle Designs - $
Mary Rowe. Instructions for tams of all sizes, using a variety of standard yarns and an array of patterns; also explains how to create original designs. 40pp. Pb.

Knitting Wizardry - $29.00
Amy Clarke Moore. A collection of 27 magical projects. From the editors of the popular magazine Jane Austen Knits comes an enchanting collection that will take readers deep into the realm of wizards, witches, and magical creatures. Enter a world filled with beguiling but classic garments in this collection of 27 knitting patterns. Revel in a broad variety of magical subject matter while employing a wide variety of knitting techniques: cables for projects fit for giants and sorcerers; lace for glamorous shawls and gauntlets perfect to wear at the ball; cozy colorwork socks, caps, and mitts to keep warm while tending the herbal garden or wandering in the wild woods. Readers will explore their hidden dark side with projects that are slightly more sinister (though beautiful), such as shadowy cloaks and glistening shrugs. And they’ll flaunt their own knitting magic in a variety of stunning cardigans, vests, and sweaters for men and women. Whether knitters are interested in magical inspiration or just great patterns, this book has it covered. 152pp. Pb.

Knitty Gritty: The Next Steps - $18.00
Aneeta Peel. With detailed instructions, and photographs to accompany you at every step, this book shows the not-quite-absolute-beginner how to knit lace, how to use beads, and how to read and create charts to knit Fair Isle and intarsia patterns using different colors. You will also learn the secrets of knitting in the round, so you too can knit socks like a pro! Aneeta teaches budding knitters all the tips and tricks of the trade, so that these patterns are accessible to anyone who has mastered the very basics of knitting. With projects including sweaters for adults and kids, gloves, hats, socks, and an array of seasonal knits, Knitty Gritty: The Next Steps is everything you need on the road to advanced knitting. 176pp. Pb.

Lace Knitting For Beginners: 11 Easy and Inspirational Projects - $19.00
Amy Palmer. Learn how to read lace charts, follow eleven basic patterns, and design your own simple lace scarf. 32pp. Pb.

The Lace Knitting Palette - $34.00
Catherine M Thomson. Both beginning and experienced knitters are sure to find inspiration in this wonderful lace knitting book from designer Catherine M. Thomson. By pairing exciting yarns with the ideal lace stitches, these 18+ stylish, streamlined designs show knitters how to get the most out of their lace knitting using both large and small needles and simple techniques for edgings, seams, spacing, and shaping along with shortcuts for special finishing touches. Highlights include circular and triangular shawls; a baby robe, bonnet, and shoes; scarves; trims; decorative leaves; leggings; fingerless gloves; garters; a necklace; a fascinator; and more. 128pp. Pb.

Lace Style - $51.00
Pam Allen & Ann Budd. With an emphasis on innovative designs that range from simple to complex, this collection of contemporary knitting projects includes garments and accessories for women. Featuring projects with a sense of style that will appeal to knitters of all ages, it includes designs for socks, hats, sweaters, dresses, and shrugs. A basic primer on knitting lace that is closely linked to the projects in the book includes information on how to knit lace, choosing yarn and needles, types of increases and decreases, reading charts, simple ways to achieve a lacy effect, ways to incorporate lace designs in knitting patterns, and information on blocking. Each pattern has detailed step-by-step instructions, lavish lifestyle photographs, and plenty of detail shots. Experienced knitters looking for inspiration and beginners trying lace knitting for the first time will find everything needed to knit lace with confidence. 160pp. Pb.

Lace Yarn Studio - $30.00
Carol J Sulcoski. 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. 144pp. Pb.

Lacy Knits: 20 Delicate Projects in Soft, Luxurious Mohair-Silk Yarns - $24.00
Alison Crowther-Smith. Mohair-silk yarn, renowned for its delicate beauty, has a rapidly growing fanbase around the world. Knitting with it, say devotees, is "highly addictive," partly because its unique elements — the sheen of the silk structure and the haze of the mohair — effortlessly combine to bestow a touch of glamour upon every knitting pattern. Simplicity is the key when working with such yarn, as even the most basic of designs is given an air of complexity by the luster and texture of the mohair-silk. It is with this in mind that Alison Crowther-Smith explores new ways of using embellishments and shade work to show this superfine yarn to its best advantage in a sparkling collection of over 20 lace accessories for you and your home. You'll find step-by-step instructions for both traditional and modern lace patterns — something to suit every knitting palate: from simple lace ribbing, to bold circular lace designs; from lace with beads, sequins, and embroidery, to ideas for fabric backing and color-blending. One-of-a-kind projects include delicate scarves, cozy mittens, shimmering shrugs, glittering bags, and pillows with lattice and floral motifs. Designs vary from easy to more difficult, but all are extremely accessible, regardless of your level of expertise, and were chosen to be quick-to-knit with modern, busy lifestyles in mind. With a special introduction to the ins-and-outs of working with mohair (including the tricks to casting on, matching gauge and tension, finishing, and binding off) and full color photos and illustrations, beginning knitters will have just as much fun creating these projects as the more advanced crafters who may have worked with lace and mohair-silk before. Most importantly, Crowther-Smith's patterns yield the most rewarding results you can imagine: knitwear brimming with delicacy, style, and timeless charm. 120pp. Pb.

Lacy Little Knits - $21.00
Iris Schreier. Knitting designs with open, airy stitches are more popular than ever. But why suffer through complicated lace patterns when you can get the same look more easily? Iris Schreier, one of knitting's brightest stars, reveals all the simplest techniques and stitches in Lacy Little Knits. Each of these 25 seductive garments - from a pretty-in-pink Turkish Shawl to an eye-catching turquoise Chevron Halter - features gorgeous lightweight yarns that hint of romance, flirtation, and glamour. 144pp. Pb.

Learn-to-Knit Afghan Book - $34.00
Barbara Walker. This is a classic, must-have book. Now that it's back in print, don't pass it up. It contains all the abbreviations found in most knitting directions, and shows and explains all the techniques you need to know to execute them. This one is for all skill levels. If you've never knit before, you can learn to cast on here; if you are more experienced, this is a great reference tool. There are 63 different stitch patterns, and after 161 pages, you'll have the completed afghan shown on the cover! 161pp. Pb.

Let's Get Cosy - $20.00
Peta Beelen. Knitting is fun. It is a craft you can do by yourself or with others. The process can make you laugh, as can the cosy you create. Enjoy your knitting. Create something original that is aesthetically pleasing but also practical as cosies are for using! 64pp. Pb.

Light & Layered Knits - $34.00
Vicki Square. Create beautiful garments made from comfortable fibers and light yarns. These are more than simply projects to make - they are truly knits to live in. The 23 patterns work in all climates, can be layered and removed at will, and are equally at home in a casual or workplace setting. Working with lightweight yarns in fibers such as silk, linen, cotton, and bamboo, Vicki creates pieces that will appeal to knitters of all ages. These versatile wardrobe staples - shells, fluid tops, draped tunics, light cardigans, wrap sweaters, and more - reflect the way that women dress today. What's more, most of them are conveniently sized for up to a "46" to "48" bust circumference. 160pp. Pb.

Loop-d-Loop - $22.00
Teva Durham. The designs here, for women, men, children, and the home, are fresh, modern, and eclectic, especially appealing to young knitters who like to set tradition askew and claim knitting as their own. At the same time, they are not so trendy as to turn off more traditional and/or older knitters, and the technical applications are so clever and unique that even advanced knitters are fascinated by them. Most of the designs - even those that may look complex - are actually fairly easy to create, providing gratifying learning and artistic experiences as well as fast results. Because of the strong technical nature of Loop-d-Loop, it is poised to last much longer than a simple collection of fashionable patterns and to become a standard reference within the knitting community. 176pp. Pb.

Love Darg Shetland Shawls - $60.00
Sharon Miller. This new book explores two beautiful Shetland patterns that are over 100 years old. As a bonus there are full scans of the lace pages from one of the first booklets to issue authentic Shetland patterns together with charted versions. Intended for the skilled/highly skilled knitter, the majority of the patterns are given in original text and modern charts. 54pp. Pb.

Lovely Layettes: 4 Knit Sets - $18.00
Carole Prior. That new baby will capture your heart in an instant! Why not knit a layette for that darling girl or boy, so you can lovingly wrap the wee one in softness and warmth? These four sets by Carole Prior each include a hat, booties, jacket, and pants made with light weight yarn. The garment patterns are sized for 6 months to 18 months. Each set is fun to knit, with its lovely texture taking shape before your eyes. So while you knit a soft layette to pamper that precious child, you can also pamper yourself with a little creativity! 40pp. Pb.

The Magic of Shetland Lace Knitting - $42.00
Elizabeth Lovick. The ethereal beauty and intricacy of Shetland lace knitting might seem beyond the powers of the everyday knitter, but the skills needed are within the reach of everyone who can knit, purl, cast on, and bind off. The Magic of Shetland Lace Knitting is designed to take the novice knitter from their first "yarn over" through the steps needed to master the more complex patterns. The techniques are introduced with clear step-by-step instructions, charts, and detailed photographs of knitted samples. Aimed primarily at beginners, more experienced knitters will also appreciate the way the book organizes the stitches, allowing for easy substitution of patterns. Those interested in different lace traditions will be excited by the collection of specifically-Shetland stitches. And as more knitters want to stretch themselves and learn new techniques, this book will be a useful guide aimed at helping these knitters take their first steps in making a Shetland lace project. Included are all the traditional Shetland motifs, patterns, and insertions including Cat's Paw, Candlelight, Horse Shoe, and many more. With suggestions for how to work the different stitches into elegant and traditional Shetland Lace accessories such as scarves, hats, and shawls. Atmospheric photographs taken in the wild Scottish landscape and historical information about the development of Shetland lace are sure to delight all knitters and textile lovers. 144pp. Pb.

Magical Shetland Lace Shawls to Knit - $42.00
Elizabeth Lovick. Shetland lace shawls have long been the epitome of knitted elegance. Impossibly light and delicate, they are surprisingly easy to knit. This follow-up to The Magic of Shetland Lace Knitting features full and complete patterns for 15 shawls that range from mini-wraps for beginners right up to a light-as-air wedding stole. Clear instructions for all the techniques needed to knit the shawls means that even beginners can achieve delightful results. And more advanced knitters can learn how to use basic patterns to create their own designs. The core techniques section gives you the technical knowledge you need to knit the projects, including techniques specific to using thin yarns and dealing with filmy pieces. The design section will help you to understand how stitches go together, and give you confidence to change stitches should you wish to. The projects, the main part of the book, give a selection of stoles, capes, and shawls in the Shetland tradition, with suggestions for alternative stitches and uses for the pieces. 144pp. Pb.

Margeau Chapeau: A New Perspective on Classic Knit Hats - $25.00
Margeau Soboti. Let Margeau show you how to knit the hat of your dreams, from a stylish tweed cap to a playful beanie or a classic beret. Fifteen patterns, all well within the capacity of novice knitters, include earflap caps, a turban headband, watch caps, and other items. The designs offer a variety of attractive silhouettes and shapes, from fitted, traditional items to slouchy, trendy hats. Suggested yarns range from affordable to luxury, all chosen for their softness and sophisticated color palette. Margeau Soboti is a hand knit and machine knit designer with a BBA in Design and Management from Parsons, The New School for Design. A former editor at Vogue Knitting magazine, her designs have appeared in that publication as well as in Knit Simple and Noro magazines. 80pp. Pb.

Mason-Dixon Knitting: Outside the Lines - $19.00
Kay Gardiner & Ann Shayne. Kay and Ann reveal the secret of knitting: the more you knit the more fun it is. In Mason-Dixon Knitting: Outside the Lines, Kay and Ann lead the way through 30 brilliant projects for beginners and experienced knitters alike. With clear instructions and unfailing encouragement, they explain techniques that will turn knitting into a welcome new adventure. Chapters include: “Decorating Yourself,” “Covering the Small Human,” “Occasional Knitting” and “The Sophisticated Kitchen.” 160pp. Hb.

