Saturday, February 14, 2009

Socks by Chrissie Day

Published 2009

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.

Weekend Knitting: 50 Unique Projects and Ideas by Melanie Falick

Softcover published 2009

When Weekend Knitting was first published in hardcover in 2003, a modern generation of knitters was just starting to discover this "hot new hobby." Since then, knitting has grown wildly popular and Melanie Falick’s book has gone on to become a knitting classic and a huge bestseller.
Now available in paperback, Weekend Knitting brings together unique, innovative, and still-fresh projects for beginning and more-experienced knitters, many of which can be completed in a weekend or less. Every project is presented with clear instructions and in beautiful photographs that celebrate idyllic weekend settings.
Quotes from diverse sources about knitting, creativity, and balanced living—along with favorite recipes, lists of books and movies with knitting scenes, and other extras—complete the weekend knitting experience.

For the Love of Knitting: A Celebration of the Knitter's Art by Melanie Falick, Kari A. Cornell (Editor)

Published 2009

Stories, essays, and memories of knitting from World War II to our day, illustrated with historical images, vintage advertising, pattern booklets and the works of fiber artists and photographers.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Saturday, February 7, 2009

How to Knit Socks: Three Methods Made Easy by Edie Eckman

Published 2009

The unique feature of this title is giving step-by-step instructions with photo illustrations for three different methods for knitting socks. Along with basic instructions, there are hints and tips for any step that is not easily understood. Once a knitter has learned to use a specific technique, they can use that favorite technique on all seven sock designs in the book. The basic instructions are given in three sizes: child's, women's and men's.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

The Knitting Directory by Alison Jenkins

Published 2009

If you don’t know how to knit, The Knitting Directory will show you how, with clear, large-scale diagrams and easy-to-follow steps. And with chapters on basic knit stitches, advanced work, adding decorative detail, and finishing garments like a professional, there’s plenty here for both experienced and inexperienced knitters. The book is planned around five clear sections:

  • Equipment and basic techniques—all the equipment and information you’ll need to start knitting, together with instructions for basic knitting techniques.
  • Simple stitch library—clear instructions for the basic stitches that will be most useful for the beginner and the less experienced knitter.
  • Advanced work—this section includes some challenging stitches and stitch combinations for the keen knitter and offers some new ideas to try.
  • Creating your own designs and adding decorative details— shows you how to personalize your work by combining color and texture.
  • Finishing—how to press, finish, and make up your knitted pieces.

Let's Knit! by Monette Satterfield

Published 2009

Let’s knit! All we need is some needles, yarn, and a copy of Let’s Knit!, the beginner-level book that offers a fun, easy knitting course between the covers of a book. Simple yet stylish projects are used to teach readers exactly how to do basic techniques, then build on those new skills. The 20 projects include scarves, a tote, a pieced sweater, a skirt, headbands, accent pillows, a window treatment, pot holders, and fun extras—baby clothes, stuffed toys, a set of nesting bowls, even a dog coat and scarf. Stitch diagrams and an overview of tools and materials make this the complete, easy-to-use resource for beginning knitters. Come on—Let’s Knit!