15 Scary Head Warmers to Knit
Inspired by action-hero comics and mythological creatures, these fun patterns for children or adults use mainly basic stitches and Aran-weight yarns. Ideal for knitters with some experience, there is advice on materials, needles and tension alongside full instructions for knitting, lining and creating embellishments, such as tassels and eyeballs. The photographed designs include a furry, sparkly Fluffball, a bulgy-eyed Fly and a sequinned Griffin.
The British knitwear designer Sasha Kagan is known for her use of rich colour and texture, and this collection of her creations provides detailed instructions, with schematics and pattern charts, for making 22 contemporary garments, including sweaters, tops, jackets, wraps and scarves. Accompanying descriptions of the basic knitting and crochet stitches, there is guidance on how to accomplish finishing touches such as bands, tassels and pompoms.
15 Knitted Projects to Keep You Warm and Toasty
Vanessa Mooncie’s designs for an entire menagerie of hats provide easy-to-follow instructions intended for knitters of all abilities. These fun hats in adult and children’s sizes range from a smart-suited penguin to a floppy-eared bunny, and the appendix explains how to line your hat and provides a guide to basic techniques, a glossary of abbreviations, conversion charts and a list of suppliers.
Knitting Block by Block
The concept of this knitting resource book is that all the designs are made up from blocks; mixed, matched and combined into garments and accessories. The blocks range from simple knits to creative colour work, appliqué, embroidery and cord patterns, and detailed instructions and charts are provided for all 150 block templates and 13 creative projects. Felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.
Knitted Toy Tales
Irresistible Characters for All Ages
Including bunnies, bears and robots, each toy in this manual has a name and comes with its own introductory story and rhyme. The patterns use a minimal number of parts to avoid having to sew together too many components afterwards, and there is a clearly illustrated section on techniques, with templates, lists of suppliers and yarns used, and advice on which projects best suit a beginner.
25 Fresh and Fabulous Designs
Incorporating patterns such as a pink, cat-shaped pyjama case and a long-limbed Cheeky Monkey, this manual, which includes clear instructions, templates and advice on yarns and techniques, combines classic designs with contemporary ideas for toys that make ideal gifts. Slightly off-mint.
A Step-by-Step Course for First-Time Knitters
Designed for beginners who wish to try their hand at knitting, this book guides novices through every stage, from how to hold the needles and yarn to how to make a cardigan. The 20 chapters explore various techniques, from garter stitch and cabling to Fair Isle, and provide illustrated step-by-step projects including socks, a bag and a throw, with colour photographs showing how the finished items should look.
10 Lessons and Projects for Knitting Stripes, Chevrons, Triangles, Polka Dots and More
This manual shows how geometric shapes can be used to achieve striking designs, with lessons and projects to help knitters learn new skills and create hats, fingerless gloves, scarves and a floor mat in a variety of simple but effective patterns.
A New Direction
Knitwear designer and fashion consultant Erika Knight presents 20 knitting projects, showing how to create practical, distinctive styles in a wide range of sizes. The garments include jumpers, cardigans, hats and scarves, and offer a contemporary edge to classic shapes for men of all ages.
Vintage Knits for Him & Her
30 Modern Knitting Patterns for Stylish Vintage Knitwear
Styled by Marie Claire magazine, the garments in this book are inspired by the fashions of the 1950s,1960s and 1970s. From chic Mad Men style sweaters to a geometric skirt and a hippy poncho, these 30 knitting patterns offer a modern take on stylish vintage design.
Crocheting Soft Toys
Frustrated by mass-produced soft toys made with cheap labour and materials, the author set out to produce a collection of unique toys for children, friends and family that could be crocheted and given as presents. Basic crochet stitches are clearly described and illustrated, while detailed and straightforward patterns cover a range of animals, from larger elephants and a jagged-toothed crocodile to smaller curly-tailed chameleons and fluffy-eared owls.
Monster Knits for Little Monsters
20 Animal-Themed Hat and Mitten Sets to Knit for Babies and Toddlers
Nuriya Khegay presents 20 hat-and-mitten sets to knit for babies and toddlers, and provides a practical section on knitting basics. The designs are not all monsters – as well as the Chinese Dragon, the Friendly Monster and the Garden Gnome, the animals include a koala, a lamb, a zany zebra and a lion.
From Around the World
Beginning with an introduction to the history of socks and knitting, this book presents a collection of patterns inspired by places from Iceland to the Andes and illustrates the many creative possibilities that knitting socks has to offer. Altogether, there are 25 patterns by designers from the socks’ country of origin, and a great variety of techniques, textures and decoration. American sizes.
The Knitted Alphabet
How to Knit Letters From A to Z
With 26 designs – from Celtic to 70s Retro – for the letters of the alphabet, numbers and emoticons, this book suggests some unusual ways to customize your knitting. The letters are charted on graph paper, and photographs show the effects of using different colours and textures of yarn. All stitches are clearly explained, and ten simple projects, including socks, cuffs and a shoulder bag, provide practical ideas for using the designs.
All About Knitting
This comprehensive book, illustrated with colour photographs, starts with the basics – yarns, equipment, simple stitches and how to use a pattern – and builds up to cable, bobbles and knitting in the round. A gallery at the back of the book offers a range of stitches for some of the effects that can be achieved, and patterns are included for 20 projects, from babies’ booties to blankets and jumpers for all ages.