Medieval-Inspired Knits - $47.00
Anna-Karin Lundberg. Inspired by the dramatic murals in the medieval churches of the province of Uppland, Sweden, this collection of colorful knitwear projects is sure to challenge and reward experienced knitters. Whirling botanical details, three-dimensional patterns, and embellished borders combine in a sumptuous collection of sweaters, vests, hats, and mittens in sizes for adults and children. With clearly presented instructions and color photographs of both the completed designs and the paintings, panels, and tapestries that inspired them, the stunning results of these patterns are complete with button details, creative edgings, flattering profiles, and finishing touches that are reminiscent of the tunics and robes commonly worn in the Middle Ages. 128pp. Hb.

Men Who Knit and the Dogs Who Love Them - $28.00
Annie Modesitt & Drew Emborsky. Two hot topics — male knitters and knits for dogs — come together in this one fabulous, fun volume! It’s a stand-out-from-the-crowd collection that features strong, colorful, and masculine designs that will appeal to men of all ages...plus companion items for their four-legged friends. The writing is informative, supportive, and humorous; crowd-pleasing images of well-dressed pooches with their sartorially splendid owners add to the entertainment. Geared toward knitters of all levels — but with an emphasis on intermediate and advanced techniques — the projects will wow readers. Imagine a quirky Rasta-inspired hat and a cool matching doggie jacket. Or a classic gray, cabled vest in merino wool and cashmere — one for him and one for Fido. Hit the town in a colorful patchwork pullover; matching saddlebags turn walk time into a fashionable outing. The projects are offered in a wide range of sizes to fit a variety of male and doggie body types — and, as an added feature, there are tips and anecdotes from more than a dozen male knitters. 144pp. Hb.

Metropolitan Knits - $37.00
Melissa Wehrle. Knit for uptown or downtown with a trendsetting New York City Designer. With these twenty polished, sophisticated projects, a knitwear designer has created a collection that perfectly reflects the rhythm, flavor or drama of city life. From a chunky cabled sweater and hat to a beautiful tunic and gossamer cardigan, the designs are beautifully shaped, expertly finished, and ready to be shown off on the street. They feature a variety of construction and finishing techniques, including knit-in pockets, tabs, button details, slip-stitch edgings and small slits and pleats. 160pp. Pb.

Mirror, Mirror: An Enchanting Collection of Matching Hats and Fingerless Gloves to Knit - $32.00
Simone Van Iderstine. A whimsical collection of knitting patterns to keep you cozy in cooler weather. The patterns feature cabling, lace, and lots of texture in classic designs that are easily integrated into your wardrobe. 71pp. Pb.

Mittens of Latvia - $99.00
Maruta Grasmane. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF THE BOOK "LATVIESA CIMDI". The book presents 178 samples of mittens, reproduced from the 18th Century originals in Latvian museum collections, their knitting secrets and wearing traditions. Although there have been publications before concerning Latvian ethnographic mittens, this book provides the most complete and exact information. Moreover it is a visually magnificent book which tells us the story about Latvian traditional culture through bright and inspiring photos. The book is a perfectly designed trustworthy historical encyclopaedia. At the same time it is also a practical treatise encouraging knitters to carry on ancient traditions with original and exciting patterns. The left hand page presents the pattern, the right hand one shows a knitted mitten for better visual perception of the pattern. Every sample of a mitten carries with it the precise historical information about the location where it comes from, the museum where the original can be found and its inventory number. Every pattern presented by the book is unique, but they still all have roots in the cradle of Indo-European culture and it is easy to see resemblances with ethnographic sign systems in many other traditional cultures. 433pp. Hb.

Modular Knits - $21.00
Iris Schreier. A traditional knitting technique, beautiful modular knitting, gets a new and easier spin, so that even beginners can master the process. This comprehensive course features themed tutorials, complete with handy practice exercises, as well as simple instructions, charts, and 24 fabulous projects. Start with a basic square pillow, and as skills build, move onto the Starburst Shawl, Bulls-eye Hat, and Pinwheel Purse. 128pp. Pb.

Mom and Me Knits - $27.00
Stefanie Japel. Like mother, like daughter! This book offers everything a knitter needs to stitch up fashionable pieces for herself and her little one. Stefanie Japel, celebrated knit designer and mother of two little girls, has created smart, sophisticated pieces for mothers and more whimsical, youthful interpretations for daughters. From an elegant Lace Cardigan and a casual Halter Top to a cozy Shawlette and a fun Surfer Tee, this sweet book has something for everyone. The patterns can be adapted for child ages 4 through 10 and adult sizes XS through XXL. With a glossary of important techniques and terms, step-by-step instructions, and gorgeous color photographs, Mom & Me Knits makes it a cinch to whip up adorable, matching knitted apparel. 132pp. Hb.

More Knitting In The Sun: 32 Patterns to Knit For Kids - $27.00
Kristi Porter. As a knitter and teacher in Southern California, author Kristi Porter knows well what warm-weather knitters want. Patterns for warmer weather and warmer climate knitting are in demand. This time Kristi focuses her knitting needles on warm weather patterns for children, bringing you a stunningly designed collection of projects and beautiful photography. If you enjoy knitting in the summer or live in a climate that is warm year-round, More Knitting in the Sun will keep your needles clicking until the wee hours of morning. 192pp. Pb.

More Than A Dozen Hats and Beanies - $17.00
Carri Hammett. This book will appeal to knitters of all skill levels. The easy to follow tutorials will help you walk through the steps of circular knitting in no time. These 15 fun to knit and fun to wear hats will make it hard to decide where to begin. This book will also appeal to the more experienced knitter looking for new projects and ideas. Pb.

Morehouse Farm Merino Knits - $32.00
Margrit Lohrer. Tucked away in a valley surrounded by a luscious landscape and rolling hills, Morehouse Farm is home to two former Manhattanites — Margrit Lohrer and Albrecht Pichler — who sought refuge from city life to raise Merino sheep and create the plushest wool of them all. Morehouse Farm Merino Knits opens the gates of this magical farmland with a true city-to-country fairy tale and a fresh crop of patterns for merino handknits. Margrit Lohrer has developed more than forty patterns that range from lacy shawls and classic sweaters to adorable baby garments and colorful mittens, along with a selection of gorgeous accessories for the home — all inspired by the beauty of merino wool and the comfort of life on Morehouse Farm. These inventive patterns include something special for each member of the family, even the cat. Lively sidebars include anecdotes about farm life, helpful knitting tips, and methods for caring for merino wool. Full-color photographs of each handknit set against the lush Morehouse landscape will transport you directly to the farm. As you escape into this charming backdrop, discover the enchanting tale of the farm and follow the wool from sheep to shawl as you read firsthand accounts of caring for the flock, shearing, dyeing, spinning, and knitting with merino wool. 144pp. Hb.

Mosaic Knitting - $49.00
Barbara G Walker. This unique and splendid book is back! Mosaic Knitting was originally published in 1976, then it languished out-of-print for two decades until Schoolhouse Press reprinted it in 1997 -- with the addition of 116 brand-new Magic Mosaics (rotationally symmetric designs) Barbara had come up with in the interim. 272pp. Pb.

My First Knitting Book - $18.00
Hildegarde Deuzo & Marina Orry. If you want to learn to knit, you only need a ball of yarn, knitting needles, some patience — and this book! It's the ideal introduction to knitting, with easy-to-follow, full-color instructions for more than fifteen projects. Clear, step-by-step explanations of basic techniques make this guide great for beginners of all ages, especially those wishing to create handmade gifts. An introduction explains the how-to of knitting, from holding the needles and yarn to casting on, basic stitches, and finishing touches. Patterns start out as simple as can be and gradually become more challenging, although by no means difficult. Readers can advance from bracelets, hair ornaments, and pocketbooks to scarves and hats, in addition to a charming variety of household decorations. 64pp. Pb.

Natural Knits for Babies and Moms - $29.00
Louisa Harding. What better way to pamper a new baby or mother then with a beautiful garment knit with organically grown and naturally produced yarns? Inside you'll find patterns for essential baby accessories, including hats mittens, blankets, and booties, and the simplest pattern for knitted toys. A unique "bump" sweater gives the mother-to-be room to grow, and inventive nursing sweaters are convenient and stylish. The collection seamlessly combines adorable shapes, cuddly textures, and environmentally friendly materials. 128pp. Pb.

New Encyclopedia of Knitting Techniques - $22.00
Lesley Stanfield & Melody Griffiths. Whether you're picking up the knitting needles for the first time, or want to learn new techniques to add to your repertoire, this encyclopedia has something for everyone! This is a comprehensive guide to basic and advanced knitting techniques, designs, and styles. Containing more than 200 step-by-step instructions, charts, tips, and examples of completed works, this full-color illustrated guide is perfect for both beginners and seasoned crafters. 144pp. Pb.

New Prayer Shawl Companion - $29.00
Janet Severi Bristow. There's something extraordinary about a handmade shawl and the sense of warmth, love, and support in which it wraps the wearer, especially during hard times. As our world unravels in various ways, caring circles of knitters are stitching together blessings - in the form of prayer shawls - to send to friends and strangers in need. "The New Prayer Shawl Companion," the latest book in the best-selling Prayer Shawl series, supports and inspires these dedicated knitters with a host of new stories and patterns for boundless creativity. Knitting enthusiasts, both amateur and professional, will embrace the 35 easy-to-follow prayer shawl patterns in the book - some designed for times of celebration, others for solace and remembrance. In addition to clear instructions, each pattern is accompanied by encouraging stories from other crafters, and blessings to knit by. Co-founders of the Prayer Shawl Ministry and lifelong knitters themselves, the authors offer readers bountiful design inspiration, stitching ideas, and patterns for creating beautiful shawls. 176pp. Pb.

New Stranded Colorwork: Techniques and Patterns for Vibrant Knitwear - $37.00
Mary Scott Huff. Classic Norwegian knitting techniques are reinvigorated with a modern twist in this clear and concise handbook to stranded colorwork. Featuring 20 innovative and fun projects — such as the Lotus Blossom Vest, the Go for Baroque Tote, the Counting Crows Pullover, and the Wedding Belle Cardigan — this guide accompanies each with detailed instructional outlines in the tutorial section and is perfect for a variety of skill levels. Going beyond the usual snowflake and reindeer motifs of traditional Norwegian patterns, this modern resource addresses a niche few other knitting guides have explored and offers a technique section that is enjoyable thanks to its conversational tone. Advanced techniques are also highlighted, such as managing two balls of yarn, adding steeks, and finishing cut edges. 144pp. Pb.

Nicky Epstein's Cover Up - $39.00
Nicky Epstein. Here is presented a treasury of fabulous knitted afghans, and it’s sure to become another hit for this always-popular author. These masterpieces of imagination and technical skill, taken from her personal collection, range from the elegant to the truly fantastic: they’ll absolutely enthrall and inspire Epstein’s many fans, and knitters everywhere. Those who favor simplicity will love the gorgeously monochromatic White Sampler, done in beautiful relief stitches, as well as a blue Wedgewood Afghan. For knitters who like to walk on the wilder side, and work with vibrant colors, there’s the irresistibly intricate intarsia of a Musical Afghan, or the detailed panels of the Twelve Days of Christmas. 184pp. Pb.

Nicky Epstein's Knit A Square - $54.00
Nicky Epstein. Wise owls, feisty fighting fish, and delightful turtles are just a few of the 25 cute critters that knitters will enjoy constructing from this collection of addictive projects. Using Epstein’s fresh approach to crafting stuffed animals, and her simple step-by-step instructions, knitters need only make a square (often with color work or quirky techniques), sew it into the designated shape, and stuff it! The results are adorable, and fun embellishments add rich detail and character to each creature. 144pp. Pb.

