Dimensional tuck knitting, developed by Tracy Purtscher, is an ingenious new technique that looks complicated yet is deceptively simple.
All a knitter must do is knit a field of stockinette with a few precisely placed knit or purl stitches that act as markers, pick up a stitch here and there, and then work those stitches in a simple manner. This takes advantage of the flexibility of knitted fabric, creating a series of manipulated welts that bend, fold, and double back on themselves for vibrant three-dimensional texture.
With step-by-step instructions and illuminating information on every aspect of the technique, this book provides a comprehensive understanding that will inspire knitters of all skill levels. More than 85 patterns, each with written and charted instructions, will dazzle; and the collection of 10 projects – ranging from a mohair shawl to a cozy blanket, from a bulky pullover to elegant fingerless mitts – will stun.
So, give Dimensional Tuck Knitting a try. It's the perfect new technique for all yarn weights, all projects and every knitter who loves texture.
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One of the simplest stitches in knitting gets a stylish, ground-breaking makeover. The seed stitch is still one of the most popular among knitters, yet few designers have adapted its rich texture or combined it with other techniques – until now!
In her innovative guide, Rosemary Drysdale, uses the seed stitch as never before, incorporating it into colourwork, cabling, geometric patterns and more, and creating 60 innovative swatches. Twenty-five gorgeous projects range from pillows and bags to cowls and sweaters, and give a modern flair to this timeless stitch.
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Clara Parkes delves into her storied travels with this inspiring and witty memoir on a creative life enriched by her adventures around the world.
Building on the success of The Yarn Whisperer, the author's rich personal essays invite readers and devoted crafters on excursions to be savoured, from a guide who quickly comes to feel like a trusted confidante. She takes readers along on 17 of her most memorable journeys across the globe over the last 15 years, with stories spanning from the fjords of Iceland to a cozy yarn shop in Paris's 13th arrondissement.$21.99
Slow Knitting encourages knitters to step back, pare down and celebrate the craftsmanship of their work.
In five chapters, the tenets of slow knitting – sourcing carefully, making thoughtfully, thinking environmentally, experimenting fearlessly and exploring openly – challenge knitters of all skill levels to view their practice in a new way. Each chapter begins with an exploration of a fibre type, then moves into profiles of well-known yarn types, makers and yarn suppliers, and ends with garment patterns inspired by the featured fibre.
With contributions from knitting superstars Norah Gaughan, Bristol Ivy and many others, the book proposes an approach to knitting that is both minimalist and all-encompassing, and emphasises what makes knitting a meditation, a passion and a unique necessity.$39.99
In the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible knitting guru Hitomi Shida shares some of her favoruite needlework patterns. Shida's strikingly original designs and variations on every imaginable classic stitch result in intricate patterns that form the basis for beautiful and unique knitted fashions. This is the perfect book for the experienced knitter who is looking for new stitches that yield spectacular results!
This book features a wide range of rewarding and intricate stitches including: cables, popcorn stitches, twisted ,edgings and many more. A set of detailed, step-by-step diagrams show you how to execute all the basic stitches. Instructions and diagrams for a series of small projects offer practice working with large patterns, lacy patterns, pattern arrangement and round yokes among other things.
The knitting projects include:
- A classic hat made using large patterns
- An elegant scarf in lacy patterns
- The ever-popular fingerless mittens
- Thick socks that can be made using various patterns
- A feminine collar using round stitching
- And much more!
The Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible represents a whole new adventure for knitters and is sure to become a valued reference for beginning knitters and experts alike.$24.99
A daring take on traditional colourwork, this stitch dictionary offers knitters unique stitch patterns accompanied by a selection of garment and accessory designs plus a handy technical guide on colourwork. Features include:
- 200 edgy, urban knitting motifs
- 5 patterns (a sweater, cardigan, hat, cowl and mitts) will help inspire you to use the motifs in creative ways
- A section on reading charts, working floats and choosing colours to help beginners into the world of colour knitting
Knit and crochet 100 delightful flowers with fun ideas for embellishing clothing and accessories – step-by-step diagrams and directions show how.
