Featuring the work of such renowned knitwear designers as Kaffe Fassett, Martin Storey, Louisa Harding and Sarah Hatton, Rowan: 40 Years celebrates the magazine's legacy with gorgeous sweaters, cardigans, wraps and more.
While the book offers a gallery of covers, never-before-seen images from the original magazines and a brief history, half of the designs have been knit again using modern colours and newly photographed with updated styling to prove Rowan's designs are as fashionable today as they were years or decades ago.
Filled with Rowan's trademark high-quality photography and breathtaking knitwear, Rowan: 40 Yearswill be a book that every knitter loves to turn to for patterns and inspiration.
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250 Japanese Knitting Stitches, first published in Japanese in 1996, is filled with Hitomi Shida's highly original and beautiful designs and variations on knitting classics. Translated and introduced by veteran knitting instructor Gayle Roehm, she guides knitters through the particulars of the patterns and explains how to execute the stitches.
Shida's finished projects are a wonder to behold and accomplished knitters will brave even the most daunting of stitch patterns to create them. These 250 distinctive and inventive patterns are accompanied by a stitch diagram and photo for each pattern.
The book features:
- Stitches designed for borders and edgings
- Beautiful cable stitches, both simple and elaborate
- Elegant popcorn stitches from fine to bold
- Multiple variations on individual patterns
Finishing School, the most trusted resource on finishing techniques for knitting, is now available in paperback.
Compiling her sage wisdom from more than 25 years of experience, Deborah Newton offers a welcoming and straightforward approach that empowers knitters to create professional-looking garments and accessories.
She patiently takes her student-readers through every essential finishing technique – blocking, seaming, buttonholes and bands, zippers, edgings, pockets and other embellishments – and carefully demystifies it with detailed photography, in-depth examples and helpful sidebars, tips and tutorials. As a bonus, 15 patterns for sweaters, jackets and scarves, many with variations, illustrate the newly learned techniques to further cement essential skills.
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Fashion and social history intertwine in The Vintage Shetland Project as Susan Crawford recreates and explores cherished pieces from Shetland's rich knitting heritage.
Inspired by the patterns and colours of Shetland knitting, the author began a journey into the rich heritage of Shetland knitwear, and in particular the pieces held in the Shetland Museum archive. With the help of Dr Carol Christiansen, the museum’s curator, Susan undertook the task of carefully selecting the most stunning and original designs from the 1920s to the 1950s, transcribed them stitch by stitch, and has here recreated them for the modern knitter, in stunning detail and a range of sizes for women and men. In combination with the collection of 27 comprehensive patterns for garments and accessories are carefully researched essays exploring the stories behind each piece and honouring their creators.
Compiled with Susan’s trademark attention to detail, this book is a fabulous treasury of Shetland knitting design and a valuable insight into its textile traditions. The Vintage Shetland Project is a celebration of stunning design, beautiful knitting and the people of Shetland themselves.$140.00
Create your own knitted dolls, full of personality and fun to make. Fiona Goble has designed 25 knitted toys with real appeal.
As well as boy and girl dolls, there are animal dolls, and a whole wardrobe of clothes and accessories. The dolls are all the same size, so outfits can be swapped between the dolls, and you can change hairstyles and colouring as well to create a personalized gift for a child (or an adult!). As well as the dolls and their clothes, there are more than 10 added extras such as pet cats and dogs, a mini teddy bear and beach gear, making more than 35 patterns in total.
Whether you want to knit Ben the Surfer Dude, Vintage Rosie, Marion the Mermaid or Superhero Stan, you will find easy-to-follow patterns and instructions on everything from knitting techniques to creating the all-important finishing touches.$29.99
The aim of this manual is to provide a beginners’ guide to anyone who thinks they’d like to give knitting a go, but also to challenge the perceptions of who knitters are – to break apart those dusty stereotypes, and show, once and for all, that knitting is in no way a gendered pastime.
The author shows that the ability to create complex and beautiful objects from two sticks and some string is actually incredibly well suited to the traditional ‘male-brain’ mentality – repetitive actions, mathematical formulas, complicated patterns – all things that the male brain is perfectly wired for.
Full of colour step-by-step photos, along with QR code links to videos – this manual explains everything the beginner needs to know.$39.99
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 is Interweave's biggest pattern collection ever!
Page after page of knitting patterns are at your fingertips with 100 Knits, giving you a nearly endless supply of projects. In this ultimate knitting pattern collection you'll discover an expansive collection of Interweave's most coveted knitted sweater patterns together for the first time. From shawls, scarves and cowls, to socks and hats, you'll be covered head to toe in our trendiest accessory patterns.$76.99
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
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
150 Scandinavian Motifs is an inspirational collection of favorite motifs found in the traditional knitting of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and the Faeroe Islands. Included in this collection are colourful designs for:
- Stars, hearts, flower, birds & animals
- Geometric patterns
- And, more!
Each motif is shown as a hand-knitted swatch, illustrated with clear life-sized photographs and accompanied by easy-to-read colour charts and reverse colourway suggestions.
With clear details on reading colour charts and a full review of techniques for two-colour knitting, this book also gives advice on incorporating Scandinavian motifs into a variety of different projects, allowing you to create unique designs. It also includes guidance on choosing yarns, use of colour and finishing techniques to help you hone your knitting skills and create stylish projects.$44.99
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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No-one can resist knitting a pretty pair of baby bootees for a new baby – so here are 20 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.$13.99
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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This gorgeous little book by the ever-popular Sachiyo Ishii contains irresistibly cute knitted Christmas toys for knitters of all abilities. All the projects are accompanied by a clear, easy-to-follow pattern and fun photography. There is a useful page of basic techniques at the start of the book, including making up, stuffing and simple, decorative surface stitching.
These lovely mini knits range from a polar bear, angel, penguin and robin to a Christmas pudding, bauble, snowman and Santa with his sack and many more cute and quirky Christmas ideas, all bursting with character. All the projects are beautifully made and exquisitely designed, and very easy to make. They make perfect gifts and will delight young and old alike.
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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.$13.99
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...
Visit Can Do Blog to see to see the Bumble Bee Bear made by us.$13.99
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.$13.99
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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