Nicky Epstein's Knits For Dolls - $29.00
Nicky Epstein. Designer, author, teacher, and knitting celebrity Nicky Epstein has created a stylish delight: 25 playful, fashion-forward patterns for 18-inch dolls. Nicky speaks fondly of the dolls that inspired her designs and explains the techniques for measuring a doll, adapting patterns, and choosing yarn and needles. The adorable pieces range from classic to chic, and include everything from hats and coats to dresses, skirts, tops, and pants — a tiny, complete wardrobe of Nicky Epstein originals! 128pp. Pb.

Nicky Epstein's Knitted Embellishments - $30.00
Nicky Epstein. Nicky Epstein's quirky embellishments have always defined her very popular style. Much sought after as a designer, her new book of surface embellishments for knitting is a welcome addition to any knitters' library. Clear photos, concise directions and hints for application of a wonderfully varied collection of this 'n that to add to your knitting to make it sing, strut or even shout. Want to knit a shaggy Christmas tree? A bunch of grapes? A delicate traditional lace border? A Celtic Knot the easy way? You won't ever be bored and quite possibly may never run out of applications for all these cute, sweet, funny and clever techniques. 272pp, Pb.

Nicky Epstein's Knitting Beyond the Edge - $24.00
Nicky Epstein. She’s already knitted On and Over the Edge — and now Nicky Epstein is going even beyond that! In this third entry in her bestselling series, Epstein shares more than 150 one-of-a-kind adornments for cuffs, collars, angles, corners, and necklines—embellishments for any type of garment edging. With her signature inventiveness, Nicky provides an abundance of ideas and takes stitchers one step further: Whereas the first two books used swatches to illustrate the edgings, these beautiful and elaborate finishings are incorporated right into the actual garment’s design, so it’s easy to see just how they’ll look. They range in difficulty level; some are simple but elegant, others complex and truly extraordinary. There’s a bell-sleeve jacket with a Celtic knot closure; a stylish cable-hooded wrap that’s textured with unusual patterns and bobbles; and a Fair Isle coat in eight different colors of yarn and with an unusual hem treatment and twisted cord embellishment. All are accompanied by detailed instructions and crisp color photography. 192pp. Hb.

Nicky Epstein's Knitting In Circles - $42.00
Nicky Epstein. You won’t believe what you can make with knitted circles! One circle can become a stylish hat or an adorable shrug. Two, and you have a unique handbag or cover-up. Knit more circles, and you can make show-stopping scarves, capes, sweaters, afghans—even a stunning lace dress. Only Nicky Epstein, always on the cutting edge of knitwear design, could dream up these innovative garments and accessories that all start with a simple shape. Mix and match to your heart’s content with 100 circles and 20 inspiring projects that feature everything from cables to rich colorwork, delicate lace, and over-the-top embellishments in Nicky’s signature style. You’ll find step-by-step techniques on how to knit circles, both in the round and flat, plus expert guidance on customizing the projects, with unique cut-and-paste circle templates to design your own styles. 224pp. Hb.

Nicky Epstein's Knitting in Tuscany - $29.00
Nicky Epstein. Here comes an exciting new book for knitters — this time, with an Italian accent! It’s filled with the warmth of the sun-splashed Tuscan countryside, inspired by Nicky’s knitting tour of the region. Knitters will pour themselves a glass of Chianti, gaze at the gorgeous photographs, and work their way through a dozen fabulous Tuscan-style projects (presented with step-by-step instructions). They’ll also savor the tidbits Nicky imparts about the region and its knitters, and her travels through Italy. It’s the perfect gift for anyone who feels amore for knitting and Italia. 112pp. Hb.

Nicky Epstein's Knitting On Top Of The World - $29.00
Nicky Epstein. Join Nicky on a world tour of knitting traditions and techniques, with more than 50 fabulous new designs. Nicky details the origin and use of each classic knitting technique – Fair Isle, appliqué, Aran and more – in folk-knitting traditions from around the globe. Then she reinvigorates and recombines these techniques in her own inimitable way to create all-new, innovative designs and traditions. 200pp. Hb.

Nicky Epstein's Signature Scarves - $40.00
Nicky Epstein. This book delivers what knitting — and Nicky’s — fans have been craving: her hallmark embellished style applied to the simple scarf. Inside there are an array of patterns to delight and inspire: a lovely tweedy wrap with appliquéd leaves; a scarf comprised of interlocking bright circles; a deceptively cute piece sporting rows of tiny skulls. Felters will especially love working on the scarf made of interwoven cut felted strips, as well as the one that’s knit-then-felted and adorned with autumn roses. The 35 beautifully laid-out and photographed designs fully display Nicky’s spectacular range and boundless creativity. Ideal as gifts and short-term projects, scarves never lose their appeal — and when they feature Nicky’s special touch, they’re irresistible showstoppers that no knitter will want to miss! 160pp. Hb.

Nifty Knits For Kids: Fun Wearables for Kids on the Go - $19.00
Catherine Ham. 28 cheerful, comfortable, and irresistibly cute children’s projects that both knitters and kids will love! Featuring clothing that can be layered for maximum year-round wear, as well as accessories, the collection offers plenty of information on everything from selecting a yarn to modifying garments for growing children. The broad range of items includes unisex vests and a hoodie in bold colors; a handsome sweater vest for the well-dressed young gentleman; and a fancy cape and a versatile sweater dress to delight little girls. With easy, intermediate, and expert projects to choose from, there’s something right for every knitter. 112pp. Hb.

No Sheep For You: Knit Happy With Cotton, Silk, Linen, Hemp, Bamboo & Other Delights - $19.00
Amy Singer. Learn all about nonwool yarns, including cotton, silk, linen, soy, bamboo, hemp, Tencel, rayon, and their origins, characteristics, and how to make substitutions to achieve similar effects in wool. Then delight in the 21 knockout patterns, including sweaters, scarves, and socks, all created with fibres that never had four legs. 160pp. Pb.

Nordic Knitting Traditions - $23.00
Susan Anderson-Freed. Traditional Scandinavian and Icelandic designs are given new life in the projects found in Nordic Knitting Traditions. 25 projects feature original floral, star, feather and geometric motifs, all knit in fresh and modern colors. With a diverse collection of hats, tams, mittens, gloves, socks, knee-highs and legwarmers, you'll find plenty of jaw-dropping, colorful accessories to knit for yourself and the ones you love. Nordic Knitting Traditions celebrates the roots of stranded knitting with inspiring designs and elegant colorways. Start knitting your own piece of history today. 144pp. Pb.

Noro Lace - $34.00
Thanks to its extraordinary hand-dyed colors and luxurious textures, even the simplest garments knit with Noro Yarns look gorgeous. These 30 striking lace designs, meant for intermediate-to-advanced knitters and all made with Noro, highlight the beauty of this cult favorite. The vivid, elegant projects include hats, cowls, shawlettes, blankets, and more. With this unrivaled yarn, satisfying results are practically guaranteed! 144pp. Hb.

Noro: Meet The Man Behind The Legendary Yarn - $60.00
Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton. No one creates yarns like Eisaku Noro. Made from rich natural materials and employing innovative color-blending techniques with long-repeat variegation, they have been acclaimed worldwide. In 2008, Noro yarn expert Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton sat down with the artist in his native Japan to discuss his craft, his commitment to sustainability and his unwavering dedication to knitting as an art form. The result is this fully-illustrated guide to using Noro yarns to best effect. Packed with color photographs and insights into the world of Noro, it features some 30 stunning projects, including hat-and-scarf sets, intricate pullovers, a richly textured shirt, and even a charming doggie vest! 144pp. Hb.

Norwegian Knitting Designs - $50.00
Margaretha Finseth. Handknitting allows the designer an unbounded freedom to create a completely personal expression of their art through the use of colour, embellishments, structure and styling, using only knitting needles and skeins of yarn. In this beautiful book, previously published in the USA as 'Norsk Strikkedesign', some of Norway's foremost knitting designers present twenty-two unique knitted garments, all using classic Norwegian-spun wool yarns and based on traditional Norwegian patterns. Each design is accompanied by stunning photographs of the items themselves as well as the countryside that inspired them, and details of the materials used, pattern charts and detailed instructions. This book presents the very best of contemporary Norwegian knitwear design, drawing on its traditional roots and planting it firmly in the twenty-first century. 128pp. Pb.

No-Sew Knits - $34.00
Kristen TenDyke. Learn how to knit a sweater seamlessly. Through clever planning and some simple techniques, the author's knitting projects are shaped and joined as you go - all without sacrificing the pretty details. No-Sew Knits offers 20 garments that combine innovative construction and on-trend styling for comfortable everyday wear. Kristen takes the opportunity to introduce you to a variety of easier-than-they-seem techniques, while keeping each knitting pattern approachable for advanced beginners. Chapters offer basic no-sew patterns, interchangeable stitch patterns, cables, and lace. The results are beautifully constructed garments that boast eye-catching details such as seamless pockets, hoods, bust darts, and faux seams. Each knitting pattern features a Tip section that helps you learn new ways to customize your garments. Pretty and practical, the patterns in No-Sew Knits will build your knitting repertoire as you build your wardrobe. Pb.

Not Just Socks - $20.00
Sandi Rosner. New author Sandi Rosner uses self-striping sock yarn in new ways to create 18 warm, whimsical projects for hand knitting. Here you'll find good basic sock patterns as well as a wonderful collection of everyday accessories, including scarves, hats, gloves, mittens, etc. Beautiful Lana Grossa sock yarns are used throughout. Full color. 76pp. Pb.

Not Just More Socks - $20.00
Sandi Rosner. Sandi Rosner does it again! 16 new out-of-the-ordinary knitting projects featuring Lana Grossa Meilenweit self-striping sock yarns, featuring new stripe types, including Mega Boots Stretch, Magico, Scala and Inca. Socks, gloves, mittens, hats, scarves and home accessories. 76pp. Pb.

Novelty Knits: 35 Fun & Fabulous Jumper Designs - $23.00
Gyles Brandreth. Novelty jumpers are firmly back in fashion and now you can make your own - give them to friends and family, or keep them for yourself. Famous for the distinctive jumpers he wore on breakfast television in the 1970s and 80s, Gyles Brandreth, together with his daughter Saethryd, has designed new, modern patterns and brought to life some of the classic designs of his past. All will get your fingers itching to pick up your needles. Knitted entirely in stocking stitch, and accompanied by detailed charts that show you how to create the witty and inventive motifs, the designs come with a section of tips and techniques that mean even beginner knitters can have a go with confidence. So whether you fancy making his & her 'tuxedos' for you and a loved one, a fluffy poodle for someone special or a birthday cake to celebrate a significant anniversary, there are jumpers for everyone and for every occasion. 160pp. Pb.

November Knits: Inspired Designs for Changing Seasons - $34.00
Kate Gagnon Osborn & Courtney Kelley. Fall is an ever-popular season for knitters, and with November Knits you can knit warm and stylish garments and accessories to make the season a little cozier. Popular knit designers and authors, Courtney Kelley and Kate Gagnon Osborn, join forces with all-star contributors, including Melissa LaBarre, Cirilia Rose, Cecily Glowik McDonald, Kristen TenDyke, and many more. The book is divided into three moods: Farm Hands is the most casual design section, filled with rustic and durable garments to shield you through afternoons of brisk winds. Ivy League focuses on sophisticated and smart knitwear, featuring bold colors and classic styling. Southern Comfort is ideal for holidays and special occasions that call for slightly dressier garments, featuring elegant knitted lace. 160pp. Pb.

Nursery Knits - $19.00
Zoe Mellor. This innovative and easy-to-follow guide leads knitters through 25 inspiring projects, including soft and snuggly blankets, mittens, booties, hats, sweaters, and even dolls, teddy bears and décor for the nursery. With simple, step-by-step instructions and over 150 color photographs and charts, even beginning knitters will enjoy creating these soft and luxurious clothes, toys and décor. These adorable projects are suitable for newborns to 3-year olds. 128pp. Pb.