Choose from simple roses, pretty poppies and elaborate layered blooms, arranged in an easy-to-use directory and cross-referenced to a section explaining all the most popular techniques, giving troubleshooting advice and more.
Ten projects (bags, baby's cardy, scarf).$39.99
This book represents amazing value, comprising 100 projects compiled from best-selling knitting authors. It covers a wide variety of themes from Christmas knits, baby bootees, phone covers, mug hugs, headbands and scarves, so there is something for everyone to enjoy.
The techniques used in this book are simple enough for experienced beginners to master, and easy for more seasoned knitters. Special stitches used are explained in detail, and yarns are described in generic terms, so that readers can use what is available to them, wherever they live. The projects are satisfying to make and can be made as gifts for special occasions and celebrations to family and friends.
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With seven techniques and 101 patterns, this how-to book provides detailed, clear instructions for knitting and crocheting colourful and artful socks.
These projects cover a wide range of skill sets, from the beginner to the advanced knitter. You’ll learn, among other things, how to create sock heels in three different styles, knit with circular needles, knit from the toe up and create felted textiles using your washing machine. A how-to primer on sock making is included for beginners, and size tables help you create socks that fit perfectly for all ages.
Various sock styles include cable, stripe and rainbow patterns, socks with fringe, pompons and other embellishments, sport socks, slippers, socks with a “lodge” look and even a dolphin motif.$42.99
This book gives stitchers a world of new shapes and new possibilities from simple hearts and flowers to swirls, shells and snowflakes. Over 150 unique block shapes are beautifully presented in a tempting directory of different shapes, motifs and textures.
You will even find pretty little joining blocks and edging ideas. At the back of the book are the patterns and charts for motifs. Plus, each motif comes with a mix and match suggestion for how the new block shapes might be combined.
Includes step-by-step instructions, patterns and charts.$39.99
For both experienced and beginner knitters, this is an inspirational collection of favourite motifs found in the traditional knitting of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and the Faroe Islands.
Each motif, including stars, hearts, flowers, leaping reindeer and dancers, as well as delightful geometric patterns and more, is shown as a hand-knitted swatch, illustrated with clear, life-sized photographs and accompanied by easy-to-read colour charts, and a reverse colourway suggestion.
With clear details on reading colour charts, and a full review of techniques for two-colour knitting, this book also gives advice on incorporating the Scandinavian motifs into a variety of different projects, allowing you to create unique designs. Also includes guidance on choosing yarns, use of colour and finishing techniques to help you hone your knitting skills and create stylish projects.$39.99
Nothing is more adorable than a tiny pair of mittens for a new baby and now you can knit your own for family and friends with these irresistible designs. Inside are 20 patterns in a range of colours and styles for boys and girls, from traditional stripes and cables to whimsical rabbits, frogs and ladybirds.
Each design can be knitted in three different sizes suitable for 0–3, 3–6 and 6–12 month-old babies, with the option of including thumbs in the largest size. The patterns use small amounts of either baby- or fingering-weight yarn, and knit up quickly and easily using the clear, step-by-step instructions and full-colour charts provided. Each project comes with a list of the yarns and needles required and a stunning, full-colour photograph of the finished mittens, providing everything you need to create these gorgeous handmade gifts for babies.
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Knitted hats are never out of fashion, and in this collection of 20 hats to knit, Monica Russel brings you traditional, and modern, designs that you will want to wear all year round!
From the beanie to the beret, each design can be knitted as shown in the book, using the easy-to-follow instructions, or adapted in a colour scheme that best suits the wearer. Choose from bobble hats or Nordic ski hats complete with ear-flaps and tassels, plain weaves or Fair Isle knits: the 20 designs can be adapted into a multitude of colour and pattern combinations – there's a knitted hat to be made for every discerning head!
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Stylish and practical scarves are at your fingertips with this book, which contains knitting patterns for 20 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.$12.99
Easy Knitted Tea Cosies contains 20 desirable, colourful and easy-to-knit tea cosies. There is 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.
