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NEEDLE ART BOOKS: Handknitting, Crochet, Felting

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Knitwear, Sasha Kagan


KNITWEAR, 22 FLORAL DESIGNS, Sasha Kagan. Floral heaven represented by 22 stylish and unique designs using color, texture, and the use of repeating patterns to make fabric for classic knits. The designs were originally commissioned by Rowan, Vogue and Knitting Magazines, and Woman's Weekly. Some patterns evolved from the originals with the introduction of new colorways. Six chapters: Sweaters, Cardigans, Tops, Jackets and Coats, Wraps and Scarves, Techniques. Published by Guild of Master Craftsman Publications, hard cover, 166 p., samples: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
Price: $32.99

The Rowan Story Book of Little Knits, Marie Wallin


LITTLE KNITS, THE ROWAN STORY BOOK, Marie Wallin. A charming story and collection of 25 hand knit designs for children aged 3-10 years. Published by Rowan Yarns, hard cover, 168 p. Samples: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
Contents: Apples for Tea, The Tree House, The Dog with Many Friends, The Allotment, The Cake and the Missing Apples,.., Chapter Seven: A Found Farewell. 25 Little Knits, The Patterns: Gosling, Starling, Jay, Magpie, Dove, Kite, Duckling, Serin, Sparrow, etc.
Price: $30.95

Men's Knits, Erica Knight


MEN'S KNITS, Erica Knight. This book is for knitters who want to make the perfect home-made gift for the toughest person on their list: a man. Trim cut cardigans, sweaters he will wear for years, hats for warmth, comfort, and style, and other outfits, - 20 traditional designs, with sophisticated, modern touches are presented by twenty-five men of different ages and Rufus. Published by Potter Craft, alk. paper, 148 p., samples: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
Price: $26.99

Nordic Knits, Martin Storey


NORDIC KNITS, Martin Storey. 29 stylish small projects inspired by Scandinavian design. In this book, a top designer at Rowan offers a range of Nordic-inspired stylish accessories and home items that are based on traditional patterns with a contemporary twist and are small enough to be both easily portable and quick to complete. Projects include: multi-colour hats, legwarmers, scarves, cable and Fair Isle socks, mittens, bags, vests, a cozy shrug, stole and simple cape, pillows, placement and table runners - all made in natural yarns. Published by St. Martin's Griffin, alk. paper, 140 p., samples: Astrid Scarf & Hat, Astrid Legwarmers, Elli Scarf & Hat, Thora Shrug, Nordic Cushions, Kari Stole, Hans Vest, Pia Snood, Liv Poncho-Style Cover, Henrick Shoulder Bag, Lotta Scarf, Snowflake Coaster, and much more: Fair Isle and cabled socks, totes, placemats, runners, mugwarmers.
Price: $29.99

Silk Knits


SILK KNITS, 20 DESIGNS IN FABULOUS FIBERS, Elaine Eskesen. 20 projects using 100% silk and blends with silk. Published by Martingale & Company, paperbound, 98 p., samples: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
Contents: Why Choose Silk? About Silk: A Short History, Swatching with Silks, Projects: Möbius, lace shel, shell with sequins, eyelet-yoke pullover, Sicilian pullover, vests, a circle vest, shawls, jackets, a shrug, poncho, a scarf and hat.
Price: $33.99


Stitch Style: Socks, Twenty Fashion Knit and Crochet Styles


STITCH STYLE: SOCKS, Twenty Fashion Knit and Crochet Styles © Collins & Brown. Whether you're ready to go wild and bold or play it cool and chic, this collection of high-style knit and crochet sock designs will help you put your best foot forward. Twenty projects include long and short socks in hot new colors and styles. Finish many of these socks over a weekend - includes a basic technique section for beginners. Knit or crochet on the go with a compact, slip-in-your-bag book size. Published by Martingale & Company, alk. paper, 102 p.
Contents: Mary Jane Socks, Kilt Socks, Fleur-de-lis Slippers, Striper Socks, Textured Socks with Flowers, Flip-Flop Socks, Gypsy Flower Socks, Silk Hose, Cable Leg Warmers, Beaded Leg Warmers, Ribbon Socks, Slouchy Socks, Diamond SlippersCrown Slippers, Lace Anklet Silk Socks, etc. Yarns in use: Rowan, Debbie Bliss, Lana Grossa, Louisa Harding, Noro, Twilleys (100% wool, 100% silk, 100% cotton, 100% merino and blends).
Price: $21.95

Winter Blooms, Kim Hargreaves


WINTER BLOOMS, Kim Hargreaves. 21 eccentric style designs, including all the essentials for creating the special pieces. Delicate mohair, lightweight cashmere and classic tweeds are adorned by dipping into winter's dressing up box to joyful delight. Discover a treasure trove of eccentric style. Published by Kim Hargreaves /Intake Cottage, alk. paper, 110 p., samples: Delphine peplum jacket, Saffron & Opal wrap, Alexi jacket, Divine shrug, Ryder sweater, Opal wrap, Eve frothy scarf, Emerald - a beaded trimmed sweater, Teal cardigan, also a loose-shaped pullover, chunky duster coat, mohair raglan pullover and dress, flounced cardigans and sweaters, cabled tweed jackets and cardigans.
Price: $38.95