Ohio Knitting Mills Knitting Book: Patterns Celebrating Four Decades of American Sweater Style - $19.00
Steven Tatar. Vintage-inspired projects culled from the archives of the legendary knitwear maker...Paris, Rome, London … Cleveland? For decades, the Ohio Knitting Mills was at the forefront of American fashion as it created knitwear designs for department stores from Sears to Saks. Author Steven Tatar discovered a treasure trove of mint-condition knitwear and patterns for men and women when he acquired the mill's archive in 2004. Now, working with the original patterns, from the 1940s through the 1970s, he has painstakingly adapted 26 colorful knitwear projects for the home knitter. Clear instructions let everyone — from beginner to more advanced knitter — create such All-American classics as the Winter Wonderful (from the 1940s), Rebel Rouser (from the 1950s), The Mod (from the 1960s), and Earth Mother (from the 1970s). The patterns for these sweaters, hats, and scarves are featured in their original colors (teal and tangerine, ocher and avocado) alongside newer palettes geared to the modern eye. No run-of-the-mill knitting guide, this fun-to-peruse book includes vintage photographs and first-person interviews with Ohio Knitting Mills employees, highlighting the ingenuity and excitement of an important American fashion era. From argyle to zigzag, The Ohio Knitting Mills Knitting Book brings it all back. 176pp. Pb.

Once Upon A Knit - $34.00
Genevieve Miller. Iconic fairy-tale characters from storybooks, movies, and television inspire this collection of magical knitting patterns perfect for modern knights, villains, and princesses. The author 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. Pb.

One + One: Hats - $27.00
Iris Schreier. Knitters love to make hats - and this book gives them a stunning array of fashionable, functional, and beautiful projects. Best of all, each one uses only two skeins of yarn! The hats come in a broad range of colors and textures, and Schreier explores a variety of knitting techniques, from knit and purl to lace; stranded colorwork and slip stitch; and double knit. 132pp. Pb.

One Piece Knits - $24.00
Tine Tara. Why knit in the round? Circular needles and double-pointed needles allow you to knit an infinitude of patterns: scarves, cowls, shawls, gloves, mittens, hats, caps, bags, sweaters, cardigans, and so much more — with no assembly required! Designs for knitting in the round can be made in a single piece; decorative patterns won't be interrupted by seams, and it's easy to check your increases, decreases, and sizing. Includes a techniques section specifically for newcomers to knitting in the round. Beginners can master circular needles in no time, and experienced knitters have 25 delightfully seamless patterns. 80pp. Pb.

One-Skein Wonders: 101 Yarn Shop Favorites - $24.00
Judith Durant. Here are 101 original and charming solutions to the perpetual one-skein problem. Contributed by yarn shops across the country, there are hats, mittens, scarves, bags, socks, ponchos, baby sweaters, belts, headbands, a cell phone carrier, and even a tea cozy and a set of coasters for the home. A scrapbook of tastes and styles that celebrates the ingenuity of knitters nationwide, this is a collection with appeal for every type of stitcher. With patterns arranged by yarn weight, knitters will easily find broad ranges of possibilities for their particular yarn orphans. Each pattern includes the names of the contributing yarn shop and the designer, and a black-and-white image of the completed project. 101 small, sweet patterns — enough to take care of the single skeins in everyone’s collection and prove once and for all that there is no such thing as leftover yarn! Pb.

One-Skein Wonders: For Babies - $29.00
Judith Durant. This irresistible collection offers 101 original knitting projects for babies and toddlers - each using just a single skein of yarn! From mittens and hats to tees, sweaters, hoodies, pants, dresses, socks, and bootees, you'll find the perfect wearable for every child and every occasion. You'll also discover beautiful bibs, blankets, and sleep sacks, plus adorable stuffed toys, blanket buddies, and more. These beautiful projects were contributed by designers and crafters around the world, and each comes with complete step-by-step instructions and a photograph of the finished piece. 288pp. Pb.

One-Skein Wonders: Luxury Yarn 101 Small Indulgences - $24.00
Judith Durant. Single-skein projects are all the rage because they're portable, fun, quick to finish, and the perfect answer to that stash of orphan yarns. The third book in this popular series, Luxury Yarn, brings indulgence to the one-skein concept. The newest one-skein patterns are the most decadent yet, featuring the most sumptuous yarns on the market--from snuggle-worthy cashmere to the exquisite qiviut, and from the lustrous alpaca to the soy, corn, and bamboo yarns. Contributors include designers, yarn manufacturers, and well-known knitting and crocheting teachers. Like previous One-skein books, this book features two-color illustrations throughout, as well as a full-color photo gallery of projects. Patterns include baby items, personal accessories, toys, and garments--from an adorable baby sweater knit from merino and bamboo to beaded cashmere socks. Not only are these projects fun and fast, they offer knitters a great excuse to pick up several skeins (really now, no one can buy just one!) of to-die-for yarns. Single-skein projects are a knitter's dream come true! And here is the perfect excuse for knitters to indulge their guilty pleasure for high-end, luxury, exotic, and natural yarns. 272pp. Pb.

Options: Ponchos - $15.00
Margie Morse Pully. Have you ever looked at a book of knit patterns and thought, "I like the design in this photo, but I wonder how would it look in another yarn?" You don’t have to wonder anymore. Leisure Arts’ exciting new Options books actually let you see the results of alternative yarn choices. We create each design twice, using entirely different yarn brands and colors for the second version. The delightful results in Options: Ponchos are a collection of 8 stylish garments in two variations by Margie Morse Pulley. Compare the options and prepare to be amazed at how many of these fashionable cover-ups you’ll want to make. Whatever your skill level, our thorough instructions will have you finishing your ponchos with ease. Your only question now should be, "Which poncho will I knit first?" 48pp. Pb.

Outrageously Adorable Dog Knits - $17.00
Jill Bulgan. Dogs can't knit. But they sure can wear it well. Could your Chinese crested powder puff rock a vintage ruffled bonnet? Does your pug pine for a fabulous ten-gallon cowboy hat? Or perhaps your bulldog hopes to cast off his thuggish street cred with a preppy letterman sweater? Featuring more than 25 super-cute knitting patterns and embellishments, here is a fun and simple way to swathe your four-legged friend in the very best of handmade finery! With clearly explained step-by-step instructions and inspiringly hilarious photographs, this unique book provides adorable knitting projects and how-to advice for novice knitters and precocious purlers alike. So whether you wish to adorn your canine fashionista with a stylish beret, toasty legwarmers, adorable rabbit ears, or a cozy sweater for crisp winter nights, Outrageously Adorable Dog Knits is the perfect book for you. 96pp. Pb.

Paintbox Knits - $19.00
Mary H Bonnette & Jo Lynne Murchland. These playful, pint-size patterns mix vibrant colors with clever motifs that kids will want to put on parade! You'll find designs for every season, from toasty turtlenecks that will beat the winter chill to light-and-breezy sundresses just right for summer fun. Best of all, each project is brimming with splashes and dashes of bright, bold colors that kids will love. 144pp. Pb.

Patterns For Guernseys, Jerseys & Arans - $26.00
Gladys Thompson. Save money, have more beautiful sweaters. "Fisherman's knit" sweaters, various types. 70 pattern variations. Authentic, collected in Hebrides, Aran Islands. 162 illustrations. 171pp, Pb.

Pet Pleasers for Dog Lovers: Doggie Duds and More! - $9.00
This collection of 16 wonderful designs from House of White Birches will delight all knitters, especially those who love dogs. In addition to a wide choice of sweaters for a favorite pooch, there's also a sweater, leg warmers, hat and mittens for its human! Instructions for most dog sweaters are given in four sizes: small, medium, large and extra-large. Instructions for determining the size of dog and adjusting patterns is included. 48pp. Pb.

Pick The Pieces - $32.00
Lorna Miser. From sleeve styles and necklines to pockets and edgings, this is a book of choices, to help knitters create adorable sweaters for babies and kids. Twelve projects in medium weight yarn have start-to-finish instructions, or custom versions can be planned using the 48 options. All designs feature drop-shoulder styling that’s great for growing kids, and each can be made in six sizes: 6, 12, or 18 months, and 2, 4, or 6 years. The designs include Buttoned V-Neck Cardigan, Short Sleeve Topper, Sunshine Pullover With Collar, Ruffled Topper, V-Neck Pullover With Pockets, Lace Top With Cat Applique, Star Pocket Pullover, Zippered Striped Cardi, Zippered Heart Hoodie, Hooded Sweatshirt, and Snapped V-Neck Cardi. 298pp. Pb.

Picture Perfect Knits - $16.00
Laura Birek. Just what the heck is intarsia anyway? One of the most overlooked knitting techniques, intarsia allows knitters to add graphics, think argyle diamonds or mod motifs, to their knits. There's no tricky double stranding and knitters can incorporate intarsia into almost any project, be it a cozy blanket or tiny mittens. This handy guide includes instructions to make 12 projects plus more than 50 intarsia graphs that can be used to customize almost any knit. Clear instructions, helpful illustrations, and finished project photos make it simple to learn the basics. There are even some blank charts so knitters can invent their own patterns. It's easy. It's fun. And the results are totally picture perfect! 128pp. Pb.

Pop Knitting: Bold Motifs Using Color & Stitch - $47.00
Britt-Marie Christoffersson. The author has studied color and texture in knitting for more than 25 years. This book showcases her intensive work, demonstrating how the essential elements can be combined in seemingly endless ways to create striking, graphic knitted fabrics. Using a variety of innovative stitch manipulation techniques, this book presents dozens of examples of highly textured fabrics and gorgeous knitted strandwork. Bright color predominates throughout this exuberant book, making simple patterns boldly stand out. Dive into the vibrant color, in-depth instruction, and artful inspiration that have ruled Christoffersson's work and life. Pop Knitting promises revolutionary knitting results. 224pp. Pb.

Prayer Shawl Ministry Vol 1 - $24.00
Join the thousands of knitters and crocheters of all faiths who are creating handmade shawls for people in need. Whatever your faith and wherever you live, your handiwork will be a gift of comfort, hope, and peace. Over the centuries, shawls have come to symbolize shelter, peace, and spiritual sustenance. What started as a grass-roots movement has quickly grown into an international cause, with countless numbers of shawls being given to grateful recipients around the globe. 48pp. Pb.

Prayer Shawl Ministry Vol 2 - $24.00
This eagerly anticipated second volume of The Prayer Shawl Ministry book includes 10 shawl patterns to knit or crochet and a heartwarming follow-up on the three prayer shawl ministries introduced in the first book. Readers will identify with the dozens of letters to The Lion Brand Yarn Company from individuals sharing what the ministry means to them. This photo-rich book also includes prayers for many occasions and concerns, all of which may be used in any prayer shawl ministry. The handy guide to Lion Brand Homespun colors is a useful tool that knitters and crocheters will refer to again and again. In addition, a brief overview will familiarize readers with a new volunteer movement known simply as Friendship Shawls, an idea promoted by Warm Up America! 48pp. Pb.

Quick Icelandic Knits: Sweaters, Hats, Socks, Mittens and More - $24.00
Gunn Birgirsdottir. Discover the beauty of Icelandic knitting and knit your own cardigans, socks, mittens, bags, slippers and much more. Learn the basics of this enduring and beautiful knitting style as well as the more intricate Icelandic techniques. You will find everything you need to know from knitting in the round and felting through to shaping sweaters and knitting with beads. The book also provides helpful tips on how to adapt traditional patterns to make your own unique designs. With colourful step-by-step photos and easy-to-follow instructions, this book is perfect for the beginner as well as the more advanced knitter. 80pp. Pb.