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Irresistibly cute and fun to knit, these 20 beautiful pairs of bootees will make perfect gifts for friends and family.
They range from traditional lacy designs, cute tiny duckling slippers, little strawberry-inspired bootees, trendy fluffy boots and a range of more sturdy-looking knitted boots especially for baby boys!
- Each design takes just one ball of yarn or less
- Novice knitters will be able to make many of the designs
- Hints and Tips
Susie Johns shows you how to knit beanies using simple patterns that are also fun, fresh and inspiring to 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.
- 20 fantastic designs and 20 colourful alternatives
- Easy-to-follow knitting patterns
Knit 20 little bears, each 20cm (8") high, and all dressed in a wonderful range of knitted outfits that will delight adults and children alike.
Easy-to-follow directions, colour photos ad close-ups for the basic bear and clothes patterns, then meet the bears: Baby, Peter Pumpkin, Fred Football, Toby Toddler, Billy Bridegroom, Grace Bride, Pippy Dolly, Holly Christmas, Abi Ballet, Barney College, Sweet Bumble Bee...
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Give your favourite boots a fresh twist with a great new fashion: boot toppers. Stylish and practical, this book contains patterns for 20 great pairs of cuffs, covers and hugs in a variety of styles for your boots.
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!$13.99
Susie Johns has created twenty beautiful flowers that knitters and flower lovers will love to create. Simple, easy-to-follow instructions are provided for each flower, and Susie's inspired choice of wools and novelty yarns make these wonderful projects for anyone interested in contemporary knitting design.
- 20 great designs
- Ideal for decorating bags, clothes, shoes and more
- Clear step-by-step knitting instructions
- Easy and fun to make
Monica Russel 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.
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A stunning range of knitted snoods for all seasons for in beautiful, contemporary designs
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, or wear over your head to keep warm. They are easy to knit, and totally on trend.
This book includes 20 unique designs in a range of colours and styles and using a variety of knitting stitches and yarns. Some of the snoods are knitted in lighter, lacy yarns for spring and summer, while others are made in medium and heavier yarns for autumn and winter.$13.99
Highlighting the small charms of the holidays, the 20 step-by-step Christmas projects collected here will add to the warmth of the season.
With each project requiring just small scraps of yarn, knitters will enjoy applying their skills to such novelty projects as miniature Christmas stockings, holly leaves, small reindeer, a snowman, an egg cosy, knitted gingerbread cookies, an angel and more.
Each finished project is accompanied by a single detailed photograph, allowing for an easy visual reference.$12.99
Charms and dangles are popular fashion accessories, used to decorate purses, bags, mobile phones, and so on. In this book, Sachiyo provides patterns for 20 different designs all in her distinctive, cute and fun style.
All the projects are really quick and easy to make each one can be made in just 15 minutes! They are therefore great for passing the time on a journey or when you have a few minutes to spare, and are small enough to carry around in your handbag. They are great for using up scraps of yarn too, and they make ideal little gifts.
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Great to give as gifts and ideal for using up oddments of yarn, these tiny toys are sure to delight everyone.
All the projects are beautifully made and exquisitely designed, with some wonderfully quirky twists. Each is accompanied by a clear, easy-to-follow pattern and fun photography with basic techniques at the start of the book, including making up, stuffing and some simple surface stitching.
The 20 project ideas range 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!
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If you ever find yourself wondering what to knit next, then just open this book, and you are guaranteed to find the answer.
200 Fun Things to Knit contains an irresistible collection of small and cute little knitting projects for all levels of knitting ability. Containing a mix of beautiful 3D projects inspired by nature – knitted flowers, birds, bugs, leaves, and even creatures from the sea – as well as a collection of charming floral square designs, you'll want to pick up your needles, sort through your yarn stash, and get started right away.
The 200 projects, compiled by top knitting designers, are quick to make, use hardly any yarn, and are perfect as stylish embellishments, to give or to keep.
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