A to Z Crochet, The Ultimate Guide for the Beginner to Advanced Crocheter


A TO Z CROCHET, The Ultimate Guide for the Beginner to Advanced Crocheter. Whether you are a new crocheter or just want to try new techniques, this must-have resource offers all the know-how you will ever need: easy-to-read text, full-color photos, step-by-step instructions, 1,000 close-up photos features real hands holding with real yarn and needles, answers to almost any crochet questions. Published by Martingale & Company, hard cover, 168 p.
Contents: Important information you need to know (yarns, hooks, gauge, reading patterns, etc.); Tips, tricks, and the basics (holding the yarn and hook, slipknot, basic stitches, fastening off, joining yarns, shaping); Every shape and texture imaginable (bobbles, bullion stitches, clusters, loops, picots, popcorns, shells, etc.); More stitches and techniques (crocheting with beads and sequins, chevrons, circular crochet, filet, Irish crochet, tubular, etc.); Added touches (buttons, buttonholes, cords, edgings, fringes, spirals, etc.); Finishing; Glossary.
Price: $28.95

Crochet Inspiration


CROCHET INSPIRATION, Sasha Kagan. The crocheter's dream reference: more than 200 swatches in 4 categories: Fabric, Motifs, Grannies and Flowers, written instruction and charts, 11 full-scale fashion and home accessories designs. Published by Six&Spring Books, hard cover, 262 p.
Contents: Crochet Fabrics: Stitches Get Taller, Bobbles, Shells and Clusters, Mesh, Filets, textures, Spikes, Lace; Motifs: Circles, Hexagons, Triangles; Grannies: Basic, Lace, Floral; Flowers: Country (rose, wild rose, forget-me-not chrysanthemum, carnation, cherries, seed pod, fungus, water lily, lichen, Latvian leaf, sunflower, daisy, squiggle, iris, etc), Fantasy Flowers; Buttons; Garments: Gossamer Wrap, Cranesbill Lace Wrap, Chrysanthemum Bag, Flapper Cap, Woven Scarf, Squiggle Scarf, Ruffle Flower Puncushio, Pansy Choker, Flower Tunic, Flower Motif belt, Mandala Sarong.
Price: $38.95

Crochet So Fine by Kristin Omdahl


CROCHET SO FINE, EXQUISITE DESIGNS WITH FINE YARNS, Kristin Omdahl. With designs featuring lightweight precious yarns (silk and woollen-silk blends, cashmere, baby alpaca, bison down, yak, as well as mercerized cotton and bamboo ribbons), this book helps to create beautiful and so feminine garments, stylish and comfortable, figure-flattering and great for layering, and accessories with exquisite drape. You can choose from 20 stunning projects, including gorgeous crocheted pullovers, cardigans, jackets, capes, shawls, scarves, hats, silk summer caps, berets, etc. In every project - finishing with beading, lace, ruffles, tiers, and more. Published by Interweave, paperback, 164 p. Samples: Sprout Chains Shawlette | Shimmer Beaded Lace Cape | Willow Bag | Tranquil Hairpin Lace Tunic | Pearl's Cardigan | Serene Box Pleat Top | Enigma Hooded Cardigan | Orchid Circular Shawl | Starry Night Wrap
Price: $27.95

100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet


100 FLOWERS TO KNIT AND CROCHET, Lesley Stanfield. A stunning collection of beautiful blooms for embellishing garments and accessories, plus leaves and vegetables. This book is graded according to skill level - with complete step-by-step directions and technical information. It includes inspirational ideas for using flowers in a range of fun ways, from customizing clothing to decoration gift-wrapped packages [samples]. Published by St. Martin'e Griffin, alk. paper, 130 p.
Contents: Before You Begin: crochet symbols, terminology, aftercare, abbreviations, etc.; Directory of Flowers: flowers, leaves, fruit and vegetables, including tea rose, tulip, carnation, peony, anemone, petunia, viola, lavender, borage, bluebells, marigold, chrysanthemum, daffodil, butterflies, lily of the valley, morning glory, ladybugs, mistletoe, snowdrops, blackberry, carrots, lemon, grape, radishes, asparagus, sunflower, fig, cherries, etc.; Technical Instructions; Projects: clothespin bag, evening purse, ruffles, summer shoes, and more.
Price: $23.95


Felting on the Go


FELTING ON THE GO, Vogue Knitting. 20 original projects made from 100% wool yarns, techniques used: felting in the washer and by hand. Published by Sixth&Spring Books, hard cover, 90 p., samples: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
Price: $18.95

How to Felt


HOW WE FELT, Designs and Techniques from Contemporary Felt Artists, Carol Huber Cypher. The work of more than 20 artists are featured, including hats, capes, a dress, bags, slippers, jewelry, rugs, pillows, a curtain, an ottoman, and other decorative pieces, plus vessels, hanging installations, a felted chess set, and other art forms. In addition to practical information, each project is accompanied by biographical information and insights into the artist's own inspiration. Published by Interweave Press, paperbound, 144 p., samples: Chess Set | Butterfly Cape | Vessel | Necklace | Scarf | Pillow | FloatingPoppies | Bag | Osman Carpet
Price: $24.95

Knitting Never Felt Better


KNITTING NEVER FELT BETTER, Nicky Epstein. The guide to fabulous felting. Published by Sixth&Spring, hard cover, 186 p.
Price: $35.99

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