Quick Knitted Scarves - $19.00
Amy Palmer. Play with texture and lace with this collection of eighteen favorite scarf patterns. 32pp. Pb.

Ready, Set, Knit: Learn to Knit with 20 Hot Projects - $17.00
Sasha Kagan. The knitting craze continues, and new knitters take up the needles all the time. This book gives beginners everything they'll ever need to know plus fun, fresh, fast-to-finish projects. Each project introduces a new skill, so the book can be used as a complete course in learning to knit. The projects are the big draw - the quick and creative accessories that knitters crave. The book's unique format stands up, putting the open page at eye level so learners can easily refer to the how-to photos and patterns. The book then closes securely with a Velcro flap so it can pop in a bag and go along wherever they like to hang out and knit. Over 200 brightly colored photographs and diagrams. 96pp. Sb.

Really Wild Tea Cozies - $29.00
Loani Prior. From Loani Prior, author of the hugely successful "Wild Tea Cosies", comes this entertaining, inspiring and easy-to-follow book featuring 20 even wilder knitted tea cosies. Loani turns this functional, homely item into a fabulously creative knitted sculpture full of vibrant colour and humour, something that will bring joy as well as warmth to your daily cup of tea. These tea cosies are easy enough for knitters of even the most basic skill level to make and assemble. "Really Wild Tea Cosies" also provides instructions on how to make ten knitted and crocheted decorations, such as flowers, leaves and fruit, which can be used to embellish your tea cosy, or worn on a lapel or scarf. It includes strikingly original creations suitable for all skill levels, and illuminating techniques section, including the new technique of knitting in the round on two sets of circular needles. It features 10 decorating accessories that can be used to embellish clothing and homewares. 136pp. Pb.

Rib It Up: 25 Designs - $19.00
Fill your home with knitted pieces, all using rib patterns. Stitch diamond ribs, chevron ribs, cable ribs, puffed ribs, eyelet ribs, sailors rib, medallion ribs, bobble ribs, textured ribs and wavy ribs. You'll enjoy knitting afghans, pillows, dish towels, dish cloths, place mats, hand towels, face cloths, a soap sack, a table runner, a doily, coasters, a tea cozy and a tablecloth. These designs will delight knitters of all skill levels. They make great gifts for any occasion. Pb.

Romantic Lace Knitting - $27.00
Monika Eckert & Stephanie Van Der Linden. Pretty, delicate, and romantic - in this book you will find 20 gorgeous lace knitting designs. While away magical hours knitting with delicate yarn and bright colours to create shawls and scarves to take with you wherever you go. There is a style for everyone, whether festive, nostalgic, elegant or modern. With 20 gorgeous designs for shawls and scarves, this is an essential book for any lace knitter. Lace knitting experts Monika and Stephanie take you through the essential techniques of increasing, decreasing, casting off, checking tension and adding beads, along with step by step illustrations and helpful hints and tips for selecting yarns and troubleshooting. 96pp. Pb.

Rustic Modern Knits - $43.00
Yumiko Alexander. Rustic, organic, urban, natural-a collection of unique accessories. Inspired by the natural world - leaves, flowers, sand, shells, waves, sunsets and stones - Yumiko Alexander knits organic motifs like no other, with innovative construction that's eye-catching and unique. In this collection of 23 knitted accessories, you'll discover gorgeous knitted patterns embracing the beautiful, sophisticated inspiration that nature has to offer. Yumiko's creations are innovative but simple to implement and make for really versatile designs; a knit shawl can become a shrug or vest; a slouchy knit hat can double as a cozy cowl. Simple silhouettes show off the truly beautiful knitted fabrics you'll create when knitting these projects. Regardless of the season you're knitting for and no matter your age, among the wraps, scarves, hats and mitts you'll find a unique piece to enhance your knitted wardrobe in the pages of Rustic Modern Knits. 136pp. Pb.

Scarf Style - $29.00
Pam Allen, editor of Interweave Knits. 31 elegant, whimsical and ingenious scarvves from prominent knitwear designers such as Debbie Bliss, Nancy Bush, Lily Chin, Nicky Epstein, Sasha Kagan, and Sally Melville. 152pp. Pb. Unicorn.

Scarf Style 2 - $33.00
Ann Budd. Discover fresh new designs for scarves, shawls, and cowls. With Scarf Style 2, you'll follow up to the best-selling Scarf Style and learn from the experts! Scarves are comfort food for knitters, and a great way to learn new techniques without a big investment in time or materials. You'll be introduced to many basic knitting techniques such as color, lace, cables, and more. Whether you are a beginner or more advanced, Scarf Style 2 offers a wide range of patterns for all ages and skill levels. As scarves remain the most popular go-to project for knitters, you'll discover great ways to use small quantities of luxury yarn or use up leftover yarns in your stash. Don't miss the Designer's Notebook at the back that offers further advice on designing your own patterns. 176pp. Pb.

The Second Book of Modern Lace Knitting - $24.00
Marianne Kinzel. More distinctive patterns - Grand Slam, Lilac Time, Maidenhair, etc.- and over 29 complete projects. 41 illus. 117pp. Pb.

Sequence Knitting - $150.00
Cecelia Campochiaro. Every knitter, whether a beginner or an expert, wants easy projects for travel, gifts or those times when following a complex pattern is impractical. Sequence Knitting introduces a radical and simple approach for creating amazing fabrics by working a sequence of stitches over and over again. Beginning with 1-row patterns, the book delves into the possibilities of this technique, expanding into methods for creating complex designs that can be worked back and forth, in the round, or in shapes like triangles. The book includes stitch dictionaries with over 190 fabrics, many of which are new and reversible, as well as over 40 patterns for simple and elegant accessories. This groundbreaking book is sure to become a classic must-have for every knitter s reference library. 387pp. Hb.

Shades of Winter - $19.00
Ingalill Johansson. Inspired by the sublime, subtle tones of wintry northern landscapes, the more than 35 projects in Shades of Winter showcase the natural beauty of pure undyed wool yarn photographed against the Scandinavian winter's snow crystals and cold. These gorgeous garments -- from tops, sweaters, dresses, and coats to hats, mittens, scarves, and shawls -- evoke wool's warmth and softness in many different patterns and textures. A knitter of any skill level and inclination will surely become enchanted by the possibilities: garments ranging from simple garter and stockinette to more elaborate cables, bobbles, texture, and lace patterns. Knitting with eco-friendly undyed wool creates a rich, visually organic theme for the book. The chapters are organized by the natural tones of the yarns: white, gray, and beige. These fine woolens are not only visually stunning, but hold the promise of doing no harm to the environment. Knitters will be transported by the book's artful photography, taken in one of Sweden's most exotic and famous locations, the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjarvi. Here, stylish knits are viewed in a dreamlike atmosphere, where ice columns and ice crystal crowns in the pillared hall range in color from the iciest light blue to the deepest petroleum blue. The only shivers a knitter will feel are those of pure delight at the contrast of woolen warmth next to icy environs. 160pp. Pb.

Short Story: Chic Knits for Layering - $24.00
Cathy Carron. Long story short, cropped sweaters are the hottest designs on the runway and on the needles. Here knitwear designer Cathy Carron offers fashion-forward knitters 35 designs for boleros, shrugs, cropped cardis, and short wraps, along with instructions on how to adapt patterns to your own measurements. Carron also includes a brief look at the various forms explored, considers yarn and stitch pattern, gives advice on adjusting for length, and offers ideas for styling short knits. From a ruffled bolero in a “painter's palette” of gorgeous hand-painted yarns to a “short'n sweet” cashmere and silk capelet, these designs are as pleasing to the fingers as they are to the eye. 160pp. Pb.

Simple Knits: Bags - $9.00
Clare Crompton. A fantastic selection of knitting patterns from established designer and best-selling author Claire Crompton, author of The Knitter's Bible and Knitter's Bible project books. Featuring strong designs across a range of styles for the new-to-knitting market, all the projects included are either Beginner, Easy or Intermediate skill level, and the majority are Easy. As well as patterns and project instructions, you will also find an explanation of the abbreviations used, a knitting needle conversion chart, a skill level key, a standard yarn weight chart, knitting techniques and making-up techniques. 32pp. Pb.

Simple Knits: Hats & Scarves = $9.00
Clare Crompton. This is a fantastic selection of knitting patterns from established designer and best-selling author Claire Crompton, author of The Knitter's Bible and Knitter's Bible project books. Featuring strong designs across a range of styles for those who are new to knitting, all the projects included are either Beginner, Easy, or Intermediate skill level. As well as patterns and project instructions, you will also find an explanation of the abbreviations used, a knitting needle conversion chart, a skill level key, a standard yarn weight chart, knitting techniques, and making-up techniques. 32pp. Pb.

Simply Knit 3 - $19.00
In this installment of the Simply Knit series, a different palette of yarns is utilized by the design team to create a collection of garments that are even more stunning in Lana Grossa yarns. There is quite a range of styles of sweater: off-beat, traditional, casual, comfortable, elegant. All these showing off the yarn with a quality of design that is the whole esthetic basis of this series, "simply." Pure, straightforward, contemporary knitting is reflected in each garment. 60pp. Pb.

Slip Stitch Knits - $35.00
Sheryl Thies. The author teaches how to create fascinating color patterns simply by slipping stitches. You'll love how this versatile technique makes quick work of colorwork. It's as easy as knitting stripes -- one color at a time. There are 12 patterns for flattering accessories and impressive gifts at a great value. Achieve dramatic results as you knit cowls, scarves, and shawls -- including a couple scarf designs suitable for men. Learn to slip stitch in just minutes -- you'll be showing off the amazing results in no time. 64pp. Pb.

Sock Yarn Studio: Hats Garments and Other Projects - $23.00
Carol J Sulcoski. Knitting socks and knitting with hand-painted yarns are two hot trends. But what are knitters to do with leftover sock yarn? Or when they burn out on knitting socks? Sock Yarn Studio comes to the rescue with a delightful mix of projects - from one-skein hats, mittens, and scarves to multi-skein wraps, sweaters, and more - created with fingering or sport-weight sock yarns. And there's plenty of helpful advice for selecting yarns and knitting smart with tricky hand-paints and self-patterning yarns. 144pp. Pb.

Socks A La Carte: Pick and Choose - $25.00
Jonelle Raffino. Socks A La Carte is the Ultimate resource for sock knitters who want to design their own original patterns without starting completely from scratch. There is a unique flip section where pages are divided into three catagories: cuff, leg, and sock body (heel & toe). Readers can flip these pages to see how the individual elements work together and then mix and match these patterns to create their own unique socks! 128pp. Sb.

Socks A La Carte 2: Toes Up - $25.00
Jonelle Raffino & Katherine Cade. You will be able to design your own original socks without having to know how to write a pattern by choosing from a variety of sock cuff, body, heel and toe pattern combinations, this time from the toe up. While most knitters first learn how to make socks from the cuff down, toe up construction is quickly growing in popularity. Working from the toe up allows you to try on socks as they go and never worry about running out of before the sock is finished. Following the same format as Socks A La Carte, the book starts with general instructions for toe-up sock construction, including measuring feet and making calculations based on gauge. The bulk of the book will be composed of the flip pages and the pattern instructions. Each of the flip pages is divided into thirds; the top third features a cuff pattern, the middle showcases a body choice, and the final flap pictures a heel and toe. You can flip the flaps to see how different elements will work together to make a single sock. Each flap will be labeled with the name of the pattern and the page number for the written pattern. The book also features a gallery of completed socks. 128pp. Sb.

