Colonial Lake Books

Knitting Books

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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.

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.

Baby and Toddler Knits - $19.00
Debbie Bliss. Here is a range of 20 designs for young children which includes hats, bootees, throws, and cardigans for babies, little jackets and dresses for toddlers, a rugby shirt for pre-schoolers, and a cable sweater for children up to age 7. All are knitted in Debbie’s favorite yarns which are smooth and gentle on the skin. Many use cotton, the perfect material for kids as it is cool in the summer and warm in the winter, making it a great all-year-round yarn. Some knits also use the ever-popular baby cashmerino, which combines the softness of cashmere with practical wash-and-wear qualities. The 20 patterns include lightweight garments perfect for the summer and cozy winter sweaters, jackets and hats. An illustrated techniques section will guide you through all the techniques you’ll need, and, where appropriate, there are also detailed charts. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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: 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: 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.

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.

Custom Knit Accessories - $19.00
Wendy Bernard. This is the third book in the Custom Knits series by acclaimed designer Wendy Bernard. While the first two books focused on techniques for customizing top-down sweaters, this one showcases the ever-popular quick-knits: hats, scarves, gloves, mitts, socks, and more. Each of Bernard’s 25 sassy-chic patterns offers specific ideas for customization — from switching out yarns to personalizing fit and style details — and fun, glamorous photographs show off the finished pieces. Also included are formulas for knitting all types of accessories without a pattern, using a single body measurement as a starting point. In true Custom Knits style, Bernard encourages knitters to unleash their inner designer every step of the way. 144pp. Pb.

Cute and Easy Knitting - $31.00
Fiona Goble. Learn how to knit by working through these adorable projects. Even beginners will be able to pick up a pair of needles and start making simple knitted items. Starting with the tools and materials chapter, you’ll learn every stitch you’ll need, all illustrated with helpful artworks. Then move onto the projects, which are grouped by skill level—“Getting Started,” “Getting Better,” and “Now You Are Really Good.” In the first chapter, find out how to make a cute cozy for your phone, a pretty heart garland to decorate your room, and a striped cushion cover. Moving on to the next level, there are sweet woodland-themed key rings and simple tablemats, as well as larger projects, such as a hot water bottle cover or book cover. Finally, try the patterns that are aimed at more experienced knitters—from a delicate tea light shade or draught excluder, to a backpack or throw. With easy-to-follow instructions and helpful hints and tips throughout, you’re bound to want to knit all of these projects, both for yourself, and as gifts for friends. 128pp. 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.

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.

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.

Elizabeth Zimmerman's A-B-C-SJ SPP#5 (Adult Baby Child Surprize Jacket) Booklet - $18.00
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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Iris Schreier's Reversible Knits - $20.00
Iris Schreier. 24 exquisite projects and dozens of in-demand techniques that result in garments that look great on both sides. Using knit/purl, two-color, double knitting, cable, lace, and modular knitting methods, Iris creates beautiful shrugs, shawls, scarves, throws, hats, socks, and more. Some of the items actually have different looks on the front and back while others simply show the same clean, finished fabric throughout. Iris walks novices through all the essentials, then shares modern adaptations of classic stitches, illuminated by photos of hand-knitted swatches. As a bonus, there’s a super-handy yarn substitution chart and an appendix with extra variations for advanced knitters. 144pp. Pb.

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 & 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 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 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.

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.

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.

The Knitted Alphabet: How To Knit The Letters From A to Z - $15.00
Kate Haxell & Sarah Hazell. Give a personal decorative touch to knitted projects by adding an inspiring message, a special date, a beloved name or initials. This book shows readers how to hand knit every letter of the alphabet, plus numbers and punctuation marks, in 26 different fonts--from simple classic lettering to more ornate calligraphy and contemporary handwritten styles. The Knitted Alphabet includes: Patterns for 26 different alphabets, including numbers, punctuation, emoticons and dingbats; Detailed illustrations and step-by-step instructions for each alphabet, including a knitted swatch and easy-to-follow chart for every letter; Ten inspiring simple projects with full patterns; Instructions for various knitting techniques including: intarsia, Swiss darning, textured stitching and more. More than 1040 patterns. Approximately 1500 color photos, illustrations and diagrams throughout. 256pp. Pb.

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.

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.

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 - $24.00
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 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 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 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 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 Outside the Swatch - $28.00
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 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.

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 - $15.00
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.

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.

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.

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.

Natural Nursery Knits - $19.00
Erika Knight. Here is combined the purest yarns with irresistible designs to create a beautiful collection of 20 handknits for the newborn baby including all the necessary basics needed in baby's first months. Ranging from practical first garments, washcloths, cozy blankets, and delightful toys to heirloom pieces, all the designs are made from organic or sustainable fibers. Chosen for their softness, animal fibers such as baby alpaca, cashmere, and extra-fine merino are complemented by organically grown cotton, bamboo, and milk fibers, that are breathable and comfortable for baby to wear. The result is a beautiful palette of natural ecru, muted pastels, chocolates, and charcoals. 144pp. 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pretty Funny Tea Cosies - $24.00
Loani Prior. Loani Prior, tea cosy knitter extraordinaire, is back with more of her fabulously outrageous creations. Pretty Funny Tea Cosies contains 25 knitted cosies and pretty things, with the focus on the pretty: flowers, leaves, fruit, loopy stitches and beautifully knitted and woven fabric. Including basic stitches, techniques and patterns, Pretty Funny Tea Cosies is a must-have for knitters and crafters and anyone who has ever wanted to have a Tibetan Tea Warrior tea cosy. 160pp. 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 - $24.00
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.

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.

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.

Step It Up Knits - $23.00
Vickie Howell. Here are all the techniques needed to become a master knitter, plus 25 gorgeous projects. From cabled wrist warmers to slouchy beanies, lacy headbands, and cozy cowls, each project is small enough to take on the go and whip up in just a weekend. The step-by-step photographs, detailed instructions, helpful diagrams, and inspiring project shots make it easy to follow along. Beginners will become pros in no time!

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off - $15.00
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. From the best-selling author of At Knit's End and Knitting Rules! comes yet another hilarious book of tongue-in-cheek observations on the world of knitting. Embark with her on a journey deep into the land populated by those who are obsessed with yarn, needles, and what’s on their needles now. Using a travel guide format as her launching pad, Pearl-McPhee acts as tour guide extraordinaire, displaying her trademark razor-sharp wit as she describes and critiques every aspect of this land she knows so well — its people, native language, familiar phrases, strange beliefs, etiquette, and cultural customs. Readers will love her timeline of notable dates in knitting history and rarely celebrated knitting heroes, from the samurai warriors of Japan to the "Ter-rible Knitters of Dent." And, while the land of knitting is a peaceful place, it does have its political arguments, such as the acrylic versus natural fibers and circular versus straight needles debates. As she's toured (and knit) her way across North America during the past two years, Pearl-McPhee's smart, perfectly timed banter has captured the hearts, minds, and funny bones of thousands of knitters far and wide. No fan is going to want to be left behind as Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off on her latest yarn-bound expedition. 218pp. 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.

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.

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: 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 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.

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.

The Urban Knitter - $13.00
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.

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.

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.