Socks A La Carte 3: Colorwork - $25.00
Jonelle Raffino & Katherine Cade. Add color into the design-your-own mix by introducing stranded, slipped-stitch and striped designs for your knitted socks. Join the authors as they guide you through a variety of colorwork techniques, from basic stripes and slipped-stitch patterns to Fair Isle, miters and more. Mosaic tile patterns, purled and striped ridges and pirate skull borders are some of the fantastic designs you'll find — all of which can be mixed and matched using the flip pages! 20 cuff patterns, 20 body patterns, 7 heel patterns and 7 toe patterns. These patterns can be mixed and matched using the flip pages to create literally thousands of different socks. A gallery of socks are shown that will illustrate some of the many possible cuff, body and foot combinations. 128pp. Sb.

Sockupied: 20 Projects to Satisfy Your Sock Obsession - $34.00
Anne Merrow. Slightly obsessed with sock knitting? Get Sockupied! Sockupied is a groundbreaking eMag that began in 2010. Now available for the first time in book form, Sockupied brings knitters a collection of 20 sock patterns specially chosen from its first 10 issues. Simple patterns appeal to beginners, while stunning colorwork and unusual construction will tempt seasoned sock knitters. The book features 6 toe-up patterns as well as those with standard top-down construction, and projects include basic socks for beginners as well as cables, lace, colorwork, and textured patterns. An all-star roster of sock designers contribute patterns: Cookie A, Star Athena, Ann Budd, Cat Bordhi, Deborah Newton, and many more. In addition, a variety of technical articles will round out the book: info on various cast-ons and bind-offs, darning, and converting patterns form top-down to toe-up and vice versa. Knitters who are slightly obsessed with knitting socks will want to get their hands on Sockupied! 168pp. Pb.

Soleful Socks - $49.00
Betty Salpekar. The eighteen patterns in this book will take your sock knitting in a new direction — literally! Instead of the conventional toe-up or top-down methods, you can now simply knit out from the middle of the sole, up over the foot and on up the leg, with no breaks for the heel and no stitches to pick up. You’ll view your sock toes in a whole new way when you knit from the ground up! Betty Salpekar has taken the age-old problem of worn-out sock soles and turned its practical solution into a platform for artistic expression. Her solefull sock architecture bends colorwork, traveling stitches, lace, and even plain stripes into new and fascinating forms. With copious illustrations, clear chart layout diagrams, detailed instructions, and helpful sizing tips, the knitter's only quandary is choosing which pattern to knit first. 188pp. Hb.

Splendid Apparel - $49.00
Anna Zilboorg. The craft of knitting is devoted to making useful things, and the craft of embroidery is devoted to making useful things beautiful: Splendid Apparel brings these two crafts together. Anna Zilboorg begins with richly textured knit fabrics then adds embroidery for emphasis, color, detail, and sheen. The book includes a dozen example embroidery stitches and a library of more than 50 textured knit patterns, and the swatches — photographed both as they come off the knitting needles and after embroidery is added — clearly show the transformations and provide springboards for further experimentation. Stitch basics and step-by-step illustrations help a novice learn the simple motions, try variations, and add a contrasting color, while Anna’s cogent comments identify where a knit stitch may require special attention and adjustments to make the embroidery steps easier. The 18 full patterns in this book are all basic shapes — a few with innovative, join-as-you-go construction. 192pp. Pb.

Stitch 'n Bitch: The Knitters Handbook - $14.00
Debbie Stoller. So, you've tried learning to knit from a book before and just couldn't really sustain the impetus to get to the point of finishing what you started. Well, this contemporary tome will show you how people used to learn to knit: public school classes, social groups, friends who knit together; then, you realize that she is suggesting that learning and doing with a group, a "Stitch 'n Bitch", is the way to finish projects and get tips for problems and just see someone else finish a project similar to yours. The projects reflect an interest in what appeals to young people, contemporary, fashionable, and 'cool'. Find your bunch of knitters. 248pp. Pb.

Son of Stitch 'n Bitch - $14.00
Debbie Stoller. The author knows that at least half the projects women knit are intended for the men in their lives. She also knows that knitting for a boyfriend or husband or father is full of pitfalls. The answer? "Son of Stitch 'N Bitch", the hip, smart knitter's guide to knitting for men. Here's how to get the right sweater measurement (because size definitely matters) -- and why never to bring him along to pick out the yarn. Why "what's your favorite color?" is a dangerous question -- and how you can't go wrong with luxury yarns for even the most rugged of boyfriends. Best of all, here are 45 edgy, hipster patterns that are guy-vetted and approved, many designed by male master-knitters or women with men as design partners. Here's the Night and Day double-sided Brooklyn Bridge scarf. The Biker Boy sweater with a patch on the shoulder to protect against messenger bag wear and tear. Lucky Socks -- think rat pack at the casino. Skull Isle Cap and Mitts. The Ernie sweater. Hangover Helpers -- stuffed plush "beermeister" and "whiskey bottle" pillows. The Retropolitan Cardigan, with a geek chic take on Mr. Rogers. Plus Man Hands (fingerless gloves), a Hemp Hoodie, Pinup Girl Illusion scarf (oh, behave!), and more. Pb.

Stitch Style Hats - $27.00
20 Fashion Knit and Crochet Patterns. Top off an outfit with a fashion-forward hat! You don't need to be a stitch master to complete this cool collection of projects, because every one is easy and breezy and simple to stitch. From a reversible cap to a pretty lace snood and a jaunty beret, there’s something to please every style maven. 96pp. Pb.

Stitches For Tailored Knits - $24.00
Jean Frost. Drawing inspiration from couture fabrics, Jean Frost developed multiple variations of these stitches — adding additional colors, fibers, or yarn that dramatically transform the fabric. This multi-color, multi-yarn custom approach also makes for great stash knitting. The stitches are arranged in families that indicate the type of woven material they imitate — houndstooth, quilted stitch, herringbone, basketweave, twill, chevron, tweed, and fabric stitch. A full-sized swatch worked in knitting worsted is accompanied by instructions in charts and words that introduce the multiple stitches. SWATCHING is the process that takes you from STITCH DICOVERY through STITCH EXPLORATION, then on to APPLICATION and DESIGN. No longer just a routine task?that must be done?—?swatching comes into its own as one of the most exciting and creative parts of knitting life. See how a single stitch pattern can be transformed?—?by adding a second or third color, fiber, or yarn?—?and the fun really begins. With patterns given in both words and charts, the book is easy to use. Techniques are clearly illustrated. Tips explain adding edge stitches for a perfect finish, estimating yarn quanities for multi-colored fabrics, using directional fabrics effectively. Swatch with intent. Knit with confidence. Jean Frost’s expertise with tailored knits, especially jackets, is well known. Jean Frost Jackets addresses silhouette and detail. Custom Knit Jackets provides a system for custom fitting. Now, Stitches for Tailored Knits provides a collection of her favorite fabrics. 112pp. Pb.

Surface Works - $19.00
Jenny Dowde. This book is about adding surface decoration to plain knitted or crocheted backgrounds. There are 35 projects, some approached in a traditional, others in a somewhat freeform manner, all beautifully illustrated and explained in clear detail. There are also countless ways of using storebought braids and trims, beads, buttons, lace inserts, and all kinds of 'found objects', to create interesting surfaces. The book includes a host of smaller projects such as scarves, hats, neckpieces and a number of beautiful shawls and tops. 192pp. Pb.

Swedish Handknits: A Collection of Heirloom Patterns - $24.00
Sue Flanders, Janine Kosel. This book is a collection of patterns for sweaters, hats, scarves, mittens, headbands, and bags, all inspired by the historic textiles housed at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Institute was the first to host the successful Bohus knitting exhibit in America, so it's fitting that their world-class textile collection provides the inspiration for these designs. Vintage photographs of Swedish immigrants, recipes, and photos of the artifacts that inspired the designs are included, along with a short history of knitting in Sweden. Bohus, twined knitting, and Swedish mittens are some of the many techniques featured in the book. 144pp. Hb.

Sweet Shawlettes - $29.00
Jean Moss. Shawlettes are the new socks! These hugely popular, fashion accessories are worn about the shoulders and meant for showing off. They’re not only stylish but these budget-friendly pieces make for perfect portable projects. International knitwear designer Jean Moss has pulled together a wonderfully creative collection of 25 knitting patterns for shawlettes, mini-wraps cowls, collars, and more. The garments are grouped by style: Country, Couture, Folk, and Vintage, and feature gorgeous yarns of varying content, including wool, silk, cotton, and sustainable fibers. Knitters of all levels will draw inspiration from the gorgeous four-color photos. Additionally helpful are illustrations, charts, schematics and an appendix with instructions for special stitches. Shawlettes can be endlessly reinterpreted in beautiful ways as this book shows. It’s one that will capture knitters’ imaginations for years to come. 144pp. Pb.

Teen Knitting Club: Chill Out and Knit - $24.00
Jennifer Wegner & Carol Abrams. 35 easy patterns designed for teens. Unique embellishments to personalize projects. One-day "instant gratification" projects. Guide to selecting yarn & accessories. Top ten problems and how to solve them. Starting your own knitting club. Creating a knitting scrapbook. Knitting for charity. A book every teen will love ! 128pp. SB.

Timeless Hats - To Knit and Crochet - $33.00
Stitch Diva. 7 classic hat patterns. Bound as a handy, spiral bound book. 19+ Projects in a mix of both knit and crochet. The designs range from Easy to Intermediate, with most in the Intermediate range. Hats that never go out of style including crochet cloches, hairpin hats, silken tunisian caps, slouchy lace berets, timeless and trendy Knitted Hats. Sb.

Timeless Lace - $19.00
Nazanin Fard. This is the book for knitters who love lace. Add a girly, frilly look to your wardrobe with a lovely summer top and two luscious lace shawls. Stitch delicate lace runners to welcome friends and family to your table, including several pineapple designs. Knit a lacy lampshade cover and a soft, heirloom lap throw to add a romantic touch to your bedroom. If you are a beginning lace knitter, start with the easy coaster set. Then try your hand at creating a set of bookmarks or a table set of place mats and napkin rings, easy gifts to make for a friend. Once you start knitting lace you'll find yourself adding a bit of lace everywhere. A lace bread basket cover makes every meal special. A beautiful clutch will add a touch of romance to the evening. A small delicate candle mat will dress up an end table. Intermediate to advanced knitting skills are required for most projects, although an ambitious beginning knitter can start with the smaller, easy lace projects and quickly develop her skill as she knits the projects in the book. 48pp. Pb.

Toe-Up 2-At-A-Time Socks - $23.00
Melissa Morgan-Oakes. The book 2-At-A-Time Socks revolutionized the world of sock-making. Her ingenious approach showed delighted knitters how to simultaneously create two socks on a single circular needle. With that book, yarn enthusiasts said goodbye forever to second sock syndrome, the frustration of completing one beautiful hand-knit sock, only to remember that another must be made. Now, Morgan-Oakes turns the approach on its head or rather, its toe. Knitters adore toe-up socks for both novelty and practicality. Knitters can try on the sock as they work, they never run out of yarn before the foot is complete, and they avoid needing the dreaded kitchener stitch to finish off the toe. Many swear that toe-up socks just plain feel more comfortable, too. Here are 15 original designs for men, women, children, and babies. From the delicate and graceful ballerina sock to the kaleidoscopic, nubby peppercorn pattern, there is a style here for every pair of feet. For each pattern, Morgan-Oakes provides row-by-row instructions, charts for both large and small feet, and captivating, four-color photographs of the finished product. Readers aren’t limited to these patterns, however. Once mastered, the technique can be applied to any sock pattern. 176pp. Hb.

Topsy-Turvy Inside-Out Knit Toys - $35.00
Susan B Anderson. This book turns the spotlight on "reversibles", imaginative two-in-one projects that look like one thing, but turn them inside out and a second toy is revealed. This collection of a dozen delightful toys features a dog in a doghouse, a chrysalis with a fluttery surprise inside, a tiny hidden fairy, a vintage toy with a fabled theme to boot, pigs in a blanket, and much more. The adorable photographic sequences and the playful and energetic line drawings show how each finished reversible can be turned inside out to reveal its companion toy. Projects are arranged in order from simplest (fine for a beginner) to the most challenging. Finally, the book features tutorials from the author (a great knitting teacher), explaining special techniques: how to apply any applique, how to do the stem stitch, how to embroider "eyes" on the Bunny and Lamb, and 14 more. It all adds up to the best knitting book of the season. 128pp. Sb.

Traditional Knitting Patterns - $26.00
James Norbury. Hundreds of knitting patterns complete with easy-to-follow directions and examples of finished work. Long section on fishermen's sweaters. One of the most comprehensive books available. 240pp. Pb. Dover.

Twas The Knits Before Christmas - $19.00
Fiona Goble. Knitting enthusiasts will get into the Christmas spirit right away when they open this evocatively illustrated book. It combines a charming selection of holiday-themed knitting projects with an illustrated presentation of Clement Clarke Moore's classic poem, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. Beautiful full-page and full-color Christmas illustrations capture the holiday spirit, and many of the book's pictures feature knitted items based on characters and objects cited in the beloved Christmas poem. Among them are a knitted Saint Nicholas, his reindeer, a Christmas wreath, Christmas dolls, and a large Christmas stocking. Best yet, knitters can reproduce each one of these items for themselves. Author Fiona Goble presents detailed directions for knitting each Christmas item -- ten projects in total. Knitters who complete all of these projects will have a wonderful set of holiday decorations for their home or their Christmas tree. The book's opening chapter was prepared especially for inexperienced knitters. It reviews basic knitting techniques as an introduction to the book's projects. 64pp. Hb.

Twenty To Make: Easy Knitted Scarves - $13.00
Monica Russel. Stylish and practical scarves are at your fingertips with this book, which contains knitting patterns for twenty beautiful scarves in a variety of styles. There is a scarf for every season, as this book includes patterns for delicate simple lace drapes, comforting cable-knitted scarves and rugged, chunky wraps for serious warmth. Ribbons, bobbles and tassels decorate the scarves, and they range from practical classics to those with exciting modern twists. 48pp. Pb.

Twenty To Make: Easy Knitted Tea Cosies - $14.00
Lee Ann garrett. The latest knitting title in the Twenty to Make series, Easy Knitted Tea Cosies contains twenty desirable, colorful and easy-to-knit tea cosies. The book contains a wide range of designs, from funky fruit and friendly owls to contemporary stripes, along with Autumn, Christmas and Valentine’s Day designs. These cute and quirky tea cosies are quick to make and great for brightening up your home or giving as gifts. 48pp. Pb.

Twenty To Make: Eco-Friendly Knits - $13.00
Emily Blade. This innovative and fun book showcases what you can do with all those spare carrier bags you have! Simple instructions show you how to create 'plarn' (plastic yarn), and how to knit everything from funky liquorice allsort earrings to beautiful hangbags. 48pp. Pb.

Twenty To Make: Knitted Aliens - $13.00
Fiona McDonald. Close encounters of the knitted kind! These instructions make knitting twenty adorable aliens easy and fun, so blast off and have an adventure with these charming aliens. The patterns include only basic knit, purl and basic increasing and decreasing, so are a brilliant project for a new knitter. 48pp. Pb.

Twenty To Make: Knitted Baby Booties - $13.00
Val Pierce. No-one can resist knitting a pretty pair of baby bootees for a new baby — so here are twenty of them, all unique but all equally irresistible, in a range of colours and styles. Each pair of bootees requires relatively small quantities of yarn and can be knitted quickly and easily using the clear, step-by-step instructions provided. Each project is accompanied by lists of the materials and equipment required and a stunning full-colour photograph. Suitable for babies from newborn to 6 months. 48pp. Pb.

Twenty To Make: Knitted Beanies - $13.00
Suzie Johns. Beanies are a winter favourite among home knitters, and here Susie Johns shows you how to knit them using the simple patterns in this book. Susie's designs are fun, fresh and inspiring, and will appeal to a wide range of knitters. From traditional to contemporary, fun and funky and knitted in bright, vibrant yarns to muted pastels, there is something for everyone. Susie has designed patterns suitable for men, women, children and babies; for a relaxed look, go for the oversized Slouch Beanie, a little girl would love the cute Charm Beanie, choose the soft, cream Baby Beanie for a new arrival and the Beastie Beanie for a fun-loving lad! Knitted beanies also make fantastic gifts for special friends and relatives. 48pp. Pb.

Twenty To Make: Knitted Bears - $13.00
Val Pierce. There are then 20 unique designs, including a hiking bear complete with boots and a backpack, a beach-loving bikini bear, a sweet honey bee bear, and a pretty pink ballet dancer, each with its own knitted outfit and accessories. Every bear has its own special character, and the reader is bound to find at least one they just have to knit. Suitable for adults as well as children, they make ideal gifts, and of course there is nothing to stop the reader creating characters of their own that they can personalise to suit a particular person or occasion. 48pp. Pb.

Twenty To Make: Knitted Boot Cuffs - $13.00
Monica Russel. Give your favourite boots a fresh twist with a great new fashion: boot toppers. The author presents an appealing range of boot toppers for you to choose from. Stylish and practical, this book contains patterns for twenty great pairs of cuffs, covers and hugs in a variety of styles for your boots. The book contains variations, and all the information you need on materials and terminology. It's a great way to make gifts for your friends, and they're so simple, even knitting newcomers can have a go! 48pp. Pb.

Twenty To Make: Knitted Headbands - $13.00
Monica Russel. The author uses her fantastic design skills to create a wide range of gorgeous headbands. The huge variety in this book means that there is something that will appeal to everyone: some headbands are in a single colour, others in a multitude of colours, some are narrow while others are wide; some have bow embellishments, while other have buttons or flowers – and some use just one stitch, while others use a range of stitches to create beautiful designs. There are chunky designs to keep you warm in winter, and lighter headbands ideal for wearing in spring. These are quick and easy projects for all knitting abilities, which do not use huge amounts of yarn, and will make gifts for family and friends that are both practical and attractive. 48pp. Pb.

Twenty to Make: Knitted Mug Hugs - $13.00
Val Pierce. Mug cosies are arguably the most stylish way to keep your hot drinks warm. There are 20 'mug hugs' to choose from and 20 alternative colourways, ranging in style from traditional to contemporary, fun and funky to cute and homey. All the designs can be easily adapted to match your home style or colour scheme, or to complement your favourite set of coffee cups. They make fantastic gifts for special friends and relatives, or indeed anyone you regularly share coffee with. And why not make a personalised one for each member of your knitting or sewing group, book club or staff room? There are endless possibilities! 47pp. Pb.

Twenty To Make: Knitted Snoods - $13.00
Monica Russel. Also known as an infinity scarf, neck warmer, cowl and tube scarf, a snood is a knitted loop that you wrap around your neck like a scarf. They are easy to knit, and totally on trend – ideal for the 20 to Make series. This book includes 20 unique designs in a range of colors and styles and using a variety of knitting stitches and yarns. 48pp. Pb.

Twenty To Make: Knitted Wrist Warmers - $13.00
Monica Russel. Knit yourself a pair of stylish Wrist Warmers with this book. Wrist warmers are an easy and fashionable project for knitters of all abilities, and in this book is presented a wide range from which to choose. 48pp. Pb.

Twenty To Make: Tiny Toys to Knit - $13.00
Sachiyo Ishii. This gorgeous little knitting book contains irresistibly cute toys for knitters of all abilities. All of the projects are accompanied by a clear, easy-to-follow pattern and fun photography. There also will be a page of basic techniques at the start of the book, including making up, stuffing and some simple surface stitching. Sachiyo is overflowing with project ideas, ranging from a tiny rocket and a UFO, a soldier complete with bearskin, an angel, and lots of cute mini animals including a chubby bunny, a cat, an owl, a dog, a penguin, a bear and a sheep! All the projects are beautifully made and exquisitely designed, with some wonderfully quirky twists. All tiny enough to be clutched in a small hand, these projects are a delight and bursting with character. 48pp. Pb.

Twigg Stitch: A New Twist on Reversible Knitting - $62.00
Vicki Twigg. A brand-new technique for creating completely reversible knitting. Readers will discover a new type of color knitting that produces a fully reversible fabric with mirrored or completely different sides. Worked by knitting two yarns at the same time, Twigg stitch allows the knitter to create two completely different fabrics. Not only can the knitter create simple reversible colorwork, but also different cable patterns or even lace that is a different color on each side. Unique and fascinating as the technique is, it's not difficult to master. Anyone with basic knitting skills can quickly learn. The book teaches the basics of casting on, handling yarns, increasing and decreasing, changing colors, and knitting in the round. Vicki also provides a stitch dictionary of basic to more complex color patterns, textured patterns, and cables. Ten patterns round out the book, from simple hats and mitts, demonstrating the stitch in its most basic form, to a shaped lace shawl. 168pp. Pb.

Twinkle's Town and Country Knits - $29.00
Wenlan Chia. The author features sweaters and accessories that channel the sophistication of town and country life. This book whisks knitters to picturesque locations such as the California coast and the farms of New England — the influences for this set of Chia's signature garments — and offers 30 designs unified by their chic, classic silhouettes. From the Pacifica Cardigan (a sky-blue sweater with feather-edging openwork) to the Santa Lucia Skirt (a long, coral-and-pink skirt with wavy stripes) to the Bookbrowser’s Sweater (a bright-pink, long-sleeved sweater with a bobble front and split fold-over neck), the projects suggest a town and country lifestyle, with a charming, witty touch that one expects from Twinkle collections. The patterns feature the attention to shaping and the innovative approach to large-gauge knitting that Twinkle is famous for, along with easy-to-follow directions. Like the lifestyle that inspired this collection — in which the urban and the pastoral gracefully meet — the Twinkle aesthetic strikes an elegant balance. Here, Chia's runway-ready look gives the casual, town-and-country chic of years past a thoroughly modern makeover. 160pp. Hb.

Up, Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary - $44.00
Wendy Bernard. Stitch dictionaries are to knitters what Webster’s is to a writer. Within the pages of these inspiring reference books are the endless variations of knit and purl stitches that produce the fabrics of all knitting. But in this dictionary, there is a difference. The author presents instructions for working 150 popular stitch patterns four different ways: top down, bottom up, back and forth, and in the round. This hefty collection, ranging from lace and cables to colorwork and fancy edgings, is loaded with beautifully photographed swatches of each pattern, plus charted and text instructions. To showcase the stitch patterns in action, Bernard also includes instructions for eight garments as well as her famous formulas for knitting garments without a pattern. This is an invaluable go-to resource, sure to inspire legions of knitters to use stitch patterns in new and exciting ways. 288pp. Sb.

The Urban Knitter - $19.00
Lily M Chin. This book revives knitting for the young urban professional. Profiling the most inventive, diverse and inspiring young knitters who are currently giving the craft a fresh new look, this fully illustrated guide offers exciting, fast and totally original, easy-to-master patterns for dresses, jackets, hats, handbags, pillow cases, underwear and even shoes. Including a complete list of suppliers and resources, this is the definitive guide for turning a centuries-old pastime into a hip, stress-relieving and high-fashion hobby. 176pp. Pb.

Very Easy Guide to Fair Isle Knitting - $34.00
Lynne Watterson. Fair Isle knitting may look complicated, but knitting expert Lynne Watterson lays out the basics in a way that is easy to follow and understand. She starts with an overview that covers everything from the best types of yarn suitable for Fair Isle patterns to beginner knitting techniques. Also included is a primer on how to read Fair Isle charts, plus an illustrated step-by-step guide to Fair Isle knitting showing complete beginners how to hold the yarns, strand across the back of knitting, link colors in, and how to weave in ends. The main chapters feature a selection of beautiful Fair Isle stitch patterns. Each pattern contains clear instructions in both written and chart form, and these are cross-referenced to a comprehensive guide to abbreviations. A variety of simple, stylish projects included in each chapter demonstrates ways to use the beautifully shaded Fair Isle patterns ? from chic accessories and the latest fashion looks to colorful cushion covers and cozy blankets. Bonus material offers a variety of stunning finishing touches that can be used to enhance your knitting ? including beads, buttons, tassels, cords, fringe, and more. 144pp. Pb.

Vest Bets - $29.00
Does your outfit need a little extra pizzazz? Then try one of these beautiful, fashion-forward vests! Created by top indie designers — including Nicky Epstein, Deborah Newton, Cathy Carron, Yoko Hatta, Fiona Ellis, and John Brinegar — the accessible patterns feature a range of styles and techniques, from lace to entrelac. And they're all made from 220 Superwash® Aran, a lovely, affordable merino from Cascade Yarns that knitters love to work with and wear. 144pp. Pb.

Victorian Lace Today - $49.00
Jane Sowerby. See how lace evolved from the 1830s to the 1900s. Then knit today's way - with clear instructions, in the yarns and colours you love. Find the resources you need: a complete guide to borders, blocking, even building your own exciting accessories. Scarves and shawls, capes and fichus. 40 patterns with comprehensive techniques to guide the beginner, challenge the experienced, and inspire the ambitious. 192pp. Pb.

Vintage Fashion: Knitwear - $33.00
Marnie Fogg. This stunning coffee-table book celebrates 100 years of couture knitwear, and the iconic designs that defined each decade. Sumptuous and fascinating, Vintage Knitwear encompasses everything from the introduction of fashion hand-knitting at the start of the 20th century to the most up-to-date technical innovations. For each era, there's an overview of the most noteworthy designers, and coverage of important themes such as knit structure, fiber, silhouette, garment construction, pattern, and color. Gorgeous photographs showcase rare pieces from museums and private collectors. And lovers of all things vintage will even find a shopping guide! 224pp. Hb.

Vintage Modern Knits - $25.00
Courtney Kelley & Kate Gagnon Osborn. Inspired by traditional knits, these up-and-coming designers put their own contemporary spin on knitting. This book features several different traditional techniques - cables, Fair Isle, lace, colorwork, and more - all showcased in modern, luxurious projects that are fun to knit and even more fun to wear. Divided into three sections (Vintage Feminine, Rustic Weekend, and Winter Harbor), the book showcases tailored lines, close fit, and easy-to wear style. These classic, yet contemporary projects are sure to enhance any knitter's wardrobe and be stylish for years to come. Projects range from quick mittens, hats, shawls, and scarves to cozy cardigans and pullovers in a variety of knitting techniques. 160pp. Pb.

Vogue Knitting: Mittens and Gloves - $22.00
From the most trusted name in knitting comes another sure-fire success! This book will have knitters' fingers warm, cozy, and super-busy with more than 40 of the best designs from the popular magazine. With everything from colorful mittens and funky fingerless mitts to gloves with elegant style-and matching accessories, too-crafters of all levels will find the perfect fit! 144pp. Hb.

Warm Knits Cool Gifts - $20.00
Sally Melville & Caddy Melville Ledbetter. Warm hearts this winter with handcrafted gifts designed by knitting’s favorite mother-daughter duo. With shawls to wrap up in, hats to pull over our ears, wool sweaters to keep us warm, and ornaments for the tree, autumn and winter lend themselves to knitting in a way like no other time of the year — and no one knows that better than knitting superstars Sally Melville and Caddy Melville Ledbetter. In this book, Sally and Caddy share 30 of their most inspired patterns for the seasons that are perfect for gifting. Filled with patterns from modern designs to heirloom pieces, this offers gift inspiration for everyone on your list. The luminous photography and clear and thorough instructions make each project an irresistible must-knit, and the options for adding personal touches are endless. As you read delightful stories from Sally and Caddy’s own knitting experience and their expert gifting advice, you’ll feel as if they are knitting right beside you. Plus their signature tips and special Techniques callouts break down instructions step-by-step, making you a more informed, thoughtful, and intuitive knitter year-round. 176pp. Pb.

Warm Little Knits: Classic Norwegian Two-Color Pattern Knitwear - $16.00
Grete Letting. Colorful, cozy designs for women, men, and children. 37 patterns -- from socks, gloves, and wrist warmers to headbands, scarves and hats. Cuffs, tassels, pompoms, flaps, and Boucle edging. Large, beautiful photographs and full-color diagrams. Includes a special section devoted solely to the oftentimes difficult-to-manage sock heel. 66pp. Hb.

Warm Weather Knits - $19.00
Deborah Newton. Paying attention to shapes, details, pattern stitches and fibers that work especially well for summer, the author presents more than 20 sweaters and accessories to knit. The designs use a variety of cool fibers and blends, from classic cottons/linens/blends and lightweight "cool-wool" to new "green" organic and recycled yarns, as well as specialty yarns/blends such as bamboo and soy. Known for her finesse with textured knit stitch patterns and finishing details, Deborah has geared the designs toward a stylish audience, young as well as older, with sporty designs as well as dressy. There are summer cardigans and pullovers; two twin sets (one whisper-weight for hottest days); coordinated family sweaters for man, woman, and child; variations on the indispensable tank top; a tunic worked two ways; a dress; two shawls, and a market bag in two colorways/yarns. 128pp. Pb.

Wear @ Work: 13 Quick & Easy Knits For Busy Women - $20.00
Casual Fridays have never been more fun! For more relaxed work environments, we present a collection that will have your co-workers talking around the water cooler. Each sweater works well with pants or a skirt — just add a snappy belt and some fashionable accessories and you'll be ready for your next meeting! This booklet offers several different techniques: colorwork, eyelets, cables and more! Pb.

Weekend Hats - $39.00
Cecily Glowik MacDonald & Melissa LaBarre. The clever designs of this book will have enthusiastic knitters everywhere rejoicing in year-round hat style. the authors have brought you the best in designer knit hat patterns all in one beautiful and fun-loving collection. Included are 25 clever variations on caps, berets, beanies, cloches, hats, toques, tams, and snoods ranging from feminine to sporty. All the designs in Weekend Hats are ideal projects for travel, gifts, or sneaking in between larger knit projects. With the guidance of this expert knitting team, you'll learn everything you need to know to master both the styling and technical aspects of creating distinctive knitted hats. 128pp. Pb.

What To Knit When You're Expecting - $28.00
Nikki Van De Car. The author spent the months before her daughter's birth knitting constantly to keep her hands busy and to help the time before her arrival pass more quickly. She knitted everything from sweaters and hats to burp cloths and stuffed animals. Over the course of the following year, she learned which items were actually useful, and which sat in a drawer, never to be worn. The 28 patterns collected in this book, for babies aged from 0 to 12 months, are the best of these, and include booties, mittens, bibs and blankets, as well as sweaters, hats and cardigans. All are relatively simple, so can be knit while your mind is elsewhere, and all are immensely practical. This title is organized according to where you are in your pregnancy, the patterns for the first trimester reflect the fact there is still plenty of time to finish a longer project; those for the second, when many women learn the sex of their baby, focus on clothes for girls and boys; and projects for the third are quick and easy. 144pp. Pb.

What To Knit: The Toddler Years - $30.00
Nicki Van De Car. Toddlers and young children are energetic, curious, enthusiastic - and messy! The 30 patterns reflect this, allowing you to show their individuality whilst emphasising practicality and comfort, with advice on machine washable yarns. The chapters are divided into Rough & Tumble, which includes a comfy hooded jumper and roomy overalls, Neat & Nice, a lace panel cardigan and a dandelion pullover perfect for visits to Grandma, and Toys & Miscellany, a stuffed octopus, knitted oven gloves for toy kitchens and a ladybird pillow. From over-sized buttons to help tots dress themselves to a playful animal hat, these whimsical and beautiful designs will delight both the young and the young at heart. 144pp. Pb.

When Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters: An Emergency Survival Guide - $29.00
Marion Edmonds & Ahza Moore. Completely revised, expanded, and updated with new tips and six new knitting patterns, this is THE complete emergency knitting instruction guide for first-time knitters, experienced knitters, and all knitters in-between—who need help when knitting projects go wrong. Call them knitting nanas, call them knitting fairy godmothers, authors Marion Edmonds and Ahza Moore are here to hold your hand and tell you everything is going to be all right. Whether your knitting pattern appears to have been written in Aramaic, you've dropped a stitch (or a whole bag full of stitches), you've forgotten to increase, you've been knitting in the wrong pattern sequence for 4 rows, or you can't get your head through the neck hole of your newly knit sweater, Marion and Ahza will give you level-headed advice on what to fix, how to fix it, and when you can just fudge it. With 119 years of knitting experience between them, they've seen it all and fixed it all. For beginners and more experienced knitters alike (the more experienced you are, the more elaborate the mistake), this book should be in every knitter's yarn bag. 160pp. Pb.

Wonderland: Modern Baby and Children's Knitting Patterns - $27.00
Millamia. Welcome to Wonderland. A fantasy filled collection of baby and children's knitting patterns inspired by children's sense of adventure and celebration. With a broad size range spanning from newborn all the way up to age eight, this book can be used again and again by knitters looking for new, stimulating projects. 116pp. Pb.

Woodland Knits - $35.00
Stephanie Dosen. Today's avid, busy knitters love small patterns that knit up in a day or a weekend - and these clever knits fill the bill. Knitters love Stephanie's delicately beautiful patterns, which look like nothing else on the market. Here are 7 cute, contemporary projects to knit - including Grimm's Cottage Capelet & Gauntlet Set, Hopsalots Felted Bunny Slippers, Magic Treetop Book Bag, Moss & Bluebells Pocket Scarf, Orchids & Fairylights Hat, Ships & Seaside Cozy Cowl, and the Sleeping Beauty Cowl. Traditional, straightforward stitches combine with wonderful yarns and clever patterns to produce accessories with an expensive boutique look. 128pp. Pb.

Woolly Thoughts: Unlock Your Creative Genius with Modular Knitting - $17.00
Pat Ashforth & Steve Plummer. Here's the revolutionary way to knit — easy, fun, and foolproof! Just master one stitch, and you can create your own designs with patchwork squares. Two teachers — a keen knitter and an illustrator — show how to use mathematical principles in a method that will thrill beginners and experienced knitters. Includes a four-page color insert. 128pp. Pb.

Wrapped in Lace: Knitted Heirloom Designs From Around the World - $29.00
Margaret Stove. A lifelong student of knitted lace, designer and spinner Margaret Stove shares her personal knitting journey of learning to create lace from scratch. Her spectacular designs are truly the pinnacle of the craft, and this book follows Margaret as she works on the legendary "wedding ring shawl," a large, knitted lace shawl so fine and delicate that it can be drawn through a wedding ring. Accompanying Margaret's story are in-depth descriptions of each set of lace techniques, patterns, and lace knitting traditions, and offers original patterns for lace shawls, stoles, and scarves. Embark on your own journey in knitted lace as you travel around the world in 12 gorgeous projects highlight knitted lace characteristics from the Faroe Islands, Shetland Islands, Orenburg, Estonia, and lace motifs of New Zealand, as well as more contemporary European work. An expert on lace repair and conservation, Margaret also teaches you how to preserve and repair your knitted lace, and how to even remake heirloom pieces. 160pp. Pb.

The Yarn Garden: 30 Knits Using Plant-Based Fibers - $29.00
J Marsha Michler. The Yarn Garden shows how plant-based fibers can be used to create variety of attractive knit and crochet projects. Thirty patterns for sweaters, tops and accessories are accompanied by fully illustrated instructions, ensuring successful knitting or crocheting. Beautiful photographs show off the virtues of the yarns that are used and all of the plant-based fibers are appropriate for all climates and wearable for every season. 144pp. Pb.